Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Memories - Quotes

Few have wished for memory as much as they have longed for forgetfulness. - Arthur Helps

Good memories are our second chance at happiness. - Queen Elizabeth II

Good things have to be engraved on the memory; bad ones stick there of themselves. - Charles Reade

Human beings have only that confusing mass of chemically driven neurological storage to rely on. They're all subjective and emotion-tinged. How can they trust any of their memories? - Dan Simmons

I have memories – but only a fool stores his past in the future. - David Gerrold

If we lose our memory, we lose ourselves. Forgetting is one of the symptoms of death. Without memory we cease to be human beings. - Ivan Klima

In the end all you can achieve are memories, hazy, intangible, dreamlike memories which are impossible to articulate. When you try to relate them, there are only sentences, the dregs left from the filter of linguistic structures. - Gao XingJian

Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future. - Mattie Stepanek

Loss alone is but the wounding of a heart; it is memory that makes it our ruin. - Brian Ruckley

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Memories are always special. Sometimes, we laugh by recalling the days we cried and sometimes, we cry while recalling the days we laughed. - Unknown

Memories are contrary things; if you quit chasing them and turn your back, they often return on their own. - Stephen King

Memories are nothing but the lash with which yesterday flogs tomorrow. - Philip Moeller

Memories are what warm you up from the inside. But they're also what tear you apart. - Haruki Murakami

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. - Rosa Parks

Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts. - Philip Roth

Memories were the markers of the journey through life. It was necessary to know where you had come from. Only then could you know where you were going. - William Shatner

Memory breeds in me strange loneliness. - William Herbert Carruth

Memory fades, memory adjusts, memory conforms to what we think we remember. - Joan Didion

Memory is a bad book-keeper. - Edward Counsel

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. - Unknown

Memory is never pure. And recollection is always coloured by the life lived since. - Josephine Hart

Memory is not wisdom; idiots can rote volumes. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

Memory is so corrupt that you remember only what you want to; if you want to forget about something, slowly but surely you do. - Stefan Zweig

Monday, 19 March 2018

Humorous Quotes

As to dancing, my dear, I never dance, unless I am allowed to do it in my own peculiar way. There is no use trying to describe it: it has to be seen to be believed … Did you ever see the Rhinoceros, and the Hippopotamus, at the Zoological Gardens, trying to dance a minuet together? It is a touching sight. - Lewis Carroll

Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You'll realize this as soon as they're born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you. - Ray Romano

Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to rem ind each other that we're related for better or for worse and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum. - Rick Riordan

Getting married is like permanently grafting your hand to the cookie jar. No matter how sweet those cookies may taste, you can't help but wonder what would have happened if you'd chosen some other dessert – brownies, for instance, or frozen yogurt ... or maybe chocolate strudel. - Jerome P. Crabb

The Lawyers' trade is a trade built entirely on words. And so long as the lawyers carefully keep to themselves the key to what those words mean, the only way the average man can find out what is going on is to become a lawyer, or at least to study law, himself. All of which makes it very nice – and very secure – for the lawyers. Fred Rodell

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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Life - Quotes

No lifetime is long enough for those ... who simply wish to understand themselves and their lives. It is, perhaps, the curse of being human, but also a blessing. - Dan Simmons

Men regret their life has been ill-spent, but this does not always induce them to make a better use of the time they have yet to live. - Jean De La Bruyere

Like water spilt upon the ground – alas, our little lives flow swiftly on and pass; yet may they bring rich harvests and green grass! - Henry Van Dyke

Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time. - Henry Ward Beecher

Once you have perceived that life is very cruel, the only response is to live with as much humanity, humour and freedom as you can. - Sarah Kane

Nothing was certain; there were many strange twists and devious turns as one hopped down the overgrown bunnytrail of life. - Stephen King

Most of us have the good or bad fortune of seeing our lives fall apart so slowly we barely notice. - Carlos Ruizzafon

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul. - Rebecca West

Life, we learn too late, is in the living, in the tissue of every day and hour. - Stephen Leacock

Life was never anything but a perpetual see-saw between gravity and jest. - George Eliot

