Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
I think I have learned that the best way to lift one's self up is to help someone else.
The world cares very little what you or I know, but it does care a great deal about what you or I do.
You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
I learned the lesson that great men cultivate love, and that only little men cherish a spirit of hatred. I learned that assistance given to the weak makes the one who gives it strong; and that oppression of the unfortunate makes one weak.
No one can prosper who learns not that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.