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Quotations: Life

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The art of life is the art of avoiding pain.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826), U.S. president.

A well-written Life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881) Scottish historian and essayist.

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884) , U.S. reformer.

Life is a school of probability.
Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877), British economist and journalist.

Every one lives by selling something.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), Scottish novelist, essayist, and poet.

I am a gentleman. I live by robbing the poor.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Irish playwright.

Life is the game that must be played.
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869 - 1935), U.S. poet.

Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.
Attributed to Christian Morgenstern (1871 - 1914), German poet.

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) British prime minister and writer.

Our lives are like a candle in the wind.
Sandburg, Carl(1878-1967), American poet and biographer

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell (1879 - 1958), U.S. novelist and journalist.

A bachelor lives like a king and dies like a beggar.
Attributed to: L. S. Lowry (1887-1976), British painter.

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
T. S. Eliot (1888 - 1965), U.S.-born British poet and playwright.

Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.
Christopher Darlington Morley (1890 - 1957), U.S. writer and journalist.

There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning.
Christopher Darlington Morley (1890 - 1957), U.S. writer and journalist.

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon (1940 - 1980), British rock musician.


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