Saturday, 22 July 2017

Quote Worthy

Successful people have cultivated the habit of never denying to themselves their true feelings and attitudes. They have no need for pretences. - David Harold Fink

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. - Kofi Annan

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect. - Luna Lovegood

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. - William James

Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself. - Robert Louis Stevenson

It takes visions and courage to create. It takes faith and courage to prove. - Owen D. Young

Every time you subtract negative from your life, you make room for more positive. - Unknown

You don’t drown by falling into the water; you drown by staying there. - Edwin Louis

Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain him. - Benjamin Franklin

Sometimes, you have to risk it all for a vision no one can see but you. - Unknown

If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path. - Buddha

Care not for being unknown, but seek to be worthy of note. - Confucius

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Friday, 21 July 2017

Fate

A man's character is his fate. - Heraclitus

All that is called Destiny or Fate is none other than the result of our thoughtlessness and our mistrust of ourselves; we should know that all that is created on earth is created by its sole Master and Laborer – Man. - Maxim Gorky

All we can control in life is our own choices, how we choose to live and deal with what life has to offer. Everything else is fate. - Mark Puryear

Everyone is more or less master of his own fate. - Aesop

Fate ... is a name for facts not yet passed under the fire of thought – for causes which are unpenetrated. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fate comes by our own agency. It belongs to our underlying spiritual values, because it is unattainable without experience of the world, and therefore differs from one person to the next. - Stelios Ramphos

Fate had a weird way of circling back over paths that were meant to cross. - Gail McHugh

Fate has a way of charting its own course … but before one surrenders to the hands of destiny, one might consider the power of the human spirit and the force that lies in one’s own free will. - Unknown

Fate is a manifestation of natural causes. That’s it. It’s not a conscious entity. It has no plan. - Walter Wykes

Fate is a primitive notion that makes no sense in a land of self-made men and women. - J. Peter Euben

Fate is written in wood, not stone. - Geraint Straker

Fate isn't one straight road ... There are forks in it, many different routes to different ends. We have the free will to choose the path. - Dean Koontz

Fate isn't sentient; it can't make decisions. - Rick Chiantaretto

For all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice. - Barack Obama

Great powers may be shaping the general turn of events, but human personalities still determine their own fate. - Dan Simmons

I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing. - Ronald Reagan

If anyone does not help himself, fate never can help him. - HuanZhang Chen

Men make their own history; but they make it under given conditions, and they become entangled thereby in a fate which is in part the result of other men having made their own history earlier. - Reinhard Bendix

Notions of chance and fate are the preoccupations of men engaged in rash undertakings. - Cormac McCarthy

Sometimes when one walks away from his fate, it leads one directly to fate’s doorstep. - Unknown

The Book of Fate isn't already written. It's written every day. - Brad Meltzer

The catch-22 is either everything is based on fate or nothing is. - Rhonda Britten

The furnace which melts gold, also hardens clay. Before blaming thy fate, therefore, find whether thou art gold or clay. - Ivan Panin

The future’s not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. - John Connor

The harder thy fate, the softer thine heart. - Ivan Panin

The word "fate" is used by people who have lost sight of who they are. - Clark Kent

There’s much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it. - Diana Trilling

Those who have been indulged by fortune and have always thought of calamity as what happens to others, feel a blind incredulous rage at the reversal of their lot, and half believe that their wild cries will alter the course of the storm. - George Eliot

To bear is to conquer our fate. - Thomas Campbell

We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, never to be undone. - William James

We seal our fate with the choices we make. - Gloria Estefan

Whatever be thy fate today, remember, this will pass away! - John Godfrey Saxe

When fate comes in to play, choice sometimes goes out the window. - Unknown

Yet they, believe me, who await no gifts from Chance, have conquer'd Fate. - Matthew Arnold

You can’t outwit fate by standing on the side-lines placing little side-bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play you can’t win. - Judith McNaught

You cannot leave everything to Fate, she’s got a lot to do. Sometimes you must give her a hand. - Leonardo da Vinci

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Books

The plainest row of books that cloth or paper ever covered is more significant of refinement than the most elaborately carved furniture. - Henry Ward Beecher

The reading of a fine book is an uninterrupted dialogue in which the book speaks and our soul replies. - Andre Maurois

The sight of books removes sorrows from the heart. - Moroccan Proverb

The thing one reads and likes, and then forgets, is of no account. The thing that stays, and haunts one, and refuses to be forgotten, that is the sincere thing. - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I haven’t read. - Abraham Lincoln

