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In a race it’s right to want to win but not cheat. So in life; strive for what’s yours, but don’t take others have striven for.

In a race it’s right to want to win but not cheat. So in life; strive for what’s yours, but don’t take others have striven for. – Chrysippus What does that mean? This was another interesting quote to research, as it is quoted by Cicero to illustrate a point, and is paraphrased for use on […]

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Living your life honestly and truthfully will create trust and friendship.

Living your life honestly and truthfully will create trust and friendship. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? How do you define your friends or the people you trust? Do the words honest and truthful show up very often? What about the words dishonest and untruthful? Not everyone is perfect. We all have our flaws. Most […]

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In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? – Saint Augustine What does that mean? In a much longer passage, this quote has an example of a pirate who has been captured and brought before Alexander The Great. The pirate said in his defense that the only difference between himself and Alexander […]

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All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.

All the world’s a stage & all the men and women merely players. – William Shakespeare What does that mean? This is one of the more famous quotes of the Bard. It is said by Jaques: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, […]

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Love is when you don’t have to be with another person to touch their heart!

Love is when you don’t have to be with another person to touch their heart! – Torquato Tasso What does that mean? Most of us have been there. Even if it is from loss, perhaps the passing of a beloved grandparent, we feel them in our heart, even though they are not there. While this quote […]

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He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it. – Seneca What does that mean? This is the classic lesson from the origin of Spider Man. Whether from the comics or from the movies, Peter Parker (aka Spider Man) has the opportunity to stop a crime, but decides not to interfere. A […]

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Altruism is not merely a religious ideal; it is an indispensable requirement for humanity at large.

Altruism is not merely a religious ideal; it is an indispensable requirement for humanity at large. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote reminds us that while altruism is associated with religious orders and organizations, it is an attitude and behavior for all of us. Even those who have no particular religious affiliation or tendencies. Altruism […]

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It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me.

It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me. – Franz Liszt What does that mean? This is a great quote, one that inspires us to leave the world a better place than when we arrived, and to assist others as best […]

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Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required.

Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required. – Winston Churchill What does that mean? Today, in the USA, we celebrate Memorial Day, a day dedicated to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. With that in mind, we look at today’s quote, from Sir (along with many […]

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I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. – Bob Dylan What does that mean? This is an interesting quote in that it reminds us that freedom comes with responsibility. Ask anyone what their favorite freedom is and they will likely talk for quite some […]

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Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.

Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This may come as somewhat shocking to some people, and painfully obvious to many others. Anyone who has been following the violence by the Syrian government against it’s own people knows exactly what this quote means. For those […]

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Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty

Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty. – Cicero What does that mean? This quote is about fear, and duty. Fear is a powerful motivator, but a brief one. Once the danger or threat is gone, so is the motivation. If the only reason you do something you should be doing (a duty) is […]

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The most important thing is to have a sense of responsibility, commitment, and concern for each of our fellow human beings

The most important thing is to have a sense of responsibility, commitment, and concern for each of our fellow human beings. –  Dalai Lama What does that mean? This saying seems to be about the duty of each human being towards the rest of humanity. This duty has three aspects, and he implies we should have towards […]

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A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue.

A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue. – Russian Proverb What does that mean? As an aside, this is also listed as an Assyrian Proverb. It means just what it says, that a mere friend will simply agree with you.  A true friend will stand their ground and let […]

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