Temperance 1/29/2019

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. -William Faulkner

Who are you really competing against? Now that you got that down, go out and win!

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The Virtue of Temperance

Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you don’t have it, then life will be much harder. Rather than automating your life for success, your habits will be weak and detrimental. Temper your desires of excess. There is joy in moderation.

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Prudence 1/28/2019

Go wisely and slowly, lest you rush, stumble, and fall. -William Shakespeare

Slow and steady wins the race.

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The Virtue of Prudence

There is an unlimited wealth in having wisdom that goes beyond money, possessions, and social status. We can all grow in wisdom if we choose to pursue it. King Solomon regarded as one of the wisest to have lived said: Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding, for the gain of it is better than gain from silver, and its profit better than gold. –Proverbs 3:13-14

Can you hear the call of wisdom? It is there, we only have to listen.

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Charity 1/27/2019

To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success. -Henry Ford

Have you ever heard that the more you give the more you get? The more value you bring to this world the more valuable you will be.

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The Virtue of Charity

Many view charity as financial aid to the less fortunate. But charity goes beyond gifts of money. We can be charitable in our actions to those who need it. We can lend a helping hand to those who are suffering physically, mentally, and spiritually. How far can a kind smile, a kind word, or a kind act go? Sometimes these gifts go much farther than money.

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Faith 1/25/2019

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. -Washington Irving

Are you a dreamer or are you a doer? It is good to have faith that our wishes will come true, but faith without works is dead.

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The Virtue of Faith

There are things out there that we cannot see, but we know it is there. Not only do we accept these truths, but we rely upon them with confidence. Our faith goes beyond our belief in God. It extends to our country, our families, and our friends.

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Courage 1/24/2019

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses his courage loses all. -Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

The lion without a heart is no lion at all, only a shell without substance.

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The Virtue of Courage

Do you have the heart to forge ahead? Can you keep going even though your body and your mind wants you to stop? There are those who bend underneath the pressure, and then there are those who have the fortitude to continue standing. The heart of courage, a chief virtue of the soul.

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Justice 1/23/2019

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. -Gloria Steinem

What’s wrong with being pissed off? At least you can do something about that. Don’t you want to be free?

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The Virtue of Justice

What does it mean to live a just life? If right thoughts and right actions equal righteousness, can we be righteous? Our hope is that others treat us with justice. This of course is no guarantee, but it does not change our responsibilities. It is our responsibility to be honest in our deeds and in our words, and that we treat others with justice.

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Temperance 1/22/2019

The measure of who we are is how we react to something that does not go our way. -Gregg Popovich

It takes discipline and control to react in an appropriate way. Do you have enough of it?

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The Virtue of Temperance

Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you don’t have it, then life will be much harder. Rather than automating your life for success, your habits will be weak and detrimental. Temper your desires of excess. There is joy in moderation.

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Prudence 1/21/2019

If at first you don’t succeed, before you try again, stop to figure out what you did wrong. -Leo Rosten

Only a fool will make the same mistakes over and over. Test, fail, analyze, correct, test again. Repeat as necessary.

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The Virtue of Prudence

There is an unlimited wealth in having wisdom that goes beyond money, possessions, and social status. We can all grow in wisdom if we choose to pursue it. King Solomon regarded as one of the wisest to have lived said: Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding, for the gain of it is better than gain from silver, and its profit better than gold. –Proverbs 3:13-14

Can you hear the call of wisdom? It is there, we only have to listen.

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Charity 1/20/2019

Try not to become a person of success, but rather a person of value. -Albert Einstein

You want to be successful? Make it your mission to help as many people as you can.

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The Virtue of Charity

Many view charity as financial aid to the less fortunate. But charity goes beyond gifts of money. We can be charitable in our actions to those who need it. We can lend a helping hand to those who are suffering physically, mentally, and spiritually. How far can a kind smile, a kind word, or a kind act go? Sometimes these gifts go much farther than money.

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