Monday, 22 January 2018

Humorous Quotes

If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child. - Linda Sunshine

Some see the glass half full, some see it half empty, and some see it crawling with toxic alien parasites who want to devour your pancreas. - James Alan Gardner

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of – but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. - Robert A. Heinlein

A man that is deeply in love with himself will probably succeed in his suit owing to a lack of rivals. - Austin O’Malley

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone. - Dorothy Parker

Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping. - Oscar Wilde

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise. - Ted Turner

Of course, I’m not perfect; there’s a crack in my ass! - Unknown

Exercise is quite majestic when seen from a distance. - Bauvard

Laziness prevents more crimes than morality. - Abraham Miller

Better to be strong than pretty and useless. - Lilith Saintcrow

Every jackass thinks he's got horse sense. - Ken Alstad

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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Life - Quotes

The life most of us live are lives we are forced to live by immediate needs, influences, and pressures. - Walter Mosley

The lives of people are like young trees in a forest. They are being choked by climbing vines. The vines are old thoughts and beliefs planted by dead men. - Sherwood Anderson

The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems. - Bruce Lee

The one thing life has taught me is that most people spend their lives bottled up inside their houses doing the things they hate. - Federocp Garcoa Lorca

The only remedy against the malady of life is life itself. The bane is its own antidote. - William John Locke

The real problem is, people think life is a ladder, and it's really a wheel. - Charles de Lint

The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings. - David Weinbaum

The strange thing about life is that though the nature of it must have been apparent to everyone for hundreds of years, no one has left any adequate account of it. - Virginia Woolf

The world ... is full of people who never knew what hit them. Their lives are over before they wake up. - John Updike

The world comes to us in an endless stream of puzzle pieces that we would like to think all fit together somehow, but that in fact never do. - Robert M. Pirsig

The world is a grindstone and life is your nose. - Fred Allen

There is nothing men are so anxious to keep, and yet are so careless about, as life. - Jean De La Bruyere

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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Quote Worthy

Resentments, carried too far, expose us to a fate analogous to that of the fish-hawk, when he strikes his talons too deep into a fish beyond his capacity to lift, and is carried under and drowned by it. - Christian Nestell Bovee

Obligation may be stretched till it is no better than a brand of slavery stamped on us when we were too young to know its meaning. - George Eliot

Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it. - Arthur Ashe

Optimism is joyful searching; pessimism is a prison of fear and a clutching at illusionary safety. - Kathleen A. Brehony

No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future. - Unknown

Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over. - Nicole Sobon

Even a mirror will not show you yourself, if you do not wish to see. - Roger Zelazny

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything. - African Proverb

Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly. - Unknown

Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals. - James Naismith

Possession of anything begins in the mind. - Bruce Lee

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Friday, 19 January 2018

Laziness - Quotes

A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and second-rate friends. - Cyril Connolly

Don't yield to that alluring witch, laziness, or else be prepared to surrender all that you have won in your better moments. - Horace

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention – invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble. - Agatha Christie

Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs, and ends in iron chains. - William Hales

Laziness is the enemy of virtue, and the very train of all wickedness. - Patrick Fleming

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. - Anne Frank

Our minds are as much given to laziness as our bodies. - La Rochefoucauld

The lazy are always wanting to do something. - Luc de Clapiers

The lazy man claims he is too heavy for light work and too light for heavy work. - Evan Esar

The path of laziness is the straightest of all paths to want and woe. - Forbes

You are only as lazy or lacking in willpower as you think you are. - Ken Christian

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Laws - Quotes

A law is valuable, not because it is a law, but because there is right in it. - Henry Ward Beecher

A man with a club is a law-maker. - Jack London

A nation that will not enforce its laws has no claim to the respect and allegiance of its people. - Ambrose Bierce

