And above all things, never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
Wise to resolve, patient to perform.
Sorrow is mere rust of the soul; activity will cleanse and brighten it.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
Actions speak louder than words.
Philosophy can add to our happiness in no other manner but by diminishing our misery; it should not pretend to increase our present stock, but make us economists of what we are possessed of. Happy were we all born philosophers; all born with a talent of thus dissipating our own cares by spreading them upon all mankind.
No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.
A person well satisfied with themselves is seldom satisfied with others, and others, rarely are with them.
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
—Robert H. Schuller
The result of the educative process is capacity for further education.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Leadership is not magnetic personality–that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Miracles seldom occur in the lives of those who do not consider them possible.
—Neale Donald Walsch
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world—that is the myth of the atomic age—as in being able to remake ourselves.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi