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Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Muhammad Ali

muhammad-ali-punch-01.jpegI could populate a year’s worth of these posts, one every day, with Ali quotes, but I’ve long thought that this one bears much of the essence of The Greatest as well as suggesting a path–perhaps the best path–to our own confident success. Did  Ali say he was the greatest because he was, or did he become the greatest because he said he was, and believed it?

I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.  –Muhammad Ali

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Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Anaïs Nin

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment 1e918848603ce0826dfc5bfb6d8a951c
and in retrospect.”
–Anaïs Nin

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Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Charles Dickens

charles-dickens-st_2439822bChristmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused – in whose mind some pleasant associations are not awakened – by the recurrence of Christmas. –Charles Dickens

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Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Plato

plato_bustI noted this Plato quote over at SFoxwriting.com, one of my regular stops when jaunting through the interwebs, and I was inspired to rebirth the old weekly quotes posts.  It was either that or some kind of crude “hump day” thing each Wednesday, and I’m not some overgrown gone-to-seed frat boy so….

This one makes give me pause to consider not only my blogging penchant, but my entire personality.  I mean: ouch.

On the other hand, those of you who know me in the real, non-electrical world must understand why I like ol’ Plato’s look. Very handsome.

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”  –Plato

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Best Damn Quotes: Gil Scott Heron

If everyone believed in Peace the way they say they do, we’d have Peace.
The only thing wrong with Peace, is that you can’t make no money from it.
—Gil Scott Heron 1949-2011