Love & Life

You should not confuse your career with your life. ~ Dave Barry

Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness. ~ Han Suyin

You change your life by changing your heart. ~ Max Lucado

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury. ~ Charlie Chaplin

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed. ~ Blaise Pascal

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
 ~ Jean Paul Sartre

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Mankind is made great or little by its own will. ~ Friedrich Schiller

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. ~ Plato

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. ~ Ronald Reagan

When deeds speak, words are nothing. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

When deeds speak, words are nothing. ~ Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
 ~ Nido Qubein

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed. ~ 
Joseph Addison

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
 ~ Duane Michals

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope ... to laugh at life's realities. ~ 
Dr. Seuss

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. ~ Pablo Picasso

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. ~ Michelangelo

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. ~ Henry David Thoreau

The imagination is man's power over nature. ~ Wallace Stevens

The most imaginative people are the most credulous, for them everything is possible. ~ Alexander Chase

Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...'; and then do it.
~ Duane Michals

We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.
 ~ Anne Sullivan Macy

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.  ~ Dave Barry

Genius is eternal patience. 
 ~ Michelangelo

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
 ~ Winston Churchill 

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ~ Thomas Edison

A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. ~ B.F. Skinner

In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. ~ Lee Iacocca

The truth is that stress doesn't come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about your circumstances. ~ Andrew Bernstein

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. ~ William James, American philosopher and psychologist, 1842-1910

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering. ~ Winnie the Pooh

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. ~ Epicurus

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. ~ Peter Marshall

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done, is not one of them. ~ Mike Dooley

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward. ~ Spanish proverb

You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The truth does not require your belief. ~ Terence Mckenna

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. ~ Tacitus

This world's existence is one night long. There's a great lively gathering that night, but some people sleep through it. ~Rumi

Whosoever knoweth the power of the dance, dwelleth in God. ~Rumi

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. ~Rumi

And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous. ~Rumi

Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give. ~Rumi

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. ~Rumi

The mind, this globe of awareness, is a starry universe that when you push off with your foot, a thousand new roads become clear, as you yourself do at dawn, sailing through the light. ~Rumi

To change, a person must face the dragon of his appetites with another dragon, the life- energy of the soul. ~Rumi

Purify your eyes, and see the pure world. Your life will fill with radiant forms. ~Rumi

How will you know the difficulties of being human, if you're always flying off to blue perfection? ~Rumi

Something opens our wings, something makes boredom and hurt disappear. ~Rumi

Why not move into your house of joy and shine into every crevice! For you are the secret Treasure-bearer, and always have been. Didn't you know? ~Rumi

And even if this world burns up hidden harps will still play here. ~Rumi

The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruit other than sorrow and joy. ~Rumi

You go from village to village on your horse asking everyone, "Has anyone seen my horse?" ~Rumi

Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure. ~Rumi

I owe my solitude to other people. ~ Alan Watts

The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it - aliens. ~ Alan Watts

The reason we want to go on and on is because we live in an impoverished present. ~ Alan Watts

We identify in our experience a differentiation between what we do and what happens to us. ~ Alan Watts

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. ~ Alan Watts

When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
 ~ Alan Watts

Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes. ~ Alan Watts

Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them. ~ Alan Watts

Where but now a great thing in the street seems any human nod where move in strange democracy the million masks of God. ~ GK Chesterton

Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced. ~ Lord Chesterdon

Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear. ~ George Addair

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ~ Anais Nin

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~ Maya Angelou

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." Joshua Marine

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. ~ John Lennon

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did.. ~ Mark Twain

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ Christopher Robin

If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. ~ T. Harv Eker

Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have. ~ Brian Tracy

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ~ Dale Carnegie

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. ~ Sir Edmund Hillary

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~ Carl Jung

Money doesn't bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money. ~ Sam Rosen

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill

True happiness...arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self. ~ Joseph Addison

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ Dalai Lama

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. ~ Carl Jung

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~ Charles Dickens

Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving. ~ Dan Millman

In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom. ~ Buddha

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing, but in doing.

Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life. ~ Germaine Greer

Our capacity to draw happiness from ... material goods ... seems critically dependent on our first satisfying ... understanding, for love, expression, and respect. ~ Alain de Botton

Everything is a gift of the universe--even joy, anger, jealousy, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment. ~ Ken Keyes Jr.

