Thursday, 21 June 2018

Animals - Quotes

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. - Martin Buber

Animals are like little angels sent to earth to teach us how to love. They don’t get angry or play silly games. They are always there for us. - Whitney Mandel

Animals are like little children a bit. They’re simple. They don’t have politics driving them. - Annabelle Sabloff

Animals are like people because people are animals. - Barbara T. Gates

Animals are neither gods nor fiends, but men in their way without the lust and greed of man. - Robert E. Howard

Animals are not humans with reduced capacities. They have their own capacities, their own spectrum of aptitudes and behaviours. - Jean Kazez

Animals are not property or "things" but rather living organisms, subjects of a life, who are worthy of our compassion, respect, friendship, and support. - Marc Bekoff

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. - Alfred A. Montapert

Animals are, like all living things, self-building, self-maintaining, and self-protecting embodiments of their genetic designs, and they are therefore in human eyes objects of their own operations. - A.Van Ginkel

Animals are, like us, endangered species on an endangered planet, and we are the ones who are endangering them, it, and ourselves. They are innocent sufferers in a hell of our making. - Jeffrey Moussaieff

Animals have one thing that puts them way ahead of people: they don't dissemble, and you don't have to pretend in front of them. - Ivan Klima

Animals in their generation are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. - Joseph Addison

Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal. - Charles Darwin

Ask experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are like us." Ask experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are not like us." Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction. - Charles R. Magel

I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the "lower animals" (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me. - Mark Twain

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized. - Henry David Thoreau

I think having an animal in your life makes you a better human. - Rachel Ray

If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals. - Leo Tolsoy

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. - Chief Seattle of the Suwamish Tribe

Society grants animals rights not because animals are like us or because animals would demand them, but because we humans feel empathy with animals. We attribute to them that they can suffer and that they deserve as living creatures not to suffer. - Armin Krishnan

Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them. - John Grogan

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. - Alice Walker

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Gandhi

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawaken. - Anatole France

We can't change the world for animals without changing our ideas about animals. We have to move from the idea that animals are things, tools, machines, commodities, resources here for our use to the idea that as sentient beings they have their own inherent value and dignity. - Andrew Linzey

We’re animals. We’re born like every other mammal and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts. - Barbara Kingsolver

When animals are no longer colonized and appropriated by us, we can reach out to our evolutionary cousins. Perhaps then the ancient hope for a deeper emotional connection across the species barrier, for closeness and participation in a realm of feelings now beyond our imagination, will be realized. - Jeffrey Moussaieef Masson & Susan McCarthy

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself. - James Anthony Froude

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Reality - Quotes

Let us examine more closely the significance of this vague word, reality. It may have several meanings, according to the different points of view which one takes. We may regard it as embodied in the physical world, the world of land and sea, of sky and trees, of sunshine and of storm. The real therefore will be to us that which we can touch and see, smell and taste, as one will say, "I know that is real for I can see it with my eyes." Seeing is believing, and the testimony of the senses is the superior court of appeal in controverted questions. But the world of reality may be regarded from quite a different point of view, as the world of consciousness, the mind of man, the experiences of the inner self, the Ego. Here is a world of phenomena interrelated and reciprocally dependent. It is a realm of ideas, of memory images, of fancy, of will, and of desire. The verities in this world cannot be seen, or measured, or weighed, and yet we do not hesitate to speak of them as realities; they are real as the love of friends is real, or the anger of a foe. The passion of a Romeo, the will of a Napoleon, the genius of a Goethe ... these are realities. - John Grier Hibben

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached. - Simone Weil

Be careful: in the last analysis, reality may be exactly what we think it is. - Alan Moore

Don't mess around with reality and reality won't mess around with you. - Ernie J. Zelinski

Every human being relies on and is bounded by his knowledge and experience to live. This is what we call "reality". However, knowledge and experience are ambiguous, thus reality can become illusion. Is it not possible to think that, all human beings are living in their assumptions? - Itachi Uchiha

He who has the bigger stick has the better chance of imposing his definitions of reality. - Peter Berger

If the true and ultimate reality is unknowable, all reality is unknowable; what we take for reality is merely phenomenon, and what we take for knowledge is merely illusion. - Samuel Harris

If you wish to create a new reality you must first let go of the one that no longer serves you. A glass that is already full cannot hold more water. - Unknown

