Why be a man when you can be a success?
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth.
You read a book from beginning to end. You run a business the opposite way. You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it.
Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.
The nation looked upon him as a deserter, and he shrunk into insignificancy and an earldom.