"It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help."
"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip."
"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them."
George Bernard Shaw