Attitude


I’ve learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you. ~ Omer B. Washington

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.” - Walter Anderson (1903-1965); American artist

When something bad happens you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you. - Unknown

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944); French author

“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.” - Roald Dahl (1916-1990); British novelist

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” - Epicurus (born 341 BC); Greek philosopher

"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anytime you blame others and complain about your situation, you are choosing to be a victim. By playing the victim role you are putting yourself in an ineffective and weak position. It is virtually impossible to allow incredible miracles to enter your life when you choose to remain in this negative mental state. ~ Sonia Ricotti

“When something bad happens you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.” - Unknown

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” - Arthur Rubinstein (1887-1982); pianist

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. ~ Voltaire

In one minute you can change your attitude and in that minute you can change your entire day. ~Spencer Johnson

We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them. ~ William Arthur Ward

“Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If were frantic, life will be frantic. If were peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.” - Marianne Williamson (born 1952);author, lecturer

Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you. ~ Og Mandino



Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. ~Stephen Covey


A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.  ~David Brinkley

Give life to things which are beautiful. Don’t give life to ugly things. You don’t have much time, much energy to waste. With such a small life, with such a small energy source, it is simply stupid to waste it in sadness, in anger, in hatred, in jealousy.  Use it in love, use it in some creative act, use it in friendship, use it in meditation.  Do something with your energy which takes you higher. And the higher you go, the more energy sources become available to you. It is in our hands. - Osho


If you like grass to be greener, there is no need to look on the other side of the fence; make the grass greener on your side of the fence. It is such a simple thing to make the grass greener. - Osho


Man is a magnet, and every line and dot and detail of his experiences come by his own attraction. ~ Elizabeth Towne 
“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” - Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971); American theologian
“An open mind is like an open window. It lets the fresh air in. ” - Mike Hernacki, Author


A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. - Herm Albright


"Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee." - Michel de Montaigne, (1533-1592); Essayist, Author


Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities. - Norman Vincent Peale



The control centre of your life is your attitude. - Anonymous


It is never too late to be who you might have been. - George Eliot


Thats attitude!

* Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life. Never ask for a lighter rain. Just pray for a better umbrella. 
* When flood comes, fish eat ants & when flood recedes, ants eat fish. Only time matters. Just hold on
* Life is not about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship, its not how we care in the beginning, but how much we care till ending.
* Some people always throw stones in your path. It depends on you what you make with them. Wall or Bridge being architect of your life.
* Every problem has (n+1) solutions, where n is the number of solutions that you have tried and 1 is that we have not tried. That’s life.
* It`s not important to hold all the good cards in life. But it`s important how well we play with the cards which you hold.
* When you feel sad, to cheer up just go to the mirror and say, `Damn I am really so cute` and you will overcome your sadness. But don`t make this a habit coz liars go to hell.
* One of the basic differences between God and human is, God gives, gives and forgives. But human gets, gets, gets and forgets. Be thankful in life!
* Only two types of persons are happy in this world. 1st is Crazy and 2nd is Child. Be Crazy to achieve what you desire and be a Child to enjoy what you have achieved!

  - Courtesy: Vicky Nandavar



Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things. - Denis Diderot


The most important thing in life is to stop saying "I wish" and start saying "I will." Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities. - David Copperfield

Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference whats happening out there. Its how you take it that counts. - Denis Waitley


"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. " - F. Scott Fitzgerald, (1896-1940); author


Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. - Charles Swindoll


Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance. - Bruce Barton


Negatives and positives are most always based on perception and tend to rent space in our minds and largely dictate our reaction to situations. - M. Raymond Sheppard


"He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own."
- Confucius, (551-479); philosopher


Dont rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you cant love and respect yourself - no one lese will be able to make that happen. Accept who your are - completely; the good and the bad - and make changes as YOU see fit - not because you think someone else wants you to be different. - Stacey Charter


"Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses. "  - Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808-1890);critic, journalist, and novelist


To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. - Stevie Wonder


"Love yourself " accept yourself  " forgive yourself " and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.
- Dr. Leonardo Buscaglia (1924-1998); professor, author


I am responsible.
Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.
I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.  - Walter Anderson


An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered. - Anonymous


Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? - Dennis and Wendy Mannering


The worst bankrupt in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm. - H. W. Arnold


"You dont have to accept the invitation to get angry. Instead, practice forgiveness, empathy and encouragement." - Dan Fallon



Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
- Anthony J. DAngelo, The College Blue Book



If you dont get everything you want, think of the things you dont get that you dont want. - Oscar Wilde



"Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds" - Franklin D.Roosevelt



Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. - Albert Einstein



Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. - Voltaire



Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if theyve got a second. Give your dreams all youve got and youll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. - William James



"All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope."  - Alexandre Dumas,(1802-1870); Writer



I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. - Ancient Persian Saying



If you dont think every day is a good day, just try missing one. - Cavett Robert



Its so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. - Annie Gottlier


Oh, my friend, its not what they take away from you that counts. Its what you do with what you have left. - Hubert Humphrey

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. - Winston Churchill

Every day may not be good, but theres something good in every day. - Author Unknown

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. - George Santayana



Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. - Francesca Reigler



If you dont like something change it; if you cant change it, change the way you think about it. - Mary Engelbreit



So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. -The Eagles, "Already Gone"


The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders. ~ Fosters Law


He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. ~ Samuel Johnson


Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Lifes Little Instruction Book


Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, dont count on harvesting Golden Delicious. ~Bill Meyer

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. ~ Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermeres Fan, 1893

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. ~ Attributed to both Jonathan Swift and Benjamin Franklin

To be upset over what you dont have is to waste what you do have. ~ Ken S. Keyes, Jr., Handbook to Higher Consciousness

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it. ~Joe Clark

The only disability in life is a bad attitude. ~Scott Hamilton

If you arent fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. ~ Vince Lombardi


My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants. ~J. Brotherton


"TapasyÄ" is threefold--of the body, of speech, and of mind. The first is service to others; the second, truthfulness; and third, control and concentration. - Swami Vivekananda, Selections from the Belur Math Diary. Complete Works, 5.319.


There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. ~Publius Terentius Afer


I dont like that man. I must get to know him better. ~Abraham Lincoln



Just because youre miserable doesnt mean you cant enjoy your life. ~Annette Goodheart


In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. ~Albert Camus, Lyrical and Critical Essays


Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didnt learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didnt learn a little, at least we didnt get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didnt die; so, let us all be thankful. ~Buddha



There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. ~William J. Bennett, The Book of Virtues


I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. ~Abraham Lincoln


Being in a good frame of mind helps keep one in the picture of health. ~Author Unknown



Got no checkbooks, got no banks,
Still Id like to express my thanks -
I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.
~Irving Berlin, "I Got the Sun in the Morning," 1946



To everyone is given the key to heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell. ~Ancient Proverb

Make your optimism come true. ~Author Unknown

True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander. ~Charles Caleb Colton


To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. ~Confucius


I dont think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. ~Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl



The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations. ~Eli Khamarov, Surviving on Planet Reebok


Oft expectation fails, and most oft there
Where most it promises. ~William Shakespeare


Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox. ~English Proverb

Say you are well, or all is well with you,
And God shall hear your words and make them true. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox



A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone. ~Robert Frost



If we shall take the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. ~William James


Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. ~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein, 1818


When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because youve growled all day long. ~Author Unknown


What is possible? What you will. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827


Good fortune shies away from gloom. Keep your spirits up. Good things will come to you and you will come to good things. ~Glorie Abelhas

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. ~Katherine Mansfield

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~Robert Brault



Let me enjoy the earth no less
Because the all-enacting Might
Which fashioned forth its loveliness
Had other aims than my delight.
~Thomas Hardy, Times Laughingstocks and Other Verses, 1909

Whenever you fall, pick something up. ~Oswald Avery

Success is due less to ability than to zeal. ~Charles Buxton



My fathers 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. ~Margot Asquith



Anywhere is paradise; its up to you. ~Author Unknown



We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them. ~Elbert Hubbard



If my resolution to be a great man was half so strong as it is to despise the shame of being a little one... ~William Cowper



I think, what has this day brought me, and what have I given it? ~Henry Moore



This weary ol workhorse is a unicorn, my friend. ~Jareb Teague



We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt... ~Dorothy Day



I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. ~Winston Churchill



What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - its the size of the fight in the dog. ~Dwight Eisenhower, address to Republican National Committee, 31 January 1958, also sometimes attributed to Mark Twain (unverified)



Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. ~Betty Smith



Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune. ~Walt Whitman



No life is so hard that you cant make it easier by the way you take it. ~Ellen Glasgow


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