Two things we all have in common, we’re born and we die. It’s everything in the middle that differs, and only what’s in the middle that matters.
Everyone desires to live life to the fullest, but not all succeed. Some live life so well, and others appear to only go through the motions. I don’t have control over how long I will live, but I certainly get to choose how well.
The words below inspire me to pursue the best in life everyday. I hope they inspire you as well.
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” Oscar Wilde
“Live life to the fullest. You have to color outside the lines once in a while if you want to make your life a masterpiece. Laugh some every day. Keep growing, keep dreaming, keep following your heart. The important thing is to never stop questioning.” Albert Einstein
“Success is loving life and daring to live it.” Maya Angelou
“We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.” Thich Nhat Hanh
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“Don’t you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you’re not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you’ve lived nearly half the time you have to live already? Ernest Hemingway
“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” Benjamin Franklin
“Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.” D. H. Lawrence
“Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.” John Wooden
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” Babe Ruth
“The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.” Thomas Carlyle
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln
“Life is either a daring adventure of nothing at all.” Helen Keller
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver