Love is the poetry of the senses

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” – Eskimo Proverb

“Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.” – Unknown

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” – Winnie the Pooh

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” – Anaïs Nin

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

“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.” – Harry Palmer

“The problem is not to find the answer, it’s to face the answer.” – Terence McKenna

“If it is not necessary to decide, it is necessary not to decide.” – Lord Acton

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of intelligence.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“There is no truth. There is only perception.” – Gustave Flaubert

“That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be.” – Jim Morrison

“Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin.” – Victor Hugo

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” – Kahlil Gibran

“When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow.” – Ethiopian proverb

“If love is a sickness, patience is the remedy.” – Cameroon proverb

“Love is the poetry of the senses.” – Honoré de Balzac

“Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly but flooding the river.” – Liberian proverb

“If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars?” – Tunisian proverb

Gratitude changes everything

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“It’s so strange that autumn is so beautiful; yet everything is dying.” 

“It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.” – Mark Twain

“The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – James Crook

“What counts can’t always be counted; what can be counted doesn’t always count.” – Albert Einstein

“Speak low, if you speak love.” – William Shakespeare

“Love is the absence of judgment.” – Dalai Lama

“If you wished to be loved, love.” – Seneca

“Love the sinner and hate the sin.” – Augustine of Hippo

“If a thing loves, it is infinite.” – William Blake

“A happy wife is a happy life.” – Gavin Rossdale

“Happiness lies in perspective.”

“Boredom: the desire for desires.” –  Leo Tolstoy

“Do more of what makes you happy.”

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” – David Tyson

“‘Enough’ is a feast.” – Buddhist proverb

“Count your blessings.” – Og Mandino

“Be obsessively grateful.”

“Gratitude changes everything.”

Football is like life

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker

“People are more impressed by the power of our example rather than the example of our power.” – Bill Clinton

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” – Voltaire

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” – Immanuel Kant

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi

“I became an overachiever to get approval from the world.” – Madonna

“Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.” – Voltaire

“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Good Will Hunting

“Going in one more round when you don’t think you can. That’s what makes all the difference in your life.” – Rocky Balboa

“Wax on, wax off.” -The Karate Kid

“Life’s simple. You make choices and you don’t look back.” – The Fast and The Furious

“The most important thing in life will always be the people in this room. Right here, right now.” – The Fast and The Furious

“Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.” – Tony Robbins

“I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.” – Ashton Kutcher

“You’ve got enemies? Good, that means you actually stood up for something.” – Eminem

“From the beginning, it wasn’t about the ends. It was about busting raps and standing for something.” – Eminem

“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.” – Malcolm X

“You have to wake the people up first, then you’ll get action.” – Malcolm X

Love is blind

“When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I’m beginning to believe it.” – Clarence Darrow

“A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.’” – Claude Pepper

“They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.” – Clint Eastwood

“I’m too drunk to taste this chicken.” – Colonel Sanders

“A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: ‘Duh.’” – Conan O’Brien

“Am I perfect? No. But am I striving to be a better person every day? Also no.”

“Maybe you should eat some makeup so you can be pretty on the inside too.”

“Love is blind; friendship tries not to notice.” – Otto von Bismarck 

“It’s only because of their stupidity that they’re able to be so sure of themselves.” – Franz Kafka

“Do you ever think if people heard our conversations they’d lock us up? All the time.” – Wendy Mass

“Obviously, if I was serious about having a relationship with someone long-term, the last people I would introduce him to would be my family.” – Chelsea Handler

“My nickname is ‘Mom’, but my full name is ‘Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom’.”

“Toddler: Emotionally unstable pint-sized dictator with the uncanny ability to know exactly how far to push you towards utter insanity before reverting to a loveable creature.”

“I never know what to say when people ask me what my hobbies are. I mean, I’m a mom.”

“A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he’s finished.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor 

“It would be nice to spend billions on schools and roads, but right now that money is desperately needed for political ads.” – Andy Borowitz

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” – Andy Rooney

“At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.” – Ann Landers

“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” – Benjamin Franklin

You can be happy where you are

“Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

“Always be careful when you follow the masses. Sometimes the m is silent.” –  Unknown

“Never let anyone treat you like you’re regular glue. You’re glitter glue.”

“If you fall – I’ll be there.” – Floor

“When Plan “A” doesn’t work, don’t worry, you still have 25 more letters to go through.” – Unknown

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – Dalai Lama

“If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving isn’t for you.” – Steven Wright

“A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.” – Unknown

“I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler

“A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.” – Joe Vitale

“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” – Napoleon Hill

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

“You can be happy where you are.” – Joel Osteen

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” – Friedrich Engels

“Someday, somehow, this will all make sense.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Fear, pain, envy, sadness, frustration. Your natural reaction will be to replace them and seek pleasure. Don’t do that. Instead, understand them. They can teach you something and it could be useful.” – Maxime Lagacé

“You have as much laughter as you have faith.” – Martin Luther

Happiness is appreciating what you have

“Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.” – John Henry Jowett

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” – Confucius

“We can’t control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.” –  David C. Hill

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” –  Denis Waitley

“I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.” – Diego Val

“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” – Elizabeth Gilbert 

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” – Aristotle

“Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.” 

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” – Ayn Rand

“Say no more often so you can say yes to what’s important.” – Maxime Lagacé

“There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.” – Jodi Picoult

“Don’t postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.” – Alan Cohen

“Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“One should be either sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.” – Eugene O’Neill

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.” – Archibald McLeish

“The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.” – Logan Pearsall Smith

“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.” – Albert Camus

Life belongs to the living

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.” – Doug Hutchison

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” – Morrie Schwartz

“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.” – Maya Angelou

“Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.” – Barbara Sher

“Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one’s will.” – Paul Gauguin

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin 

“A drop of love can bring an ocean of tears.” – Jewish Proverb

“We no longer live life. We consume it.” – Vicki Robin 

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.” – Joseph Campbell

“Happiness is not the surplus of pleasant over unpleasant moments. Rather happiness consists in seeing one’s life in its entirety as meaningful and worthwhile.” – Yuval Noah Harari

“If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.”  – Bob Riley

“Remember it’s just a bad day, not a bad life.”

“Whatever is worrying you right now, forget about it. Take a deep breath, stay positive and know that things will get better.” – Unknown

“It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort.” – Jillian Michaels

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt