I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Make today worth remembering.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
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.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.