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The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.

The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. – Jim Rohn What does that mean? I find this is an interesting quote, as in my life I have been both a doer and a watcher. And when I was a doing things, I could feel the envy of those who […]

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Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.

Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. – Booker T. Washington What does that mean? As is so often is the case, this Twitter friendly quote is just part of a longer quote. This is a slightly longer version of the quote: “In meeting men, in many places, I have […]

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You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – Aristotle What does that mean? While the word ‘anything’ is an absolute, and I try to avoid absolutes when I can, this is a case of dramatic license. Does breathing count as anything? […]

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No one knows what he can do till he tries.

No one knows what he can do till he tries. – Publilius Syrus What does that mean? That is an interesting observation. It’s so true, but I had never thought about it in that manner before. How do you know what you can do? You do it. You either succeed, or you fail. Now you know. […]

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Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. – Voltaire What does that mean? This quote was shortened far before the advent of Twitter. It is from one of his books, and the complete quote is: “A minister of state is excusable for the harm he does when the helm of […]

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People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.

People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do. – Lewis Cass What does that mean? This is a classic, which has been said many ways before, from elegant, through practical, to downright crass. But the point remains clear, say what you will, it’s what you actually do that matters. People […]

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Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them. – Unknown

Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them. – Unknown What does that mean? This quote reminds us that it takes effort to accomplish anything. Dreaming is a fun pastime. It is a place for our imaginations to take us. However, dreams aren’t real, and never will be. Our dreams […]

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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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First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. – Epictetus What does that mean? So how does one become something that they wish to be? According to the quote, the first step is to say to yourself what you wish to become. Note that it doesn’t say […]

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To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say

To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say. – Descartes What does that mean? This quote reminds us that people will say things that they think you want to hear, or that they believe are expected of them. However, they might not truly believe the words […]

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