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Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out– Randall Munroe

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. – Søren Kierkegaard

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. – Socrates

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Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It’s when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life’s not worth having. – D.H. Lawrence

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. – Richard Bach

Be yourself. Everyone else is taken. – Oscar Wilde

Let life be an adventure. Live your life to the fullest, unfettered by fear of the ghosts and goblins of what might occur. Calamity and death happen as well to those who hide from life as to those who squeeze every drop of zest from it. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses. – Brian Tracy

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. – Helen Keller


One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life. – John Green

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.- Henry David Thoreau

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from. – Seth Godin

If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. – Lao Tzu

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. – Marcus Aurelius

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. – E.E. Cummings

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. – Bernard M. Baruch

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. – Maya Angelou

Never dull your shine for somebody else. – Tyra Banks

We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another. – Veronica Roth

Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it. – JoyBell C.


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. – Bil Keane

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It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one. – John Lennon

Do what you feel in your heart to be right—for you’ll be criticized anyway. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Peace begins with a smile. – Mother Teresa

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. – Gustave Flaubert

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

Whatever you are, be a good one. – Abraham Lincoln

You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. – A. Milne

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