Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Quote Worthy

It is true that we do not know what we have got until we lose it, but it is also true that we do not know what we have been missing until it arrives. - Unknown

How many feasible projects have miscarried through despondency, and been strangled in their birth by a cowardly imagination. - Jeremy Collier

If you ride a trend, make sure you can spot its tail. Many people failed because they did not see the impending change in trend. - Unknown

When every physical and mental resource is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously. - Norman Vincent Peale

You will stay young as long as you learn, form new habits and don’t mind being contradicted. - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic. - Edward De Bono

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

A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art. - Aristotle

When one must, one can. - Charlotte Whitton

The road to Hades is easy to travel. - Bion

You give before you get. - Napoleon Hill

He conquers who endures. - Persius

Example is the best precept. - Aesop

Monday, 30 March 2015

Humorous Quotes

Quotes which are funny, ironical, quirky, some of which are also profoundly true.

This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one. - Arthur C. Clarke

Those people who tell me that I'm going to hell while they are going to heaven somehow make me very glad that we’re going to separate destinations. - Martin Terman

Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. - Isaac Asimov

Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire their astuteness. - Cullen Hightower

Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness. - Dorothy Parker

Though God cannot alter the past, historians can. - Samuel Butler

Time is a versatile performer. It flies, marches on, heals all wounds, runs out, and will tell. - Franklin P. Jones

Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once. Lately it doesn't seem to be working. - Unknown

To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target. - Ashleigh Brilliant 

To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet. - Charles Colton 

To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girlfriends. - Benjamin Franklin

To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture. - Oscar Wilde

To have a good enemy, choose a friend; he knows where to strike. - Diane de Poitiers

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Quote Worthy

When you look back you will see why things happened as they did, for nothing happens without reason on the Journey of Life. - Leo Brown

He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others. - Leonardo da Vinci

He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires and fears is more than a King. - John Milton

To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence. - Aristotle

If you’re not actively involved in getting what you want, you don’t really want it. - Peter Mcwilliams

Sometimes the person you want the most is the person you're best without. - Unknown

The world is moving towards a rat race; you have to stay out to remain a human- Unknown

A man does not know what he knows until he knows what he does not know. - Unknown

It's not how big the house is, it's how happy the home is. - Unknown

Wealth unused might as well not exist. - Aesop

There is a middle ground in things. - Horatius

Variety is the soul of pleasure. - Aphra Behn

Appearances often are deceiving. - Aesop

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Quote Worthy

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Sometimes we need to forget some people from our past because of one simple reason: they just don't belong to our future. - Unknown

Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so. - Aristotle

People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves. - Tryon Edwards

Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed. - Abraham Lincoln

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. - Robert Frost

You cannot rewrite yesterday’s news, but you can create tomorrow’s headline. - Unknown

The squeaking wheel does not always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced. - Unknown

Just like our eyes, our hearts have a way of adjusting to the dark. - Unknown

To govern was to serve, not to rule. - Seneca

The best of healers is good cheer. - Pindar

If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. - Bert Lance

Act quickly, think slowly. - Germaine Greer

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Buddhist Wisdom

12 Pieces Of Buddhist Wisdom That Will Transform Your Life
From the Enlightened Planet site

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Quote Worthy

Sometimes the strongest among us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles nobody knows about. - Unknown

Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life. - Joseph Addison

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. - Aristotle

We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves. - Henri Frederic Amiel

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality. - Bertrand Russell

When you are in too much of a rush, you are liable to pass more than you catch up with. - Unknown

No one is always busy. It just depends on what number you are on their priority list. - Unknown

Sometimes the only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy. - Unknown

All cruelty springs from weakness. - Seneca

Love, and a cough, are not concealed. - Ovid 

As was his language so was his life. - Seneca

He who limps is still walking. - Joan Rivers

Monday, 23 March 2015

Humorous Quotes

Quotes which are funny, ironical, quirky, some of which are also profoundly true.

