Very often a change of self is needed more than a change
Arthur Christopher Benson
If you call a thing bad you do little, if you call a thing
good you do much.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding
joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain
or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings.
Henri Frédéric Amiel
Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox.
What is possible? What you will.
Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare
Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers.
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life
differently, but life itself would come to be different.
My father's nature turned out no waste product; he had none
of that useless stuff in him that lies in heaps near factories.
He took his own happiness with him.
If my resolution to be a great man was half so strong as it
is to despise the shame of being a little one...
Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks.
Most men think it's looks, most women know otherwise.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway
of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the
If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success;
if you don't, you have achieved half your failure.
The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow
as when you go looking for your joy.
For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption
The real it is well is something I say from the ground, having
Voces, translated from Spanish by W.S.
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,
Mind is everything. Muscle pieces of rubber. All that I am,
I am because of my mind.
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our
talents and our expectations.
Edward de Bono
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.
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
Once Around the Sun.
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.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best out
of the way things turn out.
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.
Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and
grief, than from those very things for which you are angry
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
Be enthusiastic. Remember the placebo effect 30% of medicine