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To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
-- George Santayana


Monday, April 5, 2021

True to yourself

Do what is right, say what is true. Even if it has no impact on anyone else, it makes a big difference to you.

Twenty four hours a day you must live with yourself and your decisions. You do not want to spend all that time, year after year, with a liar and a coward.

Be as civil, polite, cooperative, and understanding as you possibly can. But stop short of compromising your values, because that is not in anyone’s best interest.

You must first be true to yourself, true within yourself, if you are to be of any help to anyone else. Every good and useful thing you have to offer has its root in a consistent, truthful, authentic vision.

You have the power to set the whole world on a more positive path, but it won’t happen through shouting, preaching, cajoling or demanding. It will come from your steadfast commitment to what you know at your deepest level is true and right.

You have a well-developed sense of what is true, what is right, what is good. For your sake, for everyone’s sake, let it guide your every move.

— Ralph Marston

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