Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year

A new year beckons ... fresh hopes, new aspirations, new goals, new beginnings ... Let's strive to make it our best year yet!

So, here's wishing you and your loved ones A Happy, Healthy New Year and success in all your endeavours. 

Food for Thought

Building a Better World 

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful. - Marie Curie


We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, 30 December 2015


What's so great about Garlic?
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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Relationship - Quotes

You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose. - Jo Courdert

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree, but still hold hands. - Anonymous Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they need to run free, until they find someone just as wild to run with. - Carrie Bradshaw

The relationship that counts most in my life is the one I have with myself. I have a great, great, great relationship with myself, and it gets better and better as I get older. - Diane von Furstenberg

Too many girls rush into relationships because of the fear of being single, then start making compromises, and losing their identity. Don't do that. - Katy Perry

SINGLE is not a status. It is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others! - Abigail Rajkumar

Most relationships fail because we spend too much time pointing out each other’s mistakes and not time enjoying each other’s company. - Unknown

Being single doesn't mean you know nothing about love. Sometimes being solo is wiser than being in a false relationship. - Unknown

I don't need a man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we'll ever have is the one with ourselves. - Shirley MacLaine

Being single isn't bad. What is bad is giving up hope on finding that someone special. - Unknown 

Monday, 28 December 2015

Humorous Quotes

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Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore. - Lady Gaga

The plainest man who pays attention to women, will sometimes succeed as well as the handsomest man who does not. - Charles Caleb Colton

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young. - Dorothy Canfield Fisher

For misdirected love, the attainment of its object is, indeed, the best cure; but it cures as the guillotine cures headache. - Ivan Panin

No woman marries for money: they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him. - Cesare Pavese

Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice. - William James

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. - Oscar Wilde

It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. - Mark Twain

If you can’t learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly. - Ashleigh Brilliant

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

It’s always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. - Unknown

Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool. - Unknown

Sunday, 27 December 2015


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Ah! this beautiful world ... Indeed, I know not what to think of it. Sometimes it is all gladness and sunshine, and heaven itself lies not far off. And then it changes suddenly, and is dark and sorrowful, and clouds shut out the sky. In the lives of the saddest of us, there are bright days like this, when we feel as if we could take the great world in our arms. Then come the gloomy hours, when the fire will neither burn on our hearths nor in our hearts; and all without and within is dismal, cold, and dark. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Saturday, 26 December 2015

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When you completely trust a person, without any doubt, you’ll automatically get one of two results -  a friend for life or a lesson for life. - Unknown

The jewel that we find, we stoop and take it because we see it; but what we do not see we tread upon and never think of it. - William shakespeare

Words and hearts should be handled with care, for words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest things to repair. - Unknown

There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble. - Washington Irving

One of the oldest human needs is having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night. - Margaret Meade

Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it is impossible. - Stephen Hawking

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. - Mother Teresa

If you suspect a man, don't employ him; and if you employ him, don't suspect him. - Chinese Saying

Sometimes the hardest cages to break out of are the ones we built for ourselves. - Unknown

Not all dreamers are winners, but all winners are dreamers. - Mark Gorman

Everyone pushes a falling fence. - Chinese Saying

Wedlock is a padlock. - Chinese Proverb

Friday, 25 December 2015

You - Quotes

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You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and goddamn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about your business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way. - Marilyn Monroe

When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: What a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page. - Eileen Caddy

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go. - Dr. Seuss

If you planted hope today in any hopeless heart, if someone’s burden was lighter because you did your part, if you caused a laugh that chased a tear away, then your day was well spent. - Anonymous

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Food for Thought

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In civilized life, where the happiness, and indeed almost the existence, of man depends so much upon the opinion of his fellow-men, he is constantly acting a studied part. The bold and peculiar traits of native character are refined away or softened down by the levelling influence of what is termed good-breeding, and he practises so many petty deceptions and affects so many generous sentiments for the purposes of popularity that it is difficult to distinguish his real from his artificial character. - Washington Irving 

