Sunday, 31 August 2014

Friends and Friendship - Quotes

Your truest friends are the ones who will stand by you in your darkest moments; because they’re willing to brave the shadows with you; and in your greatest moments; because they’re not afraid to let you shine. - Nicole Yatsonsky

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. - Alexander Dumas

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. - Samuel Butler

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. - Elie Wiesel

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention. - Clifton Fadiman

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

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Quote Worthy

In case youre worried about whats going to become of the younger generation, its going to grow up and start worrying about the younger generation. - Roger Allen

Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms if you will only let them. - Dan Zadra

Much of the seeming ingratitude in life comes from our magnifying of our own acts, our minifying of the acts of others. - William Jordan

Viewed from the summit of reason, all life looks like a malignant disease and the world like a madhouse. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Why do you necessarily have to be wrong just because a few million people think you are ? - Unknown

People want to know how much you care before they care how much you know. - James F. Hind 

Impulses of intelligence constantly create the body in new forms every second. - Unknown

A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life. - Robertson Davies

There is no good and bad, there are only circumstances. - Honore de Balzac

If you are not leaning, no one will ever let you down. - Dr. Robert Anthony

Striving to be better, oft we mar what is well. - Unknown

There is no right way to do a wrong thing. - Unknown

Friday, 29 August 2014

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Quote Worthy

Waiting may seem in the way of us getting to where we want to go. But many times, it is through waiting that the sight of a truer destination appears. - Duke Rohe Walk

Education does not necessarily determine depth of thought. But intelligence, observation, meditation, and reason do, if you give yourself a chance. - Henry N. Gerguson

The full measure of a man is not to be found in the man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others because of him. - Albert Schweitzer

You can’t have a good day with a bad attitude, and you can’t have a bad day with a good attitude. - Unknown

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. - Bill Cosby

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. - Unknown

Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be. - Jim Britt

Sometimes people with the worst pasts end up creating the best futures. - Unknown

He that will not be merciful to his beast is a beast himself. - Thomas Fuller

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvellously. - Henry Kissinger 

We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us. - Unknown

Search others for their virtues, and thyself for thy vices. - Thomas Fuller

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Spiritual - Food For Thought

Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors. - Andrew Boyd

Make no mistake about it – enlightenment is a ‘destructive process’. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the fa├žade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true. - Adyashanti

Since there is no way we can succeed in our spiritual practice while our mind is tense and unhappy, we should always practice in moderation, allowing our mind to remain joyful and relaxed. Then our mediation will work, our mind will become clearer, and our memory will improve. - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Quote Worthy

The victim mind-set dilutes the human potential. by not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them. - Steve Maraboli

An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you. - Unknown

Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch. - James Baldwin

Men  honour what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it. - Chuang Tzu

It takes a real storm in the average person’s life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls. - Bruce Barton

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

If your presence can’t add value to my life, your absence will make no difference. - Unknown

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. - Lou Holtz

Sometimes it is not the people who change, it’s the mask that falls off. - Unknown

A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. - Unknown

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. - Rumi

We are where we are, as we are, because of what we are. - Earl J. Glade

Monday, 25 August 2014

Humorous Quotes

Quotes which are funny, ironical, as well as simply, or profoundly true.

I grew intoxicated with my own eloquence. - Benjamin Disraeli

I guess the only way to stop divorce is to stop marriage. - Will Rogers

I guess we'd be living in a boring, perfect world if everybody wished everybody else well. - Unknown

I had to paraphrase the paraphrase. - Peter Ackroyd

I hate to spread rumours, but what else can one do with them?  - Singer Amanda Lear

I hate vacations. There’s nothing to do. - David Mamet

I hate when new parents ask who the baby looks like. It was born 15 minutes ago, it looks like a potato. - Will Ferrell

I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out. - Katherine Dunn

I have Immortal longings in me. - William Shakespeare

I have liv'd in such dishonour that the gods Detest my baseness. - William Shakespeare 

I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them. - Samuel Beckett

I have the radio on. - Marilyn Monroe to the question ‘Did you have anything on?’
I have often been adrift, but I have always stayed afloat. - David Berry

I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... but I am too busy thinking about myself. - Edith Sitwell

