Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.
To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.
Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.
In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.
Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more.