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Nhim TiTi
05-19-2005, 01:15 AM
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All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging
day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways

Too much credit is given to the end result. The true lesson is in the struggle that takes place between the dream and reality. That struggle is a thing called life!

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think

Decay is inherent in all compounded things.Strive on with diligence (Budha)

Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway.

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to
know that and to wonder at it.

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees

We all have to die some day, if we live long enough

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of life is, but rather
recognize that it is he who is asked.

Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life
is made of

If time be of all things most precious, wasting time must be the greatest
prodigality, since lost time is never found again; and what we call time
enough always proves little enough

Life is the childhood of our immortality

Live to win, dare to fail

Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.

Life is good when we think it's good. Life is bad when we don't think.

Seeing the light is a choice, not seeing the light is no choice.

Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target,
the bulls-eye is heaven.

Don't take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age

To rid ourselves of our shadows -- who we are -- we must step into either
total light or total darkness. Goodness and evil

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.

Life is ours to be spent, not saved

Life is like a sewer -- what you get out of it depends on what you put into it

He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the
world as he who is ready to die.

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to
excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor

The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all. Here's to the brave!

If death did not exist today it would be necessary to invent it.

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it

We come and go just like ripples in a stream.

I have all the time in the world to worry about death when I am dead

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease

There is only one blasphemy, and thatis the refusal to experience joy.

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion

Misery is optional.

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

If we couldn't laugh, we'd all go insane.

Comedy is tragedy plus time.

All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.

Be happy. It is a way of being wise.

If life doesn't offer a game worth playing , then invent a new one.

Learn not only to find what you like, learn to like what you find.

Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then
you have the time to do something about it

Even the the most tempting rose has thorns.

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.

Expect everything, and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing, and anything seems everything.

Learn from the past. Look to the future. Live in the present.

It is not the bad times on which we should dwell, it is only poison to the mind and soul. We shall rise up after
we fall, and continue to go on -- dwelling on the good, high-spirited times of our lives.

He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.

If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.

It is by fighting and triumphing over the enemies of the Buddha that we ourselves become Buddhas.

Anxiety is interest paid on trouble before it is due.

Do not scorn the person who is perpetually happy. He does know something you don't.

I look forward to an America which wil l not be afraid of grace and beauty.

Life is short. Live it up.

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

Life is ours to be spent, not saved.

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

A home is not a mere transient shelter : its essence lies in the personalities
of the people who live in it.

Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you will cease to be so.

If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness.
For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.

The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.

Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to
all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Man is only happy as he finds a work worth doing, and does it well.

I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.

A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.

Poverty doesn't bring unhappiness; it brings degradation.

Trouble is part of your life -- if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.

The surest way of severely upsetting yourself for hours is by continuing to
consider what concerns you most for a single moment too long.

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.

Every heart that has beat strong and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world,and bettered the tradition of mankind.

When the world has once begun to use us ill, it afterwards continues the
same treatment with less scruple or ceremony, as men do to a whore.

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

Sloppy, raggedy-assed old life. I love it. I never want to die.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Be good and you will be lonesome.

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow.

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

So go for the jump, and chase all your dreams.

I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities.

t is the only pleasure I have left.

I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.

In life, we are all in the gutter. Some of us just tend to look up at the stars.

Blessed are we who can laugh at our selves for we shall never cease to be amused.

Don't do whatever you like -- like whatever you do.

Everyone smiles in the same language.

For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.

Here's to your love, health, and wealth -- and time to enjoy each.

If you wish you be like someone else, you waste the person you are.

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.

Live each day as if it were the last day of your life, because so far, it is.

Living well is the best revenge.

Nostalgia is the realization that things weren't as unbearable as they seemed at the time.

To live a perfect life, you must ask nothing, give nothing, and expect nothing.

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

The great thing in this world is not so much where we are,
but in what direction we are moving.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream,
not only plan, but also believe.
~Anatole France

If you put truth above your own desires
And value those as friends who feel the same
If you take pride in things that you've accomplished
And when you're wrong, stand up and take the blame
If you can understand your limitations
And not waste time on tasks beyond your scope
But take the future as a brand new challenge
That you can meet with confidence and hope
If you can listen to those who would advise you
And then judge for yourself just what is right
If you can keep in touch with all about you
And settle differences without a fight
If you can find delight in simple pleasures
And see the rainbow, not the falling rain
If you can lose and never give up trying
Believing that there's nothing done in vain
If you can staunchly stick by your convictions
And not let others set your goals for you
If you can be as practical as need be
And still remember sometimes dreams come true
If you can live the life that you believe in
And trust your judgment and maturity
Then you'll be not just happy and successful,
But the worthwhile person you are meant to be.
~E. M. Gerus

Just think,
you're here not by chance,
but by God's choosing.
His hand formed you
and made you the person you are.
He compares you to no one else--
you are one of a kind.
You lack nothing
that His grace can't give you.
He has allowed you to be here
at this time in history
to fulfill His special purpose
for this generation.
~Roy Lessin

The adventure of life is to learn.
The purpose of life is to grow.
The nature of life is to change.
The challenge of life is to overcome.
The essence of life is to care.
The opportunity of life is to serve.
The secret of life is to dare.
The spice of life is to befriend.
The beauty of life is to give.
The joy of life is to love.
~William Arthur Ward

If you smile with the life, it'll smiles with you