I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it. - Kyle Schmidt

I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood. - Clarence Darrow

I have taken up photography because it’s the only hobby where I can shoot people and cut their heads off without going to jail. - Unknown

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Quote Worthy

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. - Marian Wright Edelman

The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; its the intention, not the face-value of the gift thats weighed. - Seneca

Acceptance of what happened is the first step to overcoming the consequence of any misfortune. - William James

There’s a seductive nature in the familiar but a longing for comfort can diminish life’s challenges. - Unknown

Everybody is born with an equal chance to become just as unequal as he or she possibly can. - Unknown

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

The noblest of all studies is the study of what man is and of what life he should live. - Plato

Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever. - Keri Russell

Remember you are just an extra in everyone else’s play. - Franklin Roosevelt

You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition. - W. Clement Stone

There’s nothing so bad that it couldn’t be worse. - Irish Proverb

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

Friday, 22 August 2014

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Quote Worthy

Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves. - Albert Camus

The most melancholy of human reflections, perhaps is that on the whole, it is a question whether the benevolence of mankind does most good or harm. - Walter Bagehot

It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles. - Claude M. Bristo

The ability to plan for the future, and to have a hand in destiny puts man above animals. - Unknown

We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebodys weakness. - Bern Williams

It is not what men believe that matters, but what actions emerge from their beliefs. - Unknown

A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life. - John Hancock

Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not. - Ursula K. Le Guin

It’s but little good you’ll do awatering the last year’s crop. - George Eliot

Words may show a man’s wit but actions his meaning. - Benjamin Franklin

Watch the unseen, listen to the unheard. - Unknown

If you cannot be kind, at least be vague. - Unknown

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Quote Worthy

Sometimes it is not the lack of ability but the lack of confidence that prevents us from achieving what we really want. Sometimes it’s doable, but self-doubt makes it impossible. - Unknown

If your head tells you one thing and your heart tells you another, before you do anything, you should first decide whether you have a better head or a better heart. - Marilyn vos Savant

A word of encouragement during a failure is more potent than a word or praise after an achievement. - Unknown

Theres no point in burying the hatchet if youre going to put up a marker on the site. - Sydney J. Harris

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words. - Unknown

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. - E. M. Forster

Blaming your faults on your nature does not change the nature of your faults. - Thomas Lake Harris

In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good indignation brings out all one’s powers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be that which you hope to find in others. - Unknown

Fame does not necessarily mean success. - Unknown

Monday, 18 August 2014

Humorous Quotes

Quotes which are funny, ironical, as well as simply, or profoundly true.

I can resist everything except temptation. - Oscar Wilde

I can tell where my own shoe pinches me. - Miguel de Cervantes

I can’t understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars. - Fred Allen

I cannot forgive my friends for dying: I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing. - Logan Pearsall Smith

I do not believe in personal immortality; it seems so unnecessary. Show me one man who deserves to live forever. - Edward Abbey

I don’t care what is written about me as long as it isn’t true. - Katharine Hepburn

I don’t have any bad habits. They might be bad habits for other people, but they’re all right for me. - Eubie Blake

I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places. - Mark Twain

I don’t want any "yes-men" around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs. - Samuel Goldwyn 

I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work . . . I want to achieve it through not dying. - Woody Allen 

I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either. - Jack Benny

I don't even butter my bread; I consider that cooking. - Katherine Cebrian 

I don't remember anybody's name. How do you think the “dahling” thing got started? - Zsa Zsa Gabor

I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion. - Miguel de Cervantes

I found there was only one way to look thin, hang out with fat people. - Rodney Dangerfield  

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Friends / Friendship - Quotes

A good friend helps you solve a problem no matter how hard the situation is. Fake friends keep blaming you for your faults and walk away when you can’t find the solution. - Unknown

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. - Kahlil Gibran

Being a good friend doesn’t mean you always have all the right words to say. Sometimes it means you just know when to be a good listener. - Katrina Mayer

Friendships aren’t perfect and yet they are very precious. For me, not expecting perfection all in one place was a great release. - Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken, it can rarely be put back together in exactly the same way. - Unknown

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones. - John Lennon

The realest people, don’t have a lot of friends. - Unknown

Genuine friendship depends on genuine affection and taking a sense of responsibility for each other. - Dalai Lama

