Quotations about Attitude 2

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune. ~Walt Whitman

No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it. ~Ellen Glasgow

I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. ~Wernher von Braun

Where the loser saw barriers, the winner saw hurdles. ~Robert Brault,www.robertbrault.com

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist. ~David Ben-Gurion

There's a saying among prospectors: "Go out looking for one thing, and that's all you'll ever find." ~Robert Flaherty

I've got dreams in hidden places and extra smiles for when I'm blue. ~Author Unknown

The soul does not absorb negativity by accident, always by choice. ~Dodinsky,www.dodinsky.com

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. ~C.C. Scott

Give goodness to the day and before you know it, the day will be giving goodness to you. ~Terri Guillemets

I am a little deaf, a little blind, a little impotent, and on top of this are two or three abominable infirmities, but nothing destroys my hope. ~Voltaire

If you can wear the hard times of your life as furrows on your brow, you can wear the good times as a twinkle in your eye. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. ~Eudora Welty

Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks. Most men think it's looks, most women know otherwise. ~Kathleen Turner

If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of becoming a prophet. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold. ~Maurice Setter

Grow antennae, not horns. ~James Angell

We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. ~Author Unknown

Negative thinking destroys your brain cells and causes global warming. Source: The Scientific Institute of GetOverIt! ~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. ~Thomas Carlyle

Misery is a communicable disease. ~Martha Graham

A car can't operate without the mechanical systems working, but it can operate with a few dents and scratches..., you are the same. ~Mike Dolan,www.hawaiianlife.com

The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it. ~Will Foley

Optimist: someone who isn't sure whether life is a tragedy or a comedy but is tickled silly just to be in the play. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don't, you have achieved half your failure. ~David Ambrose

Be the light in the dark, be the calm in the storm and be at peace while at war. ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.com

If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks. ~Francis Rabelais

This weary ol' workhorse is a unicorn, my friend. ~Terri Guillemets

For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance. ~Adlai Stevenson

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

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. ~Arthur Christopher Benson

Leroy bet me I couldn't find a pot of gold at the end, and I told him that was a stupid bet because the rainbow was enough. ~Rita Mae Brown

The best way to dispel negative thoughts is to require that they have a purpose. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. ~Alphonse Karr

If you call a thing bad you do little, if you call a thing good you do much. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This is the best day the world has ever seen; tomorrow will be better. ~R.A. Campbell, quoted in Journal of Education, vol. 81, Boston University, 1915

The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind. ~John Burroughs

Even when the future's not certain, our hearts can still be certain — of love and happiness and all that's good. ~Terri Guillemets

Care not what they say about the color of your skin let the brilliant light of your soul blind them. ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.com

The real "it is well" is something I say from the ground, having fallen. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves. ~Italian Proverb

Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus. ~Susan Longacre

I not only bow to the inevitable; I am fortified by it. ~Thornton Wilder

May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down. ~Sara June Parker

I never really look for anything. What God throws my way comes. I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet, I go. ~Pearl Bailey

Men who never get carried away should be. ~Malcolm Forbes

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. ~John Heywood

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there. ~Norman Vincent Peale

Wag more. Bark less. ~Author Unknown

Scratch less, purr more. ~Author Unknown

Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too; surrounded by people who don't, you don't. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear. ~Author Unknown

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. ~Frederick Faber

We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon. ~Konrad Adenauer

No vision and you perish;
No ideal, and you're lost;
Your heart must ever cherish
Some faith at any cost.
Some hope, some dream to cling to,
Some rainbow in the sky,
Some melody to sing to,
Some service that is high.
~Harriet Du Autermont

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun. ~Colleen C. Barrett

We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs. ~Kenneth Clark

The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities. ~Author Unknown

Never mind the odds against you. If you doubled your effort, what would the odds against you do - send for reinforcements? ~Robert Brault, "Sparsely Sage, Mostly Rosemary and Thyme," www.robertbrault.com

