Monthly Archives: March 2012

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.


He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This one got a chuckle out of me, as I have been on both sides of this quote. If you are expecting someone to … Continue reading

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Dream. Let nothing dim the light that shines within you.


Dream. Let nothing dim the light that shines within you. – Maya Angelou What does that mean? To me, this quote says that we all have an inner light, a dream, within us. This is something important for each of us to know, nurture, and empower. What is a dream, … Continue reading

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Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be first.


Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be first. – Pearl Bailey What does that mean? How often have you seen it in movies, someone is on the ground and a crowd of people surround them. Yet everyone hesitates. No one approaches, they all just look. Who will be … Continue reading

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Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.


Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. – Maxim Gorky What does that mean? If you’ve ever been to a wedding … Continue reading

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.


Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. – John Watson (aka Ian MacLaren) What does that mean? This is often misattributed to Plato and Philo, but is far more recent than that. It was also originally worded … Continue reading

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Freedom lies in being bold.


Freedom lies in being bold. – Robert Frost What does that mean? Let’s start by looking at the opposite. As opposite of free that I can think of is being a prisoner. By definition they have no freedom. How bold are they? … Continue reading

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Actions driven solely by anger are of no use at all; realizing this can help strengthen your determination to resist it.


Actions driven solely by anger are of no use at all; realizing this can help strengthen your determination to resist it. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? Does anger really accomplish anything? Some might say that it is useful for motivation, … Continue reading

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