As I settle in to select quotes for tonight, my choice has been influenced by the events of the day. This afternoon I officiated a funeral service for a man who knew me most of my life. He lived 94 incredibly full years, and today his family and friends said goodbye and entered the journey of grieving which actually reminds us of life and love. So, my quotes tonight will focus on life. May they bring you some sense of God’s goodness and presence in all things. ~Monty

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.  ~William Wallace

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”  ~Dr. Seuss

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ~William W. Purkey

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”  ~Oscar Wilde

“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

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” ~Mark Twain

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~George Bernard Shaw

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” ~Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

“Where there is love there is life.”  ~Mahatma Gandhi

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”  ~Søren Kierkegaard

“I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.”
~Paulo Coelho

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