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Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it. —Samuel Butler, British poet (by Charles Gogin; Public Domain)
Conceit is God’s gift to little men. —Bruce Fairchild Barton (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the things we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on...
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. —Helen Keller (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
Ideas without action aren’t ideas. They’re regrets. —Steve Jobs (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
Anyone can work when every stroke of their hand brings down the fruit rattling from the tree to the ground; but to labor in season and out of season, under every discouragement, by the power of...
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine himself pleasing to all when he is, in reality, a universal nuisance. —Baruch Spinoza, Enlightenment philosopher (1665, by...
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings. Only one thing endures, and that is character. —Horace Greeley (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) Fortunately, character also happens to be...
Whatever you decide to focus your life on, be the benchmark against which others will be measured. —Mike Hazell (Image by Dan Fador via Pixabay)
People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy. —Samuel Butler, British poet (by Charles Gogin; Public Domain)
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance. —Bruce Fairchild Barton (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind. —C.S. Lewis (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. —Ralph Waldo Emerson (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. —William James (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) Furthermore, write down the attributes, the traits, the style of your ideal self, and review these points...
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. —Samuel Johnson (1772, by Sir Joshua Reynolds; Public Domain)
We don’t control the response, but we absolutely control our actions. Script the story, then execute the scenes; the results will ultimately come. —Mike Hazell (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. —Charles Dickens (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. —Alexander Pope (1727, by Michael Dahl; Public Domain)
When people talk, listen completely. —Ernest Hemingway, writing For Whom the Bell Tolls (1939, by Lloyd Arnold; Public Domain) We have all been there: while talking to someone, we can sense that...
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope. —Baruch Spinoza, Enlightenment philosopher/thinker (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)