Positive Quotes

These quotes have been recieved from a myriad of sources; emails, word of mouth, letters, etc.  Pass them on and use them as you wish!  The more people use these, the more positive and peaceful our world will become!

Maren, Editor in Chief

"You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing." Unknown

"As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might." Marian Anderson 1902-1993, Concert and Opera Singer

"Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined." Johnny Carson 1925-2005, Talk Show Host and Entertainer

“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live." Mortimer J. Adler Educator and Philosopher

"If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges." Pat Riley Professional Basketball Coach

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." Leo Buscaglia Author and Speaker

"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome." William James 1842-1910 Psychologist, Professor and Author

”There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control." Leo Buscaglia Author and Speaker

"One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter." Joseph Addison 1672-1719 Essayist, Poet and Statesman

Last Updated January 2006