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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    Never lend money to someone who must borrow money to pay the interest. — A Swiss banker’s first rule (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)

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  • Maslow on Human Potential

    Maslow on Human Potential

    What one can be, they must be. This need we call self-actualization. — Abraham Maslow (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) Self-actualization: the achievement of one’s potential through creativity,...

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  • Sincere Empathy is Always a Good Starting Point

    Sincere Empathy is Always a Good Starting Point

    It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted. — Aeschylus (Greek dramatist; soldier in the Battle of Marathon, BC 490; Public Domain)

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  • The Two Components of Wealth

    The Two Components of Wealth

    Wealth flows from energy and ideas. — William Feather (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) It seems so simple, right? But consider the large percentage of people who have let life hammer them down; who...

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  • The Roots of Our Own Happiness Lie Within; That is Where We Must Cultivate

    The Roots of Our Own Happiness Lie Within; That is Where We Must Cultivate

    He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. — Samuel Johnson (1772, by Joshua...

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. — Oscar Wilde (1889, by Napoleon Sarony; Public Domain)

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  • Grand Dreams are Brought to Manifest by Small Actions

    Grand Dreams are Brought to Manifest by Small Actions

    Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon....

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  • Write.

    Write.

    You write your first draft with your heart and you re-write with your head. The first key to writing is to write, not to think. — Sean Connery (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)

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  • Our Ever-Shifting Perceptions of the World Around Us

    Our Ever-Shifting Perceptions of the World Around Us

    Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is like a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint...

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  • Expanding Your Boundaries

    Expanding Your Boundaries

    Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one’s liberty. —Henri Frédéric Amiel (1888; Public Domain)

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  • Create and Live in an Action Environment

    Create and Live in an Action Environment

    To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. —Buddha (image licensed by Penn Wealth)

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  • Take Command of Your Life—or Outside Forces Will

    Take Command of Your Life—or Outside Forces Will

    Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul which have been restored or brought to light in this age, none is more gladdening or fruitful than this—that man is the master of his thought,...

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  • Ovid on Opportunity

    Ovid on Opportunity

    Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. — Ovid (photo by Ettore Ferrari; Creative Commons)

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  • Move Forward Boldly and Embrace the Adventure

    Move Forward Boldly and Embrace the Adventure

    You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. — Paulo Coelho (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    I do benefits for all religions – I’d hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality. — Bob Hope (with crew, meeting General Patton in WWII; Public Domain)

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  • A Brilliant yet Elegantly Simple Insight on Focus

    A Brilliant yet Elegantly Simple Insight on Focus

    The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well. — Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (1757, by Joshua Reynolds; Public Domain)

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  • Habits for Creating Your Own Luck

    Habits for Creating Your Own Luck

    What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind, of sacrificing one’s ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing...

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  • Dreams are Noble; Application is Paramount

    Dreams are Noble; Application is Paramount

    The ability to convert ideas into concrete things is the secret of distinguishable success. — Henry Ward Beecher (by Matthew Brady; Public Domain) Let’s face it, many simply never begin to...

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  • Appreciating Our Own Unique Role in the World

    Appreciating Our Own Unique Role in the World

    Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do. — William Ellery Channing (by Oswald Chambers; Public Domain)

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  • Humor Friday

    Humor Friday

    If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off. — Catherine the Great (Empress of Russia, 1762-1796; Public Domain) Under Catherine II, who came to power through a coup d’état (which she...

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