Friday, 30 November 2012

Quote Worthy

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention. -Sharon Salzberg

Men keep agreements when it is to the advantage of neither to break them. - Solon

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. - Benjamin Franklin

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. - Benjamin Franklin

A false friend and a shadow stay around only while the sun shines. - Benjamin Franklin

One never goes so far as when one doesn’t know where one is going. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is not so much what a person says, but what makes him say it. - Karl G. Maeser

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. - Hermann Hesse

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity 'til he has tasted adversity. - Sa'Di

Thursday, 29 November 2012


A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace. - Ovid

A man may well bring a horse to the water but he cannot make him drink. - John Heywood

All lay loads on a willing horse. - Unknown

Better lose the saddle than the horse. - Unknown

Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest. - Thomas Fuller

It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. - Abraham Lincoln

It is too late to shut the stable after the horse is stolen. - Unknown

Never swap horses crossing a stream. - American Proverb 

One may lead a horse, but twenty cannot make it drink. - Unknown

The burden is equal to the horse’s strength. - Unknown

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run ever faster if encouraged. - Ovid 

The wildest colts make the best horses. - Plutarch


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. - Brad Henry
Families aren't easy to join. They're like an exclusive country club where membership makes impossible demands and the dues for an outsider are exorbitant. - Erma Bombeck

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

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

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

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

Family is what grounds you. - Angelina Jolie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Practice of Tao

What is essential to practice the Tao is to get rid of cravings and vexations. If these afflictions are not removed, it is impossible to attain stability. This is like the case of the fertile field, which cannot produce good crops as long as the weeds are not cleared away. Cravings and ruminations are the weeds of the mind; if you do not clear them away, concentration and wisdom do not develop. - Chang San-feng 

The Tao is supreme goodness. It has no form and is limitless. It is formless because there is no visible trace of its existence. The Tao is that energy that has existed from the beginning when there was neither structure nor differentiation. It is the source of life in heaven and on earth. It creates and end all things. - Shui-ch'ing Tzu

Riches, fame, and fortune are as ephemeral as lightning, The passion of sexual love and childish piety will vanish like flames. Do not crave and be the master of your own life, Cultivate the Tao and there will be gods to help your karma. Do not lose your original nature and the dust of the earthly realm will vanish, The sky will reveal the circular bright moon. - Shui-ch'ing Tzu

When the mortal mind is dead, the mind of Tao can live. - Shui-ch'ing Tzu

The Tao is near and people seek it far away. - Mencius

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Quote Worthy

A man can do only what a man can do. But if he does that each day, he can sleep at night and do it again the next day. - Albert Schweitzer

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. - Friedrich Nietzsche

The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. - Les Brown

It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends. - Charles Colton  

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg. - Abraham Lincoln

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t. - Pete Seeger

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster. - Isaac Asimov

Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy. - George S. Patton

Monday, 26 November 2012

A Minute A penny

Smith climbs to the top of Mt. Sinai to get close enough to talk to God.  Looking up, he asks the Lord... "God, what does a million years mean to you?"

The Lord replies, "A minute."

Smith asks, "And what does a million dollars mean to you?"

The Lord replies, "A penny."

Smith asks, "Can I have a penny?"

The Lord replies, "In a minute."

Sunday, 25 November 2012


A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic. - George Bernard Shaw

Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich. - Nicolas Chamfort

Fashion can be bought, style one must possess. - Unknown

Fashion is what you adopt when you do not know who you are. - Unknown

If you ride a trend, make sure you can spot its tail. Many people failed because they did not see the impending change in trend. - Unknown

The fashion wears out more apparel than the man. - William Shakespeare


A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer. - Seneca

A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present. - Thomas Fuller

A pat on the back and a sympathetic ear are valuable gifts you can give to those you work, and live with. Times of crisis only increase their value. - Unknown

Anything that has real and lasting value is always a gift from within. - Franz Kafka

Every one has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend. - Marian Anderson

