I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.