Pearls of Wisdom

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. 

 -  Abraham Lincoln 

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. 

Henry David Thoreau

There's a tendency to throw aside old values as belonging to an earlier generation.  Don't discard those values that have proven, over the period of time, their value.  Just believe in those values that made our nation great and keep them: faith, family, hard work, and, above all, freedom. 

 -  Ronald Reagan