It matters little who first arrives at an idea, rather what is significant is how far that idea can go.
There must be more to life than having everything.
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Living well is the best revenge.
Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Life begins on the other side of despair.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. I am talking about a gung-ho attitude that says 'we can change things here, we can achieve awesome goals, we can be the best. 'Spare me the grim litany of the 'realist;' give me the unrealistic aspirations of the optimist any day.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
Life is too short to work so hard.
The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load.
Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.
On the day when man told the story of his life to man, history was born.
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.
Energy is the key to creativity. Energy is the key to life.
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways -- either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
Music is the emotional life of most people.
For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
Choosing forgiveness opens the door of your heart and makes way for a miracle in your life.
If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
The nightmare of materialism, which has turned the life of the universe into an evil, useless game, is not yet past; it holds the awakening soul still in its grip.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.
Those who realize their folly are not true fools.
Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
Life is pain. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
Art is my life and my life is art.
In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
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.
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
You are in integrity when the life you are living on the outside matches who you are on the inside.
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Life, if well lived, is long enough.
Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
The shortness of life, so often lamented, may be the best thing about it.
A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.
The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.
If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.
I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
While we are postponing, life speeds by.
Art is the proper task of life.
Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.
Life is too important to be taken seriously.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.
Life does not owe you anything because life has already given you everything.
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.
Maturity is when you live your life by your commitments, not by your feelings.
The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.
The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days' we laugh about tomorrow.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
Love the life you live. Live the life you love.
The greatest lessons in life, if we would but stoop and humble ourselves, we would learn not from the grown-up learned men, but from the so-called ignorant children.
Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement.
What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Prevention is better than cure.
Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.
To lose patience is to lose the battle.
Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.
Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know.
There is a season for everything under the sun--even when we can't see the sun.
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
A human life is a story told by God.
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.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
May you live all the days of your life.
Life's too mysterious to take too serious.
Live like you.
Live your energy.
Life will find a way.
Your Day Is Your Life.
Life is luck, make it.
There is so much more.
We die, because we live.
Life well spent is long.
Don't just survive. Shine.
Life is a work in progress.
Life was meant to be happy.
All human life is precious.
Life is how you look at it.
You can't relive your life.
Life is too short to waste.
Live to the point of tears.
The purpose of life is Joy.
Love is the energy of life.
Life is fragile and absurd.
Life is the ultimate right.
Life must be lived as play.
Life is not a bed of roses.
Fuel your life with passion.
The meaning of life is life.
The purpose of life is life.
If you want to be happy, be.
Intention directs perception.
You are not dead till you die.
Life too short to spend alone.
Life and death are one thread.
Life is too short to be small.
The meaning of life is to see.
Life is a tragedy full of joy.
Life is tough, but so are you.
Life is love and love is life.
Life is surreal and beautiful.
Life calls the tune, we dance.
Change is the essence of life.
I think in life, you have a choice. You can either be optimistic or pessimistic, and I go for the optimism.
Walk gently, and be brave.
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.'
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.
I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace, The soul that knows it not, knows no release, From little things; Knows not the livid loneliness of fear Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear The sound of wings.
Three things in life -- your health, your mission, and the people you love. That's it.
The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Without music, life would be a mistake... I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.
Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.
Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person. Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals.
Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.
Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
A great book begins with an idea; a great life, with a determination.
Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.
A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.
True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
God gives us life and takes us away as He sees fit.
Life itself is the proper binge.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Some people have lives; some people have music.
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Words are powerful; if you change your words, you can change your life.
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
An apology might help, but you can change your life without one.
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.
Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
Music is the soundtrack of your life.
It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.
The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
We forge the chains we wear in life.
Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
The only way out is through.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.
Time is long but life is short.
The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
The act of dying is one of the acts of life.
Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.
I learned that focus is key. Not just in your running a company, but in your personal life as well.
Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution.
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.
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."
Keynote Address, University of the Arts, 134th Commencement (Philadelphia, PA, May 17, 2012).
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable but positive hindrances to our progress. Our life is frittered away by detail. I say let your affairs be as two or three, not a hundred or a thousand. And keep your accounts on your thumb nail.
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.
We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
Attitude determines the altitude of life.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
All of life is a foreign country.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.
The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforeseen, and is not apt to fall.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
Envy is the central fact of American life.
We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Because of lack of moral principle, human life becomes worthless. Moral principle, truthfulness, is a key factor. If we lose that, then there is no future.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
To be free is to have achieved your life.
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.
Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.
You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn.
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
We no longer live life. We consume it.
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
Life is the great teacher.
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.
The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday.
It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible.
Your mission: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.
Live every act fully, as if it were your last.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Life is trying things to see if they work.
If things are too easy, life is a whole lot less interesting.
The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
We are always getting ready to live but never living.
We are always getting ready to live, but never living... The wave moves onward but the particles of which it is composed do not... It cannot be but that at intervals throughout society there are real men intermixed . . . as the carpenter puts one iron bar in his bannister for every five or six wooden ones.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Life is like a tree and its root is consciousness. Therefore, once we tend the root, the tree as a whole will be healthy.
What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.
Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.
As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.
Become more accepting. With every interaction, surrender any tendency to judge another person. Pray for a more accepting heart.
Be magnificent. Life's short. Get out there. You can do it. Everyone can do it. Everyone.
Making your life is ultimately an extraordinarily creative endeavor.
Life is so unlike theory.
Victory and defeat are a part of life, which are to be viewed with equanimity.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
It's paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone.
Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.
Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?
Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.
The web of life, love, suffering and death unites all beings.
The less routine the more life.
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.