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There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.

There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself. - Louis XIV What does that mean? This quote is about what you do after you finish doing this quote. In that blog post I discussed how challenging it can … Continue reading

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To be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.

To be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile. – Plato What does that mean? This is a Twitter friendly version of the full quote: “The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be … Continue reading

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The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred

The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred. - Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote lauds those who can conquer their inner demons of anger and hatred. In doing so, the quote says that it is … Continue reading

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I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. ~ Aristotle What does that mean? To me, this is talking about the eternal internal struggle of humanity. We … Continue reading

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The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.

The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow. – Chinese Proverb Also: The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. – Sun Tzu And: To fight and conquer in all our battles is … Continue reading

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