Thursday, 31 January 2013


Always help someone. You might  be the only one who does. - Unknown

Divine help will only come to those who are committed to their goal. Commit, and help will come to you when you really need it. - Unknown

Do not hesitate to reach out for help; we all need it from time to time. - Unknown

Everyone, no matter how big and strong, could use a little help sometimes. Never  be afraid to ask for help when you need it. What are we here for, if not for each other? - Doe Zantamata  

Give help rather than advice. - Luc De Vauvenargues

He that won’t be counseled can’t be helped. - Benjamin Franklin

If you help others, you will be helped, perhaps tomorrow, perhaps in one hundred years, but you will be helped. Nature must pay off the debt. It is a mathematical law and all life is mathematics. - G. I. Gurdjieff

It’s hard to offer help to someone who doesn’t have the slightest idea that he needs it. - Unknown

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you. - Mother Teresa

Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful. - Ric Ocasek

Self-help must precede help from others. Even for making certain of help from heaven, one has to help oneself. - Morarji Ranchhodji Desai

Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push. - Unknown

The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. - Fred Dehner

The greatest help you can give someone is to help him help himself. - Unknown

There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself. - Andrew Carnegie

We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way. - Earl Nightingale

When we all help one another, everybody wins. - Jim Stovall

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

No Fear In The Now

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Quote Worthy

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they my be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions. - Aristotle

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once and a while, or the light won’t come in. - Alan Ald

He that giveth away his treasure wisely, giveth away his plagues: he that retaineth their increase, heapeth up sorrow. - Akhnaton

Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. - Benjamin Franklin

Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig. - Marcus Aurelius

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. - Dalai Lama 

It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice. - Eric Lindros

Wondering is healthy. It broadens the mind, opens you up to all sorts of stray thoughts and possibilities. - Charles De Lint


Each man must have his "I"; it is more necessary to him than bread; and if he does not find scope for it within the existing institutions he will be likely to make trouble. - Charles Horton Cooley

If you are different from the rest of the flock, they bite you. - Vincent O’Sulliva

It is precisely those who are apparently aloof from the world who build for themselves a remarkable and thoroughly individual world in miniature, using their own special equipment, termite-like. - Stefan Zweig

I'm an oddity of one, my strangeness too complicated to explain or share. - Libba Bray

Individuality is that which you bring into the world. - Osho

Individuality is the expression of the uniqueness of every soul and the sublime manifestation of its evolution. - Avikal Costantino

Our individuality is all, all, that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it in, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station along life's bittersweet route. - Tom Robbins

The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself. - Saul Alinsky

The thing is not to follow a pattern. Follow your own pattern of feeling and thought. The thing is to accept your own life and not try to live someone else’s life. Look, the thumbprint is not like any other, and the thumbprint is what you must go by. - Katherine Anne Porter

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person. - Anais Nin

We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honour him for what he is: each the other's opposite and complement. - Hermann Hesse

Monday, 28 January 2013


A man follows a woman out of a movie theatre. She has a dog on a leash. He stops her and says, ‘’I’m sorry to bother you, but I couldn’t help but notice that your dog was really into the movie. He cried at the right spots, he moved nervously in his seat at the boring parts, but most of all, he laughed like crazy at the funny parts. Did you find that unusual?’’

“Yes,’’ she replied, “I found it very unusual ... because he hated the book!”


All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired. - Chuck Palahniuk

Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you. - Grace Coddington

Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor. - John Milton

Do not give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I do not think you can go wrong. - Unknown

Don't loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don't get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it. - Jack London

Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you. - William Feather

I don’t believe in inspiration. I believe in work, because while one works one’s creativity is opened. - Giacomo Manzu

I have found that sitting in a place where you have never sat before can be inspiring. - Dodie Smith

I learned… that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness. - Brenda Ueland

I think inspiration is always around; it’s just a question of whether or not you're noticing it. - John Green

If you wait for inspiration you’ll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street. - Ben Nicholas

Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness. - Unknown

Inspiration flows naturally from the person who has a willingness to learn, a desire to serve, and the humility to match his achievements. - Unknown

Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy. - Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. - Chuck Close

Inspiration never arrived when you were searching for it. - Lisa Alther

Inspiration plus perspiration produces a sensation. - Unknown

Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it. - Madeleine L ’Engle

It isn’t that inspiration doesn’t exist, but it comes only with writing. - John Braine

Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning. - Igor Stravinsky

Observation capitalizes inspiration. - Alex Osborn

One can be instructed in society; one is inspired only in solitude. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people. - Napoleon Boneparte

To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower; to hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour – is inspiration. - William Blake

