The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer
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A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.
- Henry David Thoreau
Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.
- Paul Tournier
Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
- Marcus Aurelius
Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
- Phillips Brooks
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin
I'm not one of those complicated, mixed-up cats. I'm not looking for the secret to life... I just go on from day to day, taking what comes.
- Frank Sinatra
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
- Abraham Lincoln
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
- Vernon Howard