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you. ~ Lao Tzu

If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. ~ Lao Tzu

We forge the chains we wear in life. ~ Charles Dickens

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. ~ James Dean

Our greatest fear should not be of failure ... but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter. ~ Francis Chan

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~ Jim Ryun

If you genuinely want something, don't wait for it--teach yourself to be impatient. ~ Gurbaksh Chahal

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney

We become what we think about most of the time, and that's the strangest secret. ~ Earl Nightingale

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them. ~ Wayne Dyer

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience. ~ Archibald McLeish

Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it. ~ Shakti Gawain

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

We avoid the things that we're afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them .. dire consequences .. come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover. ~ Shakti Gawain

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. ~ John Milton

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. ~ Betty Smith

Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian. ~ Shari R. Barr

View your life from your funeral: Looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? … What were the happy moments? … the sad? What would you do again, and what wouldn't you do? ~ Victor Frankl

You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count. ~ Neal A. Maxwell

Forget yesterday--it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow--you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift -- today. ~ Steve Maraboli

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. ~ John E. Southard

"Enough" is a feast. ~ Buddhist proverb

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." Eckhart Tolle

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it. ~ Bruce Lee

You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.. E. E. Cummings

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. ~ E. E. Cummings

Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. ~ Golda Meir

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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. ~ Marianne Williamson

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. ~ Thomas Alva Edison

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. ~ Dr. Benjamin Spock

You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can't have it. ~ Dr. Robert Anthony

Never lose your sense of wonder.

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

You’re a limited edition.

Many people die at 25 and aren't buried until they are 75. ~ Benjamin Franklin

The courage of life is often a less dramatics spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. ~ John F. Kennedy

The greatest freedom is being free of regret, fear, anxiety and sorrow. ~ Buddha

A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. ~ George Moore

Age considers, youth ventures. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

The one who loves the least controls the relationship. ~ Robert Newton Anthony

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. ~ Lord Tennyson

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his. ~ Helen Keller

Words are the greatest weapon. ~ Harry Truman

The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you. ~ B.B. King

If you must say yes, say it with an open heart. If you must say no, say it without fear. ~ Paulo Coelho

Education is a an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught. ~ Oscar Wilde

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

This is not a dress rehearsal. This is it. ~ Tom Cunningham

My friends are my estate. ~ Emily Dickinson

Children have neither a past nor a future.
They enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us. ~ Jean de la Bruyere

We must be the change we wish to see in the world. ~ Gandhi

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another. ~ Charles Dickens

Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors. ~ Louisa May Alcott

Play your future in good hands -- your own.

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. ~ Carl Jung

The great man is he who does not change his childlike heart. ~ Mencius

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. ~Pericles

Envy comes from people's ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts. ~ Jean Vanier

The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention. ~ Richard Moss

The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn. ~ David Russell

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. ~ Marcel Pagnol

Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament. ~ George Santayana

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. ~ Socrates

Conscience is God's presence in man. ~ Swedenborg

Philanthropy is the highest music. ~ Plato

I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives. ~ Tracy Chapman

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.

You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man. ~ Seth Parker

One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. ~ Malayan Proverb

How beautiful a day can be When kindness touches it! ~ George Elliston

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. ~Thomas Carlyle

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a [child]. ~ Knights of Pythagoras

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. ~David Thomas

Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you? ~ Rumi

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~William Ewart Gladstone

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~Mother Teresa

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. ~ Lucius Annaeus

War does not determine who is right - only who is left. ~Bertrand Russell

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. ~Mignon McLaughlin

He who is allowed to do as he likes will soon run his head into a brick wall out of sheer frustration. ~Robert Musil

It is better to emit a scream in the shape of a theory than to be entirely insensible to the jars and incongruities of life and take everything as it comes in a forlorn stupidity. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

We confess to little faults only to persuade ourselves that we have no great ones. ~ François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

We learn geology the morning after the earthquake. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sinning is the best part of repentance. ~Arab Proverb

Most people die at the last minute; others twenty years beforehand, some even earlier.

Most men are more capable of great actions than of good ones. ~Montesquieu, Variètès

In every age "the good old days" were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them. ~Brooks Atkinson

Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same. ~G.B. Shaw

I find my joy of living in the fierce and ruthless battles of life, and my pleasure comes from learning something. ~Auguste Strindberg

Where is Hollywood located? Chiefly between the ears. In that part of the American brain lately vacated by God. ~Erica Jong

Believe me, for certain men at least, not taking what one doesn't desire is the hardest thing in the world. ~Albert Camus

Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way and never again. ~Hermann Hesse

The conflict of forces and the struggle of opposing wills are of the essence of our universe and alone hold it together. ~Havelock Ellis

I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could. ~Orson Welles

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. ~Howard W. Newton

No man thoroughly understands a truth until he has contended against it. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are wide-eyed in contemplating the possibility that life may exist elsewhere in the universe, but we wear blinders when contemplating the possibilities of life on earth. ~Norman Cousins

Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

We would often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the motives which produced them. ~Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Hate the sin and love the sinner. ~Mohandas Gandhi

The brighter you are, the more you have to learn. ~Don Herold

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. ~Albert Schweitzer

A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones. ~Lord Chesterfield

But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps, millions, think. ~Lord Byron, Don Juan, 1819

That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. ~Thomas Paine

Nature has placed man under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. ~Jeremy Bentham, Principles of Morals and Legislation, 1789

Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. ~James Baldwin

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

Oh, one world at a time! ~Henry David Thoreau, when asked about afterlife

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. ~Aldous Huxley


There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." ~Dave Barry

Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions. ~Mark Twain

Little things console us because little things afflict us. ~Blaise Pascal

Every problem contains within itself the seeds of its own solution. ~Edward Somers

The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well. ~H.T. Leslie

We should scarcely desire things ardently if we were perfectly acquainted with what we desire. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Granting our wish is one of Fate's saddest jokes. ~James Russell

The absurd is clear reason recognizing its limits. ~Albert Camus, Le Suicide philosophique

Doubt is not a pleasant state of mind, but certainty is absurd. ~Voltaire, 1767

Modern man lives under the illusion that he knows what he wants, while he actually wants what he is supposed to want. ~Erich Fromm, Escape from Freedom, 1941

What a pity that the only way to heaven is in a hearse. ~Stanislaw J. Lec

The wicked often work harder to go to hell than the righteous do to enter heaven. ~Josh Billings

The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever. ~Anatole France

The new frontier lies not beyond the planets but within each one of us. ~Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Biodynamics

The goal of all civilization, all religious thought, and all that sort of thing is simply to have a good time. But man gets so solemn over the process that he forgets the end. ~Don Marquis

Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you and be silent. ~Epictetus

With what a leaden and retarding weight Does expectation load the wing of time! ~William Mason

Spirituality is... the awareness that survival is the savage fight between you and yourself.

Ruin and recovery are both from within. ~Epictetus

Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise. ~Samuel Lover

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.

Life is not governed by will or intention. Life is a question of nerves, and fibers, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams. ~Oscar Wilde

If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning. ~Catherine Aird

There is only one thing about which I am certain, and that is that there is very little about which one can be certain. ~W. Somerset Maugham

The best things in life aren't things. ~Art Buchwald

I am convinced, the longer I live, that life and its blessings are not so entirely unjustly distributed as when we are suffering greatly we are inclined to suppose. ~Mary Todd Lincoln

Comparison, more than reality, makes men happy or wretched. ~Thomas Fuller

Every man has three characters - that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has. ~Alphonse Karr

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan: The proper study of mankind is man. ~Alexander Pope, Essay on Man, 1733

Much unhappiness results from our inability to remember the nice things that happen to us. ~W.N. Rieger

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life. ~T.S. Eliot

The sunrise never failed us yet. ~Celia Thaxter

W]hat counts can't be counted.

The self cannot be escaped, but it can be, with ingenuity and hard work, distracted. ~Donald Barthelme

Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world. ~Ansel Adams

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving. Make every day a holiday and celebrate just living! ~Amanda Bradley

Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ~ Robert Browning

There is a fine line between dreams and reality, it's up to you to draw it. ~B. Quilliam

He drew a circle that shut me out - heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
 But love and I had the wit to win - and we drew a circle that took him in! ~ Edwin Markham

The day will come when ... we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire. ~Pierre Tielhard de Chardin

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me, and just be my friend. ~Albert Camus

Be it true or false, what is said about men often has as much influence on their lives, and especially on their destinies, as what they do. ~Victor Hugo

Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. ~T.S. Eliot

God give me the strength to face a fact though it slay me. ~Thomas Huxley

Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer. ~Elbert Hubbard

Thou art to me a delicious torment. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Friendship"

To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others. ~Buddha

Three passions, simple but overwhelming, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. ~Bertrand Russell, Autobiography, 1967

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. ~J.R.R. Tolkien

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. ~John Locke

I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things. ~William J. Lock

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live. ~Nicolas de Chamfort

The thing we learn from history is that we never learn from history -- alan Watts

I basically have a very positive philosophy of life, because I don't feel I have anything to lose. Most things are going to turn out okay. Hal Ashby

I try to make the good days great and take something positive from the days I'm not feeling good - work on technique or something like that. Katie Ledecky

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. -- Bernice Johnson Reagon

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous. ~ Goethe

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. ~ Aldous Huxley

Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

Don't be scared of change. You may lose something good, but you may also gain something great.

Life is too important to be taken seriously. ~ Oscar Wilde

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle

The best is yet to be. ~ Robert Browning

Sales people should take lessons from their kids. What does the word ‘no’ mean to a child? Almost nothing. ~ Jim Rohn

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something. ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. - Aldous Huxley

The internet is a cultural dream from which we will some day wake. Everything unprinted will be forgotten. ~ Will Wilkinson

Quand je dis du mal de la vie, c’est parce que j’ai peur de ma passion pour elle, de sa fragilité. ~ Journal 1932-34 Anais Nin

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