When one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning -- how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse.
Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Profession: British Poet
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.
Author: James Branch Cabell (1879-1958)
Profession: American Writer, Critic
Life is full and overflowing with the new. But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter.
Author: Eileen Caddy
Profession: American Spiritual Writer
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.
Author: Sid Caesar
The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.
Author: John C. Calhoun (1782-1850)
Profession: American Statesman
People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I think that what we're really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we can actually feel the rapture of being alive.
Author: Joseph Campbell
Profession: American Scholar, Writer, Teacher
Accept life, take it as it is? Stupid. The means of doing otherwise? Far from our having to take it, it is life that possesses us and on occasion shuts our mouths.
If, after all, men cannot always make history have meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one.
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.
In private life I never knew anyone interfere with other people's disputes but he heartily repented of it.
Life is a little gleam of time between two eternity s.
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus: Have no anxiety about the morrow; or the words of Sir William Osler; Live in day-tight compartments.
Author: Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)
Profession: American Author, Trainer