Monthly Archives: October 2012

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.


You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. – Mohandas Gandhi What does that mean? To me, this is a beautiful quote. It reminds … Continue reading

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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.


If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ~ Cicero What does that mean? Needless to say, this quote is from the days before the iPhone, computers, cars, and all that tech stuff that most … Continue reading

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Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.


Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle What does that mean? This is another neat quote, being based on mythology written about by Aristotle’s mentor, Plato (in his work, Symposium). The story goes that humans … Continue reading

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Our nature is basically compassionate because we are social animals. What brings us together is love and affection.


Our nature is basically compassionate because we are social animals. What brings us together is love and affection. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This is another quote that is easily dismissed by the cynical. It’s easy to dismiss the … Continue reading

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He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must fall with the greatest loss.


He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must fall with the greatest loss. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This is an interesting quote, if only for the number of requirements needed to … Continue reading

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Very often not getting your dream gives you your destiny.


Very often not getting your dream gives you your destiny. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? Well, think about it. How often do you get that of which you dream? If you have my luck, almost never. But according to this … Continue reading

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There’s no workman, whatsoever he be, That may both work well, and hastily.


There’s no workman, whatsoever he be, That may both work well and hastily. – Geoffrey Chaucer What does that mean? This is two of the usual saying about “pick any two” where the list of three things is “quick, good, inexpensive.” … Continue reading

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