Saturday, 26 May 2018

Quote Worthy

Few people are designedly and systematically wicked: even the worst find good motives for bad deeds, and are as intent upon discovering glosses for conduct to device themselves as to delude others. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

You can’t lose what you never had, you can’t keep what’s not yours and you can’t hold on to something that doesn’t want to stay. - Unknown

Quit worrying about how everything is going to turn out. Live one day at a time; better yet, make the most of this moment. - Joel Osteen

Sometimes, it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for. - Mandy Hale

No, We don’t always get what we want. But consider this: there are people who will never have what you have right now. - Unknown

The wise are wise only because they love. The fools are fools only because they think they can understand love. - Paulo Coelho

When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching. - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. - Nelson Mandela

Even when you are angry, think before you talk. The words you say can only be forgiven, not forgotten. - Unknown

When you are a good person, you don’t lose people, they lose you. - Unknown

Sometimes, you have to go through the worst to be the best. - Unknown

Be like a tree, let the dead leaves drop. - Rumi

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Friday, 25 May 2018

Attitude

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst sand it sparks extraordinary results. - Wade Boggs

Having a positive attitude isn’t wishy washy, it’s a concrete and intelligent way to view problems, challenges and obstacles. - Jeff Moore

It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous – even death is terrible only if we fear it. - Epictetus

The bottom line on attitude is that a good one helps to increase your possibilities. Pessimists usually get what they expect. So do optimists. - John C. Maxwell

The first step to developing a positive attitude is to become aware of the true nature of your current attitude. This isn't always as easy as it sounds. - Roger Fritz

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up. - John C. Maxwell

The more I experience, the more I see that so many things in our future are planned for us, I think that what isn't planned for us is our attitude, and it's our attitude that can change our lives. - Rosemary Altea

The most important attitude that can be found is the desire to go on learning. - John Dewey

The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. - Dennis Brown

The world's most deadly disease is "hardening of the attitudes." - Zig Ziglar

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

When one maintains his proper attitude in life, he does not long after externals. - Epictetus

Whether your attitude is good or bad, it is what people are going to remember about you. - Unknown

Without the right attitude, a business with everything going for it will fail. - Robert Heller

You are the conductor of your own attitude! Nobody else can compose your thoughts for you. - Lee J. Colan

Your attitude colours every aspect of your life. It is like the mind's paintbrush. It can paint everything in bright, vibrant colours – creating a masterpiece. Or it can make everything dark and dreary. - John C. Maxwell

Your attitude determines how you experience the world. - Sanaya Roman

Your attitude is either in the way, on the way, or creating a way. - Sam Glenn

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that colour your world. Constantly colour your picture grey, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colours to the picture by including humour, and your picture begins to lighten up. - Allen Klein

Your attitude is like a mirror. The attitude you give out is the same attitude you will get back. - Justin Herald

Your attitude is like the engine that runs the car. The more finely tuned that engine is, the better the car will run. - Keith Harrell

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

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. - Zig Ziglar

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Prejudice - Quotes

Acquaintance softens prejudice. - Aesop

All prejudices are obstinate, like diseases of chronic tenacity, and require radical cures. - Norman MacDonald

I happen to think that the singular evil of our time is prejudice. It is from this evil that all other evils grow and multiply. - Rod Sterling

I have no race prejudice. I think I have no colour prejudices or caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed, I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being – that is enough for me; he can’t be any worse. - Mark Twain

It is harder to crack a prejudice than an atom. - Albert Einstein

Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty. - Martin Luther King, Jr

Men often prove the violence of their own prejudices, even by the violence with which they attack the prejudices of other people. - Fluke Greville

Men's prejudices rest upon their character for the time being and cannot be overcome, as being part and parcel of themselves. Neither evidence nor common sense nor reason has the slightest influence upon them. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Most people don’t think. They just rearrange their prejudices. - Robert Anthony

Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it. - Muhammad Ali

Prejudice is not bigotry or superstition, although prejudice sometimes may degenerate into these. Prejudice is pre-judgment, the answer with which intuition and ancestral consensus of opinion supply a man when he lacks either time or knowledge to arrive at a decision predicated upon pure reason. - Russell Kirk

Prejudice is the glass through which most things are seen and judged. - Edward Counsel

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones. - Charlotte Bronte

The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. - Kate Chopin

The law understands the implacable nature of prejudice. It acknowledges that prejudiced judges ought not sit on a given case, although most prejudiced judges are too prejudiced to recognize or admit their prejudice and to remove themselves. To get a prejudiced judge off a case is like prying a tooth out of a rabid gorilla. - Gerry L. Spence

