Sunday, 20 August 2017

Friends / Friendship

Only friendship which can stand occasional plain speaking is worth having. - Lin Yutang

The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame. - Charles Caleb Colton

The friendships of the world are often confederacies in vice. - Eliza Cook

The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships. - Abrahim Lincoln

The language of Friendship is not words but meanings. - Henry David Thoreau

The soil of friendship is worn out with constant use. - William Hazlitt

A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument. A real friend knows that it's not a friendship until after you've had a fight. - Unknown

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success. - Oscar Wilde

Best friends are people, who make your problem their problem just so you don’t have to go through them alone. - Unknown

Broken friendships are very hard to fix but sometimes we just have to believe that everything will be okay in the end. - Unknown

A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds. - Chinese Saying

A true friend accepts who you are, but also helps you to become who you should be. - Unknown

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Quote Worthy

You can meet somebody tomorrow who has better intentions for you than someone you’ve known forever. Time means nothing, character does. - Unknown

Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit. - Norman Mailer

Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. - Winnie the Pooh

Statistically speaking, there is a 65 percent chance that the love of your life is having an affair. Be very suspicious. - Scott Dikkers

When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them. - Criss Jami

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right. - Unknown

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. - Marilyn vos Savant

The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

As high as we have mounted in delight, in our dejection do we sink as low. - William Wordsworth

It’s not how hard you hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. - Rocky Balboa

The best way to avoid disappointment is not to expect anything from anyone. - Unknown

If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen. - Cher
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Friday, 18 August 2017

Food

Food – what is chosen from the possibilities available, how it is presented, how it is eaten, with whom and when, and how much time is allotted to cooking and eating it – is one of the means by which a society creates itself and acts out its aims and fantasies. - Margaret Visser

Food ... is the topmost taper on the golden candelabrum of existence. - Donald Barthelme

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. - Virginia Woolf

The rest of the world lives to eat, while I eat to live. - Socrates

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. - George Bernard Shaw

We are all dietetic sinners; only a small percent of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to waste and loss of energy. - William Osler

What is food to one, is to others bitter poison. - Lucretius

While weight loss is important, what’s more important is the quality of food you put in your body – food is information that quickly changes your metabolism and genes. - Mark Hyman

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Trivia

I cannot guarantee the accuracy of all the points.

Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

Japan has approximately 200 volcanoes and is home to 10% of the active volcanoes in the world.

Kangaroos cannot walk. They can only jump. (Ankle bones of Kangaroos have been adapted for bipedal hopping).

A new born kangaroo is small enough to fit in a spoon.

Laziness and inactivity kill just as many people as smoking.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 psi (pounds of pressure per square inch) to crack the shell. They are the toughest nuts in the world.

Macau (a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China) is the most densely populated country/territory in the world with 54,882 people per square kilometer, circa March 31, 2014.

Men are six times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.

Mongolia is the least densely populated country in the world with 1.89 people per square kilometer, or around 0.77 people per square mile, in 2014.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.

Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.

Norway will allow any student from anywhere in the world to study at its Public Universities completely free of charge.

One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons.

One of the most dangerous insects in the world is the common housefly. Houseflies carry and transmit more diseases than any other creatures in the world.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Food for Thought

A good idea becomes great when the people are ready. The individual who is impatient with people will be defective in leadership. The evidence of strength lies not in streaking ahead, but in adapting your stride to the slower pace of others while not forfeiting your lead. If we run too far ahead, we lose our power to influence. - John C. Maxwell

Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today? - Mary Manin Morrissey

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Focus

A negative focus can result in our entirely missing the possibilities placed in our path. - Anne Wilson Schaef

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. - Alexander Graham Bell

Concentration is the secret of strengths in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Focus is the key to accomplish what is necessary – easy word to spell, it contains only five letters but it is probably one of the most powerful words there are in order to move forward with confidence and with the expected results. - Byron Pulsifer

Focusing isn’t just an optical activity, it is also a mental one. - Bridget Riley

If you focus on the possible when you experience difficult situations, YOU CAN positively change your outlook, reduce your stress, and concentrate on achieving things that otherwise may not have been possible. - Catherine Pulsifer

Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing. - Leo Babauta

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. - Aristotle Onassis

It was better to focus on the good and what we had than to focus on what we had lost and were losing. - Paul and Tracey McManus

Keep focused on the substantive issues. To make a decision means having to go through one door and closing all others. - Abraham Zaleznik

Since you need to push yourself to follow a new set of habits, you need to keep your focus on your objectives. You need to remind your mind of your main reason to adopt these new habits. - Kenneth J Hutchins

