Saturday, 31 August 2013

Sincerity


A sincere donation of a dollar from a poor man may be more meritorious than a million dollars from a rich man. - Unknown

However much we may distrust men’s sincerity, we always believe they speak to us more sincerely than to others. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself. - Unknown

Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything. - Unknown

Sincerity is like travelling on a plain, beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to his journey's end than by-ways, in which men often lose themselves. - John Tillotson 

Sincerity is the way to heaven. - Mencius

Friday, 30 August 2013

Quote Worthy


It is helpful to note that a paradigm is not a set of universal truths; it is a particular way of viewing things conveniently agreed by a group of people. - Sifu Wong

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? - Mahatma Gandhi

I may not be who I ought to be. I know I’m not all that I want to be. But I’ve come a long way, from who I used to be. And I won’t give up on becoming, what I know I can be! - Unknown

Surrender all that no longer serves you. Let all that remains buried in your heart come to the surface and be healed. Let there be space for new energies to enter. A new beginning transforms darkness to light. - Unknown

What a superb thing it would be if we were all big enough in soul to see no slights, accept no insults, cherish no jealousies, and admit into our hearts no hatred. - Elbert Hubbard

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Regrets


Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. - Jonathan Larson

Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you Happiness. Bad days give you Experiences. Both are essential to life. - Unknown

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. - Sydney J. Harris

Regret for wasted time is more wasted time. - Mason Cooley

Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently. - Charles Dudley Warner

Some of our principal regrets in life are the opportunities we passed up and the chances we did not take. - Unknown

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Food For Thought


There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes are a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. - John Lennon

Sometimes the darkest times can bring us to the brightest places; The most toxic people can teach us the most important lessons; Our most painful struggles can grant us the most necessary growth; The most heart-breaking losses of friendship and love can make room for the most wonderful people; And what sometimes seems like the end of the road is actually just the discovery that we are meant to travel down a different path. - Unknown

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Quote Worthy


There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory. - Sir Francis Drake

Make someone smile whenever you can, you never know how much of a difference you could be making in their life at that moment. - Unknown

Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. - Josh Billings

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life. - Les Brown

What can be gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves. - Unknown

To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are. - Muhammad Ali

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. - Unknown

There aren't any good guys, and there aren't any bad guys. There's just us. People. Doing our best to get by. - Neil Gaiman

Monday, 26 August 2013

Some Jokes



An Angry Wife To Her Husband 0n Phone: "Where d Hell Are You ...?"
Husband: Darling, You Remember That Jewellery Shop Where You Saw The Diamond Necklace n Totally Fell In Love With It n I Didn't Have Money That Time n I said "Baby It'll Be Yours 1 Day ….
Wife, with A Smile & Blushing: Yeah I Remember That My Love!
Husband: I 'm in the Pub Just Next To That Shop

Worthy Friends

With a grim and down cast look, a young man approached Father Barnard and said, “Father, I want to reform and lead a more honest life, but it seems all my friends are cheats and liars.”
“Don’t worry, son.” Replied the wise minister. “Just adhere to the straight and narrow path and your dishonest friends will quickly give you up.”

Telling The Weather

The old-timer boasted that he could tell the weather with just a piece of rope.
“Impossible!” argued the young student.
“No, it’s not,” the old-timer insisted. “I just hang the rope up outside my door. If it swings back and forth, it’s windy. If it gets wet, it’s raining.”

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Skill


It is an admirable skill to able to sweeten a refusal with civil words which atone for the favour which we are not able to grant. - Magdeleine Sable

Mastery is not something that strikes in an instant, like a thunderbolt, but a gathering power that moves steadily through time, like weather. - John William Gardner

Skill to do comes of doing. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Skilled labour teaches something not to be found in books or colleges. - Harriet H. Robinson

Tricks and treachery are merely proofs of lack of skill. - Unknown

Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains. - Eric Hoffer

Friday, 23 August 2013

Quote Worthy


We stumble and fall constantly, even when we are most enlightened. - Thomas Merton

A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible. - Welsh Proverb

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. - Unknown

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply. - Unknown

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not to people or things. - Albert Einstein

