Category Archives: individuality

In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.


In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy. – Cicero What does that mean? I’m not an expert in how Latin is translated, and I was unable to find the exact source of the quote, so I’m going to have … Continue reading

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All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.


All generalizations are dangerous, even this one. – Alexandre Dumas (father, son) What does that mean? There seems to be some confusion as to which Alexandre Dumas is the author of this quote, the father or the son. However, either way, it is … Continue reading

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The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.


The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. – Norman Peale What does that mean? This is a sad truth about far too many of us. If we have … Continue reading

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We forget that despite the superficial differences between us, people are equal in their basic wish for peace and happiness.


We forget that despite the superficial differences between us, people are equal in their basic wish for peace and happiness. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This is an interesting way of wording this sentiment. If we remember that today’s … Continue reading

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It is the soul they see, not the color of the skin.


It is the soul they see, not the color of the skin.  – Sissieretta Jones What does that mean? I saw an interesting quote on twitter which was very close to this, and started digging. I found the following long version … Continue reading

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We must exchange the philosophy of excuse, what I am is beyond my control, for the philosophy of responsibility.


We must exchange the philosophy of excuse, what I am is beyond my control, for the philosophy of responsibility. – Barbara Jordan What does that mean? This is a fairly straight-forward quote. It urges us to quit making excuses. There is always … Continue reading

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Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty.


Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty. – Henry Martyn Robert What does that mean? This quote is from the guy who wrote Robert’s Rules … Continue reading

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