What Life Means Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 What Life Means Quotes

#1. Whenever tragic loss occurs, you either resist or you yield. Some people become bitter or deeply resentful; others become compassionate, wise, and loving. Yielding means inner acceptance of what is.You are open to life. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#2. How do you find the divine power in yourself? The word enthusiasm means 'filled with a god,' so what makes you enthusiastic? Follow it. So I have a little word: follow your bliss. The bliss is the message of God to yourself. That's where your life is. - Author: Joseph Campbell
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#3. Friends disappear
or they are powerless.
This is what misfortune means
an acid test of friendship.
I wouldn't wish it on anyone. - Author: Anne Carson
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#4. Not getting what you want either means you don't want it enough, or you have been dealing too long with the price you have to pay. - Author: Rudyard Kipling
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#5. Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That's part of what it means to be alive. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#6. I think acting is revealing to people what it means to be human. - Author: Nick Enright
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#7. You can't even begin to understand biology, you can't understand life, unless you understand what it's all there for, how it arose - and that means evolution. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#8. The only time you will fear anything is when you say no and resist the universe. You may have heard the expression "Go with the flow." This means consciously accepting what is happening in your life. - Author: Susan Jeffers
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#9. The trouble with education is that we always read everything when we're too young to know what it means. And the trouble with life is that we're always too busy to re-read it later. - Author: Margaret Ayer Barnes
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#10. But as with so may diagnoses it is, in the end, the symptoms that matter, not the cause, because this is what being alive means, this is what being a person means, to be sickened by an illness known as you. - Author: Heidi Julavits
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#11. You know when ubuntu is there, and it is obvious when it is absent. It has to do with what it means to be truly human, to know that you are bound up with others in the bundle of life. - Author: Desmond Tutu
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#12. The special virtue of freedom is not that it makes you richer and more powerful but that it gives you more time to understand what it means to be alive. - Author: Adam Gopnik
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#13. But now we live in a time and in a culture when mystery tends to mean something more answerable, it means a crime novel, a thriller, a drama on TV, usually one where we'll find out - and where the whole point of reading it or watching it will be that we will find out - what happened. - Author: Ali Smith
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#14. You don't know what it means to live the life that you could have lived, if an event over which you have no control, an unforeseeable circumstance, had not distracted and diverted you, and at times crushed you, as has happened to me. - Author: Luigi Pirandello
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#15. Passionate - that means to live for the sake of living. But one knows that you all live for sake of experience. Passion, that is self-forgetfulness. But what you all want is self-enrichment. - Author: Thomas Mann
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#16. Sometimes life demands things of you, that just the fact of being alive means for allowing for possibilites that may be far from what you'd planned or even hoped. - Author: Robin Black
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#17. The common problem, yours and mine, everyone's/Is not to fancy what were fair in life/Provided it could be - but finding first/What may be and how to make it fair up to our means. - Author: Robert A. Caro
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#18. Living simply means concentrating on what's important in light of eternity. And not taking the rest of life too seriously. - Author: Annie Chapman
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#19. Trusting yourself means living out what you already know to be true. - Author: Cheryl Strayed
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#20. I love my life! Even if I don't get what I want, when I want it, doesn't mean the world is against me, it just means God has other plans. - Author: Andrea Jones
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#21. Thaddeus knew again what it felt like to be living a life that was totally out of control. Which is something a cancer diagnosis can do in an eye blink. You don't know what it means, you're threatened and scared to death, and you lack all the information you'll need to try to pull yourself - Author: John Ellsworth
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#22. Becoming mature means learning to accept what you cannot change, facing unresolved sorrows and learning to love life as it really happens, not as you would have it happen. - Author: Barbara Sher
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#23. There's something tragic in the fate of almost every person
it's just that the tragic is often concealed from a person by the banal surface of life ... A woman will complain of indigestion and not even know that what she means is that her whole life has been shattered. - Author: Ivan Turgenev
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#24. He covered my hand with his. No matter what happens, we're friends first. I hope you know how much having you in my life means to me. - Author: Cindi Madsen
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#25. Broadmindedness, when it means indifference to right and wrong, eventually ends in a hatred of what is right. - Author: Fulton J. Sheen
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#26. Christ wants to give you hope for the future. He wants you to learn what it means to walk with Him every day. When you come to Christ, God gives you eternal life - which begins right now as you open your heart to Him. - Author: Billy Graham
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#27. I am the only one who can tell the story of my life and say what it means. - Author: Dorothy Allison
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#28. This is what it means to be human "in the image of God." It means being free to make choices instead of doing whatever our instincts
would tell us to do. It means knowing that some choices are good, and others are bad, and it is our job to know the difference. - Author: Harold S. Kushner
