Monthly Archives: August 2012

It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.


It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? This is an interesting quote, as it seems contrary to our intuition at first glance. … Continue reading

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One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.


One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. What does that mean? This quote says that new thoughts, new ideas (especially the big ones) permanently change our minds. Our thought … Continue reading

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Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.


Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. – Plato What does that mean? There are plenty of stories told of people, now known to be great, who had some difficulty in their youth. Many of these … Continue reading

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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe What does that mean? Trust yourself? That is the crux of this quote. Of course we trust ourselves, don’t we? Or do we? … Continue reading

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Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.


Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. – Mother Teresa What does that mean? How good does it feel to say “Hi!” to someone, and have them look up with a scowl … Continue reading

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Cultivating inner discipline is something that takes time; expecting rapid results is simply a sign of impatience.


Cultivating inner discipline is something that takes time; expecting rapid results is simply a sign of impatience. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? How many times have you become frustrated because you caught yourself doing something, even though you knew … Continue reading

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Many have dreamed up republics and principalities which have never in truth been known to exist…


Many have dreamed up republics and principalities which have never in truth been known to exist… – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This is a Twitter friendly shortening of a fairly long quote: “Many have dreamed up republics and principalities … Continue reading

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