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We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.

Jimmy Carter (1924-?) American statesman. 39th President of the USA.

Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.

Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.

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

This is what is sad when one contemplates human life, that so many live out their lives in quiet lostness... they live, as it were, away from themselves and vanish like shadows. Their immortal souls are blown away, and they are not disquieted by the question of its immortality, because they are already disintegrated before they die.

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

A life-worshipper's philosophy is comprehensive. He is at one moment a positivist and at another a mystic: now haunted by the thought of death and now a Dionysian child of nature; now a pessimist and now, with a change of lover or liver or even the weather, an exuberant believer that God's in his heaven and all's right with the world.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.

Life is a flower of which love is the honey.

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

Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.

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

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) French artist.

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

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