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Money is human happiness in the abstract.

Money is human happiness in the abstract. – Schopenhauer What does that mean? The longer version of the quote (included at the bottom of the post) goes on to state that once one can no longer be happy, in concrete form, the person will focus solely on money. Happiness comes to humans in many forms. […]

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The human race is governed by its imagination.

The human race is governed by its imagination. – Napoleon What does that mean? I can’t imagine what he could possibly have meant. Well, sarcasm aside, the human imagination is responsible for almost everything we have. Someone had to imagine light at night to see in the dark before candles or light bulbs could be […]

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Whether we follow a religious path or not, as human beings we all need affection.

Whether we follow a religious path or not, as human beings we all need affection. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? Even tough guys need a little affection. Sometimes very little, but they’ve got a soft spot somewhere. Even Hollywood knows it. And they use it in their movies. But how many people do you […]

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Love and compassion are qualities that human beings require just to live together.

Love and compassion are qualities that human beings require just to live together. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? I like this quote as it talks about a fundamental truth which we often ignore, despite knowing it to be true. Even as children, we understood this. We all live together on this planet. In the […]

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Use your human intelligence in the best way you can; transform your emotions in a positive way.

Use your human intelligence in the best way you can; transform your emotions in a positive way. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? We all have a level of intelligence which we can use to change our nature and our attitudes. The question is how often do we think or attempt to do so? We can […]

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As human beings, we have a common responsibility to build a more peaceful society.

As human beings, we have a common responsibility to build a more peaceful society. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? I like this quote, as it is simple common sense. We wouldn’t run a family or a business the way we run the world. That just wouldn’t make sense. We have our own voice, and our […]

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Among human beings trust comes about, not from expressions of wealth or fame, but from our showing affection.

Among human beings trust comes about, not from expressions of wealth or fame, but from our showing affection. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote is about trust, and how we go about earning it. Animals may have a different method, but for we humans, it is pretty straight forward. The quote lists a few […]

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Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. – Seneca What does that mean? This quote is about the human condition, and one of our primary jobs as a human being. While we can be kind to animals, plants and even minerals, the real point of our existence begins by being […]

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I never had an occasion to question color, therefore, I only saw myself as what I was… a human being.

I never had an occasion to question color, therefore, I only saw myself as what I was… a human being. – Sidney Poitier What does that mean? Some of us are born into a form of luxury, being part of the majority ethnic or religious group in the local area. Others are born into the minority. […]

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The basic quality that any great story must have is a story that illustrates the human condition.

The basic quality that any great story must have is a story that illustrates the human condition. – William Shatner What does that mean? While this quote is about telling a story, I’m going to use an old quote from Ben Franklin and discuss this quote in terms of living the story, or writing it […]

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The human capacity to care for others isn’t something trivial or something to be taken for granted. Rather it is something we should cherish.

The human capacity to care for others isn’t something trivial or something to be taken for granted. Rather it is something we should cherish. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote is about the gentle side of human nature. It urges us to cherish the ability we have to care for others. It asks us […]

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As human beings we have intelligence and courage. Provided we use these qualities, we will be able to achieve what we set out to do.

As human beings we have intelligence and courage. Provided we use these qualities, we will be able to achieve what we set out to do. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? To me, it reminds us that we are able to do whatever we set out to do, that we can achieve anything in […]

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