Friday, 31 January 2014

Quote Worthy

Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others. - John Maynard Keynes

There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope. - Baruch Spinoza

If you have experienced the dark, you can better appreciate the light.Unknown

There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare. - Sun Tzu

Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far. - Will Rogers

The sure way to be cheated is to think one
s self more cunning than others. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

An evil-speaker differs from an evil-doer only in the want of opportunity. - Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. - Unknown

Admitting error clears the score, and proves you wiser than before. - Unknown

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. - Unknown

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Happy Lunar New Year

Wishing all celebrating Lunar New Year a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Year of the Horse!

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Eating Nuts Helps Keep Weight Down

A new study adds to growing evidence that nuts – once considered too fattening to be healthy – may, in fact, help keep weight down, on top of offering other health benefits.

Researchers found that study participants who ate the most tree nuts – such as almonds, Brazil nuts, pistachios and walnuts – were between 37 and 46 per cent less likely to be obese than those who ate the fewest tree nuts.

People who ate the most nuts were also less likely to have metabolic syndrome, which is defined as having three or more conditions associated with heart disease and diabetes risk.

The study, which was published online in Plos One, was partially funded by a grant from the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research and Education Foundation.

In another recent study that the foundation also funded, researchers found that people who reported eating the most nuts were less likely to die over a 24-year period than those who ate the fewest nuts.

While such evidence cannot show that nuts cause the differences seen between people who love them and those who do not, there are reasons to believe nuts provide a direct benefit, said Dr Joan Sabate, the new study’s senior author from Loma Lind University in California in the United States.

For example, nuts are high in unsaturated fat, which is known as ‘good’ fat, rather than the ‘bad’ saturated fat in animal products. The high protein content of nuts may also lead people to feel fuller and eat less unhealthy food. Nuts also contain a host of other nutrients and beneficial plant chemicals.

For the study, the researchers used data on the diets of 803 men and women in the United States who were already enrolled in another study. Overall, those who ate a lot of tree nuts – about 16g per day – were just a little over normal weight, on average compared with those who ate few or no nuts and were seriously overweight or obese.

A normal body mass index (BMI) – a measure of weight in relation to height – for an adult falls between 18.5 and 24.9. Overweight people have a BMI of between 25 and 29.9 and a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.

Participants who ate the most nuts have an average BMI of about 27 while those who ate the least – less than 5g of tree nuts per day – had an average BMI of 29 to 30.

The researchers also found that a third of the participants had metabolic syndrome.

For every one-ounce serving of tree nuts consumed per week, however, a person’s risk of having metabolic syndrome dropped by 7 per cent.

- Reuters

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Quote Worthy

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home. - Carl T. Rowan

He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero. - Johann Kaspar Lavater

Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together. - Vista M. Kelly

An ascetic life leads to tranquillity and harmony; strong determination makes no room for outside temptation. - Unknown

Its better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late - Marilyn Moats Kennedy 

You will always get negative reactions. If you worry about that, you would never do anything. - Unknown

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. - Maya Angelou

One of the simplest ways to stay happy is letting go of things that makes you sad. - Unknown

Kinetics is natures way of preventing everything from happening all at once. - S.E. LeBlanc

Time, whose tooth gnaws away at everything else, is powerless against truth. - Thomas Huxley

Monday, 27 January 2014


A paraprosdokian (from Greek, meaning "beyond" and "expectation") is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists.
            Some paraprosdokians not only change the meaning of an early phrase, but also play on the double meaning of a particular word, creating a syllepsis.

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I don’t mind arguing with myself. It’s when I lose that it bothers me. - Richard Powers

I drink to make other people look more interesting. - Unknown

I feel so miserable without you, it’s almost like having you here. - Stephen Bishop

I found a concert ticket nailed to a tree, so I took it. You never know when you might need a nail. - Unknown

I hate two faced people, it makes it harder for me to decide which side to slap first. - Unknown

I hate writing, I love having written. - Dorothy Parker

I have always believed that writing advertisements is the second most profitable form of writing. The first, of course, is ransom notes... - Philip Dusenberry

I have good looking kids. Thank goodness my wife cheats on me.
- Rodney Dangerfield  

