Category Archives: conscience

To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.

To refrain from imitation is the best revenge. - Marcus Aurelius What does that mean? Another classically brief quote. But it is packed with meaning. It is talking about revenge and how to best achieve it. However, it doesn’t say to … Continue reading

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There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.

There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse. - Seneca What does that mean? The first thing to acknowledge with this quote is that there are people to whom this … Continue reading

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Through education we have to lead people to see that concern for others is actually in their own interest.

Through education we have to lead people to see that concern for others is actually in their own interest. - Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote starts by recognizing one of the primary truths of life. We cannot force people … Continue reading

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Each person must live their life as a model for others.

Each person must live their life as a model for others. - Rosa Parks What does that mean? Think about that for a moment. There are people who have famously said that they are not a role model, but they are … Continue reading

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The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. - Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. What does that mean? I was reminded of this quote in a recent e-mail exchange. The … Continue reading

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Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. – Voltaire What does that mean? This quote was shortened far before the advent of Twitter. It is from one of his books, and the complete quote is: … Continue reading

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There is a point at which the law becomes immoral and unethical. That point is reached when it becomes a cloak for the cowardice…

There is a point at which the law becomes immoral and unethical. That point is reached when it becomes a cloak for the cowardice that dares not stand up against blatant violations of justice. - Kurt Huber What does that mean? … Continue reading

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