It takes courage to love

“Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” – Henrik Ibsen

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” – Oscar Wilde

“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” – Oscar Wilde

“When you’re in love, truly in love, you never have to question it.” – Michael Faudet

“When love itself comes to kiss you, don’t hold back.” – Rumi

“Love doesn’t die; the men and women do.” – William Faulkner

“The more one judges, the less one loves.” – Honoré de Balzac

“Years of love have been forgotten, in the hatred of a minute.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The sun loved the moon so much, he died every night just to let her breath.” – Unknown

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” – Albert Ellis

“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.” – Paulo Coelho

“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace.” – Leo Tolstoy

“The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.” – Mikhail Bakunin

“One day we will be dead. But today I’ll give it my best not to blame, complain, drain. Today I’ll give my best not to regret or forget.” – James Altucher

Smiling is free therapy

“Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.”

“Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.” – Henry Ford

“Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” – Jack Kerouac

“All generalizations are false, including this one.” – Mark Twain

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou

“The real business of life is trying to understand each other.” – Gilbert Parker

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” – Joseph F. Newton

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” – Euripides

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

“All you need is love.” – John Lennon

“Do all things with love.” – Og Mandino

“Every lover is a soldier.” – Ovid

“Who, being loved, is poor?” – Oscar Wilde

“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.”

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide

“I found that there is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to know how to love yourself.” – Louise Hay

“Smile, it’s free therapy.”

“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost

Hope is a good thing

“I don’t care that they stole my idea… I care that they don’t have any of their own.” – Nikola Tesla

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – William Shakespeare

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” – Isaac Newton

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Nicolaus Copernicus

“I don’t believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can’t sit still.” – Ashton Kutcher

“I had to stop going to auditions thinking, ‘Oh, I hope they like me.’ I had to go in thinking I was the answer to their problem.” – George Clooney

“If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.” – Malcolm X 

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Rosa Parks

“Hope is the bedrock of this nation. The belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.” – Barack Obama

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

“We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.” – Bill Clinton

“Will our children ask, “why didn’t you act?”. Or ask, “How did you find the moral courage to rise up and change?”” –  Al Gore

“Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things.” – Stephen King

“I’ll be back.” – Terminator

“Salvation lies within.” – Shawshank Redemption

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” – Shawshank Redemption

“I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Shawshank Redemption

“Elementary, my dear Watson.” – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The cure for boredom is curiosity

“Never doubt the courage of the French. They were the ones who discovered that snails are edible.” – Doug Larson

“To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.” – Doug Larson

“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.” – Douglas Adams

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Dorothy Parker

“I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer.” – Douglas Adams

“I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.” – Mitch Hedberg

“What a nice night for an evening.” – Steven Wright

“I walk around like everything is fine, but deep down, inside my shoe, my sock is sliding off.” 

“Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?” – Steven Wright

“I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.” – Steven Wright

“The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” – Lane Olinghouse

“Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they are born and start using sleep deprivation to torture you.” – Ray Romano

“I don’t know what’s more exhausting about parenting: the getting up early, or the acting like you know what you’re doing.” – Jim Gaffigan

“It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of the foods that my kid didn’t finish.” – Carrie Underwood

“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.” – Nora Ephron

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” – A. A. Milne

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” – Abraham Lincoln

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein

“All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.” – Alexander Woollcott

“War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” – Ambrose Bierce

Live each day as if your life had just begun

“Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Live each day as if your life had just begun.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Work until your rivals become idols.” – Drake

“You can’t have a million dollar dream on a minimum wage work ethic.” – Unknown

“You must do the kind of things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“It’s not what you do once in a while it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.” – Jenny Craig

“Falling down is how we grow. Staying down is how we die.” – Brian Vaszily

“Wealth isn’t about having a lot of money it’s about having a lot of options.” – Chris Rock

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you.” – Derek Jeter

“The only way round is through.” – Robert Frost

“Seek life, not comfort.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Pain or love or danger makes you real again.” – Jack Kerouac

“Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.” – Horace

“We are our choices.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” – Muhammad Ali

“The wisest men follow their own direction.” – Euripides 

“Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have.” – Franz Kafka

“You are free, and that is why you are lost.” – Franz Kafka

“From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.” – Franz Kafka

Happiness will bring you success

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.” – Epicurus

“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.” – William Feather

“Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.” – Divyanka Tripathi

“Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.” – Don Marquis

“The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.” –  Doug Larson

“Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.” – Johnny Carson

“Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” – Mildred Barthel

“Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” – Orhan Pamuk

“Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.” – Pat Conroy

“Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.” – Aristotle

“It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” – Billy Graham

“Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” – Rick Warren

“Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.” – Hazelmarie Elliott

“We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it.” – Mignon McLaughlin

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

“The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.” – Epictetus

“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?” – Albert Camus

“Happiness is only real when shared.” – Jon Krakauer 

Life is the journey

“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” – Sholom Aleichem

“Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got.” – Tim Cook 

“Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.” – Tom Clancy

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” – Theodore Hesburgh

“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” – David Ogden Stiers

“Children are a poor man’s riches.” – English Proverb

“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn.” – David Russell

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” –  Oprah Winfrey 

“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.” – Lao Tzu

“Love is the goal, life is the journey.” – Osho 

“We are evolved to search for meaning but ultimately life has none.” – Naval Ravikant

“This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.” -Tyler Durden 

“The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“The shortness of life, so often lamented, may be the best thing about it.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.” – Charlie Brown

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

“Be willing to sacrifice what you think you have today for the life that you want tomorrow.” – Neil Strauss

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins

“Your best life will not be found in comfort. It will be found in fighting for what you believe in.” – Maxime Lagacé

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” – Neil Gaiman