We protract the career of time by employment, we lengthen the duration of our lives by wise thoughts and useful actions. Life to him who wishes not to have lived in vain is thought and action.
I have done what I could do in life, and if I could not do better, I did not deserve it. In vain have I tried to step beyond what bound me. Despite my years, I am still trying!
Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever’s going. Not against: with.
Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea; And love is a thing than can never go wrong; And I am Marie of Roumania.
Life is full of infinite absurdities, which, strangely enough, do not even need to appear plausible, because they are true.
Life is a jest, and All things show it; I thought so once, But now I know it.
It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
If you have known how to compose your life, you have accomplished a great deal more than the man who knows how to compose a book. Have you been able to make your stride? You have done more than man who has taken cities and empires.
Be sure of the foundation of your life. Know why you live as you do. Be ready to give a reason for it. Do not, in such a matter as life, build it on opinion or custom or what you guess is true. Make it matter of certainty and science.