This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.
Some folks think they are thinking when they are only rearranging their prejudices.
Once you begin to believe there is help "out there," you will know it to be true.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible-and achieve it, generation after generation.
Pearl S. Buck
How much shall I be changed, before I am changed!
The only prison we need to escape from is the prison of our own minds.
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
The quality of our expectations determines the quality of our actions.
There is no miraculous change that takes place in a boy that makes him a man. He becomes a man by being a man.
Man is what he believes.
Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create that fact.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.
Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil.
When you look at the world in a narrow way, how narrow it seems! When you look at it in a mean way, how mean it is!
When you look at it selfishly, how selfish it is!
But when you look at it in a broad, generous, friendly spirit, what wonderful people you find in it.
She was one of those happily created beings who please without effort, make friends everywhere, and take
life so gracefully and easily that less fortunate souls are tempted to believe that such are born under a lucky star.
Louisa May Alcott
Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.
~ Earl Nightingale
It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world,
whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting.
We are what we believe we are.
Benjamin N. Cardozo
Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.
Fulton J. Sheen
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't
pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
The pure, the beautiful, the bright, That stirred our hearts in youth, The impulse to a wordless prayer, The dreams of love and truth,
The longings after something lost, The spirit's yearning cry, The strivings after better hopes, These things can never die.
I actually remember feeling delight, at two o'clock in the
morning, when the baby woke for his feed, because I so longed to have another look at him.
When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.
Arapaho ~ Native American Proverbs
Hope is the physician of each misery.
~ Irish Proverbs
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
~ John F. Kennedy