Sincerity, kindness, and trustworthiness often carry people to honorable success more rapidly and assuredly than the possession of brilliant talents.

It is inspiring how some have marched steadily toward great achievements, not because of conspicuous ability, but as a result of patient, definite, conscientious effort.

This is why some with great potential accomplish so little, while others who are quiet, unpretentious, self-possessed, and diligent, achieve astonishing results. Life has placed a high value upon certain cardinal qualities of character, and those who possess these in the fullest degree will ultimately be the most highly honored.

Good character is the result of good thoughts.