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Be proud of who you are and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.

Be proud of who you are and not ashamed of how someone else sees you. – Unknown What does that mean? This is a quote I wish I’d heard more of when I was little. It’s reassuring and hopeful for all those who aren’t the same as everyone else. It is a reminder for all […]

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I am responsible for what I spoke, but not for what you understood.

I am responsible for what I spoke, but not for what you understood. – Unknown What does that mean? To me, this is a tale of responsibility, and to whom it belongs. We are responsible for the words we say, but not for how others choose to hear them. Others might hear what you say, […]

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The distance between your dreams and reality is called action.

The distance between your dreams and reality is called action. – Unknown What does that mean? This quote is about making your dreams a reality. We all have them, although we might call them aspirations or plans. But we all want to accomplish things. These things start as ideas in our minds. We develop them, […]

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Treat everyone with kindness and respect. Not because they are nice, but because you are.

Treat everyone with kindness and respect. Not because they are nice, but because you are. – Unknown What does that mean? If we waited until others were nice to us before we are nice to them, it might be a long wait. Especially if they are waiting for us to be nice to them first. […]

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Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts – something to think about!

Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts – something to think about! – Unknown What does that mean? Based on the image from the confirmation site listed at the bottom of the post, this quote has been around since at least the 1950’s. However, the original author is lost to time. What I find interesting is that […]

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Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell. – Unknown What does that mean? I like this quote; it is so sassy! I could have sworn this was a quote from Mae West or one of her contem-poraries. But all the sourcing I have seen says that it is unknown. For those who don’t […]

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Running away from your problems is a race you will never win, so just face them head on, and overcome them.

Running away from your problems is a race you will never win, so just face them head on, and overcome them. – Unknown What does that mean? I’ve heard a number of variants on this one, but the most common has been “you can’t outrun trouble.” And even as fast as I once was, it’s always […]

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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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Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them. – Unknown

Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them. – Unknown What does that mean? This quote reminds us that it takes effort to accomplish anything. Dreaming is a fun pastime. It is a place for our imaginations to take us. However, dreams aren’t real, and never will be. Our dreams […]

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Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.

Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won. – Unknown What does that mean? This quote is about determination. Are you willing to persevere, are you willing to pay the price, are you willing to go to the wall, or even through it, in order to get what you want? Often times, that […]

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Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. – Unknown What does that mean? Being happy with what you have, that is the core of happiness. When you can let go, when you can stop judging, when you can stop focusing on the imperfections, you […]

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Life has no remote. Get up and change yourself.

Life has no remote. Get up and change yourself. – Unknown What does that mean? This is a fun quote, especially since I’m old enough to have been the remote control for the TV back in the old days. Dad would say the channel, or what needed to change with the antenna or the volume, […]

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One thing you can give and still keep is your word.

One thing you can give and still keep is your word. – Unknown What does that mean? This quote would make an excellent riddle, worthy even of the Sphinx. But the focus of this quote is on the giving of your word. This is an important thing in most cultures, and is part of the social […]

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Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.

Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong. – Unknown What does that mean? While this may not be a “real” quote, spoken by a single famous person, it is derived from a similar saying in nearly every culture from ancient times to the present. Whether it’s “Practice makes […]

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It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law. – Thomas Hobbes What does that mean? Think about that for a moment. It would be nice if wisdom wrote the law, wouldn’t it? How many of you can think of some silly law that might have had a reason for existing, but is just […]

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