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Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead!

Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead! – David Farragut What does that mean? This quote is apparently a contraction of a series of orders given by Admiral David Glasgow Farragut. Generally accepted as the original statement is “Damn the torpedoes!” said Farragut, “Four bells. Captain Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed!” This command was given in […]

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The quickest way to become troubled is to be concerned with what people are gonna say about your life and your work.

The quickest way to become troubled is to be concerned with what people are gonna say about your life and your work. – Ahmad Jamal What does that mean? This is another way of saying that you can’t please all the people all the time. This quote advises us to not trouble ourselves with the opinions […]

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Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.

Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This quote is another in a long series of truisms which warn us against sloth, procrastination, and other forms of time wasting. This quote speaks of the possibility of squandering an opportunity through not taking action soon enough. […]

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Warm-heartedness reinforces our self-confidence – giving us not a blind confidence, but a sense of confidence based on reason.

Warm-heartedness reinforces our self-confidence – giving us not a blind confidence, but a sense of confidence based on reason.– Dalai Lama What does that mean? Warm-heartedness, to me, is a form of self-confidence. It is a statement of having a trust in ourselves that is so great that we are willing and able to go beyond […]

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The man who has no imagination has no wings.

The man who has no imagination has no wings. – Muhammad Ali What does that mean? To me, this quote is all about possibility. If you can’t imagine it, how are you ever going to actually do it? Imagination is all about seeing the possibilities when all the others can see is are problems. Imagination is […]

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As you develop a more compassionate attitude, you feel less anxiety, while your determination and self-confidence increase.

As you develop a more compassionate attitude, you feel less anxiety, while your determination and self-confidence increase. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote is about the benefits of developing a more compassionate attitude. The claim is that there will be less anxiety, more determination, and greater self-confidence. From my experience, it appears that these […]

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Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.

Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong. – Unknown What does that mean? While this may not be a “real” quote, spoken by a single famous person, it is derived from a similar saying in nearly every culture from ancient times to the present. Whether it’s “Practice makes […]

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Whatever steps, however small, one can take towards learning to reduce the influence of the negative emotions can be very helpful.

Whatever steps, however small, one can take towards learning to reduce the influence of the negative emotions can be very helpful. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? I like this quote. This quote says that even small steps help. I believe that is a great attitude to have. This quote reminds us that it’s OK […]

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Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.

Indecision and delays are the parents of failure. – George Canning What does that mean? Indecision and delays. These are the things that keep stuff from getting done. When you can’t make a decision, when you can’t act promptly, that’s what’s going to keep your project on the drawing board when you should be busy making things happen. When you don’t get things […]

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It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.

It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to. W. C. Fields What does that mean? This quote is quite moving, and touches me deeply. It’s also interesting, as the character portrayed by the actor was always quite the rascal, praising his favorite alcoholic drinks, and being less than kind in his talk […]

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Freedom lies in being bold.

Freedom lies in being bold. – Robert Frost What does that mean? Let’s start by looking at the opposite. As opposite of free that I can think of is being a prisoner. By definition they have no freedom. How bold are they? Other than the occasional ‘bold and daring escape attempt,’ bold is usually only seen in […]

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One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe What does that mean? This is a quote that seems so obvious, but so many people haven’t thought it out. While I have thought similar things, I was never able to put it so eloquently. It starts by […]

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Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. – Dale Carnegie This is a twitter-friendly quote, part of a longer quote: “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” What does that […]

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If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. – Vincent Van Gogh What does that mean? This is similar to yesterday’s post, which dealt with fear. Here, we are talking about overcoming doubt. This post, by a troubled and misunderstood artist, […]

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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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