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The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.

Tags: Good, Until  ✍ Author: Jane Addams

The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.

Tags: Happy, Whole  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.

Tags: Good, Great  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.

Tags: Dream, Hope  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life... Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality.

Tags: Learn, Mind  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Tags: Hope, Love  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.

Tags: Humanity, Nature  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.

Tags: Hope, Success  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.

Tags: Friendship, Greatest  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

Tags: Good, Living  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

Tags: Good, Sunshine  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.

Tags: Generality, Vague  ✍ Author: George Ade

Regarding race or gender or sexuality, one of the great things about art and music is that they can provide people with very little else in common with a similar entry point for discussion, but the discussions still need to happen for life to get more interesting.

Tags: Great, Music  ✍ Author: Tunde Adebimpe

I've been doing African dance all my life.

Tags: African, Dance  ✍ Author: Naima Adedapo

If my life was a song the title would be 'Naima'.

Tags: Song, Title  ✍ Author: Naima Adedapo

I can write with authority only about what I know well, which means that I end up using surface details of my own life in my fiction.

Tags: End, Write  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I write from real life. I am an unrepentant eavesdropper and a collector of stories. I record bits of overheard dialogue.

Tags: Real, Write  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Successful fiction does not need to be validated by 'real life'; I cringe whenever a writer is asked how much of a novel is 'real'.

Tags: Real, Successful  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought.

Tags: Famous, Thought  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

I've never been one to sit around and eat my heart out. Life's too short.

Tags: Heart, Short  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

Greenwich Village always had its share of mind readers, but there are many more these days, and they seem to have moved closer to the mainstream of life in the city. What was crazy 10 years ago is now respectable, even among the best-educated New Yorkers.

Tags: Crazy, Mind  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

Too much of Indian writing in English, it seemed to me, consisted of middle-class people writing about other middle-class people - and a small slice of life being passed off as an authentic portrait of the country.

Tags: Country, Writing  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

If I had not passed through trial - through passion, one could say - through these years so painful and so rich, I don't believe I could take on my life and my career as I do today.

Tags: Passion, Today  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

There has already been the karmic work: that what life has transformed in me, this initiation brought on, of necessity, by trials.

Tags: Trials, Work  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

Life has brought me work to do on myself these past two years.

Tags: Past, Work  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani
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The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Tags: Danger, May  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient's condition. Usually this is a member of the family.

Tags: Family, Patient  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar's life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds.

Tags: Learning, Minds  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.

Tags: Great, Men  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.

Tags: Desire, Human  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.

Tags: Education, Happiness  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell.

Tags: Quality, Themselves  ✍ Author: Renata Adler

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

Tags: Art, Soul  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.

Tags: Place, Truth  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.

Tags: Tell, Truth  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his material nor pull strictly from his own experience to find his acting choices and feelings.

Tags: Experience, Feelings  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

I used to wake up in the morning and say, 'Oh, God.' Now I wake up in the morning and look forward to life.

Tags: God, Morning  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

Loud is a way of life.

Tags: Loud  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

Every musician, their goal in life is to play music that people love, and I've accomplished my goal. I was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and left that chapter of my life and those people in the past. Good and bad, I've loved and am thankful for that chapter.

Tags: Love, Music  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

I have to say, the coolest person I ever met in my whole life is John Mellencamp. I never met a person who was more secure about himself and his person.

Tags: Himself, Whole  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.

Tags: Cannot, Wrong  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

But he who dies in despair has lived his whole life in vain.

Tags: Despair, Whole  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Life has become the ideology of its own absence.

Tags: Absence, Become  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

If a child plays sport early in childhood, and doesn't give it up, he will play sport for the rest of his life. And if children have a connection with, and are involved in the preparation of, the food they eat, then it will be normal for them to cook these kind of meals, and they will go on cooking them for the rest of their lives.

Tags: Children, Food  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

I don't dream at night; life has given me the stuff I need to be able to dream during the day. I'm very lucky.

Tags: Dream, Night  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

I think everything happens for a reason and all the things that happened to me - good, bad - I'm glad they did. It's made me ready for life, for adulthood.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

I couldn't ask for a better life.

Tags: Ask  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

I mean, I couldn't ask for a better life, man.

Tags: Ask, Mean  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

What good is it to live a life that brings pains?

Tags: Good, Pains  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.

Tags: God, Lies  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.

Tags: Born, Death  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.

Tags: End, Happy  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.

Tags: Fair, Him  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I'm much more interested in what an actor has to say about something substantial and important than who they're dating or what clothes they're wearing or some other asinine, insignificant aspect of their life.

Tags: Actor, Dating  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

Sure, I suffered a lot. But it's not like the end of the world and it's not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and I'm able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life.

Tags: End, Experience  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 96% how I react to it.

Tags: Happens, React  ✍ Author: Casey Affleck

Yes, for a long time but I admired her and respected everything that I could sort of see in her from a distance, the pillars of her life, the loyalties, the relationships. It all got my interest and also the looks.

Tags: Her, Time  ✍ Author: Andre Agassi

You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward.

Tags: Best, Dad  ✍ Author: Andre Agassi

I'm of Nigerian descent, from the Yoruba tribe. Names are very significant in that culture. It basically states your purpose in life.

