Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Ethics / Morals

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world. - Albert Camus

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do. - Potter Stewart

Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling. - Valdemar W. Setzer

History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them. - B. R. Ambedkar

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so. - Immanuel Kant

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right. - Isaac Asimov

No moral system can rest solely on authority. - A. J. Ayer

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Gandhi

Without civic morality, communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value. - Bertrand Russell

Without ethics, man has no future. This is to say, mankind without them cannot be itself. Ethics determine choices and actions and suggest difficult priorities. - John Berger

Monday, 29 May 2017

Humorous Quotes

You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover’s arms can only come later when you’re sure they won’t laugh if you trip. - Jonathan Carroll

There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends. - Homer

Appearances are deceitful, I know, but so long as they are, there's nothing like having them deceive for us instead of against us. - George Horace Lorimer

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is the fact that it has never tried to contact us. - Unknown

I hate to shop. I consider it one of life's necessary evils, like Brussel sprouts and high-heeled shoes. - Laurel K. Hamilton

You could say anything you wanted to someone you thought you were never going to see again. - Cassandra Clare

Slap-stick comedy is really funny, unless you’re the one getting slapped with the stick. - Carroll Bryant

It’s all fun and games, until someone calls the cops. Then it’s a new game; hide and seek. - Unknown

If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde

The reason men lie is because women ask so many questions. - Unknown

I play golf religiously. If I make a shot ... it's a miracle! - Tom Wilson

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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Life - Quotes

Life is not orderly. No matter how we try to make life so, right in the middle of it we die, lose a leg, fall in love, drop a jar of applesauce. In summer, we work hard to make a tidy garden, bordered by pansies with rows or clumps of columbine, petunias, bleeding hearts. Then we find ourselves longing for the forest, where everything has the appearance of disorder; yet we feel peaceful there. - Natalie Goldberg

Life isn’t always fair. Some people are born into better environments, some people have better genetics. Some are in the right place at the right time. If you’re trying to change your life, all of this is irrelevant. All that matters is that you accept where are, figure out where you want to be, and then do what you can, today and every day, to hold your head high and keep moving forward. - Lori Deschene

Someday, we’ll forget the hurt, the reason we cried and who caused us pain. We will finally realize that the secret of being free is not revenge, but letting things unfold in their own way and own time. After all, what matters in not the first, but the last chapter of our life which shows how well we ran the race. So smile, laugh forgive, believe and love all over again. - Unknown

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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Quote Worthy

Please don’t judge people. You don’t know what it took someone to get out of bed, look and feel as presentable as possible, and face the day. You never truly know the struggles of others. - Karen Salmansohn

Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome. - Unknown

Sometimes, we need to be hurt in order to grow, fail, in order to know, lose in order to gain. Some lessons are learned best through pain. - Unknown

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. - Abraham Lincoln

If we change our thoughts from ‘it’s too late’ to, ‘there’s still hope’, we might see some change in the world. - Kellie Elmore

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. - Dr. Suess

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. - Thornton Wilder

Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now. - Unknown

There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go. - Tennessee Williams

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. - Tony Robbins

Sometimes, you have to just let go and see what happens. - Unknown

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. - William J. Bennett

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Friday, 26 May 2017

Eternity

Eternity is an ocean, whereof we never see the shore; it is a deep, where we can find no bottom; a labyrinth, from whence we cannot extricate ourselves, and where we shall ever lose the door. - Thomas Boston

Eternity is but time continued. - F. V. Mothe

Eternity isn't some later time. Eternity isn't a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. - Joseph Campbell

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity. - Edvard Munch

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds. - Robert Green Ingersoll

It is eternity now. I am in the midst of it. It is about me in the sunshine; I am in it as the butterfly in the light-laden air. Nothing has to come; it is now. Now is eternity; now is the immortal life. - Richard Jefferies

O, dread and dire word. Eternity! What mind of man can understand it? - James Joyce

The best way to deal with eternity is by living it one day at a time. - Alyson Noel

