Archive | February, 2013

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. – Ben Stein What does that mean? Well, that doesn’t sound like rocket science, does it? I mean how obvious can a quote be? If you want something, the first step is to figure out what it […]

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Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.

Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman. – Marian Anderson What does that mean? Fear. The very word scares some people. That isn’t so bad. However, sometimes, that fear causes them to act in a way that’s not particularly appropriate. Usually it is quite illogical. Sometimes, though, the fear really […]

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It is the soul they see, not the color of the skin.

It is the soul they see, not the color of the skin.  – Sissieretta Jones What does that mean? I saw an interesting quote on twitter which was very close to this, and started digging. I found the following long version of the quote in a bio page, and used the last bit as the quote […]

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Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues.

Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues. – Ida Cox What does that mean? This is a line from one of her blues songs, of the same title. A slightly longer chunk of lyrics are included at the end of the post. It’s a song from the 1920’s, and is about the difference between the ‘nice girls’ […]

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The real source of inner strength and self-confidence is warm-heartedness.

The real source of inner strength and self-confidence is warm-heartedness. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote is about the ideas of a very wise man for attaining both inner strength, and self-confidence. To me, those are both very important things to have. Inner strength gives you the ability to do what must be […]

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Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.

Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters. – Seneca What does that mean? Most people don’t win awards like a Tony, an Oscar, or a Golden Globe. They play their part, and that’s it. The curtain falls, and it’s over. This quote reminds us that life is […]

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Communication is hearing what’s not being said.

Communication is hearing what’s not being said. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? This is a quote that has been said in many ways by many people, but the basic point is always the same. There are always two parts to everything that is communicated. The part that is said, and the part that is […]

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We must exchange the philosophy of excuse, what I am is beyond my control, for the philosophy of responsibility.

We must exchange the philosophy of excuse, what I am is beyond my control, for the philosophy of responsibility. – Barbara Jordan What does that mean? This is a fairly straight-forward quote. It urges us to quit making excuses. There is always a reason, something outside ourselves, that caused things to not work out. It’s never our […]

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I never had an occasion to question color, therefore, I only saw myself as what I was… a human being.

I never had an occasion to question color, therefore, I only saw myself as what I was… a human being. – Sidney Poitier What does that mean? Some of us are born into a form of luxury, being part of the majority ethnic or religious group in the local area. Others are born into the minority. […]

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Drugs are in every walk of life – doctors, lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM, teenagers on the street, teenagers in school.

Drugs are in every walk of life – doctors, lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM, teenagers on the street, teenagers in school. – Smokey Robinson What does that mean? This is the witness of human nature by a Rock and Roll, as well as Rhythm and Blues legend. He’s seen it all, the highs […]

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You may delay, but time will not.

You may delay, but time will not. – Benjamin Franklin What does that mean? This quote is about the unrelenting nature of time. It just keeps coming and coming and coming. That’s just the nature of time. It flows on, it keeps going. Whether you like it or not, here it comes. Again. More. We can, […]

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By implementing the practice of love and compassion, we will naturally live a non-violent way of life.

By implementing the practice of love and compassion, we will naturally live a non-violent way of life. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote has in interesting premise. It speaks about living a life where we regularly practice love and compassion, and make it part of our daily lives. What will that do for us? […]

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No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.

No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline. – Seneca What does that mean? This quote is about the end of excuses. “I couldn’t help myself.” Or “I knew it was wrong, but I was over-whelmed and did it anyway.” These are the excuses of people […]

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The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi What does that mean? This quote, by a well known American Football coach, is all about motivation, and if you have enough of it or not. In the sport, […]

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For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. – Judy Garland What does that mean? Trying to logically explain a quote about love… This is going to be fun! What the quote is saying is that there is a special connection […]

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