Saturday, 21 October 2017

Quote Worthy

It is easy to judge. It’s more difficult to understand. Understanding requires compassion, patience, and a willingness to believe that good harts sometimes choose poor methods. Through judging, we separate. Through understanding, we grow. - Doe Zantamata

Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it … This will miraculously transform your whole life. - Eckhart Tolle

It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

If you can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem. - Krishnamurti

Sometimes a heartbreak shakes you awake, and helps you see that you are worth more than what you were settling for. - Unknown

Don’t judge people for the choices they make when you don’t know the options they had to choose from. - Unknown

The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your love, and your attention. - Unknown

You should hammer your iron when it is glowing hot. - Publilius Syrus

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. - William Shakespeare

Our handicaps exist only in our minds. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great. - Kenny Rogers

Sometime, it’s not ego, it’s self-respect. - Unknown

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Friday, 20 October 2017

Hate

As the best wine doth make the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turneth to the deadliest hate. - John Lyly

Folks never understand the folks they hate. - James Russell Lowell

Hate is crystallized fear, fear's dividend, fear objectivized. We hate what we fear and so where hate is, fear will be lurking. - Cyril Connolly

Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate; a child who fears noises becomes the man who hates them. - Cyril Connolly

Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated. - Coretta Scott King

I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding. - Tennessee Williams

If you must hate a man for the many things about which you disagree, remember that you should also love him for the many things about which you agree. - Ivan Panin

If you want to forget something or someone, never hate. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart. If you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate. - C. Joybell C.

In any society, fanatics who hate don't hate only me – they hate you too. They hate everybody. Someone who hates one group will end up hating everyone – and, ultimately, hating himself or herself. They need hate in order to feel superior. - Elie Wiesel

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Next to meeting somebody who admires someone we admire, we all like to meet somebody who hates someone we hate. - Robert Elliott Gonzales

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. - Nelson Mandela

Others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win, unless you hate them. And then, you destroy yourself. - Richard Nixon

The fiercest fire is hatred. - Gautama Buddha

We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them, because we hate them. - Charles Caleb Colton

 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Trivia

I cannot guarantee the accuracy of all the points.

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. 

Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however, when a person reaches adulthood, he or she only has 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone. 

If a part of your body "falls asleep", you can almost always "wake it up" by shaking your head. 

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. 

The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armour raised their visors to reveal their identity. 

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. 

If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it. 

If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day. 

If you started working for a penny a day with the stipulation that your pay doubled each day, you'd be a millionaire in less than a month. (On the 21st day, you would be making $1,048,576.00). 

If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. 

If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?

In 1391, China began producing toilet paper for use by its Emperors. 

In 1631, two London bible printers accidentally left the word "not" out of the seventh commandment, which then read, "Thou shalt commit adultery." This legendary book is now known as the "Wicked Bible."

In 1819, the USA purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of a $5 million debt. 

In Canada, polar bear swims take place on New Year's Day to celebrate the new year. People of all ages don bathing suits and plunge into the icy-cold lake water. 

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase: "Goodnight, sleep tight." 

In the English language, this word has only one vowel, which occurs five times: "indivisibility." 

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. 

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Contentment

Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires, makes a wise and a happy purchase. We shall more easily obtain it, if we consider, that no other than moderate enjoyments are to be expected in this life: that this is not our home, not our place of abode; but a state of pilgrimage: and that therefore we ought to be satisfied with tolerable accommodations. - John Balguy

Contentment is one of the greatest gifts or blessings that can be bestowed upon us, if you are contented, there are no likes or dislikes. There is nothing to get or gain and there is nothing to lose. With contentment, we experience supreme joy; we no longer have to look outside ourselves for happiness. Contentment is greater than happiness as there is no opposite waiting around the corner. Contentment makes our life simple. Contentment is accepting what is. - Sumuki Finney

If you're an average person trying to get ahead in the world, contentment is probably the last thing you're striving for, yet there's a good chance that you long for it. Why? Because at its core, contentment is peace of mind. Contentment is happiness. The person who is content has little or no stress. Yet we forge ahead like a soldier going into battle. We dive headlong into society's raging river and get caught up in a cycle of over-spending, over-committing, and overworking. And all for what? - Unknown

