Category Archives: patience

When we develop care and concern by thinking of others not as ‘them’ but ‘us’, there is no room for bullying, exploitation or deceit.


When we develop care and concern by thinking of others not as ‘them’ but ‘us’, there is no room for bullying, exploitation or deceit. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This is another ‘Big Family’ quote. It starts by urging us … Continue reading

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Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.


Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. – Unknown What does that mean? That is the real question of life, isn’t it? “Who are you?” How are you defined and how … Continue reading

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Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.


Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman What does that mean? There is a slightly longer version of this quote, which I greatly prefer. … Continue reading

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Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.


Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. – Euripides What does that mean? This quote is kind of short and out of context. That makes it very dependent on the situation. What I have experienced (from both sides of the quote) is … Continue reading

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The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.


The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. – Helen Keller What does that mean? As is often the case, this is … Continue reading

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I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.


I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry What does that mean? This is another version of the Ugly Duckling story. Caterpillars aren’t usually all that cute … Continue reading

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Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment.


Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment. – C.S. Lewis What does that mean? This is another age-old truth. It is easy to be benevolent when things are going your way. It’s easy to be … Continue reading

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