Posts Tagged ‘life’

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1828, by JK Stieler; Public Domain)

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The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.

—Malcom Forbes

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Seneca on Courage

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.


— Seneca the Younger (4 BC-65 AD, Advisor to Nero)

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If you are in Gyaros, do not let your mind dwell upon life in Rome, and all the pleasures it offered to you when living there, and all that would attend your return. Rather, be intent on this—how he that lives in Gyaros may live in Gyaros like a man of spirit. And if you are in Rome, do not let your mind dwell upon life in Athens, but study only how to live in Rome. 

Finally, in the room of all other pleasures put this—the pleasure which springs from conscious acquiescence to God.

Epictetus, public domain

Epictetus (Public domain)

(Gyaros is a small, desolate island in the Aegean Sea which served as a place of exile in the early Roman Empire.)

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Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.

Great Egret Skims Water Surface In Sunrise Light Reflection

—Ernest Holmes

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A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands.


—William Lyon Phelps

…There is nothing limiting about order and structure in one’s life. Quite the opposite. The individual who has built an organized way of approaching each day suddenly finds the time to explore new horizons and uncover new gems. It is the disorganized individual who flounders from problem to problem throughout their day, constantly fighting the clock.


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The Journey

Just as a well-filled day brings blessed sleep, so a well-employed life brings blessed death.

da Vinci, Leonardo

—Leonardo da Vinci

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