Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Proverbs


Easy come, easy go. Unknown

Every tide has its ebb. Unknown

Who will bell the cat? Unknown

Debt is better than death. Unknown

Dumb dogs are dangerous.Unknown

A stitch in time saves nine. Unknown

Content is better than riches. Unknown

Eat to live but not live to eat. Unknown

Dying is as natural as living. Unknown

There is life in the old dog yet. Unknown

Envy never enriched any man. Unknown

Better to war out than rust out. Unknown

Children and fools tell the truth. Unknown

When the wine’s in, the wits out. Unknown

A useful trade is a mine of gold. Unknown

A man cannot serve two masters. Unknown

Lookers on see most of the games. Unknown

Many a true word is spoken in jest. Unknown

Every ass likes to hear himself bray. Unknown

Better lose the saddle than the horse. Unknown

Measure thrice before you cut once. Unknown

A living dog is better than a dead lion. Unknown

A little of everything and nothing at all. Unknown

As the twig is bent, the tree is inclined. Unknown

Kind words are the music of the world. Unknown

Better ask twice than lose your way once. Unknown

Men made houses, woman made homes. Unknown

Scratch my back and I will scratch yours. Unknown

Distant water cannot quench a fire nearby. Unknown

What’s learnt in the cradle lasts till the tomb. Unknown

It was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. Unknown

An ascetic life lead s to tranquillity and harmony. Unknown

You can ‘t have an omelet without breaking the egg. Unknown

You must not expect old heads on young shoulders. Unknown

Diseases of the soul are more dangerous than those of the bodies. Unknown

Monday, 30 January 2012

Obvious To You, Amazing To Others

An inspirational talk/video.

Click on the link to watch the video.

http://www.wimp.com/obviousyou/

Saturday, 28 January 2012

On Friendship


What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. - George Washington

By friendship you mean the greatest love, the greatest usefulness, the most open communication, the noblest sufferings, the severest truth, the heartiest counsel, and the greatest union of minds which brave men and women are capable. - Jeremy Taylor

Compromise - Quotes

A compromise is a settlement by which each side gets what neither side wanted. - Evan Esar

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. - Ludwig Erhard

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit. - George Herbert

Compromise cannot be allowed in cases where the exact truth is ascertainable. - Arthur Lynch

Compromise is like the middle of the road; always safer to walk on than the edges. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Compromise is the key to keeping you feeling like you are not being walked on. - Heather Hogan

Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof. - James Russell Lowell

Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy. - Phyllis McGinley

If you cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen. - Nikita Khrushchev

Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible. - Bertrand Russell

The method of compromise is ... itself a compromise between the two methods, that of persuasion, on the one hand, and that of force, on the other. - Oliver Martin

When a nation issues ultimatums, it leaves no room for compromise and ensures that war will continue. - Howard Zinn

When you compromise your beliefs for the sake of gain, that is a lack of integrity. When you compromise your beliefs for the sake of greater understanding with your spouse, that’s called wisdom. - Fawn Weaver

Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles. - Ayn Rand

Computers - Quotes

Computers are finite machines; when given the same input, they always produce the same output. - Greg M. Perry

Computers are like motorbikes. They're easy to crash, impossible to fit all the family on and passengers you do take can only look over your shoulder. - Dean Ormandy

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in this world that just don't add up. - Evan Esar

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done. - Andy Rooney

Computers no longer interface with humans – they interact, and the interaction will become steadily deeper, more subtle, and more crucial to our collective sanity and ultimate survival. - Alan Cooper

It's not a fantasy to explore this question about making computers that are much, much, more powerful than the kind that we have sitting around now – in which a grain of salt has all the computational powers of all the computers in the world. - Seth Lloyd

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all. - John F. Kennedy

Programs are detailed because computers are machines. Machines do not have intelligence. A computer blindly follows your instructions, step by step. If you do not give detailed instructions, the computer can do nothing. - Greg M. Perry

The computer is incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Man is unbelievably slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. The marriage of the two is a force beyond calculation. - Leo Cherne

We should treat computers as fancy telephones, whose purpose is to connect people.... As long as we remember that we ourselves are the source of our value, our creativity, our sense of reality, then all of our work with computers will be worthwhile and beautiful. - Jaron Lanier

We used to have lots of questions to which there were no answers. Now, with the computer, there are lots of answers to which we haven't thought up questions. - Peter Ustinov

What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds. - Steve Jobs

When it comes to their capacity to screw things up, computers are becoming more human every day. - Seth Lloyd

Friday, 27 January 2012

Conceit - Quotes

Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed. - Channing Pollock

Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works. - William Shakespeare

