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A miscellany of maxims; Part II


Continued from Part I


Leadership is never inherited; sometimes learned , always earned.




How old would I be

If I did not know anymore.

For all the years I feel and see.

I think my age to be twenty-four.

Who is to know and who is to say

If I am older and know thine score

I could be this age for today

And I could live this way even more

Shane July 2015


I have thought for some time that if I were to be an artist that I would become an unpleasant person to be around. Shane 2014


Simplicity is not an action plan; it's a state of mind. Success is a journey and boredom is the opposite. Living is an exploration . Discovery is found by giving. Shane 2015 Keep courage in your thoughts and dignity in your actions. Do not trust the riddle of fear over the courage of action. Do not believe in the mystery of magic over the power of belief.


I want to set aside contentment so that I may discover what opportunities lay ahead. My positive attitude may be weakened and I can afford the risk. Shane 2011


How happy is he, who can satisfy his hunger with any food, quench his thirst with any drink, please his ear with any painting, any sculpture, any architecture, and divert his mind with any book or any company.


It often takes years to be an overnight success.


People notice when you always act from integrity (and they notice when you don’t too).


Businesses cycle. Healthy relationships endure.


If you are to become successful, you must learn the value of trying, failing and trying something different. The key word is “different” – if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.


"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." - Jim Rohn


Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy”


“Money never starts an idea. It is always the idea that starts the money.” Owen Laughlin


All men should strive

to learn before they die

what they are running from, and to, and why.

~James Thurber


No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.


You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself. ~Alan Alda


Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor. ~Dr. Alexis Carrel


You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. ~James A. Froude


For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed. ~Clifton Fadiman


Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character. Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul. ~Author Unknown


When one feels pulled to do a particular thing, when one has passion for a certain life path, karma is always involved. Continue down the path that makes you feel fulfilled. ~Kwan Yin


A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. ~Jean de La Fontaine


Driving down the wrong road and knowing it,

The fork years behind, how many have thought

To pull up on the shoulder and leave the car

Empty, strike out across the fields; and how many

Are still mazed among dock and thistle,

Seeking the road they should have taken?

~Damon Knight, The Man in the Tree, 1984