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It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. – Marcus Aurelius What does that mean? While this appears to be an interesting German to English translation, the core of the quote remains the same, and a longer version is included at the bottom of the post. […]

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You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. – Louise Hay What does that mean? This is an interesting quote, in that it describes so many of us, at least at some point in our lives. Sadly, this behavior seems to be part of human nature. We are […]

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Even though I am limited by my resources I am never limited by my resourcefulness.

Even though I am limited by my resources I am never limited by my resourcefulness. – Andrew G. Warby What does that mean? I like this quote, as it reminds us that we don’t need to ever be stuck and unable to get things done. There are ways to move forward, if we can just think […]

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Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.

Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk. – Joaquín Setantí What does that mean? Often cited to Seneca, it appears to actually be from an Early Renaissance Spanish Philosopher. But either way, it is a useful quote to consider. What happens when you take action? You […]

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A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is.

A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is. – Seneca What does that mean? To me, this is a statement of our relative condition. Someone from the very cold regions of the planet might be miserable at the equator, while someone from there might feel just fine. Who is more miserable, a rich person […]

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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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All is in the course of change; and you yourself are constantly changing and, in a sense, passing away; and so too is the entire universe.

All is in the course of change; and you yourself are constantly changing and, in a sense, passing away; and so too is the entire universe. – Marcus Aurelius, from the book Meditations, IX. 19 What does that mean? The sad thing about the quote is that it is absent of context. It exists in Meditations as […]

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It is the debtor that is ruined by hard times.

It is the debtor that is ruined by hard times. – Rutherford B. Hayes What does that mean? This is another Twitter-friendly quote which has been shortened from the original: “Let every man, every corporation, and especially let every village, town, and city, every county and State, get out of debt and keep out of debt. It […]

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Many have dreamed up republics and principalities which have never in truth been known to exist…

Many have dreamed up republics and principalities which have never in truth been known to exist… – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This is a Twitter friendly shortening of a fairly long quote: “Many have dreamed up republics and principalities that have never in truth been known to exist; the gulf between how one should […]

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Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. – Sam Ewing What does that mean? I laughed when I first saw this one. It is so true! I can name a dozen or so people for each of the […]

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The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. – Sydney J. Harris What does that mean? Boy, do I feel this one today! I have so much to do, and no where near enough time in which to do it. But that’s exactly when you need to slow down and relax. […]

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It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken

It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken. – Aristotle What does that mean? If I had been thinking, this would have been posted on the 31st of December, where it would have been a bit more topical. However, with the events of New Years Eve still fresh […]

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Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours. – Richard Bach What does that mean? Put another way, if you argue for your limitations, who will argue against you and against your limitations? Unless you have a full-time side-kick, probably nobody. So whatever you say you can’t do, you won’t likely ever try, as […]

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The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets. – Will Rogers What does that mean? This is a quote from the cowboy, aviator, humorist, columnist and movie star from the early 20th century.  One of his favorite targets for skewering was the government.  This is probably one of […]

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God gave us burdens, also shoulders.

God gave us burdens, also shoulders. – Yiddish Proverbs What does that mean? To me, this speaks about our luck, our fate, our destiny, our karma or whatever other term you want to use.  We all have things we’d rather not have to do, but that seems to be our lot in life.  But it […]

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