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One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
Khalil Gibran

'One day you will enquire which is more essential? My existence or yours? I will proclaim mine and you will go away unaware that your being is my life.'
Authors on Life Quotes: Paulo Coelho Albert Einstein Mehmet Murat Ildan Henry David Thoreau Ralph Waldo Emerson Jaggi Vasudev Rajneesh William Shakespeare Maya Angelou Mark Twain Oscar Wilde Seneca the Younger Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Mahatma Gandhi Oprah Winfrey Jiddu Krishnamurti John Lennon Albert Camus Khalil Gibran Neale Donald Walsch Dr. Seuss Marcus Aurelius Leon Brown Eckhart Tolle Jim Rohn Ray Dalio Friedrich Nietzsche Dalai Lama George Bernard Shaw Leonardo da Vinci Taylor Swift Confucius Samuel Johnson
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
Marilyn Monroe

Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly
Paulo Coelho

Live swiftly - savor deeply, laugh uproariously, adore genuinely and pardon promptly.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.
Pablo Neruda

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou

I have discovered that individuals will forget what was uttered, people will forget what you accomplished, but individuals will never erase the emotions you gave them.
If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you're not worthy. ... Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
Bob Marley

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Mark Twain

Do not engage in verbal sparring with those of limited intellect, for they will drag you to their level and outwit you through practice.
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.
Dennis Wholey

Assuming the world will be equitable to you due to your moral character is akin to assuming a bull won't charge at you because of your dietary preferences.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein

The disparity between foolishness and brilliance is that brilliance is bounded.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss

Express yourself authentically and don't be afraid to speak your truth, as those with significance won't criticize you and those who do are inconsequential. Don't lament the past; rejoice in its existence.
Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
Banana Yoshimoto

Occasionally individuals build barriers, not to exclude others, but to witness who is passionate enough to demolish them.
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

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Albert Einstein

'If one gauges a fish by its aptitude for scaling a tree, it will persist in thinking itself inadequate.'
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Nelson Mandela

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
George Carlin

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is a fool, and anyone going faster than you is a lunatic?
Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
Bil Keane

Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is yet to come, but today is a blessing. That's why it's known as the gift of now.
Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably And never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile.
Mark Twain

Experience life intensely; Forge unconventional paths. Easily pardon, Savour passionate kisses. Adore deeply. Roar with unrestrained amusement And never be sorry for Anything that gives you joy.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain

Evade individuals who attempt to demean your aspirations. Petty persons always do that, however the genuinely remarkable make you feel that you, as well, can be extraordinary.
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
Jim Rohn

Your life does not improve passively, it develops through modification.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Innovative thinkers ponder concepts; ordinary minds debate occurrences; limited intellects analyze individuals.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Winston Churchill

'Those who oppose you demonstrate that you have taken a stance at least once in your life.'
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius

The contentment of your life hinges on the caliber of your ideas.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

No shortcuts to triumph; it is borne out of planning, toil, and profiting from missteps.
I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
Og Mandino

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell

When one gateway shuts, another opens; but we often remain so fixated on the shut entrance that we miss the new opportunity which awaits us.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The definitive test of an individual's character is not revealed in moments of ease and comfort, but rather in their actions during times of difficulty and conflict.
But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last.

'Yet life is just an event, and events are transient.'
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
Gerard Way

Contentment despite imperfections.
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

One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.
James Earl Jones

Expressing unspoken emotions
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: Be honest anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight: Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you: Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow: Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway.
Mother Teresa

Live your life not celebrating victories, but overcoming defeats.
Che Guevara

Thrive not from triumphs, but from surmounting adversities.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Happiness doesn't depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel toward what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much.
William D. Hoard

Contentment doesn't rely on our possessions, but it does depend on how we perceive what we have. We can be satisfied with little and discontented with much.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
Albert Einstein

In order to achieve contentment, bind yourself to an ambition, not to other people or material possessions.
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
Martin Luther

'I have held many possessions in my grasp, and they have all vanished; but the things I have entrusted to the Lord, those remain forever.'
The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.
Hugh Walpole

You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
Zig Ziglar

'It's never too early to begin the journey towards excellence, but you have to commence the voyage in order to reach it.'
The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance
Albert Einstein

The only thing more perilous than naivety is presumption.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi

Embrace life as though it is your last day, yet cultivate knowledge as if you have an infinite amount of time.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

'Blackness cannot disperse blackness; just brightness can do that. Detestation cannot disperse detestation; only fondness can do that.'
The greatest sign of success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Maria Montessori

The paramount demonstration of success for an educator...is to be able to declare, "The students are now working as if I was not present."
I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.
Robin Williams

I once believed that the most dreadful fate was to be alone. It isn't. The most appalling thing in life is to be surrounded by people yet still feel isolated.
This life is the only hell believers will ever know. But for those who die in their sins, this is their only heaven.
Ray Comfort

This life is the only place of suffering for the godly, but for those who die unrepentant, this is their sole bliss.
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
Aldous Huxley

'Life is not what transpires to you; it's how you capitalise on what happens to you.'
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.
Charles M. Schulz

Do not fear the termination of existence today. It is already a new day in Australia.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

'Our utmost magnificence is not in never faltering, but in resurrecting each time we stumble.'
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Rudyard Kipling

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
Marcus Aurelius

When you wake in the morning, consider it a remarkable blessing to be alive - to inhale, to cogitate, to relish, to adore.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
Les Brown

Assume control of your destiny. Understand that you are the one who will determine your path, not anyone else.