Archive for November, 2018

Humor Friday

I’ve always been interested in people, but I’ve never liked them.

James, Henry, Bain News Service, pd, see attrib

—Henry James, British-American author (Bain News Service; Public Domain)

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Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Santayana, George, pd, see file

—George Santayana (by Samuel Johnson Woolf; Public Domain)

…And this is not limited to your past. No matter the endeavor you wish to undertake, research the history of others who have taken a similar path. Learn about their mistakes made, their failures, their successes. Immerse yourself in the process and uncover the clear path forward. This process will give you incredible leverage in life and help you achieve your objectives as efficiently as possible.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.

MacArthur, Douglas, 2 Aug 45, Manilla, PD

—Douglas MacArthur (Public Domain)

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Drive Forward

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

Aurelius, Marcus 2

— Marcus Aurelius (Public Domain)

…Drive forward, leaving the real or perceived obstacles in the dust behind you.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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Live with Gratitude

Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.

Stevenson, Robert Louis see attrib

— Robert Louis Stevenson (by Henry Walter Barnett; Public Domain)

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The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.

Female rock climber clinging to a cliff.

— Will Durant (Photo licensed)

…It is so easy to be consumed by our “hopes or fears or wishes,” and those constant thought patterns typically manifest themselves in the form of inaction. We become paralyzed by the fear of what might transpire, and simply hope—often desperately—for a brighter future.

But hope is not a strategy, and fear is harmful, negative energy which we must contain. Put your hopes and fears and wishes to paper. Write down a clear vision of what you want to happen, and then chart a path to get from where you are now to where you wish to be. Break the map down into manageable trips, and immediately begin moving forward. Once you have embarked on your journey, you will (amazingly) find that you are no longer consumed by your old, stale, imprisoning thought patterns.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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Seneca on Courage

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.


— Seneca the Younger (4 BC-65 AD, Advisor to Nero)

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