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Life

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. —Helen Keller.  1880-1968

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." —Groucho Marx.    1890-1977

I don't need drugs. Life is already tragic enough. —Eddie Vedder.

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and take a look around once in a while, you can miss it. —"Ferris Beuller's Day Off"

The ones for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. —Jack Kerouac.   1922-1969

When I hear someone say life is hard, I'm always tempted to say, "Compared to what?" —Unknown.

Time is flying by and memories are pieces of time frozen in your mind forever for you to look at every day so you know how good and bad life can be. —Christopher Lee Frey.

When you were born, everyone around was smiling and you were the one crying. Live life so that when you die, everyone around you is crying and you are the one smiling. —Unknown.

If you wish to draw tears from me you must first feel pain yourself. —Unknown.

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. —Albert Ellis.   1913-

Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you will cease to be so. —John Stuart Mill.   1806-1873

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. —Muhammad Ali.   1942-

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast. —William Shakespeare.    1564-1616

I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived. —MacGiver.

Life is a swirling eddy of despair in an ever blackening universe. —Unknown.

Civilization is a little citadel of light in a malignant sea of darkness. —W.H. Auden.  1907-1973

The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe that the best is yet to come. —Sir Peter Ustinov.    1921-

Some mornings it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps. —Emo Philips.

We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic. —Cullen Hightower.

Life is what happens while we're busy making other plans. —John Lennon.   1940-1980

Travel light in life. Take only what you need: a loving family, good friends, simple pleasures, someone to love, and someone to love you; something to eat, enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink for thirst is a dangerous thing. —Unknown.

To be happy, you must first make others happy. —Swedish Proverb.

The only things you live to regret are the risks you didn't take. —Unknown.

In the football game of life, I was born a wide receiver with no arms. —Brent Rangen, Sr.

Treat a man as if he were what he ought to be and you help him become what he is capable of being. — Johann.

It is not the pace of life that scares me, it is the sudden stop at the end. —Unknown.

Life's a journey, not a destination. —Steven Tyler.

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. —Unknown.

All of life's big problems include the words "indictment" or "inoperable." Everything else is small stuff. —Alton Brown.    1962-

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world. —Unknown.

People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. —Unknown.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched, but are felt in the heart. —Unknown.