Courage isn't the absence of fear, but a decision that what we want is more important than what we are afraid of.
Selfish is caring for ourselves at others' expense ... Self-care is taking care of ourselves so that we can be there for others.
Until we become clear about our own worth and value, we will forever be searching for it in the eyes of others.
To change any aspect of our life we must be willing to change our mind... Unfortunately, that is the one thing most people are the least willing to do.
What we feed our mind becomes the material with which we build our life.
Freedom isn't about having permission to do whatever we want... it's about having the courage to do whatever fills our life with meaning.
Stress is an indicator of our belief in the value and validity of our worries and fears.
Serenity is not just an escape, but a precursor to acceptance, courage, wisdom, and change.
There are only three things we 'have to' do in this world we have to be born, we have to die, and we have to live until we die. Everything else is a choice!
The way to encourage people to be accountable is to engage the responsible, accountable, trustworthy part of their brain.
When we take care of ourselves like we would take care of someone we love, the quality of our living and our giving goes up.
To truly be of service to others, we must first serve the server. The ability to bring an enlightened presence to those in need is the ability to light a candle without burning ourselves out.
Nothing will sabotage our happiness and success more thoroughly than the fear that we are not enough.
Problems occur when we tie our peace of mind to another's state of mind.
Regardless of the problem, as long as our solution requires someone else to change, we will never know the power and promise of self-determination.
As long as we define stress as how some person or situation is making us feel, we will have to change the world around us to find peace of mind.
Never define people or situations in terms of their effect on you, unless you want to give them the power to make you feel that way.
One key to successful relationships is learning to say "no" without guilt, so that you can say "yes" without resentment.
You can't use stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry to deal with your stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry. It's like pulling up to a burning building with a flame thrower. The energy of the problem can't be the energy behind a successful solution.
There are two ways to look at most problems... 'Oh Crap!' or, 'Good Information!,' and our choice will give us good information on how to deal with problems in the future.
Change isn't always easy, but with purposeful practice, any old habit can be replaced with a way of being we would recommend to those we love.
The journey of life is both too short and too precious to be sidetracked by guilt trips.
Sometimes knowing what to do is knowing when to stop.
A meaningful life is composed of a series of meaningful moments. If this is what we want, then the ability to infuse each moment with meaning would seem to be a skill worth practicing.
The problem with righteous indignation is that even when you're right, you're still left feeling indignant.
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