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. - Charles Dickens

There are many, many types of books in the world, which makes good sense, because there are many, many types of people, and everybody wants to read something different. - Daniel Handler

There are some books that reached through the noise of life to grab you by the collar and speak only of the truest things. - Jeffrey Eugenides

There is no substitute for books in the life of a child. - May Ellen Chase

There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you've read only once can't. - Gail Carson Levine

'Tis the good reader that makes the good book. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To buy books as some do who make no use of them, only because they were published by an eminent printer, is much as if a man should buy clothes that did not fit him, only because they were made by some famous tailor. - Alexander Pope

We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth. - John Lubbock

We should use a book as a bee does a flower. - Eliza Cook

What I say is, a town isn't a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it's got a bookstore, it knows it's not fooling a soul. - Neil Gaiman

What makes the success of many books consists in the affinity there is between the mediocrity of the author's ideas and those of the public. - Chamfort

You can't tell a book by its cover. - American Proverb

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. - Paul Sweeney

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Adversity

The trials and pressures of life – and how we face them –often define us. Confronted by adversity, many people give up while others rise up. How do those who succeed do it? They persevere. They find the benefit to them personally that comes from any trial. And they recognize that the best thing about adversity is coming out on the other side of it. There is a sweetness to overcoming your troubles and finding something good in the process, however small it may be. Giving up when adversity threatens can make a person bitter. Persevering through adversity makes one better. - John C. Maxwell

There is not unmitigated ill in the sharpest of this world's sorrows; I touch not the sore of thy guilt; but of human griefs I counsel thee, Cast off the weakness of regret, and gird thee to redeem thy loss: Thou has gained, in the furnace of affliction, self-knowledge, patience and humility, And these be as precious ore, that waiteth the skill of the coiner: Despise not the blessings of adversity, nor the gain thou hast earned so hardly, And now thou hast drained the bitter, take heed that thou lose not the sweet. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

Those who choose to make adversity their friend doesn’t enjoy hardship any more than the next person. But there is a world of difference between those who befriend adversity by overcoming it and learning from the experience, and those who give up at the first sign of an obstacle … Adversity is going to happen, and usually in ways you could’ve never foreseen. Knowing this, make a choice right now to look at adversity in a new light the next time it comes your way. Though it may not look so friendly on the surface, realize that adversity is an ally and that it’s here to teach you something of crucial importance. Of course, it’s an unwelcome visitor. But when it presents itself, treat the experience as a unique learning opportunity. Here is your chance to impact positively your human capital development in ways that no seminar, class, or training session can even closely approximate. - J. Barry Griswell & Bob Jennings

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Fantasy

All you ever were was a little bit of the universe, thinking to itself. Very specific; this bit, here, right now. All the rest was fantasy. - Iain M. Banks

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it. - Lloyd Alexander

Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on. - Terry Brooks

If you are going to write, say, fantasy – stop reading fantasy. You’ve already read too much. Read other things; read westerns, read history, read anything that seems interesting, because if you only read fantasy and then you start to write fantasy, all you’re going to do is recycle the same old stuff and move it around a bit. - Terry Pratchett

The problem with fantasy is the greatest benefit of fantasy: it prevents us from living in the present moment. - Geneen Roth

We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay. - Lynda Barry

When I examine myself and my methods of thought I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. - Albert Einstein

You always start with a fantasy. Part of the fantasy technique is to visualize something as perfect. Then with the experiments you work back from the fantasy to reality, hacking away at the components. - Edwin H. Land

Monday, 17 July 2017

Humorous Quotes

For a while we pondered whether to take a vacation or get a divorce. We decided that a trip to Bermuda is over in two weeks but a divorce is something you always have. - Woody Allen

Many brief follies – that is what you call love. And your marriage puts an end to many brief follies, with a single long stupidity. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Beauty, of course, is an asset. But the girls who have greenbacks don’t have to worry over not having pink faces. - Robert Elliott Gonzales

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs. - Christopher Hampton

I told her I’d wait forever for her, but that was before I found somebody else who’d give me a ride home. - Jarod Kintz

Women don’t want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think – in a deeper voice. - Bill Cosby

If you were half as funny as you think you are, you’d be twice as funny as you are now. - Cassandra Clare

I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. he told me to wear a brown tie. - Rodney Dangerfield

Don't use your bedroom for work, unless you're a prostitute. - David Letterman

The secret of eternal youth is arrested development. - Alice Roosevelt Longworth

You never run out of things that can go wrong. - Edward A. Murphy (Murphy’s Law)

