Ikigai Book Review – The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

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39 How to Stop Worrying and Start Living Quotes I Dale Carnegie

Book – How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (Quotes)How to stop worrying and start living book cover photo

Author – Dale Carnegie

Genre – Self- help Book

Published in – 1948

How to stop worrying and start living is one of the best book on beating worry habits and to live peaceful life. As much as principles, tactics in book are amazingly simple to follow, the book is also full of inspiring, thought-provoking quotes, lines and sentences that changes perspective and gives new way at looking and dealing with our situation.

Here are 39 quotes from the book


1. “About ninety per cent of the things in our lives are right and about ten per cent are wrong. If we want to be happy, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ninety per cent that are right and ignore the ten per cent that are wrong. If we want to be worried and bitter and have stomach ulcers, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ten per cent that are wrong and ignore the ninety per cent that are glorious”


2. “Whether in war or peace, the chief difference between good thinking and bad thinking is this: good thinking deals with causes and effects and leads to logical, constructive planning; bad thinking frequently leads to tension and nervous breakdowns”


3. “Let’s be content to live the only time we can live: from now until bedtime. “Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. “Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means”


4. “Those who keep the peace of their inner selves in the midst of the tumult of the modern city are immune from nervous diseases. “Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand”


5. “Obviously, circumstances alone do not make us happy or unhappy. It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings. Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven is within you. That is where the kingdom of hell is, too”


6. “The most relaxing recreating forces are a healthy religion, sleep, music, and laughter. Have faith in God-learn to sleep well- Love good music-see the funny side of life- And health and happiness will be yours”


7. “The greatest mistake physicians make is that they attempt to cure the body without attempting to cure the mind; yet the mind and body are one and should not be treated separately” – Plato


8. “One of the worst features about worrying is that it destroys our ability to concentrate. When we worry, our minds jump here and there and everywhere, and we lose all power of decision”


9. “The most important thing in life is not to capitalize on your gains. Any fool can do that. The really important thing is to profit from your losses. That requires intelligence; and it makes the difference between a man of sense and a fool” – William Bolitho


10. “Happiness is not mostly pleasure; it is mostly victory. Yes, the victory that comes from a sense of achievement, of triumph, of turning our lemons into lemonades” -Harry Emerson Fosdick


11. “I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew): Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who” – Rudyard Kipling


12. “If a man will devote his time to securing facts in an impartial, objective way, his worries will usually evaporate in the light of knowledge”


13. “Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not” – William James


14. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference” -Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr


15. “Concern means realizing what the problems are and calmly taking steps to meet them. Worrying means going around in maddening, futile circles”


16. “Let’s not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember “Life is too short to be little”


17. “For every ailment under the sun, there is a remedy, or there is none; If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it”


18. “There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second” – Logan Pearsall Smith


19. “A man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinion of what happens.” And our opinion of what happens is entirely up to us” – Montaigne


20. “There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will” – Epictetus


21. “Nobody is so miserable as he, who longs to be somebody and something other than the person he is in body and mind” – Angelo Patri


22. “Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding that limit” – Elbert Hubbard


23. “Worry is most apt to ride you ragged not when you are in action, but when the day’s work is done” – James L. Mursell


24. “Everything that is in agreement with our personal desires seems true. Everything that is not puts us into a rage” – Andre Maurois


25. “Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequence of any misfortune” – William James


26. “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Ask yourself: How do I KNOW this thing I am worrying about will really come to pass?”


27. “The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not” – George Bernard Shaw


28. “If you have what seems to you insufficient, then you will be miserable even if you possess the world” – Seneca


29. “A mere man alone can easily be defeated, but a man alive with the power of God within him is invincible”


30. “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven”


31. “To be wronged or robbed is nothing unless you continue to remember it” – Confucius


32. “To know all is to understand all, and this leaves no room for judgment and condemnation” – Clarence Darrow


33. “Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation. You do not find it among gross people” – Dr. Samuel Johnson


34. “Life, we learn too late, is in the living, in the tissue of every day and hour”


35. “Fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration, and resentment”


36. “Business men who do not know how to fight worry die young” – Dr. Alexis Carrel


37 “Man is not made to understand life, but to live it” – George Santayana


38. “Everything changes except the law of change”


39. “Every day is a new life to a wise man”


Hope these quotes, lines inspired you in some way to act and get rid of worries. Please share this post with everyone you feel will be benefited.

Do share your favorite quote from the above or any other book you read which really resonate with you. I would love to hear from you.

I have also written review of this book. You may check it out. How to stop worrying and start living Review.

Wish you a worry free life.

Muzammil

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living Book Review – Dale Carnegie

Book – How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (Review) Author – Dale Carnegie Genre – Self- help Book Published in – 1948 We are not worriers, we have a habit of worrying states Mel Robbins author of the 5 second rule. And like any habit we can get rid of worry habit as well. … Read more

The Magic of Thinking Big Quotes – David J. Schwartz

Book – The Magic of Thinking Big (Quotes)the magic of thinking big book cover photo

Author – David J. Schwartz PhD

Genre – Self- Help

Originally Published – 1959

The book is full of useful insights and open up minds to great ideas. The book is equally filled with great quotes and one liners that will inspire you to take control of your life and start thinking big, and achieve big.

