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Be who you are & feel the love of all those who accept you for your true essence!

Be who you are & feel the love of all those who accept you for your true essence! – Tony Robbins What does that mean? This is a great quote, as it is all about being authentic. You have to be who you are. You can’t be someone else, even if you wanted to. It […]

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Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation. – Henry David Thoreau What does that mean? This is a slight misquote of what is in the book, but helps make it better understood for most people. And, given the age in which it was written, the word men should now be applied to all people. The […]

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Warm-heartedness is the key factor that allows me to smile and be happy, even in the company of strangers.

Warm-heartedness is the key factor that allows me to smile and be happy, even in the company of strangers. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? If you are feeling all mean and spiteful, how happy are you going to be? And it won’t matter if you are with strangers or not, because you simply won’t like […]

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There is no remedy for love but to love more.

There is no remedy for love but to love more. – Henry David Thoreau What does that mean? This quote is about love. Deep and intense, possibly even romantic. While some might hide from love after a loss, this quote posits that the proper solution is more love. A remedy for something is a way […]

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It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.

It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing. – Seneca What does that mean? That is my mantra! I know more useless stuff than just about anyone else out there! But why would that be better than knowing nothing? To me, that’s a very interesting question. Take a moment to consider […]

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A good way to work for a more peaceful world is to develop concern for others.

A good way to work for a more peaceful world is to develop concern for others. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote urges us to consider how to make for a more peaceful world. The quote says that being concerned for others will help bring peace to the world. If you think about it, […]

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When we develop a sense of concern for others’ well-being then the very basis of anger is no longer there.

When we develop a sense of concern for others’ well-being then the very basis of anger is no longer there. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote is about a way to quell anger within yourself. When you are angry at someone, how concerned are you about their well-being? Do you care if they are […]

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Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men. – Jane Addams What does that mean? This is a neat quote. It talks about the definition of civilization being tied to how we live. It says that if we live with an attitude of respect for all others, we are behaving […]

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Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. – Mother Teresa What does that mean? How good does it feel to say “Hi!” to someone, and have them look up with a scowl on their face? Compare that to having them look up with a smile on their […]

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Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss What does that mean? While at first, years and years ago, I considered this line to be trite and unhelpful, over the years, I have warmed to the power and wisdom of this quote. It is about the ending of things, it’s about […]

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The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. – Aristotle What does that mean? For those who never had two or more dogs, this might not make much sense. But if you ever had more than one dog at the same time, you know that there is no such thing […]

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