Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year

My Dear Friends,

The New Year will be upon us soon! I hope all of you have had a good year. If you haven't, don't worry, it will all be behind you soon. Let me take this opportunity to wish all of you a great year in 2017! May all be Happy and Healthy!

Personally, I have decided that 2017 is going to be a great year for me. :-)

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. - James Thurber

Click Here for the evergreen song by Abba - Happy New Year!

Quote Worthy

You are the books you read, the movies you watch, the music you listen to, the people you spend time with, the conversations you engage in. choose wisely what you feed your mind. - Unknown

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. - Steve Maraboli

When you move your focus from competition to contribution life becomes a celebration. Never try to defeat people, just win their hearts. - Buddha

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. - Joseph Campbell

Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is alike dying of thirst while bathing in a lake. - Paramahansa Yogananda

There is no dishonour in losing the race. There is only dishonour in not racing because you are afraid to lose. - Unknown

It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down. - George MacDonald

A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world’s torrent. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sometimes, the words said by the mouth are not the thoughts said by the heart. - Unknown

Learn to see people for what they are, not who you want them to be. - Unknown

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back. - Abraham Lincoln

The best boss is the one who bosses the least. - Ralph Moody

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Thursday, 29 December 2016


Dear Algebra:
Please stop asking us to find your X.
She's never coming back, and don't ask Y. - Unknown


I took a cab the other day and the driver said to me, "I love my job, I own this car. I've got my own business, I'm my own boss, and NO ONE tells me what to do ..."
I said, "Turn left here." - Aunty Acid


An older man, not in the best physical condition, asked the trainer in the gym, “I want to impress a beautiful young girl. Which machine should I use?”
The trainer replied, “Use the ATM machine outside!”


Why are scientists now using lawyers in laboratory experiments instead of rats? Three reasons: (1) lawyers are more plentiful than rats, (2) there is no danger the scientists will become attached to the lawyers, and (3) there are some things rats just won't do.

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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Humorous Signs

Outside a Muffler Shop:
No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.

In a London department store:
Bargain basement upstairs.

In the window of a dry cleaner's:
Same day dry cleaning – all garments ready in 48 hours.

Outside a furniture shop:
Our motto: We promise you the lowest prices and workmanship.

In a dental office:
Be true to your teeth or they will be false to you.

Spotted in a safari park:
Elephant please stay in your car.

Sign in a picture shop:
Let us put you in the picture and frame you.

Notice in restaurant:
Our cutlery is not medicine so please do not take it after meals.

Message on a leaflet:
If you cannot read, this leaflet will tell you how to get lessons.

Sign on a newly painted bench:
Wet paint – watch it or wear it.

Sign in London pizza parlour:
Open 24 hours – except 2 am. – 8 am.

Food for Thought

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. - Muhammad Ali

I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself. - Niccolo Machiavelli

From the loving example of one family a whole State may become loving, and from its courtesies, courteous; while from the ambition and perverseness of the one man the whole State may be thrown into rebellious disorder. Such is the nature of influence. - Confucius

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. - Henry David

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. - Kurt Vonnegut

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Monday, 26 December 2016

humorous Quotes

It's actually not too difficult to get a dog to bring a ball back to you once you learn how. It helps to start by understanding that dogs are just trying to teach you to play their game while you're trying to teach them yours. Who ends up training whom first depends on you. Keep in mind that dogs are naturals as animal trainers, while humans aren't, so you'd better be on your toes when you start to try out "fetch" with a new dog. - Patricia McConnel

Nobody says you must laugh, but a sense of humour can help you overlook the unattractive, tolerate the unpleasant, cope with the unexpected, and smile through the day. - Ann Landers

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world. - C.S. Lewis

There is never a deed so foul that something couldn't be said for the guy; that's why there are lawyers. - Melvin Belli

Some members of Congress ought to have their mouths taped instead of their speeches. - Evan Esar

I retired early for health reasons – my company was sick of me and I was sick of them. - Unknown

A man doesn't know what happiness is until he's married. By then it's too late. - Frank Sinatra

The best thing about the good old days was that I wasn’t good and I wasn’t old. - Unknown

Marriage: I think my wife fell in love with annoying me. - Joshua Michael Levinson

If people were meant to pop out of bed, we’d all sleep in toasters. - Unknown

Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer. - Ellen DeGeneres

What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others. - Diogenes

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Sunday, 25 December 2016

Coconut Oil

Miracle Oil. I prefer fresh coconuts though. Love them. I am sure I will be eating coconuts whenever I can.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Quote Worthy

The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim. - Gustave le Bon

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things work. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. - Confucius

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It is better to drink the wine of industry from an earthen cup, than the wine of indolence from a silver tankard. - William Scott Downey

The distances between the stars seem brief by contrast to the distances between each of us and his fellows. - Thomas M. Disch

If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly. - Steve Maraboli

Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free. - Robert Tew

You can’t control who knocks at your door but you can control who you let in. - Unknown

No one travels so high as he who knows not where he is going. - Oliver Cromwell

The creation of a thousand forests lies in one acorn. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am not who you think I am. You are what you think I am. - Unknown

Arriving at one point is the starting point to another. - John Dewey

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Thursday, 22 December 2016


What is a Pun?
A Pun is a joke or type of wordplay in which similar senses or sounds of two words or phrases, or different senses of the same word, are deliberately confused.

