Dont wait until youre a man to be great. Be a great boy.
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Unhappiness is the hunger to get; happiness is the hunger to give. . . . If the individual should set out for a single day to give happiness, to make life happier, brighter and sweeter, not for himself but for others, he would find a wondrous revelation of what happiness really is.
That’s the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they’ve been all along.
Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.
A man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who merely likes exercising authority usually loses it.
Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
‘Please, sir,’ pleaded the stranger, ‘would you be so kind as to help a poor unfortunate fellow who is hungry and can’t find work? All I have in the world is this gun.’