Accursed be the city where the laws would stifle nature's! - Lord Bryon

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics. - Robert A Heinlein

Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system. - Ellen DeGeneres

Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered. - Aristotle

Every land has its own law. - J. Carmichael

For there is but one essential justice which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law is right reason, which is the true rule of all commandments and prohibitions. Whoever neglects this law, whether written or unwritten, is necessarily unjust and wicked. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Give me the judgment of balanced minds in preference to laws every time. Codes and manuals create patterned behaviour. All patterned behaviour tends to go unquestioned, gathering destructive momentum. - Frank Herbert

He who dethrones the idea of law, bids chaos welcome in its stead. - Horace Mann

I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution. - Ulysses S. Grant

If a man sets out to study all the laws, he will have no time left to transgress them. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ignorance of the law is no good excuse, where every man is bound to take notice of the laws to which he is subject. - Thomas Hobbes

It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope. - Niccolo Machiavelli

It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. - John Paul Jones

It usually takes a hundred years to make a law, and then, after it has done its work, it usually takes a hundred years to get rid of it. - Henry Ward Beecher

Law has been called a bottomless pit, not so much because of its depth, as that its windings are so obscure nobody can see the end. - G. P. Morris

Law in origin was merely a codification of the power of dominant groups, and did not aim at anything that to a modern man would appear to be justice. - Bertrand Russell

Law intends indeed to do service to human life, but it is not able when men do not choose to accept her services; for it is only in those who are obedient to her that she displays her special virtue. - Epictetus

Law is order, and good law is good order. - Aristotle

Law is the rudder of the ship of state. - Austin O’Malley

Law is the supreme power in the state, through its legislature, commanding what is right, and condemning what is wrong. - Calvin Townsend

Law without justice is a wound without a cure. - William Scott Downey

Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. - Albert Einstein

Laws and institutions are constantly tending to gravitate. Like clocks, they must be occasionally cleansed, and wound up, and set to true time. - Henry Ward Beecher

Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour … If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth? - Charlotte Brontë

Laws are confusing documents. They get in the way of justice. - Paolo Bacigalupi

Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle size are alone entangled in. - William Shenstone

Laws are generally not understood by three sorts of persons, namely, by those who make them, by those who execute them, and by those who suffer if they break them. - George Savile

Laws are not masters but servants, and he rules them who obeys them. - Henry Ward Beecher

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Truth

‘Tis strange – but true; for truth is always strange: Stranger than fiction. - Lord G. G. Bryon

’Tis not enough your counsel still be true; blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do. - Alexander Pope

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 half-truth does more mischief than a whole lie. - Ivan Panin

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance. - Edgar J. Mohn

A man avails himself of the truth so long as it is serviceable; but he seizes on what is false with a passionate eloquence as soon as he can make a momentary use of it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A speaker of truth has no friends. - African Proverb

A thousand probabilities do not make one truth. - Italian Proverb

A truth that disheartens because it is true is of more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods. - Maurice Maeterlinck

A truth that’s told with bad intent, beats all the lies you can invent. - William Blake

A wise man always seeks the light of truth and prefers the company of those who know the value of truth to those who trample it under their feet. - Unknown

All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood; if they are not, they are not great truths. - Napoleon Hill

All people know the same truth. Our lives consist of how we chose to distort it. - Woody Allen

All truth is not to be told at all times. - Samuel Butler

All truth is platitude and all platitude is truth. - Gore Vidal

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. - Galileo Galilei

An adherence to truth, open and without reservation, has, from the age of chivalry downwards, been considered as one of the loftiest attributes of a "gentleman"; so much so, that, to brand as "a liar" the pretender to such a title, is one of the most deadly insults that you can offer him. - Charles William Day

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained. - Mahatma Gandhi

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains. - Henri-Frédéric Amiel

An honest man speaks truth, though it may give offense; a vain man, in order that it may. - William Hazlitt

And differing judgments serve but to declare that truth lies somewhere, if we knew but where. - William Cowper

Any given man sees only a tiny portion of the total truth, and very often, in fact almost ... perpetually, he deliberately deceives himself about that little precious fragment as well. - Philip K. Dick

