Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things That Could Go Wrong.’

We accept the love we think we deserve.

Saying someone can’t be sad because someone else may have it worse is like saying someone can’t be happy because someone else may have it better.

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.

We don’t need more money, we don’t need greater success or fame, we don’t need the perfect body or even the perfect mate—right now, at this very moment, we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

The greatest gift you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Don’t worry if your goals seem crazy to other people; oftentimes the crazy ideas are the ones that have the greatest impact.

We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.

When you change the way you think, you can change the way you feel.

If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. You know that more than anybody. So don’t be afraid. Be alive.

It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.

Your pain is an opportunity for you to learn about yourself.

You don’t get to choose how you are going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you are going to live. Now.

Worry trades the joy of now for the unlikely catastrophes of later.

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.