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There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.
Love has no age, no limit; and no death.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
We do not remember days, we remember moments.
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.
Courage is grace under pressure.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
You must be prepared to work always without applause.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
Never take anything for granted.
Serenity comes from the ability to say Yes to existence. Courage comes from the ability to say No to the wrong choices made by others.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Everything in the world began with a yes. One molecule said yes to another molecule and life was born.
In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Nothing you love is lost. Not really. Things, people—they always go away, sooner or later. You can’t hold them, any more than you can hold moonlight. But if they’ve touched you, if they’re inside you, then they’re still yours. The only things you ever really have are the ones you hold inside your heart.
You can forgive a fool because he only runs in one direction and doesn’t deceive anybody. It’s the deceivers who make you feel bad.
I drink to make other people more interesting.
Wherever I am, if I’ve got a book with me, I have a place I can go and be happy
If you want to be a psychological novelist and write about human beings, the best thing you can do is keep a pair of cats.
When one acts on pity against justice, it is the good whom one punishes for the sake of the evil; when one saves the guilty from suffering, it is the innocent whom one forces to suffer. There is no escape from justice, nothing can be unearned and unpaid for in the universe, neither in matter nor in spirit—and if the guilty do not pay, then the innocent have to pay it.
Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion.