Make no mistake. You are your most important critic and your conscience your most important judge of character.
A real friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out
Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
You must understand that seeing is believing, but also know that believing is seeing.
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.
The price of success is to bear the criticism of envy.
Chase your passion, not your pension.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
We are supposed to forgive everyone; everyone includes ourselves.
Happiness is the experience of living every moment with love, grace and gratitude.
Everything that is past is either a learning experience to grow on, a beautiful memory to reflect on, or a motivating factor to act upon.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time.
Listening without bias or distraction is the greatest value you can pay another person.
You must look within for value,but must look beyond for perspective.
Most people spend their entire lives on a fantasy island called 'Someday I'll.'
Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
The greatest choice we have is to think before we act and then take action toward our life goals every day. Our problems result not only from our lack of action, but from our action without thought.
Real motivation is that drive from within: You know where you are going because you have a compelling image inside, not a travel poster on the wall.
Commitment is that turning point in your life when you seize the moment to alter your destiny.
You are an uncut gemstone of priceless value. Cut and polish your potential with knowledge, skills and service and you will be in great demand throughout your life.
Learn how to grow out of yourself and into the world of others: Plant a shade tree under which you know you will never sit. Set some goals that may benefit your children or an orphanage or the employees of your company or future generations or your own city, fifty years from now.
The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.
Success is a process that continues, not a status that you reach. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't.Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
The truly successful person inspires others to do more than they have thought possible for themselves.
Opportunity never knocks; it is within you.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
The less you try to impress, the more impressive you are.
Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.
Don't dwell on what went wrong.Instead, focus on what to do next.Spend your energies on moving forwardtoward finding the answer.
The confidence you need is belief in your potential. If you see world-class potential in yourself, you'll put in the effort. If you don't see the potential, you won't put in the effort and you'll wait for the performance, and the performance always follows the belief in self.
Identify with excellence, put your name on your work, and both your work and name will stand the test of time.
The easiest thing to do in the world is to neglect the important and give in to the urgent.