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Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do than what one can do.

Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do than what one can do. – Lin Yutang What does that mean? To me, this is about where your talents are and where they are not.  No matter how badly you want to play the piano at Carnegie Hall, if the best you can […]

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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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Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. – Plato What does that mean? To me, this quote is about leading by doing.  Do good deeds.  In doing so, repeatedly, we begin to strengthen ourselves.  The strength will be from both the repetition of doing (like building a muscle), and by […]

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It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. – Confucius What does that mean? Keep on keeping on! Go the distance. It isn’t over until I win. However you want to word it, you keep moving in the direction of your goal. Some goals come easily. Others take […]

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I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan What does that mean? This quote seems to imply the fruit of success grow from the ashes of failure.  How does one fail their way to success?  Well, outside politics, that is.  Well, you can […]

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