Monthly Archives: March 2011

As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.


As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. – Albert Schweitzer What does that mean? When I’m mad at someone, often because I think they’re being mean, or there has been some kind of … Continue reading

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Great spirits have always faced violent opposition from mediocre minds.


Great spirits have always faced violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? Like many things Einstein said, there’s a very simple core, but often, many words are needed to get just the right flavor.  Dissected, … Continue reading

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Sometimes we expect more from others because we’d be willing to do that much for them them.


Sometimes we expect more from others because we’d be willing to do that much for them them. – Unknown What does that mean? To me, it speaks of optimism and generosity, of giving and of love.  Most of us have … Continue reading

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One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked.


One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked. – Chinese Proverbs What does that mean? To me, this speaks to fear – a fear that paralyzes, a fear that stops us dead in our … Continue reading

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Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.


Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Younger) What does that mean? This phrase, in a slightly … Continue reading

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Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.


Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. – Mark Twain What does that mean? To me, it means that the ability to laugh is the best part of being human, the big difference between humans and all the other creatures of the … Continue reading

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Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.


Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. – Thomas Jefferson What does that mean? To me, it speaks of the losses of war.  In a war, no … Continue reading

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