Saturday, 3 December 2016

Quote Worthy

It is really quite amazing by what margins competent but conservative scientists and engineers can miss the mark, when they start with the preconceived idea that what they are investigating is impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why. - Albert Einstein

Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be. - Karen Ravn

If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself. - Romain Rolland

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. - Ross Perot

Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible. - George Claude Lorimer

A mental stain can neither be blotted out by the passage of time nor washed away by any waters. - Cicero

Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. - Paulo Coelho

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in truth! - Sophocles

There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for. - Albert Camus

Always chase your dreams instead of running from your fears. - Unknown

If it seems easy, you’re doing it wrong. - T. Washington

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Culture - Quotes

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. - Marcus Garvey

All the lessons of psychiatry, psychology, social work, indeed culture, have taught us over the last hundred years that it is the acceptance of differences, not the search for similarities which enables people to relate to each other in their personal or family lives. - John Ralston Saul

Culture is a fuzzy set of attitudes, beliefs, behavioural conventions, and basic assumptions and values that are shared by a group of people, and that influence each member's behaviour and each member's interpretations of the "meaning" of other people's behaviour. - Helen Spencer-Oatey

Culture is an accumulation of thoughts, values and objects; it is the social heritage acquired by us from preceding generations through learning, as distinguished from the biological heritage which is passed on to us automatically through the genes. - Graham Wallas

Culture is the basis for human social life. It provides ready-made norms, values, expectations, attitudes, symbols, and other knowledge that individuals use to communicate, cooperate, live in families and other groups, relate to people of their own and opposite sex, and establish political and legal systems. - James G. Peoples

Culture is the entire accumulation of artificial objects, conditions, tools, techniques, ideas, symbols, and behaviour patterns peculiar to a group of people, possessing a certain consistency of its own, and capable of transmission from one generation to another. - Charles H. Cooley. Robert C. Angell & Lowell J. Carr

Culture is the way we live. It is the clothes we wear, the foods we eat, the language we speak, the stories we tell, and the ways we celebrate. It is the way we show our imaginations through art, music, and writing. - Bobbie Kalman

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. - Jawaharlal Nehru

Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions. - Paulo Coelho

If everybody is looking for it, then nobody is finding it. If we were cultured, we would not be conscious of lacking culture. We would regard it as something natural and would not make so much fuss about it. And if we knew the real value of this word we would be cultured enough not to give it so much importance. - Pablo Picasso

One of the most effective ways to learn about oneself is by taking seriously the cultures of others. It forces you to pay attention to those details of life which differentiate them from you. - Edward T. Hall

Our culture has filled our heads but emptied our hearts, stuffed our wallets but starved our wonder. It has fed our thirst for facts but not for meaning or mystery. It produces "nice" people, not heroes. - Peter Kreeft

Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures. - Cesar Chavez

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

Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future. - Albert Camus

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Definitions You Won’t See In The Dictionary

Beauty: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. - Ambrose Bierce

Blasphemy: a law to protect an all-powerful, supernatural deity from getting its feelings hurt. - Unknown

Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings. - Oliver Herford

Chemicals: noxious substances from which modern foods are made. - Unknown

Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth – two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age. - Ambrose Bierce

Compromise: such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due. - Ambrose Bierce

Custard: a detestable substance produced by a malevolent conspiracy of the hen, the cow, and the cook. - Ambrose Bierce

Cynic: a blackguard whose faulty visions sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. - Ambrose Bierce

Cynic: a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. - Oscar Wilde

Democracy: the state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked, and elect the best man to do it. - Benjamin Lichtenberg

Destiny: a tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure. - Ambrose Bierce

Diplomacy: the patriotic art of lying for one's country. - Ambrose Bierce

Education: that which reveals to the wise and conceals from the stupid the vast limits of their knowledge - Mark Twain

Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. - Mark Twain

Egotist: a person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. - Ambrose Bierce

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Food for Thought

Just an observation: it is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mind-set tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up. - Steve Maraboli

It isn’t the incompetent who destroy an organization. The incompetent never get in a position to destroy it. It is those who achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up. - F. M. Young

It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one. - George Harrison

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. - C. S. Lewis

It is the power of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms – the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. - William Plomer

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The Mystery of Life

Dear Friends,

My latest eBook The Mystery of Life is now available on Amazon. It is free for 3 days. Please feel free to download a copy. However, I would appreciate your taking some time to write a review, if you think the book worthy of it. Cheers!

