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Ultimately, contentment is
more a shift in attitude than
a change in circumstances.

Linda Dillow


The comfortable and comforting people are those who look upon the bright side of life, gathering its roses and sunshine and making the most that happens seem the best.

Dorothy Dix


Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it.  You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.

Norman Vincent Peale


Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity.  Successful people act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something.  Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.

Dupree Jordan


You've got to sing like you don't need the money.  You've got to love like you'll never get hurt. You've got to dance like there's nobody watching. You've got to come from the heart, if you want it to work.

Susanna Clark

Begin each morning by resolving to find something in the day to enjoy.  Look into each experience which comes to you for some grain of happiness.




The world is extremely interesting to a positive person.



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Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.

Chinese proverb


Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself,
for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have
the right attitude toward others.

Wilferd A. Peterson


Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you
feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which
comes the inner voice which says, "This is the real me,"
and when you have found that attitude, follow it.

William James


You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people.
Why not make an earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others?
Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.

Lydia Maria Child


They who are of a calm and happy nature
will hardly feel the pressures of age.



Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitude
and expectations.  If we feel that our environment could stand some improvement,
we can bring about that change for the better by improving our attitude.
The world plays no favorites.  It's impersonal.  It doesn't care who succeeds
and who fails.  Nor does it care if we change.  Our attitude toward life
doesn't affect the world and the people in it nearly as much as it affects us.

Earl Nightingale

If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually
you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.

Pat Riley

It's easy to let life deteriorate into making a living instead of making a life.
It's not the hours you put in, but what you put into the hours that counts.
Learn to express rather than impress.  Expressing evokes a "me too"
attitude while impressing evokes a "so what" attitude.

Jim Rohn



How true it is that, if we are cheerful
and contented, all nature smiles,
the air seems more balmy, the sky clearer,
the earth has a brighter green. . .
the flowers are more fragrant. . .
and the sun, moon and stars
all appear more beautiful,
and seem to rejoice with us.

Orison Swett Marden


It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.

Lena Horne


We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.

Elbert Hubbard


Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind,
and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.

Joseph Addison


Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to 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.

John Homer Miller

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A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds;
it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities
that were somehow absent before the change.

Earl Nightingale

It is not the events of today that happened to you that matter (such as that you lost something or something went wrong or someone forgot you or spoke to you harshly, etc.), but how you reacted to it all--that is, what states of yourself you were in--for it is here that your real life lies and if our inner states were right, nothing in the nature of external states could overcome us.  Try therefore to distinguish, as an exercise in living more consciously, between inner states and outer events, and try to meet any outer event, after noticing its nature, with the right inner attitude--that is, with the right state.  And if you cannot, think afterward about it--first try to define the nature of the event and notice if this kind of event often comes to you and try to see it more clearly in terms such as "This is called being late" or "This is called losing things" or "This is called receiving bad news" or "This is called unpleasant surprises" or "This is called being ill."  Begin in this very simple way and you will soon see how different personal events, and so how in this respect one's outer life, are changing all the time, and what you could not do at one moment, you can at another.

Maurice Nicoll



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We who lived in concentration camps can remember the people who
walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece
of bread.  They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof
that everything can be taken from a person but one thing:  the last of the
human freedoms--to choose one's attitude in any given set
of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

Viktor E. Frankl


There is always something beautiful to be found if you will look for it.
Concentrate your thoughts on the good, beautiful and true things of life
rather than the reverse.  This positive, loving attitude of mind toward
life and people will help you to perceive the presence of God active in
your life, helping you to wonderfully utilize your vital life force and
put into operation the divine magic that opens all doors.

Rebecca Clark


The simple things in life can bring much joy if you look at them with a
positive attitude.  Flying a kite with a child can be fun, or it can be
time wasted if you wish you were doing something else.  Receiving a
compliment from your employer, your teacher, or a family member
for something you did especially well can make you feel wonderful.
Facing each task with the determination to do the job to the very
best of your ability can bring something positive to the actual doing
and a solid feeling of accomplishment after the job is completed.
You can get out of bed in the morning, ready to make the day an
adventure.  Or, you can stay under the covers as long as possible
and rush to work with mind and body already weary and your
thoughts possibly scrambled from hurrying.  Your attitudes can
help create your life's circumstances.  Attitudes may make you
either a happy or an unhappy person.  Of course, the inevitabilities
of life can bring problems, troubles, and sadnesss to us all, but if
your glass remains half full, your attitudes can help you
triumph over those times.

John Marks Templeton
Worldwide Laws of Life


The person who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever
he or she meets it, is always a person of vision and faith.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Positive attitudes create positive people.



How will you use the years God gives you?  Will you be remembered for being
a fault-finder?  Or will you be known for your quick smile, the laugh lines
around your eyes, and the twinkle deep within?  After all, God gives you
your face, but you provide the expression!

Barbara Johnson

A positive attitude toward life can be difficult for some people to accept
for it may seem unrealistic.  These skeptics may find it hard to believe that
positive thinkers can accomplish most anything they choose.  But, with a
positive attitude, your chance for success in any situation can be greater if
you look for workable solutions rather than allowing negative thinking to
limit your decision-making.

John Marks Templeton
Worldwide Laws of Life


When Walker first steps onto the road, he has no thoughts, no history, no memories, and no clothes. As he travels and meets people and learns from them, he comes to know more about life, living, and becoming the person he's meant to be. Walker is a parable for all of us who wonder what might be the purpose of life, why bad things happen with almost as much regularity as good things, and how we can learn from the bad examples and experiences in our lives as much as we can learn from the good things. Tom Walsh's parable is a story of the ages, a timeless exploration of ideas and thoughts that all of us wonder about, a sincere and heartfelt portrait of a man who has no past and no future, but who learns to make the most of each precious present moment as it comes.



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