Do not be like the cock who thought the sun has risen to hear him crow. - Unknown

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. - Unknown

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek. - Joseph Campbell

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. - Merry Browne

There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Reputation


A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was. - Joseph Hall

Begin somewhere: you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do. - James Lowell

Build your reputation by helping other people build theirs. - Anthony D'Angelo

Do you want to injure someone’s reputation? Don’t speak ill of him, speak too well. - Andre Siegfried

Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well. - Benjamin Franklin

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. - Benjamin Franklin


Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving. - William Shakespeare

Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. - Epicurus

The reputation of a man is like his shadow; it sometimes follows and sometimes precedes him; sometimes longer and sometimes shorter than his natural size. - Unknown

Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. - Margaret Mitchell

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Food For Thought


The entire cosmos is a cooperative. The sun, the moon, and the stars live together as a cooperative. The same is true for humans and animals, trees, and the Earth. When we realize that the world is a mutual, interdependent, cooperative enterprise – then we can build a noble environment. If our lives are not based on this truth, then we shall perish. - Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

For once, relax a little and simply become an audience to your mind’s play. Just look with a little detachment. Observe for a bit, but don’t spend too long in that cinema. Then at some point, you may come to recognise that you have watched the show many times before, and so there is no longer a need to spend any more time and money there. You will forget about it entirely. And quite unexpectedly, you may find yourself walking along a path of unchanging joy, light and wisdom. - Unknown

The spiritual presence in your life is ever with you, ever available to you and ever reminding you to look beyond your own judgments. It is forever providing for you the support, the assistance and the guidance necessary to minimize the wrong application of your mind and to strengthen the right application of  your mind to allow knowledge to arise within you. - Unknown

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Quote Worthy


I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will. - Clint Eastwood

When you are going through difficult times, remember: you may have lost some major battles, but your survived and you are still here. - Unknown

Whoever doesnt know it must learn and find by experience that a quiet conscience makes one strong. - Anne Frank

Comfort zones are plush lined coffins. When you stay in your plush lined coffins, you die. - Stan Dale

To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun? - Katherine Graham

Every decision we make and action we take is a statement of exactly how much we love and value our life. - Unknown

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. - Maya Angelou

When you seek beauty in all people and all things, you will not only find it you will become it. - Unknown

Monday, 19 August 2013

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Perseverance

By perseverance the snail reached the ark. - Charles Spurgeon

Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. - Unknown

I don’t think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. - John D. Rockefeller

If perseverance is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall. - Sydney Harris

If you really want to make a difference, whether it's in helping other people, or whether it's in fighting for your country, or whether it's in the political arena, or journalism, or physics, you've got to persevere. You've got to understand that there are going to be some enormous bumps in the road. They can be personal. You can get hurt badly. You can lose a friend, or a child, or a wife, or a husband. But you've got to persevere, you've got to be guided by certain principles and stay the course. If you quit, if you run away when the going gets tough, you won't really understand what a full life is all about. - George H. W. Bush

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. - Samuel Johnson

In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance. - Mao Zedong

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength but by perseverance. - J. Jackson Frown

It is not enough to begin; continuance is necessary. Mere enrollment will not make one a scholar; the pupil must continue in the school through the long course, until he masters every branch. Success depends upon staying power. The reason for failure in most cases is lack of perseverance. - James Russell Miller 

It's perseverance that's the key. It's persevering for long enough to achieve your potential. - Lynn Davies

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. - Barack Obama

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. - Thomas Carlyle

Perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. - Thomas Carlyle

Perseverance and persistence is the key to everything. If there is something you really want to do, and you work hard enough, you can definitely get there. - Kaila Yu

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. - Henry Wadworth Longfellow

Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth. - Julie Andrews

Perseverance is having the fortitude to overcome life’s challenges, but it’s also having the faith to never let go of hope and the courage to never stop believing in love. - Robert Clancy

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little. - Plutarch

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. - Walter Elliott

Perseverance is stubbornness with a purpose. - Josh Shipp

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. - Newt Gingrich

Perseverance is the will to hold on a little longer when most would have given up a long time ago. - Unknown

