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Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.

— Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian (1690; Creative Commons)

What a concept. While others are busy saying “Look at us, how enlightened we are!”, here’s to the modest heroes who do not trumpet the simple act of doing what is right.

—Mike Hazell

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He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center and enjoy the bright day; but he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts, benighted, walks under the mid-day sun, himself his own dungeon.

— John Milton (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)

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The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.

— Abraham Maslow (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)

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Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.

— Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian (1690; Creative Commons)

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So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievements, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race.

— Ernest L. Woodward (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)

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The Pure Joy of Duty

Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.

— Pierre Corneille (by Charles Le Brun; Public Domain)

It is like an incredible weight being lifted. We select our destination, map out the journey, and then commit to doing the required work required to move forward. But when the work gets tedious, or we face resistance, or we can’t see the path in front of us, doubt creeps into our minds. Once we accept that we are being guided through the maze of life, however, we can let our troubles go and embrace our duty with a quiet and splendid alacrity. 

—Mike Hazell

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What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.

— Victor Hugo (1876, by Étienne Carjat; Public Domain)

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Van Gogh on Love

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.

— Vincent van Gogh (Self-portrait, 1887; Public Domain)

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Pascal on Faith

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.

— Blaise Pascal (French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian)

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…And in Life

The most important lesson in investing is humility.

— Sir John Templeton (Courtesy of the John Templeton Foundation)

Nothing like a nice downturn in the markets for investors to re-center themselves and regain their humility. Which, by the way, is not a weakness, but a source of incredible inner strength.

—Mike Hazell, Penn Wealth

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