Pride must be a summer thing, because it comes before the fall. - Jarod Kintz

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Friends and Friendship

Friendship is a vase, which, when it is flawed by heat, or violence, or accident, may as well be broken at once; it can never be trusted after. - Walter Savage Landor

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. - Anais Nin

Friendship has been called the sweetener of life. It is a compound made up of truth and kindness, prudence and piety. - John Thorton

Friendship is a serious affection; the most sublime of all affections, because it is founded on principle, and cemented by time. - Mary Wollstonecraft

Friendship is insipid to those who have experienced love. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Friendship is the perfection of love, and superior to love; it is love purified, exalted, proved by experience and a consent of minds. - Samuel Richardson

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. - Baltasar Gracian

It is never easier to forget friends than when we imagine they have forgotten us – friendship, like love, requires reciprocal assurance of continuity. - Norman MacDonald

There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself: we cannot force it any more than love. - William Hazlitt

You need to handle your friends with more diplomacy than you do your enemies. - Lewis F. Korns

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years. - Richard Bach

Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success – yours or his. - Franklin P. Jones

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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Quote Worthy

Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. - Dennis Prager

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal. - Jerome P. Fleishman

Congratulate yourselves if you have done something strange and extravagant and broken the monotony of a decorous age. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive. - Jamais Cascio

The vulgar herd catches at the gross apparent fact, but the man of insight knows what lies on the surfaces does lie. - Israel Zangwill

Life and Time are the world’s best teachers. Life teaches us the use of Time and Time teaches us the value of Life. - Unknown

It’s not hard to sacrifice something for someone, but it’s hard to find someone who deserves your sacrifice. - Unknown

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. - Elmer Davis

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. - William Butler Yeats

Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart. - Unknown

Every step of our life we need to accept ourselves all over again. - Jeff Moore

Sometimes, it takes a good fall to really know where you stand. - Unknown

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Family

A family in harmony will prosper in everything. - Chinese Proverb

A family needs to work as a team, supporting each other's individual aims and aspirations. - Buzz Aldrin

A family with an old person has a living treasure of gold. - Chinese Proverb

A happy family is but an earlier heaven. - George Bernard Shaw

All happy families resemble each other, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. - Leo Tolstoy

All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair. - Mitch Albom

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. - John Paul II

Better a loving single-parent family than a 'conventional' family where the parents hate each other and the father is a demagogue. - Moby

Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance. - Milton R. Saperstein

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

Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. - Brad Henry

Families aren't easy to join. They're like an exclusive country club where membership makes impossible demands and the dues for an outsider are exorbitant. - Erma Bombeck

Families ties are cherished things, forged in childhood days, by love of parents, deep and true, and sweet familiar ways. - Terri Burritt

Families, doing everything for each other out of imagined obligation and always getting in each other's way, what a tangle. - John Updike

Family – like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. - Unknown

Family is the most important thing in the world. - Princess Diana

Family is what grounds you. - Angelina Jolie

Family isn't something that’s supposed to be static, or set. People marry in, divorce out. They’re born, they die. It’s always evolving, turning into something else. - Sarah Dessen

Family life contributes immensely to an individual’s happiness. Only in a happy home life can complete contentment be found. - Dorothea S. Koppliln

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. - David Ogden Stiers

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds; they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world. - Susan Lieberman

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible -- the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. - Virginia Satir

If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles. - Letty Cottin Pogrebin

If the world around us is chaotic and sometimes incomprehensible, then the family is an oasis, an anchor of reliability and loyalty, a place where we are important because we are there. - Susan Lieberman

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Humour

English Church Bulletins as they actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services (Adapted from a variety of sources including Funny Church Bulletin Board Notices):

The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.

Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. Please use the back door.

The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 p.m. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.

Weight Watchers will meet at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

Join us tonight for prayers, coffee and fresh beagles.

Pastor is on vacation. Massages can be given to church secretary.

This afternoon there will be a meeting in the South and North ends of the church. Children will be baptized at both ends.

Wednesday the ladies liturgy will meet. Mrs. Johnson will sing “Put me in my little bed accompanied by the pastor.”

This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the altar.

The concert held in Fellowship Hall was a great success. Special thanks are due to the minister’s daughter, who labored the whole evening at the piano, which as usual fell upon her.

Ushers will eat latecomers.

The service will close with “Little Drops of Water.” One of the ladies will start quietly and the rest of the congregation will join in.

Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on “It’s a Terrible Experience.”

The Associate Minister unveiled the church’s new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday: “I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours.”

Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.

Wrinkled with burdens? Come to church for a faith lift!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Alcoholism

Alcoholism is not a symptom of underlying problems. It is an illness in and by itself, producing its own symptoms. Before the onset of the disease alcoholism, the excessive drinking of alcoholic liquor generally is symptomatic of underlying problems. Once the line has been crossed and the drinker has become an alcoholic drinker, his drinking is then symptomatic of that illness. - Maurice Gelinas

All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and mad. In fine, he that is drunk is not a man: because he is so long void of Reason, that distinguishes a Man from a Beast. - William Penn

Drunkenness being nothing but a voluntary madness, it emboldens men to undertake all sorts of mischief; it both irritates wickedness and discovers it; it does not only make men vicious, but shows them to be so; and the end of it is either shame or repentance. - Wellins Calcott

For most normal folks, drinking means conviviality, companionship and colourful imagination. It means release from care, boredom and worry. It is joyous intimacy with friends and a feeling that life is good. But not so with us in those last days of heavy drinking. - Unknown

I don’t say that the drunk man is the real man, and the sober man merely a shell. But you find out something different about people when they're drunk. Of course, you sometimes find that they're not different at all – that you merely get more of the same, perhaps said rather more loudly and incoherently, but basically the same. - Kingsley Amis

Let us be clear and concise on this point: Alcoholism is a disease. We can never be cured of alcoholism, but we can arrest the disease and pull it up on its tracks. There is no such thing as a cured alcoholic or an ex-alcoholic. They simply don't exist ... the recovering alcoholic is only ever one drink away from relapse. - Tyrone Patrick Fahey

One of the most important facts to remember about alcoholism is its progression. Alcoholism begins in an early stage that looks nothing at all like a life-threatening disease, proceeds into a middle stage where problems begin to appear and intensify, and gradually advances into the late, degenerative stages of obvious physiological dependence, physical and psychological deterioration, and loss of control. - William F. Asbury

The point in regard to alcohol is simple enough. It is a poison, and a poison which, like other poisons, has certain uses; but the limitations in the use of alcohol should be as strict as the limitations in the use of any other kind of poison. Moreover, it is an insidious poison in that it produces effects which seem to have only one antidote – alcohol again. - Alexander Alison

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Fame

Fame and secrecy are the high and low ends of the same fascination. - Don Delillo

Fame is a bright flower, but weeds abound mostly around it. - Edward Counsel

Fame is nothing but an empty name. - Charles Churchill

Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. - Victor Hugo

Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame – to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a hell. - Edward Bulwer Lytton

I think that's the thing about fame or any notoriety. It's an illusion that you don't have to play by the rules anymore, the rules of life. - Tom Waits

Of present fame think little, and of future less. The praises that we receive after we are buried, like the posies that are strewn over our graves, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead; the dead are gone, either to a place where they hear them not, or where, if they do, they will despise them. - Charles Caleb Colton

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well; and doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Were not this desire of fame very strong, the difficulty of obtaining it, and the danger of losing it when obtained, would be sufficient to deter a man from so vain a pursuit. - Joseph Addison

Monday, 10 July 2017

Humorous Quotes

The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets successfully through many a bad night. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Housework is like bad sex. Every time I do it I swear I will never do it again. Until the next time company comes. - Marilyn Sokol

I want my kids to have the things in life that I never had when I was growing up. Things like beards and chest hair. - Jarod Kintz

It’s always useful to know where a friend-and-relation is, whether you want him or whether you don’t. - Winnie the Pooh

The two best times to keep your mouth shut are when you’re swimming and when you’re angry. - Unknown

I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them. - Phyllis Diller

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing – and then marry him. - Cher

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others. - Ambrose Bierce

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you? - Ben Hogan

Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night - Dave Barry

Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages. - Terry Pratchett

Video games are a waste of time for men with nothing else to do. - Ray Bradbury

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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Success

Success depends on one's general culture, on one's set of values, one's clarity of mind and vivacity. - Henri Cartier-Bresson

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. - Elbert Hubbard

Action is the foundational key to all success. - Pablo Picasso

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. - Euripedes

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful. - William Hurt

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. - Anne Sweeney

Eighty percent of success is showing up. - Woody Allen

Enthusiasm is the engine of success. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. - Dale Carnegie

Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that’s probably the biggest key to success. - Taylor Lautner

