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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Mark Twain quote: Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ...

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Like so much of life, it's a balance. It's important not to abandon family and friends, but it's also important to spend most of your time in the company of people who support you without meddling, who give you the space to grow, who applaud when you spread your wings in whatever way YOU want to fly.

Further reading: Happy Friends - Happy You

May your spirit soar

Erica Jong: Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

George Washington: It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company

Meddling - 5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Offering Helpful Advice


  1. I like the quote, and I have published quite a few of Mark Twain's quotes myself, such as: "Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.".

    Essentially most people around us try to demotivate us, and most likely because they're afraid we might be better.

  2. I wish I could have known it since my younger age. I wonder how mark Twain is a great guy his words are memorable


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