180 Top-Notch Quotes about Life

"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes."

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (WWII). He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as prime minister twice (1940-1945 and 1951-1955). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer, and an artist. To date, he is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature


"How much of human life is lost in waiting."

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.


"You spend all your life trying to do something they put people in asylums for."

Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru.


"Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it."

John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English Romantic poet.


"There is more to life than simply increasing its speed."

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. Gandhi is often referred to as Mahatma Gandhi He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.


"The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy. "

Helen Hayes Brown (October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was an American actress whose career spanned almost 70 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of eleven people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award.


"The person lives twice who lives the first life well."

Robert Herrick (baptized 24 August 1591 – buried 15 October 1674) was a 17th-century English poet.


"Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump; you have to get it right the first time."

Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured writer and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s.


"Waiting, waiting, waiting. All my life, I've been waiting for my life to begin, as if somehow my life was ahead of me, and that someday I would arrive at it."

Camryn Manheim (born March 8, 1961) is an American actress.


"If you don't understand your limitations you won't achieve much in your life."

Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American actor, singer, musician, producer, director, and businessman. He has been nominated for three BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards, won two Academy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.