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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Best Life Quotes

A friend is very different from an acquaintance. The former is tried and true; the latter only a casual shadow in one's life. (Anonymous)

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do! (Anonymous)

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. (George Bernard Shaw)

A life without cause is a life without effect. (Barbarella)

A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth - with the fire dead, the laughter stilled, and the light extinguished. (Anonymous)

A mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its orginal dimension. (Anonymous)

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone. (Anonymous)

About all some parents accomplish in life is to send a child to Harvard. (Anonymous)

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. (Dr. David M. Burns)

All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific. (Jane Wagner)

All of the animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. (Anonymous)

Almost everything in life is easier to get into than out of. (Agnes' Law)

Am I lightheaded because I'm not dead or because I'm still alive? (Heidi Sandige)

Attitude is the way you mentally look at the world around you. It is how you view your environment and your future. It is the focus you develop toward life itself. (Elwood N. Chapman)

Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you're doing it wrong. (Anonymous)

Because we want peace with half a heart and half a life and will, the war of course continues because the waging of war is total. But the waging of peace, by our own cowardice, is partial. So a whole will and a whole heart and a whole national life bent t (Daniel Berrigan)

Become a possibilitarian.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are,
raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them,
for they're always there.
(Norman Vincent Peale)

Before marriage, a man will lay down his life for you; after marriage he won't even lay down his newspaper. ( Helen Rowland)

Between eigtheen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with money, but with actions. Most men buy nothing. (Andre Malraux)

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine. (Thomas Jefferson)

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula a postero.
Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow. (Horace)

Certainly there are things in life that money can't buy,
but it's very funny--
Did you ever try buying then without money? (Ogden Nash)

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. (Anonymous)

Christian: One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor. One who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin. (Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary")

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. (Pope John XXIII)

Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes. (Irish Proverb)

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. (Richard L. Evans)

Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out alive. (Bugs Bunny)

Enjoy life ... This is not a rehearsal. (Anonymous)

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. (Will Rogers)

Everything has been figured out, except how to live. (Jean-Paul Sartre)

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else. (Will Rogers)

Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst thing not to try. (Anonymous)

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Theodore Roosevelt)

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. (Elie Wiesel)

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. (Arthur Ashe)

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. (Henry David Thoreau)

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. (Clarence Thomas)

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sen (Melody Beattie)

Great opportunity to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. (Sally Koch)

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. (Will Rogers)

Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling, enduring, and accomplishing. (George Sheehan)

Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route. (Charles Caleb Colton)

He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows: he breathes but does not live. (Sanskrit proverb)

He who cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good. (Yiddish Proverb)

He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end. (Harry Emerson Fosdick)

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't. (Richard Bach)

Hitch your wagon to a star. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

I can try to accept gracefully all things that affect my life. I can think and act, not react, I can study and learn. I can listen ... (Barbara J. Miller)

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse. (Isaac Asimov)

I find the great thing in this world is, not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. (Goethe)

I have a 'Play The Melody' philosophy. It means don't over-arrange, don't make life difficult. Just play the melody -- and do it the simplest way possible. (Jackie Gleason)

I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. (Dudley Field Malone)

I've been trying to find the word that says what I need to be in life. 'Brave' is the only word. It's the only thing that I ask myself to be. (Sandra Bullock)

If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. (Mickey Mantle)

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing pole. (Doug Larson)

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair.
We'd never have a friendship.
We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical.
Well, that's nonsense.
You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on t (Ray Bradbury)

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. (Lin Yutang)

If you care at all you will get some results. If you care enough you will get incredible results! (Jim Rohn)

If you had your life to live over again--you'd need more money. (Construction Digest)

If you really want something, you can figure out how to make it happen. (Cher)

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments. (Earl Wilson)

If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development. (Brian Tracy)

In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular. (Kathy Norris)

Integrity includes but goes beyond honesty. Honesty is telling the truth -- in other words, conforming our words to reality. Integrity is conforming reality to our words -- in other words, keeping promises and fulfilling expectations. This requires an int (Stephen R. Covey)

It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer. (Anonymous)

It is an illusion to think that more comfort means more happiness. Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. (Anonymous)

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

It is only after a fair portion of one's life that one really knows what are the things that matter, the things that will remain until the end. (Esther Meynell)

It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring. (Alfred Adler)

