Thursday, 31 October 2013


A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. - Lao-Tzu

The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

The traveller was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing." - Daniel J. Boorstin

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going. - Paul Theroux

We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, 30 October 2013


Looking for a quote on a particular subject? I have categorized the quotes to make the search easier This 'label' - ZQuotesU - has all the quotes on subjects beginning with the Alphabet U. You might want to search the labels on the right hand side of the page too.


A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They’re all different without trying to be. As long as they’re unselfconsciously being themselves, they can’t help but shine. It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted. - Marianne Williamson

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others. - Robert Schuller

Do not consider yourself more nor less, nor even equal to others, for people are not quantities. Each one is unique and irreplaceable. - Unknown

Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special. - Unknown

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it. - Eckhart Tolle

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

We are like snowflakes, each of us unique and exquisitely beautiful in our own way. - Unknown

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Quote Worthy

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, relationship we are afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make. - Unknown

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself. - J. B. Priestley

When you are in the light, everything follows you, but when you enter into the dark, even your own shadow doesn’t follow you. - Unknown

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds. - Will Durant

Laughing faces do not mean that there is absence of sorrow! But it means that they have the ability to deal with it! - Unknown

When you rise in life, your friends know who you are. When you fall down, you know who are your friends. - Unknown

The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously. - Samuel Butler

Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability. - Flower A. Newhouse

Explaining the unknown by means of the unobservable is always a perilous business. - Unknown

It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. - Unknown

Monday, 28 October 2013


Only the insecure strive for security. - Wayne Dyer

Our only security is our ability to change. - John Lilly

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. - Helen Keller

The only real security is not insurance or money or a job, not a house and furniture paid for, or a retirement fund, and never is it another person. It is the skill and humour and courage within, the ability to build your own fires and find your own peace. - Audrey Sutherland

The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. - Henry Ford

The ultimate security is your understanding of reality. - H. Stanley Judd

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Sunday, 27 October 2013


Anyone who limits their vision to memories of yesterday is already dead.  - Unknown

Create a vision and never let the environment, or other people’s beliefs, or the limits of what has been done in the past shape your decisions. Ignore conventional wisdom. - Tony Robbins

Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything. - Peter Marshall

He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it. - James Allen

If you have a vision, do something with it. - Anthony D'Angelo

Stretch your vision. See what can be, not just what is. Practice adding value to things, to people and to yourself. - David. J. Schwartz

The only limits are, as always, those of vision. - James Broughton

The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision. - George Eliot

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs. - Vance Havner

The vision that you glorify in your mind, the Ideal that you enthrone in your heart – this you will build your life by, this you will become. - James Allen

Vision – It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own. - Robert Collier

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. - Unknown

Vision is the pledge of what you shall be one day, and mission is the commitment you are representative of. - Unknown

Vision without a task is only a dream. A task without a vision is but drudgery. But vision with a task is a dream fulfilled. - Willie Stone

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. - Unknown

Vision without execution is just hallucination. - Thomas Edison

When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic. - Charles R. Swindoll

With vision there is no room to be frightened; No reason for intimidation. It’s time to march forward! Let’s be confident and positive! - Charles R. Swindoll

Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil. - John Ruskin

Saturday, 26 October 2013


By seeing the seed of failure in every success, we remain humble. By seeing the seed of success in every failure we remain hopeful. - Mel Ziegler

Flowers and fruit are only the beginning. In the seed lies the life and the future. - Marion Zimmer Bradley

It is like the seed put into the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest. - Orison Swett Marden

It is only when you despair of all ordinary means, it is only when you convince it that it must help you or you perish, that the seed of life in you bestirs itself to provide a new resource. - Robert Collier

Little seedlings never flourish in the soil they have been given, be it ever so excellent, if they are continually pulled up to see if the roots are grateful yet. - Bertha Damon

Nature has given to us the seeds of knowledge, not knowledge itself. - Seneca

Never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard seed germinates and roots itself. - Florence Nightingale

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth. - Susan Taylor

Whatever we do lays a seed in our deepest consciousness, and one day that seed will grow. - Sakyong Mipham

