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Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean....

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makesus better friends with ourselves and everybody around us

One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.

Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good

If we did all the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test."

We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.

Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.

Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be

Anything that we have to learn to do we learn by the actual doing of it... We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate ones, brave by doing brave ones.

It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.


When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement.

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, just as much to stand up to our friends."

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."

Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do.

If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble

The secret of happiness is curiosity."

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

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