“I’d rather be a free man in my grave than living as a puppet or a slave.” ~ Jimmy Cliff
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” ~ L.P Jack
“There is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living; there is nothing harder to learn.” ~ Seneca
“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because they are looking for ideas.” ~ Paula Poundstone
“People say that what we are seeking is meaning for life. I don’t think this is what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.” ~ Joseph Campbell
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi
“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something… Almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” ~ Steve Jobs
“It is doubtful anyone of us will ever have it all figured out, knowing exactly what is right and wrong in each and every circumstance. But this life is too vast, too open, and too messy to be so easily deciphered and conquered. What we can hope for, and what we can accomplish, is to garner a deeper understanding and appreciation for this life, and through continued questioning and investigation live honorably.” ~ Jacob M. Held, Dr. Seuss and Philosophy
“Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.” ~ Dr. Seuss
“Just because you are embarrassed to admit that you’re still living the consequences of bad decisions made 5, 10, 20 years ago shouldn’t stop you from making good decisions now. If you let pride stop you, you will hate life 5, 10, and 20 years from now for the same reasons.” ~ Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek
“Most people didn’t pursue their passions simply because of the promise of a paycheck. They pursued them because they couldn’t imagine doing anything else with their lives.” ~ Ken Robinson, The Element
“Live every day like it’s your last because one day you’re gonna be right.” ~ Ray Charles
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitude of mind. … If you change your mind, you can change your life.” ~ William James
“If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
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