The man who commands efficiently must have obeyed others in the past, and the man who obeys dutifully is worthy of being some day a commander.
If the day starts before you do, you never catch up. You spend all your time running after what you should have already done, and no matter how much you hurry, you never finish the race in a tie. The day wins.
…the most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker.
Think before you speak, and look before you leap.
Television rots the senses in the head!
It kills imagination dead!
It clogs and clutters up the mind!
It makes a child so dull and blind
He can no longer understand
A fantasy, a fairyland!
His brain becomes as soft as cheese!
His powers of thinking rust and freeze!
He cannot think – he only sees!
Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
The Little House books are stories of long ago. The way we live and your schools are much different now, so many changes have made living and learning easier. But the real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy
Remember, it is not the things you have that make you happy. It is the love and kindness and helping each other and just plain being good.
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime
And departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
Books are keys that open many doors.
Dishonest people are not happy; unchaste people are not happy; angry people, impatient people, lazy people or proud people are not happy.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with the important matters.
Forethought and prudence are the proper qualities of a leader.
To make a decision: Reflect, Consult, Pray, Decide. Now the matter is closed.
A simple formula for unhappiness: trust in creatures.
Genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity; a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quicksand to virtue.
He that is overcautious will accomplish little.
The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.
Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent.