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10 Wisdoms for Wednesday

1. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.
~George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, 1893

2. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.
~Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

3. When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represnets opportunity.
~John F. Kennedy, speech, April 12, 1959

4. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
~James Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion, 1926

5. Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
~Norman Cousins, Saturday Review, April 15, 1978

6. Very few people are ambitious in the sense of having a specific image of what they want to achieve. Most people’s sights are only toward the next run, the next increment of money.
~Judith Bardwick, The Plateauing Trap, 1988

7. Change is inevitable in a progressive society. Change is constant.
~Benjamin Disraeli, speech, October 20, 1967

8. A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732

9. Decision making isn’t a matter of arriving at a right or wrong answer; it’s a matter of selecting the most effective course of action from among less effective courses of action.
~Philip Marvini, Developing Decisions for Action, 1971

10. Happiness, wealth, and success are byproducts of goal setting; they cannot be the goals themselves.
~Denis Waitley and Remi L. Witt, The Joy of Working, 1985

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