If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
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.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
A child needs encouragement like a plant needs water.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.
You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
Those who say in simple surrender 'Yes, Lord,' emerge from the experience spiritually rich, and become a source of grace and encouragement to others who are hurting.
We do learn something about ourselves when we are up against the wall, and we do most certainly come out stronger.
When you touch - don't take. Touch people only when you are giving something - reassurance, support, encouragement, whatever
This session of Congress is also to relieve the farmer again, relieve him of any encouragement that he might have received during the last one.
The Lord's appearing, His coming back, is a warning, an encouragement, and an incentive to us; we should love His appearing and look forward to it with earnest expectation and joy.
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.
If we wait upon God, there is no danger. If we rush on, He must let us see the consequences of it.
If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
A good director creates an environment which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
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