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The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
-- Theodore Roosevelt
 

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A life lived with goodness

You cannot win an argument by arguing. To bring people around to your point of view, you must first win their hearts.

You cannot obtain value without providing value in return. The only way to have value that means anything is to earn it.

You cannot cheat at cards, at love or at life without eventually paying a price that far outweighs anything the cheating brings you. Choose instead to put your energy into living with integrity, to create lasting richness with your time and efforts.

The opportunities are many and the rewards can be great. Don’t cheat yourself out of experiencing a life lived with goodness.

Don’t waste your precious time clamoring and fighting for what seem to be shortcuts. Go the full distance, make the whole effort, with love as your strategy and joy as your inspiration.

Step up to the challenge of living every day in goodness, true to your highest ideals. Let go of any fantasy that you’ll get something for nothing, and discover the immense richness of giving the best you have.

— Ralph Marston

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