Inspirational and Inspiring Gifts

Life Quotes

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might
as well dance." -- Unknown

"We are always getting ready to live, but never living." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Journals"

"It is never to late to be what you might have been." -- George Elliot

"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." -- Helen Keller

"Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." -- Mahatma Gandhi

"The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is living dangerously." -- Nietzsche

"Be glad for life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to look up at the stars." -- Henry Van Dyke

"There is no end.
There is no beginning.
There is only the infinite passion of life." -- Federico Fellini

"Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life." -- Bertolt Brecht

"I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after,
and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me,
like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind."
-- Emily Bronte, from Wuthering Heights

"The ideals that lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty, and truth." -- Albert Einstein

"If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars." -- Anonymous

"Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality — not as we expect it to be, but as it is — is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there is, in just this sense, love." -- Frederick Buechner

"The past is to learn from and not to live in." -- Richard L. Evans

"Think of the stem as the road of life — ever bending,
turning and changing, as we walk along life's road.
Think of the rose, as our hearts — delicate and fragile,
slowly healing, and slowly opening,
as time heals our wounds.
Think of the broken petals — as the broken dreams,
broken hearts, and wounded spirits, that have filled our lives.
Think of the growth of the rose, and the opening of the petals —
as time that passes, as we forget our pains,
and as we grow, and as we experience new joys,
new dreams, new hope, new love, and new friendships.
Think of the fallen petals as growth —
as we learn to let go of the burdens we need not carry
along the way, as we allow our hearts to open again,
our hearts will heal, we will learn to love again,
we will become stronger. Time is a healer.
When we can see the beauty of the rose —
we learn to see the beauties of life — that's when we'll know,
we've healed and we've become as beautiful as the ROSE." -- M. Fortney

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"Life is a journey, not a guided tour." -- Unknown

"Life is the sum of all your choices." -- Albert Camus

"Life is a short visit. Enjoy your stay." -- Unknown

"Life is not the candle or the wick, but the burning." -- Unknown

"Life is tough. It's tougher when you're stupid." -- John Wayne

"Life is like a ten speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use." -- Charles Schultz

"Don't make a living at the expense of life." -- Unknown

"Time is the coin of life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful, lest you let others spend it for you." -- Carl Sanburg

"One should count each day a separate life." -- Seneca (B.C. 3-65 A.D.)

"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." -- Danny Kaye

"To live without loving is not really to live." -- Jean Baptiste Poquelin MoliEre

"Life is just a minute,
Only sixty seconds in it,

Forces upon you, can't refuse it.
Didn't seek it, didn't choose it.
But it's up to you to use it.
You must suffer if you lose it,

Give an account if you abuse it,
Just a tiny little minute,
But eternity is in it." -- Unknown

"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans." -- Thomas LaMance

"The meaning of your life comes through your obligations to others." -- Dr. Laura Schlessinger

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life... and that word is LOVE." -- Sophocles

"To whom a lot has been given, a lot is expected." -- The Bible

"The secret of success in life is to be ready for your opportunity when it comes." -- Benjamin Disraeli

"If you don't run your own life, somebody else will." -- John Atkinson

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -- Leo Buscaglia

"When one gets to love work life is a happy one." -- Unknown

"Life is but a moment in the realm of all eternity, so have a little fun every day." -- Van Orden

"A College Degree is not a sign that one is a finished product, but an indication a person is prepared for life." -- Rev. Edward A. Malloy

"Don't confuse having a career with having a life - they are not the same." -- Hillary Rodham Clinton

"A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates life." -- James Allen (From 'As A Man Thinketh')

"Something done in an instant can cause heartache for a lifetime." -- Unknown

"It's never too late to enjoy your childhood." -- Unknown


"Live well, Love much, Laugh often." -- Unknown