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- When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "compared to what?"
- Sydney J. Harris
- Life is an unbroken succession of false situations.
- Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)
- Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
- Truman Capote (1924 - 1984)
- It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)
- Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.
- Wally 'Famous' Amos (1936 - )
- Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
- William Goldman, "The Princess Bride"
- The great use of a life is to spend for something that outlasts it.
- William James (1842 - 1910)
- And so from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, and then, from hour to hour,we rot and rot; and thereby hangs a tale.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), As You Like It, Act II, sc. 7
- I am sure care's an enemy to life.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Twelfth Night, Act I, sc. 3
- Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale
Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "King John", Act 3 scene 4
- Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), King John, Act III, sc. 4
- The cloud-capp'd towers,the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), The Tempest, Act IV, sc. 1
- The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), All's Well that Ends Well, Act IV, sc. 3
- The world's mine oyster, which I with sword will open.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act II, sc. 2
- Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
- Woody Allen (1935 - )
- Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
- Woody Allen (1935 - )
- The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
- Zeno (335 BC - 264 BC), from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers