Friday, October 22, 2010

Life Quotes

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
-Will Rogers

"If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain."

"History never looks like history when you are living it."
-John Gardner

"In the right light at the right time, everything is extraordinary."
-Aaron Rose

"When one would climb a tree, he begins from the bottom and not the top."
-African Proverb, Ashanti People

"Everything happens for a reason."

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."

"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on."
-Havelock Ellis

"Life consists of doing thing you want to do, things you don't want to do, and doing things you never thought possible."
-Charley Brooke

"There is no obstacle too great, no challenge too difficult, if we have faith."
-Gordon B. Hinckley

"Behold, I am the law, and the light. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall lie, for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life."
-3 Nephi 15:9

"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
-Albert Einstein

"May we be strengthened with the understanding that being blessed doesn't mean that we shall always be spared all the disappointments and difficulties of life."
-Heber J. Grant

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"

"Faith is not so much something we believe; faith is something we live."
-Joseph B. Wirthlin

"When we understand who God is, who we are, how He loves us, and what His plan is for us, fear evaporates."
-John H. Groberg

"And now as I have said concerning faith--faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true."
-Alma 32:21

"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."

"Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around, you might miss it."
-Ferris Bueller

"You get more with honey than you do vinegar."
-Annette Selders

"Fear is the opposite of faith."
-Boyd K. Packard

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

"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."

"Write it on your heart that everyday is the best day in the year."

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."

"The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."
-Luke 18:27

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

"You cannot do wrong and feel right. It is impossible."
-Ezra Taft Benson

"You can't do everything for everyone everywhere, but you can do something for someone somewhere."
-William Shakespeare

"Hope is a waking dream."

"A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it."

"Success lies not in being the best but in doing your best."

"You'd never know what's wrong without the pain. Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same."
-The Fray

"Dark and difficult times lie ahead. We must soon make the decision between what is right and what is easy."
-Professor Dumbledore

"A wish is like a mini prayer."

-Aubrey Ann Young

"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The only things in life you regret are the risks that you didn't take."

"Without faith and hope you have nothing, but with it, you have everything."

"Your adventure will start once your choice is made."

"Often times we look too long at closed doors to see the new one that has been opened for us."

"If you can imagine it, you can accomplish it. If you can dream it, you can become it."
-William Arthur

"Life is nothing more than a test, the hardest test that anyone can ever take. There is no studying or knowing the next question. Each question gets harder, but we must pass, we must push to the limit, if even sometimes on faith alone."

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

"Never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about."

"I love waking up every morning not knowing what to expect or who I'm going to meet."
-Jack Dawson Titanic

"Yesterday's history, tomorrow's a mystery, and today's a gift that's why we call it the PRESENT."

"Peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment."
-D&C 121:7

"You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in your must be spread to others."
-President Gordon B. Hinckley

"True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior."
-Boyd K. Packard

"All we have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to us."
-J.R.R. Tolkien 

"Saying nothing sometimes says the most."
-Emily Dickinson

"A man never stands so tall as when he kneels."

"But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think."
-Lord Byron

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."
-Tom Clancy

"Kiss you life. Accept it, just as it is. Today. Now. So that those moments of happiness you're waiting for don't pass you by."

"Of course it is happening inside you head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"
-Albus Dumbledore

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
-Dr. Seuss

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

"We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes."
-John F. Kennedy

"I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better."
-Georg C. Lichtenberg

"The future has a way of arriving unannounced."

"How beautiful life is."

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."
-William Shakespeare

"Time is a monster than cannot be reasoned with. It responds like a snail to our impatience then it races like a gazelle when you can't catch a breath."
-Joe Wenteworth Simon Birch

"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality."

"We live in a complex world that desires simplicity."

"The difference between hearing and listening is hearing is simple. Everyone can hear but listening takes work. Listen means you care. It takes effort. Just because people can hear you doesn't mean they're listening."

-Charley Brooke

"The reality of fear is we aren't really scared of what we know; no, we are afraid of what we don't know."

"We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way."

"God gave you a gift of 84,000 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you'?"
-William A. Ward

"The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want."
-Ben Stein

"Hope is the thing with feathers
  That perches in the soul.
  And sings the tune
  Without the words,
  and never stops at all."
-Emily Dickinson

"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not."
-Andre Gide

"The way of fortune is like the milky-way in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together, so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate."
-Sir Francis Bacon

"The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse."
-Edmund Burke

"So, before you are tempted to give up or get discouraged, remember all success is based on long term commitment, faith, discipline, attitude, and a few stepping stones along the way. You might not like the stone you are on right now, but it's sure to be one of the stones that lead to great opportunities in the future."
-E. James "Jim" Rohm

"If there is a way in, there is a way out, but no one ever said it would be easy."
-McHale Annette Chriswell

"What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning--and some of them many times over--what do you find? That you can swim? Well--life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be so afraid of making mistakes, for these is no other way of learning how to live!"
-Alfred Adler

"I think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life's experiences, bad and good, make you who you are. Erasing any of life's experiences would be a great mistake."
-Luis Miquel

"If you don't make mistakes, you don't make anything."

