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Laozi / Lao-Tzu – Be careful what you water your dreams with

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Lao TzuBe careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.

Laozi / Lao-Tzu   (604 BC-531 BC)

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Epicurus – Do not spoil what you have

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EpicurusDo not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

Epicurus  

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David Hume – Most everyone has a predominant inclination

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David HumeAlmost every one has a predominant inclination, to which his other desires and affections submit, and which governs him, though perhaps with some intervals, through the whole course of his life.

David Hume   (1711-1776)

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Marcus Aurelius – Use what is in thy power

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Marcus AureliusIs it not better to use what is in thy power like a free man than to desire in a slavish and abject way what is not in thy power?

Marcus Aurelius  

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