Archive for October, 2016

Today’s Quote: “A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the
fool.” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Today’s Word: Nexus (nex·us) n. A means of connection; a link or tie: “The nexus between the mob and gambling.” 2. A connected series or group. 3. The core or center.

Random Thought: Have you ever noticed that we spend a great deal of our time worrying about things the never happen…

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Today’s Quote: “You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.” – Bonnie Prudden

Today’s Word: Machinate v. Engage in plots and intrigues; scheming. “To machinate the overthrow of the government.”

Random Thought: Of the many things that I’ve learned in life, probably the most important is…I still have a lot to learn…

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Today’s Quote: “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napoleon Hill

Today’s Word: Mendacious (men·da·cious) adj Not telling the truth; lying: “A mendacious politician;” “A mendacious defendant.”

Random Thought: I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not so sure…

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Today’s Quote: “Some men succeed because they are destined to, but most men succeed because they are determined to.” – Greame Clegg

Today’s Word: Incisive adj. (of a person or mental process) Intelligently analytical and clear-thinking. Accurate and sharply focused. “The incisive detective soon solved the crime.”

Random Thought: Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?

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Today’s Quote: ” Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

Today’s Word: Slavish adj. Showing no originality; blindly imitative: “A slavish copy of the original work.”

Random Thought: I always wondered what was meant by ‘pre-board’?  Do you get on before you get on…

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Today ’s Quote: “Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.” — Dr. David M. Burns

Today’s Word: Antipathy n. A deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion. “His antipathy for lawyers dates back to his divorce.”

Random Thought: So what’s the use of happiness? It can’t buy you money…

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Today’s Quote: “Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.” – Mignon McLaughlin

Today’s word: Euphemism n. A mild, inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is often considered harsh or offensive. “To pass away” is a euphemism for “to die.”

Random Thought:  People who feel the need to tell you that they have an excellent sense of humor usually don’t…

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Today’s Quote: ‘Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.’ – Oscar Wilde

Today’s Word: Pontificate v. To speak or behave in a pompous or dogmatic manner. “He Pontificates at great length in political matters.”

Random Thought: Strange! No one ever says “It’s only a game,” when their team is winning.

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Today’s Quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead

Today’s Word: Docile adj. Submissive. Ready to accept control or instruction. “The dog was very docile around children.”

Random Thought: I’m at that age when I still have a lot on the ball, but some days I’m just too tired to bounce it…

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Today’s Quote: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ― Leo Tolstoy

Today’s Word: Gravitas n. Dignity, seriousness, or solemnity in manner. “He has the necessary gravitas to lead the company.”

Random Thought: Sometimes I wish my mind could also take the weekend off…but no, it just keeps thinking…

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