Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.