Quotes To Live By
Page 2 - Authors H to N
The positive attitude quotes on this page are all from surnames and sources H to N. For more words of wisdom about keeping a positive attitude take a look at the other pages: A to G, O to S T to Z and also for words from unknown sources there is the Attitude Sayings page.
Attitudes Quotes: H
Live by choice, not by chance.
Make changes, not excuses.
Be motivated, not manipulated.
Work to excel, not compete.
Listen to your own inner voice...
not the jumbled opinions of everyone else.
Walter C. Hagen 1892 - 1969
You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
Edward Everett Hale 1822 - 1909
I am only one - but I am one.
I can't do everything - but I can do something.
And what I can do - that I ought to do.
And what I ought to do - by the grace of God I will do.
Forgive people who do you wrong...
They unknowingly make you strong.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926
Because you are alive.... Everything is possible.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926
Walk so that your footprints bear only the marks of peaceful joy and complete freedom. To do this you have to learn to let go. Let go of your sorrows, let go of your worries. That is the secret of walking meditation.
Terri Hatcher 1964
I'm really clear about my priority in life...
It's being a mom.
Freedom is a state of mind,
not a state of being.
History is there to be learned from and not lived to.
The difference between good and evil is Intention.
We are entering an age in which each individual needs to acknowledge their responsibility to themselves and to every other form of life on this planet. With this kind of openness and respect the future of humankind is unlimited.
You are part of something so vital and meaningful, that you need to savour every second in your physical incarnation.
David R. Hawkins 1927 - 2012
Love everyone and everything at all times, including yourself, no matter what.
Goldie Hawn 1945
The only thing that will make you happy is... Being happy with who you are and not who people think you are.
Louise L. Hay 1926
Forgiving is a gift to yourself. It frees you from the past, the past experience, and past relationships. It allows you to live in the present time. When you forgive yourself and forgive others, you are indeed free.
Life loves you.
You've been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
Arthur Helps 1813 - 1875
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground,
but a kind word is never thrown away.
Jimi Hendrix 1942 - 1970
I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.
Matthew Henry 1662 - 1714
All this and Heaven too.
Audrey Hepburn 1929 - 1993
The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy, it's all that matters.
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
Napoleon Hill 1883 - 1970
Nothing constructive and worthy of man's efforts ever has, or ever will be achieved, except by that which comes from a positive mental attitude, based on a definiteness of purpose and activated by a burning desire, and acted upon until the burning desire is elevated to the level of applied faith.
To be a star...
You must shine your own light, follow your own path and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.
Hospitality is to be shown even towards an enemy. The tree doth not withdraw its shade, even from the woodcutter.
Robert Holden 1964
Love thyself so that you can love another
Love thyself so that you cannot project fear
Love thyself so as to let others love you
Love thyself so as to let people near
The difference between happiness is no-where and happiness is now-here has something to do with the event, and everything to do with how you see the event. Your perception is key.
To have time for what is valuable, you have to stop giving time to what isn't.
Your intention to love, no matter what, is the absolute key to happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 - 1894
While we've youth in our hearts,
we can never grow old.
Horace 65BC - 8AD
Remember to preserve a calm Soul amid difficulties.
While we're talking, time will have meanly run on... pick today's fruits, not relying on the future in the slightest.
If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page.
Vernon Howard 1918 - 1992
Change is never a loss - it is change only.
Elbert Hubbard 1856 - 1915
Character is the result of two things; mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
The world is moving so fast these days, that the man who says it can't be done, is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie
I sail the seas of life as the master of my ship.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace. Take action as circumstances require, but never surrender your inner peace. Stop. Breathe deeply. Close your eyes and breathe deeply again. Then, and only then, take action from a peaceful heart.
Margaret Wolfe Hungerford 1855 - 1897
Beauty is altogether in the eye of the beholder.
Aldous Huxley 1894 - 1963
Let us be kinder to one another.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
When life seems difficult and the road ahead is steep, remember God didn't make the earth flat, and it is more interesting and beautiful because of that.
Attitude Quotes: I
Daisaku Ikeda 1928
If we look at the world with a love of life the world will reveal its beauty to us.
Attitude Quotes: J
Jesse Jackson 1941
Never look down on anybody...
unless you're helping him up.
William James 1842 - 1910
Act as if what you do makes a difference... It does.
Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The Soul is stronger than it's surroundings.
