A list of the right quotations always gives me a lift. Here is one example of my favorite “perspective-changing” quotes.
Doors of happiness
When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller
One of the most beautiful compensations in life is that no man can help another without helping himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
How you see
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
- Wayne Dyer
Use your imagination
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
- Albert Einstein
Careful for what you settle for
You are what you settle for.
- Janis Joplin
It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.
- Lou Holtz
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
The two most powerful things in existence: a kind word and a thoughtful gesture.
— Ken Langone
Making a difference
Unless you walk out into the unknown, the odds of making a profound difference in your life are pretty low.
- Tom Peters
The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
— Winston Churchill