Monthly Archives: November 2011

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears


Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. – Marcus Aurelius What does that mean? This quote is classic Stoic (as one might expect). It urges us to reject your sense of injury. This, in turn, causes the injury … Continue reading

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The world is a dangerous place to live. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.


The world is a dangerous place to live. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? The quote starts by saying the world … Continue reading

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Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people


Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. – Garrison Keillor What does that mean? Since I haven’t listened much to Mr Keillor, I will be taking … Continue reading

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We all like to be around kind people; their peaceful, relaxed nature puts us at ease


We all like to be around kind people; their peaceful, relaxed nature puts us at ease. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote talks about how kindness can impact others. Kindness can be shown in many ways, from saying hello … Continue reading

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We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either


We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either.– Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? The quote is saying that if you have had a stroke of luck, and ended up in an advantageous position, it’s fair … Continue reading

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I never admire another’s fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own


I never admire another’s fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own. – Cicero What does that mean? This quote says that you can admire the fortune (the possessions) of someone else. It is understood that humans do … Continue reading

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I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder


I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder – Gilbert K. Chesterton What does that mean? This quote is about thanks and the giving of thanks. The quote states that … Continue reading

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