Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
If you want to be happy, be.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity.
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them
There is little success where there is little laughter.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.
Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?
Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.
A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.
Simply put, you believer that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.
Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
Don't wish it was easier wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom
We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
I believe whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you stranger.
Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can".
Learning never exhausts the mind.
He who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy...It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.
What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.
Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
You will never 'find' time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.
In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.
People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.
Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
You don't fight racism with racism, the best way to fight racism is with solidarity.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
I don't go by the rule book... I lead from the heart, not the head.
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
At the end of the day, all you can hope for is to go on. The older I get, the more I realize that just keeping on keeping on is what life's all about.
I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.
The more one judges, the less one loves.
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.
The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.
I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.
Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will.
The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time.
The best way out is always through.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Never mistake motion for action.
Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.
Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don't, who will?
Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.