Words to Live By

It’s a new school year and my initial focus is upon the theme Words to Live By.  I recently watched the movie, The Emperor’s Club with my son and some real insights came to me through the selection of quotations and wisdom shared by the teacher, Mr. William Hundert played by Kevin Kline.
"Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be? How will history remember you?"
"The worth of a life is not determined by a single failure or a solitary success."
"As I’ve gotten older, I realize I’m certain of only two things. Days that begin with rowing on a lake are better than days that do not. Second, a man’s character is his fate."
"The waters in which we found ourselves swimming, were precisely as lovely as those we had earlier only imagined. But if time had made concessions for love, it made none for death."
While these are not all of the inspirational words, they are a sampling words that can have power and speak and live eternally.
Do you have your favourite quotations or words that you live by?  Please share them in my comments section…whether they relate with life, art, words, philosophy, spirituality or good humour.  What words do you live by?

2 thoughts on “Words to Live By

  1. Here are the words I live by…..well some of them…I have to many, so I am going to leave a few here.
    "When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." Hellen Keller
    "We all smile in the same language"  A fortune cookie that I have had forever!
    "Measure twice…cut once."   Something that I always would hear my Dad say….seems to come in handy.
    "You might be one person in the world, but you may be the world to one person." and one from me to you!
    She Paints Blue

  2. One I just saw today…..that fit my most fortunate location….Monteray Bay.
    " Time wasted at the beach….is not wasted at all! "
    Was good to see….I did not waste any time at all then today!  (O:  
    Cheers to you!!

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