Thursday, 25 August 2016

Some Jokes


I took a cab the other day and the driver said to me, “I love my job, I own this car. I’ve got my own business, I’m my own boss, and NO ONE tells me what to do ...”
I said, “Turn left here.” 

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At the cocktail party, one woman said to another, “Aren’t you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?”
The other replied, “Yes, I am, I married the wrong man.”

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A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside, "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Food for thought


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The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. - Benjamin Franklin

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. - Charles Spurgeon

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. - Dr. Wayne W Dyer

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. - Frederick Douglass

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Chaos - Quotes


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You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth. - Tom Barrett

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence. - The Buddha

Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered. - Jose Saramago

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. - Henry Brooks Adams

If you remain calm in the midst of great chaos, it is the surest guarantee the it will eventually subside. - Julie Andrews

In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. - Carl Jung

In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. - Sun Tzu

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of voice, but out of chaos. - Mary Shelley

Let a man restore order within himself, and chaos without ceases. - Christian Nestell Bovee

One man's idea of perfect order is another man's chaos. - Dean Koontz

War is the most readily available form of chaos. - Frank Herbert

We live in a rainbow of chaos. - Paul C├ęzanne

What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos. - Kerry Thornley

Monday, 22 August 2016

Humorous Quotes


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He was of an impressible nature, and lived a great deal in other people’s opinions and feelings concerning himself. - George Eliot

Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis. - Jack Handey

A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are. - Chauncey Mitchell Depew

Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others. - Oscar Wilde

Don't be conceited: even postage stamps become useless when they get stuck on themselves. - Evan Esar

If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate. - Diogenes the Cynic

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. So does not having health insurance. - Joe Hickman

Every man should get married some time; after all, happiness is not the only thing in life! - Unknown

Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it. - Candace Bushnell

I always read my wife’s horoscope to see what kind of day I am going to have. - Unknown

For a man to truly understand rejection, he must first be ignored by a cat. - Unknown

Careful is a naked man climbing a barbwire fence. - Ken Alstad

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Life - Quotes


All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. - Omar Khayyam

He who lives in the present lives in eternity. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

I certainly don’t regret my experiences because without them, I couldn’t imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything! - Sasha Azevedo 

It is possible to cross an ocean without wetting legs, but it is impossible to cross Life without wetting your eyes. - Unknown

Life ... does not need pleasure to be added to it as an appendage, but contains pleasure in itself. - Aristotle

Life is hell, at some point we all just have to get used to it. - Alysha Speer 

Life would be no better than candlelight tinsel and daylight rubbish if our spirits were not touched by what has been. - George Eliot

Live not one’s life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last. - Marcus Aurelius

Sometimes life doesn’t go the way you planned. That doesn’t mean you have to give up, it means you have to push harder for what you want. - Unknown

The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible.- Montaigne

We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams. - Les Brown

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Quote Worthy


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Some promises are always unspoken, some memoires are always unwritten. Feel the magic of true relation and you will realize that true feelings are always unspoken. - Unknown

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

People think I’m weak. The fact is, they just don’t know now how strong I am struggling every single day to stay alive. - Unknown

Once we figured out that we could not change each other, we became free to celebrate ourselves as we are. - H. Dean Rutherford

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. - Thomas Paine

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future. - Fulton Oursler

If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.  - Unknown

We all make mistakes, everybody should be given a second-chance. - Lailah Gifty Akita

Talent isn’t genius and no amount of energy can make it so. - Louisa May Alcott

You can put wings on a pig, but you don’t make it an eagle. - Bill Clinton

Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today. - Abraham Lincoln

Real riches are the riches possessed inside. - B.C. Forbes

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Friday, 19 August 2016

Success - Quotes


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To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is time to stop looking outside yourself for the answers to why you haven't created the life and results you want, for it is you who creates the quality of life you lead and the results you produce. You – no one else! To achieve major success in life – to achieve those things that are most important to you – you must assume 100% responsibility for your life. Nothing less will do. - Jack Canfield

