Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely... change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.
A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
The mastery of the turn is the story of how aviation became practical as a means of transportation. It is the story of how the world became small.
We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand; but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves, first, to her ways.
Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves. This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image
It is one thing to own a woman, and it is another to have her within the bonds of an excellent mastery.
A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready.
There is "what is" only when there is no comparing and to live with "what is" is to be peaceful.
An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.
The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.
The knowledge and skills you have achieved are meant to be forgotten so you can float comfortably in emptiness, without obstruction.
The great thing and the hard thing is to stick to things when you have outlived the first interest, and not yet got the second, which comes with a sort of mastery.
Rule your mind or it will rule you.
Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible things you eliminate from your life, but by the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
If there is a God, he is within. You don't ask God to give you things, you depend on God for your inner theme.
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