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Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. – Elbert Hubbard What does that mean? Too many people seem to take life so very seriously. This quote advises us against that path, urging us to loosen up a little bit and have some fun. Why, you ask? The quote […]

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Never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.

Never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. – Winston Churchill What does that mean? This quote is often badly mistaken to mean that one should be stubborn, as the portion of the speech immediately preceding this might seem to say, taken out of context. But the “Never, never, never… give up” […]

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Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.

Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide. – Cicero What does that mean? Excess is often synonymous with too much of something. But you can also have an excess of caution, or in other words, you can also have too little of something. The quote asks us to consider a middle path, […]

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I never spend a day in idleness. I set aside even part of the night for study.

I never spend a day in idleness. I set aside even part of the night for study. – Seneca What does that mean? This quote is from a longer passage in which he talks about his dedication to his art, and more importantly, why he does so. He talks about withdrawing from the business of […]

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Even though I am limited by my resources I am never limited by my resourcefulness.

Even though I am limited by my resources I am never limited by my resourcefulness. – Andrew G. Warby What does that mean? I like this quote, as it reminds us that we don’t need to ever be stuck and unable to get things done. There are ways to move forward, if we can just think […]

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I shall never allow myself to stoop so low as to hate any man.

I shall never allow myself to stoop so low as to hate any man. – Booker T. Washington What does that mean? This is something he said a lot. It has been recorded in slight variants, including substituting ‘permit’ for ‘allow’ as well as “I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate […]

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That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned.

That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned. – Seneca What does that mean? Let’s start by unwinding the negatives and reversing the halves. That brings us to “That which hasn’t been learned, hasn’t been repeated often enough.” In short, I believe this quote is the basis of the phrase “repetition is […]

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The only way to avoid risks is never to have lived at all.

The only way to avoid risks is never to have lived at all. – Winston Churchill What does that mean? The complete quote is quite a bit longer, and is included at the bottom of the post. It is a full paragraph which starts by questioning the incorrect notion that we have an entitlement to safety or […]

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A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? How often do you make mistakes when you are doing something which you have mastered? When was the last time you fell down while walking? When was the last time you stabbed yourself in the face with a […]

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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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Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. – Helen Keller What does that mean? This is an interesting quote, mostly due to the differences in cultures. In the US, looking someone in the eye is a sign of confidence. To not do so, is to look weak or […]

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You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing.

You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. – Richard Nixon What does that mean? This is another Twitter-shortened version of a quote. A longer version is: “You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser […]

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Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. – Confucius What does that mean? This is a beautiful quote, for its shortness, its symmetry, and its heart. Injuries can be dealt with in many ways, but they boil down to two basic ways. You remember them, or you forget them. The minor injuries, based on our values, are the […]

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I’ve never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful.

I’ve never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. – Sophia Loren What does that mean? This is another in a long line of Twitter-friendly shortened quotes. The full quote is: “I’ve never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don’t understand […]

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I’ve never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.

I’ve never seen a monument erected to a pessimist. – Paul Harvey What does that mean? Have you ever heard someone introduced as “the world famous pessimist…” or anything similar? Nope, me neither. People are generally introduced as being upbeat, positive, or enthusiastic. To me, this is the general meaning behind this quote. People erect monuments […]

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