I'm always doing things I can't do. That's how I get to do them.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Positive thinking can be contagious. Being surrounded by winners helps you develop into a winner.
Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
In meditation and in our daily lives there are three qualities that we can nurture, cultivate, and bring out. We already possess these, but they can be ripened: precision, gentleness, and the ability to let go.
Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
The spirit of a person's life is ever shedding some power, just as a flower is steadily bestowing fragrance upon the air.
Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself.
Haters are confused admirers who can’t understand why everybody else likes you
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Invest in yourself first. Expect nothing from no one and be willing to work for everything.
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
If all struggles and sufferings were eliminated, the spirit would no more reach maturity than would the child.
When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
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