A prisoner's favorite punctuation mark is the period. It marks the end of his sentence. - Unknown

A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months. - Unknown

A will is a dead giveaway. - Unknown

Cartoonist found dead in home. Details are sketchy. - Unknown

Constipated People Don't Give a crap. - Unknown

Deafness is getting to be quite a problem for me lately. I never thought I'd hear myself say that. - Unknown

Does the little mermaid wear an algebra? - Unknown

Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication. - Unknown

Did you hear about the cross eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils? - Unknown

Don’t join dangerous cults: practice safe sects. - Unknown

England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool. - Unknown

Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your lips are moving. - Unknown

He dropped a computer on his toes and had megahertz. - Unknown

He had a photographic memory which was never developed. - Unknown

I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough. - Unknown

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Food for Thought

Einstein does not remain attached to the classical principles, and when presented with a problem in physics he quickly envisages all of its possibilities. This leads immediately in his mind to the prediction of new phenomena which may one day be verified by experiment. - Henri Poincaré

Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing. - Brian L. Weiss

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. - Isaac Newton

Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a take-off. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here. - Donald Trump

Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back. - Mitch Albom

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Monday, 19 December 2016

Humorous Quotes

Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash. - Jerry Seinfeld

I question the value of name tags as an aid to future identification. I have approached too many people who have spent the entire evening talking to my left bosom. I always have the insane desire to name the other one. - Erma Bombeck

Some mornings I just feel like breaking the damn alarm but then one thing always stops me. I paid hundreds of dollars to buy my phone. - Job Might

There are 17 more shopping days until Christmas. So, guys, that means 16 more days till we start shopping, right? - Conan O’Brien

People always say that pregnant women have a glow. And I say it’s because you’re sweating to death. - Jessica Simpson

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it. - Clarence Darrow

A lie is a lie... unless your friends and family are in on it. Then it's a "commonly held belief." - Christopher Titus

If you ever see me getting beaten by the police, put down the video camera and come help me. - Bobcat Goldthwait

Marriage is like a phone call in the night: first the ring, and then you wake up. - Evelyn Hendrickson

The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions. - Robert Brault

I have two problems with hard labour: hard and labour. - Jarod Kintz

What good is a smooth tongue without sharp teeth? - Jocelyn Murray

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Sunday, 18 December 2016


Good news for some, bad news for others, immaterial for most.

A new study suggests that people who don’t drink alcohol are more likely to die young.

Click on the link to read the article.

On the other hand, if you are someone who drinks alcohol regularly, you need to read this ...

And also this...

8 warning signs of a high-functioning alcoholic.

At the end of the day, moderation is the word - in all things.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Quote Worthy

We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter. - Mark Twain

You cannot force someone to comprehend a message that they are not ready to receive. Still, you must never underestimate the power of planting a seed. - Unknown

Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self. - Eleanor Brownn

Sometimes, giving someone a second chance is like giving them an extra bullet for their gun, because they missed you the first time. - Unknown

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. - Derek Jeter

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. - Richard Branson

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out: It’s the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

Surrender becomes easier when you realize the fleeting nature of all experiences. - Eckhart Tolle

A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free. - Nikos Kazantzakis

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. - Horace Mann

The altar cloth of one aeon is the doormat of the next. - Mark Twain

It's not how we fall. It's how we get back up again. - Patrick Ness

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Thursday, 15 December 2016


He who always prefaces his tale with laughter, is poised between impertinence and folly. - Johann Kaspar Lavater

His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him. - Charles Dickens

However spontaneous it seems, laughter always implies a kind of secret freemasonry, or even complicity, with other laughers, real or imaginary. - Henri Bergson

I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh. - Maya Angelou

I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing. - Herman Melville

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person. - Audrey Hepburn

I prefer that laughter shall take me unawares. Only so can it master and dissolve me. - Max Beerbohm

I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. - Billy Joel

I'd rather write about laughing than crying, For laughter makes men human, and courageous. - Francois Rabelais

If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. - Joseph Addison

It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour. - Charles Dickens

It is a good thing to laugh, at any rate; and if a straw can tickle a man, it is an instrument of happiness. - John Dryden

It may be remarked in general, that the laugh of men of wit is for the most part but a feint, constrained kind of half-laugh, as such persons are never without some diffidence about them; but that of fools is the most honest, natural, open laugh in the world. - Richard Steele

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Food for Thought

Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and verb agree to serve ... You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. - Martin Luther King

I know not what I appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. - Isaac Newton

I think it happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. And so you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on. - Nicholas Sparks

Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. - Miguel Angel Ruiz

Each of us, famous or infamous, is a role model for somebody, and if we aren’t, we should behave as though we are – cheerful, kind, loving, courteous. Because you can be sure someone is watching and taking deliberate and diligent notes. - Maya Angelou

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Monday, 12 December 2016

Humorous Quotes

I love women, but I feel like you can’t trust some of them. Some of them are liars, you know? Like I was in the park and I met this girl, she was cute and she had a dog. And I went up to her, we started talking. She told me her dog’s name. Then I said, ‘Does he bite?’ She said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘Oh yeah? Then how does he eat?’ Liar. - Demetri Martin

When a diplomat says yes, he means perhaps; when he says perhaps, he means no; when he says no, he is no diplomat. - Vernon K. McLellan

All right, brain, you don't like me, and I don't like you, but let's just get me through this, and I can get back to killing you with beer. - Homer

Love thy neighbour – and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier. - Mae West

Some taxpayers close their eyes, some stop their ears, some shut their mouths, but all pay through the nose. - Evan Esar

If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can’t be done. - Peter Ustinov

Sex is better than talk. Ask anybody in this bar. Talk is what you suffer through so you can get to sex. - Woody Allen

There's nothing the matter with Hollywood that a good earthquake couldn't cure. - Moss Hart

A leading authority is anyone who has guessed right more than once. - Frank A. Clark

The uglier a man's legs are the better he plays golf. It's almost a law. - H. G. Wells

We kill people who kill people because killing people is wrong. - Unknown

I keep eating for fear I will be hungry. - Mason Cooley

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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Let it Mellow

8 important reasons you should always ‘Let it mellow’ when you pee.

