Some inspirational quotes on life

I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me…, was the most common regret of all.
— from regrets of the dying.

Change is inevitable. It’s not a question of if you’re changing. It’s a question of in which direction are you changing.

Accept that life brings you possibilities. You don’t always know where your life will go. If you go with the flow, it will take you where you need to be.

The circumstances of our lives have as much power as we choose to give them.
— David McNally

You are always only one choice away from changing your life.
— Mary Blochowiak

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

Life’s too short to be anything but happy. Kiss slowly, love deeply, forgive quickly, take chances. Give everything, and leave with no regrets. Forget the past, with the exception of what you have learned from it… and remember, everything happens for a reason.

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
— Henry Ford

Enjoy the little things in life, … for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
— Robert Brault

  • Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
  • Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
  • Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Let it go.

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
— Tennessee Williams

The big lesson. The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.
— Michael Dlouhy

Try not to put too much of your focus on arriving at your destination. We know life is about the journey and not the arrival. We don’t need to arrive if we accept that we are already here. Be happy and content where you are today and don’t make the mistake of putting off being happy because you are waiting for the right moment to shine. Travel well today and consciously make the effort to enjoy the journey. It is better to travel well than it is to arrive. Not everyone woke up this morning and not everyone will go to bed tonight. Life has no guarantees, every minute you are living is a blessing that has to be experienced in the moment…in the now…it’s not always easy, but it’s always an option…a choice…your choice.

In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.
— David Steindl-Rast

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.
— Mary Engelbreit

Don’t let your life slip by. Instead of dwelling on the past, or worrying about the future, just practice being and living in the ‘now.’ Remember, right now is the only moment guaranteed to you. Right now is life. Don’t miss it. Go now and make today unforgettable!

When asked “What thing about humanity surprises you the most?”, the Dalai Lama answered:
“Man…. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

You only have 100 years to live.


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