Any truth is better than indefinite doubt. - Arthur Conan Doyle

Art remains the one way possible of speaking truth. - Robert Browning

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. - Josh Billings

As the snow before the sun, even so is a polished lie before the naked truth. - William Scott Downey

Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold on to the truth within yourself as to the only truth. - Buddha

Be scrupulously truthful even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it. - Russell Bertrand

Because a thing is eloquently expressed it should not be taken to be as necessarily true; nor because it is uttered with stammering lips should it be supposed false. - St. Augustine

Before speaking, consult your inner-truth barometer, and resist the temptation to tell people only what they want to hear. - Wayne W. Dyer

Belief in the truth commences with the doubting of all those “truths” we once believed. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. - André Gide

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Language

A hallmark feature of human intelligence is its adaptability, the ability to invent and rearrange conceptions of the world to suit changing goals and environments. One consequence of this flexibility is the great diversity of languages that have emerged around the globe. Each provides its own cognitive toolkit and encapsulates the knowledge and world-view developed over thousands of years within a culture. Each contains a way of perceiving, categorizing and making meaning in the world, an invaluable guidebook developed and honed by our ancestors. - Lera Boroditsky

A language which we do not know is a fortress sealed. - Marcel Proust

Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. - J. K. Rowling

Every language is so full of its own proprieties that what is beautiful in one is often barbarous, nay, sometimes nonsense, in another. - John Dryden

For many people, language is inseparable from cultural identity since it is the means by which members of communities communicate with one another, and how individuals establish that they are, in fact, members of the same cultural community. - Lily Wong Fillmore

How truly language must be regarded as a hindrance to thought, though the necessary instrument of it, we shall clearly perceive on remembering the comparative force with which simple ideas are communicated by signs. To say, "Leave the room," is less expressive than to point to the door. Place a finger on the lips is more forcible than whispering, "Do not speak." A beck of the hand is better than, "Come here." No phrase can convey the idea of surprise so vividly as opening the eyes and raising the eyebrows. A shrug of the shoulders would lose much by translation into words. - Herbert Spencer

If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things. - Confucius

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela

In the acquisition of languages by direct study, where time can be afforded for the purpose, it is found that several languages, belonging to the same family – as the Latin, Italian, and Spanish, for instance – can be acquired together, almost as easily and rapidly, as either of them can be acquired separately, and with far less chance of their being lost from the memory of disuse. By finding the roots in the parent tongue, and by tracing the growth from these roots outward into different tongues, as it were genealogically, it is found that they descend and spread according to certain organic laws of modification and growth. - Horace Mann

It by no means follows, that because two men utter the same words, they have precisely the same idea which they mean to express: language is inadequate to the variety of ideas which are conceived by different minds, and which, could they be expressed, would produce a new variety of characteristic differences between man and man. - Fluke Greville

It requires a strong mind to bear up against several languages. Some persons have learnt so many, that they have ceased to think in any one. - Arthur Helps

Language comes into being, like consciousness, from the basic need, from the scantiest intercourse with other human. - Karl Marx

Language is a window to the world. - Susanna Zaraysky

Language is originally and essentially nothing but a system of signs or symbols, which denote real occurrences, or their echo in the human soul. - Carl Jung

Language is properly the servant of thought, but not unfrequently becomes its master. The conceptions of a feeble writer are greatly modified by his style; a man of vigorous powers makes his style bend to his conceptions. - William Benton Clulow

Language is the dress of thought. - Samuel Johnson

Monday, 15 January 2018

Oxymoronic Quotes

The best advice is this: Don’t take advice and don’t give advice. - Unknown

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

The best excuse is to have none. - Ivan Panin

The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance. - Robert R. Coveyou

