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Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.

—François de La Rochefoucauld (Public Domain)

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The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

—Carl Jung (Public Domain)

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In general, any methods of discipline applied to the body which tend to modify its desires or repulsions, are good—for ascetic ends. But if done for display, they betray at once a man who keeps an eye on outward show; who has an ulterior purpose, and is looking for spectators to shout, ‘Oh what a great man!’ This is why Apollonius so well said: ‘If you are bent upon a little private discipline, wait till you are choking with heat some day—then take a mouthful of water, and spit it out again, and tell no man!’

—Epictetus (Public Domain)

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There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.

—Jean-Paul Sartre (Image Licensed)

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Humour Friday: Brexit Edition

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.

—Oscar Wilde (1889, by Napoleon Sarony; Public Domain)

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“One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.”

—Euripides (Public Domain)

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Written by Dr. Perry, PhD Image Credit: Pixabay “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” ~Hans Selye Sublimation is a subconscious psychological defense mechanism whereby we take a negative impulse and channel it into a positive behavior. This is similar to displacement (click here to refer to my earlier post […]

How to Turn Negative Urges into Positive Actions — Dr. Eric Perry, PhD

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“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.”

—Calvin Coolidge (1919, by Notman Photo Co.; Public Domain)

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Plan. Believe. Act.

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”

—Pablo Picasso (Image Licensed)

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When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds.

—Patanjali (Image Licensed)

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