Monthly Archives: June 2012

The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all.


The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This is the classic “pull off the bandage” issue. Do you pull it … Continue reading

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What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.


What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe What does that mean? This is another quote about getting up off your rear end and getting busy. If you don’t start it today, when will you … Continue reading

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A feeble body weakens the mind.


A feeble body weakens the mind. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau What does that mean? While having a robust body doesn’t guarantee your mind will be equally robust, there are few who have maintained a strong mind while allowing their body to become … Continue reading

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Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.


Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller What does that mean? This is a great quote, from someone who knew both the suffering and the overcoming of suffering, a more … Continue reading

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It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.


It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid. – Publius Syrus What does that mean? Most of us have dreaded or worried about the coming of something that was inevitable, at one time or another in our lives. Whether it … Continue reading

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Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.


Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. – George Orwell What does that mean? To me, this is the eternal deceit of humankind. Starting … Continue reading

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Just as we need good physical health we also need strength of mind to ensure our well-being; and we develop it by cultivating ethics.


Just as we need good physical health we also need strength of mind to ensure our well-being; and we develop it by cultivating ethics. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote starts with the discussion of a simple truth, … Continue reading

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