Lesson 1: There is no free lunch. Donít feel entitled to anything you donít sweat and struggle for.
Lesson 2 : Set goals and work quietly and systematically toward them.
Lesson 3 : Assign yourself.
Lesson 4 : Never work for money or power. They wonít save your soul or build a decent family or help you sleep at night.
Lesson 5 : Donít be afraid of taking risks or being criticized.
Lesson 6 : Take parenting and family life seriously and insist that those you work for and who represent you do.
Lesson 7 : Remember that your wife is not your mother or your maid, but your partner and friend.
Lesson 8 : Forming families is serious business.
Lesson 9 : Be honest.
Lesson 10: Remember and help America remember that fellowship of human beings is more important than the fellowship of race and class and gender in a democratic society.
Lesson 11 : Sell the shadow for the substance.
Lesson 12 : Never give up.
Lesson 13 : Be confident that you can make a difference.
Lesson 14 : Donít ever stop learning and improving your mind or youíre going to get left behind.
Lesson 15 : Donít be afraid of hard work or of teaching your children to work.
Lesson 16 : Slow down and live.
Lesson 17 : Choose your friends carefully.
Lesson 18 : Be a can-do will-try person.
Lesson 19 : Try to live in the present.
Lesson 20 : Use your political and economic power for the community and for others less fortunate.
Lesson 21 : Listen for the ďsound of the genuineĒ in yourself and others.
Lesson 22 : You are in charge of your own attitude--whatever others do or circumstances you face.
Lesson 23 : Remember your roots, your history, and the forebearsí shoulders on which you stand.
Lesson 24 : Be reliable. Be faithful. Finish what you start.
Lesson 25 : Always remember that you are never alone.