Archive for the ‘Self Reliance’ Category

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.


— Voltaire

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Success Despite Government

If we develop and implement a strategic vision for our life which is reality based, and follow through with the daily actions required, we can and will achieve personal success.  And we will achieve this success despite the government, not because of it.

–Mike Hazell

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Man must be arched and buttressed from within, else the temple wavers to the dust.

Marcus Aurelius

–Marcus Aurelius

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Even as bad actors cannot sing alone, but only in chorus, so some cannot walk alone.  Man, if thou art aught, should strive to walk alone and hold converse with thyself, instead of skulking in the chorus!  At length, think; look around thee; bestir thyself, that thou mayest know who thou art!


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The makers of the Constitution conferred…the right to be let alone–the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men.

–Justice Louis Brandeis

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God loves to help him who strives to help himself.

Aeschylus (pron es-kuh-luhs), Greek Dramatist, soldier at the Battle of Marathon, and author of Agamemnon, BC 525-456

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