Category archive: Thought for the day

Thoughts about the fragility of life …

Cherry blossoms

The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.
~ Homaru Cantu

Thoughts about the meaning of life …

Photo credit - Cle Onojeghuo via

Photo credit – Cle Onojeghuo via

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
~ Henry David Thoreau

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
~ Emily Dickinson

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

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