Friday, 25 October 2013

Quote Worthy

People won’t have time for you if you are always a angry and complaining. - Stephen Hawking

The beautiful thing about setbacks is, they introduce us to our strengths. -Robin Sharma

Choose being kind over being right, and you’ll be right every time. - Richard Carlson

In a discussion, focus on the issue, not the character of the other people. - Unknown

A man who has to be convinced to act before he acts is not a man of action. - Unknown

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. - Frederick Douglass

Fools live to regret their words, wise men to regret their silence. - William Henry

Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. - Robert Frost

Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. - Unknown

The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. - Unknown

Perseverance is more valuable than intelligence. - Robin Sharma

Everything comes to you in the right moment. - Unknown

Thursday, 24 October 2013


A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. - Elton Trueblood 

A tree is known by its fruit. - Unknown

A tree uses what comes its way to nurture itself. By sinking its roots deeply into the earth, by accepting the rain that flows towards it, by reaching out to the sun, the tree perfects its character and becomes great. That is the secret of the tree. - Deng Ming-Dao

All theory, dear friend, is grey; but the precious tree of life is green. - Johann Wolfgang von Geothe

Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees. - J. Willard Marriott

He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit. - Sir Walter Scott

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit. - Anton Chekhov

Little strokes fell great oaks. - Benjamin Franklin

Many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks. - John Lyly

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. - C. G. Jung 

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. - Bruce Lee 

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. - Sir Winston Churchill

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. - Warren Buffett

The best time to plant a tree was forty years ago. The second best time is today. - Unknown

The lofty oak from a small acorn grows. - Lewis Duncombe

The mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held its ground. - Unknown

What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree? - Logan Pearsall Smith

You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm. - Publilius Syrus

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

A friend forwarded this to me. I don’t know who is the author.

Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy we cling on to them. Not anymore. Starting today we will give up on all those things that no longer serve us, and we will embrace change. Ready? Here we go:

1. Give up your need to always be right
There are so many of us who can't stand the idea of being wrong wanting to always be right even at the risk of ending great relationships or causing a great deal of stress and pain, for us and for others. Its just not worth it. Whenever you feel the urgent need to jump into a fight over who is right and who is wrong, ask yourself this question: Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind? What difference will that make? Is your ego really that big?

2. Give up your need for control
Be willing to give up your need to always control everything that happens to you and around you - situations, events, people, etc. Whether they are loved ones, co-workers, or just strangers you meet on the street just allow them to be. Allow everything and everyone to be just as they are and you will see how much better will that make you feel.
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning. - Lao Tzu

3. Give up on blame
Give up on your need to blame others for what you have or don't have, for what you feel or don't feel. Stop giving your powers away and start taking responsibility for your life.

4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk
Oh my. How many people are hurting themselves because of their negative, polluted and repetitive self-defeating mind set? Don't believe everything that your mind is telling you especially if its negative and self-defeating. You are better than that.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. - Eckhart Tolle

5. Give up your limiting beliefs
About what you can or cannot do, about what is possible or impossible. From now on, you are no longer going to allow your limiting beliefs to keep you stuck in the wrong place. Spread your wings and fly!
A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind. - Elly Roselle

6. Give up complaining
Give up your constant need to complain about those many, many, many things people, situations, events that make you unhappy, sad and depressed. Nobody can make you unhappy, no situation can make you sad or miserable unless you allow it to. Its not the situation that triggers those feelings in you, but how you choose to look at it. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking.

7. Give up the luxury of criticism
Give up your need to criticize things, events or people that are different from you. We are all different, yet we are all the same. We all want to be happy, we all want to love and be loved and we all want to be understood. We all want something, and something is wished by us all.

8. Give up your need to impress others
Stop trying so hard to be something that you're not just to make others like you. It doesn't work this way. The moment you stop trying so hard to be something that you're not, the moment you take off all your masks, the moment you accept and embrace the real you, you will find people will be drawn to you, effortlessly.