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Change - Quotes

Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. - John F. Kennedy

Change is the process by which the future invades our lives. - Alvin Toffler

Change isn't always good. Sometimes changing things is a terrible mistake. - Bob Barker

Change only happens when you change yourself. - Sophie

Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. - Barack Obama

Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale

Change is not merely necessary to life – it is life. - Alvin Toffler

Change. It's the only thing that you can count on; and it happens, even when we don't want it to. - Carly Corinthos

Do not cherish the unworthy desire that the changeable might become the unchanging. - Gautama Buddha

Don’t be upset and caught up with things or people you cannot change. Instead, move on, let go and concentrate on what you can change. - Unknown

Each of us has the opportunity to change and grow until our very last breath. Happy creating. - M. F. Ryan

Embracing change is never easy, but the reward for doing so can be far greater than anything you can imagine. - Unknown

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. - Harold Wilson

How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change. And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be. - Elizabeth Lesser

If you can change your mind, you can change your life. - William James

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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Quote Worthy

People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free and we don’t suffer anymore. Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. Life is available only in the present. - Thich Nhat Hanh

You are not the only one that makes mistakes or say things that you regret. No matter what people tell you, we’re all just figuring out this life together. - Anthony Gucciardi

The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think. - Gregory Bateson

There is probably nothing more sublime than discontent transmuted into a work of art, a scientific discovery, and so on. - Eric Hoffer

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. - Seneca

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. - Mary Manin Morrissey

If something doesn't go your way, it's probably because you didn't work that hard at it. - Chris Simms

The good composer is slowly discovered; the bad composer is slowly found out. - Ernest Newman

When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. - Donald Miller

Sometimes, the only way to find yourself is to get completely lost. - Unknown

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. - Janos Arnay

And in today already walks tomorrow. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Thursday, 8 December 2016


Quotes by Experts, later proved terribly wrong.

Aeroplanes are interesting toys but are of no military value. - Maréchal Ferdinand Foch, 1911

The Edsel is here to stay. - Henry Ford II, 1957

The Titanic is well able to withstand almost any exterior damage and could keep afloat indefinitely after being struck. - P. Franklin, Vice President, International Mercantile Marine, April 15th 1912

I do not consider Hitler to be as bad as he is depicted. He is showing an ability that is amazing and he seems to be gaining his victories without much bloodshed. - Mahatma Gandhi, 1940

If excessive smoking actually plays a role in the production of lung cancer, it seems to be a minor one. - Dr. W. C. Heuper, National Cancer Institute, 1954

Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of axphyxia. - Professor Dionysus Lardner, 1830

Nuclear powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality within ten years. - Alex Lewyt, vacuum cleaner manufacturer, 1957

Inventions reached their limit long ago and I see no hope for further development. - Julius Sextus Frontinus, prominent Roman engineer (c. 40-103 AD)

640K ought to be enough for anybody. - Bill Gates, 1981

The machine gun is a much overrated weapon; two per battalion is more than sufficient. - General Douglas Haig, 1915

I have not the smallest molecule of faith in aerial navigation other than ballooning. - Lord Kelvin, President of Royal Society, 1890

X-Rays will prove to be a hoax. - Lord Kelvin, President of Royal Society, 1895

Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. - Lord Kelvin, President of Royal Society, 1896

Radio has no future. - Lord Kelvin, President of Royal Society, 1898

This is the biggest fool thing we have ever done. The bomb will never go off, and I speak as an expert in explosives. - Admiral William D. Leahy, on the atomic bomb, 1945

This fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy; but the sacred scripture tells us that Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, not the earth. - Martin Luther, 1540

I can accept the theory of relativity as little as I can accept the existence of atoms and other such dogma. - Professor Ernst Mach (as in speed-of-sound measurement), 1913

The Internet will catastrophically collapse in 1996. - Robert Metcalfe, internet inventor (date unknown)

There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. The glib supposition of utilizing atomic energy when our coal has run out is a completely unscientific Utopian dream, a childish bug-a-boo. Nature has introduced a few fool-proof devices into the great majority of elements that constitute the bulk of the world, and they have no energy to give up in the process of disintegration. - Robert Millikan, Nobel prize winner in physics, 1920

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Food for Thought

In the space between yes and no, there's a lifetime. It's the difference between the path you walk and the one you leave behind; it's the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are; it’s the legroom for the lies you'll tell yourself in the future. - Jodi Picoult

It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on. - Nicholas Sparks

If one wants to be active, one must not be afraid of going wrong, one must not be afraid of making mistakes now and then. Many people think that they will become good just by doing no harm – but that’s a lie … That way lies stagnation, mediocrity. - Vincent van Gogh

If the individual is narrowly concentrated on the goal, to the exclusion of other relevant aspects of the problem situation, he is often unable to achieve a solution. The creative thinker must stand sufficiently detached from his work. - Mary Henle

If you can develop this ability to see what you look at, to understand its meaning, to readjust your knowledge to this new information, you can continue to learn and to grow as long as you live and you'll have a wonderful time doing it. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Monday, 5 December 2016

Humorous Quotes

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses. - Lenny Bruce

When two people meet, each one is changed by the other so you got two new people. Maybe that means – hell, it's complicated. - John Steinbeck

Some McDonald's restaurants are taking reservations on Valentine's Day. They are getting a lot of tables for one. - Conan O’Brien

What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife. - Rodney Dangerfield

A lawyer is a gentleman that rescues your estate from your enemies and then keeps it to himself. - Henry P. Brougham

We're in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone's arguing over where they're going to sit. - David Suzuki

I love it when I buy a bag of air and the company is nice enough to put some chips in. - Unknown

