in life is not a matter so much of talent or opportunity but of concentration
C. W. Wendte
the rose-tree is composed of the sweetest flowers and the sharpest thorns,
as the heavens are sometimes overcast -- alternately tempestuous and serene
-- so is the life of man intermingled with hopes and fears, with joys
and sorrows, with pleasure and pain.
is a brief period of life that is granted us by nature, but the memory
of a well-spent life never dies.
always takes on the character of its motive.
J. G. Holland
affairs are like a chess game: Only those who do not take is seriously
can be called good players.
great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
is an arrow—therefore you must know
What mark to aim at, how to use the bow—
Then draw it to the head and let it go.
Henry Van Dyke
is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.
has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
Marion Wright Edelman
go through life, grow through life.
comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the
circuits of our highest potential.
you live all the days of your life.
life is frittered away by detail...
think in generalities, but we live in detail.
Alfred North Whitehead
aim of life is to live,
and to live means to be aware,
joyously, serenely, divinely aware.
is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they
are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if
you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again,
and you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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