Now is the only reality. All else is either memory or imagination. - Osho

Our brains interpret the input from our sensory organs by making a model of the world. When such a model is successful at explaining events, we tend to attribute to it, and to the elements and concepts that constitute it, the quality of reality or absolute truth. But there may be different ways in which one could model the same physical situation, with each employing different fundamental elements and concepts. If two such physical theories or models accurately predict the same events, one cannot be said to be more real than the other; rather, we are free to use whichever model is most convenient. - Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow

Perhaps reality is something quite different from what is proposed in any theory and the only remaining constraint on our knowledge is our personal efforts to make our thoughts cohere with one another. - R. G. A. Dolby

Reality has always proved to be much more sophisticated and subtle than any preconceived philosophy. - Michiokaku

Reality is divinely indifferent. - Richard Bach

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein

Reality is subject to the mind's creation. - Diane Stein

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. - John Lennon

Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays. - Aldous Huxley

Really, nobody knows whether the world is realistic or fantastic, that is to say, whether the world is a natural process or whether it is a kind of dream, a dream that we may or may not share with others. - Jorge Luis Borges

Stop paying or buying into the ideas that don’t resonate with the reality you prefer. Stop giving them credence. Appreciate, Appreciate your chosen vibration and allow the vibrations that are not aligned with you to de-preciate. - Bashar

The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality. Reality is above all else a variable. With a firm enough commitment, you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before. - Margaret Halsey

The things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their effects, as those that are accomplished. - Charles Dickens

There are intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters. - Natalie Clifford Barney

There are many sides to reality. Choose the one that's best for you. - Eugene Ionesco

There's no remaking reality... Just take it as it comes. There's no other way. - Philip Roth

Under each station of the real, another glimmers. - Jane HIrshfield

We are beginning to see the influence of dream upon reality and reality upon dream. - Anais Nin

We live on two levels ... the realistic level and the fantastic level, and which is the real one, really? - Tennessee Williams

What we call reality is the inevitable persistence of a fact of consciousness. - Samuel Harris

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Quality - Quotes

Any large-scale organization must lose some of the merits of its rudimentary beginnings. Quantity will have a coarsening effect on quality. - John Buchan

If I cannot overwhelm with my quality, I will overwhelm with my quantity. - Emile Zola

It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones. - George Washington

Look beneath the surface; let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee. - Marcus Aurelius

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives. - William A. Foster

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

Quantity has a quality all its own. - Vladimir Lenin

The bitterness of poor quality remains long after low pricing is forgotten. - Unknown

The quality of each man's life is the full measure of that man's personal commitment to excellence and to victory. - Vince Lombardi

We live in a world where bulk is equated with quality. - Robertson Davies

You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal. - William S. Burroughs

Monday, 18 June 2018

You - Quotes on You

Never think for a second you’re alone with your struggles. you’re not a mess. you’re human. - Lori Deschene

You are either as beautiful or as ugly as you believe you are. You define your beauty. that’s not a power anyone can have over you.- Unknown

Create your identity in such a way where people surely realise that ignoring or leaving you is only their loss. Live with uniqueness and dignity. - Unknown

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. - Paul Bryant

Life is way too short to spend another day at war with yourself. - Unknown

You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people. - Alexander Elle

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. - Walter Hagen

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. - Dr. Seuss

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. - Golda Meir

What you must dare: is to be yourself. - Dag Hammarskj√∂ld

What you tell yourself every day will either lift you up or tear you down. - Unknown

Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it. - Diane Sawyer

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. - Jean Shinoda Bolen

When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t. - Jodi Picoult

You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else things. - Deepak Chopra

You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making. - Stephen Richards

Stop looking at yourself at yourself negatively for everything you aren’t, and start loving yourself for everything you already are. - Unknown

As you are you jailer, you are also you saviour. - Unknown

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Success - Quotes

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. - Swami Vivekananda

If you associate with successful people, before long you will become successful. Their enthusiasm will be contagious and you will catch that vision. If you stay in an atmosphere of victory, before long you're going to have an image of victory. - Joel Osteen

The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The highest form of success ... comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph. - Theodore Roosevelt

Remember, success is buried on the other side of rejection. There are no real successes without rejection. The more rejection you get, the better you are, the more you've learned, the closer you are to your outcome. - Anthony Robbins

The key to success is to risk thinking unconventional thoughts. Convention is the enemy of progress. If you go down just one corridor of thought you never get to see what’s in the rooms leading off it. - Trevor Baylis

Constant success shows us but one side of the world; for, as it surrounds us with friends, who will tell us only our merits, so it silences those enemies from whom alone we can learn our defects. - Charles Caleb Colton

Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity. - Joseph Sugarman

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

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Quote Worthy

Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves. - Thomas Hobbes

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Breaking someone’s trust is like crumpling up a perfect piece of paper. You can smooth it over but it’s never gong to be the same again. - Unknown

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. - Eckhart Tolle

Tell the story of the mountain you climbed. Your words could become a page in someone else’s survival guide. - Morgan Harper Nichols

Waiting for circumstances to change so you can feel good is like looking in a mirror waiting for your reflection to smile first. - Bashar

The most important thing is this: to be able at any moment – to sacrifice what you are, for what you will become. - Eric Thomas

Sometimes, seeing is believing. And sometimes the most real things in the world are the things you can’t see. - Unknown

When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. - Alexander Den Heijer

The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else. - John Madden

Do all you do, not intimated by the world, but peacefully driven from within to make it better. - Unknown

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. - Unknown

More Quotes Here - And the book Quote Worthy

Friday, 15 June 2018

Anger - Quotes

A man can’t eat anger for breakfast and sleep with it at night and not suffer damage to his soul. - Garrison Keillor

A man who cannot get angry is like a stream that cannot overflow, that is always turbid. Sometimes indignation is as good as a thunderstorm in summer, clearing and cooling the air. - Henry Ward Beecher

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. - Bruce Lee

And there is nothing more dangerous in this world, in any world, than someone calm, clear and angry. - Audrey Hart

Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can’t last. - Greg Evans

Anger can serve a useful purpose if it is justified and directed appropriately. But when it's only a substitute for self-loathing and a justification for cruelty to others, the trigger in your brain can become horribly destructive and addicted to that emotion. It's like a tornado that blows away all of your pleasure and replaces it with emotional poison. - Frank Lawlis

Anger comes sometimes upon us, but we go oftener to it, and, instead of rejecting it, we invite it: Yet it is a vice that carries with it neither pleasure nor profit, neither honour nor security. - Wellins Calcott

Anger is a fuel. You need fuel to launch a rocket. But if all you have is fuel without any complex internal mechanism directing it, you don't have a rocket. You have a bomb. - Gil Schwartz

Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to. - Harriet Lerner

Anger is a valid emotion. It’s only bad when it takes control and makes you do things you don't want to do. - Ellen Hopkins

Anger is a violent emotion, vindictive, and as dangerous to he who is driven by it as to anyone on whom it is turned. - Dean Koontz

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind. - Robert Ingersoll

Anger is energy, and energy must be transferred into activity. Anger comes from our passions, but it becomes sin when it is destructive, either to others or to ourselves. Pent-up anger will either explode uncontrollably or eat away at our hearts and souls until it takes up all of our interior space. Unless and until we deal with our anger, there is no room in us for anything else. - G. Porter Taylor

Anger is generally seen as an unwelcome presence in our midst, however natural it may be. Although each person, and each society, is charged with how anger is to be appropriately channelled, the denial of anger, or its continuous repression, is a deep source of our psychopathology and will invariably seek its expression in a less healthful fashion. - James Hollis

Anger is just anger. It isn’t good. It isn’t bad. It just is. What you do with it is what matters. It’s like anything else. You can use it to build or to destroy. You just have to make the choice. - Jim Butcher

Anger is like a flame blazing up and consuming our self-control, making us think, say, and do things that we will probably regret later. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Anger is like a volcano. Once it erupts, you can’t control it. - E. Fehmidakhan

Anger is not a sinful emotion. But how we act when we are angry may well be a sin. - Doris Moreland Jones

Anger is not the opposite of love, for the opposite of love is indifference. To be angry is to care tremendously. It is a signal that your caring extends beyond polite conversation, and that you are willing to risk a confrontation to share how you feel. - Doris Moreland Jones

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it. - English Proverb

Anger is one of the most destructive forces that men and women permit themselves to indulge. It is closely related to fear, but the conspicuous difference is that fear seems to be freezing or paralyzing in its nature, while anger is heating and consuming. - Walter Matthews

Anger is poison. You must purge it from your mind or else it will corrupt your better nature. - Christopher Paolini

Anger is stupid, and stupidity will kill you more surely than your opponent’s blade. - Patricia Briggs

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Aggression - Quotes

Aggression is an effective form of energy when focused on the right direction and shielded from all others. - John Driscoll

Aggression is never as effective as assertiveness. - Robert M SHerfield

Aggression is never to be encouraged in a leader: it implies emotional immaturity and a loss of control and will quickly lose a leader respect and create a climate of fear and blame. - Deborah Gray

