Example is not the main thing in influencing others; it is the only thing.

Example is not the main thing in influencing others; it is the only thing.

Example is not the main thing in influencing others; it is the only thing.
If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.

If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
People ask, 'What's the best role you've ever played?' The next one.

People ask, ‘What’s the best role you’ve ever played?’ The next one.

People ask, 'What's the best role you've ever played?' The next one.
Love is perhaps the only emotion that is boundless

Love is perhaps the only emotion that is boundless

Love is perhaps the only emotion that is boundless
Search for contentment in each person you meet.

Search for contentment in each person you meet.

Search for contentment in each person you meet.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized...

Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway.
There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.

There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.

There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.
You can have it all, just not all at the same time.

You can have it all, just not all at the same time.

You can have it all, just not all at the same time.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how...

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Expectation is the root of all heartache.

Expectation is the root of all heartache.

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
It is better to play than do nothing.

It is better to play than do nothing.

It is better to play than do nothing.
Focus on you until the focus is on you.

Focus on you until the focus is on you.

Focus on you until the focus is on you.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
Accept your genius and say what you think.

Accept your genius and say what you think.

Accept your genius and say what you think.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at...

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Grief does not change you. It reveals you.

Grief does not change you. It reveals you.

Grief does not change you. It reveals you.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refused to be reduces by it.

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refused to be...

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refused to be reduces by it.
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.
I can is 100 times more important than IQ.

I can is 100 times more important than IQ.

I can is 100 times more important than IQ.
Nothing happens by accident. You are exactly where you're meant to be.

Nothing happens by accident. You are exactly where you’re meant to be.

Nothing happens by accident. You are exactly where you're meant to be.
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
Faith, hard work and a bit of common sense will get you through most things in life.

Faith, hard work and a bit of common sense will get you through most...

Faith, hard work and a bit of common sense will get you through most things in life.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
You've got to bumble forward into the unknown.

You’ve got to bumble forward into the unknown.

You've got to bumble forward into the unknown.
A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.

A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not...

A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.
Be very strong... Be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion.

Be very strong… Be very methodical in your life if you want to be...

Be very strong... Be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion.
Remember, if you want a different result; do something different.

Remember, if you want a different result; do something different.

Remember, if you want a different result; do something different.
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.

If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.

If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
Obey the principles without being bound by them.

Obey the principles without being bound by them.

Obey the principles without being bound by them.
Do you want to learn the secret of confidence? Learn to practise the art of so.

Do you want to learn the secret of confidence? Learn to practise the art...

Do you want to learn the secret of confidence? Learn to practise the art of so.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it's all an experience.

Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.

Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it's all an experience.
When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past.

We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past.

We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past.
When life gives you lemons, chunk it right back.

When life gives you lemons, chunk it right back.

When life gives you lemons, chunk it right back.
Success, for most people, requires unlearning as much as learning.

Success, for most people, requires unlearning as much as learning.

Success, for most people, requires unlearning as much as learning.
Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
Success comes from within, not from without.

Success comes from within, not from without.

Success comes from within, not from without.
The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.

The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.

The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.
It's not where you live that matters. It's what lives inside you.

It’s not where you live that matters. It’s what lives inside you.

It's not where you live that matters. It's what lives inside you.
But how could you live and have no story to tell?

But how could you live and have no story to tell?

But how could you live and have no story to tell?
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
I will go anywhere as long as it is forward.

I will go anywhere as long as it is forward.

I will go anywhere as long as it is forward.
You live but once; you might as well be amusing.

You live but once; you might as well be amusing.

You live but once; you might as well be amusing.
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
The supreme accomplishment is to blue the line between work and play.

The supreme accomplishment is to blue the line between work and play.

The supreme accomplishment is to blue the line between work and play.
When life knocks you down, roll over and look at the stars.

When life knocks you down, roll over and look at the stars.

When life knocks you down, roll over and look at the stars.
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.

If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.

If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.

Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.

Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.
It is our responsibilities, not ourselves that we should take seriously.

It is our responsibilities, not ourselves that we should take seriously.

