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Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. – Elbert Hubbard What does that mean? Too many people seem to take life so very seriously. This quote advises us against that path, urging us to loosen up a little bit and have some fun. Why, you ask? The quote […]

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Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. – William Penn What does that mean? Time. You never know how much you have, but yet we still waste it. There are only so many hours in each week, yet still we waste several of them. Time is something we cannot get back, […]

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The power of truth never declines. Force and violence may be effective in the short term, but in the long run it’s truth that prevails.

The power of truth never declines. Force and violence may be effective in the short term, but in the long run it’s truth that prevails. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? To me, this quote is about the futility of force and violence. Those are never durable or enduring solutions. They may be a […]

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You don’t have to try, you just have to be.

You don’t have to try, you just have to be. – David Viscott What does that mean? To me, this quote is about the age-old struggle. On one hand, we feel a need to excel, to do something, to be someone, to be important, or to matter in some way, shape or form. Yet it […]

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Great changes start with individuals; the basis of world peace is inner peace in the hearts of individuals, something we can all work for.

Great changes start with individuals; the basis of world peace is inner peace in the hearts of individuals, something we can all work for.  – Dalai Lama What does that mean? I like this quote, as it is the basis of a lot of what I have been saying in my blog posts for years. Only the […]

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Forgiveness is how we put a stop to anger, ill-will and a desire for revenge.

Forgiveness is how we put a stop to anger, ill-will and a desire for revenge. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote, as you might imagine is about forgiveness and the power that one simple act has to change our lives, and to change the lives of others. The quote mentions just a few of […]

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If we have peace of mind, we’ll always feel happy. Deceiving ourselves that money is the source of happiness, we won’t.

If we have peace of mind, we’ll always feel happy. Deceiving ourselves that money is the source of happiness, we won’t. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote is specifically about the relationship between happiness and peace of mind. In fact, that is the first part of the quote in a nutshell. If we can […]

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The opponent of peace of mind is not something external, but within us.

The opponent of peace of mind is not something external, but within us. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? Everyone I know is looking for peace of mind. If they have none, they want some. If they have some, they want more. And I include myself in that group. How about you? The thing that we […]

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True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. – Seneca What does that mean? This quote is about relaxing and being ‘in the moment.’ How often do we hurry to get here or there? How often do we rush to finish something so that we can then rush to work on […]

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Anybody can become angry. But to be angry… at the right time and for the right purpose is not within everybody’s power.

Anybody can become angry. But to be angry… at the right time and for the right purpose is not within everybody’s power. – Aristotle What does that mean? This is a popular quote, but shortened for twitter. The longer version is: “Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right […]

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Everybody wants a happy life and a peaceful mind, but we have to produce peace of mind through our own practice.

Everybody wants a happy life and a peaceful mind, but we have to produce peace of mind through our own practice. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote starts out with a fairly straight-forward premise. We all want to be happy, however we might define that state. We also want a peaceful mind, free from […]

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You can’t make footprints on the sands of time by sitting on your butt… and who wants to make butt-prints?

You can’t make footprints on the sands of time by sitting on your butt… and who wants to make butt-prints? – Bob Moawad What does that mean? This is an interesting quote, talking about making footprints in the sands of time. The sands of time is another way of saying making history, and you can’t leave […]

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Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment.

Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment. – C.S. Lewis What does that mean? This is another age-old truth. It is easy to be benevolent when things are going your way. It’s easy to be happy, to be generous, gregarious, and all those other fun things, so long as the […]

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Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues.

Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues. – Ida Cox What does that mean? This is a line from one of her blues songs, of the same title. A slightly longer chunk of lyrics are included at the end of the post. It’s a song from the 1920’s, and is about the difference between the ‘nice girls’ […]

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True love is like a fine wine, the older the better.

True love is like a fine wine, the older the better. – Fred Jackob What does that mean? While I’m no connoisseur, I do like the occasional glass of wine. What I have been told is that the flavor of a good batch of grapes takes time to properly develop, and that’s one of the reasons why […]

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