Life

“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.” ~ Bruce Barton

“Life to me is the greatest of all games.  The danger lies in treating it as a trivial game, a game to be taken lightly, and a game in which the rules don’t matter much.  The rules matter a great deal.  The game has to be played fairly or it is no game at all.  And even to win the game is not the chief end.  The chief end is to win it honorably and splendidly.” ~ Sir Ernest Shackleton

“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