There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Everything has its beauty, but not everyone see its.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you'll be criticized anyway.
Be Happy for this Moment. This moment is Your Life.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
Everything you can imagine is real.
I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.
Where there is love, there is life.
Reality continues to ruin my life.
This above all: to thine own self be true.
When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it,
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
We must be willing to let go of the life we planned in order to have the life that is waiting for us.
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
Be brave and fearless to know that even if you do make a wrong decision, you're making it for good reason.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect and I don't live to be. But before you start pointing fingers ... make sure, your hands are clean!
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.
I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.
Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you've never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can't wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. .... You open your heart knowing that there's a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that's so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Be so good they can't ignore you.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
That state of life is most happy where superfluities are not required and necessities are not wanting.
You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter.
Relentlessly prune bullshit, don't wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have. That's what you do when life is short.
My ambition is handicapped by laziness.
Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
I made my life my monument.
When the things you love exist only inside your memory they cannot be destroyed or taken from you.
Life is like the dice that, falling, still show a different face. So life, though it remains the same, is always presenting different aspects.
Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.
Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure.
This life's hard, but it's harder if you're stupid.
There is no education like adversity.
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
The best way out is always through.
To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'Wow! What a Ride!'
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
Don't look for society to give you permission to be yourself.
It matters not how long you live, but how well.
Life is not fair; get used to it.
Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?
To change one's life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.
We become happier, much happier, when we realize life is an opportunity rather than an obligation.
Life is short, death is forever.
If you say you can or you can't you are right either way.
Life is a child playing around your feet, a tool you hold firmly in your grip, a bench you sit down upon in the evening, in your garden.
When you arise in the morning think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.
There is only one thing that remains to us, that cannot be taken away: to act with courage and dignity and to stick to the ideals that have given meaning to life.
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.
There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
Life is not a dress rehearsal.
Life is like a library owned by the author.
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.
I love those who can smile in trouble.
The world is what YOU think of it so think of it DIFFERENTLY and your life will change.
Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.
Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.
Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. .... Your life belongs to you and you alone.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
No one said life would be easy, they just promised it would get better.
May God bless you to live as long as you want to; and want to as long as you live!
May you live every day of your life.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.
Life is a long lesson in humility.
Change is not merely necessary to life, it is life.
Every second you have on this planet is very precious and it's your responsibility that you're happy.
What a waste my life would be without all the beautiful mistakes I've made.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
Where there is life, there is hope.
Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work.
Children pay little attention to their parents teachings but reproduce their characters faithfully.
Do what you must, And your friends will adjust.
Play iterated games. All the returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest.
Life wastes nothing. Over and over again every molecule that has ever been is gathered up by the hand of life to be reshaped into yet another form.
The greatest pleasure of life is love.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there
Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.
The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends, and the other begins?
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don't get so worked up about things.
Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
Look at the stars. See their beauty. And in that beauty see yourself.
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
When one is pretending the entire body revolts.
Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.
Life rests on the pillar of love, care and trust. Have a strong pillar to have a beautiful life.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.
The dreamers are the saviors of the world.
Every story has an end, but in life every ending is just a new beginning.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Flatter yourself critically.
In life we all have an unspeakable secret ,an irreversible regret , an unreachable dream and an unforgettable love!
I am going to sit here in the river. If you go home to sleep I will sleep in front of your house. And if you go away I will follow youuntil you tell me to go away. Then I will leave. But I have to love you for the rest of my life.
We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.
Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive.
If you seek authenticity for authenticity's sake you are no longer authentic.
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Try to enjoy the great festival of life with other men!
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.
Life is a play. It's not its length, but its performance that counts.
Love the life you live. Live the life you love.
The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.
Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men-above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received. My peace of mind is often troubled by the depressing sense that I have borrowed too heavily from the work of other men.
To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.
You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.
It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life. What is before our noses is what we see last.
These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,And miles to go before I sleep.
Life ends when you stop dreaming, hope ends when you stop believing and love ends when you stop caring. So dream hope and love ...Makes Life Beautiful!
The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.
Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.
Life changes us. To wish otherwise is pointless.
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.
Dont trust too much, dont hope too much because that too much? can hurt you so much.
You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.
My life is my message.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Where's your will to be weird?
Everything that happens to us leaves some trace behind; everything contributes imperceptibly to make us what we are.
Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.
Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
We must be our own before we can be another's.
Every silence is a sin of zero balance!
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.
The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love, something to hope for.
Those who realize their folly are not true fools.
We are who we choose to be.
You have just one life to live. It is yours. Own it, claim it, live it, do the best you can with it.
Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.
I will go anywhere as long as it's forward.
It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
The moment you accept responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you gain the power to change anything in your life.
I am thankful to all who said no to me. It is because of them that I'm doing it myself.
Life is something like a trumpet. If you don't put anything in you don't get anything out.
Life is too important to be taken seriously.
A secret to life: Know that none of this matters, and yet ... live as if every single moment does.
I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.
Life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us then speak the truth.
Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
One life - a little gleam of time between two eternities.
In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.
As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Be willing to sacrifice what you think you have today for the life that you want tomorrow.
It's better to dance than to march through life.
Just let awareness have its way with you completely.
Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
There is only one happiness in life - to love and to be loved.
Life is one long process of getting tired.
But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.
As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more.
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
Time means a lot to me because, you see, I, too, am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing and simplifying. If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
For under scrutiny you will find that even an open book can have a surprise scribbled in its margins.
I'm always doing things I can't do. That's how I get to do them.
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.
Keep looking up ... that's the secret of life.
If things go wrong, don't go with them.
After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
Always choose the right path and speak the truth.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build... live the life that only you can live.
Life is a rich strain of music, suggesting a realm too fair to be.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.
It's not so much what we have in this life that matters. It's what we do with what we have.
Life's a voyage that's homeward bound.
Kid, you'll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!
The first step is you have to say that you can.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Imitation is suicide.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Keep calm and carry on.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That's it.
Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands.
Life is short but it is wide. This too shall pass.
All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.
No one can compete with you on being you. Most of life is a search for who and what needs you the most.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Your goal in life is to find out the people who need you the most, to find out the business that needs you the most, to find the project and the art that needs you the most. There is something out there just for you.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
Life is a question and how we live it is our answer.
The whole universe is change and life itself is but what you deem it.
Kill tension before tensions kill you, reach your goal before goal kicks you, live life before life leaves you.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it's simply a way of your own.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.
Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.
We have no future because our present is too volatile. We have only risk management. The spinning of the given moments scenarios. Pattern recognition.
Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.
Our life's a stage, a comedy: either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently.
Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Life is not what happened back there or what might happen up ahead. Life is like the rhythm of the heart — every breath, every blink of the eye. It is beat by beat, moment by moment. This...is all there is. This...is all we need.
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
I tell you, in this world being a little crazy helps to keep you sane.
Life is like making tea! Boil your ego, Evaporate your worries, Dilute your sorrows, Filter your mistakes and Get Taste of Happiness.
One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.
I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.
To live is like to love--all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will.
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Life is from the inside out. When you shift on the inside, life shifts on the outside.
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