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Archive for January, 2016

I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.

Musk, Elon

—Elon Musk

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All through time, people have basically acted and reacted the same way in the market as a result of: greed, fear, ignorance, and hope.  That is why numerical formations and patterns recur on a constant basis.

Livermore, Jesse

—Jesse Livermore

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I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of men.

Newton, Sir Isaac

—Sir Isaac Newton

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A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.

van Gogh, Vincent

—Vincent van Gogh

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Faith

The dichotomy of fear and desire is a constant theme in our lives.  Because of this, faith is not the refuge of the weak-minded but the domain of the brave.

Heaven door

Magnificat®, January, 2016

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Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt… doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.

Despair, 1894 by Edvard Munch

—Comte de Lautreamont

(Photo: Despair, Edvard Munch, 1894)

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A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm.

Schwab, Charles M

—Charles M. Schwab, American steel magnate

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The misery that oppresses you lies not in your profession but in yourself!  What man in the world would not find his situation intolerable if he chooses a craft, an art, indeed any form of life, without experiencing an inner calling?  Whoever is born with a talent, or to a talent, must surely find in that the most pleasing of occupations!  Everything on this earth has its difficult sides!  Only some inner drive—pleasure, love—can help us overcome obstacles, prepare a path, and lift us out of the narrow circle in which others tread out their anguished, miserable existence!

Johann_Wolfgang_von_Goethe_(Josef_Stieler)

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.

Lewis_CS

—C.S. Lewis

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The body is the servant of the mind.  It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed.  At the bidding of unlawful thoughts the body sinks rapidly into disease and decay; at the command of glad and beautiful thoughts it becomes clothed with youthfulness and beauty.

Allen_James as a Man Thinketh

—James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

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