“How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness, is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.”
William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience
“Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.”
“It’s better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right.”
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
If we could surrender to Earth’s intelligence, we would rise up rooted, like trees.
Rainer Maria Rilke
“Persevering does not mean being rigid and fixed, but flowing like water, willing to meet the conditions at hand yet never giving up…
Humility in response to an experience of failure, then, is at its core a form of therapy, the beginning of a healing process.
The ability to learn is older — as it is also more widespread — than is the ability to teach.
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people.
Mary Kay Ash,