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  • 2020.11.01 Penn Wealth Report Vol 8 Issue 04

    2020.11.01 Penn Wealth Report Vol 8 Issue 04

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  • The Virtue of Happiness

    The Virtue of Happiness

    Happiness is a virtue, not its reward. — Baruch Spinoza, Age of Enlightenment philosopher (1665; Public Domain) We have the script completely backwards. We believe that if we achieve certain...

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it. — W.C. Fields (1938, by CBS Radio; Public Domain) 

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  • Find Your Passion and Pursue it

    Find Your Passion and Pursue it

    The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, and passion. — Nadia Boulanger (Image licensed by Penn Wealth Pub.)  Under the rubric of these three simple words—choice, love,...

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  • Be Bold! And the Tougher the Situation, the Bolder You Must Be!

    Be Bold! And the Tougher the Situation, the Bolder You Must Be!

    To the timid and hesitating, everything is impossible because it seems so.  — Walter Scott, author of Ivanhoe (1830, by Sir John Watson Gordon; Public Domain) 

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  • The Doorway Into the Light

    The Doorway Into the Light

    Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. — Helen Keller (Image licensed by Penn Wealth Pub.) 

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  • Emotions, then Understanding, then Reason

    Emotions, then Understanding, then Reason

    All of our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason. — Immanuel Kant (1768, by Johann Gottlieb Becker; Public...

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    Prediction is very difficult, especially if it is about the future. — Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (Image licensed by Penn Wealth Pub.)

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  • With Mental Clarity, Find the Advantage in All Situations

    With Mental Clarity, Find the Advantage in All Situations

    No accidents are so unlucky but that the wise may draw some advantage from them; nor are there any so lucky but that the foolish may turn them to their own prejudice. — François de La...

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  • Epicurus’s Pallet

    Epicurus’s Pallet

    It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble. — Epicurus (Public Domain) Here’s the challenge: We cannot always...

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  • Find Your Passion

    Find Your Passion

    Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish. — Jean de La Fontaine (by Hyacinthe Rigaud; Public Domain)

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  • The Foundation of Humility

    The Foundation of Humility

    Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. Do you plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first, then, the foundation of humility. — Saint Augustine, 354-430 AD (by Philippe de...

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  • Go Into the New Year With Colossal Expectations…

    Go Into the New Year With Colossal Expectations…

    When you expect things to happen—strangely enough—they do happen. — John Pierpont Morgan (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth Pub.) …and back up those expectations with constant, focused action towards...

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  • Define Your Own Destiny, Then Do the Work to Get There

    Define Your Own Destiny, Then Do the Work to Get There

    Destiny is no matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. — William Jennings Bryan (by Harris & Ewing Photography; Public Domain)

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  • The Stoic Hands of Time

    The Stoic Hands of Time

    There are those who go boldly into the future, forging a path for others to follow; those who willingly take that path; and those who must be dragged forward by the stoic hands of time. Happiness...

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  • Embrace This Mindset

    Embrace This Mindset

    There is no place and no time I would rather be in than right here and right now, under these precise circumstances. — M.S. Hazell (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) It is amazing how this simple...

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  • Spiritual Wisdom from Saint Augustine

    Spiritual Wisdom from Saint Augustine

    Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. — Saint Augustine, 354-430 AD (by Philippe de Champaigne; Public Domain)

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  • What is Your Competitive Advantage? What Sets You Apart?

    What is Your Competitive Advantage? What Sets You Apart?

    If the world operates as one big market, every employee will compete with every person anywhere in the world who is capable of doing the same job. There are lots of them, and many are hungry....

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