Monthly Archives: July 2012

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.


Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. – Sam Ewing What does that mean? I laughed when I first saw this one. It … Continue reading

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One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.


One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry What does that mean? This is an interesting part of the book “The Little Prince,” where the Prince was crying about his rose, … Continue reading

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If you serve others as fully as you can, what you do will be a source of inner joy.


If you serve others as fully as you can, what you do will be a source of inner joy. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This is a fairly straight forward quote. It urges us to take some time and help … Continue reading

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The innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions.


The innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This quote is about the difficulties faced by a new ruler. With a new ruler come new rules, and the … Continue reading

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A person does not have to be behind bars to be a prisoner. People can be prisoners or “slaves” of their own concepts and ideas.


A person does not have to be behind bars to be a prisoner. People can be prisoners or “slaves” of their own concepts and ideas. – Maharaji (Prem Rawat) What does that mean? This quote, to me, is about being slaves … Continue reading

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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.


To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. – Oscar Wilde What does that mean? To live, so many of us believe we do it, yet if we examine what we are doing, it … Continue reading

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Fortune sides with him who dares.


Fortune sides with him who dares. – Virgil What does that mean? This is definitely not a quote for the timid. This is about taking charge of your future, it’s about making things happen, it’s about getting things done. Think … Continue reading

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