Being Happy By Choice

 

Positive Life Quotes

The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself.
- Dale Carnegie

Success is peace of mind in knowing you did your best.
- John Wooden

They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Men are disturbed, not by the things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.
- Epictetus

A man is literally what he thinks.
- James Allen

The greatest power that a person posseses is the power to choose.
- J. Martin Kohe

What¹s going on in the inside shows on the outside.
- Earl Nightingale

"You can't be a winner if you're a whiner...wiener."
- Jeffrey Gitomer

"You determine your future by the thoughts and pictures you hold in your mind today."
- Brian Tracy

"With more success, comes greater problems along with greater ability to solve them."
- Mark Victor Hansen

"Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You do not need to be different from who you are.  You only need to be more of the person you already are."
- Brian Tracy

"Anything that changes your values changes your behavior..."
- George Sheehan

"Don't sell out your virtue and your value for something you think you want.  Judas got the money, but he threw it all away and hung himself because he was so unhappy with himself."
- Jim Rohn

"Your self-confidence increases when you know you are living your life according to your highest values."
- Brian Tracy

"The world would have you agree with its dismal dream of limitation. But the light would have you soar like the eagle of your sacred visions."
- Alan Cohen

"Cherish your visions and your dreams. They are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements."
- Napoleon Hill

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
- Helen Keller {1880-1968 American Blind/Deaf Author & Motivator}

"Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity."
- Lou Holtz

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon--instead of enjoying the roses that are  blooming outside our windows today.
- Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, American Author, Trainer

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
- Christian Nevell Bovee 1820-1904, American Author, Lawyer

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993, American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author

"Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes."
- Charles Prestwich Scott

"Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one."
- Hans Selye

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."
- William James

The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy.  
- Jim Rohn

"Most people achieved their greatest successes one step beyond what looked like their greatest failure."
- Brian Tracy

"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."
- Sydney J. Harris {1917-1986 American Journalist & Author}

"Emotions will either serve or master, depending on who is in charge."
- Jim Rohn

"Our emotions need to be as educated as our intellect. It is important to know how to feel, how to respond, and how to let life in so that it can touch you."
- Jim Rohn

"Accept everything about yourself-I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end-no apologies, no regrets."
- Clark Moustakas

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin with the task anew.”
– St Francis de Sales

“Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness, or captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable.”
– Samuel Johnson

"One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered."
- Michael J. Fox

We can change if we want to. - Denis Waitley

It's not the experience of today that causes us the most stress, it's the regret for something we didn't do yesterday.
- Denis Waitley

The most important opinion you'll ever have is the one you hold of yourself.
- Denis Waitley

"You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be."
- David Viscott

"It's not your talent or the gifted birth,
It's not your bank book that determines worth,
It isn't in your gender or the color of your skin,
It's your attitude that lets you win!"
- Denis Waitley

"Everything that is past is either a learning experience to grow on, a beautiful memory to reflect on, or a motivating factor to act upon."
-Denis Waitley

"It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you're not."
-Denis Waitley

"In the power to change yourself is the power to change the world around you."
- Anwar Sadat

Don't put success and happiness on layaway. Do it now!
-Denis Waitley

You have been given the greatest power in the world, the power to choose.
-Denis Waitley

By thinking and acting affirmatively in this minute, you will influence the hour, the day, and in time, your entire life.
-Denis Waitley

You are your own scriptwriter and the play is never finished, no matter what your age or position in life.
-Denis Waitley

"Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."
- Napoleon Hill

"Take good care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."
- Jim Rohn

"Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do?"
- Jim Rohn

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
- Chinese Proverb

"I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have."
- Abraham Lincoln 

"He that walketh with wise men shall be wise…"
- Bible, Proverbs 13:20 

The greatest risk in life is to wait for and depend upon others for your own security.
- Denis Waitley

"Vehicles in motion use their generators to charge their own batteries. Unless you happen to be a golf cart, you can't recharge your battery when you're parked in the garage!"
- Malcolm Forbes

"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind."
- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Your attitude is either the lock on or key to your door of success.
- Denis Waitley

A smile is the light in your window that lets others know there is a caring person inside.
- Denis Waitley