"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."
-Mary Pickford

"Life is like an amusement park. We have to wait in lines and sometimes it's worth it, other times it's not. Some rides are scary. Some make us sick. Some are exciting. Some are too slow. Some go by too fast. We can choose who we ride with sometimes, others we can't. Then there are the rides we want to stay on forever with the person by our side. You just have to make the best of the whole experience."
-Charley Brooke

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

"I believe in God like I believe in the sunrise. Not because I can see it, but because I can see all that it touches."
-C.S. Lewis

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result."
-Albert Einstein

"I have not failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work."
-Thomas Edison

"No amount of travel on the wrong road will bring you to the right destination."

"Our destiny rules over us, even when we are not yet aware of it; it is the future that makes laws for us today."
-Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

". . . She said I should be grateful that I didn't remember such terrible things, but I don't want to forget anything. I don't care if they are terrible memories. They're mine."
-The Burn Journals

"A liar needs a good memory."

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."
-Jimi Hendrix

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

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. It is that we are powerful beyond measure."
-Nelson Mandela

"Each of us wages a private battle each day between the grand fantasies we have for ourselves and what actually happens."
-Cathy Gruisewete

"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
-Jimi Hendrix

"The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst."
-Harry Emerson Fosdick

"There was never a time in my opinion, someway could not be found to prevent the drawing of a sword."
-General Ulysses S. Grant

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Mahatma Gandhi

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

"You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

"One must never be in haste to end a day; there are too few of them in a lifetime."

"You can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that you had better know something."
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"Making long-term decisions requires short-term difficulties."
-Larry Demarest

"The incident of memory is like the light from dead stars whose influence lingers long after the events themselves."
-David Horowitz

"Each of us is given a pocketful of time to spend however we may. We use what we will. We waste what we will, but we can never get back a day."
-Roger Wilcox

"Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill."
-Christopher Parker

"The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for."
-Maureen Dowd

"In your world, people can reach each other in an instant. There's the telephone, and the fax and on the computer you can talk to someone all the way around the world. You've got people telling their secrets on TV talk shows, and magazines that publish pictures of movie stars trying to hide in their houses. All these connections, but everyone there seems so lonely."
-Jodi Picoult Plain Truth

"This problem will, too, look simple after it is solved."
-Jordan Lawren Chriswell

"If I can stop one heart for breaking
  I shall not live in vain;
  If I can ease one life the aching
  Or cool one pain,
  Or help one fainting robin
  unto his nest again,
  I shall not live in vain."
-Emily Dickinson

"Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand."
-Emily Kimbrough

"The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen."
-Rachel Naomi Remen

"Be who you are: no more, no less."
-Jordan Lawren Chriswell

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."
-Henry David Thoreau

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
-John F. Kennedy

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

"Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow."

"A life spend making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spend doing nothing."
-George Bernard Shaw

"The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

"First we will be best, and then we will be first."
-Grant Tinker

"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
-Abraham Lincoln

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
-Albert Einstein

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."
-Robert F. Kennedy

"Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance."
-Samuel Johnson

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
-Theodore Roosevelt

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
-George Bernard Shaw

"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the great quality of the mind next to honor."
-James Allen

"If a man does his best, what else is there?"
-General George S. Patton

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
-Vincent van Gogh

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
-Walter Bagehot

"The hopeful man see success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm."
-D.S. Marden

"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."
-Og Mandino

"It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong."
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude."

-Zig Ziglar

"There's an important difference between giving up and letting go."
-Jessica Hatchigan

"Vision is the art of seeing the invisible."
-Jonathan Swift

"I am always willing to learn, however I do not always like to be taught."
-Sir Winston Churchill

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
-Thomas Jefferson

"Tell me and I forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand."
-Chinese Proverb

"Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one."
-Bill Bradley

"Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century."

"Think of the long view of life, not just what's going to happen today or tomorrow. Don't give up what you most want in life for something you think you want now."
-Richard G. Scott

"A person who has had a bad experience with a particular electrical appliance should not forgo using the power of electricity."
-Dallin H. Oaks

"Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable."
-C.S. Lewis

"Anger doesn't solve anything. It builds nothing, but it can destroy everything."
-President Thomas S. Monson

"Courage becomes a living and attractive virtue when it is regarded not as a willingness to die manfully, but the determination to live decently."
-President Thomas S. Monson

"Our dreams will break the boundaries of our fears."
-Brandon Flowers

"You can't fight fate."

