People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
The major value in life is not what you get.
The major value in life is what you become.
Definition of status seeking: Buying things you can't afford, that you don't need, to impress people you don't like.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a hand full of mud, either.
The sun was shining in my eyes, and I could barely see
To do the necessary task that was allotted me.
Resentment of the vivid glow, I started to complain--
When all at once upon the air I heard the blindman's cane.
Holding anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Death is not the greatest loss in life.
The greatest loss is what dies within us while we live.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
When we're incomplete, we're always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on--series polygamy--until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.
Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may grow.
The real person you are is revealed in the moments when you're certain no other person is watching. When no one is watching, you are driven by what you expect of yourself.
Ralph S. Marston, Jr.