You cannot raise a man up by calling him down.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Confidence is the foundation for all business relations. The degree of confidence a man has in others, and the degree of confidence others have in him, determines a man's standing in the commercial and industrial world.
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.