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I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom. — Voltaire (1724, by Nicolas de Largillière; Public Domain)
Now is the Time to be Bold
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure. — Winston Churchill (Public Domain) Some of our greatest achievements, our most impressive breakthroughs, occur not when...
Happiness is a Learned Talent
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object. — Hermann Hesse
The Controlling Factors of Your Life
There are two overarching components which determine who and what you will become: your thoughts and your actions. How exciting that you control both! — Mike Hazell (Image Licensed)
Take and Maintain the Reins of Your Own Thoughts
Do not think that what your thoughts dwell upon is of no matter. Your thoughts are making you. — Bishop Steere (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)
A girl phoned me the other day and said, ‘Come on over, there’s nobody home.’ I went over. Nobody was home. — Rodney Dangerfield (Public Domain)
The Goal is Continual Accomplishment, Not Perfection
The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right. — Edward C. Simmons (Image Licensed)
Embrace the Unknown; Seek to Understand its True Meaning
We shall see but little if we require to understand what we see. How few things can a man measure with the tape of his understanding. — Henry David Thoreau (by Benjamin D. Maxham; Public Domain)
Voltaire on Adversity
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. — Voltaire (Public...
An Echo of the Past
What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past. — Victor Hugo (1876, by Étienne Carjat; Public Domain)
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. — Winston Churchill (Public Domain)
Euripides on the Power of Forced Action
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity. — Euripides (ca. 330 B.C.; Public Domain)
Holmes on the Spark Between Creativity and Action
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up. — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1879, by Armstrong & Co.; Public Domain)
Hugo on the Power of Reading
It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life. — Victor Hugo (1876, by Étienne Carjat; Public Domain)
Van Gogh on Love
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others. — Vincent van Gogh (Self-portrait, 1887; Public Domain)
(Truthful) Humor Friday
A person will sometimes devote all their life to the development of one part of their body – the wishbone. — Robert Frost (by Fred Palumbo; Public Domain) The truth is, after we define what we...
How Strongly do You Want to Bring it to Fruition?
The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary. — Charles Caleb Colton (Public Domain) How serious were...
Pascal on Faith
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t. — Blaise Pascal (French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian)
Shakespeare on Wealth
A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich. — William Shakespeare (1610, by John Taylor; Public Domain)
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