To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.
In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized - and never knowing
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.
There is some place where your specialties can shine. Somewhere that difference can be expressed. It's up to you to find it, and you can.
This is really America in therapy, people trying to get themselves together and be whole.
The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.
Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.
To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure.