Women are meant to be loved

“There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.” – Seneca

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Love is a friendship set to music.” – Joseph Campbell

“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” – Lord Byron

“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” – Henry Miller

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” – T.E. Lawrence

“Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” – Oscar Wilde

“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” – Oscar Wilde

“When reason fails, the devil helps!” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.” – Victor Hugo

“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.” – John Locke

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” – John Locke

“The only reason we get lost in thought is because it is unfamiliar territory.” – Ashton Leinen

“Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart.” – Rumi

“Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.” – John Steinbeck

“The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything that should be said.” – Edgar Allan Poe

I was born to do this

“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you.” – Wayne Dyer

“Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile…initially scared me to death.” – Betty Bender

“You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Many people are afraid of the dark, but the real tragedy is those who are afraid of the light.” – Unknown

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

“Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research.” – Carl Gustav Jung

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Skakespeare

“Life, it seems, is nothing if not a series of initiations, transitions, and incorporations.” – Alan Dundes

“I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” – Joan of Arc

“You are not designed for everyone to like you.”

“Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.” – Kurt Cobain

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde

“Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset.”

“The good man is the friend of all living things.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” – Euripides

“Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo Click to tweet

“Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.” – Seneca

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” – Henry David Thoreau

The world is a book

“You should never take more than you give.” – Elton John

“Take a long pause …breathe and know that things are happening for you not to you.” – Ashton Kutcher

“It’s nice to be important, but it’s also important to be nice. Never forget that.” – Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat)

“Be careful how you judge people, most of all friends. You don’t sum up a man’s life in one moment.” –  Al Pacino

“You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.” – George Clooney

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. “ – Leonardo da Vinci

“Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.” – Andy Warhol

“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.” – Michael Jordan

“That was my way of getting through difficult times of low confidence – hard work.” – David Beckham

“I don’t have to show anything to anyone. There is nothing to prove.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

“The greatest pleasure of life is love.” – Euripides

“A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.” – Aristotle

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens

“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” – Vincent van Gogh

“A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte 

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.” – Galileo Galilei

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Augustine of Hippo 

“Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“There is no greater education than one that is self-driven.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Humor is a universal language

“Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

“It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person’s plate.” – Dave Barry

“Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.” – Dave Barry

“I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.” – David Lee Roth

“Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.” – David Letterman

“What was your key motivation for this piece? The due date.” 

“Men cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.” – James A. Garfield 

“Food is like sex: When you abstain, even the worst stuff begins to look good.” – Beth McCollister

“I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous – everyone hasn’t met me yet.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“Every time you feel yourself being pulled into other people’s drama, repeat these word: Not my circus, not my monkeys.” – Polish Proverb

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford

“The closest a person ever comes to perfection is when he fills out a job application form.” – Stanley Randall

“Sorry for being late. I got caught up enjoying my last few minutes of not being here.”

“I know that the work cycle is not plan/start/finish, but is wait/plan/plan.”

“My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” – Greenville Kleisser

“Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.” – Isaac Asimov

“Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.” – James Thurber

“Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost.” – James Thurber

“Humor is a universal language.” – Joel Goodman

Believe you can and you will

“Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” – Zig Ziglar

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc

“What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.” – Robin Williams

“Be a fruitloop in a world of Cheerios.” – Unknown

“Dream beautiful dreams, and then work to make those dreams come true.” – Spencer W. Kimball

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

“Believe you can and you will.” – Unknown

“Do the right thing even when no one is looking.” – Unknown

“Make today the day you learn something new.” – Unknown

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” – Henry Ford

“You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go.” – Jim Rohn

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.” –  Paulo Coelho

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.” – Oscar Wilde 

“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” – George Bernard Shaw

Happiness is a place between too much and too little

“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

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

“Your work is discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” – Buddha

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” –  Earl Nightingale

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.” – Edith Wharton

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

“Happiness is usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.” – Thomas Szasz

“Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.” – Don Herold

“Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Norman MacEwan

“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

“The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.” – Eric Hoffer

“My family didn’t have a lot of money, and I’m grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness.” – Evangeline Lilly