The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more. - Wilson Mizener

Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it. - Unknown

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. - Edith Sitwell

I don’t know the question, but sex is definitely the answer. - Woody Allen

A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future. - Coco Chanel

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Sunday, 4 December 2016


Everyone is Obsessed with Happiness and It’s Making us Miserable. Here’s Why!
Mark DeNicola

8 Mental Shifts to Help Trigger Success and Happiness.
Mark DeNicola

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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Quote Worthy

It is really quite amazing by what margins competent but conservative scientists and engineers can miss the mark, when they start with the preconceived idea that what they are investigating is impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why. - Albert Einstein

Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be. - Karen Ravn

If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself. - Romain Rolland

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. - Ross Perot

Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible. - George Claude Lorimer

A mental stain can neither be blotted out by the passage of time nor washed away by any waters. - Cicero

Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. - Paulo Coelho

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in truth! - Sophocles

There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for. - Albert Camus

Always chase your dreams instead of running from your fears. - Unknown

If it seems easy, you’re doing it wrong. - T. Washington

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Definitions You Won’t See In The Dictionary

Beauty: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. - Ambrose Bierce

Blasphemy: a law to protect an all-powerful, supernatural deity from getting its feelings hurt. - Unknown

Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings. - Oliver Herford

Chemicals: noxious substances from which modern foods are made. - Unknown

Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth – two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age. - Ambrose Bierce

Compromise: such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due. - Ambrose Bierce

Custard: a detestable substance produced by a malevolent conspiracy of the hen, the cow, and the cook. - Ambrose Bierce

Cynic: a blackguard whose faulty visions sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. - Ambrose Bierce

Cynic: a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. - Oscar Wilde

Democracy: the state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked, and elect the best man to do it. - Benjamin Lichtenberg

Destiny: a tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure. - Ambrose Bierce

Diplomacy: the patriotic art of lying for one's country. - Ambrose Bierce

Education: that which reveals to the wise and conceals from the stupid the vast limits of their knowledge - Mark Twain

Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. - Mark Twain

Egotist: a person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. - Ambrose Bierce

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Food for Thought

Just an observation: it is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mind-set tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up. - Steve Maraboli

It isn’t the incompetent who destroy an organization. The incompetent never get in a position to destroy it. It is those who achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up. - F. M. Young

It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one. - George Harrison

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. - C. S. Lewis

It is the power of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms – the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. - William Plomer

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The Mystery of Life

Dear Friends,

My latest eBook The Mystery of Life is now available on Amazon. It is free for 3 days. Please feel free to download a copy. However, I would appreciate your taking some time to write a review, if you think the book worthy of it. Cheers!

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A preview of the book

            Feeling dazed and overwhelmed with life? Don’t know how to handle the difficulties that you face? Wondering about the meaning of life and your purpose for being here? Baffled by what life is all about? Rest assured that you are not the only one who feels this way.
            ‘The Mystery of Life’ is a compilation of quotes on life. You will definitely perceive life differently after going through this book. In the book are thoughts, opinions and views of sages, philosophers, mystics, religious leaders and people who have given life a good deal of thought.
            Life isn’t fair, life isn’t perfect – but, it is still a beautiful life. Arm yourself with an open mind, a dose of common sense, a sense of humour, and your journey through life will be a pleasant one.


            If you think that life is one big mystery, you are not alone. And the only way to solve this mystery is to live through it. Pay attention to your surroundings, keep an open mind, have no expectations, and be ready to deal with what life throws at you.
            Life is never smooth nor straightforward. There will always be ups and downs, tears and laughter. You do the best you can with what you have. Nobody will ask more of you than that. If you do your best, you will have no regrets, even if things do not quite end up the way you want them to.
            Assembled in this book are thoughts and opinions of sages, philosophers, spiritual leaders, mystics, and people who had given life a great deal of thought. Most of these quotes teach us life-lessons not taught in classrooms. They may answer some of the questions you have on life as well as change your understanding and attitude towards life.
            It helps if you are able to understand their meaning literally and metaphorically, and are also able to infer and draw parallels to situations and circumstances in life.
            So, let us see what other people have to say about life. Their thoughts and opinions might give us a head start, and help to pave the way to an enriching and fulfilling life for us.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Humorous Quotes

I found a money back guarantee on a beauty cream. Rushed down to the store. They took one look at me and paid me in advance. - Phyllis Diller

So just let me deal with it, I can be emotionally flawed and still love you all at the same time. I’m a great multitasker. - Holly Hood

The condom broke. I know how stupid that sounds. It’s the reproductive version of the dog ate my homework. - Jennifer Weiner

The brain is the most outstanding organ. It works 24 hours a day 365 days a year from birth until you fall in love. - Unknown

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. - Jane Austen

When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone. - Tennessee Williams

We all want to be the best at something. Trouble is, some people are only the best at being second best. - Jarod Kintz

Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka. - Jim Butcher

Money won’t make you happy … but everybody wants to find out for themselves. - Zig Ziglar

Diets show to what great lengths women will go so as not to go to great widths. - Evan Esar

I don’t hate you.. I just don’t like that you exist. - Gena Showalter

A retired husband is often a wife’s full-time job. - Ella Harris

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Talking to Yourself

Do you talk to yourself?
It turns out - people who talk to themselves aren't crazy, they're geniuses.

