Monthly Archives: December 2011

Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul


Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul. – Niccolò Machiavelli Also attributed (in slightly different words) to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe What does that mean? Which is more inspiring, putting a man on the moon, or … Continue reading

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Time to maximize what matters most to you. For most people…. Killing time is not murder, it’s suicide!


Time to maximize what matters most to you. For most people….”Killing time is not murder, it’s suicide!” Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? This is a quote I like, even though it’s obviously shortened. It starts by emphasizing that you need … Continue reading

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Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom


Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom. – Cicero What does that mean? In this quote, I believe he is talking about the fact that knowledge doesn’t have morals built into it. Fire can … Continue reading

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To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say


To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say. – Descartes What does that mean? This quote reminds us that people will say things that they think you want to hear, or … Continue reading

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A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently


A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently. – Saint Augustine What does that mean? Think about that, about how those who lie easily and smoothly use their ability to speak to deceive us. They … Continue reading

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It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time


It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time. – Winston Churchill What does that mean? I have also seen this quote written as “It … Continue reading

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Even more important than the warmth and affection we receive, is the warmth and affection we give.


Even more important than the warmth and affection we receive, is the warmth and affection we give. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? In this season we are reminded how much better it is to give than to receive. While the … Continue reading

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