Life Quotes (138) Spiritual Sayings

===> Life Quotations. A Collection of some of the best sayings offering words of wisdom to inspire

Summary: In philosophy and religion, the conception of life and its nature varies. Both offer interpretations as to how life relates to existence and consciousness, and both touch on many related issues, including life stance, purpose, conception of a god or gods, a soul or an afterlife.
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A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
~ James Allen

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A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
~ Charles Darwin

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All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
~ Havelock Ellis

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Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
~ William James

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It is not length of life, but depth of life.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
~ Sholom Aleichem

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Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
~ Fran Lebowitz

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My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past.
~ Hugh Leonard

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The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
~ Robert Byrne

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A life without cause is a life without effect. 
~ Barbarella

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Life is not always fair.  Sometimes you get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow.
~ Terri Guillemets

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Life is the hyphen between matter and spirit.
~ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

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Life is like a coin.  You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.  ~Lillian Dickson
Life: It is about the gift not the package it comes in.
~ Dennis P. Costea, Jr.

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Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
~ Grandma Moses

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To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach.
~ Havelock Ellis

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You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
~ Albert Camus

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To succeed in life, you need three things:  a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.
~ Reba McEntire

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Life is the sum of all your choices. 
~ Albert Camus

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The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
~ Joseph Campbell

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Life's a party.  Invite yourself.
~ Gary Johnson

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

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"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it."
~ Mother Teresa

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"People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. 

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. 

A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master..."
~ Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

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"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
~ Confucius

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"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
~ Albert Einstein

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"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
~ George Bernard Shaw

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"It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting."
~ Paulo Coelho (Alchemist)

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"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."
~ Virginia Woolf

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"Where there is love there is life."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
~ Albert Einstein

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"There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life."
~ John Lennon

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"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
~ Søren Kierkegaard

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"The unexamined life is not worth living."
~ Socrates

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"Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live."

~ Natalie Babbitt (Tuck Everlasting)

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"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style"
~ Maya Angelou

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"You never know what life is like, until you have lived it."
~ Marilyn Monroe

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"Life isn't finding shelter in the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain."
~ Sherrilyn Kenyon (Acheron (Dark-Hunter, #15))

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"Life isn't finding shelter in the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain."
~ Sherrilyn Kenyon (Acheron (Dark-Hunter, #15))

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"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."
~ Lao Tzu

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"Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you."
~ Gayle Forman

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"Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly."
~ Paulo Coelho

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"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence."
~ Aristotle

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"IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the "good" living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather rambling about his youth.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have burned the pink candle sculped like a rose before it melted  in storage.
I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television, and more  while watching life.
I would have gone to bed when I was sick, instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment, realising that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner."

There would have been more "I love you's" and more "I'm sorry's"
. . . but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute . . .  look at it and really see it . . . and never give it back."
~ Erma Bombeck

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"Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware."

~ Henry Miller

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"Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all."
~ Helen Keller

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"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
~ Albert Einstein

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"Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great purpose in heart."
~ Gordon B. Hinckley

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

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"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them."
~ Marcus Aurelius

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"I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life'."
~ Maya Angelou

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"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts."

~ Marcus Aurelius

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"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy"
~ Khalil Gibran

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"The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that that situation is over, you cannot move forward."
~ Steve Maraboli (Life, the Truth, and Being Free)

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"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. "
~ Wayne W. Dyer

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"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death."
~ Anaïs Nin

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"Life's as kind as you let it be."
~ Charles Bukowski (Hot Water Music)

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"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."
~ Henry David Thoreau

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"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."
~ Dalai Lama XIV

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"Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing."
~ Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)

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"There is more to life than simply increasing its speed."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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"Rise to the occassion which is life!"
~ Virginia Euwer Wolff

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"Meaning and morality of One's life come from within oneself. Healthy, strong individuals seek self expansion by experimenting and by living dangerously. Life consists of an infinite number of possibilities and the healthy person explores as many of them as posible. Religions that teach pity, self-contempt, humility, self-restraint and guilt are incorrect. The good life is ever changing, challenging, devoid of regret, intense, creative and risky."
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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"My Life is My Message"
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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"Dare to Be
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!"
~ Steve Maraboli (Life, the Truth, and Being Free)

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"Instructions for living a life.  Pay attention.  Be astonished.  Tell about it."
~ Mary Oliver

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"It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary."
~ Paulo Coelho

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"I’ve chosen my life — now I want to start living it."
~ Stephenie Meyer (The Twilight Saga (Twilight, #1-4))

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"No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."
~ Maya Angelou

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"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for."
~ Oprah Winfrey

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"Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife."
~ Khalil Gibran

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"Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment."
~ Eckhart Tolle

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"Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human."
~ Anthony Robbins

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"Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending."
~ Jim Henson

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"The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things."
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these."
~ Siddhārtha Gautama

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"Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won't die. You will come to life. And don't be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it's their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don't be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are."
~ Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose)

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"This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for."
~ Mitch Albom (The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Meniti Bianglala)

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"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens."
~ Khalil Gibran

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"Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it."
~ Henry Miller

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"Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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"Success is loving life and daring to live it."
~ Maya Angelou

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"Life isn't as serious as the mind makes it out to be."
~ Eckhart Tolle

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I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
~ Les Brown

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There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
~ M. Scott Peck

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Sometimes in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself.
~ Katherine Sharp

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The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.
~ Don Williams, Jr.

