The unexamined life is not worth living.

— Socrates

Quotes

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

— William Arthur Ward

The truly free individual is free only to the extent of his own self-mastery. While those who will not govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them.

— Steven Pressfield

People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

— Albert Einstein

Do one thing every day that scares you.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

— Kurt Vonnegut

What’s meant to be will always find a way.

— Trisha Yearwood

Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.

— Neil Gaiman

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

— Saul Bellow

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

— Maya Angelou

The unexamined life is not worth living.

— Socrates

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

— Lance Armstrong

Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.

— Maya Angelou

Do you want to know who you are Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

— Thomas Jefferson

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.

— Kalu Kalu

Love is the absence of judgment.

— Dalai Lama XIV

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.

— Lou Holtz

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

— Jane Goodall

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

— Mahatma Gandhi

If you’re reading this…Congratulations, you’re alive.If that’s not something to smile about,then I don’t know what is.

— Chad Sugg

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

— Elinor Glyn

I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.

— Edgar Allan Poe

One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.

— Henry David Thoreau

Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.

— Rumi

I dream my painting and I paint my dream.

— Vincent van Gogh

When all is said and done, more is said than done.

— Lou Holtz

You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.

— Lou Holtz

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.

— Mary Kay Ash

Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

— Leo Buscaglia

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.

— Babe Ruth

Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.

— J.K. Rowling

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

— Siddhartha Gautama

Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.

— Suzanne Weyn

All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.

— Chuck Palahniuk

A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.

— Paul Klee

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

— Jack London

I ask not for any crown but that which all may win; Nor try to conquer any world except the one within.

— Louisa May Alcott