This day is not a sieve, losing time. With each passing minute, each passing year, there's this deepening awareness that I am filling, gaining time. We stand on the brink of eternity. - Ann Voskamp

This world which stretches out before you, is but the vestibule of an immortal life. These deeds that are taking place around you, touch upon chords that extend by a thousand connections, visible and invisible, and vibrate in eternity. - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

When you can live forever what do you live for? - Stephenie Meyer

Thursday, 25 May 2017

A Couple of Jokes

An inspirational speaker said, “The best days of my life were the days I spent with another man’s wife.”
Audience were in shock and silence. He added, “and she is my mother.”
A big round of applause and laughter followed.
One man who listened to the speech decided to crack this at home. After dinner, he said to his wife, “the best days of my life were the days I spent with another man’s wife …”
After a moment he tried to recall the second line …
By the time he regained his senses, he was in hospital bed, recovering from burns of hot water poured by his wife …
Moral of the lesson: Don’t copy if you cannot paste.

A cop pulled me over and said, “Your eyes are red, have you been drinking?”
I replied, “Your eyes look glazed, have you been eating donuts?”
We laughed and we laughed. I need bail money.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Pictures of Singapore in the Early Days

I came across a link which showcases pictures of Singapore in the early days. A rare fine indeed.

Singapore in the early days

Food for Thought

The prudent man is always sincere, and feels horror at the very thought of exposing himself to the disgrace which attends upon the detection of falsehood. But though always sincere, he is not always frank and open; and though he never tells anything but the truth, he does not always think himself bound, when not properly called upon, to tell the whole truth. As he is cautious in his actions, so he is reserved in his speech; and never rashly or unnecessarily obtrudes his opinion concerning either things or persons. - Adam Smith

The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think, the way they see themselves, the way they see the world, you can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create. - Chuck Palahniuk

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Equality

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both. - Milton Friedman

All men are born equal, but some of them outgrow it. - Evan Esar

All men are equal: it is not birth, but virtue alone, that makes the difference. - Voltaire

Equality before the law is probably forever unattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges. - H. L. Mencken

Equality begins in the grave. - American Proverb

Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently. - Tom Robbins

Equality lies only in human moral dignity... Let there be brothers first, then there will be brotherhood, and only then will there be a fair sharing of goods among brothers. - Fyodor Dostoevsky

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbour’s rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. - Carl Shurz

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

If all things were equally in all men, nothing would be prized. - Thomas Hobbes

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave. - John James Ingalls

It is not true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has made nothing equal; her sovereign law is subordination and dependence. - Luc de Clapiers

Men are made by nature unequal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal. - James Anthony Froude

Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias. For freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, and when one prevails the other dies. - Will Durant

No one enjoys being equal. - David Mamet

Nothing is so unequal as equality. - Pliny The Elder

So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other. - Samuel Johnson

The only place where you can find equality is in the cemetery. - Evan Esar

The true meaning of the word "Equality" is – "No one better off than I am." - Eliza Cook

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. - Aristotle

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their colour. - Maya Angelou

We live in a system that espouses merit, equality, and a level playing field, but exalts those with wealth, power, and celebrity, however gained. - Derrick A. Bell

Were all men equal to-night, some would get the start by rising an hour earlier to-morrow. - Elizabeth Gaskell

Monday, 22 May 2017

Humorous Quotes

Humour is associated with intelligence and honesty. This is why we are more attracted to people who can make us laugh. - Unknown

Some men are like a church-organ – you can play on them for a lifetime and always find new harmonies; others are like a music-box – they have four or five thin jingles. - Austin O’Malley

You can't argue with all of the fools in the world. It's easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they're not paying attention. - Christopher Paolini

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven today, and we don't know where the hell she is. - Ellen Degeneres

All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. - Erma Bombeck

The problem with winter sports is that – follow me closely here – they generally take place in winter. - Dave Barry

It's the perfect marriage. There's nothing to fight about if you never talk about anything. - Dr. Eric Foreman

