Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
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 greatest power we have is the power of choice.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.