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Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.

Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own. – Bruce Lee What does that mean? The first part of this quote is fairly straight forward. It is part of what learning is all about. You retain what helps you in your daily life: Pass the Test; Survive; Improve. The […]

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Greatness acts it doesn’t wait to see what everyone else is going to do.

Greatness acts it doesn’t wait to see what everyone else is going to do. – Cornell Thomas What does that mean? This is a quote about following your own path. It is about the difference between leading and following. It is about knowing who you are and what you want from life. Sheep follow the leader. […]

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In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.

In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy. – Cicero What does that mean? I’m not an expert in how Latin is translated, and I was unable to find the exact source of the quote, so I’m going to have to guess a little. The quote, read as written, sounds awkward. I’m going to put […]

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It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table.

It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table. – Johannes Brahms What does that mean? This is a classic. Not just by age, but by it’s nature. Humankind has always been building things, it’s part of our nature. And there is always the urge […]

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Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you

“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is, everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you … the minute that you understand that you can poke life … that you can change it, you can mould it … that’s […]

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde What does that mean? To me, this quote is about individuality and uniqueness of each of us. We are each unique, even identical twins. While they may act like each other, each one has their own wants and desires, making them different. Everyone else is […]

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