Words to Think a Bit Differently By

Mandy Chew
Feb 28 · 3 min read

Ten Quotes That Have Changed The Way I See The World

Every now and again I’ll run into a quote or saying that makes me go “oh, wow, yes, of course, I never thought about it that way!” And then all the sudden, I start to see everything so much differently.

Has this ever happened to you? Here are ten quotes I’ve come across that have helped me see things in life a little differently (and a lot for the better):

1. “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” ~Italian Proverb

2. “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself” ~Wayne W. Dyer

3. “Time is how you spend your love.” ~Zadie Smith

4. “A mind is like a parachute — it doesn’t work unless it’s open” ~Frank Zappa

5. “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.” ~Tal Ben-Shahar

6. “Look for what is good and you will certainly find it.” ~Anne Perry

7. “Children’s minds are like banks-whatever you put in, you get back 10 years later with interest.” ~Dr. Cline

8. “If the past never helped you why would you ever take it into the future with you?” ~Shannon L. Alder

9. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~Winston Churchill

10. “He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.” ~Swedish Proverb

Do you have any other quotes that have changed the way you see life or others? I would also love to read about them in the comments below!


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Mandy Chew

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I am a woman on a mission to seize life by the toes and always "Chews" Joy in life! You can follow more of my musings at www.chewsjoy.com or @mandydchew

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