When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it. - Sigmund Freud

When inspiration is silent reason tires quickly. - Roger Zelazny

Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses. - Amy Tan

Saturday, 26 January 2013


One nice thing about telling a clean joke is theres a good chance no one's heard it before. - Doug Larson

Some one is generally sure to be the sufferer by a joke. - William Hazlitt

The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh. - Johann Von Schiller

There are things of deadly earnest that can only be safely mentioned under cover of a joke. - J.J. Procter

You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue – agree with him. - Ed Howe

Friday, 25 January 2013

Quote Worthy

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. - Charles Dudley Warner 

The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell. - Zora Neale Hurston

Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up. - Edgar Watson Howe

It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing. - Seneca

Learn to use ten minutes intelligently. It will pay you huge dividends. - William A. Irwin

Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms. - Anthony Storr

It is folly to punish your neighbour by fire when you live next door. - Publilius Syrus

A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are for. - Grace Murray Hopper

Wonder is from surprise, and surprise stops with experience. -
Bishop Robert South

Sympathy is never wasted except when you give it to yourself. - John W. Raper

Thursday, 24 January 2013


A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. - Bob Dylan

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. - Joseph Campbell

A real hero is someone who gets up even when he can't. - Jared Leto

A hero is someone who does what must be done, and needs no other reason. - Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder

Alongside the statement about one man's poison being another man's high, one might as well add that one man's saint can be another man's sore and one man's hero can turn out to be that man's biggest hangup. - Ken Kesey

Every hero becomes a bore at last. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hero worship is transcendent wonder. - Thomas Carlyle

He who says, "I know no fear," is no hero. No man knows courage unless he does know fear, and has that in him which is superior to fear, and conquers it. - Lyman Abbott

Heroism is endurance for one moment more. - George Kennan

Heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage. - Henri-Frederic Amiel

Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all. - Gerald White Johnson

Heroes are people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences. - Unknown

Heroism ... is endurance for one moment more. - George F. Kennan

I would describe a hero as a person who has no fear of life, who can face life squarely. - Alexander Lowen

If everyone is a hero, then disasters and atrocities lose their meaning. It's only when certain people are heroes and others are not that these tragedies and disasters that mankind faces take on meaning. - Gao XingJian

In the heat of battle, heroes emerge, sometimes from the most unlikely of sources. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Perhaps the heroic element in our natures is exhibited to the best advantage, not in going from success to success, and so on through a series of triumphs, but in gathering, on the very field of defeat itself, the materials for renewed efforts, and in proceeding, with no abatement of heart or energy, to form fresh designs upon the very ruins and ashes of blasted hopes. Yes, it is this indomitable persistence in a purpose, continued alike through defeat and success, that makes, more than aught else, the hero. - Christian Nestell Boveee

Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they have stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments. - Kevin Costner

Real heroes don't save the world, they serve the world. - Linda Bird

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The ability to accept victory graciously and take defeat without bitterness is what makes heroes. - Unknown

The characteristic of genuine heroism is persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. - Umberto Eco

Those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look. - Ronald Reagan

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. - Arthur Ashe

Unhappy the land that needs heroes. - Bertolt, Brecht

We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up ... discovering we have the strength to stare it down. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd. - I Ching

Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim. - I Ching

It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are without any self-deception or illusion that a light will develop out of events by which the path to success may be recognized. - I Ching

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. - Joseph Campbell

When the way comes to an end, then change. Having changed, you pass through. - I Ching 

The gate that gives me life is the gate that gives me death. Only a few understand this intuitively. - Shui-ch'ing Tzu

Harmony with the universe and floating on the gentle wind will be your true pleasures. - Shui-ch'ing Tzu

Be aware of the ephemeral nature of material things. Lose your attachment to them. - Shui-ch'ing Tzu

In your silence, when there are no words, no language, nobody else is present, you are getting in tune with existence. - Osho

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Quote Worthy

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness. - Eric Hoffer

Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer. - Elbert Hubbard

To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking. - Johann Von Goethe

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left - Hubert H. Humphrey

Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw. - Oliver Goldsmith

When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong – or absolutely right. - Albert Guinon

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. - Benjamin Franklin


Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible. He is a kind of confidence man, preying on people's vanity, ignorance, or loneliness, gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse. - Janet Malcom

If you consider the great journalists in history, you don't see too many objective journalists on that list. - Hunter S. Thompson

In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right. - Ellen Goodman

Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. - Henry Anatole Grunwald

Journalism could be described as turning one’s enemies into money. - Craig Brown

Journalism is a career which demands the highest professionalism. It demands responsibility as well, for the line between honest revelation and disingenuous sensationalism is sometimes perilously thin. - Margaret Thatcher

