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Some people have given us great glimpses of wisdom about life. Find here Spanish quotes about life, with English translation:

25 spanish quotes about life

Spanish quotes about life (with English translations)

Al final, lo que importa no son los años de vida, sino la vida de los años.

In the end, what matters is not the years of life, but the life of the years.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) American nationalized German scientist.

La vida es aquello que te va sucediendo mientras te empeñas en hacer otros planes.

Life is what is happening to you while you insist on making other plans.
John Lennon (1940-1980) British singer and songwriter.

La vida no se ha hecho para comprenderla, sino para vivirla.

Life was not made to understand it, but to live it.
George Santayana (1863-1952) Spanish philosopher and writer.

Lo menos frecuente en este mundo es vivir. La mayoría de la gente existe, eso es todo.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish playwright and novelist.
spanish quotes about life

No se tome la vida demasiado en serio; nunca saldrá usted vivo de ella.

Don’t take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.
Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) American essayist.

Una vez terminado el juego el rey y el peón vuelven a la misma caja.

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn return to the same box.

La vida es tan corta y el oficio de vivir tan difícil, que cuando uno empieza a aprenderlo, ya hay que morirse.

Life is so short and the job of living so difficult, that when you start to learn it, you have to die.
Ernesto Sábato (1911-2011) Argentine writer.

Es curioso que la vida, cuanto más vacía, más pesa.

It is curious that life, the emptier, the more it weighs.
León Daudí (1905-1985) Spanish writer.

La vida no es un problema para ser resuelto, es un misterio para ser vivido.

Life is not a problem to be solved, it is a mystery to be lived.

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El arte de vivir mucho es resignarse a vivir poco a poco.

You learn to live all your life and all your life you have to learn to die.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) Spanish physician.

La vida es una película mal montada.

Life is a badly edited movie.
Fernando Trueba (1955-?) Spanish film director.

La vida es un hospital donde cada enfermo está poseído por el deseo de cambiar de cama.

Life is a hospital where each patient is possessed by the desire to change beds.
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) French writer, poet and critic.

Lo mejor de la vida se pasa diciendo “es demasiado pronto”, y después “es demasiado tarde”.

The best of life is spent saying “it’s too early”, and then it’s too late”.
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) French writer.
spanish quotes about life

Deberíamos vivir tantas veces como los árboles, que pasado un año malo echan nuevas hojas y vuelven a empezar.

We should live as many times as trees, which after a bad year shed new leaves and start over.
José Luis Sampedro (1917-2013) Spanish writer and economist.

No hay vidas pequeñas; cuando la miramos de cerca, toda vida es grande.

There are no small lives; when we look at it closely, all life is great.
Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949) Belgian writer

EVivir consiste en construir futuros recuerdos.

Living consists in building future memories.
Ernesto Sábato (1911-2011) Argentine writer.

La vida es como montar en bicicleta. Para mantener el equilibro hay que seguir pedaleando.

Life is like riding a bicycle to keep your balance you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) American nationalized German scientist.

Vive como si fueras a morir mañana. Aprende como si fueras a vivir siempre.

Live as if you will die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian politician.

La juventud no es un tiempo de la vida, es un estado del espíritu.

Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of the soul.
Mateo Alemán (1547-1613) Spanish novelist.

Podrán cortar todas las flores, pero no podrán detener la primavera.

They will be able to cut off all the flowers, but they will not be able to stop spring.
Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) Chilean poet.
spanish quotes about life

Nada nos hace envejecer con más rapidez que el pensar incesantemente en que nos hacemos viejos.

Nothing makes us age faster than incessantly thinking about getting old.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German scientist.

Confía en el tiempo, que suele dar dulces salidas a muchas amargas dificultades.

Trust in time, which often gives sweet exits to many bitter difficulties.
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish writer.

Los hombres son como los vinos: la edad agria los malos y mejora los buenos.

Men are like wines: age sours the bad and improves the good.

Ni el pasado existe ni el futuro. Todo es presente.

Neither the past nor the future exists. Everything is present.
Gonzalo Torrente Ballester (1910-1999) Spanish writer.

Agua pasada no mueve molinos.

Past water does not move mills.

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