#114-1. The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.
#114-2. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to him. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
-George Bernard Shaw
#114-3. Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.
The first one might appear abstract if seen as a philosophical statement. The Akbar-Birbal story about a piece of gold and the royal barber illustrates the same principle as a simple observation on human behaviour. Either way, it puts an enormous responsibility -- of our life -- on ourselves.
The second is cited sometimes as a funny example of logic. Actually it is a true statement in any creative new endeavour.