Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Quote Worthy

The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won’t wait while you do the work. - Patricia Clafford

In some awful, strange, paradoxical way, atheists tend to take religion more seriously than the practitioners. - Jonathon Miller

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. - Niels Bohr

True politeness consists in being easy one’s self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can. - Alexander Pope

That miscellaneous collection of a few wise and many foolish individuals, called the public. - John Stuart Mil

There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse. - Seneca

Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win. - Denis Waitley

An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured. - Konrad Adenauer

Monday, 29 April 2013

Human-like Robot Talks With Guest

Will the day come when robots take over humans? Seems likely. Scary thought!

Human-like robot talks with his guests

Sunday, 28 April 2013


A promise made is a debt unpaid. - Robert William Service

He who is the most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it. - Jacques Rousseau

Making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. - Unknown

Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise. - Unknown

Saturday, 27 April 2013


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

Punishment closely follows guilt as its companion. - Horatius

There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse. - Seneca


A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of. - Joseph Addison

A modest man is usually admired – if people ever hear of him. - Ed Howe
Modesty forbids what the law does not. - Seneca

Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue. - Joseph Addison 

Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. - Oliver Herford

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise. - Lord Chesterfield Stanhope

True modesty and true pride are much the same thing: both consist in setting a just value on ourselves – neither more nor less. - Unknown

When you try to be too modest, just remember that you are not that fantastic. - Unknown


A prosperous fool is a grievous burden. - Aeschylus

As a crowded stomach retards digestion, so does prosperity retard charity. - William Scott Downey

Great increase of prosperity sometimes weakens the supports of it. - Edward Counsel

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another. - Winston Churchill

Much effort, much prosperity. - Euripides

Prosperity is a more refined and severer test of character than adversity, as one hour of summer sunshine produces greater corruption than the longest winter day. - Eliza Cook

Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped. - Calvin Coolidge

Prosperity seems to be scarcely safe, unless it be mixed with a little adversity. - Hosea Ballou

Sometimes a lengthened period of prosperity melts away in a moment; just as the heat of summer flies before a day of tempest. - Luc de Clapiers

We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty. - Winston Churchill

Friday, 26 April 2013

Quote Worthy

During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war; and such a war as is of every man against every man. - Thomas Hobbes

Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process that you are hardly aware of its existence, until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm. - Donella A. Meadows

Unfortunately, our senses are limited, therefore our view of the world is limited.  This is not a problem unless we start believing that what we perceive is all there is to be perceived. It is not. - Peter McWilliams

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. - Maxwell Maltz

What you have in your mind, your talents, your native abilities, no one can take from you. When you die, you take them with you. Use them diligently while you are here. - Alfred Montapert

Thursday, 25 April 2013


A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning. - Vietnamese Proverb

A little learning is not a dangerous thing to one who does not mistake it for a great deal. - William Allen White

A man of learning who makes no use of what he knows, is like a cloud which gives no rain. - George Pope Morris

A person who can create ideas worthy of note is a person who has learned much from others. - Konosuke Matsushita

All learning has an emotional base. - Plato

All learning is derived from things previously known. - Aristotle

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young. - Mark Twain

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. - Benjamin Franklin

Belief gets in the way of learning. - Robert Heinlein

By seeking and blundering we learn. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Change is the end result of all true learning. - Leo Buscaglia

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

Developing a desire to learn is the kindling point of all classroom achievement. - Robert John Meehan

Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom. - Unknown

Dont learn the tricks of the trade. Learn the trade. - Unknown

Don't let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action. - Jim Rohn

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily. - Thomas Szasz

Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way. - George Evans

Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing. - Madeline Hunter

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. - Aristotle

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. - Henry L. Doherty

Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results. - John Dewey

God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. The way we learn those lessons is not to deny the feelings but to find the meanings underlying them. - Stanley Lindquist

He is not likely to learn who is not willing to be taught; for the learner has something to do, as well as the teacher. - Benjamin Whichcote

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. - Confucius

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. - Friedrich Nietzsche

I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful. - Natalie Portman

I grow old learning something new every day. - Solon

I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. - Dudley Field Malone

If learning is an act of exploration, then technology equips the explorer for the journey of a lifetime. - Unknown

If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. - Unknown

If we succeed in giving the love of learning, the learning itself is sure to follow. - John Lubbock

In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

In learning you will teach, in teaching you will learn. - Phil Collins

In order to learn, one must change one’s mind. - Orson Scott Card

In order to learn you must be prepared to take a risk and tolerate a little randomness in the world. - Pagels

