Monthly Archives: January 2012

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.


A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. – Jackie Robinson What does that mean? It can be kind of hard to admit, but with over 6 Billion other humans on the planet, we’re not all that significant in the overall scheme of things. To me, that … Continue reading

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Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something.


Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something. – Franklin D. Roosevelt What does that mean? I like this quote, as it talks about human learning. We get an idea in our head, and we think about how we might accomplish … Continue reading

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It is important that when pursing our own self-interest we should be “wise selfish” and not “foolish selfish”


It is important that when pursing our own self-interest we should be “wise selfish” and not “foolish selfish”. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This is another Twitter-friendly shortened quote. The full quote is: It is important that when pursing … Continue reading

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It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles


It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? Think about it for a moment. When you are given a title or an award, is that thing honoring you? Or would it … Continue reading

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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams What does that mean? Many people have a very narrow definition of what leadership is. In this … Continue reading

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Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.


Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. – Douglas MacArthur What does that mean? This was another neat quote. I think it is a bit odd, but makes it’s point quite well. It’s also not the most appealing analogy … Continue reading

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Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.


Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title. – Virginia Woolf What does that mean? To me, this quote speaks of the differences between our private lives and our public lives, those things we express and … Continue reading

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