Category Archives: limits

A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is.


A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is. – Seneca What does that mean? To me, this is a statement of our relative condition. Someone from the very cold regions of the planet might be miserable at the equator, … Continue reading

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What’s talked about is a dream. What’s envisioned is exciting. What’s planned becomes possible. What’s scheduled is real.


What’s talked about is a dream. What’s envisioned is exciting. What’s planned becomes possible. What’s scheduled is real. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? This quote is about the steps one goes through on the path from an idea to a … Continue reading

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All is in the course of change; and you yourself are constantly changing and, in a sense, passing away; and so too is the entire universe.


All is in the course of change; and you yourself are constantly changing and, in a sense, passing away; and so too is the entire universe. – Marcus Aurelius, from the book Meditations, IX. 19 What does that mean? The sad thing … Continue reading

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It is the debtor that is ruined by hard times.


It is the debtor that is ruined by hard times. – Rutherford B. Hayes What does that mean? This is another Twitter-friendly quote which has been shortened from the original: “Let every man, every corporation, and especially let every village, town, and … Continue reading

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Many have dreamed up republics and principalities which have never in truth been known to exist…


Many have dreamed up republics and principalities which have never in truth been known to exist… – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This is a Twitter friendly shortening of a fairly long quote: “Many have dreamed up republics and principalities … Continue reading

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Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.


Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. – Sam Ewing What does that mean? I laughed when I first saw this one. It … Continue reading

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The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.


The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. – Sydney J. Harris What does that mean? Boy, do I feel this one today! I have so much to do, and no where near enough time in … Continue reading

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