Piece of mind comes from not wanting to change others, but by simply accepting them as they are. True acceptance is always without demands and expectations.
All the dangers in our world are like a blessed wake up call. They tell us to live life NOW... not tomorrow, not when the children grow up, not when we retire... but NOW.
Dancing with life is moving into the flow of our experiences - good or bad - with a feeling of harmony, trust, guidance and love.
Feel the fear.... and do it anyway.
We don't have to wait until we are old to gather the riches... we can gather them every day of our lives.
While non of us understands the Grand Design, we can commit to using all our experiences, good or bad, as the building blocks of a powerful and loving life. Then it is, indeed, all happening perfectly.
Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1826
Nothing can stop a man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal.
Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Samuel Johnson 1709 - 1784
It is worth a thousand pounds a year to have the habit of looking on the bright side of things.
When making your choice in life... do not neglect to live.
Angelina Jolie 1975
Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it's just as important to sit down and ask my son how he's feeling or talk to him about life.
Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.
C. Joybell. C
I am first and foremost me, but right after that I am a mother. The best thing that I can ever be is me. But the best gift that I will ever have is being a mother.
Carl Jung 1875 - 1961
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.
The shoe that fits one person pinches another, there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
Juvenal 55 - 127
Be gentle with the young.
Attitude Quotes: K
Listen to that tweet from your heartbeat, and listen to that chat request from your brain and pay attention to that status update from your body. On a daily basis, befriend yourself.
Byron Katie 1942
All I have is all I need... And all I need is all I have in this moment.
It's not your job to like me... It's mine.
When I walk into a room I know that everyone loves me... I just don't expect them to realize it yet.
John Keats 1795 - 1821
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. It's loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness.
Helen Keller 1880 - 1968
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence. And I learn whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens... but often we look so long at the closed door, that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Thomas Kempis 1379 - 1471
If there is joy in the world, the man whose heart is pure will certainly possess it. If there is trouble and distress anywhere, the bad conscience is the one more likely to feel it.
Everyone needs reminders that the fact of their being on this Earth is important and that each life changes everything.
Rose Kennedy 1890 - 1995
Birds sing after a storm... why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
Miranda Kerr 1983
A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that's like women too.
Everyone has a different beauty and different qualities and I think that women need to learn to love their qualities and be comfortable in the fact that everyone is different.
Happiness is a choice we make. You can wake up and say, "Oh, I can't believe it's so cold," or you can say, "Oh, wow, this is a great opportunity for me to try out my new sweater." No one can be consistently positive, but why not make the choice that makes you feel better, rather than the one that drags you down?
I am a vibrant, healthy and joyful being of light and love.
I feel like life is really short, and it's important to enjoy yourself and embrace whatever comes your way, whether it's a challenging day or a great day, just welcome it with open arms. No matter who you are, you can't escape challenges, they are part of life.
In being love, I give love.
In being joy, I give joy.
In being happiness, I give happiness.
Everything I need is within.
Knowing yourself and coming to trust your feelings and your intuition will open up your life to greater possibilities and keep you moving toward your goals. One thing I have learned is that I should trust my gut instincts. Ultimately, only we know what is best for us.
Life is too short to give another minute to anyone or anything that doesn't make you happy.
We all have bad days, but one thing is true... no cloud is so dark that sun can't shine through.
Ellen Key 1849 - 1926
At every step, the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life, the thorns should never be plucked from the roses.
Ken Keyes 1921 - 1995
The past is dead. The future's imaginary.
Happiness can only be in the eternal now moment.
I'm not sure what the future holds, but I do know that I'm going to be positive.
Martin Luther King Jr 1929 - 1968
If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.'
I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land. I'm not worried about anything, I'm not fearing any man.
We must learn to live together as brothers or we are going to perish together as fools.
Yolanda King 1955 - 2007
What we need to do is learn to respect and embrace our differences, until our differences don't make a difference in how we are treated.
Do you love your Creator?
Then love your fellow beings first.
Every experience is an opportunity
to encounter the Divine.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 - 1986
The difference between me and you is that I don't mind what happens.
The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love, and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
Charles Kuralt 1934 - 1997
I think all those people, I did stories about, measured their own success by the joy their work was giving them.
My parents encouraged me in everything I ever wanted to do.
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
Attitude Quotes: L
Jess Lair ? - 2000
Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit,
we cannot flower and grow without it.
