Following are some of my favorite quotes and sayings. Some pertain to life in the outdoors, some just pertain to life.


Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. - Helen Keller

We need the tonic of wildness. - Henry David Thoreau

All things considered, there are only two kinds of men in the world:
those that stay at home and those that do not. - Rudyard Kipling

You don't stop playing because you get old,
you get old because you stop playing.

That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. - Henry David Thoreau

Do or do not. There is no try. - Yoda

It does not matter how slowly you go,
so long as you do not stop. - Confucius

Life is short. Play hard.

All men dream: but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses
of their minds wake in the day to find that is was vanity:
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act their dreams with open eyes,
to make it possible. - T.E. Lawrence - The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Heaven goes by favor.
If it went my merit, you would stay out
and your dog would go in. - Mark Twain

Do not suffer from loneliness.
Go outside.
Go away.
It's all the people making you lonely.
Pick a spot on the horizon and head straight for it.
Weave your way through a stand of Redwoods.
Kayak an island chain.
Peer over your toes at the edge of a canyon.
Go to your favorite place.
Again, and again.
This is what you need to do.
Not just because it fuels your independence,
But because it reminds you you're a part of something bigger.
And although it may not occur to the baffled onlookers
who can't take their eyes off
your smiling mud-covered wired-up insane self,
it will occur to you.
You aren't the one who's lonely. - Nike commercial

The Essence of Survival...
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster
than the fastest lion or it will be killed...
Every morning a lion wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle...
When the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

"Youth" by Samuel Ulman

Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of
rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will,
a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions;
it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.

Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity,
of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.
This often exists in a man of sixty more than a boy of twenty.
Nobody grows old merely by a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.

Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being's heart the lure
of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what's next, and the joy
of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a
wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer,
courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young.

When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with the snows of cynicism
and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty,
but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism,
there is hope you may die young at eighty.

Your life is time.
To waste your time is to waste your life.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein

All those who wander are not lost. - J.R.R Tolkien

Last but not least..
This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalms 118:24

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