We talk of early prejudices, of the prejudices of religion, of position, of education; but in truth we only mean the prejudices of others. It is by the observation of trivial matters that the wise learn the influence of prejudice over their own minds at all times, and the wonderfully moulding power which those minds possess in making all things around conform to the idea of the moment. Let a man but note how often he has seen likenesses where no resemblance exists; admired ordinary pictures, because he thought they were from the hands of celebrated masters; delighted in the commonplace observations of those who had gained a reputation for wisdom; laughed where no wit was; and he will learn with humility to make allowance for the effect of prejudice in others. - Arthur Helps

When any prevailing prejudice is attacked, the wise will consider, and leave the narrow-minded to rail with thoughtless vehemence at innovation. - Mary Wollstonecraft

You deny that man is really so prejudiced as I suppose him; talk to him then of some foreign country, ask him what religion he is of. - Fulke Greville

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Praise - Quotes

A compliment is a booster shot for the ego. - Rita Duskin

A man ought to blush when he is praised for perfections he does not possess. - Wellins Calcott

A man's praises have very musical and charming accents in another's mouth; but very flat and untuneable in his own. - Xenophon

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof. If you reject it you are unhappy, if you accept it you are undone. - Walter Savage Landor

Better to deserve praise without having it, than to have it without deserving it. - Ivan Panin

Conceited people never hear anything but praise. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

He that searches for praise will often find contempt. - Norman MacDonald

He who is indifferent to praise is generally dead to shame. - Eliza Cook

If you desire praise or esteem, endeavour to merit it. - Norman MacDonald

In doing what we ought, we deserve no praise, because it is our duty. - Joseph Addison

It is more or less rude to scorn indiscriminately all kinds of praise; we ought to be proud of that which comes from honest men, who praise sincerely those things in us which are really commendable. - Jean de la Bruyere

No man has ever praised to persons equally – and pleased them both. - Arthur Helps

None of us are so much praised or censured as we think; and most men would be thoroughly cured of their self-importance, if they would only rehearse their own funeral, and walk abroad incognito, the very day after that on which they were supposed to have been buried. - Charles Caleb Colton

Praise adds nothing to beauty – makes it neither better nor worse. - Marcus Aurelius

Praise doesn't pay the bills. - German Proverbs

Praise increases where the excellence is attained but by few. - Edward Counsel

Praise is ever attendant on great wealth. - Roman Proverb

Praise the young and they will blossom. - Irish Proverb

Praise, like sunlight, helps all things to grow. - Croft M. Pentz

Praising all alike, is praising none. - John Gay

Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you, nor judge of a road till it draw to the end. - John Boyle O’Reilly

The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards. - J. R. R. Tolkien

The praise we seek for our own virtues sometimes tempts us to flatter the imperfections of other men. - Norman MacDonald

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. - Norman Vincent Peale

There are three kinds of praise, that which we yield, that which we lend, and that which we pay. We yield it to the powerful from fear, we lend it to the weak from interest, and we pay it to the deserving from gratitude. - Charles Caleb Colton

There's no weapon that slays its victim so surely (if well aimed) as praise. - Edward Bulwer Lytton

To be very greedy of praise proves that we are poor in merit. - Eliza Cook

Monday, 21 May 2018

Trivia

I cannot guarantee the accuracy of all the points.


The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements. 

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for Blood Plasma. 

The longest flight in the world is Qantas' flight from Sydney, Australia to Dallas, Texas, a 17-hour flight which spans about 8,576 miles. 

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off. 

The month of October is not mentioned at all in any of William Shakespeare's plays. 

The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year. 

The more a person struggles to get out of quicksand the faster he or she will sink. Staying still, and being calm will actually make the body float in the quicksand because the body is less dense than the quicksand. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand. (Please definitely let me know if this strategy works after you have survived!)

The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad. 

The Netherlands is closing 19 prisons due to a serious prisoner shortage. 

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000. 

The only South East Asian country that has never been colonized by a Western Power is Thailand. 

The original name for butterfly was flutterby. 

The Palazzo, a luxury hotel and casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, is named the largest hotel in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. Its total floor area covers 6,948,980 square feet (645,581 m2). 

The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet cannot tan, or grow hair. 

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. 

The poisonous part of chocolate for our four-legged friends is a chemical called theobromine. While harmless to humans, it can lead to epileptic seizures and death in dogs.

The pound sign (#) on the keyboard is called an octothorpe. 

The San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile has the world's largest swimming pool. The pool is 1,013 m (3,323 ft) long, covering 8 ha (20 acres), containing some 250 million litres (66 million US gallons) of seawater, with a maximum depth of 11.5 ft (3.5 m). 

