Life  /noun/ the physical and mental experiences of an individual


Use these quotes on your scrapbook pages as accents. titles or to enhance your journaling.


"Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.”
Thomas Carlyle

“Some days you tame the tiger. And some days the tiger eats you for lunch.”
Tug McGraw

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.”
Havelock Ellis

“To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.”
Wendell Berry

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.”
Bill Vaughn

“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
Franz Kafka

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”
Robert Byrne

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away.”
David Viscott

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Norman Macewan

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach our eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.
Eleanor Roosevelt

"Life is playfulness...we need to play so that we can rediscover the magical around us."
Flora Colao

"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."
Angela Schwindt

The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.
James Lane Allen

"Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, 'I’m going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that’s tough. I am going to snow anyway.'"
Maya Angelou

"What the next generation will value most is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we loved."
Ellen Goodman

"Dance as is no one’s watching, sing as if no one’s listening, and live every day as if it were your last."
Irish proverb

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
Robert Brault

"We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can."
Will Rogers

"Music at its essence is what gives us memories."
Stevie Wonder

"Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler."
Albert Einstein

"A girl is innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot."
Allan Beck

"Try to be surprised by something every day. It could be something you see, hear, or read about. Stop to look at the unusual car parked at the curb, taste the new item on the cafeteria menu, actually listen to your colleague at the office. How is this different from other similar cars, dishes, or conversations? Be open to what the world is telling you. Life is nothing more than a stream of experiences—the more widely and deeply you swim in it, the richer your life will be."
Mihaly Cxikszentmihalyi, Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention

"Try to surprise one person every day. Say something unexpected, express an opinion that you have not dared to reveal, ask a question you wouldn’t ordinarily ask. Or break the routine of your activities: Invite a person to go with you to a show, a restaurant, or a museum that you have never visited before. Experiment with your appearance. Comfortable routines are great when they save energy for doing what you really care about; but if you are still searching, they restrict and limit the future."
Mihaly Cxikszentmihalyi, Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention


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