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Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience--good and bad--makes you grow. Get along with life and surely, things will become easier for you. Live for today and enjoy every moment. Capture the best that life has to offer you.

Here's a collection of valuable quotes about life to inspire you to make the best out of it:

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln

"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up." John C. Maxwell

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." Soren Kierkegaard

"What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds." Wayne Dyer

"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it." Lou Holtz

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." William James

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." Scott Hamilton

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." Leo Buscaglia

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." George Bernard Shaw

"There is more to life than increasing its speed." Mahatma Gandhi

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." Confucius

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." Dalai Lama

"There are three constants in life...change, choice and principles." Stephen Covey

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?" Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them--that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." Lao Tzu

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." John F. Kennedy

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." Albert Einstein

"When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor." Eleanor Roosevelt

"God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well." Voltaire

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." Maya Angelou

"Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life." John F. Kennedy

"There is no passion to be found playing small--in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." Nelson Mandela

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." Jim Rohn

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan

"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." Oprah Winfrey

"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." C. S. Lewis

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." Henry Ford

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Thomas A. Edison

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward." Amelia Earhart

"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure." Paulo Coelho

"Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits." Thomas Jefferson

"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." Vince Lombardi

"Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life." Brian Tracy

"Today is life--the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto." Dale Carnegie

"The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you." Tony Robbins

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." Robert Frost

"We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner." Les Brown

"Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all." Helen Keller

"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival." Aristotle

"Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive." Elbert Hubbard

"Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent." Billy Graham

"Each person must live their life as a model for others." Rosa Parks

"My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose--somehow we win out." Ronald Reagan

"Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce." Vivian Komori

"Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery--there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair." Rick Warren

"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive." Matt Cameron

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Be encouraged and inspired by these inspirational life quotes; encourage others with these quotes.

They are a great reminder of the good and the bad we all have in life, but to live life to the fullest!




  1. If there is at least one person you've helped in life, then your life has been worthwhile.
    L. Sydney Abel
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  2. Life gives back what you ask from it.
    Israelmore Ayivor, Believe and Achieve
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  3. If you want something out of life you have to go out there and get it, because it is not just going to be given to you.
    Kelvin Waites, Hit'em Before They Hit You
    Kelvin's words are ones that we all know. We are the ones who have to take action if we want our dreams to become a reality!
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  5. "Gratitude is. . . the emotional expression of appreciation for what is present in your life."
    Janeen Latini, Love to Lead. Lead to Love
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  6. It is intuitive that people who smile and cut out negativity from their life will live longer, healthier lives.
    Deena B. Chopra; KC Harry, Happiness 365
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  7. "When it comes to teaching a child about all he needs to know in life, there is no better person than the child's parent."
    Aidin Safavi, Homeschooling: for Beginners
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  8. I believe that contentment in life begins with having a thankful heart.
    Daniella Whyte, 365 Days of Thanking God
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  10. "You are in charge of yourself and your life, and nobody else has the right to take advantage of you or your hard work!"
    Sarah Goldberg, Manipulative People
    Words of Encouragement




  11. How can you change your life? It all starts with belief. Belief is an intangible emotion that determines the course of everyone's life.
    Rahul Badami, Self Help
    Quotes about Change



  12. Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT.
    Bill Gates
    There are always winners and losers. But losing is all in your attitude. How do you see the loss, do you give up or do you start again. We all have a choice.
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  14. In life's ring let's be clowns; Laugh and sing at ups and downs!
    Wilhelmina Stitch, Clowns
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  15. "Every aspect of life has rules, and money is no exception. Come to grips with those rules and you can become very, very rich."
    Andrea Plos, Sources of Wealth
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  16. ". . . communication skills are so important. These skills not only affect your home life but also your ability to make friends."
    Gregory Davidson, Communication
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  18. "You should note that the ability to think positively plays a very central role in our state of well-being as well as our quality of life."
    Angel Greene, Self Help
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  19. Making a profound difference in one specific child's life is more powerful than describing the plight of a million anonymous people.
    Dale Losch, A Better Way
    We all make a difference in not only the lives of children but also in other people's lives. A kind word, words of encouragement can make more difference than we can imagine.
    Children Quotes



