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 

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. 

 - Daniel Webster

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