Friday Philosophy…Empires

No, I am not talking about the television series “Empire.” 🙂 We’ve only just had cable for the first time in ages, so I haven’t even begun to catch up on any tv shows.

I’m talking about building, working for the future, and contemplating the idea of legacies. I’m approaching this from a more positive standpoint, not a Bubonic Plague/Fall of Rome standpoint. (Can you tell what my daughter has been studying lately?)

“Bring me men to match my mountains: Bring me men to match my plains: Men with empires in their purpose and new eras in their brains.” ~ Sam Walter Foss

“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” ~ Tacitus

“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” ~ Audre Lorde

“I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.’” ~ Katherine Dunham

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” ~ Bruce Lee

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” ~ Shannon L. Adler

Blessings to you all, and never give up!

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