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                 My life is my creation, and every day I shall reach for the stars.
                                          Laura Stamps

Life is nothing until it is lived, but it is yours to make sense of; the value of life is nothing other
                                      than the sense you choose.
                                            Jean Paul Sartre

     Life can be long and hard. Dreams are the stuff of life that brings hope and joy to life.

                      Short Life of glory is better than long life of obscurity.
                                       Alexander the great

                     Life is short, you only live once. Live life to the fullest!
                                           Paris Hilton

                          Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.

                     The way we live our days, is the way we live our lives.
                                        Annie Dillard

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely
                                           Henry Miller

             If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
                                         Eleanor Roosevelt

                         One you learn how to die, you learn how to live.

                This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.
                                          William James

 An attitude of allowing life and people to be their unpredictable selves, while maintaining a
positive inner attitude that has security either way, can bring every-increasing rates of success,
                                  personally and professionally.
 The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of
human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his
            life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.
                                        Samuel Johnson

   One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
                                             Levi Strauss

                           Life is half spent before we know what it is.
                              George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

 There is nothing on earth that you can have in your life – once you have mentally accepted the
                                    fact that you can have it.
                                         Robert Collier

                       Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
                                  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

        From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
                                      Arthur Ashe

You can have everything in life you want if you‟ll just help enough other people to get what they
                                          Zig Ziglar

              Life‟s most soothing things are a child‟s goodnight and sweet music.
                                        Thomas Edison

            The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
                                         William Hazlitt

       Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
                                       Langston Hughes

                         There is more to life than increasing its speed.
                                      Mahatma Gandhi

Half of our mistakes in life arises from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we
                                           ought to feel.
                                      John Churton Collins

 The secret to changing your life is in your intentions. Wishing, hoping and goal setting cannot
accomplish change without intention. What is needed is a shift from the inert energy of wanting
                          to the active energy of doing and intention.
                                          Wayne Dyer
Life is like a library owned by the author.In it are a few books which he wrote himself,but most
                                  of them were written for him.
                                    Harry Emerson Fosdick

                Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
                                       John Maxwell

            If you wait to be GIVEN something in life, you‟re in for a lifelong wait.
                                       Ed Mirvish

 There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year‟s course.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word „happy‟ would lose its
                          meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
                                          Carl Jung

  The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say
                      where the one ends and where the other begins?
                                      Edgar Allan Poe

              Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.

                The key to immortality is first to live a life worth remembering.
                                          Bruce Lee

                       Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
                                           Les Brown

   People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how
                                      character is built.
                                     Eleanor Roosevelt

                             Life is trying things to see if they work.
                                          Ray Bradbury

I slept and dreamt that life was Joy. I woke and saw that life was Duty. I acted, and behold, Duty
                                           was Joy.
                       Rabinranath Tagore (Nobel Prize-winning Poet)

                             Always remember: Life is for enjoying.
                                      Abraham Lincoln

The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.
                                         Norman Thomas
Many of life‟s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they
                                            gave up.
                                      Thomas A Edison

Life is a glass given to us to fill; a busy life is filling it with as much as it can hold; a hurried life
                          has had more poured into it than it can contain.
                                        William Adams Brown

                           Life can be found only in the present moment.
                            The past is gone, the future is not yet here,
                   and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment,
                                  we cannot be in touch with life.
                                         Thich Nhat Hanh

My father always used to say that when you die, if you‟ve got five real friends, then you‟ve had a
                                          great life.
                                         Lee Iacocca

            Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you‟re living?
                                          Bob Marley

   Life is something like a trumpet. If you don‟t put anything in, you won‟t get anything out.
                                 William Christopher Handy

              You see things and say „Why?‟ but I dream things and say „Why not?
                                    George Bernard Shaw

                               Life is a series of commas, not periods.
                                      Matthew McConaughey

       Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don‟t make it wait any longer.
                                         Steve Marabol

 We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are
                                       afraid of the light.

