Monthly Archives: October 2011

We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope


We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope. – Epictetus What does that mean? Back in the days of this quote, almost everything about a ship was organic. Organic compounds and water are … Continue reading

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Whether or not we follow any particular spiritual tradition, the benefits of love and kindness are obvious to anyone


Whether or not we follow any particular spiritual tradition, the benefits of love and kindness are obvious to anyone. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? To me, this talks about a fundamental human need, the need of love and kindness. … Continue reading

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The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.


The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? What kind of people does a leader surround themselves with? Is it a bunch … Continue reading

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Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant


Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson What does that mean? Here, the emphasis isn’t on enjoying collecting of the results at the end, but in the joy … Continue reading

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Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.


Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. – Virgil What does that mean? To me, this quote says that no matter how or why it happens, bad fortune (an unfortunate turns of events) can only … Continue reading

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Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.


Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. – Goethe What does that mean? To me, this quote talks about preparation, planning, … Continue reading

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You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.


You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims. – Harriet Woods What does that mean? This quote sounds like it’s promoting win-win methods over win-lose methods, which I call cooperation. Most of … Continue reading

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