Quotes and Sayings about Life

Brooke Shields

Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life.

Brooke Shields

Joyce Brothers

Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life.

Joyce Brothers

Leo Buscaglia

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.

Leo Buscaglia

Shania Twain

Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.

Shania Twain

Drew Barrymore

I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.

Drew Barrymore

Tom Cochrane

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.

Tom Cochrane

Plato

It is a common saying, and in everybody's mouth, that life is but a sojourn.

Plato

Debra Messing

When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection.

Debra Messing

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dale Carnegie

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

Dale Carnegie

Frank Lloyd Wright

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Isaac Asimov

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.

Isaac Asimov

Voltaire

The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.

Voltaire

Albert Schweitzer

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.

Albert Schweitzer

Saint Teresa of Avila

To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.

Saint Teresa of Avila

Emily Bronte

I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.

Emily Bronte

Leo Tolstoy

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.

Leo Tolstoy

Henry Rollins

I've made some great mistakes in my life, but, you know, they were honest mistakes.

Henry Rollins

Henry Ford

As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.

Henry Ford

Carl Rogers

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.

Carl Rogers

Lady Gaga

I don't think I could live without hair, makeup and styling, let alone be the performer I am. I am a glamour girl through and through. I believe in the glamorous life and I live one.

Lady Gaga

Pope Paul VI

Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.

Pope Paul VI

Rabindranath Tagore

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.

Rabindranath Tagore

Thomas Merton

In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for 'finding himself.' If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.

Thomas Merton

Sydney J. Harris

It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.

Sydney J. Harris