Conceit is a strange disease: it makes everyone sick except the person who has it. - Evan Esar

Conceit is just as natural a thing to human minds as a centre is to a circle. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Conceit is pride and arrogance on steroids. - Michelle Singletary

Conceit is the most contemptible and one of the most odious qualities in the world. It is vanity driven from all other shifts, and forced to appeal to itself for admiration. - William Hazlitt

Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but impairs what it would improve. - Alexander Pope

Conceit may puff a man up, but never prop him up. - John Ruskin

I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them. - George Eliot

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity. - Robert Half

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit. - Aesop

Those who are talentless themselves are the first to talk about the conceit of others; for mediocrity bears but one flower – ENVY. - Charles William Day

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. - Louisa May Alcott

Confidence / Confidences

A person without confidence is like a jumbo jet sitting on the runway with an empty fuel tank. - Keith Johnson

Confidence and certainty will get you further than anything else will. - Unknown

Confidence and doubt are like two bulls in a car – either confidence is going to stay or your doubts or insecurities are going to stay, but there is not room for both to remain. - Keith Johnson

Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something... hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication. - Roger Staubach

Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor. - Unknown

Confidence is a fine trait. Overconfidence isn't. - Laurel K Hamilton

Confidence is a natural life force designed to overcome dark times. - Sheenah Hankin

Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart. - William Pitt

Confidence is a resolute state of mind by which you believe nothing is impossible. - John Eliot

Confidence is almost all about perception. Very few people are wholly confident in every area of their life. Those who appear to be so are probably good at acting – with themselves as the audience. - Kate Burton & Brinley N. Platts

Confidence is consistency of thinking about what is possible and how to make it possible. - John Eliot

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence. - Vincent Lombardi

Confidence is conqueror of men; victorious both over them and in them; the iron will of one stout heart shall make a thousand quail; a feeble dwarf, dauntlessly resolved, will turn the tide of battle, and rally to a nobler strife the giants that had fled. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life. - John Dewey

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honourable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself. - Cicero 

Confidence is the bridge connecting expectations and performance, investment and results. - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Confidence is the hinge on the door to success. - Mary O’Hara Dumas

Confidence is the mark of a hopeful disposition. - Aristotle

Confidence is you've been on that bull before and you know you're gonna ride 'im. - Anna Deavere Smith

Confidence isn't walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better than everyone else, it's walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else in the first place. - Unknown

Confidence, like money, only becomes a problem when it disappears. - Kate Burton & Brinley N. Platts

False confidence is the precursor of disaster. - David Noonan

There’s no confidence like the confidence that comes from having confronted something you feared. - Arlene Dickinson

Those who are silent, self-effacing and attentive become the recipients of confidences. - Thornton Wilder

Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy. - Brian Tracy

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Quote Worthy


We easily forget crimes that are known only to ourselves. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set a rolling it must increase. - Charles Colton 

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel. - Augustus Hare

I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat. - Tom Landry

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. - Max Lucado 

You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective. - Denis Waitley

What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another? - Alan Paton

The more active you are, the more energy you will have. - Norman Vincent Peale

Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. - Alexandre Dumas

If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Science and Mysticism


Metaphysics… has been developed from the first, by the union and conflict of two very different human impulses, the one urging men toward mysticism, and the other urging men toward science. But the greatest men who have been philosophers have felt the need both of science and of mysticism: the attempt to harmonise the two was what made their life, and what always must, for all its arduous uncertainty, make philosophy, to some minds, a greater thing than either science or religion. - Anon

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Will eating salty food result in a puffy face in the morning?


This is possible but unlikely to happen for a healthy person.

Fluid retention occurs when water accumulates in the body which can happen when one eats a lot of salty food or drinks too much water.

After having a salty meal, the higher sodium level causes the body to hold back more water in an effort to bring the sodium and water ration back to proper balance, said Dr Daphne Ang, a consultant in gastroenterology at the Changi General Hospital.

However, for most normal individuals, excessive salt or water should not result in fluid retention in the face because healthy kidneys have the ability to expel the excess salt and water consumed over the short term, said Dr Kelvin Thia, a consultant from the department of gastroenterology and hepatology a the Singapore General Hospital.

People with kidney, heart or liver problems may have more fluid retention issues around the face and, more commonly, around the ankles.

Most of the time, such swelling should go away.

However, if it persists or keeps happening despite avoiding aggravating factors such as high salt consumption, see a doctor, said Dr Ang.

- April Chong 

Monday, 23 January 2012

Happy Lunar New Year!


Wishing all celebrating the Lunar New Year a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous year in the Year of the Dragon!

