Thursday, 29 September 2016


Quotes by Experts, later proved terribly wrong.

Your cigar-ettes will never become popular. - F. G. Alton (cigar maker, turning down Mr. John Player), 1870

It is an idle dream to imagine that automobiles will take the place of railways in the long distance movement of passengers. - American Railroad Congress, 1913

The foolish idea of shooting at the moon is an example of the absurd length to which vicious specialization will carry scientists working in thought-tight compartments. - A. W. Bickerton (physics professor), 1926

Has there ever been danger of war between Germany and ourselves, members of the same Teutonic race? Never has it even been imagined. - Andrew Carnegie, 1913

I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s fallin’ on his face and not Gary Cooper. - Gary Cooper, turning down lead in ‘Gone With The Wind’

What sir! You would make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her decks? I pray you excuse me. I have no time to listen to such nonsense. - Napoleon Boneparte, 1803

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. - Grover Cleveland, 1905

We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. - Decca executive, rejecting the Beatles, 1962

While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially I consider it an impossibility. - Lee Deforest (inventor of vacuum tube/electronic valve), 1926

Man will never reach the moon, regardless of all the future scientific advances. - Lee DeForest (inventor of vacuum tube/electronic valve), 1957

Everything that can be invented has been invented. - Charles H. Duell (Commissioner, US Patent Office, in 1899)

The phonograph is not of any commercial value. - Thomas Alva Edison, 1880

There is no plea which will justify the use of high-tension and alternating currents, either in a scientific or a commercial sense. - Thomas Alva Edison, 1889

The radio craze…will die out in time. - Thomas Alva Edison, 1922

There is not the slightest indication that energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will. - Albert Einstein, 1932

War between Japan and the United States is not within the realm of reasonable possibility. … A Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour is a strategic impossibility. - Major George Fielding Eliot, 1938

The abdomen, the chest and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon. - Sir John Eric Ericson, Surgeon to Queen Victoria, 1873

Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau. - Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale, 1929

Far too noisy, my dear Mozart. Far too many notes. - Emperor Ferdinand of Austria, 1786

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Orange Peels, and Banana Peels

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Food for Thought

Certain favourite roles are played by us so often before the public and rehearsed so carefully when we are alone that we find it easier to refer to their fictitious testimony than to that of a reality which we have almost entirely forgotten. - Marcel Proust

A man who knows the world will not only make the most of everything he does know, but of many things he does not know, and will gain more credit by his adroit mode of hiding his ignorance than the pedant by his awkward attempt to exhibit his erudition. - Charles Caleb Colton

Complete courage and absolute cowardice are extremes that very few men fall into. The vast middle space contains all the intermediate kinds and degrees of courage; and these differ as much from one another as men's faces or their humours do. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There is so much wretchedness in the world, that we may safely take the word of any mortal professing to need our assistance; and, even should we be deceived, still the good to ourselves resulting from a kind act is worth more than the trifle by which we purchase it. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Remembering Singapore

An interesting collection of mixed old photos, sketches, and paintings of Singapore in the early days.

Raffles Place

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Boat Quay

Monday, 26 September 2016

Humorous Quotes

He had a new girl, and I told him she looked like Marilyn Monroe. He smiled because he thought I meant she was beautiful, and I smiled because I meant she looked like a corpse. - Jarod Kintz

I’m bilingual, speaking English and body language. I prefer the latter, because I can speak it silently and without listening and while my back is turned. - Jarod Kintz

Doctors are the same as lawyers, the sole difference being that lawyers only rob you, but doctors rob you and kill you too. - Anton Chekhov

Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive. - Tim Allen

Anytime four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a bank robbery has just taken place. - Johnny Carson

I feel bad for people who die on Valentine's Day. How much would flowers cost then? Ten grand? - Jay Leno

Many a husband lives to regret the extravagant fee he bestowed upon the minister who sentenced him. - Evan Esar

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing. - Emo Philips

I once wore a peekaboo blouse. People would peek and then they'd boo. - Phyllis Diller

Lawyers are like beavers. They get in the mainstream and dam it up. - John Naisbitt

It is terribly rude to tell people that their troubles are boring. - Lemony Snicket

A line is a dot that went for a walk. - Paul Klee

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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Success - Quotes

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan

If you sit by the wayside waiting for Success, your knees will be too stiff to follow her when she passes. - Austin O’Malley

