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Smiling away your troubles requires
by Paramahansa Yogananda

Smiling away your troubles requires
a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Related topics: Values Self Honor

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

The season of failure is the best time
for sowing the seeds of success.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

 

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Thinkers do not accept the inevitable;
they turn their efforts toward changing it.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Let my soul smile through my heart
and my heart smile through my eyes,
that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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Never do anything that taints your mind.
Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations
that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality.
Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture
the good qualities you want to have.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.
You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

There is a magnet in your heart
that will attract true friends.
That magnet is unselfishness,
thinking of others first;
when you learn to live for others,
they will live for you.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Faithfulness in the performance of small duties
gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations
that life will someday force us to make.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Truth is exact correspondence with reality.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Know that the act of smiling makes both you and others happier.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Strange, to see what delight we married people have
to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition,
every man and wife gazing and smiling at them.
- Samuel Pepys

I'm always annoyed about why black people have to bear
the brunt of everybody else's contempt.
If we are not totally understanding and smiling,
suddenly we're demons.
- Toni Morrison

Smiling always with a never fading serenity of countenance,
and flourishing in an immortal youth.
- Isaac Barrow

Arnold Palmer has what I call an 'Eisenhower smile'.
Those two men, they'd smile and their whole faces would look so pleasant;
it was like they were smiling all over.
- Byron Nelson

When I look out at the people and they look at me and they're smiling,
then I know that I'm loved.
That is the time when I have no worries,
no problems.
- Etta James

I was in the Square at the time.
The crowd was a most good-humoured, easy going,
smiling crowd; but presently it was transformed.
A regiment of mounted police came cantering up.
- Edward Carpenter

As long as you live keep smiling because it brightens everybody's day.
- Vin Scully

I do remember smiling quite a bit inside it though
since I knew it wouldn't be seen on film -
so of course while the poor planet is being blown up
I'm smiling and laughing like mad!
- David Prowse

I try to visit people in hospitals when I can,
smiling and joking while I'm there.
But when I leave, I just start crying.
- Loretta Lynn

I think he would have been proud and smiling...
when we laid him to rest because his family was together.
I think that was a great gift to be able to give Dad at the end.
- Michael Reagan

The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present
a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling
and beautiful countryside.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Your wrinkles either show that you're nasty,
cranky, and senile, or that you're always smiling.
- Carlos Santana

I enjoy the character interplay.
Sometimes the audience is not laughing,
but smiling, and that is almost just as good because
it keeps them ready to laugh.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Remember even though the outside world might be raining,
if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you.
- Anna Lee

We make mistakes, we have our faults,
and God knows some of us have more than our share,
but when danger threatens and duty calls,
we go smiling to our own funeral.
- James Larkin

Nobody needs a smile so much as the one who has none to give.
So get used to smiling heart-warming smiles,
and you will spread sunshine in a sometimes dreary world.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

I suppose it's easy to play a hypocritical politician with a smiling face;
it's also quite gratifying to play.
- Ian McDiarmid

I see a lot of people who love their jobs.
I see some garbage collectors smiling as they go about their work.
- Willie Stargell

I always want to know what's wrong with you,
why you ain't smiling.
That's just my character; I just love people and want
to see people having a good time.
- Wyclef Jean

Keep smiling - it takes 10 years off!
- Jane Birkin

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
- Elizabeth Bowen

It's all about having fun and smiling and shaking hands.
- Tone Loc

I am a smiling depressive.
- Trisha Goddard

Over my desk hangs a poster from The Railway Children
that my husband had framed for me.
It is so lovely to see the children smiling as they
run down the railway track.
- Dinah Sheridan

The first time I see a jogger smiling,
I'll consider it.
- Joan Rivers

Has one hostage from Lebanon come back with a photograph
of his abductors? Has any hostage ever come back with
a photograph of his abductors smiling? I mean,
this was so incredible!
- Dwight Schultz

For a change, lady luck seemed to be smiling on me.
Then again, maybe the fickle wench was just lulling
me into a false sense of security while she reached for a rock.
- Timothy Zahn

I never get tired of smiling.
I'm just the kind of guy who likes to smile.
- Jason Ritter

When people are smiling they are most receptive to
almost anything you want to teach them.
- Allen Funt

Woody is the guy who made me want to be a comic.
I was in heaven and couldn't stop smiling because he
was my idle and 29 years after seeing Take the Money and Run,
I was working for him.
- Jon Lovitz

I'm a very outgoing person.
I'm always happy, I'm one of those people who are always smiling.
If somebody described me to somebody else,
they'd say the kid with the curly hair with the big smile on his face.
I get along with everybody.
- Corbin Bleu

There are so many people that have come up to me during our shows and tell me:
"The hour that we are watching your show is the hour
that my kids are happiest and are smiling,
they are laughing," and that is what I long to do.
- Miley Cyrus

The last few years have been my happiest.
I'm happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die.
I don't feel that a bit.
Smiling has a lot to do with it.
You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit.
- William Proxmire

Well, again working strictly to the film,
where you had this lovely, lovely land of brightness and color.
And everybody is smiling and happy and butterflies
flitting around and it was that kind of image that,
it was like a dream world, really.
- George Martin

The final phone call that said we're going to be picked
up again was just a miracle.
We've overcome the impossible and we're still pushing forward.
I know John is smiling and so happy that he gets to watch us on TV.
- Kaley Cuoco

I watch these actors who when you go to buy a pint
of milk you see them smiling on the cover of 20 magazines.
Then when you see them in a film it's hard to believe
the character because you just see them everywhere.
- Charlie Hunnam

There have been times I almost got a persecution complex.
I felt like people wouldn't let me grow up.
They always saw me as a smiling kid or goofy teenager,
no matter how much I'd changed.
- Rick Schroder

Smiling is very important.
If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace.
It is not by going out for a demonstration against
nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace.
It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing,
and being peace that we can make peace.
- Nhat Hanh

I've been blessed with some lovely scripts and a character
that people could truly identify with.
It's one of those surprises in life that makes you think,
'God was smiling on me that particular day.
- Dwight Schultz

I'm not used to crying.
It's a little difficult.
All my life I've had to fight.
It's just another fight I'm going to have to learn how to win,
that's all.
I'm just going to have to keep smiling.
- Serena Williams

Yes, there is plenty of hard work for them in addition
to that which they do when they appear,
smiling and happy, when the curtain goes up.
Giving a performance is the least of their worries.
- Florenz Ziegfeld

Liberals should not overplay this weapons of mass destruction card,
because you want me to tell you the truth? Most of
us are not going to care if they don't find these weapons of mass destruction.
It's enough for a lot of us to see those kids smiling on that street again.
- Dennis Miller

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

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

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi


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