Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.
If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
It doesn't matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it's important to realize that whatever you're doing, it's your first attempt at it.
When the world asks if there is any hope, we can say absolutely! No one is exempt from tragedy or disappointment- God himself was not exempt. Jesus offered no immunity, no way out of the unfairness, but rather a way through it to the other side.
Start where you are, use what you have.
Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
When one door closes another door opens. Usually a refrigerator.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement.
Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
People will kill you over time, and how they'll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like 'be realistic.'
If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
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