The confrontation with death…
makes everything look so precious,
so sacred, so beautiful
that I feel more strongly than ever
the impulse to live it, to embrace it,
and to let myself be overwhelmed by it.
~ Abraham Maslow ~
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
~ Swedish Proverb ~
The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
~ C.G. Jung ~
Old age, to the unlearned, is winter;
to the learned, it is harvest time.
~ Yiddish Saying ~
Many men owe the grandeur of their lives
to their tremendous difficulties.
~ Charles H. Spurgeon ~
The way to happiness:
keep your heart free from hate,
your mind from worry,
live simply, expect little, give much.
~ Barney O’Lavin ~
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom.
~ Sophocles ~
Life is not the way it’s supposed to be.
It’s the way it is.
The way you cope with it
is what makes the difference.
~ Virginia Satir ~
Most people go to their graves with their songs still unsung.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
~ Sidney J. Harris ~
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
~ Theodore Roosevelt ~
There is a giant asleep within every man.
When the giant awakes, miracles happen.
~ Frederick Faust ~
Learn to wish that everything
should come to pass
exactly as it does.
~ Epictetus ~
All the gold in the world
cannot buy a dying man
one more breath —
so what does that make today worth?
~ Og Mandino ~
The little things?
The little moments?
They aren’t little.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn ~
You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when.
You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now.
~ Joan Baez ~
The real voyage of discovery
consists not in seeing new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
~ Marcel Proust ~
If we could see the miracle
of a single flower clearly,
our whole life would change.
~ Buddha ~