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A collection of quotes by Richard Carlson on inspiration, books, example, opportunity, peace, kindness, truth, choices, and business.

51 Motivational Quotes By Richard Carlson That Teach You To Stop At Nothing

Famous As: Writer

Born On: May 16, 1961

Died On: December 13, 2013

Born In: Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States

Died At Age: 52

Richard Carlson was a renowned American motivational speaker, author and psychotherapist. For two consecutive years his book, ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff...and it’s all Small Stuff,’ was USA Today’s top selling book. The book also featured on the ‘New York Times Best Seller list’ for 101 weeks. The book was translated into more than twenty-five languages and was published in more than 130 countries. Carlson has written more than eighteen books. Here is a list of quotable and notable quotes and sayings by Richard Carlson which have been curated from his books, writings, thoughts, interviews, public utterances, works and life. Read through the corpus of interesting and empowering quotes and thoughts by Richard Carlson on sweat, children, eye, mistake, sorry, letting-go, heart, alive, society, stress, grateful, mood, circumstances, win, end, strategies, cope-up, life, etc.

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.

Richard Carlson

Choose to be kind over being right and you'll be right everytime.

Richard Carlson

The key to a good life is this: If you're not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don't make it a top priority during your lifetime.

Richard Carlson

Don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff.

Richard Carlson

You are what you practice most.

Richard Carlson

If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.

Richard Carlson

...when you let go of your expectations, when you accept life as it is, you're free.To hold on is to be serious and uptight. To let go is to lighten up.

Richard Carlson

True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems,but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.

Richard Carlson

Life is a process--just one thing after another. When you lose it, just start again.

Richard Carlson

One of the most dynamic and significant changes you can make in your life is to make the commitment to drop all negative references to your past, to begin living now.

Richard Carlson

Meanwhile, life keeps moving forward. The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when?

Richard Carlson

Choose being kind over being right and you'll be right every time.

Richard Carlson

Reading is a gift. It's something you can do almost anytime and anywhere. It can be a tremendous way to learn, relax, and even escape. So, enough about the virtues of reading. Time to read on.

Richard Carlson

Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.

Richard Carlson

Even though we often mess up, most of us are doing the best that we know how with the circumstances that surround us.

Richard Carlson

I’m merely talking about learning to be less bothered by the actions of people.

Richard Carlson

Life didn't come with a fool-proof manual.

Richard Carlson

Your heart, the compassionate part of you, knows that it’s impossible to feel better at the expense of someone else.

Richard Carlson

We deny the parts of ourselves that we deem unacceptable rather than accepting the fact that we're all less than perfect.

Richard Carlson

We need to break the habit of overreacting because of our speedy assumption and judgments

Richard Carlson

If we could only live the way we know deep down we should, we would guarantee ourselves a life of richness & fulfillment.

Richard Carlson

As you begin to eliminate your need for perfection in all areas of your life, you'll begin to discover the perfection in life itself

Richard Carlson

Criticism, like swearing, is actually nothing more than a bad habit.

Richard Carlson

What interferes with this peaceful feeling is our expectation of reciprocity.

Richard Carlson

Try to maintain the perspective that, in time, everything disintegrates and returns to its initial form.

Richard Carlson

Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them.

Richard Carlson

Mistakes are really not that big of a deal. in fact , as most of us acknowledge we need to make mistakes in order to learn and grow

Richard Carlson

Many people spend their entire lifetimes wishing that other people would acknowledge them. They feel this especially about their parents, spouses, children, and friends.

Richard Carlson

Children listen best with their eyes. What you do is what they hear.

Richard Carlson

Don't sweat the small stuff.

Richard Carlson

Ironically, when you surrender your need to hog the glory, the attention you used to need from other people is replaced by a quiet inner confidence that is derived from letting others have it.

Richard Carlson

Many people live as if life were a dress rehearsal for some later date.

Richard Carlson

I guess its safe to say that practice makes perfect. It makes sense, then, to be careful what you practice

Richard Carlson

As Mother Teresa reminds us, “We cannot do great things on this earth. We can only do small things with great love.

Richard Carlson

Life isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nothing is ever good enough the way it is.

Richard Carlson

Slowing down your responses and becoming a better listeners aids you in becoming a more peaceful person

Richard Carlson

Happiness is a state of mind, not a set of circumstances.

Richard Carlson

They will pass away just as surely as the sun sets in the evening.

Richard Carlson

Being heard and understood is “one of the greatest desires of the human heart.

Richard Carlson

Its helpful to step back and see the bigger picture

Richard Carlson

There are two rules for living in harmony. #1) Don’t sweat the small stuff and #2) It’s all small

Richard Carlson

We tend to focus on the annoying expectation

Richard Carlson

When you have what you want (inner peace), you are less distracted by your wants, needs, desires, and concerns. It’s thus easier to concentrate, focus, achieve your goals, and to give back to others.

Richard Carlson

Irrespective of what happened yesterday or last year, and what may or may not happen tomorrow, the present moment is where you are—always!

Richard Carlson

The sooner we accept the inevitable dilemma of not being able to win the approval of everyone we meet, the easier our lives will become.

Richard Carlson

It is our ability to forget our problems, through the process of thought, rather than the passage of time, that frees us from the circumstances of our past.

Richard Carlson

Now is the only time we have, and the only time we have any control over.

Richard Carlson

I guess its safe to say that practice makes perfect. It makes sense, then, to be careful what you practice. (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, 1997)

Richard Carlson

It is in our lowest moods, when we are least equipped to do so, that we are tempted to try to solve problems or resolve issues with others.

Richard Carlson

The need for perfection and the desire for inner tranquility conflict with each other.

Richard Carlson

Change the things that can be changed, accept those that cannot, and have the wisdom to know the difference.

Richard Carlson