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Oliver Wendell Holmes – Habits are crutches in old age

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Oliver Wendell HolmesHabits are the crutches of old age: by the aid of these we manage to hobble along after the mental joints are stiff and the muscles rheumatic…when every act of self determination costs an effort and a pang.

Oliver Wendell Holmes  
Over the Teacups

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Friedrich Nietzsche – Find happiness where others find disaster

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Friedrich NietzscheThe most intelligent men, like the strongest, find their happiness where others would find only disaster: in the labyrinth, in being hard with themselves and with others, in effort; their delight is in self-mastery; in them asceticism becomes second nature, a necessity, an instinct. They regard a difficult task as a privilege; it is to them recreation to play with burdens that would crush all others.

Friedrich Nietzsche   (Oct 15, 1844-Aug 25, 1900)

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Aristotle – Excellence is never an accident

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AristotleExcellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)

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