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Sheldon Weiner, partner, Egan Berger & Weiner LLC

A founding partner of Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC, Sheldon Weiner, LUTCF, has more than three decades of experience in the financial industry. After graduating from the University of Maryland, and the Hartford Insurance Company School of Advanced Underwriting, he earned the LUTCF (Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow), and also served as president of Creative Financial Programs, Inc.

Weiner has 10+ years of experience as a teacher and lecturer for various educational institutions in the area, and is an active member of the Financial Planning Association.

For more information, and to contact Weiner, send him an email at sweiner@ebwllc.com or call 703-506-0030 ×106.

_Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Voya Financial Advisors, member
SIPC. Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC is not a subsidiary of nor controlled by Voya Financial Advisors._

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

I’ve come to confirm that one’s title, even that of president, says little about how well one’s life has been led. No matter how much you’ve done, or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, to learn, and to achieve.”

– Barack Obama

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.”

– The Dalai Lama

‎The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

Success is about finding a livelihood that brings joy, self-sufficiency, and a sense of contributing.”

– Anita Roddick

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”

– J.K. Rowling

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

A man without a smiling face
 should not open a shop.”

– Chinese Proverb

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which obstacles vanish.”

– John Quincy Adams

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”

– President Calvin Coolidge

You must have chaos within you, to create a dancing star.”

– Frederic Nietzsche

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

– E.B. White

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

– Christopher Morley

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
 what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I’m not afraid of storms,
for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

– Louisa May Alcott

‎Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

– Booker T. Washington

Some things are destined to be—it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.”

– J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

– Abraham Lincoln

Part of your destiny is to live in the zone of maximum satisfaction.”

– Martha Beck

How do you stay resilient? It’s about momentum. Like riding a bicycle. If you stop you fall over. So I keep pedaling.”

– Diane Lane

No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.”

– Martha Beck, from "Leaving the Saints"

With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
 The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”

– Sonia Croquette

The best hobbies are the ones that take us furthest from our primary occupation.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leon Joseph Suenens

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.
 If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey

That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”

– Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

This is the age when magical technologies make more and more radically fun ideas plausible, even easy. You’re only limited by your creativity.”

– Martha Beck

‎No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”

– J. Kristnhamurti, The First and Last Freedom

To find what you seek in the road of life, leave no stone unturned.”

– Edward Bulwer Lytton

The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.”

– Charles Brower, Advertising Hall of Fame

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

– Ajahn Chah

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”

– Marcel Proust

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself—your own thinking coming back at you.”

– Byron Katie

To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.”

– Anna Pavlova

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.”

– Lord Chesterfield

The world I believed in, back in my most innocent, uninformed, childish mind—is real.”

– Martha Beck

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.”

– Edgar W. Howe

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare