One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
The greatest pleasure of life is love.
Happiness does not consist in amusement. In fact, it would be strange if our end were amusement, and if we were to labor and suffer hardships all our life long merely to amuse ourselves. The happy life is regarded as a life in conformity with virtue. It is a life which involves effort and is not spent in amusement.
I will suffer nothing as great as death without glory.
The part of life we really live is small.’ For all the rest of existence is not life, but merely time.
I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
If anyone says that the best life of all is to sail the sea, and then
adds that I must not sail upon a sea where shipwrecks are a common
occurrence and there are often sudden storms that sweep the helmsman in
an adverse direction, I conclude that this man, although he lauds
navigation, really forbids me to launch my ship.
It is not death that a man should fear, but rather he should fear never beginning to live.
An evil life is a kind of death.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Life is like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.