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If you want a way to love life despite the challenges, these motivational Maya Angelou quotes are the perfect words for you.

Get inspired by these quotes by Maya Angelou to see the good in all things with this late legendary poet as your thoughtful guide.

Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was a celebrated author, influential poet, dancer, actress, singer, and activist. Maya received over 50 honorary degrees and is celebrated for her series of 7 autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and adult experiences.

In 2010, she received one of the country’s highest honors when President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Maya Angelou’s life represented confidence, contribution, and perseverance. She left behind a lifetime of wisdom that will be cherished for many years to come.

Here are some of our favorite Maya Angelou quotes! Her words are a mix of straight talk and poetry and her messages transcend race and generations. You”ll find Maya Angelou quotes on life, love, happiness, courage, family, friendship, education and much more.  Enjoy!

Maya Angelou Quotes about Essential Life Truths

1.) 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

2.) If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.  – Maya Angelou

3.) My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.   – Maya Angelou

Inspirational Maya Angelou Quotes About Hope

4.) While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.  – Maya Angelou

5.) Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.  – Maya Angelou

6.) Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.  – Maya Angelou

Uplifting Maya Angelou Quotes About Loving others

7.) Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.  – Maya Angelou

8.) If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.   – Maya Angelou

9.) Nothing will work unless you do.  – Maya Angelou

10.) You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.  – Maya Angelou

11.) We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.   – Maya Angelou

12.) One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.  – Maya Angelou

13.) A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.  – Maya Angelou

14.) Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.   – Maya Angelou

15.) My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked, a song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.  – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou quotes about love and greatness

16.) You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it.’  – Maya Angelou

17.) All great achievements require time.  – Maya Angelou

18.) History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.  – Maya Angelou

19.) If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.  – Maya Angelou

20.) Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.  – Maya Angelou

21.) I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.  – Maya Angelou

22.) It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.  – Maya Angelou

23.) I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.  – Maya Angelou

24.) If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.  – Maya Angelou

25.) I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.  – Maya Angelou

26.) Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.  – Maya Angelou

27.) I know that when I pray, something wonderful happens. Not just to the person or persons for whom I’m praying, but also something wonderful happens to me. I’m grateful that I’m heard.  – Maya Angelou

28.) I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.  – Maya Angelou

29.) We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.  – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou quotes about life, love, and success

30.) My life has been long, and believing that life loves the liver of it, I have dared to try many things, sometimes trembling, but daring still.  – Maya Angelou

31.) Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go.’  – Maya Angelou

32.) I believe that every person is born with talent.  – Maya Angelou

33.) At 50, I began to know who I was. It was like waking up to myself.  – Maya Angelou

34.) My greatest blessing has been the birth of my son. My next greatest blessing has been my ability to turn people into children of mine.  – Maya Angelou

35.) I love the song ‘I Hope You Dance’ by Lee Ann Womack. I was going to write that song, but someone beat me to it.  – Maya Angelou

36.) In all my work, I try to say, ‘You may be given a load of sour lemons, why not try to make a dozen lemon meringue pies?’   – Maya Angelou

37.) I know for sure that loves saves me and that it is here to save us all.  – Maya Angelou

38.) Loving someone liberates the lover as well as the beloved. And that kind of love comes with age.  – Maya Angelou

39.) Everyone has at least one story, and each of us is funny if we admit it. You have to admit you’re the funniest person you’ve ever heard of.  – Maya Angelou

40.) 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

41.) I wrote some of the worst poetry west from the Mississippi River, but I wrote. And I finally sometimes got it right.  – Maya Angelou

42.) You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.   – Maya Angelou

43.) Courage – you develop courage by doing small things like just as if you wouldn’t want to pick up a 100-pound weight without preparing yourself.  – Maya Angelou

44.) I believe that each of us comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory.   – Maya Angelou

45.) Nothing succeeds like success. Get a little success, and then just get a little more.  – Maya Angelou

46.) A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.  – Maya Angelou

47.) Don’t get older just to get wiser. If you get older, you will be wiser, I believe that – if you dare. But get older because it’s fun!   – Maya Angelou

Quotes by Maya Angelou to inspire you

48.) I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.  – Maya Angelou

49.) It is a no-fail, incontrovertible reality: If you get, give. If you learn, teach. You can’t do anything with that except do it.  – Maya Angelou

50.) There’s something which impels us to show our inner souls. The more courageous we are, the more we succeed in explaining what we know.   – Maya Angelou

51.) We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.  – Maya Angelou

52.) Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.  – Maya Angelou

53.) I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.  – Maya Angelou

54.) Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls.  – Maya Angelou

55.) I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.  – Maya Angelou

56.) Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.  – Maya Angelou

57.) I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.  – Maya Angelou

58.) I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. – Maya Angelou

59.) When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. – Maya Angelou

60.) If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.  – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou quotes that will expand your mind

