Monthly Archives: July 2011

We should value our enemies because they provide us with unique opportunities to practice patience, tolerance and forbearance.


We should value our enemies because they provide us with unique opportunities to practice patience, tolerance and forbearance. –  Dalai Lama What does that mean? He is asking us to consider the benefits of having someone who opposes you (I dislike the term ‘enemy’). … Continue reading

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If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.


If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. – Seneca What does that mean? To me, the saying is about your destination. If you don’t have one, no wind can possibly take you … Continue reading

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There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.


There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time. – Napoleon Bonaparte What does that mean? Time, the most precious of all things to mankind. There is … Continue reading

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If your strength is small, don’t carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don’t give advice.


If your strength is small, don’t carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don’t give advice. – Chinese Proverbs What does that mean? Most of the quotes that have been discussed here have been about our strengths or developing our strengths. … Continue reading

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When dealing with people,remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic,but creatures of emotion.


When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. – Dale Carnegie What does that mean? We, even the most logical of us, are creatures of emotion. Yes we have our logical … Continue reading

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Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.


Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win. – Bobby Knight What does that mean? In sports, preparation is everything (with the possible exception of luck). You have to know your plays and plans … Continue reading

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If you knew how much work went into it, you would not call it genius.


If you knew how much work went into it, you would not call it genius. – Michelangelo What does that mean? To many people, the word ‘genius’ makes it sound like something was easy. E=mc², why that’s just genius – and … Continue reading

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