If people could make me angry, they could control me. Why should I give someone else such power over my life?
You can’t change the world by complaining or withdrawing, but you can write another story.
When kids ask me for advice on how to do well in school, I always tell them: Stop watching so much TV and start reading at night.
The odds are very good that worrying is a waste of time. And besides, worrying won’t change what happens anyway, will it?
Don’t listen to the advice of bad companions; if you do, you will repeat it!
Good actions are the invisible hinges on the doors of heaven.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react that matters.
Mind grammar, spelling, and punctuation, use short words, and express as briefly as you can your meaning.
It won’t do you a bit of good to know everything, if you don’t do anything about it.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.
Successful people aren’t born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do. The successful people don’t always like doing these things themselves; they just get on and do them.
Laughter is sunshine; it chases winter from the human face.
Wherever there is a human being there is opportunity for a kindness.
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
Three things are in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul. We become the books we read.
The benefits of morning exercise are too many to ignore. From waking you up and enhancing your mental activity, to helping you sustain higher levels of energy throughout the day, exercising soon after rising can improve your life in many ways.
Precepts or maximums are of great weight; and a few useful ones at hand do more toward a happy life than whole volumes that we know not where to find.