So this is what I found:
“The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we appear to be.”
“He who cannot change teh very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality, and will never, therefore, make any progress.”
“Character building begins in infancy and ends in death.”
“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.”
“He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.”
-Menander of Athens
“The best way out is always through.”
“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”
-Robert Green Ingersoll
“That which we persist in doing becomes easier – not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability has increased.”
“It is what a min thinks of himself that really determines his fate.”
-Henry David Thoreau
“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”
Published by Pete Ippel
Pete Ippel, the son of a dancer and a musician, was born in Oak Park, Illinois and has been surrounded by the arts since birth. He moved to Morris, Illinois in 1989 and started to participate in athletics rather than dance. After high school, Pete attended Cornell University where he received a BA in psychology and a BFA in photo / digital art making. He continued to follow his sporting dreams in the high jump, which culminated in a school record leap of 7 feet 1/2 inch in 2001.
In May 2004 he attained an MFA degree in the New Genres department of the San Francisco Art Institute. Presently Pete is a practicing artist whose work is in numerous private collections and has been exhibited in New York, California, and internationally.
Mr. Ippel resides in Working Artists Ventura, a sustainable artist community in southern California. In addition, he teaches art, is a web developer, an active blogger, and still high jumps from time to time.
As a passionate problem solver and a pragmatic optimist, Pete’s art and his life are full of exciting challenges.
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