In issues of preference, others are neither right nor wrong

Popularity does not equal credibility

Breaking something is rarely doing something

Be strong

Do your best

Try hard


Stay the course

Choose the right over the convenient

Don’t blame people

Tell the truth

Don’t be concerned with filling every moment of boredom in your life

Excitement will only ever be valuable when you can compare it to it absence. In boredom you learn to stretch and create. Your mind will wonder and discover solutions to problems you’ve long since abandoned solving.

Sometimes more isn’t better, it’s just more

Volume is not intrinsically linked to quality. An ounce of gold is worth more than a pound of dirt.

Being right doesn’t excuse your behavior

If you lose a man’s respect, you’ve lost the man

This will never be more important to remember when in moments of civil conflict. Respect is always part of the process of negotiation, reconciliation, and ally building. By treating a person with respect you build trust, empathy, and you enable a willingness on their part to join you in your cause, and make it their own.

You walk on the street side of a lady, regardless of the fact that carriages are no longer splashing mud around

Never demean a man, least of all in front of his wife or children

Early is on time, and on time is late

This is not an issue of cool or not, this is an issue of respecting someone’s single most finite and valuable resource: their time.

Hard work is good for the soul

Walking with pace is not the same as walking with purpose

No matter how many people may be watching, you do the right thing

In training yourself to make the right decision all the time, it becomes easier to make the right choice when you have little time to decide.

If you do something, do it with purpose

In issues of preference, others are neither right nor wrong

Advice is good, but if good advice is to be affective, it must be timed rightly

The necessary is always possible, the possible is not always necessary

Give answers definitively; if you’re unsure of something, make that known

Never promise more than you can deliver

Delivering what you say you will deliver builds trust and respect. Both of which will help you keep friends when the time comes that you can’t deliver.

Always remember that you’re not always right

You never leave a game until the final whistle

No matter the score, there is always a chance for a comeback. If you’re losing by 50 points, that means scoring 50 is possible.

You walk with a woman, not in front of her

There are two places where you never offer unsolicited advice: a golf course and another man’s house

It’s okay to not know the answer, but only the first time

Never apologize unless you’ve done something wrong; but once you have done something wrong, apologize right then

Know how to drive a car with a manual transmission

Rules were made to be broken, laws were made to be kept. Be aware of both, no matter what your situation

Always carry a pen and something to write on

If you make eye contact, you say hello