Friday, 28 February 2014

Quote Worthy

If we go on explaining we shall cease to understand one another. - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord

What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you. - Wayne Dyer

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. - Nelson Mandela

If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it. - Unknown

Do not suppress sadness – it is a natural response to sad events. - Unknown

You cannot be truly successful while all those around you failed.Unknown

Fashion is what you adopt when you do not know who you are. - Unknown

The man who rolls up his sleeves seldom loses his shirt. - Thomas Cowan

If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive. - Dale Carnegie

You can pretend to be serious; you cannot pretend to be witty. - Unknown

Thursday, 27 February 2014

The World’s Greatest Card Cheat

Richard Turner is a card manipulation expert who can cheat his way to victory in almost any card game despite being completely blind. Casino security experts, professional poker players, and even magicians consider him the best in ‘card mechanics’.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Food For Thought

No man can reach the state of perfect happiness unless he brings his coveting heart and mind under complete or proper control. So long as he seeks his happiness in the satisfaction of his desires for material gains, he will never find it. In the first place he cannot obtain everything he wishes for. This is quite clear from our daily experience. What we can obtain is limited by certain conditions, which may be different according to different individuals and societies and under different circumstances. Some of us have more, others less, and a few may have a lot; still there is a certain limit to what we can obtain; and none of us can expect to obtain everything we wish for. We can never be satisfied with things which we secure; for our covetousness constantly increases. Whenever we secure one thing which we desired, we tend to crave for yet the bigger and greater things in life. This goes on without end, for there is, indeed, no end to this desire. So long as we do not do away with covetousness, which is the root of the evil in this case, we shall find no rest. A contented man will never complain of his poor conditions. Instead he adjusts his budget to conform with his condition. A dissatisfied man will find dissatisfaction even in heaps of riches.K. Sri Dhammananda

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Quote Worthy

Champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. They have no use for helicopters! - Judi Adler

The trouble is that everyone talks about reforming others and no one thinks about reforming himself. - Saint Peter Of Alcantara

The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. - Charles Schwab 

The man who insists on seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The key purpose of information is to help you make better decisions and not clutter your mind. - Unknown

There is no higher fortitude than stubbornness in the face of overwhelming odds. - Unknown

You never know what is in the other side of the river until you cross the bridge. - Unknown

Under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved. - Unknown

Readjusting is a painful process, but most of us need it at one time or another. - Unknown

The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigour. - Unknown

Monday, 24 February 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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Last night, me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back. Luckily, I was the one facing the telly. - Tim Vine

Last time I tried to make love to my wife nothing happened, so I said to her, 'What's the matter, you can't think of anybody either?' - Rodney Dangerfield  

Last week my mother-in-law fell into a wishing well, can’t believe it actually worked. - Unknown

Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague. - William Safire

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it. - Cullen Hightower

Laughing is the best medicine. Unless you are laughing for no reason, then you need medicine. - Unknown

Law of logical argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about. - Unknown

Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television. - Woody Allen 

Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those people I had to kill because they pissed me off. - Unknown

Love your enemies. It makes them so damned mad. - P. D. East

Make crime pay. Become a Lawyer. - Will Rogers

Marriage should be like a workshop where the husband works and the wife shops. - Unknown

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. - Bob Hope

Money doesn't always bring happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars. - Hobart Brown

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Quote Worthy

Not everyone thinks the way you think, knows the things you know, believes the things you believe, nor acts the way you would act. Remember this and  you will go a long way in getting along with people. - Arthur Forman

You are just as capable of making a mistake as anyone else. By insisting too eagerly upon a small right, you may turn it into a wrong against yourself and also against your neighbour. - Lawrence G. Lovasik

He who expects men to be always as good as their beliefs, indulges a groundless hope; and he who expects men to be always as bad as their beliefs, vexes himself with a needless fear. - J. S. Kieffer 

Every landmark in life – every significant achievement, every vital experience, usually helps us know ourselves better, which is another way of saying that it helps us rediscover ourselves. - Unknown

