Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Success is hastened or delayed by one's habits. It is not your passing inspirations or brilliant ideas so much as your everyday mental habits that control your life.
He who hurries through life hurries to his grave.
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
Short + Life quotes ⇑Short Quotes
Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.
Guard well your thoughts when alone and your words when accompanied.
Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody is watching, and doing as you say you would do.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
Anything that just costs money is cheap.
I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
Life is only precious because it ends, kid.
Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.
Life is too short to waste your time on people who don't respect, appreciate, and value you.
Inspirational + Life quotes ⇑Inspirational Quotes
If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning.
Sometimes you have to lose all you have to find out who you truly are.
It doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.
No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
There's no such thing as ruining your life. Life's a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.
You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.
Death + Life quotes ⇑Death Quotes
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try to live so that our death brings no pleasure to the world.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.
The beginning of all beings is veiled, beings manifest in the middle, and unmanifest again on death. Then, why lament this truth?
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
Life before Death. Strength before Weakness. Journey before Destination.
Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to "die before you die" --- and find that there is no death.
Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.
In the end, all men die. How you lived will be far more important to the Almighty than what you accomplished.
That's what literature is. It's the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them!
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
Change + Life quotes ⇑Change Quotes
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over, instead of craving control over what you don't.
Life is short. Focus on what really matters most. You have to change your priorities over time.
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.
We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill, going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change.
When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.
It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime...
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
Life is like a dogsled race. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road... Unless you fail to make the turn.
To change one's life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.
Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change
Courage + Life quotes ⇑Courage Quotes
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.
One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
Meet everybody and every circumstance on the battlefield of life with the courage of a hero and the smile of a conqueror.
At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead.The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore.
I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.
Give me the patience for the small things of life, courage for the great trials of life. Help me to do my best each day and then go to sleep knowing God is awake.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own.
It's a sad thing not to have friends, but it is even sadder not to have enemies.
Happiness + Life quotes ⇑Happiness Quotes
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.
The most important thing is to enjoy your life- to be happy- it's all that matters.
Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.
Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?
A smile puts you on the right track. A smile makes the world a beautiful place. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.
Top 15 Things Money Can't Buy: Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.
Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.
Don't waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.
The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there's nothing to make it last.
And will I tell you that these three lived happily ever after? I will not, for no one ever does. But there was happiness. And they did live.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
The problem with people is they forget that most of the time it's the small things that count.
Love + Life quotes ⇑Love Quotes
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.
Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.
Certain things in life simply have to be experienced -and never explained. Love is such a thing.
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
Live without pretending, love without depending, listen without defending, speak without offending.
When I look in the mirror, I know I'm looking at someone who isn't sure she deserves to be loved at all.
Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it's time for them to be hurt.
All you can do in life is- be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.
There is not love of life without despair about life.
I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
Wisdom + Life quotes ⇑Wisdom Quotes
The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.
Everyone you meet is a part of your journey, but not all of them are meant to stay in your life. Some people are just passing through to bring you gifts; either they're blessings or lessons.
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
You shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.
When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.
You should never give up a happy 'middle' in the hopes of a happy 'ending', because there is no such thing as a happy ending
Follow the three R's: - Respect for self. - Respect for others. - Responsibility for all your actions.
I think I've discovered the secret of life -- you just hang around until you get used to it.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Every choice comes with a consequence. Once you make a choice, you must accept responsibility. You cannot escape the consequences of your choices, whether you like them or not.
Truth + Life quotes ⇑Truth Quotes
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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.
Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.
We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are.
I am one of billions. I am stardust gathered fleetingly into form. I will be ungathered. The stardust will go on to be other things someday and I will be free.
Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
The irony of life is that those who wear masks often tell us more truths than those with open faces.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Humor + Life quotes ⇑Humor Quotes
That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.
Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.
If you're a bird, be an early bird, and catch the worm for your breakfast plate... But if you're a worm, sleep late.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Life is like a confused teacher...first she gives the test and then teaches the lesson
Don't take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.
All Life Quotes ⇑
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.
When you came into this world you cried, whereas everyone else rejoiced. During your lifetime, work and serve in such a way that when it is time for you to leave this world, you will smile at parting while the world cries for you
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Never play with the feelings of others, because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a lifetime
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Don't you think it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?
We don't have to be defined by the things we did or didn't do in our past. Some people allow themselves to be controlled by regret. Maybe it's a regret, maybe it's not. It's merely something that happened. Get over it.
Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
How terribly sad it was that people are made in such a way that they get used to something as extraordinary as living.
Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it's a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?"
This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.
Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like.
Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.
Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.
I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research.
Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.
All of life is education and everybody is a teacher and everybody is forever a pupil.
The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.
Some things cannot be taught; they must be experienced. You never learn the most valuable lessons in life until you go through your own journey.