Dalai Lama 1935
A positive state of mind is not merely good for you, it benefits everyone with whom you come into contact, literally changing the world.
Dalai Lama 1935
Be kind wherever possible... It is always possible.
Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Live one day at a time... and make it a masterpiece.
Today more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal Responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to all other forms of life.
The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.
Two men look out through the same prison bars...
One sees mud and one sees stars.
Bruce Lee 1940 - 1973
Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
Bruce Lee 1940 - 1973
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations. And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Bruce Lee 1940 - 1973
In every passionate pursuit, the pursuit counts more than the object pursued.
Knowing is not enough... We must apply.
Willing is not enough... We must do.
Sorrows are our best educator. A man can see further through a tear than a telescope.
To live content with small means.
To seek elegance rather than luxury and refinement rather than fashion.
To be worthy, not respectable and wealthy not rich.
To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.
To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.
In other words...
To let the Spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common.
Madeleine L'Engle 1918 - 2007
Somethings have to be believed...
To be seen.
John Lennon 1940 - 1980
Everything will be okay in the end.
If it's not okay... it's not the end.
If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the sixties, that's his problem. Love and Peace are eternal.
I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it.
It's just getting out of one car and into another.
John Lennon 1940 - 1980
Peace is not something to wish for. It's something you make, something you do, something you are and something you give away.
Time you enjoyed wasting... was not wasted.
When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.
Feel gratitude for everything. When we see every situation as being perfect just the way it is, happiness grows and grows.
C.S. Lewis 1898 - 1963
Do not waste time bothering whether you 'love' your neighbour; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loves someone, you will presently come to love him.
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Liberace 1919 - 1987
Too much of a good thing is...
Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1865
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Whatever you are... be a good one.
On the road of life... Meet people where they are, Accept who they are. And there are some folks that you need to leave where they are... Keep walking.
Bruce Lipton 1944
The moment you change your perception, is the moment you re-write the chemistry of your body.
Vince Lombardi 1913 - 1970
Individual commitment to a group effort... That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
Perfection is not attainable... But, if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
Success is based upon a spiritual quality, a power to inspire others.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Winning is not everything... But, making the effort to win is.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 - 1882
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
The World is... as You Are.
Attitude Quotes: M
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt.
As young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear.
As young as your hope, as old as your despair.
Harvey MacKay 1932
It doesn't matter if they say you can't do it...
It only matters if you say you can't.
Life is 10% how you make it and 90% how you take it.
Shirley MacLaine 1934
I realized that if what we call human nature can be changed, then absolutely anything is possible. And from that moment, my life changed.
George Leigh Mallory 1886 - 1924
(On being asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest)
Because it is there.
Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear... but the triumph over it.
Og Mandino 1923 - 1996
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino 1923 - 1996
Do all things with love.
Sargy Mann 1937
I had to sort of re-invent painting for myself, it seemed sort of more or less impossible, but if you're determined to keep on going, you know you don't need to give up because if your subject is your own experience then as long as you're having an experience you've got a subject, and that has turned out to be true, even into total blindness.
Don't give up. It's not over. The Universe is balanced.
Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back.
Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.
I will be generous with my love today. I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.
Let go of the people who dull your shine, poison your spirit and bring your drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues.
The only permission, the only validation and the only opinion that matters in our quest for greatness is our own.
We all make mistakes, have struggles and even regret things in our past. But, you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.
When I accept myself... I am freed from the burden of needing you to accept me.
Bob Marley 1945 - 1981
One Love, One Heart,
Let's get together and feel alright.
Bob Marley 1945 - 1981
Some people FEEL the rain... others just get wet.
Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
David McCullough 1933
Real success is finding your life work in the work that you love.
J.P. McEvoy 1895 - 1958
Peace of mind is much better than giving them a piece of your mind.
Barbara F. Meltz
Whether your child is three or thirteen, don't rush in to rescue him until you know he's done all he can to rescue himself.
Mencius 372BC - 289BC
Great is the man who has not lost his childlike heart.
What we learn with pleasure...
we never forget.
Thomas Merton 1915 - 1968
Our job is to love others... Without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.
Michelangelo 1475 - 1564
I am still learning.
(at age 87)
Donald Miller 1971
When you stop expecting people to be perfect... You can like them for who they are.
Henry Miller 1891 - 1980
One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.
A.A. Milne 1882 - 1956
What day is it?" asked Pooh.
