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The human race is governed by its imagination.

The human race is governed by its imagination. – Napoleon What does that mean? I can’t imagine what he could possibly have meant. Well, sarcasm aside, the human imagination is responsible for almost everything we have. Someone had to imagine light at night to see in the dark before candles or light bulbs could be […]

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The distance between your dreams and reality is called action.

The distance between your dreams and reality is called action. – Unknown What does that mean? This quote is about making your dreams a reality. We all have them, although we might call them aspirations or plans. But we all want to accomplish things. These things start as ideas in our minds. We develop them, […]

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Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, & share your passion with them.

Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, & share your passion with them. – HOLSTEE What does that mean? As is so often the case, this Twitter-friendly quote is just a small excerpt from a longer quote, which paraphrases the middle third of […]

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Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming, but vision with action can change the world.

Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming, but vision with action can change the world. – Nelson Mandela and Joel A. Barker What does that mean? This quote apparently has some dispute regarding the proper attribution. Regardless of who said it, I believe it is an interesting quote […]

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In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. – János Arany What does that mean? This quote is from a poet and writer of ballads in Hungary in the 1800s. Given the way poets tend to write things, this makes perfect sense. Many things are impossible, given our present knowledge and technology. But dreams are not […]

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To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven. – Karen Sunde What does that mean? I find this to be a very interesting quote. It doesn’t (by itself) state that it is specifically about romantic love, although it isn’t difficult to come to that conclusion. Yet I firmly believe that it can be applied to […]

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If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever. – Alfred Lord Tennyson What does that mean? While I couldn’t find the book or poem this is from, nor the words missing from the middle, if the BBC says it’s one of Tennyson’s best quotes, it can’t […]

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Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman What does that mean? There is a slightly longer version of this quote, which I greatly prefer. It starts with an extra sentence, and is as follows: “I have come to learn […]

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What’s talked about is a dream. What’s envisioned is exciting. What’s planned becomes possible. What’s scheduled is real.

What’s talked about is a dream. What’s envisioned is exciting. What’s planned becomes possible. What’s scheduled is real. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? This quote is about the steps one goes through on the path from an idea to a result. It starts with you talking about it. To yourself, to a friend, just out […]

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When you are in Love you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.

When you are in Love you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams. – Dr. Seuss What does that mean? I imagine most of us have been there at some point in our lives. They walk in, and the world simply stops. No one else exists. Not one thing is more important than they […]

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If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.

If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs. – Tony Gaskins What does that mean? This quote is about your future, and what your plans for it might be. If you have no specific plan, or aren’t working on your dreams, what will you be doing? According to this quote, […]

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Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.

Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity. – Will Smith What does that mean? That’s quite a slap in the face, isn’t it? Being real has just been equated with mediocrity, with not really doing much or making much of a difference. But is it true? I found this quote interesting, because after a […]

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It is the soul they see, not the color of the skin.

It is the soul they see, not the color of the skin.  – Sissieretta Jones What does that mean? I saw an interesting quote on twitter which was very close to this, and started digging. I found the following long version of the quote in a bio page, and used the last bit as the quote […]

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I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. – Estée Lauder What does that mean? This quote goes to the heart of the definition of ‘dream.’ To some, a dream is more a fantasy, something you engage in when you don’t have anything better to do, or don’t want to think about what you should […]

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Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them. – Unknown

Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them. – Unknown What does that mean? This quote reminds us that it takes effort to accomplish anything. Dreaming is a fun pastime. It is a place for our imaginations to take us. However, dreams aren’t real, and never will be. Our dreams […]

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