quotes

Attitude

If the only thing we leave our kids is the quality of enthusiasm, we will have given them an estate of incalculable value. • Thomas Edison

Be, and not seem. • Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed and won by youth. • Winston Churchill

The man who really wants to do something finds a way, the other finds an excuse. • E.C. McKenzie

We cannot choose how many years we will live, but we can choose how much life those years will have. We cannot control the beauty of our face, but we can control the expression on it. We cannot control life’s difficult moments, but we can choose to make life less difficult. We cannot control the negative atmosphere of the world, but we can control the atmosphere of our minds. Too often, we try to choose and control things we cannot. Too seldom, we choose to control what we can...our attitude. • Anonymous

Every time you make a choice you are turning the control part of you, the part that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, you are slowly turning this control thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish one. • C.S. Lewis

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently--they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. • Steve Jobs

An optimist is one who would go after Moby Dick in a rowboat and take along the tartar sauce. • Zig Ziglar

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. • President Thomas Jefferson

“The winners in life think constantly in terms of ‘I can, I will and I am.’ Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have done, or what they don’t do.” • Denis Waitley (Author of The Psychology of Winning)

Even though there have been some bumps and bruises along the way, there is enough joy and wonder and love and grace in the life to which I am given these days that to complain about the road I have traveled would be ungrateful at the very least. And there is no question that some of what I learned while wandering through those places that did not suit me very well has turned out to be invaluable for the work I have now been given to do. • Robert Benson