Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief.
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
People are so constituted that everybody would rather undertake what they see others do, whether they have an aptitude for it or not.
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without.
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.
When all is said the greatest action is to limit and isolate one's self.
Before you can do something you must first be something.
Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.
How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then you shall know what is in thee.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
The deed is everything, the glory is naught.
Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it.