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  • Humor Friday (well, sort of)

    Humor Friday (well, sort of)

    One half of my life has put the other half in the grave. —Pierre Corneille (by Charles Le Brun; Public Domain) Advertisements

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  • Believe in Yourself, and the Path Becomes More Clear

    Believe in Yourself, and the Path Becomes More Clear

    The person who cannot believe in themselves cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own. —Roy L. Smith Advertisements

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  • Seek Out the Knowledge of Others

    Seek Out the Knowledge of Others

    I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar...

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  • Accept that Risk is a Necessary Component of Achievement

    Accept that Risk is a Necessary Component of Achievement

    To win without risk is to triumph without glory. —Pierre Corneille (by Charles Le Brun; Public Domain) Despite the risks associated with the undertaking you are considering, go for it anyway. We...

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  • Happiness is Not an Action; it is a Reaction

    Happiness is Not an Action; it is a Reaction

    To the European, it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to ‘be happy.’ But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a...

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. —Robert Frost (by Fred Palumbo; Public Domain) Advertisements

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  • It Doesn’t Take Much Effort to be Kind

    It Doesn’t Take Much Effort to be Kind

    A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. —William Hazlitt (Self-portrait, 1802; Public Domain) Advertisements

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  • Begin Right Now, Where You Stand—Put Your Dream in Motion

    Begin Right Now, Where You Stand—Put Your Dream in Motion

    Whatever you can do—or dream you can—begin it; boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (by JK Stieler, 1828; Public Domain) Advertisements

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  • Hold Yourself to a Higher Standard

    Hold Yourself to a Higher Standard

    Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself—and be lenient to everybody else. —Henry...

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  • A Tangible Benefit to Empathy

    A Tangible Benefit to Empathy

    He that sympathizes in all the happiness of others, perhaps himself enjoys the safest happiness; and he that is warned by the folly of others has perhaps attained the soundest wisdom. —Charles...

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it. —Robert Frost (by Fred Palumbo; Public Domain)...

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  • It is All by Design

    It is All by Design

    And so it is, that both the Devil and the angelic Spirit present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice. —Rumi (1207-1273;Photo Licensed) Advertisements

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  • Tell Your Mind What You are Looking For

    Tell Your Mind What You are Looking For

    A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. It has come to you over a new route, by a new and express train of association. —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (by Harris &...

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  • Be Relentless

    Be Relentless

    Hit hard, hit fast, hit often. —Admiral William “Bull” Halsey (Public Domain) Advertisements

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  • Success is Your Only Option; Close All Other Exits

    Success is Your Only Option; Close All Other Exits

    I don’t have much respect for the people who live their lives motivated by the existence of an exit strategy. We were not trained by an option that says, ‘If it gets too hard, get up and leave.’...

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    My formula for success is: rise early, work late, and strike oil. —J. Paul Getty (1944; Public Domain) Advertisements

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  • Accurately Assessing a Situation

    Accurately Assessing a Situation

    Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty. —Tacitus (photo by Pe-Jo; Public Domain) Decisiveness is a positive and noble attribute, but too often rashness and...

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  • Lord Jeffrey on Character

    Lord Jeffrey on Character

    A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one. —Lord Jeffrey Amherst (Public Domain) Advertisements

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  • Are You Pursuing a Purpose, or Merely a Wish?

    Are You Pursuing a Purpose, or Merely a Wish?

    I have brought myself by long meditation to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its...

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  • Coolidge on Good and Evil

    Coolidge on Good and Evil

    Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil; our great hope lies in developing what is good. —Calvin Coolidge (1919, Notman Photo Co.; Public Domain) Advertisements

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