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Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Give consideration to the opinions of others. But don’t let those mere opinions become your reality.

Opinions are valuable, and yet they are far from infallible. What really matters is not what someone else might think, but rather the way you choose to live your life.

Opinions are easy to adopt, to create and to discard. Yet the real substance of life is in action, commitment, persistence and experience, not in tenuous opinions.

It’s fine to have strong opinions. Just make sure those opinions are not a substitute for an active, rich and meaningful life.

Most opinions are based primarily on what has already happened. There’s a whole universe of possibilities that those opinions fail to take into account.

Focus on the best of those possibilities, and work to make them real. Instead of being boxed in by opinions, be liberated by your creation of new and beautiful facts.

— Ralph Marston

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