Journalism is literature in a hurry. - Matthew Arnold

Journalism is unlike any other craft. It most closely resembles show business. There's an undeniable element of ego in journalism, and an equally undeniable element of self-sacrifice. Performers know the show must go on. Journalists know the paper has to come out on time. - Donald L. Ferguson

Journalism taught me how to write a sentence that would make someone want to read the next one. You are trained to get rid of anything nonessential. You go in, you start writing your article, assuming a person’s going to stop reading the minute you give them a reason. So, the trick is: don’t give them one. - Amy Hempel

Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It’s absolutely unavoidable. A journalist is someone who looks at the world and the way it works, someone who takes a close look at things every day and reports what she sees, someone who represents the world, the event, for others. She cannot do her work without judging what she sees. - Marguerite Duras

Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space. - Rebecca West

My fellow journalists called themselves correspondents; I preferred the title of reporter. I wrote what I saw. I took no action – even an opinion is a kind of action. - Graham Greene

The only qualities essential for real success in journalism are rat-like cunning, a plausible manner, and a little literary ability. - Nicholas Tomalin

The press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master. - James Fenimore Cooper

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands. - Oscar Wilde

There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. - Oscar Wilde

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. - Ben Hecht

We journalists are seducers, except it's not sex we're after (usually). It's sound bites and quotes and information. - Eric Weiner

Monday, 21 January 2013

White Hairs

One day, a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink.

She suddenly noticed that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head.

She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?"

Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"

Sunday, 20 January 2013


Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. - Gertrude Stein

I find that a great part of the information I have, was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. - Franklin Pierce Adams

Information is the currency of democracy. - Thomas Jefferson

Information is the seed for an idea, and only grows when its watered. - Heinz V. Bergen

Informations pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience. - Clarence Day

Saturday, 19 January 2013


A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. - Lao Tzu

A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles. - Tim Cahill

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. - John Steinbeck

A little step may be the beginning of a great journey. - Unknown

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware. - Martin Buber

Don’t expect anyone to understand your journey, especially if they’ve never walked your path. - Unknown

Don’t regret yesterday. It is the perfect compass guiding your journey today. - Unknown

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. - Matsuo Basho

Every journey conceals another journey within its lines: the path not taken and the forgotten angle. - Jeanette Winterson

Every journey has an end. - Seneca

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. - Greg Anderson

Footprints past, of both living and dead, shall determine the scope of the journey ahead. - Unknown

I think it’s my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may. - Leonard Nimoy

It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end. - Ursula K. Le Guinn

It’s all about the journey. What you learn, connections you make, how you love, compassion you’re shown. It’s the good you’ve done, lives you’ve touched and growth you’ve made. - Unknown

It’s not so much the journey that’s important; as is the way that we treat those we encounter and those around us, along the way. - Jeremy Aldana

Let your mind start a journey through a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be… Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before. - Erich Fromm

Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go. - Mandy Hale

No journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. - Lillian Smith

Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours. - Unknown

Some journeys in life can only be travelled alone. - Ken Poirot

Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination. - Drake

Success and happiness are not destinations, they are exciting, never-ending journeys. - Zig Ziglar

The challenges on your journey can either be a distractions or opportunities. Don’t allow the challenges to distract your vision. With positive mind-set, you can turn them into wonderful opportunities. - Lailah Gifty

The journey in between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place. - Barbara De Angelis

The longest journey of any person is the journey inward. - Dag Hammarskjold

The more you ask how much longer it will take, the longer the journey seems. - Maori Proverb

The only journey is the one within. - Rainer Maria Rilke

To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping. - Chinese Proverbs

We are all pilgrims on the same journey but some pilgrims have better roadmaps. - Nelson DeMille

Your journey has moulded you for the greater good. It was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to this now. And now is right on time. - Asha Tyson

Friday, 18 January 2013

Quote Worthy

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way. - Vincent Van Gogh

Your natural inclination is to preach and to warn other travellers of snags in the path, but isn't it better to signal to them some of the joys by the way which they might otherwise miss? - Sir Robert Baden-Powell

The thorns which I have reap'd are of the tree I planted; they have torn me, and I bleed. I should have known what fruit would spring from such a seed. - Lord Byron

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. Its not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; its when youve had everything to do, and youve done it. -  Lord Acton 

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


Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. - Billy Wilder

Hindsight is an exact science. - Guy Bellamy

Hindsight is not necessarily the best guide to understanding what really happened. The past is often as distorted by hindsight as it is clarified by it. - Amos Elon

Hindsight is not only clearer than perception-in-the-moment but also unfair to those who actually lived through the moment. - Edwin S. Shneidman

