One principal reason why men are so often useless is that they neglect their own profession or calling, and divide and shift their attention among a multitude of objects and pursuits.
If a man has any brains at all, let him hold on to his calling, and, in the grand sweep of things, his turn will come at last.
In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit, and acquires a name by some illustrious action, or useful art.
Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.
Be not simply good; be good for something.
Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
What on earth are you doing for Heaven’s sake?