Most important thing in life ... is learning how to fall. - Jeannette Walls

Life is the way it is. The way you deal with it is what makes the difference. - Virginia Satir

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Quote Worthy

To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect. - Criss Jami

You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people. - Zig Ziglar

There's a river crashing by us. But we can only go down to drink one place and it's called "now." - Samuel R. Delany

A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other. - Unknown

Determination, effort, and practice are rewarded with success. - Mary Lydon Simonsen

Simplicity, patience, compassion … these three are your greatest treasure. - Lao Tzu

Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad. - George Bernard Shaw

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. - Dr. Seuss

The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus

Extreme hopes are born of extreme misery. - Bertrand Russell

Experience alone can decide on truth. - Albert Einstein

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Loneliness - Quotes

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self. - May Sarton

Loneliness will sit over our roofs with brooding wings. - Bram Stoker

Lonely people, in talking to each other can make each other lonelier. - Lillian Hellman

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets. - Paul Tournier

One trouble with most of us is that we don't use the resources within ourselves. We are all neglectful of powers that we share as our human birth-right, capacities for distraction from ourselves, for intelligent enjoyment, for receiving and giving. Through lack of mental and moral and spiritual exercises our souls shrink and shrivel and break out into maladies that almost inevitably include the feeling of misery and isolation usually described as loneliness. If we were properly related to ourselves and to the world and to the universe we should never lack for company and we should never be lonely. - John Daniel Barry

Physical distance between people has nothing to do with loneliness. It's psychic distance. - Robert M. Pirsig

The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want. - Justin Timberlake

The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all. - Deb Caletti

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 behavior 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 most evident quality of human life is its loneliness. - Austin O’Malley

The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony. - Douglas Coupland

The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence. - Thomas Wolfe

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself. - Mark Twain

We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and – in spite of True Romance magazines – we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. - Hunter S. Thompson

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. - Orson Welles

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be. - Ellen Burstyn

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust? - George Eliot

What makes loneliness an anguish Iis not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear. - Dag Hammarskjold

When we truly realize that we are all alone is when we need others the most. - Ronald Anthony

When you’re surrounded by people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone. - Fiona Apple

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Marriage - Quotes

A good marriage is good for you. That isn't just a platitude. Mounting research shows that it is the literal truth. When your marriage is healthy, your body and mind are healthier. - Cliff Isaacson

A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. - Dave Meurer

A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created. - Fawn Weaver

A happy man marries the girl he loves; a happier man loves the girl he marries. - Unknown

A happy marriage doesn’t mean you have a perfect spouse or a perfect marriage. It simply means you’ve chosen to look beyond the imperfections in both. - Fawn Weaver

A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendships, all the enjoyment of sense and reason – and indeed all the sweets of life. - Joseph Addison

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. - Robert Quillen

A husband and wife ought to continue so long united as they love each other. Any law which should bind them to cohabitation for one moment after the decay of their affection, would be a most intolerable tyranny, and the most unworthy of toleration. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

A long-lasting marriage is built by two people who believe in – and live by – the solemn promise they made. - Darlene Schacht

A man never has good luck who has a bad wife. - Henry Ward Beecher

A single life is doubtless preferable to a married one, where prudence and affection do not accompany the choice; but where they do, there is no terrestrial happiness equal to the married state. - Wellins Calcott

All of us, at least unconsciously, marry in the hope of healing our wounds. Even if we do not have a traumatic background, we still have hurts and unfilled needs that we carry inside. We all suffer from feelings of self-doubt, unworthiness, and inadequacy. No matter how nurturing our parents were, we never received enough attention and love. So in marriage we look to our spouse to convince us that we are worthwhile and to heal our infirmities. - Leslie L. Parrott

Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it. - Stephen Gaines

But marriage goes in waves. You’ve got to be patient. People bail and give up on their marriages way too early. They just don’t put the work and the effort into it. You’ve got to suck up your ego a lot of times, because that can be a big downfall. - Anna Benson

Car manufacturer’s formula for a successful marriage: Stick to one model! - Unknown