Everyone is gifted – but some people never open their package. - Wolfgang Riebe

It is a gift to be simple. - Unknown

Love the giver more than the gift. - Brigham Young

Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing. - Charles Lamb

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value. - Charles Dudley Warner

The greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends. - Cindy Lew

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. - Brian Tracy

The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention. - Anthony D'Angelo

The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your attention, your love, your concern. - Joel Osteen

The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. - Thich Nhat Hanh

The most precious gifts you can give your loved ones are loving words and deeds, of compassion, forgiveness, appreciation, understanding, and acceptance. - Unknown

The weakest among us has a gift, however seemingly trivial, which is peculiar to him and which worthily used will be a gift also to his race. - John Ruskin

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our special light. - Mary Dunbar

With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing. - Catherine De Hueck

You have three gifts you control: your thoughts, your speech and your behaviour. With these three, you can change your whole life and the whole world. - Unknown

Saturday, 24 November 2012


Blame it on a simple twist of fate. - Bob Dylan

Even human being is the artificer of his own fate … Events, circumstances, etc., have their origin in ourselves. They spring from seeds which we have sown. - H. D Thoreau

Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns. - Anne Lamott

Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny. - Kamran Hamid

Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on. - Citium Zeno

Fate leads the willing, drags the unwilling. - Cleanthes

Fate only takes you so far. The rest is up to you. - Unknown

Fate will find a way. - Virgil

Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate, All but the page prescrib'd, their present state. - Alexander Pope

How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is. - Wilhelm Von Humboldt

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. - G.K Chesterton

If you cant change your fate, change your attitude. - Charles Revson 

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When fate shuts a door, come in through the window. - Unknown

While the fates permit, live happily; life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned. - Seneca

Friday, 23 November 2012

Quote Worthy

If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. - Herodotus

There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself: "It all depends on me." - Andre Gide
Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. - Joan Lunden

You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere. - Charles F. Kettering

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. - Tony Robbins

Thursday, 22 November 2012


A warm hug from a loved one is a little bit of Heaven on Earth. - Unknown

Stretch out your arms and give your loved one a hug today; it will do both of you a world of good. - Unknown

They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything. - Unknown

Touch is the most fundamental sense. A baby experiences it, all over, before he is born and long before he learns to use sight, hearing, or taste, and no human ever ceases to need it. Keep your children short on pocket money but long on hugs. - Robert Heinlein

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Lao Tzu, the Patriarch of Taoism

Empty the heart, fill the abdomen.
Relax, and empty your mind and heart of all thoughts. Breathe in gently and deeply, so that the incoming cosmic energy fills the energy centre at your abdomen. - Lao Tzu

The supreme good is like water,
Which nourishes all things without trying to.
It is content with the low places that people disdain.
Thus it is like the Tao.
- Lao Tzu

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

When the highest type of men hear Tao,
They diligently practice it.
When the average type of men hear Tao,
They half believe in it.
When the lowest type of men hear Tao,
They laugh heartily at it.
- Lao Tzu

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Quote Worthy

Suspicion is far more apt to be wrong than right; oftener unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness. - Hosea Ballou
Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you. - Richard Bach

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are. - Honore De Balzac

How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people. - Edward Frederic Benson 

There are no such things as incurable. There are only things for which man has not found a cure. - Bernard Baruch

Dont be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. - Richard Bach

You dont get to choose how youre going to die, or when. You can only decide how youre going to live. Now. - Joan Baez

In great matters men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small matters, as they are. - Gamaliel Bradford

Monday, 19 November 2012


The strong young man at the construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of one of the older workmen.

After several minutes, the older worker had had enough.

“Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is?” he said. “I will bet a week’s wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that building that you won’t be able to wheel back.’’

“You’re on, old man,” the young guy replied.

The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then he turned to the young man and said, “Alright. Get in.”

