Or else, they grasp at sweetmeats, and mock at their childishness thereby: they cling to their straw of life, and mock at their still clinging to it.
Were they consistently pitiful, then would they make their neighbours sick of life. To be wicked--that would be their true goodness.
To the last stumble of its stumbling end this dray horse must abide by the mandates of the lesser truth that is the truth of life and that makes life possible to persist.
The game of life is good, though all of life may be hurt, and though all lives lose the game in the end.
"Only our holy brotherhood has the real meaning of life, all the rest is a dream," said Pierre.
You say: join our brotherhood and we will show you the aim of life, the destiny of man, and the laws which govern the world.
This study in turn should aim first at an understanding of the literature as an expression of the authors' views of life
and of their personalities and especially as a portrayal and interpretation of the life of their periods and of all life as they have seen it; it should aim further at an
Mortal souls, behold a new cycle of life
The value of life
? How could I put a tangible value upon it?
It was one of the queer things of life
that you saw a person every day for months and were so intimate with him that you could not imagine existence without him; then separation came, and everything went on in the same way, and the companion who had seemed essential proved unnecessary.
Surely nothing could be better, hardly anything more directly fitted than careful reading of Wordsworth, to counter the faults and offences of our busy generation, in regard both to thought and taste, and to remind people, amid the enormous expansion, at the present time, of all that is material and mechanical in life, of the essential value, the permanent ends, of life
My allowance was rigidly computed on a scale based upon the absolute necessaries of life
, and I was obliged to produce my certificate of attendance at the Ecole de Medecine before I was allowed to draw my quarter's income.
Levin felt envious of this health and mirthfulness; he longed to take part in the expression of this joy of life
. But he could do nothing, and had to lie and look on and listen.
I should not obtrude my affairs so much on the notice of my readers if very particular inquiries had not been made by my townsmen concerning my mode of life
, which some would call impertinent, though they do not appear to me at all impertinent, but, considering the circumstances, very natural and pertinent.
Even people whose lives have been made various by learning, sometimes find it hard to keep a fast hold on their habitual views of life
, on their faith in the Invisible, nay, on the sense that their past joys and sorrows are a real experience, when they are suddenly transported to a new land, where the beings around them know nothing of their history, and share none of their ideas-- where their mother earth shows another lap, and human life has other forms than those on which their souls have been nourished.