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The following 102 quotations are about Live Life.

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Sunday Mar 16, 2008

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.”

Anne Sexton (1928-1974);
Poet, Writer

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Mar 19, 2008

“The heart may be broken, and the soul remain unshaken.”

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821);
Emporer Of France

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday May 12, 2009

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965);
British Statesman, Prime Minister, Author, Nobel Prize Winner

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“The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness.”

Maya Angelou (born 1928);
Poet, Dancer, Producer, Playwright, Director, Author

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“You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act.”

Barbara Hall (born 1961);
Writer, Producer

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“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.”

Bruce Lee (1940-1973);
Martial Artist, Philosopher

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“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”

Agatha Christie (1890-1976);
Writer

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“Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.”

Arthur Rubinstein (1887-1982);
Pianist

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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 (1883-1931);
Artist, Poet, Writer

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“Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don't rent them out to tomorrow.”

Jerry Spinelli (1941-0);
Author

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“I count life just a stuff, to try the soul's strength on.”

Robert Browning (1812-1889);
Poet, Playwright

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“Friendship, love, health, energy, enthusiasm, and joy are the things that make life worth living and exploring.”

Denise Austin (born 1957);
Fitness Instructor, Columnist

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“There comes a time in your life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.”

Karl Marx (1897-1985);
Composer

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“Do not count the days; make the days count.”

Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] (born 1942);
Boxer

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“And in the end it's not the years in your life that count; it's the life in your years.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865);
16th U.S. President

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“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.”

Barbara Bush (born 1925);
Wife Of The 41st President Of The United States

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“Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls.”

Melodie Beattie
Motivational Author

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“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

John Muir (1838-1914);
Naturalist, Author

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“Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.”

John Dryden (1631-1700);
Poet, Playwright

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“The happy heart runs with the river, floats on the air, lifts to the music, soars with the eagle, hopes with the prayer.”

Maya Angelou (born 1928);
Poet, Dancer, Producer, Playwright, Director, Author

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“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 gotten 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.”

Alfred D. Souza
Writer, Philosopher

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“Ask not for an easy life...ask for the strength to face the elements, to weather the storms; to be the might for the right and the weak, to be the voice for those who cannot speak, to see one's dreams to fruition with dignity, integrity, and grace.”

Giac Nguyen

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“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving... we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it... but we must sail and not drift nor lie at anchor.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894);
Writer, Physician

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“Bloom where you are planted.”

Unknown

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“Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.”

L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986);
Novelist, Divised Philosophy Of Scientology

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“I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.”

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977);
Author, Diarist

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“Each child is an adventure into a better life — an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.”

Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978);
38th U.S. Vice President

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“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.”

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937);
Aviator, Author

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“Here, with whitened hair, desires failing, strength ebbing out of him, with the sun gone down and with only the serenity and the calm warning of the evening star left to him, he drank to Life, to all it had been, to what it was, to what it would be. Hurrah!”

Sean O'Casey (1884-1964);
Dramatist

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“Live all you can - it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?”

Henry James (1843-1916);
Author, Critic

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“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”

Dolly Parton (born 1946);
Singer Songwriter, Actress, Author, Philanthropist

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“To change one's life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.”

William James (1842-1910);
Psychologist, Philosopher, Author

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“In short, I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one's self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely; as the pursuits of the simpler nations are still the sports of the more artificial.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862);
Naturalist, Author, Philosopher

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“The strength of a man's virtue must not be measured by his efforts, but by his ordinary life.”

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662);
Mathematician, Physicist, Religious Philosopher

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“These are days when no one should rely unduly on his “competence.” Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows are struck left-handed.”

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940);
Critic, Philosopher

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“I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying.”

Michael Jordan (born 1963);
Retired Professional Basketball Player, Businessman

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“By imposing too great a responsibility, or rather, all responsibility, on yourself, you crush yourself.”