9. Give up your resistance to change
Change is good. Change will help you move from A to B. Change will help you make improvements in your life and also the lives of those around you. Follow your bliss, embrace change don't resist it.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. - Joseph Campbell

10. Give up labels
Stop labeling those things, people or events that you don't understand as being weird or different and try opening your mind, little by little. Minds only work when open.
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about. - Wayne Dyer

11. Give up on your fears
Fear is just an illusion, it doesn't exist. You created it. Its all in your mind. Correct the inside and the outside will fall into place.
The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

12. Give up your excuses
Send them packing and tell them they're fired. You no longer need them. A lot of times we limit ourselves because of the many excuses we use. Instead of growing and working on improving ourselves and our lives, we get stuck, lying to ourselves, using all kind of excuses excuses that 99.9% of the time are not even real.

13. Give up the past
I know, I know. Its hard. Especially when the past looks so much better than the present and the future looks so frightening, but you have to take into consideration the fact that the present moment is all you have and all you will ever have. The past you are now longing for, the past that you are now dreaming about was ignored by you when it was present. Stop deluding yourself. Be present in everything you do and enjoy life. After all life is a journey not a destination. Have a clear vision for the future, prepare yourself, but always be present in the now.

14. Give up attachment
This is a concept that, for most of us is so hard to grasp and I have to tell you that it was for me too, (it still is) but its not something impossible. You get better and better at with time and practice. The moment you detach yourself from all things, (and that doesn't mean you give up your love for them because love and attachment have nothing to do with one another, attachment comes from a place of fear, while love well, real love is pure, kind, and selfless, where there is love there can't be fear, and because of that, attachment and love cannot coexist) you become so peaceful, so tolerant, so kind, and so serene. You will get to a place where you will be able to understand all things without even trying. A state beyond words.

15. Give up living your life to other peoples expectations
Way too many people are living a life that is not theirs to live. They live their lives according to what others think is best for them, they live their lives according to what their parents think is best for them, to what their friends, their enemies and their teachers, their government and the media think is best for them. They ignore their inner voice, that inner calling. They are so busy with pleasing everybody, with living up to other peoples expectations, that they lose control over their lives. They forget what makes them happy, what they want, what they need. And eventually they forget about themselves. You have one life. This one right now. You must live it, own it, and especially don't let other peoples opinions distract you from your path.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013


A person does not have to be behind bars to be a prisoner. People can be prisoners or ‘slaves’ of their own concepts and ideas. - Unknown

Don’t waste your words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. - Mandy Hale

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. - Joseph Campbell

Sometimes you just have to die a little inside in order to be reborn and rise again as a stronger and wiser version of you. - Unknown

Popularity comes from allowing yourself to be bored by people while pretending to enjoy it. - Karol Newlin

When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. - Unknown

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently. - Bill Watterson

Everybody wants sympathy, but nobody wants people feeling sorry for them. - Beryl Pfizer

When you try to control everything you enjoy nothing. Relax, breathe, let go, and just live. - Unknown

Speed only becomes an issue after the right direction to your goal has been determined. - Unknown

Monday, 21 October 2013


Try answering the following questions.

Practice makes perfect.. But nobody’s perfect... So why practice?

Since light travels faster than sound, isn’t that why some people appear bright . . . until you hear them speak? - Steven Wright

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? - George Carlin

What do you call a sleepwalking nun? A roamin’ Catholic. - Unknown

What happens if you get scared half to death twice? - Steven Wright

Who shall decide when doctors disagree? - Alexander Pope

Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered? - Woody Allen 

Why are there five syllables in the word “monosyllabic”? - Steven Wright

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why do toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

Why do banks charge you a “non-sufficient funds fee” on money they already know you don’t have? - Steven Wright

Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?

Why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections? - Steven Wright

Why do you press harder on a remote-control when you know the battery is dead? - Steven Wright

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of the bottle? - Steven Wright

Why doesn’t the fellow who says ‘I'm no speechmaker’ let it go at that instead of giving a demonstration? - Kin Hubbard

Why is it a penny for your thoughts, but you have to put your two-cents in? - Steven Wright

Why is it lemon juice contains mostly artificial ingredients, but dishwashing liquid contains real lemons? - Steven Wright

