Words of Wisdom for You to Ponder . . .

Henry David Thoreau

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”

Leonardo da Vinci

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

Greg McKeown (author of Essentialism)

“You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.”

Alex Mandossian

”Beware the evil twins of entrepreneurship:  Procrastination (not starting) and Perfectionism (not finishing).”

Frank Clark

“A habit is something you can do without thinking - which is why most of us have so many of them.”

Dr. Frank Crane

Determine this year to be master of self; that you will control your thoughts, regulate your passions, and guide your own deeds; that you will not let events lead you by the nose.

Resolve to be happy. Remember Lincoln’s saying that “folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

Seneca (4 B.C. - 65 A.D.)

What man can you show me who places any value on his time, who reckons the worth of each day, who understands that he is dying daily? For we are mistaken when we look forward to death; the major portion of death has already passed, Whatever years be behind us are in death's hands.

Nothing, Lucilius, is ours, except time. We were entrusted by nature with the ownership of this single thing, so fleeting and slippery that anyone who will can oust us from possession. What fools these mortals be! They allow the cheapest and most useless things, which can easily be replaced, to be charged in the reckoning, after they have acquired them; but they never regard themselves as in debt when they have received some of that precious commodity - time! And yet time is the one loan which even a grateful recipient cannot repay.

Chinese Proverb

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is now.”