Favorite Quotations ~  Perspectives, 3 Who You Are When No One's Looking

"Every crowd has a silver lining." ~ P.T. Barnum

Ralph Waldo Emerson

By changing your perspective, you expand your possibilities until you see something that you were unable to see before. ~ Michael Michalko, Thinkertoys

Most people think that I am too optimistic, but my optimism is based on the thought that negative thinking is a luxury that we can't afford. ~ Yoko Ono, independent.co.uk, 2/2/04

For myself, I am an optimist--it does not seem to be much use being anything else. ~ Winston Churchill

The dark today leads into light tomorrow. There is no endless joy, and yet no endless sorrow. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to. ~ Bill Clinton

Ten million years from now, when the sun burns out and the Earth is just a frozen snowball hurtling through space, nobody's going to care whether or not I got this guy out. ~ Tug McGraw

Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet. ~ Thomas Crum

When we are chafed and fretted by small cares, a look at the stars will show us the littleness of our own interests. ~ Maria Mitchell, Life, letters, and journals

Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you will see. ~ Winston Churchill

Don't take yourself so personally. ~ Ram Dass

We have these impossibly high standards and we’ll probably never live up to our perfect fantasies of our future selves. But I feel like that’s okay. ~ Marina Keegan, The Opposite of Loneliness