When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.