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The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.

The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems. See quote detail

The meaning, the value, the truth of life can be learned only by an actual performance of its duties, and truth can be learned and the soul saved in no other way.

The most we can get out of life is its discipline for ourselves, and its usefulness for others.

The natural rhythm of human life is routine punctuated by orgies.

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love.

The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.

The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer.

The power of habit and the charm of novelty are the two adverse forces which explain the follies of mankind.

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.

The shaping of our own life is our own work. It is a thing of beauty, or a thing of shame, as we ourselves make it. We lay the corner and add joint to joint, we give the proportion, we set the finish. It may be a thing of beauty and of joy for ever. God forgive us if we pervert our life from putting on its appointed glory!

The things for which life is valuable are the satisfactions which come from the improvement of knowledge and the exercise of piety.

The time of life is short; to spend that shortness basely, 'twere too long.

The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

The truest end of life is to know the life that never ends.


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