Archive for April, 2019

If you don’t behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.

—Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1952; Fair Use)

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A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot perceive great ones.

—Philip Stanhope, 4thEarl of Chesterfield (by Allan Ramsay; Public Domain)

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Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought with ardor and diligence.

—Abigail Adams (by Benjamin Blyth; Public Domain)

We do, indeed, learn a lot by mere chance as we go through our lives. But how much of that, after our formal education, has been by design rather than simply what we pick up along the way? Focused, concentrated learning throughout our lifetime will not only give us wisdom guided by intelligence, it will also help keep our most important tool—our mind—sharp and vigilant.

We have so many wonderful options today that weren’t available at any point throughout history. From searching for a book online and being able to read it within minutes on a device, to platforms such as Udemy, Coursera, Lynda.com, and The Great Courses which allow us a focused learning experience on a specific topic, we can learn virtually anything from wherever we are.

Even if just for thirty minutes per day, commit to increasing your mental prowess by studying some topic of interest. You will be amazed at the long-term benefits which will follow.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals and have no hope of rising in their own esteem but by lowering their neighbors.

—William Hazlitt (1802, self-portrait; Public Domain)

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Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences; all events are blessings given to us to learn from.

—Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (Fair Use)

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You should never go to a meeting or make a telephone call without a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve.

—Steve Jobs (by MetalGearLiquid; Creative Commons)

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A calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.

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—Channing Pollock 

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