Archive for January, 2017

A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

into the mountains

—Chinese Proverb

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Freud on Dreams

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.


—Sigmund Freud

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Live with Passion

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

Bonaparte, Napoleon

—Napoleon Bonaparte

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The Greatest Fool

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.


—Sir Francis Bacon

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Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.



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If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.

von Clausewitz, Carl

—Carl von Clausewitz

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The Arena

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Roosevelt, Theodore

—Theodore Roosevelt

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