Monday, 21 December 2015

Humorous Quotes

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No man with any sense assumes that a woman's words mean to her exactly what they mean to him. - Rex Stout

If you stop advertising to save money . . . you might as well stop your clock to save time!! - Echo Germanica

No matter how busy a man is, he is never too busy to stop and talk about how busy he is. - Unknown

The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life! - Oscar Wild

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian. - Robert Orben

That’s the problem with being alive ... You’ve got to keep thinking of what to do. - Glen Duncan

It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time. - Tallulah Bankhead

Do not be sweet lest you be eaten, do not be sour, lest you be shunned. - Sicillian Proverb

Old age is – a lot of crossed off names in an address book. - Ronald Blythe

It's okay to let a fool kiss you, but don't let a kiss fool you. - Unknown

What is sanity, after all, except the control of madness? - Unknown

Everyone hates me because I’m paranoid. - Unknown

Sunday, 20 December 2015


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Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals. Success is the ability to fulfil your desires with effortless ease. And yet success, including the creation of wealth, has always been considered to be a process that requires hard work, and it is often considered to be at the expense of others. We need a more spiritual approach to success and to affluence, which is the abundant flow of all good things to you. With knowledge and practice of spiritual law, we put ourselves in harmony with nature and create with carefreeness, joy, and love. - Deepak Chopra

Saturday, 19 December 2015

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The past is our cradle, not our present; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition. - Israel Zwangwill

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person. - Albert Einstein

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Wealth can be wonderful, but you know success can test one’s mettle as surely as the strongest adversary. - Unknown

You are never so easily fooled as when you are trying to fool someone else. - François de la Rochefoucauld

The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future. - Robert G. Ingersoll

There is happiness for those who accept their fate. There is glory for those who defy their fate. - Edel

Loss makes artists of us all as we weave new patterns in the fabric of our lives. - Greta W. Crosby

Sometimes, it feels better not to talk. At all. About anything.  To anyone. - Unknown

The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy. - Proverb

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. - Winston Churchill

We sink to rise. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Food for Thought

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It’s easy to feel uncared for when people aren’t able to communicate and connect with you in the way you need. And it’s so hard not to internalize that silence as a reflection on your worth. But the truth is that the way other people operate is not about you. Most people are so caught up in their own responsibilities, struggles, and anxiety that the thought of asking someone else how they’re doing doesn’t even cross their mind. They aren’t inherently bad or uncaring – they’re just busy and self-focused. And that’s okay. It’s not evidence of some fundamental failing on your part. It doesn’t make you unlovable or invisible. It just means that those people aren’t very good at looking beyond their own world. But the fact that you are – that despite the darkness you feel, you have the ability to share your love and light with others – is a strength. Your work isn’t to change who you are; it’s to find people who are able to give you the connection you need. Because despite what you feel, you are not too much. You are not too sensitive or too needy. You are thoughtful and empathetic. You are compassionate and kind. And with or without anyone’s acknowledgement or affection, you are enough. - Daniell Koepke

Wednesday, 16 December 2015


What alcohol does to your brain and how to boost your brain health

Monday, 14 December 2015

Humorous Quotes

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There comes a time when living becomes something like a competition, when one shamelessly rejoices over the death of one's neighbour, as if he were a rival who has been eliminated. - Pierre Magnan

There is usually only a limited amount of damage that can be done by dull or stupid people. For creating a truly monumental disaster, you need people with high IQs. - Thomas Sowell

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. - Rogers Hornsby

I get more cleaning done in the ten minutes before someone comes over than I do in a week. - Unknown

No man was ever taken to hell by a woman unless he already had a ticket in his pocket. - Rex Stout

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. - Robert Anthony

The height of embarrassment is when two sets of eyes meet through a keyhole. - Unknown

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. - Margaret Atwood

In just two days from now, tomorrow will be yesterday. - Unknown

Most women are not so young as they are painted. - Max Beerbohm

I think I am, therefore, I am. I think. - George Carlin

It is better to lose a lover than love a loser. - Unknown

Sunday, 13 December 2015


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Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. - Groucho Marx

If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a month – get married. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help others. - Chinese Saying

