In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing.
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
Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
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.
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.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
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.
Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
Do not go through life; grow through life.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
All growth depends upon activity.
Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
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.
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.
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