I'm convinced that business success in the future starts with the question, What should I do with my life? Yes, that's right.... People don't succeed by migrating to a "hot" industry (one word: dotcom) or by adopting a particular career-guiding mantra (remember "horizontal careers"?). They thrive by focusing on the question of who they really are – and connecting that to work that they truly love (and, in so doing, unleashing a productive and creative power that they never imagined). - Po Bronson

Success is in the student, not in the university; greatness is in the individual, not in the library; power is in the man, not in his crutches. A great man will make opportunities, even out of the commonest and meanest situations. If a man is not superior to his education, is not larger than his crutches or his helps, if he is not greater than the means of his culture, which are but the sign-boards pointing the way to success, he will never reach greatness. Not learning, not culture alone, not helps and opportunities, but personal power and sterling integrity, make a man great. - Orison Swett Marden

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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Food For Thought


You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love - who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dream. - Oprah Winfrey

Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job, and your spouse, and even your kids. Even if it’s a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new and make a difference. - Eric Schmidt

 You can’t outwit fate by standing on the side-lines placing little side bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play you can’t win. - Judith McNaught

You do not even have to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. - Franz Kafka

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. - Michelle Obama

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. - Terry Pratchett

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Body Tricks


Body tricks that solve aches and pains. Give it a try and see if it works on you.

And have a look at the video - Headache relief with pressure points.

http://www.lifeaspire.com/6056/these-odd-body-tricks-will-solve-so-many-aches-and-pains/?utm_source=wimp&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=main&src=wimp

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Change - Quotes


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A change is as good as a rest. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A competitive world offers two possibilities. You can lose. Or, if you want to win, you can change. - Lester Thurow

A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation. - Edmund Burke

A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow. - Richard Bach

All is change; all yields its place and goes. - Euripedes

All that you touch, you Change. All that you Change, Changes you. The only lasting truth is Change. - Octavia E. Butler

All things must change, to something new, to something strange. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything! - Gary W Goldstein

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another. - Anatole France

And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time. - Libba Bray

Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist. - Richard Nixon

By changing nothing, nothing changes. - Tony Robbins

By the process of directly working in harmony with nature, we do the one thing most essential to change the world; we change ourselves. - Jules Dervaes

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Change demands new learning. - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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Monday, 15 August 2016

Humorous Quotes


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We’re all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made. - Dan Quayle

Even the most staid and respectable husband likes for his wife to think he is a devil among the women. - Robert Elliot Gonzales

Good sex is like good bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand. - Mae West

I’m very polite by nature, even the voices in my head let each other finish their sentences. - Graham Parke

Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge. - David Mellor

Dating is pressure and tension. What is a date, really, but a job interview that lasts all night. - Unknown

Families with babies, and families without babies, are so sorry for each other. - Edgar Watson Howe

A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car. - Carrie Snow

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. - Paul Valery

A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once. - Phyllis Diller

Don’t marry for money; you can borrow it cheaper. - Scottish Proverb

I am a better person when I have less on my plate. - Elizabeth Gilbert

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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Happiness - Quotes


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Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. - Unknown

Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation. - W. H. Sheldon 

If you’re not happy with where you are and what you’ve got, you won’t be happy with where you go or what you get. Happiness is a choice for today. - Fawn Weaver 

The man who is happy is fulfilling the purpose of existence. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be. - Unknown

I’d far rather be happy than right any day. - Douglas Adams

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. - Unknown

You would not want to be responsible for someone else’s happiness, so please do not hold someone else responsible for yours! - Jennifer O'Neill 

As the sea is beautiful not only in calm but also in storm, so is happiness found not only in peace but also in strife. - Ivan Panin

Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. - Denis Waitley

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have. - Rabbi Hyman Schachtel

If you're in a hurry to find happiness, slow down. Give it a chance to catch up with you. - Ernie J. Zelinski

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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Quote Worthy


