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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” 
 Dr. Seuss



“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.” 
Marilyn Monroe

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too I thought I was the only one.”
C.S. Lewis

“I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.”
Charles Schwab

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.”
Alfred Tennyson

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.” 
William W. Purkey

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
William Feather

Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands.
Japanese Proverb

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
Rainer Maria Rilke

To live is like to love--all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Samuel Butler

One life - a little gleam of time between two eternities.
Thomas Carlyle

Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.
Sir Thomas Brown

As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more.
Jules Renard

Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.
Oprah Winfrey

Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.
Abraham Lincoln

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Confucius

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.
Audrey Hepburn

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

We do not remember days, we remember moments.
Cesare Pavese

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Marcus Aurelius

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Sholom Aleichem

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Soren Kierkegaard

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.
Will Smith

The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
Eminem

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
William Feather

Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.
Sai Baba

Love, Meet, Challenge

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
William Morris

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
William J. Clinton

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
Arthur Rubinstein

This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
William Shakespeare

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others'
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Dalai Lama

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
Rebecca West

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Lao Tzu

“Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” ~ Seneca

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” ~ John Lennon

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ~ Charles Swindoll

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” 
Mae West
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” 
Robert Frost
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” 
Oscar Wilde

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” 
Narcotics Anonymous

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” 
André Gide, Autumn Leaves
“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.” 
Albert Einstein

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
– Joshua J. Marine

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
– Babe Ruth

“An obstacle is often a stepping stone.”
– Prescott

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” 
Allen Saunders

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” 
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” 
Mark Twain

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” 
Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.” 
Marilyn Monroe



“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” 
Dr. Seuss

“Everything you can imagine is real.” 
Pablo Picasso

“I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.” 
Woody Allen

“Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.” 
Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” 
George Bernard Shaw

“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.” 
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” 
Albert Einstein

“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 you hands are clean!” 
Bob Marley

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
Buddha

“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”
Olin Miller

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.”
E. Joseph Cossman

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’”
George Bernard Shaw

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
Anais Nin

“The people with whom you work reflect your own attitude. If you are suspicious, unfriendly and condescending, you will find these unlovely traits echoed all about you. But if you are on your best behavior, you will bring out the best in the persons with whom you are going to spend most of your working hours.”
Beatrice Vincent

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
Anais Nin

“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”
Frank A. Clark

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”
Clay P. Bedford

“Trust the still, small voice that says, “this might work and I’ll try it.”
Diane Mariechild

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”
Chinese Proverb

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”
Kahlil Gibran

“Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.”
James W. Frick

“The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of elimination.”
Elbert Hubbard

Not everyone is meant to be in your future. Some people are just passing through to teach you lessons in life.

Not everything will go as you expect in your life. This is why you need to drop expectations and go with the flow of life.

It might take a year, it might take a day, but what’s meant to be will always find it’s way.

Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful.

Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.

My life is perfect, even when it is not.
— Ellen Degeneres

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
— Denis Waitley If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.— Mario Andretti

A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are.

Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.

"The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will."
- Vince Lombardi

“If not us, who If not now, when”
– John F. Kennedy

We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.
— Tom Hiddleston

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. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.— Steve Jobs Stanford's Commencement Address, 2005 You live, you learn, and you upgrade. You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
— Oprah Winfrey

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
— Confucius

People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone’s reasons in the same box.
— Kevin Spacey

Your life is the canvas. Fill it with color.

What I’ve observed and what I’ve imagined – and definitely what I’m hoping – happens as you get older is that there’s a mellowing, an acceptance that comes with time. I guess that I’ll find out
— Anne Hathaway

Mellow doesn’t always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life.
— Anne Hathaway

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
— Soren Kierkegaard

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well. 
Sir William Osler

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Woodrow Wilson

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall

Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.
William Arthur Ward

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Edward Everett Hale

The world is not interested in what we do for a living. What they are interested in is what we have to offer freely - hope, strength, love and the power to make a difference! 
Sasha Azevedo

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are but tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the end of the day, tell yourself gently: 'I love you, you did the best you could today, and even if you didn't accomplish all you had planned, I love you anyway.'

