Quotes To Live By
Page 3 - Authors O to S
The positive attitude quotes on this page are all from surnames and sources O to S. For more words of wisdom about keeping a positive attitude take a look at the other pages: A to G, H to N, T to Z and also for words from unknown sources there is the Attitude Sayings page.
Attitude quotes are listed alphabetically by surname/source
Attitude Quotes: O
I wish to live a life that causes my Soul to dance inside my body.
Mary Oliver 1935
Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am...
To be blessed.
Mary Oliver 1935
To pay attention...
This is our endless and proper work.
James Oppenheim 1882 - 1932
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
Marie Osmond 1959
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Ovid 43BC - 17AD
Burdens become light when cheerfully borne.
Attitude Quotes: P
Many people can't stand the thought of aging, but it's the crystallized thought patterns and inflexible mind-sets that age people before their time. You can break through and challenge your crystallized patterns and mind-sets. That's what evolution and the expansion of love are really about.
Arnold Palmer 1929
Winning isn't everything... But wanting to win is.
Dolly Parton 1946
The way I see it... If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
George S. Patton 1885 - 1945
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the man who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
Norman Vincent Peale 1898 - 1993
Any fact facing us, is not as important as, our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.
The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.
Norman Vincent Peale 1898 - 1993
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
It only takes one seed to be the mother to hundreds of flowers. Sow seeds of Love, Kindness, Joy and Gratitude for a heart full of blooms that never wither.
It's okay to change your route. Along the way of walking your current path, isn't it rather exciting to think... I have found something more interesting, more fantastic, more ME.
We all have different religious beliefs, different views on Spiritualism. How tolerant we are of others views, shows how close we are to Inner Peace.
Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.
Pablo Picasso 1881 - 1973
Age only matters when one is aging. Now that I have arrived at a great age, I might as well be twenty.
Jodi Picoult 1966
Love is not a because...
It's a no matter what.
Flexibility trumps strength.
Serenity is not freedom from the storm... but peace amid the storm.
Today is the best day of your life. The only thing that will change that is... tomorrow.
Alexander Pope 1688 - 1714
To err is human, to forgive... Divine.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
The door may not be open, but that doesn't mean it's closed.
The door may be closed, but that doesn't mean it's locked.
The door may be locked, but that doesn't mean forever.
Some doors are easier to open than others, while others are simply worth the effort to open. The secret to opening any door lies in not giving up.
It is impossible to bless and judge at the same time. So hold constantly as a deep, hallowed, intoned thought, that desire to bless. For truly then shall you become a peacemaker. And one day you shall, everywhere, behold the very face of God.
On passing people in the street, on the bus, in places of work and play...bless them. The peace of your blessing will accompany them on their way and the aura of its gentle fragrance will be a light to their path.
The minute anyone expresses the least aggression or unkindness to you, respond with a blessing. Bless them totally, sincerely, joyful. For such blessings are a shield which protects them from the ignorance of their misdeed, and deflects the arrow that was aimed at you.
Attitude Quotes: Q
Nido Qubein 1948
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start.
Attitude Quotes: R
Isidor Isaac Rabi 1898 - 1988
My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to. Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school: "So, did you learn anything today?" But not my mother. "Izzy," she would say, "Did you ask a good question today?"
Osho Rajneesh 1931 - 1990
If you clean the floor with love, you have given the world and invisible painting.
See that the whole existence is celebrating. These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious. The rivers and the oceans are wild and everywhere there is fun, everywhere there is joy and delight. Watch existence, listen to the existence and become part of it.
Ravensbruck Camp (found there, where 92,000 people died)
Lord, remember not only the men and women of goodwill, but also those of ill-will. But do not remember all the suffering they have inflicted on us, remember the fruits we have bought, thanks to this suffering - our comradeship, our loyalty, our humility, our courage, our generosity, the greatness of heart which has grown out of all this, and when they come to the judgement, let all the fruits that we have borne be their forgiveness.
Ronald Reagan 1911 - 2004
There is no such thing as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination and wonder.
Christopher Reeve 1952 - 2004
Once you chose hope... anything's possible.
Sandra Reeves 1960
When it's raining in your life, an Umbrella of Appreciation
will Ease All worry and strife.
Mary Lou Retton 1968
Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.
Helen Steiner Rice 1900 - 1981
How nice it would be if we stopped to say,
the things we feel in our hearts each day.
There is always the hope of tomorrow to brighten the clouds of today,
there is always a corner for turning no matter how weary the way.
Be true to what matters most to your heart.
Breathe... Everything is happening exactly as it should be.
Forgiveness releases you from a past that no longer defines you. Allow yourself to move on.
I bring a loving presence to everyone I meet and everything I do.
Learn to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones that lead you to a better life.
Words are an invitation to life, a request to bring energy into form. Choose your words carefully.
You don't need to get anywhere or be anything more than the beautiful Soul that you already are.
Surrender to what is.
Let go of what was.
Have faith in what will be.
Anthony Robbins 1960
Begin to live as though your prayers are already answered.
To make profound changes in your life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
Theodore Roethke 1908 - 1963
What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.
Above all, practice being loyal to your Soul.
Thanksgiving is every day because in this physical body you can spring into eternal paradise.
When you're attuned to Spirit, there is nothing in the outer world that matters.
Jim Rohn 1930 - 2009
Learn how to be happy with what you have...
While you pursue all that you want.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 - 1962
You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is, that you meet it with the best you have to give.
