Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
For better or worse, you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life
One of the most 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 blooming outside our windows today.
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
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.
Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
The resentment that criticism engenders can demoralize employees, family members and friends, and still not correct the situation that has been condemned.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make lemonade.