I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. -Cyrus Ching
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks.
The worst things in your life may contain seeds of the best. When you can see crisis as an opportunity, your life becomes not easier, but more satisfying.
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all: This too, shall pass.
I don’t want to get to the end of life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
All the above quotations are from Inspiration for a Lifetime: Words of Wisdom, Delight and Possibility (Viva Editions, 2010)