Newsletter #2 : Not Selfish

  • The aids to the royal life are all within, and no life is worthless unless its owner wills it; the fountain of all good is within, and it will bubble up, if we dig. Self-help is not selfishness.The supreme end of each man’s life is to take individual care of his own garden.
  • The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth. Help from the outside may be convenient, but it enfeebles; all self-help invigorates. The self-helper must be self-reliant; the measure of his self-help is always proportioned to the measure of his self-reliance. The self-reliant does not consider himself as the creature of circumstances, but the architect of them.
  • The solid foundations of all liberty rest upon individual character, and individual character is the only sure guarantee for social security and national progress. Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, no matter by what other name you call it. The gods are always on the side of the man who relies on himself and helps himself.

“Someday is not a day of the week.”

-Denise Brennan-Nelson