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Entries for the 'Quotes to Consider' Category

Quote to Consider: Choosing to be Wise

Friday, May 11th, 2012

quote-to-consider“Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.”

Samuel Lover

Quote to Consider: Seriously Now

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

quote-to-consider“The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.”

Margot Fonteyn

Quote to Consider: Every Step Matters

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

quote-to-consider“Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”

Jacob A. Riis

Quote to Consider: The Discipline of Inspiration

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

quote-to-consider“The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working. “

Ernest Newman

Quote to Consider: Ah, What Incredible Potential!

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

quote-to-consider“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible… what wine is so sparkling, so fragrant, so intoxicating, as possibility!”

Soren Kierkegaard

Quote to Consider: The Risk of Dying

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

quote-to-consider“An individual dies… when, instead of taking risks and hurling himself toward being, he cowers within, and takes refuge there.”

E. M. Cioran

Quote to Consider: Feeling Happy or Being Happy?

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

quote-to-consider“Happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.”

John B. Sheerin

Quote to Consider: The Lies Good Friends Tell

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

quote-to-consider“Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.”

Albert Camus

Quote to Consider: The Medicine Called Hope

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

quote-to-consider“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”

Orison Swett Marden

Quote to Consider: The Habit of Excellence

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

quote-to-consider“Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do the best.”

Marva Collins