I was actually looking for a quotation from the Bible which I wanted to use in one of my stories. However, during the process I found a great many sites with quotations, some of which I have heard and some that I haven't. Of course there are thousands out there, but before I moved on to the task that had actually started me on this journey I found several that where interesting, enlightening, and humorous.
Oh, and yes, I did find the Bible quote, the chapter and verse. However, now I've decided not to use it in this particular yarn. Maybe in the next one.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. (Mark Twain)
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. (Lao Tzu)
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone. (Robert Frost)
Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
(Richard L. Evans)
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. (Carl Jung)
I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it.
(Charles M. Schulz)
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. (George Bernard Shaw)
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?' (Sydney J. Harris)
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity. (Albert Einstein)