 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Habit

A habit is a choice that we deliberately make at some point and then stop thinking about, but continue doing, often every day. - Charles Duhigg

A habit is a formula our brain automatically follows: When I see CUE, I will do ROUTINE in order to get a REWARD. - Charles Duigg

As our acts vary, our habits will follow in their course. - Aristotle

Bad habits are overcome by good habits. - Lucas Remmerswaal

Bad habits: easy to develop and hard to live with. Good habits: hard to develop and easy to live with. - Orrin Woodward

Each year one vicious habit rooted out, in time might make the worst Man good throughout. - Benjamin Franklin

Everything you are used to, once done long enough, starts to seem natural, even though it might not be. - Julien Smith

Habit is a cable. We weave a thread of it every day, and at last we cannot break it. - Horace Mann

Habit is a cruel jailer, yet how well-beloved. - Nellie Seelye Evans

Habit is a great swamp wherein men are turned to fossils. - Abraham Miller

Habit is the denial of creativity and the negation of freedom; a self-imposed straitjacket of which the wearer is unaware. - Arthur Koestler

Habit is thus the enormous fly-wheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance. - William James

Habit is, of all the plants of human growth, the one that has the least need of nutritious soil in order to live, and is the first to appear on the most seemingly barren rock. - Marcel Proust

Habit will reconcile us to everything but change. - Charles Caleb Colton

Habits are either the best of servants or the worst of masters. - Croft M. Pentz

Habits influence the character pretty much as undercurrents influence a vessel, and whether they speed us on the way of our wishes, or retard our progress, their influence is not the less important because imperceptible. - Christian Nestell Bovee

Ill habits gather by unseen degrees – as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas. - John Dryden

In time, action becomes habit, and habit can wear reason away, leaving no traces. - Bernard Beckett

It is easier to prevent thistles and habits than to uproot them. - Austin O’Malley

It’s a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it. - John Steinbeck

Most men are prisoners at best, who some strong habit every drag about like chain and ball. - Henry Abbey

Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life. Each lapse is like the letting fall of a ball of string which one is carefully winding up; a single slip undoes more than a great many turns will wind again. - William James

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. - Vince Lomardi

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. - Samuel Johnson

To learn new habits is everything, for it is to reach the substance of life. Life is but a tissue of habits. - Henri-Frederic Amiel

Virtually everything we do in life is a matter of habit. Habits make us who we are. Why not change your habits to better your life? - Jack LaLanne

We talk of acquiring a habit; we should rather say being acquired by it. - Eliza Cook

When habit clutches a man, he becomes a limp mass of nerveless meat. - Abraham Miller

 

Monday, 16 October 2017

Humorous Quotes

Despite a lifetime of service to the cause of sexual liberation, I have never caught venereal disease, which makes me feel rather like an Arctic explorer who has never had frostbite. - Germaine Greer

I think all toys should be invisible. Not only would they improve children's imaginations, but they'd also be really affordable. - Jarod Kintz

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair. - Sam Ewing

You know… There is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time… Husband! - Bill Maher

The rarest thing in the world is a woman who is pleased with photographs of herself. - Elizabeth Metcalf

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you. - Oscar Wilde

Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start. - Edgar Watson Howe

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem. - A. A. Milne

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid. - Hedy Lamarr

Oozing charm from every pore, he oiled his way around the floor. - Alan Jay Lerner

Natural beauty takes at least two hours in front of a mirror. - Pamela Anderson

My mind is a bad neighbourhood that I try not to go into alone. - Anne Lamott

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Happiness

You can be happy even if you had a painful past, and even if the future doesn’t go as planned. Happiness is available right now, if you choose to stop clinging to anger, regret, and fear and appreciate what’s right in front of you. - Lori Deschene

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. - Martha Washington

Happiness. Peace of mind. Satisfaction. But we're only kidding ourselves. Striving, consuming, and accumulating will never bring happiness. What they bring is anxiety, worry, unhappiness, and – in the long run – ineffectiveness. - Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz

Happiness was different in childhood. It was so much then a matter simply of accumulation, of taking things – new experiences, new emotions – and applying them like so many polished tiles to what would someday be the marvellously finished pavilion of the self. - John Banville