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A clay pot containing milk will be ranked higher than a golden pot containing poison. Not our outer glamour, but our inner virtues make us valuable. - Unknown

Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. - Dan Gable

Be happy for those who are happy, have compassion towards the unhappy, and maintain equanimity towards the wicked. - Patanjal

Despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you, as deeply as they’ve met themselves. - Matt Kahn

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self. - Aristotle

If a man has directed his course to great ends there is compensation even in ruin. - Arthur Lynch

He that first cries out “stop thief” is often he that has stolen the treasure. - William Congreve

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. - Albert Einstein

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. - Clarence Darrow

‘What will they think of me?’ must be put aside for bliss. - Joseph Campbell

Energy and persistence conquer all things. - Benjamin Franklin

Caution is the path to mediocrity. - Frank Herbert

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Friday, 12 August 2016

Hope - Quotes


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Hope is delicate suffering. - Amiri Baraka

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment. - Samuel Johnson

Hope is not a strategy. - Rick Page

Hope is the most exciting thing in life and if you honestly believe that love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn’t come straight away there is still that chance all through your life that it will. - Josh Hartnett 

Hope is the nurse of misery. - American Proverb

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. - George Iles 

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. - Barack Obama 

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. - Martin Luther King

We all hope. It's what keeps us alive. - David Mamet

Where there is no hope there can be no endeavour. - Eliza Cook

Without a minimum of hope, we cannot so much as start the struggle. - Paulo Freire

Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, and hope without an object cannot live. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Yea, though the breath of disappointment should chill the sanguine heart, speedily gloweth it again, warmed by the live embers of hope. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Meditation


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Training your Monkey Mind

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The Scientific Power of Meditation

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Food for Thought


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A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. - Albert Einstein

At the approach of danger there are always two voices that speak with equal force in the heart of man: one very reasonably tells the man to consider the nature of the danger and the means of avoiding it; the other even more reasonable says that it is too painful and harassing to think of the danger, since it is not a man's power to provide for everything and escape from the general march of events; and that it is therefore better to turn aside from the painful subject till it has come, and to think of what is pleasant. In solitude a man generally yields to the first voice; in society to the second. - Leo Tolstoy

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague. - Marcus Tullius Ciero

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

National Day


Ninth of August is Singapore's National Day. Happy Birthday Singapore! (51st.)


Some links to Singapore in days gone by. Please copy and paste the link if clicking on it doesn't work 

Stunning Old Photos of Singapore You May Not have Seen Before
http://www.senicaphotos.com/updates/stunning-old-photos-of-singapore/

Singapore (1972)
http://ai.stanford.edu/~latombe/mountain/photo/singapore/singapore-1972.htm

Tanjong Pagar Station
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/jul/22/abandoned-train-station-signals-community-revival-in-singapore

Old, Common Names of Places in Singapore, and their Origins 
https://remembersingapore.org/2011/04/04/old-names-of-places/ 


Borrowing - Quotes


A borrowed cloak does not keep one warm. - Egyptian Proverb

A borrowed garment never sets well. - English Proverb

A borrowed horse and your own spurs make short miles. - Danish Proverb

Before borrowing money from a friend it's best to decide which you need most. - Joe Moore

Borrowing is the most expensive form of financing. - Unknown

Borrowing may do for once, but make it not a custom. - J. P. Bishop

Have a horse of thine own and thou mayst borrow another's. - Welsh Proverb

He who prefers to give Linus the half of what he wishes to borrow, rather than to lend him the whole, prefers to lose only the half. - Martial

Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt. - Henrik Ibsen

If you would keep your poverty a secret, neither borrow nor beg. - E. P. Day

If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some; for he that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing. - Benjamin Franklin

It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay. - Publilius Syrus

It is better to return a borrowed pot with a little something you last cooked in it. - Native American Proverb

It is difficult to begin without borrowing, but perhaps it is the most generous course thus to permit your fellow-men to have an interest in your enterprise. - Henry David Thoreau

