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Humor Friday

Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.

—Groucho Marx (Public Domain)

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To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.

by Unknown artist, oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1629

—John Milton (Public Domain)

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It’s easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top.

—Henry Ward Beecher (by Matthew Brady; Public Domain)

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If you do not learn to deny yourself, you can make no progress in perfection.

—St. John of the Cross (Public Domain)

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Truth.

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

—Winston Churchill (Public Domain)

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Humor Friday (well, sort of)

One half of my life has put the other half in the grave.

—Pierre Corneille (by Charles Le Brun; Public Domain)

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The person who cannot believe in themselves cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own.

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—Roy L. Smith

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I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.

—John Locke (1696, by Godfrey Kneller; Public Domain)

There is a wealth of knowledge out there, just waiting to be shared with the person who dares ask. You can almost always glean excellent information from others if you simply ask the right questions, and are receptive to the answers.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

—Pierre Corneille (by Charles Le Brun; Public Domain)

Despite the risks associated with the undertaking you are considering, go for it anyway. We are here to grow, and that means taking calculated risks and moving forward; stagnant water attracts disease.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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To the European, it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to ‘be happy.’ But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy.’

—Victor Frankl (by Dr. Franz Vesely; Creative Commons)

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