180 Top-Notch Quotes about Life

"Today is a most unusual day because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have. "

William Arthur Ward (1921–1994) is one of America's most quoted writers of inspirational maxims.


"Live life simply so that you can focus on what really matters."

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"Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labours of life reduce themselves."

Edwin Way Teale (1899-1980) was a naturalist, writer, and photographer who captured the imaginations and hearts of Americans in his many books about nature. He is ranked with John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, and John Burroughs as one of the best and most influential nature writers in America.


"Live simply, laugh often, love deeply."

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"The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it."

Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher known for his pessimism and philosophical clarity.


"You were born an original. Don't die a copy."

John Mason (-) is a best-selling author, recognized speaker and book coach. He has authored fourteen books.


"Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama and he wrote more than 60 plays.


"It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project. "

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.


"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world."

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama and he wrote more than 60 plays.


"It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project."

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