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The human capacity to care for others isn’t something trivial or something to be taken for granted. Rather it is something we should cherish.

The human capacity to care for others isn’t something trivial or something to be taken for granted. Rather it is something we should cherish. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote is about the gentle side of human nature. It urges us to cherish the ability we have to care for others. It asks us […]

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America is woven of many strands. I would recognise them and let it so remain.

America is woven of many strands. I would recognise them and let it so remain. – Ralph Ellison What does that mean? This is another of a series of Twitter-shortened quotes. The full text is: “America is woven of many strands; I would recognize them and let it so remain. It’s ‘winner take nothing’ that […]

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The capacity to devote yourself to the welfare of others yields otherwise unobtainable power and potential for good.

The capacity to devote yourself to the welfare of others yields otherwise unobtainable power and potential for good. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote is about one of the most powerful forces on the planet, the human capacity for love. Isn’t that a good definition for why people will put effort into the welfare […]

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It is because of my wish to be helpful that I share my ideas and experiences; being helpful to even one person is valuable

It is because of my wish to be helpful that I share my ideas and experiences; being helpful to even one person is valuable. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This was a great quote for me, as it explains, at least in part, why I do this blog. The author of the quote has […]

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Without a sense of equanimity, unbiased love and compassion cannot even get started.

Without a sense of equanimity, unbiased love and compassion cannot even get started. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? Let’s start with a definition. At thefreedictionary.com, equanimity is defined as “The quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure.” So, restating the quote, it becomes: “Without an even temper, unbiased love and compassion cannot even get started.” […]

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There is no delight in owning anything unshared.

There is no delight in owning anything unshared. – Seneca What does that mean? This seems fairly straight forward, doesn’t it? How many things have you ever purchased that you deliberately hid from the world, that nobody else knew about? We tend to get stuff to either share or to show off. Some people go […]

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Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do.

Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do. With such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling. – Virgil What does that mean? This time, instead of ancient Greek, we have something translated from ancient Latin.  It appears to be […]

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I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali What does that mean? To me, it means that if you are willing to put up with something you don’t like now, you can have something better afterwards.  To […]

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Developing love and compassion and reducing anger and spite is a universal activity which requires no faith in any religion whatsoever.

Developing love and compassion and reducing anger and spite is a universal activity which requires no faith in any religion whatsoever.– Dalai Lama What does that mean? As the Dalai Lama is a religious leader, I believe he is qualifying his statement to let everyone know that anyone can participate.  The quote talks about his core […]

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Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. – Aristotle What does that mean? Like anything that travels, setting a proper course at the beginning is critical.  If the airplane you are in is off course by 30 degrees, and stays that way for an hour or two, you are going to end up […]

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Sometimes we expect more from others because we’d be willing to do that much for them them.

Sometimes we expect more from others because we’d be willing to do that much for them them. – Unknown What does that mean? To me, it speaks of optimism and generosity, of giving and of love.  Most of us have probably had friends for whom we’d do almost anything (or more).  The single word that […]

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