It may be that those who do most, dream most. (Stephen Leacock)

It takes both rain and sunshine to make a Rainbow. (Anonymous)

It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. (W. Somerset Maugham)

It's better to be known by six people for something you're proud of than to be known by sixty million for something you're not. (Albert Brooks)

It's never crowded along the extra mile. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. (Helen Keller)

Learning how to learn is life's most important skill. (Tony Buzan)

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified. (Samuel Johnson)

Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life. (Morarji Desai, 1896-1995. Prime Minister of India)

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. (Stella Adler)

Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions. (Samuel Johnson)

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. (Josh Billings)

Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it. (Anonymous)

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. (Danny Kaye)

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. (Charlie Chaplin)

Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles. (John Tyndall)

Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while. (Anonymous)

Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything.(Norman Lear)

Life is madness, reason is death (Angelia Jones)

Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage -- it can be delightful. (George Bernard Shaw)

Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best. (Michael Johnson, 200 and 400 meter world record holder)

Life is short and we never have enough time for gladdening the hearts of those who travel the way with us. Oh, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind. (Hermi Frederic Amiel)

Life is something that everyone should try at least once. (Henry J. Tillman)

Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep. (Fran Lebowitz)

Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep. (Fran Lebowitz)

Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around wondering about yourself. (Katherine Hepburn)

Life is too serious to be taken seriously. (Mike Leonard)

Life is worth living, but only if we avoid the amusements of grown-up people. (Robert Lynd)

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

Life without a friend is like death without a witness. (Spanish Proverb)

Life without you would be like a broken pencil.
How's that?
Completely pointless. (Blackadder, Series II)

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements. (George Bernard Shaw)

Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine...[your] values and goals...Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want. (Marsha Sinetar)

Like most endeavors, life is seriously over-advertised and under-funded (Anonymous)

Listen to your heart, because in the end, it is your heart that counts. (Jennifer Tyler)

Live each day, not as your last, but as your first. (Jason Davidoff)

Live every day as if it were your last and then some day you'll be right. (Anonymous)

Living on Earth may be expensive, but it includes an annual free trip around the Sun. (Anonymous)

Living your life is a task so difficult, it has never been attempted before. (Anonymous)

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it. (Margaret Thatcher)

Love is the whole history of a woman's life, it is but an episode in a man's. (Anonymous)

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on. (Maxwell Maltz )

Many people believe that humility is the opposite of pride,when, in fact, it is a point of equilibrium. The opposite of pride is actually a lack of self esteem. A humble person is totally different from a person who cannot recognize and appreciate himself (Rabino Nilton Bonder)

Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. (Anonymous)

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. (Charles F. Kettering)

My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot. (Ashleigh Brilliant)

My mind tells me to give up, but my heart won't let me. (Jennifer Tyler)

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. (Ruth E. Renkel)

No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session. (Judge Gideon J. Tucker)

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. (Helen Keller)

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Nobody knows the age of the human race, but everybody agrees that it is old enough to know better. (Anonymous)

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. (James Baldwin)

Nothing lasts forever--not even your troubles. (Arnold H. Glasow)

Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, 'I have failed three times,' and what happens when he says, 'I'm a failure.' (S. I. Hayakawa)

O, tell her, brief is life, but love is long. (Anonymous)

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter. (Lewis Carroll)

One of the deepest secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others. (Lewis Carrol)

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today. (Dale Carnegie)

Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be. (Karen Ravn)

Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.(Stephen Covey)

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together. (Anais Nin)

Paradise is open to all kinds of hearts. (Pierre Jean de Beranger)

People find life entirely too time-consuming. (Stanislaw J. Lec)

Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. (Anonymous)

Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. (Anthony Robbins)

Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible; but the world of pure reason knows no compromise, no practical limitations, no barrier to the creative activity. (Bertrand Russell)

Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you. (Anna Lee)

School is like a lollipop. It sucks until it is gone. (Ashley Salvati)

Shared joy is double joy. Shared sorrow is half sorrow. (Swedish Proverb)

So dear I love him that with him all deaths I could endure, without him live no life. (Anonymous)

Some see the glass as half-empty, some see the glass as half-full. I see the glass as too big. (Anonymous)

Some wo(men) have thousand of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can. (Willis R. Whitney)

Sometimes you have to put your foot down to get a leg up. (Dave Weinbaum)

