Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.