Life


View change as the one constant in your life. Welcome it. Expect it. Anticipate it. ~ Denis Waitley

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. ~ Les Brown

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” - Buddha

Your imagination is your preview of lifes coming attractions. ~Albert Einstein

Six Ethics of Life:
Before you Pray - Believe
Before you Speak - Listen
Before you Spend - Earn
Before you Write - Think
Before you Quit - Try &
Before you Die - Live!!! - Ratan Tata

“I dont want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” - Diane Ackerman -American writer

“Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.” - General Omar Bradley (1893-1981); United States Army General

“There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing - light trumps darkness every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the light.” - Jodi Picoult (born 1966); Author

Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong, these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history. ~ Winston Churchill

Life is really simple... but we insist on making it complicated - Confucius


Our attitude toward life determines lifes attitude towards us. ~Earl Nightingale



“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940); American author



“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. ” - Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273); Persian poet, mystic



“Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. ” - Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993);actress, humanitarian



Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you arent.  ~Margaret Thatcher


“So with imagination, ingenuity and audacity, explore, discover, change the world. And have fun while youre at it. Always take time out to love and to live. Youre going to be busy, but never forget family and friends.” - Daniel S. Goldin (born 1940); Administrator of NASA



“Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It is the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. ” - Virginia Satir (1916-1988); American author and psychotherapist



Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.  ~J.K. Rowling



“The best way out is always through. ” - Robert Frost (1874-1963); poet



“Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet many people. Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.” - Lawrence K. Fish (born 1945); businessman



Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.~Steve Jobs



“The adventure of life is to learn. The goal 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 secret of life is to dare. The beauty of life is to give. The joy of life is to love!” - William Arthur Ward (1921-1994);author, educator, motivational speaker



“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” - Nelson Henderson



“We can live a life full and complete, thinking with our heads but living from our hearts.” - Helen Hunt, M.A.



“I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing at the seashore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. ” - Sir Issac Newton (1642-1727);English physicist, mathematician, astronomer.



“It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts!” - Adlai E. Stevenson (1835-1914); 23rd U.S. Vice-President



“He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.” - Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784); poet, essayist, lexicographer



"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of lifes coming attractions" - Albert Einstein



We have no choice of what color were born or who our parents are or whether were rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once were here. ~ Mildred Taylor



“To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.” - Khalil Gibran (1883-1931); Artist, Poet, Writer



"A dream is an inspiring picture of the future that energizes your mind, will, and emotions, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve it. A genuine dream is a picture and blueprint of a persons purpose and potential." ~John Maxwell



"It takes courage for people to listen to their own goodness and act on it." - Pablo Casals (1876-1973); cellist, conductor



The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift of life is yours; it is an amazing journey; and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. - Dan Zadra -Businessman, inspirational writer


First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.  Life is a grindstone. Whether it wears you down or polishes you up depends on what YOU are made of. ~ ZigZiglar


"Life is but a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
And one by one back in the Closet lays."
From "The Rubaiyat", a collection of verses written by or attributed to Omar Khayyam, the Persian mathematician, philosopher and astronomer who lived from ca. 1048 - 1122."



SRI SATYA SAI BABA TO DR.D.J.GADHIA:  "What is realisation?  The moment you see your own beauty and are so filled with it that you forget all else,  you are free from all bonds.  Know that you are all the beauty, all the glory all the power, all the magnitude of the Universe." -  CHITRAVATHI SAI-AMRUTH.



I think the purpose of life is to be useful, responsible, honorable, compassionate. It is, above all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.  - Leo Rosten (1908-1997); Writer, teacher



Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience. ~Eddie Rickenbacker,1890-1973, Decorated Aviator and Businessman



We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world. - Woodrow Wilson



We all have to start with ourselves. It is time to walk the talk. Take the journey of making very difficult decisions. Start removing things from your life that are not filling your cup and adding things that bring joy in to your life. ~ Lisa Hammon



There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance; no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation. - Courtesy - Deepika, Singer



Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do the children of man as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.  ~Helen Keller



"Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how you respond to them." - Rick Warren



One half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and thats the important half, for without discipline you wouldnt know what to do with luck. ~Carl Zuckmeyer



A great life is born in the soul, grown in the mind, and lived from the heart. ~ Suzanne Zoglio



"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I am permitted to hold for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950); playwright, Nobel Prize winner


The greatest and most important problems in life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown. - Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961); founder of analytical psychology



Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin



It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, What are we busy about?" ~ Henry David Thoreau



The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning. - Mitch Albom (born 1958); Author, screenwriter, musician



Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. ~Annette Funicello




Be yourself. There is something that you can do better than any other. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. -  Unknown Author



An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. - Freidrich Engels



Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.-  Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969); 34th U.S. President



You dont just luck into things... You build step by step, whether its friendships or opportunities. - Barbara Bush



Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal peoples souls. -  Melody Beattie,(-); author, journalist



Remember theres no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. -  Scott Adams (1957-); creator of Dilbert Comic Strip



The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet...do not grasp at the stars, but do lifes plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. - Robert Louis Stevenson



Keep a good heart. Thats the most important thing in life. Its not how much money you make or what you acquire. The art of it is to keep a good heart. - Joni Mitchell



The best inheritance you can leave your kids is an example of how to live a full and meaningful life. - Dan Zadra



If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him. - Seneca (4-65); philosopher



Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. - Albert Camus



You cant stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. -  Winnie-the-Pooh (A. A. Milne), (1882-1956); author



Life is like a ten-speed bike.  Most of us have gears we never use. - Charles Schultz



You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.  - Joe Lewis



View life as a continuous learning experience. - Denis Waitley



Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. - Stephen R. Covey



The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness. - Maya Angelou (1928-);  Poet, Dancer, Producer, Playwright, Director, Author



Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life. - George Sand



We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world. - Woodrow Wilson



Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig. -  Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, (121-180); Roman Emperor



We all have two choices; we can make a living or we can design a life.-  Jim Rohn



You dont have to take life the way it comes to you. You can design your life to come to you the way you want it. - Dan Zadra



The vicious count their years; virtuous, their acts. - Samuel Johnson



The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. -  Ben Stein (1944-); actor, writer, political commentator



Life isnt about finding yourself. Lifes about creating yourself. -  George Bernard Shaw



It is important to remember that we all have magic inside us. - J. K. Rowling



We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill



Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal. -Jerome P. Fleishman



The major value in life is not what you get.
The major value in life is what you become. - Jim Rohn



Everyones life is under someones control - it might as well be under your own so that you can direct your destiny. - Harry Tucker
 


Life is like a ten-speed bike.  Most of us have gears we never use. - Charles Schultz



For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, "It might have been". - John Greenleaf



As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit. -  Emmanuel Teney, Professor of Psychiatry



Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. -  Helen Keller (1880-1968), author, lecturer, activist



After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. Its better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. -  Sophia Loren, (1934-); actress



The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. -  Thomas Paine (1737-1809), author, revolutionary, pamphleteer


 
No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined. -  Harry Fosdick (1878-1969); clergyman


 
If we study the lives of great men and women carefully and unemotionally we find that, invariably, greatness was developed, tested and revealed through the darker periods of their lives. One of the largest tributaries of the River of Greatness is always the Stream of Adversity. -  Cavett Robert (1907-1997); founder of the National Speakers Association



Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson


 
Your life is an occasion; rise to it. -  Mr. Magorium, as played by Dustin Hoffman in "Mr. Magorium"


 
You are here for a purpose. There is no duplicate of you in the whole wide world. There never has been, there never will be. You were brought here now to fill a certain need. Take time to think that over. -   Lou Austin; author  


 
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier. -  Roy Disney (b. 1930); former Disney executive, nephew of Walt Disney
 

 
The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination. -  Don Williams, Jr. (b. 1968); novelist and poet


 
" It is easy to judge the mistakes of others, but difficult to recognize our own mistakes. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to cover the earth by carpet." - Anonymous


 
Life is not about our physical or material possessions, it is about the agenda of our soul. When material possessions serve that agenda, they can be wonderful and are to be celebrated. But if they come between us and the soul, then we may very well be delayed on our holy journey. Our journey is the path back to peace, to harmony, to deep inner joy, to love, and to God. - John Ruskin



What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the wrongs of the injured. -  Koran



Life is like riding a bike.  It is impossible to maintain your balance while standing still. - Linda Brakeall
 

 
Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. - Harold B. Melchart
 

 
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.
Italian Proverb


 
Talk-----------Softly
Walk------------Humbly
Eat--------------Sensibly
Breathe-----------Deeply
Sleep--------------Sufficiently
Dress---------------Smartly
Act------------------Fearlessly
Work------------------Patiently
Think------------------Truthfully
Believe-----------------Correctly
Behave-------------------Decently
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