You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That’s what makes you a winner.
The best effect of any book, is that it excites the reader to self-activity.
—Thomas Carlyle (Scottish Writer)
Our mind is a treasure. But it’s very absorbent, so we must also be very discriminating in what we hear, read, and see. And in the spiritual life, our fence is our ethics. If we know we are living ethically to the best of our ability, the mind will become peaceful.
—Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo (British Buddhist Teacher, Nun)
Somewhere in your make-up there lies sleeping, the seed of achievement which, if aroused and put into action, would carry you to heights, such as you may never have hoped to attain.
—Napoleon Hill (American Author)
You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.
—Adlai Stevenson (American Diplomat)
The world is ready to give up its secrets if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration.
—Swami Vivekananda (Indian Hindu Mystic)
The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism.
—Arthur Miller (American Playwright)