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A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are.

Senator Chauncey Depew

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.

Carol Welch

A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs.

Joan Welsh

You don't stop laughing because grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.

Michael Pritchard

Never have a companion who casts you in the shade.

Baltasar Gracian

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain

Power is the ability to do good things for others.

Brooke Astor

A friend is a present you give yourself.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Value friendship for what there is in it, not for what can be gotten out of it.

H.Clay Trumbull

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is not a state to arrive at – but a manner of traveling.

Margaret Lee Runbeck

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.

Leonardo da Vinci

All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.

Lord Byron

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

Anne Frank

The measure of mental health is the disposition to find good everywhere.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some pursue happiness, others create it.

Anonymous Author

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.


Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.

Henry Ford

The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose.


You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.

Martha Graham

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Be a friend to yourself and others will.

Scottish Proverb

Man is not born to solve the problems of the universe, but to find out what he has to do.


Learn to cultivate your own garden.


The bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you refuse to take the turn.

Unknown Author

Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

Denis Waitley

Let us go singing as far as we go; the road will be less tedious.


Infinite patience produces immediate results.

Wayne W. Dyer

A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.

Unknown Author

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.

Amy Tan

It is never too late to become what you might have been.

George Elio

The delights of self-discovery are always available.

Gail Sheehy

A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.

Unknown Author

Until you make peace with who you are, you will never be content with what you have.

Doris Mortman

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.

Sophia Loren

Your day goes the way the corners of your mouth turn.

Unknown Author

A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.

H. Stanley Judd

Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.

Grace Hansen

It takes seventeen muscles to smile and fourty three to frown.

Famous Saying

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.

Helen Keller

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favour.

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

 I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Thomas Alva Edison

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.

Henry David Thoreau

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.


Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.


We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

George Bernard Shaw

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined!

Henry David Thoreau

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Carl W. Buechner

Life is full of things you don't think you can do until you do them!

Unknown Author

May you live all the days of your life.

Jonathon Swift

Man's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

English Proverb

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.

Pauline Kezer

A pessimist's blood type is always b-negative.

Unknown Author

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.

Arabian Proverb

Never too old to learn.

Latin proverb


Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.

William Penn

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo DaVinci

Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.

Morarji Desai

You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you've got to go all the way.

Lance Armstrong

Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.

John Updike

If you always do what you always did - you'll always get what you always got!

Unknown Author

The bird of joy that “perches in the soul” never stops singing – we just stop listening.

Charlotte Davis Kasl

Memorable Quotes

To err is human, to forgive, divine.

Alexander Pope

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Josh Billings

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Victor Borge

If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it.

Erma Bombeck

Laughter is the best way to make somebody's heart beat.

Robert Holden

May the most you wish for be the least you get.

Irish toast

Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.

Publilius Syrus

Never lose a chance to say a kind word.

William Makepeace Thackeray

When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

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The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.

Henry Havelock Ellis, The Dance of Life

An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.

Donald R. Perry Marquis

The head thinks, the hands labor, but it's the heart that laughs.

Liz Curtis Higgs

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.

Roger von Oech

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt
I came to the conclusion that the optimist thought everything good except the pessimist, and that the pessimist thought everything bad, except himself.
May you get all your wishes but one; so you will always have something to strive for!
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Too often we jump to the conclusion that something is impossible simply because we cannot see the solution. No one knows enough to be a pessimist.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
 You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now!

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