Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
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.
You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are now.
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
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.
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.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
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.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
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.
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset.
Being alone does not mean you are lonely, and being lonely does not mean you are alone.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
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.
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.
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
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