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#29. Everyone has a theory of human nature. Everyone has to anticipate the behavior of others, and that means we all need theories about what makes people tick. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#30. To repent means to realize that the kind of life we are living is wrong and that we must adopt a completely new set of values. To that end, it involves two things. It involves sorrow for what we have been and it involves the resolve that by the grace of God we will be changed. - Author: William Barclay
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#31. Bible study is the most essential ingredient in the believer's spiritual life, because it is only in study of the Bible as that is blessed by the Holy Spirit that Christians hear Christ and discover what it means to follow Him. - Author: James Montgomery Boice
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#32. But how many chose to ignore the direct attack they laid on what is fed to all of us as 'life,' with its well-defined roads to factory and pool-hall, to work and pleasure, both organized, both shells, both a continuation of existence by forced means, in the shadow of life? - Author: Tom McDonough
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#33. MADNESS Madness is the first step towards unselfishness. Be mad and tell us what is behind the veil of "sanity." The purpose of life is to bring us closer to those secrets, and madness is the only means. SP-ST-62 - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#34. We ask why there's violence in our school but we've systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools have become such a place of carnage? Because we've made it a place where we don't want to talk about eternity, life, what responsibility means, accountability, - Author: Mike Huckabee
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#35. I am Olympic champion for life, and I have learned to enjoy what that means. - Author: Jade Jones
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#36. You've certainly mellowed out ... you used to be fun, full of life and emotion. Lust, Greed, Sloth, Gluttony, Envy, Wrath, and Pride. Of course, excessive want will destroy anyone, but those same desires are necessary to understand what it means to be human. Why did you rid yourself of them? - Author: Hiromu Arakawa
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#37. When it's my turn, I introduce myself as Josh Raymond, seventeen, no previous experience beyond my recent halfhearted experiment with sleeping pills. "The Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect is life," I add, even though no one knows what this means - Author: Jennifer Niven
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#38. I've never written a book with the intention of winning someone back or getting back at someone or anything like that. It's always just been about thinking about life and how relationships fit in to what life means. - Author: Jeffrey Brown
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#39. Maybe you're wondering what it actually means to live a graceful life. We've got many chapters ahead to figure out what that might look like for you ... - Author: Emily P. Freeman
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#40. That's what being free means - not the right to do whatever you want, but the right to take a stand and say what you'll die for. - Author: Sebastien De Castell
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#41. Finding your path means finding out what you were put here on this earth to do. What is your life's purpose? Why were you given this gift called life? And what is the gift you give back to life? - Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
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#42. The Gospels and the rest of the New Testament reflect the life of Jesus, what it means for us & what it means for the world. - Author: Philip Yancey
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#43. Redemption means you just make a change in your life and you try to do right, versus what you were doing, which was wrong. So I think a lot of people get hooked on drugs and when they get over that addiction they go out and they try to talk to kids and they try to work in rehab centers. - Author: Ice-T
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#44. Boundaries protect the things that are of value to you. They keep you in alignment with what you have decided you want in life. That means the key to good boundaries is knowing what you want. - Author: Adelyn Birch
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#45. You have come a long way, and you do not know it. You have a long way to do, and you do know what that means. - Author: Idries Shah
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#46. Yet what each one does is by no means of little moment. The grass has to put forth all its energy to draw sustenance from the uttermost tips of its rootlets simply to grow where it is as grass; it does not vainly strive to become a banyan tree; and so the earth gains a lovely carpet of green. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#47. If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you, what have your spent your whole life pursuing? - Author: Bo Bennett
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#48. To find in ourselves what makes life worth living is risky business, for it means that once we know we must seek it. It also means that without it life will be valueless. - Author: Marsha Sinetar
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#49. When she turned to see me smiling. It was an awkward smile, but you only really know what a smile means when you own the face behind it. Everyone else just sees the smile they expected it to be. - Author: Nathan Filer
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#50. Taking good care of yourself means the people in your life receive the best of you rather than what is left of you. - Author: Lucille Zimmerman
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#51. I hold a dramatic and romantic concept of life; What doesn't touch my senses means nothing to me - Author: Pablo Neruda
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#52. There are such moments in a life. Solitary seconds on which the reality of what life means pivots and turns from a dead end toward a road of untrodden grass that stretches on forever. - Author: Jonathan Maberry
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#53. The events of one's life take place, take place. How often have I used this expression, and how often have I stopped to think about what it means? Events do indeed take place, they have meaning in relation to things around them. - Author: N. Scott Momaday
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#54. Going to a restaurant is one of my keenest pleasures. Meeting someplace with old and new friends, ordering wine, eating food, surrounded by strangers, I think is the core of what it means to live a civilised life. - Author: Adam Gopnik
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#55. About the gods I have no means of knowing either that they exist or that they do not exist or what they are to look at. Many things prevent my knowing. Among others, the fact that they are never seen. - Author: Protagoras
