„Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest.“
Source: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 28
Context: Although time seems to fly by, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest.
„Fear is the greatest form of oppression.
The best way to rise up in protest is to live your life to
— Megan McCafferty American novelist 1973
Source: Second Helpings
— Andy Andrews author and corporate speaker 1959
Source: The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success
„One day, she’d find a way to live her life to the fullest. She was sure of it. She just had no idea how she would manage it.“
— Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo
Source: On the Edge
— Louise L. Hay American writer 1926 - 2017
Source: Heal Your Body A-Z
„And you’ll return to real life. You need to live it to the fullest. No matter how shallow and dull things might get, this life is worth living. I guarantee it.“
Source: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
„You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.“
— Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
„Waiting your time, dreaming of a better life.
Waiting your time, you're more than just a wife.
You don't want to do what your mother has done,
She has done.
This is your life, this new life has begun.
It's your day - a woman's day.
It's your day - a woman's day.“
— Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950
Shaking the Tree
Song lyrics, Shaking the Tree (1990)
„His message is one of hope and peace, and he has inspired millions throughout the world. As an educator, the opportunity to learn has been central and the focus of my life. I have witnessed brilliant teachers and eager students turn classrooms into magical places. Prem Rawat reminds us that magic begins with people, and it’s within each person. That the possibility of peace and the possibility of living a life to the fullest begins with recognizing the value of life itself. That is, in my opinion, the deepest learning and is certainly a curriculum for everyone.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Dr. Eduardo Padron, President of w:Miami Dade College (June 16, 2005)
„Having faith in the future starts with building confidence in one's self, being honest with one's self, and having the courage to live one's life, not perfectly, but authentically. Each one of us matters. Our choices matter. Our thoughts, words and deeds matter. Live each day with joy, and embrace the opportunities that will enable you and your community to grow and blossom.“
— Elizabeth Kucinich British activist 1977
"Stand up, Embrace your power, Be your greatest you", in ElizabethKucinich.com (2016) https://www.elizabethkucinich.com/.
„Therefore, my dear Lucilius, begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.“
Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter CI: On the Futility of Planning Ahead
„The man who designs in this spirit and with the sense of responsibility to the generation he lives in must be no coward, no denier, no bookworm, no dilettante. He must live of his life and for his life in the fullest, most consummate sense.“
— Louis Sullivan American architect 1856 - 1924
The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered (1896)
Context: We must now heed the imperative voice of emotion.
It demands of us, What is the chief characteristic of the tall office building? And at once we answer, it is lofty. This loftiness is to the artist-nature its thrilling aspect. It is the very open organ-tone in its appeal. It must be in turn the dominant chord in his expression of it, the true excitant of his imagination. It must be tall, every inch of it tall. The force and power of altitude must be in it the glory and pride of exaltation must be in it. It must be every inch a proud and soaring thing, rising in sheer exultation that from bottom to top it is a unit without a single dissenting line, — that it is the new, the unexpected, the eloquent peroration of most bald, most sinister, most forbidding conditions.
The man who designs in this spirit and with the sense of responsibility to the generation he lives in must be no coward, no denier, no bookworm, no dilettante. He must live of his life and for his life in the fullest, most consummate sense. He must realize at once and with the grasp of inspiration that the problem of the tall office building is one of the most stupendous, one of the most magnificent opportunities that the Lord of Nature in His beneficence has ever offered to the proud spirit of man.
That this has not been perceived — indeed, has been flatly denied — is an exhibition of human perversity that must give us pause.
„This increase in the life span and in the number of our senior citizens presents this Nation with increased opportunities: the opportunity to draw upon their skill and sagacity — and the opportunity to provide the respect and recognition they have earned. It is not enough for a great nation merely to have added new years to life — our objective must also be to add new life to those years.“
— John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
Special message to the Congress on the needs of the nation’s senior citizens (21 February 1963); in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1963, p. 189
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
„Would you rather live one perfect day over and over or live your life with no perfect days but just decent ones?“
— Jenny Han American writer 1980
Source: The Summer I Turned Pretty
„Love is not love at its fullest if one who lives is unwilling to die for it, or if it cannot restore to life one who has so died.“
— Tang Xianzu Chinese playwright 1550 - 1616
Preface to Mudan Ting dated 1598; in The Peony Pavilion, trans. Cyril Birch (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2002), p. ix
Context: Love is of source unknown, yet it grows ever deeper. The living may die of it, by its power the dead live again. Love is not love at its fullest if one who lives is unwilling to die for it, or if it cannot restore to life one who has so died. And must the love that comes in dream necessarily be unreal? For there is no lack of dream lovers in this world.
„Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken! Take heed, do not squander your life.“
— Dogen Japanese Zen buddhist teacher 1200 - 1253