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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Success - Quotes

The predominant quality of successful people is optimism. Your level of optimism is the very best predictor of how happy, healthy, wealthy, and long-lived you will be. - Brian Tracy

There are very few cases of overnight success. Most success cases – including rock bands who seem to explode out of nowhere – involve longer term persistence and commitment to an interest. - Patrick Combs

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose. - Elbert Hubbard

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success; it’s part of success. - Arianna Huffington

What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose. - Margaret Thatcher

The greatest thing a man can possibly do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other. - Orison Swett Marden

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upwards in the night. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The road to success is not to be run upon by seven-leagued boots. Step by step, little by little, bit by bit – that is the way to wealth, that is the way to wisdom, that is the way to glory. - Charles Buxton

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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Quote Worthy

A great man quotes bravely and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word as good. What he quotes, he fills with his own voice and humour. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stop allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions. Stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others. - Dr. Steve Maraboli

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. - Maya Angelou

One day you will realize that material thing means nothing. All that matters is the well being of the people in your life. - Unknown

One of the hardest things you will ever have to do, my dear, is to grieve the loss of a person who is still alive. - Unknown

The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness. - Victor Hugo

Perfectibility is one of the most unequivocal characteristics of the human species. - William Godwin

The joy of seeing and understanding is the most perfect gift of nature. - Albert Einstein

Sometimes, you can’t let go of the past without facing it again. - Gail Tsukiyama

Stop planting flowers in peoples yard who aren’t going to water them. - Unknown

Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children. - Walt Disney

Sometimes it’s better to just remain silent and smile. - Unknown

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Friday, 18 May 2018

Power - Quotes

An empire built on power cannot attract the affections and loyalty that men bestow willingly on a regime of ideas and beauty. - Brian Herbert & Kevin Anderson

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken. - Abigail Adams

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. - George Washington

Authority and power are two different things: power is the force by means of which you can oblige others to obey you. Authority is the right to direct and command, to be listened to or obeyed by others. Authority requests power. Power without authority is tyranny. - Jacques Maritain

Do not mistake the rule of force for true power. Men are not shaped by force. - Euripides

Even the wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face of the same colour. - Walter Savage Landor

Have you never thought how danger must surround power as shadow does light? - Ursula K. le Guin

He who looks for great power searches for perils. - Edward Counsel

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be. - Thomas Jefferson

If people don't think they have the power to solve their problems, they won't even think about how to solve them. - Saul Alinsky

If you are born to power, you must prove you deserve it through good works – or give it up. To do any less is to act without conscience. - Brian Herbert & Kevin Anderson

If you are to stay in the good graces of the powerful, you had best, however unobtrusively, please the servants of the powerful. - Samuel R. Delany

It is a mistake, that a lust for power is the mark of a great mind; for even the weakest have been captivated by it; and for minds of the highest order, it has no charms. - Charles Caleb Colton

It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it. - Aung San Suu Kyi

Men in great place are thrice servants; servants of the sovereign state, servants of fame, and servants of business; so as they have no freedom, neither in their persons, nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self. - John Locke

Men in power are always interested in greater power. - Dan Brown

Never doubt what small men will do for great power. - Paolo Bacigalupi

Nothing unmasks a man like his use of power. - Elbert Hubbard

One of the things about powerful people is they have the ability to make it look easy. - Ice-T

One uses power by grasping it lightly. To grasp too strongly is to be taken over by power, and thus to become its victim. - Frank Herbert

Perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who ... have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well. - J. K. Rowling

Power – a currency that never went out of style. - Dan Simmons

Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect all who seek it. - Frank Herbert

Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. - Frank Herbert

Power deludes the ones who wield it. - Brian Herbert & Kevin Anderson

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Poverty - Quotes

Any strategy to reduce intergenerational poverty has to be centred on work, not welfare – not only because work provides independence and income but also because work provides order, structure, dignity, and opportunities for growth in people's lives. - Barack Obama

Better poverty without care, than riches with. - Aesop

Few things in this world trouble people more than poverty, or the fear of poverty; and indeed it is a sore affliction; but, like all other ills that flesh is heir to, it has its antidote, its reliable remedy. The judicious application of industry, prudence, and temperance is a certain cure. - Hosea Ballou

He that would be content with a mean condition must not cast his eye upon one that is in a far better estate than himself, but let him look upon him that is lower than he is, and, if he see that such a one bears poverty comfortably, it will help to quiet him. - Anne Bradstreet

If rich, it is easy enough to conceal our wealth; but, if poor, it is not quite so easy to conceal our poverty. We shall find that it is less difficult to hide a thousand guineas, than one hole in our coat. - Charles Caleb Colton

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. - Charles Darwin

It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty. - Juvenal

It is not poverty so much as pretence, that harasses a ruined man – the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse. - Washington Irving

