Ah life. How should you live it? Why did you receive it? Where is it all going? There are as many questions about life as there are life-forms in the universe! This week I pulled from some fun and diverse sources to find out what others have had to say about life and living.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives. ~William Wallace
Don’t go through life, grow through life. ~Eric Butterworth
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. ~Charles Darwin
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. ~James Allen
A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on. ~Carl Sandburg
For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance. ~Mignon McLaughlin
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau
Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. ~Richard Bach
I love those who yearn for the impossible. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is not length of life, but depth of life. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs. ~Charlotte Bronte
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. ~Albert Schweitzer
Life is a long lesson in humility. ~James M. Barrie
Life is half spent before we know what it is. ~George Herbert
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. ~Soren Kierkegaard
Life must be lived as play. ~Plato
Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul. ~Rebecca West
Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive. ~Mel Brooks
My life is my message. ~Mahatma Gandhi
Our entire life – consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. ~Woody Allen
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. ~William James
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. ~Carl Jung
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance. ~Buddha
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~Albert Camus
Many Thanks Monty! There are a number that really stand out for me as I read them right now. As a parent this one really rings true “Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. ~Albert Schweitzer”. I love the possibilities in “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau”. And finally I constanly struggle with the idea that “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. ~Soren Kierkegaard”
Thanks Dave…I really like the schwietzer quote as well…
My fav of this list: A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on. ~Carl Sandburg
I liked that one too Cathy…short and powerful 🙂