Archive | April, 2012

If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.

If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy. – Proverb What does that mean? Laughter. It’s one of the best sounds a human can make, and one of the best sounds a human can hear. It makes you feel better, both emotionally and biologically (due to chemicals produced by the body). Laughter […]

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Whatever steps, however small, one can take towards learning to reduce the influence of the negative emotions can be very helpful.

Whatever steps, however small, one can take towards learning to reduce the influence of the negative emotions can be very helpful. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? I like this quote. This quote says that even small steps help. I believe that is a great attitude to have. This quote reminds us that it’s OK […]

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Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.

Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This may come as somewhat shocking to some people, and painfully obvious to many others. Anyone who has been following the violence by the Syrian government against it’s own people knows exactly what this quote means. For those […]

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Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson What does that mean? This is an interesting quote due to the metaphor it uses. Happiness as a potion, a liquid like perfume, to be poured out onto another. It has a certain ring to it, […]

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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. – William Shakespeare What does that mean? This line is from the Bard’s play “All’s Well That Ends Well“, Act 1 Scene 1, where the line is spoken by the mother to the son. This quote is truly worthy life advice for one who is being sent […]

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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. – Oscar Wilde What does that mean? Historically, the reference to being in the gutter usually refers to a drunk who is so drunk and unable to control their body that they literally, as well as figuratively, fall down, roll […]

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I don’t need a man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.

I don’t need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves. – Shirley MacLaine What does that mean? This was the original quote before it was ret-coned into a more politically correct form. It also makes more sense this way. The PC way has ‘anyone’ in […]

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What is right and what is practicable are two different things.

What is right and what is practicable are two different things. – James Buchanan What does that mean? Let’s start with the definition of practicable, as it is not a commonly used word anymore. At theFreeDictionary.com, practicable is defined (in short form) as “feasible”, which differs subtly from practical, which is defined as “useful.” Therefore […]

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It is vital that when educating our children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts.

It is vital that when educating our children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? Some people (the character of W.C.Fields would be a great example) have no love for children in their heart. But even the hardest hearted among us understand that the children are […]

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No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.– Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? “They never saw it coming!” That is the root of this quote. Whether it’s an unexpected hostile takeover in the business world, or a surprise popping of “the question,” nothing is […]

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The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. – Carl Jung What does that mean? Let’s face facts. One size most emphatically does not fit all! I’ve known that my entire life, as I have always been on the tall side. From this, we know […]

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Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.

Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world. – Arthur Schopenhauer What does that mean? We all have our limits. For some, their limit is in the seeing, for others, it’s in the doing. Still others have limits built into their thinking, or their ability to […]

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The victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won.

The victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won. – Sun Tzu What does that mean? This is another Twitter friendly quote, which at full length is as follows: “Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined […]

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Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther. – J. P. Morgan What does that mean? This quote seems to be saying that the horizon moves with you. No matter where you are, you can see only so far. When you move forward to the horizon, […]

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Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. – Charlie Chaplin What does that mean? As this quote is from a movie star, the term close-up means the camera (and therefore, the observer) is close to the subject and the details are very apparent. A long-shot is when the camera (and […]

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