"Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you."
"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."
"It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.
"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity."
"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
"Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving."
"Success is getting what you want.. Happiness is wanting what you get."
"When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness."
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
"Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions."
"Talk to someone about themselves and they'll listen for hours."
"Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. "
"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."
"If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don't want to be. "
"Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so."
"Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, ‘I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you."
"Even god doesn't propose to judge a man till his last days, why should you and I?"
"Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied."
"Our thoughts make us what we are."
"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about."
"When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity."
"...the best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate with all your intelligence, all your enthusiasm, on doing today's work superbly today. That is the only possible way you can prepare for the future."
"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."
"No matter what happens, always be yourself."
"You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind."
"Two men looked out from prison bars, One saw the mud, the other saw stars."
"Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, for your character is what you are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
"If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep."
"One of the tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."
"A man convinced against his will Is of the same opinion still"
"One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses."
"To be interesting, be interested."
"You can't win an argument. You can't because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it."
"The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned."
"Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think."
"I have come to the conclusion that there is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument— and that is to avoid it. Avoid it as you would avoid rattlesnakes and earthquakes."
"Always have something to say. The man who has something to say and who is known never to speak unless he has, is sure to be listened to."
"Let's not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember "Life is too short to be little"."
"Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language."
"Today is our most precious possession. It is our only sure possession."
"If You Want to Gather Honey, Don't Kick Over the Beehive"
"Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment."
"you can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry"
"Why talk about what we want? That is childish. Absurd. Of course, you are interested in what you want. You are eternally interested in it. But no one else is. The rest of us are just like you: we are interested in what we want."
"All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward, sometimes to death, but always to victory."
"criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person's precious pride, hurt his sense of importace and arouse resentment."
"Instead of condemning people, let’s try to understand them. Let’s try to figure out why they do what they do. That’s a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness. “To know all is to forgive all."
"Let's never try to get even with our enemies, because if we do we will hurt ourselves far more than we hurt them. Let's do as General Eisenhower does: let's never waste a minute thinking about people we don't like."
"You can sing only what you are. You can paint only what you are. You must be what your experiences, your environment, and your heredity have made you. For better or for worse, you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life."
"If some people are so hungry for a feeling of importance that they actually go insane to get it, imagine what miracle you and I can achieve by giving people honest appreciation this side of insanity."