Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
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With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
- William Wordsworth
Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
- Joseph Addison
What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.
- Ralph Marston
Sometimes, I feel like one who is on the sidelines, who has missed life itself.
- Nelson Mandela
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
You can't make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.
- Deepak Chopra
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
- Barack Obama
Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy