HAPPY (Inspirational) QUOTES

People say you can't change your past... that's bullshit. I do it all the time. ♥
I remember things better than they were, I keep my revelations but forget the hurt, I amplify the love in my heart, I forgive myself and wash away the pain daily. ♥
I am the master of my past, present, and future and can change any if it in a heartbeat ♥
So are you. (master)
- Tim Gorts

"Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes."

- Christopher Reeve

"During personal challenges, sometimes you need to focus on yourself first. Keeping yourself afloat, will, in turn, help you better able to support others."

Cathlyn Driscoll

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."

~ Charles Kingsley

"When a man dies, if he can pass enthusiasm along to his children,
he has left them an estate of incalculable value."
Thomas Edison

"Stick with the positive..let the law of attraction work for you. Only way to go!"
~ Sue Iervolino Bellion

I know that I've seen a room light up with up with positive energy when some people walk in (or burst in) a room, and I've seen the air escape from that same room when others walk in and zap all the energy- So one needs to ask: "What kind of energy do you give or share with others when YOU walk in the room? Shouldn't you try and make it a positive experience?"
~ Cathlyn Driscoll

"Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?"

~ Mary Manin Morrissey

“Focus on your potential instead of your limitations”
~ Alan Loy McGinnis

Being positive is action oriented. When I rest a bit, that seems to be when the negatives start creeping up on me. So I need to be vigilant, not only for myself but for the people around me.

~ Cathlyn Driscoll

"If you know what you want, and you keep your eye on the prize and you move toward it there is no reason you cannot live your dream."
~ Henry Winkler

"It's not what you've got,
it's what you use that makes a difference."
~ Zig Ziglar

"Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy, because we will always want to have something else or something more."
~ Brother David Steindl-Rast

"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
~ John Wooden

"Perseverance is not a long race;
it is many short races one after another."

~ Walter Elliott

"Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee,
and just as hard to sleep after."

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Winners believe in their worth in advance of ther performance."
~ Dennis Wattley

"The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so."
~ William Ralph Ingre

"Your mind can focus on fear, worry,  problems, negativity or despair.
Or it can focus on confidence,  opportunity, solutions, optimism and success.
You decide."
~ Dion Ward

"We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us, how we take it, what we do with it-and that is what really counts in the end."
~ Joseph Fort Newton

"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation."
~ Brian Tracy

"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore,
you have the power to change anything about yourself or
your life that you want to change."

~ Barbara DeAngelis

"There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who cause it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is to short to be anything but happy..... :)"
~ Jess Young

"Each moment that you are happy is a gift to the rest of the world."
~ Harry Palmer

"Pressure is neither good nor bad. You can convert pressure into negative tension and worry-or positive expectations and enthusiasm. It's a choice you make for yourself."
~ Edge Keynote

"Error is only the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently."
~ Henry Ford

"If you are going to worry, don't do it. If you are going to do it, don't worry."
~ EDGE Keynote

“If the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your
face or a touch of joy within your heart.Then in living - I have made my mark.”

~ Thomas L. Odem

"It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever -
the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it."

~ Vince Lombardi

"Your attitude is either your best friend or your worst enemy, your
greatest asset or your greatest liability"

- John C. Maxwell

"Creation begins with positive thoughts"
~ Joseph Heissler

"The world can change in an instant.
So can the way you choose to see it.
Why not choose to see the good in yourself and others."
~ Bob Perks

"I align myself with people who support my growth. If you meet someone
whose soul is not aligned with yours, send them love and move along."
~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.
Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether
it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."

~ Earl Nightingale

When you see a life learning speedbump ahead, go full throttle,
because at least then you can enjoy some airtime!
~ Cathlyn Driscoll 

Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you 'intend' to do.
~ Liz Smith

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Hugh Downs

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

This morning, I could have found 3 minor ailments to complain about. CHOSE not to focus on them. Instead, looking for inspiration for others changed MY ATTITUDE, MY PHYSIOLOGY, and MY DIRECTION. You get what you focus on. Period. So today, I received INSPIRATION. What are YOU Focusing on?
~ Cathlyn Driscoll

Follow your passion, and success will follow you.  
~ Arthur Buddhold

Respect the dreamer, and more, the dreamer who makes their dreams come true!
~ Cathlyn A. Driscoll

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
~ Martha Washington

 "You must create your own world. I’m responsible for my world."
~ Louise Nevelson

 “Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it.
Action has magic, grace and power in it.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The warmth of a friend's presence brings joy to our hearts,
sunlight to our souls, and pleasure to all of life.

~ Anonymous (?)

“Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.”
- Henri L. Bergson

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
- Lucille Ball

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
- Hellen Keller

“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly
and not saying no soon enough.”
- Josh Billings

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there”
- Will Rogers

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that
I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may
not have it at the beginning.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to
lose sight of the shore.”
- Christopher Columbus

“To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand.
He uses both.”
- St Catherine of Siena

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we
took so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that
has been opened up for us”
- Helen Keller

“We don’t see the things the way they are. We see things the way WE are.”
- Talmund

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.”
- Norman Vincent Peale

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
- Dr Wayne Dyer

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is
expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.”
- Theodore Rubin

“Pessimist : A person who says that O is the last letter of ZERO,
instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY.”
- Anonymous

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed
in overalls and looks like work.”
- Thomas A Edison

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take
without forgetting”
- Elizabeth Bibesco

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today?
Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
- B. Olatunji

“When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
- Franklin D Roosevelt

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.”
- Zig Ziglar

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
- Winston Churchill

“The secret to success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.”
- Dennis Green

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made
from something they have deep inside them a desire,
a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will.
But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
- Muhammad Ali

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
- Dale Carnegie

“So many of our dreams at first seems impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
- Christopher Reeve

“Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves. Some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”
- Sam Ewing

“There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there’s virtually no competition.”
- Steven J Ross

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
- Confucious

“Many of life’s failures are people who had not realized how close they were to success when they gave up.”
- Thomas A Edison

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
- Stephen Covey

“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.”
- Peter Drucker

“Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!”
- Donald Gardner

“Success is what you attract by the person you become.”
- Jim Rohn

“You have to ‘Be’ before you can ‘Do’ and ‘Do’ before you can ‘Have’.
- Zig Ziglar

“You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people to get what they want.”
- Zig Ziglar

“The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us.”
- Hubert Humphrey

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus when the limo breaks down.”
- Oprah Winfrey

“Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.”
- Jim Rohn

“It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it.”
- Jim Rohn

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“The future has several names. For the weak, it is the impossible. For the fainthearted, it is the unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is the ideal.”
- Victor Hugo

“There is nothing more genuine than breaking away from the chorus to learn the sound of your own voice.”
- Po Bronson

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
- Waldo Emerson

“Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
- Henry van Dyke

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
- Bertrand Russell

“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.”
- Winston Churchill

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself.”
- George Bernard Shaw

“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point.”
- Harold B Melchart

“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.”
- Benjamin Mays

“More often in life, we end up regretting the chances in life that we had, but didn’t take them, than those chances that we took and wished we hadn’t.”
- Anonymous

“An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.”
- Pope John Paul I

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.”
- Earl Shoaf

Sometimes disasters turn into discoveries... it's all just our perception.
~ Ana Sorce

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly."
~ Siddhartha Gautama

“Chance can allow you to accomplish a goal every once in a while, but consistent achievement happens only if you love what you are doing.”
~ Bart Conner

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
~ William Makepeace Thackeray

“Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible.”
~ Robert H. Schuller

'The quality of your thoughts is mirrored in the quality of your life.'
~Gary Craig

"Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart."
~ Phil Jackson

"Throwing away ideas too soon is like opening a package of flower seeds and then throwing them away because they're not pretty."
— Arthur VanGundy, Ph.D.

Ideas won't keep:something must be done about them.
~ Alfred North Whitehead

Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people.
~ Napoleon

"You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day."
- Marian Wright Edelman

If you feel like there's something out there that you're supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.
~ Wanda Sykes

"Great escapes provide you a pattern interrupt in life and allow you to connect with those areas not being served when you just get caught up in life's minutia and frantic pace."
~ Carson Tang

"All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers."
~ Orison Swett Marden

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt