Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
Start where you are, use what you have.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills
I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.
I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.
It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.
There is no death, only a change of worlds.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on.
It's not your job to like me - it's mine
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
Aging is not "lost youth" but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
Tis' better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else's perfectly.
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world.
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.
Young people need models, not critics.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.
If you make a sale, you can make a living. If you make an investment of time and good service in a customer, you can make a fortune.
Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.
Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.
People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.
We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.
You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.