Quotes and Sayings about Life

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

Brooke Shields

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

Leo Buscaglia

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

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

Drew Barrymore

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

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

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

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

Plato

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

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

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

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

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

Saint Teresa of Avila

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

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

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

Henry Rollins

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

Henry Ford

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

Carl Rogers

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

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

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

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you I the best place for the next moment.

Oprah Winfrey