Sunday, 18 November 2012


All that is given cheerfully and generously to another comes back to you and enriches your life in unexpected ways. - Unknown

Give alms, if thou can; if not, a sweet and gentle word. - Unknown

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. - Nigerian Proverb

Give to those in need. One day you may benefit from the kindness of someone who does likewise. - Unknown

It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live. - Ethel Percy Andrus

It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding. - Kahlil Gibran

No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank

The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated. - Baltasar Gracian

To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. - Max Beerbohm

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. - Robert Louis Stevenson

You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Khalil Gibran

Saturday, 17 November 2012


And oftentimes excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse, As patches set upon a little breach, Discredit more in hiding of the fault Than did the fault before it was so patchd. - Shakespeare

Easily seen are other's faults; hard indeed it is to see one's own faults. - Unknown

Every one fault seeming monstrous till his fellow fault came to match it. - Shakespeare

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. - Benjamin Franklin

If you feel you have no faults, that makes another one. - Unknown

In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes. - John Ruskin

Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales. - Unknown

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it. - Unknown

The easiest thing to find is fault. - Unknown

The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. - Dale Turner

To confess a fault freely is the next thing to being innocent of it. - Publilius Syrus 

Friday, 16 November 2012

Quote Worthy

In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest. - Aesop

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do. - Marquis De Vauvenargues

I like the dream of the future better than the history of the past. - Thomas Jefferson

To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so. - Sir Walter Scott

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end. - Benjamin Disraeli

Only those who risk going too far can find out how far one can go. - T.S. Elliot

There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one’s self. - John Gay

The man never feels the want of what it never occurs to him to ask for. - Arthur Schopenhauer 

Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are. - James Allen

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. - Johann Von Goethe

Thursday, 15 November 2012


A man of humanity is one who, in seeking to establish himself, finds a foothold for others and who, desiring attainment for himself, helps others to attain. - Unknown

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. - Martin Luther King Jr

In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute. - Unknown

One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that. - Joseph Campbell 

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender. - Henri Frederic Amiel

The cannon thunders... limbs fly in all directions... one can hear the groans of victims and the howling of those performing the sacrifice... it's Humanity in search of happiness. - Charles Baudelaire

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. - Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Lao Tzu, the Patriarch of Taoism

There are two paths leading to oneness with the Tao. The first is the path of acceptance. Affirm everyone and everything. Freely extend you goodwill and virtue in every direction, regardless of circumstances. Embrace all things as part of the Harmonious Oneness, and then you will begin to perceive it. The second path is that of denial. Recognize that everything you see and think is a falsehood, an illusion, a veil over the truth. Peel all the veils away, and you will arrive at the Oneness. Though these paths are entirely different, they will deliver you to the same place: spontaneous awareness of the Great Oneness. -Lao Tzu

Do you think that you can clear your mind by sitting constantly in silent meditation? This makes your mind narrow, not clear. Integral awareness is fluid and adaptable, present in all places and at all times. That is true meditation. The Tao is clear and simple, and it doesn't avoid the world. -Lao Tzu

Acting without design, occupying oneself without making a business of it, finding the great in what is small and the many in the few, repaying injury with kindness, effecting difficult things while they are easy, and managing great things in their beginnings: this is the method of Tao. - Lao Tzu

Chanting is no more holy than listening to the murmur of a stream, counting prayer beads no more sacred than simply breathing. . . . If you wish to attain oneness with the Tao, don't get caught up in spiritual superficialities. - Lao Tzu

Understand this if nothing else: spiritual freedom and oneness with the Tao are not randomly bestowed gifts, but the rewards of conscious self-transformation and self-evolution. - Lao Tzu

Worlds and particles, bodies and beings, time and space: All are transient expressions of the Tao. - Lao Tzu

Everything comes from That which cannot be named nor described because it its beyond man’s comprehension; but for convenience it is called Tao. - Lao Tzu

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Quote Worthy

It is difficult to say who does you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best. - Edward G. E. Bulwer-Lytton

