Monday, 23 July 2018

Proverbs

Like a ten-speed bike, most of us have gears we do not use. - Charles Schulz

If you are not a fish, how can you tell if the fish are happy? - Chinese Proverb

Mess with the bull and one usually gets the horns. - Latin American Saying

You can't stop a pig from wallowing in the mud. - West Africa Proverb

You can't buy an inch of time with an inch of gold. - Chinese Proverb

Live your own life, for you will die your own death. - Latin Proverb

You can't sew buttons on your neighbor's mouth. - Russian Proverb

If the townspeople are happy, look to the chief. - Liberian Proverb

Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee. - George Chapman

You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. - Irish Proverb

You cannot put an old head on young shoulders. - Unknown

Lightning never strikes the same place twice. - P. H. Myers

Medicine left in the container can't help. - Yoruba Proverb

Like a fish, one should look for holes in the net. - Samoan

Lend your money and lose your friend. - William Caxton

A closed mouth catches no flies. - Miguel De Cervantes

The right man comes at the right time. - Italian Proverb

Measure a thousand times; cut once.  - Turkish Proverb

You can't judge a horse by its harness. - Thomas Fuller

Put a silk on a goat and it is still a goat. - Irish Proverb

Don't make a mountain out of a molehill. - Henry Ellis

You can't fit a square peg in a round hole. - Unknown

Let the punishment fit the crime. - W.S. Gilbert

If you are hiding, don't light a fire. - Ghanaian

If the shoe fits, wear it. - Nicholas Breton

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Love - Quotes

The more you love, the more love you have to give. It’s the only feeling we have which is infinite. - Christina Westover

That best portion of a good man’s life; his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. - William Wordsworth

Real love doesn’t care about body type, model looks, or wallet size. It’s more concerned with what’s inside. - Unknown

There is no passion that more excites us to everything that is noble and generous than virtuous Love. - Wellins Calcott

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. - Lao Tzu

Love means exposing yourself to the pain of being hurt, deeply hurt by someone you trust. - Unknown

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence. - Vincent van Gogh

Men always want to be a woman's first love – women like to be a man's last romance. - Oscar Wilde

Never lose yourself while trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you. - Unknown

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. - Erich Fromm

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties. - Jules Renard

Love is to love someone for who they are, who they were, and who they will be. - Chris Moore

More on Love Here, and the book The Light of Love

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Quote Worthy

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforce, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. - Frederick Doughlas

A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favourable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires. But a weak man is the victim of outside influences. - Orison Swett Marden

Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy. - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

May I share with you a formula that in my judgment will help you and help me to journey well through mortality… First, fill your mind with truth; second, fill your life with service; and third, fill your heart with love. - Thomas S. Monson

To get up when you are down, to fight more intensely when you are struggling; to put in the extra effort when you are in sheer pain, to comeback when nobody expects you to, and to stand tall when everyone is pulling you down are what make a champion. - Apoorve Dubey

If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. - Chinese Proverb

Your opinion is your opinion, your perception is your perception – do not confuse them with ‘facts’ and ‘truth’. Wars have been fought and millions have been killed because of the inability of men to understand the idea that everybody has a different viewpoint. - John Moore

If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation – unfairly. - Mario Cuomo

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Friday, 20 July 2018

Business - Quotes

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. - Richard Branson

A business man's conversation should be regulated by fewer and simpler rules than any other function of the human animal. They are: Have something to say. Say it. Stop talking. - George Horace Lorimer

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. - Henry Ford

A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things in a vision, a dream of the whole thing. - Charles M. Schwab

A man's success in business today turns upon his power of getting people to believe he has something that they want. - Gerald Stanley Lee

Business has only two basic functions – marketing and innovation. - Peter F. Drucker

Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you’re in competition with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game. - Sidney Sheldon

Business is but a means. To forget this, and to live for it and in it, as an end, is a cardinal and pernicious mistake, to which much of the want of elevation in the mercantile character is to be ascribed. - Christian Nestell Bovee

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

Companies, as they grow to become multi-billion-dollar entities, somehow lose their vision. They insert lots of layers of middle management between the people running the company and the people doing the work. They no longer have an inherent feel or a passion about the products. The creative people, who are the ones who care passionately, have to persuade five layers of management to do what they know is the right thing to do. - Steve Jobs

Hurried business is bad business. - Patrick Dewitt

I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life. - Warren Buffett

If you’re too focused on your current business, it’s hard to change and concentrate on innovating. - Bill Gates

In business – every business – the bottom line is understanding the process. If you don't understand the process, you'll never reap the rewards of the process. - Donald Trump

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognise a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman. - David Ogilvy

Many leaders of big organizations, I think, don't believe that change is possible. But if you look at history, things do change, and if your business is static, you're likely to have issues. - Larry Page

No scheme pays as well as legitimate business. - Edgar Watson Howe

Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us. - Louisa May Alcott

The majority of business men are not capable of an original thought, simply because they cannot escape the tyranny of reason. - David Ogilvy

There’s no business like show business. - Irving Berlin

There’s no luck in business. There’s only drive, determination, and more drive. - Sophie Kinsella

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. - Thomas Watson, Sr.

