Stupid Ideas

“Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.”
--George Orwell

Necessary Start

“Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
--Saint Francis of Assisi

Ruined by Praise

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”
--Norman Vincent Peale

Do Not Understand

“What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.”
-- Alice Walker

Love the Night

“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”
--Galileo Galilei

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Difficulties Strengthen

“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Right or Convenient

“Integrity, the choice between what’s convenient and what’s right.”
--Tony Dungy

What you Do

“You are what you do, not what you say you will do.”
--Vivian McCormick

Fear Two Pack

“Fear comes in two packages: fear of failure, and sometimes, fear of success.”
--Tom Kite

Obstacle to Living

“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today.”
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Revolutinary Act

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
--George Orwell

What Not How

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”
--George S. Patton Jr.

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Lost Value

“No man knows the value of innocence and integrity but he who has lost them.”
--William Godwin

The Right Tool

“Everything is easier when you have the right tool.”
--Stacey Berlow

Totalitarian Society

“A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud.”
--George Orwell

Moral Universe

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
--Theodore Parker (misattributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Perception is Reality

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
--Norman Vincent Peal

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Confuse the Enemy

“The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent.”
--Sun Tzu

Sharp Tongue

“A person with a sharp tongue will eventually cut themselves.”
--J. Robson Koenig

Out of Poverty

“Capitalism has lifted billions out of poverty, socialism sends them back.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Not Lying

“Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” --James E. Faust

Measure of a Man

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his way of life for the welfare of others. In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten brother or sister to a higher and more noble life.”
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Destiny is Internal

“No matter who you are, no matter what you aspire to, no matter what you have attempted in the past, the way you feel about yourself now will determine the outcome of anything that you do.”
--Ray Shapley, Sr.

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Scaredy Cat

“A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope.“
--Arabian Proverb

Play the Hand you are Dealth

“Be at one with your fate and give your actions the weight of eternity. Stop wishing for something else to happen, for a different fate. That is to live a false life.”
--Robert Greene

Opportunitiy's Overalls

“Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
--Thomas Alva Edison

Have Courage

“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”
--W. Clement Stone

A Stretched Mind

“A mind that has been stretched will never return to its original dimensions.”
--Albert Einstein

Learning Counts

“It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.”
--John Wooden

Solve Problems

“Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.”
--Roger Lewin

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Eggs in One Basket

“It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.” --Elon Musk

Continuation of Politics

“War is the continuation of politics by other means.”
--Carl von Clausewitz

Three Classes

“There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.”
--Leonardo da Vinci

Accept or Reject Reality

“Fools reject reality and expect things to be different. The wise accept reality and expect the unexpected.”
--Maxime Lagacé

Earth's Owners

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
--American Indian Proverb

Thoughts in you Head

“You are what you continuingly think, so take care to what thoughts you allow to exist in your head.”
--Marcus Aurelius

Character's Content

“I have a dream that the day will come when a man is judged by the content of his character and not by the color of his skin.”
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Minor Lapse

“There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity.”
--Tom Peters


“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
--Benjamin Franklin

Direct Opponent

“Be extremely subtle even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.”
--Sun Tzu

Losers and Winners

“Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.”
--Denis Waitley

Keep And Give

“One thing I can give and still keep is my word.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Still a Loser

“If you have to cheat to win, you are still a loser.”

Keep Moving Forward

“Sometimes life seems a dark tunnel with no light at the end, but if you just keep moving forward, you will end up in a better place.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Not Paid to Understand

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”
--Upton Sinclair

A Bad Thing

.“If we believe a thing to be bad, and if we have a right to prevent it, it is our duty to try to prevent it and damn the consequences.”
--Alfred Milner

Drown My Troubles

“I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can’t get my wife to go swimming.”
--Jimmy Carter

Size Does Not Matter

“When you tell little lie, or do a tiny cheat, or commit a small theft you are still a liar, a cheater, or a thief. Size does not matter.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Enemy's Mistake