Conformity

Human beings are not machines, and however powerful the pressure to conform, they sometimes are so moved by what they see as injustice that they dare to declare their independence. In that historical possibility lies hope. - Howard Zinn

Conformity is a problem for many small groups. Members put a higher priority on cohesion than on coming up with a well-reasoned choice. They pressure dissenters, shield themselves from negative feedback, keep silent when they disagree. - Craig E. Johnson

Conformity is inevitable when folks huddle together in rebellion. - Herbert Gold

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

Conformity – the natural instinct to passively yield to that vague something recognized as authority. - Mark Twain

Every society honours its live conformists and its dead troublemakers. - Mignon McLaughlin

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of "crackpot" than the stigma of conformity. - Thomas Watson

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself. - Rita Mae Brown Most people can't understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do. - Ivan Turgenev

Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority. - Martin Luther King Jr. The biggest problem with this staid world was the overwhelming demand for conformity. Everything was so eerily definitive: assent to the mandates of society would see you on the rise, but dissent was a steady downward path. - Django Wylie

We all have a tendency to think that the world must conform to our prejudices. The opposite view involves some effort of thought, and most people would die sooner than think – in fact they do so. - Bertrand Russell

We are not supposed to all be the same, feel the same, think the same, and believe the same. The key to continued expansion of our Universe lies in diversity, not in conformity and coercion. Conventionality is the death of creation. - Anthon St. Maarten

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Life


On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him. - The Buddha

Have a good time, make life cheerful and bright, dance if you want to, sing if you can, play as long as you live and leave the world with a smile - Lemuel K. Washburn

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. - Robert F. Bennett

He who wants to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything. Life is made up of little things. True greatness consists in being great in little things. - Charles Simmons

Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. - Ernest Hemingway

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Happiness


If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, growing double delphiniums in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.- Unknown

We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one’s own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness. - Dalai Lama

You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime. - Dale Carnegie

Friday, 20 January 2012

Conscience

A clear conscience is more valuable than wealth. - Tagalog Proverb

A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without. - Joseph Addison

A guilty conscience needs no accuser. - Unknown

A man’s conscience, like a warning line on the highway, tells him what he shouldn’t do – but it does not keep him from doing it. - Frank A. Clark

A soul without conscience is like food without taste, it will sustain the body with life but with no fulfilment. - Unknown

All too often a clear conscience is merely the result of a bad memory. - Unknown

Conscience after an evil act is like pulling stockings over muddy boots. - Austin O’Malley

Conscience doth make cowards of us all. - William Shakespeare

Conscience is a mans compass. - Vincent Van Gogh

Conscience is always right, since it only speaks when it is. - Unknown

Conscience is an exact recorder, that writes every man's history; an inward witness, that will sooner or later speak the whole truth; an impartial judge, whose sentence will acquit or condemn. - John Thorton

Conscience is that still, small voice that is sometimes too loud for comfort. - Bert Murray

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking. - H. L. Mencken

Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape. - George Bancroft

Conscience is the most sacred of all property. - James Madison 

Conscience is the only clue which will eternally guide a man clear of all doubts and inconsistencies. - Thomas Jefferson

Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life. - Karl Barth

Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience. - James Freeman Clarke

Conscience seldom comes to a man's aid while he is in the zenith of health and revelling in pomp and luxury upon ill-gotten spoils. It is generally the last act of his life, and it comes too late to be of much service to others here, or to himself hereafter. - George Washington

Each man's soul is a menagerie where Conscience, the animal-tamer, lives with a collection of wild beasts. - Austin O’Malley

If we neglect conscience, most evils are possible. - Edward Counsel 

If you snub Conscience a few times she will cut your acquaintance. - Austin O’Malley

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place. - Mahatma Gandhi

It is not as difficult to apologize as it is to live with a guilty conscience. - Unknown

Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die. - Martin Luther

Keep conscience clear, then never fear. - Benjamin  Franklin

Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. - George Washington

Let every man be free to act from his own conscience; but let him remember that other people have consciences too; and let not his liberty be so expansive that in its indulgence it jars and crashes against the liberty of others. - E. H. Chapin

Man lives in only one small room of the enormous house of his consciousness. - William James

The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the world. - William Ewart Gladstone

The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it. - Anne Louise Germaine de Stael 

There is a higher law than the law of government. Thats the law of conscience. - Stokely Carmichael 

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. - Unknown

There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man. - Polybius

While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind. - Mary Wortley Montagu

Whoever doesn't know it must learn and find by experience that a quiet conscience makes one strong. - Anne Frank

