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There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. – Colin Powell What does that mean? Well, this one pretty much says it on the level. People are always looking for the magic bullet, … Continue reading

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Control thy passions lest they take vengeance on thee.


Control thy passions lest they take vengeance on thee. – Epictetus What does that mean? This quote is about passions and how too much of a good thing can be a real problem for some people. The quote urges us to … Continue reading

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You must decide what it is you believe in and take steps towards achieving it and creating the universe and world you want to see.


You must decide what it is you believe in and take steps towards achieving it and creating the universe and world you want to see. – Forest Whitaker What does that mean? This is a bit of a departure from the norm, … Continue reading

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Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.


Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt What does that mean? This is a quote, taken from a speech by a sitting American President, so I hope … Continue reading

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If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.


If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it. – Epictetus What does that mean? This is a classic of introspection. It says that people will speak ill of you. … Continue reading

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I feel that each of us has the potential to make some contribution and together, working with a clear aim, we can change our world.


I feel that each of us has the potential to make some contribution and together, working with a clear aim, we can change our world. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? To me, this is a great quote, and says quite … Continue reading

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We work for praise, and dawdle once we have it.


We work for praise, and dawdle once we have it. – Mignon McLaughlin What does that mean? While this is a bit of witticism from a book, it still is far more true than we might want to admit. Whether … Continue reading

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