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Security Is Mostly A Superstition. It Does Not Exist In Nature.... Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing.
~ Helen Keller, The Open Door (1957)
A Life Of Peace, Purity, And Refinement Leads To A Calm And Untroubled Old Age.
~ Cicero
By Health I Mean The Power To Live A Full, Adult, Living, Breathing Life In Close Contact With... The Earth And The Wonders Thereof - The Sea - The Sun.
~ Katherine Mansfield
Everything That Happens In Life Is There To Aid Our Spiritual Growth.
~ M. Scott Peck
A Great Secret Of Success Is To Go Through Life As A Man Who Never Gets Used Up.
~ Albert Schweitze
The True Felicity Of Life Is To Be Free From Anxieties And Perturbations To Understand And Do Our Duties To God And Man, And To Enjoy The Present Without Any Serious Dependence On The Future.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The Greatest Pleasure In Life Is Doing What People Say You Cannot Do.
~ Walter Bagehot
We Trained Hard, But It Seemed Every Time We Were Beginning To Form Up Into Teams, We Would Be Reorganised. I Was To Learn Later In Life That We Tend To Meet Any New Situation By Reorganising, And A Wonderful Method It Can Be For Creating The Illusion Of Progress While Producing Confusion, Inefficiency And Demoralisation.
~ From Petronii Arbitri Satyricon AD 66 (Attributed to Gaius Petronus, a Roman General who later committed suicide)
To Know One Life Has Breathed Easier Because You Have Lived. This Is To Have Succeeded.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
In This Life He Laughs Longest Who Laughs Last.
~ John Masefield, "Window in Bye Street", 1912
Nothing Of Importance Is Ever Achieved Without Discipline. I Feel Myself Sometimes Not Wholly In Sympathy With Some Modern Educational Theorists, Because I Think That They Underestimate The Part That Discipline Plays. But The Discipline You Have In Your Life Should Be One Determined By Your Own Desires And Your Own Needs, Not Put Upon You By Society Or Authority.
~ Bertrand Russell
The Course Of Life In Unpredictable, No One Can Write His Autobiography In Advance.
~ Abraham J. Heschel