"What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love."
"Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers the second, more personal and important, from himself."
"I'm learning as I go. I don't know everything. I never had anybody to look at, nobody ever taught me, and where I'm from I didn't have any famous role models."
"Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience."
"A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort."
"When I sent those scripts, that was the lowest point of my life. We'd just had our second son, and when I went to collect them from hospital, I went to the bank to try and get some money to buy some diapers, the screen showed I've got $26 left."
"But it's important, while we are supporting lessons in respecting others, to remember that many of our youngest kids need to learn to respect themselves. You learn your worth from the way you are treated."
"Suffering passes, while love is eternal. That's a gift that you have received from God. Don't waste it."
"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us."
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."