Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently.
When I meet successful people I ask 100 questions as to what they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people.
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
You were born with everything you need to answer the call of your soul.
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.
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
Lives based on having are less free than lives based either on doing or being.
Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are.
It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Attitude is an important part of the foundation upon which we build a productive life. A good attitude produces good results, a fair attitude poor results, a poor attitude poor results. We each shape our own life, and the shape of it is determined largely by our attitude.
Life is thickly sown with thorns. I know no other remedy than to pass rapidly over them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
I think life on Earth must be about more than just solving problems... It's got to be something inspiring, even if it is vicarious.
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.
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