Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
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.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.