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450 Inspirational Wishing Things Were Different Quotes (2023)

1. Life can be rough. Sometimes you wish things would fall into place, but it’s a matter of accepting that sometimes life happens, and there’s nothing you can do about it.


2. At times, we wish things could be different for us. We wish life would treat us better and give us better chances, but that’s not how life works, and we might have to work out our opportunities.


3. “I’m not sure I trust myself around you I liked you from the start, JD. I really wish things had been different, that’s all.” — Julie James


4. “I wake up randomly and think of you and how I wish things were different.”


5. “Wish things were different. But unfortunately not all wishes come true.”


6. You might wish things were different so you could be the person you want to be. But life has a way of giving us what we need and when we least expect it.


7. Change is scary. Sometimes you might wish things were different in your life. But then, remember, the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence.


8. Some days, we wish things could be different for us, and life would treat us better and give us better chances. But other times, we have to face the reality that we are just going through life, experiencing all kinds of good and bad stuff.


9. Sometimes, we wish things were different, but they aren’t. And that means we have to put them in perspective and move on.


10. Sometimes, you go through a series of unwanted circumstances that makes us wish things were different. But you have to keep pushing on and make sure to appreciate the little things in life.


11. You can go through anything and come out on top. I know you wish things were different, but no matter what happens, it will always be okay.


12. Maybe that's why I get frustrated sometimes, because there's no one to blame for how our lives have turned out. I wouldn't change any of the things I've done, but at the same time I wish things were different than they are. I have no regrets, but there's also no satisfaction in where I am. - Author: Chris Dietzel


13. Sometimes, you would wish things were different, but There’s only one way to truly change your life story: write a new chapter.


14. It’s okay to wish things in your life were different, but also know that everything happens for a reason.


15. “Stress: when we wish things were the way they aren’t.” — Oprah Winfrey


16. “You are smart, you are funny, you are more important than money. If I could have one wish, it is that your day be filled with bliss.” - Catherine Pulsifer


17. “Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.”


18. Life is a series of interesting choices. If you truly wish for a change in your life, make better choices. It’s never too late to make a change in your life.


19. “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”


20. You might wish for things to be different, but you have to remember you might not be able to control how your life unfolds, but you can change your attitude about it.


21. “See the small things that nobody else notices.”


22. If you wish that things could be different: It is because They can. Work towards causing the difference you desire.


23. “The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment.”


24. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”


25. Sometimes, you must laugh at yourself, knowing that life isn’t fair. Rather than brooding and wishing for a different life, be strong and fearless.


26. Life has its ups and downs. But it would be best if you learned to accept the downs the same way you accept the ups rather than wishing things were different.


27. Life is not a wish list. It’s not about wishing for things to be different but about making the best choices with what we have every day.


28. “When you love what you have, you have everything you need.”


29. “I still wonder why things went the way they did.”


30. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.”


31. “Your life is not going to be easy, little Melody . . . If I could switch places with you, I’d do it in a heartbeat. You know that, don’t you?”


32. “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”


33. It is okay to wish sometimes, but afterwards, try putting things into place to make the wishes come true. You can make anything happen if you try hard enough.


34. “Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things.”


35. “Mistakes are proof that you’re trying.”


36. “Doubt everything. Find your own light.”


37. My greatest gift in life was being dyslexic. It made me special. It made me different. If I had not been dyslexic, I wouldn't have needed sports. - Author: Caitlyn Jenner


38. “Sometimes I really wish things were different.- one boy dreaming of one girl.”


39. “I want to sleep until I feel better.”


40. What is normal? Normal is only ordinary; mediocre. Life belongs to the rare, exceptional individual who dares to be different. - Author: V.C. Andrews


41. “Always seek beauty to create a beautiful like.”


42. “I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.”


43. “When the tourists had moved on, Gawain found himself wishing for his old way of life- swimming in his pond, tilling his bed of herbs, raising prize cabbages and string beans, and drafting plans for strikingly original buildings.”


44. Life is full of great opportunities and scary moments. Instead of wishing things could be different, stay focused on your goals and work for them.


45. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts”


46. “When you train your eyes to see the magic and miracles in the little things, you open the door for your whole life to shift.”


47. “The trouble is, you think you have time.”


48. I love you, Dawson. I love who you are, what you are. And I don't think love recognizes differences. It just is. And we really aren't that different. - Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout


49. “We often confuse what we wish for with what is.”


50. “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”


51. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.”


52. We all look at our lives and wish things could have been different. But we must accept that we are powerless to change what happens on this earth and embrace our reality.


53. “It is no good wishing for what was not to be.”


54. We all wish things were different sometimes. But in the end, we can’t control the outcomes of our lives, and we have to learn to accept that.


55. “Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it.”


56. No matter how things are, life only moves forward. Stop wishing things were different. If you can let go of the past and move onward, there is always a way to get what you want.


57. We always wish our lives were different. But that’s okay because something wonderful is waiting for you on the other side.


58. launched his "Think Different" campaign, featuring iconic - Author: Walter Isaacson


59. “May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.”


60. Trying is terrifying because I know I will just fail. But I do want things to be different. I do ... I am so afraid. I'm afraid to hope again. - Author: Nic Sheff


61. “All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.


62. “Suffering is wishing things were other than they are.” — Buddha


63. “Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.”


64. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”


65. “Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.”


66. Life is never perfect. Our imperfections make us who we are—and that’s why we should embrace our imperfections rather than wishing to be somebody else.


