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I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali What does that mean? To me, it means that if you are willing to put up with something you don’t like now, you can have something better afterwards.  To […]

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Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. – John Wooden What does that mean? Is the glass half empty or half full?  Do you cry and complain about how things worked out, or do you play the hand you are dealt to the best of […]

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What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.

What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him. – Louis L. Mann What does that mean? To me, it talks about the trials and tribulations that happen in life.  So much “stuff” happens to you.  Some of what has happened to you has been wonderful, and some of it was significantly […]

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Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman What does that mean? Many people find shadows kind of scary, and they are a metaphor for the things that would bother you if you saw them regularly, or focused on them.  Many people also find the sun […]

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You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe What does that mean? Well, most people are really nice to the people who can help them.  Weather it’s buttering them up or brown-nosing, there are a plethora of terms […]

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A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. – Muhammad Ali What does that mean? To me, this talks about how our experiences (especially when taken across 3 decades) should change our view. For a person still think the same after […]

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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? To me, this talks of acquiescence to greater and greater ills.  Weakness in attitude: attitude towards what?  The second half, speaking of character, points to the weakness being in moral attitude. But how does this weakness apply to character?  My view […]

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