Life Quotations


The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it.
Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

If you are going through hell, keep going.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H. G. Wells

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Albert Schweitzer

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Blaise Pascal

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Edmund Burke

How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Coincidences are spiritual puns.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

I wish I had a twin, so I could know what I'd look like without plastic surgery.
Joan Rivers

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

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him that it is right.
Martin Luther King

A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
Readers Digest

Experience is the worst teacher. It gives you the test first and the instructions afterwards.

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A fool may have his coat embroidered with gold, but it is a fool's coat still.

A child can ask a thousand questions that the wisest man cannot answer.
J. Abbott

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
Marie Curie

No man your lesser can insult you, no man your greater would.

Reverence for life is the ethic of love expanded to embrace the universe.
Albert Schweitzer

A man changed against his will is of the same opinion still. A dog changed against his will is of the same opinion still.
C.W. Meisterfeld

Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
Maria Mitchell

The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.
Samuel Butler

It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
Friedrich Nietzsche

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
George Elliot

If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people.
James Thurber

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
Albert Einstein