Attitude, Optimism, and Happiness

How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and that there will never be a time when it is not now.
-Gerald Jampolsky

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want the most for what you want now.
-Zig Ziglar

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get."
-Dale Carnegie

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
-Allan K. Chalmers

Happiness is as a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, my alight upon you.
 -Nathaniel Hawthorne
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
-Burton Hills

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
-Abraham Lincoln 

Bloom where you're planted. Take nothing for granted.
-author unknown 

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 as been opened for us.
-Helen Keller

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
-Martha Washington

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
-James M. Barrie

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
-Ruth E Renkel 

Life is what you make of it. Always has been, always will be.
-Grandma Moses

Joy has nothing to do with material things, or with man's outward circumstance...A man living in the lap of luxury can be wretched, and a man in the depths of poverty can overflow with joy.
-William Barclay

Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.
-Wayne Dyer

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.
-Dave Gardner

Happiness doesn't come from doing what we like to do but from liking what we have to do.
-Wilfred A. Peterson

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
-Lin Yutang

It's not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life ;it is how you handle what happens to you.
-Zig Ziglar

The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.
-Winston Churchill

 A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change
 -Earl Nightingale

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
-William James

Make a game of finding something positive in every situation.Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you interpret events to yourself.
-Brian Tracy

Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?
-author unknown

Of all the "attitudes" we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.
-Zig Ziglar

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
-John Woodin

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

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

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
-Lou Holtz

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.
-Helen Keller

The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.
-Wilfred Peterson

Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will.
-Dr. Robert Anthony

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

An optimist is the human personification of spring.
-Susan J. Bissonette

A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
-Peter Marshall

Put something silly in the world that was never there before.
-Shel Silverstein

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
-Dr. Seuss

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars.
-Les Brown

Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.
-author unknown

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
-Mark Twain

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

If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.
-Amy Tan

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can.
-Danny Kaye

Happiness is not a station you arrive at but a manner of travelling.
-Margaret Lee Runbeck 

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
-H. Jackson Browne

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
 -Dalai Lama

Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don't go through life creaking.
-H.W. Byles

We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it.
-Mignon McLaughlin

Jumping for joy is good exercise.
-author unknown

If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
-Dr. Seuss

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  3. So many great quotes! Since you asked, here's one I didn't spot..
    The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly. ~G.K. Chesterton
    haha and, of course, then there's Douglas Adams but he's probably a bit too out there. Have you heard about his electronic monk?

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