Whether you know or follow professional golf, it is clear that Hagen was onto something about life and its gifts. So when you're stressed or feeling anxious because of work, sit back, relax, and remind yourself, with these 17 quotes, that life really is precious:

  1. "Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears." -- John Lennon
  2. "You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot -- it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive." -- Maya Angelou
  3. "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow." -- Helen Keller
  4. "Someday everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason." -- Unknown
  5. "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose." -- Dr. Seuss
  6. "Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can't put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones." -- H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  7. "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -- Anne Frank
  8. "The one law that does not change is that everything changes, and the hardship I was bearing today was only a breath away from the pleasures I would have tomorrow, and those pleasures would be all the richer because of the memories of this I was enduring." -- Louis L'Amour
  9. "It's just a bad day. Not a bad life." -- Unknown
  10. "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." -- Gautama Buddha
  11. "If you're reading this ... Congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is." -- Chad Sugg
  12. "Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day." -- Unknown
  13. "In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact." -- Les Brown
  14. "Every single day is a good day no matter how bright or dark it is, because it always brings an opportunity to start a positive beginning in your life." -- Edmond Mbiaka
  15. "Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart." -- Ancient Indian Proverb
  16. "When you live positively it is impossible to not also be living for something greater than yourself." -- Bryant McGill
  17. "Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious." -- Stephen Hawking