Expectations

Nothing else so strengthens the mind, enlarges our manhood, and widens our thoughts, as the constant effort to measure up to a high ideal, to struggle after that which is above and beyond us. No matter what your work may be, or what you may do, put your ideal into it, be sure there is an upward tendency in it, an inspiring quality, a certain indefinable something which allies it to the divine. Everybody loves an aspiring mind, a mind that looks up, never down, out, never in, no matter what difficulties confront it.