“What we are today comes from thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow; our life is the creation of our mind.” – Buddha
“One who smiles rather than angers is always stronger” – Chinese wisdom
“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.” – Mark Twain
“But how should we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner.” – Thomas Browne
“Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.” – Alice Meynell
“Your mental attitude gives your entire personality a drawing power that attracts the circumstances, things and people you think about most!” – Napoleon Hill
“After pain is always a new opportunity. You can count on it, like the day following the night.” – Anthony Robbins
“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind!” – William James
“You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature.” – Les Brown
“In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes
“No one knows what he can do till he tries.” – Publilius Syrus
“Success often comes to those who dare to act; it seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
“The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.” – Napoleon Hill
“Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it.” – St. Teresa Avila
“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.” – Margaret Thatcher
“So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race.” – Ernest L. Woodward
“Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.” – Roy Azdak
“What is central to business is the joy of creating.” – Peter Robinson
“The dream is real, my friends. The failure to make it work is the unreality.” – Toni Cade Bambara
“When you have a dream you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett
“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
“Don’t ever say that you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours in a day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo DA Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.” – Unknown
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia
“The definition of Passion. There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will capture your heart. Pursue those.” – Unknown
“Excellence can be achieved if you risk more than others think is safe, love more than others think is wise, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible.” – Unknown
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
“Courage doesn’t always roar” – sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,”I will try again tomorrow.” – Unknown
“The main cause for failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want at the moment.” – Unknown
“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington
“Life is much like writing in ink. All you can do is read over your past and look forward to a blank page for your future that will soon be filled with words that can never be erased.” – Unknown
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Hellen Keller
“Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.” – Barbara Bush
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Lewis L. Dunnington
The fountain of contentment must spring up in the mind. He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief which he purposes to remove.
Samuel Johnson (1709-84)
I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
“Your task… to build a better world,” God said. I answered, “How?… this world is such a large, vast place, and there’s nothing I can do.” But God in all His wisdom said, “just build a better you.”
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
– Helen Keller (1880-1968 )
If you are suffering from a lack of self-worth, perhaps you are not doing anything worthwhile.
To be happy is easy enough if we give ourselves, forgive others, and live with thanksgiving. No self-centered person, no ungrateful soul can ever be happy, much less make anyone else happy. Life is giving, not getting.
– Joseph Fort Newton (1880-1950)