Archive | December, 2012

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. – Lao Tzu What does that mean? Once again, we have another Twitter-friendly shortened quote. The more complete version is “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs […]

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Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave ’em all over everything you do.

Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave ’em all over everything you do. – Elvis Presley What does that mean? Think what you will of the King of Rock and Roll, but he did have a way of turning a phrase. We leave a little bit of ourselves in or on everything […]

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The best way of fulfilling your own interest is to take care of others.

The best way of fulfilling your own interest is to take care of others. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? I suppose this quote depends on how you define your own interests. Yes, there are things in which you are interested, and things you think you want, but what is in your actual best interest? […]

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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.

A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand. – Seneca What does that mean? This concept is always a heated topic, but one that I believe should be addressed. This quote simply states a simple truth of basic physics. An object at rest remains at rest until acted on by […]

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The bigger picture can’t be seen by those without vision.

The bigger picture can’t be seen by those without vision. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? Have you ever looked at something really small? So small you had to move your face really close to it? A small flower or perhaps a bug? Or perhaps you were looking at a scratch or dent on a […]

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True Friendship is the least jealous of loves. Two friends delight to be joined by a third, and three by a fourth.

True Friendship is the least jealous of loves. Two friends delight to be joined by a third, and three by a fourth. – C.S. Lewis What does that mean? This quote is taken from a longer quote on the differences between romantic love and friendship. In it the larger quote (see the confirmed link at the bottom […]

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Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it. – Gordon R. Dickson What does that mean? While this is another commonly associated quote that has not yet been sourced, it is so true that I couldn’t pass it up. How many of you have seen the […]

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The time to repair a roof is when the sun is shining.

The time to repair a roof is when the sun is shining. – John F. Kennedy What does that mean? While this quote is listed as unsourced at WikiQuote (the 9th entry in their “Unsourced” section), it is still widely held that he said something like this. If so, the quote probably goes back to a saying […]

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I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.

I criticize by creation, not by finding fault. – Cicero What does that mean? In this case, the phrase “by creation” means to form or create something new. In other words, the quote is implying that it is better to criticize something by creating a solution which solves the problem, or is otherwise better, rather than by […]

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Don’t blame others for your uneasy feelings; blame your own state of mind. This is why altruism brings you greater peace of mind.

Don’t blame others for your uneasy feelings; blame your own state of mind. This is why altruism  brings you greater peace of mind. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This is an interesting quote, as it hearkens back to the concept that unease, like happiness, comes from within. That’s not saying there are not things outside of you […]

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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult. – Seneca What does that mean? This quote tries to differentiate between the things we are afraid to do because they are hard and the things that are hard because we are […]

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When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. – Maya Angelou What does that mean? This is a great quote. It’s about being cheerful in giving, and how that cheerfulness brings blessings. It’s also about accepting with a grateful heart, and how that gratitude brings blessings as well. Giving cheerfully usually isn’t too difficult, as […]

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It would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was 20 rather than when I was 82.

It would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was 20 rather than when I was 82. – Dave Brubeck What does that mean? Once again, we have a nice, short, Twitter-friendly quote with which to work. The more complete version of this quote is “I’m beginning to understand myself. But it […]

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All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me.

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. – Walt Disney What does that mean? This is yet another Twitter-friendly of a slightly longer quote: “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, […]

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Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. – Thomas Carlyle What does that mean? This quote explains my dislike of the “everyone’s a winner” mentality in a nutshell. Yes, it has it’s place for the kinder-gardeners, but at some point, kids have to realize that in life, sometimes things just don’t go their way. This quote explains […]

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