To those men and women in business, remember the ultimate end of your work: to make a better product, to create better lives. I ask you to plan for the longer term and avoid that temptation of quick and easy paper profits. - George W. Bush

Whatever made you successful in the past won’t in the future. - Lew Platt

When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge. - Robert Kiyosaki

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Secret - Quotes

A secret is a kind of promise … It can also be a prison. - Jennifer Lee Carrell

A secret is most valuable when it remains a secret. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Andeson

A secret is powerful when it is empty. People often mention the “Masonic secret.” What on earth is the Masonic secret? No one can tell. As long as it remains empty it can be filled up with every possible notion, and it has power. - Umberto Eco

A secret’s worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept. - Carlos Ruiz Zafón

A wise man is he who keeps his own secrets. - William Scott Downey

All confidence placed in another is dangerous if it is not perfect, for on almost all occasions we ought to tell everything or to conceal everything. We have already told too much of our secret, if one single circumstance is to be kept back. - Jean de la Bruyere

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

But who ever yet was offered a secret and declined it. - Anthony Trollope

Confidences are always risky: a secret entrusted to a stranger make him less of one. You've given away something of yourself, given him the advantage. - Stefan Zweig

Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show it can bear discussion and publicity. - Lord Acton

He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore. - Sigmund Freud

He who cannot keep his own secret ought not to complain if another tells it. - Eliza Cook

I thought about how there are two types of secrets: the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don’t dare to let out. - Ally Carter

If a secret is revealed, the person who has confided it to another is to be blamed. - Jean de la Bruyere

If I maintain my silence about my secret it is my prisoner ... if I let it slip from my tongue, I am its prisoner. - Arthur Schopenhauer

In the deeper recesses of every heart is a store of hoarded secrets. - Christian Nestell Bovee

Never trade a secret, you'll always get the short end of the bargain. - John le Carre

None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them; such persons covet secrets, as a spendthrift covets money, for the purpose of circulation. - Charles Caleb Colton

Nothing is as burdensome as a secret. - French Proverb

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

Old secrets are like old wounds; they fester. - Paul Christopher

Secrecy is the cement of friendship. - Wellins Calcott

Secrecy, like oil on the body of a wrestler, makes an opponent slippery. - Austin O’Malley

Monday, 16 July 2018

Trivia

I cannot guarantee the accuracy of all the points.

The shortest flight in the world is by Loganair, a Scottish airline. The entire journey between two Orkney Islands, Westray and Papa Westray is a 1,750 yard flight, which takes as little as 47 seconds or up to 2 minutes, depending on winds. 

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes. 

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska. 

The stethoscope was invented because a French doctor felt uncomfortable placing his face on a younger woman's chest. 

The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent. 

The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't heal itself. 

The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long. 

The University of Alaska spans four time zones. 

The USA bought Alaska from Russia for about 2 cents per acre ($4.74/km2). Treaty signed at 4 a.m. on March 30, 1867 with the purchase price set at $7.2 million. 

The word "queueing" has five consecutive vowels. 

The words "abstemious" and "facetious" both have all five vowels "a, e, i, o, u" in them in order. 

There are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year. 

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos. 

There are so many kinds of apples that if you ate a new one every day, it would take you over 20 years to try them all. 

There are three things the human brain cannot resist noticing: food, attractive people, and danger. 

