Friday, 31 May 2013

Quote Worthy

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights. - Napoleon Bonaparte

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection. - Arthur Helps

Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order. - Arthur Helps

Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles. - Thomas Browne

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind. - Marston Bates

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

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. - Roger Babson 

There are some things that are so serious that you have to laugh at them. - Niels Bohr

Speak not against anyone whose burden you have not weighed yourself. - Marion Zimmer Bradley

Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow. - Les Brown

Thursday, 30 May 2013


How do you know so much about everything?’ was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was ‘By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.’ - John Abbott

Tis not every question that deserves an answer. - Thomas Fuller

I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions. - Lou Holtz 

It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it. - Jeseph Joubert

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. - Albert Einstein

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. - William Hazlitt

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious. - George Bernard Shaw

Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential. - Tony Robbins

Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them. - Ralph N. Gerard

The important thing is not to stop questioning. - Albert Einstein

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself. - Ursula K. Le Guin

The question is not what you look at, but what you see. - Henry David Thoreau

The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done. - Allard Lowenstein

The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not, the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer, the ones that you ‘come to terms with’ only to discover that they are still there. - Ingrid Bengis

There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions. - Charles P. Steinmetz

There are no right answers to wrong questions. - Ursula K. Le Guin

There are two sides to every question. - Unknown

To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered. - John Ruskin

With a hypothetical question you can only get, at best, a hypothetical answer. - Father William Seifert

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Food For Thought

When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast with a scientific and technological abundance. We’ve learned to fly the air as birds, we’ve learned to swim the seas as fish, yet we haven’t learned to walk the Earth as brothers and sisters. - Martin Luther King Jr

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. - Nelson Mandela

Into each life a little rain must fall, a little sun must shine, and therein lives growth. The heart will break and mend again with love, forgiveness, and time. We don’t choose the pain but we must choose to heal. Innocence lost is wisdom gained in heart, in mind, and in soul. - Unknown

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Quote Worthy

Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure. - David Viscott

Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully. - Samuel Johnson

Its not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised; the mosquito is swatted. - Marie O Conner

Many could forgo heavy meals, a full wardrobe, a fine house, et cetera; it is the ego they cannot forgo. - Mohandas Gandhi

You will become as small as your controlling desire; or as great as your dominant aspiration. - James Allen

I never failed once. I invented the light bulb. It just happened to be a 2000-step process. - Thomas Edison

It is vital that when educating our children’s brains, that we do not neglect to educate their hearts. - Unknown

If you remember the day’s blessings and forget the day’s troubles, then you have a good memory. - Unknown

Monday, 27 May 2013


“It’s just a cold,” the doctor said. “There is no cure, and you’ll just have to live with it until it goes away.”

“But Doctor,” the patient whined. “It’s making me so miserable.”

The doctor rolled his eyes toward the ceiling. Then he said, “Look, go home and take a hot bath. Then put a bathing suit on and run around the block three or four times.”

“What!” the patient exclaimed. “I'll get pneumonia!”

“We have a cure for pneumonia,” the doctor said.

Sunday, 26 May 2013


I am a big believer in the ‘mirror test’. All that matters is if you can look in the mirror and honestly tell the person you see there, that you have done your best. - Unknown

Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only. - Samuel Butler

The best mirror is an old friend. - Unknown

The Universe is the mirror of the people, and each person is a mirror to every other person. - Unknown

Saturday, 25 May 2013


It’s a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so. - Georges Bernanos

Live according to the ethics of excellence, and you can always stand proud. Pride – not vanity, but dignity and self-respect – should carry a lot of weight in helping you make decisions. Let pride help you decide. - Price Pritchett

Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man’s erring judgment, and misguide the mind; What the weak head with strongest bias rules, is pride, the never-failing vice of fools. - Alexander Pope

One of the best temporary cures for pride and affection is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs. - Josh Billings

Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold. - Thomas Jeffeson

Pride is tasteless, colorless, and sizeless. Yet it is the hardest thing to swallow. - August B. Black

Pride sullies the noblest character. - Claudius

Though pride is not a virtue, it is the parent of many virtues. - M. C. Collins

Friday, 24 May 2013


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia
Most men believe that it would benefit them if they could get a little from those who have more. How much more would it benefit them if they would learn a little from those who know more. - William J. H. Boetcker

