PROMISE YOURSELF …
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something special in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
–Christian D. Larson, “Your Forces and How to Use Them”
Other Good Quotes
“Get exposed to other people’s truths and attitudes change.”
“People do what they want to do.”
–Dear Amy (advice columnist)
“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”
“A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And see how its light increases, as a candle gives its flame to the other. You are such a light.”
“Writers write the books they need to read.”
A modern proverb, repeated by Kathleen Parker