I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought
a flower would grow.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower,
share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at
someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual
Leo F. Buscaglia
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever
The general outlook is not that the person has died but that
the person has lived.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
For every day that there is sunshine, there will be days of
it's how we dance within them both that shows our love and
An individual's self-concept is the core of his personality.
It affects every aspect of human behavior: the ability to
learn, the capacity to grow and change. A strong, positive
self-image is the best possible preparation for success in
Dr. Joyce Brothers
Laughter is a powerful way to tap positive emotions
In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation,
there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power
to do it.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in
me an invincible summer.
Lyrical and Critical Essays.
My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but
in the fewness of my wants.
I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot .
. . when you think about the consequences you always think
of a negative result.
Even bees, the little almsmen of spring bowers,
Know there is richest juice in poison-flowers.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
As I look forward, I'm very optimistic about the things I
Let us be of cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest
to bear are those which never come.
Only positive consequences encourage good future performances.
Kenneth H. Blanchard
To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you
Ken S. Keyes, Jr.
Handbook to Higher Consciousness.
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when
you do it reluctantly.
Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)
Just can't live that negative way...make way for the positive
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.
My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your
life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next.
Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the
process by which human ends are ultimately answered
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes
hardest to bear are those which never happen.
James Russell Lowell
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the
Lady Windermere's Fan.
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.