It is our responsibilities, not ourselves that we should take seriously.
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.

Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.

Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
There is no death, only a change of worlds.

There is no death, only a change of worlds.

There is no death, only a change of worlds.
You have so much to offer, so stop worrying about what other people think.

You have so much to offer, so stop worrying about what other people think.

You have so much to offer, so stop worrying about what other people think.
Discipline is remembering what you want.

Discipline is remembering what you want.

Discipline is remembering what you want.
The only thing constant in life is change.

The only thing constant in life is change.

The only thing constant in life is change.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Quiet people have the loudest minds.

Quiet people have the loudest minds.

Quiet people have the loudest minds.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
You've got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize.

You’ve got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize.

You've got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize.
You might as well answer the door, my child.

You might as well answer the door, my child.

You might as well answer the door, my child.
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from...

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
Creativity means believing you have greatness.

Creativity means believing you have greatness.

Creativity means believing you have greatness.
Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.

Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.

Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.

Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.

Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Gratitude builds a bridge to abundance.

Gratitude builds a bridge to abundance.

Gratitude builds a bridge to abundance.
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
Success comes in cans; failure in can'ts.

Success comes in cans; failure in can’ts.

Success comes in cans; failure in can'ts.
Today is yours to shape. Create a masterpiece!

Today is yours to shape. Create a masterpiece!

Today is yours to shape. Create a masterpiece!
This is your life and it's ending one moment at a time.

This is your life and it’s ending one moment at a time.

This is your life and it's ending one moment at a time.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
Silence and smile are two powerful tools.

Silence and smile are two powerful tools.

Silence and smile are two powerful tools.
You make mistakes, mistakes don't make you.

You make mistakes, mistakes don’t make you.

You make mistakes, mistakes don't make you.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Everything you can imagine is real.

Everything you can imagine is real.

Everything you can imagine is real.
Tears are the silent language of grief.

Tears are the silent language of grief.

Tears are the silent language of grief.
Now's the best time you'll ever have in life to get ahead!

Now’s the best time you’ll ever have in life to get ahead!

Now's the best time you'll ever have in life to get ahead!
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
In a mad world, only the mad are sane.

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called mistake.

If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called mistake.

If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called mistake.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.

Don’t mistake activity with achievement.

Don't mistake activity with achievement.
Life is tough my darling, but so are you.

Life is tough my darling, but so are you.

Life is tough my darling, but so are you.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.

Success is never ending, failure is never final.

Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
It's failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.

It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.

It's failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.
It is ok to live a life others do not understand.

It is ok to live a life others do not understand.

It is ok to live a life others do not understand.
What others think about you is none of your business.

What others think about you is none of your business.

What others think about you is none of your business.
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.

You will never find time for anything. You must make it.

You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
You can't live in a criteria, you have to live your life.

You can’t live in a criteria, you have to live your life.

You can't live in a criteria, you have to live your life.
Only those who care about you can hear you when you’re quiet.

Only those who care about you can hear you when you’re quiet.

Only those who care about you can hear you when you’re quiet.
Success is that old ABC- Ability, Breaks and Courage.

Success is that old ABC- Ability, Breaks and Courage.

Success is that old ABC- Ability, Breaks and Courage.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.
Our attitude towards life determines; life’s attitude towards us.

Our attitude towards life determines; life’s attitude towards us.

Our attitude towards life determines; life’s attitude towards us.
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
There’s a message in the way a person treats you. Just listen.

There’s a message in the way a person treats you. Just listen.

There’s a message in the way a person treats you. Just listen.
How you do one thing, is how you do everything. Be aware.

How you do one thing, is how you do everything. Be aware.

How you do one thing, is how you do everything. Be aware.
Don’t let any situation intimidate you anymore, don’t accept defeat anymore.

Don’t let any situation intimidate you anymore, don’t accept defeat anymore.

Don’t let any situation intimidate you anymore, don’t accept defeat anymore.
I used to want the words ‘She Tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She Did It.’

I used to want the words ‘She Tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want...

I used to want the words ‘She Tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She Did It.’
Don’t judge a situation you’ve never been in.

