I have discovered fallen trees across my path and have possessed neither the strength to move them nor the patience or tenacity to find an alternative way round. I have simply returned to where I came from, and told myself there had been no other choice.

I will design my reputation and my resolve shall be absolute. I shall not give in when I know I can help.

Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself…. The friction tends to arise when the tow are not the same….There is no more hollow feeling than to stand with your honor shattered at your feet while soaring public reputation wraps you in rewards. that’s soul destroying. The other way around is merely very, very irritating.

Listening is a discipline. It’s all about being present at that moment in time.

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