The greatest punishment for being unwilling to rule is being ruled by someone worse than oneself. —Socrates
Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
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The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. —Mark Twain
Often we imagine that we will work hard until we arrive at some distant goal, and then we will be happy. This is a delusion. Happiness is the result of a life lived with purpose. Happiness is not an objective. It is the movement of life itself, a process, and an activity. It arises from curiosity and discovery. Seek pleasure and you will quickly discover the shortest path to suffering. —Ethan Hawke
Do not confuse “duty” with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect. —Robert A. Heinlein
If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re going. —Professor Irwin Corey
A story of wooden ships and iron men to begin the month of November. (Click on image to enlarge) Source: San Francisco Call Newspaper, November 4, 1907 via California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside
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Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again. —Og Mandino