How delightful is the company of generous people, who overlook trifles and keep their minds instinctively fixed on whatever is good and positive in the world about them.
People of smaller caliber are always carping. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding. But magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, they have no reserves, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And what is more, they find it everywhere.
Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963)
Essayist and critic
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)
33rd U.S. President,
PGM of Masons in Missouri