A letter from the heart can be read on the face

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” – Winston Churchill

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” – L.M. Montgomery

“Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.” – James Thurber

“For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.” – Seneca

“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’” – Erich Fromm

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.” – Wayne Dyer

“All the problems of older times were scarcity… now they’re all abundance based.” – Naval Ravikant

“Battle not with monsters, lest you become one and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.” – Friederich Nietsche

“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” – Kahlil Gibran

“A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“You know who you love but you can’t know who loves you.” – Nigerian proverb

“Where there is love, there is no darkness.” – Burundi proverb

“If you marry a monkey for its wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains.” – Egyptian proverb

“Don’t be so in love that you can’t tell when it’s raining.” – Madagascar proverb

“He who loves, love you with your dirt.” – Ugandan proverb

“A letter from the heart can be read on the face.” – Kenyan proverb

“Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands.” – Nigerian proverb

“Love, like rain, does not choose the grass on which it falls.” – South African proverb

Start each day with a grateful heart

“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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

“Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.” – Ray Knight

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain

“So it goes.” – Kurt Vonnegut 

“In true love, you attain freedom.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Economized love is never real love.” – Honore De Balzac

“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The more you judge, the less you love.” -Honore de Balzac

“Lovers quarrels are the renewal of love.” – Terence

“The less I needed, the better I felt.” – Charles Bukowski

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough.” – Mother Teresa

“Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” – George Orwell

“Man is the artificer of his own happiness.” -Henry David Thoreau

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” – Rita Mae Brown

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop

“Start each day with a grateful heart.”

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Karl Barth

“Expect nothing and appreciate everything.”

“A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.”

The most difficult thing is the decision to act

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” – Albert Camus

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Cicero

“You have to be a good individual first before you can be a good team player.” – David Goggins

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

“In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.” – David Ogilvy

“A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.” – Gautama Buddha

“Words only go so far, we must live our message. Our true wisdom is displayed through our actions.”

“Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean.” – Bob Dylan

“Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.​​”​ – Gloria Steinem

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve

“Life is short, and it is here to be lived.” – Kate Winslet

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

“Remember: nobody said it would be easy.” – Maxime Lagacé

“The goal is to create something so useful that people will have no choice but to tell their friends.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Great acts are made up of small deeds.” – Lao Tzu

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

“Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney: 

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

Live for what you create

“Do not pray for easy lives, pray to be stronger men.” – John F. Kennedy 

“Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.” – John F. Kennedy

“If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never got anywhere.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

“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.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.” – Lady Gaga

“Winning is not always the barometer of getting better.” – Tiger Woods

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

“By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” – Christopher Columbus

“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” –  James Baldwin 

“May the Force be with you.” – Star Wars

“You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for $1.50 in late fees at the public library.” – Good Will Hunting

“I’m having an old friend for dinner.” – The Silence of the Lambs

“Houston, we have a problem.” – Apollo 13

“I feel the need – the need for speed!” – Top Gun

“Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.” – Denzel Washington

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.” – Rosa Parks

“Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.” – Voltaire

“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” – Madonna

My wife and I were happy for twenty years

“If you want your children to listen, try talking softly to someone else.” – Ann Landers

“Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.” – Anton Chekhov

“I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical.” –  Arthur C. Clarke

“My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I’m right.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

“To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

“A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find, lucky to have.”

“As your best friend I’ll always pick you up when you fall, after I finish laughing.”

“Some people are like clouds. When they disappear, it’s a beautiful day.”

“Please cancel my subscriptions to your issues.”

“If you ran like your mouth, you’d be in good shape.”

“If you can stay in love for more than two years, you’re on something.” – Fran Lebowitz

“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“Marriage…it’s not a word, it’s a sentence.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.” – Albert Einstein

“Have you noticed that all the people in favour of birth control are already born?” – Benny Hill

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard Baruch

“Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.” – Bertrand Russell

“The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – Bertrand Russell

“Facebook just sounds like a drag, in my day seeing pictures of peoples vacations was considered a punishment.” – Betty White

What we call the beginning is often the end

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

“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

“Once you do know what the question actually is, you’ll know what the answer means.” – Douglas Adams

“The two most important days in your life are the day you’re born and the day you find out why.” –  Mark Twain

“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” – Pema Chodron

‘We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves.” – Bruce Lee

“You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” – JIm Rohn

“Be an Encourager: When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L Hay

“Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.” – Tena Desae

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.” – Sarah J. Maas

“It is only when we take chances, when our lives improve. The initial and the most difficult risk that we need to take is to become honest. – Walter Anderson

“The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.” – William Arthur Ward

“When you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless.” – Unknown

“If you’ve never eaten while crying you don’t know what life tastes like.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

“There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.” – Aristotle

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” – T.S. Eliot

Happiness is the experience of loving life

“If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.” – Proverb

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

“Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.” – Buddha

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” – Dale Carnegie

“People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know.” – Dany Laferrière

“Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing…just expressed differently.” – Robert McPhillips

“Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.” – Immanuel Kant

“Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.” – Dr. Idel Dreimer

“The more people need to show they’re happy, the less they are.” – Maxime Lagacé

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” – L.M. Montgomery

“If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.” – Mother Teresa

“In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?” – Leslie Caron

“Joy never feasts so high as when the first course is of misery.” – John Suckling

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

“Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.” – Robertson Davies

“Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

“Ups and downs. Victories and defeats. Sadness and happiness. That’s the hardest but also the most satisfying kind of life.” – Maxime Lagacé

“When was the last time you paused and took a deep breath?” – Maxime Lagacé

“Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work.” – Søren Kierkegaard

You make life more beautiful

“But it’s better to finish on a good note, right?”

“Only one life, that soon is past, only what’s done with love will last.” 

“A secret to life: Know that none of this matters, and yet… live as if every single moment does.” – Kamal Ravikant

“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” – Herbert Bayard Swope

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.” – W.C. Fields

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Herman Hesse

“You either live a life of love, or a life of fear. The life of fear is the easiest one because you don’t risk anything. You simply protect. The toughest one is the life of love because you risk more. You give all you’ve got. The choice is yours.” – Maxime Lagacé

“There is love and respect for others. There is love and respect for yourself. Start with the latter.” – Maxime Lagacé

“What gives meaning are challenges. A beautiful life is meaningful. Say yes to challenges.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Real education starts when you realize that life is wild and you know nothing about it.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Nobody can predict the future; the idea is to have a firm grasp of the present.” – Peter F. Drucker

“The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.” – Carl Jung

“We’re not meant to consume infinite news, porn and food. We live in an era of too much abundance. This is the modern struggle. There is so much of an abundance of cheap, fake, instant dopamine and meaning. How do you motivate yourself to do the real thing any more?” – Naval Ravikant

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.” – William James

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

“When you arise in the morning think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” – Thich Nhat Hanh