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You must know that it is no easy thing for a principle to become one’s own, unless each day it is maintained and they hear it maintained, as well as work it out in their life.

—Epictetus (Public Domain)

It is easy to give lip service to the principles we should adhere to, or even follow them when times are good. When the going gets rough, however, and it feels as though nothing matters in life, we have our greatest opportunity for spiritual growth and advancement. It is in those times that we are being tested; do what must be done when you don’t feel like it and the ultimate rewards will be great.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few.  The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods.  The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.


—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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