The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.
Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
Everyone knows that on any given day there are energies slumbering in him which the incitement's of that day do not call forth. Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. The human individual usually lives far within his limits.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.
The exercise of prayer, in those who habitually exert it, must be regarded by us doctors as the most adequate and normal of all the pacifiers of the mind and calmers of the nerves.
If you can change your mind, you can change your life.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.
Habit simplifies our movements, makes them accurate, and diminishes fatigue.
To kill time is not murder, it's suicide.
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
The function of ignoring, of inattention, is as vital a factor in mental progress as the function of attention itself.
The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
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.
Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state.
Circumstance does not make me, it reveals me.
In any project the important factor is your belief. Without belief, there can be no successful outcome.
A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
Positive images of the future are a powerful and magnetic force... They draw us on and energize us, give us courage and will to take on important initiatives. Negative images of the future also have a magnetism. They pull the spirit downward in the path of despair..
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
Effort is the one strictly undervalued and original contribution we make to this world.
Most unhappiness is caused because people listen to themselves... instead of talking to themselves.
Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit.
As we take, in fact, a general view of the wonderful stream of our consciousness, what strikes us first is this different pace of its parts. Like a bird 's life, it seems to be made of an alternation of flights and perchings.
The good we do today becomes the happiness of tomorrow.
A sense of humor is just common sense dancing.
One of the greatest discoveries of our time is that a man can alter the state of their life by altering the state of their mind.
The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.
I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.