Life—The Ultimate Quotation Collection
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111 Page Quotation Collection on Life
This 111 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Life. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Life, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.
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The most important things that happen to us are the smallest things—eating supper together, bedtime, planting flowers, sitting on a porch on summer nights, feeding the birds....those small things make the difference between a rich and good life or an empty one.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon
instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Good life starts only when you stop wanting a better one.
--Laurence J. Peter
No man has tasted the full flavor of life until he has known poverty, love, and war.
The boy and girl going hand in hand through a meadow; the mother washing her baby; the sweet simple things in life. We have almost lost track of them. On the one side, we overintellectualize everything; on the other hand, we are overmechanized. We can understand the danger of the atomic bomb, but the danger of our misunderstanding the meaning of life is much more serious.
The great use of a life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.
‘I have done my best.’ That is about all the philosophy of living one needs.
The coolness of sheets, the warmth of blankets, the look of the little blue flames dancing on the top of a fire of hard coal, the taste of bread, or milk, or honey, or wine or of oil, of well-baked potatoes, or earth-tasting turnips!—the taste of the airs, dry or moist, that blow in through our opened windows, the look of the night-sky, the sounds of twilight or of dawn, the hoarse monotone of a distant pine-wood or of pebble-fretted waves—all these things as one feels them are materials, eternal and yet fleeting, of the art of being alive upon the earth.
—John Cowper Powys
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person.
The preciousness of life becomes especially profound when you’ve held a dying child in your arms and look into the faces of parents, their eyes weary from sleepless hours of pacing waiting rooms. I’ve witnessed the unbendable spirit of the children, whose strength and optimism burns within them. Only then do you understand the real and fragile beauty of life.
Life is like a blanket too short. 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.
This is your life—not your parents’, teachers’ or significant other’s. If you ever find yourself on a path that just doesn’t feel safe anymore, you have every right to stop the car, get out—change your shoes and start walking.
The majority prove their worth by keeping busy. A busy life is the nearest thing to a purposeful life.
If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
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