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. - Victor Hugo

Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement. - Matt Biond

Pig-headed stubbornness is the perseverance of somebody we don't like. - Robert Elliott Gonzales

Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more. - William Scott Downey

The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory. - Ted W. Engstrom

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. - Benjamin Disraeli

When perseverance is a lifelong deed, the swim up stream will be an easy feat. - Unknown

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Society


No society has ever taxed or borrowed its way to prosperity. - Derek Fildebrandt

Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks. - Lin Yutang

Society has gotten to the point where everybody has a right but nobody has a responsibility. - Unknown

Society is defined not only by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy. - John Sawhill

Society is like a stew. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top. - Edward Abbey

Society takes action only when gangrene sets in. - H. D. Doan

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. - John William Gardner

There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other. - Eric Hoffer

Friday, 16 August 2013

Quote Worthy


A mans personal defects will commonly have with the rest of the world precisely that importance which they have to himself. If he makes light of them, so will other men. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forgive those who have hurt you, betrayed you, or broke your heart, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious when you open your heart. - Unknown

There is a simple answer to the problems that you face today. It is to be found in knowledge. Yet, to find Knowledge you must become still and observant and learn to disengage from fear and anxiety. - Unknown

It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. - L. R. Knost

Everyone is on a unique and wonderful journey. I can’t know what is right and best for you and you can’t know what is right and best for me, but in can honour your path and I can follow mine. - Kathryn Yarborough

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Respect


If you want to be respected by others you must respect yourself first. Only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Respect commands itself and can neither be given nor withheld when it is due. - Eldridge Cleaver

Respect is an attribute that supersede talent and ability. - Unknown

Respect is for those who deserve it, not for those who demand it. - Unknown

Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours. - Dave Willis

Respect yourself and others will respect you. - Confucius

The respect of those you respect is worth more than the applause of the multitude. - Arnold Glasgow

To have respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners. - Lawrence Sterne 

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you. - Lao Tzu

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Food For Thought


Nothing is nicer than having someone who appreciates you in the smallest things, accepts you in times of hardships, comforts you when you’re troubled, loves you no matter what, and is simply happy for having you in their life. - Unknown

Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed,  you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you have always gotten, if you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind. - Unknown

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go. You believe lies so that you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right. And sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. - Marilyn Monroe

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Quote Worthy


Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense. The virtuous Marcia towers above her sex. - Joseph Addison

You’ve got to believe in possibilities. You’ve got to believe that tomorrow can be better than today. And here’s the big one. Believe in yourself. - Unknown

Someone helping you is not always your friend and someone opposing you is not always your enemy. - Unknown

Emancipate  yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds! - Bod Marley

If you ask enough people, you can usually find someone who’ll advise you to do what you were going to do anyway. - Weston Smith 

Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable. - Jane Austen

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves. - John Dryden 

Sometimes you fall down, because there is something down there that you are supposed to find. - Unknown

Monday, 12 August 2013

A Couple Of Jokes


Joyce: “Darling, I’ll be overwhelmed with misery while I’m away from you!”
Fred: “Oh darling, if that were true, I’d be so happy!”

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Teacher: Simon, your composition on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his?
Simon: No, teacher, it’s the same dog!

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Teacher: Johnny, you missed school last Friday.
Johnny: I was absent, yes but I certainly didn’t miss it!

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Teacher: Well, at least there’s one thing I can say about your son.
Parent: What’s that?
Teacher: With grades like these, he couldn’t be cheating.

