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Quotations on Life

Success in life is not a matter so much of talent or opportunity but of concentration and perseverence.
C. W. Wendte

As the rose-tree is composed of the sweetest flowers and the sharpest thorns, as the heavens are sometimes overcast -- alternately tempestuous and serene -- so is the life of man intermingled with hopes and fears, with joys and sorrows, with pleasure and pain.
Edmond Burke

It is a brief period of life that is granted us by nature, but the memory of a well-spent life never dies.

Life always takes on the character of its motive.
J. G. Holland

Human affairs are like a chess game: Only those who do not take is seriously can be called good players.
Hung Tzu-ch'eng

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
William James

Life is an arrow—therefore you must know
What mark to aim at, how to use the bow—
Then draw it to the head and let it go.
Henry Van Dyke

It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.
Adlai Stevenson

Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
Chief Seattle

Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
Marion Wright Edelman

Don't go through life, grow through life.
Eric Butterworth

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
Rusty Berkus

May you live all the days of your life.
Jonathan Swift

Our life is frittered away by detail...
Simplify, simplify.

We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
Alfred North Whitehead

The aim of life is to live,
and to live means to be aware,
joyously, serenely, divinely aware.
Henry Miller

Life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again, and you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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