Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Collection of Thoughts on Life & Love

On Life

"I will greet this day with love in my heart.I will persist until I succeed.I am nature's greatest miracle.I will live this day as if it is my last.Today, I will be master of my emotions.I will laugh at the world.Today, I will multiply my value a hundredfold.I will act now!"--Og Mandino

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. "The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes."--Charles R. Swindoll

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."--Albert Einstein

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."--Anais Nin

“Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or read about in history books – but it is terrible when one has to live it."--Jean Anouilh

"How good is man's life, the mere living! How fit to employ.All the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!"--Robert Browning

"There are men here and there to whom the whole life is like an after dinner hour with a cigar; easy, pleasant, empty, perhaps enlivened by some fable of strife to be forgotten before the end is told.'--Joseph Conrad

"We do not live an equal life, but of contrasts and patchwork; now a little joy, then a sorrow, now a sin, then a generous or brave action."--Emerson

"There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself."--Erich Fromm

"The act of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much."--William Hazlitt

"Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test."--Rick Warren

"Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die."--Amelia Burr

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that the stuff life is made of."--Benjamin Franklin

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

"A life without cause is a life without effect."--Barbarella

"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."--Danny Kaye

"Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up."--author unknown

"Life will always remain a gamble, with prizes some times for the imprudent, and blanks so often to the wise."--Jerome K. Jerome

"The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy."--Angelina Jolie

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on."--Robert Frost

“We must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties, which we assume only accessorize our days are in fact here for a much larger and nobler cause. They are here to save our lives.”--Emma Thompson

“Life is not the amount of breaths you take. It's the moments that take your breath away.”--Will Smith

“There are times when suddenly you realize you are nearer the end than the beginning. And you wonder, you ask yourself, what the sum total of your life represents. What difference your being there at any time made to anything. Or if you’ve made any difference at all, really, particularly in comparison with other men's careers. I don't know if that kind of thinking is very healthy; but I must admit I've had some thoughts on those lines from time to time.”--Alec Guinness

"You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act." --Barbara Hall

"The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values."--Norman Thomas

"The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong."--Abraham Lincoln

"Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you." --Mahatma Gandhi

On Love

"The best portion of a good mans life,His little, nameless, unremembered acts,Of kindness and of love." --William Wordsworth

"To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing."--author unknow

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand."--Mother Teresa

"Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away."--Dorothy Parker

"Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy." --Marguerite De Valois

"Love is a hard rock between two people and can't be torn apart."--author unknown

"Love is not to be purchased and affection has no price."--St. Jerome

"You know it is love when you want to share everything with her, even her pain. You know it is love when you can't stop thinking about her. You know it is love when you'd rather be in a relationship but apart than not in a relationship at all. But, most of all, you know it is love when your happiness is dependant upon hers. At least that's how I know."--Robert Le Branch

"Love is as strong as death; its jealousy as unyielding as the grave. It burns like a blazing fire; like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love, rivers cannot wash it away."--King Solomon

"Love is the seed of all hope. It is the enticement to trust, to risk, to try, to go on."--Gloria Gaither

"A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a womans life, and exalts habit into partnership with the souls highest needs, is not to be had where and how she wills."--George Eliot

"At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love." --Martin Luther King Jr.

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."--Robert A. Heinlein

"Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents never revenges itself." --Mahatma Gandhi

"We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us." --St. Bernard of Clairvaux

"I swear to thee by Cupid’s strongest bow,By his best arrow with the golden head,By the simplicity of Venus’ doves,By that which knitteth souls and prospers loves, ... By all the vows that ever men have broke(In number more than ever women spoke)." --William Shakespeare

"At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. " --Plato

"Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other--it doesnt matter who it is-- and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other."--Mother Teresa

"Love is the passionate and abiding desire on the part of two or more people to produce together conditions under which each can be and spontaneously express, his real self; to produce together an intellectual soil and an emotional climate in which each can flourish, far superior to what either could achieve alone."-author unknown

"Love is a state of mind which has nothing to do with the mind."--Bob Phillips

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