Attitudes are more important than facts. (Karl A. Menninger)
A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them. (Leonard Louis Levinson)
Fame or integrity : which is more important?
Money or happiness : which is more valuable?
Success or failure : which is more destructive?
If you look to others for fulfilment, you will never truly be fulfilled.
If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself.
Be content with what you have.
Rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. (Lao-tzu)
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. (Lou Holtz)
Ability is what you're capable of.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it. (Lou Holtz)
There are so many negatives in our society. To be on the cover of a magazine these days, you have to have been through drug rehab three times. What message is this giving to young people? But there are positives in our society. And I try to surround myself with good-natured, positive people. (Mary Lou Retton)
Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning. (Mahatma Gandhi)
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living.
The world owes you nothing. It was here first. (Mark Twain)