67. Life is all about perspective. Stop wishing things were different and start appreciating the blessings you have.


68. “So she took out of her pocket the magic fish-bone that had been dried and rubbed and polished till it shone like mother-of-pearl; and gave it one little kiss and wished it was quarter day.”


69. “Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.”


70. “Don’t be pushed around by fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”


71. “Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”


72. “I got a brother who calls me Hollywood. Sisters kind of keep their distance. Even my mom is kind of like ohh with me. Yeah dude, it really sucks. And I wish things were different. Unfortunately, they don’t understand everything I go through on a day to day basis to be able to maintain what I’m doing.” — Gabriel Iglesias


73. Deep down, we all wish for change. But if you’re looking for a new direction in your life, there is no better time than the present.


74. “Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.”


75. “Suffering is wishing things were other than they are.”


76. “Remember that the only constant in life is change.”


77. “The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or ever touched. They must be felt with the heart.”


78. “What I can’t have.” Wit turned to him, eyes solemn. “Same as everyone else, Kaladin Stormblessed.”


79. “Oh, the stuff that I could eat!”


80. Wishing things were different happens when our big dreams refuse to materialize. The best thing to do instead of wishing Amid everything is to remember there is always hope.


81. “It felt like this was never going to end. The world wasn’t going to stop crashing down until there was nothing left of me but dust.”


82. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”


83. “We even make ourselves up, fusing what we are with what we wish into what we must become. I’m not sure why it must be so, but it is. It helps to know this. Thinking about the grandfather I wish I had prepares me for the grandfather I wish to be, a way of using what I am to shape the best that is to come. It is a preparation.”


84. “He was frightened. If he hadn’t been so frightened, he could have made the lion disappear, or he could have wished himself at home with his father and mother. He could have wished the lion would turn into a butterfly or daisy or a gnat. He could have wished many things, but he panicked and couldn’t think carefully. ‘I wish I were a rock,’ he said, and he became a rock.”


85. Sometimes the scene just comes together, and other times, we have to build the scene from scratch, just using different takes. - Author: Drake Doremus


86. Rather than merely wishing, I’m taking a risk and changing my life to be better and different. And if I fail, it will not be because I didn’t try.


87. “I once had a dreams of becoming a beautiful poet, but upon an unfortunate series of events some of those dreams dashed and divided like a million stars in the night sky that I wished on over and over again, sparkling and broken.


88. “And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”


89. “Life is always more beautiful and worth living when you are capable of enjoying the beauty of nature.”


90. “So I moved on, and even though I still wish things were different, at times I know it was for the best, for both of us.”


91. Life works in mysterious ways; stop regretting the past and wishing things were different, and never let the past define your future.


92. “Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.”


93. The British people have spoken, and there will be a different future for the U.K. - different but a brighter, more optimistic future. We may have to go through some difficult times to get there, but get there we will. - Author: Theresa May


94. For Michael Wright and Frank Darabont to cast me as the ultimate good guy and Eddie Burns as the ultimate bad guy, and really switching roles from what we usually play, is pretty awesome. That generally doesn't happen, but TNT is a horse of a different color. - Author: Neal McDonough


95. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”


96. “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”


97. “I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I’m actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.”


98. “When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people would understand this.”


99. “You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers.”


100. We all wish our lives could be different sometimes. It’s okay to wish for things to be different, but make sure you enjoy the ride of what it is now.


101. “Because hope comes from in you, and wishes are just magic.”


102. Ms. Scarlett always delivers hot, sexy alphas and this isn't any different. Holy smokes, is this ever HOT! Love her writing and the way she spins a story but adds the HOT factor. Her alphas are phenomenal! - JC - Author: Scarlett Avery


103. “Just watching people’s ability to adapt, especially young people’s, inspires me to accept more in life instead of wishing things were different all the time.” — Rhea Seehorn


104. You make your luck. Stop wishing for things to be different; choose to be happy.


105. “Wishing that a risk wasn’t yours to take won’t make it any easier. In fact, it might make it harder. Your attitude about it is your choice.”


106. “Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.”


107. Life is full of ups and downs. Sometimes, you wish things could be different for you, and your life would be better; in times like this, you must focus on the opportunities and changes ahead.


108. “The rest is just wishes and hope, the most fragile of things.”


109. Some people have it easy, and some don’t. Life doesn’t treat everyone fairly. Wishing things were different wouldn’t change a thing; embrace reality instead.


110. “You don’t understand depression until you can’t stand your own presence in an empty room.”


111. Rather than wishing things were different, we must accept them the way they are. Only then can we live victorious lives.


112. “A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful”


113. “I wish things were different but I’m too shallow to care.” Wish Things Were Better Quotes


114. “I wish we could solve a mystery on our own, though.”


115. “When you move your focus from competition to contribution life becomes a celebration. Never try to defeat people, just win their hearts.”


116. “They'll say you are bad


117. “I am on a wonderful journey. I am discovering myself, my real self.”


118. “What do you want, then?”


119. “You say you wish things were different but you aren’t doing anything to change it.”


120. It’s okay to think back on life and how things could have been different, but dont linger on those thoughts. Work towards causing the difference you desire.


121. Life is full of twists and turns. Sometimes you wish things would be different, that life could be fairer. But know that the harder it gets, the better it can get. Don’t give up.


122. “Time is long but life is short.”


