Your success depends on you.
Your happiness depends on you.
You have to
steer your own course.
You have to shape your own fortune.
You have to
You have to do your own thinking.
You have to live with
your own conscience.
Your mind is yours and can be used only by you.
come into this world alone.
You go to the grave alone.
You are alone with
your inner thoughts during the journey between.
You make your own
You must abide by the consequences of your acts.
You alone can
regulate your habits and make or unmake your health.
You alone can assimilate
things mental and things material.
You have to do your own assimilation all
You can be taught by a teacher, but you have to imbibe the
knowledge. He cannot transfuse it into your brain.
You alone can control your
mind cells and your brain cells.
You may have spread before you the wisdom of
the ages, but unless you assimilate it you derive no benefit from it; no one can
force it into your cranium.
You alone can move your own legs.
can move your own arms.
You alone can utilize your own hands.
can control your own muscles.
You must stand on your feet, physically and
You must take your own steps.
Your parents cannot enter
into your skin, take control of your mental and physical machinery, and make
something of you.
You cannot fight your son’s battles; that he must do for
You have to be captain of your own destiny.
You have to see
through your own eyes.
You have to use your own ears.
You have to master
your own faculties.
You have to solve your own problems.
You have to form
your own ideals.
You have to create your own ideas.
You must choose your
You must govern your own tongue.
Your real life is your
Your thoughts are your own making.
Your character is your own
You alone can select the materials that go into it.
can reject what is not fit to go into it.
You are the creator of your own
You can be disgraced by no man’s hand but your own.
be elevated and sustained by no man but yourself.
You have to write your own
You have to build your own monument—or dig your own pit. Which are