Let us not bankrupt our todays by paying interest on the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing in advance the troubles of tomorrow. Ralph W. Sockman

Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend.- William Shakespeare

Never spend anything before thou have it; for borrowing is the canker and death of every man's estate. - Sir Walter Raleigh

No remedy against this consumption of the purse; borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable. - William Shakespeare

One who borrows brews his own trouble. - American Proverb

Seek not to shine by borrow'd lights alone. - Juvenal

The borrower is a servant to the lender. - Proverbs 22:7

When you borrow on your character, it is your character that you leave in pawn. - Edward Bulwer Lytton

Who builds his house with other people's money is as one who gathers stones for his own sepulchre. - Apocrypha

Who goeth a borrowing, goeth a sorrowing. - Thomas Tusser

Who wants to borrow, should come tomorrow. - Yiddish Proverb

You should only attempt to borrow from those who have but few of this world's goods, as their chests are not of iron, and they are, besides, anxious to appear wealthier than they really are. - Heinrich Heine

Monday, 8 August 2016

Humorous Quotes


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According to the latest poll, a record 73 percent of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction. But the good news: Gas is so expensive that we’ll never get there. - Jay Leno

Everyone should be able to do one card trick, tell two jokes, and recite three poems, in case they are ever trapped in an elevator. - Lemony Snicket

Charming villains have always had a decided social advantage over well-meaning people who chew with their mouths open. - Judith Martin

First you forget names; then you forget faces; then you forget to zip up your fly; and then you forget to unzip your fly. - Branch Rickey

As my old pappy always said, marriage is the only game of chance he knows of where both sides can lose. - Bret Maverick

A banker is a man who will lend you the short sleeve shirt off his back and demand a long sleeve one in return. -  Jarod Kintz

I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Divorce has become so easy nowadays that women have stopped crying at weddings. - Evan Esar

Basic research is what I am doing when I don’t know what I am doing. - Werhner von Braun

There's one advantage to being 102. There's no peer pressure. - Dennis Wolfberg

Hard work never hurt anyone who hired someone else to do it. - Evan Esar

I've stopped drinking, but only when I'm asleep. - George Best

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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Love - Quotes


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Loving yourself isn’t conceit, it’s love. Love means acceptance, kindness, encouragement, and care. Conceit is none of those things. Conceit is thinking a person is better than others and in thoughts and words, determined to prove it. With love, doubt disappears, fears fade, and there’s a comfort that develops which makes even being alone a place of solace. You’ll help to heal and inspire others just by being yourself. You’ll help them to discover that it’s possible for theme to do, too. It’s a beautiful gift. - Unknown

We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved. - C. JoyBell C.

Love is more black and white than we like to tell ourselves. Don’t allow anyone to keep you trapped in the ‘promise’ of the grey area. The bottom line is: if they love you, truly love you, they’ll do whatever it takes to be with you. There won’t be excuses or doubts or fears or hesitation. Love is action. Everything else is just words. - Mandy Hale

Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words ‘for ever.’ But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don’t like doing it. - Marian Keyes

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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Quote Worthy


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I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge. - Igor Stravinsky

In times of success remember many have succeeded even better than thou: in times of failure, remember many have failed even worse than thou. - Ivan Panin

Fear of failure is at least as common as the desire for success. In fact, if harnessed properly, it can be the energy that drives the wheel. - Mark McCormack

Let people do what they need to do to make them happy, mind your own business and do what you need to do to make you happy. - Unknown

If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. - Abraham Lincoln

Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed. - William Blake

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let each new year find you a better man. - Benjamin Franklin

"Do you have the talent?" is rarely the question. "Do you have the guts to finish?" is the real question. - Orrin Woodward

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. - Solomon Ortiz

He who is allowed to do as he likes will soon run his head into a brick wall out of sheer frustration. - Robert Musil

Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed. - Mia Hamm

Dead-last finish is better than did not finish, which greatly trumps did not start. - Unknown

A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever. - Jessamyn West

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