There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse.
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are now.
Being alone does not mean you are lonely, and being lonely does not mean you are alone.
As soon as anyone starts telling you to be "realistic," cross that person off your invitation list.
When someone tells you, "You've changed," it might simply be because you've stopped living your life their way.
Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset.
Be happy. Be yourself. If others don't like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn't about pleasing everybody.
If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you're fooling yourself. That's like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn't eat him.
No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.
Happiness is not determined by what's happening around you, but rather what's happening inside you. Most people depend on others to gain happiness, but the truth is, it always comes from within.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
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