I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse. - Florence Nightingale

I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got. - Walter Cronkite

The real measure of success is the number of experiments that can be crowded into 24 hours. - Thomas Alva Edison

The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. - Cecil B. De Mille

The squalid cash interpretation put on the word success – is our national disease. - William James

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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Quote Worthy

When you've been used to doing things, and they've been taken away from you, it's as if your hands had been cut off, and you felt the fingers as are of no use to you. - George Eliot

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. - Oprah Winfrey

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. - Carl Jung

Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they're jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights. - Shannon L. Alder

Without communication there is no relationship. Without respect, there is no love, without trust, there is no reason to continue. - Unknown

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. - Albert Einstein

Properly speaking, a man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognise him. - William James

Sometimes, it’s perfectly okay, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back, and do nothing. - Unknown

Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known. - Chuck Palahniuk

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. - Martin Luther King

The wings of transformation are born from patience and struggle. - Janet S. Dickens

It takes two flints to make a fire. - Louisa May Alcott

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Friday, 7 July 2017

Faith

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. - Friedrich Nietzsche

A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets. - Arthur C. Clarke

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. - Voltaire

Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life. - Gregory Peck

Faith I have, in myself, in humanity, in the worthwhileness of the pursuits in entertainment for the masses. But wide awake, not blind faith, moves me. - Walt Disney

Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark. - Rabindranath Tagore

Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline. Faith will accomplish. - Bruce Lee

Faith makes it possible to achieve that which man's mind can conceive and believe. - Bruce Lee

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. - J. R. R. Tolkien

People always demand respect for their faith. You’ve noticed this happening. Why should I respect someone who makes enormous claims on no evidence, and when confronted with that fact, says, “Well, I don’t need any evidence, I’ve got faith’. I think that extraordinary claims, such as that they know, not just that there is a god, but that they know his mind, they know his instructions, they’ve had revealed truth from him: a claim like that demands extraordinary evidence. Instead of which, they say, ‘No, how about no evidence at all, and just take me on faith?’ Why am I supposed to respect that? I don’t respect it. I suspect it. - Unknown

The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day. - Amy Gatliff

The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen. - Ralph Marston

The struggle now going on for the world will never be decided by bombs or rockets, by armies or military might. The real crisis we face today is a spiritual one; at root, it is a test of moral will and faith. - Ronald Reagan

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. - Thomas Aquinas


You either have faith that a God exists, or you ‘know’. You can’t know and have faith, or have faith and know, you know? - Michael Sherlock

We think of faith as a source of comfort and understanding but find our expression of faith sowing division; we believe ourselves to be a tolerant people even as racial, religious, and cultural tensions roil the landscape. And instead of resolving these tensions or mediating these conflicts, our politics fans them, exploits them, and drives us further apart. - Barack Obama

Without faith a man can do nothing; with it all things are possible. - Sir William Osler

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Proverbs, axioms, maxims ...

Don't call the alligator, big mouth until you have crossed the river. - Belizean Proverb

Beware a rickety wall, a savage dog and a quarrelsome person. - Iranian Proverb

Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion. - Egyptian Proverb

Have more than you show. Speak less than you know. - William Shakespeare

If you buy what you don't need, you steal from yourself. - Swedish Proverb

Even the best song becomes tiresome if heard too often. - Korean Proverb

Even the largest army is nothing without a good general. - Afghan Proverb

Better to sit all night than to go to bed with a dragon. - Chinese Proverb

Everything comes to pass, nothing comes to stay. - Matthew Flickstein

Be the first in the field and the last to the couch. - Chinese Proverb

Don't hang your hat higher than you can reach. - Belizean Proverb

Sun is good for cucumbers, rain for rice. - Vietnamese Proverb

Don't sail out farther than you can row back. - Danish Proverb

It's safer to have a good enemy than a bad friend. - Ken Alstad

If you call one wolf, you invite the pack. - Bulgarian Proverb

If you want something done right, do it yourself. - Unknown

It is better to be born a beggar than a fool. - Spanish Proverb

Everyone must row with the oars he has. - English proverb

It takes two men to make one brother. - Israel Zangwill

If you can’t bite, better not show your teeth. - Yiddish

It's an ill bird that fouls his own nest. - Latin Proverb

It's an ill wind that blows no good. - John Heywood

Don't pretend to be something you aren't. - Aesop

Every cloud has a silver lining. - D. R. Locke

It’s always worse than it seems. - Unknown

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Aggression

The human capacity for aggression is staggering. It has been estimated that 58 million humans were killed by other humans (an average of nearly one person per minute) during the 125-year period ending with World War II. War, homicide, riots, family violence, assassination, rape, assault, forcible robbery, and other violent acts offer sad testimony to the realities of human aggression. - Dennis coon & John O. Mitterer