Why is this thus?  What is the reason of this thusness? - Artemus Ward

Saturday, 19 October 2013


Behind your thoughts and feelings, my brother, there stands a mighty ruler, an unknown sage – whose name is Self. In your body he dwells; he is your body. There is more reason in your body than in your best wisdom. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Dwelling upon the self too much produces terrible fatigue. A man in that position is deaf and blind to everything else. The fatigue itself makes him cease to see the marvels all around. - Carlos Castaneda

Everyone needs a strong sense of self. It is our base of operations for everything that we do in life. - Unknown

One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star. - Gilbert Chesterton

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. - John Dewey

Friday, 18 October 2013

Quote Worthy

The golden rule of conduct . . . is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall always see Truth in fragment and from different points of vision. - Mahatma Gandhi

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him? - Blaise Pascal

Someday everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. - Unknown

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isnt there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything. - Robert Heinlein

Our wisdom, education and personal growth come from the people we meet, the paths we choose to follow and the lessons we learned along the way. - Unknown

Dont fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. - Louis E. Boone

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Self -

Accepting, allowing and interacting with your life as though it is exactly as it should be, without making yourself wrong (or right) for what you discover is the way to Self-Realization. - Arial Kane

Accepting, allowing and interacting with your life as though it is exactly as it should be, without making yourself wrong (or right) for what you discover is it the way to Self-Realization. - Arial Kane

Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all of life’s greatest tests alone. - Unknown

Dont sell yourself short. Conquer the crime of self-depreciation. Concentrate on your assets. Youre better than you think you are. - David. J. Schwartz

For want of self-restraint many men are engaged all their lives in fighting with difficulties of their own making, and rendering success impossible by their own cross-grained ungentleness; whilst others, it may be much less gifted, make their way and achieve success by simple patience, equanimity, and self-control. - Samuel Smiles

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labour is immense. - Arnold Bennett

I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a mans self-respect is a sin. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

If we fall, we dont need self-recrimination or blame or anger – we need a reawakening of our intention and a willingness to recommit, to be whole-hearted once again. - Sharon Salzberg

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them. - John J. McCloy

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on. - Maxwell Maltz

Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. - Richard Wright

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect. - Theodore Parker

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. - Demosthenes

Of all afflictions, the worst is self-contempt. - Berthold Auerbach

Of all the traps and pitfalls in life, self-disesteem is the deadliest, and the hardest to overcome, for it is a pit designed and dug by our own hands, summed up in the phrase, "It's no use – I can't do it." - Maxwell Maltz

Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults. - Lord Chesterfield

Our self-image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become. - Maxwell Maltz

Relentless, repetitive self-talk is what changes our self-image. - Denis Waitley

Respect for people helped build good self-esteem in them. - Unknown

Self-actualising people have a deep feeling of identification, sympathy, and affection for human beings in general. They feel kinship and connection, as if all people were members of a single family. - Abraham Maslow

Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others. - Christopher Germer

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. - Unknown

Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you dont control what you think, you cant control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward. - Napoleon Hill

Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It require you to connect todays actions to tomorrows results. Theres a season for sowing, a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which. - Gary Ryan Blair

Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It require you to connect today's actions to tomorrow's results. There's a season for sowing, a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which. - Gary Ryan Blair

Self-discipline is the ability to delay gratification for the sake of your future. - Unknown

Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you do not talk back. - Unknown

Self-esteem is an attitude a person has towards himself. It is based on the sum of self-respect, self-confidence, and self-responsibility. - Unknown

Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening. - G. I. Gurdjief

Self-pity is one of the most dangerous forms of self-centeredness. Self-pity more than anything interferes with positive actions in moving forwards with our lives. - Unknown

Self-pity is our worst enemy, and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in the world. - Helen Keller

Self-preservation is the first law of nature. - Samuel Butler

Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one’s own person is its ultimate reward. - Patricia Sampson

Self-respect and a clear conscience are powerful components of integrity and are the basis for enriching your relationships with others. - Denis Waitley

Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. - John Herschel

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. - Rabbi Abraham Heschel

Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself. - W. Clement Stone

Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility and commitment. - H. Ross Perot

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. - William J. H. Boetcker

The ‘self-image’ is the key to human personality and human behaviour. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behaviour. - Maxwell Maltz

The best discipline, maybe the only discipline that really works, is self- discipline. - Walter Kiechel III

