Quote from Wallace D. Wattles:
The average person’s idea of a great man, rather than one who serves, is of one who succeeds in getting himself served.
The purpose of life for man is growth, just as the purpose of life for trees and plants is growth. Trees and plants grow automatically and along fixed lines; man can grow as he will. Trees and plants can only develop certain possibilities and characteristics; man can develop any power which is or has been shown by any person anywhere. Nothing that is possible in spirit is impossible in flesh and blood. Nothing that man can think is impossible. Nothing that man can imagine is impossible of realization.
The Principle of Power gives us just what we ask of it; if we only undertake little things, it only gives us power for little things; but if we try to do great things in a great way it gives us all the power there is.
There is no hurry. There is only God, and all is well with the world.
The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.
Obey your soul, have perfect faith in yourself. Never think of yourself with doubt or distrust, or as one who makes mistakes.
In all your relations to men be great, just, generous, courteous, and kindly. The great are never otherwise.
Faith—not a faith in one’s self or in one’s own powers but faith in principle; in the Something Great which upholds right, and which may be relied upon to give us the victory in due time. Without this faith it is not possible for any one to rise to real greatness.
Your first duty to God, to yourself, and to the world is to make yourself as great a personality, in every way, as you possibly can.
When you feel deeply that a certain act is the right act, do it and have perfect faith that the consequences will be good.
Fix upon your ideal of what you wish to make of yourself.
Read less and think more. Read about great things and think about great questions and issues.