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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Success - Quotes

That man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Success is identical with happiness only on condition that we have aimed at and attained those things in life which are really worthwhile, and – if success is to be complete – the most worthwhile. Any success which does not result in happiness, in some one of its varied forms, for self or for others, is a sham. - Frank Chapman Sharp

Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success. - Rick Pitino

I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. - Oprah Winfrey

There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component… But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind. - Deepak Chopra

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and co-workers, and even strangers you meet along the way. - Barbara bush

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. - Zig Ziglar

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

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Quote Worthy

Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swivelled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark. - Bryce Courtenay

When everyone at school is speaking one language, and a lot of your classmates’ parents also speak it, and you go home and see that your community is different – there is a sense of shame attached to that. It really takes growing up to treasure the specialness of being different. - Sonia Sotomayor

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen. - Leonardo Da Vinci

I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self; but my books were always my friends, let fail all else. - Joshua Slocum

The man who finds that in the course of his life he has done a lot of wrong often wakes up at night in terror, like a child with a nightmare, and his life is full of foreboding: but the man who is conscious of no wrongdoing is filled with cheerfulness and hope. - Plato

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. - Frederick Douglass

Once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. - Haruki Murakami

When your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to each colour of the sunset. Reacquaint yourself with the earth beneath your feet. Thank the air that surrounds you with every breath you take. Find yourself in the appreciation of life. - Christy Ann Martine

More Quotes Here - And the book Quote Worthy

Friday, 13 July 2018

Bravery - Quotes

A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger. - Philip Sidney

Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. - Jackson Brown

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. - Paulo Coelho

Bravery comes along as a gradual accumulation of discipline. - Buzz Aldrin

Bravery is a complicated thing to describe. You can’t say it’s three feet long and two feet wide and that it weighs four hundred pounds or that it’s coloured bright blue or that it sounds like a piano or that it smells like roses. It’s a quality, not a thing. - Mickey Mantle

He who is brave is free. - Seneca

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. - Aristotle

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened. - George S. Patton

It is easier to die bravely than to live so. - Christian Nestell Bovee

The brave man is an inspiration to the weak, and compels them, as it were, to follow him. - Samuel Smiles

The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. - Nelson Mandela

The brave man, if he be compared with the coward, seems foolhardy; and, if with the foolhardy man, seems a coward. - Aristotle

The brave may not live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all. - Ashley L.

The brave person regards dying as going home. - Chinese Proverb

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. - Thucydides

The coward calls the brave man rash, the rash man calls him a coward. - Aristotle

The more keenly we are awake to the perils of life, the higher and grander is the possibility of being truly brave. - Henry van Dyke

The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. - Douglas MacArthur

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out and meet it. - Pericles

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. - Alexander Hamilton

You shout because it makes you brave or you want to announce your recklessness. - Don Delillo

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Books - Quotes

I lived in books more than I live anywhere else. - Neil Gaiman

It is only a novel ... or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language. - Jane Austen

Many people, other than the authors, contribute to the making of a book, from the first person who had the bright idea of alphabetic writing through the inventor of movable type to the lumberjacks who felled the trees that were pulped for its printing. It is not customary to acknowledge the trees themselves, though their commitment is total. - Forsyth and Rada

The sincere love of books has nothing to do with cleverness or stupidity any more than any other sincere love. It is a quality of character, a freshness, a power of pleasure, a power of faith. A silly person may delight in reading masterpieces just as a silly person may delight in picking flowers. A fool may be in love with a poet as he may be in love with a woman. - G. K. Chesterton

The history of books shows the humblest origin of some of the most valued, wrought as these were out of obscure materials by persons whose names thereafter became illustrious. The thumbed volumes, now so precious to thousands, were compiled from personal experiences and owe their interest to touches of inspiration of which the writer was less author than amanuensis, himself the voiced word of life for all times. - Amos Bronson Alcott

The prosperity of a book lies in the minds of readers. Public knowledge and public taste fluctuate; and there come times when works which were once capable of instructing and delighting thousands lose their power, and works, before neglected, emerge into renown. - George Henry Lewes

The greatest book is not the one whose message engraves itself on the brain, as a telegraphic message engraves itself on the ticker-tape, but the one whose vital impact opens up other viewpoints, and from writer to reader spreads the fire that is fed by the various essences, until it becomes a vast conflagration leaping from forest to forest. - Romain Rolland

The popular books are the novels, dealing with life under all possible conditions, and they are widely read not only because they are entertaining, but also because they in a measure satisfy an unformulated belief that to see farther, to know all sorts of men, in an indefinite way, is a preparation for better social adjustment – for the remedying of social ills. - Jane Addams

When you read a great book, you don’t escape from life, you plunge deeper into it. There may be a superficial escape – into different countries, mores, speech patterns – but what you are essentially doing is furthering your understanding of life’s subtleties, paradoxes, joys, pains and truths. Reading and life are not separate but symbiotic. - Julian Barnes

When you’re reading a novel, I think the reason you care about how any given plot turns out is that you take it as a data point in the big story of how the world works. Does such-and-such a kind of guy get the girl in the end? Does adultery ever bring happiness? How do winners become winners? - Elif Batuman

