History is full of men and women who have reached pinnacles of riches and greatness only to die broke and alone. How many of the modern day lottery winners, with all their new found money manage to make a success of their life?
Why? Because Success must start within, not given from without. To be successful in anything you want, first work on yourself. Clean up your inside, for your inside BECOMES your outside.
It will do yo no good to become super successful in making a living, making money, if you remain a failure in making a life. To build a good, successful life, get to the root of true greatness. Good BOOKS are a great starting place.
John Hopkins said, "The best well -rounded education is a collection of good books."
Edison said, "Don't read merely good books, read only the best books. It'll take many lifetimes to read all the merely good books."
Why do I pull most of my quotes from the great men and women of the past? Because they wrote about and were concerned with the well - being of the WHOLE man -woman. Today's writers seem more concerned with material wealth and technology then well- being.
Remember to journey to greatness whatever you deem to be great for you, start from the inside out. Technology has nothing to do with it. As a matter of fact in many instances it retards the inner growth.
To go one step better than just reading the best books, read the best parts of the best books. Look at what some of the great men of the past said about books (Get your own list going.)
Willam James: "To neglect the wise sayings of great thinkers is to deny ourselves our truest education."
Patrick Henry, "My favorite thought stimulators are the maxims of great men. They give me advice beyond all price. They help me to solve all my difficult problems."
Goethe: "Time has weeded out of the great books, all the unnecessary details and left us the gist, the essentials, -PROVERBS. They are the wisdom of the ages in the fewest words."
Thomas Jefferson, "Mankind would loose half it's wisdom built up over the centuries if it lost it's sayings. They contain the best parts of the books."
President Teddy Roosevelt: "Any reading is better than none, but I prefer the book of the century rather than the book of the week or any cheap novel. Time and the mind are too precious to waste to spend on anything but the best."
Henry Ford said: "Find a way or make one."
These wise sayings, from the greatest books will grip us. They will enter our blood and our bones, becoming part of us to guide us, warn us and inspire us.
The Laws of Quantum Physics tell us that we become what we think about. If we think about wise sayings we become WISE. If we think about Courageous sayings we become Brave. Sayings raise our level of consciousness.
If everybody read and practiced the golden messages of the Proverbs, we would not need jails, war, hospitals, and psychiatrists.
Mastering the Proverbs, brings us culture, a mature atitude, noble character, emotional maturity and a feeling of wholeness. It is these inside qualities that will be reflected to our outside world and bring us success.
We are heirs to all the wisdom and history of the ages. We can walk through life alongside Socrates, Emerson, Goethe, William James, Hubbard, Edison etc.
Ellis Peterson AKA Ragnar Storyteller is a retired math professor and electronics engineer. He has studied astrology, metaphysics, runes and quantum physics for over 25 years. He is truly a knowledgeable gray beard. His writings are refreshing. He has combined the ancient wisdom teachings with the 21st century laws of quantum physics.
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