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Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
-- Leonardo da Vinci
 

 

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Borrowed desires

You have plenty of your own good, positive, meaningful desires that will push you forward. There is no need to borrow the desires of others.

What the world defines as success is only an empty shell. It is only what you know to be right that will truly fill your life.

What happens when you pursue the desires of others? Even if you attain them, they will not bring you anything of lasting value.

What will you have gained if you achieve the most dazzling, spectacular outer success and then find out that it means nothing to you? It is far better to nourish your spirit than to merely feed your image.

Define success in your own unique way and you will surely reach it. Even better, when you reach it you’ll know and appreciate what to do with that success.

Follow the vision that you know is right for you. That will bring not only achievement, but joy, meaning and fulfillment as well.

— Ralph Marston

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