No amount of self-improvement can make up for a lack of self-acceptance.
Keep constantly in mind in how many things you yourself have witnessed changes already. The universe is change, life is understanding.
“We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.”
“Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality . . . that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hallmark of excellence.”
“Weigh the meaning and look not at the words.”
“Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.