Refreshing Quotes for Life

Every moment is a fresh beginning. – T.S. Eliot (a poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, literary critic and editor, September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965)

“Security is mostly a superstition… Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968)

People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. – Earl Nightingale, American radio personality, writer, speaker, and author (March 12, 1921 – March 28, 1989)

I have enjoyed life a lot more by saying yes than by saying no. – Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, English businessman and investor (Born July 18, 1950)

A good traveler has no fixed plan, and is not intent on arriving. – Lao-Tzu, Philosopher and Poet of Ancient China (571 BC – 531 BC)

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and to be that perfectly. – Saint Francis de Sales (August 21, 1567 – December 28, 1622)

A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for! – John Augustus Shedd (1859 – ?), an American author and professor

By choosing to avoid risk, you may be taking the biggest risk of all. – Lin Pardey

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both. — François-René de Chateaubriand (September 4, 1768 – July 4, 1848), a French writer, politician, diplomat and historian

Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955), a German-born theoretical physicist

Nothing suceeds like excess. – Oscar Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900), an Irish writer and poet

I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back. – Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865

Greed is like sea water. The more you drink, the thirstier you become. – Roman Proverb

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver (born September 10, 1935), an American poet who has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. – Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924), the 28th President of the United States, in office from 1913 to 1921

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. – Kahlil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931), Lebanese artist, poet, and writer

Our life is what our thoughts make it. – Marcus Aurelius (26 April 121 AD – 17 March 180 AD) was a Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers.


Your day starts with what you say to yourself.
A crowd is not company.
All sunshine makes a desert.
Fortune favors the brave.
Time and tide wait for no man.
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
You are never a loser till you quit trying.
He who makes no mistakes, makes nothing.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do.
Never judge a book by its cover.
Never judge someone until you have traveled a mile in their shoes.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.