Quotes To Live By


“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.” — James Allen


“That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.” — Willa Cather


“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” — Henry C. Link


“It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.” — Mary Wollstonecraft


“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.” — David M. Burns


“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” — Vincent van Gogh


“JOY does not simply happen to us. We have to CHOOSE JOY and keep choosing it every day.” — Henri Nouwen


“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” ― C.S. Lewis


“It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.” — George Eliot


“If we all did the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” — Thomas Edison


“There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.” — Archibald MacLeish


“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” — Henry David Thoreau


“The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.” — Abraham Maslow


“The longer we live, the more we find we are like other persons.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

“If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” — Anatole France


“Keep on beginning & failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began w/ perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.” — Anne Sullivan


“Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter.” — Anonymous


“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”
— William James


“Character—the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life—is the source from which self-respect springs.” — Joan Didion


“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” — Barbara Kingsolver


“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” — Henry Ford


“Happiness is not a matter of intensity
but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.”
— Thomas Merton


“If you have, give.
If you learn, teach.”
— Maya Angelou


“Try to keep your soul young and vibrant all your days and to imagine always…that life is only beginning.” — George Sand


“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca


“for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.” — Milan Kundera