Repose, leisure, peace, belong among the elements of happiness. If we have not escaped from harried rush, from mad pursuit, from unrest, from the necessity of care, we are not happy. - Josef Pieper

Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you. - Ralph Marston

Happiness, or unhappiness, depends to some extent on external conditions, but also, and in most cases chiefly, on our own physical and mental powers. Some people would be discontented in Paradise, others ... are cheerful in a graveyard. - Arthur Lynch

Surely happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven; and every countenance, bright with smiles, and glowing with innocent enjoyment, is a mirror transmitting to others the rays of a supreme and ever-shining benevolence. - Washington Irving

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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Quote Worthy

Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. You will be certain to find something you have never seen before. - Alexander Graham Bell

Experience does not err, it is only your judgment that errs in promising itself results that are not caused by your experiments. - Leonardo Da Vinci

When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves. Viciousness is suffering. - Bryant McGill

The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face. - Napoleon Hill

Don’t do anything that you wouldn’t feel comfortable reading about in the newspaper the next day. - Joel Osteen

Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavour and human creations. - Albert Einstein

Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation. - Mason Cooley

The value of moving slowly is that one can always clearly see the way ahead. - Master Suway

Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future. - Lil Wayne

Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your calling. - Aristotle

Genius is only a great aptitude for patience. - Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon

Make your lives a masterpiece, you only get one canvas. - E.A. Bucchianeri

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Guilt

Grief and guilt. A powerful combination. Guilt like a liquid, a thin liquor, seeping everywhere, informing everything, saturating the whole – corrosive, like seawater, scented with the rich stench of ordure and corruption, and carrying with it hard, abrasive shards of grief. - Simon Mawer

Guilt is a useless feeling. It's never enough to make you change direction – only enough to make you useless. - Daniel Naveri

Guilt is always present to the mind (of the guilty). - Edward Counsel

Guilt is the source of sorrows; 'tis the fiend, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings. - Nicholas Rowe

He who helps the guilty, shares the crime. - Publilius Syrus

Innocence is the weakest defense. Innocence has a single voice that can only say over and over again, "I didn't do it." Guilt has a thousand voices, all of them lies. - Leonard F. Peltier

No guilt is forgotten so long as the conscience still knows of it. - Stefan Zweig

No love or pity, pardon or excuse should soften the sharp pang of reparation for the guilty man. - Louisa May ALcott

None seem to bear the imputation of supposed guilt with greater intolerance than such as are, on other occasions, obviously culpable of vice or crime. - Norman MacDonald

Shame is closely related to guilt, but there is a key qualitative difference. No audience is needed for feelings of guilt, no one else need know, for the guilty person is his own judge. Not so for shame. The humiliation of shame requires disapproval or ridicule by others. If no one ever learns of a misdeed there will be no shame, but there still might be guilt. Of course, there may be both. The distinction between shame and guilt is very important, since these two emotions may tear a person in opposite directions. The wish to relieve guilt may motivate a confession, but the wish to avoid the humiliation of shame may prevent it. - Paul Ekman

The difference between guilt and shame is very clear – in theory. We feel guilty for what we do. We feel shame for what we are. - Lewis B. Smedes

The guilty think all talk is of themselves. - Geoffrey Chaucer

The hands of the guilty don't necessarily tremble; only in stories does a dropped glass betray agitation. Tension is more often shown in the studied action. - Graham Greene

The problem with guilt is that it cements you to the past. - Kevin Leman

To spare the guilty is to injure the innocent. - Publilius Syrus

Women are raised to feel guilty if they don't do everything they should do. Men are more likely to feel guilty if they do something they shouldn't. - Georgia Witkin-Lanoil

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Creativity

People must know that their ideas will be listened to and, if they have merit, acted upon. If they do, it is possible to mobilize individual creativity on a very broad scale. - James Champy

That which is creative must create itself. - John Keats

The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in an odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline. - George J. Seidel

The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense. - Pablo Picasso

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with objects it loves. - Carl Gustav Jung

The creative consequences of man’s imaginative strivings may never make him whole; but they constitute his deepest consolations and his greatest glories. - Anthony Storr

