No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.

In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.

Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit - and man is his own gardener.

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.

A man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.

A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses.