Monday, 19 February 2018

Humour

I was offered sex today with a Victoria’s Secret mode. In exchange for that, I was supposed to advertise some kind of bathroom cleaner on my Facebook page. Of course, I declined because I am a person of high moral standards and strong willpower. Just as strong as Ajax, the incredibly strong bathroom cleanser. Now available in lemon scent and vanilla. - Unknown

A wedding ring is a symbol of commitment; a promise, a pledge, and a vow. The promise is to forsake all others, to stay devoted and true; the pledge is to honour that promise selflessly, to see the whole thing through; and the vow is to keep that pledge unwaveringly, until the days are few. It is a mutual agreement to become one instead of two. - J. W. Lord

A woman ... all beautiful and accomplished will, while her hand and heart are undisposed of, turn the heads and set the circle in which she moves on fire. Let her marry, and what is the consequence? The madness ceases and all is quiet again. Why? Not because there is any diminution in the charms of the lady, but because there is an end of hope. - George Washington

One of the trickiest forms of bad advice is seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice. Take for example ‘Know your limitations’ and ‘Man's reach should exceed his grasp.’ Which is it? It can't be both, can it? No! But for years I have bounced between the frustration of having my reach exceed my grasp and the boredom of the certain knowledge of my limitations. Don't make the same mistake. When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both. ‘Turn the other cheek’ cancels ‘An eye for an eye,’ leaving us free to render justice in accordance to whatever cockamamie principles we happen to come up with that morning. - Al Franken

Stealing, of course, is a crime, and a very impolite thing to do. But like most impolite things, it is excusable under certain circumstances. Stealing is not excusable if, for instance, you are in a museum and you decide that a certain painting would look better in your house, and you simply grab the painting and take it there. But if you were very, very hungry, and you had no way of obtaining money, it would be excusable to grab the painting, take it to your house, and eat it. - Daniel Handler

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Life - Quotes

Our life is in the loom; it rolls up and is hidden as fast as it is woven. It is to be taken out of the loom only when we leave this world; then only shall we see the pattern. - Henry Ward Beecher

Sometimes I believe that this less material life is our truer life, and that our vain presence on the terraqueous globe is itself the secondary or merely virtual phenomenon. - H.P Lovecraft

The advantage of literature over life is that its characters are clearly defined, and act consistently. - Jerome K. Jerome

Real life was messier than fiction, and in it you didn't always have time to do or say the right things. - Bentley Little

One's life should be sufficiently interesting to furnish entertainment in the record. - Amos Bronson Alcott

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others. - Simone de Beauvoir

Still, all day, the iron wheels go onward, grinding life down from its mark. - Gerald Massey

The fine art of Life is to make another Soul vibrate with a song of joy. - Edwin Leibfreed

The art of living is simply getting up after you've been knocked down. - Joe Biden

Take responsibility for making your own life beautiful. - Tomothy Leary

The facts of life are the impossibilities of fiction. - Jerome K. Jerome

The best life is that which makes the best of life. - Ivan Panin

More on Life Here, and the book The Mystery of Life - a collection of quotes on and pertaining to life.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Quote Worthy

The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little. - Ray Bradbury

The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble. - Henry Miller

To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest. - Unknown

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of each. - Henry David Thoreau

We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. - Robert Louis Stevenson

It’s not rocket science when it comes to weight loss. It’s about eating a little less and moving a little bit more. - Bob Harper

Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out. - Unknown

If you would not be thought a fool in others conceit, be not wise in your own. - Wellins Calcott

No known roof is as beautiful as the skies above. - Michael O’Muircheartaigh

It is the mind of man alone that is the cause of his bondage or freedom. - Chanakya

Illusion is sometimes all that keeps us sane. - Laurel K. Hamilton

Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour. - Ovid

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Friday, 16 February 2018

Listening

A bore finds it easy to start talking, and even easier to get others to stop listening. - Evan Esar

A man who won't listen can't hear. - George R. R. Martin

A polite man is one who listens with interest to things he knows all about when they are told by a person who knows nothing about them. - Charles de Morny

An appreciative listener is always stimulating. - Agatha Christie

Being a good listener is easy – simply listen with your ears, as well as your heart. - Chad Lieberman

Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable. - David W. Augsburger

Good listeners are active. They get involved with what they hear. - Mary Mayesky

Good listeners are good catchers because they give their speakers a target and then move that target to capture the information that is being sent. When good listeners aren't understanding their speakers, they will send signals to the speaker about what they expect next, or how the speaker can change the speed of delivery to suit the listener. - Namrata Palta

Good listeners are popular. Everyone wants to be heard. - Diane J. Ackerman

Good listeners are rare; most of us have to squelch our natural inclination to talk. - Jerrold S. Greenberg, Clint E. Brutes & Sarah C. Conklin

Good listeners, like precious gems, are to be treasured. - Walter Anderson

Good listening is a process of showing respect and validating a person's worth. - Michelle Lucas

I think the willingness to listen is really a matter of confidence. You can't be so super confident in your abilities that you ignore what others say, and you can't be so diffident in your abilities that you think that if they say something, you will be so taken in that you will do the wrong thing. When you are confident about your abilities and also fully aware of what you don't know you are willing to listen to outside experts with the full sense that if you don't find it worthwhile you will ignore it. - Raghuram G. Rajan

If both people and conversation are trying to be interesting, there is no one left to genuinely listen. - John Yokoyama

It takes a disciplined person to listen to convictions which are different from their own. - Dorothy Fuldheim

Listen if you would learn. - Myrddin

Listen once in a while. It’s amazing what you can hear. - Russell Baker

Listening is a commitment and a compliment. It's a commitment to understanding how other people feel, how they see their world. It means putting aside your own prejudices and beliefs, your anxieties and self-interest, so that you can step behind the other person's eyes. You try to look at things from the other person's perspective. Listening is a compliment because it says to the other person, "I care about what's happening to you; your life and your experience are important." People usually respond to the compliment of listening by liking and appreciating you. - Mathew McKay, Martha Davis & Patrick Fanning

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A Happy New Year to you! - The Year of the Dog!

Wishing you good health, peace and prosperity!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Humorous Quotes

Proverbs, Axioms, maxims, Aphorisms …

Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire. - Chinese Proverb

No one is good at everything but everyone is good at something. - Unknown

One with the courage to laugh is master of the world. - Italian Proverb

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Only the sufferers know how their bellies ache. - Burmese Proverb

One who steals has no right to complain if he is robbed. - Aesop

Not everything you hear is good for talk. - Japanese Proverb

Constant dripping will wear away a stone. - Greek Proverb

Hold fast to the words of your ancestors. - Maori Proverb

Forethought is easy, repentance is hard. - Chinese Proverb

Even a sheet of paper has two sides. - Japanese Proverb

Be ever vigilant but never suspicious. - English Proverb

A little axe can cut down a big tree. - Jamaican Proverb

Empty sacks will never stand upright. - Italian Proverb

For news of the heart, ask the face. - Guinean Proverb

An old ox makes a straight furrow. - Spanish Proverb

Great chiefs prove their worthiness. - Seneca Proverb

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. - Charles Dickens

A man's got to do what a man's got to do. - Unknown

A fault confessed is half redressed. - English Proverb

A crown’s no cure for a headache. - English Proverb

No one is easy to live with all of the time. - Unknown

Nothing seems expensive on credit. - Czech Proverb

Give thy thoughts no tongue. - William Shakespeare

One hand washes the other. - Epicharmus

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Limits - Quotes

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. - Mary Kay Ash

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. - Bruce Lee

Know your limits. Also know how to break them. - Geraint Straker

Man built most nobly when limitations were at their greatest. - Frank Lloyd Wright

Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. - Michael Jordan

One finds limits by pushing them. - Herbert Simon

Our firmest convictions are apt to be the most suspect, they mark our limitations and our bounds. Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries. - José Ortega Y Gasset

Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits. - Robert Brault

Take the limits off of yourself. You will never rise higher than your thinking. Create a great vision for your life. - Joel Osteen

The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke

There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level. - Bruce Lee

What you are able to think and perceive, defines the limitation of what you are able to achieve. - Richard Bartlett

You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. - Michael Phelps

Monday, 12 February 2018

Humorous Questions

Can an atheist get insurance against Acts of God? - Unknown

Does ‘expect the unexpected’ make the ‘unexpected expected’? - Unknown

If a book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success? - Jerry Seinfeld

If a man’s wife is his better half, and he marries twice, what then becomes of him? - Unknown

If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages? - Unknown

If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting? - Unknown

If the police arrest a mute, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent? - Unknown

If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented? - Unknown

Why are ‘overlook’ and ‘oversee’ opposites? - Unknown

Why are ‘wise man’ and ‘wise guy’ opposites? - Unknown

Why are they called ‘stands’ when they are made for sitting? - Unknown

Why do ‘tug’ boats push their barges? - Unknown

Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway? - Unknown

Why do shops have signs that read: "GUIDE DOGS ONLY" when the dogs can't read and their owners are blind? - Unknown

Why does ‘fat chance’ and ‘slim chance’ mean the same thing? - Unknown

Why does ‘slow down’ and ‘slow up’ mean the same thing? - Unknown

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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Happiness - Quotes

I believe that happiness can be found. If I thought otherwise, I should be silent and not make unhappiness the more bitter by discussing it. - Karl Hilty

If one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere. - Jane Austen

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. - Charles Dickens

If you would have your home and your surroundings happy, be happy. You can transform everything around you if you will transform yourself. - James Allen

In short, the world abounds with simple delusions which we may call ‘happiness’, if we be but able to entertain them. - H. P. Lovecraft

It is good sometimes that the happy of this world should learn, were it only to humble their foolish pride for an instant, that there are higher, wider, and rarer joys than theirs. - Charles Baudelaire

Happiness is like your shadow. Run after it and you will never catch it, but keep your face to the sun and it will follow you. - Croft M. Pentz

It is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible. - Jane Austen

Make cheer from your own heart, for the sun rises and sets according to your perspective on the universe. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Maybe that was the secret of happiness – not expecting any one thing to last forever. - Barbara O’Neal

Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye. - Austin O’Malley

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. - Aristotle

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Saturday, 10 February 2018

Quote Worthy

We are all mistaken sometimes; sometimes we do wrong things, things that have bad consequences. But it does not mean we are evil, or that we cannot be trusted ever afterward. - Alison Croggon

Many times, what we perceive as an error or failure is actually a gift. And eventually we find that lessons learned from that discouraging experience prove to be of great worth. - Richelle E. Goodrich

If you ever want your soul to dance in the clouds, you will at some point have to juggle lightning and taste the thunder. - Christopher poindexter

Sometimes the biggest mistake we make in life is letting people stay in our lives far longer than they deserve to. - Unknown

Stars are like friends; there’s always some around, you just need to find your favourite one. - Jessie

Ideally, I’d like to be the eternal novice, for then only the surprises would be endless. - Keith Jarrett

It is at all times more easy to make enemies than friends. - George Washington

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish. - François de la Rochefoucauld

Better freedom with a crust, than slavery with every luxury. - Christian Nestell Bovee

Necessity may be mother of invention, but fun is the father. - Alex Osborn

Your fate is to be yourself, both punishment and crime. - Jane Hirshefield

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. - Thomas Edison

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Friday, 9 February 2018

Light - Quotes

A man should learn to detect and foster that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within far more than the lustre of the whole firmament without. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the darkest moment comes the light. - Joseph Campbell

Every man as well as every day has its lights and shades. - Winfield Scott

Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it’s warm and you won’t see the dust on the floor. - Irish Proverb
Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. - Desiderius Erasmus
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star. - William Blake
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. - William Shakespeare
I have seen the sun with a little ray of distant light challenge all the powers of darkness, and without violence and noise, climbing up the hill, hath made night so retire that its memory was lost in the joys and sprightliness of the morning. - Jeremy Taylor
I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. - OG Mandino
If you look in the eyes of the young, you see flame. If you look in the eyes of the old, you see light. - Victor Hugo
If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining. - Guy Finley
In Light there is Dark, and in Dark there is Light. - Kami Garcia
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. - Sir Francis Bacon
Life isn't just about darkness or light, rather it's about finding light within the darkness. - Landon Parham
Light is a fluid of sunbeams. - At-Tunikhi
Light is a plastic medium that is the key ingredient shared by every photograph and determines the look of every photograph you make. Light's authority defines the essence of a subject. Light is the glue that holds your image together. - Robert Hirsch
Light is a reality. Darkness is the absence of that reality. Light is a positive force. Darkness is not a force or a presence or a quantity of any kind. It appears only when light disappears. Light is not dependent upon darkness, but darkness is totally dependent upon light. - John W. Sloat
Light is a source of revelation. Regardless of what you might think, it is finding out something that you did not know. Light illuminates your pathway in life. Light allows you to put one thing in front of the other. - Angela Clark
Light is a thing that can be measured. It has a speed of 186,000 miles per second, and it can be investigated in a number of different ways. It has physical properties. It does not have mass – you cannot hold onto it – but nonetheless it can be studied by physicists. It is really there. It is a real thing. Darkness, on the other hand, is nothing. It does not exist. There is nothing to count, nothing to measure, nothing to evaluate. - Harry Lee Poe
Light is the symbol of truth. - James Russell Lowell
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it. - Terry Pratchett
Light tomorrow with today. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things. - Demi Lovato
Of all the marvelous creations of nature, none is more wonderful or more widely diffused than light. - Acton
Our moments of light are moments of happiness; in the mind, when it is clear weather it is fine weather. - Joubert
People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night. - C. J. Roberts
The light in the world comes principally from two sources, the sun and the student's lamp. - Christian Nestell Bovee
The light of the day is followed by night, as a shadow follows a body. - Aristotle
The path of the righteous ones is like the bright light that is getting lighter and lighter until the day is firmly established. - Unknown
There are two kinds of light – the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures. - James Thurber
There is strong shadow where there is much light. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There might not be so much of a difference between the side of Light and the side of Dark as you suppose. After all, without the Dark, there is nothing for the Light to burn away. - Cassandra Clare





























Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Trivia

I cannot guarantee the accuracy of all the points. :-)

One out of 20 people have an extra rib.

One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen.

Our body gives enough heat in 30 minutes to boil 1.5 liters of water. 

Our brain uses the same amount of power as a 10-watt light bulb. 

Papua New Guinea (Ethnic groups: Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, Polynesian) has the largest number of spoken languages (850 languages circa 2015). 

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450F. 

Pearls dissolve in vinegar. 

People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don't. 

Putting dry tea bags in gym bags or smelly shoes will absorb the unpleasant odor. 

Right-handed people tend to chew food on their right side. 

Samhainophobia is the the fear of Halloween. 

Scallops have up to 100 eyes around the edge of their mantles. 

The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that it breaks the sound barrier. The crack of the whip is actually a tiny sonic boom. 

Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stronger. 

Slugs have four noses. 

Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down. 

Starfish have no brains. A starfish doesn't have a brain in its head like we do. Instead its entire nervous system acts like a distributed brain. 

Take a 10-30 minute walk every day and while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate antidepressant. 

