Archive for August, 2015

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.

de Tocqueville, Alexis

—Alexis de Tocqueville

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Hemingway Friday

Write drunk; edit sober.

Hemingway, Ernest

—Ernest Hemingway

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Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs

—Steve Jobs

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Frankl on Change

When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.

Frankl, Viktor

—Viktor Frankl

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The Power, Good or Bad, of Habits

Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.

Spooky old tree in blue scary forest

—Chinese Proverb

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Francis Bacon on Age

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.


—Francis Bacon

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You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Marcus Aurelius

—Marcus Aurelius

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We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which God has placed in our power.  The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.

Patrick Henry

—Patrick Henry

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Nietzsche on Fortitude

He who has a ‘why’ to live can bear almost any ‘how.’

If you have a reason or purpose in life, you can endure anything that stands in your way.


—Friedrich Nietzsche

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If you’re going through hell, keep going.


—Winston Churchill

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