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Archive for April, 2016

Today’s Quote:  “It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.” – Elizabeth Kenny

Today’s Word: Arduous adj. 1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult. “An arduous undertaking.” 2. Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous. “A long, arduous, and exhausting war.”

Random Thought: It appears that the real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment…

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Today’s Quote: “Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” – Albert Einstein

Today’s Word: Nuance n. A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound. “Subtle nuances of her on-screen character.”

Random Thought: Ever notice that nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool…

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Today’s Quote: “To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.” – Sugar Ray Robinson

Today’s Word: Sardonic adj. Grimly mocking or cynical. “His sardonic smile.”

Random Thought: I don’t regret growing older, I realize it’s a privilege that has been denied to many…

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Today’s Quote: “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” – Frank Loyd Wright

Today’s Word: Eponym n. A person whose name is or is thought to be the source of the name of something, such as a city or country. “George Washington is the eponym of Washington DC.”

Random Thought: Whenever someone asks me to do a favor, am often reminded of the scene in the Godfather where Don Corleone says, “Someday – and that day may never come – I’ll call upon you to do a service for me.”

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Today’s Quote:”A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

Today’s Word: Fractious adj. (1) Easily irritated; bad-tempered: “they fight and squabble like fractious kids.” (2) (of an organization) Difficult to control; unruly.

Random Thought: I read this in a western novel: Always take a good look at what you’re about to eat. It’s not so important to know what it is, but it’s critical to know what it was.

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Today’s Quote: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

Today’s Word:  Altruism n. Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness. (also ‘Altruistic’). “Despite his miserly demeanor, his life is driven by Altruism.” “Altruistic motives.”

Random Thought: If it only takes one match to start a forest fire, why on earth does it take me a whole box of matches and a can of lighter fluid to light my grill?

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Today’s Quote: “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard

Today’s Word: Missive n. A written message; a letter. “He received a missive from his company manager.”

Random Thought: It occurred to me if you are what you eat…then I need to eat a skinny, physically fit person…

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Today’s Quote: “If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my ax.” – Abraham Lincoln

Today’s Word: Prolific adj. Productive: Producing abundant works or results. “A prolific artist.” “A prolific writer.”

Random Quote: I’ve discovered that bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks…

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Today’s Quote: “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Ambiguous adj.  Open to more than one interpretation: “An ambiguous response.” Doubtful or uncertain. “The survey results were ambiguous.”

Random Thought: I think I found the secret to eternal youth…lie about my age…

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Today’s Quote:  “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal a commitment to excellence that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” -Mario Andretti

Today’s Word: Indigenous adj. Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment. “The cactus is indigenous to Arizona.”

Random Thought: I assume full responsibility for my actions… except those that are someone else’s fault.

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