123. “If there are things you don’t like in the world you grew up in, make your own life different.”


124. The common ancient ancestor of mulluses and chordates could not possibly have possessed a camera eye, so quite clearly they have evolved independently. The solution has been arrived at by completely different routes. - Author: Simon Conway Morris


125. “A jug fills drop by drop.”


126. “Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.”


127. “If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.”


128. They amaze me most of those remixes. Some of them are crap. But every time I complain, someone comes up and says they are for a different market that you don't understand. Some of the New Order ones are really great, though. - Author: Peter Hook


129. You can make your own rules and write your own story. Rather than wishing things were different, define what is possible for you, as there is no end to the opportunities yours for the taking.


130. “I have depression. But I prefer to say “I battle” depression instead of “I suffer” with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.”


131. “I wish you’d stop wondering about things that can’t make any difference to us.”


132. Focus on the good things in life, even if they are small. Stop wishing for things you cannot get.


133. “Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.”


134. “Wishing, like sipping a glass of punch, or pulling aside a bearskin rug in order to access a hidden trapdoor in the floor, is merely a quiet way to spend one's time before the candles are extinguished on one's birthday cake.”


135. “As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.”


136. Wishing things were different won’t help you. Make the most of your life and be happy. Life is too short to live it halfway.


137. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”


138. “Mind is everything. What we think, we become.”


139. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”


140. “Formerly, when I would feel a desire to understand someone, or myself, I would take into consideration not actions, in which everything is relative, but wishes. Tell me what you want and I'll tell you who you are.”


141. “Be happy about your own life and you’ll be amazed at just how much more beautiful you’ll find it to be.”


142. “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.”


143. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: We all want everything to be okay. We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”


144. “I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was.”


145. “I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.”


146. The best moments in life are the ones you enjoy with family and friends. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it wishing your reality could be different from what it is.


147. “Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What you believe to be possible will always come to pass - to the extent that you deem it possible. It really is as simple as that.”


148. “If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.”


149. “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”


150. We all have those days where we wish things could be better and life would treat us better. But despite how hard times get, life will still give you chances, and it is for those chances you keep your hope alive.


151. “What she wished most to be, much more than the rest,


152. This is not the proper place to begin speaking of this new passion of Ivan Fyodorovich's, which later affected his whole life: it could all serve as the plot for another story, for a different novel, which I do not even know that I shall ever undertake. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky


153. “May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.” - George Carlin


154. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.”


155. “Because when you stop and look around this life is pretty amazing.”


156. “There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.”


157. “I take all of my life lessons, which some people might call ‘mistakes’, and apply them to my future so that I keep growing.”


158. “True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.”


159. You might want things to be different. But you can’t change anything. You can’t change anything when you’re in a stressful situation or a crisis. You have to deal with it.


160. You might think your life would be a whole lot better if things around you were different or if you could change the people around you to behave the way you wanted them to. The truth is you can change everything and still not find the happiness you want. Learn to be contented with your progress.


161. “There are two great days in a person’s life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.” - William Barclay


162. “Nevertheless, this was life. I could wish that life was fair and that things were different, but this is what it was and I was determined to make the best of it. I needed to move forward, and fight the battles put in front of me and cherish the friendships that surrounded me.” — Rachael Higginson


163. “I feel no malice toward this girl. I don’t even envy her. Watching, I am simply emptied, and in the dream I want to cry out, because she is something I can never be, some possibility in my life that can never be fulfilled.”


164. “Son, that’s a pretty hard question to answer. But I do believe that any wish you make can come true if you help the wish. I don’t think that the Lord meant for our lives to be so simple and easy that every time we wanted something, all we had to do was wish for it and we’d get it. I don’t believe that at all. If that were true, there would be a lot of lazy people in this old world. No one would be working. Everyone would be wishing for what they needed or wanted.


165. We often want things to be different, but life will treat us as we should. We are masters of our future and can’t change it if we can’t learn to deal with it.


166. The United States Administration for Children and Families (ACF) spends $46 billion per year operating 65 different social programs. If one goes down the list of these programs ... the need for each is either created or exacerbated by the breakup of families and marriages. - Author: Wade Horn


167. Don’t wait for your life to be perfect; stop wishing your life took a different turn. The only person you can affect is yourself; no matter what happens, you will always have the choice of how to respond.


168. “These... things, householder, are welcome, agreeable, pleasant, & hard to obtain in the world:


169. We all wish we could have different lives, but the reality is that we can’t. We can’t change the past or future, but we can improve our present by pushing through and doing what we need to do.


170. Sometimes, life doesn’t always go the way we want. But it’s never too late to change your future. Stop wishing and get busy with changing things.


171. “You're not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.”


172. “Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”


173. “My body and heart weren’t made for this. I’m tired of being tired and I’m tired of being sad.”


174. “The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day.”


175. “And I wish I could do All these great things for you!”


176. “The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.”


177. “But wishes are only granted in fairy tales.”


178. “Depression is not the same as sadness.”


179. It's strange to play outdoors, especially in the daytime. But we're figuring it out. The rules are different for festival shows - how you talk to the crowd, how you can try to get them involved. Things are just a little different, and I think we've learned to adapt our show. - Author: Andrew Dost


180. “She’ll be struck by my good looks and charm and musical talent . . . Then she’ll give in and dance with me and follow me up to New York after graduation, to be my groupie.”


181. “Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other.”


182. “Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there’s nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression.”


