There isn't enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.
Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all.
Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.
Look not to the faults of others, nor to their omissions and commissions. But rather look to your own acts, to what you have done and left undone.
Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.