Temperamentally anxious people can have a hard time staying motivated because their intense focus on their worries distracts them from their goals. - Winifred Gallagher

That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. - Steve Jobs

The sun’s energy warms the world. But when you focus it through a magnifying glass it can start a fire. Focus is so powerful! - Alan Pariser

To focus means to bring your attention to the centre, to concentrate on one thing intently in order to gain clarity. - Cheryl Richardson

We often need an outside source to show us our need for an adjustment in focus, and when we finally acknowledge our need, the truth presents the wonderful ability to see clearly again - Ben Baughman

When there’s so much left to do, why spend your time focusing on things you’ve already done, counting trophies or telling stories about the good old days? - Dave Grohl

When you stay focused and keep a commitment you create momentum, and momentum creates momentum. - Rich Fettke

Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed. - Paulo Coelho

You are more likely to acquire power by narrowing your focus and applying your energies, like the sun’s rays, to a limited range of activities in a small number of domains. - Jeffrey Pfeffer

Your destiny is to fulfil those things upon which you focus most intently. So, choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something. - Ralph Marston

Monday, 14 August 2017

Humorous Quotes

Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination. - G.K. Chesterton

You know, the courts may not be working any more, but as long as everyone is videotaping everyone else, justice will be done. - Marge

Boredom is my worst enemy. It's killed a lot of my friends, but it won't get me. When I get bored, I go risk my life somewhere. - Larry Niven

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly. - Arnold Edinborough

I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it. - Steven Wright

Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up. - John C. Maxwell

I know worrying works, because none of the stuff I worried about ever happened. - Will Rogers

As a child, my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. - Buddy Hackett

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is strength, in water there is bacteria. - David Auerbach

The only exercise I’ve done last month was, “Running out of money”! - Unknown

Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious. - William Feather

Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it. - Unknown

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Success

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. - James Cameron

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

Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get. - Unknown

Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end, you are sure to succeed. - Abraham Lincoln

Maybe that is why young people make success. They don’t know enough. - Richard P. Feynman

Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable. - Coco Chanel

Success seems to be connected to action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they never quit. - John Willard Marriott

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. - Mark Caine

The greatest thing a man can 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 next time you feel slightly uncomfortable with the pressure in your life, remember no pressure, no diamonds. Pressure is a part of success. - Eric Thomas

The path to success is to take massive determined action. - Anthony Robbins

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top. - Dr. Joyce Brothers

The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job. - Zig Ziglar

Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking. - Bernard Baruch

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. - Bill Gates

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Quote worthy

Whatsoever stirs the stagnant currents, setting these flowing in wholesome directions, promotes brisk spirits and productive thinking. The less of routine, the more of life. - Amos Bronson Alcott

You create your story, you live in that story, and if you don’t like the story, only you can change it. You are the only one who can change your world. - Don Miguel Ruiz

Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings. - Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

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

Some are contented to wear the mask of foolishness in order to carry on their vicious schemes. - Arthur Helps

Hanging on to resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head. - Ann Landers

Not knowing you can’t do something, is sometimes all it takes to do it. - Ally Carter

Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement. - Matt Biondi

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. - Dalai Lama

To think outside of the box you must be outside of the box. - Alfreda Doyle

If you don’t fight for what you want, don’t cry for what you lost. - Unknown

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. - Epictetus

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Friday, 11 August 2017

Flowers

A weed is but an unloved flower. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Did you know… that when you walk past a flower, whether it be in somebody’s garden or on a vacant hillside, the flower will always smile at you. The most polite way to respond, I’ve been told, is to cheerfully return the smile. - Ron Atchison

Earth laughs in flowers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flowers grow out of dark moments. - Corita Kent

Many people have never learned to see the beauty of flowers, especially those that grow unnoticed. For instance, when you walk outside and look down at your feet, you may see tiny flowers nestled in the moss and clover hiding under a curled fern. Most people just step on them. - Erika Just

One flower makes no garland. - George Herbert

The flower fades that is not looked upon. - Edward Counsel

The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all. - Walt Disney

What this old world needs is more bouquets handed around to folks when they are alive and kicking. Flowers don’t do a dead one much good. - Robert Elliott Gonzales

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Creativity

Human creativity uses what is already existing and available and changes it in unpredictable ways. - Sylavano Arieti

Human life is inherently creative. It's why we all have different resumes. It's why human culture is so interesting and diverse and dynamic. - Ken Robinson

If the individual is narrowly concentrated on the goal, to the exclusion of other relevant aspects of the problem situation, he is often unable to achieve a solution. The creative thinker must stand sufficiently detached from his work. - Mary Henle

