The most influential of all educational factor is the conversation in a child’s home.
A young child is a leader to an elderly person once his purpose has a faithful, sincere and trustworthy influence on people. Leadership is not restricted to position and age; it is self-made and influencial. Everyone has this self-leadership quality.
Two people that have the same wants are two people that should be friends.
The impact of your life will go beyond your imagination. Live your life to be a blessing.
There is no such thing as a good influence. Because to influence a person is to give him one’s own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtures are not real to him. His sins, if there are such thing as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else’s music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him.
How many people came and stayed a certain time,
Uttered light or dark speech that became part of you
Like light behind windblown fog and sand
Filtered and influenced by it, until no part
Remains that is surely you.
When you start loving, your character becomes like the positive side of a magnet and the one you love becomes negative, that pulls people close to you in union, and becomes very difficult to separate.
A real man can use power, rather than let power use him
You have to imprint your own style. People like authentic personalities.
The newly-minted captain admits the irony between the gold on his shoulders and the lack of gold in his pockets.