Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold to the truth within yourself, as to the only truth.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Philosopher)
Never allow the integrity of your own way of seeing things and saying things to be swamped by the influence of a master, however great.
—George Parsons Lathrop
True wealth can not be found in your bank account.|It can only be found in those you call friends.|Those with whom you share your deepest feelings.|And those who accept you for who you really are.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
—Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (Persian Muslim Mystic)
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
—Stephen Vincent Benet
The great thing about experience is that you can’t borrow it, buy it or steal it, you must earn it.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
—Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet)
A man without a smiling face must not open a shop.
You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.
—Henry Ford (American Businessperson)