You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
You say that you are my judge; I do not know if you are; but take good heed not to judge me ill, because you would put yourself in great peril.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
But the whole point of liberation is that you get out. Restructure your life. Act by yourself.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.
What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you, do not say it; what another would have written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself-and thus make yourself indispensable.
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.
I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it; it is yourself.
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction.
You have to embrace the character for everything that she was, without any judgement, and throw yourself completely, completely into it.
If you are going to doubt anything in life, doubt your own limitations.
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.
Above all things, reverence yourself.
First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.