Physics isn't the most important thing. Love is.
Action expresses priorities.
Life is short. Focus on what really matters most; you should change your priorities over time.
The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.
Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.
It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.
When someone you love makes compassion, kindness, forgiveness, respect and God an option, you can be sure they have made you an option, as well.
They will envy you for your success, your wealth, for your intelligence, for your looks, for your status - but rarely for your wisdom.
Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.
Everything feverishly works to convince us that they can be everything that we need. And when will the level of our impoverishment finally convince us that we should be unconvinced?
To end my life having exhausted the whole of it in the pursuit of worldly things means that I will die holding no things. But to exhaust the whole of it in the pursuit of God means that I will die holding all things. And the difference between the two is everything.
And the second [thing about the CBS EVENING NEWS that stands out in the mind of Michael J. Fox] was something Katie did later in the interview, as the drugs kicked in and the tremors segued into the jerkiness of dyskinesias. Somewhere in the contortions of making a point, my left arm detached the microphone clip from my jacket lapel. With no fuss and hardly a break in conversation or eye contact, she calmly leaned over and refastened it. Neither of us commented on it, but it was such an empathetic gesture, so far from anything patronizing or pitying, a simple kindness that allowed me the dignity to carry on making a point more important than the superficiality of my physical circumstance... ...One thing was abundantly clear though, whether or not she was able to forget how much she liked me: with that single act of consideration, she made it abundantly clear how much she loved her father.
PASSIONS FUEL LIFE! -FRB
Let me tell you something you already know. Life isn't complicated. Life doesn't suck. You need to change your priorities over time and stay ridiculously focused on your goals. That's how you get it. That's how you win.
Your priorities determine your happiness — place them in order and act on them.
Real happiness comes from inside yourself, not external factors.
People only know what you say “Yes” to – they don’t see all the activities you declined, and the tough choices you made.
Real relationships are the product of time spent, which is why so many of us have so few of them.
All significant relationships have a price. It’s not that relationships are a sacrifice. After all, who wants a life of sacrifice? It is more a matter of priorities. We can’t do everything in life and we can’t be with everyone in life. In choosing what we will do and with whom, we automatically make priorities. If something is at the top of our list then other things have to come second or third or last.
If people cheat, it's because something other than the relationship is more important to them. It may be power over others. It may be validation through sex. It may be giving in to their own impulses.