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Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. – Langston Hughes What does that mean? This quote urges us to hold on to our dreams. In this context, I believe dreams is more of the ‘inspiration’ or ‘lofty goals’ connotation than the ‘fantastic daydream’ one. When you know […]

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Tough times never last, but tough people do

Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Dr. Robert Schuller What does that mean? Given the current economic situation, this seemed an interesting quote to tackle. It reminds us that the tough times come and go. Even if things seem bleak today, in a few years it will likely be very different. The quote […]

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Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe

Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe. – Sumner Redstone What does that mean? This quote seems to be the story of my life! The quote implies that strings of successes are the exception, not the rule. Life tends to twist and turn […]

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Small opportunities are often the beginnings of great enterprises.

Small opportunities are often the beginnings of great enterprises. – Demosthenes What does that mean? Just ask Kinko’s or Fed Ex or Apple. Each started as something small. Each is now a major or dominant player in it’s chosen field. Some even invented whole new fields to dominate. Even a little kiss can lead to […]

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…though with a little axe…

Many strokes, though with a little axe, hew down and fell the hardest-timber’d oak. – William Shakespeare Quoting directly from The Third part of King Henry the Sixth, Act 2, Scene 1 (5th and 6th lines from the Messenger) “And many strokes, though with a little axe / Hew down and fell the hardest-timber’d oak.” What does […]

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God gave us burdens, also shoulders.

God gave us burdens, also shoulders. – Yiddish Proverbs What does that mean? To me, this speaks about our luck, our fate, our destiny, our karma or whatever other term you want to use.  We all have things we’d rather not have to do, but that seems to be our lot in life.  But it […]

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It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. – Confucius What does that mean? Keep on keeping on! Go the distance. It isn’t over until I win. However you want to word it, you keep moving in the direction of your goal. Some goals come easily. Others take […]

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