"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts"
"Imperfection is not our personal problem - it is a natural part of existing"
"A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life"
"At one point in your life you either have the thing you want or the reasons why you don't"
"Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity"
"Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers"
Amiel, Henri Frederic
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough"
"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on"
"We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life"
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on"
"Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work"
Rita Mae Brown
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end"
Ursula K. LeGuin
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened"
"I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance"
"It is not length of life, but depth of life"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well"
"It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family"
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment"
"Every man dies, but not every man really lives"