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A preview of the book

            Feeling dazed and overwhelmed with life? Don’t know how to handle the difficulties that you face? Wondering about the meaning of life and your purpose for being here? Baffled by what life is all about? Rest assured that you are not the only one who feels this way.
            ‘The Mystery of Life’ is a compilation of quotes on life. You will definitely perceive life differently after going through this book. In the book are thoughts, opinions and views of sages, philosophers, mystics, religious leaders and people who have given life a good deal of thought.
            Life isn’t fair, life isn’t perfect – but, it is still a beautiful life. Arm yourself with an open mind, a dose of common sense, a sense of humour, and your journey through life will be a pleasant one.


            If you think that life is one big mystery, you are not alone. And the only way to solve this mystery is to live through it. Pay attention to your surroundings, keep an open mind, have no expectations, and be ready to deal with what life throws at you.
            Life is never smooth nor straightforward. There will always be ups and downs, tears and laughter. You do the best you can with what you have. Nobody will ask more of you than that. If you do your best, you will have no regrets, even if things do not quite end up the way you want them to.
            Assembled in this book are thoughts and opinions of sages, philosophers, spiritual leaders, mystics, and people who had given life a great deal of thought. Most of these quotes teach us life-lessons not taught in classrooms. They may answer some of the questions you have on life as well as change your understanding and attitude towards life.
            It helps if you are able to understand their meaning literally and metaphorically, and are also able to infer and draw parallels to situations and circumstances in life.
            So, let us see what other people have to say about life. Their thoughts and opinions might give us a head start, and help to pave the way to an enriching and fulfilling life for us.

Cruelty - Quotes

Cruelty ever proceeds from a vile mind, and often from a cowardly heart. - Lodovico Ariosto

Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would. - Thomas Hardy

Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves. - Paul Tillich

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell

Fear is the parent of cruelty. - James Anthony Froude

I must be cruel, only to be kind; thus bad begins, and worse remains behind. - William Shakespeare

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another. - Joseph Addison

Man is the cruellest animal. At tragedies, bullfights, and crucifixions he has so far felt best on earth; and when he invented hell for himself, behold, that was his heaven on earth. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing can be more contrary to nature, to reason, to religion, than cruelty; hence as inhuman man is generally considered as a monster; such monsters, however, have existed; and the heart almost bleeds at the recital of the cruel acts such have been guilty of; it teaches us, however, what human nature is when left to itself; not only treacherous, but desperately wicked. - Charles Buck

People talk sometimes of a bestial cruelty, but that's a great injustice and insult to the beasts; a beast can never be so cruel as a man, so artistically cruel. The tiger only tears and gnaws, that's all he can do. He would never think of nailing people by the ears, even if he were able to do it. - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Probably human cruelty is fixed and eternal. Only styles change. - Martin Amis

There is no beast more cruel than man. - Leonid Andreyev

We ought never to sport with pain and distress in any of our amusements, or treat even the meanest insect with wanton cruelty. - Hugh Blair

Monday, 28 November 2016

Humorous Quotes

I found a money back guarantee on a beauty cream. Rushed down to the store. They took one look at me and paid me in advance. - Phyllis Diller

So just let me deal with it, I can be emotionally flawed and still love you all at the same time. I’m a great multitasker. - Holly Hood

The condom broke. I know how stupid that sounds. It’s the reproductive version of the dog ate my homework. - Jennifer Weiner

The brain is the most outstanding organ. It works 24 hours a day 365 days a year from birth until you fall in love. - Unknown

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. - Jane Austen

When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone. - Tennessee Williams

We all want to be the best at something. Trouble is, some people are only the best at being second best. - Jarod Kintz

Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka. - Jim Butcher

Money won’t make you happy … but everybody wants to find out for themselves. - Zig Ziglar

Diets show to what great lengths women will go so as not to go to great widths. - Evan Esar

I don’t hate you.. I just don’t like that you exist. - Gena Showalter

A retired husband is often a wife’s full-time job. - Ella Harris

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Talking to Yourself

Do you talk to yourself?
It turns out - people who talk to themselves aren't crazy, they're geniuses.

