Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have anything in the beginning.
Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg.
If you're able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.
Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
It's not enough to be busy. The question is, what are we busy about?
Henry David Thoreau
It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Nothing happens until I make it happen.
It is not good enough for things to be planned - they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.