Your life is like a puzzle, don’t waste your time trying to place people where they don’t fit…

Author Unknown

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.

Kahlil Gibran

Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope.

Josh Billings

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

Mignon McLaughlin

There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.

George Sand

To love means not to impose your own powers on your fellow man but offer him your help. And if he refuses it, to be proud that he can do it on his own strength.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Love is like the truth, sometimes it prevails, sometimes it hurts.

Victor M. Garcia

If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?

Lily Tomlin

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chalmers

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into Someone Else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

Jim Rohn

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

Melody Beattie

These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or in the repose of a pacific station, that great challenges are formed….Great necessities call out great virtues.

Abigail Adams 1744-1818 Letter to John Quincy Adams, 19 January 1780

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

Henry Brooks Adams 1838-1918 ‘The Education of Henry Adams’ (1907) ch. 16

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

Henry Brooks Adams 1838-1918 ‘The Education of Henry Adams’ (1907) ch. 20

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

Henry Brooks Adams 1838-1918 ‘The Education of Henry Adams’ (1907) ch. 20

IL y a l’amour bien sûr. Et puis il y a la vie, son ennemie.
There is love of course. And then there’s life, its enemy.

Jean Anouilh 1910-87 ‘Ardéle’ (1949) p. 8

C’est trés jolie la vie, mais cela n’a pas de forme. L’art a pour objet de lui en donner une prècisèment et de faire par tous les artifices possibles—plus vrai que le vrai.
Life is very nice, but it has no shape. The object of art is actually to give it some and to do it by every artifice possible—truer than the truth.

Jean Anouilh 1910-87 ‘La Rèpètition’ (The Rehearsal, 1950) act 2