You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.

To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.

If your number one goal is to make sure that everyone likes and approves of you, then you risk sacrificing your uniqueness, and, therefore, your excellence.

Happiness is really a deep harmonious inner satisfaction and approval.

Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.

Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.

Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.

Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun, like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.

Make the best use of what is in your power and take the rest as it happens.

Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.

The best things in life are unexpected, because there were no expectations.

Until you make peace with who you are, you will never be content with what you have.

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.

Some people think it’s holding on that makes one strong—sometimes it’s letting go.

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.