Aggression is not, in and of itself, a bad thing. In many ways legitimate aggression contributes vitally to our lives. In aggression we find our drives for life, career, social contact, self-definition, and service. - Douglas Gillette

Aggression is the first step on the slippery slope to selfishness and chaos. - Anne Campbell

Aggression only moves in one direction – it creates more aggression. - Margaret J. Wheatley

Aggression, like every other part of human behaviour we take for granted, is a challenging engineering problem! - Steven Pinker

By reacting to aggression with aggression we lose the opportunity to spiritually benefit from the experience. - Kyriacos C. Markides

Childhood aggression is one of the best-known social predictors of future maladjustment. - Dorothy Lynn Espelage

Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose. - Bette Davis

If aggression is innate then all cultures should be equally aggressive, but this is obviously not the case. - Sally Gadsdon

Men are not gentle, friendly creatures wishing for love, who simply defend themselves if they are attacked, but ... a powerful measure of desire for aggression had to be reckoned as part of their instinctual endowment. - Sigmund Freud

The central lesson of our time is that the appetite of aggression is never satisfied. To withdraw from one battlefield means only to prepare for the next. - Ross Gregory & Richard Balkin

The most important distinction between aggression and assertion is its intent. During assertion, we move ourselves toward another; during aggression, we move ourselves against another. - Georgia Lanoil

To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace. - Morihei Ueshiba

Wars of hate, aggression, and aggrandizement are only productive of more hate and more human suffering. - Joseph Lewis

We are only just beginning to understand the power of love because we are just beginning to understand the weakness of force and aggression. - B. F. Skinner

Wednesday, 13 June 2018


  A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. - Unknown

A good question is, of course, the key by which infinite answers can be educed. - Isaac Asimov

As human beings, don't we need questions without answers as well as questions with answers, questions that we might someday answer and questions that we can never answer? - Alan Lightman

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs. - Oliver Goldsmith

Every question possessed a power that did not lie in the answer. - Elie Wiesel

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. - Eugene Ionesco

It’s the questions we can’t answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he’ll look for his own answers. - Patrick Rothfuss

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

Question is a trap, and an answer your foot in it. - John Steinbeck

Questions are dangerous, for they have answers. - Jacqueline Carey

Questions are far more effective than defensive statements. They do not imply agreement, but they do convey interest and a desire to understand and facilitate an environment for peak performance, a central thread of effective leadership.... The next time someone accuses you of virtually anything, ask some questions. Resolving the situation may take more time, but the outcome will likely be more productive for both of you. - Stephen Young

Questions give us no rest. We know not why our curse makes us seek we know not what, ever and ever. But we cannot resist it. It whispers to us that there are great things on this earth of ours, and that we must know them. - Ayn Rand

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. - Edmund Burke

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. - Mandell Creighton

The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions. - Claude Levi-Strauss

There are no foolish questions, and no man has become a fool until he stops asking questions. - Charles P. Steinmetz

There are questions so indiscreet, that they deserve neither truth nor falsehood in reply. - Madame Swetchine

To ask the hard question is simple. - W. H.Auden

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. - Albert Einstein

Well, it's not so easy to give an answer when you ask a stupid question! - Hans Christian Andersen

Why ... did so many people spend their lives not trying to find answers to questions -- not even thinking of questions to begin with? Was there anything more exciting in life than seeking answers? - Isaac Asimov

Your questions are false if you already know the answer. - Jose Saramago

Monday, 11 June 2018

Technology - Quotes

I discovered, to my amazement, that all through history there had been resistance ... and bitter, exaggerated, last-stitch resistance ... to every significant technological change that had taken place on earth. Usually the resistance came from those groups who stood to lose influence, status, a result of the change. Although they never advanced this as their reason for resisting it. It was always the good of humanity that rested upon their hearts. - Isaac Asimov

I have no opposition at all to technology. I think technology is a wonderful thing that has to be used thoughtfully, and we can't just assume that every bit of new technology improves the quality of life; it's really in how the technology is used. What I am very disturbed about is this trend of everything happening faster and faster and faster and there being more and more general noise in the world, and less and less time for quiet refection on who we are, and where we're going. - Alan Lightman

If we're ever going to get the world back on a natural footing, back in tune with natural rhythms, if we're going to nurture the Earth and protect it and have fun with it and learn from it – which is what mothers do with their children – then we've got to put technology (an aggressive masculine system) in its proper place, which is that of a tool to be used sparingly, joyfully, gently and only in the fullest cooperation with nature. Nature must govern technology, not the other way around. - Tom Robbins