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.
Christian D. Larson

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is. 
Norman Vincent Peale

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I might have. 
Abraham Lincoln

Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.
Terry Tempest Williams

“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”
– Dennis P. Kimbro

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.
- Alexander Graham Bell1

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile

Life is like the dice that, falling, still show a different face. So life, though it remains the same, is always presenting different aspects.
Alexis

Our life's a stage, a comedy: either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently.
Palladas

"There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures."
- Josiah Gilbert Holland

“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.”
– Josiah Gilbert Holland

"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

" - William James

“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”
– William James

"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 quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.”
– Will Rogers

"Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there."
- Will Rogers


"When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what'"
- Sydney Harris

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what’”
– Sydney Harris

"Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

" - Benjamin Disraeli

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

"The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job."
- Zig Ziglar

"Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.

" - Mahatma Gandhi

“Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

"Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.

" - Ray Kroc

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”
– Ray Kroc

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
- Lao Tzu


“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
– Lao Tzu
You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself. - English Proverb

“You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.”
– English Proverb

"Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well."
- Vincent Van Gogh

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”
Ovid

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”
Robert Muller

“To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!”
Lao-Tsu


"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
- Winston Churchill

"The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes



“Live each day as if your life had just begun.”
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self evident.”
– Arthur Schopenhauer

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”
– Jim Rohn

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”
– Jack Canfield


"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

“Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.”

"Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not." - George Bernard Shaw

"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible." - Arthur C. Clarke

"Speak less than you know; have more than you show." - William Shakespeare

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
– Thomas Edison

“Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.”
– Sir Claus Moser

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

“Every noble work is at first impossible.”
– Thomas Carlyle

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
– John Wooden

“Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.”
– Joe Clark

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.”
– Larry Winget

"Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy."


"The best revenge is massive success." - Frank Sinatra


A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Jackie Robinson

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.
Rose Kennedy

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
Joseph Campbell

My life is my message.
Mahatma Gandhi

“It is not enough to aim, you must hit.”
– Italian Proverb

 


“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
– Stephen Covey

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.”
– Mark Twain

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
– Woody Allen

“I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.”
– Dudley Field Malone

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.”
– Albert Einstein

“We become what we think about.”
– Earl Nightingale

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
– Buddha

In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”  
Dr. Seuss

“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.”1

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
– Dr. Seuss

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Mae West

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life. What is before our noses is what we see last.
William Barrett

To change one's life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.
William James

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne

The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love, something to hope for.
Thomas Chalmers

The whole universe is change and life itself is but what you deem it.
Marcus Aurelius

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein

The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.
Seneca

Life is something like a trumpet. If you don't put anything in you don't get anything out.
W. C. Handy

Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.
Thomas Fuller

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

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.
Katherine Hepburn

We must be willing to relinquish the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell

Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work.
W. Humboldt

Everything that happens to us leaves some trace behind; everything contributes imperceptibly to make us what we are.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.
Kal Menninger

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. - Samuel Butler

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Nelson Henderson

Change is not merely necessary to life, it is life.
Alvin Toffler

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.
Hypocrites

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
Italian Proverb

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
La Bruyere

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.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Life is a play.
It's not its length,
but its performance that counts.
Seneca

We become happier, much happier, when we realize life is an opportunity rather than an obligation.
Mary Augustine

Life is like a library owned by the author.
In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.
Earl of Beaconsfield

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.
Jean Anouilh

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
Elbert Hubbard

Life's a voyage that's homeward bound.
Herman Melville

In three words I can sum up everything I know about life. It goes on.
Robert Frost

That state of life is most happy where superfluities are not required and necessities are not wanting.
Plutarch

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.
Emil Nolde

The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.
Plutarch

Life is a rich strain of music, suggesting a realm too fair to be.
George William Curtis

I made my life my monument.
Ben Johnson

The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague.
Who shall say where one ends,
and the other begins
Edgar Alan Poe

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.
Rose Kennedy