Archive for January, 2018

Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.


— William Shakespeare

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The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.


— Niccolò Machiavelli

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Passive inactivity, because you have not been given specific instructions to do this or to do that, is a serious deficiency.

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— George Marshall

…And ideally, we are the ones giving ourselves the “specific instructions.” We must create a vision for our life—one which we can passionately pursue with a specific set of actions. Lacking this, we either flounder through life, going from crisis to crisis in a reactionary state, or we live with a chip on our shoulders because we are simply taking orders from someone else. We can live life on offense or on defense. One we proactively control; the other controls us due to our passive inactivity.


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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

…When we read about highly successful people throughout history, we immediately see their great successes, but little is written of the day-to-day grind they put themselves through to achieve those successes. The eighteen-hour days, the failure upon failure, the ease with which they could have given up. They had no assurances, but they quietly pursued. Patience does not mean sitting idly by, just waiting for that day when one’s dreams suddenly manifest. Patience means working hard, day in and day out, with focus and conviction, understanding that each minute we pursue will ultimately be rewarded.


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What are Your Goals in Life?

People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.

Veduta panoramica in montagna con ragazza

— Brian Tracy

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In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.

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— Vincent van Gogh

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All problems become smaller if you don’t dodge them, but rather confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble.

Halsey, Adm Wm Bull

— Admiral William Halsey

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Francis Bacon on Age

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

Bacon, Francis

— Francis Bacon

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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.


— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength.

de La Rochefoucauld, Francois

— François de La Rochefoucauld

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