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The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. – Confucius What does that mean? This quote reminds me to be wary of the boastful and the prideful. These people are not modest in their speech. Some may have accomplished much, but there are ways of letting the world know of your […]

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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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There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart

There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart. – Saint Augustine What does that mean? Humility, or the act of being humble, is about being modest, and is the antithesis of arrogance and pride. Acting in a humble manner does bring a powerful level of emotion with it, at least in my experience. As […]

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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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Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. – Les Brown What does that mean? To me, this is about being kind, but with a very broad target, and thinking far into the future. Trees take a fairly long time to be useful. Even the quick growing trees […]

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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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You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West What does that mean? As the naughty vixen of the early talkies (movies with sound), she used this line as a calling card for her sensual side. However, this is a valid quote absent the innuendo. We do only […]

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It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. – Roger Babson What does that mean? To me, this is a core belief. I believe neither is final. If you try to do something and fail, you can always make an adjustment and try again, and again and again. Eventually, […]

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I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.

I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart What does that mean? He’s marching to the beat of his own drummer. He’s doing what seems appropriate to him at the time. He doesn’t change to try to please others, he doesn’t change to […]

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One must steer, not talk.

One must steer, not talk. – Seneca What does that mean? While I doubt Seneca had cellphones and driving in mind when he put this together, it does seem to apply fairly well, doesn’t it? However, given the century, my guess is that he was probably talking about a boat and the navigation thereof. So, while […]

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It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.

It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. – Muhammad Ali What does that mean? To me, it talks of one of humankind’s greatest fears, the fear of the new, the unknown.  He talks about people being afraid to meet challenges, and states that he wasn’t. He […]

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Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. – Dale Carnegie What does that mean? This quote reminds me of the 80/20 rule – 80 percent of the tasks just take 20 percent of the time, and the final 20 percent takes 80 percent of the time.  Start with the […]

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One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked.

One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked. – Chinese Proverbs What does that mean? To me, this speaks to fear – a fear that paralyzes, a fear that stops us dead in our tracks.  What would happen to us if we were to stop eating?  You’d die pretty […]

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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about. – Benjamin Franklin What does that mean? To me, it means (paraphrasing here) “get up off the couch and make something of yourself” or something to that end.  Either that, or you need to write something… not like this blog, something really interesting, something […]

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