Don’t judge a situation you’ve never been in.

Don’t judge a situation you’ve never been in.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
That some achieve great success; is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

That some achieve great success; is proof to all that others can achieve it...

That some achieve great success; is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
Dance is the hidden language of the soul.

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments.

Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments.

Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments.
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily
It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame
Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan.

Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan.

Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan.
Predicting rain doesn't count. Building arcs does.

Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arcs does.

Predicting rain doesn't count. Building arcs does.
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with...

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it
If it came true, it wasn’t much of a dream.

If it came true, it wasn’t much of a dream.

If it came true, it wasn’t much of a dream.
If you don't have any shadows you're not in the light

If you don’t have any shadows you’re not in the light

If you don't have any shadows you're not in the light
Remake the world, a little at a time, each in your own corner of the world.

Remake the world, a little at a time, each in your own corner of...

Remake the world, a little at a time, each in your own corner of the world.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants
Addiction quotes MEME change always comes bearing gifits

Change always comes bearing gifts

When it comes to addiction, getting help can be intimidating. But honestly,  it's a path worth pursuing. You have to be strong and remain determined. There's no better time than now. Change always comes bearing gifts. Accept yours. You are worth it.
addiction quote - the time to embrace your magnificence is now

You Are Magnificent!

"The Time to Embrace YOUR Magnificence is Now!" There's no better time to get your life together than right now. I hope you are doing...
I can change my life. No one can do it for me. - Carol Burnett

I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

I can change my life. No one can do it for me. - Carol Burnett

No other road, no other way, no day but today

No other road, no other way, no day but today

You Only Grow If You’re Willing…

You only grow if you're willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.

No individual raindrop considers itself…

No individual raindrop considers itself responsible for the flood.
Your altitude is determined by your attitude.

Your altitude is determined by your attitude.

Your altitude is determined by your attitude.

Do not wait for your ship to come in…

Do not wait for your ship to come in – swim out to it.

Champions in any field have made a habit of…

Champions in any field have made a habit of doing what others find boring or uncomfortable.

Believe more deeply

Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.

Alcohol ruined me financially and morally…

Alcohol ruined me financially and morally, broke my heart and the hearts of too many others. Even though it did this to me and...

Drink does not drown care…

Drink does not drown care, but waters it, and makes it grow faster.

When everything seems like an uphill struggle…

When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top

It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions…

It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions but hard to get one single remedy.

The secret affinity between gambling and the desert…

The secret affinity between gambling and the desert: the intensity of gambling reinforced by the presence of the desert all around the town. The...

If you have made mistakes…

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you "You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing...

No man or woman is uniformly successful…

No man or woman is uniformly successful… we must all expect a rather high percentage of failure in the things we attempt.

Don’t spend your precious time…

Don’t spend your precious time asking ‘Why isn’t the world a better place?’ It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is...

Never frown because you never know…

Never frown because you never know who might be falling in love with your smile.

If a man does his best, what else is there?

If a man does his best, what else is there?

Ideals are like stars…

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters,...

There’s only us, there’s only this…

There’s only us, there’s only this, forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way, no day but today.

For all sad words of tongue and pen…

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.

Experience shows that success is due less to…

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and...

Ability is what you’re capable of doing…

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

There are two things to aim at in life

There are two things to aim at in life: first to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest...

Every day, in every way…

Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.

Each of us is great insofar as…

Each of us is great insofar as we perceive and act on the infinite possibilities which lie undiscovered and unrecognized about us.

Drugs are merely the most obvious form…

Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values.

When you come to a roadblock…

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

What we see depends mainly on…

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

A hero is one who…

A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.

Have patience with all things

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about...

Expect the dawn of a new beginning

Expect the dawn of a new beginning in the dark nights of life.

Don’t let life discourage you

Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed

No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara ever turned light...

Do not think that what your thoughts…

Do not think that what your thoughts dwell on does not matter. Your thoughts are making you.

Convictions are the mainsprings of action

Convictions are the mainsprings of action, the driving powers of life. What a man lives are his convictions.

