We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world. The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. It is with your aid, as the people, that I think we shall be able to preserve – not the country, for the country will preserve itself, but the institutions of the country – those institutions which have made us free, intelligent and happy – the most free, the most intelligent, and the happiest people on the globe. Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death. To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.