The creative habit is like a drug. - Henry Moore

The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself. - Alan Alda

The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person. - Frank Barron

The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity. He doesn't need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right ideas. - Abe Tannenbaum

The creative person pays close attention to what appears discordant and contradictory and is challenged by such irregularities. - Frank Barron

The creative person prefers the richness of the disordered to the stark barrenness of the simple. - Donald W. MacKinnon

The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living. - Marion Woodman

The creative habit is like a drug. - Henry Moore

The creative mind doesn’t have to have the whole pattern – it can have just a little piece and be able to envision the whole picture in completion. - Art Fry

The fear of being wrong is the prime inhibitor of the creative process. - Roberta Jean Bryant

The genuine creator creates something that has a life of its own, something that can exist and function without him. - Eric Hoffer

The great successful men of the world have used their imagination ... they think ahead and create their mental picture, and then go to work materializing that picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building, steadily building. - Robert Collier

The important thing is to create. Nothing else matters; creation is all. - Pablo Picasso

The legs are the wheels of creativity. - Albert Einstein

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Food for Thought

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day. - Albert Einstein

We don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring, and the only thing we really have is right now. So, don’t stay angry for too long and learn to forgive. Love your friends and family with all your heart. Have fun and live your life the way you want to live it. Most of all, don’t worry about people that don’t like you and enjoy the ones who do. - Unknown

Too many of us wait to do the perfect thing, with the result we do nothing. The way to get ahead is to start now. While many of us are waiting until conditions are ‘just right’ before we go ahead, others are stumbling along, fortunately ignorant of the dangers that beset them. By the time we have, in our superior wisdom, decided to make a start, we discover that those who have gone fearlessly on before, have, in their blundering way, travelled a considerable distance. If you start now, you will know a lot next year that you don’t know now, and that you will not know next year, if you wait. - William Feather

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Growth

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. - Henry Miller

Grow within the flow. - Timothy Leary

Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. - James Cash Penney

If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone. - John C Maxwell

Just because I liked something at one point in time doesn’t mean I’ll always like it, or that I have to go on liking it at all points in time as an unthinking act of loyalty to who I am as a person, based solely on who I was as a person. To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change, and challenge who I am and what I think. The only thing I am for sure is unsure, and this means I’m growing, and not stagnant or shrinking. - Jarod Kintz

Optimism works in conjunction with your life energy, strengthening your roots and keeping you grounded, stimulating the growth of new shoots and the development of new branches that form your life, energizing the creation that is you. - Dana Lightman

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. - Lao Tzu

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. - Ronald Reagan

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. - Dr. Wayne W Dyer

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. - Benjamin Franklin

You can't force a thing to grow. You can't interfere with it. It's all hidden. It's all unseen. You just got to wait till it pops up out of the ground. Tiny little shoot. Tiny little white shoot. All hairy and fragile. Strong enough. Strong enough to break the earth even. It's a miracle. - Sam Shepard

Monday, 9 October 2017

Paraprosdokians

Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective. - P.J. O’Rourke

Alcohol is a very effective dissolving agent. It dissolves families, marriages, friendships, jobs, bank accounts and neurons, but never problems. - Unknown

All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband someday. - Franklin P. Jones

Although it gets me in trouble I always speak my mind because it hurts too much to bite my tongue. - Unknown

Don't do drugs, because you will go to prison, and drugs are really expensive in prison. - John Harwick

My grandfather is eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. He drinks straight out of the bottle. - Unknown

Do not put off till tomorrow what can be put off till day-after-tomorrow just as well. - Mark Twain

Every day I hear stupid people say things that are not stupid. - Michel de Montaigne

Always look on the bright side of life. Otherwise it’ll be too dark to read. - Unknown

After exercising I always eat a pizza… Just kidding I never exercise. - Unknown

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. - Oscar Wilde

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch. - Orson Welles

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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Love

It's a cliché, but also a deep truth (as cliché's tend to be), that you can't love another person very well if you don't love yourself. - Harriet Lerner

I've found out that falling in love doesn't have anything to do with time. It can take a year or an instant. It happens when it's ready to happen. - Nora Roberts

