‎”The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much.
Scatter sunshine, forget yourself, and think of others.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

“Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
Live with intention; choose with no regrets.”
~ Mary Anne Radracher

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”
– Abigail Van Buren

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”
– E.E. Cummings

“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.”
– Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems

(posted 1/7/13)  “Live to the point of tears.”
– Albert Camus

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
– John Lennon


“Where there is love there is life.”
-Mohandas Karmchand Gandhi

“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured”
– Gordon B. Hinckley

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”
– Walt Disney Company, Mulan

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
– Margaret Mitchell

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”
-Albert Einstein

(posted 1/5/13) * Everything you can imagine is real.”
– Pablo Picasso

(posted 1/6/13) * “But better to be hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”
-Khaled Hosseini

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
– George Bernard Shaw

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

(posted 1/3/13) * “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”   – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
– Mother Teresa

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”  – Andre Gide, Autumn Leaves

(posted 1/4/13) * “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
– Albert Einstein

(posted 1/3/13)* “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey



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