Archive | December, 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 250,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 5 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than […]

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If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.

If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.  – Zig Ziglar What does that mean? Also attributed to B.J. Marshall, this is more a truism than anything else. So many people, myself included, who just do things, without any real aim in the doing of it. If one has a plan, and a mission […]

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The very purpose of spirituality is self-discipline. Rather than criticizing others, we should evaluate and criticize ourselves.

The very purpose of spirituality is self-discipline. Rather than criticizing others, we should evaluate and criticize ourselves. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? Recently, I was riding in a car when the driver criticized the driver we were following for their driving style. To me, that was exactly what this quote was about. They were criticising […]

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I don’t consider myself bald, I’m just taller than my hair.

I don’t consider myself bald, I’m just taller than my hair. – Seneca What does that mean? While this may seem a flippant quote, to me, it has deeper meaning. To me this quote is about being at ease with who you are and your physical condition. While many people complain about aspects of themselves, this […]

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The bravest are those who have vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.

The bravest are those who have vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. – Thucydides What does that mean? In researching this quote, I found it is sourced both to Pericles and to Thucydides. The latter is famous for having written the History of […]

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Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. – Henri Cartier-Bresson What does that mean? I love this quote, as it is all about short-cuts, or more precisely, the lack of them. While there may be some on a map, in real life there just aren’t any. So many people want a pill, a ‘magic bullet,’ a […]

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The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – Saint Augustine What does that mean? This is an interesting way of making an analogy. One page of a book will only give you so much information. You will never know about what happens in the next chapter, much less […]

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Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah What does that mean? This is another Twitter-friendly shortened quote. The more complete quote is “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate […]

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Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. – Alexander Smith What does that mean? To me, this is a quote about that odd phenomenon of instant friends and love at first sight. The former is more about a familial or fraternal love, while the latter is about a […]

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A real sense of concern for others breeds trust, which in turn leads to friendship and a sense of security.

A real sense of concern for others breeds trust, which in turn leads to friendship and a sense of security. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This is another interesting sequence of emotional states. The quote says that when you show others a sense of concern, you will instill them with feelings of trust towards you. […]

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I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso What does that mean? Well, that makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? If you don’t know how to do something you don’t have too many options. You can sit there and do nothing, but that’s […]

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What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It is for the superfluous we sweat.

What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It is for the superfluous we sweat. – Seneca What does that mean? This one is so true, it almost hurts. It is especially this time of year, when it is all too easy to get caught up in materialism or consumerism. Do you require a big […]

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Absence diminished mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and kindles fire.

Absence diminished mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and kindles fire. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld What does that mean? In this season of holiday celebration, there are many who are away from the ones they love and whom they care about. This quote is about the power of absence on a […]

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Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb What does that mean? I like this quote, as it is about the ‘never say die’ attitude. It means getting back up every time you get knocked down, fall down, or otherwise end up feeling down. Even if you start feeling like one of those inflatable […]

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