We do not content ourselves with the life we have in ourselves; we desire to live an imaginary life in the minds of others, and for this purpose we endeavor to shine.
Men's actions depend to a great extent upon fear. We do things either because we enjoy doing them or because we are afraid not to do them.
A fellow must know where he wants to go, if he is going to get anywhere. It is so easy just to drift along. Some people go through school as if they thought they were doing their families a favor. On a job, they work along in a humdrum way, interested only in their salary check. They don't have a goal. When anyone crosses them up, they take their marbles and walk out. The people who go places and do things make the most of every situation. They are ready for the next thing that comes along on the road to their goal. They know what they want and are willing to go an extra mile.
I never work better than when I am inspired by anger; when I am angry, I can write, pray, and preach well, for then my whole temperament is quickened, my understanding sharpened, and all mundane vexations and temptations depart.
Nothing fruitful ever comes when plants are forced to flower in the wrong season.
Hardships, poverty and want are the best incentives, and the best foundation, for the success of man.
Beware of trying to accomplish anything by force.
There isn't much that tastes better than praise from those who are wise and capable.
Interest speaks all sorts of tongues, and plays all sorts of parts, even that of disinterestedness.
Praise, of all things, is the most powerful excitement to commendable actions, animating us in our enterprise.
When the administrator feels himself to be the sole driving agency, and finds himself chiefly engaged in arousing those who are apathetic and coercing those who are antagonistic, there is something vitally wrong with the administration. An executive should find himself engaged chiefly in directing the energies which create themselves naturally in all parts of the business, and in finding the proper outlet for the eager upward striving of the ranks below.