Happiness is not determined by what's happening around you, but rather what's happening inside you. Most people depend on others to gain happiness, but the truth is, it always comes from within.— John Spence
The most famous John Spence quotes that are little-known but priceless
Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.
Don't save it for a special occasion; today is special.
Many people are so poor because the only thing they have is money.
Don't look for someone who will solve all your problems;
look for someone who will face them with you.
You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are now.
Making a hundred friends is not a miracle.
The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your side even when hundreds are against you.
If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay.
Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
When someone tells you, "You've changed," it might simply be because you've stopped living your life their way.
If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you're fooling yourself. That's like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn't eat him.
Be happy. Be yourself. If others don't like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn't about pleasing everybody.
Don't think of cost. Think of value.
Love is not about sex, going on fancy dates, or showing off.
It's about being with a person who makes you happy in a way nobody else can.
You cannot change what you refuse to confront.
In life, if you don't risk anything, you risk everything.
Learn to love yourself first, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.
When you choose to see the good in others, you end up finding the good in yourself.
Making one person smile can change the world - maybe not the whole world, but their world.
Being alone does not mean you are lonely, and being lonely does not mean you are alone.
Learn to appreciate the things you have before time forces you appreciate the things you once had.
Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.
Love and appreciate your parents. We are often so busy growing up; we forget they are also growing old.
While you're busy looking for the perfect person, you'll probably miss the imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy.
Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset.
What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while. Read The Power of Habit.
Falling in love is not a choice. To stay in love is.
No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life.
Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.
Saying someone is ugly doesn't make you any prettier.
My definition of success: When your core values and self-concept are in harmony with your daily actions and behaviors.
Your Day Is Your Life
You are the average of your five closest associates.
When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it's probably time to change the people around you.
Successful people willingly do what unsuccessful people are unwilling to do.
The minute you stop expecting life to be simple, fair and easy... it becomes simple, fair and easy.
You become what you focus on and like the people you spend time with.
When values are clear, decisions are easy.
Remember: everyone you meet is fighting a mighty battle. Be kind. Be understanding.
Until you can see, and admit, that YOU are the problem.
.. You will be unable to realize that YOU must be the solution.
What you do today determines who you will be tomorrow.
Vision = Focus / Focus = Attention / Attention = Action /Action = Results / Consistent Results = Destiny
Anyone can come into your life and say how much they love you.
It takes someone really special to stay in your life and show how much they love you.
At the end of the day - the long day of your life - as people stand around your grave no one will talk about how big your house was, or how many cars you owned, or your boat or plane... they will only talk about ONE thing and ONE thing ONLY: LOVE! How much you loved them and how much they loved you. So the goal then is to live a life of love. That is all.
We are the producers of our own thinking.
Thought is not something that happens to us, but something that we do to ourselves.
Whatever you fill your brain with and whoever you spend your time with.
.. will determine your life a decade from now.
Someone else doesn't have to be wrong for you to be right.
You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren't busy denying them.
Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
We often talk to ourselves in ways that we would never let a stranger or even a friend talk to us.
Sometimes people don't notice the things others do for them until they stop doing them.
People are more what they hide than what they show.
All that you achieve and all that you fail to achieve are the direct results of your thoughts.