Poverty breeds discontent. - Unknown

Poverty is a noose that strangles humility and breeds disrespect for man. - Native American Proverb

Poverty is to happiness what appetite is to food – poverty enables us to enjoy the simplest pleasures; appetite, the simplest fare. - Charles Edward Jerningham

Poverty is very good in poems ... in maxims and in sermons, but it is very bad in practical life. - Henry Ward Beecher

Poverty keeps the vision pure. - Robert Leighton

Poverty often hides her charms under an ugly mask; yet thousands have been forced into greatness by their very struggle to keep the wolf from the door. - Orison Sweet Marden

Poverty too often turns the milk of human kindness into gall. - Eliza Cook

Poverty, the most fearful monster that ever drew breath. - Aristophanes

Poverty, therefore, was comparative. One measured it by a sliding scale. One was always poor, in terms of those who were richer. - Margaret Dabble

The fellow that has no money is poor. The fellow that has nothing but money is poorer still. - Billy Sunday

Truly, whoever possesses little is that much less possessed: praised be a little poverty! - Friedrich Nietzsche

We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition. - William James

When you have a spiritual foundation, you look at poverty differently then. - Dennis Banks

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

Where poverty ceases, avarice begins. - Honore de Balzac

You can never have international peace as long as you have national poverty. - Stephen Leacock

You can’t get rid of poverty by giving people money. - P.J. O’Rourke

You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich. - Henry Ward Beecher

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Science

Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. When a man tells you that he knows the exact truth about anything, you are safe in inferring that he is an inexact man. - Bertrand Russell

Science may be weird and incomprehensible – more weird and less comprehensible than any theology--but science works. It gets results. - Richard Dawkins

Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary. - Albert Einstein

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. - Carl Sagan

Science is simply common sense at its best – that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic. - Thomas Huxley

Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification. - Karl Popper

Science, like life, feeds on its own decay. New facts burst old rules; then newly divined conceptions bind old and new together into a reconciling law. - William James

Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty – some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain. - Richard Feynman

Scientific revolutions, almost by definition, defy common sense. - Michiokaku

Scientists actively approach the door to knowledge – the boundary of the domain of what we know. We question and explore and we change our views when facts and logic force us to do so. We are confident only in what we can verify through experiments or in what we can deduce from experimentally confirmed hypotheses. - Lisa Randall

The history of science is full of revolutionary advances that required small insights that anyone might have had, but that, in fact, only one person did. - Isaac Asimov

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. - William Bragg

The most exciting thing about being a scientist is not knowing and being wrong. Because that means there is a lot left to learn. - Lawrence M. Krauss

The most successful scientists are not the most talented. But they are the ones who are impelled by curiosity. They’ve got to know what the answer is. - Arthur Schawlow

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. - Isaac Asimov

The scientific attitude of mind involves a sweeping away of all other desires in the interests of the desire to know – it involves suppression of hopes and fears, loves and hates, and the whole subjective emotional life, until we become subdued to the material, able to see it frankly, without preconceptions, without bias, without any wish except to see it as it is, and without any belief that what it is must be determined by some relation, positive or negative, to what we should like it to be, or to what we can easily imagine it to be. - Bertrand Russell

The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired. - Stephen Hawking

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. - Albert Einstein

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. - Mark Twain

There must be no barriers for freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors. - J. Robert Oppenheimer

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angel, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. - Albert Einstein

Vast is the field of Science ... the more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know. - Samuel Richardson

Without science, everything is a miracle. - Lawrence M. Kraus

Monday, 14 May 2018

Age / Aging

A graceful and blessed old age must have three elements in it: a happy retrospect, a peaceful present, and an inspiring future. And old age cannot have either one of these three if the youth has been wasted and manhood has been misspent. - Lyman Abbott

As we grow old, we become aware that death is drawing near; his shadow falls across our path; the realities of life seem less crude than of yore, they touch our senses less intimately, and they lose much of their poignancy. - Stefan Zweig

As we grow older, we must discipline ourselves to continue expanding, broadening, learning, keeping our minds active and open. - Clint Eastwood

As we reach the crest of life and look at the path before us, we apprehend that the path no longer ascends but slopes downward toward decline and diminishment. From that point on, concerns about death are never far from mind. - Irvin D. Yalom

Few know how to be old. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Growing old is no more than a bad habit a busy man has no time to form. - Andre Maurois

If I am to tell you how to grow old gracefully, I must tell you at the beginning of life; for no man can grow old gracefully unless he begins early. - Lyman Abbott

It cuts one sadly to see the grief of old people; they've no way o' working it off; and the new spring brings no new shoots out on the withered tree. - George Eliot

Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when. - Philip Roth

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years. - Ausonius

Maybe age is kinder to us than we think. With my bad eyes, I can't see how bad I look, and with my rotten memory, I have a good excuse for getting out of a lot of stuff. - Erma Bombeck

Nothing is more incumbent on the old, than to know when they should get out of the way, and relinquish to younger successors the honours they can no longer earn, and the duties they can no longer perform. - Thomas Jefferson

Nothing makes one old so quickly as the ever-present thought that one is growing older. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Nothing makes you look older than attempting to look young. - Karl Lagerfeld

Old age diminishes our strength; it takes away our pleasures one after the other; it withers the soul as well as the body; it renders adventure and friendship difficult; and finally it is shadowed by thoughts of death. - Andre Maurois

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young. - Fred Astaire

Old age makes you a stranger in your own country. - Ken Alstad

One of the things you realize about getting older is that not everybody is going to get older with you. - Cormac McCarthy

Sixty feels exactly like 50, with aching feet and more forgetfulness.... But your inside person doesn't age. Your inside person is soul, is heart, in the eternal now, the ageless, the old, the young, all the ages you've ever been. - Anne Lamott

The art of growing old is the art of being regarded by the oncoming generations as a support and not as a stumbling-block. - Andre Maurois

The counsels of the old, like the winter sun, shine, but give no heat. - Luc de Clapiers

The old are apt to mistake age for experience, and to imagine they are privileged to give good advice, though they may have lived only to afford bad example. - Norman MacDonald

The only real change in life comes with the consciousness of old age. - Austin O’Malley

The real affliction of old age is remorse. - Cesare Pavese

The secret of a good old age is simply an honourable pact with solitude. - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The tragedy of old age ... is not that it is less vigorous than youth, but that it is not needed by youth; that its love and prosy sageness, so important a few years ago, so gladly offered now, are rejected with laughter. - Sinclair Lewis

There is no place in which to hide when Age comes seeking for his bride. - Joyce Kilmer

There is only one solution if old age is not to be an absurd parody of our former life, and that is to go on pursuing ends that give our existence a meaning. - Simone de Beauvoir

There's nothing like being old to be sure of everything. - Fran Lebowitz

To grow old means to be rid of anxieties about the past. - Stefan Zweig

We have confidence in an old man when holding a position, but lack confidence in him when he is applying for one. - Lewis F. Korns

When you're my age, you have the feeling sometimes that you're seeing the show come round again. - John le Carre

Environment - Quotes

All across the world, in every kind of environment and region known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster. - Barack Obama

Be careful of the environment you choose, for it will shape you. - W. Clement Stone

Cities are expanding at an alarming rate. Inter-tidal zones are being polluted as mangroves gives way to marina. Over-consumption is leading to soil erosion and desertification, which in turn cause famine and exert pressure on formally fertile areas. We are pulling out the plugs of the system that keeps us alive. Every indicator is showing red: species diversity, water quality, weather patterns, the number of refugees... We are unravelling nature like an old jumper. - Penny Kemp & Derek Wall

Environmental pollution is not only humanity’s treason to humanity but also a treason to all other living creatures on earth! - Mehmet Murat ildan

Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area, and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. A virus. Human beings are a disease. - Andy & Larry Wachowski

I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself. - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

I don't mean to imply that we are in imminent danger of being wiped off the face of the earth – at least, not on account of global warming. But climate change does confront us with profound new realities. We face these new realities as a nation, as members of the world community, as consumers, as producers, and as investors. And unless we do a better job of adjusting to these new realities, we will pay a heavy price. We may not suffer the fate of the dinosaurs. But there will be a toll on our environment and on our economy, and the toll will rise higher with each new generation. - Eileen Claussen

One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business, or he must be the doctor who sees the marks of death in a community that believes itself well and does not want to be told otherwise. - Aldo Leopold

We line up and make a lot of noise about big environmental problems like incinerators, waste dumps, acid rain, global warming and pollution. But we don't understand that when we add up all the tiny environmental problems each of us creates, we end up with those big environmental dilemmas. Humans are content to blame someone else, like government or corporations, for the messes we create, and yet we each continue doing the same things, day in and day out, that have created the problems. Sure, corporations create pollution. If they do, don't buy their products. If you have to buy their products (gasoline for example), keep it to a minimum. Sure, municipal waste incinerators pollute the air. Stop throwing trash away. Minimize your production of waste. Recycle. Buy food in bulk and avoid packaging waste. Simplify. Turn off your TV. Grow your own food. Make compost. Plant a garden. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem. If you don't, who will? - Joseph Jenkins

