"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards." - Soren Kierkegaard
"Life is what happens to you while you are making other plans." - Robert Balzer
"Biology defines life as 'the metabolic activity of protoplasm.' But there are times when it seems even worse than that."
"Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess." - Charles Colson
"The difficulties of life are intended to make us better-not bitter." - Grit
"Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds a man down or polishes him depends upon the kind of stuff he is made of." - Supervision
"Life is an uphill business for the guy who's not on the level." - Joan Welsh
"Do you ever get the feeling that life is a violin solo and you're wearing mittens?"- Robert Orben
"Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it." - Irving Berlin
"Life is a continual process of getting used to things we never expected." - Bits and Pieces
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Norman MacEwan
"The tragedy of life is not that a man loses but that he almost wins." - Heywood Broun
"The troublesome thing about life is not that it is rational or irrational, but that it is almost rational." - G. K. Chesterton
"Life that has no faith has no foundation on which to stand when life tumbles in." - C. Neil Strait
"In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season." - Bill Vaughan
"Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still." - Lou Erickson
"We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance." - Paul Boese
"We dribble away our life, little by little, in small packages-we don't throw it away all at once." - Robert A. Cook
"If you're not doing something with your life, it doesn't matter how long it is." - Peace Corps Commercial
"The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it." - William James
"Life is a lot like tennis-the one who can serve best seldom loses." - American Druggist
"Life is currently described in one of four ways: as a journey, as a battle, as a pilgrimage, and as a race. Select your own metaphor, but the finishing necessity is all the same. For if life is a journey, it must be completed. If life is a battle, it must be finished. If life is a pilgrimage, it must be concluded. And if it is a race, it must be won." - J. Richard Sneed
"When a patient completes tests at the Mayo Clinic he is frequently given a card on which is a diagram of a cross. On each arm of the cross is a word representing a main element by which a normal human being lives. The words are "work, play, love, worship." If the person examined seems to be short on one of these, it is indicated. Lopsided living is a common cause of ill health and boredom. The Mayo analysis is close to the Christian prescription for the cure of boredom." - David A. MacLennan
"The man who lives by himself and for himself is liable to be corrupted by the company he keeps. "
"It is but a few short years from diapers to dignity and from dignity to decomposition." - Don Herold
"Some people seem to go through life standing at the complaint counter." - Fred Propp, Jr.
"Enjoy yourself. These are the good old days you're going to miss in 2015." - Ohio Grange
"When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude." - G. K. Chesterton
"Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others." - William A. Ward
"The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration but its donation." - Corrie Ten Boom
"We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all; and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us." - Warren Wiersbe
"A man's life is 20 years of having his mother ask him where he is going, 40 years of having his wife ask the same question and, at the end, perhaps having the mourners wondering too."
"Eternal life does not begin with death; it begins with faith." - Samuel Shoemaker
"We'll have all eternity to celebrate our victories, but only one short hour before sunset in which to win them." - Robert Moffat
"Life is short. Plans for each day should be lived in the realization that it is God who will decide if we shall live. Our decision is whether or not to do His will." - Donald A. Miller
"The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together." - William Shakespeare
"There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire and the other is to get it." - George Bernard Shaw
"Good or evil-you cannot build your life apart from this distinction." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
"Sit loosely in the saddle of life." - Robert Louis Stevenson
"Three things will make life worth living: a self fit to live with; a faith fit to live by; and a purpose fit to live for."
"You're not ready to live your life until you know what you want written on your tombstone."
"Take time to think, it's the source of power.
Take time to play, it's the secret of youth.
Take time to read, it's the fountain of knowledge.
Take time to be friendly, it's the road to happiness.
Take time to laugh, it's the music of the heart.
Take time to give, it's the feeling of joy.
Take time to work, it's the price of success.
Take time to worship, it's the essence of reality, the fountain of wisdom, and food for the soul."
"Life is my university, and I hope to graduate from it with some distinction." - Louisa May Alcott
"Your life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can spend it only once." - Lillian Dickson
"Your perception of life is mostly a reflection of what you look like on the inside."
