quotes tagged with 'happiness', page 4

Thought is supreme. Preserve a right mental attitude-- the attitude of courage, frankness, and good cheer. To think rightly is to create. All things come through desire, and every sincere prayer is answered. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed. Carry your chin in and the crown of your head held high. We are gods in the chrysalis.

Author: Dale Carnegie, Source: How to Win Friends and Influence People, p. 73Saved by amberb in happiness attitude courage desire sincereprayer 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Most folks are as happy as they make us their minds to be.

Author: Dale Carnegie, Source: How to Win Friends and Influence People, p. 71Saved by amberb in happiness 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There is within every soul a thirst for happiness and meaning.

Author: Thomas Aquinas, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in happiness meaning thirst EDS thomasaquinas 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If it weren't for the optimist, the pessimist would never know how happy he wasn't.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in happiness optimist anonymous pessimist 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Peace is only possible if men cease to place their happiness in the possession of things which cannot be shared.

Author: Julien Benda, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in socialism happiness peace julienbenda 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.

Author: Lysander Spooner, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny happiness vice error crime encroachment lysanderspooner encroach interfere 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.

Author: Joseph Warren, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty america happiness josephwarren 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The Savior revealed the perfect priorities for our lives, our homes, our wards, our communities, and our nations when He spoke of love as the great commandment upon which “hang all the law and the prophets.” We can spend our days obsessing about the finest details of life, the law, and long lists of things to do; but should we neglect the great commandments, we are missing the point and we are clouds without water, drifting in the winds, and trees without fruit.


Without this love for God the Father and our fellowmen we are only the form of His Church—without the substance. What good is our teaching without love? What good is missionary, temple, or welfare work without love?


Love is what inspired our Heavenly Father to create our spirits; it is what led our Savior to the Garden of Gethsemane to make Himself a ransom for our sins. Love is the grand motive of the plan of salvation; it is the source of happiness, the ever-renewing spring of healing, the precious fountain of hope.


As we extend our hands and hearts toward others in Christlike love, something wonderful happens to us. Our own spirits become healed, more refined, and stronger. We become happier, more peaceful, and more receptive to the whisperings of the Holy Spirit.

Author: Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1207-23,00....Saved by mlsscaress in priorities happiness inspiration strength peace love understanding charity refine receptive heal his 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Sisters, young sisters, beloved young sisters, stay true to what you know is right. Everywhere you look today, you will find promises of happiness. Ads in magazines promise total bliss if you will only buy a certain outfit, shampoo, or makeup. Certain media productions glamorize those who embrace evil or who give in to base instincts. Often these same people are portrayed as models of success and accomplishment.


In a world where evil is portrayed as good and good as evil, sometimes it is difficult to know the truth. In some ways it is almost like Little Red Riding Hood’s dilemma: when you are not quite sure what you are seeing, is it a beloved grandmother or is it a dangerous wolf?


I spent many years in the cockpit of an airplane. My task was to get a big jet safely from any part of the world to our desired destination. I knew with certainty that if I wanted to travel from New York to Rome, I needed to fly east. If some were to tell me that I should fly south, I knew there was no truth in their words. I would not trust them because I knew for myself. No amount of persuasion, no amount of flattery, bribery, or threats could convince me that flying south would get me to my destination because I knew.


We all search for happiness, and we all try to find our own “happily ever after.” The truth is, God knows how to get there! And He has created a map for you; He knows the way. He is your beloved Heavenly Father, who seeks your good, your happiness. He desires with all the love of a perfect and pure Father that you reach your supernal destination. The map is available to all. It gives explicit directions of what to do and where to go to everyone who is striving to come unto Christ and “stand as [a witness] of God at all times and in all things, and in all places.” All you have to do is trust your Heavenly Father. Trust Him enough to follow His plan.


Nevertheless, not all will follow the map. They may look at it. They may think it is reasonable, perhaps even true. But they do not follow the divine directions. Many believe that any road will take them to a “happily ever after.” Some may even become angry when others who know the way try to help and tell them. They suppose that such advice is outdated, irrelevant, out of touch with modern life.


Sisters, they suppose wrong.

Author: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf , Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1207-40...Saved by mlsscaress in success media happiness evil ironrod accomplishment persuasion holyghost good flattery glamorize base 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

 


The exaltation and happiness of any community, goes hand in hand with the knowledge possessed by the people, when applied to laudable ends;

whereupon we can exclaim like the wise man; righteousness exalteth a nation; for righteousness embraces knowledge and knowledge is power.


 

Author: Joseph Smith, Source: Times and Seasons, Aug. 15, 1842, 889Saved by ragogoni in power josephsmith happiness knowledge righteousness community exaltation 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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