“Life is a gift, along with the suffering. Suffering allows one to understand the beauty and value of life”
Michael V. Desiderio  9/12/09

“When my mind tires, I rest my body. When my body tires my mind is clear. I’ve never felt more alive than when I’m completely exhausted” 
Michael V. Desiderio, April 2010

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
Mother Teresa

"He who has a why to live can bear almost anyhow."
Friedrich Nietzsche

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life”
Charles Darwin

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
Babe Ruth

“Every man dies, not every man really lives”
William Wallace, from the movie “Braveheart”

“Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Math is the salvation of mankind”
John “Sonny” Franzese

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
Helen Keller

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on”
Henry Ellis

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. “ Mark Twain

“Any idiot can face a crisis-it’s day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekov

“It is not length of life, but depth of life”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life is a series of collisions with the future, it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be”
Jose Ortega Gasset

“Life well spent is long”
Leonardo di Vinci

“This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something you have left behind…let it be something good.”
Author Unknown

“You have been baptized in fire and blood and have come out steel”
General George S. Patton

“Life is an opportunity benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is Life, fight for it.”

Mother Theresa

“The Self is the friend of a man who masters himself through the self, but for a man without self-mastery, the self is like an enemy at war”
The Bhagavad Gita, India, circa 1St century AD

“Nature has made up her mind that what cannot defend itself shall not be defended”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882

“Strategy is more than a science: it is the application of knowledge to practical life, the development of thought capable of modifying the original guiding idea in the light of ever changing situations; it is the art of acting under the pressure of the most difficult conditions.”
Helmuth Von Moltke, 1800-1891

 “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace”
Jimi Hendrix