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage. - Victor Kiam 

Before you Speak, Listen. Before you Write, Think. Before you Spend, Earn. Before you Criticise, Wait. Before you Pray, Forgive. Before you Quit, Try. - Unknown

Saturday, 22 February 2014


Do not tear down the east wall to repair the west wall. - Chinese Saying

Every wall is a door. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. - Sir Isaac Newton

Take care what you say before a wall, as you cannot tell who may be behind it. - Sa''Di

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

Too many of us stay walled up because we are afraid of being hurt. We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all. - Eleanor Roosevelt

When the wind of change blows, some build walls, while others build windmills. - Chinese Proverb

Friday, 21 February 2014

Quote Worthy

We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure. - John Dryden

If there were no bad people there would be no good lawyers. - Charles Dickens

Said will be a little ahead, but done should follow at his heel. -
Samuel Lover

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. - Robertson Davies

Love is my sword, goodness my armour, and humour my shield. - Unknown

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly. - Unknown

Say not always what you know, but always know what you say. - Claudius 

It is when you turn away that you are most liable to stumble. - Unknown

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it. - Unknown

 If you can't do what you want, do what you can. - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. - Ralph Marston

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. - Saki

Thursday, 20 February 2014

A Crow Solves An Eight-step Puzzle

Dr. Alex Taylor studies birds for three months before releasing them backinto the wild. In this experiment, a crow with the nickname “007” attempts to solve an eight-step puzzle that has to be completed in sequence in order to receive a food reward.

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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Food For Thought

The sad truth is that there are some people who will only be there for you as long as you have something they need. When you no longer serve a purpose to them, they will leave. The good news is, if you tough it out, you’ll eventually weed these people out of y our life and be left with some great friends you can always count on. - Unknown

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing; Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence. - Henry Wadworth Longfellow

Ever notice how good you feel when you give a compliment? Even if people are awkward in receiving them, they appreciate them. When we make it a habit to give genuine compliments, we’ll always be looking out for the good in people. - Unknown

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Quote Worthy

If something seems far too big for you to cope with, maybe it is because you are meant to share the load with someone else. - Unknown

How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms. - Unknown

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes. - Amos Bronson Alcott

Ask others about themselves, at the same time, be on guard not to talk too much about yourself. - Mortimer Jerome Adler

The man who is decisive shows that he is sure of himself and has the ability to lead others successfully in times of trouble. - Unknown

A working man must not forget the art of playing, lest he lose the energy and inspiration needed for his work. - Unknown

When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there. - Cecil Selig

It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears. - Rod Serling

Ive always believed no matter how many shots I miss, Im going to make the next one. - Jonathan Swift

Avoid misunderstandings by being open and honest with others about how you feel. - Unknown

Monday, 17 February 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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If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank. - Woody Allen 

If there is no light at the end of the tunnel, you’re in a cave. Turn around. - Unknown

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the precipitate. - Unknown

If you can’t beat them, arrange to have them beaten. - George Carlin

If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before. - Steven Wright

If you need to climb high, make sure you have a mental safety net in place. If you happen to fall, at least you will not go insane. - Unknown

If you think about it, marriage is the main cause of divorce. - Unknown

I'm a nobody, nobody is perfect, therefore I'm perfect. - Unknown

I'm an excellent housekeeper. Every time I get a divorce, I keep the house. - Zsa Zsa Gabor

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart. - E. E. Cummings

In spite of the cost of living, it’s still popular. - Laurence Peter

Is there anything worn under the kilt? No, it’s all in perfect working order. - Spike Milligan

It does not matter you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose. - Darrin Weinberg

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. - Oscar Wilde

I've got a firm policy on gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be the one controlling it. - Clint Eastwood

Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. - Ann Landers

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Quote Worthy

We dont need to prove anything. Just to be, to take a risk and enjoy your life, is all that matters. Say no when you want to say no, and yes when you want to say yes. You have the right to be you. - Don Miguel Ruiz