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
--Sun Tzu

A Calming Effect

“The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center. So does a person.”
--Norman Vincent Peale

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“The secret of success is constancy to purpose.”
--Benjamin Disraeli

Infinite Hope

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Disastrous Reality

“Socialism is a wonderful idea. It is only as a reality that it has been disastrous.”
--Thomas Sowell

Deprive Liberty

“It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.”
--Oliver Cromwell

No Love at All

“Where there is fear there is obviously no freedom, and without freedom there is no love at all.”
--Jiddu Krishnamurti

Great Simplifiers

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”
--Colin Powell

Time's Value

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”

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A Little Wisdom

“If I had just a little bit of wisdom I should walk the great path and fear only straying from it.”
--Lao Tzu

Bound to be True

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”
--Abraham Lincoln

Dire Straights

"You sometimes need to be in dire straits to find out who is loyal to you."
--Jeffrey Fry

Worth Your Salt

“Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.”
--Andrew Jackson

Evil Harms

“The evil that men do harms you only if you do evil in response.”
--Marcus Aurelius

Must Not

“There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must not be attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed.”
--Sun Tzu

Not Necessarily Useless

“Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.”
--Thomas Alva Edison

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Great Ambitions

“No one with great ambitions, good or bad, has any power without the support of many with no ambition.”
--Rocky Clark

Hundred Failures

"A hundred failures would not matter, when one single success could change the destiny of the world."
--Arthur C. Clarke

Never Esteem

“Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.”
--Marcus Aurelius

Passive Evil

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friend in Adversity

“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most.”
--Ulysses S. Grant

Light of Science

“The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately.”
--Thomas Jefferson

Aim Too Low

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and we miss it, but we aim too low and reach it.”

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Evil Injury

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.”
--John Stuart Mill

Political Anger

“To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.”
--Unknown (misattributed to Theodore Roosevelt)

Honest Panic

“It’s amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites.”
--Thomas Sowell

Fewer Excuses

“Successful people do not have fewer problems, they have fewer excuses.”
--Jeffrey fry

Regarding Religion

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.”
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Real Integrity

“Real integrity stays in place whether the test in adversity or prosperity.”
--Charles Swindoll

Be Still

“Stress is two forces moving in opposite directions. Sit still.”
--Buddhist Proverb

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Count on Americans

“You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.”
--Winston Churchill

Wealth over Liberty

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
--Samuel Adams

Healthy America

“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”
--Joseph Stalin

Willing to Fight

“A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
--John Stuart Mill

Right Path

“Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it.”
--M.H. McKee

Led to Slaughter

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
--George Washington

To Build A Fire

“If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.”
--Horace Traubel

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Mass Intelligence

“Even if a government were superior in intelligence or knowledge to any single individual in the nation, it must be inferior to all the individuals of the nation taken together.”
--John Stewart Mill

Truth Sayer

“Integrity is telling myself the truth; honesty is telling the truth to other people.”
--Spencer Johnson

In Our Control

“Some things are in our control and others not.”

Closer to Truth

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.”
--Pema Chödrön


“The noblest type of retribution is not to become like your enemy.”
--Marcus Aurelius

Ocean of Truth

“I seem to have been but a boy, standing on the beach, now and then finding a smoother rock or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
–Isaac Newton

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Laws Restored

“When a constitution and its laws are no longer followed by a government, it falls on the governed to revolt in order to restore them.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Liberty or Death

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
--Patrick Henry

Most Dangerous Enemy

“We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it has been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening.”
--Ronald Reagan

Loyalty When Deserved

“Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.”
--Mark Twain

Poor Way

“Man is in a poor way if people are good only because they fear punishment and hope for reward after death.”
--Albert Einstein

Mediocre Fear

“Everything I’ve ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.”
--Chet Atkins

Squander Time

“Does't thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
--Benjamin Franklin

