Be not disturbed that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.This is so spot-on that I have a feeling it is in more than one of my quote journals. And that's probably a good thing. There is always that temptation to point the finger at others when what we should be doing is turning a mirror upon ourselves. This quote reminds me so perfectly and simply.
Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