Self acceptance marks the day when the opinions of other people don't control you anymore. It's the day you start making yourself heard when you don't agree. It's the minute you finally unlock your potential, become you, know that you've become you, and know that you are completely and gloriously your own person.
If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.
There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened.
First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your habits, or they will conquer you.
Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?
Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.
And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
The appropriate response to bad deeds is pity for the perpetrators, since they have adopted unsound beliefs and are deprived of the most valuable human capacity: the ability to differentiate between what's truly good and bad for them. Whenever someone does something foolish, pity him rather than yield to hatred and anger as so many do.
In good fortune or adversity, it is the good will with which you perform deeds that matters - not the outcome.
To live a life of virtue, you have to become consistent, even when it isn't convenient, comfortable, or easy. If you say you're going to do something, do it. If you start something, finish it.
We are not privy to the stories behind people's actions, so we should be patient with others and suspend our judgment of them, recognizing the limits of our understanding.
One of two things will happen when you socialize with others. You either become like your companions, or you bring them over to your own ways. Choose your associations with care and monitor the thrust of the conversations in which you find yourself.
Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.
Examine things as they appear to your own mind; objectively consider what is said by others, and then establish your own convictions.
When we remember that our aim is spiritual progress, we return to striving to be our best selves. This is how happiness is won.
By accepting life's limits and inevitabilities and working with them rather than fighting them, we become free.
The trials we endure can and should introduce us to our strengths.
Your will needn't be affected by an incident unless you let it.