Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Truth - Quotes

People can’t change truth, but the truth can change people. - Unknown

People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up. - George R.R. Martin

People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe. - Andy Rooney

Piety requires us to honour truth above our friends. - Aristotle

Possessed by ideas of the past, preoccupied with images of the future, the mind overlooks the plain truth of the moment. - Lao Tzu

Powerful truth has its own gravity and eventually pulls people back to it. - Dan Brown

Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Proof is boring. Proof is tiresome. Proof is an irrelevance. People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes. - Joe Abercrombie

Prudent is he who can keep silent that part of truth which may be untimely, and by not speaking it, does not spoil the truth of what he said. - Unknown

Questions are key to door of truth. - Charlie Chan

Rather let us suffer for speaking the truth, than that truth should suffer for want of speaking. - Eliza Cook

Say what you have to say, not what you ought. Any truth is better than make-believe. - Henry David Thoreau

Searching for the truth is easy. Accepting the truth can be hard. - Unknown

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. - Horace Mann

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken. - Jane Austen

Some marry the first information they receive, and turn what comes later into their concubine. Since deceit is always first to arrive, there is no room left for truth. - Baltasar Gracian

Some people do not mind the lies told about them. It is the truth that bothers them. - Unknown

Some things are too terrible to be true. - Bob Dylan

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Zeal - Quotes

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Blind zeal is a sword in a madman's hands. - Flaxel

Every creed has its zealots. - Zosimus

Nothing hath wrought more prejudice to religion, or brought more disparagement upon truth, than boisterous and unseasonable zeal. - Isaac Barrow

Too much zeal spoils all. - Diocletian

True zeal is a soft and gentle flame that will not scorch anyone's hand. - Cudworth

Zeal in good cause is just. - C. P. Villiers

Zeal is an edge-tool, which children in understanding should not meddle withal; and yet it most frequently possesseth the weakest minds. - John Tillotson

Zeal is an enchantment. - Zamoyski

Zeal is one of the dynamic forces for accomplishment. This is more than talk, more than declaration and perception; it is putting your entire being into what you are doing for maximum output. - Bilson Kings

Zeal is the power that keeps you moving to your destiny even when you are alone. - Anthony Mwami

Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others. - Pasquier Quesnel

Zeal should not outweigh discretion. - P. Jarrige

Zeal without judgment is like gunpowder in the hands of a child. - Eliza Cook

Monday, 19 November 2018

Love - Quotes

Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly, and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved, we love to love. - Leo Buscagalia

Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots. - Hoosier Farmer

Don’t give up on love because there is always someone who loves you EVEN it’s not the person you were hoping for. - Unknown

If you love someone, you’ll be willing to give up everything for them. But if they love you, they’ll never ask you to. - Unknown

Before someone’s tomorrow has been taken away, cherish those you love, appreciate them today. - Michelle C. Ustaszeski

First love is a kind of vaccination which saves man from catching the complaint the second time. - Honore de Balzac

Love is the will to extend oneself for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth. - M. Scott Peck

Loving someone is a leap of faith. You are giving them your heart and trusting them not to break it. - Unknown

Love is timeless, it’s the memory of yesterday, the happiness of today and the promise of tomorrow. - Unknown

Love sometimes wants to do us a great favour: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out - Rumi

True love never has a happy ending, because there is no ending to true love. - Alexander the Great

Love is when you sit beside someone, doing nothing, yet you feel perfectly happy. - Unknown

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Sunday, 18 November 2018

Life - Quotes

Life wants you to touch, taste and see the grandeur of the world's unfathomable variety. - Bryant McGill

Life's joys and sorrows meet us every day, but some are blinded by their tears of sorrow and see no joy. - S. Moore

Occasionally ask, “What is the connection between what I want most in life and anything I plan to do today? - Robert Brault

The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure. - Tibetan Proverb

You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations. - Zig Ziglar

A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realized how blessed you are. - Unknown

A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don’t allow the happy moment, because they’re so busy trying to get a happy life. - Abraham Hicks

A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short. - Bertrand Russell

After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting. - Chuck Palahniuk

All lives are filled with confrontations ... how we handle those confrontations, determines the quality of our day and ultimately the quality of our lives. - Tony Blauer

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. - Tony Robbins

It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about. - Shauna Niequist

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

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Nurses - Quotes

As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may not remember your name but they will never forget the way you made them feel. - Maya Angelou

Caring is the essence of nursing. - Leninger

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon. - Dag Hammarskjold

No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this - 'devoted and obedient.' This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. - Florence Nightingale

Nurses are the heart of healthcare. - Donna Wilk Cardillo

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription. - Val Saintsbury

Nurses have come a long way in a few short decades. In the past our attention focused on physical, mental and emotional healing. Now we talk of healing your life, healing the environment, and healing the planet. - Lynn Keegan

Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the joy, everyday, while we are "just doing our jobs." - Christine Belle

The character of the nurse is as important as the knowledge she possesses. - Carolyn Jarvis

The hospital will never be healthy for patients if it's not a healthy environment for nurses, where their voices are heard and where they can care for their patients and use the full extent of their knowledge, abilities, and skills. After all, hospitals today have become one big intensive care unit: all patients need intensive caring. - Tilda Shalof

