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Seneca

"A good person dyes events with his own color . . . and turns whatever happens to his own benefit."

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MORE IDEAS FROM 30 Must-Read Quotes That Will Help You Turn Any Problem Into Something Great

Viktor Frankl

"Man does not simply exist but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become the next moment. By the same token, every human being has the freedom to change at any instant."

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Epictetus
"Don’t let the force of an impression when it first hit you knock you off your feet; just say to it: Hold on a moment; let me see who you are and what you represent. Let me put you to the test."

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Epictetus

"In life our first job is this, to divide and distinguish things into two categories: externals I cannot control, but the choices I make with regard to them I do control. Where will I find good and bad? In me, in my choices."

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Wendell Phillips

"What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better."

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Sir Henry Royce

"Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble."

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LeRoy Percy

"A man’s job is to make the world a better to place to live in, so far as he is able — always remembering the results will be infinitesimal — and to attend to his own soul."

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind. There’s no other definition of it."

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Chuck Palahniuk

"The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close up."

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Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"The best men are not those who have waited for chances but who have taken them; besieged chance, conquered the chance, and made chance the servitor."

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Samuel Williston - 19th Century paleontologist

“The course of evolution has been to reduce the number of parts and to adapt those which remain more closely with their special uses, either by an increase in size or by modifications of their shape and structure.”

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Two of the biggest innovations

Two of the biggest innovations of modern times are cars and airplanes. At first, every new invention looks like a toy. It takes decades for people to realise the potential of it.

  • Adolphus Greely, a brigadier general, was one of the first people outside the car industry to consider the usefulness of a "horseless carriage." He bought three cars in 1899 for the U.S. Army to experiment with. It was envisioned to be used as transportation of light artillery such as machine guns, to carry equipment, ammunition, and supplies.
  • The Wright brothers saw the prospects of their new flying machine to be used as a reconnoitering agent in a time of war. The U.S. Army purchased the first "flyer" in 1908.

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Buridan’s Ass

A thirsty donkey is placed exactly midway between two pails of water. It dies because it can’t make a rational decision about which one to choose. A form of decision paralysis.

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