101 Short Quotes About Life

In this epic post, we’ve pulled together our favorite short quotes about life, the meaning of the universe and about pretty much everything else. Hope you enjoy.

His ignorance is encyclopedic.

Abba Eban

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Brutality creates respect.

Adolph Hitler

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Girls just want to have funds

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Sweet is a grief well ended.

Aeschylus

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Slow and steady wins the race.

Aesop, The Hare and the Tortoise

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Live to the point of tears.

Albert Camus

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Great artists have no country.

Alfred du Masset

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Hope is the nurse of misery.

American Proverb

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Virtue is its own punishment.

Aneurin Bevan

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adversity

A dreamer lives for eternity.

Anonymous

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Never give advice in a crowd.

Arab Proverb

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All sunshine makes a desert.

Arabic Proverb

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Wit is educated insolence.

Aristotle

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We are what we repeatedly do.

Aristotle

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Nature does nothing uselessly.

Aristotle

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History is full of surprises.

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

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Truth is the daughter of time.

Aulus Gellius

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Truth is the mother of hatred.

Ausonius

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Age withers only the outside.

Author Unknown

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Isolation is a dream killer.

Barbara Sher

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Remember that time is money.

Benjamin Franklin

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Luck is the residue of design.

Branch Rickey, Communication Bulletin for Managers & Supervisors, June 2004

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Health food makes me sick.

Calvin Trillin

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My own mind is my own church.

Carl Lotus Becker

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Comedy is tragedy plus time.

Carol Burnett

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Actions lie louder than words.

Carolyn Wells

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So little done–so much to do.

Cecil John Rhodes (Founder of the Rhodes Scholarships), last words, 1902.

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the rock

Of two evils choose neither.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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Happiness is a warm puppy.

Charles M. Schultz, Linus in “Peanuts”

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Look twice before you leap.

Charlotte Bronte

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I dream, therefore I become.

Cheryl Grossman

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If you bow at all, bow low.

Chinese Proverb

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Laws were made to be broken.

Christopher North

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By doubting we come at truth.

Cicero

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He who desires is always poor.

Claudianus

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Life is too short for traffic.

Dan Bellack

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Yogi Berra

The fact speak for themselves.

Demosthenes

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Most of our future lies ahead.

Denny Crum, Louisville basketball coach

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Life is wasted on the living.

Douglas Adams

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Loneliness is a strange gift.

E. B. White

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Success is a great deodorant.

Elizabeth Taylor

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Love is the life of humanity.

Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book “Divine Love and Wisdom” #1

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A stumble may prevent a fall.

English Proverb

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The shortest answer is doing.

English Proverb

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Only the educated are free.

Epictetus, Discourses

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cruelest_animal

To compare is not to improve.

Field Marshall John French

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My favorite animal is steak.

Fran Lebowitz

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The mind has a thousand eyes.

Francis William Bourdillon

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Love truth, but pardon error.

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

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Anger is a bad counselor.

French Proverb

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He is rich who owes nothing.

French Proverb

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Set a thief to catch a thief.

French Proverb

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Thinking evil is making evil.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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Every path serves a purpose.

Gene Oliver

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good_food

Keep thy religion to thyself.

George Carlin

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Every mile is two in winter.

George Herbert

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Hope is the poor man’s bread.

George Herbert

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Orthodoxy is Unconsciousness.

George Orwell

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Love is letting go of fear.

Gerald Jampolsky

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No answer is also an answer.

German proverb

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Old birds are hard to pluck.

German proverb

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Anger without power is folly.

German Proverb

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What worries you masters you.

Haddon W. Robinson

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Hope is only the love of life.

Henri-Frederic Amiel

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Analysis kills spontaneity.

Henri-Frederic Amiel

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Friends are born, not made.

Henry Adams

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History is more or less bunk.

Henry Ford

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Oregano is the spice of life.

Henry J. Tillman

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Learn to labour and to wait.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Nothing endures but change.

Heraclitus

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When in doubt, do without.

Hofni Samuel

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All men have need of the gods.

Homer, The Odyssey

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another-word

Truth is shorter than fiction.

Irving Cohen

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Life is a continual upgrade.

J. Mark Wallace

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Not all who wander are lost.

J. R. R. Tolkien

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Focus on remedies, not faults.

Jack Nicklaus

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To teach is to learn twice.

Jeseph Joubert

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Never cut what you can untie.

Jeseph Joubert

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Blind belief is dangerous.

Kenyan Proverb

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Life is short; live it up.

Khrushchev

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To have little is to possess.

Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu

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A dinner lubricates business.

Lord William Stowell

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Sex is emotion in motion.

Mae West

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What we think about, expands.

Marc Allen, Interview with Michael Toms

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The spirit is the true self.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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When in doubt, tell the truth.

Mark Twain

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Nobody ever died of laughter.

Max Beerbohm

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Courage conquers all things.

Ovid

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The first wealth is health.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Money often costs too much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Thomas Paine

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