MONSON_medium“Don’t limit yourself and don’t let others convince you that you are limited in what you can do.  Believe in yourself and then live so as to reach your possibilities.”
– Thomas S. Monson



Joseph_Smith1_Mormon“If they drive us to hell, we’ll turn the devil out and make a heaven out of it.”
– Joseph Smith




Lorenzo Snow“I have never seen the day when I was discouraged, as I could always see glorious blessings ahead.”
– Lorenzo Snow




NADAR_~1“Life is a storm, my young friend.  You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next.  What makes you a man is what you do when the storm comes.  You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome.  Do your worst, for I will do mine!  Then the fates will know you as we know you.”
– Alexandre Dumas



Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
– Abraham Lincoln




hinckley_medium“Carry on.  Things will work out.  If you keep trying and praying and working, things will work out.  They always do.  If you want to die at an early age, dwell on the negative.  Accentuate the positive, and you’ll be around for awhile.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley



davidomckay“I never think of death: I am too busy thinking of life.”
– David O. McKay





jeffrey-r-holland-large“I plead with you not to dwell on days now gone, nor to yearn vainly for yesterdays, however good those yesterdays may have been.  The past is to be learned from but not lived in.  We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes.  And when we have learned what we need to learn and have brought with us the best that we have experienced, then we look ahead and remember that faith is always pointed toward the future.”
– Jeffrey R. Holland


481px-Dwight_D__Eisenhower,_official_photo_portrait,_May_29,_1959“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower*





“I haven’t failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
– Thomas Edison*




hinckley_medium“Cultivate an attitude of happiness.  Cultivate a spirit of optimism.  Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of the nature, in the goodness of those you love, in the testimony which you carry in your heart concerning things divine.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley



375px-Ralph_Waldo_Emerson_ca1857_retouched“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is for you.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson*






Marjorie-Pay-Hinckley-inspirational-life-thoughts“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”
– Majorie Pay Hinckley




Joseph_B._Wirthlin“Come what may and love it.”
– Joseph B. Wirthlin





oprahwinfrey“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”
– Oprah Winfrey*




boyd-k-packer-large“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”
– Boyd K. Packer





hinckley_medium“A small publication that came to me some years ago carried the following: ‘Once a man who had been slandered by a newspaper came to Edward Everett asking what to do about it. Said Everett, ‘Do Nothing! Half the people who bought the paper never saw the article. Half of those who saw it, did not read it. Half of those who understood it, did not believe it. Half of those who believed it are of no account anyway’ (“Sunny Side of the Street,” Nov. 1989). So many of us make a great fuss of matters of small consequence. We are so easily offended. Happy is the man who can brush aside the offending remarks of another and go on his way.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley


hinckley_medium“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed.  The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise.  Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks,  smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed.  The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley


charles-r-swindolls-quotes-2“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.  It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, say or do.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.  It will make or break a company… a church… a home.  The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day.  We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.  The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.  And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes”
– Charles Swindoll*


450px-Big_Sean_Jean_Jacket“The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.  The grass is green where you water it.”
– Big Sean*






“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself.  For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”
– Martha Washington*



Napoleon_Hill_headshot“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
– Napoleon Hill*



MONSON_medium“The future is in your hands, the outcome is up to you.”
– Thomas S. Monson





sidney-greenberg“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.”
– Sidney Greenberg*


arthurashe“Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can.”
– Arthur Ashe*





Audrey_Hepburn_-_Million_-_1966“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’”
– Audrey Hepburn*





455px-Babe_Ruth2“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
– Babe Ruth*





hinckley_medium“Don’t be gloomy. Do not dwell on unkind things. Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. Even if you are not happy, put a smile on your face. ‘Accentuate the positive’. Look a little deeper for good. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, with a great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley



MONSON_medium“So much in life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference.”
– Thomas S. Monson




382px-Mark_Twain,_Brady-Handy_photo_portrait,_Feb_7,_1871,_cropped“Age is an issue of mind over matter.  If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
– Mark Twain*





hinckley_medium“Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley




Russell_M_Nelson“The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.”
– Russell M. Nelson




“Every cloud has a silver lining.”
– Unknown