Human Life Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old human life quotes, human life sayings, and human life proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Human life is fiction's only theme.     

Eudora Welty

A human life is just a heartbeat in heaven.     

Robin Williams

Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.     

Samuel Butler

The shadow of human life is traced upon a golden ground of immortal hope.     

George Stillman Hillard

A human life gains luster and strength only when it is polished and tempered.     

Masutatsu Oyama

Human life without some form of poetry is not human life but animal existence.     

randall Jarrell

What is human life? The first third a good time; the rest remembering about it.     

Mark Twain

All the rarest hues of human life take radiance and are rainbowed out in tears.     

Gerald Massey

The brevity of human life gives a melancholy to the profession of the architect.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Human life is truly a short affair. It is better to live doing the things that you like.     

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

A human life is a story told by God.     

Hans Christian Andersen

A human life is a schooling for eternity.     

Gottfried Keller

Human life must be some form of mistake.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

All human life can be found in an airport.     

David Walliams

The basic condition of human life is happiness.     

Dalai Lama

In human life, economics precedes politics or culture.     

Park Geun-hye

Human life is the only thing that takes care of itself.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

The most evident quality of human life is its loneliness.     

Austin O'Malley

Human life is the result of a glorious evolutionary accident.      

Stephen Jay Gould

Human life is created in God's image, and that makes it sacred.     

Colin S. Smith

Even potential human life needs to be treated with great respect.     

Tony Abbott

All human life at every stage of its development is worthy of protection.     

Marco Rubio

Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain.     

Edmund Hillary

The answer to human life is not to be found within the limits of human life.     

Carl Jung

Human life runs its course in the metamorphosis between receiving and giving.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Human life is God's outer church. Its needs and urgencies are priests and pastors.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Human life implies adventure, and there is no adventure without struggles and dangers.     

Rene Dubos

Human life, its growth, its hopes, fears, loves, et cetera, are the result of accidents.     

Bertrand Russell

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.      

Albert Schweitzer

The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured and little to be enjoyed.     

Samuel Johnson

It's the great mystery of human life that old grief passes gradually into quiet tender joy.     

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

It is a fundamental rule of human life, that if the approach is good, the response is good.     

Jawaharlal Nehru

Every human life has infinite value and to destroy even one is a crime against all humanity.     

Marty Rubin

Every human life had its pattern that had to be worked out slowly to its ultimate conclusion.     

Irving Stone

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.     

Kurt Vonnegut

How much of human life is lost in waiting?     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A kiss may ruin a human life.     

Oscar Wilde

Human life is beyond comprehension.     

Friedrich Durrenmatt

The true object of human life is play.     

Gilbert K Chesterton

Human life is too difficult for people.     

Paul Engle

Nothing in human life is inherently private.     

Terry Eagleton

The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship.     

Joseph Addison

It's not easy to shed the idea that human life is sacred.     

Audie Murphy

The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.     

E. M. Forster

Protection of human life can be costly; but so is the neglect of that protection.     

Max Anders

Human life is full of the play of samskaras - tendencies developed by repeated actions.     

Vinoba Bhave

Human life has meaning only to that degree and as long as it is lived in the service of humanity.     

Wole Soyinka