Perspective enhancing quotes represent a condensation of knowledge and wisdom, the visible tip of the iceberg with an accumulated lifetime of observation beneath the surface. I often think of the words contained in the 10 quotes below whenever I need to gain some quick perspective on life.

“Live in the sunshine. Swim the sea. Drink the wild air.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Take risks and you’ll get the payoffs. Learn from your mistakes until you succeed. It’s that simple.”
Bobby Flay

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
Anais Nin

“Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”
Rumi

“Live dangerously and you live right.”
Goethe

“To transition we must enter a state in which we are no longer what we once were, and yet we are not who we must become. We have to be willing to stand in the open gap and momentarily risk being nothing.”
Secret Of Transitions

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn to see fear’s path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Dune

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do the children of man as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.”
Helen Keller

“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.”
Jack London

“Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then will you learn the game.”
Winston Churchill

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
Rumi