I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't want to interrupt her. - Rodney Dangerfield  

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. - Fred Allen

I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. - Jerome Klapka Jerome

I love rumours. I always find out amazing things about myself that I never knew. - Unknown

I make it a policy to try never to make a complete idiot of myself twice in the same way. After all, there’s always all kinds of new ways to make a complete idiot of myself. Why repeat the old ones? - Margot Dalton

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Quote Worthy

Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become an enemy. And bring not all the mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend. - Saadi

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. - Unknown

When you feel as if you are going to scream, take a few moments to get away from it all if you can. Breathe deeply, try to see things in perspective, and come out and face the world again when you are ready. - Unknown

The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom. - Sun Tzu

All the good things of the world are no further good to us than as they are of use; and of all we may heap up we enjoy only as much as we can use, and no more. - Daniel Defoe 

Apologizing does not always mean that you’re wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego. - Unknown

Saturday, 25 January 2014


Do not knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people could not start a conversation if it did not change once in a while. - Kin Hubbard

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. - John Ruskin

The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it. - Patrick Young

Weather means more when you have a garden. There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in and around your lettuce and green beans. - Henry van Dyke 

What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. - Jane Austen

Friday, 24 January 2014

Quote Worthy

It is not of so much consequence what you say, as how you say it. - Alexandra Smith 

It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well. - Publilius Syrus

The real key to health and happiness and success is self-knowledge. - Unknown

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. - Unknown

It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles. - Muriel Spark

Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye. - Saadi

Disappointments are to the soul what the thunderstorm is to the air. - Unknown

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. - George Santayana  

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? - Robert Schuller

The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted. - Samuel Smiles

When in doubt just take the next small step.
- Unknown

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. - Unknown

Thursday, 23 January 2014


Looking for a quote on a particular subject? I have categorized the quotes to make the search easier This 'label' - ZQuotesT - has all the quotes on subjects beginning with the Alphabet T. You might want to search the labels on the right hand side of the page too.


People with tact have less to retract. - Arnold Glasgow

Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far. - Jean Cocteau

Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of which is often fatal to the best of talents. - William Gillmore Simms

Tact is rubbing out anothers mistakes, not rubbing them in. - Marvin J. Ashton 

Tact is something that goes unnoticed when it is used – but when it is not used, everybody notices. - Unknown

Tact is the art of convincing people that they know more than you do. - Raymond Mortimer

Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy. - Howard W. Newton

Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends are arguing, and you know both of them are wrong. - Sir Hugh Percy Allen

Tact is the rare talent for not admitting you were right in the first place. - Unknown

Tact is the unsaid part of what you think; its opposite, the unthought part which you say. - Henry van Dyke 

Tactfulness is being careful to pick the best time for all concerned. Even saying nothing may be the sort of tact that is just right for the situation. - Leo Buscaglia

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Avocado To Banish Hunger Pangs

Want to stop snacking? Eat half an AVOCADO at lunch to banish hunger pangs

- People who eat avocado with lunch feel 40% less desire to snack
- They also feel more satisfied for the three hours after their lunch
- Eating an avocado with lunch increases calorie and carbohydrate intake at that meal but does not increase blood sugar levels


People who eat avocado with their lunch are less likely to snack in the afternoon as the fruit increases feelings of fullness

Want to banish unhealthy snacking between meals? Then add an avocado to your lunch.

Eating half an avocado at lunchtime can boost feelings of fullness and reduce the temptation to snack between meals, experts claim.

Their study compared the effects of incorporating a fresh avocado into a lunch with the effects of eating a standard lunch.

They aimed to determine how avocado consumption would influence satiety, blood sugar, insulin response and snacking.

The researchers studied 26 healthy but overweight adults.

They found that participants who added half a fresh avocado to their lunch reported 40 per cent decreased desire to eat in the following three hours as well as a 28 per cent reduced desire to eat over the subsequent five hours.

In addition, they reported increased feelings of satisfaction over the three hours following the meal.

Study leader, Dr Joan Sabate, a nutritionist from Loma Linda University, in California, said: ‘Satiety is an important factor in weight management, because people who feel satisfied are less likely to snack between meals.

