If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.
you have brains in your head. you have feet in your shoes. you can steer yourself in any direction you choose. you're on your own, and you know what you know. and you are the guy who'll decide where to go.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. you are able to say to yourself, 'i have lived through this horror. i can take the next thing that comes along.' you must do the thing you think you cannot do.
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart... i'll always be with you.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.