Category Archives: Monday Morning Wisdom

Monday Morning Wisdom #363

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Monday Morning Wisdom #363

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
~Samuel Smiles

Monday Morning Wisdom #362

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Monday Morning Wisdom #362

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
~George S. Patton

Monday Morning Wisdom #361

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Monday Morning Wisdom #361

Everybody makes their own fun. If you don’t make it yourself, it isn’t fun. It’s entertainment.
~David Mamet

Monday Morning Wisdom #360

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The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday Morning Wisdom #359: U is for Peter Ustinov

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Monday Morning Wisdom #359: U is for Peter Ustinov

The sound of laughter has always seemed to me the most civilized music in the universe. ~Peter Ustinov, from Dear Me

Monday Morning Wisdom #358: O is for Cynthia Ozick

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Monday Morning Wisdom #358: O is for Cynthia Ozick

I read in order to write. I read out of obsession with writing. ~Cynthia Ozick

Monday Morning Wisdom #357: I is for Irwin Shaw

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Monday Morning Wisdom #357: I is for Irwin Shaw

An absolutely necessary part of a writer’s equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself. ~Irwin Shaw

Monday Morning Wisdom #356: C is for Carl Sandberg

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Monday Morning Wisdom #356: C is for Carl Sandberg

I wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station. I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off. I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors. ~Carl Sandburg

Monday Morning Wisdom #355

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Monday Morning Wisdom #355

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday Morning Wisdom #354

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Monday Morning Wisdom #354

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. ~Samuel Johnson