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You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

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Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

 

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Embrace your uniqueness.
Time is much too short to be
living someone else's life.
- Kobi Yamada

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

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There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life is short,
Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly,
Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly.
Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret
ANYTHING
That makes you smile
- Mark Twain

Short words are best
and the old words, when short, are best of all.
- Winston Churchill

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
- Jacqueline Schiff

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life;
foolish people are idle,
wise people are diligent.
- Buddha

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion,
but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

It is very important to generate a good attitude,
a good heart, as much as possible.
From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term
for both yourself and others will come.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

In youth the days are short and the years are long.
In old age the years are short and day's long.
- Pope Paul VI

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
- Walter Elliot

Anger is a short madness.
- Horace

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
- Jules Feiffer

Worry is spiritual short sight.
Its cure is intelligent faith.
- Paul Brunton

Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity.
- Henry Van Dyke

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

Work is hard.
Distractions are plentiful.
And time is short.
- Adam Hochschild

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

I love short trips to New York; to me it is the finest three-day town on earth.
- James Cameron

When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed
by choosing personality over character.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The faster you go, the shorter you are.
- Albert Einstein

Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be.
- Abraham Cahan

The shortest and surest way to
live with honor in the world,
is to be in reality
what we would appear to be.
- Socrates

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,
in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Milton Friedman

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

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

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May You Always Dance Lightly With Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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