Quotes on Intentional Living

One of the things people around me often notice is my drive to be productive. There are times when I need to remember to rest and just be, not always do. But I can’t stand to see life wasted or opportunity squandered.

Intentional living is valuable to me. Good things are worth pursuing, and effort is required.

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Here are some thoughts on living with purpose and direction, all of which I gleaned on Twitter.

Quotes on Intentional Living

  • “This generation will perish not for lack of knowledge, but for lack of passion.” Soren Kierkegaard via @alanhirsch
  •  “Most of us have spent our lives believing more than we do; spend the rest of it doing more than we believe.” @lovedoes – @bobgoff
  • “The quality of your commitments will determine the course of your life.” – Ralph Marston via @justinzoradi
  • “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison via @darrinpatrick
  • “The choice we face (in life) is between empty self-indulgence and meaningful activity.” @BillyGraham
  • “Something deep in the human heart breaks at the thought of a life of mediocrity.” —C.S. Lewis via @sethbarnes
  • “I want to live a life that I would want to take notes on.” – @BobGoff
  • “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy via @aubreynb
  • “There is no shortcut to anyplace worth going.” -Beverly Sills via @JonathanJones_
  • “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” #fightforjoy @Lecrae
  • “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain via @stephindialogue
  • “Don’t waste a whole life on just a half try. It’s all or nothing.” –@MUTEMATH via @DrewGneiser
  • The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.” – David Russell via @tonymccollum
  • “Be the man you want to be in 30 years, now.” @PatrickRRay
  • “Quit videogames and grab a book. Stop watching TV and go for a walk. Help someone. Grow up…Get off the video games five hours a day, get yourself together, get a challenging job and get married.” #manup #liveabetterstory – @joelmorgan4
  • “Be willing to get rid of the life you’ve planned, so as to have the life that’s waiting for you.” Joseph Campbell via @darrinpatrick

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What quotes get you motivated to live well?

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