Monday, 30 September 2013

Some Jokes

Doing the maths............

The owner of a golf course was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help.
 He called her into his office and said, 'You graduated from University and I need  some help. If I were to give you $20,000, minus 14%, how much would you take off?'
The secretary thought a moment, and then replied, 'Everything but my earrings.'


Scottish Wedding

At the Scottish wedding reception the D.J. yelled...
"Would all married men please stand next to the one person who has
made your life worth living."
The bartender was almost crushed to death.



Condoms don't guarantee safe sex anymore...
A friend of mine was wearing one when he was shot by the woman's husband.

Drive By

A guy broke into my apartment last week. He didn't take my TV, just the remote.
Now he drives by and changes the channels. Sick bastard!!

Sunday, 29 September 2013


A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you. - Carlos Castaneda

A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective. - Andre Gide

All paths lead you to the same destination. Take time to enjoy the path of your choice. - Sharon k. Brayfield

Be neither a conformist or a rebel. Find your own path, and stay on it. - Unknown

Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every path has its puddle. - Unknown

Every path serves a purpose. - Gene Oliver

If you are on the right path, it does not mean there will be no obstacles in your path. It just meant you will definitely reach your goal when you overcome these obstacles. - Unknown

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesnt lead anywhere. - Frank A. Clark

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. - John D. Rockefeller

On the road to life there are many paths... some twist, some turn, some dip, some curve. As long as you keep your focus, your destination is obtainable. - Brenda Good
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. - Henry David Thoreau

The designer of the path is the guy standing at the end of it. - Amos Jessup

The more zigzag the way, the deeper the scenery. The winding path approaches the secluded and peaceful place. - Huang Binhong

The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesnt matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark. - Barbara Hall

The trodden path is the safest. - Legal Maxim

Two paths diverged in a forest and I took the one less travelled. That has made the difference. - Robert Frost

Where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders. - Unknown

You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need. - Jerry Gillies

Friday, 27 September 2013

Quote Worthy

There is always hope when people are forced to listen to both sides. - John Stuart Mill

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject. - Thomas Mann

The trouble with some self-made men is that they worship their creator. - Unknown

You dont need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. - Bob Dylan

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. - Willa Cather

Dig where the gold is unless you just need some exercise. - John M. Capozzi

You can acquire a lot in life, if you are prepared to give up a lot to get it. - Unknown

Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. - Unknown

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. - Edmund Burke

Sometimes a majority simply means that all the fools are on the same side. - Unknown

To the timid and hesitating, everything is impossible because it seems so. - Unknown

We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided. - Clarence Day

Thursday, 26 September 2013


Don’t try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to. - Unknown

If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded. - Unknown

It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. - Theodore Roosevelt

No one knows what he can do until he tries. - Publilius Syr

Try simultaneously to be free from attachment while having it all. - Unknown

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything. - W. Clement Stone

When people keep telling you that you can’t do a thing, you kind of like to try it. - Margaret Chase Smith

You can’t hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can’t catch fish unless you put your line in the water. You can’t reach your goals if you don’t try. - Kathy Seligman

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. - Beverly Sills

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Food For Thought

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. - Steve Jobs

Everything is subject to change. What is born, must die. See this in things around you. Notice in your current experience how happiness, sadness, boredom, all come and go. Watch how the more you cling to something, the harder it is when it eventually has to disappear. - Unknown

Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ”me too”. That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road. - Unknown

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Quote Worthy

Resistance is thought transformed into feeling … Change the thought that creates the resistance, and there is no more resistance. - Robert Conklin 

The solutions all are simple after you have arrived at them. But theyre simple only when you know already what they are. - Robert M. Pirsig

A good relationship is when someone accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future. - Unknown

People don’t always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them. - Unknown

He that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. - Francis Bacon

A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last. - Joseph F. Newton

Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you. - Unknown

The more you know, the more you realize how much you don’t know. The less you know, the more you think you know. - David T. Freeman

Reform is like morning glories; they look great early in the day and then they disappear. - George Washington Plunkett

Don’t do something permanently stupid just because you are temporarily upset. - Unknown

Monday, 23 September 2013

Some Jokes

Jimmy's teacher sent a note home to his mother, saying:
'Jimmy seems to be a very bright boy, but spends too much of his time thinking about girls.'
The mother wrote back the next day:
'If you find a solution, please advise. I have the same problem with his father!'


