Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
When you face discouragement, you can do one of two things, and the one you choose will color your perspective. You can look at others to place the blame, or you can look at yourself to discover your opportunities. The choice is yours.
There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement.
It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.
If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
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.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimists lend encouragement.
Keep walking the walk, one step at a time.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Every second you dwell on the past you steal from your future. Every minute you spend focusing on your problems you take away from finding your solutions.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Even though everybody who looked at me would call me a Chinese artist, that's the 1980s. New York in the '80s was not so interesting. I think it's quite narrow-minded. There wasn't much encouragement or opportunities for any artist - not just Chinese artists.
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
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