Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
Author: Les Brown (1945)
Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer
You don't have to buy from anyone. You don't have to work at any particular job. You don't have to participate in any given relationship. You can choose
Author: Harry Browne (1933)
Profession: American Financial Advisor, Writer
Every street has two sides, the shady side and the sunny. When two men shake hands and part, mark which of the two takes the sunny side; he will be the younger man of the two.
Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)
Profession: British Novelist, Poet
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
Author: Leo Buscaglia
Profession: American Expert on Love, Lecturer, Author
Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we've learned and create something.
Author: Liz Carpenter
Profession: American Writer
We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road -- the one less traveled by -- offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.
Author: Rachel Carson (1907-1964)
Profession: American Marine Biologist, Author
You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
Author: Deepak Chopra
Profession: East-Indian- American M.D., New Age Author, Lecturer
You are either part of the solution or part of the problem.
Author: Eldridge Cleaver (1935)
Profession: American Black Leader, Writer
Our generation, like the one before us, must choose. Without the threat of the Cold War, without the pain of economic ruin, without the fresh memory of World War II's slaughter, it is tempting to pursue our private agendas -- to simply sit back and let history unfold. We must resist the temptation.
Author: Bill Clinton (1946)
Profession: Forty-second President of the USA
On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of them tempts us --ah! what a dream, to live in that! --the other stifles us at the first breath.
Author: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954)
Profession: French Author
The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs. Self-conceit often regards it as a sign of weakness to admit that a belief to which we have once committed ourselves is wrong. We get so identified with an idea that it is literally a ''pet'' notion and we rise to its defense and stop our eyes and ears to anything different.
Author: John Dewey (1859-1952)
Profession: American Philosopher, Educator
I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am.
Author: Princess of Wales Diana (1961-1997)
Profession: Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales
You can't choose up sides on a round world.
Anything inside that immobilizes me, gets in my way, keeps me from my goals, is all mine.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.