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Bend Government

“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.”
--Andrew Jackson

Evils Endured

“Evils which are patiently endured when they seem inevitable become intolerable once the idea of escape from them is conceivable.”
--Alexis de Tocqueville

Greed or Not

“I have never understood why it is greed to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money.”
--Thomas Sowell

Traitors and Patriots

“There are but two parties now: traitors and patriots. And I want hereafter to be ranked with the latter and, I trust, the stronger party.”
--Ulysses S. Grant

Imperfect Person

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”
--Philip Arnold

Big Shadow

“Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.”
--Swedish Proverb

Christmas Spirit

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”
--Roy L. Smith

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All My Wealth

“Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have.”
--Ernie Banks

Tree of Liberty

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”
--Thomas Jefferson

Liberty Lost

“A constitution of government once changed from freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”
--John Adams

Right of Revolution

“The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of oppression, if they are strong enough, whether by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable.”
--Ulysses S. Grant

Loyalty Proved

“Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved.”
--Martin Luther

Final Test

“The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on.”
--Walter Lippmann

Wiped Clean

“The strong wipe their brows, the crafty their lips.”
--Slovak Proverb

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Collective Fear

“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.”
--Bertrand Russell

Liked by No One

“A man of character does not expect to be liked by everyone, nor does he worry about being liked by anyone.”
--William A. Welker

Media Control

“Let me control the media and I will turn any nation into a herd of pigs.”
--Joseph Goebbels

The Dividing Line

“If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.”
--Ulysses S. Grant

Civilization's Fate

“Thoughtful men must feel that the fate of civilization upon this continent is involved in the issue of our contest.”
--Abraham Lincoln

Suffering Fears

“A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.”
--Michel de Montaigne

Dark and Difficult

“In dark and difficult times, we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.”
--J.K. Rowling

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Establish Something

“The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.”
--Elon Musk

Strong Mind and Body

”A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.”
--Thomas Jefferson

Capitalism Works

“Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving your fellow man.”
--Walter E. Williams

Love's Salve

“When you truly love, you can never really get hurt.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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A Republic

“We gave you a Republic, if you can keep it.”
--Benjamin Franklin

Stay Childlike

“The problem is that we are looking for someone to grow old together, while the secret is to find someone to stay a child with.”
--Charles Bukowski


“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.”
--Yogi Berra


“I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.”
--Elon Musk

Dumb Intellects

“So many people in the intelligentsia that think they are immune to facts.”
--Thomas Sowell

Power Grab

“If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.”
--Dwight D. Eisenhower

My Invincible Summer

“In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.”
--Albert Camus

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Show Kindness

“Very few people can act unkindly to you, if you continuously show kindness to them.”
--Marcus Aurelius

Sense of Entitlement

“Your sense of entitlement does not increase the chances you will get what you want, and it ruins the joy of things you get. Win or lose, you lose.”
--Seth Godin

Claim Omniscience

“Only a fool would claim the omniscience to make an informed judgment for every person in every circumstance in every community.”
--Tom McClintock

False Beliefs

“Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts.”
--Henry Rosovsky

Vulgar Mistake

“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stubbord Facts

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
--John Adams

Road To Truth

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth. Not going all the way, and not starting.”

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Innate Unreasonableness

“If you don’t believe in the innate unreasonableness of human beings, just try raising children.” --Thomas Sowell

Good Citation

“I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.”
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Votes Counted

“What matters is not who votes for whom he votes but who counts the votes and how they are recorded.”
--Joseph Stalin

Element of Success

“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“You can choose to stand with me, stand beside me, or get in my way. Choose wisely.” --Unknown

Fight Against Myself

“I seek strength, not to be stronger than my brother, but to fight against my greatest enemy, myself.”
--American Indian Proverb

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Double Your Money

“The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.”
--Will Rogers

Delight in War

“War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.”
--Desiderius Erasmus

How Freemen Live

“If danger ever reaches us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”
--Abraham Lincoln

America Destroyed

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we lose our freedoms it will be because we have destroyed ourselves from within.”
--Unknown (misattributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Unchanging Principles

“We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.”
--Jimmy Carter

Become President

“When I was a boy I was told anybody could become President. I’m beginning to believe it.”
--Clarence Darrow

Call To Action

“Committing to a goal does not always bring action, yet committing to an action will invariably bring you to your goal.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Tear Out His Tongue

“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”
--George R.R. Martin

Anxious and Short

“Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future.”
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Dangerous Experts

"Experts who think they know better and tell us what to do are the real danger."
--Thomas Sowell

Weak and Dumb

“Anger does not assist courage, but takes its place and if you observe carefully, you will always notice that it's often the weak and dumb who are the angriest.”
--Marcus Aurelius

A Different Person

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.”
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lost Your Mind

“You have lost your reason and taken the wrong path. You have taken lies for truth, and hideousness for beauty. You would marvel if, owing to strange events of some sorts, frogs and lizards suddenly grew on apple and orange trees instead of fruit, or if roses began to smell like a sweating horse; so I marvel at you who exchange heaven for earth. I don't want to understand you.”
--Anton Chekhov

An Invisible Target

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.”
--Arthur Schopenhauer

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“People who think that they are being exploited should ask themselves whether they would be missed if they left, or whether people would say good riddance?”
--Thomas Sowell

Ups and Downs

“It isn’t the ups and downs that make life difficult; it’s the jerks.”
--Charlie Chaplin


“Men of least grasp and of fewest ideas put their little thoughts into the biggest and wordiest orations.”
--Abraham Lincoln

Live Like

“I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.”
--Pablo Picasso

Built on Catastrophe

“Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.”
--Sumner Redstone

No Worries

“I can always catch up on my worrying if I have to.”
--Eric Alfredson

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Piece of Cake

“Pleasing everyone is impossible. Pissing them off is a piece of cake. I like cake.” --Unknown

Prove Them Wrong

“Whenever I feel like giving up, I always remember that there are still a lot of doubters I have to prove wrong.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Never Approach an Idiot

“Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or an idiot from any direction.”
--Kelly Eileen Hake

Temporary Success

“Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts.”
--Roger Staubach

No Reason

“Faith consists in believing what reason cannot.” --Voltaire

Never Understand

“You never understand anybody that loves you.”
--Ernest Hemingway

Bad Habits

“Bad habits are like quicksand, very easy to get into; but extremely difficult to climb out of.”
--Kenny Ray Morgan

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Be a Good Man

“Don’t talk about what a good man is like. Be one.”
--Marcus Aurelius

Serve Purpose

“Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.”
--Criss Jami

Perferential Treatment

“When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.”
--Thomas Sowell

Men and Mountains

“Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” --William Blake

Wet Paint

“Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.”
--George Carlin

Failure Option

“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”
--Elon Musk

Embrace Opportunity

“He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had tried and failed.”
--William James

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Reason Lost

“Reason lost the battle, and all I could do was surrender and accept I was in love.”
--Paulo Coelho

Chosen Family

“Friends are the family we choose ourselves.”
--Edna Buchman

Attack on Humanity

“A disease like the plague can only threaten your life; but evil, selfishness, pride, hypocrisy, fear, these things attack our humanity.”
--Marcus Aurelius

Parasitic Thinking

“Men who reject the responsibility of thought and reason can only exist as parasites on the thinking of others.”
--Ayn Rand

Unreasonable Heart

“You can't reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.”
--Mark Twain

No Evidence

“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
--Christopher Hitchens

Attitude's Paintbrush

“Attitude is the mind's paintbrush. It can color any situation.”
--Greek Proverb

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Better Persuaded

“People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.”
--Blaise Pascal

Approximately Right

“It is better to be approximately right, than precisely wrong.”
--Warren Buffett

Unrestrained Anger

“Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.”
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Reason Not

