Life Quotes

If you’re not ready to die, then how can you live?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The mountains were gone. In their place stood four immense carved figures. An enormous hand came down from the sky and plucked the figures off of the earth, one by one, storing them in a wooden dish. The figure that the…

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I love this world. That is what rules my life.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
rainbow over tree

When I die, I want to have done all in my power to leave it in a better state than it was when I found it. At the same time I know that this can never be. The world has grown so complex that one voice can do little to alter it…

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Life is a challenge, meet it

Thursday, February 18th, 2010
leaping on the beach

In her seventies (Mother Teresa) wrote her own resume` of her philosophy of life:

Life is an opportunity, avail it.
Life is a beauty, admire it.

Life is bliss, taste it…

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Total absence of humor renders life impossible

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
head in hands

M. Haume’s conviction and the catalogue of his woes were already becoming tedious… Then – as though suddenly inspired – I cried “Have you tried to get Paris on the telephone?”

He brushed my suggestion aside with a sweep of the…

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The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life

Monday, January 25th, 2010
crystal ball

It be true that optimism compels the world forward, and pessimism retards it, them it is dangerous to propagate a pessimistic philosophy. One who believes that the pain in the world outweighs the joy, and expresses that unhappy…

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Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

My son, pay attention to what I say;
listen closely to my words.

Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart…

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Life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one

Friday, December 25th, 2009
Klamath river confluence

You would know the secret of death.

But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?

The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day…

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Home is a place not only of strong affections… it is life’s undress rehearsal

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
heart contrast

A little community of people, all of whom would be willing to die for each other, may not be able to live happily together; that is, they may have far less happiness than their circumstances, their fine and excellent traits, entitle…

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Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Ira, when you skin a man, you have to let him recuperate and grow more hide – or he gets nervous. If you respect this simple rule, a real mark can be skinned over and over again, and it just keeps him healthy and productive. But…

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life’s not a paragraph and death i think is no parenthesis

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
flower in front of tombstone

–the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says

we are for eachother: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms…

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The universe is wider than our views of it.

Monday, October 19th, 2009

The wild goose is more of a cosmopolite than we; he breaks his fast in Canada, takes a luncheon in the Ohio, and plumes himself for the night in a southern bayou. Even the bison to some extent keeps pace with the seasons, cropping…

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The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

Thursday, October 15th, 2009
stick bug

It is of especial importance for me to know as much as possible about primitive psychology, mythology, archaeology and comparative religion, for the reason that these fields afford me priceless analogies with which I can…

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