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The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance.
-- Michael Korda


Friday, January 13, 2006

It’s great

It’s great when others think highly of you. And yet your value does not depend on what others think.

It’s great when things are going your way. And yet true fulfillment in life does not depend on everything always being perfect.

It’s great when fortune smiles on you. And yet it is in the difficult, challenging times that you grow stronger and gain valuable wisdom.

It’s great when you get something right on the first attempt. And yet there is much to be learned from mistakes and disappointments as well.

It’s great to spend some time relaxing. And yet if that’s all you ever do, life can become unbearably empty.

Whatever life may send your way, there’s a way for you to make the most of it. In every up and every down, you have the golden opportunity to fully live.

— Ralph Marston

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