Where there is a will to conquer a man, there is a way to conquer a man. - Delilah Marvelle

If sex were shoes, I’d wear you out. But I wouldn’t wear you out in public. - Jarod Kintz

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love. - Charlie Brown

I guess if everybody went crazy together nobody would notice. - Cormac McCarthy

There are no good girls gone wrong – just bad girls found out. - Mae West

The only people who like change are wet babies. - Unknown

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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Happiness

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You never know which footstep will bring a good twist in life. So keep on walking. Happiness comes when it is most unexpected. That’s life! - Unknown

Your attitude to life is far more important in determining your happiness than your money, appearance, social status or talent. - Stephanie Dowrick

Thousands of happiness can’t remove one pain in heart. But one pain can remove thousands of happiness in heart. That’s life. - Unknown

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. - Ramana Maharshi

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is. - Mandy Hale

To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness. - Robert Brault

The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day. - Unknown

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations. - Jodi Picoult

When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment. - Oscar Wilde

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Be happy, and a reason will come along. - Robert Brault

Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness. - Buddha

Being happy never goes out of style. - Lilly Pulitzer

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Quote Worthy

Whenever we give up, leave behind, and forget too much, there is always the danger that the things we have neglected will return with added force. - Carl Jung

We need to make the world safe for creativity and intuition, for it is creativity and intuition that will make the world safe for us. - Edgar Mitchell

Truth is so obscured nowadays and lies so well established that unless we love the truth we shall never recognize it. - Blaise Pascal

The standard of success in life isn’t the things. It isn’t the money or the stuff – it is absolutely the amount of joy you feel. - Abrahams Hicks

In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do. - Dorothea Dix

It is easier to make our wishes conform to our means than to make our means conform to our wishes. - Robert E. Lee

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. - William Faulkner

Sometimes, what you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are. - John Green

There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable. - Mark Twain

That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees. - Marcus Aurelius

If you put good apples into a bad situation, you'll get bad apples. - Philip Zimbardo

Humanity is on the march, earth itself is left behind. - David Ehrenfeld

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Friday, 19 May 2017

Envy

A weak mind is ambitious of envy, a strong one of respect. - E. Wigglesworth

As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man. - Chrysostom

Certainly, envy is no monopoly of the poor; it makes itself felt in all sections of society; it haunts the court, the library, the barrack-room, even the sanctuary; it is provoked in some unhappy souls by the near neighbourhood of any superior rank or excellence whatever. - Henry Parry Liddon

Envy and jealousy, twin sisters, come with the cunning of the fox to steal away our peace and happiness. - Nicias Ballard Cooksey

Envy does not allow humanity to sleep. - Carl Jung

Envy does not enter an empty house. - Danish Proverb

Envy eats nothing but its own heart. - German Proverb

Envy generally admires and abhors out of proportion. - Edward Counsel

Envy is a gun with a faulty breech-lock which flares back and burns the gunner. - Austin O’Malley

Envy is a kind of praise. - John Gay

Envy is a littleness of soul, which cannot see beyond a certain point, and if it does not occupy the whole space, feels itself excluded. - William Hazlitt

Envy is its own tormentor. - Andrada

Envy is one of the great enemies of active spirituality. It keeps us from loving our neighbours, from functioning with others in community, and from affirming people’s unique worth. It also steals contentment from the heart. - Charles R. Swindoll

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own. - Harold Coffin

Envy is the coward side of Hate, and all her ways are bleak and desolate. - Henry Abbey

Envy like fire always makes for the highest points. - Livy

Envy nobody. It is the true secret of happiness, or at least the only one I know. - Peter S. Beagle

Envy ought in strict truth to have no place whatever allowed it in the heart of man; for the goods of this present world, are so vile and low, that they are beneath it; and those of the future world, are so vast and exalted, that they are above it. - Charles Caleb Colton

Envy was a treasure-hoarding dragon, dainty and diabolical. - Holly Cupala

Envy, among other ingredients, has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune. - William Hazlitt