I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: 1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. 3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things. - Douglas Adams

The strongest impacts of an emergent technology are always unanticipated. You can’t know what people are going to do until they get their hands on it and start using it on a daily basis, using it to make a buck and u­sing it for criminal purposes and all the different things that people do. The people who invented pagers, for instance, never imagined that they would change the shape of urban drug dealing all over the world. We’re increasingly aware that our society is driven by these unpredictable uses we find for the products of our imagination. - William Gibson

The way to solve the conflict between human values and technology needs is not to run away from technology. That's impossible. The way to resolve the conflict is to break down the barriers of dualistic thought that prevent a real understanding of what technology is – not an exploitation of nature, but a fusion of nature and the human spirit into a new kind of creation that transcends both. - Robert M. Pirsig

We now stand in the vestibule of a vast new technological age – one that, despite its capacity for human destruction, has an equal capacity to make poverty and human misery obsolete. If our efforts are wisely directed – and if our unremitting efforts for dependable peace begin to attain some success – we can surely become participants in creating an age characterized by justice and rising levels of human well-being. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Life - Quotes

Ah, what is life! 'T is but a passing touch upon the world; a print upon the beaches of the earth. Next flowing wave will wash away. - Anna Katherine Green

About the time we have subdued the fires of youth that threaten to consume us, we find ourselves battling with the infirmities of age. - Lewis F. Korns

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up. - Stephen Hawking

A whole lifetime was too short to bring out, the full flavour; to extract every ounce of pleasure, every shade of meaning. - Virginia Woolf

How good is man's life, the mere living! How fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy! - Robert Browning

A somewhat depressing lesson that we learn from life is that there is no guaranteed sure-fire formula for happiness. - Michael Eysenck

Life must be lived with courage, with climbing and risks, else there is no happiness, no hope, no true success, no future. - Jennette Lee

Sometimes life doesn’t give you what you want, not because you don’t deserve it, but because you deserve more. - Unknown

Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone. - Unknown

A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation. - Neale Walsch

We are meant to taste life ... and drink the cup of it to the dregs, bitter and sweet alike. - Jacqueline Carey

The joy of living, its beauty, is all bound up in the fact that life can surprise you. - Frank Herbert

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

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Quote Worthy

If you want good things to happen in your life you first have to believe good things are possible for yourself. Quite allowing negative and cynical thinking to get in the way of the good life you deserve. - Bryant McGill

Nobility of birth does not always insure a corresponding nobility of mind; if it did, it would always act as a stimulus to noble actions; but it sometimes acts as a clog, rather than a spur. - Charles Caleb Colton

Power and beauty are antithetical. Power strives to build stable structures that can exist for all of time, while beauty shifts the earth from beneath our feet; as soon as we glimpse it, it is already gone. - Michael Jones

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Sometimes, what appears like an obstacle in your path is really a gift mean to move you in a better direction. - Unknown

Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you. - Unknown

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. - Steve Jobs

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

Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. - Jack Ma

Life is not all about money. Some of the poorest people are the happiest people you can meet. - Unknown

If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. - Orson Welles

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. - Unknown

More Quotes Here - And the book Quote Worthy

Friday, 8 June 2018

Adversity - Quotes

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. - William Arthur Ward

Adversity makes men; good fortune makes monsters. - French Proverb

Adversity makes strange bedfellows. - William Shakespeare

Adversity often hatches out the true nobility of character. - George Ade

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. - Walt Disney

All have their miseries. He is not truly a man who has not experienced adversity. - Edward Counsel

Even the severed branch grows again, and the sunken moon returns: wise men who ponder this are not troubled in adversity. - Bhartrhari

Every adversity carries with it the seed of equal or greater benefit. - Napoleon Hill

Gratitude in adversity is the most beautiful and precious crown of the soul. - Ludovicus Blosius

He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later. - Henry Fielding

If you can’t live through adversity, you’ll never be good at what you do. You have to live through the unfair things, and you have to develop the hide to not let it bother you and keep your eyes focused on what you have to do. - Maurice

In any adversity that happens to us in the world, we ought to consider that misery and affliction are not less natural than snow and hail, storm and tempest: And it were as reasonable to hope for a year without winter, as for a life without trouble. - Wellins Calcott

In every kind of adversity, the bitterest part of a man’s affliction is to remember that he once was happy. - Boethius

It is more useful to watch a man in times of peril, and in adversity to discern what kind of man he is; for then at last, words of truth are drawn from the depths of his heart, and the mask is torn off, reality remains. - Lucretius

