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Great spirits have always faced violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Great spirits have always faced violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? Like many things Einstein said, there’s a very simple core, but often, many words are needed to get just the right flavor.  Dissected, great spirits, violent opposition & mediocre minds are the key portions of the quote.  In […]

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Once a word leaves your mouth, you cannot chase it back even with the swiftest horse.

Once a word leaves your mouth, you cannot chase it back even with the swiftest horse. – Chinese Proverbs What does that mean? To me, the quote is saying that something that is said, cannot be un-said.  If you say it, type it, post it, e-mail it or even think it too loudly, the deed […]

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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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Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. – Aristotle What does that mean? Fear.  That’s a powerful word, if you let it be.  Think of the things you are afraid of.  Not all are “evil” in the classic good/evil viewpoint.  If we go with that, it really does fall apart pretty quickly, as […]

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