Wednesday, April 27, 2022


The world has not yet learned the riches of frugality.

Thursday, March 31, 2022


To wish is of little account; to succeed you must earnestly desire; and this desire must shorten thy sleep.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The Man in the Arena

It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
—Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, March 28, 2022


A good reputation is more valuable than money.
—Publilius Syrus

Friday, March 25, 2022


To be thrown upon one's own resources is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development, and display an energy, of which they were previously unsusceptible.
—Benjamin Franklin