Keen adversity is the best crucible in which to try a man’s integrity. - William Scott Downey

Let not adversity oppress thee: be rather like unto the nail; the farther ‘tis hammered, the firmer it holds. - Ivan Panin

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity, and stumble from defeat to defeat. - Ryszard Kapuscinski

Nothing is more patent than that the discipline of adversity is by far the most gracious and elevating influence affecting human character. - Unknown

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not. - Henry Fielding

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Advertisement - Quotes

Advertising is a business within a business and the man who neglects it will soon find himself with a business without a business. - Frank Farrington

Advertising is a valuable factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless. - Sinclair Lewis

Advertising is an impersonal projection of the personal salesman. - H. S. Snyder

Advertising is judged not by what it says, but by what the consumer thinks it says. - Kenneth Roman, Jane Maas & Martin Nisenholtz

Advertising is salesmanship-in-print. - Claude C. Hopkins

Advertising is the fuel of enterprise. - George French

Advertising is usually loyal and low key. It does not complain or ask for pay raises. It does the job of letting people know that you exist and solicits a response in a very low key and unassuming way. - Ali Pervez

An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission. - Fred Allen

It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety relievable by purchase. - David Foster Wallace

Judicious advertising is the corner stone of success. - Bryon W. Orr

Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising, and they wouldn't have to advertise it. - Will Rogers

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. - Mark Twain

No method of advertising is too expensive if it brings proper results. - S. Roland Hall

The base of advertising is the mob movement ... to make a mass of people move in a certain direction. - Thomas E. Dockrell

The more advertising I see, the less I want to buy. - Tom Robbins

The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships. - Leo Burnett

The triumph of advertising in the culture industry is that consumers feel compelled to buy and use its products even though they see through them. - Theodor W. Adorno

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Progress - Quotes

All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships. - George Bernard Shaw

All progress occurs because people dare to be different. - Harry Millner

Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress. - Herbert Hoover

Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who had read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made. - Oscar Wilde

Each man must learn his own ideal and try to accomplish it: that is a surer way of progress than to take the ideas of another. - Romain Rolland

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb. - Winston Churchill

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority. - Thomas Huxley

Few men progress, except as they are pushed along by events. - Edgar Watson Howe

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Human progress is not an uninterrupted march forward. It is a slow and devious movement with haltings and twistings. The pathway of man ascends and descends, wanders off into mazes. At times the trail seems to lose itself in the wilderness of human passion and folly. But inch by inch it goes forward with halting steps. - Joseph Alexander Leighton

I wonder why progress looks so much like destruction. - John Steinbeck

If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress. - Barack Obama

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skilful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. - Harry S Truman

One who accepts the general ideas of his time gets along smoothest, but he does the least for progress. - Lewis F. Korns

Our words must be judged by our deeds; and in striving for a lofty ideal we must use practical methods; and if we cannot attain all at one leap, we must advance towards it step by step, reasonably content so long as we do actually make some progress in the right direction. - Theodore Roosevelt

Progress doesn't come from early risers – progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things. - Robert A. Heinlein

Progress however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step. - Samuel Smiles

Progress in thought is the assertion of individualism against authority. - Oscar Wilde

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

Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes; yet they are usually left unchronicled. - William Ramsay

Progress is obtained only by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems. When you solve problems, all you do is guarantee a return to normalcy. - Peter F. Drucker

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. - George Santayana

Monday, 4 June 2018

Food for Thought

If somebody tells me that the sky is green, and I believe it is to be blue, I don’t need to argue with them, prove myself right by making them wrong, or call them names,, I just walk away from that conversation with the newfound knowledge that to some people the sky looks green. that’s all. The blueness of my sky is not at all jeopardized by how green someone else perceive it to be. Imagine how much easier life would be if we stopped fighting about every little things. Loosen your grip, smile it’s all okay. All of it. - Unknown

Every single day is different. Some days you wake up and feel strong to face the world, you feel like you can handle everything and you think you’re unstoppable. Other days you just don’t want to get out of bed, you feel like you’re fragile like a glass and just wanna get away from your reality. And that’s life. Life consists of both kind of days. Learn to love and support yourself every single day, either good or bad. Learn to accept that life has ups and downs and that is what makes it a wonderful journey. - Unknown

The people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. They either help us to become the-best-version-of-ourselves or encourage us to become lesser versions of ourselves. We all need people in out lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose, and challenge us to become the-best-version-of-ourselves. - Matthew Kelly

