One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.
If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up.