Archive for December, 2015

Have the courage to act instead of react.

Holmes, Oliver Wendell Jr 1902

—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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Plato on Ignorance

For as there are misanthropists, or haters of men, there are also misologists, or haters of ideas, and both spring from the same cause, which is ignorance of the world.



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C.S. Lewis

I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.


—C.S. Lewis

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Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.


—C.S. Lewis

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St. Augustine on Faith

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.

Augustine, Saint

—St. Augustine, 354 A.D. — 430 A.D.

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I’ve known entrepreneurs who were not great salespeople, or didn’t know how to code, or were not particularly charismatic leaders. But I don’t know of any entrepreneurs who have achieved any level of success without persistence and determination.

Mackay, Harvey

—Harvey Mackay

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If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Marcus Aurelius

—Marcus Aurelius

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Anyone can become angry—that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way—that is not easy.



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Hemingway Friday

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?

Hemingway, Ernest

—Ernest Hemingway

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Pour the contents of your purse into your head.

Franklin Ben

—Ben Franklin

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