The definition of failure follows one’s ideas of what success is. I believe that success is being happy, yet unhappiness isn’t failure; it’s a temporary, passing condition, so recognize it for what it is.

“Someone else’s action should not determine your response.” ― His Holiness The Dalai Lama XIV

“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.”

“I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.” — Khalil Gibran

“People may hate you for being different and not living by society’s standards, but deep down, they wish they had the courage to do the same.”
“Haters are people who secretly wish they were just like you.”

“Don’t let the shadows of yesterday block out the light that’s shining today.”

“There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?” ― His Holiness The Dalai Lama XIV

“Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself.” — Zen Master Dogen
“Let not the opinions of man interfere with the directions given to you by God.”

“A bad attitude is like a flat tyre; you can’t go anywhere until you change it.”

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” — Anais Nin