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Positive Quotes

It’s not always easy to be positive. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you need a little help keeping your spirits up. These positive quotes might be just what you need. If you find a positive quote here that hits home, write it down, post it on the fridge or bathroom mirror, keep it in your wallet for quick reference. You never know when a positive saying might come in handy. After all, a little positivity can go a long way.


 My new word: 'Blesson.' It's when you're able to view painful lessons as blessings. A blesson is what happens when you see the blessing in the lesson that your challenge taught you. 
- Karen Salmansohn, author
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 Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. 
- Robert Brault, writer
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 I love laugh lines. It means you've had a good life. 
- Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of Estee Lauder and founder of her own cosmetics company
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 Change your thoughts, and you change your world. 
- Norman Vincent Peale, pastor and author
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 I do know that I'm responsible not for what happens, but for what I make of it. 
- Sidney Poitier, actor and director
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 How many times have you thought to yourself, 'Someday we'll look back at this and laugh.' Why wait? 
- Paul E. McGhee, author
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 God can turn your disappointments into his appointments. 
- submitted by Guideposts reader Beth Bankemper of Wayne, Pennsylvania
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 Youth is a frame of mind. If you get out there and enjoy it, you can have it at any time of your life. 
- singer Kenny Rogers, quoting his late grandfather
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 If you're lucky enough to get old, I think you should celebrate it. 
- 90-year-old designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel
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 A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe. 
- author and motivational speaker Wayne W. Dyer
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 Every exit is a start. 
- The Happy Show, an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
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 It is what it is—but it will become what you make of it. 
- Guideposts reader Doris Dillon of Randleman, North Carolina
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 Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to somebody else. 
- Mitch Albom, author
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 You can go anywhere in the world, as long as your heart is in the right place. 
- Guideposts reader Judy Bailey, Nashville, Tennessee
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