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Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.

Nothing but a good life here can fit men for a better one hereafter.

O Life! thou art a galling load, Along a rough, a weary road, to wretches such as I.

Oft in my way have I stood still, though but a casual passenger, so much I felt the awfulness of life.

Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die.

Oh for a life of sensations rather than of thoughts.

Oh, how daily life is. (Ah, que la vie est quotidienne.)

One can live for years sometimes without living at all, and then all life comes crowding into one single hour.

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.

One life; a little gleam of time between two eternities; no second chance for us forever more.

One man in his time plays many parts.

One must choose in life between boredom and suffering.

One must have lived greatly whose record would bear the full light of day from beginning to its close.

One returns to the place one came from.

Only a few things are really important.

Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.

Our whole life is like a play.

Out of sleeping a waking, Out of waking a sleep.

Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow.


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