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

When we immerse ourself in desire without guilt, shame or clinging, it can show us something special about our own minds that allows us to embrace life fully. - Mark Epstein

I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs to life under a strain even better than under a caress. - Andre Gide

Thursday, 23 May 2013


If you never quit when the going gets tough, you will never have anything to regret for the rest of your life. - Unknown

Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply dont know how to quit. - Robert Schuller

Never give up, but know when to quit. - Unknown

Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and dont quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and dont quit until you reach it. Never quit. - Bear Bryant

Quitting is never an option. The cows have to be milked come Hell or High Water. - Robert Schuller

The one thing worse than a quitter is the one who is afraid to begin. - Unknown

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Dust If You Must

Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better
To paint a picture or write a letter
Bake a cake or plant a seed
Ponder the difference b etween want and need

Dust if you must, but there’s not much time,
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb
Music to hear and books to read
Friends to cherish and life to lead

Dust if you must, but the world’s out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain
Tis day will not come around again

Dust if you must, but bear in mind
Old age will come and it’s not kind
And when you go – and go you must
You, yourself, will make more dust

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Quote Worthy

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. - Lao Tzu

An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out? - Rene Descartes

You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. - Zig Ziglar

To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your won skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are. - Ellen Degeneres

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. - Kurt Vonnegut

Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future. - Denis Waitley

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. - Lao Tzu

The more you know yourself, the less dependant you are on the good opinion of others. - Lynda Field

Monday, 20 May 2013

Happiness Is Always An Option

A very inspirational story. We should all learn from Shane's positive attitude.

Happiness is always an option

Sunday, 19 May 2013


’Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. - Thomas Paine

He who governs himself according to what he calls his principles may be punished either by one party or the other for those very principles. He who proceeds without principle, as chance, timidity, or self-preservation directs, will not perhaps fare better; but he will be less blamed. - St. John de Crevecoeur

I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle. - Andrew Carnegie

It is always easier to fight for ones principles than to live up to them. - Alfred Adler

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies. - Arthur Calwell

It is the right thing to have values and principles; just do not think that your values and principles must be the right ones. Be sensible enough to change when they are proven wrong. - Unknown

Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle. - Viscount William Lamb Melbourne

Principles and values are for people to live it out, and not for them to brag about. The wise practice them quietly and without fanfare. - Unknown

Principles, like advice, should be kept to oneself unless asked for, because what you think are high ideals may well just be silly notions to the next person. - Vincent Thnay

The principles now planted in thy bosom will grow, and one day reach maturity; and in that maturity thou wilt find thy heaven or thy hell. - David Thomas

Values and principles are like the roots of a tree. The stronger they are, the more able the person is to withstand the wave of changes that blow his way. - Unknown

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn’t the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. - Otto von Bismarck

Saturday, 18 May 2013


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

All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. - Martin Luther King, Jr

As salt savors the broth, so does labour give a relish to pleasure. - William Scott Downey

Every acquisition that is disproportionate to the labour spent on it is dishonest. - Leo Tolstoy

By persistent labour man may attain to all excellence. - Demosthenes

He that labours is tempted by one devil; he that is idle, by a thousand. - Italian Proverb

He who lives upon the fruit of his own labour, escapes the contempt of haughty benefactors. - Saadi

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

It is good to labour; it is also good to rest from labour. - Horace

It is labour alone that is productive: it creates wealth and therewith lays the outward foundations for the inward flowering of man. - Ludwig von Mises

It is only by labour that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that labour can be happy; and the two cannot be separated with impunity. - John Ruskin

It is to labour, and to labour only, that man owes everything possessed of exchangeable value. Labour is the talisman that has raised him from the condition of the savage: that has changed the desert and the forest into cultivated fields; that has covered the earth with cities, and the ocean with ships; that has given us plenty, comfort, and elegance, instead of want, misery, and barbarism. - John Ramsay

Labour conquers all things. - Virgil

Labour in all its variety, corporeal and mental, is the instituted means for the methodical development of all our powers, under the direction and control of will. - Josiah Gilbert Holland

Labour is good for a man, bracing up his energies to conquest, and without it life is dull, the man perceiving himself useless. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

Labour is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labour and could never have existed if labour had not first existed. Labour is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. - Abraham Lincoln