The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do. - Unknown

The state of self-realization, as we call it, is not attaining something new or reaching some goal which is far away, but simply being that which you always are and which you always have been. - Sri Ramana Maharshi

The self-reliant person never has a need to blame others for his failures. He corrects himself where necessary and moves on. - Unknown

There is no more reason to accuse ourselves excessively of our failings than to excuse them overmuch. He who goes overboard in self-criticism often does so in order not to suffer others’ criticisms, or else does so out of a kind of vanity that wishes to make others believe that he knows how to confess his faults. - Magdeleine Sable

There is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success. - George Matthew Adams

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives. - Denis Waitley

We don't have to take rejection as a reflection of our self-worth ... Even if the most important person in your world rejects you, you are still real, and you are still okay ... But don't reject yourself, and don't give so much power to other people's rejection of you. It isn't necessary. - Melody Beattie

Without self-knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave. - G. I. Gurdjieff

Pain - Quotes

Looking for a quote on a particular subject? I have categorized the quotes to make the search easier This 'label' - ZQuotesP - has all the quotes on subjects beginning with the Alphabet P. You might want to search the labels on the right hand side of the page too.

A little bit of pain is good for you. Everybody needs struggle. Once you overcome an obstacle, you springboard into the future. Life is interesting and short and it's not supposed to be easy, and if it is, you're probably just in denial and you're existing here like a zombie. - Pamela Anderson

Anybody can laugh in joy, but the bold ones also smile in pain … knowing that pain is just like a zooming train, that will soon pass by. - Unknown

Don't forget that in the midst of all your pain and heartache, you are surrounded by beauty, the wonder of creation, art, your music and culture, the sounds of laughter and love, of whispered hopes and celebrations, of new life and transformation, of reconciliation and forgiveness. - WM. Paul Young

Every nerve that can thrill with pleasure, can also agonize with pain. - Horace Mann

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

I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that. - Kevin Bacon

It is only through labour and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. - Theodore Roosevelt

It is pain that changes our lives. - Steve Martin

It would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one's life. - Aeschylus

It's impossible to go through life unscathed. Nor should you want to. By the hurts we accumulate, we measure both our follies and our accomplishments. - Christopher Paolini

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. - Maya Angelou

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it. - Rabindranath Tagor

Never underestimate the pain of a person because the truth is everyone is struggling. It’s just some people hide it better than others. - Will Smith

Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry. - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. - J.K. Rowling

Of all the things we can feel with our minds and bodies, severe pain is the purest, for it drives everything else from our awareness and focuses us as perfectly as we can ever be focused. - Dean Koontz

Often it’s your deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self. - Karen Salmenshon

Oh, it is easy for the one who stands outside the prison-wall of pain to exhort and teach the one who suffers. - Aeschylus

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea. Walter Bagehot

One will never understand what you’re going through unless he has lived it nor will he know your pain unless he has felt it. - Jacqueline Nambiar

Pain. The Buddhist Monks believe it exists only to be embraced, that we must fold it into our lives alongside pleasure and remember that both are fleeting. - Jim Profit

Pain ... after you've lived with it long enough, isn't pain any more. It's something else. - Samuel R. Delany

Pain and illness, the deaths of those one loves, and discomforts and disappointments mar the happy norm, but they do not alter the fact that happiness is the norm, nor affect the tendency of the continuum to restore it, to heal it, after any disturbance. - Jean Liedloff

Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. - Sarah Jane Smith

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Pain can be endured and defeated only if it is embraced. Denied or feared, it grows. - Dean Koontz

Pain is always an opportunity for real expansion and growth. - Sherri Bishop

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. - 
Dalai Lama 

Replacing one pain with another doesn't work. You'll just be left with both, soon enough. - Christine Kurkierewicz

The pain of the mind is wose than the pain of the body. - Publilius Syrus

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself. - Chinua Achebe

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all: This, too, shall pass. - Ann Landers

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. - James Russell Miller

It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it. - Sophocles

It is how you handle your problems and troubles that counts, not the troubles themselves. - Unknown

It is wise for us to forget our troubles, there are always new ones to replace them. - Brigham Young

