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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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Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. – Washington Irving What does that mean? This is another Twitter-friendly quote. A slightly longer version of the quote goes like this: “Great minds have purpose, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.” This quote is reminding us that our […]

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If you can dream it, you can do it.

If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney What does that mean? To me, this means pretty much what it says. Now like most simple quotes, there’s a lot more going on. But on the surface, it’s pretty straight forward. The first part, “If you can dream it,” to me says […]

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I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder – Gilbert K. Chesterton What does that mean? This quote is about thanks and the giving of thanks. The quote states that thanks (the mindset of giving thanks) is the highest form of thought. Think about how […]

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I hear & behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.

I hear & behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. – Walt Whitman This is another of the Twitter friendly,  shortened quotes. The full quote goes like this: “I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God – […]

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For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. – Vincent Van Gogh What does that mean? What do you know with certainty?  Have you checked with Socrates about that? (that’s a joke – if you don’t get it, I’ll get around to it shortly)  More […]

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