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."

"What is the mystery. . . about a society that has the manners of a rock band, the morals of a soap opera, the decision-making ability of the Simpsons and wants to pay for government with Visa and American Express? Why should we be surprised that our underlying culture is constructed from the ratings-based, give-them-what-they-want, remote controlled, quick-zap world of commercial television?"
-A former editor of the Chicago Tribune

"Don't save something only for a special occasion. Everyday in your life is a special occasion."
-President Thomas S. Monson

"Fate determines who enters your life. Your actions decide who stays."

"Sometimes I wonder if you pass people that will one day be a big part of your life, but you're too busy to see them."
-Charley Brooke

"None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner, waiting a few months or a few years to change all the tenor of our lives."
-Kathleen Norris

"An ideal life does not exist but a happy one can be attained."
-Greg Evans

"What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effort on all our tomorrows."

"You must know that in any moment a decision you make can change the course of your life forever: the very next person standing behind in line or sitting next to on an airplane; the very next phone call you make or receive, the very next movie you see or book you read or page you turn could be the one single thing that causes the flood gates to open, and all of the things that you've been waiting for fall into place."
-Anthony Robbins

"Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow--that is patience."

"Look at life from the windshield and not from the rearview mirror."

"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." 
-Thomas A. Edison

"Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities."
-Terry Josephson

"I wish life was more like Facebook; when you add someone, you can know all about their history and if you ever delete them, you delete them from your life . . . for good."

"Sometimes you just have to smile, pretend everything's okay, hold back all the tears and just walk away."

"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves."
-Maria Edgeworth

"When you judge someone it doesn't define who they are, it defines who you are."

"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to."
-Madea, Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion

"No one's afraid of heights, they are afraid of falling, no one's afraid of swimming, they are afraid of drowning, and no one's afraid of loving they are afraid of not being loved back."

"There is more to life than to watch other people live it."

"The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all."
-Dear John

"I'm a realist, masquerading as a cynic, who is secretly an optimist."

"You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough."

"It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living."

"Be of use, but don't be used."

"You don't have to be friends with everyone, but you should be friendly."

"The reason that 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."

"The world will never change for you, but you can change the world."

"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for."

". . . and maybe they're right; you know, maybe I expect too much--maybe somewhere in the back of my head I want that stupid fairytale that everyone tells me isn't possible, but I don't care. I don't care if I'm expecting too much. Because I've seen glimpses, well more than glimpses in other moments in the past, with other guys, so I know that what I'm looking for is out there somewhere."
-Hollie Seals

"Hope is always there when things aren't going well, you feel something inside saying that things will soon get better; a hope for things to come. Hope is there when you first have a crush on someone; it's the electricity type feeling you get when you see that person, when you're smiling because of them. It's the feeling that, well, maybe this person is going to that person . . . maybe this is going to be something amazing. It's the hope that something more will come from something simple."
-Hollie Seals

"Take chances, take a lot of them. Because honestly, no matter where you end up and with whom, it always ends up just the way it should be. Your mistakes make you who you are. You learn and grow with each choice you make. Everything is worth it. Say how you feel always. Be you, and be okay with it."
-Hollie Seals

"I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday."

"Oh, my friend, it's not what they take from you that counts--it's what you do with what you have left."
-Hubert Humphrey

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."
-Dr. Seuss

"You wanna know what living life to the fullest actually is? It's awaking up on a Monday morning with no complaints. It's knowing you always deserve to laugh. It's about being yourself, cause no one can tell you you're doing it wrong."

"There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience."
-Archibald Maclels

"You don't have to be a 'person of influence' to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me."
-Scott Adams

"Because it's only when you're tested that you truly discover who you are. And it's only when you're tested that you discover who you can be. The person that you want to be does exist, somewhere on the other side of hard work, and faith, and belief and beyond the heartache and fear of what life has."
-One Tree Hill

"Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining
Thy fate is the common fate of all;
Into each life some rain must fall--
Somedays must be dark and dreary."
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"If times are hard and you are blue
Think of others worrying too.
Just because your trials are many,
Don't think others haven't any.
Life's made up of smiles and tears
Joys and sorrows, mixed with fears
And though to us it seems one sided
Trouble is pretty well divided
If we could look in every heart,
We'd find that each one has it's part
And those who travel fortune's road
Sometimes carry the biggest load."

"I know it feels like you have all these options and when you make a decision, you lose a world of possibilities. But the reality is, until you make a decision, you have nothing at all."
-Janet Finch

"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay a float on top of it."
-Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love

"There are better things ahead than any we leave behind."
-C.S. Lewis

"How does one become a butterfly? They have to want to learn to fly so much that they're willing to give up being a caterpillar."
-Trina Paulus

"Waiting is what we do when we are looking for something beautiful."

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