“Never depend on admiration of others. There is no strength in it. Personal merit cannot be derived from an external source. It is not to be found in your personal associations, nor can it be found in the regard of other people. It is a fact of life that other people, even people who love you, will not necessarily agree with your ideas, understand you, or share your enthusiasm.
Create your OWN merit.
Do your own useful work without regard to the honor of admiration your efforts might win from others. There is no such thing as vicarious merit.”