Quotes tagged with life (26561 quotes found)

Margaret Mead
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Mahatma Gandhi
Where there is love there is life.
life  love  # 353
Virginia Woolf
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
life  peace  # 366
E.B. White
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
life  humor  activism  pleasure  # 377
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Arundhati Roy
To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.
life  # 392
John Lennon
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
life  love  fear  beatles  # 399
John Green
There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.
life  existence  # 414
Louise Erdrich
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
life  love  strength  heartbreak  living  # 421
May Sarton
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
Stephen King
Get busy living or get busy dying.
life  # 445
Oscar Wilde
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
life  imagination  money  # 456
Jonathan Swift
May you live every day of your life.
Robert Frost
These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
life  # 465
John Greenleaf Whittier
Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.
life  words  # 484
George Bernard Shaw
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
life  art  # 491