QUOTES

  • It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either. . . . It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized. (Wayne Dyer)
  • You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. (Buddha)
  • It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)
  • Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. (Thich Nhat Hanh)
  • People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them . . .  It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. (Epictetus)
  • Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. (Henry Ford)
  • As I get older, I get smaller. I see other parts of the world I didn’t see before. Other points of view. I see outside myself more. (Neil Young)
  • I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs. . . . You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it. . . . People have motives and thoughts of which they are unaware. (Albert Ellis)
  • The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. . . .  The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. . . . In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness. . . . The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination. (Carl Rogers)
  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. (Henry David Thoreau)
  • My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds. (Mel Weldon)
  • Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice. (Ayn Rand)
  • There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. (Leonard Cohen)
  • Discontent is the first necessity of progress. (Thomas A. Edison)
  • Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony . . . . I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me. (Thomas Merton)
  • When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future. (Bernard Meltzer)
  • No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now . . . . And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on. (Alan Watts)
  • None but ourselves can free our minds…. Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living? (Bob Marley)
  • If you want to reach a goal, you must “see the reaching” in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal . . .  It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. (Zig Ziglar)
  • There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills. (Buddha)
  • A goal without a date is just a dream. (Milton Erickson)
  • Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. (Mark Twain)
  • You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. (Buddha)
  • Forgiveness means letting go of the past. (Gerald Jampolsky)
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