First best is falling in love

“All is possible when emptiness is possible. Nothing is possible when emptiness is impossible.” – Nagarjuna

“Your life conditions in the long run are your own fault.” – Bill Masur

“Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.” – Alice Walker

“The bad news: You’re falling through the air with no parachute. The good news: There’s no ground.” – Chögyam Trungpa

“Giving is a powerful action to bring more of what you want into your life because when you are giving you are saying, “I am abundant, I have plenty.” – Rhonda Byrne

“Whenever anyone criticizes or wrongs you, remember that they are only doing or saying what they think is right. They cannot be guided by your views, only their own…Say to yourself each time, ‘He did what he believed was right.’” – Epictetus

“The only way to survive is to admit you are on your own, learn to make your own decisions, and trust your judgement.” – Robert Greene

“Never seem to be in a hurry – hurrying betrays a lack of control over yourself and over time. Always seem patient, as if you know that everything will come to you eventually.” – Robert Greene

“Love is right here, right now, without limit, without reason.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Love was that moment when your heart was about to burst.” – Stieg Larsson

“First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.” – Maya Angelou

“The most powerful healing arises from the simple intention to love the life within you, unconditionally, with as much tenderness and presence as possible.” – Tara Brach

“The double power of winning through action rather than argument: No one is offended, and your point is proven.” – Robert Greene

“Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.” – George Eliot

“Elephant. My favorite animal: takes no crap, gives no crap, harms no-one but when one tries to harm it, never forgets.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“The most powerful hallucinogen in this planet is called love. No prescription is required.” – Paulo Coelho

“Love is the most powerful medicine.” – Ram Dass

“I prefer to do right and get no thanks than to do wrong and receive no punishment.” – Cato the Elder

“How we do anything, is how we do everything.” – Martha Beck

“A kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.” – Rick Riordan

Do what you can

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” -Albert Einstein

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” – Stephanie Perkins

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.“ – Groucho Marx

“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.” – Viggo Mortensen

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” – Victor Hugo 

“As with stomachs, we should pity minds that do not eat.” – Victor Hugo

“To be sane in a world of madman is in itself madness.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“I am not deep, but I am very wide.” – Honoré de Balzac

“One who loves the vase, loves also what is inside.” – Kenyan proverb

“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“Hate is easy. Love takes courage.” – Unknown

“It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.” – Bertrand Russell

“I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.” – William Shakespeare

“How do you spell ‘love’? You don’t spell it, you feel it.” – Winnie The Pooh

“When love prevails, fear departs.” – Rumi

“The soul lives there in the silent breath.” – Rumi

True love is a trophy

“Live the life you’ve dreamed. “ – Henry David Thoreau

“Life is not fair; get used to it.” – Bill Gates

“Life is a long lesson in humility.” – James M. Barrie

“Life is a lively process of becoming.” – Douglas MacArthur

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” – Doris Day

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” – Gertrude Stein

“Don’t forget who was with you from the start.”

“When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Ludwig Jacobowski

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates

“Life is a game and true love is a trophy.” -Rufus Wainwright

“To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.” – Karen Sunde

“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” – John Lennon

“If love appears, boundaries will disappear.” – Osho

“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” – Mother Teresa

“To live happily is an inward power of the soul.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

“A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world.” – Atticus

“There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Never expect anything. You’ll never be disappointed.”

Life is a reality to be experienced

“Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.” – Carlos Santana

“If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization.” – Mary Douglas

“You don’t know what you can get away with until you try.” – Colin Powell

“Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.” – Euripides

“You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.” – Napoleon Hill

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

“When one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks​

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” – Albert Camus

“When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.” – Leo Tolstoy

“All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” – Leo Tolstoy

“We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” – John C. Maxwell

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

“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.” – Wayne Dyer

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Lou Holtz

“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

Life is like a box of chocolates

“When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.” – Diana 

“Mistakes are the price of an interesting life.” – Sophia Loren

“My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.” – Coco Chanel

“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.” – Coco Chanel

“The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.” – Tommy Hilfiger

“An artist is someone who has learned to trust in himself.” – Ludwig van Beethoven

