I remember when I dreamed of the day I’d be getting the pay I can’t live on now.
— Tom Wilson
I was never more unhappy than when I had won five Gold Medals. It’s kind of ironic, isn’t it?
— Matt Biondi
I have a great many friends in baseball, but the day I hung up my uniform, I never saw so many doors close so quickly. My phone stopped ringing and I didn’t hear from anybody.
— Don Hoak
That was the Cervin, and I had been up it. And then, I must confess, that at bottom I felt almost sorry. I had many times dreamed of this ascent, which every climber is covetous to make. For a long time I had ardently hankered after this exploit, and now I was appeased. What a singular being is man, who burns to possess and, in the moment of possession, repents of his desire.
— Emile Javelle
An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.
— Bonnie Friedman
There’s an old Italian proverb: “The person who goes quietly, goes with health and goes far.” Hurrying up and using a lot of shortcuts doesn’t get us very far at all.
— Fred Rogers
Slow down, for whatever you really want will be there when you get there. If you work toward it without stress, without pressing. If, proceeding under God’s guidance and in His smooth and unhurried tempo, it is not there, then it was not supposed to be there.
— Norman Vincent Peale
My father seems pretty comfortable being in the present moment, and he is never in a hurry. He takes life at his own pace, and he loves the people in his life the same way – slow and steady. He never gives the impression that he’s looking over your shoulder to see if someone more interesting or more important is approaching.
— Amy Grant
The cheerful live longer in years, and afterwards in our affection.
— Christian Bovée
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance. The cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it better, will persevere in it longer, than the sad or sullen.
— Thomas Carlyle
The very best medicine that a family can keep in the house is cheerfulness.
Assume a cheerfulness you do not feel and shortly you will feel the cheerfulness you assumed.
— Chinese proverb
Cheerfulness costs nothing yet is beyond price. It is an asset for both business and body. The big men of today, the leaders of tomorrow, are those who can blend cheerfulness with their brains.
— B.C. Forbes
I can’t believe God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
— Lou Holtz
If all I’m remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I’ve done a bad job with the rest of my life.
— Isiah Thomas
When I hear someone talking about purpose, I like to sense some humility. You must realize that God doesn’t want you to trust in your own abilities, but in Him.
— John Stanko
The Christian believes that he was created to know, love and serve God in this world and to be happy with Him in the next. That is the sole reason for his existence.
— Evelyn Waugh
The highest service may be prepared for and done in the humblest surroundings. In silence, in waiting, in obscure, unnoticed offices, in years of uneventful, unrecorded duties, the Son of God grew and waxed strong.
— Inscription in the Chapel of Stanford University
Worry makes for a hard pillow. When something’s troubling you, before going to sleep, jot down three things you can do the next day to help solve the problem.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.
— Sir John Lubbock
Throughout my life, I have always had the ability to concentrate on what has to be done and not worry about things I can’t do anything about.
— Joe Paterno
Our Lord never worried and He was never anxious, because He was not out to realize His own ideas; He was out to realize God’s.
— Oswald Chambers
I may be a strange animal but I don’t worry. Whenever I make a decision, I start out recognizing there’s a strong likelihood I’m going to be wrong. All I can do is the best I can. To worry puts obstacles in the way of clear thinking.
— Fletcher Byrom
True happiness doesn’t come from “things.” It comes from love. Love of God, family, friends, strangers and self.
— Jeff Foxworthy
How little has situation to do with happiness.
— Frances Burney
Happiness is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
— Benjamin Franklin
Happiness is like jam. You can’t spread it around without getting a little on yourself.
If someone came to me and asked me how to be happy, I would reply that it’s simple. Just wake up every morning thinking about the wonderful things you are going to do that day. Go to sleep every night thinking about the wonderful events of the past day and the wonderful things you will do tomorrow. Anyone who does that will be happy.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
If I had my life to live over, I’d relax. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I’d start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.
— Nadine Stair
And in the end is not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years.
— Abraham Lincoln
Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.
— U.S. Military Academy cadet maxim
My dad [Charles Schulz] instilled in us how essential it is to enjoy the process of life, regarding every moment and every act as having some importance. He taught us that’s how people achieve greatness in whatever they do.
— Jill Transki