183. “What had happened to T.J. in the night I did not understand, but I knew that it would not pass. And I cried for those things which had happened in the night and would not pass.”


184. “Sleep just isn’t sleep anymore, it’s an escape.”


185. “You can only lose what you cling to.”


186. We’re not always in control of our lives, but we can choose to look at the bright side of things. Life is more beautiful when you see the possibility of happiness instead of wishing our lives could be different.


187. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”


188. “Maybe that’s why I get frustrated sometimes, “I wonder now, with everything said and done, if things would have been different had I remembered what the Tree had told me. Would I have made the same decisions, the same mistakes? Where would I be, had I remembered? Had I listened? I have learned in my short time here on this world that we as humans are all capable of a great many things, our minds able to process so much. Too much, really. But our greatest curse, our greatest folly, if you will, is our ability of hindsight. Of regret. Oh, Seven. How I wish I would have known.” — T.J. Klune


189. “I wish you would leave off mentioning my nose. It cannot matter to you what it is like. I am quite satisfied with it, and have no wish to have it shorter. One must take what is given one.”


190. Life is unpredictable, whether it’s your family, career or anything else. You can’t always control what happens, but you can make the most of it.


191. People who take risks like Amy Winehouse and Norah Jones take a second to catch on, but eventually they do because they're different and honest in a musical landscape that's not always like that. - Author: Emmy Rossum


192. “You can get a lot of things back, but you can’t get time back. You can’t get back life. Time is priceless. Don’t waste it. Make it count.”


193. We all wish things would be different, but you can’t change what has happened. It’s best to focus on the opportunities and changes ahead.


194. When you’re a parent, things don’t always go as planned. You may have a special needs child who takes all your time and wish things were different. But you have to hold your head high and keep going because there’s no other choice but to keep pushing forward.


195. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”


196. Sometimes, we wish our lives were different. But after a moment of grief, we must realize they are what they are and make the best of them.


197. “In my life, I’ve lived, I’ve loved, I’ve lost, I’ve missed, I’ve hurt, I’ve trusted, I’ve made mistakes, but most of all, I’ve learned.”


198. “Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.”


199. “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”


200. “I feel so disconnected from the world, and I feel like no one even notices me or cares about me anymore.”


201. “So you try to think of someone else you’re mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone.”


202. “I tend to say faith is believing in life, and as I love life, I try to do the best with it, make it as serene and joyous as possible.”


203. “A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.”


204. “Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.”


205. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”


206. “Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.”


207. The key to happiness is appreciating what we have. Stop living in doubt and wishing for the sort of life others live.


208. “There is no point wishing things can be different. We cannot change the past. We can only accept the change and move forward.”


209. “All things are difficult before they are easy.”


210. “Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”


211. “You cannot have a beautiful life if you always focus on ugliness in others.”


212. “Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.”


213. “Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.”


214. “You wanted to look at life for yourself - but you were not allowed; you were punished for your wish. You were ground in the very mill of the conventional.”


215. “Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.”


216. “Little things, make big days.”


217. “I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.”


218. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”


219. I always find the first thing that really bothers me when I start a screenplay is, I have to find a different form. You can't follow the form of the novel. It's a different thing completely. It's impossible. You just somehow have to find a structure for the whole thing. You have to crack that. - Author: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala


220. “I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it.


221. “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.”


222. “Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the same horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.


223. “Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Life is too short to be anything but happy.”


224. “The first time that any of the sisters had been allowed to swim to the surface, each had been delighted with her freedom and all she had seen. But now that they were grownups and could swim anywhere they wished, they lost interest in wandering away”


225. Sometimes, it’s hard to face the truth about our lives, so we spend our days brooding and wishing things were different. The good news is you can change your life by changing your thoughts and actions. You are a work in progress; never stop improving yourself.


226. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”


227. “All pain in life comes from wishing things were different than they are. Conversely, peace and happiness must come from accepting life as it is and breaking through the barriers of illusion to do so. All things that we label good or bad often hold in them surprises if we stay open. Each of us has choice in how we interpret life’s events and in this way we are each responsible for our own reality.” — Kristine Carlson


228. We all have things we wish were different in our lives, family and careers. We all have regrets but must learn to live past the regrets.


229. “Happy are those who take life day by day, and complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life.”


230. We all have something that we wish was different. Learn to accept what you’ve got and focus on what you can do to improve.


231. “Life is short and you’ve got to get the most out of it.”


232. “Make of yourself a light.”


233. “Almost everything. That almost part can be a real kick in the teeth sometimes.”


234. “It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”


235. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”


236. There will be moments where you wish things were different. In moments like this, it becomes hard to see how to improve your life when you’re in the thick. But you have to forge on no matter the circumstance.


237. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”


238. “Your mental health is more important than the test, the interview, the lunch date, the meeting, the family dinner, and the grocery-run. Take care of yourself.”


239. There will be days when you wish things were different. When your relationship with your family is not at its best, your career isn’t going the way you would. On days like that, focus on your blessings and believe everything happens for a reason.


240. “Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there though.”


241. “Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.”


242. You can always wish for something better instead of settling for lesser than you think you deserve. Stop grumbling about how unfair you think life is and make changes.


243. “Don’t miss out on something that could be great just because it could also be difficult.”


244. “Let yourself be open and life will be easier.”


245. “For two bits I’d shove out of here. If we can get jus’ a few dollars in the poke we’ll shove off and go up the American River and pan gold. We can make maybe a couple of dollars a day there, and we might hit a pocket.”


246. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”


247. “Sometimes he wished he had no ambitions—often wondered where they had come from in his life, because he remembered how satisfied he had been as a youngster, and that with the little he had—a dog, a stick, an aloneness he loved.”


248. “You wish for something, you’ve wanted it for years, and you’re sure you want it, as long as you know you can’t have it. But if all at once it looks as though your wish might come true, you suddenly find yourself wishing you had never wished for any such thing.”


249. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”


250. You will be fine in your career and relationships. Stop wishing things were different. Life will work out somehow, someday.


251. “I have moments where I miss my old self. But I think anyone can get caught up in what we used to have. But at the same time, we can choose to focus on the beauty of now.”


252. “Often Katy would wish that she someday could be


253. “No matter how bad things are right now. No matter how stuck you feel. No matter how many days you’ve spent crying and wishing things were different. No matter how hopeless and depressed you feel. I promise you that you won’t feel this way forever. Keep going.”


254. “Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth.”


255. “Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting.”


256. “Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all.”


257. “I wanted to talk about it. Damn it. I wanted to scream. I wanted to yell. I wanted to shout about it. But all I could was whisper “I’m fine.”


258. “Depression exist without you knowing it, even denying it. It is not an illusion. You don’t even know you’re in it. It takes a while before you realize it.”


259. “Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.”


260. “You can't wish for more wishes or for vague generalities like happiness that are impossible to grant. Your wish has to be something specific enough that I can use my wand to make it happen. Oh, and recently there's been a ban on inserting yourself into the Twilight series. The Cullens are tired of different teenage girls pinging into their story every time they turn around.”


261. “‘If only, if only,‘” the woodpecker sighs, ‘The bark on the tree was just a little bit softer.’ While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely, he cries to the moo-oo-oon, ‘If only, if only.‘”


262. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”


263. “You smile, but you wanna cry. You talk, but you wanna be quiet. You pretend like you’re happy but you aren’t.”


264. “The greatest prayer is patience.”


265. “Papa,” I asked, “how can you help a wish?”


266. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.”


267. I know you wish things could be different, that your family was closer, that you have the things that matter most to you. Things might not be the way you desire right now, but you must not give up.


268. “You accept things as they are, not as you wish they were in this moment. This is important to understand. You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are. When you feel frustrated or upset by a person or a situation, remember that you are not reacting to the person or the situation, but to your feelings about the person or the situation. These are your feelings, and your feelings are not someone else’s fault. When you recognize and understand this completely, you are ready to take responsibility for how you feel and to change it. And if you can accept things as they are, you are ready to take responsibility for your situation and for all the events you see as problems.” — Deepak Chopra


269. “I wish that everything was different. I wish that I was a part of something. I wish that anything I said mattered, to anyone. I mean, let’s face it: would anybody even notice if I disappeared tomorrow?”


270. “We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong.”


271. “A man asked Lord Buddha “I want happiness.” Lord Buddha said – first remove “I” that’s ego. Then remove “Want” that’s desire. See now you are left with only “Happiness”.”


272. “I am not using my depression as an excuse. Trust me, I’d give anything to function “normally” on a day to day basis.”


273. “And the baby owls closed their eyes and wished their Owl Mother would come. AND SHE CAME.”


274. “Appreciate every little beautiful moment in every day of your life. Give it a try and you’ll see the world from another perspective.”


275. “But when your tooth does come out, you put it under your pillow and make a wish, and your wish is supposed to come true.”


276. “If you are a dreamer come in


277. ″‘It is exactly like a fairy tale,’ said Earnest; ‘I had only to speak, and my wish was accomplished.‘”


278. “I wish I could show you,


279. “My mission: to be so busy loving my life that I have no time for hate, regret, worry, fret, or fear.”


280. Stop wishing your life was different. Rather, wake up every day believing you’re already living the life you truly want.


281. ″ ‘But you mustn’t tell anybody your wish, or it won’t come true,’ cautioned her mother, ‘It’s supposed to be a secret wish.’ ”


282. Sometimes, we wish things could be different. Sometimes the way we live and work is not what we want it to be. But fear not, there are ways to make it better. Keep reaching for your dreams, and never stop taking action.


283. Instead of wasting energy wishing for things to be different, why dont you start living your life, accept and learn from it?


284. “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”


285. “To wish a healthy man to die is the wish from a mind of sickness. To wish an ailing man to die is the wish of the ambitious.”


286. “Attachment leads to suffering.”


287. “If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.” - Vincent Van Gogh


288. “Sometimes I wish that I had been born to the Men’s side; sometimes I grow weary of the spinning and the weaving and the grinding corn.”


289. “I know it’s cliche to say, ‘When you do something you love you never work a day in your life.’ But it is true: When you do something you love, life gets to be a little bit easier and enjoyable. So I just want people to follow their dreams.”


290. “When depression takes over and I can’t push through it, I have to close my door and shut the world out. It’s the only way I know how to survive.”


291. “Mental illness is not a personal failure.”


292. “Good things take time.”


293. “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”


294. Life is full of surprises, some good, some bad. But rather than wishing your life was like that of a friend or colleague, try having a little faith. You can make it all work.


295. “There’s beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, that’s harder than others.”


296. It’s not about wishing for things to be different. It’s about recognizing that they are already different and then learning how to make the most of it.


297. “I have depression. But I prefer to say, “I battle depression” instead of “I suffer” with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.”


