Quality Of Life Quotes

Quotes tagged as "quality-of-life" (showing 1-30 of 82)
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“Control of consciousness determines the quality of life.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“But certainly, for us who understand life, figures are a matter of indifference.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Seneca
“The part of life we really live is small.' For all the rest of existence is not life, but merely time.”
Seneca

Michael Moore
“It was the American middle class. No one's house cost more than two or three year's salary, and I doubt the spread in annual wages (except for the osteopath) exceeded more than five thousand dollars. And other than the doctor (who made house calls), the store managers, the minister, the salesman, and the banker, everyone belonged to a union. That meant they worked a forty-hour week, had the entire weekend off (plus two to four weeks' paid vacation in the summer), comprehensive medical benefits, and job security. In return for all that, the country became the most productive in the world and in our little neighborhood it meant your furnace was always working, your kids could be dropped off at the neighbors without notice, you could run next door anytime to borrow a half-dozen eggs, and the doors to all the homes were never locked -- because who would need to steal anything if they already had all that they needed?”
Michael Moore, Here Comes Trouble

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“It might be true that it is “quality time” that counts, but after a certain point quantity has a bearing on quality.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Ha-Joon Chang
“Above a certain level of income, the relative value of material consumption vis-a-vis leisure time is diminished, so earning a higher income at the cost of working longer hours may reduce the quality of your life. More importantly, the fact that the citizens of a country work longer than others in comparable countries does not necessarily mean that they like working longer hours. They may be compelled to work long hours, even if they actually want to take longer holidays.”
Ha-Joon Chang, 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The choice to avoid risk is the choice to avoid living, and to avoid living is one of the greatest risk of all.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“We have to examine the extent to which we export poverty to other societies. When we decide that we will import products from China that are produced by people earning less than a dollar an hour, and grant their country most-favored-nation status (political contributions notwithstanding), we are deciding to make American workers who must earn the minimum wage compete with them. I am not suggesting that we close the doors to China or to Mexico, but I am suggesting that we look very carefully at the web of international relationships that we are creating. At the very minimum, we should understand that we have two choices in our country: we can raise world living standards by exporting those standards, or we can lower living standards- not only the world’s but also our own- by deciding that it is acceptable for the products of exploited labor to enter this country.”
Julianne Malveaux

“Every moment, every thought is a choice. It is our responsibility to choose what is best for us. What will help us? What will improve the quality of our experience, of our life?”
Akiroq Brost

Eraldo Banovac
“Interestingly, very few people have a clear idea on how to improve the quality of life.”
Eraldo Banovac

“You deserve peace of mind, you deserve a better quality of life. Take the time to reflect on the choices you are making in your life. Take action to advocate for your well-being and self-care. Seize the day and make this life the best it can be!”
Akiroq Brost

“It is imperative to grow and maintenance the relationship with self in order to experience the highest quality of life possible.”
Akiroq Brost

Laurence Overmire
“All of us are part of a beautiful pageantry of human experience. Let us make the most of this life in all we do.”
Laurence Overmire, A Revolutionary American Family: The McDonalds of Somerset County, New Jersey

Kate McGahan
“People go to work to 'make a living' and yet it seems to me they just work very hard to pay for a life that they cannot live because they are so busy working to pay for it.”
Kate McGahan, Jack McAfghan: Return from Rainbow Bridge

“You'll get through this one way or another, it's up to you to decide how. Don't you owe it to yourself to do things, experience things in the most pleasant way possible? You have a responsibility to yourself. Honor this beautiful gift of life that you were given by making it the best you can.”
Akiroq Brost

“Build new habits: Don't blindly do what you have always done. Shake it up. Question the logic and efficiency of what you're doing. We are conditioned into habits. We can create new habits by using a cue, routine and reward. We can even condition an old habit into a new one by using the familiarity of the same cue and reward but reconditioning the routine. Habits work hand in hand with cravings: and the anticipation of the reward. Like with anything, if you want to change something, the first thing you need to do is arm yourself with knowledge. Knowledge is an incredibly powerful tool. The bottom line is: Unless we question our habits, we run the risk of running on autopilot. It is entirely possible to build new habits! Through new habits, you can dramatically improve the quality of your life.”
Akiroq Brost

