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Archive for July, 2019

Luck means the hardships and privations which you have not hesitated to endure, the long nights you have devoted to work. Luck means the appointments you have never failed to keep; the trains you have never failed to catch.

—Max O’Rell (by Herbert Rose Barraud; Public Domain)

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Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.

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

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Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.

—Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1753, by Maurice Quentin de La Tour; Public Domain)

Leaders in their respective fields have never been afraid to question the norm, which almost always opens them up to ridicule and the general forces of groupthink. By unabashedly exploring new avenues, however, they become the pioneers who ultimately lead us to a brighter tomorrow. Analyze your industry or the focus of your passion without the shackles of custom, and forge a new path forward. Create a new “normal” for the world.

—Mike Hazell, Penn Wealth

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Humor Friday

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.

—Franklin Pierce Adams (Public Domain)

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Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

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

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The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You’ve got to keep working that talent.

—Irving Berlin (Public Domain)

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Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.

—Aldous Huxley (1954; Public Domain)

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