Positive Quotes

I hope you enjoy this inspiring collection of positive quotes to help you develop a more positive attitude.

I've also included a classic video of Napoleon Hill, the author of "Think and Grow Rich".

Positive Quotes Index

Aging Gracefully
Attitude
Be Thankful
Be Your Own Person
Beautiful
Carpe Diem
Choose Thoughts Wisely
Circle of Influence
Dealing with Endings
Dealing with Failure
Dealing with Problems
Dealing with Uncertainty
Goals
Good Advice
Happiness
Helping Others
Humorous
Insightful
Inspirational
Kind Acts
Letting Go
Living in the Now
Living Life
Opportunity
Perseverance
Perspective
Positive Affirmations
Positive Change
Positive Mental Attitude
Positive Relationships
Power of Thoughts
Profound
Proverb
Pursuing Dreams
Pursuing Goals
Smiling
Success
Take the First Step
The Future
The Impossible
You Are Good Enough
Wisdom

Napoleon Hill - Positive Mental Attitude

Napoleon Hill shares 20 explicit tips on keeping a positive mental attitude. These tips were garnered after spending 20 years of his life studying and interviewing over 500 of America’s richest people.

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Aging Gracefully

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
~ C. S. Lewis

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
~ George Bernard Shaw

"The golden age is before us, not behind us."
~ William Shakespeare

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Attitude

"Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude."
~ Zig Ziglar

"Attitude is Everything."
~ Charles Swindoll

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them."
~ George Bernard Shaw

"Everything in our lives is either a blessing, or a blessing in disguise."
~ Joel Fotinos

"Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him."
~ Aldous Huxley

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

"Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left."
~ Hubert Humphrey

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

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

"The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude."
~ Dennis S. Brown

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

"No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it."
~ Ellen Glasgow

"We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails."
~ Author Unknown

"Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude."
~ Ralph Marston

"Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun."
~ Colleen C. Barrett

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Be Thankful

"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful."
~ Buddha

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Be Your Own Person

"The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us."
~ Hubert Humphrey

"There is nothing more genuine than breaking away from the chorus to learn the sound of your own voice."
~ Po Bronson

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
~ Waldo Emerson

"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."
~ Bertrand Russell

"Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself."
~ George Bernard Shaw

"This above all, to thine own self be true."
~ William Shakespeare

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Beautiful

"Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold."
~ Maurice Setter

"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses."
~ Alphonse Karr

"Say 'Yes' to the seedlings and a giant forest cleaves the sky.
Say 'Yes' to the universe and the planets become your neighbors.
Say 'Yes' to dreams of love and freedom. It is the password to utopia."
~ Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun, 1951

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Carpe Diem

"More often in life, we end up regretting the chances in life that we had, but didn’t take them, than those chances that we took and wished we hadn’t."
~ Anonymous

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
~ William Jennings Bryan

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Choose Thoughts Wisely

"Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul."
~ Walt Whitman

"I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

"Choose the World You See, and See the World You Choose."
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind."
~ Emmet Fox

"I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative."
~ James Arthur Baldwin

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."
~ Willie Nelson

"People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong...Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?"
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

"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

"Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious."
~ Bill Meyer

"The soul does not absorb negativity by accident, always by choice."
~ Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com

"May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down."
~ Sara June Parker

"They can betray me, but I choose not to betray my peace of mind."
~ Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com

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Circle of Influence

"Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
~ Mark Twain

"Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too; surrounded by people who don't, you don't."
~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

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Dealing with Endings

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we took so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us."
~ Helen Keller

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Dealing with Failure

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
~ Nelson Mandela

"Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again."
~ W. Clement Stone

"Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some."
~ John Keats

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

"Many of life’s failures are people who had not realized how close they were to success when they gave up."
~ Thomas A Edison

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Dealing with Problems

"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem."
~ Theodore Rubin

"Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom."
~ Earl Shoaf

"Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

"A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience."
~ Grant Fairley

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Dealing with Uncertainty

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Goals

"The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach."
~ Benjamin Mays

"Nothing ventured, nothing gained."
~ Anonymous

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Good Advice

"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."
~ Mary Engelbreit

"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

"The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it."
~ Will Foley

"Be the light in the dark, be the calm in the storm and be at peace while at war."
~ Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.com

"Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene."
~ Arthur Christopher Benson

"Why not learn to enjoy the little things - there are so many of them."
~ Author Unknown

"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

"Believe in yourself."
~ Anonymous

"Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail."
~ Og Mandino

"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
~ William Faulkner

"Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability."
~ John Wooden

"Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, "This is the real me," and when you have found that attitude, follow it."
~ William James

"There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there’s virtually no competition."
~ Steven J Ross

"Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It's the best part of the day."
~ George Allen

"Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting."
~ Elizabeth Bibesco

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."
~ Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

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

"Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures."
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life's Little Instruction Book

"Let your inner sunshine overcome the passing haze of discontent."
~ odinsky, www.dodinsky.com

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

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world."
~ Jack Layton

"Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway."
~ Emory Austin

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Happiness

"The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up."
~ Mark Twain

"Happiness depends upon ourselves."
~ Aristotle

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

"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."
~ Hugh Downs

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Helping Others

"When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness."
~ Joseph Campbell

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Humorous

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
~ Herm Albright, quoted in Reader's Digest, June 1995

"Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus."
~ Susan Longacre

"'It's snowing still,' said Eeyore gloomily. 'So it is.' 'And freezing.' 'Is it?' 'Yes,' said Eeyore. 'However,' he said, brightening up a little, 'we haven't had an earthquake lately.'"
~ A.A. Milne

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Insightful

"Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day."
~ Author Unknown

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

"We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon."
~ Konrad Adenauer

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

"We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs."
~ Kenneth Clark

"We don’t see the things the way they are. We see things the way WE are."
~ Talmund

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You don't have the power to make life 'fair,' but you do have the power to make life joyful."
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

"If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don't, you have achieved half your failure."
~ David Ambrose

"Nothing is interesting if you're not interested."
~ Helen MacInness

"For every day that there is sunshine, there will be days of rain, it's how we dance within them both that shows our love and pain."
~ Joey Tolbert

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out."
~ Art Linkletter

"Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world."
~ Eckhart Tolle

"A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world; everyone you meet is your mirror."
~ Ken Keyes, Jr.

"It isn't our position but our disposition which makes us happy."
~ Author Unknown

"Anywhere you go liking everyone, everyone will be likeable."
~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

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Inspirational

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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

"The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it."
~ C.C. Scott

"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve."
~ Napoleon Hill

"There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go."
~ Frederick Faber

"It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts."
~ Robert H. Schuller

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Kind Acts

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
~ Leo Buscaglia

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Letting Go

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
~ Lao Tzu

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Living in the Now

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present."
~ B. Olatunji

"Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake..."
~ Francis Bacon, Sr.

"Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day."
~ Will Durant

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Living Life

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
~ Helen Keller

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
~ Anaïs Nin

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."
~ Nelson Mandela

"Life is what you make of it."
~ Anonymous

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."
~ William James

"Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point."
~ Harold B Melchart

"There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle."
~ Albert Einstein

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Opportunity

"When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade."
~ Anonymous

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
~ Thomas A Edison

"Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability."
~ Joe Brown

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Perseverance

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
~ Ella Fitzgerald

"When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on."
~ Franklin D Roosevelt

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,'I will try again tomorrow.'"
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

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Perspective

"If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want."
~ Oscar Wilde

"I've decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I'm having a party!"
~ Betsy Cañas Garmon, www.wildthymecreative.com

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

"Where the loser saw barriers, the winner saw hurdles."
~ Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

"It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to."
~ Annie Gottlier

"There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate."
~ Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

"I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains."
~ Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf."
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
~ Dr Wayne Dyer

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
~ Dale Carnegie

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

"You're not going to make me have a bad day. If there's oxygen on earth and I'm breathing, it's going to be a good day."
~ Cotton Fitzsimmons

"The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong."
~ Thomas Carlyle

"Leroy bet me I couldn't find a pot of gold at the end, and I told him that was a stupid bet because the rainbow was enough."
~ Rita Mae Brown

