It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
If your imagination leads you to understand how quickly people grant your requests when those requests appeal to their self-interest, you can have practically anything you go after.
Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
Always try to do something for the other fellow and you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way - how many pleasing things are done for you.
When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.
To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
Many years ago Rudyard Kipling gave an address at McGill University in Montreal. He said one striking thing which deserves to be remembered. Warning the students against an over-concern for money, or position, or glory, he said: "Some day you will meet a man who cares for none of these things. Then you will know how poor you are."