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Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. – Confucius What does that mean? This quote is about the synergy between knowledge and ideas of how to do things. Learning brings knowledge. Thought brings ideas of how to do things. Knowledge of how to do something without actually giving any consideration to […]

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It is important to appreciate the contribution compassion and warm-heartedness make to happiness.

It is important to appreciate the contribution compassion and warm-heartedness make to happiness. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote addresses a portion of the sources of happiness. It lists compassion and warm-heartedness as significant contributors to our happiness. If you have read any of his ‘The Art of Happiness’ books, you know that he […]

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One of the most important tricks for maximizing your productivity involves matching your mental state to the task.

One of the most important tricks for maximizing your productivity involves matching your mental state to the task. – Scott Adams What does that mean? This is an interesting quote, as I realize I do this sometimes. On the days when everything goes well, I was using this technique. Think about it. If you’ve got a lot […]

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The beginning is the most important part of the work.

The beginning is the most important part of the work. – Plato What does that mean? The wikiquote translation of the quote is “the beginning in every task is the chief thing” which I consider to be close enough to be the same thing. This quote is accurate in so many ways, it’s hard to know […]

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The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain What does that mean? While this has not been definitively sourced to the late, great Mark Twain, I believe that it is a great thought. Until we are born, there isn’t much to […]

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It is important to let people know that they have the source of contentment and happiness within themselves.

It is important to let people know that they have the source of contentment and happiness within themselves. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? I like this quote, as it is a reminder of something we all know, and have experienced, yet so often forget. This quote is a reminder of all the days […]

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It is important for us to examine our motivation in our day to day life.

It is important for us to examine our motivation in our day to day life. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? Why do we do the things that we do? What are our motivations? What are the reasons behind our actions? How often do you ask yourself about these things? Can you tell yourself why you […]

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More important than being loved is to love.

More important than being loved is to love. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? Loving, or the act of giving love away to another, is a very powerful force. Receiving love is also powerful, but it relies on others to act in a loving manner towards you. To me, this quote is all about the power […]

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The most important things in life aren’t things.

The most important things in life aren’t things. – Anthony J. DeAngelo What does that mean? Think for a moment about what is most important to you. How many of them were things, rather than people or ideals? Did your cell phone, your car, your house, your job, or some other ‘thing’ make the list? If […]

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One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe What does that mean? This is a quote that seems so obvious, but so many people haven’t thought it out. While I have thought similar things, I was never able to put it so eloquently. It starts by […]

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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. – Jackie Robinson What does that mean? It can be kind of hard to admit, but with over 6 Billion other humans on the planet, we’re not all that significant in the overall scheme of things. To me, that is what the quote is saying. We don’t matter, we’re not important, with one significant […]

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It is important that when pursing our own self-interest we should be “wise selfish” and not “foolish selfish”

It is important that when pursing our own self-interest we should be “wise selfish” and not “foolish selfish”. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This is another Twitter-friendly shortened quote. The full quote is: It is important that when pursing our own self-interest we should be “wise selfish” and not “foolish selfish”. Being foolish selfish […]

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Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do than what one can do.

Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do than what one can do. – Lin Yutang What does that mean? To me, this is about where your talents are and where they are not.  No matter how badly you want to play the piano at Carnegie Hall, if the best you can […]

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