Click on the link to read the article by Grayson Berman

Death - Quotes

Odd thing about death ... it reaffirms life. - Rita Mae Brown

No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good. - Plato

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. - Mark Twain

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

The world's an inn, and death the journey's end. - John Dryden

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death. - James Byrnes

When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time. - Laurie Halse Anderson

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. - Leonardo da Vinci

Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other. - Francis Bacon

A man begins to die when he ceases to expect anything from tomorrow. - Abraham Miller

A man is not completely born until he is dead. - Benjamin Franklin

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life. - Thomas Mann

All that lives must die, passing through nature to eternity. - William Shakespeare

As soon as one is born, one starts dying. - Luigi Pirandello

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Quote Worthy

One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Nothing that is possible in spirit is impossible in flesh and blood. Nothing that man can think is impossible. Nothing that man can imagine is impossible of realization. - Wallace D. Wattles

The difficult is that which can be done immediately; the impossible that which takes a little longer. - George Santayana

A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. - Unknown

No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. - Booker T. Washington

If you don’t experience dark clouds, rain and storms, there is no way of measuring sunshine. - James Hardy

In war, the strong make slaves of the weak, and in peace the rich makes slaves of the poor. - Oscar Wilde

There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves. - Jane Austen

He that will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay. - Robert Burton

When you set yourself on fire, people love to come and see you burn. - John Wesle

All things truly wicked start from an innocence. - Ernest Hemingway

If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? - Joe Namath

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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Funny English

The funny English language:

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear.
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

The funny English language II:

● There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; either apple nor pine in pineapple.
● English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France.
● Quicksand can work slowly.
● Boxing rings are square.
● A guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Body Defense Mechanisms

9 Common Things Your Body Does That You May Not Have Realized Are Defence Mechanisms

Click on the link to find out.

Food for Thought

The greatest of characters, no doubt, would be he, who, free of all trifling accidental helps, could see objects through one grand immutable medium, always at hand, and proof against illusion and time, reflecting every object in its true shape and colour through all the fluctuation of things. - Johann Caspar Lavater

One should act in consonance with the way of heaven and earth, which is enduring and eternal. The superior man perseveres long in his course, adapts to the times, but remains firm in his direction and correct in his goals. - I Ching

Our success at friendship, business, sports, love – indeed, at nearly every enterprise we attempt – is largely determined by our self-image. People who have a confidence in their personal worth seem to be magnets for success and happiness. - Alan Loy McGinnis

My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour… If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth? - Charlotte Brontë

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Humorous Quotes

Men aren't really complicated ... They are very simple, literal creatures. They usually mean what they say. And we spend hours trying to analyze what they've said, when really it's obvious. - E. L James

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that “individuality” is the key to success. - Robert Orben

Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president. - Johnny Carson

I don't believe the kindliest of men ever learned about the death of his doctor without a feeling of smugness. - Richard Gordon

In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of the publicity. - Lauren Bacall

No human being believes that any other human being has a right to be in bed when he himself is up. - Robert Lynd

People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn’t. - Christopher Paolini

Just my luck! When my ship came in, I was stuck at the airport! - Max Kauffmann

Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest. - Helen Rowland

My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order. - Dolly Parton

I failed to make the chess team because of my height. - Woody Allen

A real girl isn’t perfect and a perfect girl isn’t real. - Harry Styles

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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Success - Quotes

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful! - Charles Barkley

If you train yourself to listen to your intuition and to follow its bidding, you will greatly increase your percentage of success in life. - Harold Sherman

In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success. - Victor Cousins

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. - Nikos Kazantzakis

Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Many people dream of success. To me, success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection. - Soichiro Honda

No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance. - Ramana Maharshi

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. - Dale Carnegie

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. - Anthony Robbins

Success breeds confidence. - Beryl Markham

Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. - Oliver Goldsmith

Success is buried on the other side of frustration. - Anthony Robbins

Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey. - Alex Noble

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation and inspiration. - Evan Esar

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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Quote Worthy

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. - Arthur Schopenhauer

If you want wisdom, empty your heart of ignorance. If you want contentment, empty your heart of greed. If you want serenity, empty your heart of ill will. - Buddha

One must have the time to look, to have the patience to hear what the material has to say… and then an openness to let it come to you. - Barbara McClintock

We, who have so much, must do more to help those in need. And most of all, we must live simply, so that others may simply live. - Ed Begley, Jr.

Sometimes, it only takes one person to change your life. One to be there for you, to love you, to believe in you. It only takes one. - Unknown

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us. - Rainer Rilke

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. - Amy Bloom

No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief. - Faraaz Kazi

It is at all times more easy to make enemies than friends. - George Washington

The true way to gain much, is never to desire to gain too much. - Francis Beaumont

How something appears is always a matter of perspective. - Unknown

Act the way that you want to feel. - Gretchen Rubin

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Food for Thought

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. - Randy Pausch

Some people confuse acceptance with apathy, but there’s all the difference in the world. Apathy fails to distinguish what can and cannot be helped; acceptance makes the distinction. Apathy paralyzes the will-to-action; acceptance frees it by relieving it of impossible burdens. - Arthur Gordon

Rain makes me feel less alone. All rain is, is a cloud- falling apart, and pouring its shattered pieces down on top of you. It makes me feel good to know I’m not the only thing that falls apart. It makes me feel better to know other things in nature can shatter. - Lone Alaskan Gypsy

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity. - Christopher Morley

People never fail to amaze me. They face the unimaginable with a shot of grace and a rush of adrenaline; they steel their nerves; they summon their cool or anger or faith or whatever it takes to pull them through, and they go on to live another day. - Oprah Winfrey

A Parable

            A 24-year-old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted, “Dad, look! The trees are going behind!”
            Dad smiled. A young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24-year -old’s childish behaviour with pity.
            Suddenly he again exclaimed, “Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”
            The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man, “Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”
            The old man smiled and said, “I did and we are just coming from the hospital. My son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.”

           Moral of the story:

           Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Peeing in Your Showers

Do you pee in your showers? Here are five reasons why you should pee in your shower.
Click on the link to read the article.