Learn not only to find what you like, learn to like what you find. - Anthony D'Angelo

Learn to labour and to wait. - Henry Wadworth Longfellow

Learn to see in another’s calamity the ills which you should avoid. - Unknown

Learn to value everything. For instance, the candle is useless when you have the light bulb. But it becomes precious when electricity is suddenly cut off. - Unknown

Learn from your mistakes and build on your successes. - John Calhoun

Learn to pause or nothing worthwhile can catch up with you. - Dorothy Ballard

Learn to use the word ‘impossible’ with the greatest caution. - Unknown

Learning is a treasure no thief can touch. - Chinese Proverb

Learning is discovering that something is possible. - Unknown

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. - Abigail Adams

Learning is not automatic. It comes with seeking and searching, with reading and watching, with thinking, praying, and listening. - Marion D. Hanks

Learning is not confined to a classroom and is not imparted solely by people whom we designate as teachers. - Leo Buscaglia

Learning is the indispensable investment required for success in the ‘information age’. - Unknown

Learning is weightless – a treasure you can always carry easily. - Chinese Proverb

Learning makes a good man better and an ill man worse. - Thomas Fuller

Learning makes a man fit company for himself. - Thomas Fuller

Learning the hard way makes the lessons more valuable. - Monty Overson

Learning to live is learning to let go. - Sogyal Rinpoche

Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous. - Confucius

Man can learn nothing unless he proceeds from the known to the unknown. - Claude Bernard

Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket-watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. - Unknown

Nothing we learn in this world is ever wasted. - Unknown

One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment. - Merle Shain

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us – and those around us – more effectively. Look for the learning. - Louisa May Alcott

Sometimes we learn more from a mans errors than from his virtues. - Henry Wadworth Longfellow

Sooner or later, a man, if he is wise, discovers that life is a mixture of good days and bad, victory and defeat, give and take. He learns that it doesn’t pay to let things get his goat; that he must let some things go over his head like water off a duck's back. He learns that carrying a chip on his shoulder is the quickest way to get into a fight. He learns that buck-passing acts as a boomerang. He learns that carrying tales and gossip about others is the surest way to become unpopular. He learns that giving others a mental lift by showing appreciation and praise is the best way to lift his own spirits. He learns that the world will not end when he fails or makes an error; that there is always another day and another chance. He learns that listening is frequently more important than talking, and that he can often make a friend by letting the other fellow tell his troubles. He learns that all men have burnt toast for breakfast now and then, and that he shouldn’t let their grumbling get him down. He learns that people are not any more difficult to get along with in one place than another, and that ‘getting along’ depends about 98 per cent on his own behavior. - Unknown

Spending a thousand hours in learning good is not enough. But spending less than an hour learning evil is far too long. - Unknown

Thats what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how weve changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning. - Richard Bach

That’s what learning is. You suddenly understand something you have understood all your life, but in a new way. - Doris Lessing

The good thing about learning from others is that you increase your knowledge without taking away anything from those who passed you their knowledge. - Unknown

The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history. - Carl T. Rowan

The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after. - Newton Baker

The most learned are often the most narrow minded. - William Hazlitt

The purpose of learning is growth. - Mortimer Jerome Adler

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. - Thomas H. Huxley

We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices. - Richard Nixon

We learn as much by others’ failings as by their teachings. Examples of imperfection is just as useful for achieving perfection as are models of competence and perfection. - Magdeleine Sable

We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. - Lloyd Alexander

What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye. - Horatius

When house and land are gone and spent, then learning is most excellent.
When one seeks to know the nature of Reality by whatever means, he at least is rewarded by learning more of himself. - Validivar

You can learn a lot from people who view the world differently than you do. - Anthony D'Angelo

You can learn from anyone even your enemy. - Ovid

You can learn something from everybody in every situation. But you must also learn how to tell which lessons are the ones to be remembered. - Unknown

You learn to build your roads on today, because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans, and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight. - Unknown

You will learn more about a road by travelling it than by consulting all the maps in the world. - Unknown

Purpose - Quotes

Ah, only he who knows where he sails, knows what wind is good, and a fair wind for him. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose. - Bette Davis

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door. - Marla Gibb

It may be that there was no reason or purpose, for mankind must always be finding reasons where there are none, and comfort in a purpose that hardly exists. - Jeanette Winterson

It's only ... when we're stripped of purpose that we know who we are. - Samuel R. Delany

Nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. - Mary Shelley

Purpose ... is held to be most closely connected with virtue, and to be a better token of our character than are even our acts. - Aristotle

