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  • Proactively Seek Out Life’s Experiences—on Your Terms, and with a Clear Purpose in Mind

    Proactively Seek Out Life’s Experiences—on Your Terms, and with a Clear Purpose in Mind

    The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences. —Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1753, By Maurice Quentin de La Tour; Public Domain)

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  • The Restorative Influence of Focused Action

    The Restorative Influence of Focused Action

    I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair. —Alfred Lord Tennyson (by George Frederic Watts; Public Domain) I admit it, I much prefer happy, uplifting quotes. But more importantly, I...

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  • Eliot on Perspective

    Eliot on Perspective

    People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events. —T.S. Eliot (Image Licensed)

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  • Advancement: The Conscious Act of Moving Forward

    Advancement: The Conscious Act of Moving Forward

    There are certain people and certain things in life which are anathema to one’s happiness and success. They need to be recognized, and then cut from one’s life to the greatest possible degree....

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    The backdrop: Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky desperately wanted to become the nominee and win the presidential election of 1840. In an effort to appease both sides on the issue of slavery, he sang...

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  • Don’t Fear Resistance, It Means You are Living

    Don’t Fear Resistance, It Means You are Living

    In order to have an enemy, one must be somebody. One must be a force before they can be resisted by another force. A malicious enemy is better than an aloof friend.  —Madame Sophie Swetchine (pron...

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  • Vision Means Nothing Without a Strong Work Ethic

    Vision Means Nothing Without a Strong Work Ethic

    If you ask me which is the real hereditary sin of human nature, do you imagine I shall answer pride, or luxury, or ambition, or egotism? No; I shall answer indolence. Who conquers indolence will...

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  • Build What is Good, and that Which is Bad will Wither Away

    Build What is Good, and that Which is Bad will Wither Away

    You will find it less easy to uproot faults than to choke them by gaining virtues. Do not think of your faults, still less of others’ faults. In every person who comes near you look for what is...

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  • Maintain Control Over Your States of Mind

    Maintain Control Over Your States of Mind

    Don’t give up emotional power to circumstances outside of your control; retain the ability to move into a mental state of your own choosing. —Mike Hazell (Image Licensed) I recall being at a...

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    I tell you, I get no respect. My uncle’s dying wish – he wanted me on his lap. He was in the electric chair. —Rodney Dangerfield (Public Domain)

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  • True Personal Strength Comes from a Combination of Clarity and Fortitude

    True Personal Strength Comes from a Combination of Clarity and Fortitude

    The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. —Thucydides (Greek philosopher, 460 bc – 400...

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  • Virgil on Acceptance & Happiness

    Virgil on Acceptance & Happiness

    Happy the soul who has learned the cause of things and has put under their feet all fear, inexorable fate, and the noisy strife of the hell of greed. —Virgil (Public Domain)

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  • da Vinci on Clarity

    da Vinci on Clarity

    There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. —Leonardo da Vinci (attrib to Francesco Melzi, student of da Vinci; Public Domain)...

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  • Complaint Never Paved a Road to Happiness or Success

    Complaint Never Paved a Road to Happiness or Success

    The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects. —Lord Francis Jeffrey (1840, by sculptor Patric Park; Creative Commons)...

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. —Will Rogers (Public Domain) Advertisements

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  • Occupy Your Mind with Lofty Thoughts, not Irrelevant Chaff

    Occupy Your Mind with Lofty Thoughts, not Irrelevant Chaff

    Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness. —François de La Rochefoucauld (Public Domain) Advertisements

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  • When Two Souls Connect

    When Two Souls Connect

    The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. —Carl Jung (Public Domain) Advertisements

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  • Epictetus on Self Discipline and Humility

    Epictetus on Self Discipline and Humility

    In general, any methods of discipline applied to the body which tend to modify its desires or repulsions, are good—for ascetic ends. But if done for display, they betray at once a man who keeps an...

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  • Forget the rest of the week, embrace today—own it.

    Forget the rest of the week, embrace today—own it.

    There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk. —Jean-Paul Sartre (Image Licensed) Advertisements

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  • Humour Friday: Brexit Edition

    Humour Friday: Brexit Edition

    If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized. —Oscar Wilde (1889, by Napoleon Sarony; Public Domain) Advertisements

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