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My attitude is never to be satisfied,
by Duke Ellington

My attitude is never to be satisfied,
never enough, never.
- Duke Ellington

Related topics: Leadership

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
- Duke Ellington

There is hardly any money interest in art,
and music will be there when money is gone.
- Duke Ellington

Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.
- Duke Ellington

 

Art is dangerous.
It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be
dangerous you don't want it.
- Duke Ellington

Fate is being kind to me.
Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young.
- Duke Ellington

By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of
a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with.
- Duke Ellington

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People do not retire.
They are retired by others.
- Duke Ellington

A problem is your chance to do your best.
- Duke Ellington

It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something.
- Duke Ellington

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
- Duke Ellington

You've got to find some way of saying it without saying it.
- Duke Ellington

A man is a god in ruins.
- Duke Ellington

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
- Duke Ellington

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
- Duke Ellington

There are two kinds of worries - those you can do something
about and those you can't.
Don't spend any time on the latter.
- Duke Ellington

Now I can say loudly and openly what I have been saying to myself on my knees.
- Duke Ellington

Playing "bop" is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.
- Duke Ellington

Critics have their purposes, and they're supposed to do what they do,
but sometimes they get a little carried away with what
they think someone should have done,
rather than concerning themselves with what they did.
- Duke Ellington

On becoming more acquainted with the word of the Bible,
I began to understand so much more of what I had been taught,
and of what I had learned about life and about the people in mine.
- Duke Ellington

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't like something, change it,
If you can't change it, change your attitude
- Maya Angelou

Your attitude determines your altitude.
- Zig Ziglar

The Joy is in the Journey.
- Anonymous

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Without a humble but reasonable
confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Change your thoughts, change your life.
- James Allen

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

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 on 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.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

A happy person is not a person in a
certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a
certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

Today is a Happy Day because I say it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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 success,
than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, gift, 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 will 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 on the string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
And so it is with you ...
we are in charge of our attitudes.
- Charles Swindoll

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today, I choose to create joy in my life.
Whatever my external circumstances,
I choose to see all of life through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
- Albert Einstein

We have a choice every day regarding
the attitude we will embrace for that day.
- Charles Swindoll

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

The difference between work and play lies 100%
in the attitude of the participant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Problem: attitude.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield


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