Category Archives: repetition

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.


A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. – Seneca What does that mean? Back in the time of this quote, gemstones were polished by grinding. Cutting and cleaving, as we know them today, had … Continue reading

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If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.


If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past. – Spinoza What does that mean? There are plenty of ways to look at this quote, but at the heart of it is a simple thought. Learn … Continue reading

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Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.


Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. – Alfred, Lord Tennyson What does that mean? This is another one of those classic quotes. Short but sweet, and exactly on point. This quote starts by saying what we all know. “Knowledge comes” it says. Knowledge … Continue reading

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Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.


Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing. – Seneca What does that mean? This is one of the most powerful truths of nature. No matter how poorly the harvest turned out, if you wish to have another crop, … Continue reading

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That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned.


That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned. – Seneca What does that mean? Let’s start by unwinding the negatives and reversing the halves. That brings us to “That which hasn’t been learned, hasn’t been repeated often … Continue reading

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Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.


Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. – Henri Cartier-Bresson What does that mean? I love this quote, as it is all about short-cuts, or more precisely, the lack of them. While there may be some on a map, in real … Continue reading

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When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.


When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. – Maya Angelou What does that mean? This is a great quote. It’s about being cheerful in giving, and how that cheerfulness brings blessings. It’s also about accepting with a grateful heart, … Continue reading

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