Man, that’s the only kind of book I like – one that’s so real you want to find out everything there is to know about the person who wrote it, like how tall he is and what kind of music he likes and whether or not he really went through all the stuff he was writing about. - Adam Rapp

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Rumours - Quotes

A plausible rumour seems a lot more believable than the truth itself. - Kobe Abe

A rumor – always efficacious in semi-literate societies. - Arthur F. Wright

A rumor always contains information of considerable interest. The teller is therefore the center of attention; and the listener, by his eagerness, magnifies the teller's feelings of importance. - H. G. Barnett

A rumor is a process of information processing as well as a process of interpretation and annotation. A rumor is a collective act to give unexplained facts a sense or meaning. - Mark Schindler

A rumor is like a check – never endorse it till you're sure it's genuine. - G. Kleiser

A rumor is like a snowball: It starts small, but it can pick up mass and momentum as it rolls down the hill until what began in a hushed tone ends with the roar of an avalanche. - Robert Menschel

Great rumors never die. Their flame flickers low for a while, like an inactive volcano, to reawaken another day. - Jean-Noel Kapferer

Malicious rumours can spread confusion. A careless remark can be as a cigarette butt casually tossed into the dumpster, smouldering until it bursts into flame and engulfs a neighborhood. - Margaret Atwood

Most rumors aren't true; but that's what makes them interesting. - Jerry Dampier

Old rumors never die; nor do they fade away. They simply lay dormant for a while until the next appropriate time appears. - Terry Ann Knopf

Our true friends will know a rumor isn't true, and our enemies will revel in the deceit. - Elizabeth Owens

People who spread rumors are like walking infections. The lying words from their mouths spread like disease from person to person. The only way to stop the disease is to keep your mouth shut. - Joyce Hansen

Rumors are compelling to the extent that they circulate in ways that can position their hearers and tellers in new and unexpected relation to what lies beyond them. To hear or relate a rumor is to pass on the possibility of something having happened or yet to happen and thereby claim for oneself a place within the circuit on which rumor travels. And by staking for oneself a position from which to imagine the potential occurrence of events (that is, events as they could have been or might be), one begins to share in the circulation of potentiality itself. - Vicente L. Rafael

Rumors are found wherever circumstances are ambiguous, issues are important, and critical ability is low. - Gary Alan Fine & Bill Ellis

Rumors are hearsay; they are told, believed, and passed on not because of the weight of evidence but because of the expectations by tellers that they are true in the first place. - Erich Goode & Nachman Ben-Yehuda

Rumors are like a disease epidemic.... Once they escape, they spread from person to person, often with deadly effect. Better to take simple initial precautions than be forced into eradication measures at a later date. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Rumors are like a flame blown by the wind. - Nellie Mae Batson

Rumors are like a snowball rolling down a mountain ... as it rolls it picks up speed and more and more snow. Soon it creates an avalanche destroying people or places and then there is no going back. - Freddy S. Zalta

Rumors are like being stabbed in the back. You're injured before you know what's happening. And while the knife might be pulled out later, it's going to leave a permanent scar. - Joe White

Rumors are like bushfires: It takes an errant spark to set them off but a couple of hundred firemen with fire-retardant helicopters to put them out. - Peter Lefcourt

Rumors are like homeless orphans hunting for shelter. They adapt themselves to fit any promising circumstance. - Stephen J. Cannell

Rumors are like lightning on summer tinder, producing flames that dance in flickering brilliance from person to person, sometimes flaring in great conflagrations of exaggeration before finally extinguishing themselves in the cold waters of fact. - Stephen Leigh

Rumors are like matter. They can't be destroyed. - John C. Mowen

Rumors are like mushrooms; they grow best in the dark. - Diane Hudson & Jan Simon

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Revenge - Quotes

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green. - Francis Bacon

A man who desires revenge should dig two graves. - Unknown

Ah, what trances of torments does that man endure who is consumed with one unachieved revengeful desire. He sleeps with clenched hands; and wakes with his own bloody nails in his palms. - Herman Melville

He that has revenge in his power, and does not use it, is the greater man. - Wellins Calcott

He who plots to hurt others often hurts himself. - Aesop

It is commonly said that revenge is sweet, but to a calm and considerate mind, patience and forgiveness are sweeter. - Isaac Barrow

It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing. - J. R. R. Tolkien

Revenge is a fervour in our own blood, to be cured only by letting the blood of another; but the remedy too often produces a relapse, which is remorse – a malady far more dreadful than the first disease, because it is incurable. - Charles Caleb Colton

