180 Top-Notch Quotes about Life

"My one regret in life is that I am not someone else."

Woody Allen born Allan Stewart Konigsberg (December 1, 1935) is an American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, jazz musician, author and playwright.


"Our minds become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds and these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts "

Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best-selling books of all time.


"Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key."

Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author.


"Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use."

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [O.S. 7 September] – 13 December 1784) often referred to as Dr Johnson, was a British author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.


"Life is one long process of getting tired."

Samuel Butler (Dec. 4, 1835, Nottinghamshire - June 18, 1902, London) British novelist, essayist, and critic. Descended from distinguished clergymen, he grappled for many years with Christianity and evolution, first embracing, then rejecting, Charles Darwin's theories in his writings.


"Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American philosopher, lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.


"If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. "

Bruce Lee (27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter. He is considered one of the most influential martial artists of the 20th century, and a cultural icon.


"A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one."

Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era.


"Life is very interesting if you make mistakes."

Georges Carpentier (January 12, 1894 – October 28, 1975) was a French boxer and actor.


"Life consists in what a person is thinking of all day."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American philosopher, lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.