Friday, 29 April 2011

Success - Quotes


It takes time to succeed because success is merely the natural reward of taking time to do anything well. - Joseph Ross

If you want to be successful, know what you are doing, love what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing. - Will Rogers

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Sivananda

I can give you a six-word formula for success: “Think things through – then follow through.” - Sir Walter Scott

No one has a corner on success. It is his who pays the price. - Orison Swett Marden

Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times. - Niccolo Machiavelli 

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all. - Anna Quindlen

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. - Napoleon Hill

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal. - Chuck Carlson 

Just do what you love and believe in, and sucess will come naturally. - David Frost 

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do. - Bob Dylan

Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success. - Denis Waitley

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. - Maya Angelou

Your success and failure affect more than you; they affect everyone around you – especially those dearest to you. - Unknown

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Suffering


When Lord Buddha spoke about suffering, he wasn't referring simply to superficial problems like illness and injury, but to the fact that the dissatisfied nature of the mind itself is suffering. No matter how much of something you get, it never satisfies your desire for better or more. This unceasing desire is suffering; its nature is emotional frustration. 

Suffering is the basic lot of mankind. The only way to end suffering is by purifying the mind. The individual creates his own suffering and it is he alone who can end it.

It is not the eye, nor the ear, which hold us bound to the wheel of suffering, nor is it the things perceived by the eye, or the ear. It is the desire of the one for the other that is the fetter. If the eye and the ear are not attached to things seen and heard, then there is no sorrow or suffering.

Suffering arises from desiring, wanting and craving. One escape from the burden of suffering when one is liberated from your self and its desires.

Suffering follows the evil act as the wheel of the cart follows the foot of the ox that draws it.

Source Unknown 

Monday, 25 April 2011

Kinetic Sculpture


This is really brilliant.
Man creates kinetic sculpture that moves and lives on its own.


Saturday, 23 April 2011

Life


There comes a time in your life when you have to let go of the life you planned and live the life you were meant to live. 

The effectiveness of a life, like a field, depends not only upon what grows in it but also what is not allowed to grow in it. 

The road of life can only reveal itself as it is traveled; each turn in the road reveals a surprise. Man’s future is hidden. 

If you tell life what it has to be, you limit it; But if you let life show you what it wants to be, it will open doors you never knew existed. 

You do not need all the answers to be successful in life. You only need to be adjustable as you cruise along.

Know where you are going in life. Purpose is what gives life a meaning. A life that has not a definite plan is likely to become driftwood. 

Slow down! Take time to appreciate nature, chat with a friend, or read a chapter from a good book. There is more to life than running non-stop.

Life cannot give us joy and peace; it is up to us to will it. Life gives us time and space; it is up to us to fill it.

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and go to bed at night. In between I occupy myself as best I can.

Your life ends when your body stops functioning. However, keeping your body alive alone does not equate to living. 

The ability to handle life is simply the ability to handle one’s own mind. We fail first in thought and only afterward in action. 

He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses. 

If you have not the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you. 

‘Uncertainty’ is the key word in our lives. We must live with uncertainty and steer our ship through life’s perilous paths.

Make the best of everything in life. Do not waste life in doubts and fears. When shall we live if not now?

You should not go through life with a catcher’s mitt on each hand. You need to be able to throw something back.

The rhythm of life is intricate but orderly, tenacious but fragile. To keep that in mind is to hold the key to survival.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Proverbs


All they that take the sword shall punish with the sword. - Matthew

Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall. - Tobias G. Smollett

What does not destroy me, makes me strong. - Friedrich Nietzsche

What the eye does not see, the heart does not rue. - Mary Collyer

We aim above the mark to hit the mark. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it. - Daniel J. Boorstin

