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Quotations about having a good attitude and staying optimistic.


Aristotle: "The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances."

Baruch, Bernard M.: "The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them."

Bradstreet, Anne: "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."

Camus, Albert: "But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?"

Charles, Ray: "I don't sing a song unless I feel it. The song don't tug at my heart, I pass on it. I have to believe in what I'm doing."

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

Cousins, Norman: "Laughter is inner jogging."

Crane, Frank:"You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough."

Curie, Marie: "Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas."

Disraeli, Benjamin: "Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief [is] the blunder of life."

Dr. Seuss: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

Ellington, Duke: "A problem is a chance for you to do your best."

Ellington, Duke: "There are two kinds of worries - those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter."

Franklin, Benjamin: "The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."

Giovanni, Nikki: "Nothing is easy to the unwilling."

Gyatso, Tenzin: "In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision."

Jewish Proverb "He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good."

Jordan, Michael: "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."

Keller, Helen: "Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therein to be content."

King, Coretta Scott: "Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated."

Langbridge, Frederick: "Two men look out through the same bars: one sees mud and one the stars."

Larcom, Lucy: "If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it."

Marley, Bob: "Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."

Parcells, Bill: "It is what it is."

Poe, Edgar Allan: "Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."

Prevert, Jacques: "Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it."

Proverb: "Look at what you've got and make the best of it. It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."

Queen Elizabeth I of England: "Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor."

Russell, Bertrand: "To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness."

Sartre, Jean-Paul: "A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost."

Spencer, Charles: "Genuine goodness is threatening to those at the opposite end of the moral spectrum."

Voltaire: "Better is the enemy of the good."

Wagner, Richard:"Joy is not in things; it is in us."

Wooden, John R.: "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."



Maltz, Maxwell: "Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbrake on."



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