  20. Your life is a crafted narrative written by a good God, who is working toward your supreme good.
    Max Lucado
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  22. "The feelings we live through in love and in loneliness are simply, for us, what high tide and low tide are to the sea."
    Kahlil Gibran
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  23. Living a more positive life comes down to attitude and action.
    Catherine Pulsifer, Living A More Positive Life
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  24. Your life should be a walking book of righteous living, whereas with no Bible in hand people who see you know what you stand for.
    Edward A. Bradley. Fatherhood
    Great Quotes about Life



  25. Life does not occur in compartments. Whatever impacts you personally will leak into your professional life, and vice versa.
    Marlene Chism, Stop Workplace Drama
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  27. "Turning 50 is an important event in a person's life. It is at time that should be commemorated and celebrated."
    Mark Myers, The Ultimate Guide to 50th Birthday Party Ideas
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  28. "Whether it is in our personal or our communal life, we must always begin by asking what we can do, not what others should do."
    John B. Izzo, Stepping Up
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  29. "Seek who you are and what you can do to better yourself and to better all that come into your life."
    M. Lee
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  31. We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
    Dalai Lama
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  32. "Life is a learning process, and you have the opportunity to make a change right here and now.
    Lori Hill, 5 Gifts to Give Yourself
    Never stop learning, no matter what your age!
    Learning Quotes



  33. Letting go isn't simple or straightforward. It's a dynamic, lifelong process.
    Heidi Priebe, This Is Me Letting You Go




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  35. Life is defined more by its risks than by its samenesses.
    Mary Anne Radmacher
    Quotes about Taking Risks



  36. Imagine the people you can truly help by living your best life.
    Fran Curcio, Simple Life Lessons from a Soul Sister now Grown
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  37. Life isn't about getting and having, it's about giving and being.
    Kevin Kruse
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If you want to know how to age successfully, your best bet is to ask older adults who've figured out the secrets. These 15 wise individuals, all of whom lived well into their later years, provide a range of witty, wise, and even practical tips for finding fulfillment, no matter what your age.

 "I had to wait 110 years to become famous.  I wanted to enjoy it as long as possible."  Jeanne Louise Calment  (1875-1997)

The oldest documented living human, this French woman had all her wits about her when she reached the "super-centenarian" age of 110. With her jaunty smile, Calment charmed the world with her upbeat attitude toward aging and life.

"You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred."  Woody Allen (1935- )

Unfortunately, this bon mot is somewhat true, though some of the longest-living individuals (including Calment) engaged in their share of bad habits. However, you can control your life span to the extent that you can avoid some of the unhealthy behaviors that cause people to die before reaching old age.

"Too many people, when they get old, think that they have to live by the calendar." John Glenn (1921-)

As the oldest person to board a U.S. Space Shuttle at age 77, Senator John Glenn exemplified the view that we shouldn't let age define us. The calendar is a useful way to let you know the date, but if you let yourself be hemmed in by your chronological age, you may lock yourself out of potentially valuable opportunities.

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was*?" Satchel Paige (1906-1982)

Along the same lines as John Glenn's quote is that of this baseball legend who continued his successful career well into his 60s. We are so obsessed with age, Paige implies, that we allow it to define our identities. Break out of the mental set that makes you think of your age first, and your identity second. 

*thank you to a reader who pointed out the quote may actually say "were," but it's also listed as "are," and as I have written here, "was."

"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty." Coco Chanel (1983-1971)

Before the age of botox, this fashion icon wisely noted that the expressions you characteristically show will lead you to develop the lines that engrave your face as you get older. At 20, you have none of these lines, but by 50 your typical expression will have carved itself into your forehead and around your eyes and mouth. Smile and your facial wrinkles will have a friendlier feel.

"Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness." Edward Stanley (1826-1893)

Do you ever feel that you just don't have enough time to work out? Do you get to work early and stay late at the office, only to convince yourself that there are just not enough hours in the day to get to the gym? Back in the mid-1800s, this British stateman advocated, well ahead of his time, for the importance to health of getting regular physical activity. He didn't have the data to support this argument that we have now about the value of exercise, but his astute observation would withstand the most rigorous scientific test about the benefits of working out on a regular basis.

"I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don't have to." Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Einstein seemed to have the ability to produce more witticisms than the average physicist.  In this case, he expresses the sentiment that many older adults seem to feel, as evidenced by research showing that older adults have lower scores on a measure called "self-discipline." By the time they reach their later years, individuals feel better able to express themselves rather than being hemmed in by society's proscriptions.

"Do not try to live forever, you will not succeed." George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

This is somewhat of a discouraging message but not if you accept the fact that there are limits on longevity, meaning that life has finite limits. Of course, Shaw himself lived to a ripe old age.  However, by recognizing that no one can live forever, you can avail yourself of the life you have, and enjoy it as much as possible.

"By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it." George Burns (1896-1996)

The ultimate wise old man, George Burns (who played "God" in case you don't remember) expresses an observation that, although probably unknown to him, has its basis in empirical data about aging and memory. Researchers believe that one of the challenges to memory that older adults face is the ability to retrieve the information they have already acquired. With this knowledge, you can avail yourself of memory strategies that will allow you to maximize the ability to store and retrieve the memories you strive to retain.

"The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind." William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

There are several layers of wisdom embedded in this quote. One is that as people get older, their wisdom is expressed by focusing on what is most important. Second, those adults who do focus on loss will be less able to maximize their mental powers, even in areas that traditionally seem vulnerable to the effects of aging. Third, by concentrating on your strengths rather than your weaknesses, your more positive mental set will allow you to  take advantage of your mental powers, even if they're not quite what they were when you were younger.

"He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden." Plato (427-346 B.C.)

This wise observation from Plato harkens back to the findings of "Big Five" researchers Costa and McCrae, who observed that the most discontented younger adults were the ones most likely to experience the so-called "midlife crisis" in their 40s. Although personality change is possible at any time throughout life, people high on the trait of neuroticism seem to have disadvantages in adapting to the challenges of midlife and beyond.

"At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don't care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all." Ann Landers (1918-2002)

The guru of advice columns (along with her twin sister, Abigail Von Buren), Ann Landers reminds us that as people get older, they move away from the egocentric concerns of youth to the more realistic perceptions of midlife and older adults, who realize that they are not the center of the universe.  As a result, older adults are free to do what they want, not constrained by what they construe to be the opinions of others (who themselves are thinking only about themselves).

"Old age hath yet his honour and his toil." Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

I like this quote as an opening to my lecture on aging and work. Although we tend to think of older adults as less productive employees than their younger counterparts, the opposite is true. From the age of 55 and onwards, workers are better employees in terms of their reliability and even, in many vocational fields, of productivity. We might wish that aging carried with it more "honour" than it does in a society that seems to value youth, but as Tennyson pointed out, there are many reasons that it should.

"Because I could not stop for death – He kindly stopped for me." Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Emily Dickinson's quotes are some of the most quotable in all of psychology, and this is no exception. The idea that death can be "kind" fits with what experts in the field of death and dying call the "tame" view of death. It's not that death steals us of life, but that it brings us to a beneficent ending. 

"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be." Robert Browning (1812-1889)

This very inspiring characterization of old age fits with the concept of "successful aging," provides the view that it is possible to enjoy your later years in a way that exceeds your expectations.

"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength." Betty Friedan (1921-2006)

One of the founders of the feminist movement, Betty Friedan continued to inspire women throughout her life, writing about her experiences with aging in The Fountain of AgeIn this quote, Friedan captures the concept of successful aging. Let's redefine later life as a time of growth instead of inevitable decline.

