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Therefore the wise man will lose nothing which he will be able to regard as loss; for the only possession he has is virtue, and of this he can never be robbed.

Therefore the wise man will lose nothing which he will be able to regard as loss; for the only possession he has is virtue, and of this he can never be robbed. – Seneca What does that mean? This is an interesting quote in that it teaches you a new way to look at what […]

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Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. – Calvin Coolidge What does that mean? This, as is frequently the case, is a Twitter-friendly excerpt. The more complete quote is as follows: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with […]

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By changing nothing, nothing changes.

By changing nothing, nothing changes. – Tony Robbins What does that mean? This quote is about procrastination, and what results from doing nothing. I imagine every one of us have something we wish we’d started last year. A diet, started last year, could mean everything from better health to a new wardrobe by now. A savings […]

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Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so.

Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so. – Cicero What does that mean? While I couldn’t find a hard citation for this quote, it is a very interesting thought to consider. What do writers write about when they can’t think of anything to write? According to the quote, you write about your […]

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Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.

Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. – Unknown What does that mean? That is the real question of life, isn’t it? “Who are you?” How are you defined and how do you define yourself? It’s hard to know in the quiet times. It is only […]

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To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing.

To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing. – Elbert Hubbard often misattributed to Aristotle What does that mean? This quote is often misattributed to Aristotle, but is actually by writer Elbert Hubbard, from his book “John North Willys” : “Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing, and you’ll never be criticized.“ This is the […]

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True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry What does that mean? I have heard a lot of variants of this quote, but many seem to take it in a different direction. To me, this is about the end-game of love, where you end up, and how you get there. […]

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There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. – Seneca What does that mean? This quote is about what the author of the quote thinks is one of the most admirable traits a person can demonstrate. Specifically, he admires those who can bear unhappiness […]

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It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.

It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing. – Seneca What does that mean? That is my mantra! I know more useless stuff than just about anyone else out there! But why would that be better than knowing nothing? To me, that’s a very interesting question. Take a moment to consider […]

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If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.

If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.  – Zig Ziglar What does that mean? Also attributed to B.J. Marshall, this is more a truism than anything else. So many people, myself included, who just do things, without any real aim in the doing of it. If one has a plan, and a mission […]

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Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. – Auguste Rodin What does that mean? This quote is near and dear to my heart. I’ve heard it said many different ways, and said it as many more. This quote is about learning from your actions, both what went well, as well as […]

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There ain’t nothing from the outside that can lick any of us.

There ain’t nothing from the outside that can lick any of us. – Margaret Mitchell What does that mean? The line, from her novel ‘Gone with the Wind,’ is spoken as part of the eulogy for Scarlett’s father, Gerald O’Hara. He was being described as someone who could withstand any setback, from any quarter, at […]

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Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal…

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal… – Thomas Jefferson What does that mean? A more complete version of this quote is “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Think about […]

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Dream. Let nothing dim the light that shines within you.

Dream. Let nothing dim the light that shines within you. – Maya Angelou What does that mean? To me, this quote says that we all have an inner light, a dream, within us. This is something important for each of us to know, nurture, and empower. What is a dream, if not a heartfelt desire to achieve an outcome? We all have dreams, but how […]

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