The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility. - Charles Colton 

Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture. - Charles Colton 

Death and sorrow will be the companions of our journey; hardship our garment; constancy and valor our only shield. - Winston Churchill

We need not worry so much about what man descends from – its what he descends to that shames the human race. - Hal Boyle

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. - Robert Brault

What is past is past. There is a future left to all men who have the virtue to repent, and the energy to atone. - Edward G. E. Bulwer-Lytton

Loss and possession, death and life are one. There falls no shadow where there shines no sun - Hilaire Belloc

Monday, 12 November 2012


Forget the favours you give; remember the favours you received. - Unknown

However often you may have done them a favour, if you once refuse, they forget everything except your refusal. - Pliny The Younger

If you ask for a favour, make sure it does not develop into an obligation on the other person. - Unknown

Let him who has given a favor be silent; let he who has received it tell it. - Seneca

The person who receives the most favours is the one who knows how to return them. - Publilius Syrus

All Puns Intended

Q: What has ears, but never hears a thing?
A: A cornfield.
Q: What has four wheels and flies?
A: A garbage truck!

Q: What do you call the chicken who walked across the road?
A: Poultry in Motion
Q: A horse and a duck went to dinner one night together. Who paid?
A: The duck because he has the bill!

Q:What do you call a cow that lies down?
A:"Ground" Beef!

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road, roll around in the dirt, and cross the road again?
A: He wanted to be a dirty double crosser!

Q: What room does a horse stay in at a hotel?
A: In the bridle suite.

Q: You know what it's called when a cow quits giving milk?
A: An udder failure.

Q: What do you get from a pampered cow?
A: Spoiled milk.

Q: What did one penny say to the other penny?
A: Lets get together and make some cents!!

Sunday, 11 November 2012


Tis foolish to fear what you cannot avoid. - Publilius Syrus

A fearless man thrives on far horizons. - Unknown

Constant exposure to the object of fear immunizes against the fear. - Maxwell Maltz

Do not let fear confine your life inside a shell of doubt; A turtle never moves until his head is sticking out. - Charles Ghigna 

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain. - Mark Twain

Do what you fear and fear disappears. - Shakespeare

Even the fear of death is nothing compared to the fear of not having lived authentically and fully. - Frances Moore Lappe

Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear. - Eric Hoffer

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it. - Les Brown

Fear follows crime and its punishment. - Voltaire

Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman. - Marian Anderson 

Fear is a noose that binds until it strangles. - Jean Toomer

Fear is an emotion indispensable for survival. - Hannah Arendt

Fear is an injurious state of mind because it paralyses your faculty of reason and ruins your gift of imagination. - Unknown

Fear is something to be moved through, not something to be turned from. - Peter Mcwilliams 

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself. - Samuel Butler

Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed. - Michael Pritchard

Fear is the highest fence. - Dudley Nichols

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom, in the pursuit of truth as in the endeavor after a worthy manner of life. - Bertrand Russell

Fear is the mother of foresight. - Thomas Hardy

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. Yoda

Fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. - Unknown

Fear may be the first serious enemy you have to face in our society. It is the most destructive emotional bogyman there is. Cold feet, panic, depression and violence are all symptoms of fear – when it is out of control. But this feeling, ironically can also trigger courage, alertness, objectively. You cannot surrender to fear, but you can use it as a kind of fuel. Once you learn to control fear – to make it work for you – it will become one of your best friends. - Unknown

Fear to let fall a drop and you spill a lot. - Unknown

Having no fear does not mean you have to prove it by acting rashly. Remember that fearlessness is a cousin sister of recklessness. The former represents courage; the latter, stupidity. - Unknown

He that fears not the future may enjoy the present. - Thomas Fuller

He who fears he shall suffer already suffers what he fears. - Michel de Montaigne

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him. - Eleanor Roosevelt

I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as part of life specifically fear of change and fear of the unknown; and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says, turn back, turn back, youll die if you venture too far. - Erica Jong

