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There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

They who are most weary of life, and yet are most unwilling to die, are such who have lived to no purpose; who have rather breathed than lived.

This is the Law of the Yukon, that only the strong shall thrive; That surely the weak shall perish, and only the fit survive.

This is the true joy of life - the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown to the scrap-heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish clod of ailments and grievances.

This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it, from the moral point of view.

This life's a hollow bubble, don't you know? Just a painted piece of trouble, don't you know? We come to earth to cry, we grow older and we sigh, older still, and then we die! Don't you know?

This little life has its duties that are great-that are alone great, and that go up to heaven and down to hell.

This outer world is but the pictured scroll of worlds within the soul; a colored chart, a blazoned missal-book, wherein who rightly look may spell the splendors with their mortal eyes, and steer to Paradise.

Though I think no man can live well once but he that could live twice, yet for my own part, I would not live over my hours past, or begin again the thread ot my days: not because I have lived them well, but for fear I should live them worse.

Though we seem grieved at the shortness of life in general, we are wishing every period of it at an end. The minor longs to be at age, then to be a man of business; then to make up an estate, then to arrive at honors, then to retire.

Thy life is no idle dream, but a solemn reality; it is thine own, and it is all thou hast to front eternity with.

To complain that life has no joys while there is a single creature whom we can relieve by our bounty, assist by our counsels, or enliven by our presence, is to lament the loss of that which we possess, and is just as rational as to die of thirst with the cup in our hands.

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

To live is not merely to breathe, it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties, of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence. The man who has lived longest is not the man who has counted most years, but he who has enjoyed life most. Such a one was buried a hundred years old, but he was dead from his birth. He would have gained by dying young; at least he would have lived till that time.

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

To love means not to impose your own powers on your fellow man but offer him your help. And if he refuses it, to be proud that he can do it on his own strength.

To make good use of life, one should have in youth the experience of advanced years, and in old age the vigor of youth.


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