Quote by Rose Tremain
Life is not a dress rehearsal.
This quote implies that life is not a practice run or a trial run. It emphasizes the importance of making the most out of the present moment, as there are no second chances or do-overs in life. One must strive to live authentically, taking risks and pursuing their dreams without hesitation, as this is the only opportunity they have to experience and accomplish what they truly desire. It serves as a reminder to not postpone or hold back on living life to the fullest, but rather seize every opportunity and make each moment count.
If men lived like men indeed, their houses would be temples -- temples which we should hardly dare to injure, and in which it would make us holy to be permitted to live; and there must be a strange dissolution of natural affection, a strange unthankfulness for all that homes have given and parents taught, a strange consciousness that we have been unfaithful to our fathers honor, or that our own lives are not such as would make our dwellings sacred to our children, when each man would fain build to himself, and build for the little revolution of his own life only.