Click on the link to read the article by Grayson Berman

Death - Quotes

Odd thing about death ... it reaffirms life. - Rita Mae Brown

No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good. - Plato

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. - Mark Twain

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

The world's an inn, and death the journey's end. - John Dryden

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death. - James Byrnes

When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time. - Laurie Halse Anderson

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. - Leonardo da Vinci

Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other. - Francis Bacon

A man begins to die when he ceases to expect anything from tomorrow. - Abraham Miller

A man is not completely born until he is dead. - Benjamin Franklin

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life. - Thomas Mann

All that lives must die, passing through nature to eternity. - William Shakespeare

As soon as one is born, one starts dying. - Luigi Pirandello

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Quote Worthy

One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Nothing that is possible in spirit is impossible in flesh and blood. Nothing that man can think is impossible. Nothing that man can imagine is impossible of realization. - Wallace D. Wattles

The difficult is that which can be done immediately; the impossible that which takes a little longer. - George Santayana

A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. - Unknown

No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. - Booker T. Washington

If you don’t experience dark clouds, rain and storms, there is no way of measuring sunshine. - James Hardy

In war, the strong make slaves of the weak, and in peace the rich makes slaves of the poor. - Oscar Wilde

There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves. - Jane Austen

He that will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay. - Robert Burton

When you set yourself on fire, people love to come and see you burn. - John Wesle

All things truly wicked start from an innocence. - Ernest Hemingway

If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? - Joe Namath

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Friday, 25 November 2016

Critics - Quotes

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving. - Dale Carnegie

Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them. - Unknown

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. - Abraham Lincoln

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. - Benjamin Disraeli

A critic is an old maid that writes instructions to you concerning the rearing of your own children. - Austin O’Malley

A poet that fails in writing, becomes often a morose critic. The weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar. - William Shenstone

A young critic is like a boy with a gun; he fires at every living thing he sees. He thinks only of his own skill, not of the pain he is giving. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already. - Dave Willis

Being a critic is a terrific method for killing your love of art. - David Toop

Don’t let the critics get you down. - Unknown

Give a critic an inch, he’ll write a play. - John Steinbeck

Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you’ve got a pretty neck. - Eli Wallace

It is easy to criticize an author, but it is difficult to appreciate him. - Vauvenargues

Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks. - Shannon L. Alder

One becomes a critic when one cannot be an artist, just as a man becomes a stool pigeon when he cannot be a soldier. - Gustave Flaubert

Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are. - Jean Rostand

The method of the critic is to balance praises with censure, and thus to do justice to the subject and – his own discrimination. - Christian Nestell Bovee

There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time is the best critic. - Amos Bronson Alcott

When a critic sets himself up as an arbiter of morality, a judge of the matter and not the manner of a work, he is no longer a critic; he is a censor. - Edward Albee

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one… just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Funny English

The funny English language:

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear.
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

The funny English language II:

● There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; either apple nor pine in pineapple.
● English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France.
● Quicksand can work slowly.
● Boxing rings are square.
● A guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Body Defense Mechanisms

9 Common Things Your Body Does That You May Not Have Realized Are Defence Mechanisms

Click on the link to find out.

Food for Thought

The greatest of characters, no doubt, would be he, who, free of all trifling accidental helps, could see objects through one grand immutable medium, always at hand, and proof against illusion and time, reflecting every object in its true shape and colour through all the fluctuation of things. - Johann Caspar Lavater

One should act in consonance with the way of heaven and earth, which is enduring and eternal. The superior man perseveres long in his course, adapts to the times, but remains firm in his direction and correct in his goals. - I Ching

Our success at friendship, business, sports, love – indeed, at nearly every enterprise we attempt – is largely determined by our self-image. People who have a confidence in their personal worth seem to be magnets for success and happiness. - Alan Loy McGinnis

My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Humorous Quotes

Men aren't really complicated ... They are very simple, literal creatures. They usually mean what they say. And we spend hours trying to analyze what they've said, when really it's obvious. - E. L James

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that “individuality” is the key to success. - Robert Orben

Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president. - Johnny Carson

I don't believe the kindliest of men ever learned about the death of his doctor without a feeling of smugness. - Richard Gordon

In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of the publicity. - Lauren Bacall

No human being believes that any other human being has a right to be in bed when he himself is up. - Robert Lynd

People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn’t. - Christopher Paolini

Just my luck! When my ship came in, I was stuck at the airport! - Max Kauffmann

Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest. - Helen Rowland

My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order. - Dolly Parton

I failed to make the chess team because of my height. - Woody Allen

A real girl isn’t perfect and a perfect girl isn’t real. - Harry Styles

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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Success - Quotes