If you ask me, what is helpful to creativity is training the eye to notice things, to observe closely and precisely, being careful not to make a muddle of it. - Ian Graham

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play. - John Cleese

If you would be more creative stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society. - Jean Piaget

If you would create something, you must be something. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In creating, the only hard thing’s to begin. - James Russell Lowell

In the creative state, a man is taken out of himself. He lets down as it were a bucket into his subconscious, and draws up something which is normally beyond his reach. He mixes this thing with his normal experiences and out of the mixture he makes a work of art. - E. M. Forster

It is only the phenomenon of creativity which separates man from machines and animals. - A Reza Arasteh & J. D. Arasteh

It is the tension between creativity and scepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science. - Carl Sagan

It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection. - Thomas Macaulay

It seems to be one of the paradoxes of creativity that in order to think originally, we must familiarize ourselves with the ideas of others. - George Kneller

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he’s been given. - Anton Chekhov

Man is a creative animal, doomed to strive toward a goal, engaged in full-time engineering. - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Man owes his success to his creativity. No one doubts the need for it. It is most useful in good times and essential in bad. - Edward de Bono

Man unites himself with the world in the process of creation. - Erich Fromm

Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies. - Erich Fromm

No matter how old you get, if you keep the desire to be create, you are keeping the man-child alive. - John Cassavetes

Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity. - Jean Houston

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Children

Children - done I don't believe in playing down to children, either in life or in motion pictures. I didn't treat my own youngsters like fragile flowers, and I think no parent should. Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. - Walt Disney

It is important to communicate to children about what we are going through. We often speak in half truths. We don't frame the truth or explain our experience in terms they can understand. We need to take time to do this. What has to happen is that more people have to get involved with more children. Focus energy on the child. Children are raising themselves these days in all sorts of strange ways. - James Redfield

Some people never learn how to talk to kids. They turn up the volume and enunciate with extra care, as if talking to a partially deaf immigrant. They sound as if they're reading lines somebody else wrote for them, or as if what they're saying is really for the benefit of other adults listening and not just for the child. Kids sense that and turn off. - F. Paul Wilson

The native and untaught suggestions of inquisitive children do often offer things, that may set a considering man's thoughts on work. And I think there is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men, who talk in a road, according to the notions they have borrowed, and the prejudices of their education. - John Locke

We teach children to save their money. As an attempt to counteract thoughtless and selfish expenditure, that has value. But it is not positive; it does not lead the child into the safe and useful avenues of self-expression or self-expenditure. To teach a child to invest and use is better than to teach him to save. - Henry Ford

When people talk about wanting to "have children someday," what they really mean is that they want babies. Nobody wants an angry adolescent. Nobody wants an obnoxious seven-year-old trying to wear out dirty words they just learned in school that day. What they really want is cute, adorable babies who love you and need you. The bad stuff is just the price you agree to pay for having the good stuff. - Paul Reiser

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Flattery

A flatterer never seems absurd: the flattered always takes his word. - Benjamin Franklin

Adroit observers will find that some who affect to dislike flattery, may yet be flattered indirectly, by a well-seasoned abuse and ridicule of their rivals. - Charles Caleb Colton

Although a skilful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people. - Charles Dickens

At its best, flattery is truth well dressed, and it is best dressed with fine see-through fabrics. Honest flattery can caress a lover, cover up a gaffe, and muffle aggression. - Willis Goth Regier

Because flattery can be abused, all flattery is suspicious, but that is not flattery's fault. It is a skill, a tool, no more nor less than speech is a tool; it can build or break. - Willis Goth Regier

Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver. - Edmund Brurke

Flattery is a sort of bad money to which our vanity gives currency. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Flattery is counterfeit, and like counterfeit money, it will eventually get you into trouble if you pass it to someone else. - Dale Carnegie

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed. - Bob Philips

Flattery is often a traffic of mutual meanness, where, although both parties intend deception, neither are deceived; since words that cost little are exchanged for hopes that cost less. - Charles Caleb Colton

Flattery is refined deception – it is the froth of language – it is the alcohol of social intercourse – it is the prescription of the subtle – and the nectar of fools. - William Scott Downey

Flattery is sweet food to those who can swallow it. - Danish Proverb

Flattery succeeds best on minds previously occupied by conceit. - Norman MacDonald

He who says he hates all kinds of flattery, and says so in earnest, has undoubtedly not as yet become acquainted with all kinds of it, whether in substance or in form. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Heart-stopping envy is the sincerest form of flattery. - Anna Godbersen