       My friend, let‟s not think of tomorrow, but let‟s enjoy this fleeting moment of life.
                                         Omar Kyyam

             Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth.
                                        Thich Nhat Hanh

  Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
                                          Rebecca West
                           Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
                                            Victor Hugo

                Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
                                       Soren Kierkegaard

      The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
                                        Nelson Henderson

I went to the woods because i wished to live deliberately, to front only the essentials facts of life,
 and see if i could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when i came to die, discover that i had
   not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor do i wish to practice
 resignation, unless it was quite necesaary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of
                life, to live sturdily and sparten-like as to put to rout was not life…
                      Excerpt from book Walden by Henry David Thoresau

  Things will happen in your life that you can‟t stop, but that‟s no reason to shut out the world.
                        There‟s a purpose for the good and for the bad.
                                        Walter Sparrow

             Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
                                             A Sachs

 There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place
                               except what you bring to it yourself.
                                     Henry David Thoreau

  A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of
                                           action, not reaction.
                                            Rita Mae Brown

                   Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

                            A life without cause is a life without effect.

   Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and
                                     something to hope for.
                                        Joseph Addison

              Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent.
                                          Carl Sandburg
                                   Life is a sheet of paper white
                                Whereon each one of us may write
                              His word or two, and then comes night.
                               Greatly begin! though thou hast time
                                  But for a line, be that sublime.
                                 Not failure, but low aim is crime.
                                      James Russell Lowell.

     The wine of life keeps oozing drop by drop. The leaves of life keep falling one by one.
                                       Omar Khyyam

            Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge
                             after them in an unstoppable manner.
                                          Les Brown

  Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life
                                           trying to save.
                                            Will Rogers

 Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
                                            Ashely Smith

                         Life in abundance comes only through great love.
                                        Elbert Hubbard

  I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so
                            small that my mind could comprehend it.
                                    Harry Emerson Fosdick

  Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don‟t complicate
 your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don‟t bury your thoughts, put your vision to
                                     reality . Wake up and live!
                                             Bob Marley

              The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
                                           William James

               If you love life, don‟t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
                                              Bruce Lee

           Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.
                                          Josh Billings
                  Life is what you make of it. Always has been, always will be.
                                       Grandma Mary

           The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.
                                        Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

    Take your life into your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing : no one to blame.
                                          Erica Jong

You can‟t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and
                                        Shira Tehrani

Though we cannot experience our life as an endless present, we are eternal in God‟s eyes; that is,
                                    in our deepest reality.
                                          C.S Lewis

Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though
          the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.

                   An ideal life does not exist; but a happy one can be attained.
                                           Grag Evens

             Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.
                                           J. D. Salinger

             Living is a gift and we must make the best of it, every day of our lives.
                                        Robin Sharma

   Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
                                        Mahatma Gandhi

                  Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
                                         Winston Churchill

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you‟re
                                             willing to work.
                                            Oprah Winfrey

                         You should live everyday like it‟s your birthday.
                                       PARIS HILTON

 There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you
                                      are capable of living.
                                        Nelson Mandela
        Your Thoughts and your feelings create your life. It will always be that way. Guaranteed!
                                             Lisa Nichols

   Bringing a childlike wonder and a beginner‟s mind to life maximize both success and joy.
                                 Jonathan Lockwood Huie

  To live your life to fullest, start taking more risks and doing the things you fear. Get good at
               being uncomfortable and stop walking the path of least resistance.
                                            Robin Sharma

 It‟s just so uninteresting to live without love. Life has not risk. Love just seems to make life not
                                just livable, but a gallant, gallant event.
                                             Toni Morrison

 …..Because we don‟t know [when we will die], we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well.
  Yet everything happens only a certain number of times. and a very small number, really. How
many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that‟s
 so deeply a part of your being that you can‟t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four
 or five times more. Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon
                       rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.
                                       Novelist Poul Bowles

In life you find that one of the most desirable qualities you can find in a person is flexibility. The
ability to change with changing times, to face adversity with the same attitude one would have in
                                           facing victory.
                                     A Guide to a Happy Life

                     Our life is frittered away by details… Simplify, simplify.
                                        Henry David Thoreau

                              No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
                                        William Feather

                            Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
                                             Helen Keller

    Life‟s like a boom-a-rang. The more good you throw out, the more you receive in return.
                                        Josh S. Hinds

                     Success makes life easier. It doesn‟t make living easier.
 Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the
                  stream of thought that is forever flowing through one‟s head.
                                          Mark Twain

             Life is made up of sobs, sniffles and smiles, with sniffles predominating.
                                             O. Henry
                          Live with no excuses and love with no regrets.

