Monthly Archives: January 2013

The difficulty, the ordeal, is to start.


The difficulty, the ordeal, is to start. – Zane Grey What does that mean? The author of today’s quote was also the author of more than 90 books, so I would dare say he knows of which he speaks. The thought … Continue reading

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All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.


All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare. – Baruch Spinoza What does that mean? Depending on your age and background, ‘excellent’ may have become part of your vocabulary as a simple statement of agreement. However, it really means … Continue reading

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Character is much easier kept than recovered.


Character is much easier kept than recovered. – Thomas Paine What does that mean? This quote is about that most public of private things, our reputation, or the public perception of our character. The quote says that once you have developed … Continue reading

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Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can.


Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can. – Christa McAuliffe What does that mean? This quote, I believe, is fairly straight forward. It is urging us not to settle, not to wait, not to hesitate. It says to … Continue reading

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In order to lead a meaningful life, you need to cherish others, pay attention to human values and try to cultivate inner peace.


In order to lead a meaningful life, you need to cherish others, pay attention to human values and try to cultivate inner peace. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? In this quote, the topic is a meaningful life, and how … Continue reading

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The hottest love has the coldest end.


The hottest love has the coldest end. – Socrates What does that mean? This quote caught my eye as there was recently a discussion on one of my other posts about how love ends. The quote starts by talking about the … Continue reading

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If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, let’s go.


If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, let’s go. – Lemony Snicket, nom de plume of Daniel Handler, from ‘The Ersatz Elevator’ What does that mean? This is the eternal question. When do … Continue reading

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