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"I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are."
"An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather."
"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."
"The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing."
"Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it."
James Truslow Adams
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind."
James Truslow Adams
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
"There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes."
William John Bennett
"Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself."
"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."