Boy: Mum, teacher was asking me today if I have any brothers or sisters who will be coming to school.
Mother: That’s nice of her to take such an interest, dear. What did she say when you told her you are the only child?
Boy: She just said, “Thank goodness!”


A woman buys a new SIM card, puts it in her phone and decides to surprise her husband who is seated on the couch in the living room. She goes to the kitchen, and calls her husband with the new number: “Hello darling!"
The husband responds in a low tone: “Let me call you back later honey, the dumb lady is in the kitchen."


Cool Message by a woman: Dear Mother-in-law, "Don't Teach me how 2 handle my children, I'm living with one of yours & he needs a lot of improvement"

Sunday, 22 September 2013


A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. - Unknown

A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us. - Henri J.M. Nouwen

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer. - Thomas Fuller

An invulnerable armour is patience. - Gautama Buddha

An over-taxed patience gives way to fierce anger. - Publilius Syrus

At the gate of patience there is no crowding.- Moroccan Proverb

Beware the fury of a patient man. - John Dryden

Consider, that Patience is necessary to alleviate and lighten the afflictions we suffer. The same burden shall not, by this means, have the same weight in it. There is a certain skill in taking up our load upon us, to make it sit handsome and easy: Whereas, others that take it up untowardly, find it most cumbersome and oppressive. - Ezekiel Hopkins

Do not let bad omens overcome you; be patient and they will pass. - Unknown

Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health. - Michel de Montaigne

Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience. - George-Louis de Buffon

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. - Saint Francis De Sales

Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. - Rainer Maria Rilke

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. - Saadi

He that can have patience can have what he will. - Benjamin Franklin

He who endures with patience is a conqueror. - Latin Proverb

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young? - Paul Sweeney

How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees. - William Shakespeare

Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its own unhurried pace. - Brian L. Weiss

It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself, than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you. - Charlotte Bronte

It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. - Elizabeth Taylor

It's easy to find reasons why other folks should be patient. - George Eliot

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. - Hal Borland

Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.  - Brian Adams

Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself. - Baltasar Gracian

No man can be patient who has not strong passions, for patience is passion tamed. - Lyman Abbott

On the whole, it is patience which makes the final difference between those who succeed or fail in all things. All the greatest people have it in an infinite degree, and among the less, the patient weak ones always conquer the impatient strong. - John Ruskin

One moment of patience may ward off great disaster.  One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life. - Chinese Proverb

Our patience will achieve more than our force. - Edmund Burke

Patience does not mean you do not do things fast; it means you are in control of yourself when things cannot be done to your speed. - Unknown

Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains. - William Penn

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. - John Quincy Adams

Patience and wisdom walk hand in hand, like two one-armed lovers. - Jarod Kintz

Patience has tender feet. - Austin O’Malley

Patience helps us to view imperfections in others more generously to the end that we may learn to be more wise than they have been. - Neal Maxwell

Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time. - Unknown

Patience is a plaster for all sores. - Persian Proverb

Patience is a remedy for every sorrow. - Publilius Syrus

Patience is a virile virtue; it does not mean lying down under affliction, but standing up under it and marching on. - Walter Lowrie

Patience is also a form of action. - Auguste Rodin

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. - Aristotle

Patience is concentrated strength. - Unknown

Patience is cultivated in the storms of your own heart and mind. - Christina Feldman

Patience is no small, fell-good personal quality. It is at the heart of diplomacy and civility, lawfulness and civil order. Without it, people can't work together and society can't function at all. With it, we create the possibility of peace between people and between nations. - Mary Jane Ryan

Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. - Unknown

Patience is passion tamed. - Lyman Abbott

Patience is the ability to put up with people you’d like to put down. - Unknown

Patience is the beginning of the building of every human endeavour, for patience activates the creative forces within. And the creative forces go about their work of opening the inner eyes, and moulding and shaping what the inner eyes see. And then, what was once a fragment of an idea stands before us, whole and complete. - Unknown

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. - Titus Maccius Plautus

Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind. - David G Allen

Patience is the companion of wisdom. - Saint Augustine  

Patience is the greatest of all virtues. - Cato The Elder

Patience makes lighter what sorrow may not heal. - Unknown

Patience stoutly resists pulling up the daisies to see how the roots are doing! - Neal Maxwell

Regardless of how much patience we have, we would prefer never to use any of it. - James T. O'Brien

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. - Arnold H. Glasow

The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen. - Ralph Marston

The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another’s defects, and the bearing of one another’s burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society. - Lawrence G. Lovasik

The real secret of patience is to find something else to do in the meantime. - Unknown

Though patience be a tired mare, yet she will plod. - William Shakespeare

Saturday, 21 September 2013


A good personal motto to follow in service work is to serve others with integrity and honesty – and then forget about others’ opinion of you. - Unknown

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need. - Gillian Anderson

Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received. - Seneca

Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day! - William A Ward

The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth. - Wilfred Grenfell

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. - Douglas Adams

When you have learned to enjoy servicing customers, an invisible pair of hands will guide you to do a better job for them, and in the process ensure that you will earn more income. - Unknown

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. - Jim Rohn

Friday, 20 September 2013

Quote Worthy

A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. - Irish Proverb

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words. - Chinese Proverb

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach. - W. E. B DuBois

Love the ones you can. Touch the ones you can reach. Let the others go. - Unknown

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. - Unknown

The big shots are only the little shots who keep shooting. - Christopher Morley

Our thoughts and imaginations are the only real limits to our possibilities. - Orison Swett Marden

Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst. - Marcus Valerius Martialis

If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people. - Unknown

Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. - Unknown

Thursday, 19 September 2013


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


For after all, the best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. - Henry Wadworth Longfellow

Rain hangs about the place, like a friendly ghost. if it's not coming down in delicate droplets, then it's in buckets; and if neither, it tends to lurk suspiciously in the atmosphere. - Barbara Acton-Bond

The good rain, like the bad preacher, does not know when to leave off. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The rain fell alike upon the just and upon the unjust, and for nothing was there a why and a wherefore. - William Somerset Maugham

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


Our different existences are based on one subtle mind. The subtle mind is the holder of all good and bad karma. When we act/produce/react, it becomes a form of imprint on our mind which is the subtle mind. Actually the main goal is to go deeper into our subtle mind. Meditate with the subtle mind, that is our goal. - Dagyab Rinpoche

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your one self-transformation. - Lao Tzu

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

The essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right attitude toward others based on kindness,  compassion, love and respect. - Dali Lama


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

Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm. - Publius Syrus

If your ship does not come in, swim out to it. - Jonathan Winters

When your ship comes in, if you are like most people, instead of being thankful, you will find fault with the captain for the delay. - Edgar Watson Howe

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Quote Worthy

If you really think that the environment is less important than the economy try holding our breath while you count  your money. - Dr. Guy McPherson

The distance that the dead have gone Does not at first appear - Their coming back seems possible For many an ardent year. - Emily Dickson

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

Being nice to someone you dislike doesn’t mean you’re a fake. It means you are mature enough to tolerate your dislike towards them. - Unknown

The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city
on silent haunches and then moves on. - Carl Sandburg

Losers are not people who don’t win, losers are the people who are so afraid of not winning they don’t even try. - Unknown

Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you. - Unknown

There's a saying among prospectors: "Go out looking for one thing, and that's all you'll ever find. - Robert Flaherty

Monday, 16 September 2013

Can You Trust Your Eyes

Never believe that what you see is always the truth.