The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest. - William Osler

When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don't remember me nor I them. But I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them and they to me and those threads make up the beautiful tapestry in my mind that is my career in nursing. - Donna Wilk Cardillo

Friday, 16 November 2018

Peer Pressure - Quotes

No child is immune to peer pressure. - Kathi Hudson

Of course, peer pressure has a strong positive component. It provides the social cohesion that allows the very development of communal affiliation. - Charles D. Hayes

Peer pressure has many redeeming qualities. It is the pressure of our peers, after all, that gives us the support to try things we otherwise wouldn't have. - Bill Treasurer

Peer pressure is not a monolithic force that presses adolescents into the same mould. Adolescents generally choose friend whose values, attitudes, tastes, and families are similar to their own. In short, good kids rarely go bad because of their friends. - Laurence Steinberg

Peer pressure is something everyone will face in school. You have to really go by what you think is the right thing to do. Turn to the friends you trust the most when you are put in a compromising situation. If your friends are making the wrong decision, then turn to your parents. - Madisen Beaty

Rarely do schools acknowledge the power of peer culture in defining standards, and rarely do they take advantage of this power as an engine for quality. When students themselves are in charge of projects that they care about, peer pressure can become a powerful force for high standards. - R. Berger

Talk to your children about peer pressure. Explain what a powerful force it can be, and ... tell them that you will never accept the excuse that "Everyone did it" … that they will be held responsible for their actions. - Tom McMahon

The main consequence of saying no to negative peer pressure is not just withstanding "the heat of the moment," as most adults think. Rather, it is coping with a sense of exclusion as others engage in the behaviour and leave the adolescent increasingly alone. It is the loss of the shared experience. Further, the sense of exclusion remains whenever the group later recounts what happened. This feeling of loneliness then becomes pervasive but carries an easy solution – go along with the crowd. - Michael Riera

The stress of resisting unhealthy peer pressure can be buffered by good family relationships and a high self-esteem, and it is often those adolescents with neither who succumb to unhealthy pressure from their peers. - L. Eugene Arnold

The ugly reality is that peer pressure reaches its greatest intensity at just the age when kids tend to be most insensitive and cruel. - Walt Mueller

When people get immersed in a culture with strong new memes, it tends to be a sink-or-swim proposition. Either you change your mind, succumbing to peer pressure and adopting the new memes as your own, or you struggle with the extremely uncomfortable feeling of being surrounded by people who think you're crazy or inadequate. The fact that you probably think the same about them is little consolation. - Richard Brodie

When you say "YES" to others make sure you aren't saying "NO" to yourself. - Unknown

Thursday, 15 November 2018

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Saturday, 10 November 2018

Life - Quotes

Man is fulfilling the purpose of existence who no longer needs to have any purpose except to live. That is to say, who is content. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Nothing in life, including our circumstances or potential, is fixed. Reality is bendable to our will. - Brendon Burchard

One of the inescapable encumbrances of leading an interesting life is that there have to be moments when you almost lose it. - Jimmy Buffett

One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others. - Lewis Carroll

So it is with all life. A tedium that includes the expectation of nothing but more tedium; a regret, right now, for the regret I’ll have tomorrow for having felt regret today. - Fernando Pessoa

Sometimes, life gives you a second chance, or even two! Not always, but sometimes. It’s what you do with those second chances that counts. - Dave Wilson

Sometimes, life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone. - Elizabeth Gilbert

Sometimes, you have to take a step back and realize what’s important in your life, what you can live with, but more importantly, what you can’t live without. - Unknown

The best philosophy in life is to keep the mind happy. We don’t know whether success gives happiness or not, but a happy mind can always lead to success. - Unknown

The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are. The second greatest is being happy with what you find. - Unknown

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. - Winston S. Churchill

The greatest things in life – truth, creativity, imagination, love, kindness, compassion – are already inside us, and they’re all free. - Yanni

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

Friday, 9 November 2018

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Love - Quotes

Genuine and true love is so rare that when you encounter it in any form, it’s a wonderful thing, to be utterly cherished in whatever form it takes. - Gwendoline Christie

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you. - Wayne Dyer

Never rush into falling in love, because love never runs out; Let love be the one to knock at your door. Besides true love is worth waiting for. - Unknown

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy. - Sai Baba

I don’t think, until you’ve actually lost somebody you really love, that you can go through that door that allows you to be grown-up. - Felicity Kendal

It may be an old cliche, but I think true love will last; it has no end. But finding the right person is a very difficult thing. - Bruce Forsyth

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. - Rumi

A relationship of true love is one where both people have an equal desire to make one another happy. - Unknown

Everybody loves you when you love everybody. No one love you if you do not love any one. - Unknown

Love is like a bed of roses, which means love brings about two things pain and happiness. - Unknown

Before you set out to love someone else, you must muster the courage to love yourself. - Shriyaa

Love has a unique property which none else has: It’s both a strength and a weakness! - Unknown

