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|Topic: Meaningful Quotes & Sayings
- Deep & Meaningful Quotes about Life
|Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live
as if you were going to die tomorrow.
Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture
is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you
don't look at it and wish you had painted something different.
To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was
more painful that the risk it took to bloom.
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works
his tail off to develop them into skills and uses these skills
to accomplish his goals.
It's good to shut up sometimes.
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly
secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in
what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the
adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and
in change there is power.
All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination
and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life,
acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can
do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things
you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the
bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds
in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act,
but a habit.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth
is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than
facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the
cure for grief - love is stronger than death.
At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed
one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing
one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband,
a friend, a child, or a parent.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the
Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use.
Being vulnerable doesn't have to be threatening. Just have the
courage to be sincere, open and honest. This opens the door
to deeper communication all around. It creates self-empowerment
and the kind of connections with others we all want in life.
Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden
us. These secrets are what make us sick or fearful. Speaking
truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives.
Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never
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
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you
could; some blunders and absurdities have 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
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the
young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving,
and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your
life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking,
by giving, by losing.
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
If you want to know the past, to know what has caused you, look
at yourself in the PRESENT, for that is the past's effect. If
you want to know your future, then look at yourself in the PRESENT,
for that is the cause of the future.
It's never too late in fiction or in life to revise.
Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or
lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce
their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.
Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your
mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints
of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the
first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with
Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life.
Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become
the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that
all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some
magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the
roses blooming outside our windows today.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which
difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten
The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils,
light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand,
the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the
stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain
that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in
Robert Louis Stevenson
The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something
to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell
others how much they love them while they're alive.
Orlando A. Battista
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing
in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the
Lady Dorothy Nevill
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking
they don't have any.
The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers,
and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and
feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit,
this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties
or you alter yourself to meet them.
Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
To love what you do and feel that it matters how could
anything be more fun?
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.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against
you, never give up then, for that is just the time that the
tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't
blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well.
It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never
blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends
or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to
take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming
has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using
reason and arguments. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning,
no argument, just understanding.
Thich Nhat Hahn
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
and though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love, but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like
For life goes not backward, nor tarries with yesterday.
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