If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don’t want to be.
If you do something for someone else, never remember. If someone does something for you, never forget.
Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. So start each day by thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for. Your future will depend very largely on the thoughts you think today. So think thoughts of hope and confidence and love and success.
Improving yourself is a lot more profitable than trying to improve others.
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.
Fear is the result of a lack of confidence. A lack of confidence is the result of not knowing what you can do. A lack of knowing what you can do is caused by a lack of experience. A lack of experience is caused by a lack of doing something new.
The value of a smile… It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits. It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in a business, and is the countersign of friends.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Nobody is more persuasive than a good listener
Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.
An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.
Keep your mind open to change all the time. Welcome it. Court it. It is only by examining and reexamining your opinions and ideas that you can progress.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it. To someone who has seen a dozen people frown, scowl or turn their faces away, your smile is like the sun breaking through the clouds.
When I asked him -Mr.Henry Ford- if he ever worried, he replied: “No. I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe that every-thing will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about?
It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Face the thing that seems overwhelming and you will be surprised how your fear will melt away.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Do you know the most important trait a man can have?
It is not executive ability; it is not a great mentality; it is not kindliness, nor courage, nor a sense of humor, though each of these is of tremendous importance.
In my opinion, it is the ability to make friends, which, boiled down, means the ability to see the best in man.
The world is so full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage. He has little competition.
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.