If the blind lead the blind both shall fall into the ditch. - Matthew

A fox should not be of the jury at a goose's trial. - Thomas Fuller

Stung by the splendor of a sudden thought. - Robert Browning

The best tranquilizer is a clear conscience. - Benjamin Franklin

Neither a borrower, nor a lender be. - William Shakespeare

A picture is worth a thousand words. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched. - Aesop

I won't quarrel with my bread and butter. - Jonathan Swift

A good example is the best sermon. - Benjamin Franklin

Beware the wrath of a patient adversary. - John Calhoun

Either do not attempt at all or go through with it. - Ovid

Diligence is the mother of good luck. - Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

Endurance is patience concentrated. - Thomas Carlyle

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Love


To know that someone loves you and will be there for you will light up your darkest hours. - Vincent Thnay 

The secret of love is seeking variety in your life together, and never letting routine chords dull the melody of your romance. - Unknown

If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater. - Unknown

Never leave things unsaid with the one you love because you will never know if you will ever have another chance to say them. - Unknown

Just because someone does not love you the way you want them to, does not mean they do not love you with all they have. - Unknown

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. - Unknown

Just because two people argue, it does not mean they do not love each other. And just because they do not argue, it does not mean they do. - Unknown

If you love anyone, you would no more be yourself, but you would quite lose and forget yourself in your devotion to him. - Unknown

One can still be in love at an old age without being ridiculous. It is at this age that one most needs one’s heart warmed up again. - Unknown

For many, just the thought that love is a possibility gives hope to what could otherwise be an empty life. - Unknown

True love pulls others through, carries them over, looks beyond. It know no boundaries and it never runs out. - Unknown

If you do not accomplish anything else today except show love to all you meet, you are already a great success. - Unknown

The quickest way to receive love is to give love; The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly. - Unknown

To be loved is nice, but not essential. To love someone, that’s what makes life worth living. - Unknown

Those who freely give love and kindness are always recipients of them as well. - Unknown

Where there is love, there is a touch of the divine. Make time for love in your life. - Unknown

Unconditional love may fail, but love with conditions does not even have a chance. - Unknown

Do not run away from love but towards love because it is your deepest joy. - Unknown

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Gossips


If prostitution is the oldest profession, gossip must be the oldest social past time. Let’s face it. We all gossip. There are few who don’t. The world will be very quiet indeed if people don’t gossip.

When we meet up with friends, what do we do? We trade information on what is going on in our lives, what has happened with us. And we inevitably ended up talking about other people as well - people who are associated with us - like, our mutual friends, colleagues, family etc. It is through this exchange of information that we are updated on the people, events, and things happening around us.

Generally, most gossips are just harmless digs at the expense of the people we know. There is no malice intended. Troubles start when we said more than we should - like when we pass sensitive information, or information that were meant for our ears only. 

So, a line must be drawn when gossiping. We must not divulge sensitive information. If you are unsure whether you should make known certain facts to all and sundry, don’t. If you think that a particular juicy piece of gossip might annoy or hurt someone, then, it is better to hold your tongue. Always be mindful of other people’s feelings, And another thing, no spreading of untruth when gossiping.

- Vincent Thnay

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Happiness


The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.

No one is guaranteed happiness. Life just gives us time and space. It is up to us to fill it with joy and meaning.

Almost all of our unhappiness is the result of comparing ourselves to others. 

Happiness or unhappiness lies not in the events themselves, but in the way one feels about them and reacts towards them.

If a person has happiness, he has the life-power to live fully. He is alive, so to speak.

Happy are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

The happiness we all seek can only be achieved through self control, not material possessions.

It always pays to put others before yourself. It is the path to true happiness.

The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditations on the past.

A person should so live that their happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. 

He alone is the happy man who has learned to extract happiness not from ideal conditions but from actual ones about him. 

Do not let anyone hold your happiness in their hands, – hold it in yours so it will always be within your reach.