Frank Kafka (1883-1924);
Writer, Novelist

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“To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom...Since our office is with moments, let us husband them.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

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“If a wind blows, ride it!”

Arabic Proverb

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“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.”

Federico Fellini (1920-1993);
Filmmaker

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“Despising cowardice in others, I wished to prove myself no coward. Believing in the good, the gentle, the beautiful things of life, I addressed myself to the sweet duty of keeping these attributes for my children's sake and my own. And in striving to provide a living for them, I found a success beyond my wildest dreams.”

Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945);
Author, Businesswoman

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“From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man — the function of his reasoning mind.”

Ayn Rand (1905-1982);
Writer, Philosopher

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“The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.”

Ayn Rand (1905-1982);
Writer, Philosopher

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“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

Ursula K. Le Guin (born 1929);
Author, Poet, Novelist

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“You can't change your past, and your future has not happened. Focus your energy on enjoying the moment you are living right now.”

Rod Williams
Musician

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“You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough.”

Joe E. Lewis (1902-1971);
Comedian, Singer

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“Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it, just live it.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

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“Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.”

John R. Wooden (1910-2010);
Basketball Coach, Author

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“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919);
26th U.S. President

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“I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962);
U.S. First Lady, Diplomat, Human Rights Activist

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“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.”

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888);
Novelist

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“I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon — if I can. I seek opportunity — not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say, this I have done.”

Dean Alfange (1899-1989);
Professor

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“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”

Ernestine Ulmer (born 1925);
Writer

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“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950);
Playwright, Nobel Prize Winner

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“A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

Maya Angelou (born 1928);
Poet, Dancer, Producer, Playwright, Director, Author

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“Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.”

James Dean (1931-1955);
Actor

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“Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.”

Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918-1986);
Artist, Educator

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“In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back. -Peanuts character Charlie Brown”

Charles Shultz (1922-2000);
Cartoonist

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“I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days or great days.”

Lance Armstrong (born 1971);
Seven Time Tour De France Winner

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“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine.”

Neil Armstrong (born 1930);
First Person To Set Foot On The Moon

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“Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.”

Hippocrates (460-370);
Ancient Greek Physician

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“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”

Joan of Arc (1412-1431);
Heroine Of France

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“Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truely, laugh uncontrollably.”

Anonymous

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“We cannot wait for the storm to pass over - we must learn to dance in the rain.”

Unknown

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“This was a splendid life. Splendid in its obscurity and humility, splendid in its strength and charity, splendid in its achievements.”

Robert C. Mortimer
Anglican Bishop Of Exeter

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“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”

Grandma [Anna Mary Robertson] Moses (1860-1961);
Artist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Aug 30, 2010

“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875);
Author And Poet

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Dec 15, 2010

“Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.”

Storm Jameson (1891-1986);
Author

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“I don't dwell on my age. It might limit what I can do. As long as I have my mind and health, it's just a number.”

Nola Ochs (born 1911);
World's Oldest College Graduate

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Jan 31, 2011

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I am permitted to hold for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950);
Playwright, Nobel Prize Winner

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Feb 08, 2011

“We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. We are the movers and shakers of the world forever, it seems.”

Arthur O' Shaughnessy (1844-1881);
British Poet

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Mar 29, 2011

“Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go and when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don't be intimidated to say it like it is. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, and cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, and young enough to enjoy it. Finally know who you are.”

Kristin Armstrong

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Apr 28, 2011

“I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which came to me as a seed goes to the next as a blossom and that which came to me as a blossom, goes on as fruit.”

Dawna Markova, Ph.D
Writer, Speaker

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Jun 14, 2011

“It is not given us to live lives of undisrupted calm, boredom, and mediocrity. It is given us to be edge-dwellers.”

Jay Deacon

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Jul 12, 2011

“Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.”

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956);
Poet, Playwright, Theater Director

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Jul 26, 2011

“Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don’t miss it.”

Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998);
Author, Professor

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Aug 24, 2011

“To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.”

