The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.
~ Charles Swindoll
Patience and perseverance have a magical affect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
-John Quincy Adams
A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself.
The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much, and most of all yourself.
A new idea is like a child. It's easier to conceive than to deliver.
What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.
-E. M. Forster
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
-Bernice Johnson Reagon
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
-John W. Gardner
Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object.
-Laurence J. Peter
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
The effort of using machines to mimic the human mind has always struck me as rather silly. I would rather use them to mimic something better.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Weak desire brings weak results.
I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person.
The only limitations you will ever have are the ones you put on yourself.
Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction.
If you don't care where you're going any road will get you there
There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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