There are some tasks in every life that are boring or stressful. Some of the young people who drop out school say they find their courses to be dull and uneventful. There are mothers and wives who some days grow tired of the endless chores they have to do for the house. There are some […]
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The Mountains of Truth
On the mountains of truth, you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow....
Three Simple but Powerful Assignments for Our Daily Life
We have employments assigned to us for every circumstance in life. When we are alone, we have our thoughts to watch; in the family, our tempers; and in company, our tongues. —Henry More (Public...
Follow Your Passion
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. —Sydney Smith (English writer and Anglican cleric; Public Domain)...
Embrace Your Creativity
Having imagination (often means) it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that, were you unimaginative, would take you only a minute. —Franklin Pierce Adams (Public Domain) Advertisements
Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future. —Seneca the Younger (4 BC-65 AD, Advisor to Nero; Public Domain) Anxiety is one of life’s...
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other? —George Eliot (Photo Licensed) Advertisements
Hugo on Love
Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise. —Victor Hugo (1876, by Étienne Carjat; Public Domain) Advertisements
Create Good Habits; Free the Mind
We must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can. The more of the details of our daily life we can hand over to the effortless custody of automatism, the...
Sacrifice for the Cause of Freedom
You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it. — John Adams (by Gilbert Stuart; Public Domain) Advertisements
Channels of the Mind
Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. —Arthur Somers Roche (Image by Pixabay; Free Use) Perhaps one...
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. —Oscar Wilde (1882, by Napoleon Sarony; Public Domain) Advertisements
Creativity, Coupled with Determination, Assures Your Success
Thought, not money, is the real business capital, and if you know absolutely that what you are doing is right, then you are bound to accomplish it in due season. —Harvey Samuel Firestone (by...
We Determine Our Response
More than half the difficulties in the world would be allayed or removed by the exhibition of good temper. —Sir Arthur Helps (Image by Jordan Stimpson from Pixabay) When the unexpected yet...
Developing a Strong Work Ethic
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. —Horace (65 BC—8 BC; Public Domain) All the grand plans, all of the tactics, all of the visualizations of what you want your life to look like...
Hawthorne on Happiness
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. —Nathaniel Hawthorne (by Matthew Brady; Public Domain)...
If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion. —George Bernard Shaw (1911, by Alvin Langdon Coburn; Public Domain) Advertisements
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. —Denis Waitley (Photo Licensed) Advertisements
da Vinci on Fortitude
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose...
Sun Tzu on Preparedness
If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow...
The Art of Persuasion