More Food for Thought Here and the book Food for Thought


Sunday, 3 June 2018


There are some individuals who have too strong a craving, a will, and a nostalgia for happiness ever to reach it. They always retain a bitter and passionate aftertaste, and that's the best they can hope for. - Albert Camus

To be happy, even to conceive happiness, you must be reasonable or ... you must be tamed. You must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passions and learned your place in the world. - George Santayana

Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur every day than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom. - Benjamin Franklin

A somewhat depressing lesson that we learn from life is that there is no guaranteed sure-fire formula for happiness. - Michael W. Eysenck

We live in a dangerous world. If you see a chance to be happy, you have to fight for it, so later you have no regrets. - Ilona Andrews

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. - Gerard Way

Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now. - Unknown

Being happy is of the utmost importance. Success in anything is through happiness. - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

If selfishness is the key to being miserable, then selflessness must be the key to being happy! - Joyce Meyer

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Happiness can never come to those who can’t appreciate what they already have. - Unknown

Happiness consists in giving and in serving others. - Henry Drummond

More on Happiness Here
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Saturday, 2 June 2018

Quote Worthy

We all have inner demons to fight, we call these demons, fear and hatred and anger. If you do not conquer them then a life of one hundred years is a tragedy. If you do, then a life of a single day can be a triumph. - Yip Man

What can we know? What are we all? Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite, with the aspirations of angels and the instincts of beasts. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

After all, what matters is not the first, but the last chapter of our lives which shows how well we ran the race. So smile, laugh, forgive, believe and love. - Unknown

There never can be a man so lost as one who is lost in the vast and intricate corridors of his own lonely mind, where none may save. - Isaac Asimov

Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right. - Unknown

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin

Sometimes, you have to let faith lead the way even though you can’t see where it will take you. - Unknown

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. - Bradley Miller

Happiness or sorrow – whatever befalls you. Walk on untouched, unattached. - Unknown

Life becomes magical when you learn to be as good to yourself as you are to others. - Unknown

There is a point of no return, unremarked at the time, in most lives. - Graham Green

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Friday, 1 June 2018

Advice - Quotes

Advice after mischief is like medicine after death. - Danish Proverb

Advice is a peculiar commodity. Those who have the capacity to give good advice generally have too much sense to waste their time trying to get rid of it. - William Henry McMasters

Advice is like a stranger – if welcome, he stays the night; if not welcome, he returns home that day. - African Proverb

Advice is like bogus money, everybody wants to pass it on ye; nobody wants to take it. - Charles Clark Munn

Advice is like cooking – you should try it before you feed it to others. - Croft M. Pentz

Advice is like mushrooms. The wrong kind can prove fatal. - E. C. McKenzie

Asking for advice is an act of humility … The act alone says, ‘I need you.’ The decision maker and the adviser are pushed into a closer relationship. - Dennis Bakke

Best advice in two lines… Silence is the best answer for all questions. Smiling is the best reaction in all situations. - Unknown

Follow the advice of people and fail, and they have nothing for you but contempt. Pay no attention to them and succeed, and they will follow in your footsteps. - George H. Knox

Good advice is like a proverb: the meaning depends on the interpretation. - Rebecca L. Walkowitz

Good advice is rarer than rubies. - Salman Rushdie

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. - Oscar Wilde

I only do what my gut tells me to. I think it’s smart to listen to other people’s advice, but at the end of the day, you’re the only one who can tell you what’s right for you. - Jennifer Lopez

I’ll give you the same advice I give my children: Never take advice from anybody. - Robert Altma

If you listen too much to advice, you may wind up making other people’s mistakes. - Croft M. Pentz

It is a weak thing to tell half your story, and then ask your friend's advice – a still weaker thing to take it. - Arthur Helps

It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer. - Aeschylus

It is as easy to give advice to yourself as to others, and as useless. - Austin O’Malley

It’s always good to be careful when you give advice, because someone might take it. - Croft M. Pentz

Let men be wise by instinct if they can, but when this fails be wise by good advice. - Sophocles

My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically. - Stephen Hawking

Seek advice but use your own common sense. - Yiddish Proverb

Teeth placed before the tongue give good advice. - Italian Proverb

The brain may take advice, but not the heart. - Truman Capote

The character of giving advice often makes us accountable for the conduct of those we advise. - Norman MacDonald

The reason why we often get poor advice is that it’s hard to find a person who always has our best interest at heart, isn’t envious in any way, and at no level thinks he knows what’s best for you. - David Lieberman