298. “There is no point in thinking things were different. So I am going to tell myself that what I have is the best I could hope for, and make myself happy by making it happen anyway.”


299. “After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses, cherish the functions and the life you have left.”


300. Life is what you make of it. So, stop wishing and start making something beautiful.


301. “Depression isn’t just being a bit sad. It’s feeling nothing. It’s not wanting to be alive anymore."


302. “May Light always surround you;


303. You cannot put women and men on an equal footing. It is against nature. They were created differently. Their nature is different. She should not laugh loudly in front of all the world and should preserve her decency at all times. - Author: Recep Tayyip Erdogan


304. “If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so.”


305. “Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.”


306. “Life is your biggest treasure. Enjoy it. If you forget to, it will soon be gone, never to return.”


307. But our eyes are different, what you see ain't what I see. - Author: Mitch Albom


308. “If wishes were horses, my mortal father used to say, beggars would ride.”


309. ″ ‘I can wish,’ sighed poor Katy, ‘What else can I do? If you wish hard enough then your wish might come true.’ ”


310. “He wasted his wishes on wishing.”


311. You might wish your work-life balance would be a little more balanced. So you have more time with family and friends. But, look at the brighter side. Your work allows you to provide for your family and meet their needs.


312. We're highly social animals - I'm told by scientists that what makes us different from other animals is an acute social awareness, which is what has made us so successful. - Author: Alan Alda


313. “Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.”


314. “I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time.”


315. We all wish that life would be different sometimes, but we have to live with the realness and growth of our lives.


316. “Dobby does it all himself, sir, but Dobby does not mind, for he always hopes to meet Harry Potter and tonight, sir, he has got his wish!”


317. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”


318. One cup poured into another makes different waters; tears shed by one eye would blind if wept into another's eye. The breast we strike in joy is not the breast we strike in pain; any man's smile would be consternation on another's mouth. - Author: Djuna Barnes


319. “Stay strong, your story isn’t over yet.”


320. “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”


321. “ ‘There is a lovely feeling about Christmas Eve,’ Pauline said. ‘My inside almost hurts being excited; I can’t sit still for wishing it was tomorrow.’ ”


322. “If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking.”


323. “I thought how great it would be if we could trade in Fudge for a nice cocker spaniel. That would solve all my problems. I’d walk him and feed him and play with him. He could even sleep on the edge of my bed at night. But of course that was wishful thinking. My brother is here to stay. And there’s nothing I can do about it.”


324. “But it’s boring! It’s lonely! I miss her a lot. I wish she’d return to her usual spot.”


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326. People who shop at Barnes and Noble voted Ulysses the best novel of the last century, and who's to tell them different? There was a point when I would have liked to, but apparently that's just because I'm a bitch. - Author: Dale Peck


327. “True love is born from understanding.”


328. “There's no point having wishes if you don't at least try to do them”


329. You don’t get what you wish for; you get what you work for. Stop wishing things were different and work towards creating the life you desire.


330. “Life is short, time is fast, no replay, no rewind, so enjoy every moment as it comes.”


331. Life is full of beautiful moments. Instead of wishing things to be different, mirror what you want to happen and make it come true. Make the most of this moment.


332. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”


333. “And something inside me just...broke...That's the only way I could describe it.”


334. Sometimes, we wish things in our lives could be different, but those wishes are the seeds of better things. Keep working towards your goal.


335. “When exhilarating joy becomes soothing stillness, it can turn into inspiriting happiness after splintering the brilliance of its buoyancy and filling each pore of our being with bliss, freeing all the caged wishes of our dreams. ("New York at arm's length of desire")”


336. “If I were a member of the class that rules, I would post men in all the neighborhoods of the nation, not to spy upon or club rebellious workers, not to break strikes or disrupt unions; but to ferret out those who no longer respond to the system in which they live.”


337. “Maybe nothing was real not even himself . . . wouldn’t that be wonderful.”


338. “Wishing things were different is a great way to torture yourself.”


339. “We have one life and we should cherish it and make it the best we can.”


340. “Appreciate life as it happens. Moments will soon pass and you will wish you had treasured them more.”


341. You will feel much better when you do not wish things were different. Accept your fate.


342. “There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it.”


343. “His thoughts began to race like mad. He was scared and worried. Being helpless, he felt hopeless. He imagined all the possibilities, and eventually he realized that his only chance of becoming himself again was for someone to find the red pebble and to wish that the rock next to it would be a donkey.”


344. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”


345. Its not greener on the other side of the fence, its just a different shade of brown over there. Be happy with who you are and where you are in life. - Author: D. Alyce Domain


346. “The little things mean the most.”


347. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”


348. “It’s okay to be scared. But you have to get out there, open up, love, make mistakes, learn, be stronger. And start all over again.”


349. The path of life is full of unexpected twists and turns. Stop wishing things were different; embrace both the good and the bad because they’re part of what makes you who you are.


350. “That is very high, thought Little Nutbrown Hare. I wish I had arms like that.”


351. We always want to be better, richer and happier. Wishing for something different is normal, but don’t overthink things to the point of depression.


352. “Craving and desire are the cause of all unhappiness. Everything sooner or later must change, so do not become attached to anything. Instead devote...”


353. “Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.”


354. Life is what you make of it, and rather than wishing things were different, find ways to make your life amazing and even better.


355. “Mom opened her arms and Fudge jumped into them. He rested his head on Mom’s shoulder, shoved his fingers into his mouth, and slurped on them. I know it’s stupid, but just for a minute I wished I could be Mom’s baby again, too.”


356. “Please try not to judge how someone is dealing with a pain you have never experienced.”


357. “Today, I need to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.”


358. There’s always a new beginning. There’s always something to look forward to. If you wish for things to be different for you, take charge of the life you live now.


359. “It was my wish that our sons should cultivate a habit of bold independence, for I well knew that it might easily be the will of God to deprive them of their parents; when, without an enterprising spirit of self reliance, their position would be truly miserable.”


360. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”


361. “I wish things were different but yet I wouldn’t have it any other way.”


362. “I wish things were different. I wish I could do so much more for the people I care about.”


363. “The cake had a trick candle that wouldn't go out, so I didn't get my wish. Which was just that it would always be like this, that my life could be a party just for me.”


364. Sometimes, you wish things could be different in your career, family and life. But then, you must remember that everything is for the best, and you will eventually get to where you want to be.


365. “Three things you cannot recover in life: the moment after it’s missed, the word after it’s said, and the time after it’s wasted.”


366. “When once before I wished myself dead, the wish was not strong enough. I can make myself die only by convincing myself that there is also a hope I shall not succeed.”


367. “I clung to my rusted dreams during the times of silence. It was at gunpoint that I fell into every hope and allowed myself to wish from the deepest part of my heart. Komorov thought he was torturing us. But we were escaping into a stillness within ourselves. We found strength here.”


368. “I wish I could do a lot of things different. I’m not going to tell you what they are, but if I had a list of all my films right now, I’d go, Okay, Ill cross that one out and cross that one out and cross that one out and cross that one out. Really. But I’ve made over 40 films. How can I not have some losers in there?” — Steve Martin


369. “Your life as a teacher begins the day you realize that you are always a learner.”


370. “Betsy Bear wrote a letter to Grandma to wish her a Happy Birthday. She went to the post office to mail it. She bought an airmail stamp and stuck it on the envelope. She put the letter in the letter slot. ”


371. The truth is, we don’t choose our circumstances, but we do get to choose how we respond to them. Instead of wishing things to be different, take steps to change things.


372. “Quería eso, pero esperaba más. Sufre uno por aquello que espera, más que por lo que quiere. Aceptamos que los deseos puedan ser imposibles, pero jamás las expectativas, que son como las deudas del destino.”


373. “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.”


374. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.”


375. ...Now, I tell you, these... things are not to be obtained by reason of prayers or wishes. If they were to be obtained by reason of prayers or wishes, who here would lack them? It's not fitting for the disciple of the noble ones who desires long life to pray for it or to delight in doing so. Instead, the disciple of the noble ones who desires long life should follow the path of practice leading to long life. In so doing, he will attain long life...


376. “There is a great beauty in little things.”


377. “Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”


378. “The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change so that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger but in wisdom, understanding and love.”


379. “Hold on to this hope: You can get better from depression.”


380. “Nobody ever tells you that emptiness weighs the most.”


381. “The stars were thinning out; the glare of the Milky Way was dimming into a pale ghost of the glory he had known—and, when he was ready, would know again. He was back, precisely where he wished to be, in the space that men called real.”


382. Sometimes, we wish life could be different. Sometimes it can, but sometimes we must accept things the way they are.


383. “People think depression is sadness. People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black. But people are wrong. Depression is a constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, being numb to life. You wake up in the morning just to go back to bed again.”


384. “It all starts with not wanting to get out of bed, that’s how you know you’re getting bad again.”


385. We are human beings, not victims of our circumstances. Instead of wasting time wishing things were different, We can always improve the world and create a better place for ourselves.


386. Sometimes wishing doesn’t make it so. Sometimes, we have to let go and move on.


387. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”


388. “I still wish things could have worked out for us… somehow. But they never could have. And more than that… they never will.” — Ranata Suzuki


389. I like to do matrices. One option per line, different facets for each column. Salary, location, happiness index, failure index, and all that. - Author: Marissa Mayer


390. To me, body and mind are different aspects of specific biological processes. - Author: Antonio Damasio


391. We all have moments where we wish things were different. But, You can’t change the past and shouldn’t want to; focus on changing the future.


392. After all, the reasoning goes, at the big bang everything emerged from one place since, we believe, all places we now think of as different were the same place way back in the beginning. - Author: Brian Greene


393. Life is full of surprises and new beginnings. At times, it’s easy to get stuck in the past and wonder if life will treat us better and if things can be different. But we can change how we think about things by valuing what life has given us.


394. “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”


395. There is no point in wishing you were somewhere else or someone else. You might as well get used to being you.


396. “I miss me. The old me, the happy me, the bright me, the smiling me, the laughing me, the gone me.”


397. “But I don’t want him. I want someone else. It feels strange to have spent so much time wishing for something, for someone, and then one day, suddenly, to just stop.”


398. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”


399. “No matter who tries to teach you lessons about life, you won’t understand it until you go through it on your own.”


400. “I just wish things were different or things played out differently. But. What’s done is done right? Keep moving forward.”


401. You have to make your happiness, and the only way to do that is to accept your life the way it is rather than wishing things were different.


402. “Some people come in your life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.”


403. “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”


404. It is okay to wish for things to be different. Feeling disappointed, frustrated, or even angry with how things are is okay. Tomorrow is another day, and there are many great things to look forward to.


