Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Life is like the dice that, falling, still show a different face. So life, though it remains the same, is always presenting different aspects.
Our life’s a stage, a comedy: either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently.
The geat blessing of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.
(7 B.C. – 65 A.D.)
Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work.
Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure.
Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.
After the game,
the king and the pawn go into the same box.
The acts of this life are the destiny of the next.
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
Life is like a library owned by the author.
In it are a few books which he wrote himself,
but most of them were written for him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.
Earl of Beaconsfield
The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound.
The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.
Life is a rich strain of music, suggesting a realm too fair to be.
George William Curtis
The boundaries which divide life from death
are at best shadowy and vague.
Who shall say where one ends,
and the other begins?
Edgar Alan Poe
One way to get the most out of life is
to look upon it as an adventure.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
Rainer Maria Rilke
To live is like to love–all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
One life – a little gleam of time between two eternities.
Life is a pure flame,
and we live by an invisible sun within us.
Sir Thomas Brown
As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more.