Heartbreaks, disappointments and even our own weaknesses can serve as stepping-stones to the second half of life transformation. Failings are the foundation for growth. Those who have fallen, failed or 'gone down' are the only ones who understand 'up.'— Richard Rohr
Grateful Half Life quotations
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.
I wish I could remember where I put things.
I spend half my life looking for my keys. With the other half I look for my glasses.
It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first.
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
Here is a mental treatment guaranteed to cure every ill that flesh is heir to: sit for half an hour every night and mentally forgive everyone against whom you have any ill will or antipathy.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.
A God. The God. One word can make all the difference in the world.
One should never forget that by actually perfecting one piece one gains and learns more than by starting or half-finishing a dozen.
Life is like a movie, if you've sat through more than half of it and it’s sucked every second so far, it probably isn't going to get great right at the end and make it all worthwhile. None should blame you for walking out early.
I look back and half of Ramadan is over in the blink of an eye.
Before I know I'll be saying that about my entire life
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
Conversation in real life is full of half-finished sentences and overlapping talk. Why shouldn't painting be too?
Half my life is an act of revision.
Life is half delicious yogurt, half crap, and your job is to keep the plastic spoon in the yogurt.
Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.
Flourishing goes beyond happiness, or satisfaction with life.
True, people who flourish are happy. But that's not the half of it. Beyond feeling good, they're also doing good-adding value to the world.
All Nature bristles with the marks of interrogation-among the grass and the petals of flowers, amidst the feathers of birds and the hairs of mammals, on mountain and moorland, in sea and sky-everywhere. It is one of the joys of life to discover those marks of interrogation, these unsolved and half-solved problems and try to answer their questions.
Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers.
There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne — bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.
I believe the second half of one's life is meant to be better than the first half. The first half is finding out how you do it. And the second half is enjoying it.
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of work.
I'm by no means a perfect human being.
I experience more than half of my life perpetuating darkness. That was because I was dropped in a place of darkness and expected to find a way out.
Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there - I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television.
One-half of the ills of life come because men are unwilling to sit down quietly for thirty minutes to think through all the possible consequences of their acts.
But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.
Economy is half the battle in life, but it is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well. Hundreds would never have known want if they had not first known waste.
This planet might be able to support perhaps as many as half a billion people who could live a sustainable life in relative comfort. Human populations must be greatly diminished, and as quickly as possible to limit further environmental damage.
Not that she didn't enjoy the holidays: but she always felt-and it was, perhaps, the measure of her peculiar happiness-a little relieved when they were over. Her normal life pleased her so well that she was half afraid to step out of its frame in case one day she should find herself unable to get back.
It is only too true that a lot of artists are mentally ill - it's a life which, to put it mildly, makes one an outsider. I'm all right when I completely immerse myself in work, but I'll always remain half crazy.
When you're in love it's the most glorious two and a half days of your life.