Very much of what we call the progress of today consists in getting rid of false ideas, false conceptions of things, and in taking a point of view that enables us to see the principles, ideas and things in right relation to each other.
Whoever admits that he is too busy to improve his methods, has acknowledged himself to be at the end of his rope. And that is always the saddest predicament which any one can get into.
If a man has come to that point where he is so content that he says; I do not want to know any more, or do any more or be any more, he is in a state in which he ought to be changed into a mummy.
Complacency is the enemy of progress.
A man who has reformed himself has contributed his full share towards the reformation of his neighbor.
A little and a little, collected together, become a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.
Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
Look back along the endless corridors of time and you will see that four things have built civilization: the spirit of religion, the spirit of creative art, the spirit of research and the spirit of business enterprise.
Look before or you’ll find yourself behind.
Those who do the most for the world’s advancement are the ones who demand the least.