‘We noted that though adding avocados increased participants' calorie and carbohydrate intake at lunch, there was no increase in blood sugar levels beyond what was observed after eating the standard lunch.

‘This leads us to believe that avocados’ potential role in blood sugar management is worth further investigation.’

She said that while the findings were generally positive, more research is needed to determine whether the conclusions drawn from this study can be applied to the general public.

However, the results do provide promising clues and a basis for future research to determine avocados' effect on satiety, glucose and insulin response.

Half of a fresh avocado contains about 150 calories and is also high in fibre. However, it is high in fat.

The research was published in the Nutrition Journal.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Quote Worthy

A mind committed to compassion is like an overflowing reservoir – a constant source of energy, determination and kindness. - Dalai Lama

Do not measure success or failure by material wealth, but by how you feel; our feelings determine the richness of our lives. - Unknown
Too many people spend money they havent earned, to buy things they dont want, to impress people they dont like. - Will Rogers

Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special. - Unknown

Sometimes you have to move on without certain people. If they’re meant to be in your life, they’ll catch up. - Unknown

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. - Unknown

Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other. - Joshua L. Liebman

If you love the sacred and despise the ordinary, you are still bobbing in the ocean of delusion. - Lin-Chi

If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that is a big accomplishment. - Unknown

You know you’re on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back. - Unknown

Monday, 20 January 2014


A paraprosdokian (from Greek, meaning "beyond" and "expectation") is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists.
            Some paraprosdokians not only change the meaning of an early phrase, but also play on the double meaning of a particular word, creating a syllepsis.

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Don’t pay any attention to the critics. Don’t even ignore them. - Samuel Goldwyn 

Dont take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to. - Josh Billings

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines. - John Benfield

Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow ye diet. - Lewis C. Henry

Errors have been made. Others will be blamed. - Unknown

Everyone has a photographic memory. Some do not have film. - Unknown

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. - Samuel Goldwyn 

Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get. - Unknown

Forgive your enemies - if you can’t get back at them any other way. - Franklin P. Jones

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. - George Burns

Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.
- Unknown

Honesty is a very expensive gift. Do not expect it from cheap people. Warren Buffet

I can hear music coming out of my printer. I think the paper’s jammin’ again. - Unknown

I do not burn bridges. I just loosen the bolts a little, every day. - Unknown

I don’t hold grudges. I hold memories that keep me better prepared for our next encounter. - Unknown

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Quote Worthy

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others. - Marcus Aurelius

All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible. - George Santayana  

What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning. - Barbara De Angelis 

Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others, because the world outside you is only a reflection of the world inside you. - Unknown

Maybe Destiny wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful. - Unknown

When we wake up in the morning, we have two simple choices. Go back to sleep and dream, or wake up and chase those dreams. The choice is yours. - Unknown

Saturday, 18 January 2014


If a man knows not what harbour he seeks, any wind is the right wind. -Seneca

Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it. - Sir Winston Churchill

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. - Edward Gibbon

The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is set our sail. - Ramakrishna

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. - Bertha Calloway

Friday, 17 January 2014

Quote Worthy

We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect. - Henry David Thoreau

A wise soul opens the window to the future by closing the doors to the past. - Unknown

You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life. - Joel Osteen

Difficult things take a long time; the impossible takes a little longer. - Unknown

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. - Unknown

Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself. -
William Shakespeare

A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words. - Confucius

So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being. - Henri Frederic Amiel

The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses. - Edith Sodergran

Let the other fellow find out who you are. He'll remember it longer. - Unknown

Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it. - Vincent Van Gogh

Everything is okay in the end. If it is not okay, then it is not the end. - Unknown

Thursday, 16 January 2014


A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort. - Sydney Smith

All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents. - John F Kennedy

At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. - Eric Hoffer

But talent – if you don’t encourage it, if you don’t train it, it dies. It might run wild for a little while, but it will never mean anything. Like a wild horse. If you don’t tame it and teach it to run on track, to pace itself and bear a rider, it doesn’t matter how fast it is. It’s useless. - Elizabeth Hand

Concealed talent brings no reputation. - Desiderius Erasmus

Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. - Erica Jong

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. Whats a sundial in the shade. - Ben Franklin