Khalil Gibran (1883-1931);
Artist, Poet, Writer

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Aug 29, 2011

“It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts!”

Adlai E. Stevenson (1835-1914);
23rd U.S. Vice President

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Oct 03, 2011

“The adventure of life is to learn. The goal 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 secret of life is to dare. The beauty of life is to give. The joy of life is to love!”

William Arthur Ward (1921-1994);
Author, Educator, Motivational Speaker

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Nov 09, 2011

“If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run - Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!”

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936);
Poet, Author

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Dec 05, 2011

“I want to be everybody, and I want to be everything. One life is not enough.”

Vladimir Sokoloff (1889-1962);
Russian Actor

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Dec 30, 2011

“Another fresh new year is here . . . another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear, to love and laugh and give! This bright new year is given me to live each day with zest . . . to daily grow and try to be my highest and my best! I have the opportunity once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant a tree, and sing more joyful songs.”

William Arthur Ward (1921-1994);
Author, Educator, Motivational Speaker

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Feb 08, 2012

“So with imagination, ingenuity and audacity, explore, discover, change the world. And have fun while you're at it. Always take time out to love and to live. You're going to be busy, but never forget family and friends.”

Daniel S. Goldin (born 1940);
Administrator Of Nasa

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Feb 27, 2012

“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 for you.”

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967);
Poet, Historian, Novelist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Apr 02, 2012

“The future turns out to be something that you make instead of find. It isn't waiting for your arrival, either with an arrest warrant or a band, nor is it any further away than the next sentence, the next best guess, the next sketch for the painting of a life portrait that might become a masterpiece. The future is an empty canvas or a blank sheet of paper, and if you have the courage of your own thought and your own observation, you can make of it what you will.”

Lewis Lapham (born 1935);
American Writer

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Apr 30, 2012

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

Francesca Reigler

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday May 14, 2012

“You know, I used to think the future was solid or fixed, something you inherited like an old building that you move into when the previous generation moves out or gets chased out. But it's not. The future is not fixed; it's fluid. You can build your own building, or hut or condo...the world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.”

Bono (born 1960);
Musician, Humanitarian

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Jul 04, 2012

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925);
American Politician

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Jul 25, 2012

“Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can't put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones.”

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Writer

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Aug 30, 2012

“The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years, but the one with the richest experiences.”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778);
Philosopher

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

“Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have and should have.”

Louis E. Boone (born 1941);
Author

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Dec 19, 2012

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”

Arthur Rubinstein (1887-1982);
Pianist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Jan 14, 2013

“Nothing that had happened in the past could be taken away. This was an amazing gift. The past was done and over and settled; you couldn’t get it back, but still, whatever good you had gotten from it, spiritually, emotionally, would be yours for your lifetime.”

Nancy Werlin
Author

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Feb 05, 2013

“An original life is unexplored territory. You don't get there by taking a taxi- you get there by carrying a canoe.”

Alan Alda (born 1936);
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Mar 15, 2013

“When it comes time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862);
Naturalist, Author, Philosopher

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Mar 29, 2013

“I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.”

Ian Fleming (1908-1964);
English Author, Creator Of The James Bond Series

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Apr 26, 2013

“We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its urgency, 'here and now' without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank.”

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955);
Philosopher

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Jun 03, 2013

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go.”

Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991);
Writer, Cartoonist, Animator

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Sep 06, 2013

“I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”

Diane Ackerman
American Writer

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Oct 18, 2013

“Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can't put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones.”

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Writer

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Nov 18, 2013

“Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go and when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don't be intimidated to say it like it is. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, and cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, and young enough to enjoy it. Finally know who you are.”

Kristin Armstrong

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Feb 27, 2014

“Contentment, and indeed usefulness, comes as the infallible result of great acceptances, great humilities—of not trying to make ourselves this or that, but of surrendering ourselves to the fullness of life—of letting life flow through us.”

David Grayson