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It’s unrealistic to think that the future of humanity can be achieved only on the basis of prayer, what we need is to take action.

It’s unrealistic to think that the future of humanity can be achieved only on the basis of prayer, what we need is to take action. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? To me, this is a very practical and pragmatic quote. While some might be quick to use it to deride prayer or belief in […]

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If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it! – Johnathan Winters What does that mean? This is a quote by the late great funny man Johnathan Winters. While it’s said in a humorous manner, the quote is very serious. How long are you going to wait for the perfect opportunity? How long will you […]

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Love what is. Appreciate what is. Accept what is, or use what is! There is only power in what we do with what we have.

Love what is. Appreciate what is. Accept what is, or use what is! There is only power in what we do with what we have. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? How many times have you said that you’d do something if only you had one more thing, which you didn’t have? To me, that’s […]

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A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? How often do you make mistakes when you are doing something which you have mastered? When was the last time you fell down while walking? When was the last time you stabbed yourself in the face with a […]

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The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.

The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it. – Seneca What does that mean? Which team hopes more for good fortune (or good luck), the team which has worked hard and prepared for the contest, or the one which hasn’t done the work to prepare? Which one would be considered more deserving of […]

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Remember: courage, unused, diminishes. Commitment, unexercised, wanes. Love, unshared, dissipates.

Remember: courage, unused, diminishes. Commitment, unexercised, wanes. Love, unshared, dissipates. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? This quote reminds me of how fleeting the moment can be. It’s like the expression “strike while the iron is hot” for iron cools quickly and is more easily worked while hot. It’s fairly easy to be brave for a […]

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Inspirational quotes are sweet and feel good for about 3 seconds after you read them. But a Quote is worthless without action.

Inspirational quotes are sweet and feel good for about 3 seconds after you read them. But a Quote is worthless without action. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? This quote is the whole point of this blog. Quotes on Twitter are the junk food of the modern mind. As the quote says, the sayings are […]

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The difficulty, the ordeal, is to start.

The difficulty, the ordeal, is to start. – Zane Grey What does that mean? The author of today’s quote was also the author of more than 90 books, so I would dare say he knows of which he speaks. The thought of writing a book, a whole book, is quite daunting to me, even though I […]

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It is as natural to die as to be born.

It is as natural to die as to be born. – Francis Bacon What does that mean? While some lament death as the end, others welcome it as a new beginning. I’m not sure what it actually is, but I believe it is, as the quote says, as natural as being born. A similar saying is […]

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Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.

Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today. – Seneca What does that mean? This is a bit of ancient wisdom regarding time management. It has been seen in many cultures throughout time. In this version, expectation is held up as a terrible waste of our lives. It is […]

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Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it. – Gordon R. Dickson What does that mean? While this is another commonly associated quote that has not yet been sourced, it is so true that I couldn’t pass it up. How many of you have seen the […]

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The time to repair a roof is when the sun is shining.

The time to repair a roof is when the sun is shining. – John F. Kennedy What does that mean? While this quote is listed as unsourced at WikiQuote (the 9th entry in their “Unsourced” section), it is still widely held that he said something like this. If so, the quote probably goes back to a saying […]

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No one knows what he can do till he tries.

No one knows what he can do till he tries. – Publilius Syrus What does that mean? That is an interesting observation. It’s so true, but I had never thought about it in that manner before. How do you know what you can do? You do it. You either succeed, or you fail. Now you know. […]

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In times of peace, prepare for war.

In times of peace, prepare for war. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This quote has been around since long before Machiavelli. However, it is very close to passages in The Art of War and in The Prince, and fits with his basic attitude. This quote is also commonly attributed to Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus but actually goes […]

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I have a new philosophy. I’m only going to dread one day at a time.

I have a new philosophy. I’m only going to dread one day at a time. – Charles Schultz What does that mean? This is a great quote from Charlie Brown, one of the author’s more famous characters from the Peanuts comic strip. He always seems to have the worst possible luck. Nothing ever seems to work out […]

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