He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Really you just gotta keep chugging along and keep a positive attitude and get through all the problems. You gotta face them, otherwise you don't get through.
The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of the state of your mind.
Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.
Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.
Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.
A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
Chaotic people often have chaotic lives, and I think they create that. But if you try and have an inner peace and a positive attitude, I think you attract that.
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