When i stand before god at the

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."  ~Erma Bombeck

Life is like a beautiful melody only

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.  ~Author Unknownsometimes attributed to Hans Christian Andersen and Notorious BIG

We tear life out of to use

We tear life out of life to use it for looking at itself.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

One day can make your life ruin

One day can make your life.  One day can ruin your life.  All life is is four or five big days that change everything.  ~Riding in Cars with Boys, Beverly Donofrio (book), Morgan Ward (screenplay)

Life is a compromise of what your

Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.  ~Bruce Crampton

Each day of human life contains joy

Each day of human life contains joy and anger, pain and pleasure, darkness and light, growth and decay.  Each moment is etched with nature’s grand design – do not try to deny or oppose the cosmic order of things.  ~Morihei Ueshiba

For if there is a sin against

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.  ~Albert CamusCUL

Out of a hundred years few minutes

Out of a hundred years a few minutes were made that stayed with me, not a hundred years.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

The philosophy of mine earth can be

The philosophy of mine earth can be summed up as this:  Sunshine creates happiness, and I create myself.  Nights are long and life is predominantly good.  Wind is refreshing.  Tea is wisdom.  Do the best you can, and be good to yourself so that you can above all be good to others.  ~Jessi Lane Adams

You will never be happy if you

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.  ~Albert Camus

Life it is about the gift not

Life: It is about the gift not the package it comes in.  ~Dennis P. Costea, Jr.author submitted, see jul2008 email

The true harvest of my daily life

The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening.  It is a little star dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.  ~Henry David Thoreau, WaldenSJ

Most men make the voyage of life

Most men make the voyage of life as if they carried sealed orders which they were not to open till they were fairly in mid-ocean.  ~James Russell Lowell

The history of man for the nine

The history of man for the nine months preceding his birth would, probably, be far more interesting and contain events of greater moment than all the three score and ten years that follow it.  ~Samuel Taylor ColeridgeDCMOO

No man lives without jostling and being

No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence.  ~Thomas Carlyle, Sir Walter Scott, in London and Westminster Review, 12 November 1838BMC

Life is like an onion you peel

Life is like an onion; you peel off layer after layer and then you find there is nothing in it.  ~James Gibbons HunekerNEMYL

God writes a lot of comedy the

God writes a lot of comedy… the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny.  ~Garrison Keillor

Summing up it is clear the future

Summing up, it is clear the future holds great opportunities.  It also holds pitfalls.  The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o’clock.  ~Woody Allen, "My Speech to the Graduates," Side Effects, 1980CTO

There are no extra pieces in the

There are no extra pieces in the universe.  Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.  Deepak Chopra

The basic fact about human existence is

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore.  It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.  ~H.L. Mencken

In masks outrageous and austere the years

In masks outrageous and austere
The years go by in single file;
But none has merited my fear,
And none has quite escaped my smile.
~Elinor Hoyt Wylie, Let No Charitable Hopestanza3, BMC

In life as in restaurants we swallow

In life, as in restaurants, we swallow a lot of indigestible stuff just because it comes with the dinner.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN, TPV

Human beings vegetables or cosmic dust

Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust – we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.  ~Albert Einstein, in The Saturday Evening Post, 26 October 1929SS

Life is not a final its daily

Life is not a final.  It’s daily pop quizzes.  ~Author Unknownqtd by Ann Crittenden in Leadership Begins at Home qtd in rdqq

It has done me good to be

It has done me good to be somewhat parched by the heat and drenched by the rain of life.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My formula for living is quite simple

My formula for living is quite simple.  I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.  In between, I occupy myself as best I can.  ~Cary Grant

Perhaps im old and tired but i

Perhaps I’m old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied.  ~Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

It is while you are patiently toiling

It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you.  ~Phillips BrooksCUL

When compiling his great dictionary the young

When compiling his great dictionary, the young Noah Webster travels to the Himalayas, where he climbs to the cave of the world’s wisest man.  "O, great sage," he says, "tell me the meaning of life."  The sage sits Noah at his feet and, with great solemnity, commences to unfold the meaning of life.  When finished, he places a hand on the young man’s shoulder and says, "Do you have any other questions, my son?"  Noah flips a page in his notebook and says, "You wouldn’t know the meaning of lift, would you?"  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

A man who has work that suits

A man who has work that suits him and a wife, whom he loves, has squared his accounts with life.  ~Friedrich Hegel

Have you noticed that life real honest to goodness

Have you noticed that life, real honest-to-goodness life, with murders and catastrophes and fabulous inheritances, happens almost exclusively in the newspapers?  ~Jean Anouilh, The Rehearsal, 1950WLBUQ

I say if your knees arent green

I say, if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.  ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes