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We cannot change the past, but we can reshape the future. Young people have the opportunity to create a happier, better future.

We cannot change the past, but we can reshape the future. Young people have the opportunity to create a happier, better future. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This is a nice, simple, honest quote. Clean and refreshing. What is done is done. That’s how it starts. The past is what it is. All we can […]

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The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable. – Seneca What does that mean? Anxious. Nervous. Worried. The future can be a scary thing. However, being anxious doesn’t make it any less scary. Nor does it change the possibility that things will turn out in a less-than-pleasant manner. Worrying about what the future will […]

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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones. – Seneca What does that mean? This is a great quote for the weekend. Consider the pleasure, as some call it, of a few drinks. That can be fun, even pleasurable. Now consider making the mistake of trusting your judgement while intoxicated. How […]

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It’s unrealistic to think that the future of humanity can be achieved only on the basis of prayer, what we need is to take action.

It’s unrealistic to think that the future of humanity can be achieved only on the basis of prayer, what we need is to take action. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? To me, this is a very practical and pragmatic quote. While some might be quick to use it to deride prayer or belief in […]

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The best way to predict the future is to create it.

The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker What does that mean? The Future… Kind of scary sounding. Full of unknowns. Full of twists and turns. How can you possibly predict it? This quote says that the best way to know what is coming is to be an active participant. By […]

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I am often asked whether I am optimistic for the future of humanity. My simple answer is yes.

I am often asked whether I am optimistic for the future of humanity. My simple answer is yes. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? I agree with the quote. Yes, there are terrible things going on in the world. Yes, there is civil unrest, war, inhumane treatment of people. However, that’s what we see on the […]

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Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. – Oscar Wilde What does that mean? This quote states that everyone who has been declared a Saint was, at one time, something less than saintly. This is a word of encouragement, that every person who has been made a saint was once a normal […]

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My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.

My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life. – Miles Davis What does that mean? I believe his quote is saying that he is always thinking about creating. For him the future begins anew every single morning. Each day is another step in […]

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