Where Business Collides with Human Nature

Socrates, Aristotle and Confucious as Bloggers

Deep thoughts for an entrepreneur to consider to achieve success:  Go back in time to when there was no TV or Internet.  Blogging by those from ancient times would give us deep thoughts vs. noise, don't you think?

Wisdom from ages past:

"The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear." - SOCRATES

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." - Confucius

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."  - Aristotle

“Every man is the architect of his own future”. 
Sallust (86 -35 BC) Roman Historian

“Your life is an expression of all your thoughts.”
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180) - Roman Emperor and Stoic Philosopher 

“Men are not troubled by things themselves, but by their thoughts about them”.
Epictetus (C. 55 - C. 135) - Greek Stoic Philosopher

“He has half the deed done who has made a beginning”.
Horace (65-8 B.C.) - Roman Poet and Satirist

“First say to yourself what would you be; and then do what you have to do”.
Epictetus (C. 55 - C. 135) Greek Stoic Philosopher

“The nature of man is always the same; it is their habits that separate them”.
Confucius (551-479 B.C.) - Chinese Philosopher

“Take charge of your thoughts. You can do what you will with them”.
Plato (428-327 BC) - Greek Philosopher and Prose Writer

“They can do all because they think they can”.
Virgil (70-9 BC) - Roman Poet

“Where fear is . . . happiness is not”.
Seneca (4BC - AD65) - Roman Philosopher and Playwright

“Give me 'where to stand' and I will move the earth”.
Archimedes (287-212 BC) - Syracusan Mathematician, Astronomer and Inventor

“Learn what you are and be such”.
Pindar (522-438 BC) - Greek Poet

“What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do”.
Aristotle (383-322 BC) - Greek Philosopher

“Our life is what our thoughts are make it”.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180) Roman Emperor and Stoic Philosopher

“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”.
Solomon (10th Century BC) - King of Israel & reputed author of Biblical Books

“When the mind is thinking, it is talking to itself”.
Plato (428-327 BC) - Greek Philosopher and Prose Writer

“What we are is what we have thought for years”.
Gautama The Buddha (560-480 BC) - Indian Spiritual leader and Founder of Buddhism

“How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself”.
Publilius Syrus - (1st century BC) - Latin Writer of Mimes

“Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be a time. Let it first blossom then bear fruit, then ripen”.
Epictetus (C. 55 - C. 135) Greek Stoic Philosopher

“Practice yourself for heaven’s sake, in little things; and thence proceed to greater”.
Epictetus (C. 55 - C. 135) Greek Stoic Philosopher

“Perseverance is more prevailing than violence and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little”.
Plutarch (C. A.D. 46 - C 120) - Greek Biographer and Essayist

These quotes seem familiar.  Has the human condition and basis for success not changed?  

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