Quotes to Live By

i often read quotes online.  simple quotes can help me put my life into perspective, lift my spirits, remind me of my beliefs, or simply put a smile on my face.  since i have this blog, i thought it would be a nice place for me to share the quotes that make me stop and think.  i truly love a good quote!  I even love the ones that make me cry! :)

Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll. ~Author Unknown

If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy. ~Proverb

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~Anonymous

Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams. ~Unknown

It takes both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. ~Proverb

I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. ~Larry Bird 

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ~Mark Twain 

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~Confucius

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. ~Swami Vivekananda

Smiles are FREE. 

Blame, criticism, finding fault, and complaining are all forms of negativity, and all of them bring back nothing but strife.

If you attach to the negative behavior of others it brings you down to their level. ~Guru Singh
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller
Words may show a man's wit, but actions his meaning. ~Benjamin Franklin
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ~Martin Luther King Jr.
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. ~Francesca Reigler
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ~ Ferris Bueller
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. - Robert Collier
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. ~Marianne Williamson
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. ~Anthony Robbins
Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it. ~Buddha
If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine. ~Morris West 
Developing love and compassion and reducing anger and spite is a universal activity which requires no faith in any religion whatsoever. ~Dalai Lama
Everybody's human - everybody makes mistakes. If you laugh it off and keep going and try to give it your best the next time around, people respect that. ~Unknown
The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your contribution. When you work to improve the lives of others, your life improves automatically. ~Kurek Ashley
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. ~Anatole France
Self pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in the world. ~Helen Keller
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. ~Marilyn Monroe
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely... ~Ralph Waldo Emerson