The most important three words you can say to yourself: "Yes, I can!"
- Denis Waitley

If you believe you can... you probably can. If you believe you won't... you most assuredly won't.
- Denis Waitley

"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
- Benjamin Franklin

"Let us become the change we seek in this world."
- Mohandas Gandhi 

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.
- Jim Rohn

Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.
- Jim Rohn

How sad to see a father with money and no joy. The man studied economics, but never studied happiness.
- Jim Rohn

The greatest source of unhappiness comes from inside.
- Jim Rohn

Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance.
- Jim Rohn

"One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention."
- Jim Rohn

"Don't operate on the heart with a hatchet."
- Jim Rohn

Some people are disturbed by those tough days because all they have is the days. They haven't designed or described or defined the future.
- Jim Rohn

We all have two choices: We can make a living or we can design a life.
- Jim Rohn

"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. You don't have charge of the constellations, but you do have charge of whether you read, develop new skills, and take new classes."
- Jim Rohn

"It is not what happens that determines the major part of your future. What happens, happens to us all. It is what you do about what happens that counts."
- Jim Rohn

"Life and business is like the changing seasons. You cannot change the seasons, but you can change yourself. Therein lies the opportunity to live an extraordinary life, the opportunity to change yourself."
- Jim Rohn

"Unswerving loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth, and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness and high achievement."
- Grover Cleveland

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal: Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
- Thomas Jefferson 

"When someone does something good, applaud!  You will make two people happy.
- Samuel Goldwyn

"Sharpen your interest in two major subjects: life and people. You will only gather information from a source if you are interested in it."
- Jim Rohn

"I find that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed, but the spirit in which we face them, that constitutes our comfort."
- Elizabeth T. King

"There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become."
- Orison Swett Marden

"You must have courage to bet on your ideals, to take calculated risk, and act.. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness."
- Maxwell Maltz

Give your best effort, because you are worth your best effort
- Denis Waitley

"In interactions with others, instead of trying to be right, why don’t we try being kind?"
- Wayne Dyer

"Attitude is greatly shaped by influence and association."
- Jim Rohn

"How long should you try? Until."
- Jim Rohn

"Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
- John Wooden 

"You don't have to change that much for it to make a great deal of difference. A few simple disciplines can have a major impact on how your life works out in the next 90 days, let alone in the next 12 months or the next 3 years."
- Jim Rohn

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

"The greatest gift you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."
- Brian Tracy

"Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene."
- Arthur Christopher Benson, British Author

"The history of free men is not written by chance, but by choice - their choice."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"When you change, the world around you changes."
— Niurka

"From testimonials and personal experience, we have enough information to conclude that it is possible to design and live an extraordinary life."
— Jim Rohn

You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
- Joan Baez

""Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans; it's lovely to be silly at the right moment."
- Horace

The way we live our days, is the way we live our lives.
- Annie Dillard

"You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices."
— Deepak Chopra: Doctor and mind/body/spirit author

"You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person."
- Scott Sorrell

"The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances."
— Victor Frankl

"There can only be one solution to any problem: a change in attitude and in consciousness."
— Gregg Braden

"A happy family is but an earlier heaven."
- George Bernard Shaw, Playwright

"Purpose is what gives life a meaning."
- C.H. Parkhurst

"If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it."
— George F. Burns: American comedian

"Self-image sets the boundaries of accomplishment."
- Maxwell Maltz, Author

“People rarely success unless they have fun at what they are doing.”
- Andrew Carnegie

“The most pleasant and useful persons are those who leave some of the problems of the universe for God to worry about.”
- Don Marquis

"A well spent day brings happy sleep."
- Leonardo da Vinci

“I do not think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains.”
- Anne Frank

"Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others."
— David Hawkins: Internationally renowned psychiatrist, physician, researcher

"Our life is what our thoughts make it."
- Marcus Aurelius

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
- Sir James Barrie, Author - Peter Pan

"The mere sense of living is joy enough."
- Emily Dickinson

"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances."
- Martha Washington

"To get the full value of a joy you must have someone to divide it with."
- Mark Twain

"Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!"
- Robert Browning