He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.
~Edgar A. Guest, It Couldn't Be Done

Why not learn to enjoy the little things - there are so many of them. ~Author Unknown

Say "Yes" to the seedlings and a giant forest cleaves the sky. Say "Yes" to the universe and the planets become your neighbors. Say "Yes" to dreams of love and freedom. It is the password to utopia. ~Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun, 1951

Positive anything is better than negative thinking. ~Elbert Hubbard

They can betray me, but I choose not to betray my peace of mind. ~Dodinsky,www.dodinsky.com

The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
~John Milton

For every day that there is sunshine, there will be days of rain,
it's how we dance within them both that shows our love and pain.
~Joey Tolbert

Either way, things are a lot better - either a lot better than they were or a lot better than they're going to be. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

I am sure that nothing has such a decisive influence upon a man's course as his personal appearance, and not so much his appearance as his belief in its attractiveness or unattractiveness. ~Leo Tolstoy

If you are not enjoying the journey, you probably won't enjoy the destination. ~Author Unknown

Be enthusiastic. Remember the placebo effect - 30% of medicine is showbiz. ~Ronald Spark

Don't be mean when you've had a bad day. Be nice, and your day will get better. ~Terri Guillemets

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. ~G.K. Chesterton, "On Running After One's Hat," All Things Considered, 1908

It is no use to grumble and complain;
It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice;
When God sorts out the weather and sends rain -
Why, rain's my choice.
~James Whitcomb Riley

How can something bother you if you won't let it? ~Terri Guillemets

Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools. ~Napoleon

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. ~Jack Layton

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. ~Art Linkletter

Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world. ~Eckhart Tolle

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. ~Galileo Galilei

Heaven is under our feet, as well as over our heads. ~Henry David Thoreau

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world; everyone you meet is your mirror. ~Ken Keyes, Jr.

Whatever my day may have lacked, yet I have tonight's pearl moon. ~Dr. SunWolf, professorsunwolf.com

Life does not have a stop sign, only a speed limiter. ~Harshit Bhattaram

The sun won't shine until you put the umbrella away. Be free. ~Author Unknown

Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up. ~Dag Hammarskjold

If you fail to look at the Brightside of life,
You will fail to succeed at leaving the Darkside of life.
~Amir Al-Rubai

Spirit can walk, spirit can swim, spirit can climb, spirit can crawl. There is no terrain you cannot overcome. ~Terri Guillemets

The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings. ~Henri Frédéric Amiel

Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles. ~Alex Karras

It isn't our position but our disposition which makes us happy. ~Author Unknown

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. ~Maori Proverb

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ~Rabindranath Tagore

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. ~Emory Austin

Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. ~Paavo Nurmi

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. ~Edward de Bono, Observer, 12 June 1977

Anywhere you go liking everyone, everyone will be likeable. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Worship," The Conduct of Life, 1860

People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them. ~Epictetus

Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day. ~Nicholas Chamfort

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. ~William Arthur Ward

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. ~Arthur Rubinstein

There are two types of people - those who come into a room and say, "Well, here I am!" and those who come in and say, "Ah, there you are." ~Frederick L. Collins

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved. ~Marcus Antonius

You shouldn't say it is not good. You should say, you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe. ~James Whistler

"It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily. "So it is." "And freezing." "Is it?" "Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately." ~A.A. Milne

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. ~Alice Walker

Those who wish to sing, always find a song. ~Swedish Proverb

You must start with a positive attitude or you will surely end without one. ~Carrie Latet

So our human life but dies down to its root, and still puts forth its green blade to eternity. ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. ~Chinese Proverb

Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth. ~Francesca Lia Block

Nothing is interesting if you're not interested. ~Helen MacInness

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell

Good fortune shies away from gloom. Keep your spirits up. Good things will come to you and you will come to good things. ~Terri Guillemets

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. ~Ralph Marston


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