Labour is still, and ever will be, the inevitable price set upon everything which is valuable. - Samuel Smiles

Labour is the human element which makes the fruitful seasons of the earth useful to men. - Henry Ford

Labour is the root of riches. - Edward Counsel

Labour is the source of every blessing. - Aesop

Labour with what zeal we will, something still remains undone, something uncompleted still waits the rising of the sun. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Labour, laughing at difficulties, spans majestic rivers, carries viaducts over marshy swamps, suspends bridges over deep ravines, pierces the solid mountains with the dark tunnel, blasting rocks and filling hollows, and, while linking together all nations of the earth pities the proud fool and laughs him to scorn. He shall pass to dust, forgotten; but Labour will live forever, glorious in its conquests and monuments, and will keep organized no matter how many temporary defeats it endures. - Newman Hall

Labour, though it was at first inflicted as a curse, seems to be the gentlest of all punishments, and is fruitful of a thousand blessings. - John Rogers Pitman

Friday, 17 May 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 hallmark feature of human intelligence is its adaptability, the ability to invent and rearrange conceptions of the world to suit changing goals and environments. One consequence of this flexibility is the great diversity of languages that have emerged around the globe. Each provides its own cognitive toolkit and encapsulates the knowledge and world-view developed over thousands of years within a culture. Each contains a way of perceiving, categorizing and making meaning in the world, an invaluable guidebook developed and honed by our ancestors. - Lera Boroditsky

A language which we do not know is a fortress sealed. - Marcel Proust

Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. - J. K. Rowling

Every language is so full of its own proprieties that what is beautiful in one is often barbarous, nay, sometimes nonsense, in another. - John Dryden

For many people, language is inseparable from cultural identity since it is the means by which members of communities communicate with one another, and how individuals establish that they are, in fact, members of the same cultural community. - Lily Wong Fillmore

How truly language must be regarded as a hindrance to thought, though the necessary instrument of it, we shall clearly perceive on remembering the comparative force with which simple ideas are communicated by signs. To say, "Leave the room," is less expressive than to point to the door. Place a finger on the lips is more forcible than whispering, "Do not speak." A beck of the hand is better than, "Come here." No phrase can convey the idea of surprise so vividly as opening the eyes and raising the eyebrows. A shrug of the shoulders would lose much by translation into words. - Herbert Spencer

If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things. - Confucius

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela

In the acquisition of languages by direct study, where time can be afforded for the purpose, it is found that several languages, belonging to the same family – as the Latin, Italian, and Spanish, for instance – can be acquired together, almost as easily and rapidly, as either of them can be acquired separately, and with far less chance of their being lost from the memory of disuse. By finding the roots in the parent tongue, and by tracing the growth from these roots outward into different tongues, as it were genealogically, it is found that they descend and spread according to certain organic laws of modification and growth. - Horace Mann

It by no means follows, that because two men utter the same words, they have precisely the same idea which they mean to express: language is inadequate to the variety of ideas which are conceived by different minds, and which, could they be expressed, would produce a new variety of characteristic differences between man and man. - Fluke Greville

It requires a strong mind to bear up against several languages. Some persons have learnt so many, that they have ceased to think in any one. - Arthur Helps

Language comes into being, like consciousness, from the basic need, from the scantiest intercourse with other human. - Karl Marx

Language is a window to the world. - Susanna Zaraysky

Language is originally and essentially nothing but a system of signs or symbols, which denote real occurrences, or their echo in the human soul. - Carl Jung

Language is properly the servant of thought, but not unfrequently becomes its master. The conceptions of a feeble writer are greatly modified by his style; a man of vigorous powers makes his style bend to his conceptions. - William Benton Clulow

Language is the dress of thought. - Samuel Johnson

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved. - Dorthea Brande

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made. - Robert Schuller

All problems become smaller if you do not dodge them, but confront them. - Unknown

Beset by a difficult problem? Now is your chance to shine. Pick yourself up, get to work and get triumphantly through it. - Ralph Marston Sublime

Do not take on the problems of other people. They are better equipped to handle their own problems than you are. - Unknown

Do not take your problems to bed with you. They are bad and unhealthy companions for natural sleep and rest. - Unknown