Laugh and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. - Ella Wilcox 

Never go out to meet trouble. If you just sit still, nine cases out of ten, someone will intercept it before it reaches you. - Calvin Coolidge

Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble. - Carl Jung

One-half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough. - Josh Billings

The cares of today are seldom those of tomorrow; and when we lie down at night we may safely say to most of our troubles, “Ye have done your worst, and we shall see you no more.” - William Cowper

The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in. - Edgar Watson Howe 

There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there. - Paulo Coelho

To find the source of trouble we must look into our own hearts. - Saul Bellow

Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom. - Unknown

Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough. - Dinah Shore

Trouble may demolish a mans business but build up his character. The blow at the outward man may be the greatest blessing to the inner man. - Maltbie Davenport Babcock

Troubles are usually the brooms and shovels that smooth the road to a good man’s fortune; and many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger. - Saint Basil the Great

Troubles, like a washing machine, twist us and knock us around, but in the end we come out brighter and better than before. - Unknown

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. - Unknown

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Quote Worthy

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality. - Earl Nightingale

The uncommon man is merely the common man thinking and dreaming of success in larger terms and in more fruitful areas. - Melvin Powers

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

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.Unknown

If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality. - Norman Cousins

Do just once what others say you cant do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again. - James Cook 

Success in dealing with people depends on a sympathetic grasp of the other man’s viewpoint. - Unknown

The more a man avoids making declared statements, the less likely he’ll seem foolish in retrospect. - Unknown

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. - Bertrand Russell

No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in a storm. - Unknown

Parents - Quotes

Follow your dreams and aspirations, but listen to your parents. Live your life to the fullest, but respect your parents guidance. Make decisions according to your beliefs, but honour your mother and your father. Your life is an extension of your parents. Live it with respect, dignity, trust, and love. - Alvaretta Roberts

A natural parent has only two things principally to consider, the improvement of his son, and the finances to do it with. - George Washington

Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child’s life and it’s like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities. - Gary Smalley

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

Appreciate your parents. You never know what sacrifices they went through for you. - Unknown

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. - Jane D. Hull

By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments. - Eileen Kennedy-Moore

Don’t be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring. - Unknown

Don’t demand respect as a parent. Demand civility and insist on honesty. But respect is something you must earn – with kids as well as with adults. - William Attwood

I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you’ll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn’t. - Mitch Albom

I think, one thing that I've really come to appreciate about my parents as I've got older is you know, how wise they really were. As a kid when I was growing up, as any kid, you think you know everything and I was no different to that. I had different opinions on a lot of different things than them but the way they raised me, in hindsight, they were right. - Tiger Woods

If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent. - Bette Davis

If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them – not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone. - Anne Bronte

If your children look up to you, you’ve made a success of life’s biggest job. - Unknown

In some sense every parent does love their children. But some parents are too broken to love them well. - WM. Paul Young

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. - Maya Angelou

It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful. - Roald Dahl

It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself. - Joyce Maynard

I've come to realize that making it your life's work to be different than your parents is not only hard to do, it's a dumb idea. Not everything we found fault with was necessarily wrong; we were right, for example, to resent, as kids, being told when to go to bed. We'd be equally wrong, as parents, to let our kids stay up all night. To throw out all the tools of parenting just because our parents used them would be like making yourself speak English without using ten letters of the alphabet; it's hard to do. - Paul Reiser

Listen more to your kids and talk less. - Unknown

Losing a parent is something like driving through a plate-glass window. You didn't know it was there until it shattered, and then for years to come you're picking up the pieces – down to the last glassy splinter. - Saul Bellow

Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up. - Ezra Taft Benson

Monday, 14 October 2013


Try answering the following questions.

Are there any medium rappers? They’re always big or lil - Unknown

Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks? - Steven Wright

How can you know what you want till you get what you want and you see if you like it? - Stephen Joshua Sondheim

How come abbreviated is such a long word? - Steven Wright

How come Superman could stop bullets with his chest, but always ducked when someone threw a gun at him? - Steven Wright

How many people here have telekinetic powers? Raise my hand. - Emo Philips

If a pessimist is always right, is he a realist? - Unknown

If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know? - Steven Wright

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, where does that leave God? - George Deacon

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

If it doesn’t matter who wins, then how come they keep score? - Vincent Lombardi

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, does it not follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?

