Quotes on Brevity Of Life

It was almost funny. Life seemed downright accidental in its brevity, and death a punch line to a lousy joke. Maureen Johnson

Let those who thoughtfully consider the brevity of life remember the length of eternity. Thomas Ken

It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing. William Shakespeare

Filter your pain through the brevity of this life and the unending beauty of the next. Max Lucado

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.... Hosea Ballou

The greatest surprise in life to me is the brevity of life. Billy Graham

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there. Sydney J Harris

No weapons are more potent than brevity and simplicity. Katherine Cecil Thurston

We must be brief when traitors brave the field. William Shakespeare

The part of life which we really live is short. Seneca the Younger

Brevity - the sister of talent. Anton Chekhov

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought. Dennis Roch

There is need of brevity, that the thought may run on. Horace

Great captains do never use long orations when it comes to the point of execution. Philip Sidney

Brevity never fatigues; therefore, brevity is always a welcome guest. Theophile Gautier

Oregano is the spice of life. Henry Tillman

By doubting we come at truth. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift. And you receive it best and you live it best by holding it with very open hands. Leo J. O'Donovan

The purpose of life is to live it. Clarence Darrow

The significance of life is living. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The meaning of life is to create meaning for your life. Tucker Max

We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life. Viktor E Frankl

The public, as a whole, finds reassurance in longevity, and, after the necessary interlude of reaction, is disposed to recognize extreme old age as a sign of excellence. The long-liver has triumphed over at least one of man's initial handicaps: the brevity of life. Vita Sackville-West

Like all sweet dreams, it will be brief, but brevity makes sweetness, doesn't it? Stephen King

A man who is afraid of death will be afraid of life also, because life brings death. If you are afraid of the enemy and you close your door, the friend will also be prohibited. Rajneesh

Nature has given man no better thing than shortness of life. Pliny The Elder

A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality. Jill Briscoe

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Paul Gauguin

For this beauty, beauty without strength, chokes out life. Hilda Doolittle

To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life. Paulo Coelho

The only incontrovertible fact of my work is the importance of life. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Life is full of surprises, isn't it? Charlton Heston

I have finally figured out that the purpose of life is to enjoy it. Rita Mae Brown

Convert life into truth. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

We think that play and fairytales belong to childhood - how shortsighted that is! As though we would want at any time in our life to live without play and fairytales! We give these things other names, to be sure, and feel differently about them, but precisely this is the evidence that they are the same things, for the child too regards play as his work and fairy tales as his truth. The brevity of life ought to preserve us from a pedantic division of life into different stages - as though each brought something new... Friedrich Nietzsche

The great end of life is not knowledge but action. Thomas Huxley

The quality of life is determined by its activities. Aristotle

Every life is its own excuse for being. Elbert Hubbard

The beauty of life is, therefore, geometrical beauty of a type that Plato would have much appreciated. John Desmond Bernal

The meaning of life is found in openness to being and "being present" in full awareness. Thomas Merton

The purpose of life is to bring forth goodness. Now, in this life. Leo Tolstoy

Stress is the spice of life. Hans Selye

You don't need the fame to be vital. Herbie Hancock

Having a vision for your life allows you to live out of hope, rather than out of your fears. Stedman Graham

Money comes, money goes. But your story stays with you the rest of your life. Andy Stanley

Worrying is a necessary part of life. Mary Tyler Moore

Goodness begins simply with the fact of life itself. Gwendolyn Brooks

What's the meaning of life? Other people. John Green

In this life and the next, you're my only hope at happiness. Lisa Kleypas

Animation isn't the illusion of life; it is life Chuck Jones

All of a sudden you realise that you are the person who has control of your life. Jim Henson

What we do with the things we have makes the biggest difference in the quality of life Jim Rohn

You won't find the truth of life in morbidity, only in hope. Dean Koontz

The web of life both cradles us and calls us to weave it further. Joanna Macy

Make sure you're doing something that you love, that you're willing to do for the rest of your life. If you're doing it for money, that's the only thing you won't make. Daymond John

Only by owning who and what you are can you step into the fullness of life. Oprah Winfrey

Live the law of love. We encourage obedience to the laws of life when we live the laws of love. Stephen Covey

Death is a very important part of life Gg Allin

maybe the meaning of life lies in looking for it David Mitchell

No theory of life seemed to him to be of any importance compared with life itself Oscar Wilde

Change is the essence of life. Anatole France

Get out on the stage of life. Cliffie Stone

Beauty lives with kindness. William Shakespeare

Stupidity is a fact of life, but unmentionable. The new Prudery. Mason Cooley

The suburbs: signs of life, but no proofs. Mason Cooley

There are 4 questions of value in life.. Johnny Depp

When a man is tired of life on his 21st birthday it indicates that he is rather tired of something in himself. F Scott Fitzgerald

What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful. Dalai Lama

You can hope for a miracle in your life, or you realize that your life is the miracle. Robert Breault

A sentence well couched takes both the sense and understanding. I love not those cart-rope speeches that are longer than the memory of man can fathom. Owen Feltham

A good short story is a work of art which daunts us in proportion to its brevity.... No inspiration is too noble for it; no amountof hard work is too severe for it. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

With vivid words your just conceptions grace, Much truth compressing in a narrow space; Then many shall peruse, but few complain, And envy frown, and critics snarl in vain. John Wolcot

What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good. Aristotle

So soon did we, wayfarers, begin to learn that man's life is rounded with the same few facts, the same simple relations everywhere, and it is vain to travel to find it new. Henry David Thoreau

When we fully understand the brevity of life, its fleeting joys and unavoidable pains; when we accept the facts that all men and women are approaching an inevitable doom: the consciousness of it should make us more kindly and considerate of each other. This feeling should make men and women use their best efforts to help their fellow travelers on the road, to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on. It should bring a closer kinship, a better understanding, and a deeper sympathy for the wayfarers who must live a common life and die a common death. Clarence Darrow

When I was younger I was looking for this magic meaning of life. It's very simple now. Making the lives of others better, doing something of lasting value. That's the meaning of life, it's that simple. Temple Grandin

The only significance of life consists in helping to establish the kingdom of God. Leo Tolstoy

Keep your sense of humor. There's enough stress in the rest of your life not to let bad shots ruin a game you're supposed to enjoy. Amy Alcott

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