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Today’s Quote: “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Today’s Word: Truncate tr.v. 1. To shorten or cut off. 2. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.

Random Thought:  One has to wonder how old we would act if we didn’t really know how old we really were…

 

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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: It occurred to me if life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead…

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Today’s Quote: “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
– William Feather

Today’s Word: Didactic adj. (1) Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive. (2) In the manner of a teacher, particularly so as to treat someone in a patronizing way. “The didactic speech influenced the weaker members of the audience.”

Random Thought: Who made the decision that “lake” should come first when referring to lakes: (Lake Michigan) and “river” should come second when referring to rivers: (Mississippi River)?

 

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Today’s Quote: “A good  leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.” — Unknown

Today’s Word: Pervasive  adj. Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate. “The pervasive odor of garlic.”

Random Thought: The problem with being on time is people think you have nothing better to do…

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Today’s Quote: “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Officious adj. Assertive of authority in an annoyingly domineering way, esp. with regard to petty or trivial matters. Intrusively enthusiastic in offering help or advice; interfering. “The officious man is widely disliked.”

Random Thought: Did you ever notice, whenever you need your keys the most, that’s when they’re the hardest to find?

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Today’s Quote:  Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. – Swami Sivananda

Today’s Word: Ambivalence n. 1. Uncertainty or indecisiveness as to which course to follow. 2. The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea.

Random Thought: There’s always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, we are so blessed to live in this country…Happy 4th of July!

 

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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:  Did you ever wonder, if marriage means you fell in love, does divorce mean you climbed out?

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