Life Quotes and Proverbs
Doc Childre and Howard Martin, The
Look at life as an energy economy game. Each day, ask yourself, Are my energy
expenditures (actions, reactions, thoughts, and feelings) productive or nonproductive?
During the course of my day, have I accumulated more stress or more peace?
Life is like a hot bath. It feels good while you're in it, but the longer you
stay in, the more wrinkled you get.
Doc Childre and Howard Martin, The
When we react to life from the head without joining forces with the heart, it
can lead us into childish, inelegant behavior that we don't respect in ourselves.
If we get the head in sync with the heart first, we have the power of their teamwork
working for us and we can make the changes we know we need to make.
Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened.
Doc Childre and Howard Martin, The
We've all heard the voice of our heart before, whether we followed it or not.
As we learn more about the heart and find that we can trust its contributions
to our awareness, a new and more rewarding life experience will emerge for individuals
and for society. It's worth considering. After all, a life without heart just
isn't that much fun.
With just a little education and practice on how to manage your emotions, you
can move into a new experience of life so rewarding that you will be motivated
to keep on managing your emotional nature in order to sustain it. The payoff
is delicious in terms of improved quality of life.
Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer, From
Chaos to Coherence
An attitude of allowing life and people to be their unpredictable selves, while
maintaining a positive inner attitude that has security either way, can bring
every-increasing rates of success, personally and professionally.
God, if I can't have what I want, let me want what I have.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Price Cobb, American race-car driver, after winning a 1988 race
Some days you're the bug. Some days you're the windshield.
Keith Ellis, Bootstraps
Like the elephant, we are unconscious of our own strength. When it comes to understanding
the power we have to make a difference in our own lives, we might as well be
asleep. If you want to make your dreams come true, wake up. Wake up to your own
strength. Wake up to the role you play in your own destiny. Wake up to the power
you have to choose what you think, do, and say.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children
of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run
than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Brian Dyson, CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises from 1959-1994
Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name
them - work, family, health, friends, and spirit - and you're keeping all of
these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you
drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends,
and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably
scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same.
You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.
Life is good, without it we'd all be dead.
Your life lies before you like a path of driven snow, be careful how you tread
it cause every step will show.
There has been much tragedy in my life; at least half of it actually happend.
Kahlil Gibran, (1883 - 1931) "The Vision"
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Aaron Antonovsky, Unraveling The Mystery of Health: How People Manage Stress
and Stay Well.
We are coming to understand health not as the absence of disease, but rather
as the process by which individuals maintain their sense of coherence (i.e. sense
that life is comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful) and ability to function
in the face of changes in themselves and their relationships with their environment.
My life is my message.
Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.
Life's unfairness is not irrevocable; we can help balance the scales for others,
if not always for ourselves. .
B. C. Forbes
The be-all and end-all of life should not be to get rich, but to enrich the world.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth.
Joe E. Lewis
You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough.
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.
There must be more to life than having everything.
Hindsight is the "lottery" of life.
Life itself is the proper binge.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is
woven into the lives of others.
There is only one success-to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Morrie Schwartz, in "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom
So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even
when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're
chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote
yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and
devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
When you live in reaction, you give your power away. Then you get to experience
what you gave your power to.
Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the
Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, and know that everything
in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events
are blessings given to us to learn from.
The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience
Life does not accomodate you, it shatters you. It is meant to, and it couldn't
do it better. Every seed desstroys its container or else there would be no fruition.
Miguel de Cervantes
Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and
not as it should be!
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting
our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the
Fr. Alfred D'Souza
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin real
life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through
first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.
Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
George Bernard Shaw
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be
serious when people laugh.
In the midst of hopes and cares, of apprehensions and of disquietude, regard
every day that dawns upon you as if it was to be your last; then super-added
hours, to the enjoyment of which you had not looked forward, will prove an acceptable
A Guide to a Happy Life
In life you find that one of the most desirable qualities you can find in a person
is flexibility. The ability to change with changing times, to face adversity
with the same attitude one would have in facing victory.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can
determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that
when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of
a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass
and loses itself in the sunset.
Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book
Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of
Trouble is part of your life if you don't share it, you don't give the
person who loves you a chance to love you enough.
All animals except man know that the ultimate point of life is to enjoy it.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade
people of this, but they insist on amassing information.
My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot.
Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out alive.
If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've
got it made.
Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.