Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does.
"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it."
"The future is something which everyone reaches
at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."