In such a great work as this Movement no one should expect to find his associates all congenial, intuitive, prudent and courageous. One of the first proofs of self-mastery is when one shows that he can be kind and forbearing and genial with companions of the most dissimilar characters and temperaments. One of the strongest signs of retrogression is when one shows that he expects others to like what he likes and act as he acts. . . .
Seek out what your duty may be, and carry it out. . . . An infinite field of activity lies before you; the whole world is open to you. . . .
Great obstacles are to be overcome; the greater the power required to overcome them, the greater is the growth that comes from it. A constant restraint of passions, a sleepless watch over, and patient forbearance of, human weaknesses, will help towards victory.