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Meaning of Life

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Meaning of Life

If you really want to know how people think of you, start a game of charades and enthusiastically point to yourself.

Hunter S Thompson: 'Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a ride!'

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." - Albert Einstein

If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Buddha

Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75. Ben Franklin

Every man dies, but not every man truly lives.

The reward of a life lived well is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

"When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."

"The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."

"I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you."

"Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs."

"Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again."

"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things"

"If you are going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill

I love mankind; it's people I can't stand (Charles Schultz)

The world seems out of control because too many things are changing too fast.

Offline = loneliness.

You used to have to go to the circus to see the tattoed man and the fat lady. Now they're everywhere.

There are two types of people in this world - the good and the bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours more.

You shouldn't treat people as objects. They're not worth that much.

Have you noticed that our lives seem more like a list of tasks, whereas our parent's lives were stories

"The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't."

"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month." Theodore Roosevelt

"Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else."

The problem with people who have no vices is that they are pretty sure to have some annoying virtues. (Elizabeth Taylor)

"If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down." -Ray Bradbury

"You should do more, think less, and not watch yourself living."

"Times are bad. Children are no longer obeying their parents." (Cicero, 43 BC)

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."

"Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it." Bill Cosby

"All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why." James Thurber

"If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."

Life is a cement trampoline.

Life is good and bad. Mostly and.

Remember, we're all in this alone.

Some days you're the pigeon; some days you're the statue.

Life doesn't imitate art. It imitates bad television.

I hope that life isn't one big joke, because I don't get it.

Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begats knowledge, the latter ignorance

"Dance Like No One is Watching...
Love Like You Have Never Been Hurt Before...
Go to Work Like You Don't Need The Money."
- Kurt Vonnegut

It's much easier to follow a man's advice than his example.

A man who says he's no fool usually has his suspicions.

Never believe in mirrors or newspapers

No-one is watching until you make a mistake.

Three things have helped me through the ordeals of life - an understanding husband, a good analyst, and millions of dollars. (Mary Tyler Moore)

Life is like a cow pasture. If you walk through it with your head down you'll avoid the crap but you'll never find the gate.

Life is a shit sandwich and sometimes you get no bread.

Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.

It may be that your sole purpose in life is to act as an example to others.

from The Hunger Games trilogy - "Because sometimes things happen to people and they're not equipped to deal with them"

memento mori - Remember that you will die

facta non verba - Deeds, not words (Actions speak louder than words)

fallaces sunt rerum species - The appearances of things are deceptive.

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.

I had no shoes and I pitied myself. Then I met a man who had no feet, so I took his shoes.

Two wrongs are just the beginning

So you endorse the view that the early bird catches the worm .... let me point out the corollary that the early worm is caught by the bird.

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