Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.