Food for Thought

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. - Pearl S. Buck

The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die. - George R.R. Martin

The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind. The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. The greatest effort is not concerned with results. The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances. The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go. - Atisha

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible. - Albert Einstein

The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn’t indicate or promise, and which the other kind couldn’t detect. - Mark Twain

Monday, 14 November 2016

Humorous Quotes

I don’t think jogging is healthy, especially morning jogging. If morning joggers knew how tempting they looked to morning motorists, they would stay home and do sit-ups. - Rita Rudner

Once in a while our school has half days, and the teachers spend the afternoon ‘in service,’ which I think must be a group therapy for having to deal with us. - Neal Shusterman

Some women are born beautiful, others achieve beauty, and still others are on good terms with the society editors. - Robert Elliott Gonzales

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. - George Bernard Shaw

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go, it’s pretty damn good. - Woody Allen

Ten gods cannot change the opinion of one fool, especially if another fool agrees with him. - Abraham Miller

Don't tear your hair out over a woman; it'll be harder to attract the next one if you're bald. - Evan Esar

A good friend will help you move, a best friend will help you move a dead body. - Unknown

I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing. - Johnny Carson

Lawyers and painters can soon change white to black. - Henry George Bohn

A Man in the house is worth two in the street. - Mae West

No one dances sober, unless he is insane. - Cicero

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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Life - Quotes

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

Life is kind of like a party. You invite a lot of people, some leave early, some stay all night, some laugh with you, some laugh at you, and some show up really late. But in the end, after the fun, there are a few who stay to help you clean up the mess. And most of the time, they aren’t even the ones who made the mess. These people are your true friends in life. They are the only ones who matter. - Unknown

Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure. - Stephen Covey

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Happiness - Quotes

Let people do what they need to do to make them happy. Mind your own business and do what you need to do to make you happy. - Leon Brown

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. - Dale Carnegie

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change. - Bertrand Russell

Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. - Helen Keller

Maybe happiness is this: not feeling that you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else. - Eric Weiner

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

Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. - Helen Keller

Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital. - The Dalai Lama

Social scientists have found that the fastest way to feel happiness is to practice gratitude. - Chip Conley

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. - Henry Ward Beecher

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. - Martha Washington

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Saturday, 12 November 2016


Dear Friends,

As we know, the year-end festivities will be upon us soon. Time to think of buying presents. If you are running out of ideas, I have a suggestion for you. Something interesting and different – a book of quotes!

There is no mystery, no crime and no sex in the books. Nevertheless, every book is a page turner. Quotes are educational, motivational, and inspirational. The paperbacks are very affordable and can be purchased at Click on the link to see the books.

Think about it, but don’t leave it too late. Give the publisher some time to deliver the books, as they are likely to be busy during the festive period.


Quote Worthy

It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you? - Isaac Asimov

For every positive change you make in your life, something else also changes for the better – it creates a chain reaction. - Leon Brown

The great and curious truth of the human experience is that selflessness is the best thing you can do for yourself. - David McCullough Jr.

A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience. - Grant Fairly

Not everyone is meant to be in your future. Some people are just passing through to teach you lessons in life. - Unknown

Don’t close the book when bad things happen in your life. Just turn the page and begin a new chapter. - Unknown

It is much better to do things you cannot explain than explain things you cannot do. - Nassim Taleb

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible, is music. - Aldous Huxley

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. - John Keats

One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time. - John Wanamaker

People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart. - Bertolt Brecht

I am a part of all that I have met. - Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Exercise - Planks

These 7 things will happen when you start doing planks every day. Sounds and looks easy. Definitely worth a try.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Funny Signs

Sign over a Gynecologist's Office:
Dr. Jones, at your cervix.

Advertisement in a Long Island Shop:
Guitar, for sale ... Cheap ... no strings attached.

Ad in a Hospital Waiting Room:
Smoking Helps You Lose Weight ... One Lung at a Time!

Seen on a bulletin board:
Success Is Relative. More the Success, More the Relatives.

Sign in a Bar:
Those of You Who Are Drinking to Forget, Please Pay in Advance.

Sign in Driving School:
If Your Wife Wants to Learn to Drive, Don't Stand in Her Way.

Sign in a shop corner introducing new products:
Getting Caught Is the Mother of Invention.

Sign in a Hospital ward:
Laugh and the World Laughs with You, Snore and You Sleep Alone.

Sign at a Barber's Saloon:
We Need Your Heads to Run Our Business.

A Traffic Slogan:
Don't Let Your Kids Drive If They Are Not Old Enough, Or Else They Will Never Be.

Sign in a Restaurant:
All Drinking Water in This Establishment Has Been Personally Passed by the Manager.

Church sign:
Honk if you love Jesus. Text while driving if you want to meet Him.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Food for Thought

Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it. - Wilfred Peterson

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. - B.R. Ambedkar

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used anonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us. - Jane Austen

To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect. - Criss Jami

Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits. Sarah Ban Breathnach

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Humorous Quotes

If somebody says “I love you” to me, I feel as though I had a pistol pointed at my head. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol holder requires? “I love you, too.” - Kurt Vonnegut

I love the marriage ceremony. I love the honeymoon phase. I just don't want to be married. I'm not marriage material, but I am a very good honeymooner. - Fern Michaels

How happy is it for us, that the admiration of others should depend so much more on their ignorance than our perfection! - Fulke Greville

I never have tantrums. If anything makes me mad, I’m silent. If I’m not talking, leave me alone. - Pat Nixon

My advice for a person who’s just fallen out of a skyscraper window is, Flap your arms…faster. - Jarod Kintz

Marriage is not just spiritual communion; it is also remembering to take out the trash. - Joyce Brothers

A girl never cares who casts the first stone at her – as long as it's a diamond. - Evan Esar

Iron deficiency can lead to a wardrobe full of crumpled clothes. - Benny Bellamacina