If we look at flattery from a purely utilitarian perspective – that is, from the philosophical point of view that anything that boosts happiness is good and anything that detracts from it is bad – flattery is a good. When it works properly, flattery makes the subject of the flattery a little happier and it makes the flatterer a little happier. And that is true even when the flatteree is wise to the flatterer. - Richard Stengel

In the best, the friendliest and simplest relations flattery or praise is necessary, just as grease is necessary to keep wheels turning. - Leo Tolstoy

Monday, 7 August 2017

Humorous Quotes

Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something. - Chuck Palahniuk

I’ve come to look upon death the same way I look upon root-canal work. Everyone else seems to get through it all right, so it couldn't be too difficult for me. - Joseph Heller

Men are always ready to die for us, but not to make our lives worth having. Cheap sentiment and bad logic. - Louisa May Alcott

Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties. - Doug Larson

I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing. - Marsha Doble

Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you! - Tommy Smothers

The most difficult years of marriage are those following the wedding. - Gary Smalley

Nothing uses up alcohol faster than political argument. - Robert A. Heinlein

When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye. - Cathy Guisewite

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. - Unknown

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. - Unknown

Silence is golden; duct tape is silver. - Unknown

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Life

This is life. People will screw you over. You’ll fight with your family. You’ll witness things that will change you forever. You’ll blame new lovers for things old lovers did. You’ll lose best friends you thought would always be there. You’ll come to realize that everyone has a past. You’ll cry, you’ll laugh and you’ll find your very own moment where none of that matters; where you can sit back and realize that shit happens to the people who can handle it and that this is who you are, and that no one should want to change you, including yourself. - Unknown

That is life, isn't it? Fate. Luck. Chance. A long series of what-if's that lead from one moment to the next, time never pausing for you to catch your breath, to make sense of the cards that have been handed to you. And all you can do is play your cards and hope for the best, because in the end, it all comes back to those three basics. Fate. Luck. Chance. - Kelseyleigh Reber

Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases, he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity. I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb nail. - Henry David Thoreau

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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Quote Worthy

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. - J.M. Barrie

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. - Napoleon Hill

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. - William Arthur Ward

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

Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most exciting moments in life take us completely by surprise. - Lori Deschene

Sometimes, we are tested. Not to show our weakness, but to discover our strengths. - Unknown

The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands. - Robert M. Pirsig

Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. - Miguel Angel Ruiz

Impossibility is only the figment of an insufficient imagination. - Phil Duncan

Once you reach the top, take care as the only way left to go is down. - Darren Bateman

If we do not find anything pleasant, at least we shall find something new. - Voltaire

Honest feelings and bad timing makes the most painful combination. - Unknown

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Feelings

A feeling is no longer the same when it comes the second time. It dies through the awareness of its return. We become tired and weary of our feelings when they come too often and last too long. - Pascal Mercier

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone. - Fred Rogers

Feeling acts as an impulse, as a spur, as a spring, and when feelings are excited, and they put nothing forward, they are sometimes even dangerous to a man. - Henry Ward Beecher

Feeling is the oil of life. - Edward Counsel

Man’s feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell. - Jean Paul Richter

There's no 'should' or 'should not' when it comes to having feelings. They're part of who we are and their origins are beyond our control. When we can believe that, we may find it easier to make constructive choices about what to do with those feelings. - Fred Rogers

To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man’s heart. - Francesco Guicciardini

We as human beings do this thing where we stuff down our feelings until they find a way to manifest themselves. We try to avoid them until there's no more room and they come bubbling up like a pot of boiling-hot water that overflows. And when it does, it burns. - Jennifer Lopez

When you want someone to understand your feelings – remember, a person can’t know something you have not expressed! Unsaid words become unheard. - Unknown

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings. - Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Change

When we say things like "People don't change", it drives scientists crazy. Because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy, matter, it's always changing. Morphing. Merging. Growing. Dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting them be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing, despite every scientific indication, that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change, that's up to us. It can feel like death, or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. - Dr. Meredith Grey

You don't have to love change to be successful, but you need to be willing to accept it. Change is a catalyst for personal growth. It gets you out of a rut, it gives you a fresh start, and it affords you an opportunity to re-evaluate your direction. If you resist change, you're really resisting success. Learn flexibility, or learn to like living with your failures. - John C. Maxwell

Nature obliges everything to change about. One thing crumbles and falls in the weakness of age; another grows in its place from a negligible start. So, time alters the whole nature of the world and earth passes from one state to another. - Lucretius

Reflect frequently upon the instability of things, and how very fast the scenes of nature are shifted. Matter is in perpetual flux. Change is always and everywhere at work; it strikes through causes and effects, and leaves nothing fixed and permanent. - Marcus Aurelius