You cannot fail if you do what your conscience tells you to do. - Unknown

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Quote Worthy


Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. - Denis Waitley

There is this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means; draw it all out, and hold him to it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Pertinent Question is NOT how to do things right – but how to find the right things to do, and to concentrate resources and efforts on them. - Peter F. Drucker

If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; if you are depressed, it will cheer you; if you are excited, it will calm you. - William Ewart Gladstone

If I were to say, "God, why me?" about the bad things, then I should have said, "God, why me?" about the good things that happened in my life. - Arthur Ashe

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. - Benjamin Franklin

The die was now cast; I had passed the Rubicon. Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination. - John Adams

Conceited men often seem a harmless kind of men, who, by an overweening self-respect, relieve others from the duty of respecting them at all. - Henry Ward Beecher

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Consciousness


You are eternal Consciousness, currently in this wonderful physical body for the thrill and exhilaration of specific focus and creation. The physical being that you define as 'you' stands on the Leading Edge of thought, while Consciousness, which is really your Source, pours through you. And in those moments of inexpressible elation, those are the times when you are wide open and truly allowing your Source to express through you. - Anon

A full-spectrum approach to human consciousness and behaviour means that men and women have available to them a spectrum of knowing – a spectrum that includes, at the very least, the eye of flesh, the eye of mind, and the eye of spirit. - Ken Wilber

Although each of us obviously inhabits a separate physical body, the laboratory data from a hundred years of parapsychology research strongly indicate that there is no separation in consciousness. - Russell Targ

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Food For Thought


The most important thing in life is not simply to capitalize on your gains. Any fool can do that. The important thing is to profit from your loses. That requires intelligence, and makes the difference between a man of sense and a fool. - Dale Carnegie

All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else. - Plato

Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality. - Wayne Dyer

Consistency - Quotes

Is consistency a good thing? Opinions are varied. I guess it depends on the circumstances and the situation.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Consistency is a jewel, but too much jewellery is vulgar. - Evan Esar

Consistency is the enemy of enterprise, just as symmetry is the enemy of art. - George Bernard Shaw

Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative. - Oscar Wilde

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. - Bernard Berenson

Consistency, thou art a jewel. - Unknown

Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent. - Horatio Smith

Irresolution on the schemes of life which offer themselves to our choice, and inconstancy in pursuing them, are the greatest and most universal causes of all our disquiet and unhappiness. - Joseph Addison

It is the want of consistency which has caused more secret uneasiness, and more relative discord, than almost any other failing concocted with a man's character. - W. S. Martin

No intelligent person ever considers a change of opinion to be inconstancy. - Cicero

Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time. - John C. Maxwell

The man who spends one-half of the day in studying what is just, and the other half in practicing what is so, shows a knowledge of consistency. - J. A. James

There are those who would mis-teach us that to stick in a rut is consistency, and a virtue, and that to climb out of the rut is inconsistency, and a vice. - Mark Twain

What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth. No smallest atom of our moral, mental, or physical structure can stand still a year. It grows – it must grow smaller or larger, better or worse – it cannot stand still. In other words, we change – and must change, constantly, and keep on changing as long as we live. What, then, is the true Gospel of consistency? Change. Who is the really consistent man? The man who changes. Since change is the law of his being, he cannot be consistent if he's stuck in a rut. - Mark Twain

Monday, 16 January 2012

Jokes


              A father decide to teach his eight-year-old the art of goal kicking. So he got down on his knees. Placed the football carefully, and then told his son what to do. “When I nod my head, kick it.”
              The son did as he was told. That was how the father lost his two front teeth.

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              “Tell me, Mr. Wright,” said the personnel manage, “why did you leave your last job?”
              “It was because of illness, sir,” answered Wright. “The boss got sick of me!”

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              A local merchant ran an ad in the paper for part-time help. One of the job applicants was too young for the job, so he immediately turned him away. That’s why the merchant was surprised to see the same young applicant come into his store the very next week, again trying for the job. “I’ve already told you I needed someone older,” he said.
              “I know, that’s why I’m back again,” answered the boy. “I’m older now.”

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Contentment

A contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich. - Frank Herbert

A man who is contented with what he has done will never become famous for what he will do. - Fred Estabrook

As long as you are content with yourself, what anyone else has to say about you means nothing. - Unknown

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. - Lao Tzu

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything. - Aesop

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. - Benjamin Franklin

Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire. - Thomas Fuller

Contentment is a feeling that envelops you when you are truly thankful for what you have and are no longer seeking to acquire more; It is not the fulfilment of what you want – it is the realization of how much you already have! - Unknown

Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase. - John Balguy

Content is the Philosopher's Stone, that turns all it touches into Gold. - Benjamin Franklin

