The cucumber is bitter? Then throw it out. There are brambles in the path? Then go around. That’s all you need to know.
In life our first job is this, to divide and distinguish things into two categories: externals I cannot control, but the choices I make with regard to them I do control. Where will I find good and bad? In me, in my choices.
Would you have a great empire? Rule over yourself.
What such a man needs is not courage but nerve control, cool headedness. This he can get only by practice.
Choose not to be harmed — and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed — and you haven’t been.
If your work is not hard, you’re not doing great work.
“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” As the late Wayne Dyer said.
“The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends.”
“Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.” Said Michael Jordan about playing professional basketball.
You have the power to control your mind. So why not use it?