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Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom

Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom. – Cicero What does that mean? In this quote, I believe he is talking about the fact that knowledge doesn’t have morals built into it. Fire can be used to keep you warm, or it can be used to kill you. Fire […]

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When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice

When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice. – William James What does that mean? To quote the rock band Rush, “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.” I believe that this is what the quote boils down to. For those […]

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If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided

If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? This is a Twitter-Friendly version of “Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” This quote is about hesitation, reluctance to commit and the trouble you can get […]

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The world is a dangerous place to live. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

The world is a dangerous place to live. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? The quote starts by saying the world is a dangerous place, which it always has been, and likely, always will be. However, […]

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Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. ― Thomas Jefferson What does that mean? Did you ever wonder what kind of person you are or wish to be? Did you ever wonder what you want to be when you grow up, or at least when you […]

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Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. – Goethe What does that mean? To me, this quote talks about preparation, planning, and foresight. Or more precisely, the complete lack of it. If you had been doing […]

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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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Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours. – Richard Bach What does that mean? Put another way, if you argue for your limitations, who will argue against you and against your limitations? Unless you have a full-time side-kick, probably nobody. So whatever you say you can’t do, you won’t likely ever try, as […]

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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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The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. – Stephen Covey What does that mean? Let’s see if we can dissect the quote, shall we? If I’m reading this right, there are three “main thing” repetitions. Let’s color code them to make this easier.      The main thing is to keep […]

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You cannot make progress without making decisions.

You cannot make progress without making decisions. – Jim Rohn What does that mean? This is another Twitter-friendly short quote. The full quote is as follows : “It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.” How do you […]

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If you don’t know where you’re going…

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there. – Lewis Carroll But this line is not in the Alice in Wonderland books. The proper exchange is : “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get […]

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We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. – Carlos Castaneda What does that mean? The full quote is “The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.”  I had never […]

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