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Wise Quotes about Life

May you find great value in these Life quotes and sayings.

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

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Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

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The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
- Anonymous

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
- Aristotle

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Unsolicited Advice Is Always Meddling.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

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

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Life is defined more by its contrasts than its samenesses;
Life is defined more by its risks than the many securities.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Dreams are necessary to life.
- Anais Nin

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A Happy Day is a day I see all of life
with the eyes of compassion.
- Rory J. Corsiglia

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

Life is change. Without change, there is no life.
Why then do we so fight against change?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin -
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The inherent nature of life is constant change.
To fear change is to fear life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Don't Criticize, Condemn, Or Complain.
- Dale Carnegie

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is lived between the lines.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Know the power of perspective.
Be a passionate observer of life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be an Observer of Life.
Gaining wisdom from carefully observing life
is not a substitute for action -
it is a prerequisite for informed action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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