Monthly Archives: February 2012

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.


Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. – Muhammad Ali What does that mean? Service to others is a great idea. I’m not talking about “Would you like fries with that?” but actually … Continue reading

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What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.


What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. – Pearl Bailey What does that mean? To me, this quote is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but still worth the effort to examine. With the advent of the computer … Continue reading

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The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dare to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow.


The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dare to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow. – Marian Anderson What does that mean? This quote is about influence, and the courage to use … Continue reading

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The capacity to devote yourself to the welfare of others yields otherwise unobtainable power and potential for good.


The capacity to devote yourself to the welfare of others yields otherwise unobtainable power and potential for good. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote is about one of the most powerful forces on the planet, the human capacity for … Continue reading

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Before all else, be armed.


Before all else, be armed. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? In it’s original form, this quote was intended as advice to a ruler of a city-state. It meant to urge them to be prepared for armed conflict with another city-state, … Continue reading

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In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.


In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby What does that mean? How many of us have a fear of failure? For him, as a comic, the failure would be … Continue reading

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A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.


A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends. – George Washington What does that mean? This quote is fairly typical of his day and age. Back … Continue reading

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