By sharing these wise, witty, and insightful quotes, I hope I've inspired you to think more positively about your own aging and to gain a better perspective on ways to live as productively and as long as you can.

Follow me on Twitter @swhitbo for daily updates on psychology, health, and aging.Feel free to join my Facebook group, "Fulfillment at Any Age," to discuss today's blog, to ask further questions about this posting, or to share your own tricks.

Copyright Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. 2012

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To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.  Reba McEntire

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Will and Guy's Favourite, Best and Hilarious Funny Wisdom

  1. If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.
  2. If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.
  3. A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
  4. Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognise a mistake when you make it again.
  5. Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
  6. If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales?
  7. Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors, and miss.
  8. If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
  9. When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
  10. Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you don't have a leg to stand on.
  11. On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the Escape key.
  12. For Sale: Parachute. Only used once, never opened, small stain.
  13. Everyone has a photographic memory.  Some just don't have film.
  14. If you dig a hole for someone else, you'll fall into it. - Hungarian proverb
  15. If you think there is good in everybody, you haven't met everybody.
  16. Indecision is the key to flexibility.
  17. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
  18. One seventh of your life is spent on Monday.
  19. You never truly understand something until you can explain it to your grandmother.
  20. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.

The Wisdom of An Angel

An angel appears at a meeting of religious leaders and tells their leader that in return for his unselfish and exemplary behaviour, God will reward him with his choice of infinite wealth, wisdom, or beauty.

Without hesitating, the leader selects infinite wisdom.

'Done!' says the angel, and disappears in a cloud of smoke and a bolt of lightning.

Now, all heads turn toward the leader, who sits surrounded by a faint halo of light.

One of the others whispers, 'Say something.'

The leader sighs and says, 'I should have taken the money.'

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The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.

Anon.

A Word to the Wise: Some of Will and Guy's Favourite Words of Wisdom

  • Patience is the companion of wisdom - Saint Augustine
  • Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow - Aristotle
  • To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it - Confucius
  • He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot.  He that dare not is a slave - Andrew Carnegie
  • An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind - Shakyamuni Buddha
  • The only way to have a friend is to be one - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist - Indira Gandhi
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world - Mahatma Gandhi
  • A bowl belongs to whoever needs it - A Native American saying
  • Without memory, there is no healing; without forgiveness, there is no future - Desmond Tutu
  • Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something - Plato
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder - Anon
  • See more motivational thought of the day quotes.

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires - William A. Ward

Have Your Judicious Words Ready

I doubt there's any marriage where the partners don't quarrel once in a while.

When Roger's daughter was a teenager, she greeted him one morning with, 'I understand you and Mum had some words last night.'

Roger replied, 'Well, I had some all ready, but never got a chance to use them.'

The Funny Wisdoms of Life: Some Are Witty and Some Are Even True

  1. The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. But not in that order - Brian Pickrell
  2. Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it - Author unknown
  3. He has a face like a Saint - A Saint Bernard - Unknown
  4. I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer - Douglas Adams
  5. The empty vessel makes the greatest sound - William Shakespeare
  6. Silence and smile are two powerful words.  Smile is the way to solve many problems and Silence is the way to avoid many problems - Anon
  7. Knowledge talks, wisdom listens
  8. There cannot be a crisis next week.  My schedule is already full - Henry Kissinger
  9. He could start a row in an empty house - Sir Alex Ferguson on footballer Dennis Wise
  10. I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure - Clarence Darrow
  11. He has all the virtues I dislike, and none of the vices I admire - Winston Churchill
  12. I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure - W.C. Fields
  13. In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back - Charlie Brown
  14. To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone - Reba McEntire
  15. Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway - Anon
  16. Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes called Experience leads us to success
  17. A wise man listens to advice - Proverbs 12:15
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To do is to be - Descartes
To be is to do - Voltaire
Do be do be do - Frank Sinatra

A Story Written by a Wise Man

A story for people of all religions and, indeed, none. 