"Either way, things are a lot better - either a lot better than they were or a lot better than they're going to be."
~ Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered."
~ G.K. Chesterton, "On Running After One's Hat," All Things Considered, 1908

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."
~ Rabindranath Tagore

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Positive Affirmations

"Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better."
~ Émile Coué, a French psychologist

"I have absolutely no limits on what I intent to create."
~ ~ Wayne Dyer

"I choose the path of kindness."
~ ~ Wayne Dyer

"I only allow that which is good into my life!"
~ ~ Wayne Dyer

"I am content to be here in this moment."
~ ~ Wayne Dyer

"Everything I need now is here."
~ ~ Wayne Dyer

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Positive Change

"The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being."
~ Lee Iacocca

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Positive Mental Attitude

"The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

"Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done."
~ Bo Bennett

"Where there is a will, there is a way."
~ Anonymous

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."
~ Zig Ziglar

"Positive anything is better than negative nothing."
~ Elbert Hubbard

"To stay positive, think positive, act positive, and believe positive."
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I'm going to complete every pass."
~ Ron Jaworski

"When we create something, we always create it first in a thought form. If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting and envisioning pleasure, satisfaction and happiness, we will attract and create people, situations, and events which conform to our positive expectations."
~ Shakti Gawain

"The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible."
~ Richard M. DeVos

"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."
~ Roald Dahl

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

"A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug."
~ Patricia Neal

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

"I am a little deaf, a little blind, a little impotent, and on top of this are two or three abominable infirmities, but nothing destroys my hope."
~ Voltaire

"The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind."
~ ohn Burroughs

"I have found that if you love life, life will love you back."
~ Arthur Rubinstein

"You must start with a positive attitude or you will surely end without one."
~ Carrie Latet

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Positive Relationships

"You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people to get what they want."
~ Zig Ziglar

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Power of Thoughts

"Every thought we think is creating our future."
~ Louise L. Hay

"It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so."
~ William Shakespeare

"Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts."
~ The Buddha

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

"If you call a thing bad you do little, if you call a thing good you do much."
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven."
~ John Milton

"Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind."
~ Paavo Nurmi

"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 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

"What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world."
~ The Buddha

"Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can't are both right."
~ Henry Ford

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Profound

"Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved."
~ Marcus Antonius

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
~ Joseph Campbell

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Proverb

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

"Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves."
~ Italian Proverb

"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."
~ Maori Proverb

"Those who wish to sing, always find a song."
~ Swedish Proverb

"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come."
~ Chinese Proverb

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Pursuing Dreams

"The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C's. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy; and the greatest of these is Confidence."
~ Walt Disney

"Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action. When you can taste, smell, and touch your dream, you can enroll the world."
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them."
~ John Updike

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain

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Pursuing Goals

"You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."
~ Christopher Columbus

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Smiling

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

"Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life. And when you feel better about life, your life is better. With an optimistic, positive attitude toward life, the possibilities for your second prime are tremendous."
~ Art Linkletter, who died May 26, 2010 at the age of 97, expressed these thoughts on smiling, positive attitude and a second prime when he was 94.

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Success

"Success is what you attract by the person you become."
~ Jim Rohn

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
~ Aristotle

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

"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

"There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it."
~ Napoleon Hill

"Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."
~ Muhammad Ali

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Take the First Step

"If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed."
~ David Viscott

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Future

"There is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind."
~ Joel Osteen

"The future has several names. For the weak, it is the impossible. For the fainthearted, it is the unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is the ideal."
~ Victor Hugo

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The Impossible

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"
~ Audrey Hepburn

"The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."
~ Anonymous

"Nothing is impossible to a willing heart."
~ John Heywood

"The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities."
~ Author Unknown

"So many of our dreams at first seems impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."
~ Christopher Reeve

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
~ St. Francis of Assisi

"Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools."
~ Napoleon

"The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
~ Walter Bagehot

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You Are Good Enough

"Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
~ Henry van Dyke

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."
~ Hellen Keller

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Wisdom

"Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune."
~ Jim Rohn

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