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I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense. – Harold S. Kushner What does that mean? To me, it sounds like the story of my life. When I started out, I knew nothing. 8) Since then I’ve learned a few things about […]

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Nobody who ever gave his best, regretted it.

Nobody who ever gave his best, regretted it. – George Halas What does that mean? Having done a Vince Lombardi quote about 2 weeks ago, I thought it time to give Papa Bear equal time. (I’m a Bears fan, what can I say!). I don’t think I have ever heard of anyone who, on their death-bed, […]

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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. – Confucius What does that mean? To me, this says when the going gets tough, don’t give up. The toughness is a clue that you need to adjust your approach. This is important, as many people will […]

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You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West What does that mean? As the naughty vixen of the early talkies (movies with sound), she used this line as a calling card for her sensual side. However, this is a valid quote absent the innuendo. We do only […]

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If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. – Mohandas Gandhi What does that mean? This saying has been stated by many people in many different ways, but it gets back to the same basic […]

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To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. – Anatole France What does that mean? To me, this kind of wraps up the activities of the past week or so.  To accomplish great thins, it says, we need to do four things.  In order of […]

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Million dollar ideas are a dime a dozen. The determination to see the idea through is what’s priceless.

Million dollar ideas are a dime a dozen. The determination to see the idea through is what’s priceless. – Robert Dieffenbach What does that mean? To me, this says that there are lots of great ideas out there.  And not just any ideas, Million Dollar ideas.  Really good ideas.  Lots of them, all over the […]

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Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.

Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. – Golda Meir A longer version of the quote: “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of […]

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Great spirits have always faced violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Great spirits have always faced violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? Like many things Einstein said, there’s a very simple core, but often, many words are needed to get just the right flavor.  Dissected, great spirits, violent opposition & mediocre minds are the key portions of the quote.  In […]

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Its amazing what you can accomplish when you do not care who gets the credit.

Its amazing what you can accomplish when you do not care who gets the credit. – Harry S. Truman What does that mean? One of the things that seems to matter to important people, is the very status of being a very important person.  Tautological, yes, but true.  To some people, the idea that someone […]

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