We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
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.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
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.
If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away?
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.
The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man.
Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.
Heaven never helps the man who will not help himself
The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
The best rules to form a young man are: to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.
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