The greatest cunning is to have none at all. - Carl Sandburg

The important thing to remember is not to forget. - Benny Bellamacina

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have. - William Hazlitt

The same is not always the same. - Edward Counsel

The truth is never simple and yet it is. - Old Ptolemy

There is an excellent way to make predictions without the slightest risk of error: predict the past. - Yevgeny Zamyatin

There is nothing more certain and unchanging than uncertainty and change. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler. - Albert Einstein

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Happiness - Quotes

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. - Thomas Jefferson

He that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so. - Charles Caleb Colton

Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are. - John B. Sheerin

Happiness is not so much in the amount of treasure we possess as in being content with what we have. - Nicias Ballard Cooksey

If you want to be happy, be. - Leo Tolstoy

Happiness is pretty simple: someone to love, something to do, something to look forward to. - Rita Mae Brown

How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness, is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure. - William James

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. - Ayn Rand

If you wish to be happy, think not of what is to come nor of that which you have no control over but rather of the now and of that which you are able to change. - Christopher Paolini

Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment. - Gerge Santayana

Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are. - Ariana Grande

Happiness is the soul in peace. - Edward Counsel

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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Quote Worthy

If one wants to be active, one must not be afraid of going wrong, one must not be afraid of making mistakes now and then. Many people think that they will become good just by doing no harm – but that's a lie.... That way lies stagnation, mediocrity. - Vincent van Gogh

Mercy among the virtues is like the moon among the stars – not so sparkling and vivid as many, but dispensing a calm radiance that hallows the whole. It is the bow that rests upon the bosom of the cloud when the storm has passed. It is the light that hovers above the judgment-seat. - E. H. Chapin

Recognizing that your emotion has actually been created by a thought, and not your circumstances, is a big step towards freedom. - Noah Elkrief

When an intimate friend turns from us, we often find him the most inveterate enemy. - William Scott Downey

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

What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. - Donald Trump

Forget the things that made you sad and remember those that made you glad. - Unknown

Go the extra mile. There are never any traffic jams on the extra mile. - Brian Tracy

A wise man has dignity without pride; a fool has pride without dignity. - Confucius

Pulling someone down will never help you reach the top. - Unknown

Lightning does the work; thunder takes the credit. - Ken Alstad

Sometimes, there are no words. - Unknown

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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Kindness

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. - Amelia Earhart

A word of kindness is better than a fat pie. - Russian Proverb

Be kind to others, so that you may learn the secret art of being kind to yourself. - Paramahansa Yogananda

If you want to live in a world of peace, encourage kindness, both in yourself and in those around you. - Ayamanatara

It is a shallow mind that suspects or rejects an offered kindness because it is unable to discover the motive. - Arthur Helps

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. - Eric Hoffer

Kindness can reach the deepest call of the heart and soul, and lead to a different kind of world and self. - Jean Maalouf

Kindness holds the key to the secret of our own transformation and, in the process, of the transformation of the world. - Jean Maalouf

Kindness in heart much better than gold in bank. - Charlie Chan

Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another. - Walter Savage Landor

Kindness is a bottomless fountain – not a river running outward. True kindness cannot be given away, it can only be shared; and in order to share the grace of kindness, we need to partake of it as well. - Will Glennon

Kindness is a clear perennial spring, rising up from a heart replete with universal philanthropy, holding on its way, unimpeded by prejudices or partialities, and distributing its benefits alike upon all that it meets with in its course. - John Angell James

Kindness is a graceful deed done without the other person's having to request it. - Sheldon B. Stephenson

Kindness is closely linked with happiness: the kinder you are to others, the happier you will be. - Mary Jaksch

Kindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers. - Croft M. Pentz

Kindness is more binding than a loan. - Chinese Proverb

Kindness is never a flaw. - Unknown

Kindness is no virtue, but a common duty. - Frederick Greenwood

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

The Mind

‘Tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge to our pains and pleasures. - Michel De Montaigne

A brilliant mind was never as clever as three average minds sniffing after something of interest. - Robert Reed

A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood. - Chinese Proverb

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it. - Rabindranath Tagore

A mind at peace, a mind centred and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe. - Wayne Dyer