Revenge is a virus which eats into the very vitals of the mind and poisons the entire spiritual being. - James Allen

Revenge is for children and the emotionally retarded. - Frank Herbert

Revenge is like a ghost. It takes over every man it touches. Its thirst cannot be quenched until the last man standing has fallen. - Vladmir Makarov

Revenge is not always sweet, once it is consummated we feel inferior to our victim. - Emil Cioran

Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you. - Austin O’Malley

Revenge is private and personal, and so readily gets out of hand. - Ernest Lucas

Revenge is the law of the outlaws. - Laura Blumenfeld

Revenge is the most worthless weapon in the world. It ruins the avenger while more firmly confirming the enemy in his wrong. It initiates an endless flight down the bottomless stairway of rancour, reprisals, and ruthless retaliation. - Tim Lahaye & Bob Phillips

Revenge is the raging fire that consumes the arsonist. - Max Lucado

Revenge, at first though sweet, bitter ere long back on itself recoils. - John Milton

Revenge, the sweetest morsel to the mouth that ever was cooked in hell. - Walter Scott

Revenge, we find, the abject pleasure of an abject mind. - Juvenal

The best sort of revenge is not to be like him who did the injury. - Marcus Antoninus

The man who seeks revenge is like the man who shoots himself in order to hit his enemy with the kick of the gun's recoil. - Tim Lahaye & Bob Phillips

The pleasure of revenge is like the pleasure of eating chalk and coals. - Jeremy Taylor

The impulse to revenge is an impulse to justice, but it is a primitive one, and although its intention is to restore balance, its personal and emotional basis always threatens to make it too harsh and punitive, therefore inviting further revenge. - A. C. Grayling

Those who plot the destruction of others often fall themselves. - Phaedrus

To admit wanting revenge is to admit you have been crushed and need to be rebuilt. Few are comfortable admitting that, even to themselves. - Laura Blumenfeld

Universal though the instinct for revenge may be, it is much stronger in some of us than others. And those who have it in abundance apparently pay something of a price. - Ellis Cose

Very often actual revenge is beyond our means, and we are driven to indulge in prospective, circuitous, and imaginary retaliations, from thence deriving a few drops of satisfaction in the ideal form. - Alexander Bain

When violence hurries on too fast, and caution does not keep pace with revenge, people generally do themselves more harm than the enemy. - Wellins Calcott

When we take revenge against another, we lose some of our innocence. - Patrice Redd Vecchione

Monday, 9 July 2018

Global Warming

I used to think that top environmental problems are biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that. - Gus Spoth

All across the world, in every kind of environment and region known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster. - Barack Obama

As best as can be determined, the world is now warmer than it has been at any point in the last two millennia, and, if current trends continue, by the end of the century it will likely be hotter than at any point in the last two million years. - Elizabeth Kolbert

Avoiding a planet-changing global warming catastrophe is why we urgently need to transform the global energy system to a carbon-neutral one. The clock is ticking. - Martin Hoffert

For innovators who find safe and workable solutions to global warming, the rewards will be staggering. - Fred Krupp

Global warming is too serious for the world any longer to ignore its danger or split into opposing factions on it. - Tony Blair

Global warming must be seen as an economic and security threat. - Kofi Annan

Global warming sounds so big that it's hard to imagine that you as an individual can do anything about it ("what I do is such a tiny drop in the bucket it doesn't matter anyway"). But that's where you're wrong: the reason Earth is in peril is because of individual actions – by me, by you, by the person sitting next to you, by the person you bump into on the street. The bad news is that when we put all those individual actions together, it becomes on huge number – big enough to change climate, big enough to change how Earth supports life. The good news – the very good news – is that, just as the problem is the sum of what each one of us is doing, so is fixing the problem. - Anthony D. Barnosky

I don't mean to imply that we are in imminent danger of being wiped off the face of the earth – at least, not on account of global warming. But climate change does confront us with profound new realities. We face these new realities as a nation, as members of the world community, as consumers, as producers, and as investors. And unless we do a better job of adjusting to these new realities, we will pay a heavy price. We may not suffer the fate of the dinosaurs. But there will be a toll on our environment and on our economy, and the toll will rise higher with each new generation. - Eileen Claussen

It is true that there are still some who deny that global warming is taking place, or that it constitutes a serious problem. Others, while recognizing that global warming is occurring, do not accept that it results from human activities and hence effectively deny that action can be taken to combat it. The great majority of atmospheric scientists, however, now accept that man-made emissions – chiefly, but not only, of carbon dioxide – are aggravating the so-called 'greenhouse effect', thereby causing the world to warm up to what amounts to a dangerous extent. - Barry Holden

