Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Art of Living

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. - Henry Ellis

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.  ~ Marcus Aurelius

We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not yet learned the simple art of living together as brothers.  ~ Martin Luther King

To improve the golden moments of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of living.  ~ Samuel Johnson

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles but in growing with them.  ~ Bernard M. Baruch

The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.   ~ James A. Michener

For reflective questions on some of these quotes and more see 365 Quote Quest over the next few days.