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been. - Robert Schuller

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. - Dale Carnegie

It is torture to fear what you cannot overcome. - Anacharsis

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. - Robert Luis Stevenson

Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. - Francis Quarles

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear. - Bertrand Russell

No man has fear until fear come to him. - Unknown

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. - Edmund Burke

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. - Unknown

Of all base passions, fear is most accursed. - Shakespeare

Since fear is mostly about ignorance, the best part is that its as temporary as you choose. - Christine Comaford

Since fear is nothing more than a state of mind, it can be controlled and directed if you will it to. - Unknown

The ambitious man climbs up high and perilous stairs, and never cares how to come down; the desire of rising hath swallowed up his fear of a fall. - Thomas Adams

The conquest of fear yields the courage of life. That is the cardinal initiation of every heroic adventure – fearlessness and achievement. - Joseph Campbell 

The fears we don’t face becomes our limits. - Unknown

The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom. - Osho

The man who fears nothing is as powerful as he who is feared by everybody. - J. C. F. von Schiller

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants beyond everything else is safety. - H. L. Mencken

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. - Aung San Suu Kyi

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place. - Aeschylus

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear. - George Patton

There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable. - Christian Nestell Bovee

There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.  - Jawaharlal Nehru

Thinking will not overcome fear, action will. - Unknown

To be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind. - Seneca

To overcome a fear, here's all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway. - Peter Mcwilliams

To overcome your fear, you must take away its power by confronting it with courage. - Unknown

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. - Les Brown

We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death. - David Sarnoff

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them. - Christian Nestell Bovee

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes. - John F Kennedy

What man does not understand, he fears; and what he fears, he tends to destroy. - Unknown

When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. - Les Brown

When you fear something, think, – how long do you want to carry that fear in your mind. - Unknown

Where fear is, happiness is not. - Seneca

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. - Mary Manin Morrissey

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesnt exist anywhere except in the mind. - Dale Carnegie

You gain strength, experience and confidence every time you stop to look fear in the face. - Unknown


Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow. - Cicero

Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till by broad spreading it disperse to nought. - Shakespeare

Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. - Unknown

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves. - James Thompson 

The glory of great men must always be measured by the means they have used to obtain it. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read; and in so living as to make the world happier for our living in it. - Pliny The Elder

Saturday, 10 November 2012


Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go. - Mooji

Feelings are much like waves. We can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf. - Unknown 

Feeling is the fuel that moves the motor of experience. - Soaring Eagle

Feeling is what you get for thinking the way you do. - Marilyn vos Savant

I think the worst feeling in the world is knowing that someone you used to talk to everyday doesn't care about you anymore. - Anmol Andore

Its surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if youre not comfortable within yourself, you cant be comfortable with others. - Sydney J. Harris

Never play with the feelings of others because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a life time. - Shakespeare

One of the best feelings in the world is knowing your presence and absence both mean something to someone. - Unknown

Take the trouble to stop and think of the other persons feelings, his viewpoints, his desires and needs. Think more of what the other fellow wants, and how he must feel. - Maxwell Maltz

The best feeling is when someone appreciates everything about you that someone else took for granted. - Unknown

The most sincere feelings are the hardest to be expressed by words. - Unknown

You cant expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you cant expect to experience positive feelings all the time. The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get stuck in the negative ones. - Greg Anderson

Friday, 9 November 2012

Quote Worthy

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation. - Alfred Adler

While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago. - John Adams

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own. - Herbert Clark Hoover

Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life – but what we do about what happens to us. - George H. Allen

One ship drives east and the other drives west by the same winds that blow. It’s the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Thursday, 8 November 2012


A goal properly set is halfway reached. - Zig Ziglar

A goal, whatever it may be, is what gives meaning to our existence. It is the carrot of the stick that keeps us striving – that keeps us interested – that gives us a reason for getting out of bed in the morning. - Unknown

