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Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance. - Plato.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. – Socrates.

Do you love life, then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin.

Gain may be temporary and uncertain, but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain. - Benjamin Franklin.

I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. – Anne Frank.

I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict. - Plato.

If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life. - Plato.

If you continue to take delight in idle argumentation you may be qualified to combat with the sophists, but will never know how to live with men. – Socrates.

In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action. – Aristotle.

It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken. – Aristotle.

It is a common saying, and in everybody's mouth, that life is but a sojourn. - Plato.

It is not living that matters, but living rightly. – Socrates.

Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it. – Socrates.

Life must be lived as play. - Plato.

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato.

No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. - Plato.

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued. – Socrates.

One gets on better in life if one is not over modest. – Anne Frank.

Riches, prestige, everything can be lost. But the happiness in your heart can only be dimmed; it will always be there as long as you live, to make you happy again. – Anne Frank.

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life. - Plato.

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. – Socrates.

The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways; I to die, and you to live. Which is better? Only God knows. – Socrates.

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. – Aristotle.

The life of money-making is one undertaken under compulsion, and wealth is evidently not the good we are seeking; for it is merely useful and for the sake of something else. – Aristotle.

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom. - Plato.

There is certainly scarce any part of a man’s life in which he appears more silly and ridiculous, than when he makes his first onset in courtship. - Benjamin Franklin.

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. – Aristotle.

The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates.

The weak die out and the strong will survive, and will live on forever. – Anne Frank.

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live. – Aristotle.

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. – Aristotle.

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. – Socrates.

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. - Plato.

We make war that we may live in peace. – Aristotle.

What is life without love? Love is like the sun; without light, there's no life. – Aristotle.

When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them. - Plato.

Where there's hope, there's life. – Anne Frank.

Work as if you were to live 100 years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow. - Benjamin Franklin.

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live. – Socrates.

You will find rest from vain fancies if you do every act in life as though it were thy last. – Aristotle.

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