Category Archives: common sense

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.


Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. What does that mean? This quote is about the difference between giving and getting. As kids, I imagine most of us liked one … Continue reading

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Whatever is well said by another, is mine.


Whatever is well said by another, is mine. – Seneca What does that mean? Well, this is an interesting quote. One way to take it is to presume that he is taking other people’s quotes. In short, plagiarism. While I would … Continue reading

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The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.


The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured. – Cicero What does that mean? This is another saying based on the concepts of agriculture. Harvesting is what you do at the end of the season, … Continue reading

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The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.


The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. – Herbert Spencer What does that mean? This one is a fairly simple truth. If there are no consequences for our actions, … Continue reading

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One crime has to be concealed by another.


One crime has to be concealed by another. – Seneca What does that mean? This is a quote about actions and their consequences. When you do something wrong, it doesn’t just go away. It doesn’t disappear or otherwise hide, unless … Continue reading

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If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!


If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it! – Johnathan Winters What does that mean? This is a quote by the late great funny man Johnathan Winters. While it’s said in a humorous manner, the quote is very serious. … Continue reading

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Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.


Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity. – Will Smith What does that mean? That’s quite a slap in the face, isn’t it? Being real has just been equated with mediocrity, with not really doing much or making much … Continue reading

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