Don’t let people drive you crazy when you know it’s in walking distance. - Unknown

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. - Anthony Burgess

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting. - Billy Rose

Adversity causes some people to break; others to break records. - Unknown

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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Love - Quotes

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. - Gautama Buddha

Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused. - Alan Cohen

If you love someone, when it's the most real, the most important thing in your life, it's not enough to coast. You need to dig in those footers, start building on that base. You want something to last, you put your back into it. - Nora Roberts

Most people know the sheer wonder that goes with falling in love, how not only does everything in heaven and earth become new, but the lover himself becomes new. It is literally like the sap rising in the tree, putting forth new green shoots of life. - Caryll Houselander

It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals. - Fred Allen

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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Singapore in the 60s

Snapshots of everyday life in Singapore in the 60s

Quote Worthy

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special. - Nelson Mandela

The best things said come last. People will talk for hours saying nothing much and then linger at the door with words that come with a rush from the heart. - Alan Alda

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. - Paul Bryant

There is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter. - P. T. Barnum

People of too much sentiment are like fountains, whose overflow keeps a disagreeable puddle about them. - Henry Ward Beecher

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. - J.R.R. Tolkien

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it. - Lou Holtz

He who studies without passion will never become anything more than a pedant. - Stefan Zweig

Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly. - Horace

Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding. - Jim Valvano

Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar. - Samuel Griswold Goodrich

Implementation beats oration. - Aesop

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Thursday, 3 November 2016

A Couple of Jokes

            Some doctor on television this morning said that the way to achieve Inner Peace is to finish all the things you have started.
            So, I looked around my house to see things I'd started and hadn't finished and, before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of shhhardonay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of vocka, a pockage of Prunglies, tha mainder of bot Prozic and Valum scriptins, the res of the Chesescke an a box a chocolets.
            Yu haf no idr ho gud I fel.

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            Ladies, if you are pregnant, and you know your baby will be a boy, consider naming him ’Gotham’! That way when he starts crying in the middle of the night, all you have to do is turn to your man and whisper, “Gotham needs you.” It won’t matter if it’s the first time or the hundredth he’s hearing it, he will get up and take care of business and you can roll over and get your well-deserved sleep!

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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Food for Thought

As the sun rules the day and the moon governs the night, so too, we are connected by: the air that we breathe, light that we see and the darkness that follows. Life is too short to waste it on disagreements. Surely, we can all agree to disagree. So let us find a common ground, form a union and spread joy, happiness and freedom around the world for the benefit of you, me and the future generations to come. - Raymond Beresford Hamilton

To those who see with loving eyes, life is beautiful. To those who speak with tender voices, life is peaceful. To those who help with gentle hands, life is full. And to those who care with compassionate hearts, life is good beyond all measure. - Unknown

The most beautiful experience we can have is the most mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. - Albert Einstein

The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence. - Paul Auster

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Monday, 31 October 2016

Humorous Quotes

Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse. - Dorothy L. Sayers

I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli. - George H. W. Bush

Nothing in my life has ever made me want to commit suicide more than people’s reaction to my trying to commit suicide. - Emilie Autumn

My life is all math. I am trying to add to my income, subtract from my weight, divide my time, and avoid multiplying. - Unknown

Always remember this: ‘A kiss will never miss, and after many kisses a miss becomes a misses’. - John Lennon

A fool and his money are soon parted, but it is remarkable how many fools have money to part from. - Edgar Guest

Only in this world do we laugh: in hell, it won’t be possible; and in heaven, it won't be proper. - Jules Renard

Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation ... The other eight are unimportant. - Henry Miller

A woman is not written in braille. You don’t have to touch her to know her. - Unknown

Marriage is like a book. The whole story takes place between the covers. - Mae West

He who sleeps on the floor will not fall off the bed. - Robert Gronock

If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all. - Albert King

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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Friends and Friendship - Quotes

Learn how to be respectful to your friends, don’t just start arguments with them and don’t tell them the reason, always remember your friends will be there quicker than your family. Learn to remember you got great friends, don’t forget that and they will always care for you no matter what. Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life. - Marilyn Monroe

You can go through life and make new friends every year – every month practically – but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel. - Alexander McCall Smith

It’s important to make friendships that are deeper than gossiping and drinking, and smoking, and going out. Make friends who you can go get breakfast with, make friends you can cry with, make friends who support your life goals and believe in you. - Unknown

A sincere friend conceals all your deformities, deceives and convince others that you are extremely perfect, the insincere will tell the truth of destruction, leave you open for others to glare and laugh. - Michael Bassey Johnson

Friendship – my definition – is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble. - Stieg Larsson

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Saturday, 29 October 2016


            I got a very favourable review for my book 'Parables'. I am very pleased! Thank you Peter Gregory!

            'Parables' eBook is available here

            Wish I’d taken in & learned from these parables when I was younger- much younger!
            This book of parables won’t take you long to read, and one or two may bring you close to tears: I reckon it’s taught me far more than any “How to win friends and influence people” books. Just one thing though- I reckon you have to be open minded so that you can look back on life’s events so far and see how a better handling of situations would have had a much improved outcome, and heck- what’s the meaning of life if it isn’t to put plenty in, to get back up after life’s knocks, learn lessons, improve ourselves, let go, move on and get the maximum out of life.
            I read it three times, and mostly I thought of events in my life where applying these lessons would have prevented my screwing up- like I did! How many times did I get angry at perceived injustices- being cheated or wrongly attacked, get knocked down by seemingly negative events out of my control, become bitter at “betrayals”? A lot! It’s made me reflect on my life- I’ll still make mistakes but I swear I’ll use this stuff to pause, think things through, decide, then move on and learn- ready for the next challenge!! - Peter Gregory

Quote Worthy

It’s so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry a lot messes with your health. - Joyce Meyer

