Words to Live By

“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured”
― Gordon B. Hinckley

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” —William Feather

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. –Henry Van Dyke

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
― George Eliot

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
― Shel Silverstein

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”
― Maya Angelou

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Sammy Davis Jr. – I’ve Gotta Be Me

Whether I’m right or whether I’m wrong
Whether I find a place in this world or never belong
I gotta be me, I’ve gotta be me
What else can I be but what I am

I want to live, not merely survive
And I won’t give up this dream
Of life that keeps me alive
I gotta be me, I gotta be me
The dream that I see makes me what I am

That far-away prize, a world of success
Is waiting for me if I heed the call
I won’t settle down, won’t settle for less
As long as there’s a chance that I can have it all

I’ll go it alone, that’s how it must be
I can’t be right for somebody else
If I’m not right for me
I gotta be free, I’ve gotta be free
Daring to try, to do it or die
I’ve gotta be me

I’ll go it alone, that’s how it must be
I can’t be right for somebody else
If I’m not right for me
I gotta be free, I just gotta be free
Daring to try, to do it or die
I gotta be me

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