In all things preserve integrity; and the consciousness of thine own uprightness will alleviate the toil of business, soften the hardness of ill-success and disappointments, and give thee an humble confidence before God, when the ingratitude of man, or the iniquity of the times may rob thee of other reward

I have seldom known a person, who deserted the truth in trifles and then could be trusted in matters of importance

I'm still one of those persons who prefers to wear pants, especially for at-home entertaining

The look of being too deliberately dressed, with everything cautiously matching, always bores me.

Neatness - which is grooming, after all - is definitely the most important requirement

All my life I’ve been competing and competing to win. I came to realize that in this way, this cancer was the toughest competition I had faced yet. I made up my mind that I was going to lick it all the way. I not only wasn’t going to let it kill me, I wasn’t even going to let it put me on the shelf.

Before I was ever in my teens, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. My goal was to be the greatest athlete that ever lived.