We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.
We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
What comes from the heart, goes to the heart.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Whatever touches the nerves of motive, whatever shifts man's moral position, is mightier than steam, or calorie, or lightening.
When the administrator feels himself to be the sole driving agency, and finds himself chiefly engaged in arousing those who 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.
When the leader passes over all alike, not making a distinction, then the endeavors of those who are capable of exertion are entirely lost.
Who is sure of their own motives can in confidence advance or retreat.
Why did I want to win? because I didn't want to lose!
You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!
You cannot raise a man up by calling him down.
You don't have to do anything you don't want to do.
You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.