Envy, like a false mirror, distorts the symmetry of the sweetest form. - Norman MacDonald

Envy’s a coal comes hissing hot from hell. - Philip James Bailey

Hatred is active displeasure, envy passive. We need not wonder that envy turns too soon to hatred. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He who envies me, makes my virtue his vice, and my happiness his torment. - H. Hooker

If envy is rankling in your bosom, declare war against it at once; a war of extermination; no truce, no treaty, no compromise. Like the pirate on the high seas, it is an outlaw, an enemy to all mankind, and should be hung up at the yard arm until it is dead. - Levi Carroll Judson

If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang. - Charley Reese

In particular, it is absurd to hope to banish envy of other people's possessions or fortunes, if only because the spirit of envy can lead to emulation and ambition and have positive consequences. - Christopher Hitchens

In the sea of malice envy frequently gets out of her depth; and whilst she is expecting to see another drowned, she is either drowned herself or dashed against a rock. - Giovanni Battista Basile

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. - Baltasar Gracián

The only thing more certain than the hatred of enemies is the envy of friends. - Evan Esar

There is no disappointment so numbing ... as someone no better than you achieving more. - Joseph Heller

There was never envy that was not bloody: for if it eat not another's heart, it will eat our own. - Joseph Hall

What a day it is when we must envy the men in their graves. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Proverbs

Even though you have ten thousand fields, you can eat but one measure of rice a day. - Chinese Proverb

Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter. - African proverb

The price of your hat is not always the measure of your brain. - African American Proverb

May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. - Irish Blessing

If you neglect the pot, it boils over and extinguishes the fire. - Nigerian Proverb

The afternoon knows what the morning never expected. - Swedish Proverb

Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake. - Sara Raasch

Talkin' 'bout fire doesn't boil the pot. - African American Proverb

The person with burnt fingers asks for tongs. - Samoan Proverb

He that fears not future may enjoy the present. - Thomas Fuller

The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune. - English Proverb

The continuous drip polishes the stone. - Peruvian Proverb

Better late than never, but never late is better. - Unknown

Anything with scales counts as a fish. - Malay Proverb

No man fears what he has seen grow. - African Proverb

Take it straight from the horse's mouth. - Francis Iles

A little bait catches a large fish. - John Taylor Wood

Hasty climbers have sudden falls. - Robert Greene

The blind see what they want to see. - Dan Brown

Anything cracked will shatter at a touch. - Ovid

A grudge is a heavy thing to carry. - Unknown

The belly rules the mind. - Spanish Proverb

A false tale often betrays itself. - Aesop

Time discovers truth. - Lucius Seneca

Strike while the iron is hot. - Chaucer

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Food for Thought

Round about what is, lies a whole mysterious world of might be, - a psychological romance of possibilities and things that do not happen. By going out a few minutes sooner or later, by stopping to speak with a friend at a corner, by meeting this man or that, or by turning down this street instead of the other, we may let slip some great occasion of good, or avoid some impending evil, by which the whole current of our lives would have been changed. There is no possible solution to the dark enigma but the one word, "Providence." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Negativity sucks away energy. If part of the negativity stems from your attitude or perspective, commit yourself at the beginning of each day and each activity to find something positive in yourself and in others around you. If the people around you are negative and you can't change that, either remove yourself from the situation or view it simply as one obstacle you face in pursuing your own potential. Stay focused on your own goals and make the best of the situation. - Terry Orlick

Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities. - Fred Rogers

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Environment - Quotes

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children. - John James Audubon

All our efforts to defeat poverty and pursue sustainable development will be in vain if environmental degradation and natural resource depletion continue unabated. - Kofi Annan

Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority. - Bill Gates

Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us. - Bill Nye

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land. - Aldo Leopold

Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented. - Barry Commoner

Even when the pioneer didn't rape Nature, he divorced her a little too easily: he missed the great lesson that both ecology and medicine teach - that Man's great mission is not to conquer nature by main force but to cooperate with her intelligently but lovingly for his own purposes. - Lewis Mumford