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Life - Quotes

All our life passes in this way: we seek rest by struggling against certain obstacles, and once they are overcome, rest proves intolerable because of the boredom it produces. - Blaise Pascal

Wherever you may go; Life is a beautiful thing. Life is like a passing season. It comes and go. Whatever may come, it’s better to enjoy the changing seasons. - Unknown

As you speed along the highway of life ... you might pause and consider. When everything's coming your way, maybe you're driving in the wrong lane. - Joseph Finder

Any life, however long and complicated it may be, actually consists of a single moment – the moment when a man knows forever more who he is. - Jorge Luis Borges

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but by the attitude we bring to life. - Wade Boggs

All our mortal lives are set in danger and perplexity: one day to prosper, and the next – who knows? When all is well, then look for rocks ahead. - Sophocles

Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you. - Richard Bach

As a well spent day affords happy sleep, so does a life profitably employed afford a happy death. - Leonardo Da Vinci

Life being full of harsh realities, we seek relief from them in a variety of pleasing delusions. - Christian Nestell Bovee

But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions. - D. H. Lawrence

Each person’s life is a continuum of unique experiences. - Mitch Anthony

He is dead already who doth not feel life is worth living still. - Alfred Austin

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

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Quote Worthy

Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you. - Israelmore Ayivor

The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future. - Alyson Noel

To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser. - Robert Louis Stephenson

Take the risk of thinking for yourself; much more happiness, truth, beauty and wisdom will come to you that way. - Christopher Hitchens

Sometimes, we forgive because we don’t want to lose someone, even if they don’t deserve our forgiveness. - Unknown

Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in their readiness to doubt. - H. L. Mencken

For it all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are in themselves. - Carl Jung

One day, you’ll just be a memory to some people. Do your best to be a good one. - Unknown

Happy people build their inner world. Unhappy people blame their outer world. - Unknown

Sometimes, words say nothing. Sometimes silence says it all … - Unknown

If you follow the crowd, you might get lost in it. - Unknown

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. - Francis Bacon

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Pleasure - Quotes

Anticipation of pleasure is, in itself, a very considerable pleasure. - David Hume

As a grim skull lies covered beneath the fairest face; so does an abyss of torment lie beneath the surface of the glittering sea of sensual pleasure and dissipation. - William Scott Downey

As an experience, pleasure is ... a filling up of the cup, the supplying of a need. And the deeper the draft upon vital resources, the greater the fulfilment of desire. - William Ernest Hocking

Do not be in a hurry to rush into the pleasures of the world like the young antelope who danced herself lame when the main dance was yet to come. - Chinua Achebe

During the course of our life we now and then enjoy some pleasures so inviting, and have some encounters of so tender a nature, that though they are forbidden, it is but natural to wish that they were at least allowable. - Jean de la Bruyere

Every moment of pleasure in life has to be purchased by an equal moment of pain. - Danilo O’Dell

Every nerve that can thrill with pleasure, can also agonize with pain. - Horace Mann

If pleasure is what you want, do not suppress the desire. Seek it intelligently. - Huston Smith

Past pleasures are of as little comfort to a man as the money in his neighbour’s pocket. - Abraham Miller

Pleasure and action make the hours seem short. - Iago

Pleasure and pain seem to have been accidentally cast in the same mould. - Lewis F. Korns

Pleasure is a harmony – that is, a fitting together – a fitting of an external object with a mood or want within ourselves. - Herbert Maxwell

Pleasure is a hedonistic reflex, a burning impulse to abandon rational thought altogether and immerse oneself in the moment. - Gene Wallenstein

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

Pleasure is labour too, and tires as much. - William Cowper

Pleasure is the business of the young, business the pleasure of the old. - Fluke Greville

Pleasure is the flower that fades, remembrance is the lasting perfume. - Bruce Lee

Pleasure is the physical manifestation of joy. - Cherie Carter-Scott

Pleasure is the sun of the morning, the cloud of the meridian, and the storm of the evening. - William Scott Downey

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks. The flowers which scatter their odours from time to time in the paths of life, grow up without culture from seeds scattered by chance. - Samuel Johnson

Pleasure, like a kind of bait, is thrown before everything which is really bad, and easily allures greedy souls to the hook of perdition. - Epictetus

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest. - Henry David Thoreau

The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

The excess of delight palls our appetites rather than pleases. - Wellins Calcott

The fact that all animals and men pursue pleasure is some indication that it is in some way the highest good. - Aristotle

The majority of mankind would seem to be beguiled into error by pleasure, which, not being really a good, yet seems to be so. So that they indiscriminately choose as good whatsoever gives them pleasure, while they avoid all pain alike as evil. - Aristotle

