In the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all, do not let the hero in your soul perish and leave only regret for the life you deserved, but never have been able to reach. The wealth you desire can be won, it exists, it is true, it is possible, it is yours.
A naive person who wishes to remain an Atheist cannot be extremely wary of his reading. There are traps everywhere—bibles laid open, millions of surprises, level nets and stratagems.
Deal with the others' faults gently as you deal with your own.
Be an excellent listener. Your ears will never bring you in trouble.
Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
As you grow older, you will find that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
What lies behind us and before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
Do not wait for leaders. Start alone, person to person.
Kind words can be small and easy to tell, but their echoes are truly endless.
The poor give us much. They are powerful people who could survive day to day with no food. They never curse nor complain. We do not have to give them pity or compassion. We have so much to learn from them.
There is an intense longing for love. We all go through that in our lives. We all experience pain and abandonment. We must have the courage to admit it. The poor you may have now in your own family. Find them. Love them.
It is not how much we produce, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we produce, but how much love we put in the giving.
You have to create your own growing no matter how large your father was.
You cannot avoid the necessity of tomorrow by dodging it today.
Taking away a person’s attention and independence won't build muscle and courage.
You can fool all the masses some of the time, and some of the masses all the time, but you cannot fool all the masses all the time.
With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can replace.
Sorrow comes to all. Perfect alleviation is not likely, except with time. You will not realize it now, but you will feel better and is likely to be happy again.
Constantly bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more expensive than any one thing. Improve yourself in every day that you can, without suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder you to succeed.
I do the absolute best I know how, the best I can, and I want to keep on doing so until the end.
Don’t waste your life in doubts and fears.
Spend yourself on the service before you with the assurance that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best solution for hours or ages that support it.
Never let life’s hardships disturb you … no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.
This wouldn't even matter a year from now.
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
When you find peace within yourself, you get to be the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Achievement of your satisfaction is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not hurt or luxuriate indulgence, is the undeniable proof of your moral integrity, since it is the evidence and the impact of your loyalty to the completion of your values.
Do the things you think you cannot do.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.