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last –more than passion or even sex. - Simone Signoret

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. - Henry Ford

Courtship to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull Play. - William Congreve

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship. - Marilyn Monroe

Monday, 12 March 2018

Humorous Quotes

Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who’ll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you’re in the wrong house, that’s what it means. - Henny Youngman

We can't run. We can't pass. We can't stop the run. We can't stop the pass. We can't kick. Other than that, we're just not a very good football team right now. - Bruce Coslet

The opera is like a husband with a foreign title: expensive to support, hard to understand, and therefore a supreme social challenge. - Cleveland Amory

Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress. When I get fed up with one, I spend the night with the other. - Anton Chekhov

When publicly censured our first instinct is to make everybody a co-defendant. - Ambrose Briece

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame. - G. K. Chesterton

Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back in the shell. - Cass Canfield

I guess money can't buy happiness if you shop in the wrong places. - Nora Roberts

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. - Bob Marley

Of all the things I've lost, it's my mind I miss the most. - Ozzy Osbourne

More diets start in dress shops than in doctors' offices. - Evan Esar

Every survival kit should include a sense of humour. - Unknown

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Sunday, 11 March 2018

Happiness - quotes

We all seek happiness so eagerly, that in the pursuit we often lose that joyous sense of existence, and those quiet daily pleasures, the value of which our pride alone prevents us from acknowledging. - Arthur Helps

Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now. - Unknown

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. - Maxim Gorky

Give a man health and a course to steer; and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not. - George Benard Shaw

Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. - Eckhart Tolle

But, O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes! - William Shakespeare

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. - Jacques Prévert

If you think sunshine brings you happiness, then you haven’t danced in the rain. - Unknown

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. - Ernest Hemingway

Happiness is a condition of mind not a result of circumstances. - John Lubbock

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. - Rita Mae Brown

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Saturday, 10 March 2018

Quote Worthy

The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working. One is tempted to stop and listen to it. The only thing is to turn away and go on working. Work. There is nothing else. - Albert Einstein

I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. - Tony Robbins

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love. - Morihei Ueshiba

Sometimes the prize is not worth the costs. The means by which we achieve victory are as important as the victory itself. - Brandon Sanderson

The world to come must be composed of what is past. No other material is at hand. - Cormac McCarthy

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of the wise man is in his heart. - Benjamin Franklin

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. - Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch

We must not only strike the iron while it is hot, but strike it till it is made hot. - Richard Sharp

Truth is beauty, beauty is truth. That’s all we know, it’s all we need to know. - Nate Bates

We live in a moment that is pregnant with possibility. - Gary Hamel

Sometimes, not seeing things can be a blessing. - August Strindberg

Distrust and caution are the parents of security. - Benjamin Franklin

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Friday, 9 March 2018

Man - Quotes

A drowning man will clutch at a straw. - Sir Thomas More

A great man is always willing to be little. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great man is he who has not lost the heart of a child. - Mencius

A man is a sovereign unto himself, and may only be ruled by his own consent. - John Wilkes

A man is great by deeds, not by birth. - Chanakya

A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering. - Buddha

All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions. - John Locke

Each man is the bard of his own existence. - Cormac McCarthy

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every man has to seek his own way to make himself more noble and to realize his own true worth. - Albert Schweitzer

Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time. - Voltaire

Every man is a volume if you know how to read him. - William E. Channing

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows. - Havelock Ellis

Fairly examined, truly understood, no man is wholly bad, nor wholly good. - Theognis of Megara

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world. - Francis Bacon

Men are not moved by things, but the views they take of them. - Epitectus

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Death - Quotes

It is no exaggeration when a human speaks the words ‘I’m dying’. Because it’s the honest, hurtful truth. Every human lives to die. In the end, everyone lies at rest. By the minute we are all slowly getting closer to dying. Therefore, live the minutes and hours of your days as if they’re your last. - Alessia Ng

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. - Steve Jobs

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. - Steve Jobs

Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

For death is but a passing phase of Life; a change of dress, a disrobing; a birth into the unborn again; a commencing where we ended; a starting where we stopped to rest; a crossroad of Eternity; a giving up of something, to possess all things. The end of the unreal, the beginning of the real. - Edwin Leibfreed

