Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
~ Hans Christian Anderson
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”
- Erma Bombeck
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
- Robert Byrne
Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.
- Richard Bach
I say, if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
- Bill Watterson
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
- Arthur Miller
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
- Danny Kaye
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.
- Lillian Dickson
To preserve a man alive in the midst of so many chances and hostilities, is as great a miracle as to create him.
- Jeremy Taylor
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach.
My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.
Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
~ Mark Twain
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
~ Albert Camus
I know what things are good: friendship and work and conversation. These I shall have.
~ Rupert Brooke
For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
- Albert Camus
Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do. ~ Bruce Crampton
The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.
- Heywood Broun
God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how.
- Henry Ward Beecher
I gave my life to learning how to live. Now that I have organized it all… It is just about over.
- Sandra Hochman
It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you.
- Phillips Brooks
“True forgiveness is when you can say thank you for that experience.
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered: Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: Be honest anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight: Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you: Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow: Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” –Mother Theresa
A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. -Antoine de Saint Exupery
“So, where do we find this lasting happiness? In the realization of the ultimate nature of ourselves. Everything is here within us. The truth is within us. Happiness is within us. True happiness and peace of mind cannot be found in anything external; it can only be found within.”
– Sogyal Rinpoche
What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.
The Universe will ALWAYS back up your story!!!
So if you can’t look at your current body now and LOVE IT then look at your past or future body and LOVE IT or look at something else all together different that you do LOVE and your body will get up to speed.
“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
Without pulling it, the tide comes in,
Without your twirling it, the Earth can spin,
Without your pushing them, the clouds roll by…
“With freedom, flowers, books, and the moon, who could not be happy?”
— Oscar Wilde
Smile, breathe and go slowly.’
~Thich Nhat Hanh
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.’
“The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possiblities as probabilities.”
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
~ John Quincy Adams
A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live isto be slowly born.
~Antoine de Saint Exupery
- “Please write again soon. Though my own life is filled with activity, letters encourage momentary escape into others’ lives and I come back to my own with greater contentment.”
~Elizabeth Hailey, “A Woman of Independent Means”
- “One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.”
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?
Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
“Appreciate the moment.”