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. - Albert Einstein

I see the notion of talent as quite irrelevant. I see instead perseverance, application, industry, assiduity, will, will, will, desire, desire, desire. - Gordon Lish

If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and  a triumph few men ever know. - Thomas Wolfe

If we have a talent and cannot use it, we have failed. If we have a talent and use only half of it, we  have partly failed. If we have a talent and learn somehow to use all of it, we have gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few individuals ever know. - Thomas Wolfe

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. - Arthur Conan Doyle

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent. - Billy Sunday

Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. Each of us has some unique capabilities waiting for realization. - Sydney Smith

Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do. - Myrtle Auvil

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better. - Carl Jung

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. - Stephen King

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck. - Hector Berlioz

The man who was born with a talent which he was meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The more talents you have, the greater is your responsibility to use them for your own benefit and those of mankind. - Unknown

The most eminent authority does not always have the right answer. No matter what the source of discouraging advice, pay no attention to it until you have given your talent a fair trial. - Henry N. Gerguson

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. - Thomas Jeffeson

The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent, but in the failure to use that one talent. - Edgar W. Work

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after. - Henry Wadworth Longfellow

There is no such thing as a great talent without great willpower. - Unknown

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. - Henry Van Dyke

We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities but also its own talents. - Unknown

When you are able to set free the talents in others, you automatically set free some of your own in the process. - Unknown

With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. - Unknown

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you. - Henri Frederic Amiel

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Brain Function 'boosted for days after reading a novel'

The Independent - Tuesday 31 December 2013

Reading a gripping novel causes biological changes in the brain which last for days as the mind is transported into the body of the protagonist

Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said.

The new research, carried out at Emory University in the US, found that reading a good book may cause heightened connectivity in the brain and neurological changes that persist in a similar way to muscle memory.

The changes were registered in the left temporal cortex, an area of the brain associated with receptivity for language, as well as the the primary sensory motor region of the brain.

Neurons of this region have been associated with tricking the mind into thinking it is doing something it is not, a phenomenon known as grounded cognition - for example, just thinking about running, can activate the neurons associated with the physical act of running.

“The neural changes that we found associated with physical sensation and movement systems suggest that reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist,” said neuroscientist Professor Gregory Berns, lead author of the study.

“We already knew that good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes in a figurative sense. Now we’re seeing that something may also be happening biologically.”

21 students took part in the study, with all participants reading the same book -  Pompeii, a 2003 thriller by Robert Harris, which was chosen for its page turning plot.

“The story follows a protagonist, who is outside the city of Pompeii and notices steam and strange things happening around the volcano,” said Prof Berns. “It depicts true events in a fictional and dramatic way. It was important to us that the book had a strong narrative line.”

Over 19 days the students read a portion of the book in the evening then had fMRI scans the following morning. Once the book was finished, their brains were scanned for five days after.

The neurological changes were found to have continued for all the five days after finishing, proving that the impact was not just an immediate reaction but has a lasting influence.

“Even though the participants were not actually reading the novel while they were in the scanner, they retained this heightened connectivity,” added Prof Berns. “We call that a ‘shadow activity,’ almost like a muscle memory.”

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Quote Worthy

To know how to grow old is the masterwork of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. - Henri Frederic Amiel

Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them. - Unknown

He that comes in print because he would be known is like a fool who comes into the market because he would be seen. - Unknown

Isnt it surprising how many things, if not said immediately, seem not worth say ing ten minutes from now? - Arnot L. Sheppard

Recognize that different people have different strengths and weaknesses – much like your right hand and left hand. - Unknown

Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales. - Byron J. Langenfeld

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. - Stephen King

Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing. - Ann Landers

Until you make peace with who you are, you will never be content with what you have. - Unknown

Sometimes the best way to convince someone he is wrong is to let him have his way. - Unknown

Monday, 13 January 2014


A paraprosdokian (from Greek, meaning "beyond" and "expectation") is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists.
            Some paraprosdokians not only change the meaning of an early phrase, but also play on the double meaning of a particular word, creating a syllepsis.