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Keonig

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” – Freya Stark

“Happiness is a place between too much and too little.” – Finnish proverb

“Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

“How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.” – Gerald Jampolsky

Most of life is tragic

“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.” – Unknown

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” –  Kenji Miyazawa

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Life is lived on the edge.” – Will Smith

“Play iterated games. All the returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest.” – Naval Ravikant

“Most of life is tragic. You’re born, you don’t know why. You’re here, you don’t know why. You go, you die. Your family dies. Your friends die. People suffer. People live in constant terror. The world is full of poverty and corruption and war and Nazis and tsunamis. The net result, the final count is, you lose – you don’t beat the house.” – Woody Allen

“Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon.” – Woody Allen

“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.” – Bette Midler

“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” – Lee Iacocca

“If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.” – Christopher McCandless

“When you want something in life, you just gotta reach out and grab it.” –  Christopher McCandless

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” – Alexander Pope 

“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.” – George Carlin

“I love deadlines, I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams

“Never trust people who smile constantly. They’re either selling something or not very bright.” – Laurell K. Hamilton

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” – Robert A Heinlein

“If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out.” – Lawrence Ferlinghetti

To think is easy

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

“The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us the greatest delight.” – Epictetus

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus

“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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

“If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.” – Benjamin Franklin

“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.” – Julia Roberts

“Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.” – Mark Twain

“Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.” –  Mark Twain

“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.” – Carl Jung

“Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” – Neils Bohr

“God knows, I prefer people with anxieties, whose tomorrow is threatened by uncertainty.” – Albert Einstein

“A ‘no’ does not hide anything, but a ‘yes’ very easily becomes a deception.” – Søren Kierkegaard

“Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.” – Bertrand Russell

“There is a wisdom of the head, and… there is a wisdom of the heart.” – Charles Dickens

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” –  Leo Tolstoy

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.” – William Shakespeare

Suffering is optional

“Please all, and you will please none.” – Aesop

“The fool wonders, the wise man asks.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.”

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

“A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.” – Maya Angelou

“I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.” –  Mike Todd

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”

“I think people spend too much time staring into screens and not enough time drinking wine, tongue kissing, and dancing under the moon.” – Rachel Wolchin

“To love is to act.” – Victor Hugo 

“If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain

“I’m currently under construction. Thank you for your patience.”

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

“Be yourself. People don’t have to like you, and you don’t have to care.”

“Friends? You don’t need more than your few close ones.” – Alden Tan

“Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world.” – Henry Drummond

“It’s a beautiful thing to love others just as they are.”

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford

“If you have one true friend you have more than your share.” – Thomas Fuller

You learn more in failure

“Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.” – Barbra Streisand

“Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.” – Céline Dion

“A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can’t play the part of a wise man.” – Malcolm X

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” – Bruce Lee

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pelé

“If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.” – Angelina Jolie

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

“I felt like it was time to set up my future, so I set a goal. My goal was independence.” – Beyonce

“You learn more in failure than you ever do in success.” – Jay-Z

“We are twice armed if we fight with faith.” – Plato

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” – Confucius

“We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

“We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or make it the last.” – John F. Kennedy

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” – Kahlil Gibran

“You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.” – Jack Ma

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – John Wooden

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg

“Hasta la vista, baby.” – Terminator

People are like music

“The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.” – Demetri Martin

“A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.” – Denis Waitley

“Biologically speaking, if something bites you it’s more likely to be female.” – Desmond Morris

“As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.” – Dick Cavett

“A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.” – Don Marquis

“My doctor told me to watch my drinking. Now I drink in front of a mirror.” – Rodney Dangerfield 

“I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” – Abraham Lincoln

“You’re only as good as your last haircut.” – Fran Lebowitz

“My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.” – Mitch Hedberg

“I’m sorry. I don’t take orders. I barely take suggestions.”

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Don’t yell at your kids! Lean in real close and whisper, it’s much scarier.”

“Sometimes I’m so tired, I look down at what I’m wearing, and if it’s comfortable enough to sleep in, I don’t even make it into my pajamas. I’m looking down, and I’m like T-shirt and stretchy pants? Yup, that’s pajama-y. Good night.” – Rebecca Romijn

“I will never put off until tomorrow, what I can forget about forever.”

