"The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking."
Dr Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784
"Live all you can: it's a mistake not to. It doesn't matter what you do in particular, so long as you have had your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?"
Henry James, 1843-1916
"As life is action and passion it is required of man that he should share the action and passion of his time, at peril of being judged not to have lived."
Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809-1894
"I could not, at any age, be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. The fatal thing is rejection. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life."
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962