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Life And Living Quotes

The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher

Your life is what your thoughts make it.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher

To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.

Author: Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962)

Profession: French Scientist, Philosopher, Literary Theorist

Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can decide how you're going to live now.

Author: Joan Baez (1941)

Profession: American Singer, Songwriter

Life is always walking up to us and saying, ''Come on in, the living's find,'' and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.

Author: Russell Wayne Baker (1925)

Profession: American Journalist

Life marches by, I suggest you get on with it.

Author: Joy Baluch


The life of every person is like a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.

Author: Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Profession: British Playwright

Life is a long lesson in humility.

Author: Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Profession: British Playwright

The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.

Author: John Barrymore (1882-1942)

Profession: American Actor

The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.

Author: Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965)

Profession: American Financier

You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.

Author: Lucinda Basset


Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.

Author: Bill Baughan


Life is a sexually transmitted disease.

Author: Guy Bellamy

Profession: Author