THE TEACHING TREE: You will know it when you see it. It rises high. It keeps on despite everything that harms it. Fences were nailed to it. Whittle sticks were cut. Insects attacked. Winds tore it, hail hammered, lightning struck. It took all that was given it and lifted it into knobs, bends and warping, into a peculiar perfection, so that all the acts and accidents against it became a part of greater purpose.

Popularity comes from being interested in other people, not from trying to make other people interested in you.

Job Search: Find out what work you like to do, then look for someone who is willing to pay you to do it.

Character comes from not being stopped by whatever it is that wants to stop you.

Start your day determined and you will probably go to bed satisfied.

The best years of your life are those when you recognize your problems as your own making and take control of your destiny.

You will succeed if you elevate your personal standard above your failures and hold onto your enthusiasm.

Fit in to acclimate to the situation, then make a spark to stand out.

Invite success by opening your mind to variables.

Focus your attention on what makes you want to get up in the morning.

Think funny things. A lot of the answers in life are found in humor.

Remember that it is possible to learn something from every person you meet.

Success is often the outcome of going from one try to another without losing hope.

Do not quickly dismiss the ordinary man.  He could be a case of shy genius.

Invention is circling the known, studying it, then approaching it differently.