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The earnestness of life is the only passport to the satisfaction of life.

The end of a dissolute life is commonly a desperate death.

The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.

The essence of love is kindness.

The expression often used by Mr. Herbert Spencer of the Survival of the Fittest is more accurate and is sometimes equally convenient.

The fear of life is the favorite disease of the twentieth century.

The finest lives, in my opinion, are those who rank in the common model, and with the human race, but without miracle, without extravagance.

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. See quote detail

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy - I mean that if you are happy you will be good.

The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed up in these two - common sense and perseverance.

The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled.

The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be renewed by intervals of absence.

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he hoped to make it.

The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.

The loveliest of trees, the cherry now is hung with bloom along the bough, and stands about the woodland ride wearing white for Eastertide.

The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.


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