Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.
Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.
Sometimes I'm so sweet even I can't stand it.
I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right -- shame on you!
Life would be a perpetual flea hunt if a man were obliged to run down all the innuendoes, inveracities, and insinuations and misrepresentations which are uttered against him.
-Henry Ward Beecher
We are constantly being surprised that people did things well before we were born. We are constantly remarking on the fact that things are done well by people other than ourselves. The Japanese are a remarkable little people, we say, as if we were doing them a favor. He is an Arab, but you ought to hear him play the zither. Why but?
While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love.
There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
-William John Bennett
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.
I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are;because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star.I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far;for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.
Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.
It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.
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.
Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed; but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
-Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre
I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
You are more likely to act yourself into feelings, than feel yourself into action.
I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to earth.
There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control.
Attitudes are the forerunners of conditions.
I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.
In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.
In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.
-Sir Winston Churchill
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
You got to sing like you don't need the money; Love like you'll never get hurt; You got to dance like nobody's watchin'; It's gotta come from the heart if you want it to work.
It's not the situation. It's your reaction to the situation.
Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
-Moraji R. Desai
It is not the position, but the disposition.
-J. E. Dinger
The conduct of men depends upon the temperament, not upon a bunch of musty maxims.
A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson