Archive for September, 2017

Fortitude = Strength

Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.


—Francis Bacon

It may seem like some people are simply born with the ability to face tough times with courage and emotional stability. Don’t buy that. Fortitude is something you must develop, and the more you push the boundaries, the more determined you are to experience life, the stronger your emotional control will become.


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A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.

Allen_James as a Man Thinketh

—James Allen

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The Iron Lady

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.


—Margaret Thatcher

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When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.

Marshall, George C

—George C. Marshall

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You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.

Bonaparte, Napoleon

—Napoleon Bonaparte

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It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

Aurelius, Marcus 2

—Marcus Aurelius

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Accept Who You Are

Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.


—Henry Kissinger

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The world is like a grand staircase: some are going up and some are going down.


—Samuel Johnson

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Command & Control

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Churchill, Winston 2

—Winston Churchill

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Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.

Musk, Elon

—Elon Musk

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