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Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. – Franklin D. Roosevelt What does that mean? This quote is a denouncement of predestination. It says quite clearly that we are not prisoners of fate. We are not the victims of whatever has been decided by who or whatever decides these things. While […]

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No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. – Voltaire What does that mean? The preeminent trait of humankind is our ability to think. Yes, some other creatures can do some basic problem solving, but humans are still the best at it. It’s what got us organized, took us from sharpened sticks to missiles, […]

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Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you

“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is, everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you … the minute that you understand that you can poke life … that you can change it, you can mould it … that’s […]

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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke What does that mean? This is the age-old truth of mankind. Was the horseless carriage powered by magic, or a small steam engine? What kind of magic made the telegraph work? What about the magic box that repeated what others said miles away (radio or […]

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My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.

My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life. – Miles Davis What does that mean? I believe his quote is saying that he is always thinking about creating. For him the future begins anew every single morning. Each day is another step in […]

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As human beings we have intelligence and courage. Provided we use these qualities, we will be able to achieve what we set out to do.

As human beings we have intelligence and courage. Provided we use these qualities, we will be able to achieve what we set out to do. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? To me, it reminds us that we are able to do whatever we set out to do, that we can achieve anything in […]

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