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A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - Unknown

A signature always reveals a man’s character - and sometimes even his name. - Evan Esar

A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s: She changes it more often. - Oliver Herford

Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it. - Robert Heinlein

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. - Margaret Mead

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
- Unknown

As a young child my mother told me I can be anyone I want to be. Turns out this is called identity theft. - Unknown

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. - Unknown

Children really brighten up a household. They never turn the lights off. - Ralph Bus

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. - Mark Twain

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent. - Samuel Lover

Common sense is not a gift, it is a punishment. Because you have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it. - Unknown

Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time. - George Carlin

Diplomacy is saying ‘nice doggy’... until you find a rock. - Unknown

Don’t be so serious, if you can‘t laugh at yourself, call me …. I’ll laugh at you! - Unknown

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Quote Worthy

If we could look into each others hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us face, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care. - Marvin J. Ashton 

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been. - Alan Ashley-Pitt

Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs. - Mario Andretti  

Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it. - Albert Schweitzer

‘No venture, no gain,’ is not asking you to recklessly take on any venture. It means you have to take some risks in life if you wish to gain something out of it. - Unknown

You have the choice to be one of two types of people – one who brings happiness whenever he comes, or one who brings happiness whenever he goes. - Unknown

Saturday, 11 January 2014


'Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity. - Cato The Elder

'Tis held that sorrow makes us wise. - Alfred Tennyson

’Tis the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not venture all his eggs in one basket. - Miguel de Cervantes

A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom. - Henry David Thoreau

A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men. - Willy Wonka 

A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance. Observe how the greatest minds yield in some degree to the superstitions of their age. - Henry David Thoreau

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. - Aristophanes

A man remains ignorant because he loves ignorance, and chooses ignorant thoughts; a man becomes wise because he loves wisdom and chooses wise thoughts. - James Allen

A man's wisdom is his best friend; folly, his worst enemy. - Sir William Temple

A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant. - Seneca

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. - Francis Bacon

A simple realization that there are other points of view is the beginning of wisdom. - Grenville Kleiser

A wise man ... proportions his belief to the evidence. - David Hume 

A wise man blows off the impurities of his self, as a smith blows off the impurities of silver one by one, little by little and from time to time. - Unknown

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. - Unknown

A wise man cares not what he can have, but what he can achieve. - Unknown

A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat. - Louis L'Amour

A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it be – without wishing for what he has not. - Seneca

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behaviour is patience and moderation. - Molière

A wise man knows that no success or failure is necessarily final. Hence he cares more about living than about winning. - Unknown

A wise man learns from others’ mistakes, to make fewer of his own. - Unknown

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. - Francis Bacon

A wise person knows that there is something to be learned from everyone. - Unknown

A word to the wise is enough. - Titus Maccius Plautus

A word to the wise isn't as good as a word from the wise. - Grenville Kleiser

All wisdom consists in this, not to think that we know what we do not know. - Houng-Wou

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. - Euripides

An ignorant man is always able to say yes or no immediately to any proposition. To a wise man, comparatively few things can be propounded which do not require a response with qualifications, with discriminations, with proportion. - Horace Mann

At one time we had wisdom, but little knowledge. Now we have a great deal of knowledge, but do we have enough wisdom to deal with that knowledge? - Jonas Salk

At times it is folly to hasten. At other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time. - Ovid

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Be humble, if thou would'st attain to wisdom. Be humbler still, when wisdom thou hast mastered. - Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Be very slow to believe that you are wiser than all others; it is a fatal but common error. - Charles Caleb Colton

Be wise before the storm. - Edward Counsel

Be wise with speed; A fool at forty is a fool indeed. - Edward Young

Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so. - Lord Chesterfield

Being Wise and Being Smart are two different things anyone can be smart but those who master the art of knowing what to overlook in this journey called life deserves to be called Wise. - Abhishek Shukla

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. - Unknown

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. - Aesop

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. - Confucius

Cleverness is not wisdom. - Euripides

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket. - Andrew Carnegie

Cunning is seeing a hundred yards ahead – wisdom, fifty miles in advance. - Charles William Day

Each of us knows all. We need only open our minds to hear our own wisdom. - Dan Brown

