All Quotes and Proverbs

"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "The Doctor's Dilemma"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties."

Sir James Jeans
Sir James Jeans "Mysterious Universe"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life for me has been exactly what I thought it would be - a cake, which I have eaten and had too."

Margaret Anderson
Margaret Anderson "The Fiery Fountains"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life gives you a kick and then with a smile, asks: Is there too much it hurt?"


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life has no limitations, except the ones you make."


Rating: 2.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life."

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde "The Decay of Lying"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a balancing of differences."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it."

Reinhold Niebuhr
Reinhold Niebuhr "Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is a business that does not cover the costs."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a dead-end street."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a disease; and the only difference between one man and another is the stage of the disease at which he lives. You are always at the crisis: I am always in the convalescent stage."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Back to Methuselah"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is a flower of which love is the honey."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it."

Christopher Morley
Christopher Morley "Thunder on the Left"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is a great surprise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one."

Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov "Pale Fire"

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life is a grindstone, and whether it grinds a man down or polishes him up depends on what he is made of."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life is a horizontal fall."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is a hot day, perhaps death is a cool night. Life is a shallow bay, perhaps death is a clear, deep sea."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life is a jar, where the honey is just a thin layer on top."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is a long lesson in humility."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries. Only in proportion as we are desirious of living more do we really live."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Dehumanization of Art"

Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a series of sensations connected to different states of consciousness."

Rémy De Gourmont
Rémy De Gourmont "Selected Writings"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is a suicide mission."

Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card "Children of the Mind"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a zoo in a jungle."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is an echo. What you send out - you get back. What you give - you get."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is an effort that deserves a better cause."

Karl Kraus
Karl Kraus "Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is an equation with an infinite number of unknowns."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is eternal, and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is far too important to be taken seriously."

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde "Lady Windermere's Fan"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors."

Eugene O`Neill
Eugene O`Neill "Lazarus Laughed"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is God's novel. Let him write it."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!"


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is just one damned thing after another."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will."


Rating: 6.57 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Life is like a tree. Every branch ends the same, with its limbs outstretched, and its leaves opened up, trying to touch the light it will never reach."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is lived forwards and understood backwards."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)