If olive oil comes from olives, where does baby oil come from? - Steven Wright

If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat? - Steven Wright

If you are in a spaceship that is travelling at the speed of light, and you turn on the headlights, does anything happen?
- Steven Wright

If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back? - Steven Wright

If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?

If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer? - Steven Wright

OK, so what's the speed of dark?

Sunday, 13 October 2013


A man in a passion, rides a mad horse. - Benjamin Franklin

A man or a woman without passions is like a windmill in a calm – motionless, ghastly, useless. - Abraham Miller

A person who has not passed through the inferno of their passions has never overcome them. - Carl Jung

All passion becomes strength when it has an outlet. - George Eliot

All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

As a storm conceals the glories of the sun and defaces the beauty of the landscape, even so do maddening passions deform the soul, bearing along with their impetuous waves both pestilence and death. - William Scott Downey

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion. - Antisthenes

By following your passion, we find our purpose. - Paul S Boynton

Chase your passion, not your pension. - Denis Waitley

Check your passions, that you may not be punished by them. - Epictetus

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. - Anthony J. D’Angelo

Each person discovers a field of allurements, the totality of which bears the unique stamp of that person's personality. Destiny unfolds in the pursuit of individual fascinations and interests ... By pursuing your allurements, you help bind the universe together. The unity of the world rests on the pursuit of passion. - Brian Swimme

Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act. - Claud-Adrian Helvetius

Everyone's got to be passionate about something, or they're not worth shit. - Joseph Finder

Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. - Unknown

He is a Governor that governs his Passions, and he a Servant that serves them. - Benjamin Franklin

Human passion is a heavy working charge of electricity, which runs safely and profitably through the cable reason; but, if the cable is broken, the current becomes dangerous. - Austin O’Malley

If ardent passions push not men on to lofty enterprise, calm wisdom never will accomplish it. - Vittorio Alfieri

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. - Benjamin Franklin

If you can’t figure your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose. - J. D. Jakes

If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it. - Wanda Skyes

If you have passion for what you do, the company you keep, the life you live, it will be reflected in whatever you create. Passion is like that; it springs out, jumps, unpredictable and unplanned, into everything we touch. Passion cant be faked and it cant be manufactured. Which is why it is so priceless. - Unknown

If we resist our passions, it is more because of their weakness than because of our strength. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost always means the rise of another. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted. - Seneca

It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar. - Henry Wadworth Longfellow

It is madness to think that we can fix an end to passions which we cannot control at their beginning. - Seneca

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind. - T. S. Eliot

It is only with the passions of others that we are ever really familiar, and what we come to discover about our own can only be learned from them. - Marcel Proust

It is when their age of passions is past that great men produce their masterpieces, just as it is after volcanic eruptions that the soil is most fertile. - Chamfort 

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters. - Sir Roger L’Estrange

Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions. - Benjamin Disreali

Many people in reasoning on the passions make a continual appeal to common sense. But passion is without common sense, and we must frequently discard the one in speaking of the other. - William Hazlitt

Men experience many passions in a lifetime. One passion drives away the one before it. - Paul Newman

Men who act under dishonest passions are like men riding fierce horses: they cannot stop when they will, and they ride to ruin. - Henry Ward Beecher

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

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion. - Donald Trump

Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate. - Jon Bon Jovi

One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested. - E. M. Forster

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things. - Unknown

Our passions are, in truth, like the phoenix. When the old one burns away, the new one rises out of its ashes at once. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason. - William Penn

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still. - Robert Sternberg

Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The passion to get ahead is sometimes born of the fear lest we be left behind. - Unknown

The passionate are like men standing on their heads; they see all things the wrong way. - Plato

The value of passion, like fire, is judged finally by the amount of warmth and light it creates. Fanatics, like forest fires, burn bright but destroy all in their path that is tender and green. To be useful, fire must be confined. To live passionately, we must develop discipline; forge bonds of commitment. Passion is inseparable from compassion. - Unknown

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark. - Henri Frederic Amiel