Proverbs, aphorisms and other shortcuts to life

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Live your life

When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. – Various


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This is the true joy in life

This is the true joy in life–the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy – George Bernard Shaw