Sunday, May 10, 2009

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Nothing tends in this respect so
much to enlarge the mind as traveling, i. e., making a
visit to other towns, cities, or countries, besides those in
which we were born and educated; and where our condition
of life does not grant us this privilege, we must
endeavor to supply the want of it by books.
--Isaac Watts, The Improvement of the Mind.

Talking over the things which you have read with
your companions on the first proper opportunity you
have for it, is a most useful manner of review or repetition,
in order to fix them upon the mind.
--Isaac Watts, The Improvement of the Mind.

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find
information upon it.
--James Boswell

In reading authors, when you find
Bright passages, that strike your mind,
And which, perhaps, you may have reason
To think on, at another season,
Be not contented with the sight,
But take them down in black and white;
Such a respect is wisely shown,
As makes another's sense one's own.
--Goerge Gordon Byron

Early knowledge is very valuable capital with which to set forth in life. It gives one an advantageous start. If
the possession of knowledge has a given value at fifty, it has a much greater value at twenty-five; for there is
the use of it for twenty-five of the most important years of your life; and it is worth more than a hundred per
cent interest. Indeed, who can estimate the interest of knowledge? Its price is above rubies.
--Edward Winslow

Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. In fact, regular exercise helps your entire cardiovascular system — the circulation of blood through your heart and blood vessels — work more efficiently.
--Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity,, July 26, 2007.

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It was really neat to see some radical life changing going on.
--Dave Ramsey Show, Caller, September 7, 2007.

The most subtle of all temptations is the “seeming” success of the wicked. It requires moral courage to see, without flinching, material prosperity coming to men who are dishonest; to see politicians rise into prominence, power and wealth by trickery and corruption; to see virtue in rags and vice in velvets; to see ignorance at a premium, and knowledge at a discount. To the man who is really calm these puzzles of life do not appeal. He is living his life as best he can; he is not worrying about the problems of justice, whose solution must be left to Omniscience to solve.
--William George Jordan, The Majesty of Calmness

Drunkenness calls off the watchman from the towers; and then all the evils that proceed from a loose heart, an untied tongue, and a dissolute spirit, we put upon its account.
--Jeremy Taylor

Capacity plus knowledge equals cash in your pocket.
--China Sinclair

You can do what is asked of you out of love of duty or out of hate. Choose your motive.
--China Sinclair

One man's word is no man's word; we should quietly hear both sides.

There are no judgments so harsh as those of the erring, the inexperienced, and the young.
--Miss Mulock

Do not hover always on the surface of things,
nor take up suddenly with mere appearances; but penetrate
into the depth of matters, as far as your time and
circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate
to your own profession. Do not indulge yourselves
to judge of things by the first glimpse, or a short and
superficial view of them; for this will fill the mind with
errors and prejudices, and give it a wrong turn and ill
habit of thinking, and make much work for retraction.
--Isaac Watts, The Improvement of the Mind.

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The problem is that we're so tuned in to our own radio station so much that sometimes we're totally out of sync with even what those we love want in life.
--Mark Joyner, The Irresistible Offer.

It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
--Nathaniel Hawthorne, Introduction: The Custom-House.

Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.
--Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1838.

The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and, lastly, the solid cash.
--Nathaniel Hawthorne, Letter to Horatio Bridge, March 15, 1851.

Without leaders an organization would be little more than a group of people whose random individual actions would cancel each other out.
--Francis Hasselbein and Richard Cavanaugh. Be. Know. Do.

The law of the harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
--G.D. Boardman

Habit is the most imperious of all masters.

All limits are self imposed.

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
--Alexander the Great

There is an unfortunate disposition in a man to attend much more to the faults of his companions which offend
him, than to their perfections which please him.
--Greville, Many Thoughts of Many Minds.

Of all those arts in which the wise excel,
Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
--Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire, Essay on Poetry.

Not thinking about things is what gets people in trouble.
--Dave Ramsey, The Dave Ramsey Show, August 21, 2007.

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Living below your means is the ultimate financial strategy.
--Jack Brennan, Straight Talk on Investing.

Living below your means is tough in a materialistic culture where advertisements constantly play with our egos and television provides endless images of the good life.
--Jack Brennan, Straight Talk on Investing.

History teaches everything, even the future.

Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to continue always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.

We should never despair. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new exertions.
--George Washington

How pitiful is the ambition which desolates the world with fire and sword for the purpose of conquest and fame, compared to making our neighbors and fellowmen happy!
--George Washington

Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody; and to that person whatever he says has an enhanced value.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

I often tell my clients they should do at least 30 percent of all their reading outside their own field. This will give them perspective and knowledge that will make them more interesting.
--Roger Ailes, You Are the Message.

Negative information has a way of spreading a lot faster than positive information.
--Mark Joyner, The Irresistible Offer.

Persistent marketing is good marketing.
--Mark Joyner, The Irresistible Offer.

Words, be they spread through your mouth, email or print, are the most efficient, portable and speedy delivery mechanism of all.
--Mark Joyner, The Irresistible Offer.

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Rhetoric is the use of words to change the world.
--Michael Drout, A Way with Words, The Art of Rhetoric.

We are today a wired nation, eager and accustomed to instant information where visions of both success and setback in all areas of American life are available immediately online.
--Patricia Grace Smith, Rockets Are Dangerous, Aware of the Hazards, Associate Administrator, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration.

I'm trying in all my stories to get the feeling of the actual life across—not to just depict life—or criticize it—but to actually make it alive.
--Ernest Hemingway

To determine whether or not you have the ingredients to be charismatic, answer the following questions: What are your real feelings about who you are? What do you believe in? Do you have goals or a mission in life? Do you project optimism? Do others turn to you for leadership? Noncharismatic people spend their lives auditioning for others and hoping they'll be accepted. Charismatic people don't doubt their ability to add value to a situation, so they move forward with their mission.
--Roger Ailes, You Are the Message.

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know until he takes up a pen to write.
--William Makepeace Thackeray

When you find a deal is when you're looking for one.
--Dave Ramsey, The Dave Ramsey Show, July 17, 2007.

After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.
--Benjamin Franklin

True hope is based on the energy of character. A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope, because it knows the mutability of human affairs, and how slight a circumstance may change the whole course of events.
--Von Knebel

Unfortunately, people's memories are very uneven. We tend to remember our triumphs and forget our failures.
--Jack Brennan, Straight Talk on Investing.

Nothing really succeeds which is not based on reality; sham, in a large sense, is never successful. In the life of the individual, as in the more comprehensive life of the State, pretension is nothing and power is everything.

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