You are under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
You ought to expect better of people. It encourages you to be a better person yourself.
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
Thich Nhat Hanh
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.