The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
In America we have the greatest chance for opportunity than anyone else in the past six and a half thousand years. Never in recorded history have so many different gifts from all over the world been deposited in one country.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
Helping others is like helping yourself.
I am not a terrorist, but neither am I a pacifist. I am simply a regular guy from the Palestinian street advocating only what every other oppressed person has advocated-the right to help myself in the absence of help from anywhere else.
The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual.
Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.
You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone - profusely. But don't apologize for being who you are.
Everything which you can conceive and accept is yours! Entertain no doubt. Refuse to accept worry or hurry or fear. That which knows and does everything is inside you and harkens to the slightest whisper.
Your best teacher is the person offering you your greatest challenge.
To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy ... is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.
Love is your job description - no matter what you do for a living. If you ever feel unsure of what you're supposed to do in a situation, here's a good rule of thumb: always do what leads to greater love.
I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.
If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.
My father taught me to always do more than you get paid for as an investment in your future.
No matter what the shrinks, or the pundits, or the self-help books tell you, when it comes to love, it's luck.
Everything we would ever need to become rich and powerful and sophisticated is within our reach. The major reason that so few take advantage of all that we have is simply, neglect.
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