„Nobodys life ever goes according to plan.
So why do we keep on planning?
Because that's how we know who we are. By what we intend to be. By what we try to become.
I don't say 'fail'. I saw we aim and miss. But we still hit something.“
Source: Treasure Box
— Lauryn Hill American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actress 1975
„I turned against the left wing because they don't like genetics, because genetics implies that sometimes in life we fail because we have bad genes. They want all failure in life to be due to the evil system.“
— James D. Watson American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist. 1928
„Got a message from a wise man
No one gets to choose
But it's still a secret
No one tells us how easily we bruise
And while we try to understend
Life is making other plans.“
— Anastacia American singer-songwriter 1968
„We do not know what death is. If we know so little about life which we have experienced, how shall be know about death which we have not — and in the nature of things never can?“
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
Ramblings In Cheapside (1890)
„We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.“
— Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987
Variant: You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.
„We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.“
— E.M. Forster English novelist 1879 - 1970
„I do not know how to distinguish between waking life and a dream. Are we not always living the life that we imagine we are?“
— Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
„One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful.. we let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine..“
— Joel Osteen American televangelist and author 1963
Source: Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
„If there is some end of the things we do, which we desire for its own sake, clearly this must be the good. Will not knowledge of it, then, have a great influence on life? Shall we not, like archers who have a mark to aim at, be more likely to hit upon what we should? If so, we must try, in outline at least, to determine what it is.“
Book I, 1094a.18
— Robert Louis Stevenson Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer 1850 - 1894
Familiar Studies of Men and Books http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext96/fsomb10.txt (1882).
— Kristin Hannah American writer 1960
Source: Firefly Lane
„We are speaking of life, because whenever we speak of universities, we speak of life.
What are you? If I were asked that question right now, I would have to say that you are life, you are symbols of life.“
— Fidel Castro former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba 1926 - 2016
University of Havana address (2005)
„I made a decision that will burden me for the rest of my life. I don't know if we did the right thing, however I do know that we felt like we had no other choice but do what we did.“
— Euclid Tsakalotos Greek economist and politician 1960
" Greek finance minister: 'I don't know if we did the right thing' http://www.theguardian.com/business/video/2015/jul/16/greek-bailout-finance-minister-vote-video" (16 July 2015)
„When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.“
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
„The more we rest on this fact, – that we do not know the way we are going, but that we have a GUIDE who does know; that we do not know how to accomplish our service, but that He never leaves us to devise our own service; – the more restful does our life become.“
— James Hudson Taylor Missionary in China 1832 - 1905
(J. Hudson Taylor. A Ribband of Blue and Other Bible Studies. London: China Inland Mission, n.d., 102).
„What careful planning, what painstaking attention to detail, goes into extinguishing a man's life! Far more than the hit-or-miss, haphazard circumstances of igniting it.“
— Cornell Woolrich American author and screenwriter 1903 - 1968
„We must meditate on what God has done in our life instead of what we are still waiting on Him to do.“
— Joyce Meyer American author and speaker 1943