It is pretty hard to tell what brings happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

True happiness is not to achieve our goals but to learn to be satisfied with what we already achieved.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Food For Thought


Fact of the matter is, there is no hip world, there is no straight world. There’s a world, you see, which has people in it who believe in a variety of different things. Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence. - Frank Zappa

People may change their minds as often as their coats, and new sets of rules of conduct may be written every week, but the fact remains that human nature has not changed and does not change, that inherent human beliefs stay the same; the fundamental rules of human conduct continue to hold. - Lammot du Pont

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. - M. Scott Peck 

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Are You Drinking Enough Water?


Water - arguably the most powerful healing substance known to man

Many of us know that an average healthy adult needs to drink at least 8 glasses or 2 litres of water a day, and that the average person cannot survive for more than a few days without water. But do we know why?

Why we need water

Water is needed to regulate body temperature, control basic functions, lessen the burden on the kidneys and liver by flushing out body waste, lubricate joints and assist in the transportation of nutrients to our cells.

When our body doesn’t get enough water, dehydration occurs. The results of dehydration are many and varied but some symptoms include a drop in brain function, slow metabolism, fuzzy short-term memory and bad breath

Other negative effects include arthritis, loss of muscle tone, excess weight gain, dry skin, migraines, hypertension, digestive complications, and persistent constipation. Over time, more serious complications can arise, such as incre3ased toxicity and even organ failure.

Water and the Kidneys

Dehydration can be extremely damaging for the kidneys, especially for senior citizens, as their kidney functions may have deteriorated to some degree.

A healthy adult’s kidneys excrete approximately 2 litres of urine and waste per day. When there is not enough water intake, there is nothing in which to flush the body’s waste products such as uric acid and urea. As such, these substances build up in the body, leading to kidney stones and putting additional strain on the kidneys. Over time, toxins can build up within the body, leading to many types of complications.

Maintaining a healthy water diet

There are a few things you can do to ensure you get sufficient water daily:

* Never wait until you feel thirsty before you start drinking, because by then you are already mildly dehydrated.

* What you can do is to buy yourself a couple of 1-litre flasks, lwave one at home and bring the other to work. Fill the flasks with water and make sure you finish them every day.

* Eat plenty of fruits and green vegetables as about 20% of water can come from our diet.

* If you are going to be outdoors, bring along a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated; after exercising, drink at least a glass of water to replenish moisture lost through perspiring.

* If you work in an air-conditioned area, it is even more important to monitor your water intake as the dry air can cause rapid water loss.

Do this and be on your way to a healthier lifestyle today?


This article is taken from a publication by the National Kidney Function

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Life


Live your life to the fullest! This is not a rehearsal. You will never live this day again.

There is no shortcut to life. To the end of our days, life is a lesson imperfectly learned.

Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.

It is not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

Wake up with a smile and go after life. Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it.

The prime time of life is that fleeting moment between green and over ripe.

The value of life lies, not in the longest of days, but in the use we make of them.

If you would live your life with ease; do what you ought, not what you please. 

Be careful how you live; you may be the only Bible some people ever read. 

There must be more to life than sitting wondering if there is more to life. 

He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing life. 

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.

To expect life to be tailored to our specifications is to invite frustration. 

All life is an experiment, the more you experiment, the better your life.

The two certainties in life are:- that we will die one day, and change.

No one ever ruined his eyesight by looking at the bright side of life. 

The true riches of Life are hidden in the hearts and minds of man.

The meaning of life cannot be told; it has to happen to a person. 

Live so that your friends can defend you, but never have to. 

Good life starts only when you stop wanting a better one. 

