Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life with a clearer view again.
Alex Tan

Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.
Author Unknown

Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.
Marsha Norman

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.
Konrad Adenauer

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Albert Einstein

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

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.
Reba McEntire

What can appear to be your worst moments in life are sometimes just an invitation to yourself and to your next magical journey – a journey that we would never have had the courage to take unless forced to do so.
Mark Hoog

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
Soren Kierkegaard

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

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

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
George Carlin

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
Isaac Asimov

The human mind is like a TV set. When it goes blank, it’s a good idea to turn off the sound.
Author Unknown

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Anderson

Bad is never good until worse happens.
Danish Proverb

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

Updated Nov. 2, 2008

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
Dalai Lama

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer

A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives, which he habitually uses in conversation.
Mark Twain

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

Updated June 27, 2009

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
Richard Bach

There is no future, there is no past, I live this moment as my last
Jonathan Larsonabout

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Kahlil Gibran

Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.
Elbert Hubbard

There is always room in your life for thinking bigger pushing limits and imagining the impossible.
Tony Robbins

You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.
Henry David Thoreau

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.

Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?
C. Myss

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
St. Augustine

As she has planted, so does she harvest; such is the field of karma.
Sri Guru Granth Sahib

How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Buckminster Fuller

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

My life has a superb cast but I can’t figure out the plot.
Ashleigh Brilliant

The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives.
Louise Hay

The man who has done his best has done everything.
Charles M. Schwab

Sometimes, familiarity and comfort need to be challenged.
Khano M.

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Success, Overcoming Adversity & Overcoming Failure

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Napoleon Hill

Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life.
Grenville Kleiser

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemy.
Rodrick Thorp

Never bend your head, always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Helen Keller

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
Martin Luther King Jr

Oh God – Thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.
Author Unknown

I am an idealist. I don’t know where I am going but I’m on my way.
Carl Sandburg

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

You never really lose until you quit trying.
Mike Ditka

The best way to secure future happiness is to be as happy as is rightfully possible today.
Charles W. Eliot

The greatest possession is self-possession.
Ethel Watts Mumford

Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to. it doesn’t matter what you do in particular so long as you have your life.
Henry James

Life is a series of surprises. We do not guess today the mood, the pleasure, the power of tomorrow, when we are building up our being.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself loses misery.
Matthew Arnold

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
Edward John Phelps

it is only because of problems we grow mentally and spiritually.
M. Scott Peck

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

You have to believe in happiness or happiness never comes.
Douglas Malloch

Don’t be sad, don’t be angry, if life deceives you submit to your grief- your time for joy will come, believe me.
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
Duke Ellington

Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
Special Olympics Motto

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

Our lives are like the course of the sun. At the darkest moment there is the promise of daylight.
London Times

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Henry David Thoreau

The best way out of a difficulty is through it.
Robert Frost

Updated Nov. 1, 2008

We cannot change the direction of the wind; but we can adjust our sails….
Author Unknown

Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.
Michael Eisner

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember: A kite rises against the wind rather than with it.
Author Unknown

The greatest glory in living, lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.
Nelson Mandela

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail.
Woodrow Wilson

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
Maria Robinson

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark

As long as you keep getting born, it’s alright to die some times.
Orson Scott Card

One who makes no mistakes never makes anything.
Unknown Author

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
Jan Glidewell

Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.
Marilyn Monroe

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