In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing.
To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.
Be the change you want to see.
Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.
Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world
Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.
Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
All growth depends upon activity.
Do not go through life; grow through life.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
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