61.) “Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence—neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish—it is an imponderably valuable gift.”― Maya Angelou

62.) “I did then what I knew best, when I knew better, I did better.”― Maya Angelou

63.) “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible…We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”― Maya Angelou

64.) “Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.”― Maya Angelou

65.) “I find relief from the questions only when I concede that I am not obliged to know everything. I remind myself it is sufficient to know what I know, and that what I know, may not always be true.”― Maya Angelou

66.) “In all my work what I try to say is that as human beings we are more alike than we are unalike.”― Maya Angelou

67.) “Remember, people will judge you by your actions not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold but so does a hard-boiled egg.”― Maya Angelou

68.) “I make writing as much a part of my life as I do eating or listening to music.”― Maya Angelou

69.) “No human being can be more human than another human being. I liberate you from my ignorance.” ― Maya Angelou

70.) “All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us all that we are more alike than we are unalike.”― Maya Angelou

71.) “Faith is the evidence of the unseen.”― Maya Angelou

72.) “All knowledge is spendable currency, depending on the market.”― Maya Angelou

73.) “Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it.”― Maya Angelou

74.) “Take a day to heal from the lies you’ve told yourself and the ones that have been told to you.”― Maya Angelou

75.) “I hope you always find a reason to smile.”― Maya Angelou

Did You Enjoy These Maya Angelou Quotes?

Though Maya Angelou died in 2014, her legacy still lives. She will always be remembered not only for her poetry and storytelling but also as an educator, civil activist, actress, and filmmaker.

Maya overcame sexual abuse, racism, poverty, violence and more to become an award-winning author and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Hopefully, these Maya Angelou quotes have inspired you to love the life you have and to overcome any obstacles that may come your way.

So, did you enjoy these Maya Angelou quotes? Tell us in the comment section below. If you have any other quotes from Maya Angelou to share with us, please don’t hesitate to mention it. Also, feel free to share the quotes with your friends and followers.

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11 Of The Smartest Things Anyone Ever Said About Getting Older

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So today, we're choosing to stay out of the darkness and instead embrace the joys (yes, joys) of growing older gracefully. Here are some of our favorite quotes about aging from a revered president, a magical entrepreneur, and many, many more sages.

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In this post, you will find amazing getting older quotes and sayings.

Short Getting Older Sayings

 

“You don’t get older, you get better.” —Shirley Bassey

 

“I may be getting old, but not foolish.” —Elia Kazan

 

“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” —Chili Davis

 

“You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.” —Anouk Aimee

 

“Getting older makes you no wiser, but number of lessons that learned.” —Toba Beta

 

“Old age puts more wrinkles in our minds than on our faces.” —Michel de Montaigne

 

“It’s nice, though, getting older and being able to do different roles.” —Luke Wilson

 

“I don’t really have a choice. I’m getting older.” —Annette Bening

 

“Age is no guarantee of maturity.” —Lawana Blackwell

 

“Everyone is the age of their heart.” —Guatemalan Proverb

 

“You know you’re getting older when the candles cost more than the cake.” —Bob Hope

 

“What do you mean, my birth certificate expired?” —Unknown

 

“The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible.” —Judith Regan

 

“Age mellows some people; others it makes rotten.” —Unknown

 

“I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.” —Tom Stoppard

 

“Old age comes at a bad time.” —San Banducci

 

“The minute you’re born, you’re getting older.” —Doris Roberts

 

“Getting older is hard.” —Alec Baldwin

 

“Old age is no place for sissies.” —Bette Davis

 

“Life is half spent before we know what it is.” —Herbert

 

“Getting older is hard.” —Alec Baldwin

 

“We don’t grow older, we grow riper.” —Pablo Picasso

 

“If you’re not getting older, you’re dead.” —Tom Petty

 

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” —Mark Twain

 

“A person isn’t old until regrets take the place of his dreams.” —John Barrymore

 

“As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer.” —Robert Quillen

 

“I can’t wait to tell my kids I was born before the Internet.” —Unknown

 

“A man’s only as old as the woman he feels.” —Groucho Marx

 

“Life is a long lesson in humility.” —James M. Barrie

 

“Youth is a disease from which we all recover.” —Dorothy Fulheim

 

“Live your life and forget your age.” —Norman Vincent Peale

 

“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” —Emily Dickinson

 

“I hate getting old, but I’m sticking with it!” —James Rosenquist

 

“Few people know how to be old.” —François de la Rochefoucauld

 

“It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.” —Brigitte Bardot

 

“As you get older, You look at things differently.” —Brett Favre

 