The key to all change is in our inner transformation, a change of our hearts and minds. This is human revolution. We all have the power to change. When we realize this truth, we can bring forth that power anywhere, anytime, and in any situation. - Daisaku Ikeda

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Charm

Charm is an innate quality of mind and heart, and an expression of a beautiful attitude toward life. Courtesy can be cultivated, but charm is largely an unconscious possession. - Grenville Kleiser

Charm is a matter of study. This easily mastered Course shows any ambitious woman how to awaken the slumbering magnetism within her and how to develop this irresistible power. You can be the woman you yearn to be – if you know what Charm is and how to attain it. - Unknown

Charm is captivating. Just as the petals of a flower unfold and open to the warmth and light of the sun, so do we unfold and open to the enchantment of charm. Charm acts as the Great Attractor, drawing us toward its magnetic source. - Thokoza

You must have this charm to reach the pinnacle. It is made of everything and of nothing, the striving will, the look, the walk, the proportions of the body, the sound of the voice, the ease of the gestures. It is not at all necessary to be handsome or to be pretty; all that is needful is charm. - Sarah Bernhardt

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Fear

A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it. - J. R. R. Tolkien

A man who will not get scared on some occasions, lacks good sense. - Edgar Watson Howe

Don’t be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Don’t be afraid of fear. Because it sharpens you, it challenges you, it makes you stronger; and when you run away from fear, you also run away from the opportunity to be your best possible self. - Ed Helms

Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it. - C. JoyBell C.

Early and provident fear is the mother of safety. - Edmund Burke

Fear begins and ends with the desire to be secure; inward and outward security, with the desire to be certain, to have permanency. The continuity of permanence is sought in every direction, in virtue, in relationship, in action, in experience, in knowledge, in outward and inward things. To find security and be secure is the everlasting cry. It is this insistent demand that breeds fear. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Fear flies through fancy's door. - Edward Counsel

Fear grows in darkness; if you think there's a bogeyman around, turn on the light. - Dorothy Thompson

Fear has never helped anybody make good choices. It leads to clinging when we should be walking. - Harriet Lerner

Fear hath a numerous progeny. - Edward Counsel

Fear invites aggression – do not show it to a predator. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop. - Usman B. Asif

Fear is a destructive emotion that can deal a fatal blow to any attempt on your part to build total self-confidence. If you allow your fears to run your life, it will be impossible to create the life you truly desire. - Robert Anthony

Fear is a distorting mirror in which anything can appear as a caricature of itself, stretched to terrible proportions; once inflamed, the imagination pursues the craziest and most unlikely possibilities. What is most absurd suddenly seems the most probable. - Stefan Zweig

Fear is a fantastic marketing tool. - Daniel Gardner

Fear is a great poseur. Men especially are loath to admit that they're scared, even to themselves. Instead they convert anxiety into more acceptable feelings (anger, usually). - Ralph Keyes

Fear is a message – sometimes helpful, sometimes not – but often conveying critical information about our beliefs, our needs, and our relationship to the world around us. - Harriet Lerner

Fear is a quicksand that slows and grips and strangles, leaving its victims unable to act, too timid to do what life requires. - Bob Lonsberry

Fear is a sneaky thief, stealing away precious moments of your life. - Elizabeth Lesser

Fear is an instructor of great sagacity, and the herald of all revolutions. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear is another emotion that is strongly suppressed. We cannot afford to be afraid, and so we don't allow ourselves to sense and feel the fear within us. We lower our brows to deny it, set our jaws to defy it, and smile to deceive ourselves. But inwardly we remain scared to death. - Alexander Lowen

Fear is contagious. You can catch it. - Neil Gaiman

Fear is good in small amounts, but when it is a constant companion, it cuts away at who you are and makes it hard to do what you know is right. - Christopher Paolini

Fear is never a good counsellor and victory over fear is the first spiritual duty of man. - Nicolas Berdyaev

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. - Aristotle

Monday, 31 July 2017

Humorous Quotes

Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their colour. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their colour is unthinkable. - Unknown

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds. - Wilt Chamberlain

Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century. - Dame Edna Everage

The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his check book open. - Groucho Marx

I’m very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch. - Woody Allen

I have enough money to live comfortably for the rest of my life; if I die next Tuesday. - Unknown

Every boy who has a dog should also have a mother, so the dog can be fed regularly. - Evan Esar

Lying is the most fun a woman can have without taking her clothes off. - Natalie Portman

It's awful knowing that one seventh of our life will be wasted on Mondays. - Unknown

You should learn from your parents’ mistakes – try using some birth control. - Unknown

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. - Anthony G. Oettinger

If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans. - Woody Allen

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