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Quote Worthy

Adhere to your own act, and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant, and broken the monotony of a decorous age. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dont be in a hurry to condemn because he doesnt do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didnt know what you know today. - Malcolm X

If you want better followers, you must be prepared that they may outshine you someday. - Unknown

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. - Denis Waitley

It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure. - Cornelius Tacitus

If your project doesnt work, look for the part that you didnt think was important. - Arthur Bloch

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening. - Unknown

When men speak ill of you, live so as nobody may believe them. - Plato

Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit. -
William Penn

You miss a hundred percent of the shots you never take. - Wayne Gretzky

“I cannot” are sad words in any language. - Unknown

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. - Unknown

Friday, 15 August 2014

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Quote Worthy

The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has. - Hamilton Wright Mabie

Everyone whos ever taken a shower has an idea. Its the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference. - Nolan Bushnell

Some people want to see everything go wrong for you because nothing is going right for them. - Unknown

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. - Jim Rohn

The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy. - Jim Rohn  

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them. - Eric Hoffer

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. - Unknown

Be someone else’s sunshine. Be the reason someone smiles today. - Unknown

We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing. - Charlotte Whitton

Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites. - Christian Nestell Bovee

It is double the pleasure to deceive the deceiver. - Jean De La Fontaine

Not everyone you lose is a loss. - Unknown

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Quote Worthy

Give me the discipline to get rid of the stuff that’s not important, the freedom to savour the stuff that gives me joy, and the patience not to worry about the stuff that’s messy but not hurting anybody. - Sue Fitzmaurice

The resources we need to turn our dreams into reality are within us, merely waiting for the day when we decide to wake up and claim our birthright. - Tony Robbins

Strive for detachment, concentrate in silence, conform to the nature of things, be without ego. Then mankind will be at peace. - Chuang Tzu

Standing alone, doesn’t mean that I’m alone, it means I’m strong enough to handle things all by myself. - Unknown

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

Fair play with others is primarily not blaming them for anything that is wrong with us. - Eric Hoffer

Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love you. - Unknown

Even in the darkest times, there is always a way. Don’t give up. - Unknown

No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year. - David Viscott

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

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose. - Hada Bejar

The earth has music for those who listen. - Unknown

Monday, 11 August 2014

Humorous Quotes

Quotes which are funny, ironical, as well as simply, or profoundly true.

I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized. - John Stuart Mill

I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish. - Edith Sitwell

I am not sure if life is passing me by or trying to run me over. - Unknown

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it. - Edith Sitwell

I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. - Winston Churchill

I am strongly in favour of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. - H. L. Mencken

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. - Fannie Lou Hamer

I am still an atheist, thank God. - Luis Bunnel

I am perfectly imperfect. - Unknown

I am taking care of my procrastination issues; just you wait and see. - Unknown

I am too much of a sceptic to deny the possibility of anything. - Thomas Henry Huxley

I believe in equality. Equality for everybody. No matter how stupid they are or how superior I am to them. - Steve Martin

I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren’t any rules, how could you break them? - Leo Durocher

I came to the conclusion many years ago that almost all crimes are due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression. - Evelyn Waugh

I can explain it to you, but I can’t understand it for you. - Unknown

I can live for two months on a good compliment. - Mark Twain

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Life - Quotes

The very best thing that you can do sometimes is just to keep going. Life may not be different today or tomorrow but one day in the future, you’ll look back and you’ll see that everything has changed for the better. - Unknown

Mindfulness helps you come home to the present. Life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now. - Thich Nhat Hanh

As you get older, you will start to understand more and more that in life, it’s not about what you look like or what you own; it’s all about the person you’ve become. - Unknown

If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want. - Unknown

Be as simple as you can; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become. - Paramahansa Yogananda

Bliss is achieved when you make a commitment to live the life which represents the true spirit that is you. - Sherri Bishop

No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. - Maya Angelou

Life is going by. Don’t waste a minute being negative, offended, or bitter. Choose to be happy. - Unknown

Just when you’re about to give up on life, wait another day. Do this every time until life gets better. - Unknown

Sometimes in life, your situation will keep repeating itself until you learn your lesson. - Unknown

Life sometimes gives you a second chance. - Maya Angelou

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Quote Worthy

What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life’s page, and be alone on earth. - Lord Bryon

