Do you ever get discouraged when thinking about your life? The highs and lows, the successes and failures? If so, it’s time to start changing how you think. Once we change our thoughts, we can see ourselves in a different light. In this blog post, Penn Book will share with you some you are what you think quotes that have helped me turn my negative thoughts into positive ones.
You Are What You Think Quotes 2021
You cannot change what you refuse to confront.
Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
Don’t think of the cost. Think of value.
Be happy. Be yourself. If others don’t like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn’t about pleasing everybody.
When you’re up, your friends know who you are. When you’re down, you know who your friends are.
The only normal people you know are the ones you don’t know very well.
Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company.
As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones.
Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your side even when hundreds are against you.
Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go and move on.
Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, etc…
If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.
Don’t choose the one who is beautiful to the world; choose the one who makes your world beautiful.
Falling in love is not a choice. To stay in love is.
True love isn’t about being inseparable; it’s about two people being true to each other even when they are separated.
While you’re busy looking for the perfect person, you’ll probably miss the imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy.
Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset.
You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them.
In life, if you don’t risk anything, you risk everything.
“When I want to smile, I know exactly what to do, I just close my eyes and I think of you.” — Anonymous
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
There isn’t anything noble about being superior to another person. True nobility is in being superior to the person you once were.
Trying to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are now.
People are more what they hide than what they show.
No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.
You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.
Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.
Too many people buy things they don’t need with money they don’t have to impress people they don’t know.
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.
“The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.” ~ Rumi
“This is a hug from me to you, to let you know I am thinking of you. And although I have nothing to say, you know I have thought of you today.” — Anonymous
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” ― Patañja
“I think I’d miss you even if we never met.” — The Wedding Date
If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay.
Making one person smile can change the world – maybe not the whole world, but their world.
Saying someone is ugly doesn’t make you any prettier.
“All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” — Ed Sheeran
Love and appreciate your parents. We are often so busy growing up, we forget they are also growing old.
When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around you.
Learn to love yourself first, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.
When someone tells you, “You’ve changed,” it might simply be because you’ve stopped living your life their way.
Someone else doesn’t have to be wrong for you to be right.
Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.
Sometimes people don’t notice the things others do for them until they stop doing them.
Don’t listen to what people say, watch what they do.
“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be” ~ Abraham Maslow
Being alone does not mean you are lonely, and being lonely does not mean you are alone.
Love is not about sex, going on fancy dates, or showing off. It’s about being with a person who makes you happy in a way nobody else can.
Anyone can come into your life and say how much they love you. It takes someone really special to stay in your life and show how much they love you.
Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion; today is special.
“People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“When I think of you, I think of kindness, wisdom, and love. Thanks for being you.” — Sam Crow
“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” ~ Paul Brandt
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
Many people are so poor because the only thing they have is money.
It’s better to know and be disappointed than to never know and always wonder.
There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.
Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around you, but rather what’s happening inside you. Most people depend on others to gain happiness, but the truth is, it always comes from within.
If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you lie, it becomes a part of your future.
What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while.
Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems; look for someone who will face them with you.
If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you’re fooling yourself. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn’t eat him.
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” ~ Erma Bombeck
“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” ~ 1 John 4:8
Learn to appreciate the things you have before time forces you appreciate the things you once had.
When you choose to see the good in others, you end up finding the good in yourself.
You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” ~ Galatians 6:9
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
“You cannot get sick enough to help sick people get better. You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone. If you’re wanting to be of an advantage to others, be as tapped in, turned in, turned on as you can possibly be.” ~ Abraham
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein
“World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king or prince or religious leader. The world belongs to humanity. “ ~ Dalai Lama
“As you think, so shall you become.” ~ Bruce Lee
“Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger. And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distills a poison in the wine. And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius
“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“God’s one and only voice is silence.” ~ Herman Melville
“Don’t Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” ~ John Lennon
“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ~ C.S. Lewis
“For the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
“Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.” ~ Saskya Pandita
“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” ~ Judy Garland
“Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting events take their course? Can you step back from your own mind and thus understand all things? Giving birth and nourishing, having without possessing, acting with no expectations, leading and not trying to control: this is the supreme virtue.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“In pursuit of knowledge, every day something is added. In the practice of the Tao, every day something is dropped. Less and less do you need to force things, until finally, you arrive at non-action? When nothing is done, nothing is left undone. True mastery can be gained by letting things go their own way. It can’t be gained by interfering.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” ~ Unknown
“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is within you.” ~ Rumi
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” ~Albert Einstein
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants. A good scientist has freed himself of concepts and keeps his mind open to what is.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!” ~ Proverbs 16:16
“Fame or integrity: which is more important? Money or happiness: which is more valuable? The success of failure: which is more destructive? If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” ~ Andre Maurois
“What lies behind us and what lies before we are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When you get free from certain fixed concepts of the way the world is, you find it is far more subtle, and far more miraculous than you thought it was.” ~ Alan Watts
“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me the truth.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornments, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” ~ 1 Peter 3:3-4
“The kingdom of God is within you.” ~ Luke 17:21
“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ~ Khalil Gibran
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
“Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.” ~ Henri-Frédéric Amiel
“Never tell a child,” said George Macdonald, ‘you have a soul. Teach him, you are a soul; you have a body.’ As we learn to think of things always in this order, that the body is but the temporary clothing of the soul, our views of death and the unbefittingness of customary mourning will approximate to those of Friends of earlier generations.”
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~ T.S. Eliot
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