“Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.”
“An evil mind is as hard to remove as letters carved into stone. A right mind is as easy to lose as words written in water. The inevitable difficulty of attaining Enlightenment.”
“Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.”
Be able to distinguish and tell the difference between fortune and virtue. Fortune is what happens to you or other people, essentially out of your control. Virtue on the other hand is what you do about what has happened or what has been done to you, essentially what you can control and influence. Therefore aim for virtuousness and your chances of becoming fortunate will surely rise.