No single technology will stop global warming, but there is a silver bullet: a cap on carbon that will launch all these solutions into the mainstream. - Fred Krupp

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Life - Quotes

What’s done is done. What’s gone is gone. One of life’s lessons is always moving on. it’s okay to look back and think of fond memoires but keep moving forward. - Unknown

I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it. - Neil Gaiman

The beautiful thing about life is that you can always change, grow and get better. You aren’t defined by your past. You aren’t your mistakes. - Unknown

I’d rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet. - Jack London

If I don't have time to live my life well the first time, when am I going to find the time to go back and live it over? - Robert Fulghum

Life, like some cities, is full of blind alleys, leading nowhere. The great art is to get and to keep out of them. - Christian Nestell Bovee

If life be wretched, it is hard to bear it; if it be happy, it is horrible to lose it; both come to the same thing. - Jean De La Bruyere

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. - Lin YuTang

Life started out one thing and then suddenly turned a corner and became something else. - Jeffrey Eugenides

Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups and downs, but that’s its beauty. - Unknown

How fugitive and brief is mortal life between the budding and the falling leaf. - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. - Mary Oliver

More on Life Here, and the book The Mystery of Life - a collection of quotes on and pertaining to life.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Quote Worthy

Let us labour for that larger and larger comprehension of truth, that more and more thorough repudiation of error, which shall make the history of mankind a series of ascending developments. - Horace Mann

Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common. - Denis Diderot

There is no respect between the souls of two individuals if their minds can’t trust each other and there is no trust between them if their hearts can’t accept the truth of each other. - Anuj Somany

Sometimes we feel all doors are closed in our lives. But all the closed doors may not be locked, they may be waiting for your knock. - Unknown

If you have the spirit of understanding everything in a positive way, you will enjoy each and every moment of life, whether it’s pressure or pleasure. - Unknown

Sometimes, our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. - Albert Schweitzer

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. - Ernest Hemingway

Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling understand each other. - Rumi

Have no mean hours, but be grateful for every hour, and accept what it brings. - Henry David Thoreau

Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever. - Unknown

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly what is essential to the eye. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

One day, you will be at the place you always wanted to be. Don’t stop believing. - Unknown

More Quotes Here - And the book Quote Worthy on http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/vincentthnay

Friday, 6 July 2018

Blame - Quotes

A bad workman always blames his tools. - English Proverb

A person who blames others has not begun their lesson. A person who blames themselves has begun their lesson. A person who blames no one has finished their lesson. - Unknown

Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos. - Douglas Coupland

Blame is not productive. Blame disguises and conceals. Blame alienates and separates. Blame is the killer of community, cooperation, and collaboration. - Peter Rouse

Blame is responsibility's arch-enemy. - Charles Stuart Platkin

Blame is the number one recipe for disaster in your home! You will not heal if you leave that word in your vocabulary. - Patrick T. Gorman

Blame is yet another way to refuse the truth looming large right in front of us. - Jeffrey Gardere

Blame the mirror if your face is ugly. - Chinese Proverb

Blameless people are always the most exasperating. - George Eliot

How wonderful to have someone to blame! How wonderful to live with one's nemesis! You may be miserable, but you feel forever in the right. - Erica Jong

It is easier to blame than do better. - German Proverb

It's too easy to criticize a man when he's out of favour, and to make him shoulder the blame for everybody else's mistakes. - Leo Tolstoy

Keep alive the light of justice, and much that men say in blame will pass you by. - Euripides

Only losers and amateurs blame the cards. After all, cards don't care; they don't take sides, and they have no memory. They are blind justice holding her scales, and in the long run they'll tip evenly for the novice and the skilled alike. - Lou Krieger

Sinful heart blames. - Toba Beta

Some blame themselves to extort the praise of contradiction from others. - Tyron Edwards

Success is never blamed. - Thomas Fuller

The absent always bear the blame. - Dutch Proverb

The job isn't done until you've blamed someone for the parts that went wrong. - Scott Adams

The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. - Oscar Wilde

There's nothing kills a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself. - George Eliot

To err is human. To blame someone else is politics. - Hubert Humphrey

We go to the past to lay the blame – since the past can't argue. We go to our past selves to account for our present miseries. - Glen Duncan

You can’t blame your opponents for applying a strategy that beats your brains out with regularity. - Bill Clinton

