Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.
Mental attitude plays a far more important role in a person’s success or failure than mental capacity.
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness.
The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.