There isn’t much to be seen in a little town, but what you hear makes up for it. - Kin Hubbard

There should be no yelling in the home unless there is a fire. - David McKay

There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails. - Jonathan Swift

There’s a method to my madness. Not sure what it is. But it seems to work. - Unknown

There’s a sucker born ever minute. - Phineas T. Barnum

There’s always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little - and it’s always somebody else. - Cullen Hightower

There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it? - Kin Hubbard

Theres nothing wrong with having nothing to say unless you insist on saying it. - Unknown

They are proud in humility; proud in that they are not proud. - Robert Burton

They do not sweat and whine about their condition. They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins. They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God. Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things. Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago. - Walt Whitman on animals

They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. - Hosea

They say that money talks, but mine just waves goodbye. - Unknown

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and when the necessity is survival she can be one mean mother, but it’s her child invention that’s the real dangerous one. - Darien Fawkes

They say that the more a person learns, the more they find there is to learn. Therefore the smarter you think you are, the dumber you really are. - Unknown

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Quote Worthy

One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another. - Rene Descartes

The trouble with putting armour on is that, while it protects you from pain, it also protects you from pleasure. - Celeste Holme

Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Empty the coins in your purse into your mind and your mind will fill your purse with coins. - Benjamin Franklin

You have no obligation to stay around fools or those who have no interest in your success. - Unknown

Rather than stand on the brink and only long for the fish, better go back and make your net. - Unknown

The majority is not always right. Otherwise, we would not need a visionary leader! - Unknown

Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves. - Ovid
Hindsight is an exact science. - Guy Bellamy

Please all, and you will please none. - Aesop

The end of labor is to gain leisure. - Aristotle

All is flux, nothing is stationary. - Heraclitus

To be everywhere is to be nowhere. - Seneca

Friday, 20 March 2015

My Books - An Update

Both books, 'Laughter - Life's Tonic', (Raunchy Edition) and (Clean Edition) are now available in eBook (ePub) and Paperback format on http://www.lulu.com/vincentthnay 

With these two out of the way, I am now compiling my collection of  Quotes into a series of books. I am also penning my thoughts on Life – a subject matter close to my heart. 

The first book of Quotes - 'Quote Worthy' should be out very soon. 

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Quote Worthy

Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is. - Marianne Williamson

Where we are free to act, we are also free to refrain from acting, and where we are able to say No, we are also able to say Yes. - Aristotle

Practicing what you preach is never a light obligation – but it is still an obligation you must fulfil to feel congruent within. - Unknown

It is not the place you choose for a vacation that determines your enjoyment but the company you tag along with. - Unknown

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

The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called. - John Stuart Mill

Always give them the old fire, even when you feel like a squashed cake of ice. - Ethel Merman

Good to forgive; Best, to forget. - Robert Browning

All colours will agree in the dark. - Francis Bacon

No one loves the man whom he fears. - Aristotle

We boil at different degrees. - Clint Eastwood

Not all who wander are lost. - J. R. R. Tolkien

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Why Are We Here

Why are we here? Why are we born?

I am sure everyone of us has asked ourselves these questions at one time or another. Hear what Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahm has to say. See if he answered the questions to your satisfaction.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Quote Worthy

The most meritorious form of almsgiving is the effort to help a poor man, made in secret, by one who is himself of little means. - Unknown

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods. - Elbert Hubbard

Much of our unhappiness stems from our tendency to live in the past or future, both of which are illusions. - Leo Buscaglia

The number one reason most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want. - T. Harv Eker

People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of things they werent so crazy about the first time around. - Unknown

To know just what has to be done, then to do it, comprises the whole philosophy of practical life. - Unknown

I don’t wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone. - Javan

There is perhaps no greater joy in life than to find ways of overcoming our weaknesses. - Leo Buscaglia

Big, sweeping life changes really boil down to small, everyday decisions. - Ali Vincent

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t. - Bill Nye

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. - Simon Weil

It is easy to despise what you cannot get. - Aesop

A compliment is verbal sunshine. - Robert Orben

Monday, 16 March 2015

Humorous Quotes

Quotes which are funny, ironical, quirky, some of which are also profoundly true.

