Motivational Quotes of the Day

Selected from Laura Moncur's Motivational Quotations - April 26, 2013
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.
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Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)  
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
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Sallust (86 BC - 34 BC), 'Jugurthine War,' 41 B.C.  
It does not seem to be true that work necessarily needs to be unpleasant. It may always have to be hard, or at least harder than doing nothing at all. But there is ample evidence that work can be enjoyable, and that indeed, it is often the most enjoyable part of life.
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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 1990  
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy.
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W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), The Razor's Edge, 1943  

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