Don’t buy other people’s problems. - Chinese Proverb

Dont duck the most difficult problems. That just ensures that the hardest part will be left when you are most tired. Get the big one done – its downhill from then on. - Norman Vincent Peale

Everyone has to have either this or that problem, if he can’t find any problem, he loses all reason for living. - Gao XingJian

Every problem contains within itself the seeds of its own solution. - Stanley Arnol

For problems that arise when one steps into the shadow, the obvious cure is to step back into the sunlight. - Anon

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. - J. Krishnamurti

How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively. - Norman Vincent Peale

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humour in it. - Frank A. Clark

If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact – not to be solved, but to be coped with over time. - Shimon Peres

If we really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem. - J. Krishnamurti

In a day, when you don’t come across any problems, you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path - Swami Vivekananda

In the final analysis, there is no other solution to a man’s problems but the day’s honest work, the day’s honest decisions, the day’s generous utterance, and the day’s good deed. - Clare Boothe Luce

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. - Albert Einstein

It is by seeking within that we learn to resolve our problems and difficulties. Problems which confront us now must be solved or we will meet them again along our spiral of development. - Unknown

It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. - M. Scott Peck

It is well known that “problem avoidance” is an important part of problem solving. Instead of solving the problem you go upstream and alter the system so that the problem does not occur in the first place. - Edward De Bono

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility. - Albert Schweitzer

Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions. - Unknown

Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons, we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting. - Unknown

Never demand that the person who brought up a problem must also be the one to solve it. It may be merely his duty to bring it up: but it is the team’s duty to help solve the problem. - Unknown

Never let a problem become an excuse. - Robert Schuller

Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it. - Robert Schuller

No matter how complicated a problem is, it usually can be reduced to a simple, comprehensible form which is often the best solution. - An Wang

No matter how many levels of consciousness one reaches, the problem always goes deeper. - Shulamith Firestone

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. - Voltaire

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. - Henry J. Kaiser

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them. - Hugh Miller

Problems are the price you pay for progress. - Unknown

Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit. - M. Scott Peck

Problems form an important part of our lives. They are placed in our path for us to overcome them, not to be overcome by them. We must master them, not let them master us. Every time we overcome a challenge, we grow in experience, in self assuredness, and in faith. - Royden G. Derrick

Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; instead they require maturity to outgrow them. - Dr Steve Maraboli

Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists. - Edward De Bono

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. - Alan Saporta

The best way to tackle any problem is one step at a time, and the first step is to tell someone about it. - Unknown

The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small. - Unknown

The finger pointing at a problem is not the problem. It is a common occurrence to find people attacking the finger when their problems are pointed out. - Unknown

The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it does exist. - Zig Ziglar

The highest mountain has been conquered. We have even landed a probe called Sojourner on Mars. What is your problem again? - Unknown

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. - Theodore Rubin

The problems we face are human problems and therefore are capable of human solutions. - Frederick Moore Vinson

The real problem is what to do with the problem-solvers after the problems are solved. - Gay Talese

There are many difficult problems and decisions that actually improve when they are left to simmer a little while. - Unknown

Understand that most problems are a good sign. Problems indicate that progress is being made, wheels are turning, you are moving toward your goals. Beware when you have no problems. Then you’ve really got a problem... Problems are like landmarks of progress. - Scott Alexander

Walk away from it [your problem] until you get stronger. All your troubles will be there when you get back, but you will be better able to cope. - Lady Bird Johnson

We cant solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein

We should see problems and difficulties as opportunities for advancement rather than obstacles in our path. By looking at our problems in a different light, much of our frustration will disappear and we can see them from a more rational point of view. - Unknown

Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities. - Ralph Marston

When ones own problems are unsolvable and all best efforts frustrated, it is life-saving to listen to other peoples problems. - Suzanne Massie

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves. - Anthony D'Angelo

When the problems mount so high that you cannot see anything else, it pays to step back from your work so you can see the big picture. - Unknown

When you are surfing and there is a big wave coming your way, you can either catch and ride it or be overwhelmed by it. Rise above your problems and ride them to victory rather than letting them drown you. - Unknown

When you can’t solve the problem, manage it. - Robert Schuller

Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach. - Earl Nightingale

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

Give up your need to always be right
Give up your need for control
Give up on blame
Give up your self-defeating self-talk
Give up your limiting beliefs
Give up complaining
Give up the luxury of criticism
Give up your need to impress others
Give up your resistance to change
Give up labels
Give up on your fears
Give up your excuses
Give up the past
Give up attachment
Give up living your life to other people’s expectations