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. (Doug Larson)

The best portion of a good man's life--his little, namesless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. (William Wordsworth)

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. (J.M. Power)

The darkest hour has only 60 minutes. (Morris Mandel)

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children. (Clarence Darrow)

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. (Walter Bagehot)

The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return. (Marie Edgeworth)

The ideas I stand for are not mine.
I borrowed them from Socrates.
I swiped them from Chesterfield.
I stole them from Jesus.
If you don't like their rules, whose would you use? (Dale Carnegie)

The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depths. (Marilyn vos Savant)

The less routine the more life. (Amos Bronson Alcott)

The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one
Yet the light of a whole life dies
When love is done. (Anonymous)

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. (Maureen Dowd)

The most effective way to achieve right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then help that best into the fullest expression. (Allen J. Boone)

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

The real dividing line between things we call work and the things we call leisure is that in leisure, however active we may be, we make our own choices and our own decisions. We feel for the time being that our life is our own. (Raymond Williams)

The really idle man gets nowhere. The perpetually busy man does not get much further. (Sir Heneage Ogilvie)

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. (Groucho Marx)

The streets are safe in Philadelphia. It's only the people who make them unsafe. (Frank Rizzo, ex-police chief and mayor of Philadelphia)

The top of the hill is but the bottom of another mountain. (Ankit Jamwal)

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. (Anonymous)

The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent. (Dr. Smiley Blanton)

The virtue of achievement is victory over oneself. Those who know this can never know defeat. (A.J. Cronin)

The world is blessed most by men who do things, not by those who merely talk about them. (James Oliver)

There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only` a few will catch your heart . . . pursue those. (Anonymous)

There are more dead people than living. And their numbers are increasing. The living are getting rarer. (Anonymous)

There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go. (Richard David Bach)

There are no speed limits on the road to excellence. (David Johnson)

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it. (George Bernard Shaw)

There is a good side to every situation. (David Joseph Schwartz)

There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard come by. (Annie Dillard)

There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former. The transition from cause to effect, from event to event, is often carried on by s (Joseph Addison)

There is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love - the first fluttering of its silken wings. (Anonymous)

Thou art my own, my darling and my wife;
And when we pass into another life,
Still thou art mine. All this which now we see
Is but the childhood of eternity. (Anonymous)

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life:
the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. (Anonymous)

To the world you may be just one person. To the person you may be the world. (Anonymous)

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. (James F. Byrnes)

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. (Leo Buscaglia)

Try living one day without any unhealthy thoughts. It may be very difficult, but try another day, until it becomes habitual, and life will move in the direction of becoming healthy, vital, and alive. (Norman Vincent Peale)

We are each of us in this world an angel with only one wing. In order to fly we must embrace each other. (Cassandra Reed)

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life. (William Osler)

We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are. (Tobias Wolff)

We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you. (Jeff Warner)

We don't know who we are until we see what we can do. (Martha Grimes)

We must conquer war or war will conquer us. (Ely Culbertson)

We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they loved. (Anonymous)

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail (Robert H. Schuller)

What is life, except excuse for death, or death but an escape from life. (Anonymous)

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. (Crowfoot, Blackfoot warior and orator, 1890)

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

What makes the universe so hard to comprehend is that there's nothing to compare it with. (Anonymous)

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered alonglife's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. (Joseph Addison)

Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. (Michael Landon)

When a man's willing and eager, the gods join in. (Aeschylus)

When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. (Christopher Morley)

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. (Angela Schwindt)

Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as you can change your beliefs. (Maxwell Maltz)

Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble. (French proverb)

Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day. (Sanskrit proverb)

You can sit around and wait for the good things to happen to you, you can go out and make them happen. (Anonymous)

You can't put a Band-Aid on every boo-boo you've made; some just need time to heal... (Christina Montano)

You can't stay mad at somebody who makes you laugh. (Jay Leno)

You cannot discover new ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Anonymous)

You cannot discover new ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Anonymous)

You don't run twenty-six miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe. (Frank Shorter)

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. (Anonymous)

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. (Henry Drummond)

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love. (Henry Drummond)

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. (Wayne Dyer)

You know, by the time you reach my age, you've made plenty of mistakes if you've lived your life properly. (Ronald Reagan)

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. (Henry Boye)

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can. (Danny Kaye)

Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets. (Nido Qubein)

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