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Don’t let the darkness from your past block the light of joy in your present.

Don’t let the darkness from your past block the light of joy in your present. – Karen Salmansohn What does that mean? This quote, to me, is about keeping the past in the past. It warns us against allowing the darkness, presumably a metaphor for less than helpful feelings, thoughts and emotions, to encroach on […]

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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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If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.

If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past. – Spinoza What does that mean? There are plenty of ways to look at this quote, but at the heart of it is a simple thought. Learn from experiences. We can learn from our own experiences, and by studying the past, from […]

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The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.

The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This is a quote, once again, that was directed at a Prince or ruler of a City State. It deals with the all too familiar situation where a promise made has been […]

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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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