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The backdrop: Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky desperately wanted to become the nominee and win the presidential election of 1840. In an effort to appease both sides on the issue of slavery, he sang...
Don’t Fear Resistance, It Means You are Living
In order to have an enemy, one must be somebody. One must be a force before they can be resisted by another force. A malicious enemy is better than an aloof friend. —Madame Sophie Swetchine (pron...
Vision Means Nothing Without a Strong Work Ethic
If you ask me which is the real hereditary sin of human nature, do you imagine I shall answer pride, or luxury, or ambition, or egotism? No; I shall answer indolence. Who conquers indolence will...
Build What is Good, and that Which is Bad will Wither Away
You will find it less easy to uproot faults than to choke them by gaining virtues. Do not think of your faults, still less of others’ faults. In every person who comes near you look for what is...
Maintain Control Over Your States of Mind
Don’t give up emotional power to circumstances outside of your control; retain the ability to move into a mental state of your own choosing. —Mike Hazell (Image Licensed) I recall being at a...
I tell you, I get no respect. My uncle’s dying wish – he wanted me on his lap. He was in the electric chair. —Rodney Dangerfield (Public Domain)
True Personal Strength Comes from a Combination of Clarity and Fortitude
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. —Thucydides (Greek philosopher, 460 bc – 400...
Virgil on Acceptance & Happiness
Happy the soul who has learned the cause of things and has put under their feet all fear, inexorable fate, and the noisy strife of the hell of greed. —Virgil (Public Domain)
da Vinci on Clarity
There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. —Leonardo da Vinci (attrib to Francesco Melzi, student of da Vinci; Public Domain)...
Complaint Never Paved a Road to Happiness or Success
The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects. —Lord Francis Jeffrey (1840, by sculptor Patric Park; Creative Commons)...
Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. —Will Rogers (Public Domain) Advertisements
Occupy Your Mind with Lofty Thoughts, not Irrelevant Chaff
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness. —François de La Rochefoucauld (Public Domain) Advertisements
When Two Souls Connect
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. —Carl Jung (Public Domain) Advertisements
Epictetus on Self Discipline and Humility
In general, any methods of discipline applied to the body which tend to modify its desires or repulsions, are good—for ascetic ends. But if done for display, they betray at once a man who keeps an...
Forget the rest of the week, embrace today—own it.
There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk. —Jean-Paul Sartre (Image Licensed) Advertisements
Humour Friday: Brexit Edition
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized. —Oscar Wilde (1889, by Napoleon Sarony; Public Domain) Advertisements
Don’t Ponder Your Words; Take Stock of Your Deeds
“One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.” —Euripides (Public Domain) Advertisements
How to Turn Negative Urges into Positive Actions — Dr. Eric Perry, PhD
Written by Dr. Perry, PhD Image Credit: Pixabay “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” ~Hans Selye Sublimation is a subconscious psychological defense...
Work Constantly to Achieve Your Objectives
“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” —Calvin Coolidge (1919, by Notman Photo Co.; Public Domain)...
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