It is those who have this imperative demand for the best in their natures, and who will accept nothing short of it, that hold the banners of progress, that set the standards, the ideals, for others.
It is the youth who sees a great opportunity hidden in just these simple services, who sees a very uncommon situation, a humble position, who gets on in the world.
Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
I'm proof that great things can happen to ordinary people if they work hard and never give up.
People who have accomplished work worthwhile have had a very high sense of the way to do things. They have not been content with mediocrity. They have not confined themselves to the beaten tracks; they have never been satisfied to do things just as others do them, but always a little better. They always pushed things that came to their hands a little higher up, a little farther on, and that counts in the quality of life's work. It is constant effort to be first-class in everything one attempts that conquers the heights of excellence.
Great men are but common men more fully developed and ripened.
Every germ of goodness will at last struggle into bloom and fruitage...true success follows every right step.
Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
Doing common things uncommonly well.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.