Happiness, whether consisting in pleasure or virtue, or both, is more often found with those who are highly cultivated in their minds and in their character, and have only a moderate share of external goods, than among those who possess external goods to a useless extent but are deficient in higher qualities. - Aristotle

Saturday, 12 December 2015

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You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it. - Unknown

Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where you stand. - Unknown

Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before. - William Wycherley

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. - Noel Coward

Only the man who is not hungry says the coconut has a hard shell. - Ethiopian Proverb

No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is. - Irvin Himmel

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. - François de La Rochefoucauld

If you are standing upright, don't worry if your shadow is crooked. - Chinese Proverb

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. - John Muir

Average is the best of the worst and the worst of the best. - Unknown

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. - Elbert Hubbard

Don't throw the baby out with the bath water. - English Idiom

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Food for Thought

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Your intention sets the universe in motion. The universe flows in the direction of your intention, and so it is important to be clear on your exact intention in any situation. If you are absolutely clear as to your intent, your subconscious success mechanism will support you in getting there. Most people encounter problems in creating the kind of life they want because they have not clearly determined where they want to go, or visualized what it is going to look like when they get there. Those who lead purposeful, successful lives do so because they have set up in their mind a clear picture of what they want to create in their lives. - Robert Anthony

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The Power of Positivity


Scientific Proof: The Power of Positivity Alters Our Physical World

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Monday, 7 December 2015

Humorous Quotes

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I've noticed that one thing about parents is that no matter what stage your child is in, the parents who have older children always tell you the next stage is worse. - Dave Barry

Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you. - Fred Allen

Love differs from all the other contagious diseases: the last time a man is exposed to it, he takes it most readily, and has it the worst! - Bret Harte

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. - Ogden Nash

Being God isn't easy. If you do too much, people get dependent on you. And if you do nothing, they lose hope. - Unknown

The easiest way to teach children the value of money is to borrow some from them. - Unknown

Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. - Pope John XXIII

You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him. - Lou Holtz

Modern women ... they don't sew your pockets ... forget that. - Charles Bukowski

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. - Timothy Leary

The future will soon be a thing of the past. - George Carlin

Big girls need big diamonds. - Elizabeth Taylor

Sunday, 6 December 2015


Life and the world, or whatever we call that which we are and feel, is an astonishing thing. The mist of familiarity obscures from us the wonder of our being. We are struck with admiration at some of its transient modifications, but it is itself the great miracle. What are changes of empires, the wreck of dynasties, with the opinions which supported them; what is the birth and the extinction of religious and of political systems to life? What are the revolutions of the globe which we inhabit, and the operations of the elements of which it is composed, compared with life? What is the universe of stars, and suns, of which this inhabited earth is one, and their motions, and their destiny, compared with life? Life, the great miracle, we admire not, because it is so miraculous. It is well that we are thus shielded by the familiarity of what is at once so certain and so unfathomable, from an astonishment which would otherwise absorb and overawe the functions of that which is its object. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Quote Worthy

Any culture which, in the interests of efficiency or in the name of some political or religious dogma, seeks to standardize the human individual, commits an outrage against man’s biological nature. - Aldous Huxley

Sometimes you just have to erase the messages, delete the numbers and move on. You don’t have to forget who that person was to you; only accept that they aren’t that person anymore. - Unknown

To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be wise, rich, or beautiful. You just have to be there when they need you. - Steven Aitchison

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Herman Cain

Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betrayal of any one of those is to lose all three. - Ziad K. Abdelnour

It is the view which the mind takes of a thing which creates the sorrow that arises from it. - Anthony Trollope

Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. - William James

If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything. - Tom Rath

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Don't cut off your nose to spite your face. - English Idiom

A setback is a setup for a comeback. - Willie Jolley

Friday, 4 December 2015


Don’t be so hard on yourself. Yeah, you’ve messed up and made mistakes. You’re not perfect, but who is? Learn from it. Don’t keep punishing yourself. Be kind to YOU, even when you mess up. Eventually, you’ll bounce back. Never lose hope., believe in yourself and treat your mistakes as lessons learned. - April Grisham

