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Life, if well lived, is long enough.

Life, if well lived, is long enough. – Seneca What does that mean? This quote is an answer to the eternal question: How long should a life be? Yes, we’d all like to think that we will live for a very long time, but one never knows when it will end. And that is the point […]

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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. – Mohandas Gandhi What does that mean? To me, this is a beautiful quote. It reminds us to stay focused on the good of humanity, as it far outweighs all the […]

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A prince is also respected when he is a true friend and a true enemy.

A prince is also respected when he is a true friend and a true enemy. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? In this passage, he is talking about how a Prince should conduct himself in a manner to gain renown, or a good kind of fame. He urges the Prince to set a fine example, to […]

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Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King Jr. What does that mean? Have any of you waited until you knew everything you needed to know before you started something? Or at least were reluctant to start until you could […]

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Whatever steps, however small, one can take towards learning to reduce the influence of the negative emotions can be very helpful.

Whatever steps, however small, one can take towards learning to reduce the influence of the negative emotions can be very helpful. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? I like this quote. This quote says that even small steps help. I believe that is a great attitude to have. This quote reminds us that it’s OK […]

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I am often asked whether I am optimistic for the future of humanity. My simple answer is yes.

I am often asked whether I am optimistic for the future of humanity. My simple answer is yes. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? I agree with the quote. Yes, there are terrible things going on in the world. Yes, there is civil unrest, war, inhumane treatment of people. However, that’s what we see on the […]

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Tough times never last, but tough people do

Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Dr. Robert Schuller What does that mean? Given the current economic situation, this seemed an interesting quote to tackle. It reminds us that the tough times come and go. Even if things seem bleak today, in a few years it will likely be very different. The quote […]

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If you lose money you lose much, If you lose friends you lose more, If you lose faith you lose all.

If you lose money you lose much, If you lose friends you lose more, If you lose faith you lose all. – Eleanor Roosevelt What does that mean? To me, this quote is about priorities, perspective, and what really matters. People lose money all the time. Have you talked to anyone about their 401K or retirement […]

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The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. – Leonardo da Vinci What does that mean? Let’s face it, I’m the greatest Dad in the world, right? I’ve got the T-Shirt to prove it! Isn’t that what this quote is all about? We often have opinions that are different than what is real. Both overly […]

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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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