A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
The world is a book and those who stay at home read only one page.
354 — 430 A.D.
Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you’re still alive, it isn’t.
Society, like the Roman youth at the circus, never shows mercy to the fallen gladiator.
Honoré de Balzac
1799 — 1850
Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.
Every man dies; not every man really lives.
You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.
The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
John Vance Cheney
1848 — 1922
To live is to suffer, but to survive is to find meaning in the suffering.
He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but rejoices in what he has.
55? — 135?
Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and take a look around once in a while, you could miss it.
When you cease to dream, you cease to live.
Malcolm S. Forbes
1919 — 1990
Life is a disease, sexually transmitted and always fatal.
When you have solved all mysteries of life you long for death, for it is but another mystery of life.
1883 — 1931
Life is a joke that’s just begun.
Sir W. S. Gilbert
1836 — 1911
What you do in life echoes in eternity.
Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.
A prudent man will think more important what fate has conceded to him, than what it has denied.
1601 — 1658
The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry.