27 January 2010

Positive Thinking - Cheeky Quote Day 27 Jan 2010

From Denny: With the whole world watching the tragic news unfold in Haiti this week after the earthquake, I figured we all could use a refresher course in positive thinking. Of course, I managed to find some cheeky versions of positive thinking for tickling mind food as well. What follows are some awesome upbeat thoughts to help propel us through the work week and to keep doing what we can for the folks in Haiti. The world has responded so beautifully to their plight, renewing the best in humanity.

I also stumbled upon a wonderful photographer over at flickr who posted these incredible pieces in the Creative Commons area. His name is Victor Brezrukov and he is no stranger to upheaval and uncertainty. He was born in the Ukraine, lived in Kazakhstan, eventually settling in Israel. He sells prints at his page on redbubble.com, go here.



Photo by Victor Bezrukov @ flickr

Funny positive thinking quotes:

* Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day. - Nicholas Chamfort

* If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want. - Oscar Wilde

* Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. ~Alice Walker

* A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. - Herm Albright, quoted in Reader's Digest, June 1995

* Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? – Dennis and Wendy Mannering

* Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. - Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book



Photo by Victor Bezrukov @ flickr

* Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. - Voltaire

* If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one. - Cavett Robert

* To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. - George Santayana

* Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. - Francesca Reigler

* We find things where we look for them, which is why I never look for a golf ball out of bounds. - Robert Brault

* I've decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I'm having a party! - Betsy CaƱas Garmon

* All the fat guys watch me and say to their wives, 'See, there's a fat guy doing okay. Bring me another beer.' - Mickey Lolich

* Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious. - Bill Meyer

* We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. - Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1893

* I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. - Abraham Lincoln

* Just because you're miserable doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life. - Annette Goodheart

* I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. - Abraham Lincoln



Photo by Victor Bezrukov @ flickr

* To everyone is given the key to heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell. - Ancient Proverb

* When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you've growled all day long. - Anonymous

* Sometimes life's Hell. But hey! Whatever gets the marshmallows toasty. - J. Andrew Helt

* I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. - Winston Churchill

* I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. - Wernher von Braun

* The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

* I've got dreams in hidden places and extra smiles for when I'm blue. - Anonymous

* I am a little deaf, a little blind, a little impotent, and on top of this are two or three abominable infirmities, but nothing destroys my hope. - Voltaire

* The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. - Eudora Welty

* Misery is a communicable disease. - Martha Graham

* The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it. - Will Foley



Photo by Victor Bezrukov @ flickr

* Optimist: someone who isn't sure whether life is a tragedy or a comedy but is tickled silly just to be in the play. - Robert Brault

* For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance. - Adlai Stevenson

* Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves. - Italian Proverb

* Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus. - Susan Longacre

* Why not learn to enjoy the little things? There are so many of them. - Anonymous

* Be enthusiastic. Remember the placebo effect - 30% of medicine is showbiz. - Ronald Spark

* Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools. - Napoleon (as a self-crowned French Emperor he ought to know!)

* You shouldn't say it is not good. You should say, you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe. - James Whistler

* Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. - Arthur Christopher Benson

* A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone. - Robert Frost



Photo by Victor Bezrukov @ flickr

Good advice positive thinking quotes:

* Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison

* We do not see things they are. We see them as we are. - Talmud

* To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. -Confucius

* One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life. - Edward B. Butler

* The mind is like a river; upon its waters thoughts float through in a constant procession every conscious moment. You stand on a bridge over it and can stop and turn back any thought that comes along. The art of contentment is to let no thought pass that is going to disturb you. - Dr. Frank Crane

* I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. - Ancient Persian Saying

* If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one. - Cavett Robert

* The only disability in life is a bad attitude. - Scott Hamilton

* If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. - Vince Lombardi

* There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. - Publius Terentius Afer

* In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. - Albert Camus, Lyrical and Critical Essays

* Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. - Buddha

* To everyone is given the key to heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell. - Ancient Proverb

* Make your optimism come true. - Anonymous



Photo by Victor Bezrukov @ flickr

* Life is great. Don't let circumstances and society fool you into believing it's not. - Adabella Radici

* Say you are well, or all is well with you,
And God shall hear your words and make them true.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

* Good fortune shies away from gloom. Keep your spirits up. Good things will come to you and you will come to good things. - Glorie Abelhas

* Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. - Katherine Mansfield

* Whenever you fall, pick something up. - Oswald Avery

* My father's nature turned out no waste product; he had none of that useless stuff in him that lies in heaps near factories. He took his own happiness with him. - Margot Asquith



Photo by Victor Bezrukov @ flickr

* Anywhere is paradise; it's up to you. - Anonymous

* Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. - Betty Smith

* Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune. - Walt Whitman

* It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. - Annie Gottlier

* So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. - The Eagles, "Already Gone"

* The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* Those who wish to sing, always find a song. - Swedish Proverb

* This is the best day the world has ever seen. Tomorrow will be better. - R. A. Campbell



Photo by Victor Bezrukov @ flickr

* We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. - Anonymous

* The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. - Anonymous

* There are two types of people - those who come into a room and say, "Well, here I am!" and those who come in and say, "Ah, there you are." - Frederick L. Collins

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