Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Remember my friend to enjoy your planning as well as your accomplishment, for life is too short for negative energy.
What I detest most are dishonest people who talk more than they are capable of doing.
Joy and suffering are the fruit of right and wrong thinking. Suffering, especially, is mostly self-manufactured; we are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose.
The Dominicans have the simplicity of a real human being; there is not so hypocrisy like in the big cities.
Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable; however, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
Negativeness very often unknowingly creeps up upon us. It helps occasionally to stop all thoughts (the chattering of worries, anticipations, and so forth, in your head) and then once more refreshingly march bravely on.
Most people can talk without listening. Very few can listen without talking. It is very rare that people can talk and listen.
Realizing that my emotions are both positive and negative, I will form daily habits which will encourage the development of the positive emotions and aid me in converting the negative emotions into some form of useful action.
The important thing is that I am personally satisfied with my work. If it is a piece of junk, I will only regret it.
Part 1. There is fear and insecurity in pride, for when one aims at being highly esteemed, and having achieved such status, he is automatically involved in the fear of losing one’s status.
Part 2. Then protection of his status appears to be his most important need, and this creates anxiety.
Don’t be forecasting evil unless it is what you can guard against. Anxiety is good for nothing if we can’t turn it into a defense.
Sincere and serious learners are difficult to come by. Many of them are five minute enthusiasts, some of them come in with ill intentions, but unfortunately, most of them are second-hand artists; basically conformers.
No accidents are so unlucky but that the wise may draw some advantage from them; nor are there any so lucky but that the foolish may turn them to their own prejudice.
To realize that it’s just an inconvenience, that it is not a catastrophe, but just an unpleasantness, is part of coming into your own, part of waking up.
Are you doing to make your obstacles stepping stones to your dreams, or stumbling blocks because unknowingly you let negativeness, worries, fear, etc., take you over?
When a man seeks your advice he generally wants your praise.
If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.