Each step, each strain of the eye opens out a new horizon; and every day throws in our way something new, to grow more wise on. - Robert Leighton

Folly is like the growth of weeds, always luxurious and spontaneous; wisdom, like flowers, requires cultivation. - Hosea Ballou 

Fools talk, cowards are silent, wise men listen. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon 

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. - Publilius Syrus

Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious - Chuang Tzu

He's a Fool that cannot conceal his Wisdom. - Benjamin Franklin 

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. - Epicurus

He is great who can do what he wishes; he is wise who wishes to do what he can. - Unknown

He that is conceited of his Wisdom, is readier to impose Error, than to receive Truth. - Benjamin Whichcote

He that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool. – Charles Caleb Colton

He who thinks himself wise, O heavens! is a great fool. - Voltaire

He who understands the wise is wise already. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. - Thomas Jefferson

How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! Bible, Proverbs 16:16

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise! - Homer 

I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest. - John Buchan

If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise. - William Blake

If we drink from the fountain of wisdom, we thirst for its waters e'ermore. - Ardelia Cotton Barton

If you realize that you aren’t as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you’re wiser today. - Unknown

In an active life is sown the seed of wisdom; but he who reflects not, never reaps. - Edward Young

Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others? - Voltaire

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish. - Aeschylus 

It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

It is best to learn wisdom by the experience of others. - Latin Proverb

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

It is not wise to be wiser than is necessary. - Philippe Quinault

It is often wise to reveal that which cannot be concealed for long. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. - Mahatma Gandhi

It is wisdom to think upon anything before we execute it. - Plautus 

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - Aristotle

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. - Alfred Tennyson

Learned men fall into error oftenest by mistaking knowledge for wisdom. - Austin O’Malley

Let men be wise by instinct if they can, but when this fails be wise by good advice. - Sophocles 

Let not wisdom be an occasional visitor – let it ever dwell with thee. - Edward Counsel

Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul. - Edward Counsel 

Listening and observing are the shortest routes to wisdom.  - A. D. Williams

Man’s greatest wisdom consists in knowing his own follies. - Magdeleine Sable

Memory is the mother of all wisdom. - Aeschylus 

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next. - Charles Simmons

No man ever became wise by chance. - Seneca

No man has all the wisdom in the world; everyone has some. - Edgar Watson Howe

No man is wise enough by himself. - Titus Maccius Plautus

No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments. - Pliny The Elder

No wise man ever wished to be younger. - Jonathan Swift

No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful. - Ernest Hemingway

None of us was born knowing or wise; but men become wise by consideration, observation, experience. - Benjamin Franklin

One’s first step in wisdom is to question everything – and one’s last is to come to terms with everything. - Georg C. Lichtenberg

Our wisdom comes from experience and our experience comes from our foolishness. - Unknown

Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only. - Samuel Smiles

Second thoughts are ever wiser. - Euripides

Somewhere beneath the rubble of every endeavour gone awry are the tiny seeds of wisdom. Dig for and plant the seeds, and a forest of mighty trees will grow to shade you from the scorching heat of your life’s midday, and to shield you from the howling winds of the world’s confusion. - Unknown

That is true wisdom, to know how to alter one’s mind when occasion demands it. - Terence

That man is wisest who, like Socrates, realizes that his wisdom is worthless. - Plato

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. - William James

The beginning of wisdom is silence. The second step is listening. - Unknown

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their rightful names. - Thomas Jeffeson

The clearest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness. - Michel Montaigne

The disadvantage of becoming wise is that you realize how foolish you’ve been. - Evan Esar

The doors of wisdom are never shut. - Benjamin Franklin

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. - Benjamin Franklin

The extreme limit of wisdom – that's what the public calls madness. - Jean Cocteau

The first point of wisdom is to discern what is false; the second, to know what is true. - Lactantius 

The first principle of solid wisdom is discretion, without it all the erudition of life is merely bagatelle. - Norman MacDonald

The growth of wisdom may be gauged accurately by the decline of ill-temper. - Friedrich Nietzsche

The knowledge and experience which produce wisdom can only become a man's individual possession and property by his own free action; and it is as futile to expect these without laborious, painstaking effort, as it is to hope to gather a harvest where the seed has not been sown. - Samuel Smiles

The latter part of a wise person’s life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier. - Jonathan Swift

The mark of wisdom lies, more than anything else, in the ability to listen. - Buddhist Quote

The most exquisite Folly is made of Wisdom spun too fine. - Benjamin Franklin

The next thing to having wisdom ourselves, is to profit by that of others. - Charles Caleb Colton

The principle of Yin and Yang dictates that there are always two sides to a story and two different ways of seeing a situation. The wise see both and can differentiate what is right. - Unknown

The sum of wisdom is, that the time is never lost that is devoted to work. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wealth of mankind is the wisdom they leave. - John Boyle O’Reilly

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense. - Dean Inge

The wise always mix with people who can inspire them to greater heights. - Unknown

The wise form right judgment of the present from what is past. - Sophocles

The wise man is wise in vain who cannot be wise to his own advantage. - Ennius 

The wise man... if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear. - Samuel Smiles

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own. - Unknown

The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions. - Claude Levi-Strauss

The wise man guards against the future as if it were the present. - Publilius Syrus

The wise man has his follies, no less than the fool; but it has been said that herein lies the difference – the follies of the fool are known to the world, but hidden from himself; the follies of the wise are known to himself, but hidden from the world. - Charles Caleb Colton

The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue. - Ivan Panin

The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things. - William Ralph Inge

The wise man never changes in face of happiness or sorrow, even as a mountain shakes not, being blown against by fierce gusts of wind. - Unknown

The wise may find in trifles light as atoms in the air, some useful lesson to enrich the mind. - John Godfrey Saxe

The wiser a man is, it seems to me, the more vividly he can see the future as part of the evolving present. He doesn't break the flow of life, he directs it, hastens it, but preserves its continuity. - Walter Lippmann

The wisest man is he who does not require advice. - Edward Counsel 

The wisest man is he who does not fancy that he is so at all. - Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

There are many gates to the house of wisdom. - Edward Counsel

There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart. - Charles Dickens

There is as much wisdom in soliciting good counsel as in giving it. The most sensible people are not reluctant to consider the feelings of other people; and to know how to submit to the wise guidance of others is a kind of wisdom in itself. - Magdeleine Sable

There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it. - Elizabeth A. Behnke

There is no man ... however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived a life, the memory of which is so unpleasant to him that he would gladly expunge it. And yet he ought not entirely to regret it, because he cannot be certain that he has indeed become a wise man – so far as it is possible for any of us to be wise – unless he has passed through all the fatuous or unwholesome incarnations by which that ultimate stage must be preceded. - Marcel Proust 

There is nothing the wise man does reluctantly. - Seneca

They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Things have their seasons, and even certain kinds of eminence go in and out of style. But wisdom has an advantage: She is eternal. - Balthasar Gracian

Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; but doing well is the wisest and best of all. - Unknown

Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish. - Quintilian

To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom. - Unknown

To understand the actual world as it is, not as we should wish it to be, is the beginning of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell

To understand yourself is the key to wisdom. - Confucius

True wisdom come to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. - Socrates

True wisdom is knowing what you don't know. - Conficius 

True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by. - E. S. Bouton

Was not this ... what we spoke of as the great advantage of wisdom – to know what is known and what is unknown to us? - Plato 

We are not provided with wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can take for us, an effort which no one can spare us. - Proust

We disgrace wisdom when we would strive to support it with folly. - Edward Counsel

We must attain wisdom as we go upstairs, one step at a time. - Tske-Kung

What men call knowledge, is the reasoned acceptance of false appearances. Wisdom looks behind the veil and sees. - Sri Aurobindo

When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well. - Issaac Asimov

When skies darken and clouds thunder, the wise would be well prepared before the rains plunder. - Unknown

When the interests of mankind are at stake, they will obey with joy the man whom they believe to be wiser than themselves. - Xenophon

When Reason died, then Wisdom was born. - Sri Aurobindo 

When you say one thing, the clever person understands three. - Chinese Proverb 

When wisdom leaves the house folly enters it. - Edward Counsel

Who consorts with the wise will wise become. - Menander

Who knows whence he comes, where he is, and whither he tends, he, and he alone, is wise. - Hohann Caspar Lavater

