There is nothing like writing

Writing and The Written Word

There is nothing like writing to force you to think and get your thoughts straight.

Warren Buffett

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Poem – A Smile

Writing and The Written Word

Let others cheer the winning man,
There’s one I hold worthwhile;
Tis he who does the best he can,
Then loses with a smile.

— anonymous poem, found in The Book o Virtues, ed. by W. J. Bennett

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Quote – your life’s work

Writing and The Written Word

Whatever your life’s work is, do it well.

—Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Ills of Knowing Too Much

Writing and The Written Word

There is nothing more disenchanting to man than to be shown the springs and mechanism of any art. All our arts and occupations lie wholly on the surface; it is on the surface that we perceive their beauty, fitness, and significance; and to pry below is to be appalled by their emptiness and shocked by the coarseness of the strings and pulleys.

–Robert Louis Stevenson

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we pay too much attention to reformers

Writing and The Written Word

…there is entirely too much attempt at reforming in the world and that we pay too much attention to reformers.

— Henry Ford

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The thing to do is to work

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The natural thing to do is to work—to recognize that prosperity and happiness can be obtained only through honest effort.

— Henry Ford

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It is better to be skeptical of all new ideas

Writing and The Written Word

It is better to be skeptical of all new ideas and to insist upon being shown rather than to rush around in a continuous brainstorm after every new idea.

— Henry Ford

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