“Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason.
“If you get the chance, take it.
“If it changes your life, let it.
“Nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.”
–Harvey Mackay, though often attributed to Dr. Seuss
“If thou hast knowledge, let others light their candle at thine.”
–Thomas Fuller, MD [1654-1734], Introductio ad Prudentiam: or, Directions, Counsels, and Cautions, Tending to Prudent Management of Affairs in Common Life, Part II, 1727
Also known as:
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.”
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.”
Thanks, Sue Brewton
“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”
“And what do I hope for? Health and happiness, mostly.
“I hope scientists find a cure for a virus that feeds upon human organs, drowning the lungs and clotting the bloodstream. I hope that as scary as circumstances might get, we all learn new ways to be. I hope for learning from the stillness. I hope for gifts in the silence. I hope to hug again, to travel, and be unmasked from every mask I’ve ever worn. I hope to pet my neighbor’s new puppy, to gather friends around the campfire we’re building in the potager, to hunt for agates and run from black flies again. I hope to have guests and readings and workshops in my new home. I hope no one has to fear losing their home. I hope people find their passion in their work and community. I hope simply to live as fully as I can.”
–Charli Mills, Founder of Carrot Ranch
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.“
-Misattributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, James H. Halsey and Hyman G. Rickover. Really, a socially-changed quote that sort-of began with Henry Thomas Buckle in 1901.
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when adults are afraid of the light.”
-Robin Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
“It is never too late to be a child again or perhaps for the very first time. Just let go and be who you were meant to be or who you always wanted to be.
“Never give up until they are shoveling dirt over you. When it is your time, you will leave this world, but nothing says it will be forever. We don’t know what lies on the other side, and all the souls have to go someplace, so why not think about it that way and forget the forever aspect of it all. The world is constantly evolving, and so I know that there is no true end to things; it only happens in our minds. Take this time to make things right in your life. Rebuild fences and be a true friend to everyone you know and love.”
-Anne Copeland, “This is the Way the Earth Rolls.”
“Knowing and accepting [makes me happy]… I like list[s] I like goals. I like tasks. I am somewhat high energy… [This] makes me happy. The key to happiness is knowing and accepting who and what you are. It’s taking your individual quirks and running with them without caring what others think.”
-LA, “Who are You… Who… Who…“
“For me I’m convinced life is like swimming to an ever receding island. If you stop you sink. But as hard as you swim you can never get to the island. It’s completely frustrating. Then slowly you realise that you can find smiles and happiness while you swim, it’s not all dependent on that island. Need to enjoy the journey.”
“Down side to this is that I CANT SWIM…..but it’s the thought that counts.”
–Gary, in the comments of Lisa’s inspirational quote