Monthly Archives: September 2012

Who is there among us who does not prefer tolerance, respect and forgiveness of our failings to bigotry, disrespect, and resentment?


Who is there among us who does not prefer tolerance, respect and forgiveness of our failings to bigotry, disrespect, and resentment? – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote talks about opposites. Tolerance vs bigotry. Respect vs disrespect. Forgiveness vs resentment. … Continue reading

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He who neglects what is done for what ought to be done, sooner effects his ruin than his preservation.


He who neglects what is done for what ought to be done, sooner effects his ruin than his preservation. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? Back in the day when Machiavelli was writing, there were plenty of others who were trying … Continue reading

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More than anything else, I believe it’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny.


More than anything else, I believe it’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? To me, this quote is saying that we have the power to change our lives with … Continue reading

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Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.


Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason. – Samuel Adams What does that mean? This quote is from the guy that the beer is named after. This quote is interesting to me, as an engineer, because it reminds … Continue reading

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The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more.


The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more. – Jack LaLanne What does that mean? This is something so many people around me don’t seem to be able to grasp. While there are a … Continue reading

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At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.


At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable. – Christopher Reeve What does that mean? As is so often the case, this is a Twitter friendly version of a longer quote: “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, … Continue reading

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My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.


My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here. – Jim Henson What does that mean? This is another Twitter shortened version of a quote. The more complete quote is: “When I was … Continue reading

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