Here are my favorites quotes from the book.

1. “Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. Visualization adds value to everything. A big thinker always visualizes what can be done in the future. He isn’t stuck with the present”


2. “Success is determined not so much by the size of one’s brain, as it is by the size of one’s thinking”


3. “All of us, more than we recognize, are products of the surrounding thinking. And much of this thinking is little, not big ”


4. “There is nothing either good or bad except that thinking makes it so” – Shakespeare


5. “Believe, really believe, you can move a mountain, and you can. Not many people believe that they can move mountains. So, as a result, not many people do”


6. “Belief works this way. Belief, the “I’m-positive-I-can” attitude, generates the power, skill, and energy needed to do. When you believe I-can-do-it, the how-to-do-it develops”


7. “The how-to-do-it always comes to the person who believes he can do it”


8. “The “Okay-I’ll-give-it-a-try-but-I-don’t-think-it-will-work” attitude produces failures”


9. “Production in your thought factory is under the charge of two foremen, one of whom we will call Mr. Triumph and the other Mr. Defeat”

“Both Mr. Triumph and Mr. Defeat are intensely obedient. They snap to attention immediately. All you need do to signal either foreman is to give the slightest mental beck and call. If the signal is positive, Mr. Triumph will step forward and go to work. Likewise, a negative signal brings Mr. Defeat forward”


10. “The right attitude and one arm will beat the wrong attitude and two arms every time”


11. “One may (and let me emphasize the word may) get a little sympathy, but one doesn’t get respect and loyalty by being a chronic complainer”


12. “The thinking that guides your intelligence is much more important than how much intelligence you may have ”


13. “It is more important to use your mind to think than to use it as a warehouse for facts”


14. “The ability to know how to get information is more important than using the mind as a garage for facts”


15. “Never underestimate your own intelligence, and never overestimate the intelligence of others”


16. “Action cures fear. Indecision, postponement, on the other hand, fertilize fear”


17. “Doing what’s right keeps your conscience satisfied. And this builds self-confidence. When we do what is known to be wrong, two negative things happen. First, we feel guilt and this guilt eats away confidence. Second, other people sooner or later find out and lose confidence in us”


18. “Think big, we must use words and phrases that produce big, positive mental images”


19. “All the successful public speakers have one thing in common: They have something to say and they feel a burning desire for other people to hear it”


20. “Before complaining or accusing or reprimanding someone or launching a counterattack in self- defense, ask yourself, “Is it really important?” In most cases, it isn’t and you avoid conflict”


21. “Don’t sell yourself short. Conquer the crime of self-deprecation. Concentrate on your assets. You’re better than you think you are”


22. “Use the big thinker’s vocabulary. Use big, bright, cheerful words. Use words that promise victory, hope, happiness, pleasure; avoid words that create unpleasant images of failure, defeat, and grief”


23. “Stretch your vision. See what can be, not just what is. Practice adding value to things, to people, and to yourself”


24. “Get the big view of your job. Think, really think your present job is important. That next promotion depends mostly on how you think toward your present job”


25. “Think above trivial things. Focus your attention on big objectives. Before getting involved in a petty matter, ask yourself, “Is it really important?”


26. “When you believe something is impossible, your mind goes to work for you to prove why. But when you believe, really believe, something can be done, your mind goes to work for you and helps you find the ways to do it”


27. “The successful person doesn’t ask, “Can I do it better?” He knows he can. So he phrases the question: “How can I do it better?”


28. “Capacity is a state of mind. How much we can do depends on how much we think we can do. When you really believe you can do more, your mind thinks creatively and shows you the way”


29. “Big people monopolize the listening. Small people monopolize the talking”


30. “Your appearance talks to you and it talks to others. Make certain it says, “Here is a person who has self-respect. He’s important. Treat him that way.”


31. “The body is what the body is fed. By the same token, the mind is what the mind is fed”


32. “People who tell you it cannot be done almost always are unsuccessful people, are strictly average or mediocre at best in terms of accomplishment”


33. “How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking”


34. “In at least nine cases out of ten, the “likability” factor is the first thing mentioned. And in an overwhelmingly large number of cases, the “likability” factor is given far more weight than the technical factor”


35. “Bear in mind that the longer you stay tuned to either Channel P (Positive) or Channel N (Negative), the more interested you become and the harder it is to switch channels. This is true because one thought, positive or negative, sets off a whole chain reaction of similar thought”


36. “The person who does the most talking and the person who is the most successful are rarely the same person”


37. “Action feeds and strengthens confidence; inaction in all forms feeds fear. To fight fear, act. To increase fear—wait, put off, postpone”


38. “Commit this question to memory and use it to evaluate everything you do: “Will this help take me where I want to go?” If the answer is no, back off; if yes, press ahead”


Hope these quotes and lines inspire you in some way. Feel free to share these post with everyone you feel be benefited or inspired in some way. You can read The Magic of Thinking Big book review here

Please share your favorite quote in the comment from this post or any other quote that you resonate with most. I would love to hear from you.

Wish you a life of big thoughts, goals, action and accomplishment.

Muzammil

 

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