The Good Life Quotes

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“Call no man happy until he is dead.”

Michel de Montaigne
“There is no knowledge so hard to acquire as the knowledge of how to live this life well and naturally.”

Steve Goodier
“THE GOOD LIFE requires that we take pleasure in new things; A GOOD LIFE requires that we take pleasure in moments.

To enjoy THE GOOD LIFE we have to get ahead; to enjoy A GOOD LIFE we have to make the trip worthwhile.

THE GOOD LIFE is supported by feeding our pocketbooks; A GOOD LIFE is supported by feeding our souls.”
Steve Goodier

Kim Stanley Robinson
“health, social life, job, house, partners, finances; leisure use, leisure amount; working time, education, income, children; food, water, shelter, clothing, sex, health care; mobility; physical safety, social safety, job security, savings account, insurance, disability protection, family leave, vacation; place tenure, a commons; access to wilderness, mountains, ocean; peace, political stability, political input, political satisfaction; air, water, esteem; status, recognition; home, community, neighbors, civil society, sports, the arts; longevity treatments, gender choice; the opportunity to become more what you are

that's all you need”
Kim Stanley Robinson, 2312

“Reading is important. It’s not primarily escapism (though it can be, and there’s nothing wrong with some of that in good measure) and it’s not primarily a way of passing the time. Reading is important to the good life because it stokes the furnaces of our intellect, allows us to expand our understanding of the universe, both inner and outer, for practical gain and simple pleasure. It can induce awe, inspire respect, excite, piss off, and intrigue. These are things that make life worth living.”
Robert Wringham, Escape Everything!: Escape from work. Escape from consumerism. Escape from despair.

Eric Overby
“If you haven’t learned something
From periods of suffering,
If you haven’t wrung the juices
Of your own pain and drank them
For your own nourishment,
You have wasted your experience
And missed the chance
To expand the capacity
For being stronger the next time
That these seasons arrive at your door.”
Eric Overby, Legacy

Sereda Aleta Dailey
“The way is open, ride the wave of success again today. You can't lose.”
Sereda Aleta Dailey, The Art of Manifesting Abundance

“In life, as in war, there are many ways to stay alive. But not all of them are right and honourable. The difficult part is not to stay alive but to live in the right way. We spend our lives running away from death or other frightful things like unemployment. But we should remember that there are faster runners than either death or destitution that can catch us much more quickly, especially if we cannot see them, such as wickedness and lack of integrity. I am leaving you today having lost my job, but wickedness also leaves here today empty-handed; it did not catch me because truth, honesty, and goodness chased them away. I am happy to report that my spine and moral fibre are all intact. I consider this result acceptable and if not just, just enough.”
Aviezer Tucker, Plato for Everyone

“Relationships can be mundane and boring. What I love about sensual living is that it gives you the ability to be innovative. You are able to introduce things that your partner don't know they want or need yet, and thus keep the excitement up. More like what Steve Jobs did with Apple. He said I never rely on market research. Our task is to read things that are not yet on the page. Now that's the essence of true sensual living right there.”
Lebo Grand

Nancy Rubin Stuart
“The suburban dream began innocently enough one and a half centuries ago, with a weariness of city life and a craving for all things green bright and pure.”
Nancy Rubin Stuart, The New Suburban Woman: Beyond Myth and Motherhood

“A sensual lifestyle must achieve perfect harmony between reality and fantasy, practicality and aspirational.”
Lebo Grand

“As children, learn good manners.
As young men, learn to control the passions.
In middle age, be just.
In old age, give good advice.
Then die, without regret.”

Eric Overby
“What are you left with
When you notice your thoughts
Without being entangled in their web?

The present

Eric Overby, Legacy

“One cannot think well, love well, and live well until one has learnt how to honor their own sensuality.”
Lebo Grand

“I know you’ve never been told this before, but a life without sensuality is far beneath what you deserve.”
Lebo Grand