Quotes Plus 3/1/2012

“Suspicion often creates what it suspects.”
The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis, p. 164.

The longer and harder I imagine a negative thought, the more
real it becomes and the more I fret over something that has
not and may not ever happen. This, I believe, is the essence of pessimism. Optimism is the opposite—a preference for creating
positive realities. To get from pessimism to optimism, I’ve
learned to change the tone of my “self-talk” to suspect a more
pleasant reality. By the words I say to myself, Dreary Lane
becomes a momentary detour, not my permanent residence.

“For myself I am an optimist—
it does not seem to be much use being anything else.”
– Sir Winston Churchill

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