In doing research for my book Surviving Cancer and Embracing Life: My Personal Journey, I came across a number of inspirational quotes. Despite the tough times, let’s stay upbeat. Be inspired by these quotes.
Quotes to Help Us Be Inspired
Today’s quotes come from Good Reads:
“All happiness depends on courage and work.” Honoré de Balzac
“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” Abraham Lincoln
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” Mahatma Gandhi
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama XIV
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” John Lennon
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy — it’s all that matters.” Audrey Hepburn
“Happiness is a warm puppy.” Charles M. Schulz (creator of the Peanuts comic strip)
“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” Dale Carnegie
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love author)
Click the image to read Good Reads quotes on being positive.