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  • Kyle shared from Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius
    If a thing is difficult to be accomplished by thyself, do not think that it is impossible for man: but if anything is possible for man and conformable to his nature, think that this can be attained by thyself too. 20. In the gymnastic exercises suppose that a man has torn thee with his nails, and by dashing against thy head has inflicted a wound. Well, we neither show any signs of vexation, nor are we offended, nor do we suspect him afterwards as a treacherous fellow; and yet we are on our guard against him, not however as an enemy, nor yet with suspicion, but we quietly get out of his way. Something...
    Note: Marcus Aurelius on how to treat competition and assuming you can do what they did
  • Kyle shared from Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius
    If thou hadst a step-mother and a mother at the same time, thou wouldst be dutiful to thy step-mother, but still thou wouldst constantly return to thy mother. Let the court and philosophy now be to thee step-mother and mother: return to philosophy frequently and repose in her, through whom what thou meetest with in the court appears to thee tolerable, and
    Note: Marcus says! Philosophy is Mom, other stuff is StepMom
  • Kyle shared from Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius
    still remember that no man loses any other life than this which he now lives, nor lives any other than this which he now loses.
  • Kyle shared from Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius
    For a man cannot lose either the past or the future: for what a man has not, how can any one take this from him? These two things then thou must bear in mind; the one, that all things from eternity are of like forms and come round in a circle, and that it makes no difference whether a man shall see the same things during a hundred years, or two hundred, or an infinite time; and the second, that the longest liver and he who will die soonest lose just the same. For the present is the only thing of which a man can be deprived, if it is true that this is the only thing which he has, and that a man...
  • Kyle shared from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
    words of Erich Fromm, an astute observer of the roots and fruits of the Personality Ethic: Today we come across an individual who behaves like an automaton, who does not know or understand himself, and the only person that he knows is the person that he is supposed to be, whose meaningless chatter has replaced communicative speech, whose synthetic smile has replaced genuine laughter, and whose sense of dull despair has taken the place of genuine pain. Two statements may be said concerning this individual. One is that he suffers from defects of spontaneity and individuality which may seem to be...
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