If you think love makes you happy, you've either never been in love, or never been in love long enough to have to start compromising. - Laurel K. hanilton

I'm beginning to think that maybe it's not just how much you love someone. Maybe what matters is who you are when you're with them. - Macon Leary

I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed. - Sarah Dessen

I was thinking what a curious thing love is; only a sentiment, and yet it has power to make fools of men and slaves of women. - Louisa May Alcott

If I'm meant to love people, I should love everyone. What kind of tide can an ocean bestow if it picks and chooses the rocks it's willing to touch? - Sarah Lindsay

You may fall in love with the beauty of someone, but remember that finally you have to live with the character, not the beauty. - Unknown

True love in this differs from gold and clay, that to divide is not to take away. Love is like understanding that grows bright, gazing on many truths. - Percy Bysse Shelley

Giving and receiving love is vital to human existence. It is the glue that binds couples, families, communities, cultures, and nations. - Frank Lawlis

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Saturday, 7 October 2017

Quote Worthy

The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it. - Seneca

Look beyond the naked eye and you will see the beauty of one’s soul, and the true essence of who they really are. - Unknown

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. - Dr. Suess

Today's all the treasure poor mortals can boast, for tomorrow's not gain'd, and yesterday's lost. - William Collins

Complete success alienates a man from his fellows, but suffering makes kinsmen of us all. - Elbert Hubbard

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. - Ernest Hemingway

Nor eye in a letter, nor hand in a purse, nor ear in the secret of another. - Benjamin Franklin

When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake. - P.D. Ouspensky

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. - J.K. Rowling

Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks. - Unknown

The more I learn, the less I understand. – Unknown

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Friday, 6 October 2017

Grief

All the joys of earth will not assuage our thirst for happiness, while a single grief suffices to shroud life in a sombre veil, and smite it with nothingness at all points. - Madame Swetchine

Compare your griefs with other men's, and they will seem less. - Eliza Cook

Concealed griefs are the most consuming, as secret maladies are the most fatal. - Eliza Cook

Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope. - Elizabeth Gilbert

Grief chants, or, if violent or sudden, its utterance is exactly like that of physical pain. - Austin O’Malley

Grief does not change you.... It reveals you. - John Green

Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it. - Arthur Golden

Grief is itself a medicine. - William Cowper

Grief is like a physical pain which must be allowed to subside somewhat on its own before medical treatment is applied. - Plutarch

Grief is like the wake behind a boat. It starts out as a huge wave that follows close behind you and is big enough to swamp and drown you if you suddenly stop moving forward. But if you do keep moving, the big wake will eventually dissipate. And after a long time, the waters of your life get calm again, and that is when the memories of those who have left begin to shine as bright and as enduring as the stars above. - Jimmy Buffett

Grief is not just a series of events, stages, or timelines. Our society places enormous pressure on us to get over loss, to get through grief. But how long do you grieve for a husband of fifty years, a teenager killed in a car accident, a four-year-old child: a year? Five years? Forever? The loss happens in time, in fact in a moment, but its aftermath lasts a lifetime. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Grief is real because loss is real. Each grief has its own imprint, as distinctive and as unique as the person we lost. The pain of loss is so intense, so heart-breaking, because in loving we deeply connect with another human being, and grief is the reflection of the connection that has been lost. We think we want to avoid the grief, but really it is the pain of the loss we want to avoid. Grief is the healing process that ultimately brings us comfort in our pain. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it. - Joan Didion

Grief, a type of sadness that most often occurs when you have lost someone you love, is a sneaky thing, because it can disappear for a long time, and then pop back up when you least expect it. - Daniel Handler

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Change

Everything changes: situation, people, time, place and feelings too. There is no solution in complaining, but rather it is wise to accept the changes occurring around us and within us. When life keeps no options for us, it’s better to move on. - Purba Chakraborty

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favour. - Robert Frost

Nothing gives a sadder sense of decay than this loss or suspension of the power to deal with unaccustomed things, and to keep up with the swiftness of the passing moment. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nothing is permanent. This is the central teaching of the Buddha. Not a career, not an institution, not a wife, not a tree ... All is change; change is the only truth. - Paolo PBacigalupi

