If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.— T. D. Jakes
Astounding Living My Life quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't use drugs.
That may be boring for some people, but that's just me. That's how I live my life.
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
Living with faith and courage is something that life requires of each of us.
Never, absolutely never, give up! Never give in no matter what! Fight it through! And I promise you something with all of my heart-God will help you.
People know that I have adopted four principles in living my life: simple living, punctuality, hard work and prudence.
I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees.
Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.
They can crack jokes. They can sit back and analyze and criticize and make all the fun they want. But I'm living my life, I'm doing it. What are you doing?
I plunged into the job of creating something from nothing.
... Though I hadn't a penny left, I considered cash money as the smallest part of my resources. I had faith in a living God, faith in myself, and a desire to serve.
You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we're all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it's going to be over, and you better make this count.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.
I don't give a damn what queers do, and don't give a damn what Christians do.
Just get the hell out of my way because I want to live my life and I don't want the government sucking 60% of my wages off my ass.
I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had.
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.
You can kill my body, and you can take my life but you can never kill my soul.
My soul will live forever!
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.
I remained a socialist for several years, even after my rejection of Marxism;
and if there could be such a thing as socialism combined with individual liberty, I would be a socialist still. For nothing could be better than living a modest, simple, and free life in an egalitarian society.
Love the life you live. Live the life you love.
If I had my life to live over, I would do it all again, but this time I would be nastier.
Life is pitiful, death so familiar, suffering and pain so common, yet I would not be anywhere else. Do not wish me out of this or in any way seek to get me out, for I will not be got out while this trial is on. These are my people, God has given them to me, and I will live or die with for Him and His glory.
You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing.
Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.
No human being should ever have to fear for his own life because of political or religious beliefs. We are all in this together, my friends, the rich, the poor, the red, white, black, brown and yellow. We share responsibility for Mother Earth and those who live and breathe upon her ..never forget that.
To separate from my culture (as from my family) I had to feel competent enough on the outside and secure enough inside to live life on my own. Yet in leaving home I did not lose touch with my origins because lo mexicano is in my system. I am a turtle, wherever I go I carry 'home' on my back.
Although I can't stop all cruelty to living creatures on the planet, I can be kinder to every living creature in my life.
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
If one evil thought, if one evil word, if one evil action, deserves eternal damnation, how many hells, my friends, do every one of us deserve, whose whole lives have been one continued rebellion against God!
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician.
I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
It's fantastic because I've been living thousands of lives, not only my life.
Wrinkles mean you laughed, grey hair means you cared and scars mean you lived!
Black Power simply means: Look at me, I'm here.
I have dignity. I have pride. I have roots. I insist, I demand that I participate in those decisions that affect my life and the lives of my children. It means that I am somebody.
If you only think about yourself - how much money can I make, what can I buy, how nice is my house, what kind of fancy car do I have? - over the long term, I think, you get bored. I think your life becomes diminished. The way to live a full life is to think: What can I do for others?
When I look back on my past and think how much time I wasted on nothing, how much time has been lost in futilities, errors, laziness, incapacity to live; how little I appreciated it, how many times I sinned against my heart and soul-then my heart bleeds. Life is a gift, life is happiness, every minute can be an eternity of happiness.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t use drugs.
That may be boring for some people, but that’s just me. That’s how I live my life. That stuff never appealed to me and I never understood getting so messed up that you can’t even walk home or remember the previous night. I choose to live my life without it.
My business is, with all my might to serve my own generation;
in doing so I shall best serve the next generation, should the Lord Jesus tarry... The longer I live, the more I am enabled to realize that I have but one life to live on earth, and that this one life is but a brief life, for sowing, in comparison with eternity, for reaping.
The life my people want is a life of freedom.
I have seen nothing that a white man has, houses or railways or clothing or food, that is as good as the right to move in the open country and live in our fashion.
Try no to resist the changes that come in your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? How Rumi Can Change Your Life?
If I can stop one heart from breaking…” Emily Dickinson If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.
I want to live fully, very intensely.
I would never want to live partially, suffering from illness or injury. If I ever happen to have an accident that eventually costs my life, I hope it happens in one instant.
People often say, with pride, 'I'm not interested in politics.
' They might as well say, 'I'm not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedoms, my future or any future.' ... If we mean to keep any control over our world and lives, we must be interested in politics.
My goal is to live the truly religious life, and express it in my music.
If you live it, when you play there's no problem because the music is part of the whole thing. To be a musician is really something. It goes very, very deep. My music is the spiritual expression of what I am - my faith, my knowledge, my being.
The thing that I really want to try and do is just live my life really openly and honestly. I think there's so much power in that, as simple as it is.