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#56. But I have learned that you make your own happiness, that part of going for what you want means losing something else. And when the stakes are high, the losses can be that much greater. - Author: Emily Giffin
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#57. It is poetic and lyrical; words that spill forth like cool waters into the dusty dry rock bed of the Soul desiring love. It has been said that I've lived in the desert all my life and do not know what it means to be wet. - Author: Sophia Rose
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#58. I'm 31 now. I think I'm beginning to understand what life is, what romance is, and what a relationship means. - Author: Adam Sandler
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#59. The average person can look at someone in public life and say they have it all, but they might be struggling. Or you may think another person has more apparent challenges, but she's deeply grateful for her life. I don't think anyone can judge what having it all means for someone else. - Author: Ivanka Trump
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#60. People who build their own home tend to be very courageous. These people are curious about life. They're thinking about what it means to live in a house, rather than just buying a commodity and making it work. - Author: Tom Kundig
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#61. Each of us is born into this life with a light inside us... What's most important is to never let that light go out, because when you do, it means you've lost yourself to darkness. It means you've lost hope. And hope is what makes this world a beautiful place. - Author: John Searles
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#62. Excellence means that you're prospering spiritually, mentally, physically and in every area of life. What does it mean to prosper? It means to do well, to have over and above, to walk in a high level with God. It means to be in a high class with God, where you can think like God and live like Him. - Author: Chris Oyakhilome
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#63. Justice it means but it's everybody eating everyone else. That's what life is after all. - Author: James Joyce
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#64. The opportunities of living are diminished in proportion as what are called the "means" are increased. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#65. I think transwomen, and transpeople in general, show everyone that you can define what it means to be a man or woman on your own terms. A lot of what feminism is about is moving outside of roles and moving outside of expectations of who and what you're supposed to be to live a more authentic life. - Author: Laverne Cox
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#66. That's what it means to die, to not be able to stop looking at whatever's in front of you. Some darn thing placed directly there, with nothing you can do about it ... - Author: Philip K. Dick
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#67. What does remembering ourselves mean? It essentially means coming back to life- re-membering. - Author: Gerald Epstein
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#68. The philosophy which is so important in each of us is not a technical matter; it is our more or less dumb sense of what life honestly and deeply means. It is only partly got from books; it is our individual way of just seeing and feeling the total push and pressure of the cosmos. - Author: William James
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#69. Concerning the gods, I have no means of knowing either that they exist or that they do not exist, nor what sort of form they may have; there are many reasons why knowledge on this subject is not possible, owing to the lack of evidence and the shortness of human life. - Author: Protagoras
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#70. Focusing on what matters means saying no to things that don't matter. Otherwise, your life becomes cluttered with distractions. - Author: Peter Atkins
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#71. To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark. In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God's grace means. - Author: Brennan Manning
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#72. This should be one of the basic attitudes - not to think about what the other is doing. That is his life. If he decides to live it that way, that is his business. Who are you even to have an opinion about it? Even to have an opinion means that you are ready to interfere, you have already interfered. - Author: Osho
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#73. Someone once said that life is what happens while we are making other plans. I now know what that means. - Author: Charlie Bell
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#74. I certainly wouldn't define myself as a northerner. I'm not even really sure what that means. I've lived in London for 50 years. I wasn't born here, but I have spent most of my life here. So I don't make much of it, to be honest. I'm just myself. - Author: Ian McKellen
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#75. Postponing happiness until "all your ducks are in order" means never because life is not that clean, fair or predictable. It isn't what happens to you that defines your life, it is what you do with it that does. - Author: Laura C. Schlessinger
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#76. The spirit of humanity, like the forces of nature, and like the physical life, is at bottom energy ... Spiritual life, therefore, is just as much a development out of what has gone before in the evolutionary process as physical life is; which means that the origin of spiritual life is from within. - Author: John H. Dietrich
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#77. Meditation means keeping one mind. You must understand - what is life? What is death? If you keep one mind, there is no life, no death. Then if you die tomorrow, no problem; if you die in five minutes, no problem. - Author: Seung Sahn
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#78. You think your children are better than mine? Ha! When yours were out playing with gold, mine were out fighting for survival. You taught your children to roll in money when I taught mine what it means to be strong. - Author: S.R. Crawford
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#79. And I think that the ultimate way you and I get lucky is if you have some success early in life, you get to find out early it doesn't mean anything. Which means you get to start early the work of figuring out what does mean something
David Foster Wallace - Author: David Lipsky
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#80. That is my rule of life. If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow. Do you remember Henley's magnificent lines?
'Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.' ?
That is my gospel. What do you think of it? - Author: William McFee
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#81. He had begun the diary less as a record of his life (for whom and why? What life?) than as a regular and self-indulgent exploration, a means of makings sense of the past years, part catharsis, part comforting affirmation. - Author: P.D. James
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#82. Ah, that's because you don't know what it's like to have faith. You've no idea how amusing and exciting life becomes when you do believe. All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant. It makes life so jolly, you know. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#83. I made my name". What does this mean? It means that a man has successfully graduated through the process of inner self-development - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#84. I was at the Smithsonian for twenty years, and I'm still at the Smithsonian as a curator emeritus, and I still plan to figure out what that means for me at this point in my life. - Author: Bernice Johnson Reagon
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#85. So I watch her work and put all her energy, all her force, all herself, all is inside her work. Does she think that this is what life means? She goes to work in the dark and comes home when it's dark. Does she know what the world looks like when the sun is shining? - Author: Jinat Rehana Begum
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#86. agapi mou, zoi mou." I took a shallow breath. "What does that mean?" "It means, 'my love, my life'." I - Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
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#87. We're married now. We're married.
You don't know when you're twenty-three.
You don't know what it really means to crawl into someone else's life and stay there. You can't see all the ways you're going to get tangled, how you're going to bond skin to skin. - Author: Rainbow Rowell
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#88. Whoever did not live in the years neighboring 1789 does not know what the pleasure of living means.
[Fr., Qui n'a pas vecu dans les annees voisines de 1789 ne sait pas ce que c'est le palisir de vivre.] - Author: Charles Maurice De Talleyrand
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#89. But let's be honest. Real good can come from never missing Sunday-morning worship. Real good comes from guarding what you watch. Good can come from guarding your life in these ways. But as a means to or measure of our righteousness? These things will always fall short. - Author: Matt Chandler
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#90. Umm, I think it means we determine our own fate. It's not what happens to us in life, it's what we do about it. - Author: Karen McQuestion
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#91. We don't live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means, and that is what life is for. - Author: George Mallory
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#92. Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death. - Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
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#93. We must laugh and cry, enjoy and suffer, in a word, vibrate to our full capacity ... I think that's what being really human means. - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#94. Everyone takes a turn, and when it gets to me, I shout out what Jewish people say at times like this: "L'chaim!"

"It means 'to life,'" I explain. And as I say it, I think that maybe this is what I was saying a prayer for back in the cathedral. To life. - Author: Gayle Forman
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#95. Making choices for the feelings they bring us & not what others think means we can find fulfilment and achievement from fulfilling our goals.
From the writers of Carolann's Pathway and Carolann's Progression, The Gateway to Understanding your Life's Ultimate Journey - Author: Roland Bush-Cavell And Carolann Frankie
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#96. The biggest dilemma in education today is the differing visions of what an educated person means. To do well on tests is often more important than helping young people really be prepared to deal with the tests of life. - Author: Linda Lantieri
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#97. I'm interested in everything about what it means to be a human being, so every role is an excuse to delve into a different way of life, a different socio-economic background, and a different tragic or comedic circumstance. - Author: Rachelle Lefevre
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#98. Leveraging your personal strengths means you will also need to become clearer about those strengths. It is easier to build on what you are already good at than start from your weaker areas. Take time to list down your strengths and reflect on them. - Author: Archibald Marwizi
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#99. In tracking what people have to say about schooling, I notice that most of the conversation is about means, rarely about ends ... It is as if we are a nation of technicians, consumed by our expertise in how something should be done, afraid or incapable of thinking about why. - Author: Neil Postman
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#100. You don't ask what a dance means. You enjoy it. You don't ask what the world means. You enjoy it. You don't ask what you mean. You enjoy it. - Author: Joseph Campbell
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