My favortie saying is : "Cease cows, life is short."
I use this phrase with the cattle that breed in rapid amounts. I believe this phrase, although is directed at cows, should be lived by. Life is short, once in a while you have to stop and smell the roses and admire the beauty around you. It can't be all about work work work work work work work, it can be about work, and knowing how to plan out your life so that you have time to relax.
What interests me the most, is how people can't find the time to relax or they take certain things too seriously. Like my great grandmother, Ursula, who found it a horrible habit for me to spend so much money on my parties. I agree, to an extent it was a bit wasteful, but I never over exceeded myself. I usually had enough money for the party, the food, the entertainment, and was still able to support my family and the house. It's not that my lavish ways were in vain, in fact they helped advance my connections throughout Macondo.