poemes et citations

I've gathered a handful of quotes and proverbs that inspire me to live la belle vie...  Read on.

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whetehr by a healthy child, a garden patch... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.  This is to have succeeded!  -Emerson- 
Life is a journey, not a destination. 
There are always two choices, two paths to take, one is easy, and it's only reward is that it is easy.
Make yourself proud.
Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.   -Emerson-
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? 
If you're going to be passionate about something, be passionate about learning.  If you're going to fight something, fight for those in need.  If you're going to question something, question authority.  If you're going to lose something, lose your inhibitions.  If you're going to gain something, gain respect and confidence.  And, if you're going to hate something, hat the false idea that you are not capable of your dreams.  -Daniel Golson- 
Begin anywhere. 
Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.  Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.  Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best.  Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.  Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.  Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!  -Christian D. Larson- 
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Be gentle with yourself.  You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  In the noisy confusion of life, keep the peace in your soul.  -Max Ehrmann- 
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.  -Confucius- 
Find life experiences and swallow them whole.  Travel.  Meet many people.  Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys.  Try everything.  Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.  -Lawrence K. Fish- 
It's never to late to be what you might have been. -George Eliot-
Live with intention.  Walk to 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 Anne Radmacher-
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.  -Emerson- 
Risk more than others think is safe.  Care more than others think is wise.  Dream more than others think is practical.  Expect more than others think is possible.  -Cadet Maxim-
Go forth and set the world on fire.  -St. Ignatius- 
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.  -Niebuhr-
Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.  -Dr. Spock- 
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face... Do the thing you think you cannot do.  -Eleanor Roosevelt- 
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.  -Oscar Wilde-
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  EXPLORE.  DREAM.  DISCOVER.  -Unknown- 
 Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.  -Unknown-
Go for long walks, indulge in hot baths.  Question your assumptions, be kind to yourself, live for the moment, loosen up, scream, curse the world, count you blessings, just let go, JUST BE.  
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!  Live the life you've imagined.  -Thoreau-