There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.
The lack of opportunity is ever the excuse of a weak, vacillating mind. Opportunities! Every life is full of them. Every newspaper article is an opportunity. Every client is an opportunity. Every sermon is an opportunity. Every business transaction is an opportunity -- an opportunity to be polite -- an opportunity to be manly -- an opportunity to be honest -- an opportunity to make friends.
You will always have to live with yourself, and it is to your best interest to see that you have good company -- a clean, pure, straight, honest, upright, generous, magnanimous companion.
Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us...
Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say ''amen'' to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, -- this is happiness, this is success.
Resolve that whatever you do, you will bring the whole man to it; that you will fling the whole weight of your being into it.
No man is beaten until his hope is annihilated, his confidence gone, As long as a man faces life hopefully, confidently, triumphantly, he is not a failure; he is not beaten until he turns his back on life.
Every germ of goodness will at last struggle into bloom and fruitage... true success follows every right step.
People who have accomplished work worthwhile have had a very high sense of the way to do things. They have not been content with mediocrity. They have not confined themselves to the beaten tracks; they have never been satisfied to do things just as others so them, but always a little better. They always pushed things that came to their hands a little higher up, this little farther on, that counts in the quality of life's work. It is constant effort to be first-class in everything one attempts that conquers the heights of excellence.
A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.
Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.
But how shall I get ideas? ''Keep your wits open! Observe! Observe! Study! Study! But above all, Think! Think! And when a noble image is indelibly impressed upon the mind -- Act!
It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well.
Put the uncommon effort into the common task... make it large by doing it in a great way.