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

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Persistence

A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence. - Unknown

Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence. - Ovid

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. - Dale Carnegie

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. - Calvin Coolidge

Paralyse resistance with persistence. - Unknown

Persist. We are made to persist, to complete the whole tour. That's how we find out who we are. - Tobias Wolff

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible. - Lord Chesterfield

Persistence is the ability to face defeat again and again without giving up – to push on in the face of great difficulty, knowing that victory can be yours. - Unknown

Persistence means taking pains to overcome every obstacle, and to do what’s necessary to reach your goals. - Unknown

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure. - Edward Eggleston

Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent. - Steve Martin

The key of persistence will open up any door that has been closed by resistance. - John Di Lemme

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail. - Napoleon Hill

The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. - James Whitcomb Riley

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Solitude


All mens misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone. This great misfortune – to be incapable of solitude. - Jean de La Bruyere

Be alone sometime to ponder over your life. All distinguished thinkers spent a little time in solitude. - Unknown

By all means sometimes be alone; salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear; dare to look in thy chest; and tumble up and down what thou findest there. - William Wordsworth

He who does not enjoy solitude will not love freedom. - Arthur Schopenhauer

He who lives in solitude may make his own laws. - Publilius Syrus

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. - Unknown

I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person. - Oscar Wilde

In solitude, there is healing. Speak to your soul. Listen to your heart. Sometimes in the absence of noise we find the answers. - Dodinsky

Know how to be solitary is central to the art of living. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape. - Unknown

Little do people perceive what solitude is, and how far it extend. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. - Francis Bacon

Only in solitude do we find ourselves. - Miguel de Unanimo

People who take time to be alone usually have depth, originality, and quiet reserve. - Unknown

Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow. Solitude is the ally of sorrow as well as a companion of spiritual exaltation. - Kahlil Gibran

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character. - James Lowell

Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines. - Unknown

The sorrowful spirit finds relaxation in solitude. It abhors people, as a wounded deer deserts the herd and lives in a cave until it is healed or dead. - Kahlil Gibran

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. - Francis Bacon

There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Friday, 9 August 2013

Quote Worthy


Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most dangerous creation of society is the man who has nothing to lose. -James A. Baldwin

It is the experience of living that is important, not searching for meaning. - Unknown

Grant me the courage not to give up, even though I think it is hopeless. - Unknown

To believe in something and not to live it, is dishonest. - Mahatma Gandhi

There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

When you speak badly about others, you are telling who you are yourself. - Unknown

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. - Unknown

Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense. - Amelia Earhart

Against diseases the strongest fence is the defensive virtue, abstinence. - Robert Herrick

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Responsibility


A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the ‘why’ for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any ‘how. - Viktor Frankl

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. - Les Brown

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him. - Booker T. Washington

No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility. - Gerald White Johnson

Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. - Unknown

Responsibility can upgrade the ‘doer’ into ‘thinker’. - Unknown

Responsibility is the price of freedom. - Elbert Hubbard

Responsibility is the thing people dread most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fibre. - Frank Crane

Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility. In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility. - Michael Korda

The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man. - Roy L. Smith

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start to the top. - O.J. Simpson

The more freedom we enjoy, the greater the responsibility we bear, toward others as well as ourselves. - Oscar Arias Sanchez

The price of greatness is responsibility. - Winston Churchill

The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. - Unknown

To the victor belong the responsibilities. - Al Bernstein 

We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible. - Allan Massie

When heaven is about to confer a great responsibility on any man, it will exercise his mind with suffering, subject his sinews and bones to hard work, expose his body to hunger, put him to poverty, place obstacles in the paths of his deeds, so as to stimulate his mind, harden his nature, and improve wherever he is incompetent. - Meng Tzu

You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements. - Denis Waitley

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. - Jim Rohn

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche


It is said, “The sign of wisdom is self-control, and the sign of mature spiritual experience is the absence of conflicting emotions.” This means that to the same degree that you become wise and learned, you also become serene, peaceful and subdued – not reckless and busting with pride and arrogance. Year after year, however much your practice progresses, you will be unconcerned about comfort and discomfort, and will have no pride at all. You will always be at peace, untroubled by outer events, with a humble mind, beyond hopes and doubts, and indifferent to the eight worldly concerns – gain and loss, joy and suffering, praise and blame, fame and obscurity. - His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

