Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn-and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
In the early days of the Internet, this was one of the medium's great hopes - that it would finally offer a medium whereby whole towns - and indeed countries - could co-create their culture through discourse. Personalization has given us something very different: a public sphere sorted and manipulated by algorithms, fragmented by design, and hostile to dialogue.
Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.
If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.
I never wanted to set the world on fire. So I never had to burn any bridges behind me.
Prejudice [is] a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn`t.
Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
Don`t think or judge, just listen.
Everyone's pink on the inside.
If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does now.