Franklin D. Roosevelt 1882 - 1945
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Theodore Roosevelt 1858 - 1919
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt 1858 - 1919
Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.
Christina Rossetti 1830 - 1894
Better by far you should forget and smile, than that you should remember and be sad.
Leo Rosten 1908 - 1997
It is not that which is beautiful that pleases us, but that which pleases is is called beautiful.
J.K. Rowling 1965
And so, rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
Don Miguel Ruiz 1952
Be immune to others opinions... What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 - 1273
A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes, because for those who love with heart and Soul there is no such thing as separation.
Go my friend... Bestow your love, even on your enemies. If you touch their hearts, what do you think will happen?
I belong to no religion. My religion is Love. Every heart is my temple.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 - 1273
If the house of the world is dark, love will find a way to create windows.
Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen.
Let the beauty we love, be what we do.
Listen with ears of tolerance.
See through eyes of compassion.
Speak with the language of love.
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
Respond to every call that excites your Spirit.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 - 1273
Whatever happens... just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.
Wherever you stand... Be the Soul of that place.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Margaret Lee Runbeck 1905 - 1956
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of travelling.
John Ruskin 1819 - 1900
When love and skill work together...
expect a masterpiece.
Attitude Quotes: S
Don't doubt your value.
Don't run from who you truly are.
George Santayana 1863 - 1952
The earth has music for those who listen.
There is great peace in the realization that much of what people say is a projection of their own concerns, their own perspectives, their own beliefs, it's rarely a reflection of you. So, when you hear negative or dismissive commentary, recognize that, then smile and toss it to the wind and waves.
Anne Wilson Schaef
We don't make mistakes... we just have learnings.
Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction.
Break the habit, talk about your joys.
Hard times have shown me more than ever before, how infinitely beautiful and rich life is, in every imaginable way.
Charles Schultz 1922 - 2000
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
Albert Schweitzer 1875 - 1965
Eventually all things fall into place, until then...
Laugh at the confusion, live for the moments
and know everything happens for a reason.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Seneca 4BC - 65AD
It is part of the cure to wish to be cured.
We are more often frightened than hurt: our troubles spring more often from fancy than reality.
Attitude Quotes: Dr Seuss
Dr Seuss 1904 - 1991
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Think left and think right and think low and think high,
oh, the things you can think up if only you try.
Today was good.
Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out.
Attitude Quotes: S
Robin Sharma 1964
The strength and clarity of your vision will lift you out of the depth of any hardship.
George Bernard Shaw 1856 - 1950
In this world there is always danger...
for those who are afraid of it.
Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 - 1822
If winter comes,
can Spring be far behind?
Betty Shine 1919 - 2002
Positive thought expands the halo of mind energy.
The replacement of negative thought with positive thought
brings about a spiritual and physical change that can heal.
Philip Sidney 1554 - 1586
Either I will find a way...
or I will make one.
Swami Sivananda 1887 - 1963
The world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength.
Beau Casper Smart 1987
Ages are mere reminders of the hours logged on this earth
and the precious time remaining.
Betty Smith 1896 - 1972
Look on everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
Will Smith 1968
Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.
Socrates 470BC - 399BC
He is richest who is content with the least,
for contentment is the wealth of nature.
Nicholas Sparks 1965
My wife, my family, my friends...
They've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving.
Rupert Spira 1960
Many of our ideas and beliefs about ourselves and the world are so deeply ingrained that we are unaware that they are beliefs and take them, without question, for the absolute truth.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1834 - 1892
Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow,
only today of its strength.
He who climbs above the cares of this world,
and turns his face to his God, has found the sunny side of life.
Gertrude Stein 1874 - 1946
We are always the same age inside.
James Stephens 1882 - 1950
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
Ray Stevens 1939
Everything is beautiful in it's own way.
Like the starry summer night, or a snow-covered winter's day.
And everybody's beautiful in their own way.
Under God's heaven, the world's gonna find the way.
There is none so blind as he who will not see.
We must not close our minds, we must let our thoughts be free.
For every hour that passes by, we know the world gets a little bit older,
it's time to realize that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 - 1894
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds you plant.
W. Clement Stone 1902 - 2002
All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual.
Your personal achievement starts in your mind.
The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman,
not the attitude of the prospect.
Tom Stoppard 1937
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
Meryl Streep 1949
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back,
especially the ones in your own head.
To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about as near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides. One of the fortunate aspects of this formula is that, granted the right career has been found, the hard work takes care of itself. Then hard work is not hard at all.
If you see good in people, you radiate a harmonious loving energy which uplifts those around you. If you can maintain this habit, this energy will turn into a steady flow of love.
Just remain like the sky and let thought-clouds come and go.
Emmanuel Swedenborg 1688 - 1772
Love means setting aside walls, fences, and unlocking doors and saying 'Yes.' One can be in paradise by simply saying 'yes' to this moment.
Attitude Quotes: Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift 1989
Be yourself, chase your dreams and just never say never.
That's the best advice I could ever give to someone.
If somebody hurts you, it's okay to cry a river, but remember to build a bridge and get over it.
I've always been a hugger.
If we all hugged more, the world would be a better place.
No matter what happens in life, be good to people.
Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.
The trials and tribulations in your life make you stronger.
There are two ways you can go with pain: you can let it destroy you or you can use it as fuel to drive you.
We don't need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you keep thinking about yesterday.
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