Life Quotations


The capacity to care is what gives life it's most deepest significance.
Pablo Casals

Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Albert Einstein

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not Eureka! (I found it!) but... 'That's funny...'
Isaac Asimov 1920-1992

Work like you don't need the money;
Love like you've never been hurt;
Dance like nobody's watching.
Satchel Paige

I do benefits for all religions. I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.
Bob Hope

The trouble with political jokes is that very often they get elected.
Will Rogers

If you cannot handle me at my worst - you do not deserve me at my best.

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Groucho Marx

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid.
Mahatma Gandhi 

Love doesn't make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Ingrid Bergman

Your past does not have to be your future.

Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon

A small body of determined spirits, fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission, can alter the course of history.
Mahatma Gandhi

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
James Dean

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

The first rule of Economics: There's one born every minute

I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
Sir Stephen Henry Roberts (1901-1971)

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Burton Hills

Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.
Abba Eban (1915-2002)

Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard

Reach for the moon and dont worry if you miss, you will still reach the stars

Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.
Samuel Palmer (1805-80)

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
Isaac Asimov

My Father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.
Spike Milligan


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


Isn't man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife - birds, kangaroos, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice, foxes and dingoes - by the million in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billion and eats them. This in turn kills man by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal- health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. So then man tortures and kills millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and so violently, and once a year, sends out cards praying for "Peace on Earth." '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

I can speak Esperanto like a native.
Spike Milligan

Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy.
Spike Milligan

All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
Spike Milligan

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

What is a cynic? The man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Oscar Wilde

"When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?''
Sydney Harris

I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.
Spike Milligan

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.
Jack Penn

I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.
Oscar Wilde

I'm a hero with coward's legs.
Spike Milligan

That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.
Aldous Huxley

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
Aldous Huxley

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Mark Twain 1835-1920

Nice to be here? At my age it's nice to be anywhere.
George Burns

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
Groucho Marx 1890-1977

(French Translation) - Apéritif: a set of dentures.
Spike Milligan

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets the more interested he is in her.
Agatha Christie

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain 1835-1920

When you become senile, you won't know it.
Bill Cosby

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
Mark Twain 1835-1920

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
Somerset Maughan 1874-1965

I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde

I had a linguistics professor who said that it's man's ability to use language that makes him the dominant species on the planet. That may be. But I think there's another thing that separates us from animals. We aren't afraid of vacuum cleaners.
Jeff Stilson

When we live our life according to our values we have inner peace.
Hyrum Smith

As thy days, so shall thy strength be.
Jane Goodall

The traits we criticise in others are those we most dislike about ourselves.