All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions; it is governed by our mental attitude.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
The meaning of life is to live it and not just exist
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A place for everything, everything in its place.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.
Diane Von Furstenberg
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong
Joseph Chilton Pearce
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of regrets.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.
Failure teaches success.
We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Loyd Wright
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.