When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heart-breaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings. - Sogyal Rinpoche

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. - Tecumseh

I don’t think anybody’s necessarily ready for death. You can only hope that when it approaches, you feel like you’ve said what you wanted to say. Nobody wants to go out in mid-sentence. - Johnny Depp

The seeds of Death are sown in us when we begin to live, and grow up till, like rampant weeds, they choke the tender flower of life. - Samuel Richardson

There are always potential rogues who, seeing an opportunity, will flirt with death and then, at the very last moment, will be surprised to have met with it so easily. - Pierre Magnan

Without death in the world, existence in it would soon become, through over-population, the most frightful of curses. - Christian Nestell Bovee

You can be mad as a mad dog at the way things went, you can swear and curse the fates. But when it comes to the end, you have to let go. - Benjamin Button

You cannot avoid mortality. But you can choose your way of meeting it. And that is the most that any man can hope for. - David Gerrold

Monday, 5 March 2018


Q: What kind of shorts do clouds wear?
A: Thunderwear!

Q: What's easy to get into but hard to get out of?
A: Trouble!

Q: Where do boats go to when they get sick?
A: The dock!

Q: Who cleans the bottom of the ocean?
A: A Mer-Maid!

Q: Why can't a leopard hide?
A: Because he's always spotted!

Q: Why can't your nose be 12 inches long?
A: Because then it would be a foot!

Q: Why did the barber win the race?
A: Because he took a short cut!

Q: Why did the boy tiptoe past the medicine cabinet?
A: He didn't want to wake the sleeping pills!

Q: Why did the tomato turn red?
A: It saw the salad dressing!

Q: Why did the tree go to the dentist?
A: To get a root canal!

Q: Why don't you see giraffes in elementary school?
A: Because they're all in High School!

Q: Why was the maths book sad?
A: Because it had too many problems!

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Sunday, 4 March 2018

Love - Quotes

When you truly care for someone, their mistakes don’t change how you feel because it is the mind that gets angry, not the heart. The heart’s love is unconditional. - Unknown

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us. It is not a mere sentiment. It is truth; it is the joy that is at the root of all creation. - Rabindranath Tagore

To go through life without love is to travel through the world in a carriage with closed windows. - Ivan Panin

Those who really love, love in silence, with deeds and not with words. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen. - La Rocefoucauld

The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it's over. - Nicholas Sparks

Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it. - Nicholas Sparks

In love, we are best pleased when we please others. - Norman Macdonald

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain. - Mark Twain

Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies. - Swedish Proverb

Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget. - Alysha Speer

Where there is great love, there are always miracles. - Willa Cather

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Saturday, 3 March 2018


A selection of humorous quotes. Enjoy!

Quote Worthy

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

Sometimes it’s better to keep silent than to tell others what you feel because it will only hurt you when you know they can hear you but they can’t understand. - Unknown

The good will of the governed will be starved if not fed by the good deeds of the governors. - Benjamin Franklin

While you yourself are stuck on the ladder of life, the least you can do is help others move up. - Shriyaa

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. - Soren Kierkegaard

Whether all is really lost or not depends entirely on whether or not I am lost. - Vaclav Havel

Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. - Larry Bird

The humblest star twinkles most in the darkest night. - Johann Kaspar Lavater

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. - Maya Angelou

Sometimes, you got to pretend everything is okay. - Unknown

Whoever wins the war gets to write the history. - Unknown

For when the wine is in, the wit is out. - Thomas Becon

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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Luck - Quotes

Lucky at cards, or lucky at life. One or the other. Not both. - Cinda Williams Chima

Now for good luck, cast an old shoe after me. - John Heywood

Our own actions are the accidents of fortune that we sometimes place to the credit of luck or misfortune. - James Ellis

People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have. - Anne Tyler

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. - Garrison Keillor

That's all your life amounts to in the end: the aggregate of all the good luck and the bad luck you experience. Everything is explained by that simple formula. Tot it up – look at the respective piles. There's nothing you can do about it: nobody shares it out, allocates it to this one or that, it just happens. - William Boyd

