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In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.


In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. – János Arany What does that mean? This quote is from a poet and writer of ballads in Hungary in the 1800s. Given the way poets tend to write things, this makes perfect … Continue reading

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Harmony is pure love, for love is a concerto.


Harmony is pure love, for love is a concerto. – Lope de Vega What does that mean? A concerto is music played by a soloist (or group of soloists) and a small orchestra. This allows for a great deal of interplay between … Continue reading

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It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.


It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence. – Seneca What does that mean? Ah, the joys of youth. While often times described as misspent, if one both survives and manages to learn from it, … Continue reading

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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller What does that mean? This quote begins by saying “the best and most beautiful things…” But … Continue reading

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There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.


There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse. – Seneca What does that mean? The first thing to acknowledge with this quote is that there are people to whom this … Continue reading

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Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.


Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. – Marcus Aurelius What does that mean? This quote is saying there is good within us. Each of us. Every one of … Continue reading

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It is absurd to divide people into good or bad. People are either charming or tedious.


It is absurd to divide people into good or bad. People are either charming or tedious. – Oscar Wilde What does that mean? There are many ways to divide people. By the color of their skin. By the value of their … Continue reading

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