Benjamin Franklin: The stuff life is made of

“Dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

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Jim Rohn: Success


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“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.”

– Jim Rohn.

George Polya: Pedantry against mastery

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Pedantry and mastery are opposite attitudes toward rules. To apply a rule to the letter, rigidly, unquestioningly, in cases where it fits and in cases where it does not fit, is pedantry… To apply a rule with natural ease, with judgment, noticing the cases where it fits, and without ever letting the words of the rule obscure the purpose of the action or the opportunities of the situation, is mastery. –George Polya, professor of mathematics (1887-1985)


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Andre Berthiaume: Masks

We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin. -Andre Berthiaume, novelist (b. 1938)


Quote of the day:
Never answer a critic, unless he’s right. – Bernard M. Baruch

Give me the place to stand, and I shall move the earth.