They who have no central purpose in their life fall an easy prey to petty worries, fears, troubles, and self-pitying, all of which are indications of weakness, which lead, just as surely as deliberately planned sins (though by a different route), to failure, unhappiness, and loss, for weakness cannot persist in a power evolving universe. - James Allen

Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment. - James Allen

What men want is not talent, it is purpose; in other words, not the power to achieve but the will to labour. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Whenever I mentor people and help them discover their purpose, I always encourage them to start the process by discovering their strengths, not exploring their shortcomings. Why? Because people's purpose in life is always connected to their giftedness. It always works that way. You are not called to do something that you have no talent for. You will discover your purpose by finding and remaining in your strength zone. - John C. Maxwell

Where can you find purpose? Like success and happiness, our purpose exists in the present, and we constantly strive toward the future to maintain it. What it is for which we strive is up to each of us. The important thing is that we strive toward something. - Philip Zimbardo

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Food For Thought

Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of actions of others,  you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. - Miguel Ruiz

Don’t look back. Everyone has failures or mistakes from the past. To have success, you need to learn from your past and value those difficult lessons but do not ever dwell on the past. Simply move forward and make better, more educated decisions from the lessons learned. - Unknown

You have to take the good with the bad, smile when you are sad, love what you’ve got and remember what you had. Always forgive, never forget, learn from mistakes, never have regrets. People change, things go wrong, so just remember – life goes on. - Unknown

Always remember that, in someway or another, you’re somebody’s angel, even if you don’t know it. They love you and think of you even if  you don’t hear it every day. Trust that there is love all around you even if you can’t feel it. - Unknown

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Quote Worthy

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level. - Bertrand Russell

The passing minute is every man's equal possession but what has once gone by is no longer ours. - Marcus Aurelius

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. - Copernicus

It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else that prevents men from living freely and nobly. - Russell

It is how one responds to the imperfections of others that will determine one’s growth. - Lucille Johnson

Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown. - George Shinn

Trust your hunches. Theyre usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. - Dr. Joyce Brothers

The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. - Orlando A. Battista

Monday, 22 April 2013

You Are More Beautiful Than You Think ... Or Are You?

I guess beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Forensic artist draws how women see themselves vs. how others see them

Forensic artist draws how men see themselves vs. how women see them

Sunday, 21 April 2013


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


Look upon every obstacle as a challenge. Each hurdle conquered only boosts your determination. - Unknown

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them. - Orison Swett Marden

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It is a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment. - Unknown

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. - Henry Ford

Obstacles dont have to stop you. If you run into a wall, dont turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. - Michael Jordan

Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small. - Orison Swett Marden

Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today. - Robert Schuller

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they have not half the strength you think they have. - Norman Vincent Peale

The block of granite, which is an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. - Thomas Carlyle

The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings. - Ralph Blum

The richness of the human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no obstacles to overcome. - Helen Keller

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to achieve your goal, you do not change your decision to get there. - Zig Ziglar

Saturday, 20 April 2013


Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect. - Unknown

Each moment is a chance for us to make peace with the world, to make peace possible for the world, to make happiness possible for the world. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Each moment is a place youve never been. - Mark Strand

Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. - Henry Miller

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments. - Anne Lindbergh

Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life’s blessings. - Oprah Winfrey

Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Love the moment and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries. - Unknown

Nothing is more precious than being in the present moment. Fully alive, fully aware. - Thich Nhat Hanh 

One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late. - Agatha Christie

Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys. - Andre Gide

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance. - William Wirt

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. - Dr Seuss

Spend each moment perfecting the next, not correcting the last. - Scott Michael Durski

Taking a moment to take it easy is being a friend to yourself. - Unknown

The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments. - Thich Nhat Hanh

This moment is the answer. Our practice is to open up this moment. It’s usually our ideas, our opinions, our beliefs, our fears, all of the psychological commentary that goes on in our mind that separates us from the moment. - Master Bon Soeng

We do not remember days, we remember moments. - Cesare Pavese

We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize. - Thich Nhat Hanh

When everything seems to go wrong in your life, just remember that these moments will pass in time. - Unknown

Leisure - Quotes

A man must break his back to earn his day of leisure. - The Beatles

For a life oriented to leisure is in the end a life oriented to death – the greatest leisure of all. - Kenneth Church Lamott

If man is to be liberated to enjoy more leisure, he must also be prepared to enjoy this leisure fully and creatively. - Eleanor Roosevelt

If their work is satisfying people don't need leisure in the old-fashioned sense. No one ever asks what Newton or Darwin did to relax, or how Bach spent his weekends. - J. G. Ballard

