Playing Your Disadvantaged Hand
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. —Robert Louis Stevenson (photo...
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Two paths: one barren; one filled with Light
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.’ — C.S. Lewis Advertisements
Humor Friday (well, sort of)
Whatever is not nailed down is mine. Whatever I can pry loose is not nailed down. — Collis P. Huntington, 19th century railroad tycoon (By Stephen W. Shaw; Public domain) …We can laugh at this...
Ability and Output
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. — Edward Gibbon (by Joshua Reynolds, Public domain) …Most of us believe strongly in our capabilities, but what is the gauge we use to measure...
Don’t fight the problem, decide it. — George C. Marshall(Public domain) Advertisements
Kant on Character
If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on. — Immanuel Kant (1768, by Johann Gottlieb Becker; Public domain) Advertisements
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes. — Andrew Jackson (Public domain) …and these Privileged Elites exist within all...
Knowledge is Just Half of the Equation
My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success. — Sir Isaac Newton (Public domain) Advertisements
Decide where you are going, and then keep moving forward
There is no greater harm than that of time wasted. — Michelangelo (Public domain) …And don’t worry about perfection, just keep moving. Certainly, you will need to make adjustments along the way to...
Decide firmly what you will not do, and you will be free to do vigorously what you ought to do. — Mencius (Public domain) Advertisements
Live in the Moment
If you are in Gyaros, do not let your mind dwell upon life in Rome, and all the pleasures it offered to you when living there, and all that would attend your return. Rather, be intent on this—how...
The Internal Shapes the External
The outer world of circumstance shapes itself to the inner world of thought, and both pleasant and unpleasant external conditions are factors which make for the ultimate good of the individual. As...
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has. — René Descartes (Public domain) Advertisements
“…to the place where the rivers flow, there they flow again.” —Eccles. 1:7
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. — T.S. Eliot Advertisements
Power and Responsibility
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. — Peter Drucker …And how many of us, in our working life, have seen those in a position of power use it poorly or abuse it?...
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. — Demosthenes (Public Domain) …And small opportunities swirl everywhere around you, it just takes the right perspective to see...
Pay as little attention to discouragement as possible. Plough ahead as a steamer does, rough or smooth, rain or shine. To carry your cargo and make your port is the point. — Maltbie Babcock...
I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University. — William F. Buckley, Jr (1985,...
A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track—an inch between wreck and smooth-rolling prosperity. — Henry Ward Beecher (by Mathew Brady, Public Domain) Advertisements
A Perspective on Age
I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens…is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates. — T.S. Eliot (Public Domain) Advertisements
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