Sunday, 20 November 2011


The purpose of life is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Having the opportunity to talk about one’s life, to give an account of it, to interpret it, is integral to leading that life rather than being led through it. - Lugones and Spelman

I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition, the faults of the first. - Benjamin Franklin

Your life will be no better than the plans you make, and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, and destiny. - Alfred Montapert

Even as a coin attains its full value when it is spent, so life attains its supreme value when one knows how to forfeit it with grace when the time comes. - Felix Marti-Ibanez

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark. - Agnes de Mille

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. - Eddie Cantor

Let us live while we live, and snatch each fleeting moment of truth and love and beauty. - Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley

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