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12 Famous Quotes on How to Live Your Life

Have you ever used any of these?  Do you still?  Have you added others to your list?

Henry David Thoreau: “I wanted to live deep and suck the marrow out of life.”

Albert Camus: “One recognizes one’s path by discovering the paths that stray from it.”

Henry David Thoreau: “Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows.”

Thomas Jefferson: “If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.”

Richard Cumberland: “It is better to wear out than to rust out. There is time for repose in the grave.”

Thomas Jefferson: “In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim in the current.”

Henry Miller: “Man’s task is to make of himself a work of art.”

Henry David Thoreau: “Follow the grain in your own wood.”

Louis L’Amour: “A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one’s life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself.”

Robert Louis Stevenson: Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: A man’s action is only a picture book of his creed.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning: “Light tomorrow with today.”

Reference: I never metaphor I didn’t like by Dr. Mardy Grothe (2008) Harper Collins Publishing


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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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