The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight. - Epictetus

They that seldom take pleasure, seldom give pleasure. - Fluke Greville

True pleasures are paid for in advance; false pleasures afterwards, with heavy and compound interest. - John Lubbock

We are prone to seek immediate pleasure or good, however small, rather than remote pleasure or good, however vast. - Horace Mann

When happiness was a matter of pleasure, and pleasure a matter of taste, one could be happy simply by rolling in filth. - Darrin M. McMahon




























Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Health - Quotes

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results. - Anthony Robbins

The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body. - Harry J. Johnson

The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labour, and little care. - Sir Philip Sidney

The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality. - Herbert Spencer

The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best. - Thomas Jefferson

The thing most prejudicial to health is to be always thinking of it. It is, indeed, an indispensable requisite to the enjoyment of life and health, that little attention should be paid to little symptoms. One should not think himself dead until he is so. - Christian Nestell Bovee

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind. - G.K. Chesterton

There’s lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it. - Josh Billings

Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. - Edward Stanley

Time And health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. - Denis Waitley

To become a thoroughly good man is the best prescription for keeping a sound mind and a sound body. - Francis Bowen

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. - Gene Tunney

To get rich never your risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth. - Richard Baker

To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life. - William Londen

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. - Buddha

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is disease. - V.L. Allinear

When we are in health, all sounds fife and drum for us; we hear the notes of music in the air, or catch its echoes dying away when we awake in the dawn. - Henry David Thoreau

You need to make good health a hobby. - Jack LaLanne

Monday, 7 May 2018

Truth - Quotes

Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion. - Edward Abbey

Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie. - Khaled Hosseini

Children and fools tell the truth. - Unknown

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Discard any self-seeking motive as soon as it is seen, and you need not search for truth; truth will find you. - Nisargadatta

Discussion is impossible with someone who claims not to seek the truth, but already to possess it. - Romain Rolland

Each man has in him the potential to realize the truth through his own will and endeavour and to help others to realize it. - Aung San Suu Kyi

Even a liar tells a hundred truths to one lie; he has to, to make the lie good for anything. - Henry Ward Beecher

Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Every dogma embodies some shade of truth to give it seeming currency. - Amos Bronson Alcott

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either. - Aesop

Everyone admits that “the truth hurts” but no one applies this adage to himself – and as soon as it begins to hurt us, we quickly repudiate it and call it a lie. - Sydney J. Harris

Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth. - Richard Whately

Few men have depth enough to hear or tell the truth. - Luc de Clapiers

For simple are the words of truth. - Aeschylus

Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it. - Thomas Cooper

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

Gold is gold, no matter how muddied it becomes. The truth always wins out in the end. - Buddhist Quote

Great truths are portions of the soul of man. - James Russell Lowell

Half a truth is often a great lie. - Benjamin Franklin

Half-truths were a wonderful way to inspire credibility. - David Baldacci

Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; ere long she shall appear to vindicate thee. - Immanuel Kant

He that hath truth on his side is a fool as well as a coward if he is afraid to own it because of other men’s opinions. - Daniel Defoe

He that would seriously set upon the search of truth, ought in the first place to prepare his mind with a love of it. For he that loves it not, will not take much pains to get it; nor be much concerned when he misses it. - John Locke

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Happiness - Quotes

What is called happiness is an abstract idea, composed of various ideas of pleasure; for he who has but a moment of pleasure is not a happy man, in like manner that a moment of grief constitutes not a miserable one. - Voltaire

Blessed are the happiness-makers! Blessed are they that take away attritions, that remove friction, that make the courses of life smooth, and the intercourse of men gentle! - Henry Ward Beecher

You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. - Epicurus

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. - George Bernard Shaw

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections. - Unknown

Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed. - Unknown

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open. - Rose Lane

At the heart of happiness lies peace. It is the last and the highest attainment of the soul. - Hugh Black

Happiness begins with the decision to no longer feel sad. - Steven Aitchison

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another. - Aesop

A man may be happy anywhere that knows how to be contented. - Wellins Calcott

Happiness is a function of accepting what is. - Werner Erhard

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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Quote Worthy

There has never been another you. With no effort on your part you were born to be something very special and set apart. What you are going to do in appreciation of that gift is a decision only you can make. - Dan Zadra

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success; we often find out what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. - Samuel Smiles

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Never regret being a good person to the wrong people. Your behaviour says everything about you, and their behaviour says enough about them. - Marc and Angel

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. - John C. Maxwell

That's the duty of the old, to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old. - Philip Pullman

The only things you can take with you when you leave this world are the things you’ve packed inside your heart. - Susan Gale

Sometimes, you don’t even know what you want until you find out you can’t have it. - Meghan O’Rourke