“Challenge yourself to venture beyond your comfort zone. Don't be afraid to try something new. Don't be afraid to expand your life. Experience something different and grow a new perspective. Increase the depth of the experience of your life. Make your life the best you can. Enjoy!”
Akiroq Brost

“Eventually our quality of life will depend on how good the internet is.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“If you want to improve your life, you must consistently make better choices for yourself. Your life will improve when your choices do”
Akiroq Brost

“You. You are the only one who can control your thoughts and actions. This also means that you have the power to change what you think and believe. You have the power to change your responses and reactions. Yes, nothing happens overnight, and nothing happens without effort. Make that effort. Make a shift in perspective, by living conscientiously in the present moment, in awareness of your thoughts and actions. Practice shifting your perspective from self-defeating and critical, to what will be most beneficial and productive. Cultivate a mental attitude that will empower you. Learn to love and accept yourself as you are. Don't just reserve love for yourself for when you have achieved a goal. You deserve your love in every moment. Give yourself grace and forgiveness. Change takes time and repeated, consistent effort. Remember, the best investment you can make is in yourself. Invest in your own well being, in the quality of your life experience. You deserve this life to be the best it can be.”
Akiroq Brost

“You are the only one who can control your thoughts and actions. No one else. It's up to you to do the work. Build new mental habits to improve the quality of your life and those around you. Find peace of mind. Pick and choose your battles. Choose where and how to invest your precious time and energy. Believe in yourself! Take your power back!”
Akiroq Brost

“Self-acceptance is not a critical judgment against ourselves as to whether or not we measure up to our own standards or the standards of others. Rather, it is a complete acceptance of all that we are, as we are, without judgment. It is an understanding of our fallible, emotional, and human nature. We release any shame and guilt over perceived imperfection. Instead of suppressing parts of ourselves, we strive to work with all facets of ourselves. We strive to love ourselves unconditionally. We work with ourselves, as we are, to create and maintain the highest possible quality of life that we can for ourselves.”
Akiroq Brost

“Incorporate more of what you love into your schedule. Pursue the activities you are interested in. Make more time by cutting out the things that don't serve you. Give less time, energy, and attention to what you don't love. Set Boundaries.”
Akiroq Brost

“Improve the quality of your thoughts and you'll improve the quality of your life.”
Akiroq Brost

Richie Norton
“The quality of your life is measured by the number of deep breaths you take. Make each breath count.”
Richie Norton

“Your thoughts manifest your reality. Healthy thoughts lead to a healthy mind, which in turn improves the quality of your moment to moment experience of life. Why not lead the best life you can? All it takes is changing how you think about things.”
Akiroq Brost

Kurt Vonnegut
“People took such awful chances with chemicals and their bodies because they wanted the quality of their lives to improve. They lived in ugly places where there were only ugly things to do. They didn't own doodley-squat, so they couldn't improve their surroundings. So they did their best to make their insides beautiful instead.

The results had been catastrophic so far - suicide, theft, murder, and insanity and so on. But new chemicals were coming onto the market all the time.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

“The relationship you have with yourself has a direct effect on your perceived quality of life. Think about it, if you are constantly putting yourself down and berating yourself, how will it make you feel? What will those feelings and the added stress do to your time and energy. How will you be able to practice gratitude, if you can't even appreciate yourself? Inevitably a poor relationship with yourself will have ill consequences on your perceived quality of life. The good news is that the way you see yourself is dictated by your perception. You can shift your perspective. The quality of your life is heavily based on whatever perception you carry with you. Being kinder, more compassionate, more loving, more forgiving, and patient with yourself. This will with enough time and practice improve the relationship you have with yourself. This will in turn improve how you perceive your life. You deserve the best quality of life possible. The best life possible. Try and make it as good as possible. Start with the relationship you have with yourself.”
Akiroq Brost

“Habits of thinking and lifestyle habits have a strong influence on the quality of your life. You have a responsibility to yourself to make your life the best that you can. Choose better for yourself.”
Akiroq Brost

“We deserve peace of mind, we deserve a better quality of life. Seize the day and make this life the best it can be!”
Akiroq Brost

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