QUOTES ABOUT ATTITUDE AND LIFESTYLE
He who stops being better stops being good. -Oliver Cromwell
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to
pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the
greater is their power to harm us. -Voltaire
We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life.
But we can decide what happens in us... how we can take it, what we
can do with it... and that is what really counts in the end.
-Joseph Fort Newton
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but
rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. -Hugh Downs
Silent and listen are spelled with the same letters!
"Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many
are left? Answer: five. Why? Because there's a difference between
deciding and doing."
-Mark L. Feldman & Michael F. Spratt
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. -Norman R. Augustine
You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only
decide how you're going to live. Now. -Joan Baez
There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. -William Bennett
Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not
do, the danger is that we shall do nothing. -Adolph Monod
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should
Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage -- it can be
delightful. -George Bernard Shaw
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use
things instead of using people and loving things.
Expect everything, and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing, and
anything seems everything. -Samuel Hazo
For myself, I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being
anything else. -Sir Winston S. Churchill
Little I care Little I care
for propriety, if people talk,
convention and still,
or society. people have
Little I care and people will.
for simple things,
like dresses of white Little I care.
and wedding rings. Little I.
-Patricia de Rhonda
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing
himself. -Leo Tolstoy
Do not halloo till you are out of the wood.
Don't cry before you are hurt.
A bad workman blames his tools.
Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. - David Herbert Lawrence
Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions:
could have, might have, and should have. -Louis E. Boone
A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. -William Arthur Ward
If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in
bed with a mosquito. -Bette Reeves
Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what
sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit. -William James
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first
or last time. -Betty Smith
As long as you live, keep learning how to live. -Seneca
The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of
it. You have to catch up with it yourself. -Benjamin Franklin
A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood.
A person who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints.
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy
enough people to make it worth the effort. -Herm Albright
Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know
countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
-Howard W. Newton
When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two
characters - one represents danger and the other represents
opportunity. -John F. Kennedy
Better late than never, but never late is better.
Nobody makes a greater mistake then he who does nothing because he
could only do a little. -Edmund Burke
You will never 'find' time for anything. If you want the time, you
must make it. -Charles Buxton
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which
you really stop to look fear in the face. -Eleanor Roosevelt
You wouldn't worry what others think of you... If you'd realize how
seldom they do! -Frances R. Hoffman
As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will create the
fact. -William James
If you're still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers
on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new
dream to grow today. -Joyce Chapman
It's hard to wring my hands when I am busy rolling up my sleeves.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
You have to strike while the iron is hot.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you
concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
It is not enough to aim, you must hit. -Italian proverb
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is
because we are different that each of us is special.
Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble. -French proverb
The world's best reformers are those who begin on themselves.
-George Bernard Shaw
I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to
triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail. -Woodrow Wilson
Being kind is more important than being right.
Life is like a coin, you may spend it in many ways, but you spend it
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle,
stand like a rock. -Thomas Jefferson
People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine with only
interests. -John Stuart Mill
Happy is he who dares courageously to defend what he loves. -Ovid
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and
happened to things. -Elinor Smith
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many
accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more. -Ed Parker
Life begins when a person first realizes how soon it will end.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an
optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
You don't get to control any outcome, only every choice you make along
the way. -Stephen C Paul
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less
than you settled for. -Maureen Dowd
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
If you are never scared, embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take
chances. -Julia Soul
Make your life a mission - not an intermission. -Arnold Glasgow
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the
people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please
them by doing what you know is wrong. -William J. H. Boetcker
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be
changed until it is faced. -James Baldwin
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it
you can. -Danny Kaye
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want
to; all they need is one reason why they can. -Willis Whitney
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your
position falls, your ego goes with it. -Colin Powell
Make peace with the knowledge that you can't have everything you want.
Why? Because it's more important for us to get everything we need.
-Sarah Ban Breathnach
Believe in magnetism, not needles. -Emerson
To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love,
and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me,
they will keep getting a busy signal and soon they'll forget my
number. -Edith Armstrong
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old
man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his
life, most of which had never happened. -Winston Churchill
Mosquitos remind us that we are not as high up on the food chain as we
think. -Tom Wilson
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the
world tells you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
-Robert Louis Stevenson
Make yourself indispensable, and you will move up. Act as though you
are indispensable, and you will move out. -Jules Ormont
Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make
them. -C. C. Colton
Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they
remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.
-M. Scott Peck
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you
plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson
It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head
and hands. -Robert M. Pirsig
Always remember when you are on top of the world, that the earth
rotates every 24 hrs. -Steve G. Makris
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry
it with us or we find it not. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.
The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
-Pierre De Coubertin
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the
world will not raise your price.
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the
ark. Professionals built the Titanic.
A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye, and
it puts everything out of focus. Hold it at proper viewing distance,
and it can be examined and classified. Throw it at your feet, and it
can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the
pathway to eternity. -Celia Luce
Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself,
"I have failed three times," and what happens when he says, "I'm a
failure." -S. I. Hayakawa