Quotes on Fragility Of Life

To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. That says something very important about the condition of the ethical life: that it is based on a trust in the uncertain and on a willingness to be exposed; it's based on being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from that fragility. Martha C. Nussbaum

Truly embracing the fragility and tensions of life...brings with it the possibility of true joy. Peter Rollins

My line of work makes you aware of the fragility of life. You can get up in the morning, eat your cornflakes, blow-dry your hair, go to work and end up dead. Kathy Reichs

Americans have discovered the fragility of life, that ominous fragility that the rest of the world either already experienced or is experiencing now with terrible intensity. Jose Saramago

Globalization is a fact of life. But I believe we have underestimated its fragility. Kofi Annan

The scariest time of my life was when I knew my Nana was dying. It was horrible, as there's nothing I could do to stop it. I grew up living with my Mum, brother and Nana (my mum's mum), so it felt like I lost a parent rather than a grandparent. It makes you realise the fragility of life. Nikki Sanderson

Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man. Norman Cousins

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

The only miracle we can perform is to go on living, said the woman, to preserve the fragility of life from day to day, as if it were blind and did not know where to go, and perhaps it is like that, perhaps it really does not know, it placed itself in our hands, after giving us intelligence. Jose Saramago

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

But my relief that David Auburn's Proof is less about its ballyhooed higher mathematics than the fragility of life and love was matched by my delight in his fine and tender play. (...) Proof surprises us with its aliveness and intelligent modesty, and we have not met these characters before. John Heilpern

Technology represents intelligence systematically applied to the problem of the body. It functions to amplify and surpass the organic limits of the body; it compensates for the body's fragility and vulnerability ... Shoshana Zuboff

...crystal and hearts would lose all their merit in the world if it were not for their fragility. Walter Scott

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

The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It's a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. Homaro Cantu

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

White means the strength of fragility and the fragility of the passage of time. Martin Margiela

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

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

Your fragility is also your strength. Pina Bausch

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 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

The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist - whatever you want to be - and still be a sexual being. It's not mutually exclusive. Beyonce Knowles

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

Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope. Rick Warren

Purpose is what gives life meaning. Charles Henry Parkhurst

Beauty grows in you to the extent that love grows, because charity itself is the soul's beauty. Saint Augustine

Nature expresses a design of love and truth. Pope Benedict Xvi

There are a great deal of a great many kinds of love. Lytton Strachey

There is no sudden entrance into Heaven. Slow is the ascent by the path of Love. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The meaning of life is that nobody knows the meaning of life. Woody Allen

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