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Quotations on Attitude

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The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.

~ William James

The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.

~ William James

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

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

~ Thomas Jefferson

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

~ Demosthenes

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.

~ Demosthenes

There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. 'Tis good to give a stranger a meal, or a night's lodging. 'Tis better to be hospitable to his good meaning and thought, and give courage to a companion. We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

So is cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more remains.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You really can change the world if you care enough.

~ Marian Wright Edelman

No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it.

~ Marian Wright Edelman

So long as they don't get violent, I want to let everyone say what they wish, for I myself have always said exactly what pleased me.

~ Albert Einstein

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.

~ Eric Hoffer

Then, without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day; of course, you achieve quite a lot in the course of time. Anyone can do this, it costs nothing and is certainly very helpful. Whoever doesn't know it must learn and find by experience that a quiet conscience makes one strong.

~ Anne Frank

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.

~ Henry Ford

- also attributed to Mary Kay Ash

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

~ James A. Froude

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

~ Richard Bach

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

~ Viktor Frankl

Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

~ Thomas A. Edison

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