Never worry about the delay of your success compared to others because construction of a palace takes more time than an ordinary building. - Unknown

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. - Benjamin Disraeli

Success comes through small daily wins. - Todd Stocker

Success demands singleness of purpose. - Vince Lombardi

Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. - Tony Robbins

Take the time to understand what's behind your success. It's the best way to ensure it will continue. - Stuart R. Levine

The bird dares to break the shell, then the shell breaks open and the bird can fly openly. This is the simplest principle of success. You dream, you dare and you fly. - Israelmore Ayivor

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. - Bruce Feirstein

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. - Mark Twain

Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. - Vaibhav Shah

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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Cognitive Bias

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

Human longings are perversely obstinate; and to the man whose mouth is watering for a peach, it is of no use to offer the largest vegetable marrow. - George Eliot

If you don’t know what it is you’re looking for you’re NEVER going to find it. You have to be clear on what it is you’re seeking. - Germany Kent

The fixed person for the fixed duties who in older societies was such a godsend, in future will be a public danger. - Alfred North Whitehead

Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it. - Unknown

Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence. - Benjamin Haydon

It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go. - Bob Proctor

Stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice. It will lead you to your dream. - James Ross

You only ever grow as a human being if you’re outside your comfort zone. - Percy Cerutty

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. - Walter Elliott

A true champion believes in themselves when no one else does. - Unknown

He is a poor disciple who does not surpass his master. - Leonardo da Vinci

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Friday, 23 September 2016

Choices - Quotes

A man has to know he had a choice before he can enjoy what he chose. - Ken Kesey

A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. - Hunter S. Thompson

Any time choice is restricted in some way, there is bound to be someone, somewhere, who is deprived of the opportunity to pursue something of personal value. - Barry Schwartz

Choice is a determinant in personal development ... by my free acts I am making myself. - Bernard Lonergan

Choice is nothing in itself; everything depends on what one is able to choose. - Harold O. J. Brown

Choice is what enables us to tell the world who we are and what we care about. - Barry Schwartz

Choices determine character. - Brandon Mull

Choices may be unbelievably hard but they’re never impossible. To say you have no choice is to release yourself from responsibility and that’s not how a person with integrity acts. - Patrick Ness

Did it ever occur to you that you're so caught up in trying to make the right choice that you've never stopped to consider the possibility that there may not be a right choice, or a wrong choice, just a bunch of choices? - Jack PcPhee

Far too often the choices reality proposes are such as to take away one's taste for choosing. - Jean Rostand

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

If you limit your choice only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise. - Robert Fritz

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Something to Tickle Your Grey Cells.

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Definitions You Won’t See In The Dictionary

Adult: a person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle. - Unknown

Beauty Parlour: a place where women curl up and dye. - Unknown

Chickens: the only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead. - Unknown

Committee: a body that keeps minutes and wastes hours. - Unknown

Consensus: everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually. - Abba Eban

Egotist: a person who is usually me-deep in conversation. - Unknown

Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively. - Laurence J. Peter

Friendship: a ship big enough to carry two in fair weather, but only one in foul. - Ambrose Bierce

Infidel: in New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does. - Ambrose Bierce

Inflation: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper. - Unknown

Laughing stock: cattle with a sense of humour. - Unknown

Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math. - Unknown

Love: a sentiment we all entertain for ourselves, and occasionally imagine others entertain for us. - Charles Edward Jerningham

Marriage: a relationship in which one person is always right, and the other is a husband. - Unknown

Monday, 19 September 2016

Humorous Quotes

I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He's taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a total surprise. - Chuck Palahniuk

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely fool proof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. - Douglas Adams

For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. - Doug Larson

Curiosity, that’s what kills us. Not muggers or all that bullshit about the ozone layer. It’s our own hearts and minds. - Woody Allen

Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. - Samuel Johnson

Everyone wants me to be a morning person. I could be one… only if morning began after noon. - Tony Smite

One day, when push comes to shove, I’m going to learn this door needs pulled to be opened. - Unknown

Getting married for sex is like buying a 747 for the free peanuts. - Jeff Foxworthy

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean. - Mark Twain

Dogs come when they’re called. Cats take a message and get back to you. - Mary Bly