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful! - Charles Barkley

If you train yourself to listen to your intuition and to follow its bidding, you will greatly increase your percentage of success in life. - Harold Sherman

In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success. - Victor Cousins

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. - Nikos Kazantzakis

Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Many people dream of success. To me, success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection. - Soichiro Honda

No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance. - Ramana Maharshi

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. - Dale Carnegie

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

Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. - Anthony Robbins

Success breeds confidence. - Beryl Markham

Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. - Oliver Goldsmith

Success is buried on the other side of frustration. - Anthony Robbins

Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey. - Alex Noble

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation and inspiration. - Evan Esar

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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Quote Worthy

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. - Arthur Schopenhauer

If you want wisdom, empty your heart of ignorance. If you want contentment, empty your heart of greed. If you want serenity, empty your heart of ill will. - Buddha

One must have the time to look, to have the patience to hear what the material has to say… and then an openness to let it come to you. - Barbara McClintock

We, who have so much, must do more to help those in need. And most of all, we must live simply, so that others may simply live. - Ed Begley, Jr.

Sometimes, it only takes one person to change your life. One to be there for you, to love you, to believe in you. It only takes one. - Unknown

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us. - Rainer Rilke

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. - Amy Bloom

No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief. - Faraaz Kazi

It is at all times more easy to make enemies than friends. - George Washington

The true way to gain much, is never to desire to gain too much. - Francis Beaumont

How something appears is always a matter of perspective. - Unknown

Act the way that you want to feel. - Gretchen Rubin

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Food for Thought

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. - Randy Pausch

Some people confuse acceptance with apathy, but there’s all the difference in the world. Apathy fails to distinguish what can and cannot be helped; acceptance makes the distinction. Apathy paralyzes the will-to-action; acceptance frees it by relieving it of impossible burdens. - Arthur Gordon

Rain makes me feel less alone. All rain is, is a cloud- falling apart, and pouring its shattered pieces down on top of you. It makes me feel good to know I’m not the only thing that falls apart. It makes me feel better to know other things in nature can shatter. - Lone Alaskan Gypsy

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity. - Christopher Morley

People never fail to amaze me. They face the unimaginable with a shot of grace and a rush of adrenaline; they steel their nerves; they summon their cool or anger or faith or whatever it takes to pull them through, and they go on to live another day. - Oprah Winfrey

A Parable

            A 24-year-old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted, “Dad, look! The trees are going behind!”
            Dad smiled. A young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24-year -old’s childish behaviour with pity.
            Suddenly he again exclaimed, “Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”
            The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man, “Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”
            The old man smiled and said, “I did and we are just coming from the hospital. My son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.”

           Moral of the story:

           Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Peeing in Your Showers

Do you pee in your showers? Here are five reasons why you should pee in your shower.
Click on the link to read the article.

Food for Thought

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. - Pearl S. Buck

The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die. - George R.R. Martin

The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind. The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. The greatest effort is not concerned with results. The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances. The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go. - Atisha

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible. - Albert Einstein

The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn’t indicate or promise, and which the other kind couldn’t detect. - Mark Twain

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Courage - Quotes

A single feat of daring can alter the whole conception of what is possible. - Graham Greene

Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning; but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing. - George Eliot

Courage ... oh yes! If only one had that ... then life might be liveable, in spite of everything. - Henrik Ibsen

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. - John Quincy Adams

Courage and timidity are the accompaniments of opposite tendencies of thought. The brave think only of the blows they will strike; the timid of those they may receive. - Christian Nestell Bovee

Courage can’t see around corners, but goes around them anyway. - Mignon McLaughlin

Courage is a love affair with the unknown. - Osho

Courage is caution overcome. - Lyman Abbott

Courage is grace under pressure. - Ernest Hemingway

Courage is more exhilarating than fear, and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage is needed to step out of your comfort zone, in order to grow into your new comfort zone. - Ross Cooper

Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else. - Maya Angelou

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. - C. S. Lewis

Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other. - Samuel Johnson

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. - Aristotle

Courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality. - Aster & Richter Abend

Monday, 14 November 2016

Humorous Quotes

I don’t think jogging is healthy, especially morning jogging. If morning joggers knew how tempting they looked to morning motorists, they would stay home and do sit-ups. - Rita Rudner

Once in a while our school has half days, and the teachers spend the afternoon ‘in service,’ which I think must be a group therapy for having to deal with us. - Neal Shusterman

