Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
Author: Stephen Vincent Benet (1989-1943)
Profession: American Novelist, Poet
We have long forgotten the ritual by which the house of our life was erected. But when it is under assault and enemy bombs are already taking their toll, what enervated, perverse antiquities do they not lay bare in the foundations.
Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)
Profession: German Critic, Philosopher
Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.
Author: Bernard Berenson (1865-1959)
Profession: Lithuanian-born American Artist
Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands.
Author: Cathy Better
Don't worry about your life; what you shall eat, or drink, or the clothing for your body. [Matthew 6:31]
For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. [James 4:14]
All that man has will he give for his life.
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. [Psalms 90:10]
Life. A spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.
Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.
Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb.
Life is an earnest business, and no one every became good or great on a diet of broad grins.
Author: Professor Blackie
For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.
Author: William Blake (1757-1827)
Profession: British Poet, Painter
We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.
Author: Paul Boese