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Compassion


Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. - Albert Schweitzer

By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive. - Albert Schweitzer

I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics. - Albert Schweitzer

Monday, 11 April 2011

Love In The Park


Story of a goose who befriended a retired man in the park. Interesting! :-)


http://www.wimp.com/gooseman/



Friday, 8 April 2011

Proverbs


Better be alone than in bad company. - Thomas Fuller

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. - Cervantes

A rolling stone can gather no moss. - Publilius Syrus

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit. - Aesop

Necessity, the mother of invention. - George Farquhar

Prevention is better than cure. - Desiderius Erasmus

To err is human, to forgive, divine. - Alexander Pope

Faint heart ne'er won fair lady. - Miguel de Cervantes

Birds of a feather will gather together. - Robert Burton

What can't be cured must be endured. - Robert Burton

Neither cast ye your pearls before swine. - Matthew

Too much agreement kills a chat. - Eldridge Cleaver

He that is down needs fear no fall. - John Bunyan

The best way out is always through. - Robert Frost

Little strokes fell great oaks. - Benjamin Franklin

Time and tide wait for no man. - Geoffrey Chaucer

United we stand, divided we fall. - G. P. Morris

A penny saved is a penny got. - Henry Fielding

After a storm comes a calm. - Matthew Henry

Honesty’s the best policy. - Miguel de Cervantes

Every dog must have his day. - Jonathan Swift

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Friends


I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. - Plutarch

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend. - Albert Camus

If I cannot understand my friend’s silence, I will never get to understand his words. - J. Enoch Powell 

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

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. - Laurence Peter

Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world. - Henry Drummond

Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us. - Amos Bronson Alcott

The best time to make friends is before you need them. - Ethel Barrymore 

To have one good friend is to keep the darkness at bay. - Pam Brown

Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one. - Robert E. Lee 

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. - Henry Ford

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. - Aristotle 

The only way to have a friend is to be one. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. - Euripides 

Where there are friends there is wealth. - Titus Maccius Plautus

Reprove thy friend privately; commend him publicly. - Solon

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. - Franklin

Between friends there is no need of justice. - Aristotle

The best mirror is an old friend. - George Herbert

Friends are thieves of time. - Francis Bacon

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Food For Thought


I have no desire to move mountains, construct monuments, or leave behind in my wake material evidence of my existence. But, in the final recollection, if the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart . . . Then in living – I have made my mark. - Thomas L. Odem

The successful producer of an article sells it for more than it cost him to make, and that’s his profit. But the customer buys it only because it is worth more to him than he pays for it, and that’s his profit. No one can long make a profit producing anything unless the customer makes a profit using it. - Samuel B. Pettengill

There are two primary forces in this world, fear and faith. Fear can move you to destructiveness or sickness or failure. Only in rare instances will it motivate you to accomplishment. But faith is a greater force. Faith can drive itself into your consciousness and set you free from fear forever. - Norman Vincent Peale

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Of Life


The Art Of Life

The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candour. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception. - Edward Verrall Lucas

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much. - William Hazlitt

The art of life lies in constant readjustment to our surroundings; the wisdom of life consists of the elimination of non-essentials. - Unknown

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Art of living

The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means. - Henry Taylor

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unforeseen attack. - Marcus Aurelius

The art of living lies not in eliminating, but in growing with troubles. - Bernard Baruch

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. - Unknown

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Law of life

The law of life is ever urging us to grow in every way. Life demands that we adjust to the circumstances of our daily existence; if we do nothing, if we are content, with no desire for advancement and improvement, we retrogress, for we cannot really stand still. - Unknown

The law of worthy life is fundamentally the law of strife. It is only through labour and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. - Theodore Roosevelt

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The game of life

The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well. Even if you are dealt a bad hand in life, with courage and faith you can play it well. - H.T. Leslie

In the game of life, it is a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieve you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season. - Bill Vaughan

The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy. - Florence Shinn

If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one. - Anthony D'Angelo

In the game of life, nothing is less important than the score at half time. - Unknown

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The tragedy of life

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It is not a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. - Unknown

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. - Albert Schweitzer

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. - Richard L. Evans

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The Simple Life

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wild flower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life. - John Burroughs

Monday, 4 April 2011

Amazing Technology


This is truly amazing indeed! A tool of great help for carpenters, wood workers.