By Roy T. Bennett
Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities.
You are in charge of your own happiness; you don’t need to wait for other people’s permission to be happy.
Guard well your thoughts when alone and your words when accompanied.
Life teaches us the right path is rarely the easy one.
Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.
Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.
Do what you love, love what you do, and with all your heart give yourself to it.
Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.
No one has ever achieved greatness without dreams.
You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes.
Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it to.
When you take control of your attitude, you take control of your life.
It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we’re wrong is courage, not weakness.
Life is short. Focus on what really matters most. You have to change your priorities over time
Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.
When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful.
Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.
Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.
Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.
Don’t wait for the right moment to start, start and make each moment right.
Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear.
Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.
You don’t have to like someone, but you have to treat them as you wish to be treated.
If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it.
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.
It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.
Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.
To care about your outward appearance is important, but what’s more important is to have a beautiful soul.
Do not let the roles you play in life make you forget who you are.
Sometimes you have to lose all you have to find out who you truly are.
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
Don’t wait for things to happen. Make them happen.
Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength.
You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it.
Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.
The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.
Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.
Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.
Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons of life are meant to make you better, not bitter.
To learn something new, you need to try new things and not be afraid to be wrong.
Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.
Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.
Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody’s watching, and doing as you say you would do.
Gratitude builds a bridge to abundance.
Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.
The strongest people find the courage and caring to help others, even if they are going through their own storm.
If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.
A smile puts you on the right track. A smile makes the world a beautiful place. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.
Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.
Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change.
Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.
Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up.
Good people see the good and bring out the best in other people.
Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.