RISMEDIA, April 11, 2011—A famous quote attributed to 13th-century Scottish revolutionary William Wallace is, “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” Read these other inspiring thoughts about life from some notable figures in history.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
– James Allen
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
– Charles Darwin
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
– Henry Ellis
Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.
– Anton Chekhov
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
– William James
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
– Mark Twain
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
– Henry David Thoreau
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
– E. B. White
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.
– Alice Roosevelt Longworth
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
– John Burroughs
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