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Early Life Quotes


"An unused life is an early death." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Girls must be thwarted early in life." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Life learned early on to recognize itself." - Lynn Margulis

"A useless life is an early death." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Race differences show up early in life." - J Philippe Rushton

"A useless life is an early death." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"An unused life is an early death." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"Life Insurance Motto - Robbing the widows early and orphan." - Ethel Mumford

"Do not desire a long life or an early death" - Shri Radhe Maa

"Very early in my life it was already too late." - Elizabeth Wurtzel

"Recognize your highest calling as early as possible in life." - Frank McKinney

"A mystery, and a dream, should my early life seem." - Edgar Allan Poe

"The key to success in life is getting up early." - Jenni Rivera

"Life begins at conception, but allow early abortions." - Fred Thompson

"Most people in life, give up too early." - John Mellencamp

"I was a pretty bad person early in my life." - Ice T

"Very early in my life it was too late." - Marguerite Duras

"I began learning the sportswriting business very early in life." - Dick Schaap

"Snowden has been very sparing about discussing his early life or his personal life." - Barton Gellman

"I suggest...that you develop early in life the habit of retiring and arising early. You remember the advice of Ben Franklin: "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." - Sterling W Sill

"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies." - Benjamin Franklin

"I learned very early in my life never to take counsel in my fears." - George S Patton

"There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life." - Thomas Henry Huxley

"Dad literally carried me around the world with him through the early years of my life," - John Carter Cash

"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life I absented myself from Christian assemblies." - Benjamin Franklin

"I knew early in life that I wanted a show business career." - Irene Cara

"A useless life is an early death. [Ger., Ein unnutz Leben ist ein fruher Tod.]" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Early in life, I was visited by the bluebird of anxiety" - Woody Allen

"I knew very early that somehow I would sing and draw and paint my whole life." - Tony Bennett

"I was handed a tough life lesson at a very early age." - Boomer Esiason

"Our early dating life consisted of trying to figure out whether we were dating." - Mariska Hargitay

"A neglect of one's sentimental education early in life could bear the most unfortunate fruit." - Daniel Kehlmann

"Almost everyone who has gone to the bad early in life has had a deceitful mother." - Henrik Ibsen

"Discipline our youth in early life in sound maxims of moral, political, and religious duties." - Noah Webster

"The rare few, who, early in life, have rid themselves of the friendship of the many." - James Mcneill Whistler

"Develop your eccentricities early, and no one will think you're going senile later in life" - David Ogilvy

"No, I had a back injury early on in my life." - Merle Haggard

"I had been working early in my life in films - since I was 11." - Ajay Naidu

"I tell my students to try early in life to find an unattainable objective." - George Wald

"Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow." - Margaret Fuller

"In the early '90s, we discovered mutations that could double the normal life span of worms." - Cynthia Kenyon

"I just knew at an early time in my life how important privacy was." - Daniel Day-Lewis

"I learned early in life that you get places by having the right enemies." - John Shelby Spong

"It was early detection that saved my voice - and I imagine, my life." - Rod Stewart

"The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many." - James Whistler

"There is a probably natural and learned reticence with myself talking about my early life." - Pamela Stephenson

"There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life." - Thomas Huxley

"I was lucky - I found what I love to do early in life," - Steve Jobs

"I learned early in life that to laugh before breakfast was to cry before dinner." - Diana Trilling

"There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection." - Ann Jillian

"I just knew at an early time in my life how important privacy was." - Daniel Daylewis

"Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper." - George Orwell

"even as human vitality is at its lowest ebb in the early morning, so it is with plant life in the early spring." - Mabel Osgood Wright

"Dear, don't think of getting out of bed yet. I've always suspected that early rising in early life makes one nervous." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"The early Christian rules of life were not made to last, because the early Christians did not believe that the world itself was going to last." - George Bernard Shaw

"Men know life too early. Women know life too late. That is the difference between men and women." - Oscar Wilde

"Early on in my life I comprehended that death is the most tragic event in our life. Events of early Monday July 14, 1958 [Coup in Iraq] had convinced me that hate is the most destructive force in our life." - Ala Bashir

"I'm still amazed at how my mother emerged from her lonely early life as such an affectionate and levelheaded woman." - Hillary Clinton

"Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end." - Joseph Conrad

"Supporting myself at an early age was the best training for life I could have possibly received." - Lea Thompson

"Early on, my abandoning father had set the pattern of my love life on the loom of my subconscious." - Jane Stanton Hitchcock

"Never underestimate the vital importance of finding early in life the work that for you is play." - Ken Robinson

