plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose…

During these times of lack of harmony among men and nations, when the world is rocked with chaos and strife and lack of faith, what greater work could a man engage in than that of planting constructive thoughts where destructive ones grew before?  You have influence with a certain number of people and if you wish to exercise that influence so it will bring you the greatest return in happiness and in fortune you will lay aside all hatred or prejudice which may have fastened itself upon you and devote every ounce of your influence to helping men see the folly of strife and struggle and destructive effort.  In thus wielding your influence for good you may be sure that your efforts will return to you, like a boomerang, not to curse but to bless you and yours, for as surely as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west the world will hand you back that which you hand it.   You can be a man with a grievance or a man with a message; you can be a BUILDER or a DESTROYER, but make sure of this, that you can no more tear down without in turn being torn down, than you could sow wild mustard and reap a harvest of oats.

Napoleon Hill, November 1921

Thanx to Lime for sending this on…what I wouldn’t give to have 10% of this man’s attitude….



Filed under common sense, culture, life, philosophy

7 responses to “plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose…

  1. You should win the Nobel Peace Prize for all that potential…


  2. i’m so delighted you liked this so much. i love that not only is this man living well himself but he is challenging others to do so as well.

  3. excellent quote as well and thank you for that.

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    I love that little man.
    I want my children to follow him around for about a month and get a friggin’ clue.
    Great quote too

  5. The video keeps stopping because of my connection. I will try later. I’m already teary and inspired from 4 seconds!

  6. Actually I just realized I’ve watched this before. AMAZING individual. I need to revisit.Thank you for the opportunity.

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