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  • The Unyielding Mind

    The Unyielding Mind

    It may sound elementary (which is part of its beauty), but our success in life truly is a direct result of our focused and unrelenting effort toward an overarching objective. An unyielding mind...

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  • The Thought Process of a High Achiever

    The Thought Process of a High Achiever

    One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. —Marie Curie (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) Tackle an action to the best of your ability and then, whether you were...

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. —Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)

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  • Expediency Spurred by Age

    Expediency Spurred by Age

    What’s a man’s age? He must hurry more, that’s all. Cram into a day what his youth took a year to hold. —Robert Browning (1888, By Herbert Rose Barraud; Public Domain)

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  • Self-Deception

    Self-Deception

    The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. —Leonardo da Vinci (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) Take every opportunity to challenge your own thoughts and beliefs. In the process,...

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  • Control This Powerful Force or It Will Certainly Control You

    Control This Powerful Force or It Will Certainly Control You

    Powerful indeed is the empire of habit. —Publilius Syrus (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)

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  • Open a Door Not Yet Tried; You Will Glimpse New Vistas and Discover New Opportunities

    Open a Door Not Yet Tried; You Will Glimpse New Vistas and Discover New Opportunities

    Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure. —Petrarch (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    I am always at a loss at how much to believe my own stories. —Washington Irving (daguerreotype by Mathew Brady, reverse of original by John Plumbe; Public domain)

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  • Derive Pleasure From the Here and Now

    Derive Pleasure From the Here and Now

    Though we seem grieved at the shortness of life in general, we are wishing every period of it at an end. The minor longs to be at age, then to be a man of business, then to make up an estate, then...

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  • Your Perception Will Greatly Dictate Your Emotional State

    Your Perception Will Greatly Dictate Your Emotional State

    It is not what you look at that matters; it is what you see. —Henry David Thoreau (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)

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  • Putting Your Subconscious to Work on the Matter

    Putting Your Subconscious to Work on the Matter

    It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. —John Steinbeck (1939, by McFadden Publications; Public Domain)

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  • The Resilient Mind

    The Resilient Mind

    Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles. —Washington Irving (daguerreotype...

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  • Humor Friday: Will Rogers on Hubris

    Humor Friday: Will Rogers on Hubris

    It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so. —Will Rogers (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) 

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  • Faded Wisdom

    Faded Wisdom

    When ancient opinions and rules of life are taken away, the loss cannot possibly be estimated. From that moment we have no compass to govern us. Nor can we know distinctly to what port to steer....

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  • Our Faithful Companion, Humility

    Our Faithful Companion, Humility

    Humility must accompany all of our actions and be our companion everywhere; for as soon as we glory in our good works, they are of no further value to our advancement in virtue. —Saint Augustine...

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  • Welcome the Antagonists

    Welcome the Antagonists

    He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. —Edmund Burke (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) 

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  • Temper Your Opinions with Critical Thought Borne by Sincere Humility

    Temper Your Opinions with Critical Thought Borne by Sincere Humility

    When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities. —David Hume...

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  • Humor Friday: A Speaker’s Worst Nightmare

    Humor Friday: A Speaker’s Worst Nightmare

    Hell is a half-filled auditorium. —Robert Frost (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) 

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  • Progress Takes a Creative Mind…and an Unwillingness to Yield to the Critics

    Progress Takes a Creative Mind…and an Unwillingness to Yield to the Critics

    Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they knew to be right cannot be done. —Russell Davenport, American author and...

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  • Filling the Void

    Filling the Void

    Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person’s mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1868, by Julia Margaret Cameron, Public Domain) 

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