A mind grows by what it feeds on. - Josiah Gilbert Holland

A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. - Unknown

A mind that is always comparing, always measuring, will always engender illusion. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

A mind that is afraid withers away; it cannot function properly. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation. - Cicero

A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one’s life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself. - Louis L 'Amour

A narrow mind has a broad tongue. - Arabian Proverb

A negative mind will never give you a positive life. - Unknown

A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does Self-awareness effect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady Self-awareness inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part. - Nisargadatta Maharaj

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. - Charlotte Bronte

A truly open mind means forcing our imaginations to conform to the evidence of reality, and not vice versa. - Lawrence M. Krauss

A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity. - Ruckett

A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones. - Eliza Cook

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. - Unknown

All sorts of bodily diseases are produced by half-used minds. - George Bernard Shaw

All the resources we need are in the mind. - Theodore Roosevelt

All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil. - Ovid

An ill principle in the mind is worse than the matter of a disease in the body. - Benjamin Whichcote

An open mind, like an open window, should be screened to keep the bugs out. - Virginia Hutchinson

As an orchard when manured produces pleasant trees and luscious fruit, so does a cultivated mind produce pure thoughts and noble actions. - William Scott Downey

Monday, 8 January 2018

Humour

Sex is interesting but not totally important. I mean, it's not even as important (physically) as excretion. a man can go 70 years without a piece of ass but he can die in a week without a bowel movement. - Charles Bukowski

Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on? - J. R. R. Tolkien

Women, don't get a tattoo. That butterfly looks great on your breast when you're twenty or thirty, but when you get to seventy, it stretches into a condor. - Billy Elmer

The reason women don't play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public. - Phyllis Diller

I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here. - Arthur C. Clarke

All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble. - Raymond Hull

If lightning is the anger of the gods, then the gods are concerned mostly about trees. - Lao Tzu

Rules should always be bent, if not broken. It's the only way to have any fun. - Alyson Noel

It’s supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button. - John Brunner

I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity. - Bill Veeck

People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to. - Jerry Seinfeld

There's one thing about baldness; it's neat. - Don Herold

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Love - Quotes

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule. - Anita Brookner

A person who truly loves you is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else believes in the smile on your face. - Unknown

Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end. - Germaine De Stael

Celebrate the people in your life who are there because they love you for no other reason than because you are YOU. - Mandy Hale

Love is taking a few steps backward maybe – even more, to give way to the happiness of the person you love. - Winnie the Pooh

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. - Robert Heinlein

Love is the greatest gift when given. It is the highest honour when received. - Fawn Weaver

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Love is the most beautiful thing to have, hardest thing to earn and most painful thing to lose. - Unknown

Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do. - David Wilkerson

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. - Charles Dickens

Love those who love you. - Voltaire

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Saturday, 6 January 2018

Humorous Quotes

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Quote Worthy

It is no wonder that we all more or less delight in the mediocre, because it leaves us in peace: it gives us the comfortable feeling of intercourse with what is like ourselves. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Sometimes, miracles happen in this world simply because good people take action and decide to do something and never give up. - Eileen Anglin

Do not give way to useless alarm; though it is right to be prepared for the worst, there is no occasion to look on it as certain. - Jane Austen

Mercy did not exist in the primordial life. It was misunderstood for fear, and such misunderstandings made for death. - Jack London

Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people. - Will Cuppy

The difficulty is that though we think we ought to applaud progress, we hate change. - H. M. Tomlinson

If you want enemies, excel others; if you want friends, let others excel you. - Charles Caleb Colton

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. - Baltasar Gracián

Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation. - Machgielis

Rather fail with honour than succeed by fraud. - Sophocles

Prejudice is the child of ignorance. - William Hazlitt

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Friday, 5 January 2018

A Single Lit Match

This is a poem written by my friend Leslie R Hennick - a very talented man. It’s a very meaningful poem, reflective of what we all went through at some point in our lives. I hope you will all enjoy it. “A SINGLE LIT MATCH”

