Freedom is that instant between when
Someone tells you to do something
And when you decide how to respond.

To live a pure unselfish life,
One must count nothing as one's own
In the midst of abundance.

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

To move the world,
We must first move ourselves.

Enjoy life
As soon as you trust yourself
You will know how to live.

Nothing is so strong as gentleness
And nothing is so gentle
As real strength.

Wisdom begins in wonder.

Live out of your imagination,
not your history.

Keep company with those
That make you better.

The only thing necessary
For the triumph of evil
Is for good men to do nothing.

You get the best out of others
When you give the best of yourself.

You must be the change
you wish to see in the world.

When you get to the end of your rope,
Tie a knot and hang on.

Where there is great love,
there are always wishes.

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.

Fear less, Hope more;
Whine less, Breathe more;
Talk less, Say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours.

Learn from yesterday,
live for today,
hope for tomorrow.

People are just as happy
As they make up their minds to be.

We know the truth,
Not only by the reason,
But by the heart.

When we cannot find contentment in ourselves,
It is useless to seek it elsewhere.

An insincere and evil friend
Is more to be feared than a wild beast;
A wild beast may wound your body,
But an evil friend
Will wound your mind.

Do not dwell in the past,
Do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Minds are like parachutes;
they work best when open.

The purpose of life
is a life of purpose.

It is good to have
An end to journey toward,
But it is the journey
That matters in the end.

The question is not
whether we will die,
but how we will live.

What lies behind us
And what lies before us
Are tiny matters compared
To what lies within us.

It is only with the heart
That one can see rightly,
What is essential is
Invisible to the eye.

You live through the darkness
From what you learned in the light.

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
Define yourself.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
Only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
Only love can do that.

In three words
I can sum up everything
I've learned about life:
It goes on.

Never look down on anybody
Unless you are helping them up

The less you open your heart to others,
The more your heart suffers.

There are no shortcuts
To any place worth going.

Looking back, I have this to regret,
That too often when I loved,
I did not say so.

He who angers you
Conquers you.

There is but one success,
To be able to spend your life
In your own way.

The only way to have a friend
Is to be one.

A friend is one who knows you
And loves you just the same.

Every exit is an entry to somewhere.

A person who aims at nothing
Is sure to hit it.

Assumptions allow the best in life
to pass you by.

Live as if your were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.

Fear is that little darkroom
Where negatives are developed.

Believe that life is worth living
And your belief will help create the fact.

The most wasted day of all
Is that during which
We have not laughed.

When one door of happiness closes,
Another opens;
But often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one
which has opened for us.

Write the bad things
That are done to you in sand,
But write the good things
That happen to you on a piece of marble.

The expert at anything
Was once a beginner.

Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die,
Life is a broken bird
That cannot fly.

Those who stand for nothing
Fall for anything.

Happiness is a choice
That requires effort at times.

The world is so fast that there are days when
The person who says it can't be done
Is interrupted by the person who is doing it.

You will find as you look back upon your life
That the moments when you have truly lived
Are the moments when you have done things
In the spirit of love.