There is no harm in being sometimes wrong – especially if one is promptly found out. - John Maynard Keynes

Time and good friends are two things that become more valuable the older you get. - Unknown

A small man can be just as exhausted as a great man. - Arthur Miller

Nothing is as it seems. Look again. See deeper. - Unknown

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Friday, 4 May 2018

Perseverance / Persistence - Quotes

A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence. - Unknown

By perseverance the snail reached the ark. - Charles Spurgeon

Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence. - Ovid

If you really want to make a difference, whether it's in helping other people, or whether it's in fighting for your country, or whether it's in the political arena, or journalism, or physics, you've got to persevere. You've got to understand that there are going to be some enormous bumps in the road. They can be personal. You can get hurt badly. You can lose a friend, or a child, or a wife, or a husband. But you've got to persevere, you've got to be guided by certain principles and stay the course. If you quit, if you run away when the going gets tough, you won't really understand what a full life is all about. - George H. W. Bush

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. - Samuel Johnson

In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance. - Mao Zedong

It's perseverance that's the key. It's persevering for long enough to achieve your potential. - Lynn Davies

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. - Barack Obama

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. - Thomas Carlyle

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Perseverance is stubbornness with a purpose. - Josh Shipp

Perseverance is the will to hold on a little longer when most would have given up a long time ago. - Unknown

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. - Victor Hugo

Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement. - Matt Biond

Pig-headed stubbornness is the perseverance of somebody we don't like. - Robert Elliott Gonzales

Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more. - William Scott Downey

Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent. - Steve Martin

The key of persistence will open up any door that has been closed by resistance. - John Di Lemme

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Change

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. - Henri Bergson

To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often. - Winston Churchill

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. - Harrison Ford

We change, but always at a cost: to win this you lose that. - Geoffrey Wolff

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. - Lynn Hall

We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing. - R. D. Laing

We must change in order to survive. - Pearl Bailey

We pay for every change we make ... and we pay just as dearly if we refuse to change. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Weep not that the world changes – did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep. - William Bryant

When change is rapid and problems abundant, society must be creatively adaptive or fall further and further behind. - David Moss

You can't change who you are. No matter how you struggle, some things will never change. And maybe they shouldn't. - Rob Thurman

You must embrace change before change erases you. - Rob Liano

You must reconcile yourself to the fact that something is always hurt by any change. If you do this, you will not be hurt yourself. - Roger Zelazny

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. - Jim Rohn

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler. - Denis Waitley

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

Monday, 30 April 2018

Mind - Quotes

At certain times, a silent mind is very important, but ‘silent’ does not mean closed. The silent mind is an alert, awakened mind; a mind seeking the nature of reality. - Lama Yeshe

Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind. - Jeffrey Eugenides

By a tranquil mind I mean nothing else than a mind well ordered. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Different minds incline to different objects; one pursues the vast alone, the wonderful, the wild; another sighs for harmony and grace, and gentlest beauty. - Mark Akenside

Dispositions of the mind, like limbs of the body, acquire strength by exercise. - Thomas Jefferson

Do not let trifles disturb your tranquillity of mind. The little pin-pricks of daily life when dwelt upon and magnified, may do great damage, but if ignored or dismissed from thought, will disappear from inanition. - Grenville Kleiser 

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - The Buddha

Empires will fall – dynasties fade away; but the mind of man will survive the destruction of all inanimate matter – its destiny is eternal. - Edward Counsel

Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do. - Edgar F. Roberts

Everything is in the mind. That is where it all starts. Knowing what you want is the first step towards getting it. - Mae West

Failing to understand the workings of one's own mind is bound to lead to unhappiness. - Marcus Aurelius

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. - Alfred Whitehead

Few minds wear out; more rust out. - Christian Nestell Bovee

For me, the adventures of the mind, each inflection of thought, each movement, nuance, growth, discovery, is a source of exhilaration. - Anais Nin

Gallantry of the mind is saying the most empty things in an agreeable manner. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Great minds are like eagles, and build their nest in some lofty solitude. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. - Washington Irving

Here in your mind you have complete privacy. Here there’s no difference between what is and what could be. - Chuck Palahniuk

I never met one interesting mind that was not richly endowed with inadmissible deficiencies. - Emil Cioran

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. - Gerry Spence

If any part of your uncertainty, is a conflict between your heart and your mind – follow your mind. - Ayn Rand

If the human mind naturally produces noisome weeds, it also produces flowers and fruit; and ... the best method to mend the soil in general, is for each of us to cultivate his own particular spot. - Fluke Greville

If the mind is not contrived, it is spontaneously blissful, just as water, when not agitated, is by nature transparent and clear. - Unknown