Cultural Offering has a beautiful, wintery quote from Washington Irving:
The dreariness and desolation of the landscape, the short gloomy days and darksome nights, while they circumscribe our wanderings, shut in our feelings also from rambling abroad, and make us more keenly disposed for the pleasure of the social circle.
Read the rest, here.
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The Hammock Papers offers some sound stoic advice from Georgia O’Keeffe:
I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.
A great quote from Duke Ellington, courtesy of The Execupundit:
I don’t need time. I need a deadline.
That’s so horribly true for me. Without a deadline time drags and tasks bloat to fill the day.
I understand Douglas Adam’s delicious quote …
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
…but I can never quite subscribe. Deadlines will be met, but sometimes you need a hit of adrenaline,cortisol and caffeine to get you there.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)
“The first opinion that is formed of a ruler’s intelligence is based on the quality of the men he has around him. When they are competent and loyal he can always be considered wise, because he has been able to recognise their competence and to keep them loyal.”
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 – 1527), The Prince
A great quote from John Schaar, courtesy of Mr Execupundit:
The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.
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“Accustom yourself to give careful attention to what others are saying, and try your best to enter into the mind of the speaker.”
Marcus Aurelius (AD 120 – 180), Meditations
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