Hindsight is of little value in the decision-making process. It distorts our memory for events that occurred at the time of the decision so that the actual consequence seems to have been a "foregone conclusion." Thus, it may be difficult to learn from our mistakes. - Diane F. Halpern

Hindsight plays tricks on our minds. - Jeremy J. Siegel

Hindsight, or our ability to see our past clearly, is a learning function that, when damaged ... renders us unable to look at the past to guide ourselves through the present and into the future. Without this ability, we cannot learn from our mistakes. We cannot clean up the wreckage of our actions. We are locked into a cycle of repeating the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. This is commonly known as the definition of insanity. - Barbara S. Cole

In retrospect, it becomes clear that hindsight is definitely overrated! - Alfred E. Neuman

Of all the forms of wisdom, hindsight is by general consent the least merciful, the most unforgiving. - John Fletcher

Reality looks much more obvious in hindsight than in foresight. People who experience hindsight bias misapply current hindsight to past foresight. They perceive events that occurred to have been more predictable before the fact than was actually the case. - Hersh Shefrin

The most fertile source of insight is hindsight. - Morris Kline

We will come to understand the part a difficult circumstance has played in our lives. Hindsight makes so much clear. The broken marriage, the lost job, the loneliness has all contributed to who we are becoming. The joy of the wisdom we are acquiring is that hindsight comes more quickly. We can, on occasion, begin to accept a difficult situation's contribution to our wholeness while caught in the turmoil. - Karen Casey

Well, as we all know by now, hindsight is twenty-twenty, but it is possible to turn your hindsight into foresight. - Ellen Moore

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Thich Naht Hanh

I am in the process of transferring this 'Label' to my other blog - 'Spiritual, not Religious'.

When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment ; he needs help. - Thich Naht Hanh

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. - Thich Nhat Hanh

When you say something really unkind, when you do something in retaliation your anger increases. You make the other person suffer, and he will try hard to say or to do something back to get relief from his suffering. That is how conflict escalates. - Thich Nhat Hanh

With mindful breathing, mindful walking, and mindful dwelling in the present moment, we don’t need to consume and run after objects of craving in order to be happy.  - Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Quote Worthy

It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honour him for what he is. - Hermann Hesse

Tolerance comes of age. I see no fault committed that I myself could not have committed at some time or other. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dishonesty will create a failure force that often manifests itself in other ways – ways not apparent to the outside observer. - Joseph Sugarman

Fools and wise men are equally harmless. It is the half-fools and half-wise that are dangerous. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men – true nobility is being superior to your former self. - Radiohead

Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness. - Charles Hole

It is the still small voice that the soul heeds; not the deafening blasts of doom. - William D. Howells

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold. - Aristotle

Monday, 14 January 2013


Money For Operation

A doctor in a clinic was interviewing a new patient. “If I find an operation necessary,” he asked, “would you have the money to pay for it?”

“Listen, Doc,” replied the man, “if I didn’t have the money, would you find the operation necessary?”

Bad News

“Mr. Clark, I’m afraid I have bad news,” the doctor told his anxious patient. ‘’You only have six months to live.”

The man sat in stunned silence for the next several minutes. Regaining his composure, he apologetically told his physician that he had no medical insurance. “I can’t possibly pay you in that time.”

“Okay,” the doctor said. “Let’s make it nine months.”

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Instinct / Intuition

All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know. - Dr. Alexis Carrel

Always trust your first gut instincts. If you genuinely feel in your heart and soul that something is wrong, it usually is. - Unknown

For all the talk you hear about knowledge being such a wonderful thing, instinct is worth forty of it for real unerringness. - Mark Twain

I call intuition cosmic fishing. You feel a nibble, then you’ve got to hook the fish. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

I don’t believe in intuition. When you get sudden flashes of perception, it is just the brain working faster than usual. But you’ve been getting ready to know it for a long time, and when it comes, you feel you’ve known it always. - Katherine Anne Porter 

I’m saying that we should trust our intuition. I believe that the principles of universal evolution are revealed to us through intuition. And I think that if we combine our intuition and our reason, we can respond in an evolutionary sound way to our problems. - Jonas Salk

Instinct is something that transcends knowledge. - Nikola Tesla

Instinct leads, logic does but follow. - William James

Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality. - Dr. Alexis Carrel

Intuition does not denote something contrary to reason, but something outside the province of reason. - Carl Gustav Jung

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way. - Florence Scovel Shinn

Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life. - Paulo Coelho

Intuition is the ability to perceive the real problem through the clutter of data. - Unknown

