— from Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. — Michel de Montaigne You are not here merely to make a living. — Woodrow Wilson Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans. — Mark Twain Life does not require you to be consistent, cruel, patient, helpful, angry rational, thoughtless, loving, rash, open-minded, neurotic, careful, rigid, tolerant, rich downtrodden, gentle, sick, considerate, funny, stupid, healthy, greedy, beautiful, lazy, responsive, foolish, sharing pressured, intimate, hedonistic, industrious, manipulative, insightful, carpricious, wise, selfish, kind, or sacrificed.
The actual events never live up to either, however. Boffo cartoon by Jim Martin Think often, but not too much; And not too deep. It now becomes clear, on the contrary, that it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning.You don’t have to stay with a job for the rest of your life, because if you don’t like it you’ll never be successful in it. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night. Sometimes someone pushes your button, sometimes no one does.Upon entering you get shafted, then you have your ups and downs.And what is annoying is encountering all those stupid jerks along way. — Denis Diderot You can always make up in creativity what you lack in good fortune. Playing three aces badly won't get you as far as playing a terrible hand well. They are spectators of other men's lives in order petter to judge and manage their own. Having found the game, play it with intensity; play as if your life and sanity depend on it. I shall not know until the end what I have lost or won in this place, in this vast gambling den where I have spent more than sixty years, dicebox in hand, shaking the dice. You don't blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the President. — Albert Ellis Pythagoras used to say life resembles the Olympic Games; a few men strain their muscles to carry off a prize; others bring trinkets to sell to the crowd for a profit; and some there are who seek no further advantage than to look at the show and see how and why everything is done.
Here are the top ten clues to the meaning of life based on life quotes and some of life's truest sayings: The world is the house of the strong. — from The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.
Ropp, three academics analyzed 238 quotations about life (what some consider life's truest sayings) from 195 people ranging from Rousseau to Bob Dylan in an attempt to find a clue as to the meaning of life. Life does, however, require you to feel the consequences of your choices.
—Albert Camus Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.
— Josh Billings From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.
— Carl Jung The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully.
— Eric Hoffer The secret of a long life is knowing when it's time to go. If you don’t like it, get out of it, because you’ll be lousy at it.