“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.”
--George Gordon Byron (Lord Byron)

Two Plus Two

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.”
--George Orwell

Growth and Progress

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
--Unknown (misattributed to Benjamin Franklin)

You Cannot

“You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.”
--William J. H. Boetcker

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Own Record

“It's so hard to stand on one's own record. You can fake virtue for an audience. You can't fake it in your own eyes.”
--Ayn Rand

Value Evidence

“If someone doesn't value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide to prove that they should value it? If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument could you provide to show the importance of logic?”
--Sam Harris

Achieved Success

“He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.”
--Elbert Hubbard

Important Enough

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”
--Elon Musk

Middle Age

“Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.”
--A.C. Grayling

Consistently Not Stupid

“It's remarkable how much long-term advantage people have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent.”
--Charlie Munger

Great Risks

“Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.”

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Power Application

“My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.”
--Isaac Newton

Talk to a Fool

“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”

The Only Good

“Reason, observation and experience; the holy Trinity of science, have taught us that happiness is the only good; that the time to be happy is now, and the way to be happy is to make others so.”
--Robert Green Ingersoll

Done Much Today?

“If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.”
--Mikhail S. Gorbachev

Bad Relationships

“Everybody has bad relationships, and, at the end of the day, they are just a great way to set yourself up for a good relationship.”
--Anne Hathaway

Chief Courage Element

“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.”

All In

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.”
--Albert Einstein

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Know Your Enemies

“Pay close attention to people who don’t clap when you win.”
--Leonardo DiCaprio

Good Tactics

“Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.”
--George S. Patton Jr.

A Bright Day

“If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.”
--Elon Musk

Rise to Serve

“If service is below you, leadership is beyond you.”

Root of Discipline

“Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.”
--Abraham Joshua Heschel

Know Your Strength

“He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.”
--Ben Jonson

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Same as Everybody

“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else.”
--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Understanding Nature

“An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.”
--David Attenborough

Love What You Do

“Love what you do, or you have no chance of being the best at it.”
--Chip Thomson

Become Great

“By perseverance, study, and eternal desire, any man can become great.”
--George S. Patton Jr.


“Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.”
--Benjamin Disraeli

Life's Answers

“In our quest for the answers of life we tend to make order out of chaos, and chaos out of order.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Love What is Beautiful

“The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful.”

Being Strong

“Most people would rather be safe than work at being strong. But being strong is what makes us safe.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Think of Big Things

“You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.”
--Alvin Toffler

Once-great Institutions

“‘Don’t care, don’t have to’ is often the last slogan once-great institutions have emblazoned on their door.”
--Seth Godin

Take a Rest

“Take a rest. A field that has rested yields a beautiful crop.”

Make a Life

“Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
--Dolly Parton

Moon Shot

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”
--Les Brown

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Do Right

“Do the right thing at all times regardless of who is doing the wrong thing.”
--Fela Durotoye

Meetings Lost

"Meetings are where the minutes are kept and the hours are lost."

Accepted By Majority

“A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.”
--Booker T. Washington

Get Things Done

“A plan is what, a schedule is when. It takes both a plan and a schedule to get things done.”
--Peter Turla

Your Choices, Your Responsibility

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Compel Respect

“Only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.”
--Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I'd Rather Win

“What I have learned from defeat is that I would rather win.”
--Bill Darnall

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Too Busy

“Anyone too busy to say thank you will get fewer and fewer chances to say it.”
--Harvey Mackay

True Facts

“Facts are too busy being true to worry about how you feel about them.”
--Dan Wells

Transferring Money

“The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.”
--Warren Buffett

Mind Nuture

“Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.”
-- Benjamin Disraeli

Take Care of Minutes

“I recommend you take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.”
--Lord Chesterfield

Rough Truth

“There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.”
--Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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A Power Like This

“What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.”
--Alexander Graham Bell

Envy Consumes

“Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself.”
--Danish Proverb