Every form of addiction is bad

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.

The greatest revolution of our generation

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer...

Opportunities multiply as they are seized

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Knowledge itself is power

Knowledge itself is power.

The proof of a well-trained mind…

The proof of a well-trained mind is that it rejoices in which is good and grieves at the opposite.

Natural ability without education…

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring…

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you have was once among the things only...

We know truth…

We know truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart.

Bad times, hard times…

Bad times, hard times – this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the...

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon…

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to...

Truth always rests with the minority…

Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who...

A man’s true state of power…

A man’s true state of power and riches is to be in himself.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

If at first an idea isn’t absurd…

If at first an idea isn’t absurd there is no hope for it.

How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment…

How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone,...

Only through experience of trial and suffering

Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.

Never bend your head.

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.

I long to accomplish a great and noble task…

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great...

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

A man who dares to waste one hour of life…

A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.

Great works are performed, not by strength…

Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.

As a rule, men worry more about…

As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can.

Whether you think that you can…

Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.

I am not bound to win…

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to...

Determine that the thing can and shall be done…

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

Always bear in mind that…

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.

Ability has nothing to do with opportunity

Ability has nothing to do with opportunity.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity…

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty

The superior man is distressed by…

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the...

If I accept you as you are…

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are...

As human beings, our greatness lies…

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world… as in being able to remake ourselves.

We cannot, in a moment, get rid of habits of a lifetime.

We cannot, in a moment, get rid of habits of a lifetime.

The ultimate measure of a man…

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of...

Far better it is to dare mighty things

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor...

No-one can make you feel inferior…

No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

I’m a great believer in luck…

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

Good people are good because…

Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know… One who doesn’t try...

The mind is its own place…

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.

Why not go out on a limb?

Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence…

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.

To do anything in this world worth doing…

To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger; but jump in,...

You become what you behold

You become what you behold.

Man is what he believes

Man is what he believes.

Facing it, always facing it…

Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.

But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious…

But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be. There are people wrecking their lives with addiction,...

This world is but canvas to our imaginations.

This world is but canvas to our imaginations.

I know of no more encouraging fact than…

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil…

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

You’ve recognized a fundamental feature of an addict’s life.

You’ve recognized a fundamental feature of an addict’s life. Maintaining your habit is so important you’ve no real interest in anything else.

When you can stop you don’t want to…

When you can stop you don’t want to, and when you want to stop, you can’t...

Here I am trying to live, or rather…

Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live.

Addiction begins with the hope that…

Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.

Move out of your comfort zone.

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.

Meaning doesn’t lie in things. Meaning lies in us.

Meaning doesn’t lie in things. Meaning lies in us. When we attach value to things that aren’t love – the money, the car, the...

What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of...

What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.

Every habit he’s ever had is still there in his body…

Every habit he’s ever had is still there in his body, lying dormant like flowers in the desert. Given the right conditions, all his...

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,...

Happiness is that state of consciousness which…

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.

No one’s happiness but my own…

No one’s happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy.

Do not let your fire go out…

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all....

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.

Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Did you ever see an unhappy horse?

Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not...

Take a chance! All life is a chance.

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and...

The unfortunate thing about this world

The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.

Why does a man become a drug addict?

The question is frequently asked: Why does a man become a drug addict? The answer is that he usually does not intend to become...

First substantial role after rehab

There was a reason my first substantial role after rehab was to play a maniac whose personal story ended badly. I knew what it...

Cocaine for me was a place to hide

Cocaine for me was a place to hide. Most people get hyper on coke. It slowed me down. Sometimes it made me paranoid and...

Even as a junkie I stayed true

Even as a junkie I stayed true – "I shall have heroin, but I shan’t have a hamburger." What a sexy little paradox.

Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life

Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three,...

Amy Winehouse changed pop music forever

Amy changed pop music forever, I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived...

I got sober

I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: ‘Wait a minute – if I can stop doing this, what...

I have other obligations now

I have other obligations now – the show, my family, my life… though I know that without my sobriety I wouldn’t have any of...

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