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If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.


If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked. – Epictetus What does that mean? This is an interesting way of putting forward the question. How would you find ways to become better if you didn’t think you … Continue reading

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I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.


I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good. – Seneca What does that mean? This is a variant translation of a longer quote, which talks about being the bearer of bad news, and his … Continue reading

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The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.


The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired. –  Seneca What does that mean? To me, this quote is about our focus and about what is truly … Continue reading

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Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.


Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. – Marcus Aurelius What does that mean? This quote is saying there is good within us. Each of us. Every one of … Continue reading

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It is absurd to divide people into good or bad. People are either charming or tedious.


It is absurd to divide people into good or bad. People are either charming or tedious. – Oscar Wilde What does that mean? There are many ways to divide people. By the color of their skin. By the value of their … Continue reading

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Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.


Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. – Voltaire What does that mean? This quote was shortened far before the advent of Twitter. It is from one of his books, and the complete quote is: … Continue reading

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A good way to work for a more peaceful world is to develop concern for others.


A good way to work for a more peaceful world is to develop concern for others. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote urges us to consider how to make for a more peaceful world. The quote says that being … Continue reading

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