All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well he has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun.
Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood. Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
They can conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson is life who does not every day surmount a fear.
You and I can never do a kindness too soon, for we never know how soon it will be too late.
Those who listened to Lord Chatham felt that there was something finer in the man, than anything which he said.