Monday, 26 May 2008

Art of living


All of us tend to put off living. Life’s concern is not with the future but with the present. When shall we live if not now? Relax and enjoy life. You will never live this day again. Make the best of everything in life. Do not waste life in doubts and fears.


The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honour. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents; someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. - Unknown

No, life may not be easy, it can be lonely. Full of people we think we know, but barely comprehend. Yet we must always remember: it's the challenges that define us best, and the obstacles that illuminate what we're truly capable of. We must welcome adversity and embrace struggle, and no matter what we get from life, never give less than 100 percent. Of course, at the end of every battle weary day, we fold ourselves into peaceful darkness and find comfort in those gentle words . . . good night. - Jim Profit

In the game of life, it is a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieve you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season. - Bill Vaughan

Remember that you ought to behave in life as you would at a banquet. As something is being passed around it comes to you; stretch out your hand, take a portion of it politely. It passes on; do not detain it. Or if it has not come to you yet; do not project your desire to meet it, but wait until it comes in front of you. – Epictetus

Isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it? - Richard Dawkins

Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey. - Harold V. Melchert

The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hand will stop. At late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in tomorrow for the clock may then be still. - Unknown

Everything in life is temporary. So if things are going good, enjoy it because it won't last forever. And if things are gong bad, don't worry because it won't last forever either. - Unknown

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. - Unknown

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. - Richard L. Evans

The busier we are, the more acutely we feel that we live, the more conscious we are of life. - Immanuel Kant

The whole of life of the individual is nothing but the process of giving birth to himself; indeed the greatest tragedy in life was the fact that most human beings died before they were fully born. - Erich Fromm

Do not let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past nor for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life. - Unknown

Do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Do not let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past nor for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life. - Unknown

Life is not a hundred yard dash, but more a cross-country run. If we sprint all the time, we not only fail to win the race, but never even last long enough to reach the finish line. - Unknown

Life is like walking across a suspended tightrope. If one does not concentrate on looking ahead, but keeps looking back instead, one will surely fall. - Unknown

You do not need all the answers to be successful in life. You only need to be adjustable as you cruise along. - Unknown

“Uncertainty” is the key word in our lives. We must live with uncertainty and steer our ship through life’s perilous paths. - Unknown

The art of life lies in constant readjustment to our surroundings; the wisdom of life consists of the elimination of nonessentials. Unknown

Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation. - Eileen Caddy

The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candour. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception. - Edward Verrall Lucas

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. - Will Rogers

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be live forwards. - Soren Kierkegaard

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. - Unknown

4 comments:

annna said...

Nice quotes!

Netizen101 said...

Hi Annna,

Thanks! I am glad you like them. There are more to come. :-)

Vincent

Alex Arul said...

Hi the second comment comes from the TV Show "Profit", episode 4 - "Healing".

The title character Jim Profit is a psychopath, and these lines are uttered by him at the closing of episode 4.

Interesting isn't it, how beauty can be uttered by a beast. Duality.

You might want to attribute the quote to the proper sources now that you know.

Vincent Thnay said...

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the tip. Done. Quote attributed its proper source.

Cheers,
Vincent