Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
The way to know life is to love many things.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.