The most poignant quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate learn from
Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.
Quotes of Life
The hardest thing in life, is letting go of what you thought was real.
- Author Unknown
Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep. - Unknown
It is not length of life, but depth of life. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. - Thomas Moore
The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit. - Nelson Henderson
Life is what happens, while you are busy making plans. - John Lennon
Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go.
- Louise Driscoll
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.
- Lilly Tomlin
Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas. - Donatella Versace
Life is just a phase you're going through...you'll get over it.
Integrity simply means a willingness not to violate one's identity.
- Eric Fromm
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. - Brendan Gill
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. - Oscar Wilde
To be sensitive is to feel the thoughts and hearts of others as only you would want yours felt. - Author Unknown
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. - Beverly Sills
Do what you can with what you've got wherever you are.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Everything has been figured out, except how to live. - Jean-Paul Sartre
If you will it, it is no dream. - Theodore Herzl
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. - Unknown
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
- George Bernard Shaw
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. - Henry Van Dyke
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. - Carl Sandburg
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
- Henry David Thoreau
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. - Buddha
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. - Elbert Hubbard
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. - Thornton Wilder
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