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Whatever it takes, find this inspiration in your life; it will change everything
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds. —Patanjali (Image Licensed) Advertisements
Channing on Adversity
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. —William Ellery Channing (by Oswald Chambers; Public Domain) Advertisements
The Happiness of Pursuit
It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit. —Denis Waitley (Image Licensed) When we are in the grinding drudgery of training, of taking the...
Keller on Boldness
Security is mostly an illusion. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either...
Plautus on Patience
Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. —Plautus, 254-184 BC, Roman playwright (Image Licensed) It is often the case that when we most need to embrace the attribute of patience, we also...
I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere, to sincere criticism. —Plautus, 254-184 BC, Roman playwright (Image Licensed) Advertisements
Learn, Apply, Repeat
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life. ——Julius Caesar (Public Domain) As someone who believes in the lifelong pursuit of education, it is important to point out...
Find Your Passion and Pursue it Without End
Better to pass boldly into that other world in the full glory of some passion, than to fade and wither dismally with age. —James Joyce (Image Licensed) Advertisements
Two Paths, Our Choice
If we are to achieve a victorious standard of living today, we must look for the opportunity in every difficulty instead of being paralyzed at the thought of the difficulty in every opportunity....
Cato on Reflection and Intuition
Consider in silence whatever one says: speech both conceals and reveals the inner soul of the speaker. —Cato the Younger (photo by Prioryman; Public Domain) Advertisements
Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. —Dandamis (Acropolis, Athens; Image Licensed) Advertisements
Addison on Attitude and Persistence
I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent person, careful of their earnings and strictly honest, who complained of hard luck. A good character, good habits, and industry of iron are...
Complete Well Your Present Duty
He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and you will see the effect when the weaving of a lifetime is unraveled. —William Ellery Channing (by Oswald Chambers; Public...
Hawthorne on the Power of Love and Passion
Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, which it overflows upon the outward world. —Nathaniel Hawthorne...
The Root of Leadership
The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions. —John Hancock (by John Singleton Copley; Public Domain) True leaders don’t bark orders, they positively...
Humor Friday: Haughtiness
“It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own. —Cicero (Public Domain) Advertisements
Cicero on Simplicity
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. —Cicero (Public Domain) Advertisements
Even if Success Seems to Elude You, Continue to take the Action Required
Win or lose you will never regret working hard, making sacrifices, being disciplined or focusing too much. Success is measured by what we have done to prepare for competition. —Captain John Smith...
Study the past, if you would divine the future. —Confucius (by Wu Daozi, Public Domain) Advertisements
Patience versus Inaction