There is no greater satisfaction for a just and well-meaning person than the knowledge that he has devoted his best energies to the service of the good cause. - Albert Einstein

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. - Norman Vincent Peale

Some people see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world. - Unknown

The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves. - Garth Henrichs

Many a mans reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. - Elbert Hubbard

It's the man who waits for his ship to come in who's always missing the boat. - Unknown

The perpetual obstacle to human advancement is custom. - John Stuart Mill

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen

There is a tendency for things to right themselves. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

War will be endless because peace isn’t profitable. - Unknown

The more you know, the more there is to know. - Unknown

Friday, 8 August 2014

How Cooking Can Change Your Life

Did you know there’s a way to have your cake and eat it too without feeling guilty over calories, sugars, and fats? Food writer Michael Pollan explains why home-cooking is the way to go even if you’re craving burgers and fries with cake for dessert.

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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Quote Worthy

The entrepreneur is essentially a visualiser and an actualiser. He can visualise something, and when he visualises it he sees exactly how to make it happen. - Robert L. Schwartz

The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else. - Arnold Bennett

We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing. - R. D. Laing

The person you took for granted today, may turn out to be the person you need tomorrow. Be careful how you treat people. - Unknown

The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, no matter how far they wander. - Unknown

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. - Thomas Edison

When I accept myself, I am freed from the burden of needing you to accept me. - Dr. Steve Maraboli

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. - Dorothy Thompson

Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression. - Karen Horney

Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts. - William Penn

Only if you dive for pearls shall you find one. - Unknown

A child who reads will be an adult who thinks. - Unknown

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Quote Worthy

All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you stand for something, you will always find some people for you and some people against you. If you stand for nothing, you will find nobody against you, and nobody for you. - William Bernbach

You don’t have to defend or explain your decisions to anyone. It’s your life. Live it without apologies. - Mandy Hale.

Sometimes, the person who’s been there for everyone else needs someone to be there for them. - Unknown

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up. - Dean Kamazes

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Bob Marley

Sometimes it’s okay to take a step back and admit you’re being ridiculous. - Unknown

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel. - Augustus Hare

Grades don’t measure intelligence and age doesn’t define maturity. - Unknown

The easiest person to deceive is one's own self. - Edward G. E. Bulwer-Lytton

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it. - Mother Teresa

Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack. - Unknown

Monday, 4 August 2014

Humorous Quotes

Quotes which are funny, ironical, as well as simply, or profoundly true.

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you are on. - Unknown

How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own? - Zsa Zsa Gabor

I always admired atheists. I think it takes a lot of faith. - Diane Frolov And Andrew Schneider

I always advise people never to give advice. - Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early. - Charles Lamb

I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and - I can’t remember what the third thing is. - Fred Allen

I always read the last page of a book first so that if I die before I finish I'll know how it turned out. - Nora Ephron

I always thought a yard was three feet, then I started mowing the lawn. - C. E. Cowman

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. - Lily Tomlin

I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one. - Clarence Darrow

I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of. - Clarence Darrow

I am an idealist. I do not know where I am going, but I am on my way. - Unknown

I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess. - Fanny Burney

I am devilishly afraid, that's certain; but . . . I'll sing, that I may seem valiant. - John Dryden

I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally. - W. C. Fields

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Love - Quotes

Love builds up the broken wall and straightens the crooked path. Love keeps the stars in the firmament and imposes rhythm on the ocean tides. Each of us is created of it and I suspect, each of us was created for it. - Maya Angelou

There is a wealth of unexpressed love in the world. It is one of the chief causes of sorrow evoked by death; what might have been said or might have been done that never now can be said or done. - Unknown

It’s hard to pretend you love someone when you don’t, but it’s even harder to pretend that you don’t love someone when you really do. - Unknown

If you love someone, showing them is better than telling them. If you stop loving someone, telling them is better than showing them. - Unknown

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. - Oscar Wilde

You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness. - Julia Roberts

You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not. - Jodi Picoult

Love those who will love you when you have nothing to offer but your company. - Unknown

Loving someone who doesn’t love you is like waiting for a ship at the airport. - Unknown

Someone who loves you wouldn’t put themselves in a position to lose you. - Unknown