The purpose of life is to live it, to
taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without
fear for newer and richer experience.
All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was na´ve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself. ~Ralph Ellison, "Battle Royal"
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. ~John Quincy Adams
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. ~William Shakespeare
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. ~Oliver Goldsmith
Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day. ~Author Unknown
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. ~Erich Fromm
When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. And one thing it takes to accomplish something is courage." ~Walt Disney
Candles are a
gift of light,
Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. ~Charles Richards
"You are not here
merely to make a living. You are here in order to