Below are my favorite statements on the secrets of life and my reactions to them.
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."
"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."
"Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays."
"The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you."
"I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it."
"If you are careful with people, they will offer you part of themselves. That is the big secret."
"Don't avoid extremes, and don't choose any one extreme. Remain available to both the polarities - that is the art, the secret of balancing."
"I know nothing of God or the Devil. I have never seen a vision nor learned a secret that would damn or save my soul."
"The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do."
"The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds."
"I'm laughing because I know the secret of life. And the secret of life is that I have validated my existence. I know that I am worth more than my house, my bank account, or any physical thing."
"I beg. I call. I badger. I cajole. Part of the secret is everyone has fun and that's really motivating."
"He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret."
"What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That's the secret of my life. "
"I'm no expert. I have no psychic powers, and I sure don't possess any secret wisdom. I'm just Janet. I have strengths, weaknesses, fears, happiness, sadness. I experience joy and I experience pain. I'm highly emotional. I'm very vulnerable."
"Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret."
Mary Kay Ash
"Perseverance, secret of all triumphs."
"I feel like my secret magic trick that separates me from a lot of my peers is the bravery to be vulnerable and truthful and honest."
"My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don't use special creams or treatments - I'll use a little bit of everything. It's a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret."
"All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. "
"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."
"The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious."
"You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful - and neglected - secret to success and happiness."
"The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription."
"What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life."
"Patience is the secret to good food."
"The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better."
"The secret to modern life is finding the measure in time management. I have two kids, career and I travel, and I don't think my life is any different than most couples. The most valuable commodity now for many people is time and how to parcel that out."
"The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back."
"I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other."
"But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you."
"If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own."
"The secret is not to give up hope. It's very hard not to because if you're really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side."
"I always beat the sun up in the morning. It's the secret to why I'm double trouble."
"The big secret in life is there is no secret. Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. "
“The secret of life is knowing what you want and asking for it.”
Lailah Gifty Akita
"The time is always right to do what is right."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A secret at home is like rocks under tide."
"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."
"Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be."
"If music be the food of love, play on."
"I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer."
"Being your authentic self is the ultimate secret to happiness in life."
"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
"The only thing I knew how to do was to keep on keepin' on..."
"In the madness, you have to find calm."
"When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your mistakes, then you stop caring about what people who don't know you think." Beyonce
"It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most
Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes
There's no dollar sign on a peace of mind, this I've come to know."
Zac Brown Band
"People look around you, the signs are everywhere. You've left it for somebody other than you to be the one to care."
"Sometimes it's the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination."
"For a performance at the White House in 2009, they asked me to do something from In the Heights, but I had 16 bars on Alexander Hamilton. And I was like,"How can I not to do this very American-themed thing at the first poetry event at the White House? The opportunity was there, and I was going to try this new thing instead of doing something that I knew worked."
"In terms of my own writing, I only think of trying to get the work done. If I don't write it down, it's stuck in my brain. That is how I think of legacy - I've got to get it out of my head or out of my heart, because no one will do it for me."
Chance the Rapper
"The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with."
"We do not want riches. We want peace and love."