life

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Is there not glory enough in living the days given to us? You should know there is adventure in simply being among those we love and the things we love, and beauty, too.

If you can approach the world’s complexities, both its glories and its horrors, with an attitude of humble curiosity, acknowledging that however deeply you have seen, you have only scratched the surface, you will find worlds within worlds, beauties you could not heretofore imagine, and your own mundane preoccupations will shrink to proper size, not all that important in the greater scheme of things.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

The function of the university is not simply to teach bread-winning, or to furnish teachers for the public schools or to be a centre of polite society; it is, above all, to be the organ of that fine adjustment between real life and the growing knowledge of life, an adjustment which forms the secret of civilization.

In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.

November 18, 2014 Edith Wharton

It’s easy to let life deteriorate into making a living instead of making a life. It’s not the hours you put in, but what you put into the hours that counts. Learn to express rather than impress. Expressing evokes a me too attitude while impressing evokes a so what attitude.

October 27, 2014 Jim Rohn

Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.

October 13, 2014 Anton Chekhov ,

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.

September 19, 2014 Bertolt Brecht

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

September 11, 2014 Zeno of Citium ,

Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

June 26, 2014 Lewis Grizzard ,