In order to render true service to those lacking in material possessions or other advantages, it is essential that you not give up your own dignity. A decrease in personal dignity growing out of excessive subservience to some higher goal can lead to a decrease in performance and personal worth. To truly be of good service to others, you must also serve yourself.

There are many different ways to acquire wealth, but the highest and most satisfying way is by increasing the common wealth of all. For supremely successful and enlightened people, their increases cause no decreases for others. They have learned to advance by generating more for all – not by maneuvering slickly to see that others get less than they do.