“Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient to restore everybody not greatly in fault themselves to tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest.”
Jane Austen (English Novelist, from Mansfield Park)
“No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
Alan Watts (English Philosopher)
“So full of artless jealousy is guilt, it spills itself in fearing to be spilt.”
William Shakespeare (English Playwright, from Hamlet)
“There are two kinds of power you have to fight. The first is the money, and that’s just our system. The other is the people close around you, knowing when to accept their criticism, knowing when to say no.”
Martin Scorsese (American Director)
“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”
Napoleon Hill (American Author, Think And Grow Rich)
“The people you surround yourself with influence your behaviors, so choose friends who have healthy habits.”
Dan Buettner (American Author, The Blue Zones)
Success is contagious.
Good and bad behavior is contagious too.
One study found that emotions circulate through social networks in patterns similar to what’s seen in epidemiological models of the flu virus.
Numerically, each positive person you surround yourself with increases your chances of being positive by 11%.
But, each negative person you let into your life will more than double your chances of being negative.