As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person. - Les Brown

Choosing goals that are important to you is one of the most essential things you can do in order to live your dreams. - Les Brown

Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. - Mario Andretti

Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader. - Paul J. Meyer

Do not set your goals by what other people see important. Your goals in life are only important to you and those who love to see you succeed. Guard them well and only share them with the right people. - Unknown

Even if I don't reach all my goals, I've gone higher than I would have if I hadn't set any. - Danielle Fotopoulis

Every single life only becomes great when the individual sets upon a goal or goals which they really believe in, which they can really commit themselves to, which they can put their whole heart and soul into. - Brian Tracy

Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor. - Brian Tracy

Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; its who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment. - Tony Robbins

Goals are dreams with deadlines. - Diana Scharf Hunt

Goals are not dreamy, pie-in-the-sky ideals. They have every day practical applications and they should be practical. - Les Brown

Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped. - O. Carl Simonton

Goals help you channel your energy into action. - Les Brown

Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy. - Denis Waitley

If a goal is one that is important enough for you to seek, have the courage to take the first step in that direction. - Unknown

If I've got correct goals, and if I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything else falls into line. If I do the right thing right, I'm going to succeed. - Dan Dierdorf

If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you. - Les Brown

If you want to reach a goal, you must "see the reaching" in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal. - Zig Ziglar

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach. - Benjamin E. Mays

Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals. - Aristotle

Men do not succeed in business or in life, no matter how intelligent they may be, no matter how sharply their aptitudes are defined, no matter how brilliantly they may be educated unless they are oriented toward the proper goals and have the drive or motivating force to succeed. - WalIace H Wulfeck

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them. - Tony Robbins 

People who fail to achieve their goals usually get stopped by frustration. They allow frustration to keep them from taking the necessary actions that would support them in achieving their desire. You get through this roadblock by plowing through frustration, taking each setback as feedback you can learn from, and pushing ahead. I doubt youll find many successful people who have not experienced this. All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration. - Tony Robbins

People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile. Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project. Always have something ahead of you to “look forward to” – to work for and hope for. - Maxwell Maltz

People with goals succeed because they know where you are going. - Basil S. Walsh

Pursue your goals with boundless enthusiasm and energy, and you can turn your dreams into reality. - Unknown

Set your goals high, and dont stop till you get there. - Bo Jackson

The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another. - Alexander Graham Bell

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get. - Unknown

The more specific and measurable your goal, the more quickly you will be able to identify, locate, create, and implement the use of the necessary resources for its achievement. - Charles J. Givens

The most important thing about goals is having one. - Geoffrey F. Abert

The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you set them, you immediately begin to create momentum. The most important rules that I ever adopted to help me in achieving my goals were those I learned from a very successful man who taught me to first write down the goal, and then to never leave the site of setting a goal without first taking some form of positive action toward its attainment. - Tony Robbins

The only way of arriving at your farthest goal is to put your strength and enjoyment into arriving at your nearest. - Unknown

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

The purpose of goals is to focus our attention. The mind will not reach toward achievement until it has clear objectives. The magic begins when we set goals. It is then that the switch is turned on, the current begins to flow, and the power to accomplish becomes a reality.

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. - Denis Waitley

There is no achievement without goals. - Robert J McKain

This one step – choosing a goal and sticking to it – changes everything. -Scott Reed

To live only for some future goal is shallow. Its the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. - Robert M. Pirsig 

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. - Zig Ziglar

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, dont adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. - Confucius

With hope, dignity, a little madness and some belief in the self, we can make great strides toward achieving our goals. - Leo Buscaglia

Without a goal, a life is nothing. Sometimes the goal becomes a man's entire life, an all-consuming passion. - Unknown 

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - Les Brown

You may not accomplish every goal you set – no one does – but what really matters is having goals and going after them wholeheartedly. - Les Brown

You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. - Charles C. Noble

You seldom get what you go after unless you know in advance what you want. Goals determine what you are going to be. - Unknown

Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life. - Les Brown