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Quote Worthy

Labour is mans greatest function. He is nothing, he can do nothing, he can achieve nothing, he can fulfil nothing, without working. - Orville Dewey

You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future. - Dr. Abdul Halam

He who labours diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labour. - Menander Of Athens

Before the reward there must be labour. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy. - Ralph Ransom

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep. - Denis Waitley

A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist. -Elanor Roosevelt

Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions. - Will Smith

I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance. - Ruben Blades

Laws - Quotes

A law is valuable, not because it is a law, but because there is right in it. - Henry Ward Beecher

A man with a club is a law-maker. - Jack London

A nation that will not enforce its laws has no claim to the respect and allegiance of its people. - Ambrose Bierce

Accursed be the city where the laws would stifle nature's! - Lord Bryon

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics. - Robert A Heinlein

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system. - Ellen DeGeneres

Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered. - Aristotle

Every land has its own law. - J. Carmichael

For there is but one essential justice which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law is right reason, which is the true rule of all commandments and prohibitions. Whoever neglects this law, whether written or unwritten, is necessarily unjust and wicked. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Give me the judgment of balanced minds in preference to laws every time. Codes and manuals create patterned behaviour. All patterned behaviour tends to go unquestioned, gathering destructive momentum. - Frank Herbert

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. - Plato

He who dethrones the idea of law, bids chaos welcome in its stead. - Horace Mann

I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution. - Ulysses S. Grant

If a man sets out to study all the laws, he will have no time left to transgress them. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. - Louis D. Brandeis

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Julius Caesar

Ignorance of the law excuses no man; not that all men know the law, but because ‘tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to confute him. - John Selden

Ignorance of the law is no good excuse, where every man is bound to take notice of the laws to which he is subject. - Thomas Hobbes

In civil jurisprudence it too often happens that there is so much law, that there is no room for justice, and that the claimant expires of wrong in the midst of right, as mariners die of thirst in the midst of water. - Charles Colton 

It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope. - Niccolo Machiavelli

It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. - John Paul Jones

It usually takes a hundred years to make a law, and then, after it has done its work, it usually takes a hundred years to get rid of it. - Henry Ward Beecher

Just because something is a law doesnt make it right. - Unknown

Law has been called a bottomless pit, not so much because of its depth, as that its windings are so obscure nobody can see the end. - G. P. Morris

Law in origin was merely a codification of the power of dominant groups, and did not aim at anything that to a modern man would appear to be justice. - Bertrand Russell

Law intends indeed to do service to human life, but it is not able when men do not choose to accept her services; for it is only in those who are obedient to her that she displays her special virtue. - Epictetus

Law is order, and good law is good order. - Aristotle

Law is the rudder of the ship of state. - Austin O’Malley

Law is the supreme power in the state, through its legislature, commanding what is right, and condemning what is wrong. - Calvin Townsend

Law without justice is a wound without a cure. - William Scott Downey

Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. - Albert Einstein

Laws and institutions are constantly tending to gravitate. Like clocks, they must be occasionally cleansed, and wound up, and set to true time. - Henry Ward Beecher

Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour … If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth? - Charlotte Brontë

Laws are confusing documents. They get in the way of justice. - Paolo Bacigalupi

Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle size are alone entangled in. - William Shenstone

Laws are generally not understood by three sorts of persons, namely, by those who make them, by those who execute them, and by those who suffer if they break them. - George Savile

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through. - Jonathan Swift

Laws are not masters but servants, and he rules them who obeys them. - Henry Ward Beecher

Laws are only words, words written on paper, words that change on society’s whim and are interpreted differently daily by politicians, lawyers, judges, and policemen. Anyone who believes that all laws should always be obeyed would have made a fine slave catcher. Anyone who believes that all laws are applied equally, despite race, religion, or economic status, is a fool. - John J. Miller

Laws are subordinate to custom. - Titus Maccius Plautus

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. - Abraham Lincoln

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. Benjamin Franklin

There is a written and an unwritten law. The one by which we regulate our constitutions in our cities is the written law; that which arises from custom is the unwritten law. - Diogenes Laertius 

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. - Benjamin Disraeli

Monday, 13 May 2013

Sunday, 12 May 2013


Procrastination is like a credit card: its a lot of fun until you get the bill. - Christopher Parker

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. - Wayne Dyer

Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin. - Victor Kiam

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. - Napoleon Hill

Procrastination will be overcome when you take little steps toward the goal. With each step you gain momentum, and with consistency, you will be crossing the finish line before you know it. - Unknown

The greatest thief this world ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large. - Henry Wheeler Shaw

The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. - Norman Vincent Peale

Laziness - Quotes

A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and second-rate friends. - Cyril Connolly

Don't yield to that alluring witch, laziness, or else be prepared to surrender all that you have won in your better moments. - Horace

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention – invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble. - Agatha Christie

Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs, and ends in iron chains. - William Hales

Laziness is the enemy of virtue, and the very train of all wickedness. - Patrick Fleming

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. - Anne Frank

Our minds are as much given to laziness as our bodies. - La Rochefoucauld

The lazy are always wanting to do something. - Luc de Clapiers

The lazy man claims he is too heavy for light work and too light for heavy work. - Evan Esar

The path of laziness is the straightest of all paths to want and woe. - Forbes

You are only as lazy or lacking in willpower as you think you are. - Ken Christian

Saturday, 11 May 2013


A little misery sweetens existence. It is the salt that makes it palatable and wholesome. - Eliza Cook

A man is as miserable as he thinks he is. - Unknown

A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer. - Joseph Addison

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone. - Pascal

At a certain stage of misery, you'll try anything to explain what's going on with you, even if you know it doesn't explain a thing and it's one failed explanation after another. - Philip Roth

Extreme hopes are born of extreme misery. - Bertrand Russell

From time to time the emotional lightning flashed and showed a landscape of private misery, and then – we went on dancing. - Doris Lessing

Give it all you got until youre put out of your misery. - Aerosmith 

He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery. - Anne Frank

Here is a thing which the more you fear and avoid it the nearer you approach to it, and this is misery; the more you flee from it the more miserable and restless you will become. - Leonardo da Vinci

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. - Albert Schweitzer

I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more. - C. S. Lewis

If the misery of our poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. - Charles Darwin

In misery it is great comfort to have a companion. - John Lyly

It has been well observed that the misery of a man proceeds not from any single crush of overwhelming evil, but from small vexations continually repeated. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Misery is a communicable disease. - Unknown

Misery knows none but equals. - Paul Hervieu

Misery loves company. - John Ray

Misery loves company, particularly when she is herself the hostess, and can give generously of her stores to others. - John Kendrick Bangs

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it. - Russell Baker

Misery's fine – as long as you know you can get out of it when you want to. - Arthur Adamov

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. - Dr. Robert Anthony

No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.  - Letitia Landon

Nobody really cares if youre miserable, so you might as well be happy. - Cythina Nelms

Of all mens miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing. - Herodotus

Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets. - Rudyard Kipling

The great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things. - Benjamin Franklin

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation. - George Bernard Shaw

The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery. - Marcus Fabius Quintilian

The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure is occupation. - George Bernard Shaw

There are no absolutes in human misery and things can always get worse. - Cormac McCarthy

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher. - Victor Hugo

There is no people so miserable, but that at some time or other, in some respect or other, they have reason to account themselves happy. And if they would but duly consider how it is with many of their neighbours, they would find it their duty to be thankful, that it is no worse with themselves; for it is some relief to the unfortunate to show them that there are others yet more miserable. - Wellins Calcott

Those who have suffered, who have known poverty or oppression, are generally the most prone to kindness. Perhaps it is well to endure some misery if only to learn this lesson. - Arthur Lynch

To be caught happy in a world of misery was for an honest man the most despicable of crimes. - Virginia Woolf

To exult over the miseries of an unhappy creature is inhuman. - Hugh Blair

We are apt to measure the happiness or misery of the world by that portion of either which has fallen to our lot. - Norman MacDonald

We generally fancy ourselves more miserable than we are, for want of taking a true estimate of things; wherefore we fly into transports without reason, and judge of the happiness or calamity of human life, by false lights. - Wellins Calcott

We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before he entered it. - Thomas H. Huxley