The men who are to protect the community against violent aggression easily turn into the most dangerous aggressors. They transgress their mandate. They misuse their power for the oppression of those whom they were expected to defend against oppression. The main political problem is how to prevent the police power from becoming tyrannical. This is the meaning of all the struggles for liberty. - Ludwig von Mises

The vast majority of the peoples of the world are against war and against aggression. If they make their wishes known and effective, war can be stopped. It all depends on whether they are willing to make the effort necessary for the purpose. For, that it will require an effort, no one who considers the history of the world on these subjects can doubt. - Robert Cecil

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Failure

A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. - B. F. Skinner

Companies fail when they continue doing for too long that which made them successful in the past. - John Young

Do not thin of today’s failure, but of the success that may come tomorrow. - Helen Keller

Don’t be embarrassed by your failures. Learn from them and start again. - Sir Richard Branson

Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing. - H. Stanley Judd

Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share. - Steve Harvey

Failure is not the enemy, but a life-changing experience. It is a human experience, and it prepares the way for us to grow and transform our lives. - Sobonfu Somé

Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success. - Leigh Mitchell Hodges

Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. - John Dewey

Failure is just another part of the culture of innovation. Accept it and become stronger. - Albert Yu

Failure is not the enemy, but a life-changing experience. It is a human experience, and it prepares the way for us to grow and transform our lives. - Sobonfu Somé

Far better it is to dare mighty things to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure…than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt

If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress. - Calvin Coolidge

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down. - Mary Pickford

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate. - Thomas J. Watson, Snr

It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again. -Charles Kettering

Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. - George Washington Carver

Nobody else is paying as much attention to your failures as you are… To everyone else, it’s just a blip on the radar screen, so just move on. - Jerry Zucker

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure. - Edward Eggleston

Remember that failure is an event, not a person. - Unknown

The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by failures. - Sir Humphry Davy

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. - Buddha

The only thing in life achieved without effort is failure. - Unknown

Monday, 3 July 2017

Humorous Quotes

Fate does not invite ugly boring people to save the world; and if you do try to save the world (without being beautiful, strong, clever, or wise), you will soon die pointlessly and how much adventure is there in that? - James Alan Gardner

By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time. - Samuel Johnson

Ever since it started snowing my husband is standing in front of the window and watching. If the snow gets much worse, I might let him inside the house. - Unknown

If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you. - Paul Newman

I took a speed reading course and read ‘War and Peace’ in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. - Woody Allen

You see, that is the sad, sorry, terrible thing about sarcasm. It’s really funny. - Brandon Sanderson

Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough. - Mark Twain

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once. - Jennifer Unlimited

Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill. - Christopher Parker

Joy and sorrow are like milk and cookies. That's how well they go together. - Neil Gaiman

The snag about marriage is, it isn't worth the divorce. - Suzanne Finnamore

Women diet to retain their girlish figures or their boyish husbands. - Evan Esar

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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Life

Find balance in your life. Work hard but don’t let work take over your life, you will lose yourself. Love, but love for the right reasons. Life is too short for anything mediocre. Know who you are and know that you are worthy of reaching your dreams and that I is never too late to start creating that life you have always dreamed of. Do not compare yourself to others, that’s just deadly. No two souls are the same. You are your own person, you are beautiful and you are unique. But your trust in the universe. Some things are just meant to happen, and some are not. Let go of whatever is stealing your happiness, it’s hard but it is worth it. Embrace change. Embrace life. Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust and let go. - Charlotte Freeman

A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with – that’s poverty – but how efficiently we can put first things first … When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. - Victoria Moran

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself. - Walter Anderson

In the midst of this chopping sea of civilized life, such are the clouds and storms and quicksands and thousand-and-one items to be allowed for, that a man has to live, if he would not founder and go to the bottom and not make his port at all, by dead reckoning, and he must be a great calculator indeed who succeeds. Simplify, simplify. - Henry David Thoreau

Life just doesn’t care about our aspirations, or sadness. It’s often random, and it’s often stupid and it’s often completely unexpected, and the closures and the epiphanies and revelations we end up receiving from life, begrudgingly, rarely turn out to be the ones we thought. - Khaled Hosseini

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