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Sayings about Life

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What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

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Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller


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

One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

…when the task is accomplished,
the people will say
"We have done it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
- Oprah Winfrey

At the end of a matter ask, "what will I learn from this to make me better?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In the beginning was the Word.
- John 1:1

Consider calling it a challenge rather than calling it a crisis.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

The jump is so frightening between where I am and where I want to be...
because of all I may become I will close my eyes and leap!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Discover the tools to build your own vision.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing, once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

I will not be governed by the tyranny of immediacy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
– The Buddha

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it.
This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
– The Buddha

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
- Meister Eckhart

Be gentle first with yourself - if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain.
- Vivian Greene

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Famous Sayings about Life

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

I have a Dream...
- Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Life is a sum of all your choices.
- Albert Camus

May you live all the days of your life.
- Jonathan Swift

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

Sayings on Life

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a Book of Riddles, with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I Dance Lightly With Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life, and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life’s only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply and gratefully -
never from making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us - with Gratitude.
Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don’t have the power to make life “fair,”
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one’s personal opinion is absolute truth leads to most of the world’s troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy increases and suffering decreases as one masters
the distinction between events and one’s feelings about those events.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be a passionate Observer of Life.
See the events, feel the emotions, and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor your being,
Release each and every struggle,
Gather strength from life’s storms,
Relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I forgive everyone for every “wrong” that I believe they have ever inflicted upon me.
I forgive them for my own sake, that I may release the venom -
the anger and resentment within myself -
and regain my joy and serenity.
I have compassion for everyone who has ever been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is no accusation of "fault," there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See, and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to dance lightly with life. It really is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you can taste, smell, and touch your dream,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sayings about Love

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

True love has no limits.
- Anonymous

Where there is great love there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Love is not a matter of counting the years, but making the years count.
- Michele St. Amand

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Love your enemies
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love me when I least deserve it, because that is when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is saying "I feel differently," instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm,
but willing to draw blood in its defense.
- Mark Overby

I love you, not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.
- Roy Croft

Love that does not renew itself every day becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

Do you love me because I am beautiful,
or am I beautiful because you love me?
- Oscar Hammerstein II (Cinderella)

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Funny Sayings about Life

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't
. -Erica Jong

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering -
and it's all over much too soon.
- Woody Allen

God writes a lot of comedy...
the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
- Truman Capote

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
- Woody Allen

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Life is like a sewer...
what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
- Tom Lehrer

When life gives you lemons,
Make Lemonade.
- Anonymous saying

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.
- Oscar Wilde


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