“I went to a restaurant that serves ‘breakfast at any time’. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.” – Steven Wright

“Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring… ‘How to Build a Boat.’” – Steven Wright

“A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.” – Steven Wright

“Nothing prepared me for being this awesome. It’s kind of a shock. It’s kind of a shock to wake up every morning and be bathed in this purple light.” – Bill Murray

“People are like music. Some speak the truth, and others are just noise.” – Bill Murray

You change the world by being yourself

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

“You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.” – English Proverb

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill

“Be silly, be honest, be kind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you think someone could use a friend. Be one.” – Unknown

“It’s not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

“You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.” – Unknown

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – G.K. Nielson

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

“You make your own luck if you stay at it long enough.” – Naval Ravikant

“If you can imagine it, we can make it.” – John Dykstra

“Either get busy living or get busy dying.” – Stephen King

“You change the world by being yourself.” – Yoko Ono

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce

“I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The only thing you can get in a hurry is trouble.” – Navjot Singh Sidhu

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain

“Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past.” – Jack London

Happiness is the natural flower of duty

“That man is the richest whose pleasures are cheapest.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.” – Maxim Gorky

“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” – Douglas Jerrold

“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.”- E.L. Konigsburg

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

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

“Happiness is the natural flower of duty.” – Phillips Brooks

“Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other.” – Norman Bradburn

“The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.” – Carl Sandburg

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

“Happiness is the default state. It’s what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life.” – Naval Ravikant

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel García Márquez

“Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking.” – H.W. Byles

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

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller

“Happiness is a form of courage.” – Holbrook Jackson

“All happiness depends on courage and work.” – Honoré de Balzac

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire

The flavour of life is on the edge

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

“Life is available only in the present moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Life is not an exact science, it is an art.” – Samuel Butler

“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” – Brad Henry

“It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Johann Schiller

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching – they are your family.” – Jim Butcher

“People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren’t already complicated enough.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.” – Rita Mae Brown

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” – Dr. Seuss

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu

“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” – Jim Carrey

“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

“Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.” – Jack London

“Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.” – Charles Dickens

“The flavour of life is on the edge.” – Naval Ravikant

“The greatest pleasure of life is love.” – Euripides

“Fortune and love favor the brave.” – Ovid 

“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.” – Albert Einstein

“To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.” – T.S. Eliot

“The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive.” – Indira Gandhi

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

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

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

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

This is a new beginning

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Time is a fluid condition which has no existence except in the momentary avatars of individual people. There is no such thing as was — only is.” – William Faulkner

“Time is generally the best doctor.” – Ovid

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.” – Harvey Mackay

“People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.” – Seneca

“Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.” – Unknown

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller 

“You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you’. See the positive in negative events.” – Joel Osteen

“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” – Taylor Swift

“No one will bring back the years; no one will restore you to yourself. Life will follow the path it began to take, and will neither reverse nor check its course.” – Seneca

“Left alone in time, memories harden into summaries. The originals become almost irretrievable.” – Sarah Manguso

“Time punishes us by taking everything, but it also saves us — by taking everything.” – Sarah Manguso

“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.” – Cormac McCarthy

“Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased.” – Joel Osteen

“I’d trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday.” – Kris Kristofferson

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

“I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then.” – Lewis Carroll

“Both in thought and in feeling, even though time is real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.” – Bertrand Russell

“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time — past and future — the more you miss Now, the most precious thing there is.” – Eckhart Tolle

“To save time, stop looking for shortcuts.” – Shane Parrish

The only risk of failure is promotion

“I was afraid of being a failure, of not having the best time or of being chicken. But every year I get older I think, What was I fearing last year? You forget. And then you move on.” – Sandra Bullock

“Failure doesn’t kill you… it increases your desire to make something happen.” – Kevin Costner

“You don’t go into anything contemplating failure, because if you did, you wouldn’t make it.” – Simon Cowell