"We live in a pill culture. We have pain pills, sleeping pills, birth control pills, pills to make you grow, pills to stunt your growth, pills to promote sexual potency, and pills to control conduct. Secular society has extended life…but offered nothing worth living for." - Philip J. Hogan
Ten Rules for Life:
- Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
- Never trouble another person for what you can do.
- Never spend your money before you have earned it.
- Never buy what you don't want because it's cheap.
- Beware of pride. It will cost you far more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
- Remember that we seldom repent of having eaten too little.
- Remember that nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
- Remember that worry will cause much pain over things that will never happen.
- Take things always by the smooth handle.
- When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson
Two centuries ago the German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, asked three questions about life:
- What can I know?
- What should I do?
- What may I hope?
- Immanuel Kant
"In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back." - Charlie Brown
"Whose life is a bubble, and in length a span." - Thomas Browne
"Life is one long process of getting tired." - Samuel Butler
"In the end, everything is a gag." - Charlie Chaplin
"Life is not a holiday, but an education. And the one eternal lesson for us all is how better we can love." - Henry Drummond
"Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value to which all other values are subordinate." - Albert Einstein
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on." - Robert Frost
"We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed." - Thomas Fuller
"Life is love." - Goethe
"Don't take life too serious. You'll never escape it alive anyway." - Elbert Hubbard
"The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it." - William James
"Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can." - Danny Kaye
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Helen Keller
"The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are." - C. S. Lewis
"Better to love God and die unknown than to love the world and be a hero; better to be content with poverty than to die a slave to wealth; better to have taken some risks and lost than to have done nothing and succeeded at it." - Erwin W. Lutzer
"Our life is but a span." - New England Primer
"Everything passes, everything perishes, everything palls." - French proverb
"Life is a daring adventure, or it is nothing." - Author unknown
"Is life worth living? That depends on the liver." - Author unknown.
"I don't know what I want, and I won't be happy until I get it." - Author unknown
"I asked God for all things, that I might enjoy life. God gave life, that I might enjoy all things." - Author unknown
"The only things you live to regret are the risks you didn't take." - Author unknown
"No wise man wants a soft life." - King Alfred the Great
"Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished. If you are alive, it isn't." - Francis Bacon
"Whatever you are doing, in company or alone, do it all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). Otherwise, it is unacceptable to God." - Richard Baxter
"The end of life is not to be happy, nor to achieve pleasure and avoid pain, but to do the will of God, come what may." - Martin Luther King
"Actually it seems to me that one can hardly say anything either bad enough or good enough about life." - C. S. Lewis
"One can live on less when he has more to live for." - S. S. McKenny
"Let God have your life; he can do more with it than you can." - D. L. Moody
"The seven ages of man: spills, drills, thrills, bills, ills, pills, wills." - Richard J. Needham
"We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it." - William Osler
"The meaning of earthly existence is not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prosperity, but in the development of the soul." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
"Let us endeavour so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." - Mark Twain
"O Lord, let me not live to be useless!" - John Wesley
"Live your life and forget your age." - Frank Bering
"Life is but a day at most." - Robert Burns
"One life - a little gleam of time between two eternities." - Thomas Carlyle
"Life is not measured by length but by depth. Birthdays tell us how long we have been on the road, not how far we have traveled." - Vance Havner
"Let us live as people who are prepared to die, and die as people who are prepared to live." - James S. Stewart
"Take care of your life and the Lord will take care of your death." - George Whitefield
"We are immortal till our work is done." - George Whitefield
"Life asks no questions that faith cannot answer." - Anonymous
"This life is all the heaven the worldling has, and all the hell the saint ever sees." - Anonymous
"Life is a long lesson in humility." - James M. Barrie
"Age and youth look upon life from the opposite ends of the telescope; to the one it is exceedingly long, to the other exceedingly short." - Henry Ward Beecher
"Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's paradise." - Phillips Brooks
"The quality of life is more important than life itself." - Alexis Carrel
"What makes life dreary is absence of motive." - George Eliot
"Nothing is trivial here if heaven looks on." - Vance Havner
"The business of our lives is not to please ourselves but to please God." - Matthew Henry
"Whatever we do in this life is seed." - Thomas Manton
"Make sure the thing you are living for is worth dying for." - Charles Mayes
"We must not live only to live." - Richard Sibbes