180 Top-Notch Quotes about Life

"Life's fast, we see so much, but notice so little."

Chris Scantlebury (-)


"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist.


"Are you your clothes? Are you your name? Are you your profession? Stop identifying with them. They come and go. "

Anthony "Tony" de Mello (4 September 1931, Bombay, British India – 2 June 1987, ) was a Jesuit priest and psychotherapist who became widely known for his books on spirituality.


"One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life."

Chinese Proverb (-)


"Many who find the day too long, think life is too short."

Charles Caleb Colton (1780–1832) was an English cleric,writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities.


"When it's all over, it's not who you were, it's whether you made a difference."

Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole (born July 22, 1923) is an American politician In the 1976 presidential election, he was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President and incumbent President Gerald Ford's running mate. In the presidential election of 1996, he was the Republican nominee for President against incumbent Bill Clinton


"Our destiny is shaped by our thoughts and our actions. We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails."

Unknown [Help Us] (-)


"In an ideal world I would like to be alive until I am dead."

Sir John Harvey-Jones (16 April 1924 – 9 January 2008) was an English businessman. He was the chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries from 1982 to 1987.


"When it's time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived."

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist.


"In one of my classes I ask my students to write on the subject, 'If I were to die tomorrow, how would I live tonight?' Answering this question always brings great insight."

Felice Leonardo "Leo" Buscaglia (31 March 1924 – 12 June 1998) also known as "Dr Love," was an American author and motivational speaker, and a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California