The trouble with advice is that it's usually something you don’t want to hear. - Charles de Lint

The wisest man is he who does not require advice. - Edward Counsel

There are as many forms of advice as there are colours of the rainbow. Remember that good advice can come from bad people and bad advice from good people. The important thing about advice is that it is simply that. Advice. - Al Franken

There are two things which a man should scrupulously avoid: giving advice that he would not follow, and asking advice when he is determined to pursue his own opinion. - Norman MacDonald

To accept good advice is but to increase one’s own ability. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery. - John Churton Collins

We advise others better than ourselves. - Norman MacDonald

We do not attend to the advice of the sage and experienced because we think they are old, forgetting that they once were young and placed in the same situations as ourselves. - William Hazlitt

We hate to have some people give us advice because we know how badly they need it themselves. - Unknown

What makes a fool is an inability to take even his own good advice. - William Faulkner

You know how advice is. You only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyway. - John Steinbeck

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Ambition - Quotes

A man without ambition is worse than dough that has no yeast in it to raise it. - Henry Ward Beecher

A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions. - Marcus Aurelius

Ambition destroys its possessor. - Hebrew Proverb

Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame, a grave to rest in, and a fading name! - William Winter

Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires. - Benjamin Franklin

Ambition if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others. - Susan Sontag

Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen. - Emil Cioran

Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment. - Thomas Otway

Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme, to be sublimely great, or to be nothing. - Thomas Southerne

Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky. - Unknown

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ambition, like a torrent, ne'er looks back. - Ben Jonson

Ambitions tend to remain undisturbed by realities. - Frank Herbert

An ambition to excel in petty things obstructs the progress to nobler aims. - Christian Nestell Bovee

An ambition which has conscience in it will always be a laborious and faithful engineer, and will build the road, and bridge the chasms between itself and eminent success by the most faithful and minute performances of duty. - Henry Ward Beecher

My ambition is handicapped by my laziness. - Charles Bukowski

The ambitious deceive themselves in proposing an end to their ambition; that end, when attained, becomes a means. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The ambitious sacrifices all to what he terms honour, as the miser all to money. - Johann Kaspar Lavater

The greatest evil that fortune can bring to men is to endow them with feeble resources and yet to make them ambitious. - Luc de Clapiers

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. - William Shakespeare

There was no more dangerous kind of madman than one who devoted a good brain and a courageous heart to unhealthy ambitions. - Michael Moorcock

With the ambitious, the failure of one expedient is the suggestion of another; but with the irresolute, defeat usually occasions abandonment of purpose. - Norman MacDonald

Your ambition should be to get as much life out of living as you possibly can, as much enjoyment, as much interest, as much experience, as much understanding. Not simply be what is generally called a “success”. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Problems - Quotes

A clever person turns great problems into little ones and little ones into none at all. - Chinese Proverb

An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions. - Robert A. Humphrey

Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity. - Joseph Sugarman

If we are not allowed to deal with small problems, we will be destroyed by slightly larger ones. When we come to understand this, we live our lives not avoiding problems, but welcoming them as challenges that will strengthen us so that we can be victorious in the future. - Jim Stovall

If you don’t understand a problem, then explain it to an audience and listen to yourself. - Tom Hirshfield

It’s much easier to point out the problem than it is to say just how it should be solved. - John Kenneth Galbraith

One should never impose one’s views on a problem; one should rather study it, and in time a solution will reveal itself. - Albert Einstein

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. - Robert Schuller

Problems, however, are rarely solved on the spur of the moment. They must be organized and dissected, then key issues isolated and defined. A period of gestation then sets in, during which these issues are mulled over. You put them in your mind and consciously or unconsciously work at them at odd hours of the day or night – even at work. It is somewhat analogous to trying to place a name on the face of someone you’ve met before. Often the solution to a problem comes to you in much the same way you eventually recall the name. - Bill Hewlett

Since our problems have been our own creation, they also can be overcome. - George Harrison

Studying the inverse problem always helps. - Tom Hirshfield

The mere formulation of a problem is far more often essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science. - Albert Einstein

The second assault on the same problem should come from a totally different direction. - Tom Hirshfield

The ultimate solutions to problems are rational; the process of finding them is not. - W. H. H. Gordon

The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

We should understand that our problems do not exist outside of ourselves, but are part of our mind that experiences unpleasant feeling. - Geshe Kelsang

When you don’t share your problems, you resent hearing the problems of other people. - Chuck Palahniuk