It is time to stop looking outside yourself for the answers to why you haven’t created the life and results you want, for it is you who creates the quality of life you lead and the results you produce. You – no one else! To achieve major success in life – to achieve those things that are most important to you – you must assume one hundred percent responsibility for your life. Nothing less will do. - Jack Canfield

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Food for Thought

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This view that women are somehow inferior to men is not restricted to one religion or belief. Women are prevented from playing a full and equal role in many faiths. Nor, tragically, does its influence stop at the walls of the church, mosque, synagogue or temple. This discrimination, unjustifiably attributed to a Higher Authority, has provided a reason or excuse for the deprivation of women's equal rights across the world for centuries. At its most repugnant, the belief that women must be subjugated to the wishes of men excuses slavery, violence, forced prostitution, genital mutilation and national laws that omit rape as a crime. But it also costs many millions of girls and women control over their own bodies and lives, and continues to deny them fair access to education, health, employment and influence within their own communities ... The truth is that male religious leaders have had – and still have – an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter. - Jimmy Carter

Tuesday, 1 December 2015


Why Medicine Won't Allow Cancer to Be Cured

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Monday, 30 November 2015

Humorous Quotes

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Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. - Virginia Woofe

It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full … Be grateful that you have a glass, and there is something in it. - Unknown

They’ve promised that dreams can come true – but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too. - Oscar Wilde

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke. - Will Rogers

When you’re right, no one remembers. When you’re wrong, no one forgets. - Unknown

Don’t explain computers to laymen. Simpler to explain sex to a virgin. - Robert A. Heinlein

Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder. - Thornton Wilder

You talk to God, you’re religious. God talks to you, you're psychotic. - Dr. Gregory House 

People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned. - Saul Bellow

Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand. - Unknown

Life’s a lot like beer, chill for best results. - Unknown

My life is one long blooper reel! - Tom Wilson

Sunday, 29 November 2015


People who think achieving success is a linear A-to-Z process, a straight shot to the top, simply aren't in touch with reality. There are very few bona fide overnight success stories. It just doesn’t work that way. Success appears to happen overnight because we all see stories in newspapers and on TV about previously unknown people who have suddenly become famous. But consider a sequoia tree that has been growing for several hundred years. Just because a television crew one day decides to do a story about that tree doesn't mean it didn't exist before. - Donald Trump 

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Quote Worthy

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The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between the two eternities of darkness. - Vladimir Nabokov

Most of our lives, most of us live in realities determined by others, imprinted in our brains by education, by religion, by politics, by the authorities. - Tim Leary

Those who make their dress a principle part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress. - William Hazlitt

Have the maturity to know sometimes silence is more powerful than having the last word. - Thema Davis

If you are wrong, own up to what you didn’t do right. That’s how you learn and earn respect. - Unknown

Sometimes the bad times in our life put us on a direct path to the very best times of our life. - Unknown

One person with commitment accomplishes more than a thousand with an opinion. - Orrin Woodward

Don't cry for a man who's left you, the next one may fall for your smile. - Mae West

He who is firm and resolute in will moulds the world to himself. - Goethe

Spring is when life's alive in everything. - Christina Rossetti

We judge man’s wisdom by his hope. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A library is infinity under a roof. - Gail Carson Levine

Friday, 27 November 2015


Even if those who take their own lives feel they have no choice – indeed, they often tragically believe their family and friends will be better off without them – the death rarely appears inevitable to those left behind. Feelings of anger and guilt and abandonment invade them, as if love should or could have prevented what happened. Survivors relive, over and over, the last days and months, even years, before the suicide, seeing now the signs that were missed, which they believe they should have recognized. - Susan Sterling

It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things. - Daniel Handler

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Food for Thought

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Success is in the student, not in the university; greatness is in the individual, not in the library; power is in the man, not in his crutches. A great man will make opportunities, even out of the commonest and meanest situations. If a man is not superior to his education, is not larger than his crutches or his helps, if he is not greater than the means of his culture, which are but the sign-boards pointing the way to success, he will never reach greatness. Not learning, not culture alone, not helps and opportunities, but personal power and sterling integrity, make a man great. - Orison Swett Marden