If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live. - Maurice Maeterlinck

If the environment permits it, anyone can learn whatever he chooses to learn; and if the individual permits it, the environment will teach him everything it has to teach. - Viola Spolin

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace. - Wangari Maathai

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. - Ansel Adams

It is time for a sustainable energy policy which puts consumers, the environment, human health, and peace first. - Dennis Kucinich

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now, he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined, and the land grows poorer and uglier. - Anton Chekhov

People ‘over-produce’ pollution because they are not paying for the costs of dealing with it. - Ha-Joon Chang

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. - Stewart Udall

Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever. - Leonardo DiCaprio

The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations. I urge you to be sensitive to the many issues affecting the land and the whole environment, and to unite with each other to seek the best solutions to these pressing problems. - Pope John Paul II

The environment is the infrastructure of our communities. As a nation, as a civilization, it's our obligation to create communities for our children that provide them with opportunities for dignity and good health. When we destroy nature, we diminish ourselves and impoverish our children. We ignore that at our own peril. - Bobby Kennedy

The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. - Lady Bird Johnson

The magnificence of mountains, the serenity of nature – nothing is safe from the idiot marks of man's passing. - Loudon Wainwright

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved. - Richard Rogers

We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment. - Margaret Mead

What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another. - Mahatma Gandhi

When environment changes, there must be a corresponding change in life. - Charles Lindbergh

When the last tree is cut and the last fish killed, the last river poisoned, then you will see that you can't eat money. - John May

Monday, 15 May 2017

Humorous Quotes

People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you’ll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow. - Erma Bombeck

You can’t be a Real Country unless you have a BEER and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER. - Frank Zappa

Where there's a doctor it's always a bad sign. Even when they are not doing the killing themselves it means a death is close, and in that way they are like ravens or crows. - Margaret Atwood

Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle. - Paulo Coelho

She looked like the kind of woman I could fall in love with. Trouble is, she was standing next to the kind of woman I’d like to make love to. - Jarod Kintz

It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But ... it is better to be good than to be ugly. - Oscar Wilde

The girl who is chaste is probably a virgin; the girl who is chased is probably not. - Evan Esar

Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him. - Groucho Marx

If anyone calls you old, hit them with your cane and throw your teeth at them! - Unknown

I get my exercise running to the funerals of my friends who exercise. - Barry Gray

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. - George Bernard Shaw

You'll never catch a nudist with his pants down. - David Letterman

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Love

The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories that it has come to be disbelieved. Few people daresay nowadays that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet that is the way love begins, and only that way. - Victor Hugo

True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding. - Ellen G. Whit

Unrequited love does not die; it’s only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded. For some unfortunates, it turns bitter and mean, and those who come after pay the price for the hurt done by the one who came before. - Elle Newmark

Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. - Margaret Atwood

Love is basically for teenagers, and when it comes to real life for grown-ups, you're far better off with someone who's moderately pleased to see you when you're around, but leaves you in peace when you've got things to do. - K. J. Parker

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Quote Worthy

By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own. - Mark Victor Hansen

You are a piece of the puzzle of someone Else’s life. You may never know where you fit, but others will fill the holes in their lives with pieces of you. - Bonnie Arbon

We often add to our pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally. - Dalai Lama

The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown. - Albert Einstein

We waste our whole life preparing for the future, not realizing that the only way to be happy is to embrace each moment. - Unknown

The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they come when the mind is still. - Unknown

Anyone can stand adversity but to test a person’s character, give them power. - Abraham Lincoln

It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top. - Arnold Bennett

Sometimes, the best therapy is to be silent … and away from everyone. - Unknown

If you’ve got nothing to dance about, find a reason to sing. - Melody Carstairs

Those who do not complain are never pitied. - Jane Austen

He who limps is still walking. - Stanislaw Lec

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Friday, 12 May 2017

Enemy

A conquered foe should be watched. - Edgar Watson Howe

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him. - Aesop

A man falling off a cliff to certain death will stretch out a hand even to his worst enemy. - Robert Jordan