"It's today" squeaked Piglet.
"My favourite day" said Pooh.
Wilson Mizner 1876 - 1933
Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.
Marilyn Monroe 1926 - 1962
All little girls should be told they are pretty.
Marilyn Monroe 1926 - 1962
I don't want to make money... I just want to be wonderful
We are all of us stars... and we deserve to twinkle.
Michel de Montaigne 1533 - 1592
Whether the events in our life are good or bad, greatly depends on the way we perceive them.
Charles de Montesquieu 1689 - 1755
To become truly great... One has to stand with people, not above them.
Make everyday decisions from a place of love.
My purpose is to be as much me as I can be.
When I was willing to let go of what I wanted, I received what was truly mine. I've realized the latter is always the greater gift.
When we are happy, those around us will be happy, and in turn, those around them will also start to feel the same way. We always have to start with our-self, and the best place to start is to do what makes you feel joyful.
Mary Manin Morrissey 1949
Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
Be patient. Like storms, the challenges will pass. Know too, that like the sun, your true Soul self is constantly radiating.
The best choices will always be the most loving.
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remember to turn on the Light.
Never lie, cheat, steal or drink. But... if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. If you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.
Be wide open and ready.
Pirates Of The Carribean
The problem is not the problem...
The problem is your attitude about the problem.
Don't think you are... Know you are.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
Always radiate positive currents of...
Light, Goodness, Love, Kindness, Hope and Determination.
Be an instrument, a multiplier of God's blessings.
Believe in the immortality and everlasting effects of your goodness.
I am as great as the thoughts I conceive.
I am as great as the Universe I perceive.
I am as great as the love of my heart.
I am as great as the God in my Soul.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
I am happy with my past, my present and my future. All three are miraculous building blocks of my beloved, wonderful life.
I want my life to be a hymn to the Creator.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
If you do not decide to be happy, very few people can make you happy.
If you decide to be happy, very few people can make you unhappy.
Know yourself. Feel yourself.
Love yourself. Respect yourself.
Take good care of yourself.
You are your most precious possession on Earth.
Let there be Peace on Earth and let it begin with me.
Life is Divine.
Love the road of your life... There is so much beauty to see, so much music to hear, so many flowers to smell, so many thoughts to be thought, so much love to be had, so much Divinity to be felt.
Open your eyes, mind and heart to the astonishing miracles of life, to the beauty surrounding you, to the uniqueness of your being, to the wonders you can achieve.
Switch on and keep on in yourself the cheerful buttons.. Those marked Joy, Laughter, Happiness, Love, Passion for life, Gratitude for life.
Think with your heart. See with your heart.
Hear with your heart. Feel with your heart.
Act with your hear. Speak with your heart.
For love is the highest, most powerful, durable human capacity.
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return you will receive untold peace and happiness.
Treat every moment of your life with Divine respect. Love passionately your God-given miraculous life.
Walk through life as a Blessed Person and a Miracle Maker.
Attitude Quotes: N
Help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence.
Honor the sacred. Honor the Earth, our Mother.
Honor all with whom we share the Earth Walk in balance and beauty.
Keep the warmth of the sun in your heart.
Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude.
Looking forward, I am filled with vision.
Looking upwards, I am filled with strength.
Looking within, I discover peace.
Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my Spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my Sacred Space and love beyond my fear. And thus walk in balance with the passing of each glorious sun.
The more you give, the more good things come to you.
Patricia Neal 1926 - 2010
A strong positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
To be fully present with what is, is to be content... and to be content is to be blessed by everything that happens in life.
Thandie Newton 1972
I've learned the value of absorbing the moment. I remember the first time Ripley (daughter) saw her shadow, my God, it was like shadows had just been invented. It was the most exquisite moment.
Jack Nicholson 1937
There's no point dwelling on what might or could have been. You just have to go forward.
Friedrich Nietzsche 1844 - 1900
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way and the only way, it does not exist.
Earl Nightingale 1921 - 1989
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something to stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway, we might as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
If you want to have world peace - peace in your family, peace in your town and peace in your bedroom - you simply begin with whatever creates peace within yourself. This vibration will go out from you in waves and these waves have a very positive impact on the world.
Dame Julian of Norwich 1342 - 1416
A cheerful giver does not count the cost of what he gives. His heart is set on pleasing and cheering the person to whom the gift is given.
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