The principle of liberty and equality, if coupled with mere selfishness, will make men only devils, each trying to be independent that he may fight only for his own interest. - John Randolph 

Things that I felt absolutely sure of but a few years ago, I do not believe now. This thought makes me see more clearly how foolish it would be to expect all men to agree with me. - Jim Rohn

The hardest thing you can do is smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed. But this no-cost remedy is a necessary first half-step if you are to start on the road to recovery. - Allen Klein

If we could learn how to balance rest against effort, calmness against strain, quiet against turmoil, we would assure ourselves of joy in living, and psychological health for life. - Unknown

Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them. Joke over your troubles but gather strength from them. Make fun of your difficulties but overcome them. - Unknown

Saturday, 15 February 2014

War - see also quotes on Battles

All war is  symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal. - John Steinbeck

All war represents a failure of diplomacy. - Tony Benn

For both victor and vanquished, war leaves only a sense of endless futility. - Unknown

If a general has to explain everything to every soldier before they will fight, the war will be lost for sure. - Unknown

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. - Unknown

It is far easier to make war than to make peace. - Georges Clemenceau

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. - Ernest Hemingway

Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth that must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow, and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war. - Herbert Clark Hoover

Only the dead have seen an end to war. - Plato

Since war begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed. - Unknown

The finest battle plans in the world last only as long as it takes to make contact with the enemy. - Unknown

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. - George Orwell

There are no warlike people, just warlike leaders. - Ralph Bunche

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it. - Henry Havelock Ellis

War is a game with a good deal of chance in it. From the little I have seen of it, I should say that nothing in war ever goes right except by accident. - Winston Churchill

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow. - Martin Luther King Jr.

War is nothing but the continuation of politics by other means. - Karl von Clausewitz

War is the science of destruction. - John Abbott

War will cease when men refuse to fight. - F. Hansen

Friday, 14 February 2014

Quote Worthy

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space. - Orson Scott Card

The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library. - Albert Einstein

Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore. - Unknown

Be gentle first with yourself - if you wish to be gentle with others. - Unknown

Your belief don’t make you a better person, your behaviour does. - Unknown

When considering praise or criticism first consider the source. - Jeff Daly

Credulity is the man’s weakness, but the child’s strength. - Charles Lamb

No noise is so emphatic as one you are trying not to listen to. - Unknown

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. - Henri Bergson

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. - Mother Theresa

Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. - Unknown

Those who wish to sing always find a song. - Swedish Proverb

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Live A Life That Matters

Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected whether treasures or baubles, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear. So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will expire. The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away. It won’t matter where you came from, or on what side of the tracks you lived, at the end. It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin colour will be irrelevant. So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured? What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you got, but what you gave. What will matter is not your success, but your significance. What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught. What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged other to emulate your example. What will matter is not your competence, but your character. What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss, when you’re gone. What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you. What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what. Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice. - Unknown

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A Little ‘Om’ May Help Lift The Spirit

Study review shows drop in anxiety and depression in those who meditate

By Nicole Ostrow

Meditation may offer the same relief as antidepressants for people with symptoms of anxiety and depression, according to an analysis of previous findings on the practice.

A review of 47 studies showed a 5 per cent to 10 per cent reduction in anxiety symptoms and a 10 per cent to 20 per cent improvement in depression in individuals who meditated compared with placebo groups, according to research published on Jan 6 in the Jama Internal Medicine journal. The analysis also suggested that meditation eased pain, though it was not clear which types of pain it relieved the most.

The findings may support the use of ‘mindfulness’ meditation as a way to moderate the need for medications to treat anxiety and depression, said Dr Allan Goroll, a professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, in an accompanying editorial.

Mindfulness meditation is a form practised for 30 – 40 minutes a day that teaches a person how to become more aware of one’s thoughts, breathing and emotions.

