The wicked is in the power of his passion; the righteous keeps passion in his power.
Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are. Successful people are not supermen. Success does not require a superintellect. Nor is there anything mystical about success. And success isn’t based on luck. Successful people are just ordinary folks who have developed belief in themselves and what they do. Never—yes, never—sell yourself short.
—David J. Schwartz
There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, ‘It all depends on me’.
If you touch pitch, it will stick to your fingers; even so, if you associate with evil companions, you will acquire their vices.
He who hardens his heart with pride softens his brain with the same.
The busy have no time for tears.
—Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron)
No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person’s enemies say about him.
A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is.
—Bertrand A. Russell
Forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest.
Wisdom increases with years; and so does folly.