The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves but in our attitude towards them.
My mom would always say, "Be positive, be positive. It's rough out there, but don't succumb. Don't succumb to the cynicism in the world.
Those who have easy, cheerful attitudes tend to be happier than those with less pleasant temperaments, regardless of money, making it, or success.
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
You've got to get up in the morning with a smile on your face, and show the world all the love in your heart.
This is the best day in the history of the world, even though yesterday that seemed an impossibility.
Cultivate an attitude of gratitude, of giving and forgiving. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
When you have a taste for exceptional people, you always end up meeting them everywhere.
You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time.
Far away, there in the sunshine, are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they head.
Don't wait for your "ship to come in" and feel angry and cheated when it doesn't. Get going with something small.
There is no medicine like hope. No incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.
Coaches are basically schizophrenic. We are pessimistic to the press and among fellow coaches, but to our team, we are the eternal optimists.
Some people say I have attitude--maybe I do... But I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does--that makes you a winner right there.
Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can; tomorrow is a new day.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to yous by the attitude you bring to life.
All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail.
I take the good with the bad, and I try to face them both with as much calm and dignity as I can muster.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell them, "Certainly, I can!" Then get busy and find out how to do it.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
I have a good, hearty laugh and an energetic handshake, and those are trump cards.
We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.
If a person gets his/her attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area of his life.
Your attitude about who you are and what you have is a very little thing that makes a very big difference.
You must act as if it is impossible to fail.
If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.
The great person never loses a childlike spirit.
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
The good news is, that the bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude.
It's not your position in life--it's the disposition you have which will change your position.
You can't let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.
There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.
You can't always control the wind, but you can control your sails.
Positive belief at the start of a doubtful undertaking is often the one thing ensuring its success.
A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Make two grins grow where there was only a grouch before.