After days and nights of incredible labour and fatigue, I succeeded in discovering the cause of generation and life; nay, more, I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.
– Mary Shelley
The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of life is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to be friend. The beauty of life is to give.
– William Arthur Ward
Life is an act – most of it, anyway. Get out there today and pretend you’re in charge, for goodness’ sake. Do you hear me? Lift up your head and pretend. A flicker of a smile passed over her face. It’s the secret to everything.
– Kate Alcott (pseudonym for Patricia O’Brien)
At lunch Francis [Crick] winged into the Eagle to tell everyone within hearing distance that we had found the secret of life.
– James D. Watson
One of the secrets to life, Epiphany, is to find your gifts and focus on those. Leave your liabilities in the dust of the road not taken. The world is an imperfect place. Everyone struggles. Successful people see trials as growth experiences, rather than stumbling blocks. You have everything you need for success. You’re a beautiful young woman, and you’re strong, and you have a clever mind. If you let anyone convince you otherwise, you steal from yourself.
– Lisa Wingate
If we want to live perfectly happy lives…we must drive out selfish character tendencies such as pride, ego, vanity, jealousy, lusts, envy and worry. When we learn to live selflessly, putting others before ourselves, committing to what is noble, right and good; treating others with love and compassion…that’s when true happiness is experienced. A genuine focus on selflessness cures all and creates an environment for true growth. It’s the secret to every great relationship. We gain…when we give up self. Sacrificing one’s selfish characteristics through diligent thought, meditation, prayer and action gives life to true love and abounding joy.
– Jason Versey
I don’t want to wake up to a beautiful morning, nor I would seek my destiny in sunlit paths. The secret of life is the darkness of it, a void that would pull you deep to where you disappear into your truest self. Alas O world, little you have for an earnest heart that sings the beauty of vibrant life.
– Preeth Nambiar