Quotes on Length Of Life

How strangely inaccurate it is to measure length of living by length of life! The space between your birth and death is often far from a true measure of your days of living. Edwin Way Teale

Of Belief Human mathematics, so to speak, like the length of life, are subject to the doctrine of chances. William Godwin

The measure of a man's life is the well spending of it, and not the length. Plutarch

~The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them ~ Michel De Montaigne

It is hardly possible to maintain seriously that the evil done by science is not altogether outweighed by the good. For example, if ten million lives were lost in every war, the net effect of science would still have been to increase the average length of life. G H Hardy

Our rate of progress is such that an individual human being, of ordinary length of life, will be called on to face novel situations which find no parallel in his past. The fixed person, for the fixed duties, who, in older societies was such a godsend, in the future will be a public danger. Alfred North Whitehead

A wife lasts only for the length of the marriage, but an ex-wife is there for the rest of your life. Woody Allen

No one ever yet was the poorer in the long run for having once in a lifetime, let out all the length of all the reins. Mary Cholmondeley

I felt like I had proof that not all days are the same length, not all time has the same weight. Proof that there are worlds and worlds and worlds on top of worlds, if you want them to be there. Carol Rifka Brunt

Whose life is a bubble, and in length a span. William Browne

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make to them; a man may live long, yet get little from life. Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will - Montaigne, Essays Barbara Taylor Bradford

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

If the length of your life is much shorter than the story of your life, this means that you have lived your life so fully! Mehmet Murat Ildan

Life is a play.It's not its length,but its performance that counts. Seneca the Younger

The idea of childhood as a social invention, in retrospect, is hardly credible. In the Bible, in writings of the Greeks and Romans, and in the works of the first great educator of the modern era, Comenius, children were recognized as being both different from adults and different from one another with respect to their stages of development. To be sure, the scientific study of children and the increased length of life in modern times have enhanced our understanding of age differences, but they have always been acknowledged. David Elkind

Shorth is better than length. Dr. Seuss

I once laboured hard for the free will of man, until the grace of God at length overcame me. Saint Augustine

It's not the length but the quality of life that matters to me. It has always been important to me to write one sentence at a time, to live every day as if it were my last and judge it in those terms, often badly, not because it lacked grand gesture or grand passion but because it failed in the daily virtues of self-discipline, kindness, and laughter. It is love, very ordinary, human love, and not fear, which is the good teacher and the wisest judge. Jane Rule

He drew the dagger and laid it on the table between them; a length of dragonbone and Valyrian steel, as sharp as the difference between right and wrong, between true and false, between life and death. George R R Martin

The utility of living consists not in the length of days, but in the use of time; a man may have lived long, and yet lived but a little. Michel De Montaigne

Every time you think a thought it 'registers', and comes back to you according to the vibrations and wave lengths sent out from your mind. Al Koran

A good man doubles the length of his existence; to have lived so as to look back with pleasure on our past existence is to live twice. Martial

The advantage of living is not measured by length, but by use; some men have lived long, and lived little; attend to it while you are in it. It lies in your will, not in the number of years, for you to have lived enough. Michel De Montaigne

One particular aspect of Siddhartha's revelation of the outside world has always struck me. Quite possibly he lived his first thirty years without any knowledge of number. How must he have felt, then, to see crowds of people mingling in the streets? Before that day he would not have believed that so many people existed in all the world. And what wonder it must have been to discover flocks of birds, and piles of stones, leaves on trees and blades of grass! To suddenly realise that, his whole life long, he had been kept at arm's length from multiplicity. Daniel Tammet

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

The great mystery of life is the length of it. Venita VanCaspel

Do not complain about the length of the road! What will you do when the road finishes? Let it continue! Mehmet Murat Ildan

For a great willpower, no road has length! Mehmet Murat Ildan

Only when we are so old, only, are we aware of the beauty of life. Alice Herz-Sommer

The meaning of life can be revealed but never explained. Kenneth Rexroth

I've travelled all around the world to see the rivers and the mountains, and I've spent a lot of money. I have gone to great lengths, I have seen everything, but I forgot to see just outside my house a dewdrop on a little blade of grass, a dewdrop which reflects in its convexity the whole universe around you. Rabindranath Tagore

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The way to have the life we want is to receive more deeply the life we have. Sometimes we keep our own life at arm's length, thinking we'll wait until circumstances improve before giving it all we've got. But life is just a reflection of consciousness, so it's never going to give any more to us than we give to it. Don't wait for a perfect life; breathe in the life that's already perfect. Marianne Williamson

With God, life is eternal-both in quality and length. There is no joy comparable to the joy of discovering something new from God, about God. If the continuing life is a life of joy, we will go on discovering, learning. Eugenia Price

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 meaning of life is to see. Huineng

The meaning of life is happiness. Dalai Lama

Gain control of your time, and you will gain control of your life. John Landis Mason

The happiest time of my life is now. Marilyn Monroe

What is important is not the length of life, but the depth of life. What is important is not to make life longer, but to take your soul out of time, as every sublime act does Leo Tolstoy

The name of the Lord (says the Scripture) is a strong tower; thither the righteous flee and are safe (Proverbs 18:10). Let us secure His favor and He will lead us through the journey of this life and at length receive us to a better. Samuel Adams

So, Mr. Chadband-of whom the persecutors say that it is no wonder he should go on for any length of time uttering such abominable nonsense, but that the wonder rather is that he should ever leave off, having once the audacity to begin-retires into private life until he invests a little capital of supper in the oil-trade. Charles Dickens

Educational enterprises do not for any length of time remain immune from the struggle of interests for power which is the dominant feature of social life under a class system. A J Muste

The earliest full-length account of a chariot race appears in Book xxiii of the Iliad. Richard Arnold Epstein

Women do not transgress the bounds of decorum so often as men; but when they do, they go greater lengths. Charles Caleb Colton

Length of saying makes languor of hearing. Philibert Joseph Roux

Let the weary at length possess quiet rest. Seneca the Younger

I wrote my first story in second grade, and was trying novel-length by sixth. Brian Hodge

And while I at length debate and beate the bush, There shall steppe in other men and catch the burdes. John Heywood

I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts - spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back - length of life. Rose Kennedy

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society. Karl Marx

Obviously, where art has it over life is in the matter of editing. Life can be seen to suffer from a drastic lack of editing. It stops too quick, or else it goes on too long. Worse, its pacing is erratic. Some chapters are little more than a few sentences in length, while others stretch into volumes. Life, for all its raw talent, has little sense of structure. It creates amazing textures, but it can't be counted on for snappy beginnings or good endings either. Indeed, in many cases no ending is provided at all. Larry Mcmurtry

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

Each moment of life is a step toward death. Sandra Gulland

Just as all thought, and primarily that of non-signification, signifies something, so there is no art that has no signification. Albert Camus

Progress is The law of life: man is not Man as yet. Robert Browning

Interruptions are the spice of life. Don Herold

Beauty is not just physical. It's about what you stand for, how you live your life. Halle Berry

The joy of life is variety. Samuel Johnson

Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end. Joanne Harris

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

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. H L Mencken

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

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