When chaos reigns in our hearts
It dulls even the sharpest of minds
Shredding our confidence apart
Like great levees eroded over time

Failure feels predictable and certain
Catastrophic collapse is on its way
Swearing that it’s your final curtain
You have reached the end of your days

Yet outcomes are never preordained
Something can always change the tide
Living hearts are never completely drained
So don’t pack it in before the end of the ride

It takes the faith of one single thought
And the effort of one single scratch
Because even the deepest and darkest of caves
Are brightened by a single lit match

Leslie R Hennick copyright 01/2018 all rights reserved.

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Joy

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. - Greg Anderson

I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace – a connection to what matters. - Oprah Winfrey

It is the sum of the million little unconscious dispositions that go to make life joyful or painful. - Henry Ward Beecher

Joy and bliss can come from the little and most unexpected thing if only we program our mind to enjoy these little things. - RVM

Joy comes and fills the self-emptied heart; it abides with the peaceful; its reign is with the pure. - James Allen

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. - Henri Nouwen

Joy flees from the selfish, it deserts the quarrelsome; it is hidden from the impure. - James Allen

Joy is found in simple things. - Todd Stocker

Joy is good for the heart and soul, celebrate life – let your joy flow. Joy is not just a brave smile or laugh. It’s something deep within, it’s contentment, confidence and hope; knowing you will win. - Unknown

Joy is not a commodity to be hoarded and protected. It is like a muscle. It must be used daily to keep strong and vigorous. - Laura Moncur

Joy is not in things; it is in us. - Richard Wagner

Joy is the best makeup. - Anne Lamott

Joy is the best wine. - George Eliot

Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself. - Mahatma Gandhi

Optimists find joy in small things. They enjoy sunsets, a good conversation with a close friend; and they enjoy life in general. They are more concerned with having many small joys rather than having one huge joy. - Robert M. Sherfield

People come and go, pain comes and goes. But so does joy. And if our hearts are closed because we don't want to suffer, they won't be open enough to recognize the joy as it flies by. - Geneen Roth

Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within. - Eckhart Tolle

Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings. - Euripides

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. - Christopher McCandless

The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it. - Michel de Montaigne

There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation. - Henri Bergson

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. - George Bernard Shaw

Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools. - Unknown

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. - Buddha

We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are... Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. - RJ Baughan

When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom. - Marianne Williamson

When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you. - Shannon L. Alder

When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness – all the good things. - Maya Angelou

You have to sniff out joy. Keep your nose to the joy trail. - Buffy Sainte-Marie

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

You / Yourself

About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all. - Rita Mae Brown

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it. - Unknown

And if today, all you did was hold yourself together, I’m proud of you. - Unknown

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be humble, and never think that you are better than anyone else. For dust you are, and unto dust you shall return. - Unknown

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. - Stephen Covey

Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone, don’t be someone else, just be yourself. - Selena Gómez

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. - Norman Vincent Peale

Breathe! You’re going to be okay. This pain you feel is going to pass. Maybe not this moment or today or tomorrow but sometime soon. The hurt will fade. Don’t give up before things get better. You may be wounded, but you aren’t broken. You can and will heal. - Unknown

Dig deep and empower yourself today. Stand in your inner strength. Be uniquely you. - Amy Leigh Mercree

Don’t be too hard on yourself. There are plenty of people willing to do that for you. Love yourself and be proud of everything that you do. Even mistakes mean you’re trying. - Susan Gale

Don’t compare your chapter one to someone else’s chapter fifteen. Follow your own path, write your own life story, and never give up on yourself. - Unknown

Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you. - Karl Lagerfeld

Don’t worry if people don’t like you. Most people are struggling to like themselves. - Unknown

Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are. - Stephanie Lahart

Every next level of your life will demand a different version of you. - Unknown

Everything in life happens according to our time, our clock. You may look at your friends and some may seem to be ahead or behind you, but they’re not, they’re living according to the pace of their clock, so be patient. You’re not falling behind, it’s just not your time. - Julissa Loaiza

Fear is a habit; so is self-pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can! and I will!” - Unknown

Monday, 1 January 2018

Oxymoronic

It takes a long time to grow young. - Pablo Picasso

It was so useful to lie with the truth. - Tanith Lee

Let's all be different same as me. - John Brunner

Most people don't mind suffering in silence as long as everyone else knows about it. - Croft M. Pentz

My life is perfect, even when it is not. - Ellen Degeneres

Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first. - Josh Billings

Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity. - Eric Hoffer

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible. - Frank L. Gaines

Peace is the only battle worth waging. - Albert Camus

Some people's blameless lives are to blame for a good deal. - Dorothy L. Sayers

Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down. - Malcolm X

Sometimes you have to take a step back to move forward. - Erika Taylor

Happy New Year!

The only decent New Year Song. An evergreen by Abba - 'Happy New Year'

Happy New Year!

Dear Friends,

Time again to bid the old goodbye and welcome in the new. A brand new year – clean slate, fresh hopes, new aspirations, and new goals. All the very best. Wishing all my friends a Happy, Healthy and Successful New Year! Have a great year in 2018!


As the year comes to an end, don’t look back at yesterday’s disappointment. Look forward to tomorrow’s promises. Let go of what’s gone. Be grateful for what remains. Look forward to what’s coming. - Unknown

Cheers to a new year and another a chance for us to get it right. - Oprah Winfrey

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. - T. S. Eliot

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.' - Alfred Lord Tennyson

New Beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way. - Auliq Ice

What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year. - Vern McLellan

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Success

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well; and doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way. - Robert Kiyosaki

The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent. - Smiley Blanton

Those who succeed can't forgive a fellow for being a failure, and those who fail can't forgive him for being a success. - George Horace Lorimer

To attain ‘success’ without attaining positive self-esteem is to be condemned to feeling like an impostor anxiously awaiting exposure. - Nathaniel Branden

Today we define success by publicity and bank accounts. But that's not really success at all. Don't believe the hype. Success is ephemeral. You have to define it yourself. - Chris Noth

Trees are bowed down with weight of fruit, clouds big with rain hang low. So good men humbly bear success, nor overweening grow. - Bhartrhari

True success is the experience of the miraculous. It is the unfolding of the divinity within us. - Deepak Chopra

Unless you have courage, a courage that keeps you going, always going, no matter what happens, there is no certainty of success. It is really an endurance race. - Henry Ford

Yet there seemed to be some truth in the law of probability, according to which the chance of success is directly proportionate to the number of repetitions. - Kobo Abe

Success is not measured by how well you fulfil the expectations of others, but y how honestly you live up to your own expectations. - Linda Principle

The vast majority of things are distractions, and very few really matter to your success. - Evan Williams

More on Success Here, and the book The Road to Success

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Quote Worthy

It is fatal to know too much at the outset: boredom comes as quickly to the traveller who knows his route as to the novelist who is over certain of his plot. - Paul Theroux

Sometimes the easiest way to get through today, is to simply have something to look forward to tomorrow. - Tyconis D. Allison Ty

We do not become righteous by doing righteous deed but, having been made righteous, we do righteous deeds. - Martin Luther

Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another. - Anatole France

Perspective is everything. You only paint the picture what your mind chooses to see. - Unknown

With every civil right there has to be a corresponding civil obligation. - Edison Haines

Nothing is as it seems, but something is everything it is made out to be. - Carroll Bryant

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible. - Frank L. Gaines

Sometimes, I just agree with people so that they can stop talking. - Unknown

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder. - M. C. Escher

Mediocrity bears but one flower – ENVY. - Charles William Day

Sometimes, pain helps you to rise up even stronger. - Unknown

More Quotes Here - And the book Quote Worthy