To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. . . . The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success.
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.
The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably thought and act.