Do not waste time dreaming of great far-away opportunities; do the best you can where you are. Open your petals of power and beauty and fling out the fragrance of your life in the place that has been assigned to you.
A man is not machine to be manipulated by outside forces. your motor power is inside of you. You can choose the direction in which you should go.
Everyday you can say to yourself with absolute assurance-“Without capital, without influence, without pulls, yea, even in spite of the opposition of others, I can be true to myself, I can be a man, and can make my life a masterpiece.
I am the only real enemy I shall ever have. The only one who can wreck my personal career, keep me from being a success is the man living inside my own skin.
There is no destiny, no fate that can ruin me. Under God I am my own maker, my own destiny. I am the master of my fate, ‘the captain of my soul’
‘We are all reservoirs of power, and what we make of ourselves, what we achieve in life, what we do for the world, is dependent on the extent to which we draw on our hidden forces.
And so, like Joseph, we must remember that true growth takes time. A tree that grows quickly without good roots will fall. There are no short cuts – strong leaders take time to grow.