Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
It's always too early to quit.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.