“The findings of such research should be the subject of conversations that need to begin in every examination room and extend to engage the media, who play a key role in determining patient attitudes towards health care and the demand for services,” Dr Goroll wrote.

Researches looked at 47 trials through June of 3,515 people. The studies included meditation and evaluated an assortment of mental and physical health issues, including depression, anxiety, insomnia, heart disease, chronic pain and stress.

Patients who underwent about eight weeks of training for mindfulness meditation showed improvement in symptoms of anxiety, depression and  pain. Most of the patients had not been diagnosed with clinical anxiety or depression. The reduction in symptoms was similar to the effects  that other studies have found for the use of antidepressants in similar populations, researchers said.

Dr Madhav Goyal, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the study’s lead author, said the researchers do not know why meditation may work at relieving depression and anxiety, though It could be that people who meditate reduce their reaction to negative emotions or symptoms, lowering the effects of the emotions.

“Clinicians should be prepared to talk with their patients about the role that meditation programmes could have un addressing psychological stress, particularly when symptoms are mild,” he said in an e-mail.

Still, larger studies are needed to better understands who is helped the most by meditation programmes, Dr Goyal said.

“Our review suggests that there is moderate evidence for a small but consistent benefit for anxiety, depression and chronic pain,” he said.

“There is not known major harm from meditation, and medication doesn’t come with any know side effects. One can also practise meditation along with other treatments one is already receiving.”

There was little evidence in the analysis that meditation improved the quality of life or stress and not enough information to show if other areas, including attention, substance abuse, sleep and weight, were improved by the practice, the authors said.

“We should keep foremost in our mind that meditation was never conceived of as a treatment for any health problem,” Dr Goyal said. “Rather, it is a path one travels on to increase his awareness and gain insight into his life. The best reason to meditate is to increase insight into one’s life, which is probably good for everyone.”

- Washington Post

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Quote Worthy

Once the ‘what’ is decided, the ‘how’ always follows. We must not make the ‘how’ an excuse for not facing and accepting the ‘what’. - Unknown

The surest way to establish your credit is to work yourself into the position of not needing any. - Maurice Switzer

No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we resort to to hide them. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king, but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty. - Sallust

Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause, and of obstinacy in a bad one. - Laurence Stern

We cannot hold a torch to light anothers path without brightening our own. - Ben Sweetland

No one person is worth your tears and the only one who is, will never make you cry. - Unknown

When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it. - Jim Rohn

Don’t draw another’s bow, don’t ride another’s horse, don’t mind another’s business. - Unknown

Monday, 10 February 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 went to a general store. They wouldn’t let me buy anything specifically. - Steven Wright

I went to a restaurant that serves “breakfast at any time.” So I ordered French toast during the Renaissance. - Steven Wright

I went to San Francisco. I found someone’s heart. - Steven Wright

I wished the buck stopped here, as I could use a few. - Unknown

I’ve been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it. - Steven Wright

I’ve got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There’s no future in it. - Sparky Anderson

I’ve suffered from all of the hang-ups known, and none is as bad as the telephone. - Richard Armour

If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics. - Marie Dressler

If anything is worth doing, it is worth telling someone how to do it well. - Franklin P. Jones

If at first you do succeed, try, try not to be a bore. - Franklin P. Jones

If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. - Steven Wright

If at first you don’t succeed, think how many people you’ve made happy. - H. Duane Black

If at first you don’t succeed, try drinking a beer while you do it. You’ll be amazed at how much less you care. - Unknown

If it weren’t for my lawyer, I’d still be in prison. It went a lot faster with two people digging. - Joe Martin

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something. - Unknown

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Quote Worthy

You see, its never the environment; its never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events – how we interpret them – that shapes who we are today and who well become tomorrow. - Tony Robbins

The most consequential cavity in your body is the mouth. Problems and solutions; failure and success; sadness and happiness, all flow from it. Keep it ‘clean’ when it is open and shut when it is ‘dirty’. - Unknown

Forgiveness does not always lead to a healed relationship. Some people are not capable of love, and it might be wise to let them go along with your anger. Wish them well, and let them go their way. - Unknown

