Mental Attitude 

Tips for living a Happy Life

  by Marti Avila


Hello and Welcome,

    On this page you will find some of my favorite quotations on attitude. I hope you enjoy them!

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. -Carlos Castaneda

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun    -Colleen C. Barrett

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right. -Confucius

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.            -Demosthenes

Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. -Ella Williams

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. -Frank Lloyd Wright

The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy. -H.H The Dalai Lama

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. -Hellen Keller

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.       -Henry  David Thoreau

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.   -Henry Ford

The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.             -James Yorke

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. -Marcus Aurelius

No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it. -Marian Wright Edelman

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. -Martha Washington

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

An optimist is the human personification of spring. -Susan J. Bissonette

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. -Thomas Jefferson

Everything can be taken from a man but ... the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. -Victor Frankl

The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. -William James

The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be. -William James