Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.
Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
We must reinforce argument with results.
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
The individual who can do something that the world wants done will, in the end, make his way regardless of his race.
Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.