The best men are not those who have waited for chances, but taken them – besieged the chance, conquered the chance, and made the chance their servitor. - E. H. Chapin

The devil's children have the devil's luck. - English Proverb

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. - Bret Harte

The only thing I ever learned was that some people are lucky and other people aren't and not even a graduate of the Harvard Business School can say why. - Kurt Vonnegut

There are no chances so unlucky from which clever people are not able to reap some advantage, and none so lucky that the foolish are not able to turn to their own disadvantage. - Rochefoucauld

There are rules to luck, not everything is chance for the wise; luck can be helped by skill. - Balthasar Gracian

There is no man whom luck or fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window. - Cardinal Imperiali

Thieves and rogues have the best luck, if they do but escape hanging. - English Proverb

Trust your luck ... but don't forget to put out your nets! - Lloyd Alexander

When ill luck falls asleep, let nobody wake her. - Spanish Proverb

When luck is on your side it is not the time to be modest or timid. It is the time to go for the biggest success you can possibly achieve. - Donald Trump

You don't have to justify a beautiful stroke of good luck. Accept it. Smile and say thank you. - Garrison Keillor

You know what luck is? Luck is believing you're lucky.... To hold front position in this rat-race you've got to believe you are lucky. - Tennessee Williams

You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from. - Cormac McCarthy

You never know your luck till the wheel stops. - Ken Alstad

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Science - Quotes

One thing I have learned in a long life: That all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike – and yet, it is the most precious thing we have. - Albert Einstein

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. - Arthur Schlesinger

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

Science consists exactly of those forms of knowledge that can be verified and duplicated by anybody. - Seth Lloyd

Science has an uncomfortable way of pushing human beings from center stage. In our prescientific stories, humans began as the focal point of Nature, living on an Earth that was the center of the universe. As the origins of the Earth and of mankind were investigated more carefully, it became clear that Nature had other interests beyond people, and the Earth was less central than previously hoped. Humankind was just one branch of the great family of life, and the Earth is a smallish planet orbiting an unexceptional sun quite far out on one arm of a run-of-the-mill spiral galaxy. - Seth Lloyd

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men. - Jean Rostand

Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof. - Ashley Montague

Science is a combination of theory and experiment and the two together are how you make progress. - Lisa Randall

Science is a human activity, and the best way to understand it is to understand the individual human beings who practise it. Science is an art form and not a philosophical method. The great advances in science usually result from new tools rather than from new doctrines. … Every time we introduce a new tool, it always leads to new and unexpected discoveries, because Nature’s imagination is richer than ours. - Freeman Dyson

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

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it. - Albert Einstein

Science is an integral part of culture. It’s not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It’s one of the glories of human intellectual tradition. - Stephen Jay Gould

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated. - George Santayana

Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense. - Thomas Henry Huxley

Science is organized knowledge. - Herbert Spencer

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. - Adam Smith

Science is the only religion of mankind. - Arthur C. Clarke

Science is the systematic classification of experience. - George Henry Lewes

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. - Louis Pasteur

Tuesday, 27 February 2018


A paraprosdokian (from Greek, meaning "beyond" and "expectation") is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anti-climax. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists.

Some paraprosdokians not only change the meaning of an early phrase, but also play on the double meaning of a particular word, creating a syllepsis.

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Monday, 26 February 2018

Humorous Questions and Answers

Q: Can February March?
A: No. But April May!

Q: Did you hear about the painter who was hospitalised?
A: Reports say it was due to too many strokes!

Q: Have you heard the joke about the butter?
A: I better not tell you, it might spread!

Q: How do you know that carrots are good for your eyesight?
A: Have you ever seen a rabbit wearing glasses?

Q: Music Teacher: What's your favourite musical instrument?
A: Kid: The lunch bell!

Q: What did the triangle say to the circle?
A: You’re pointless!

Q: What do you call a ghosts mom and dad?
A: Transparents!

Q: What do you call a group of men waiting for a haircut?
A: A Barbercue!