The zest for life of those unusual men and women who make a great zealous success of living is due more often in good part to the craftiness and pertinacity with which they manage to overlook the misery of others. You can watch them watch life beat the stuffing out of the faces of their friends and acquaintances, although they themselves seem to outwit the dense delalys of social custom, the tedious tick-tock of bureaucratic obfuscation, accepting loss and age and change and disappointment without suffering punctures in their stomach lining. - Edward Hoagland

Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Sharing a story on happiness, which I came across on Facebook.

          A beautiful, expensively dressed lady went to visit a consellor to seek out happiness. she said she felt that her whole life was empty, it had no meaning.
          The conusellor called over the old lady who cleaned the office floors and then said to the rich lady, "I am going to ask Mary here to tell you how she found happiness. All I want you to do is listen to her."
          So the old lady put down her broom, sat on a chair and told her story.
          "Well, my husband died of malaria and three months later my only son was killed by a car. I had nobody - I had nothing left. I couldn't sleep, I couldn't eat, I never smiled at anyone, I ever though of taking my own life.
          "Then one evening, a little kitten followed me home from work. somehow, I felt sorry for that kitten. It was cold outside, so I decided to let the kitten in. I got it some milk, and the kitten licked the plate clean. Then it purred and rubbed against my leg and, for the first time in months, I smiled.
         "The I stopped to think, if helping a little kitten could make me smile, maybe doing something for people could make me happy.
          "So, the next day I bakes some biscuits and took them to a neighbour who was sick in bed.
          "Every day, I tried to do something nice for someone. It made me so happy to see them happy.
          "Today, I don't know of anybody who sleeps and eats better than I do. I've found happiness, by giving it to others."
           When she heard that, the rich lady cried. She had everything that money could buy, but she had lost the things which money cannot buy.
          The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are; but on how happy others can be because of you.

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Monday, 23 November 2015

Humorous Quotes

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We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think that yesterday was better than today. I personally don’t think it was – and if you’re hung up on nostalgia, my advice is to pretend that today is yesterday and go out and have a helluva time. - Art Buchwald

For the first half of your life, people tell you what you should do; for the second half, they tell you what you should have done. - Richard Needham

There is no beast, no rush of fire, like woman so untamed. She calmly goes her way where even panthers would be shamed. - Aristophanes

The difference between machines and human beings is that human beings can be reproduced by unskilled labor. - Arthur C. Clarke

I went for years without finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged. - Erica Jong

No one ever does live happily ever after, but we leave the children to find that out for themselves. - Stephen King

Love ... Just Nature's way of getting one person to pay the bills for another person. - Jeanette Winterson

You can always get a facelift, tummy tuck, breast implants, etc. but you can't fix stupid. - Ron White

Some days, it feels like the same old circus with different clowns. - Unknown

It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse. - Adlai Stevenson

Women want to be treated as equals, not sequels. - Kathy Lette

If you want to stay single, look for a perfect woman. - Ken Alstad

Sunday, 22 November 2015


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It is not the healthy, the confident, the proud, the joyous, the happy, that one must love – they have no need of one’s love! Arrogant and indifferent, they accept love only as homage that is theirs to command, as their due. The devotion of another is to them a mere embellishment, an ornament for the hair, a bracelet on the arm, not the whole meaning and bliss of their lives. Only those with whom life has dealt hardly, the wretched, the slighted, the uncertain, the unlovely, the humiliated, could really be helped by love. He who devotes his life to them atones to them for what life has taken from them. They alone know how to love and be loved as one should love -- gratefully and humbly. - Stefan Zweig

Saturday, 21 November 2015

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Thinkers think and doers do. But until the thinkers do and the doers think, progress will be just another word in the already overburdened vocabulary by sense. - François de La Rochefoucauld

When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness. - Dale Carnegie

Never think hard about the Past, it brings tears. Don't think more about the Future, it brings fears. Live this moment with a Smile, it brings Cheers. - Buddhist Quote

