Wish not so much to live long as to live well.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.
-Robert F. Kennedy
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.
-Charles Evan Hughes
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
-George Bernard Shaw
Cultivate more joy by arranging your life so that more joy will be likely.
Do not forget small kindnesses and do not remember small faults.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
-Leon J. Suenes
If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.
If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Insist on yourself. Never imitate.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.
It’s a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
-Maugham, W. Somerset
Life at any time can become difficult. Life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.
-Jean Paul Richter
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.
-John W. Gardner
Wherever you are – be all there.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been!
-John Greenleaf Whittier
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world…as in being able to remake ourselves.