There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more. - Woody Allen 

There goes another beautiful theory about to be murdered by a brutal gang of facts. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have often found in travelling in a stage-coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place. - Washington Irving

There is a significant Latin proverb; to wit: Who will guard the guards? - Josh Billings

There is no problem a good miracle can't solve. - Unknown

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. - Oscar Wilde

There is no such thing as right and wrong, there's just popular opinion. - Jeffrey Goines

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have. - Don Herold

There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn. - Samuel Johnson

There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad. - Salvador Dali

There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. It is when they are in love and reading a love letter. - Mortimer Adler

There is only one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says ‘yes’, you know he is crooked. - Groucho Marx

There is so much apathy in the world today . . . but who cares? - Unknown

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Quote Worthy

I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be, but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see. - Unknown

The greatest challenge in life is to find someone who know all your flaws, differences and mistakes and yet still sees the best in you. - Unknown

If you succeed in cheating someone, don’t think that the person is a fool. Realize that the person trusted you much more than you deserved. - Unknown

The law, in its majestic, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. - Anatole France

If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means. - William Hazlitt

Some things in life come along only once, and it is our choice alone whether we seize them or not. - Leo Buscaglia

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few. - Shunryu Suzuki

Applause waits on success. - Benjamin Franklin

Our antagonist is our helper. - Edmund Burke

Great souls endure in silence. - Friedrich Schiller

A liar should have a good memory. - Quintilian

Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction. - Aesop

Friday, 13 March 2015


The debate on whether coffee is good or bad for you goes on.
One Article is from the BBC News Site and the other one from the internet. Click on the link to read the articles. If that doesn't work, copy and paste the links.

Regular Coffee Drinkers Have ‘Cleaner’ Arteries

This Is What 2 Cups Of Coffee Per Day Will Do To Your Liver

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Quote Worthy

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated. - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Just because today is a terrible day doesn’t mean tomorrow won’t be the best day of  your life. You just gotta get there. - Unknown

In free countries, every man is entitled to express his opinions and every other man is entitled not to listen. - G. Norman Collie

Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible. - Robert Schuller

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in. - Aesop

He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor. - Benjamin Frankli

Sometimes people don’t notice the things we do for them until we stop doing them. - Unknown

Never make yourself feel like nothing, to make someone else feel like everything. - Unknown

We only do well the things we like doing. - Colette
If you cant return a favour, pass it on. - A.L. Brown

One swallow does not make a summer. - Aristotle

Muddy water, let stand becomes clear. - Lao Tzu

A picture is a poem without words. - Confucius

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Beautiful Sayings, Proverbs ...

A Collection of proverbs, Aphorisms, Axioms, Adages, beautifu sayings …

Stung by the splendor of a sudden thought. - Robert Browning

Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this. - Homer

Magnificent spectacle of human happiness. - Sydney Smith

Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers. - Walter de La Mare  

Every man meets his Waterloo at last. - Wendell Philips

Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends. - Unknown

Blossom by blossom the spring begins. - Unknown

One good turn deserves another. - Gaius Petronius

There is no time like the present. - Oliver Herford

Happy as a toad in a pool of mud. - Casey tcholok

The end justifies the means. - Niccolo Machiavelli

You never know until you find out. - Unknown

What goes around, comes around. - Unknown

As ill luck would have it. - Miguel de Cervantes

Blame it on a simple twist of fate. - Bob Dylan

Our creature comforts. - Matthew Henry

Night has a thousand eyes. - John Lyly

Bright as a new penny. - Linc Bartlett

Leave no stone unturned. - Euripides

No pains, no gains. - Samuel Smiles

As clear as a whistle. - John Byrom

All hell broke loose. - John Milton

Use it or lose it. - Jimmy Connors

Less is more. - Robert Browning

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Quote Worthy

Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. - William Blake 

Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical. - Edwin Hubble Chapin

Peace, above all things is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms. - Unknown

Just living is not enough . . . One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. - Hans Christian Andersen

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. - Benjamin Franklin

Reach for the best of yourself, always. And believe that the best is there to be found. - Unknown

People who live in their own little world never get to enjoy the worlds of others. - Unknown

To me, there is only one form of human depravity – the man without a purpose. - Ayn Rand

What we love to do we find time to do. - John L. Spalding

Nothing is easy to the unwilling. - Nikki Giovanni

Every obnoxious act is a cry for help. - Zig Ziglar

The impossible is often the untried. - Jim Goodwin

True nobility is exempt from fear. - Shakespeare

Monday, 9 March 2015

Humorous Quotes

Quotes which are funny, ironical, quirky, some of which are also profoundly true.