You could be good as gold and they’d still blame you. - Paolo Bacigalupi

Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself. - Joseph Campbell

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Beauty - Quotes

Beauty is only skin deep. - Sir Thomas Overbury

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. - John Ray

Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love. - Rabindranath Tagore

Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It’s about having a pretty mind, a kind heart, and most importantly, a beautiful soul. - Unknown

Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense. - Joseph Addison

Beauty when most unclothed is clothed best. - Phineas Fletcher

Call me crazy, but I've always been a firm believer that beauty is on the inside. - Lois Lane

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. - Adlai E. Stevenson

Do not dissect a rainbow. In other words, do not destroy a beautiful phenomenon by over analysing it. - Denise LaFrance

For one to admire a woman merely for her beauty, is to love the building for its exterior; but to love one for the greatness of her soul, is to appreciate the tenement for its intrinsic value. - William Scott Downey

Good nature will always supply the absence of beauty; but beauty cannot supply the absence of good nature. - Joseph Addison

If you admire yourself in the mirror, let it be in fear and not delight, because the only thing that beauty will bring to you is terror of losing it. - Amelie Nothomb

If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it. - Frank Lloyd

If you look closely, all of nature has its beauty. - Vincent van Gogh

In spite of all, some shape of beauty moves away the pall from our dark spirits. - John Keats

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. - Leo Tolstoy

It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior. - Anne Bronte

It is one of the arts of a great beauty to heighten the effect of her charms by affecting to be sweetly unconscious of them. - Christian Nestell Bovee

It is part and parcel of every man's life to develop beauty in himself. All perfect things have in them an element of beauty. - Henry Ward Beecher

It’s not the beauty of someone that you fall in love with, it’s the beauty within them. - Rebecca

Judge nothing by the appearance. The more beautiful the serpent, the more fatal its sting. - William Scott Downey

Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most people tend to think the best of those who are blessed with beauty; we have difficulty imagining that physical perfection can conceal twisted emotions or a damaged mind. - Dean Koontz

No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful. - Eleanor Roosevelt

One cannot grow beauty in the soil of hate and pain. - Rick Remender

Only when inspired to go beyond consciousness by some extraordinary insight does beauty manifest unexpectedly. - Arthur Erickson

Pretty is as pretty does. - Unknown

Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together. - Petrarch

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Retirement - Quotes

Don’t think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. - Samuel Johnson

Having purpose and vision during retirement is one of the most important determinants of mental, social, spiritual, and physical well-being in later life. - Harold G. Koenig

I often think about dogs when I think about work and retirement. There are many breeds of dog that just need to be working, and useful, or have a job of some kind, in order to be happy. Otherwise they are neurotically barking, scratching, or tearing up the sofa. A working dog needs to work. And I am a working dog. - Martha Sherrill

I think that retirement is the first step towards the grave. - Hugh Hefner

I want to do something for a living that when it comes time to retire and I can stop doing it, I’ll want to continue doing it in my free time. - Jarod Kintz

If we wait until retirement to enjoy ourselves, there may not be enough of ourselves to enjoy it. - Mike Hammar

In the wealthy nations of the world we face nothing less than a thorough redefinition of retirement. To be sure, people will continue to retire from their jobs. But, retirement will no longer be the twilight of life, focused on rest, recreation, and recuperation; it will now be a time in which people will marshall their experience and intelligence to create entirely new lives for themselves. - Peter Schwartz

It appears history is going to keep happening, despite our hopes for retirement. - Gregory Maguire

Life begins at retirement. - Unknown

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement. - Dwight L. Moody

Retirement can and will be a glorious time in your life. You'll love the freedom and ability to try new things. It's a new phase of life; a chance to be a beginner again. - Richard Carlson

Retirement can be a great joy if you can figure out how to spend time without spending money. - Unknown

Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money. - Jonathan Clements

Retirement is the last opportunity for individuals to reinvent themselves, let go of the past, and find peace and happiness within. - Ernie J. Zelinski

Retirement is when you stop living at work and start working at living. - Unknown

Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it. - Gene Perret

Retirement itself is the best gift. No gold watch could ever top it. - Abigail Charleson

Retirement life is seven day weekends. - Unknown

Retirement only means that it is time for a new adventure. - Unknown

Retirement wasn't a reward at the end of a well-run career ... it was a void surrounded by endless dull hours, haunted by memories of work. - Nora Roberts

Retirement: It’s nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese. - Gene Perret

Retirement? You're talking about death, right? - Robert Altman

The concept of freedom is never truly realized until one settles into retirement mode. - A. Major

