When you make the right decision, it doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks.
—Caroline Kennedy (American Attorney, Diplomat)
Inertia accounts for two-thirds of marriages. But love accounts for the other third.
—Woody Allen (American Film Actor, Director)
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
—Abraham Lincoln (American Head of State)
It is the want to know the end that makes us believe in God, or witchcraft, believe, at least, in something.
—Truman Capote (American Novelist)
Take away the danger and remove the restraint, and wayward nature runs free.
—Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) (Roman Poet)
Having leveled my palace, don’t erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.
—Emily Bronte (English Novelist, Poet)
When someone we love is having difficulty and is giving us a bad time, it’s better to explore the cause than to criticize the action.
—Zig Ziglar (American Author)
When a field has been carefully prepared and planted with seeds, and all favorable conditions are present, such as temperature, moisture, and warmth, the seeds will germinate and grow into crops. It is said that there is nothing, however difficult, that cannot become easy through familiarization. If you persevere in the practice of these instructions, you can be sure of achieving results.
—Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (Tibetan Buddhist Teacher)
Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.
—Oprah Winfrey (American TV Personality)
The man that shows off, to that one who wants to convince of his value is to himself.
—Domenico Cieri (Mexican Writer)
One of the saddest lines in the world is, ‘Oh come now – be realistic.’ The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride.
—Richard Nelson Bolles (American Self-Help Author)