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Cicero on the Roots of Greatness
It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment. —Cicero (Public Domain) Advertisements
The Perspective of Time
We see past time through a telescope and present time through a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present. —Victor Hugo (1876, by Étienne Carjat; Public Domain) Advertisements
The answers you seek do not reside in the external, physical world
If the present world goes astray, the cause is in you; in you it is to be sought. —Dante (Public Domain) With the term “in you,” Dante refers to tapping into your Spiritual self, the realm where...
Alter Your Thinking and You Will Change Your Life
Our life is what our thoughts make it. One will find that as they alter their thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter towards them. —James Allen (Public Domain)...
I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something. —Jackie Mason (by Carl Lender; Creative Commons) Advertisements
Addison on Happiness
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. —Joseph Addison (by Godfrey...
Window of Insight
A (spoken) thought may be very commendable as a thought, but I value it chiefly as a window through which I can obtain insight on the thinker. —Alexander Smith (Photo by Stephen C....
Remain at the Table, and Everything will Arrive in Due Time
Remember that in life thou shouldst order thy conduct as at a banquet. Has any dish that is being served reached thee? Stretch forth thy hand and help thyself modestly. Doth it pass thee by? Seek...
Self-Confidence or Self-Doubt: the Choice is Yours Alone
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced...
You should always live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so. —Josh Billings (by Sarony Photography; Public Domain) Advertisements
The Prepared Mind
Fortune favors the prepared mind. —Louis Pasteur (by Paul Nadar; Public Domain) At how many points throughout our life have we known exactly what we should be doing, but allowed ourselves to get...
Happiness & Perception
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are. —Montesquieu (Public...
Empathy for Others
Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end. —Immanuel Kant (Public Domain) Advertisements
All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy. —Spike Milligan Advertisements
Change Your Perception and You Change Your Reality
To hate, to love, to think, to feel, to see; all this is nothing but to perceive. —David Hume (1766, by Allan Ramsay; Public Domain)
The Straightforward Path
Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1868, by Julia Margaret Cameron; Public Domain)
Kipling on Character
Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbors. —Rudyard Kipling (1895, by Elliott & Fry; Public Domain)
From Dream to Reality
Combining faith with focused action results in an enormous force of energy; a power designed to bring our well-defined dreams to fruition. —Michael S. Hazell (Image Free Use) One cannot survive...
I get no respect. My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet. —Rodney Dangerfield (Public Domain)
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