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Saturday, 3 November 2018

Friday, 2 November 2018

Evolution - Quotes

As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive; and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for existence, it follows that any being, if it vary however slightly in any manner profitable to itself, under the complex and sometimes varying conditions of life, will have a better chance of surviving, and thus be naturally selected. From the strong principle of inheritance, any selected variety will tend to propagate its new and modified form. - Charles Darwin

Human beings are so destructive. I sometimes think we're a kind of plague, that will scrub the earth clean. We destroy things so well that I sometimes think, maybe that's our function. Maybe every few eons, some animal comes along that kills off the rest of the world, clears the decks, and lets evolution proceed to its next phase. - Michael Crichton

I don't understand why people insist on pitting concepts of evolution and creation against each other. Why can't they see that spiritualism and science are one? That bodies evolve and souls evolve and the universe is a fluid package that marries them both in a wonderful package called a human being. What's wrong with that idea? - Garth Stein

In my opinion, neither organisms nor organizations evolve slowly and surely into something better, but drift until some small change occurs which has immediate and overwhelming significance. The special role of the human being is not to wait for these favourable accidents but deliberately to introduce the small change that will have great significance. - Edwin H. Land

Most species do their own evolving, making it up as they go along, which is the way Nature intended. And this is all very natural and organic and in tune with mysterious cycles of the cosmos, which believes that there’s nothing like millions of years of really frustrating trial and error to give a species moral fibre and, in some cases, backbone. - Terry Pratchett

The requirements for our evolution have changed. Survival is no longer sufficient. Our evolution now requires us to develop spiritually – to become emotionally aware and make responsible choices. It requires us to align ourselves with the values of the soul – harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for life. - Gary Zukav

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning, endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved. - Charles Darwin

Thursday, 1 November 2018

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Sunday, 28 October 2018

Life - Quotes

Some things in life are out of your control. You can make it a party or a tragedy. - Unknown

Every time you subtract Negative from your life, you make room for more Positive! - Unknown

Life gets easier when you stop caring and expecting things to get better! - Nehali Lalwani

Life holds so many simple blessings, each day bringing its own individual wonder. - John McLeod

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching. - Unknown

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts. - Soren Kierkegaard

Life is a beach. Sometimes you end up with a little sand in your pants. - Unknown

Nothing in life promised except death. - Kanye West

A useless life is an early death. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One must live as he can. - Maxwell Anderson

We often miss the end of life by having no object before us. - Henry F. Kletzing

Our lives are frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. - Henry David Thoreau

Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it. - C. C. Lewis

If you are good, life is good. - Roald Dahl

Live your own life, for you will die your own death. - Latin Proverb

No man is matriculated to the art of life till he has been well tempted. - George Eliot

Life doesn’t retreat. - Dan Simmons

It is not length of life, but depth of life. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have not lost all when you have life. - Edward Counsel

Life thunders on. - Lola Ridge

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Thursday, 25 October 2018

Mind - Quotes

The greatest business of a man is to improve his mind. - Wellins Calcott

The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues. - Rene Descartes

The hardest thing in the world to open is a closed mind. - Unknown

The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think. - Aristotle

The human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse. - Samuel Richardson

The human mind works at low efficiency. Twenty percent is the figure usually given. When, momentarily, there is a flash of greater power it is termed a hunch, or insight, or intuition. - Isaac Asimov

The idle mind knows not what it wants. - Ennius

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift. - Albert Einstein

The knowing mind is active in attending, selecting and interpreting; but it must attend to, select from and interpret what is presented to it; and therefore, it must be passive as well as active. - Unknown

The mind ain't nothing without the old body tagging along to follow things through. - Sam Shepard

The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere. - James Russell Lowell

The mind commands the body and is instantly obeyed. The mind commands itself and meets resistance. - St. Augustine

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

The mind has an extraordinary power to create illusion through belief through escapes, through dogmas. - J. Krishnamurti

The mind has no kitchen to do its dirty work in while the parlour remains clean. - Henry Ward Beecher

The mind is a dangerous weapon, even to the possessor, if he knows not discreetly how to use it. - Michel Montaigne

The mind is a mill which can incessant turn, 'til its mere operation focus the stress inward and the stones grind themselves to dust. - David Mamet

The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. - Eckhart Tolle

The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven. - John Milton

The mind is like a trunk: if well-packed, it holds almost everything; if ill-packed, next to nothing. - Augustus William Hare & Julius Charles Hare

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

You - Quotes

Whatever you habitually think yourself to be, that you are. You must form, now, a greater and better habit; you must form a conception of yourself as a being of limitless power, and habitually think that you are that being. It is the habitual, not the periodical thought that decides your destiny. - Wallace D. Wattles

If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is – an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness, you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colourful YOU. - Mandy Hale

One day it just clicks. You realize what’s important and what isn’t. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself. You realize how far you’ve come and you remember when you thought things were such a mess that you would never recover. And you smile. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you’ve fought to become. - Unknown

Sometimes life can be very painful. It gets complicated at the worst of times and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. But you have to keep trying. You have to push through all that hurts; work past all the painful memories. Because sometimes the things that hurt you the most are that things that make you the strongest. A life without experience is no life at all. Never stop yourself from living, from loving, from hoping and dreaming. You deserve it. - Unknown