The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me".
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Only a few things are really important.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.
Henry Van Dyke
Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Life is half spent before we know what it is.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
There is no wealth but life.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
Robert Louis Stevenson
May you live every day of your life.
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
E. B. White
The life which is unexamined is not worth living.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.