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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Liberty - Quotes

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint. - Edmund Burke

Clearly when the liberties are left unrestricted they collide with one another. - John Rawls

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. - John Philpot Curran

Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery. - Plato

Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. - Sallust

For liberty hath a sharp and double edge, fit only to be handled by just and virtuous men; to bad and dissolute, it becomes a mischief unwieldy in their own hands. - John Milton

For though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire. - Thomas Paine

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. - John Milton

Half-liberty comes with wisdom, full liberty with death. - Austin O’Malley

Idleness, ennui, noise, mischief, riot, and a nameless train of mistaken notions of pleasure, are often classed, in a young man's mind, under the general head of liberty. - Maria Edgeworth

If there is one subject in this world worthy of being discussed, worthy of being understood, it is the question of intellectual liberty. Without that, we are simply painted clay. - Robert G. Ingersoll

It is true that liberty is precious – so precious that it must be rationed. - Vladimir Lenin

Let us prefer the lonely cottage, while blest with liberty, to gilded palaces, surrounded with the ensigns of slavery. - Joseph Warren

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people. - John Adams

Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights. - Gilbert du Motier

Liberty has as many chains as an iron-monger's shop, and as rusty. - Austin O’Malley

Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. - Woodrow Wilson

Liberty is equally desirable to the good and to the bad, to the brave and to the dastardly. - John Mair

Liberty is the soul's right to breathe, and when it cannot take a long breath, laws are girdled too tight. - Henry Ward Beecher

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body; without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society. - Lord Bolingbroke

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. - Learned Hand

Liberty may be an uncomfortable blessing unless you know what to do with it. That is why so many freed slaves returned to their masters, why so many emancipated women are only too glad to give up the racket and settle down. For between announcing that you will live your own life, and the living of it lie the real difficulties of any awakening. - Walter Lippmann

Monday, 5 February 2018

Humorous Quotes

Divorce is simply modern society's version of medieval torture. Except it lasts longer and leaves deeper scars. A divorce releases the most primitive emotions; the ugliest, raw feelings. Emotionally wounded people do their best to inflict pain upon the other party, but rather than using claws they use divorce lawyers. - William Shatner

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods. - Christopher Hitchens

In my vast experience, I’ve found it always wiser to go along with female advice … First, you make them happy by doing what they tell you. That’s the main thing. Let them think they’re in control. They love it. Then, if it turns out they were right, everything’s cool. If it turns out they were wrong ... then you have the pleasure of basking in the glow of superiority. - Richard Laymon

It is a peculiarity of knitters that they chronically underestimate the amount of time it takes to knit something. Birthday on Saturday? No problem. Socks are small. Never mind that the average sock knit out of sock-weight yarn contains about 17,000 stitches. Never mind that you need two of them. (That’s 34,000 stitches, for anybody keeping track.) Socks are only physically small. By stitch count, they are immense. - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

One of the strengths of Internet dating is that it’s anonymously impersonal, which helps take the sting out of rejection. If you're interested in someone who notices your profile or you're intrigued by a computer-generated match, let the e-mail begin. If you're not interested, delete the e-mail with about the same level of remorse you'd feel from dumping jellyfish overboard. - Judsen Culbreth

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Sunday, 4 February 2018

Love

Wail not too wildly for expiring Love: The Love that dies was never quite alive. - Richard Garnett

What is love? To be delighted by the happiness of another. - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

When there is love in the heart, there are rainbows in the eyes, which cover every black cloud with gorgeous hues. - Henry Ward Beecher

When you love someone, you have to let them go. It's the only way to keep them. - Macrina Wiederkehr

You don't need scores of suitors. You need only one ... if he's the right one. - Louisa May Alcott

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. - Dr. Seuss

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others. - Vincent van Gogh

Some people will only love you as long as you fit in their box. Don't be afraid to disappoint. - Unknown

Love speaks a language most sublime, its idioms known in every clime. - Ardelia Cotton Barton

Love's wing moults when caged and captured, only free, he soars enraptured. - Thomas Campbell

Love for those too easily won does not last long. - Roman Proverb

It is easy to halve the potato where there's love. - Irish Proverb

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Saturday, 3 February 2018

Quote Worthy

Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise. - Cato the Elder

No amount of sophistication is going to allay the fact that all your knowledge is about the past and all your decisions are about the future. - Ian Wilson

