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Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.

Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881) Swiss writer.

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.

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

Take life as you find it, but don't leave it that way

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Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live on and nothing to live for.

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Life is the childhood of our immortality.

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

We are doomed to cling to a life even while we find it unendurable.

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

Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.

Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) American inventor.

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.