Seven “creeds”

Be true to yourself.
Make each day your masterpiece (be the best that you can be)
Help others.
Drink deeply from good books
Make friendship a fine art
Build a shelter against a rainy day by the life you lead
Give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance everyday

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Be the best that you can be. Not necessarily better than someone else. Maximize one’s own potential. Don’t worry about the rest.

Chapter 5. The author’s tips on reading:
Set time aside regularly
Be discriminating (time spent reading is a cost)
Have books available for reading
Don’t just read; interact with books (actively reflect)
Have books around the home (own some books)
Set aside some vacation time for a reading sabbatical
Share one’s reading enthusiasm with others
Use what is learnt
Read widely (interesting side story of Danish engineer, Carl Kroyer, who successfully raised a ship in 1964 Kuwait by using styrofoam balls; he drew inspiration from a Walt Disney comic)
Encourage others to read, especially the young

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