Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are
- Mahatma Gandhi
For a fool, old age is winter. For a wise man it is a time of harvest.
- Jewish proverb
When you are through changing, you are through.
Older minds are like older horses; you must exercise them if you wish
to keep them in working order.
- John Q. Adams
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein
It is quite true what philosophy says: that life must be understood backwards.
But then one forgets the other principle: that it must be lived forwards.
He not busy being born is busy dying.
- Bob Dylan
The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another,
until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch
will be felt.
- Frederick Buechner
What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.
- The Dalai Lama
Time... reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again.
What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
- Jean-Luc Picard
Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James
The last great freedom of man is the freedom to choose his attitude under
any given set of circumstances.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
- St. Augustine
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced
at least once.
- F. Nietzsche
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- Mark Twain
It is choice - not chance - that determines your destiny.
- Jean Nidetch
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so
that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go
through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it.
- Anais Nin
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot
Life begets life. Energy becomes energy. It is by spending oneself that
one becomes rich.
- Sarah Bernhardt
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff
life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin
A useless life is an early death.
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
and things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art; to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Goals are dreams with deadlines.
- Diana Hunt
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others
does not obtain peace of mind.
Sharing what you have is more important than what you have.
- Albert Wells
There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility.
Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy and a tragedy.
- Mark Twain
You have enormous untapped power you'll probably never tap, because
most people never run far enough on their first wind to ever find they
have a second.
- William James
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and
simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Words of Wisdom
When great thinkers and wordsmiths distill wisdom, insight or inspiration into a sentence or two, it
can be very worthwhile to reflect on their handiwork from time to time for the value that may be added
to our own lives. Here are some of my favorites.