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The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) American columnist, lecturer and humanitarian.

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon (1940-1980) British musician.

What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

An unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens

After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.

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We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.

Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.

William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

Those who live are those who fight.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.

Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backwards.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and writer.

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

Diane Ackerman (1948-?) American poet, writer and naturalist.