The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank. - Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The young are generally full of revolt, and are often pretty revolting about it. - Mignon McLaughlin

There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth. - Agnes Repplier

There are glances of hatred that stab, and raise no cry of murder. - George Eliot

There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility. - Lyndon B. Johnson

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today. - Mignon McLaughlin

There are some days I practice positive thinking, and other days I'm not positive I am thinking. - John M. Eades

There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe them. - George Orwell

There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can’t tell the truth without lying. - Josh Billings

There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em. - Unknown

There are three proven rules for good teeth: brush after every meal; see your dentist twice a year; and mind your own business. - Henry Boyd

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. - William Somerset Maugham

There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won't stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won't go? - Danny Devito

There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it, and when he can. - Mark Twain

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Quote Worthy

The biggest mistake one can make, is losing yourself in the process of valuing someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. - Unknown

An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects. - Martin Luther

Sometimes you can't explain what you see in a person. It's just the way they take you to a place where no one else can. - Unknown 

Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul. - Unknown

There must be a happy medium somewhere between being totally informed and blissfully unaware. - Doug Larson

What you pursue, you don't get. But what you allow to grow slowly in its own way, comes to you. - Rabbi Pinhas 

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. - Ivy Baker Priest

Great men tell you how to get where you are going; greater men take you there. - Unknown

The secret of a good yarn is in the spin. - Vincent Thnay

No man is demolished but by himself. - Richard Bently

Of those who say nothing, few are silent. - Thomas Neil

What ere thou art, act well thy part. - David McKay

Good taste is the enemy of creativity. - Pablo Picasso

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Quote Worthy

Joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and when one sits alone with you . . . remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. - Unknown

Dream is the spark of passion; talent is the firework of its expression; perseverance, the sacred fire of its accomplishment. - Daniel Chabot

You seldom get what you go after unless you know in advance what you want. Goals determine what you are going to be. - Unknown

It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow. - Miguel de Cervantes

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary, men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. - Joseph Conrad 

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. - Plato

When it comes to wonder, beauty and mystery, fantasy is a pale imitation of the real world. - Unknown

The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making dreams come true. - Unknown

To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy. - Hippocrates

Dare to be honest and fear no labor. - Robert Burns

Never give up on anybody. - Hubert H. Humphrey

There are two sides to every question. - Protagoras 

A danger foreseen is half avoided. - Thomas Fuller

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Food For Thought

What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements. - Anais Nin

Life doesn't always introduce you to the people you want to meet. Sometimes life puts you in touch with the people you need to meet. To help you, hurt you, to love you and to gradually strengthen you into the person you were meant to be. - Unknown

Stop running from your problems. Face them head on. No, it won’t be easy. There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them. We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems. That’s not how we’re made. In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall. Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time. This is what ultimately moulds us into the person we become. - Unknown 

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Quote Worthy

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing. - Alexander Woollcott

You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension ard discipline are taken out of your life. - Dr. James G. Bilkey

No longer forward nor behind I look in hope or fear; But grateful, take the good I find, the best of now and here. - John Whittier 

The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success. - Marquis De Vauvenargues

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. - Unknown

Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them. - Unknown

Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it. - Alfred Whitehead

It's your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude. - Zig Ziglar

What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing. - Aristotle

Endure the present, and watch for better things. - Virgil

If you cannot return a favour, pass it on. - Louise Brown

We tend to get what we expect. - Norman Vincent Peale

The ends must justify the means. - Matthew Prior

Monday, 2 March 2015

Humorous Quotes

Quotes which are funny, ironical, quirky, some of which are also profoundly true.

The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn’t contain a single idea. - Mortimer Jerome Adler

The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink. - Fran Lebowitz 

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war. - E. B. White

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody is there to appreciate it. - Franklin P. Jones

The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around. - Herb Caen

The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back. - Franklin P. Jones

The trouble with nude dancing is that not everything stops when the music stops. - Robert Helpman

The trouble with people is not that they dont know but that they know so much that aint so. - Josh Billings

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. - Jane Wagner

The two women exchanged the kind of glance women use when no knife is handy. - Ellery Queen

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. - Herbert Spencer

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born. - Elayne Boosler

The woman whose behavior indicates that she will make a scene if she is told the truth asks to be deceived. - Elizabeth Jenkins

The word "good" has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I would call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man. - Gilbert Chesterton