The difficulty of retirement planning is its parameters – an undetermined amount of money, to last an unknown length of time, in a highly volatile financial environment including fluctuations in the stock market, the cost of living, medical care, taxes, and Social Security. - Ellie Williams

The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things. - Susan Miller

There is no fixed or ideal pattern to respond to the circumstances of retirement. Each solution is a personal one and can be endlessly modified to suit your wishes and desires. That's the fun of it. - Robert Kelley

To fear retirement is to fear life. - Ernie J. Zelinski

What people miss most in the early months of retirement is structure. Their daily routine has suddenly disappeared and they feel adrift. - Robert Kelly

When you retire, think and act as if you were still working; when you’re still working, think and act a bit as if you were already retired. - Unknown

Your best retirement plan for retiring happy and prosperous – don’t be a burden on others. - Ernie Zelinski

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Respect - Quotes

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present? - Confucius

Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves. - U. Thant

He who wants a rose must respect the thorn. - Persian Proverb

Men are respectable only as they respect. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

People respect you for what you do, not what you say. - Shriyaa

Proper respect to others is the most prudent rule of directing the measure of reverence due to ourselves. - Norman MacDonald

Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be. - Leo Tolstoy

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. - Unknown

Those that respect themselves are safe from others; They wear a coat of mail that none can pierce. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. - Albert Einstein

We are happy at the respect others pay our favourites, because we consider it a lively confirmation of our own choice, and as so much homage reflected on ourselves. - Norman MacDonald

We don’t always have to agree with one another but it’s important that we learn to respect each other. - Rubyanne

You should show some respect for what other people see and feel, even though it be the exact opposite of what you see and feel. - Luigi Pirandello

Monday, 2 July 2018

Truth - Quotes

He who clips away a little truth, and puts in a patch of falsehood to make measure, is likely to become a skilful manufacturer of lies. - John Thornton

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. - Thomas Jefferson

He who shuts out truth, by the same act opens the door to all the error that supplies its place. - Horace Mann

Hurt me with the Truth but, never comfort me with a Lie. - Unknown

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. - Isaac Newton

I never encourage deceit, and falsehood, especially if you have got a bad memory, is the worst enemy a fellow can have. The fact is truth is your truest friend, no matter what the circumstances are. - Abraham Lincoln

I suppose the most revolutionary act one can engage in is ... to tell the truth. - Howard Zinn

If a man is in too big a hurry to give up an error he is liable to give up some truth with it. - Wilbur Wright

If I hear the way of truth in the morning, I am content even to die in the evening. - Confucius

If the whole world should agree to speak nothing but truth, what an abridgment it would make of speech! And what an unravelling there would be of the invisible webs which men, like so many spiders, now weave about each other! - Washington Allston

If we think we have found truth for ourselves, above all things, let us not impose it on one another. Let us lock upon it all the doors of consciousness. For however inspiring it may be to us, however ennobling, when once we try to impose it on another it becomes a poison. - John Daniel Barry

If you add to the truth, you subtract from it. - Unknown

If you can't tell the truth to the people you care about the most, eventually you stop being able to tell the truth to yourself. - Cassandra Clare

If you do not find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? - Dogen Zenji

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. - Virginia Woolf

If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out. - Rabindranath Tagore

If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way. - Emile Zola

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything. - Mark Twain

If you want to find out the truth, ask effective questions which are open-ended, concise and non-challenging. - Unknown

If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinions for or against anything. To set up what you like against what you dislike is the disease of the mind. - Zen Master Seng Tsan

In a free society, there comes a time when the truth – however hard it may be to hear, however impolitic it may seem to say – must be told. - Al Gore

In all debates, let Truth be thy aim, not Victory. - William Penn

In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story. - Walter Cronkite

In the end, the truth finds a way to surface even if you don't want it to. - Jennifer Lopez

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Happiness - Quotes

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 Harslon

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. - Marcel Pagnol

One day, you will understand that happiness was always about learning how to live with yourself, that happiness was never in the hands of other people. - Bianca Sparacino

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. - Earl Nightingale

Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go lime the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all. - The Buddha

The secret to being happy is keeping a sense of humour, making the most of everyday, and taking time to enjoy the little things. - Unknown

The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go. - Doinsky

False pleasures come from without and are imperfect: happiness is internal and our own. - John Lubbock

Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy. - Gretta Brooker Palmer

Learn to be happy with what yo have while you pursue all that you want. - Jim Rohn

Happiness consists in moderate desires, wants easily satisfied. - James Platt

Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose. - C. S. Lewis

More on Happiness Here
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