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  • We Shape Our Own Destiny; Forge Our Own Fate

    We Shape Our Own Destiny; Forge Our Own Fate

    What you are is what you have done. What you’ll be is what you do now. — Various Sources (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth) (Sourcing note: A similar quote, “What you have been..,” is attributed to...

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  • Complete the Task at Hand: Creativity Often Flows from Stoical Work

    Complete the Task at Hand: Creativity Often Flows from Stoical Work

    The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. — Albert Einstein (1921, by Ferdinand Schmutzer; Public Domain)

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  • Jefferson on Liberty

    Jefferson on Liberty

    I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. — Thomas Jefferson (1799, by Rembrandt Peale; Public Domain)

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  • Jung on Introspection

    Jung on Introspection

    Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. — C.G. Jung (Public Domain)

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  • Personal Responsibility for One’s Condition

    Personal Responsibility for One’s Condition

    You can serve a person the world on a silver platter, but until that person understands, embraces, and applies the concepts of work ethic, humility, personal responsibility, and empathy they will...

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  • Shaw on Work Ethic

    Shaw on Work Ethic

    When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work. — George Bernard Shaw (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often. — Mark Twain (Public Domain)

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  • Reframe Your Circumstances

    Reframe Your Circumstances

    What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. — Oscar Wilde (1889, by Napoleon Sarony; Public Domain)

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  • Dream into Action

    Dream into Action

    An acre of performance is worth a world of promise. — William Dean Howells, American novelist and playwright (1920, by Underwood & Underwood; Public Domain) There are few things in life more...

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  • Let Bold Ideas Serve as the Catalyst

    Let Bold Ideas Serve as the Catalyst

    Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.  — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1828, by Joseph Karl Stieler; Public Domain)

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  • To Succeed, Desensitize Yourself to Failure

    To Succeed, Desensitize Yourself to Failure

    Making constant moves toward your grand goal often means risking defeat—perhaps even humiliating defeat—but is that really a bad thing? The more you place yourself in the arena, the less you will...

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible. — George Burns (photo by NBC/Elmer Holloway; Public Domain)

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  • True Leadership

    True Leadership

    Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation. — William Arthur Ward (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth) I have worked for countless people in my life, from both...

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  • Battling Anxiety

    Battling Anxiety

    There are few remedies for anxiety and depression more potent than continuous, focused action toward a dynamic and inspirational goal. — Mike Hazell (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)

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  • From small, simple pieces, organized with a plan in mind, a great mosaic is created

    From small, simple pieces, organized with a plan in mind, a great mosaic is created

    Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. — Vincent van Gogh (1887; self-portrait, Public Domain) Remember these words when the task you are working on seems mundane. Ask...

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  • Nietzsche on Time Management

    Nietzsche on Time Management

    When one has a great deal to put into it, a day has a hundred pockets. — Friedrich Nietzsche (1875; by Friedrich Hartmann, Public Domain) It truly is amazing how much we can accomplish in one day...

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. — Mark Twain (1907; by A.F. Bradley, Public Domain)

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  • Do Good, and Seek no Acclaim

    Do Good, and Seek no Acclaim

    Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed. — Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian (1690; Creative Commons) What a concept. While others...

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  • The Subtle Art of Human Interaction

    The Subtle Art of Human Interaction

    Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers, which are always repulsed by the anvil. — Claude Adrien Helvétius (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth) The more fiercely someone gets in another’s...

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  • The Altruistic Beauty of Science and Learning

    The Altruistic Beauty of Science and Learning

    The sweetest and most inoffensive path of life leads through the avenues of science and learning; and whoever can either remove any obstruction in this way, or open up any new prospect, ought, so...

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