“I’m not the first to say that failure, when approached properly, can be an opportunity for growth.” – Ed Catmull 

“Fear of failure is not sufficient justification for not pursuing what you want to do.” – Ryan Normandin

“Don’t wait for things to be perfect before you share them with others. Show early and show often. It’ll be pretty when we get there, but it won’t be pretty along the way.” – Ed Catmull 

“When it comes to creative endeavors, the concept of zero failures is worse than useless. It’s counterproductive.” – Ed Catmull

“Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.” – Alain de Botton

“Don’t worry about failure – you only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston 

“In a fear-based, failure-averse culture, people will consciously or unconsciously avoid risk. They will seek instead to repeat something safe that’s been good enough in the past. Their work will be derivative, not innovative. But if you can foster a positive understanding of failure, the opposite will happen.” – Ed Catmull

“People driven by a pursuit that puts them on the edges are often not on the periphery, but on the frontier, testing the limits of what it is possible to withstand and discover.” – Sarah Lewis

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” – Ken Robinson 

“We don’t need to celebrate failure. We do need to make it safe to admit failure – that’s how we learn from mistakes.” – Adam Grant

“Failure doesn’t define you. It’s what you do after you fail that determines whether you are a leader or a waste of perfectly good air.” – Sabaa Tahir 

“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Colin R. Davis

“When all is said and done, success without happiness is the worst kind of failure.” – Louis Binstock

“There are no secrets to success: don’t waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence.” – Colin Powell

“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” – Elon Musk 

“The only risk of failure is promotion.” – Scott Adams 

“You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.” – Charles C. Noble

Many people would rather die than think

“Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.” – Alan Watts

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

“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

“I did not think; I experimented.” – Wilhelm Roentgen

“Many people would rather die than think; in fact most do.” – Bertrand Russell

“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.” – William Shakespeare 

“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” – Seneca

“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” – Voltaire

“He who has a reason to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“A happy person doesn’t have to convince other people they are happy. Either you are or you’re not. And if you are, you’re not taking selfies to show people.” – Shane Parrish

“You are searching the world for treasure, but the real treasure is yourself.” – Rumi

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

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.” –  Mark Twain

“You are judged in this world by how well you bring things to an end. A messy or incomplete conclusion can reverberate for years to come.” – Robert Greene

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” – Victor Hugo

“It was scary at first, but every great thing starts out a little scary, doesn’t it?” – Unknown

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

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe

Children just need the time

“Free education is abundant, all over the Internet. It’s the desire to learn that’s scarce.” – Naval Ravikant

“Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.” – William Haley

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

“If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

“To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones

“Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don’t have the top for.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

“You learn more when things go wrong.” – David E. Kelley

“If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” – Zig Ziglar

“By seeking and blundering we learn.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.” – Abraham Maslow

“I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” – Dudley Field Malone

“You only stop learning when you quit.” – Ruud Gullit

“One of the bigger misconceptions of learning is that many skills take a lifetime to get world-class at, or 10,000 hours to become world-class at.” – Tim Ferriss

“People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.” – Bill Vaughan

“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.” – George Santayana

“Children just need the time, the space, and the permission to be kids.” – Angela Hanscom

“We should not teach children the sciences but give them a taste for them.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau

“In order to help another effectively, I must understand what he understands. If I do not know that, my greater understanding will be of no help to him… instruction begins when you put yourself in his place so that you may understand what he understands and in the way he understands it.” – Soren Kierkegaard

Paris is always a good idea

“Unexpected travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” – George Harrison

“Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on.” – Led Zeppelin

“I’d rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff.”

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go further, go together .” – African proverb

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.”

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

“To reduce your age, increase your experiences.” – Subbu Petite

“There’s a plane leaving for anywhere you want right now, and in an hour, and in a day, and in a year. You can get out whenever you want.”

“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” – Lewis Carroll 

“Take every chance you get in life because some things only happen ONCE.” – Karen Gibbs

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

“You go away for a long time and return a different person – you never come all the way back.” – Paul Theroux

“Life’s a journey, not a destination.” 

“The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.” – Paul Coelho

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

“Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey