Quotes on Life


It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth — and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up — that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.

– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Your life feels different on you, once you greet death and understand your heart’s position. You wear your life like a garment from the mission bundle sale ever after — lightly because you realize you never paid nothing for it, cherishing because you know you won’t ever come by such a bargain again.

– Louise Erdrich

One must work and dare if one really wants to live.

– Vincent van Gogh

Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope.

– Tom Head

I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirm the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes

Live every act fully, as if it were your last.

– Buddha

Without some goal and some effort to reach it, no one can live.

– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirm the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes

To be awake is to be alive.

– Henry David Thoreau

You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering.

– Henri-Frederic Amiel

There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation — veneer isn’t worth anything.

– George Washington Carver

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