"I began quite early in life to sense the thrill a girl attains in supplying money to a man." - Anita Loos

"It is important early in life to acquire the power of reading sense wherever you happen to be." - C S Lewis

"I learned very early in life that I was always going to need people more than they needed me" - Quentin Crisp

"Oh, be assured fellow teachers, that there is no time in life so favorable to sound conversion as early childhood." - Theodore L. Cuyler

"Everything is a narrative in life. I learned that early on as a reporter at the Washington Post." - Kara Swisher

"Sometimes, she thought, life makes you grow up early. And some people never grow up at all." - Matthew Thomas

"My early life was full of music because my sisters played the piano and I started playing at three." - Jeanine Tesori

"The secret of the truly successful ... is that they learned early in life how not to be busy." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"Ever get the feeling that sometime early in your life there must have been a briefing that you missed?" - Robert Breault

"As we grow older, the memories of early life brighten, those of maturity and senescence grow dim and confused." - Anthony Burgess

"One of the best investments we can make in a child's life is high-quality early education." - Barack Obama

"I suppose it is a gift, being young, but it isn't special. We've all got it, early in life." - Edna Ferber

"The best ideas I've had in my life are those I saw in my sleep, in the early morning." - Karl Lagerfeld

"One of the best investments we can make in a child's life is high-quality early education." - Barack Obama

"Early Christianity, like Roman-era philosophical traditions, laid emphasis on everyday behavior, about how to live your life." - Larry Hurtado

"I think the early years, the first decade of your life, is the most formative in a way." - Tom Hiddleston

"I went through a pretty serious illness early in my life and I made a movie about that." - Robert Schwentke

"A dark unfathom'd tide Of interminable pride - A mystery, and a dream, Should my early life seem." - Edgar Allan Poe

"Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that is comes early." - Anthony Trollope

"Early in life I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise." - Malcolm X

"Together, we will protect the sanctity of life, ensuring early next Congress that no federal funds are used for abortion." - Fred Upton

"When I was in my early teens, I remember coming to the conclusion that your life never ends." - Herbie Hancock

"The most successful people in life are the ones who settle their critical issues early and manage them daily." - John C Maxwell

"I was born two months early, and everyone had given up on me. But my mother insisted on my life." - Sidney Poitier

"Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early." - Anthony Trollope

"In the early part of my life I carried the flame for fiery women: perky women who were not dumb." - Debra Winger

"They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life." - Jane Austen

"I never imagined when I began writing in the early 1960s I'd become professional and my life would be transformed." - Sue Townsend

"Somehow I got the feeling at an early age that I had to do something important with my life." - Madeleine M Kunin

"Everything is a narrative in life. I learned that early on as a reporter at the 'Washington Post.'" - Kara Swisher

"Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life." - Robert Byrne

"Life teaches you that you need to make decisions in the right time - not too early, not too late." - Jeb Bush

"Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words." - Gwendolyn Brooks

"Parents don't realize that when they teach you about the Holocaust too early, it ruins you for life." - Judd Apatow

"So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise." - Malcolm X

"I am too insecure to crash early. I feel life will pass me by while I'm sleeping." - Ranbir Kapoor

"The style of life is a unity because it has grown out of the difficulties of early life and out of the striving for a goal." - Alfred Adler

"In the book [Today Matters] I talk about successful people make important decisions early in their life, and then they manage those decisions the rest of their life." - John C Maxwell

"Trying to cope with the balance between home life and road life has been a theme in my music since early Red House Painters records." - Mark Kozelek

"In those early amorphous years of life, when memory had only just begun, when life was full of Beginnings and no Ends, and everything was Forever..." - Arundhati Roy

"Life is sort of a circle. You come back to a lot of the interests that you had early in life." - Eric Kandel

"I learned early in life that laughter is a great way to diffuse and uncomfortable situation, so I began to use that as a tool, throughout my life." - Romany Malco

"The quality of education that children receive early in life has a bearing on their later life that we may never fully understand." - Miguel Ferrer

"Very early in life, I fell in love with the landscape of the human face, where all the emotional states of life are to be found." - Burton Silverman

"It is by no haphazard chance that in every age men have risen early to pray. The first thing that marks decline in spiritual life is our relationship to the early morning." - Oswald Chambers

"For every dollar spent on early child development you save $7 over the life course because children with better early child development are less likely to end up delinquent, involved in crime, unemployed and so on." - Michael Marmot

"It's one thing to be struggling and not really making money in your early 20s and figuring out your life. Early 30s, you start to wonder, is this ever going to happen?" - Billy Eichner

"It is pure unadulterated country life. They get up early because they have so much to do, and go to bed early, because they have so little to think about." - Oscar Wilde

"To be a gourmet you must start early, as you must begin riding early to be a good horseman. You must live in France, your father must have been a gourmet. Nothing in life must interest you but your stomach." - Ludwig Bemelmans

"And I think that the ultimate way you and I get lucky is if you have some success early in life, you get to find out early it doesn't mean anything. Which means you get to start early the work of figuring out what does mean something - David Foster Wallace" - David Lipsky

"Crooks are early adopters." - Craig Newmark

"Learn early, learn often." - Drew Houston

"Its getting late early" - Yogi Berra

"Release early and often." - Kevin Rose

"They scored too early." - Ron Atkinson

"The idea that boxing lends itself to cinema so well is because it's usually a morality play - good against evil, insecurity and triumph, fear strikes out, so the audience can really get drawn into the drama of it. Also, it was sensual and very primal. I think subliminaly we do two things - life is a fight, life is a struggle and we understand that from our early, early, early ancestors, and life is a race." - Sylvester Stallone

"After all these years, I could say thank you to a woman who had a powerful impact on my early life." - Oprah Winfrey

"I learned early that if I wanted to achieve anything in life, I'd have to do it myself. I learned that I had to be accountable." - Lenny Wilkens

"I learned early in life not to judge others. We outcasts are very happy and content to leave that job to our social superiors." - Ethel Waters

"Sometimes I think we're exposed to things we shouldn't be exposed to too early. I think that sets the tone to a person's whole life." - Tracy Morgan

"It is better to learn early of the inevitable depths, for then sorrow and death can take their proper place in life, and one is not afraid." - Pearl S Buck

"If you cannot find yourself on the page very early in life, you will go looking for yourself in all the wrong places." - Richard Peck

"I learnt very early in life that whenever there is a choice between peace of mind and piece of ass, go for the former." - Shahrukh Khan

"My interest in philosophy began as early as eight years old - I started thinking about those kinds of heavy questions about life and humanity." - Steve Weinstein

"The worst day of my political life was when President George W. Bush signed McCain-Feingold into law in the early part of his first Administration." - Mitch Mcconnell

"The plea for the predominance of learning to read in early school life because of the great importance attaching to literature seems to be a perversion." - John Dewey

"I am what I am because early in life I decided that I would please at least myself in all things." - Edmond Rostand

"I discovered early in life that if you take gym first period, you can go into the wrestling room and sit in the corner and sleep." - Paul Desmond

"There is a time early in life when there seem to be countless reasons for happiness, and then you discover your mom is making them up." - Robert Breault

"It's still too early to say how my wife will influence my life. But I do already know that it's sometimes hard work living with her." - Guy Ritchie

"It's often said that a traumatic experience early in life marks a person forever, pulls her out of line, saying, "Stay there. Don't move." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers." - Earl Nightingale

"They were all in their early thirties. An age at which it is sometimes hard to admit that what you are living is your life." - Alice Munro

"I realized... that the artist is always alone. Early in life I had thought I needed other people to confirm or approve what I was doing..." - Beverly Pepper

"One of the worst things that can happen to you in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early age." - Danny McGoorty

"I learned very early in my life in Whitehall, the acid test of any political question is; What is the Alternative?" - Lord Trent

"My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference." - Harry S Truman

"Find your way early, on the road of life. For the way is too long to be struggling, and far too short to be waiting." - Anthony Liccione

"Recognize your highest calling as early in life as possible. Proactively and creatively persist, day in and day out. Leave an enduring legacy." - Frank McKinney

"A farmer once told me one of the greatest luxuries of his life was to wake up early only to go back to sleep again." - James Herriot

"I grew up so thoroughly imbued with women's rights that it was the most important question of my life from a very early day." - Lucretia Mott

"And I thought, you know, a little gender confusion makes a better person. A little adversity in life at an early age. It's character building." - Lesley Gore

"I found out early in life that I could hit a baseball farther than most players and that's what I tried to do," - Harmon Killebrew

"I learned to fall down early in life - I was like six - because I realized it was a way to make girls laugh." - Matthew Perry

"No time of life is so beautiful as the early days of love, when with every meeting, every glance, one fetches something new home to rejoice over." - Soren Kierkegaard

"There will be some trouble about 'biography' because I have never troubled myself to supply particulars of my early life to any writer." - Arthur Wing Pinero

"A foreign swear-word is practically inoffensive except to the person who has learnt it early in life and knows its social limits." - Paul Theroux

"As for opinions, if they're not pleasant they'd better be kept to yourself. I learned that early in life and forget it every day." - Kate Langley Bosher



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