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

A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places.

Your actions are your only true belongings.

Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often.

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.

A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows public opinion.

It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?

What you do today is important, because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.

The grass is always greener where you water it.

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle, or you can live as if everything is a miracle.

You are your choices.

When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.

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

It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

There are always two choices. Two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it’s easy.

Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.

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

When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.