Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
I forget who it was that recommended men for their souls good to do each day two things they disliked. . . . It is a precept I have followed scrupulously: for every day I have got up and I have gone to bed.
Whatever mitigates the woes, or increases the happiness of others, is a just criterion of goodness; and whatever injures society at large, or any individual in it, is a criterion of iniquity.
Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering pot and the pruning knife.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.