Monthly Archives: August 2011

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.


The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. – Leonardo da Vinci What does that mean? Let’s face it, I’m the greatest Dad in the world, right? I’ve got the T-Shirt to prove it! Isn’t that what this quote is … Continue reading

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Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.


Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. – Socrates What does that mean? Everyone has experiences. Some write them down in a manner that is useful … Continue reading

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If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.


If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. – Winston Churchill What does that mean? This is Sir Winston at his finest. It is part of a longer quote, which goes … Continue reading

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Wonderful spiritual qualities, such as unbounded love and compassion, are present as potentials in all our minds.


Wonderful spiritual qualities, such as unbounded love and compassion, are present as potentials in all our minds. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? Spiritual qualities, or just about anything else, exist in our minds as potential. We can be great … Continue reading

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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.


Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. – Seneca What does that mean? What he is saying that muscles are built by labor (overcoming physical difficulties), and the mind is built by overcoming difficulties (of a mental nature). This … Continue reading

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If money is your hope for independence you will never have it.


If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. – Henry Ford What does that mean? This is another Twitter-friendly short quote. The full quote is : “If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. … Continue reading

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If God forgives us we must forgive ourselves otherwise its like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.


If God forgives us we must forgive ourselves otherwise its like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him. – C.S. Lewis What does that mean? Like many of his quotes, this is a very religiously oriented quote. In this … Continue reading

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