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  • Humor Friday: Thatcher on High-Browed Economists

    Humor Friday: Thatcher on High-Browed Economists

    You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure. — Margaret Thatcher (Public Domain)  Every time I listen to a “brilliant economist” on the business networks, I try and...

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  • Self-Control and Critical Thought Separate Us From the Herd

    Self-Control and Critical Thought Separate Us From the Herd

    The tendency to go to excess seems to stem from something inherent in human nature, as does the remarkable failure to draw lessons from past experience. — Robert Rubin (Image licensed by Penn...

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  • Begin by Assuming the Best in Others

    Begin by Assuming the Best in Others

    The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. — Ernest Hemingway (1939, writing “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” photo by Lloyd Arnold; Public Domain) 

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  • Rules for Living a Good Life, by Marcus Aurelius

    Rules for Living a Good Life, by Marcus Aurelius

    Love work.  Turn a deaf ear to slander.  Be considerate in correcting others.  Do not be taken up by trifles. Do not resent plain speaking.  Meet offenders half-way.  Be thorough in thought.  Have...

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  • The Essentials of Happiness

    The Essentials of Happiness

    Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. — Joseph Addison (by Sir Godfrey Kneller; Public Domain)  …And if any of the...

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  • Humor Friday: Franklin on Risk Management

    Humor Friday: Franklin on Risk Management

    When you’re testing to see how deep the water is, never use two feet. — Benjamin Franklin (1778, by Joseph Duplessis; Public Domain) 

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  • Don’t Be Afraid to Get Lost From Time to Time

    Don’t Be Afraid to Get Lost From Time to Time

    I got lost but look what I found. — Irving Berlin (Image licensed by Penn Wealth Pub.)  Sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to deviate from our planned path. We exert so much energy...

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  • The Art of Happiness

    The Art of Happiness

    The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. — Henry Ward Beecher (by Mathew Brady; Public Domain) 

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  • Make the Most of Each Day Through Focused, Measurable Actions

    Make the Most of Each Day Through Focused, Measurable Actions

    Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it. — Margaret Thatcher...

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  • …Impelling One Toward Right Action

    …Impelling One Toward Right Action

    Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. — George Washington (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth Pub.) 

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. — Benjamin Disraeli (1878, by Cornelius Jabez Hughes; Public Domain)

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  • Guard Well Your Surroundings and Your Company

    Guard Well Your Surroundings and Your Company

    A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass will sway it from the truth and wreck the argosy. — Walter Scott (1830, by Sir John Watson Gordon; Public Domain) 

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  • Friendliness Tends to Be Reciprocated

    Friendliness Tends to Be Reciprocated

    Be friendly with everybody. When you have friends, you will know there is somebody who will stand by you. You know the old saying, that if you have a single enemy you will find him everywhere. It...

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  • Love What You Do, Learn to Love It, Or Change What You Do

    Love What You Do, Learn to Love It, Or Change What You Do

    The law of work does seem utterly unfair—but there it is, and nothing can change it; the higher the pay in enjoyment one gets out of it, the higher shall be their pay in money also. — Mark Twain...

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  • Each New Day, Tap Into Your Passion

    Each New Day, Tap Into Your Passion

    Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1831, by Jakob Schlesinger; Public Domain) 

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  • Humor Friday: On Taking Calculated Risks

    Humor Friday: On Taking Calculated Risks

    He who leaves nothing to chance will do few things poorly, but he will do few things. — Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax (Image licensed by Penn Wealth Pub.) 

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  • A Powerful Formula for Success

    A Powerful Formula for Success

    When we have practiced good actions awhile, they become easy; when they are easy, we take pleasure in them; when they please us, we do them frequently; and then, by frequency of act, they grow...

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  • Find Your Passion, Embrace It, and Then Master it

    Find Your Passion, Embrace It, and Then Master it

    …if you find you are wrongly placed, don’t hesitate to change, but don’t change because troubles come up and difficulties arise. You must meet and overcome and conquer them. And in meeting and...

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  • Lofty Thoughts Cost Us Nothing, but They Keep Our Mind Trained on the Skies

    Lofty Thoughts Cost Us Nothing, but They Keep Our Mind Trained on the Skies

    Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. — Benjamin Disraeli, British PM (1878, by Cornelius Jabez Hughes; Public Domain) 

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  • Unassuming Accomplishment

    Unassuming Accomplishment

    True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes. — Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax (Image licensed by Penn Wealth Pub.) 

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