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. - Mary Shelley

Nothing remains constant except change itself. - Unknown

Nothing remains the same from one moment to the next, you can't step into the same river twice. Life – evolution – the whole universe of space/time, matter/energy – existence itself – is essentially change. - Ursula K. le Guin

One change always leaves the door open for the establishment of others. - Niccolò Machiavelli

One moment the world is as it is. The next, it is something entirely different. Something it has never been before. - Anne Rice

One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up instead of what they have to gain. - Rick Godwin

Only out of stir and change is born new salvation. To deny that is to deny belief in man, to turn our backs on courage! - John Galsworthy

People who wait for changes to occur on the outside before they commit to making changes on the inside will never make any changes at all. - Unknown

Profound and powerful forces are shaking and remaking our world. And the urgent question of our time is whether we can make change our friend and not our enemy. - Bill Clinton

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator and change has its enemies. - Robert Kennedy

Societies as well as people become afraid of change as they grow older. It's human nature. The young have adventures while the old sit at home and nurture their memories. - Paul McCauley

Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. - Eckhart Tolle

The capacity of the human mind for invention far outstrips its ability to assimilate the changes that inventions produce. - Darryl Conner

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. - Nathaniel Branden

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Greatness

Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness but it is greatness. - George Bernard Shaw

Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent. It depends in part upon the myth-making imagination of humankind. The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. - Frank Herbert

If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission. - Unknown

Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought. - Blaise Pascal

Somewhere in the world there is a defeat for everyone. Some are destroyed by defeat, and some made small and mean by victory. Greatness lives in one who triumphs equally over defeat and victory. - John Steinbeck

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. - Bob Marley

There are countless ways of attaining greatness, but any road to reaching one’s maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity. - Buck Rodgers

There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet. - William F. Halsey

To be great is to be misunderstood. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

We all carry the seeds of greatness within us, but we need an image as a point of focus in order that they may sprout. - Epictetus

Monday, 2 October 2017

Humorous Quotes

Pretending to care what men think is an art. It takes moments to learn, but lifetimes to master. I’d like to believe I’m an expert. - Dennis Sharpe

Vanity is becoming a nuisance, I can see why women give it up, eventually. But I'm not ready for that yet. - Margaret Atwood

Nowadays, the only occasions that seem to bring families together are weddings and funerals. - Julia McNamara

At a dinner party, one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. - W. Somerset Maugham

I only sing in the shower. I would join a choir, but I don’t think my bathtub can hold that many people. - Jarod Kintz

To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it. - Andre Maurois

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. - Marlene Dietrich

My husband says I feed him like he’s a god: every meal is a burnt offering. - Rhonda Hansome

The price of your hat isn’t the measure of your brain. - African American Saying

I stay up late every night and realize it’s a bad idea every morning. - Unknown

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

Never choose your women or linen by candlelight. - French Proverb

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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Friends

Tis' the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected. - Charles Lamb

Two people are never such good friends as when they share a mutual dislike of a third person. - Unknown

You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can't forget. Those are your friends. - Unknown

A true friend will see you through when others see that you are through. - Unknown

Candour is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk. - Peggy Noonan

Caring was the only thing I ever did when we were friends. The minute you turned your back is the minute I realized I deserved better. - Unknown

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. - Czech Proverb

For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother. - Homer

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life. - Lee Iacocca

Friendship is also about liking a person for their failings, their weakness. It’s also about mutual help, not about exploitation. - Paul Theroux

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’ - C.S. Lewis

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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Quote Worthy

To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness. - Confucius

The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality. - Conan O’Brien

For problems that arise when one steps into the shadow, the obvious cure is to step back into the sunlight. - Unknown

Everything – a horse, a vine – is created for some duty... For what task, then, were you yourself created? - Marcus Aurelius

Intelligence is more important than strength, that is why earth is ruled by men and not by animals. - Amit Kalantri

What, then, is to be done? To make the best of what is in our power, and take the rest as it occurs. - Epictetus

Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information. - John McCarthy

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. - Horace

Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great. - Cher

Scars are proof man isn’t perfect, though constantly getting closer. - Jarod Kintz

Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door. - Emily Dickinson

Temper justice with mercy. - John Milton

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