Q: What do you call a person that chops up cereal?
A: A cereal killer!

Q: What do you call a South American girl who is always in a hurry?
A: Urgent Tina!

Q: What do you call two fat people having a chat?
A: A heavy discussion!

Q: What kind of emotions do noses feel?
A: Nostalgia!

Q: What do you call bedtime stories for horses?
A: Pony tales

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Sunday, 25 February 2018


Cryptocurrency seems to be the rage these days. Is any one here into cryptocurrency? What are your thoughts?

On a friend’s suggestion/invite, I signed up on Steemit in January this year. Basically, Steemit is a blogging and social networking website on top of the Steem blockchain database. The Steem blockchain produces Steem and Steem Dollars which are magic bean tokens users obtain for posting, discovering, and commenting on interesting content.

If you are interested, read about Steemit HERE. or Sign up Here It’s free to join.

There is a comprehensive Q&A section that will answer any questions you may have. Otherwise, just check the list under ‘Tags’ for answers to any question you may have. There are also plenty of seniors in Steem whom you can asked. You will find that people are very willing to help.

I am not saying it’s easy money, but if you are hard-working, independent, and enjoy your freedom, this might just be for you. Or if you have time on your hands and want to make some income on the side, this might work for you. No capital required. Later on, if you decide that it is not for you, all you have wasted is the time you put in.

I am still very new, and still finding my way around. But then, I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer, and I am also tech-challenged, so progress is slow. I joined out of curiosity, and with an open mind, so I am not expecting instant results.

If you do join Steemit, let me know, so I can come round and give your posts a vote.

Success - Quotes

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. - Vince Lombardi

The secret of many a man's success in the world resides in his insight into the moods of men, and his tact in dealing with them. - Timothy Titcomb

The success of today may be the disaster of tomorrow and of other days to be. The failure of today may be an everlasting success. - John Daniel

Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline. - Graham Greene

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. - Bill Gates

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. - Maya Angelou

From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success. - Grandpa Potts and Inventors

If you love your work, if you enjoy it, you're already a success. - Jack Canfield

It’s the quality of one’s convictions that determines his success. - Remus Lupin

Men’s best successes come after their disappointments. - Henry Ward Beecher

Success is a hidden jewel, and is found but by a few. - Edward Counsel

Success is the child of Audacity. - Benjamin Disraeli

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

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Quote Worthy

Life is not always perfect, but it is always what you make it. So make it count, make it memorable and never let anyone steal your happiness. - Unknown

Sometimes, those who don’t socialize much aren’t actually anti-social, they just have no tolerance for drama and fake people. - Unknown

If the use of leisure time is confined to looking at TV for a few extra hours every day, we will deteriorate as a people. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip. - Arnold H. Glasgow

The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary. - Alfred Kreymborg

We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish. - Fredrich Hayek

The foolish man wonders at the unusual; the wise man at the usual. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer. - Charles Caleb Colton

Whenever you are sincerely pleased, you are nourished. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. - Warren Buffett

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. - Unknown

Better a bald head than none at all. - Austin O’Malley

More Quotes Here - And the book Quote Worthy

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Health - Quotes

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning. - Thomas Jefferson

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. - Hippocrates

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. - Doug Larson

Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat. - Jill Johnson

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. - Carl Jung

Many people treat their bodies as if they were rented from Hertz - something they are using to get around in but nothing they genuinely care about understanding. - Chungliang Al Huang

Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and humanity, are above all the great of the earth. They even partake of divinity, since to preserve and renew is almost as noble as to create. - Voltaire

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states. - Carol Welch

One day in perfect health is much. - Arabic Proverb

People who laugh actually live longer than those who don't laugh. Few persons realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter. - James J. Walsh

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. - John F. Kennedy

Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done. - Jim Rohn

Sometimes the remedy is worse than the disease. - Francis Bacon

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. - Jim Rohn

The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny. - Jimmy Carter

The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick. - P. T. Barnum

The groundwork for all happiness is good health. - Leigh Hunt

The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul. - Rona Barrett