405. “Things are beautiful if you love them.”


406. You look different," Snorri said. I think 'even more handsome' was the phrase you were looking for. - Author: Mark Lawrence


407. You might wish for things to be different, but you have to remember you might not be able to control how your life goes, but you can change your attitude about it.


408. “The older I get, the more I realize I just need the simple things in life: a comfy home, good food on the table and to be surrounded by the people I love.”


409. “And if today all you did was hold yourself together, I’m proud of you.”


410. “We’re not [supposed to be together]. You’re a Mortal. You can’t understand. I don’t want to see you get hurt, and that’s what will happen if you get too close to me.”


411. Any minority's right to be different must be respected, but the right of the majority must not be questioned. Without the values at the core of Christianity and other world religions, without moral norms that have been shaped over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity. - Author: Vladimir Putin


412. “I wish things were different. I wanted to stay but for what reason? Your lack of effort has forced me to either choose you or my joy. I’m done choosing you, it’s time I choose me.” — R. H. Sin


413. Your life might not go as you desire, but your journey still has many twists and turns, so stay true to yourself and let things unfold.


414. Sometimes, you might wish things could be different in your life. To make this wish come true, do the best we can, and focus on the unique gifts you have to offer the world.


415. “What do you know?”


416. “Every night I used to pray that I’d find my people, and finally I did on the open road.


417. “Jonathan’s mother liked company but sometimes- oh, once in a while- she wished they did not have so much of it. Or that the aunts and uncles and cousins were not quite so hungry.”


418. “Oh, there are a lot of ways,” Papa said. “Hard work, faith, patience, and determination. I think prayer and really believing in your wish can help more than anything else.”


419. We don’t always get what we wish for. But if you’re patient and keep working at it, life will do that where it makes the best of things happen to you.


420. “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.”


421. “There’s a lot of things that we all wish we could have done differently, but if you spend to much of your life trying to change the past, your biggest regret will be that you spent your life wishing to change a ‘done’ past, when you could have been changing an unwritten present and future.”


422. Science and fiction both begin with similar questions: What if? Why? How does it all work? But they focus on different areas of life on earth. - Author: Margaret Atwood


423. “In a world of apples and kisses and shoes


424. When you’re down and out, it’s easy to wish things would be different. But don’t dwell on the past.


425. Indeed, life can sometimes be hard that we start wishing for a different kind of life. But the only way to make those hard times easier is to get up and keep moving forward.


426. Life is what you make of it. Your choices matter, your character matters, and your future matters. Rather than wishing for things to be different, make good use of what you have at the moment.


427. “The root of suffering is attachment.”


428. We’ve all had those moments when we’re overwhelmed with frustration, self-doubt, and fear, and we start wishing for life to treat us differently. In times like that, we have to hold on to our faith.


429. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”


430. There is no such thing as a natural puncher. There is a natural aptitude for punching and that is different. Nobody is born the best. You have to practice and train to become the best. - Author: Cus D'Amato


431. “I wish things were different, I miss you but I’m sure you hate me… I didn’t even do anything to deserve what you’re doing to me.”


432. “The fool who thinks he is wise is just a fool. The fool who knows he is a fool is wise indeed.”


433. You can’t always get what you want no matter how much you wish. That’s just the way life is.


434. “There comes a point where you no longer care if there’s a light at the end of the tunnel or not. You’re just sick of the tunnel.”


435. “Maybe that’s why I get frustrated sometimes, because there’s no one to blame for how our lives have turned out. I wouldn’t change any of the things I’ve done, but at the same time I wish things were different than they are. I have no regrets, but there’s also no satisfaction in where I am.” — Chris Dietzel


436. “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself; I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. Ican choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”


437. “I wish things were different but life it’s never fair. Go with the flow. Everything will fall into place.”


438. “You will feel better than this, maybe not yet, but you will. You just keep living until you are alive again.”


439. We all have that moment—when everything seems to fall apart, and we start wishing that things should be better and perfect. But sometimes, we must let go and accept that there is no perfect world.


440. “Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don’t have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it.” — Greg Anderson


441. “Watching the boys vanish away, Charles Halloway suppressed a sudden urge to run with them, make the pack. He knew what the wind was doing to them, where it was taking them, to all the secret places that were never so secret again in life.”


442. “Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.”


443. Rather than feeling sad or crazy and wishing for things to be different, remember where you came from, how hard it took to get to this point in life and how much you can achieve.


444. “All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.”


445. “If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”


446. “Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.”


447. “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die.”


448. “Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them.”


449. I hope for an America where neither "fundamentalist" nor "humanist" will be a dirty word, but a fair description of the different ways in which people of good will look at life and into their own souls. - Author: Edward Kennedy


450. When things are complicated, we often wish for a simpler life. But to achieve success, you must work hard even with the possibility of failure.


451. “There is no greater journey than the one that you must take to discover all of the mysteries that lie within you.”


452. “You are strong for surviving.”


453. “Sometimes it feels like the more I wish for peace and quiet in my life, the more chaotic my life becomes.”


454. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”


455. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”


456. “It’s imaging things that you wish you couldn’t think up all by yourself.”


457. “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”


458. Life is a series of choices. Some are big, and some are small. Instead of wishing for a different life, make good choices, as every choice has a ripple effect lasting for years.


459. Some days, you might wish life could be different but in all things, be grateful for what the universe has already given you.

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