If you learn from a loss you have not lost.

A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.

Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

In this world of change, nothing which comes stays, and nothing which goes is lost.

As long as you make an identity for yourself out of pain, you cannot be free of it.

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.

It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

Have respect for yourself, and patience and compassion. With these, you can handle anything.

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

If you are never scared, embarrassed, or hurt, it means you never take chances.

Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.

The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that.

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

Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.

To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.