Times of darkness are actually our greatest teacher, because that’s when we really begin to search for the light and listen to our heart. - Daniel Nielsen

We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story. - Mary McCarthy

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people. - Karl Marx

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. - William Hazlitt

Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve. - Jules Verne

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. - Ruth E. Renkel

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. - Theodore Roosevelt

Don’t waste sunsets with people who will be gone by sunrise. - Unknown

Never give an order that can’t be obeyed. - General Douglas MacArthur

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. - Rosa Luxemburg

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Friday, 2 February 2018

Liars / Lies / Lying

A concealed truth, that's all a lie is. Either by omission or commission we never do more than obscure. The truth stays in the undergrowth, waiting to be discovered. - Josephine Hart

A good liar knows that the most efficient lie is always a truth that has had a key piece removed from it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A good man will not lie, although it be for his profit. - Cicero

A good memory is needed once we have lied. - Pierre Corneille

A great lie is like a great fish on dry land; it may fret and fling, and make a frightful bother, but it cannot hurt you; you have only to keep still and it will die of itself. - George Crabbe

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood. - William Shenstone

A liar is always lavish of oaths. - Pierre Corneille

A lie ... is often the mirror image of the truth; by examining it carefully, you can reconstruct the fact that lie was designed to conceal. - K. J. Parker

A lie has no legs, and cannot stand; but it has wings, and can fly far and wide. - Chinese Proverb

A lie is a very short wick in a very small lamp. The oil of reputation is very soon sucked up and gone. And just as soon as a man is known to lie, he is like a two-foot pump in a hundred-foot well. He cannot touch bottom at all. - Henry Ward Beecher

A lie is like a cat: You need to stop it before it gets out the door or it’s really hard to catch. - Charles M. Blow

A lie is like a snow-ball; the longer it is rolled, the larger it is. - Martin Luther

A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future. - Croft M. Pentz

A lie never lives to be old. - Sophocles

A lie should be trampled on and extinguished wherever found; I am for fumigating the atmosphere when I suspect that falsehood, like pestilence, breathes around me. - T. Carlyle

A lie stands on one leg, truth on two. - Benjamin Franklin

A lie told often enough becomes the truth. - Vladimir Lenin

A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie. - Charles Edward Montague

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar. - Mark Twain

A single lie discovered is enough to create doubt in every truth expressed. - Unknown

A small lie, if it actually is a lie, condemns a man as much as a big and black falsehood. If a man will deliberately cheat to the amount of a single cent, give him opportunity and he would cheat to any amount. - E. H. Chapin

Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Change - Quotes

The most rigid structures, the most impervious to change, will collapse first. - Eckhart Tolle

The nature o' things doesn't change, though it seems as if one's own life was nothing but change. - George Eliot

The only constant is change. - Dan Dunne

The present changes the past. Looking back, you do not find what you left behind. - Kiran Desai

The quiet ones are the ones that change the universe. The loud ones only take the credit. - Londo Mollari

The wheel of change moves on, and those who were down go up and those who were up go down. - Jawaharlal Nehru

The winds of heaven change suddenly; so do human fortunes. - Chinese Proverb

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. - Albert Einstein

The world’s a scene of changes, and to be constant in Nature were inconstancy. - Abraham Cowley

There is nothing firm, nothing balanced, nothing durable in all the universe … nothing remains in its original state, each day, each hour, each moment, there is change. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. - Nelson Mandela

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. - Andy Warhol

Things change whether you want them to, or not – unless you are dead. Don't hold so hard to the past that you die with it. - Patricia Briggs

Things do not change; we change. - Henry David Thoreau

Times are changing, you've got to change with the times. - Dominic Manetta

To change the name and not the letter, is a change for the worst, and not for the better. - Robert Chambers

