Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.— Ralph Marston
Tempting Personal Choice quotations
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
The servant-leader is servant first... It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first.
Just think, you're here not by chance, but by God's choosing.
His hand formed you and made you the person you are. He compares you to no one else - You are one of a kind. You lack nothing that His grace can't give you. He has allowed you to be here in this time in history to fulfill His special purpose for this generation.
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
Don't ever allow yourself to feel trapped by your choices.
Take a look at yourself. You are a unique person created for a specific purpose. Your gifts matter. Your story matters. Your dreams matter. You matter.
People would say 'Who is a leader?' A leader is a person that does the work.
It's very simple. It's a personal choice for people who choose to put in their time and their commitment to do the work. It's a personal choice.
I don't really have control over my direct impression on people anymore.
I used to be the person putting my CD in people's hands. But I'm kind of a mainstream artist now. Not by choice.
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
Like anybody, I like clothes, and I enjoy what I like to wear.
We might have a difference in personal outfit choices. Some might not like it. But to judge someone because of their appearance is pretty foolish. If you have time to do that, I suggest you look at yourself in the mirror and spend more time developing yourself. Come on, it's 2013.
My purpose is to allow people to move closer to actually being creatures of free choice, to genuinely reflect individual creativity and emotion, freeing the body of habitual tensions and wired-patterns of behaviour so that it may respond without inhibition to do what the person wants.
My father chose my name , and my last name was chosen by my ancestors .
That’s enough, I myself choose my way
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
If you want to succeed you must never stop learning, never stop trying and just keep being yourself. You are your own person. You make the choices in life that affect you.
The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but the ignominy, the humiliation we feel that we must be what we are without any choice in the matter, and that this humiliation is seen by everyone.
Remember that you have a choice in what you see.
If you choose to see a person's darkness, you strengthen your darkness within. If you choose to see their light, you shine from the inside out.
Patience is when you're supposed to be mad but you choose to understand.
Forgiveness is above all a personal choice, a decision of the heart to go against the natural instinct to pay back evil with evil.
Libertarians argue that no normal adult has the right to impose choices on other normal adults, except in abnormal circumstances, such as when one person finds another unconscious and administers medical assistance or calls an ambulance.
Never blame another person for your personal choices - you are still the one who must live out the consequences of your choices.
To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.
I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.
Every time we interact with another person at work, we have a choice to make: do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return?
Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices.
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
Perfume is a form of writing, an ink, a choice made in the first person, the dot on the i, a weapon, a courteous gesture, part of the instant, a consequence.
Choices may be unbelievably hard but they're never impossible.
To say you have no choice is to release yourself from responsibility and that's not how a person with integrity acts.
Every individual is a meeting ground for many different allegiances, and sometimes these loyalties conflict with one another and confront the person who harbors them with difficult choices
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
I'm surrounded by nothing but great people.
I've been blessed with that, so really, I've got no choice but to be an all-around good person.
You've got two choices: you could either complain about it, or use it as fuel to make you a better person.
"No" is a word that must never be negotiated, because the person who chooses not to hear it is trying to control you... Declining to hear "no" is a signal that someone is either seeking control or refusing to relinquish it.
One of the most important decisions you'll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.
We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them.
Taste is an evolution and refinement of one’s personal likes and dislikes.
This evolution takes place with a constant curiosity and interest in everything. The editing consequently refines the choices and defines taste.
A person has three choices in life. You can swim against the tide and get exhausted, or you can tread water and let the tide sweep you away, or you can swim with the tide, and let it take you where it wants you to go.
A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... No matter what life throws at them.
When we tell our own story, we teach the values that our choices reveal, not as abstract principals, but as our lived experience. We reveal the kind of person we are to the extent that we let others identify with us.
Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.
Choice is your greatest power. It is an even greater power than love, because you must first choose to be a loving person.
Don't confuse my personality with my attitude... My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are...
Only by taking responsibility for oneself, to the greatest extent possible, can one ever be free, and only a free person can make responsible choices - between right and wrong, saving and spending, giving or taking.
I finally understood what true love meant.
..love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.
If you have a choice between qualifications and personal qualities when it comes to hiring people, go with personal qualities. You can teach them the job.
As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given.
A liberated woman is one who feels confident in herself, and is happy in what she is doing. She is a person who has a sense of self-it all comes down to a freedom of choice.