There is a saying that goes: “In spiritual practice, difficulty comes at the beginning, in worldly affairs it comes at the end.” This means that, when renouncing ordinary activities and devoting yourself entirely to the practice, you many encounter some outer and inner obstacles; but the more you persevere, the happier you will become. Conversely, worldly activities bring some ephemeral and superficial satisfaction at first; but eventually they result in bitter disappointment. - His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Quote Worthy


Never change who you are just because you’re afraid of losing someone. If they really love you, your imperfections won’t matter. - Unknown

Sometimes you don’t realize your own strengths until someone tries to take advantage of your weaknesses. - Unknown

Don’t criticise them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances. - Abraham Lincoln

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. - John Southand
 
There are so many things that can make you happy. Don’t focus too much on things that make you sad. - Unknown

The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. - Socrates

Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success. - Rob GilbertM/i>

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. - Mark Twain

Monday, 5 August 2013

A Couple Of Jokes


A Dinner Invitation

A rather snotty bachelor failed to acknowledge a dinner invitation, and when he met his would-be hostess on the street several days later, he remarked: “If I’m not mistaken, didn’t you ask me for dinner last Monday?”

“Of course,” said the woman. “Weren’t you there?”

More Room

“Our files are so crowded,” said the chief clerk to the head of the department, “that we’re going to have to destroy any papers more than five years old.”

“Good thinking,” said the boss, “but be sure to make copies of everything you’re going to destroy.”

Betting

A holier-than-thou type went into a book store and ordered two Bibles. “One is for me,” he explained to the clerk, “and the other is for the office bookie. I am trying to reform him.”

“I hope you succeed,” said the clerk.

“Me too,” said the  man. “The other guys bet me five to three I can’t.”

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Personality


Being a personality is not the same thing as having a personality. - Unknown

Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower. - Charles M. Schwab

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. - Carl Jung

The search for a new personality is futile; what is fruitful is the interest the old personality can take in new activities. - Unknown

Pessimist - Quotes

Cease to anticipate misfortune – there are still many chances of escape. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed. - Bruce Lee

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. - Helen Keller

Optimism and pessimism are mere matters of optics, of how you look at things, and that can change from day to day, or with a new prescription for your glasses – or with a new set of ideological filters. - George Weigel

Pessimism ... is, in brief, playing the sure game ... It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. - Thomas Hardy

Pessimism becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; it reproduces itself by crippling our willingness to act. - Howard Zinn

Pessimism drops the curtain on tomorrow. - Robert H. Schuller

Pessimism has never done anything but tear down and destroy what optimism has built up. - Orison Swett Marden

The pessimism that protests and defends itself cannot be truly said to be pessimism. - Miguel de Unamuno

When ... the central places of your heart are covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then are you grown old, indeed! - Samuel Ullman

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Philsophy

A man becomes a philosopher by reason of a certain perplexity, from which he seeks to free himself. - Arthur Schopenhauer

A philosopher is one who disengages himself from all former prejudices, masters his passions, and learns to think, speak, and act, according to rule and order. He is ready to teach, but more ready to learn. He is of all, and yet of no sect … If he thinks with few, it is not because they are few, but because there are few that think. - Anne Mary Perceval

At best, a true philosopher can fulfil his mission very imperfectly, which is to pilot himself, or at most a few voluntary companions who may find themselves in the same boat. - George Santayana

He is but a poor philosopher who holds a view so narrow as to exclude forms not to his personal taste. - John Galsworthy

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches. - Alice Roosevelt Longworth

I think that the task of philosophy is not to provide answers, but to show how the way we perceive a problem can be itself part of a problem. - Slavoj Zizek

It is unfortunately very difficult to describe the nature of philosophy in a small compass; the only satisfaction that an author can draw from the attempt to do so lies in the knowledge that an answer to the question "What is philosophy?" is apt to seem persuasive only to the extent that it is brief. The more one ponders over the qualifications that any reasoned answer must contain, the more one is driven to the conclusion that this question is itself one of the principal subjects of philosophical thinking. - Roger Scruton

Man is a philosopher in spite of himself. - John Grier Hibben

My philosophy is to make the most of all that comes, and the least of all that goes. - Teresa Watkins 

Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity. A philosophical work consists essentially of elucidations. Philosophy does not result in 'philosophical propositions', but rather in the clarification of propositions. Without philosophy thoughts are, as it were, cloudy and indistinct: its task is to make them clear and to give them sharp boundaries. - Ludwig Wittgenstein 

Philosophy is concerned with that which is, in contrast with that which seems to be. Its aim is to reveal the reality which underlies appearance. - John Grier Hibben

Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy is not a theory but an activity. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy is reason with the eyes of the soul. - William Gilmore Simms

Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions, since no definite answers can, as a rule, be known to be true, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves; because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, enrich our intellectual imagination and diminish the dogmatic assurance which closes the mind against speculation; but above all because, through the greatness of the universe which philosophy contemplates, the mind is also rendered great, and becomes capable of that union with the universe which constitutes its highest good. - Bertrand Russell 

Philosophy unravels the knots in our thinking; hence its results must be simple, but its activity is as complicated as the knots that it unravels. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy, like science, consists of theories or insights arrived at as a result of systemic reflection or reasoning in regard to the data of experience. It involves, therefore, the analysis of experience and the synthesis of the results of analysis into a comprehensive or unitary conception. Philosophy seeks a totality and harmony of reasoned insight into the nature and meaning of all the principal aspects of reality. - Joseph Alexander Leighton

The business of philosophy is to circumnavigate human nature. - Julius Charles Hare

The continual pursuit of meanings – wider, clearer, more negotiable, more articulate meanings – is philosophy. - Suzanne K. Langer

The object of studying philosophy is to know one’s own mind, not other people’s. - William Ralph Inge

The philosopher strives to find the liberating word, that is, the word that finally permits us to grasp what up to now has intangibly weighed down upon our consciousness. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. - Henry Ward Beecher

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. - Abraham Lincoln

What is rational is real and what is real is rational. On this conviction the plain man like the philosopher takes his stand, and from it philosophy starts in its study of the universe of the mind as well as the universe of nature. - Hegel

Wisdom is the perfect good of the human mind; philosophy is the love of wisdom and the endeavour to attain it. - Seneca

Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher; and philosophy begins in wonder. - Plato

You can’t do without philosophy, since everything has its hidden meaning which we must know. - Maxim Gorky

Solutions


Do not have a solution that solves today’s problem and create a new version of the problem tomorrow. - Unknown

Be the kind of person who is part of the solution, not part of the problem. - Unknown

In human affairs every solution serves only to sharpen the problem, to show us more clearly what we are up against. There are no final solutions. - Eric Hoffer

If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem. - Dr. Robert Anthony

Friday, 2 August 2013

Photography


A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed. - Ansel Adams

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
- Ansel Adams

A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it? - Ernst Haas

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
- Ansel Adams

Both the grand and the intimate aspects of nature can be revealed in the expressive photograph. Both can stir enduring affirmations and discoveries, and can surely help the spectator in his search for identification with the vast world of natural beauty and the wonder surrounding him. - Ansel Adams

I am probably afraid that some spectator will not understand my photography - therefore I proceed to make it really less understandable by writing defensibly about it. - Ansel Adams

I know some photographs that are extraordinary in their power and conviction, but it is difficult in photography to overcome the superficial power or subject; the concept and statement must be quite convincing in themselves to win over a dramatic and compelling subject situation. - Ansel Adams

In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular . . . sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice. - Ansel Adams

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure. - Tony Benn

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
- Ansel Adams

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
- Ansel Adams

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself. - Berenice Abbott

Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past. - Berenice Abbott 

Photography has the capacity to provide images of man and his environment that are both works of art and moments in history. - Cornell Capa

Photography helps people to see. - Berenice Abbott

Photography not only captures what we see. It also captures the feeling s of the moment, which is what I like most. - Jayanta Roy

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man. - Edward Steichen

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. - Dorothea Lange

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. - Ansel Adams

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
- Ansel Adams

There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are. - Ernst Haas

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things. - Ansel Adams

We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium.
- Ansel Adams

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.
- Ansel Adams

With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will. - Ernst Haas