One night a man had a dream. He dreamt he was walking along the beach with the Lord.  Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints on the sand: one belonging to him and the other to the Lord.  When the last scene had flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints and he noticed only one set. 

He also noticed that this happened during the lowest and saddest times of his life. This bothered him and he questioned the Lord. 'Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you would walk all the way with me, but I noticed that during the most troublesome times of my life there was only one set of footprints. I don't understand why, when I needed you most, you deserted me.'

The Lord replied, 'My precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, those were the times when I carried you in my arms.'

Sticking Together: Another Story by an Astute Man

A flock of wild geese had settled to rest on a pond. One of the flock had been captured by a gardener, who had clipped its wings before releasing it. When the geese started to resume their flight, this one tried frantically, but vainly, to lift itself into the air. The others, observing his struggles, flew about in obvious efforts to encourage him; but it was no use.

Thereupon, the entire flock settled back on the pond and waited, even though the urge to go on was strong within them. For several days they waited until the damaged feathers had grown sufficiently to permit the goose to fly.

Meanwhile, the unethical gardener, having been converted by the ethical geese, gladly watched them as they finally rose together and all resumed their long flight.

Story by Albert Schweitzer

Amusing Childhood Perception

Young Mia, only four years old, returned home from Wicor Nursery School complaining, 'Mummy, I've got a stomach ache.'

'That's because your stomach is empty,' Sarah, her mother replied kindly. 'You'll feel better when you have something in it.'

She made Mia a small snack and sure enough, Mia felt better immediately.

Later that afternoon Mia's class tutor dropped by to see Sarah. While she was chatting with Mia's mum, she mentioned she'd had a bad headache all day long.

Mia perked up straightaway and announced to her teacher, 'That's because it's empty. You'd feel better if you had something in it!' 

Witticisms

  • Lead me not into temptation (I can find the way myself).
  • Never return to a doctor whose office plants have died.
  • When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. (Oscar Wilde)
  • I stayed up all night playing Texas Hold'em with a deck of tarot cards.  I got a royal flush and five people died.
  • It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.
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The Shrewd Farmer's Donkey

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out a way to get him out. Finally he decided it was probably impossible and the animal was old and the well was dry anyway, so it just wasn't worth it to try and retrieve the donkey.  So the farmer asked his neighbours to come over and help him cover up the well. They all grabbed shovels and began to shovel dirt into the well.

At first, when the donkey realized what was happening he cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement, he quieted down and let out some happy brays. A few shovel loads later, the farmer looked down the well to see what was happening and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was shaking it off and taking a step up.

As the farmer's neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he continued to shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, to everyone's amazement, the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off.

Will and Guy consider that the moral of this tale is: Life is going to shovel dirt on you. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.  Through applying wisdom every adversity can be turned into a stepping stone.  The way to get out of the deepest well is by never giving up but by shaking yourself off and taking a step up.

What happens to you isn't nearly as important as how you react to it.

More Funny Words of Wisdom

  • The early worm gets eaten!
  • To cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.
  • There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.  Mary Wilson Little
  • Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
  • See more Words of Wise Wisdom

Amusing Word Play

  • Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
  • Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
  • With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.
  • When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.
  • 'Underground' is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters 'und.'
  • See more Funny Words

Thoughts to Ponder

Here are an international collection of laws which have never been repealed, and thus are probably still in force.   Our favourite is: 'Royal Navy ships that enter the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London'.  Will has applied for the post of Constable of the Tower, just so that he can ensure this perk continues.

  • Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned in Britain.
  • In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
  • In Germany it is illegal to wear a mask.
  • In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.
  • In Ohio, it is against state law to get a fish drunk.  In Alaska it's illegal to get as drunk as a fish - you cannot win them all.
  • See more amusing thoughts to ponder

Funny Perks for the Over 60

  • Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
  • Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
  • I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.
  • Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft.  Today, they called it golf.
  • The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.  Friedrich Nietzsche
  • See more amusing insights of the Over 60s

Footnote:
Please send us your funny words of wisdom or amusing phrases and sayings.


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