Freedom of Speech a Poor Substitute?

Posted by editormum on 31 December 2004 in Uncategorized |

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. — Soren Kierkegaard

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What Is Courage?

Posted by editormum on 30 December 2004 in Character |

Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. — Clare Booth Luce

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On Keeping a Positive Attitude

Posted by editormum on 29 December 2004 in Uncategorized |

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. — Martha Washington

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On Criticism

Posted by editormum on 28 December 2004 in Character |

An important thought for writers: People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. — W. Somerset Maugham

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On Being Smart

Posted by editormum on 27 December 2004 in Character, Education |

Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. — Lord Chesterfield

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On Good Judgment

Posted by editormum on 24 December 2004 in Character |

A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literary talent, but writing without a pencil is not a particular advantage. — Robert S. McNamara

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On Forgiveness

Posted by editormum on 21 December 2004 in Uncategorized |

When we forgive, we free ourselves from the bitter ties that bind us to the one who hurt us. — Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre

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On Self-Respect

Posted by editormum on 20 December 2004 in Character, Work |

If you resent having to work for a living, then you can’t possibly respect yourself, and if you can’t respect yourself, you can just forget about the people around you. — Montel Williams

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Getting Through Life….

Posted by editormum on 17 December 2004 in Uncategorized |

There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking. — Alfred Korzybski

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The Nature of Expectations

Posted by editormum on 16 December 2004 in Character |

It’s a beautiful thing when people expect something decent of you. It means you’ve given them reason for confidence. Expectation is a blessing, not a curse. — Source unknown, quoted from Reader’s Digest, September 1998

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