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Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

-Mary Oliver

Life is a great, big canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it.

-Danny Kaye

Live with intention
Walk on the edge
Listen hard
Practice wellness
Play with abandon, Laugh
Choose with no regret
Continue to learn
Appreciate your friends
Do what you love
Live as if this is all there is.

-Mary Ann Radmacher

If you focus on the obstacles, then you give them more power.
Instead focus on your purpose, on your most authentic and fundamental intentions.

-Ralph Marstan

Boldness has, genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.


Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

- Judy Garland

When a man comes to die, no matter what his talents and influence and genius, if he dies unloved his life must be a failure to him and his dying a cold horror. It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.

-John Steinbeck

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore is not an act, but a habit.


Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

-Albert Einstein

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing

-Helen Keller

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.

-Italian Proverb

A ship is save in the harbor, but that's not what ships are for.

-William Shedd

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.


Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

- Veronica A. Shoffstall

Always behave like a duck; keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.

-Lord Barbizon

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?

- Satchel Paige

When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it.

-Margaret Chase Smith

Be the change you want to see in the world.

- Mahatma Gandhi

All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.


Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got.

- Janis Joplin

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

-George Bernard Shaw

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