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All you need is love. But a little chocolate now & then doesn’t hurt.

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now & then doesn’t hurt. – Charles Schulz What does that mean? So many of my posts have been kind of heavy of late, so let’s try something a little lighter in nature.  Chocolate, that wonderful gift from heaven. 😉 OK, I’ll admit it, I’m a […]

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I hear & behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.

I hear & behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. – Walt Whitman This is another of the Twitter friendly,  shortened quotes. The full quote goes like this: “I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God – […]

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Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. – Socrates What does that mean? In the age of Botox and plastic surgery, Beauty can be a much longer-lived tyranny than Socrates first believed. 8) This saying is particularly interesting to me, as I believe this had different meanings to Men and Women.  To Men, I believe the tyranny […]

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We don’t really need most of the things we buy. We just imagine we’d be happier with them.

…we don’t really need most of the things we buy. … We just imagine we’d be happier with them. – Virginia Postrel What does that mean? Sometimes the research on the quote is the most interesting part.  It was a quote that started with “As many a social critic has preached, …”, so it was […]

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The root of joy is gratefulness… For it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.

The root of joy is gratefulness… For it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. – Brother David Steindl-Rast What does that mean? To me, it means most people have it backwards.  We are generally grateful for something joyous, rather than taking joy in a situation that we […]

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By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich. – Democritus What does that mean? Once again, we start with a quote that has been translated from another language, and many liberties will be taken by this author as to what might have been the meaning behind the original words, as translated by another.  Your […]

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