1. The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die.

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  2. Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

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  3. A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

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  4. Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

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  5. Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.

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  6. There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.

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  7. Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.

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  8. Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

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  9. The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.

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  10. Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.

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  11. The early Christian rules of life were not made to last, because the early Christians did not believe that the world itself was going to last.

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  12. This is the true joy in life: Being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

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  13. What we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for experience, of literature for life, of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real.

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  14. He didn't dare to, because his father had a weak heart and habitually threatened to drop dead if anybody hurt his feelings. You may have noticed that people with weak hearts are the tyrants of English married life.

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  15. Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannot endure it. Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life.

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  16. Life is a disease; and the only difference between one man and another is the stage of the disease at which he lives. You are always at the crisis: I am always in the convalescent stage.

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  17. In the arts of life man invents nothing; but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence, and famine.

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  18. When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.

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  19. I feel nothing but the accursed happiness I have dreaded all my life long: the happiness that comes as life goes, the happiness of yielding and dreaming instead of resisting and doing, the sweetness of the fruit that is going rotten.

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  20. Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air. It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.

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  21. If you strike a child, take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.

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  22. Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.

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  23. All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.

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  24. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.

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  25. You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.

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  26. Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.

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  27. There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.

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  28. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

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  29. If you're not producing as much as you consume, or perhaps a little more, then clearly we cannot use the big organization of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us, and it can't be of very much use to yourself.

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