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Ponder Points

A Ponder Point is a significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument or suggestion that needs to be weighed in the mind with thoroughness and care.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Points Worth Pondering From Thoreau


I learned this, at least, by my experiment;that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

An efficient and valuable man does what he can,whether the community pay him for it or not.The inefficient offer their inefficiency to the highest bidder,and are forever expecting to be put in office.

Perfect sincerity and transparency make a great part of beauty,as in dewdrops, lakes, and diamonds.

Say what you have to say, not what you ought.Any truth is better than make-believe.

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.

It is never too late to give up your prejudices.

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