Sunday, January 20

Life Is But A Dewdrop On The Lotus Leaf: 20 Quotes On Life

Dewdrop on a lotus loeaf

20 Quotes today on life - what it has meant to others:

The wise man warns me that life is but a dewdrop on the lotus leaf.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

For life is the mirror of king and slave,
'Tis just what we are and do;
Then give to the world the best you have,
And the best will come back to you.
~ Madeleine Bridges

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Life is but thought.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This life is but the passage of a day,
This life is but a pang and all is over;
But in the life to come which fades not away
Every love shall abide and every lover.
~ Christina G. Rossetti

I count life just a stuff
To try the soul's strength on.
~ Robert Browning

If you live according to nature, you never will be poor; if according to the world's caprice, you will never be rich.
~ Seneca

Life is before you, not earthly life alone, but life a thread running interminably through the warp of eternity.
~ Josiah Gilbert Holland

However, while I crawl upon this planet I think myself obliged to do what good I can in my narrow domestic sphere, to all my fellow-creatures, and to wish them all the good I cannot do.
~ Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield 1780

Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson
Learn that the present hour alone is man's.
~ Samuel Johnson

How many lives we live in one,
And how much less than one, in all.
~ Alice Cary

Learn to live well, that thou may'st die so too;
To live and die is all we have to do.
~ Sir John Denham

The days grow shorter, the nights grow longer,
The headstones thicken along the way;
And life grows sadder, but love grows stronger
For those who walk with us day by day.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

To-morrow I will live, the fool does say;
To-day itself's too late, the wise lived yesterday.
~ Martial

The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
~ Hippocrates

This world's a city full of crooked streets,
Death's the market-place where all men meet;
If life were merchandise that men should buy,
The rich would always live, the poor might die.
~ Epitaph to John Gadsden, died 1739

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
~ John Lennon

Who breathes must suffer; and who thinks, must mourn;
And he alone is bless'd who ne'er was born.
~ Matthew Prior

It matters not how long we live, but how.
~ Philip James Bailey,

The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden.
It ends with Revelations.
~ Oscar Wilde

The end of life is to be like unto God; and the soul following God, will be like unto Him.
~ Socrates

Other Quotes:
The Quotes Of John Lennon
The Quotes Of David Icke
Top Ten Zen Buddhist Quotes Of Taisen Deshimaru

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  1. You left out one of my favourites Mike.

    "Life's a piece of s#!t when you look at it"


    1. That got me looking for more Monty Python quotes!

  2. Great quotes! And good ole Monty Python!

  3. I should have mentioned this life post I uploaded the other day -