Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.
If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away?
Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong.
He that will not reflect is a ruined man.
Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
[Francois de La Rochefoucauld]
To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.
Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
Heed the still small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never into folly.
[Marquise du Deffand]
Your real influence is measured by your treatment of yourself.
[A. Bronson Alcott]
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.