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Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
-- Frederick Wilcox


Saturday, March 26, 2022

Beneath the surface

Appearance matters. What matters even more is the substance upon which the appearance is based.

The way you say what you say is important. Of much greater importance is the truth in what you say.

Pay attention to how things look, to how your ideas come across. Pay more attention and put the bulk of your energy into the quality and integrity of your thoughts and ideas.

Be sure to get the finishing touches right. Be even more diligent about getting the underlying facts, and work, and structure right.

What most people see is what’s on the surface. Yet what determines your quality of life is the amount of truth and goodness that exist beneath the surface.

Offer a good and appealing face to the world. And behind that face, fill your life with depth, with substance, with understanding.

— Ralph Marston

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