Living Life Quotes and Sayings

50 of the best living life quotes of all time:

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Live well. It is the greatest revenge.
~The Talmud

Life is a crowded superhighway with bewildering cloverleaf exits on which a man is liable to find himself speeding back in the direction he came.
~Peter De Vries

One should absorb the color of life, but one should never remember it’s details.
~Oscar Wilde

There are two great rules in life, the one general and the other particular. The first is that everyone can in the end get what he wants if he only tries. This is the general rule. The particular rule is that every individual is more or less of an exception to the general rule.
~Samuel Butler

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
~Justice O.W. Holmes

The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without.
~Phillips Brooks

Life has got to be lived -- that's all there is to it.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is real simple, but men insist on making it complicated.
~Confucius

He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most: God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.
~Samuel Butler

Life seems to be divided into two periods: in the first we indulge, in the second we preach.
~Wil Durant

Man ought to know that in the theater of human life, it is only for Gods and angels to be spectators.
~Francis Bacon

Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life before he can comprehend the full value of the greater.
~Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way.
~Edna Ferber

Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
~Samuel Butler

A successful life is not an easy life. It is built upon strong qualities, sacrifice, endeavor, loyalty, integrity.
~Grant D Brandon

I have found that it is much easier to make a success in life than to make a success of ones life.
~G W Follin

Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.
~Greta Garbo

The most important preliminary to the task of arranging one’s life so that one may live fully and comfortably within one’s daily budget of 24 hours is the calm realization of the extreme difficulty of the task, of the sacrifices and the endless effort which it demands.
~Arnold Bennett

Life is given us, we earn it by giving it.
~Rabindranath Tagore

Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
~Samuel Butler

It matters not how long you live, but how well.
~Publilius Syrus

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Be a life long or short, it’s completeness depends on what it was lived for.
~David Starr Jordan

You can’t fall if you don’t climb, but there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.
~Unknown Author

To live is so startling it leaves time for little else.
~Emily Dickinson

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
~Agatha Christie

Live a life as a monument to your soul.
~Ayn Rand

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Live simply, that others may simply live.
~Mohandas Gandhi

One never finds life worth living. One always has to make it worth living.
~Harry Emerson Fosdick

Everyday is a little life, and our whole life is but a day repeated. Therefore live everyday as if it would be the last. Those that dare lose a day, are dangerously prodigal; those that dare misspend it are desperate.
~Joseph Hall

Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I have learned that you can go anywhere you want to go and do anything you want to do and buy all the things that you want to buy and meet all the people that you want to meet and learn all the things that you desire to learn and if you do all these things but are not madly in love: you have still not begun to live.
~ C. JoyBell

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

~Erma Bombeck

Living involves tearing up one rough draft after another.  
~Author Unknown

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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that’s all
~ Oscar Wilde

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
~Truman Capote

Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
~Phillips Brooks

Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life.
~Simone Weil

It is never to late, in fiction or in life, to revise.
~Nancy Thayer

Believe me: the secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously! 
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t have the same horizon.
~Konrad Adenauer

Life is generally made up of three things: pretense, suspense, and expense.
~Unknown Author

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, pure, simple and useful life.
~Booker T. Washington

Life is a game with many rules and no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.
~Joseph Brodsky

Life is a glass given to us to fill; a busy life is filling it with as much as it can hold; a hurried life has had more poured into it than it can contain.
~William Adams Brown

Life is made up, not of great sacrifices and duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and persevere the heart and secure comfort.
~Sir Humphrey Davy

We do not choose our own parts in life, and have nothing to do with those parts. Our duty is confined to playing them well.
~Epicterus

In life as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.
~Arnold Glasgow

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much.
~William Hazlitt

Life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards.
~Soren Kierkegaard

Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.
~Thomas La Mance

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