This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes you have to experience what you don’t want in life to come to a full understanding of what you do want. - Mandy Hale

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. - Judy Garland

I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep. - Talleyrand

As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. - Frank Tyger

Only through imitation do we develop toward originality. - John Steinbeck

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. - Jimi Hendrix

The early bird catches the worm. - John Ray

Thursday, 19 November 2015

ABC of Quotes

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‘ABC of Quotes’ is another compilation from my collection of quotes. This book contains quotes on various topics / subjects, alphabetically arranged for easier reference. Like my other books, this is available in E-Pub format and Paperback.
Quotes reinforce our thoughts, ideas, beliefs and opinions. And it is a nice feeling when we find our thoughts or opinions expressed by someone else more eloquently.
The beauty about Quotes is that they never go out of date. They are timeless – as applicable today and hereafter as when they were first uttered, some of them were spoken centuries ago.

“A collection of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasure for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Eating Meat

Clarification on monks and Buddhist eating meat

What did the Buddha say about eating meat

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Monday, 16 November 2015

Humorous Quotes

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Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything in the house. - Jean Kerr

The first time you buy a house you think how pretty it is and sign the check. The second time you look to see if the basement has termites. It's the same with men. - Lupe Velez

When you go into Court, you are putting yourself in the hands of twelve  people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. - Unknown

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. - Douglas Casey

Ever wonder why there is a stairway to heaven and a highway to hell? Apparently, there is more traffic going to hell. - Unknown

It's surprising how much wisdom every man possesses –  if not for his own affairs, then for the affairs of others. - Evan Esar

One of the best parts of growing older? You can flirt all you like since you've become harmless. - Liz Smith

Life is like eating artichokes, you have got to go through so much to get so little. - Thomas Aloysius Dorgan

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. - Oscar Wilde

Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie. - Russian Proverb

There's power in looking silly and not caring that you do. - Amy Poehler

I have never been hurt by what I have not said. - Calvin Coolidge

Sunday, 15 November 2015


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Close friendships are one of life’s miracles – that a few people get to know you deeply, all your messy or shadowy stuff along with the beauty and sweetness, and they still love you. Not only still love you, but love you more and more deeply. I would do anything for my closest friends, and they would do almost anything for me, and that is about as spiritual a truth as you can get. - Anne Lamott

Best friends are a source of constant support in our lives. Be it sharing secrets, exchanging advice, planning the future or just killing time doing nothing – every moment spent with them is a memory to be cherished forever. It always feels great to have your best friend around since she makes life worthwhile just by being a part of it. So cherish your best friends and let them know how special they are. - Unknown

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Quote Worthy

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When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life. - Greg Anderson

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. - Napoleon Hill

Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armour, and it can never be used to hurt you. - Tyrion Lannister

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. - Wayne Gretzky

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted. - Albert Einstein

If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we'd be happy with more? - Ritu Ghatourey

Anybody who can think clearly can write clearly, about any subject at all. - William Zinsser

You don't drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there. - Zig Ziglar

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. - Annie Dillard

Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched. - Proverb

Great intellects are sceptical. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Be someone that makes you happy. - Unknown

Friday, 13 November 2015

Food for Thought - The Book

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'Food for Thought' is another compilation from my collection of quotes. The quotes here are a bit longer than the usual single or two lines proverbs, aphorisms, maxims or axioms. Hence, I called them 'Food for Thought'
There is a lesson, a message in every one of these quotes. Sometimes the meaning might not be obvious until you have read it a couple of times and pondered upon it for a while, and sometimes the meaning becomes clear only after you have undergone certain life experiences.
Life is short and we do not have enough time to learn all the lessons in life by ourselves. However, we can get a head start in life, by paying heed to the words of wisdom, and advice of the wise people before us.
Quotes reinforce our thoughts, ideas, beliefs and opinions. And it is a nice feeling when we find our thoughts or opinions expressed by someone else more eloquently.
The beauty about Quotes is that they never go out of date. They are timeless – as applicable today and hereafter as when they were first uttered, some of them were spoken centuries ago.

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