Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option.
Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?– Hunter S. Thompson
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.-Juan Ramón Jiménez
To laugh often and much;– Ralph Waldo Emerson
to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the beauty in others;
to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here.
This is to have succeeded.