The Sunny Side: Powerful Thoughts on Positive Thinking


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Great hearts send forth
steadily the secret forces that
incessantly draw great events.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Cherish your visions, your ideals,
the music that stirs in your heart.
If you remain true to them,
your world will at last be built.
~James Allen
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It is the mind that maketh good or ill,
that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.
~Edmund Spencer
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I am thankful for the abundance
that surrounds me.
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A joyful heart is the inevitable
result of a heart burning with love.
~Mother Teresa
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Don't judge each day by the harvest
you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
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"Let me light my lamp," says the star,
"and never debate if it will help to
remove the darkness."
~Rabindranath Tagore
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It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
~William Ernest Henley
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The way always opens
for the determined soul.
The man of faith and courage.
~Orison Swett Marden
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"Dear God," she prayed, "let me be something
every minute of every hour of my life."
~Betty Smith
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Everything was beautiful
and nothing hurt.
~Kurt Vonnegut
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Let us go singing as far as we go:
the road will be less tedious.
~Virgil
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I must lose myself in action,
lest I wither in despair.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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Never in my life have I experienced
utter despair*.Something in me has
always been convinced that I am a
child of great destiny, that I have a
star; that I am led on by it toward
great fulfillment.
~Jean Toomer
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Life is either a daring
adventure or nothing.
~Helen Keller
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Sometimes I go about with pity for
myself and all the while Great Winds
are carrying me across the sky.
~Ojibway Saying
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Plant the seeds of expectation in your mind;
cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement.
Believe in yourself as being capable of
overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.
~Norman Vincent Peale
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Follow your bliss. Find where it is
and don*t be afraid to follow it.
~Joseph Campbell
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First say what you would be,
then do what you have to do.
~Epictetus
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A man is but a product of his thoughts;
what he thinks, that he becomes.
~Mohandis K. Gandhi
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Be brave, and rise superior to
your sorrows, and maintain a
spirit that cannot be broken.
~Ovid
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The happiness of your life depends
on the quality of your thoughts.
~Marcus Aurelius
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Live so that you are at ease, in
harmony with the world, and full of joy.
~Confucius
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Look with hope to the horizon of
today, for today is all we truly have.
~Vickie M. Worsham
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I meant to do my work today
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
~Richard Le Gallienne
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I don't think of all the misery but
of all the beauty that still remains.
~Anne Frank
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Give thanks for the unknown
blessings already on their way.
~Native American Saying
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My heart leaps with joy and I
will give thanks to the Lord in song.
~Psalm 28:7
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And the night shall filled with music,
And the cares that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
And as silently steal away.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Wait till the sun shines, Nellie,
When the clouds go drifting by,
We will be happy, Nellie,
Don't you sigh.
~Andrew B. Sterling
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All the windows of my heart
I open to the day.
~Emily Dickinson
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Learn to... be what you are,
and learn to resign with a good
grace all that you are not.
~Henri Frederic Amiel
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Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
~Rabindranath Tagore
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Those who wish to sing,
always find a song.
~Swedish Proverb
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If we should live a thousand years,
our time is all today, today.
~James Montgomery
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And now, this is the sweetest
and most glorious day that
ever my eyes did see.
~Donald Cargill
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The best and most beautiful things
in this world cannot be seen or even
heard, but must be felt with the heart.
~Helen Keller
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