Some women are born beautiful, others achieve beauty, and still others are on good terms with the society editors. - Robert Elliott Gonzales

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. - George Bernard Shaw

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go, it’s pretty damn good. - Woody Allen

Ten gods cannot change the opinion of one fool, especially if another fool agrees with him. - Abraham Miller

Don't tear your hair out over a woman; it'll be harder to attract the next one if you're bald. - Evan Esar

A good friend will help you move, a best friend will help you move a dead body. - Unknown

I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing. - Johnny Carson

Lawyers and painters can soon change white to black. - Henry George Bohn

A Man in the house is worth two in the street. - Mae West

No one dances sober, unless he is insane. - Cicero

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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Life - Quotes

In civilized life, where the happiness, and indeed almost the existence, of man depends so much upon the opinion of his fellow-men, he is constantly acting a studied part. The bold and peculiar traits of native character are refined away or softened down by the levelling influence of what is termed good-breeding, and he practises so many petty deceptions and affects so many generous sentiments for the purposes of popularity that it is difficult to distinguish his real from his artificial character. - Washington Irving

Life is kind of like a party. You invite a lot of people, some leave early, some stay all night, some laugh with you, some laugh at you, and some show up really late. But in the end, after the fun, there are a few who stay to help you clean up the mess. And most of the time, they aren’t even the ones who made the mess. These people are your true friends in life. They are the only ones who matter. - Unknown

Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure. - Stephen Covey

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Happiness - Quotes

Let people do what they need to do to make them happy. Mind your own business and do what you need to do to make you happy. - Leon Brown

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. - Dale Carnegie

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change. - Bertrand Russell

Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. - Helen Keller

Maybe happiness is this: not feeling that you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else. - Eric Weiner

One of the simplest ways to stay happy is letting go of the things that make you sad. - Unknown

Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. - Helen Keller

Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital. - The Dalai Lama

Social scientists have found that the fastest way to feel happiness is to practice gratitude. - Chip Conley

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. - Henry Ward Beecher

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. - Martha Washington

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Saturday, 12 November 2016


Dear Friends,

As we know, the year-end festivities will be upon us soon. Time to think of buying presents. If you are running out of ideas, I have a suggestion for you. Something interesting and different – a book of quotes!

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Think about it, but don’t leave it too late. Give the publisher some time to deliver the books, as they are likely to be busy during the festive period.


Quote Worthy

It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you? - Isaac Asimov

For every positive change you make in your life, something else also changes for the better – it creates a chain reaction. - Leon Brown

The great and curious truth of the human experience is that selflessness is the best thing you can do for yourself. - David McCullough Jr.

A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience. - Grant Fairly

Not everyone is meant to be in your future. Some people are just passing through to teach you lessons in life. - Unknown

Don’t close the book when bad things happen in your life. Just turn the page and begin a new chapter. - Unknown

It is much better to do things you cannot explain than explain things you cannot do. - Nassim Taleb

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible, is music. - Aldous Huxley

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. - John Keats

One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time. - John Wanamaker

People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart. - Bertolt Brecht

I am a part of all that I have met. - Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Exercise - Planks

These 7 things will happen when you start doing planks every day. Sounds and looks easy. Definitely worth a try.

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Content is the Philosopher's Stone, that turns all it touches into Gold. - Benjamin Franklin

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. - Benjamin Franklin

Contentment is both the fruit and the tree. - Dave Ramsey

Contentment is not escape from the battle, but rather an abiding peace and confidence in the midst of the battle. - Warren W. Wiersbe

Contentment is not resignation. A contented person is not a defeated person. True contentment never asks, "Why bother? What is the point?" Neither does true contentment equal an excuse for inaction.... Contentment doesn't wring its hands; it wrings every bit of good out of every situation. - Marcia Ford

Contentment with our lot is an element of happiness. - Aesop

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. - Ann Brashares

It pays to be content with your lot. - Aesop

Most of us won't be contented with our lot until it's a lot more. - Unknown

The contented person can never be ruined. - Chinese Proverb

The discontented man finds no easy chair. - Benjamin Franklin

The greatest wealth is to live content with little. - Plato

The utmost we can hope for in this world is Contentment; if we aim at anything higher, we shall meet with nothing but grief and disappointment. - Wellins Calcott

The wise man contents himself with what he has, until such time as he invents something better. - Jose Saramago

True contentment is not passive satisfaction: it is understanding why there is nothing further to be desired. - Ellis Heywood