A person is a novel: you don't know how it will end until the very last page. Otherwise it wouldn't be worth reading to the very end. - Yevgeny Zamyatin

The fact that you have been knocked down is interesting, but the length of time you remained down is important. - Austin O’Malley

If you don’t invest very much, then defeat doesn’t hurt very much and winning is not very exciting. - Dick Vermeil

The attempt is all the wedge that splits its knotty way betwixt the impossible and possible. - Alice Cary

People have a tendency to rationalize what they can, and forget what they can't. - Richie Tankersley Cusick

When my absence doesn’t alter your life, then my presence has no meaning in your life. - Unknown

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. - Kurt Vonnegut

Only once you have carried your own water, will you learn the value of every drop. - Unknown

Never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. - Winston Churchill

Sometimes we create our own heartbreaks through expectation. - Unknown

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. - Robert Louis Stevenson

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Thursday, 27 October 2016


What is a Pun?
A Pun is a joke or type of wordplay in which similar senses or sounds of two words or phrases, or different senses of the same word, are deliberately confused.


A man in Thailand was arrested with more than 10,000 pairs of stolen underwear. Legal experts are expecting a brief trial. - Jimmy Fallon

A pun is the lowest form of humour, unless you thought of it yourself. - Doug Larson

Divorce is the price people pay for playing with matches. - Evan Esar

Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end. - June Carter Cash

Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously. It’s literary suicide. - Erma Bombeck

I doubt Vodka is the answer, but it’s worth a shot. - Unknown

If there were an international butt competition, Eric would win, hands down – or cheeks up. - Charlaine Harris

She used to be a schoolteacher, but she has no class now. - Fred Allen

As we understand it, the surest way to make a living by the pen is to raise pigs. - Robert Elliott Gonzales

Why should you never iron a four leaf clover? You don't want to press your luck. - Unknown

A bicycle can't stand alone. It's two tired. - Unknown

A boiled egg is hard to beat. - Unknown

A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail. - Unknown

A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart. - Unknown

A new type of broom came out, it is sweeping the nation. - Unknown

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Food for Thought

Humility does not mean that conceit doesn't arise in the mind; it means that conceit is met with the wisdom of not taking the inflation personally. Usually when we are feeling inflated and conceited, we believe the ego's insistence that we are better or worse than others. Humility is a practice that allows us to override that insistence and arrive at a wise relationship to the ego. It takes constant vigilance, because the mind is constantly creating (and attempting to give permanence to) a self out of that aspect of our experience that we call ego, constantly creating conceit. - Noah Levine

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope as old as your despair. In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber. So long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, so long are you young. When your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and then only, are you grown old. And then, indeed as the ballad says, you just fade away. - Douglas MacArthur

The way we respond to criticism pretty much depends on the way we respond to praise. If praise humbles us, then criticism will build us up. But if praise inflates us, then criticism will crush us; and both responses lead to our defeat. - Warren Wiersbe

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Monday, 24 October 2016

Humorous Quotes

Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear. - Dave Barry

A new study found that most people can't go 10 minutes without lying. But since the study took 20 minutes nobody knows what to believe. - Jimmy Fallon

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread. - Josh Billings

Men have a better time than women; for one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier. - H. L. Mencken

Never trust people who smile constantly. They’re either selling something or not very bright. - Laurell K. Hamilton

Love is what you make it. Unfortunately, I can’t make it today, as I have a doctor’s appointment. - Jarod Kintz

If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library. - Frank Zappa

Dating a tennis player is risky - love means nothing to us. - Anna Kournikova

It’s a street food vendor! Stop asking for the health score rating. - Regina Griffin

I’m no model lady. A model’s just an imitation of the real thing. - Mae West

A good loser is all right, but it isn't so much fun to beat him. - Evan Esar

Marriage is grand. Divorce is about twenty grand. - Jay Leno

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

ABC of Quotes

It is always nice, very nice indeed, to hear from people who bought my books. Especially when they have enjoyed the book. Here is a comment from a gentleman on my book , ‘ABC of Quotes.’

“I read your book ‘ABC of Quotes’, on Scribd, then purchased it at Lulu. And I wish to thank you a million for your nice efforts. Raouf.”

Feedback and comments on my books meant a lot to me. They motivate me more than anything else.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Quote Worthy

I know quite certainly that I myself have no special gift. Curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance combined with self-critique have brought me my ideas. - Albert Einstein

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

People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people. - Charles F. Kettering

If you look in the eyes of the young, you see flame. If you look in the eyes of the old, you see light. - Victor Hugo

He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows, nor judge all he sees. - Benjamin Franklin

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A. A. Milne

The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous. - Frederick Douglass

How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it. - Paulo Coelho

Sometimes the things that hurt you the most, teach you the greatest lessons. - Unknown

Never Let anyone tell you that you can’t; show them that you can. - Gloria Mallette

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. - Martin Rees

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Definitions You Won’t See In The Dictionary

Mosquito: an insect that makes you like flies better. - Unknown

Nillionaire: a person with little or no money. - Unknown

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. - Unknown

Raisin: a grape with a sunburn. - Unknown

Secret: something you tell to one person at a time. - Unknown

Tomorrow: one of the greatest labor saving devices of today. - Unknown

Toothache: the pain that drives you to extraction. - Unknown

Transvestite: a guy who likes to eat, drink and be Mary. - Unknown

Wrinkles: something other people have, similar to my character lines. - Unknown

Yawn: an honest opinion openly expressed without a word. - Unknown

Academe: an ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. - Ambrose Bierce

Academy: a modern school where football is taught. - Ambrose Bierce

Acquaintance: a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. - Ambrose Bierce

Ambition: an overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead. - Ambrose Bierce

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