                        The greatest tragedy of life is not that men perish,
                                   but that they cease to love.
                                    W. Somerset Maugham

   Show me someone content with mediocrity and I‟ll show you someone destined for failure.
                                    Johnnetta Cole

    When you throw your bread out on the waters of life, it frequently comes back buttered.
                                    Mershon Niesner

                                    There is no wealth but life.

  If you don‟t think your life is worth more than someone else‟s, sign your donor card and kill
                                          yourself now.
                                        Matthew V. Lewis

                                Things do not change; we change.

Whatever You Do, Even When You Are In Down Condition, Don‟t Lose Your Hopes. Whatever
              Your Hopes Are, They Will Guide You To Your Success Life.
                                   Lemy Yusento

The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to
      things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
                                         Bertrand Russell

The more you give of yourself without expectation of return, the more that will come to you from
                                 the most unexpected sources.
                                        Brian Tracy

                                Saw life steadily and saw it whole.
                                        Matthew Arnold

                   How you live one day is eventually how you live your life.
                                       Phillip Yancey

  I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling
            waste of energy…you can‟t build on it; it‟s only good for wallowing in.
                                      Katherine Mansfield
                          We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.
                                    Earl of Beaconsfield

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by
                    what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life.

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be
                                        Storm Jameson

 Life‟s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they‟re supposed to help you discover who
                                             you are.
                                   Bernice Johnson Reagon

                                  Begin with the ending in mind.
                                         Stephen Covey

The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to
                         try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
                                        Richard M. DeVos

Our life‟s a stage, a comedy: either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently

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.
                                        Erma Bombeck

 The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than
                                      upon mere survival.

 Life is eating us up. We shall be fables presently. Keep cool: it will be all one a hundred years
                                     Ralph Waldo Emerson

  Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
                                      Joshua J. Marine

        A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
                                     Charles Darwin

  Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the
                              obstacles which he has overcome.
                                   Booker T. Washington
        Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
                                  Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There are three things that are important in human life. The first is to be kind. The second is to be
                                   kind. The third is to be kind.
                                           Henry James

                                  Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer

              Any idiot can face a crisis – it‟s day to day living that wears you out.
                                         Anton Chekhov

 There are two great days in a person‟s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.
                                        William Barclay

        Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope – a slight change, and all patterns alter.
                                          Sharon Salzberg

        And in the end it‟s not the years in your life that count. It‟s the life in your years.
                                        Abraham Lincoln

Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indominatable urge to extend its boundaries. Only
                 in proportion as we are desirous of living more do we really live.
                                       José Ortega y Gasset

             The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.
                                         Henry Boye

      There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the
                               responsibility for changing them.
                                         Denis Waitley

  I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It‟s
 seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It‟s seeing what other people don‟t
                                     see. And pursuing that vision.
                                           Howard Schultz

       You should live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
                                        Immanuel Kant

         A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
                                         Albert Schweitzer

           Life is ten percent what happens to us and ninety percent how we react to it.
                                        Dennis P. Kimbro
   I have a simple philosophy: Fill what‟s empty. Empty what‟s full. Scratch where it itches.
                                 Alice Roosevelt Longworth

For life in the present there is no death. Death is not an event in life. It is not a fact in the world.

                                Life is just a chance to grow a soul.
                                            Powell Davies

   The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
                                     Elbert Hubbard

                             As I grow to understand life less and less,
                                  I learn to love it more and more.
                                            Jules Renard

        Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today.
                                       Og Mandino

                                            Forest Gump

                 Life’s like a box of chocolates, you never know which one you’ll get.

                          The only real failure in life is the failure to try.

Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you
                               choose to do with them is up to you.
                                           Richard Bach

     Life‟s not always fair. Sometimes you can get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow.
                                     Cherralea Morgen

                                 Life is nothing without friendship.
                                       Marcus Tullius Cicero

                         Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there,
                                  you must first see inside of you.
                                            Wally Amos

A beautiful life does not just happen, it is built daily by prayer, humilty, sacrifice and love. May
                                that beautiful life be yours always.
                                          Dennis Castillo
                      Life is like a roller coaster, live it, be happy, enjoy life.
                                             Avril Lavigne

    My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this
                   moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on
                                        Eleanor Roosevelt

            Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
                                        Oscar Wilde

   Life is like a hot bath. It feels good while you‟re in it, but the longer you stay in, the more
                                          wrinkled you get.
                                          Robbert Oustin.

 I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful,
to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something,
                         to have made some difference that you lived at all.
                                              Leo Rosten

  A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one‟s own path, not
                                 chasing after the dreams of others.
                                           Chin Ning Chu

   Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many
colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.
                                            Ralph Waldo Emerson

                  People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and
                          courageously. This is how character is built.
                                      Eleanor Roosevelt

 The second half of a man‟s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the
                                           first half.
                                      Fyodor Dostoevsky

Dreams come true when desire transforms them into concrete action. Ask life for great gifts and
                        you encourage life to deliver them to you.
                                      Napoleon Hill

       If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you‟ll never enjoy the sunshine.
                                          Morris West
                The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
                                                Anais Nin

       A better life will come your way the second you get up and start walking toward it.
                                          Jason Gracia

Our quality of life is not measured souly by what we do in life….but more importantly why we
                                   choose how to live our life.

                            Life‟s like a novel with the end ripped out.
                                  Danny Orton and Blair Daly

                        The greatest discovery of my generation is that a
                      human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes
                                            of mind.
                                         William James

 A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent
                                         doing nothing.
                                    George Bernard Shaw

                                         Benjamin Disraeli

           Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

   If you want to accomplish anything in life, you can‟t just sit back and hope it will happen.
                                You‟ve got to make it happen.
                                       Chuck Norris.

Life at the greatest and best is but a froward child, that must be humored and coaxed a little till it
                              falls asleep, and then all the care is over.
                                          Oliver Goldsmith

  It concerns us to know the purposes we seek in life, for then, like archers aiming at a definite
                      mark, we shall be more likely to attain what we want.

                     Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one‟s courage.
                                           Anais Nin

  It a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
                                       W. Sommerset Morgan
             Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
                                           La Bruyere

      Plan for the future, because that is where you are going to spend the rest of your life.
                                           Mark Twain

                     Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.
                                     Robin Norwood

      The man that had no shoes thought his life was over until he saw a man with no feet.
                                      Famous Saying

Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a
                                          Gordon Parks

   Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has
  purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn
                                     Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

 For man there are only three important events: birth, life and death; but he is unaware of being
                     born, he suffers when he dies, and he forgets to live.
                                      Jean de la Bruyere

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of
                                         my family.
                                     Thomas Jefferson

                                       Bruce Springsteen

             Will you look back on life and say, “I wish I had,” or “I‟m glad I did”?
                                           Zig Ziglar

                        Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
                                     Ralph Waldo Emerson

                     All moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.
                                    Frederick Buechner

                               A human life is a story told by God.
                                   Hans Christian Andersen

     Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.
Is not this the true romantic feeling – not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping
                                           Thomas Wolfe

              Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.
                                       Jean Paul Sartre

     If you really want to change your thinking and your life, make a decision today to begin
associating, in every area of your life, with other men and women whom you admire, respect, and
                                              look up to.
                                             Brian Tracy

                  Life is a pure flame,and we live by an invisible sun within us.
                                        Sir Thomas Brown

     The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
                                         G. K. Chesterton

                         Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
                                        Josephus Daniels

  The life of man is a long march through the night, surrounded by invisible foes, tortured by
 weariness and pain, towards a goal that few can hope to reach, and where none may tarry long.
                                       Bertrand Russell

Children, who play life, discern its true law and relations more clearly then men, who fail to live
         it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by failure.
                                      Henry David Thoreau

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