Ancient Wisdom of the Day – 6/30/2010

“How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.”
— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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  1. Herb Ely says:

    “I told my players they should never try to be better than someone else. They should simply never cease trying to be the best they can be, in every sense. If you get too concerned and engrossed in things over which you have no control it has an adverse effect on the things over which you do have control.” John Wooden

  2. JKB says:

    Hey, we can use that on the letterhead of Blogs Anonymous.