“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”’
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
Robert H. Schuller
“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”
“You can’t really be strong until you can see a funny side to things.”
“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
“The best way out is always through.”
“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.”
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
“At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.”
Christine Mason Miller
“I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”
“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
“Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes and for your failures. You can’t go blaming others or being jealous. Seeing somebody else’s success as your failure is a cancerous way to live.”
“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.”
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”
Learn to sit back and observe. Not everything needs a reaction.