Whosoever would be wise, and consequently happy, must raze out of his mind all those false mistaken notions that have been imprinting there from his infancy; and endeavour to expel that pernicious infection of error, which it has been so long hatching from erroneous customs and examples, and, which will prove fatal to it, if too long neglected. - Wellins Calcott

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry. - Samuel Smiles

Wisdom cannot be bought with money – it can only be acquired through living life. With wisdom comes strength, courage, knowing, and an ever increasing peace. - Rhonda Byme

Wisdom casts a more sparkling colour than the ruby, it makes us shine as angels. - Thomas Watson

Wisdom comes by disillusionment. - George Santayana  

Wisdom comes only through suffering. - Aeschylus 

Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions. - Echart Tolle 

Wisdom cometh by suffering. - Aeschylus

Wisdom consists in being able to distinguish among dangers and make a choice of the least harmful. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Wisdom consists in rising superior both to madness and to common sense, and in lending oneself to the universal delusion without becoming its dupe. - Henri Frederic Amiel

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. - Norman Cousins

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a colour. - Seneca

Wisdom doesnt automatically come with old age. - Abigail Van Buren

Wisdom grows in quiet places. - Austin O’Malley

Wisdom is a right understanding, a faculty of discerning good from evil, what is to be chosen and what rejected; a judgment grounded upon the true value of things, and not the common opinion of them. - Wellins Calcott

Wisdom is a safe ship; and we may trust ourselves to it in all weathers. - Edward Counsel

Wisdom is easy to carry but difficult to gather. - Czech Proverb

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one’s being. - Orison Swett Marden

Wisdom is learning what to overlook. - William James

Wisdom is mostly the fruit of experience. - Edward Counsel

Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation. - Sankara Acharya

Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish ... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it. - Hermann Hesse

Wisdom is not learning merely; it is learning with ability and disposition to use it. - E. P. Day

Wisdom is not only realization of the self, it is also the best way to demonstrate the love of humanity. - Tseng-Tzu

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. - Horace

Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. - William Wordsworth 

Wisdom is supreme; therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you; embrace her and she will honour you. - Unknown

Wisdom is the never-failing granary of thought. - Edward counsel 

Wisdom is the only thing which can relieve us from the sway of the passions and the fear of danger, and which can teach us to bear the injuries of fortune itself with moderation, and which shows us all the ways which lead to tranquility and peace. - Cicero 

Wisdom is the olive that springeth from a heart, bloometh on the tongue, and beareth fruit in the actions. - Grymestone 

Wisdom is the perception of the unimportance of the things we call great, and of the importance of the things we call small. - Charles Edward Jerningham

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom and with all thy getting, get understanding. - Unknown

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it. - Doug Larson

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk. - Doug Larson

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. - Charles Haddon Spurgeo

Wisdom is to live in the present, plan for the future and profit from the past.  - Unknown

Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body. - La Rouchefoucauld

Wisdom is understanding when to ask questions. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Wisdom never comes to those who believe they have nothing left to learn. - Charles de Lint

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents. - Kahlil Gibran

Wisdom teaches us to live content upon a bone gnawed bare. - Abraham Miller

Wisdom thoroughly learned, will never be forgotten. - Pythagoras

Wisdom's door is ever open. - Edward Counsel

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line does not always have to be their top priority. - Unknown

Wise is the man who says what needs to be said, but not all that could be said. - Marvin J. Ashton 

Wise men are instructed by reason; men of less understanding, by experience; the most ignorant, by necessity; and beasts, by nature. - Cicero

Wise men know each other. - Edward Counsel

Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise. - Unknown

Wise men, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same lives. - Aristophanes 

Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. - Napoleon Hill

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. - Greek Proverb

You are a wise man today if you have learnt from yesterday’s blunders. - Unknown

You may not be too wise, but if you remain silent, you could fool a lot of people. - Unknown

You may not have very much sense. But if you have enough to keep your mouth shut and look wise, it will not be long before you acquire a wide reputation as a fountain of Wisdom. - Robert Elliot Gonzales