Contentment is better than riches. - Unknown

Contentment is both the fruit and the tree. - Dave Ramsey

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty. - Socrates

Contentment is not escape from the battle, but rather an abiding peace and confidence in the midst of the battle. - Warren W. Wiersbe

Contentment is not resignation. A contented person is not a defeated person. True contentment never asks, "Why bother? What is the point?" Neither does true contentment equal an excuse for inaction.... Contentment doesn't wring its hands; it wrings every bit of good out of every situation. - Marcia Ford

Contentment with our lot is an element of happiness. - Aesop 

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. - Benjamin Franklin

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. - Ann Brashares

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress. - Unknown

He has the most who is most content with the least. - Diogenes

He who is content is rich. - Lao Tzu

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. - Socrates

It is not our circumstances that create our discontent or contentment. it is us. - Vivian Greene 

It pays to be content with your lot. - Aesop 

Love the little trade which thou hast learned, and be content therewith. - Marcus Aurelius

Most of us won't be contented with our lot until it's a lot more. - Unknown 

Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind. Contentment is better than riches. - Unknown

The art of contentment is the recognition that the most satisfying and the most dependably refreshing experiences of life lies not in great things but in little things. The rarity of happiness among those who achieved much is evidence that achievement is not in itself the assurance of a happy life. The great, like the humble, may have to find their satisfaction in the same plain things. - Edgar A. Collard

The contented person can never be ruined. - Chinese Proverb

The discontented man finds no easy chair. - Benjamin Franklin

The greatest wealth is to live content with little. - Plato 

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach. - Lin Yutang

The utmost we can hope for in this world is Contentment; if we aim at anything higher, we shall meet with nothing but grief and disappointment. - Wellins Calcott

The wise man contents himself with what he has, until such time as he invents something better. - Jose Saramago

There are times when a man should be content with what he has, but never with what he is. - William Jorda

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not. - Akhnaton

True contentment is not passive satisfaction: it is understanding why there is nothing further to be desired. - Ellis Heywood 

When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Friends


No matter how good a friend is, they are going to hurt you every once in a while, and you must forgive them for that. Do not let hurt turn to grudge. This is one sure way to destroy a friendship. Forgive your friend and move on. - Unknown

If you have friends, do not be afraid to express your friendship, do not be afraid to tell them that you admire or love them. If you love anybody why not say so? It costs you nothing but it may mean everything to your friend and to your friendship. - Unknown

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young. - Unknown

Fortify yourself with a flock of friends! You can select them at random, write to one, dine with one, visit one, or take your problems to one. There is always at least one who will understand, inspire, and give you the lift you may need at the time. - Unknown

Friday, 13 January 2012

Control


Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control. - Arthur Schopenhauer

It isnt until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. - Oprah Winfrey

No man is free who cannot control himself. - Pythagoras

You can not always control circumstances, but you can control your own thoughts. - Charles Popplestown

You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. - Wayne Dyer

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. - Brian Tracy

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Quote Worthy


In social institutions, the whole is always less than the sum of its parts. There will never be a state as good as its people, or a church worthy of its congregation, or a university equal to its faculty and students. - Edward Abbey

Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know. - Charles Kingsley

I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal – and they’ll soon forget my number. - Edith Armstrong

It is only in the repetition of the craft that he or she masters the art. Only when the craft becomes second nature can one begin to create from his or her inner being the forms, images, and conceptions to create within the art. - Samuel Avital 

Nothing is impossible: there are ways which lead to everything; and if we had sufficient will, we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Universal Law


The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle. - Marcus Aurelius

Universal law always follows a pattern. Everything that moves or grows has a cycle and trend. It is nature’s law that every natural or man-made growing organism grows to maturity, levels off, and dies – unless there is rebirth through new life, new blood, new ideas, or new activity. - Unknown

The mysterious powers of the human mind – and man’s amazing psychic powers – operate under universal laws. These laws operate regardless of anyone’s lack of understanding, disbelief, or ignorance. - Unknown

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Food For Thought


There will be times when you will be in the field without a camera. And, you will see the most glorious sunset or the most beautiful scene that you have ever witnessed. Don’t be bitter because you can’t record it. Sit down, drink it in, and enjoy it for what it is! - Degriff

Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend, rather than the gloss of a sweet-lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness. - Francis Quarles

He who can wait for what he desires takes the course not to be exceedingly grieved if he fails of it; he, on the contrary, who labors after a thing too impatiently thinks the success when it comes is not a recompense equal to all the pains he has been at about it. - Jean de La Bruyere

Monday, 9 January 2012

Let There Be Light

How Plastic Bottles Can Lighten Up The Darkness

Click on the link to watch the video.

http://www.wimp.com/lightenup/