Posts Tagged ‘lies’

Final Formation

Posted: September 11, 2019 in Thought for the Day
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“The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” -Anne Frank

Easy Excuse

Posted: March 26, 2019 in Thought for the Day
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“Excuses are easy lies we tell ourselves to cover up our failures.”

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.” -Thomas Edison

“It takes money to make money…. To me, this little phrase is one of the biggest and most dangerous lies out there… It is a convenient excuse to simply not try to succeed.

The amount of effort and commitment required will be extraordinary. But that’s the way it goes. You’re trying to break out of the ordinary… So an ordinary effort won’t cut it….  It is much easier to give up. It is much easier to say, ‘It takes money to make money’, and never try.

Don’t ever catch yourself saying, ‘It takes money to make money.’  It doesn’t… It takes a great idea and the willingness to make it happen.” -David Eifrig

Awful Lies

Posted: March 27, 2017 in Thought for the Day
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“When we tell ourselves lies, it feels awful; when we speak the truth, it is light and freeing.” –Lynn Reilly

“People love simple and preposterous lies. They much prefer them to the truth.  Truth is elusive.  Difficult to discover.  Infinitely nuanced.  Hard to hold on to.  Each tiny bit of truth comes at a high price….  Nor does truth make you feel good. Like a magnifying mirror, it shows blemishes.  You squirm in your seat when you see it.  Often, you want to turn off the lights. 

Not so with myth.  It comes right over to you, fawns over you, airbrushes your photo, and Botoxes your face.  It flatters you with weak light and strong angles.  It pretends you are the noble master and it is merely the humble slave… willing to do your bidding.” -Bill Bonner

A friend of mine heard about this deal and said, ‘Well… it takes money to make money.’  I was surprised he said that, actually… To me, this little phrase is one of the biggest and most dangerous lies out there… It is a convenient excuse to simply not try to succeed.” -Steve Sjuggerud