Always put yourself in others’ shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too. - Unknown

For a particular walk, a man needs a particular pair of shoes. - Unknown

Never let your feet run faster than your shoes. - Unknown

Walk a mile in others’ shoes before you say no to their request for a new pair. - Unknown

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Peace - Quotes

A mind at peace does not engender wars. - Sophocles

Absolute peace in our world is an unattainable goal. But it is one towards which we must continue to journey, our eyes fixed on it as a traveller in a desert fixes his eyes on the one guiding star that will lead him to salvation. - Aung San Suu Kyi

After a long, hopeless war, people will settle for peace, at almost any price. - Salman Rushdie

An army in peace is like an overcoat in July – not useful, but not to be thrown away. - Austin O’Malley

At the heart of happiness lies peace. It is the last and the highest attainment of the soul. - Hugh Black

Better to keep peace than to gain a victory. - Ivan Panin

Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace. - Dalai Lama

Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. -Mahatma Gandhi

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price. - Benjamin Franklin

Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one’s level of peace of mind. - Sydney Madwed

Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death. - Buddha

Find peace in where and what you are. - Christopher Paolini

Finding peace within your own mind is a life long journey, in which many do not find. - Unknown

Finding True Inner Peace is as simple as drawing out the clutter in our outer reality and the clutter we allow in our inner reality. Inner peace is within us all. It is our true state of being. - Maggie Anderson

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace. - Lao Tzu

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. - Johann Von Goethe

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees. - Benjamin Franklin

If everyone demanded peace instead of another TV set, we'd have peace. - John Lennon

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

If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth. - Anthony de Mello

If peace cannot be maintained with honour, it is no longer peace. - Lord John Russell

If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there be beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. - Unknown

If there is peace in your mind you will find peace with everybody. If your mind is agitated you will find agitation everywhere. So first find peace within and you will see this inner peace reflected everywhere else. - Papaji

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. - Thich Nhat Hanh

If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. - Marvin Gaye

If you don't have peace, it isn't because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you. - John C. Maxwell

If you don't know the guy on the other side of the world, love him anyway because he's just like you. He has the same dreams, the same hopes and fears. It's one world, pal. We're all neighbours. - Frank Sinatra

If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace. If you let go completely, you will have complete peace. - Unknown

If you think that peace and happiness are somewhere else and you run after them, you will never arrive. It is only when you realize that peace and happiness are available here in the present moment that you will be able to relax. In daily life, there is so much to do and so little time. You may feel pressured to run all the time. Just stop! Touch the ground of the present moment deeply, and you will touch real peace and joy. - Thich Nhat Hahn

Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. - Unknown

It is the oldest ironies that are still the most satisfying: man, when preparing for bloody war, will orate loudly and most eloquently in the name of peace. - Alan Moore

It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Keep peace in your heart. - Unknown

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. - Robert J. Sawyer

Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a moustache: You will not be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you. - Ajahn Chah

Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up your present. - Unknown

Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance. - Maurice Maeterlinck

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. - Saint Francis De Sales

No man should think that peace comes easily. Peace does not come by merely wanting it, or shouting for it, or marching down Main Street for it. Peace is built brick by brick, mortared by the stubborn effort and the total energy and imagination of able and dedicated men. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

No one is so foolish as to prefer war to peace, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons. - Herodotus

None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace. - Theodor Wiesengrund

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can give peace to him who is at enmity with his own reason. - Benjamin Whichcote

Once you stop clinging and let things be, you’ll be free. You’ll transform everything. And you’ll be at peace wherever you are. - Bodhidharma

One who is at peace can draw good from everything. - Gerhard Groote 

Peace begins with a smile. - Mother Teresa

Peace can become a lens through which you see the world. Be it. Live it.Radiate it out. Peace is an inside job. - Wayne Dyer

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. - Albert Einstein

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. - The Buddha

Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul. If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources. Nobody can bring you peace but yourself. - Unknown

Peace does not mean being in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. - Unknown

Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner. - Carlos Santana

Peace is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. - Jawaharlal Nehru

Peace is not an absence of war; it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, and justice. - Baruch Spinoza

Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men. - Herbert Clark Hoover

Peaceful is the one who is not concerned about having more or less. Unbound by name and fame he is free from sorrow, from the world, and mostly from himself. - Rumi

Peace is the result of re-training  your mind to process life as it is rather than as you think it should be. - Wayne Dyer

Peace is not the absence of conflict; it is the absence of inner conflict. - Unknown

Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions. - Oscar Arias

Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful. - Johann Von Schiller

Peace is when time doesn’t matter as it passes by. - Maria Schell

Root out the violence in your life, and learn to live compassionately and mindfully. Seek peace. When you have peace within, real peace with others is possible. - Thich Naht Hanh

Scarcely is there any peace so unjust that it is better than even the fairest war. - Desiderius Erasmus

The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become. - Unknown

The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence. - Norman Vincent Peale

The man who is not at peace with himself cannot be at peace with the world.K. Sri Dhammananda

The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions. - Thich Nhat Hanh

There is no path to peace. Peace is the path. - Unknown

To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the chaos of a normal hectic life. - Jill Bolte Taylor

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice. - Jane Addams 

Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have. - Doris Mortman

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. - Unknown

We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don’t make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace. - Dalai Lama 

We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. - William Ewart Gladstone

You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. - George Michael

Your peace is more important than driving yourself crazy trying to understand why something happened the way it did. Let it go. - Unknown

Saturday, 14 September 2013


A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill, requires only our silence, which costs nothing. - John Tillotson

An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind. - Walter Bagehot

He who does not know how to be silent will not know how to speak. - Ausonius 

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. - Unknown

If you believe the noises of the world, rather than the silences of your soul, you will be lost. - Neale Donald Walsch 

Keeping silent is one of the greatest arts of conversation. - Unknown

Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant. - Saadi  

Of all possible reactions to an insult, the most skilful and effortless is silence. - Unknown

Silence doesn’t always mean you have nothing to say. It may mean you realize that words aren’t always necessary. - Hart Ramsey

Silence gives consent. - Oliver Goldsmith

Silence has a mysterious calming effect, allowing your soul to be at peace with your thoughts. - Unknown

Silence is a source of great strength.- Lao Tzu

Silence is a place of great power and healing. - Unknown

Silence is a true friend who never betrays. - Confucius 

Silence is argument carried out by other means. - Ernesto Che Guevara

Silence is better than unmeaning words. - Pythagoras

Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer. - Muhammad Ali

Silence is more eloquent than words. - Thomas Carlyle

Silence is not only golden; it is seldom misquoted. - Unknown

Silence is not the absence of sound, but the absence of self. - Anthony de Mello

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. - Josh Billings

Silence is sometimes the best answer. - Unknown

Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. - Deepak Chopra

Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Silence is the safety zone of conversation. - Arnold Glasgow

Silence is the true friend that never betrays. - Confucius

Silence is the virtue of fools. - Francis Bacon

Silence is wonderful to listen to. - Thomas Hardy

Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say. - Samuel Johnson

Silence, if deliberate, is artificial and irritating; but silence that is unconscious gives human companionship without human boredom. - Unknown

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. - Margaret Lee Runbeck

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. . . . Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation. - Jean Arp

The most effective answer to an insult is silence. - Unknown

To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man. - Marcel Marceau

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. - William Penn

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Tupper


The beautiful colours of the rainbow can only be seen through the prism of rain. - Unknown

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. - Dolly Parton

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

Friday, 13 September 2013

Quote Worthy

When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy. - Dalai Lama

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case you fail by default. - J.K. Rowling

Successful people realise that they reached their goals by continuously correcting. We get off course, correct, and get back on course. Ships do it. Rockets and missiles do it. Correct. Correct. Correct- Unknown

People only send me flowers when I’m ill, or in a hospital when I’m too distracted to enjoy them. And how sad that the day I receive the most flowers I won’t even see them. Who needs flowers after you’re dead? - Unknown

A clean confession, combined with a promise never to commit the sin again, when offered before one who has the right to receive it, is the purest type of repentance. - Mahatma Gandhi