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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    Do the right thing; it will gratify some people and astonish the rest. —Mark Twain (Public Domain)

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  • Admiral Byrd on Untapped Potential

    Admiral Byrd on Untapped Potential

    Few, during their lifetime, come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength which are never used. —Admiral Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and...

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  • No Matter What, Keep Moving Forward

    No Matter What, Keep Moving Forward

    When it all feels pointless, when it feels as though working tirelessly doesn’t seem to bring anything to fruition, remember that everything we do moves forward with us and has an ultimate impact....

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  • Michelangelo on Aspiration

    Michelangelo on Aspiration

    The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark. —Michelangelo (Public Domain)

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  • Plan and Execute, but do so with a Thoughtful Patience

    Plan and Execute, but do so with a Thoughtful Patience

    If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought. —Sir Isaac Newton (1689, by Sir Godfrey Kneller; Public Domain) I once had a boss who considered himself the quintessential...

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  • Humor Friday—Business Edition

    Humor Friday—Business Edition

    Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do. —Jean de La Bruyère (Public Domain)

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  • Two Roads: Focus and Determination, or Doubt and Ambiguity

    Two Roads: Focus and Determination, or Doubt and Ambiguity

    On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity. —Adam Smith (the Muir portrait; Public Domain)

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  • Traversing Sadness

    Traversing Sadness

    Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. —Khalil Gibran (Image Licensed) It is difficult to keep sadness in perspective when we find ourselves shrouded in its dreary fog. Through the cloud of...

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  • Fr. de Chardin on the Adventure of Love

    Fr. de Chardin on the Adventure of Love

    Love is an adventure and a conquest. It survives and develops, like the universe itself, only by perpetual discovery. —Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (Fair Use)

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  • Find Your Inspiration and Use it to Create Great Works

    Find Your Inspiration and Use it to Create Great Works

    When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman. —Jean de La Bruyère...

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  • Humor Friday—Economists' Edition

    Humor Friday—Economists' Edition

    The stock market has predicted nine of the last five recessions. —Paul Samuelson, economist (Image Licensed)

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  • Forge Ahead with Your Plan in Good Times and Bad, but Especially Bad

    Forge Ahead with Your Plan in Good Times and Bad, but Especially Bad

    This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble. —Ludwig van Beethoven (1820, by Joseph Karl Stieler; Public Domain)

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  • Forge Ahead into the New Decade with both Vision and an Action Mindset

    Forge Ahead into the New Decade with both Vision and an Action Mindset

    Vision without action is daydreaming; action without vision is a nightmare. —Chinese Proverb (Shaolin temple; Image Licensed)

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  • Making Sense out of Pain and Suffering

    Making Sense out of Pain and Suffering

    Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. —Matthew Henry (1707; Public Domain)

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  • Humor Friday—Holiday Edition

    Humor Friday—Holiday Edition

    I just got back from a pleasure trip—I took my mother-in-law to the airport. —Henny Youngman (1957; Public Domain)

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  • Change when Needed; Stay the Course Otherwise

    Change when Needed; Stay the Course Otherwise

    Have no fear of change as such and, on the other hand, no liking of it merely for its own sake. —Robert Moses (1938, by C.M. Stieglitz; Public Domain) Change can be difficult, which is why so many...

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  • The Light of Truth

    The Light of Truth

    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. —C.S. Lewis (Image Licensed)

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  • Will Rogers on Success

    Will Rogers on Success

    If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing. —Will Rogers (1922; Public Domain)

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  • Humor (not really) Friday

    Humor (not really) Friday

    People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing. —Will Rogers (1922; Public Domain)

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  • Control Yourself, or Circumstances Will

    Control Yourself, or Circumstances Will

    The human being is a self-propelled automaton entirely under the control of external influences. Willful and predetermined though they appear, his actions are governed not from within, but from...

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