It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner. - Jonas Salk

It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover. - Henri Poincar 

It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin. - Katharine Butler Hathaway

It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover. - Henri PoincarĂ©

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

Like birds of passage, the instincts drift the soul adventurously beyond the horizon of sensible things, as if intent on convoying it to the mother country from whence it had flown. - Amos Bronson Alcott

Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know. - Anthony D'Angelo

No matter how deep a study you make. What you really have to rely on is your own intuition and when it comes down to it, you really don't know what's going to happen until you do it. - Konosuke Matsushita

The disclosure of a new fact, the leap forward, the conquest over yesterday’s ignorance, is an act not of reason but of imagination, of intuition. - Charles Nicolle

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why. - Albert Einstein

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s. - Billy Wilder

Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in man, and finds the readiest response. - Amos Bronson Alcott

You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your intuition is a muscle. To develop it, you must listen. - Phil Good

Your intuition is the most honest friend that you will ever have. - Doe Zantamata

Saturday, 12 January 2013


A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. - Mother Teresa

Doing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy, for it increases your own health and happiness. - Zoroaster

Don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones. - Unknown

Don’t postpone Joy  until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson. - Alan Cohen

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. - Greg Anderson

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must find somebody to divide it with. - Mark Twain

He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy. - Kahlil Gibran

I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace – a connection to what matters. - Oprah Winfrey

If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers. - Ed Sullivan

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed. - Madonna

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow. - Rene Descartes

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

It is the sum of the million little unconscious dispositions that go to make life joyful or painful. - Henry Ward Beecher

Joy and bliss can come from the little and most unexpected thing if only we program our mind to enjoy these little things. - RVM

Joy and sorrow are inseparable. Together they come and when one sits alone with you, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. - Kahlil Gibran

Joy can never be captured, it can only be allowed to flow through us. - Lisa Prosen

Joy comes and fills the self-emptied heart; it abides with the peaceful; its reign is with the pure. - James Allen

Joy comes from using your potential. - Will Schultz

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm. - Jean Paul Richter

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. - Henri Nouwen

Joy flees from the selfish, it deserts the quarrelsome; it is hidden from the impure. - James Allen

Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person deep down has a pretty good grasp of life. - Unknown

Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. - Greg Anderson

Joy is found in simple things. - Todd Stocker

Joy is good for the heart and soul, celebrate life – let your joy flow. Joy is not just a brave smile or laugh. It’s something deep within, it’s contentment, confidence and hope; knowing you will win. - Unknown

Joy is not a commodity to be hoarded and protected. It is like a muscle. It must be used daily to keep strong and vigorous. - Laura Moncur

Joy is not in things! It is in us! - Benjamin Frankli

Joy is the best makeup. - Anne Lamott

Joy is the best wine. - George Eliot

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside. - Melba Colgrove

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. - Helen Keller

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. - Karl Bath

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. - Marianne Williamson

Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself. - Mahatma Gandhi

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us. - Orison Swett Marden

My joy is the golden sunset giving thanks for another day. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One joy scatters a hundred griefs. - Chinese Proverb

Optimists find joy in small things. They enjoy sunsets, a good conversation with a close friend; and they enjoy life in general. They are more concerned with having many small joys rather than having one huge joy. - Robert M. Sherfield

People come and go, pain comes and goes. But so does joy. And if our hearts are closed because we don't want to suffer, they won't be open enough to recognize the joy as it flies by. - Geneen Roth

Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within. - Eckhart Tolle

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. - Wilfred Grenfell

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings. - Euripides

The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable. - John Cheever

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. - Kahlil Gibran

The greatest joys are those that are shared. - Leon Fleisher

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have anew and different sun. - Christopher McCandless

The joy of life is made up of obscure and seemingly mundane victories that give us our own small satisfactions. - Billy Joel

The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it. - Michel de Montaigne

The purpose of one’s life is fulfilled only when one is able to give joy to another. - Sarada Devi

The secret to knowing joy is being easily pleased. - Mark Nepo

The secret of joy is the mastery of pain. - Anais Nin

The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.- Audre Lorde

There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation. - Henri Bergson

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. - George Bernard Shaw

Town folk know pleasures, country people joys. - Minna Antrim

Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools. - Unknown

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind ispure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. - The Buddha

We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are... Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. - RJ Baughan

When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom. - Marianne Williamson

When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you. - Shannon L. Alder

When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness – all the good things. - Maya Angelou

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. - Kahlil Gibran

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. - Helen Keller

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet. - Stanislaw Lec

With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow – I have still joy in the midst of these things. - Confucius

You have to sniff out joy. Keep your nose to the joy trail. - Buffy Sainte-Marie