Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.

“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”

– Walter Hagen

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”

– Charles Darwin

“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

 “All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.”

– John Wooden

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” 
― Roy T. Bennett

“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” 
― Roy T. Bennett

“I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.”

—Doug Hutchison

“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

“When I was five 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

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”

– Jack Canfield

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”

– Arthur C. Clarke

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”

Marcel Pagnol

“Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Thomas Edison

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

Mark Twain

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

Maya Angelou

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”

Will Rogers

“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”

Charles Swindoll

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

Steve Jobs

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

Albert Einstein

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”

Helen Keller

“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.

Josiah Gilbert Holland

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”

Les Brown

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.”

Benjamin Disraeli

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

John Wooden

“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

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

Joshua J. Marine

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs are more people who have, life.”

Howard Thurman

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happened when you don’t have a plan.”

Larry Winget

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that it would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.”

Erma Bombeck

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”

Vince Lombardi

“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

“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

 “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Michael Jordan

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

Christopher Columbus

 “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”

Leonardo da Vinci

“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 quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.”

Will Rogers

 “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

Oprah Winfrey

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sales. Explore, dream, discover.”

Mark Twain

“I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side-by-side can grow if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

Albert Einstein

“Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.”

Booker T. Washington

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

Anne Frank

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”

John Allen Paulos

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”

Jamie Paolinetti

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”

Arthur Rubinstein

 “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

Chinese proverb

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Steve Jobs

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

Buddha

Some of the greatest things in life are unseen; that’s why you close your eyes when you kiss, cry or dream.

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.

– Henry David Thoreau

There’s no fun in perfect life. So make a risk. Take a chance. Go where the wind takes you. Have Fun.

-Jenny C.

Anything can happen in this world. It is a crazy place, but as long as we have each other we can overcome anything life throws at us. Just have to believe in ourselves and keep moving forward.

-Dustin Ash