Tags: Culture, Purpose  ✍ Author: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

The social disease of political correctness has entered daily life, inverting good to bad and attempting to rewrite proud histories as an imposition of white supremacy for which we all should make contrition.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Robert Agostinelli

Well, all life forms are dependent upon water.

Tags: Dependent, Water  ✍ Author: Peter Agre

Johns Hopkins introduced me to two defining events in my life: commitment to biomedical research and meeting my future wife, Mary.

Tags: Future, Wife  ✍ Author: Peter Agre

Keep going on hikes, keep having your friends in your life, keep that downtime sacred as well because as hard as you work in any job, it's really nice to have the relaxing de-stressors. Stress is the worst thing. That's the ultimate demise of any good thing.

Tags: Good, Work  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

I think it's important to keep your personal life to yourself as much as you can. It protects your sanity and you need to have boundaries. And it helps that enchantment of watching an actor. If you know someone's favourite colour or what they like to do on a Sunday, you won't fall for the character as much.

Tags: Character, Yourself  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

It's really sad looking at people like Lindsay Lohan. She's an amazing actress, but you see what happens when people know too much about your personal life. They start not being able to look at you the same way professionally. I don't want that to happen to me.

Tags: Amazing, Sad  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

I do reinvent old hits of mine and sort of give them a new life.

Tags: Give, Old  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

I'm content with life, and I'm finally at that place where I feel relaxed and can really enjoy what's going on around me.

Tags: Enjoy, Place  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

It's impossible to redefine yourself and your life overnight.

Tags: Impossible, Yourself  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

I think all of us as women have this super-human quality. We create life, we give life, we are the sources of life for our children - we're all pretty bionic.

Tags: Children, Women  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

I knew there would be a negative reaction in the press to my divorce, but I am not going to live my life because of something someone might say.

Tags: Negative, Someone  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

Everybody needs that one person that takes you to the right place to see all the positives in your life.

Tags: Everybody, Place  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

I was really glad to meet Jane Clark because it did give me an insight. I couldn't imagine what kind of woman she was. I was hugely impressed by her energy, straightforward nature and enthusiasm for life.

Tags: Nature, Woman  ✍ Author: Jenny Agutter

I just feel very often like a child in an absolutely weird world. I think that life is quite weird sometimes.

Tags: Child, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

After having my baby I felt like I'd been introduced to my life, I slowed down, I paid more attention to simple things, I addressed a few issues in my own life, I even got married, I looked at what was important and what wasn't, and so I used that experience for inspiration.

Tags: Experience, Simple  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

I never grew up thinking the goal in life was to be a millionaire. All the way through college, I had a part-time job. I worked hard to get the things that you need at that age.

Tags: Age, Job  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

The arts are a major life nourishment.

Tags: Arts, Major  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

At some point in my life, before I was gone, I wanted to make an album, even if it was for no reason other than posterity.

Tags: Reason, Wanted  ✍ Author: Danny Aiello

I was just so blatantly shy throughout my life.

Tags: Shy, Throughout  ✍ Author: Danny Aiello

I kind of had my life planned out for me. I'd be married at some point, have, you know, 1.5 children, and be a principal possibly one day. But I think that that was kind of my problem. I allowed myself to plan out my life and didn't let provident direction guide my life.

Tags: Children, Problem  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

I decided to study special education and fell in love with working with individuals with autism. That's what I planned to do with my life.

Tags: Education, Love  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

But I was going to be a teacher my entire life, so I wasn't counting on money to much.

Tags: Money, Teacher  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

As I got older, I really got into Tupac's poetry, his books and just learning about his life and what he was into.

Tags: Learning, Poetry  ✍ Author: Jhene Aiko

You know how a lot of people say, 'I lose myself in music,' or 'I like to escape,' but I want my music to be more of an awakening. I want it to make people to be aware of life; I don't want my music to be a distraction. I want to light a path.

Tags: Music, Path  ✍ Author: Jhene Aiko

Everybody fears the unknown. But I have a strong feeling there's something bigger than us. I don't think all this exists because some rocks happened to collide. I'm at peace. When it comes, I'll be fine, calm. I'll miss life, though. Especially my family.

Tags: Family, Peace  ✍ Author: Roger Ailes

Obama's the one who never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn't public money. How many fund-raisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time.

Tags: Money, Time  ✍ Author: Roger Ailes

One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.

Tags: Break, Somebody  ✍ Author: Alvin Ailey

In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort.

Tags: Business, Effort  ✍ Author: Alvin Ailey

My heroes are the non-commissioned officers. If I had another life that's what I'd be - a regimental sergeant major or a similar rank. That's where the spirit of the armed forces is.

Tags: Another, Spirit  ✍ Author: Bob Ainsworth

The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.

Tags: Creative, Human  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

Life is wasted on the living.

Tags: Living, Wasted  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.

Tags: Best, Together  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections.

Tags: Feeling, Lost  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.

Tags: Fool, Wise  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.

Tags: Faith, God  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.

Tags: Views, Wasted  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.

Tags: Face, Ugly  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Old age is just a record of one's whole life.

Tags: Age, Old  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'

Tags: Inspirational, Training  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

Tags: Courage, Enough  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

Tags: Views, Wasted  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

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