Is it difficult for you to be optimistic and see life differently? Charles Chaplin, Tales of Miletus, Audrey Hepburn, Benjamin Franklin and Maya Angelou have a phrase for you that will help you a lot.
There are days when we inevitably wake up in a bad mood. Moments in which nothing comes out right for the mere fact of having gotten out of bed with the left foot. If you find yourself in this situation regularly, you have nothing to worry about. At the end of the day we are human beings with our strengths and weaknesses. And therefore sometimes we have the right to feel anger, stress or frustration.
In fact, there have been very famous people throughout history who surely have felt the same way. However, they have always known how to move forward by reinforcing positive thinking, something they practiced with phrases like these.
“I think that laughter is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I think happy girls are the most beautiful. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles”.
The mythical Hollywood star of the 40s and 50s Audrey Hepburn, always had to deal with a very macho American society, where women are opening up more and more in the world of entertainment. However, this actress always saw the positive side of life, something that she reinforced with the love and affection that she always professed towards her loved ones.
“Learn as if you were going to live your whole life, and live as if you were going to die tomorrow.”
Following a bit the line of the world of cinema, Charles Chaplin also left us all kinds of famous quotes that will remain in our memory forever like this one that we just put above. This English comedian always lived the present in the most intense way possible. He realized that this was the one that really mattered and was therefore one of the many ways that exist to be happier.
Apart from this appointment, you cannot miss his speech in the ‘Great Dictator’ one of his most mythical films in which he makes an ode to achieve a better world among all, since it will become the home of future generations:
“People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou was very clear that it is our actions that define us as people. And not our social status or belongings. In fact, this American actress, poet and composer published a multitude of autobiographical novels that were an example to follow for millions of people. And thanks to them he received numerous awards and decorations.
“You will learn Lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called life.”
One of the most important fathers of the American nation such as Benjamin Franklin also left us all kinds of phrases that will last until the end of days. In this particular one, this American political scientist saw the importance of making mistakes sometimes throughout our life. Through them we can learn and emerge stronger with the aim of facing the future with much more maturity and optimism.
Thales of Miletus
Asking what was difficult, he replied, “Know yourself.” What was easy: Give advice to others. What was most pleasant: “Success?” What was the divine: “That which has no beginning and no end?”
Thales of Miletus, one of the most important and influential Greek philosophers of the 7th century BC, also wondered what one had to do in life to be happy. And the truth is that he managed to summarize it very well through one sentence. In this he simply states that through personal knowledge, we can become successful people and therefore much happier.
These are some of the many famous quotes that personalities from all over the world have left us. We are sure that thanks to them you will be able to see life from a more positive perspective. And you? Do you have more inspiring phrases that you like? We would love for you to share them with us!