“What surprises me about getting older is that I remain so young.” —Hugh Hefner

 

“Getting older, you just don’t want to sing fluffy.” —Christina Aguilera

 

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” —George Burns

 

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” —Betty Friedan

 

“One of the pluses of getting older is you set some limits.” —Nicolas Cage

 

“Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.” —Bob Hope

 

“There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you.” —Carol Matthau

 

“I am now old enough to no longer have a fear of dying young.” —Bruce Ades

 

“Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” —Maurice Chevalier

 

“To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.” —Bernard Baruch

 

“One advantage of getting older is knowing when to worry.” —Lorne Michaels

 

“Never too old to learn.” —Latin proverb

 

“Age attacks when we least expect it.” —Terri Guillemets

 

“Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” —Henry Ford

 

“A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.” —Jean Rostand

 

“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” —Unknown

 

“Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it.” —Chinese proverb

 

“As you grow older, you learn to understand life a little better.” —Solomon Burke

 

“Getting older is a fact of life.” —Goldie Hawn

Getting Older Sayings

 

“As you get older threee things happen. The first is your memory goes, and the I can’t remember the other two.” —Sir Norman Wisdom

 

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” —Madeleine L’Engle

 

“Too many people, when they get old, think that they have to live by the calendar.” —John Glenn

 

“A lot of years does not mean that you’re old, it means you have lived more.” —Unknown

 

“I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.” —Albert Einstein

 

“Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.” —Bill Cosby

 

“The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” —H.L. Mencken

 

“Everything changes as you get older – your mind, your body, the way you view the world.” —Antonio Banderas

 

“You may not stop getting older, but you can paint your world with the vibrant colors of love to keep feeling younger.” —Debasish Mridha

 

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” —Andrew Carnegie

 

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” —George Bernard Shaw

 

“As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer.” —Robert Quillen

 

“You can hide things from the world, but you can never hide things from time.” —Kim Dong Hwa

 

“Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.” —Leon Trotsky

 

“When I was 40, I used to wonder what people thought of me. Now I wonder what I think of them.” —Brooke Astor

 

“As we grow older we grow both more foolish and wiser at the same time.” —Francois de la Rochefoucauld

 

“I actually think there’s an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older.” —Jamie Lee Curtis

 

“You think about getting old, but when you get there, it’s not what you thought it would be.” —Jerry Lewis

 

“I highly recommend getting older! There’s less tendency to people-please.” —Alanis Morissette

 

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” —Audrey Hepburn

Funny Getting older Sayings

 

“Inside every older person is a younger person wondering “what has happened???” —Jennifer Yane

 

“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.” —Lucille Ball

 

“You know you’re getting old when everything hurt. And what doesn’t hurt doesn’t work.” —Hy Gardner

 

“You know you’re getting old when you go to more funerals than you do weddings.” —Jimmy Dean

 

“You know you’re getting old when you can pinch an inch on your forehead.” —John Mendoza

 

“Isn’t it fun getting older’ is really a terrible fallacy. That’s like saying I prefer driving an old car with a flat tire.” —Katharine Hepburn

 

“When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.” —Mark Twain

 

“My grandpa’s car is so old; when he parked in front of a museum, they towed his car inside the museum.” —Unknown

 

“Wisdom doesn’t automatically come with old age. Nothing does – except wrinkles. It’s true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.” —Abigail Van Buren

 

“The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.” —Jerry M. Wright

 

“Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” —Tom Wilson

 

“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at twenty or eighty Anyone who keeps learning stays young” —Henry Ford

 

“I’m 59 and people call me middle aged. How many 118 year old men do you know?” —Barry Cryer

 

“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” —Robert Frost

Top Ten Getting Older Sayings

 

Here you will find top ten getting older sayings selected by our team.

  1. “As you get older threee things happen. The first is your memory goes, and the I can’t remember the other two.” —Sir Norman Wisdom
  2. “You know you’re getting old when you go to more funerals than you do weddings.” —Jimmy Dean
  3. “Wisdom doesn’t automatically come with old age. Nothing does – except wrinkles. It’s true, some wines improve with age.But only if the grapes were good in the first place.” —Abigail Van Buren
  4. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” —George Bernard Shaw
  5. “You may not stop getting older, but you can paint your world with the vibrant colors of love to keep feeling younger.” —Debasish Mridha
  6. “You know you’re getting older when the candles cost more than the cake.” —Bob Hope
  7. “One advantage of getting older is knowing when to worry.” —Lorne Michaels
  8. “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.” —Lucille Ball
  9. “A person isn’t old until regrets take the place of his dreams.” —John Barrymore
  10. “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” —Betty Friedan

 

 

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100 Funny and Witty Quotations About Age and Getting Older

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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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