“Ceaseless work, analysis, reflection, writing much, endless self-correction, that is my secret.” – Johann Sebastian Bach

“The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.” – Richard M. Nixon

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank 

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

“If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, then make that change.” – Michael Jackson

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.” – Karl Marx

“This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.” – Ludwig van Beethoven

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” – Star Wars

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” – Forrest Gump 

“I don’t want to survive. I want to live.” – 12 Years a Slave

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” – Gone With the Wind

“The name’s Bond. James Bond.” – James Bond

Friends are people who know you really well

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.” – Al McGuire

“Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.” – Alan Dundes

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” – Albert Camus

“Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.” – Albert Einstein

“I’m not arguing. I’m simply explaining why I’m right.”

“Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.” – Greg Tamblyn 

“If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” – Henny Youngman

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” – Linda Grayson

“Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.” – Sicilian Proverb

“I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner

“My brother is gay and my parents don’t care, as long as he marries a doctor.” – Elayne Boosler

“Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.” – Jackie Mason

“Marry a man your own age; as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.” – Phyllis Diller

“Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.” – Oscar Wilde

“Everything that used to be a sin is now a disease.” – Bill Maher

“If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it’s another nonconformist who doesn’t conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.” – Bill Vaughan

“Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.” – Bill Vaughan

“The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.” – Bill Watterson

“Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares?… He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes!” – Billy Connolly

You will always find an answer in the sound of water

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

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

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.” – Phillip Sweet

“You can control two things: your work ethic and your attitude about anything.” –  Ali Krieger

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson

“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.” – Stephen Hawking

“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” – Lady Gaga

“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” – William Faulkner

“I really appreciate people who correct me, because without them, I might have been repeating mistakes for a long time.” – Mufti Menk

“They can because they think they can.” – Virgil

“Fortune sides with him who dares.” – Virgil 

“Life begins on the other side of despair.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“Resist much, obey little.” – Walt Whitman

“Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.” – Albert Camus

“You will always find an answer in the sound of water.” – Zhuangzi 

“Anything I come across that feels impossible, I probably need to take a second look.” – Joe Gebbia

“Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.” – Miguel de Cervantes

“Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.” – Samuel Beckett

“The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.” – Bruce Lee

The secret of happiness is freedom

“The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” – Andre Maurois

“The grass is always greener where you water it.” – Unknown

“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.” – Marquis de Condorcet

“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

“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” –  Cynthia Nelms

“Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” – J. Petit Senn

“The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.” – Carrie Jones

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

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.” – Joe Rogan

“School, politics, sports, and games train us to compete against others. True rewards – wealth, knowledge, love, fitness, and equanimity – come from ignoring others and improving ourselves.” – Naval Ravikant

“One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows.” – Chinese proverb 

“There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.” – Robert Anthony

“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” – Cynthia Nelms

“The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” – Vivian Komori 

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton 

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

My life is my argument

“Remember that true leadership is about striving to become better in all areas of life and empowering everyone around you to become the best versions of themselves. Always focus on improving your leadership qualities as well as others around you.”

“Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.”

“Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.”

“You cannot find peace avoiding life.” – Virginia Woolf

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

“Life is just the same as learning to swim. Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!” – Alfred Adler

“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

“Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.”

“The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. No one else can do it for you.”

“The effective leader recognizes that they are more dependent on their people than they are on them. Walk softly.”

“My life is my argument.” – Albert Schweitzer

“It is not where we breathe, but where we Love, that we live.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft

“As Nietzsche put it, if you have a WHY to live, you can bear almost any “HOW”. A meaningful life can be extremely satisfying even in the midst of hardship whereas a meaningless life is a terrible ordeal no matter how comfortable it is.” – Yuval Noah Harari

“The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.” – Unknown

“Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.” – Paulo Coelho 

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” – Henry Miller

“Every second you have on this planet is very precious and it’s your responsibility that you’re happy.” – Naval Ravikant

“There is no education like adversity.” –  Benjamin Disraeli

“I will go anywhere as long as it’s forward.” – David Livingston