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.
-Buddha


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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4 comments:

  1. Nice Post, I read this blog and i like these all statuses because these all are awesome and very nice quotes about attitude. I would like to try each of them for my facebook profile. Thanks for sharing about attitude quotes.

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  2. I've seen lots of happiness quotes on FB and I must say they really inspire me. Quotes about happiness are simply inspirational and can make me smile. Thanks for sharing.

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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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  4. about this quotes, "If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good." i think its not always fun. because some are things are bad and will meant to hurt you.

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