The men and women who have the right ideals ... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.
This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction.
We lift ourselves by our thought. We climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always everywhere.
A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
The wisest keeps something of the vision of a child. Though he may understand a thousand things that a child could not understand, he is always a beginner, close to the original meaning of life.
Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again
A ship ought not to be held by one anchor, nor life by a singe hope.
The observation of nature is part of an artist's life, it enlarges his form [and] knowledge, keeps him fresh and from working only by formula, and feeds inspiration.
Most of life is routine - dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street.
The dearest possession a man has is his family In the divine assurance that family ties may transcend the boundaries of death, and may continue throughout endless ages of eternity, I find supreme consolation and inspiration.
All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage.
Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do,cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.
Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.
Life will always remain a gamble, with prizes sometimes for the imprudent, and blanks so often to the wise.
Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
Change is the essence of life.Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.
In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.