The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – never knowing. - Jim Rohn

Never serve with the intention that you must get something in return, other than the joy of serving. Nobody will trust or support those with a heavy self-interest. - Unknown

We live in a discouraging world full of people who put us down. What bright lights we can be when we say the simple words, ‘I have confidence in you!’ - Florence Littauer

Saturday, 8 February 2014

War - Sun Tzu’s Art of War

A wise general forms a plan in a tent and settles a victory at even a distance of one thousand miles. - Sun Tzu

Anger may in time change to gladness; vexation may be succeeded by content. But a kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever be brought back to life. Hence the enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution. This is the way to keep a country at peace and an army intact. - Sun Tzu

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemys resistance without fighting. - Sun Tzu

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. - Sun Tzu

In executing an Artful Strategy: When ten times greater, surround them; When five times greater, attack them; When two times greater, scatter them. If the opponent is ready to challenge: When fewer in number, be ready to evade them; When unequal to the match, be ready to avoid them. Even when the smaller opponents have a strong position, the larger opponent will capture them. - Sun Tzu

Peace proposals unaccompanied by a sworn covenant indicate a plot. - Sun Tzu

Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move. - Sun Tzu

The consummate leader cultivates the moral law, and strictly adheres to method and discipline; thus it is in his power to control success. - Sun Tzu
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

The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. - Sun Tzu

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. - Sun Tzu

The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim. - Sun Tzu

There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited. - Sun Tzu

Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy. - Sun Tzu

War is based on deception. - Sun Tzu

When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce. - Sun Tzu

Winning Strategists are certain of triumph before seeking a challenge. Losing Strategists are certain to challenge before seeking a triumph. - Sun Tzu

Friday, 7 February 2014

Quote Worthy

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education. - Plutarch

Abuse a man unjustly and you will make friends for him. - Edgar Watson Howe

If youre going to play the game properly, youd better know every rule. - Barbara Jordan

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty. - Marcus Fabius Quintilian

If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased. - Unknown

It is better to slow down and get there than never to arrive at all. - Unknown

All we need is eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to understand. - Unknown

If you do not invest time to prepare, you will waste time to repair. - Unknown

Doing your best is more important than being the best. - Mike Lermer

If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest. - Publilius Syrus

Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. - Unknown

What other people think of you is none of your business. - Unknown

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Happiness - Quotes

The happiness of life is made up of little things – a smile, a helping hand, a caring heart, a word of praise, a moment of shared laughter. We are most alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. - Thornton Wilder

Happiness is strange; it comes when you are not seeking it. When you are not making an effort to be happy, then unexpectedly, mysteriously, happiness is there, born of purity, of a loveliness of being. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

All the elements for you happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just be. - Thich Nhat Hanh

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for. - Allan K Chalmers

Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think. - Buddha

Happiness cannot be far behind a grateful heart and a peaceful mind. - Unknown

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. -Charles Spurgeon

Happy are they who take life day by day, complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life. - Unknown

Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have. - Unknown

You will be happy on most days if you choose to look for things to be happy about. - Unknown

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

10 Amazing Ways To Stop Overeating

Psychologist Richard Wiseman of the YouTube channel "Quirkology" gives out 10 different tricks to stop overeating. Whether it's taking pictures of unhealthy food or using a different glass to drink from, there are helpful tricks for every situation.

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Quote Worthy

Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep. - Unknown

The pessimist takes a dim view of life and acts negatively towards it; the realist sees life as it is and prepares himself for the unexpected. - Unknown

It is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving; It is not so much how slowly we go, but so long as we do not stop. - Unknown

Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see. - Arthur Schopenhauer

When people get to rubbing you pretty hard – just remember that’s the treatment that puts a polish on things. - Unknown

We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go. - Jim Rohn

Its amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions. - Ben Stein

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; Wisdom is humble that it knows no more. - Unknown

Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it. - W. Clement Stone