43 Of The Wisest Quotes To Improve Your Mindset On Life

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43 Of The Wisest Quotes To Improve Your Mindset On Life
Minister and author of The Power of Positive Thinking Norman Vincent Peale once said, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Adjusting your mindset can change your life dramatically for the better, and these 43 quotes will help inspire you to do it.

1. “Life is too important to be taken seriously.” Oscar Wilde

2. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Confucius

3. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” Albert Einstein

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4. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” Eleanor Roosevelt

5. “If you have it, love, you don’t need to have anything else, and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter much else what you have.” James M. Barrie

6. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” Jack London

7. “It’s not the load that weighs you down, it’s how you carry it.” C.S. Lewis

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8. “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” Thomas Jefferson

9. “Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity, or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.” Paulo Coelho

10. “It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

11. “Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean. Sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean.” Bob Dylan

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12. “No one ever finds life worth living—one has to make it worth living.” Winston Churchill

13. “Life can only be understood backward but it must be lived forwards.” Soren Kierkegaard

14. “A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” Thomas Carlyle

15. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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16. The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” Tony Robbins

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17. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford

18. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” Dalai Lama

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19. “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.” William Butler Yeats
20. “It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.” Elizabeth Kenny

21. “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” Benjamin Franklin

22. “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” Bruce Lee

23. “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Gautama Buddha

24. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzche

25. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” Dennis P. Kimbro

26. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

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27. “When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.” George C. Marshall

28. “There is no passion to be found in playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

29. “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” Voltaire

30. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw

31. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” Amelia Earheart

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32. “Today is life—the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.” Dale Carnegie

33. “Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller

34. “He that respects himself is safe from others.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

35. “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” Eleanor Roosevelt

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36. “The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

37. “Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” Henry Van Dyke

38. “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” George Bernard Shaw

39. “My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

40. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” Oprah Winfrey

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41. “The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.” Japanese Proverb

42. “You only life once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Mae West

43. “The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.” Lao Tzu