Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us!

We identify in our experience a differentiation between what we do and what happens to us.

I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.

I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.