Mediocrity can talk but it is for genius to observe.
Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.
Property left to a child may soon be lost but the inheritance of virtue–a good name an unblemished reputation–will abide forever. If those who are toiling for wealth to leave their children, would but take half the pains to secure for them virtuous habits, how much more serviceable would they be. The largest property may be wrested from a child, but virtue will stand by him to the last.
We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.