Over the last years, I´ve collected countless quotes, sayings, short poems and similar inspirational stuff that (to my mind) is related to Positive Psychology. Here are my top-10 for the time being. Enjoy!
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Be yourself. No one can say you´re doing it wrong.
(Charles M. Schulz)
Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.
(Abraham Lincoln, among others)
Your brain is not designed to make you happy. That´s your job.
People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.
Be you! The world will adjust.
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
To laugh often and much: To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which came to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.