What matters in life is...
Not what you bought, but what you build;
Not what you've got, but what you give.
What matters is not your fame or fortune, but your philanthropy.
Not your success, but your significance.
Not what you learn, but what you teach.
What matters in life is not only cultivating the fields of your own happiness,
But also bringing happiness to those around you.
What matters is not your competence, but your character.
What matters is not how many people you know, but how many you have inspired.
What matters in life is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that
enrich, empower or encourage others to emulate your example.
What matters are not your memories, but the memories that live in those who love you.
What matters is how you will be remembered, by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident.
It's not a matter of circumstance, but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters.
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