Tag Archives: Quotes

Monday Morning Wisdom #296

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Monday Morning Wisdom #296

Maybe you’re standing in a place where the sky and the mountains are very dramatic; the trees have incredible color and the water is vibrant. You have to decide what you want your painting to be about, render that element the most important, and then paint everything else to support it.

~ Scott Christensen in On Distant Ground, about landscape painting

Monday Morning Wisdom #293

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Monday Morning Wisdom #288

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Monday Morning Wisdom #288

Consider the postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.

~ Josh Billings

Monday Morning Wisdom #187

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Monday Morning Wisdom #187
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

~ Laurence Binyon, from "For the Fallen," 1914

Monday Morning Wisdom #278

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Monday Morning Wisdom #278

God almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. ~Francis Bacon

Monday Morning Wisdom #277

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Monday Morning Wisdom #277

I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams. ~William Butler Yeats

Monday Morning Wisdom #274

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Monday Morning Wisdom #274

Let us each Labor day, hold a congress and formulate propositions for the amelioration of the people. Send them to your Representatives with your earnest, intelligent indorsement [sic], and the laws will be changed. ~ Lawrence McGann, Chairman of the House Labor Committee, in 1894

Monday Morning Wisdom #273

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Monday Morning Wisdom #273

Happiness is about understanding that the gift of life should be honored every day by offering your gifts to the world. ~Mike Maples Jr. in Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss

Monday Morning Wisdom #272

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Monday Morning Wisdom #272

MMWIf you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don’t do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself. You hurt your children. You hurt me. You hurt the planet.

You shame the angels who watch over you and you spite the Almighty, who created you and only you with your unique gifts, for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter farther along its path back to God.

Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got. ~Steven Pressfield in The War of Art

Monday Morning Wisdom #271

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Monday Morning Wisdom #271

The purpose of a blog post is to entertain, inform, inspire or educate. ~Bryan Collins