Be gentle with yourself. If you will not be your own unconditional friend, who will be? If you are playing an opponent and you are also opposing yourself you are going to be outnumbered. There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts. To love is to admire with the heart: to admire is to love with the mind.
There are always two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity, and execute with vigor, to sketch out a map of possibilities and then to treat them as probabilities.
It is better to die for something than to live for nothing. The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a mans foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
I have a simply philosophy. Fill what is empty. Empty what is full. Scratch where it itches A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion, this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind the clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.