You ask What is life? That is the same as asking What is a carrot? A carrot is a carrot and we know nothing more.
To think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world. If you leave your mind to itself it will spiral down into ever-increasing unhappiness. To think good thoughts, however, requires effort. This is one of the things that discipline training is about.
All this world confusion and chaos was inevitable and no one is to blame. What had to happen has happened; and what has to happen will happen. There was and is no way out except through my coming in your midst. I had to come, and I have come. I am the Ancient One.
Eating, loving, singing and digesting are, in truth, the four acts of the comic opera known as life, and they pass like bubbles of a bottle of champagne. Whoever lets them break without having enjoyed them is a complete fool.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Birth, life, and death -- each took place on the hidden side of a leaf.
My outlook is that life is like a self-service restaurant and you have to help yourself. Sometimes when you see what the other fella has got, you want some of it too.
Life was a damned muddle - a football game with everyone offside and the referee gotten rid of - everyone claiming the referee would have been on his side.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
Life is the gathering of waves to a head, at death they break into a million fragments each one of which, however, is absorbed at once into the sea of life and helps to form a later generation which comes rolling on till it too breaks.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Life is merely a fracas on an unmapped terrain, and the universe a geometry stricken with epilepsy.
Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.
There are many problems in life where the solution is largely a brainless time investment.
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
Im living life right now, maine and this what Imma do til its over, til its over. but its far from over.
All the best sands of my life are somehow getting into the wrong end of the hourglass. If I could only reverse it! Were it in my power to do so, would I?
The lack of money is the root of all evil.
There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.
I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.
Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.
I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.
A man begins every stage of his life as a novice.
Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages.
Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance.
Life inspires more dread than death it is life which is the great unknown.
The inexorable boredom that is at the core of life.
This life is a hospital where each patient is possessed by the desire to change his bed.
Wouldve came back for you, I just needed time to do what I had to do; caught in the life. I cant let it go, whether thats right, I will never know
Tragedy on the stage is no longer enough for me, I shall bring it into my own life.
Yesterday is yesterday. If we try to recapture it, we will only lose tomorrow.
Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
If there is a witness to my little life,To my tiny throes and struggles,He sees a fool;And it is not fine for gods to menace fools.
Yeah, my life a bitch, but you nothin bout her.
Having the foresight to plan to earn a living, is half of the peace and leisure in life.
Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Happy or unhappy, life is the only treasure which man possesses.
Water does not care whether you bathe in it or drown in it. The mountains do not care whether you climb them or go around them. The stars do not care whether man reaches them or not. The universe does not care whether man masters all the relationships of its forces and processes, or dies because he refuses to master them. Life continues as it uses those relationships to further its growth. It ceases when it becomes overcome by still other forces which it cannot master.
The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.
When a person is born, he can embark on only one of three roads of life: if you go right, the wolves will eat you; if you go left, youll eat the wolves; if you go straight, youll eat yourself.
Can somebody explain to me why Pepsi and Coke advertise? Are we missing something? Seriously, everyone in this room has drank enough Pepsi and Coke in their lifetime they could piss it for a week.
Nothing sweetens life like a pleasant disposition.
The book that I shall make people read is the book of the heart, which holds the key to the mystery of life.
Life is whole only when it isnt subordinate to a specific object that exceeds it. In this way, the essence of entirety is freedom.
Anybody who would like to have a long life and make his subsistence expanded, should pay visits to his own relatives.
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.