He should win over those of them who are friendly with conciliation and gifts, those hostile through dissensions and force.
If there is equal advancement in peace or war, he should resort to peace
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
The enemies should not come to know of his secrets; he should, however, find out the weakness of the enemy. He should conceal, as a tortoise does his limbs, any limb of his own that may have become exposed.
The young man beginning the battle of life should never lose sight of the fact that the age of fierce competition is upon us, and that this competition must, in the nature of things, become more and more intense. Success grows less and less dependent on luck and chance. Preparation for the chosen field of effort, an industry that increasing, a hope that never flags, a patience that never grows weary, a courage that never wavers, all these, and a trust in God, are the prime requisites of the man who would win in this age of specialists and untiring activity.
Major A.R Calhoon
Before you start some work, always ask yourself 3 questions : why I am doing it, what might be the results, and will I be successful. Only when you think deeply, and find satisfactory answers to these questions go ahead.