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The best revenge is to be unlike the one who performed the injustice.

The best revenge is to be unlike the one who performed the injustice. – Marcus Aurelius What does that mean? This quote is translated in many forms, including “The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.” which is very close to what my paper copy of Meditations says. This is something you have […]

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To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.

To refrain from imitation is the best revenge. – Marcus Aurelius What does that mean? Another classically brief quote. But it is packed with meaning. It is talking about revenge and how to best achieve it. However, it doesn’t say to serve it cold, or when they aren’t looking for it. The quote is about restraint. […]

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That which you resist, stays.

That which you resist, stays. – David R. Hawkins What does that mean? This is an interesting quote, suggested by a reader. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the quote in context, so I’m not sure exactly what it means. However, it is similar to other quotes I have heard, and I’ll use that as a basis […]

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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. – Albert Schweitzer What does that mean? This is another quote which has been shortened for twitter. A more complete version of the quote is: “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from […]

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First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win. – Mohandas Gandhi What does that mean? This is the block diagram for the path of peaceful resistance. They start by pretending you are insignificant. Then they make fun of you, trying to demean or dismiss your movement and/or objective. […]

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