A man with no enemies is a man with no character. - Paul Newman

An enemy will train us in watchfulness; for if he be wary to seize on every error and trip us, we shall be more heedful to expose nothing, and this will drive us to prudence and thoughtfulness. - James Vila Blake

Beware of meat twice boil'd, and an old foe reconcil'd. - Benjamin Franklin

By a few soft words and pleasant looks enemies have been made friends, and old attachments renewed that had been annulled for years. - Nicias Ballard Cooksey

Enemies don't fight with such determined passion. That kind of focus is reserved for friends at odds with one another. - Heather Brewer

Enemies make us watchful of ourselves and induce self-examination; for we must argue thus: our foe hates us with reason or without reason; if without reason, then he not really hates us, but some other sort of person for whom he mistakes us; but if with reason, then it is plain we should improve, and remove the reason. - James Vila Blake

Enemies were teachers in disguise. - Eiji Yoshikawa

Every man is his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner. - Sir Thomas Browne

Fear not, too much, an open enemy; he is consistent – always at his post; But watchful be of him who holds the key of your own heart, and flatters you the most. - Andrew Downing

Fear of an enemy can often blind men to other hazards, not least the shape which they themselves make in the world. - Cormac McCarthy

He makes no friends who never made a foe. - Alfred Tennyson

He who has his enemy's love and trust is in a far better position to attack, later, when the time is right. - K. J. Parker

I have only one real and true enemy on earth, and that is myself. - Christian Morgenstern

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is easy to crush an enemy outside oneself but impossible to defeat an enemy within. - Eiji Yoshikawa

It is noteworthy that in Japanese pop culture, enemies are not always villains. It is acknowledged that an enemy is simply the person fighting for the other side of the conflict and that if the story were told from his point of view, he would be the hero of the tale. - Robin E. Brenner

It's great to have an enemy. Sharpens your senses. - John Updike

Love your enemies but keep your gun oiled. - Ken Alstad

Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears. - Laird Hamilton

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Trivia

I cannot guarantee the accuracy of all the points.

A sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Fingernails grow nearly four times faster than toenails.

About one third of the human race has 20-20 vision. (Excluding those who had cataract surgeries).

All polar bears are left handed.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

At 188 decibels, the whistle of the blue whale is the loudest sound produced by any animal.

At Japan's Yunessun Spa Resort, visitors can go for a swim in their favorite beverage, such as in the Japanese Sake Spa, Green Tea Spa, Coffee Spa and Wine Spa. A massive 2 meter tall teapot with real green tea, real coffee made with hot spring water, a huge 3.6 meter tall wine bottle with real red wine, a huge cask filled with real Japanese sake, pours out the desired rejuvenating elixirs into the spa.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

Because it takes so long for their light to reach Earth, many of the stars you see at night are long gone.

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world.

Brass doorknobs automatically disinfect themselves in about 8 hours.

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w the film down so you could see his moves.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

By 60 years of age, 60% of men and 40% of women will snore.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

Cheetahs are the fastest land animal and can reach speeds up to 72 mph.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Food for Thought

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget. - Arundhati Roy

We all experience many freakish and unexpected events – you have to be open to suffering a little. The philosopher Schopenhauer talked about how out of the randomness, there is an apparent intention in the fate of an individual that can be glimpsed later on. When you are an old guy, you can look back, and maybe this rambling life has some through-line. Others can see it better sometimes. But when you glimpse it yourself, you see it more clearly than anyone. - Viggo Mortensen

Smart people underestimate themselves; ignorant people think they’re brilliant. It’s a cognitive bias called the Dunning-Kruger effect, where the highly skilled assume that things they find easy are also easy for others, and the unskilled are so incompetent that they can’t recognize their own stupidity. - Unknown

More Food for Thought Here and the book Food for Thought