In my mind nothing is more abhorrent than a life of ease. None of us has any right to ease. There is no place in civilization for the idler. - Henry Ford

It's not a man's working hours that are important – it's his leisure hours. That's the mistake we all make. - Agatha Christie

Leisure is a state of mind. - Roy C. Wood & Bob Brotherton

Leisure is only possible when we are at one with ourselves. We tend to overwork as a means of self-escape, as a way of trying to justify our existence. - Josef Pieper

Leisure, the highest happiness on earth, is seldom enjoyed with perfect satisfaction, except in solitude. - Zimmerman

Our leisure is the time the devil seizes upon to make us work for him; and the only way we can avoid conscription into his ranks, is to keep all our leisure moments profitably employed. - James Ellis

Take care of your leisure moments; do not suffer them to pass away in wanton idleness; you may make them seasons of great profit and gain. - J. W. Barker

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure. - Evan Esar

The early ascendancy of leisure as a means of reputability is traceable to the archaic distinction between noble and ignoble employments. Leisure is honourable and becomes imperative partly because it shows exemption from ignoble labour. - Thorstein Veblen

The enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure. It is the joy of work well done that enables us to enjoy rest, just as it is the experiences of hunger and thirst that make food and drink such pleasures. - Elisabeth Elliot

The idea that the poor should have leisure has always been shocking to the rich. - Bertrand Russell

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation, because occupation means pre-occupation; and the pre-occupied person is neither happy nor unhappy, but simply alive and active, which is pleasanter than any happiness. - George Bernard Shaw

To make good use of leisure is difficult. - Chilo

Unemployment diminishes people. Leisure enlarges them. - Mason Cooley

What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are. - George Eastman

Friday, 19 April 2013

Quote Worthy

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly. - Morticia Addams

In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse. - Saki

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars. - Les Brown

It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled. - Mark Twain

All the advice in the whole will never help you until you help yourself. - Fred Van Amburgh

It’s more important to grow your spirit than cut your dreams. - Robert Kiyosaki

The fear of some divine and supreme powers keeps men in obedience. - Robert Burton

Why spend time crying about the wind, when you can adjust the sails? - Dan  O’Donell

It’s not what you look at that maters, it’s what you see. - Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt. - William Van Horne


A loan though old is not a gift. - Hungarian Proverb

Better give a shilling than lend and lose half a crown. - English Proverb

He that lendeth to another in time of prosperity, shall never want help himself in the time of adversity. - Plato

If you lend a person any money, it becomes lost for any purpose as one's own; when you ask for it back again, you may find a friend made an enemy by your kindness; if you begin to press still further, either you must part with that which you have entrusted, or else you must lose that friend. - Plautus

If you'd lose a troublesome visitor, lend him money. - Benjamin Franklin

It is a great commendation to the lender to lend to those who deserve well. - W. Leeton

Lend to the needy. - R. Eleazar

Lending money to a friend often results in a two-fold loss; both money and friend are gone forever. - W. H. Milburn

Let us lend cheerfully, for the time is pretty sure to come when we will wish to borrow. - James Ellis

That's always the way in this world. The chappies you'd like to lend money to won't let you, whereas the chappies you don't want to lend it to will do everything except actually stand you on your head and lift the specie out of your pockets. - P. G. Wodehouse

Whatever you lend, let it be your money, and not your name. Money you may get again, and if not, you may contrive to do without it; name once lost you cannot get again, and if you can contrive to do without it, you had better never have been born. - Edward Bulwer Lytton

When a man lends money to the wicked, he justly gets paid for his interest. - Axionicus

Who lends recovers not; of if he recovers, not much; or if much, a mortal enemy. - Benito Feyjoo

Who lends to a friend loses doubly. - French Proverb

Who ventures to lend loses money and friend. - Dutch Proverb

Thursday, 18 April 2013


A great lesson, which people should learn, is to do their work at the beginning of the day when they have the time before them, instead of at the end of the day when most of the time is gone beyond recall. If we wait, our opportunities may be gone; the present is the hour for improving privileges which, once gone, will return no more. - Unknown

A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse. - Johann Georg Zimmermann

I shall endeavor not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience. - Unknown

In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest. - Henry Miller

Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world. - Cervantes

No matter who tries to teach you lessons about life, you won’t understand it until you have to go through it on your own. - Unknown

Of all lessons to learn, learning to learn is the greatest. - Unknown

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love loss, etc. change is never easy, you fight to hold on, and you fight to let go. - Unknown

Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future. - Dale Turner

The foolish acts of others ought to serve more as a lesson to us than an occasion to laugh at those who commit them. - Magdeleine Sable

The greatest lesson I have learned in life is that I still have a lot to learn. - Unknown 

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. - Horatius

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well. - Unknown

There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons. - Denis Waitley

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The science of persuasion

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The Science of Persuasion

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Quote Worthy

Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical. - Edwin Hubble Chapin

Tradition is an important help to history, but its statements should be carefully scrutinized before we rely on them. - Joseph Addison

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

It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it. - Christian Bovee

Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a man can have. - Arthur E. Morgan

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. - Mother Teresa

Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the most intense hatreds. - Antoine Rivarol

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. - Abraham Maslow

Monday, 15 April 2013

The Defendant

“So let me get this straight,” the prosecutor says to the defendant. “You came home from work early and found your wife in bed with a strange man.”

“That’s correct,” says the defendant.

“Upon which,” continues the prosecutor. “You take out a pistol and shoot your wife, killing her.”

“That’s correct,” says the defendant.

“Then my question to you is, why did you shoot your wife and not her lover?” asked the prosecutor.

“It seemed easier,” replied the defendant. “Than shooting a different man every day!”

Sunday, 14 April 2013


All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others. - Douglas Adams

As our inclinations, so our opinions. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation, and prejudice. - Gore Vidal

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. - Russell Bertrand

Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago. - Horace Mann

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. - Steve Jobs

Dont let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks youre crazy. Succeed, and he thinks youre lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks youre greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesnt understand. - Robert G. Allen

Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth. - Charles A. Dana

For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise. - Benjamin Franklin

For you to insult me, I must first value your opinion. - Unknown

If a man should register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning, etc., beginning from his youth, and so go on to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last. - Jonathan Swift

If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is better by assenting to truth to conquer opinion, than by assenting to opinion to be conquered by truth. - Epictetus 

It is more true to say that our opinions depend upon our lives and habits, than to say that our lives and habits depend on our opinions. - Unknown

It is much easier to modify an opinion if one has not already persuasively declared it. - David H. Souter

It is not advisable ... to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener. - Ayn Rand

It is often very illuminating ... to ask yourself how you got at the facts on which you base your opinion. Who actually saw, heard, felt, counted, named the thing, about which you have an opinion? - Walter Lippmann

It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first. - Jane Austen

Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself. - C. JoyBell C

Men are disturbed, not by things that happen, but by their opinion of things that happen. - Epictetus

Most often people seek in life occasions for persisting in their opinions rather than for educating themselves. - Andre Gide

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. - John Locke

No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion. - Unknown

Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever. - Georg Christopher Lichtenberg

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all. - Georg Christoph Lichenberg

Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect. - Herbert Spencer

Opinions are made to be changed – or how is truth to be got at? - Lord Bryon

Opinions scattered indiscriminately about leave the mark of egotism. - William Strunk

Opinions, like weapons, are often made for defense as well as offense. - Edward Counsel

Opponents fancy they refute us when they repeat their own opinion and pay no attention to ours. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government. - Abraham Lincoln

Our opinions partake, more or less, of the prejudices of our class, party, or sect. We are all largely pledged, through interest, affection, or passion, to particular classes of opinion, and the strength of efforts to get released from these pledges, is the measure of our advancement. - Christian Nestell Bovee

People are usually more firmly convinced that their opinions are precious than that they are true. - George Santayana  

Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is almost omnipotent. - Henry Ward Beecher

Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. - Henry David Thoreau

Public opinion is the pennant on a nation's mast which shows the politician and the editor how to trim the sails. - Austin O’Malley

The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it. - Walter Bagehot

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible. - Bertrand Russell

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions. - James Lowell

The opinion we have of ourselves is often a reflection of the opinion we think others have of us. - Unknown

The trick is to hold opinions without letting opinions hold you. - Unknown

The world is governed by opinion. - William Ellery Channing

There are as many opinions as there are experts. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Theres only one opinion that counts. Its your opinion. It may be wrong, but its yours and thats the one that counts - Filipe Alou

Those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts. - Unknown

True opinions can prevail only if the facts to which they refer are known; if they are not known, false ideas are just as effective as true ones, if not a little more effective. - Walter Lippmann

We are all of us more or less the slaves of opinion. - William Hazlitt

We are so vain that we even care for the opinions of those we dont care for. - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

We cling to our own point of view, as thought everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. - Chuang Tzu

Your opinions are worthless and count for absolutely nothing! - Unknown