Be happy for this moment.  This moment is your life. – Omar Khayam

Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good. – Voltaire

January is the official start of the new year, and I always get a burst of renewed zeal at that time, but September also gives the same feeling of an empty calendar and a clean slate. The air seems charged with possibility and renewal.Gretchen Rubin

Everything is hard before it is easy. – Goethe 

I have already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be. – Joan Didion

A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within. — Eudora Welty

We are all in the gutter.  But some of us are looking at the stars.  — Oscar Wilde