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
If you hang out with chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you're going to fly.
Life is full of screwups. You're supposed to fail sometimes. It's a required part of human existence.
Those who are unconquered in spirit are the real successes in life. If you can so train or condition your mind that you are content regardless of what you have or do not have, and if you can stand the challenge of all your trials and remain calm-that is true happiness.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Don't think about making life better for other people who don't even deserve you, rather, focus on making your life the best, for yourself and those who love you.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Stay hungry, stay young, stay foolish, stay curious, and above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don't.
There are ships sailing to many ports, but not a single one goes where life is not painful.
The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
Do you want to have an easy life? Then always stay with the herd and lose yourself in the herd.
Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.
One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.
The choices you make now, the people you surround yourself with, they all have the potential to affect your life, even who you are, forever.
My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone.
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.
Live your life not celebrating victories, but overcoming defeats.
Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable.
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
My friend, let's not think of tomorrow, but let's enjoy this fleeting moment of life.
God doesn't need to punish us. He just grants us a long enough life to punish ourselves.
One of the most important factors, not only in military matters but in life as a whole, is ... the ability to direct one's whole energies towards the fulfillment of a particular task.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.
Sometimes we get through adversity only by imagining what the world might be like if our dreams should ever come true.
There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.
Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.
Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world
There are two possible situations - one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both.
That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.
I don't want to be married, just to be married. I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can't talk to, or worse, someone I can't be silent with.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
Somewhere along the way in your life, the world and its people will have a problem with you. That's their problem. Not yours.
Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.
The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.
To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.
There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.
The human race tends to remember the abuses to which it has been subjected rather than the endearments. What's left of kisses? Wounds, however, leave scars.
Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.
How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.
I like flaws. I think they make things interesting.
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you
You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter
There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.
Good things happen in your life when you surround yourself with positive people.
Sacrifice is a part of life. It's supposed to be. It's not something to regret. It's something to aspire to.
We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.
Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.
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!
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
When life gives you lemons, chunk it right back.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
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.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Why do they always teach us that it's easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It's the hardest thing in the world--to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.
Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise!
Keep Going. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone's life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.
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.
You endure what is unbearable, and you bear it. That is all.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
What's done is done. What's gone is gone. One of life's lessons is always moving on. It's okay to look back to see how far you've come but keep moving forward.
This should be your new attitude toward life: no matter what your experiences are, you are going to enjoy them, in the same way, that you enjoy viewing the pleasant or painful experiences of another person in a motion picture.
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
Enjoy every step you take. If you're curious, there is always something new to be discovered in the backdrop of your daily life.
Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.
None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.
There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze.
Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly
Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That's part of what it means to be alive.
At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.
Don't wait for the right moment to start, start and make each moment right.
Do not lose hope - what you seek will be found. Trust ghosts. Trust those that you have helped to help you in their turn. Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.
But if everything was always smooth and perfect, you'd get too used to that, you know? You have to have a little bit of disorganization now and then. Otherwise, you'll never really enjoy it when things go right.
Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because we don't know what to do with it.
We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
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.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.
Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but ... life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.
To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That's what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul - would you understand why that's much harder?
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
Don't you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you're not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you've lived nearly half the time you have to live already?
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.
Don't wait for miracles, your whole life is a miracle.
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
Let go of something old that no longer serves you in order to make room for something new.
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore.
Every day one should at least hear one little song, read one good poem, see one fine painting and -- if at all possible -- speak a few sensible words.
Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.
You get what anybody gets - you get a lifetime.
Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You've got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation.
What would come, would come...and you would have to meet it when it did.
I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a 'wanderess.' Thus, she didn't care about money, only experiences - whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her.
So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But it also means you have to let them go!
Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.
When you hold a grudge, you want someone else's sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
You are the master of your attitude. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events. You always have a choice. You can choose to face them with a positive mental attitude
Through every trial, we grow. All suffering we experience has a meaning. Though it seems very cruel, it is like the fire that smelts the iron ore: the steel that emerges from that furnace is beautifully strong, useful for many purposes
It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn't matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.
I know it's wrong - God, it's all kinds of wrong - but I just want to lie down with you and wake up with you, just once, just once ever in my life.
What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.
Even chance meetings are the result of karma... Things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there's no such thing as coincidence.
Life is but a day; A fragile dew-drop on its perilous way From a tree's summit.
There was a time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.
Sooner or later we've all got to let go of our past.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots keeping itself alive.
My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends- It gives a lovely light!
In everybody's life there's a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can't go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That's how we survive.
If there's one thing I learned, it's that nobody is here forever. You have to live for the moment, each and every day... the here, the now.
How would your life be different if... You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day...You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.
Life, he realized, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.
All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.
The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.