Monday, 29 January 2018

Oxymoronic Quotes

You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there. - Yogi Berra

You can never understand one language until you understand at least two. - Geoffrey Willans

We all know what UFOs are, even if we insist that they are not. - Aeolus Kephas

You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of. - Roald Dahl

We must believe in free will — we have no choice. - Isaac Bashevis Singer

The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet. - Robert Orben

It’s a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square. - Pete Rose

You can only predict things after they have happened. - Eugene Ionesco

I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money. - Pablo Picasso

When I grow up I want to be a little boy. - Joseph Heller

I am not always right, but I am never wrong. - Unknown

A joke’s a very serious thing. - Charles Churchill

Our opinions are not our own. - William Hazlitt

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Sunday, 28 January 2018

Success

Success soon palls. The joyous time is, when the breeze first strikes your sails, and the waters rustle under your bows. - Charles Buxton

The chances of a man's succeeding who does not love his work are very small. For all success costs labour. - Frank Chapman Sharp

The funny thing about having all this so-called success is that behind it is a certain horrible emptiness. - Sam Shepard

The key to real success is to take all your fears and put them in a box and lock them away. - Jim Profit

The man who succeeds must always in mind or imagination live, move, think, and act as if he had gained that success, or he never will gain it. - Prentice Mulford

The people who succeed the most are the people who have failed the most, because they are people who have tried the most. - Unknown Barry

Success depends less on the general superiority of one's intellectual powers, than on their peculiar adaptation to the work at hand. - William Mathews

I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what's next. - Steve Jobs

About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure. - Tommy Larsorda

Success is a magnet that draws many followers. - Edward Counsel

Success is a pile of failure that you are standing on. - Dave Ramsey

Success is ever a bad tree when evil is the root. - Edward Counsel

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Saturday, 27 January 2018

Quote Worthy

True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubts often, and changes his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubts not; he knows all things but his own ignorance. - Akhenaton

A righteous man does not conceive of himself as righteous; he is "only doing what anyone else would do," except, of course, that no one else does it. - Martin Berman-Gorvine

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

Why ever long for something from the past when the future brings things that are so much better? - Avery Williams

Some rules are nothing but old habits that people are afraid to change. - Therese Anne Fowler

Sometimes, the people who are a thousand miles away can make you feel better than the people next door. - Unknown

Convictions are greater enemies of truth than lies. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Every man is surrounded by a neighbourhood of voluntary spies. - Jane Austen

The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. - Henrik Ibsen

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. - Kahlil Gibran

From error to error one discovers the entire truth. - Sigmund Freud

NOW is a fact that cannot be dodged. - Sinclair Lewis

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Thursday, 25 January 2018

Learning - Quotes

A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning. - Vietnamese Proverb

A man of learning who makes no use of what he knows, is like a cloud which gives no rain. - George Pope Morris

A person who can create ideas worthy of note is a person who has learned much from others. - Konosuke Matsushita

All learning has an emotional base. - Plato

All learning is derived from things previously known. - Aristotle

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young. - Mark Twain

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. - Benjamin Franklin

Belief gets in the way of learning. - Robert Heinlein

By seeking and blundering we learn. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Change is the end result of all true learning. - Leo Buscaglia

Developing a desire to learn is the kindling point of all classroom achievement. - Robert John Meehan

Don't let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action. - Jim Rohn

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily. - Thomas Szasz

Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way. - George Evans

Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing. - Madeline Hunter

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. - Aristotle

Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results. - John Dewey

He is not likely to learn who is not willing to be taught; for the learner has something to do, as well as the teacher. - Benjamin Whichcote

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. - Confucius

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. - Friedrich Nietzsche

I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful. - Natalie Portman

If learning is an act of exploration, then technology equips the explorer for the journey of a lifetime. - Unknown

If we succeed in giving the love of learning, the learning itself is sure to follow. - John Lubbock

In learning you will teach, in teaching you will learn. - Phil Collins

In order to learn, one must change one’s mind. - Orson Scott Card