Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away,.
Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.
I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
Done is better than perfect.
The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them -- the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.
Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil.
The greatest of the arts is the conquering of men.
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.
Don't work more. Focus more.
You can do anything, but not everything.
The mind of man is capable of anything.
A man is responsible for his ignorance.
Make peace with the present moment.
Outmaneuver your old self.
Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.
A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man.
The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too.
I like men who have a future and women who have a past.
The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.
The crucial thing is to find a truth which is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die.
To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.
I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.
You have to die a few times before you can really live.
Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.
I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail.
I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.
Resist much, obey little.
We are our choices.
Pain or love or danger makes you real again.
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility.
Extreme people get extreme results.
I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.
Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.
From error to error one discovers the entire truth.
The wisest men follow their own direction.
The wisest men follow their own direction
And listen to no prophet guiding them.
None but the fools believe in oracles,
Forsaking their own judgment.
Every next level of your life will demand a different you.
Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.
Amateurs wait for inspiration. The real pros get up and go to work.
Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
Please all, and you will please none.
You change the world by being yourself.
Good is not good when better is expected.
Every failure is a step to success.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
Belief creates the actual fact.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
It's never crowded along the extra mile.
We convince by our presence.
I exist as I am, that is enough.
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
We are here to make another world.
Think with your whole body.
He who has the gold makes the rules.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.
No pressure, no diamonds.
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.
The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
The only journey is the one within.
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
When deeds speak, words are nothing.
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
I want to make this world perfect.
Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
I like criticism. It makes you strong.
Whatever ought to be, can be.
Don't let your dreams be dreams.
When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.
You are stronger than you think.
The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.
I love those who yearn for the impossible.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.
An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.
We work to become, not to acquire.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.
We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
Real living is living for others.
The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
What we think, we become.
One today is worth two tomorrows.
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.