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The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.
~ Oprah Winfrey

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What I know for sure is that your life is a multipart series of all your experiences- and each experience is created by your thoughts, intentions, and actions to teach you what you need to know. Your life is a journey of learning to love yourself first and then extending that love to others in every encounter.
~ Oprah Winfrey

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"Change your thinking, change your life."
~ Ernest Holmes

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"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
~ Joseph Addison

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If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
~ Meister Eckhart

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When the act of reflection takes place in the mind, when we look at ourselves in the light of thought, we discover that our life is embosomed in beauty.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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View life as a continuous learning experience.
~ Denis Waitley

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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.
~ Albert Einstein

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Your life is the sum result of all the choices you
make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can
control the process of choosing, you can take control of
all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that
comes from being in charge of yourself....
~ Robert F. Bennett.

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Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then.
Life is dull without it....
~ Pearl S Buck.

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We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to
take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday
living requires courage if life is to be
effective and bring happiness....
~ Maxwell Maltz.

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The adventure of life is to learn.
The purpose of life is to grow.
The nature of life is to change.
The challenge of life is to overcome.
The essence of life is to care.
The opportunity of life is to serve.
The secret of life is to dare.
The spice of life is to befriend.
The beauty of life is to give.
The joy of life is to love....
~ William Arthur Ward.

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When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning,
by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs
expressing, then we truly live life....
~ Greg Anderson.

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Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day
as if it were your last. The past is over and gone.
The future is not guaranteed....
~ Wayne Dyer.

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Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live....
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Life is short.
Time is fleeting.
Realize the self.
Purity of the heart is the gateway to God.
Aspire.
Renounce.
Meditate.
Be good; do good.
Be kind; be compassionate.
Inquire, know thyself....
~ Swami Sivanada.

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To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch
with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude,
which most people are afraid of, because in the silence
you hear the truth and know the solutions....
~ Deepak Chopra.

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When you recover or discover something that nourishes
your soul and bring joy, care enough about yourself to
make room for it in your life....
~ Jean Shinoda Bolen.

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An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the
mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we
find value, love, and union with the world around us.
As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense
of rapturous union can give a sensation of fulfillment
that makes life purposeful and vibrant....
~ Thomas Moore.

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The great fault of all ethics hitherto has been 
that they believed themselves to have to deal 
with the relations of man to man.  
In reality . . . the question is what in his attitude to the world 
and all life that comes within his reach.  
A man is ethical only when life . . .is sacred to him . . .
and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.  
Only the universal ethic . . . can be founded in thought.  
The ethic of Reverence for Life, therefore, comprehends within itself 
everything that can be described as love, devotion, and sympathy 
whether in suffering, joy, or effort.
~ Albert Schweitzer

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To live a spiritual life we must first find the courage
to enter into the desert of loneliness and
to change it by gentle and persistent efforts
into a garden of solitude.
~ Henri J. M. Nouwen

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You were born with wings.
Why prefer to crawl through life?
~ Jelaluddin Rumi

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On life's journey
faith is nourishment,
virtuous deeds are a shelter,
wisdom is the light by day
and right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him;
if he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.

~ Buddha (B.C. 568-488)

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If we truly want to have a more extraordinary life,
then we must find a more extraordinary place within ourselves to live from. 
The choice is ours and it is up to us to make it happen.
~ Swami Chetananda

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The privilege of a lifetime is to be yourself.
  ~ Joseph Campbell

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To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life.
  ~ Chogyam Trungpa
 
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Life is an aspiration.
Its mission is to strive after perfection, which is self-realization.
The ideal must not be lowered because of our weaknesses or imperfections.
~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

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The way to use life is to do nothing through acting,
The way to use life is to do everything through being.
~ Lao Tzu

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The heart and mind can find peace and harmony
by contemplating the transcendental nature of the true self
as supreme effulgent life.
~ Patanjali

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The Body is the temple of life.
Energy is the force of life.
Spirit is the governor of life.
If one of them goes off balance,
All three are damaged.
When the spirit takes command,
The body naturally follows it,
And this arrangement benefits all Three Treasures.
When the body leads the way,
The spirit goes along,
And this harms all Three Treasures.
~ Wen Tzu Classic

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As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished.
No reality fits an ideology.
Life is beyond that.

That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life….
Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning.
Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery
and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind.
~ Anthony de Mello

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Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned,
So as to have the life that is waiting for us.
~ Joseph Campbell

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"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 other's 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."
~ Steve Jobs

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"If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner."
~ Tallulah Bankhead

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"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life."
~ Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment)

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"There is no such thing as 'too late' in life."
~ Mitch Albom

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"If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, then you must accept the terms it offers you."
~ T.S. Eliot

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"Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life."
~ Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

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"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
~ Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose)

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"Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution."
~ Deepak Chopra

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"You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level."
~ Eckhart Tolle

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"It's your life-but only if you make it so."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life)

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"Life begins on the other side of despair."
~ Jean-Paul Sartre

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"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life."
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

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"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
~ Neale Donald Walsch

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