He who knows how to loaf is wiser than three sages. - Abraham Miller

A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up. - Mae West

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Life - Quotes

Our life a harp is, with unnumbered strings, and tones and symphonies; but our poor skill, some shallow notes from its great music brings. - John Boyle O’Reilly

I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was. - Ransom Riggs

As you begin to live according to your own guidance and your own daring everything changes completely. - Leonard Willoughby

Whatever may be our condition in life, it is better to lay hold of its advantages than to count its evils. - E. H. Chapain

Life is really very simple. What we give out, we get back. Every thought we think is creating our future. - Louise Hay

Your responsibility is to be an explorer, not a tourist in this adventure that is your life. - Mary Anne Radmacher

Just because life's meaningless doesn't mean we can't experience it meaningfully. - Glen Duncan

The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it. - Plutarch

To live is so startling, it leaves but little room for other occupations. - Emily Dickinson

Life is what you do while you're waiting to die. - Donald Trump

A life ill spent makes a sad old age. - Spanish Proverb

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. - Seneca

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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Quote Worthy

A person who could muster the courage to remove from his daily life the products that he basically doesn’t need would automatically delete the negative thoughts and the toxic people in his life. - Anuj Somany

The world has too many who judge and not enough who listen, because when you listen, really listen, you begin to feel and when you begin to feel, you being to understand. - Jim Storm

One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure. - John W. Gardner

I consider those are rich who are doing something they feel worthwhile and which they enjoy doing. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Be willing to go alone sometimes. Not everyone who started with you will finish with you. And that’s okay. - Unknown

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. - Aldous Huxley

Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming. - Carl Jung

The discontent and frustration that you feel is entirely your own creation. - Stephen Richards

He who wishes to grow rich in a day will be hanged in a year. - Leonardo da Vinci

If you care enough for the result, you will almost always attain it. - William James

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. - Mark Twain

Distance doesn’t separate people. Silence does. - Jeff Hood

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Food for Thought

There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. - Napoleon Hill

While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behaviour because there are far too many equations to solve. I’m no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women. - Stephen Hawking

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. - Khalil Gibran

When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way. - Dalai Lama

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Humorous Quotes

I could tell by their audible gasps that the people on the beach were jealous of me when I found five shark’s teeth. Locating them wasn’t really the problem, but pulling them out of my leg was. - Jarod Kintz

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: "Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?" - Rita Rudner

There’s a whole category of people who miss out by not allowing themselves to be weird enough. - Alain de Botton

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible. - Jean Kerr

It can’t be a good sign when your fortune cookie starts out with “Are you sitting down?” - Tom Wilson

She asked me if I wanted to attend her wedding, and I started crying as I said, “I do.” - Jarod Kintz

When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him. - Thomas Szasz

If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable. - George Ade

The newspapers of utopia ... would be terribly dull. - Arthur C. Clarke

My dog is an atheist: he no longer believes in me. - Francois Cavanna

A bright eye indicates curiosity; a black eye, too much. - Evan Esar

I did a few researchers to get that information. - Ellen Hasselbalch

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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Happiness - Quotes

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads. - Albert Camus

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. - George Orwell

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. - Storm Jameson

Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling. - Tony DeLiso

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. - Sri Ramana Maharshi

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. - Unknown

He is the happiest man who is engaged in a business which tasks the most faculties of his mind. - Henry Ward Beecher

If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it. - John Templeton

If you learn to control your emotion and thoughts, you will find true happiness within you. - Unknown

It is sometimes easier to be happy if you don’t know everything. - Alexander McCall Smith

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Saturday, 10 September 2016

Quote Worthy

If I lose my direction, I have to look for the North Star, and I go to the north. That does not mean that I expect to arrive at the North Star. I just want to go in that direction. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Management and union may be likened to that serpent of the fables who on one body had two heads that fighting each other with poisoned fangs, killed themselves. - Peter Drucker

Some battles have to be fought alone, some paths have to be crossed alone, so never be emotionally attached with anyone. You never know when you have to walk alone. - Unknown

The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focused on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts. - Roopleen

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. - Max Lerner

One advantage gained by calamities, is to know how to sympathize with others in the like troubles. - Wellins Calcott

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

He never laboured so hard to learn a language as he did to hold his tongue. - Henry Adams

Better see rightly on a pound a week than squint on a million. - George Bernard Shaw

Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries. - Thomas Carlyle

A weed is but an unloved flower. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We carry our prisons with us. - Unknown

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Thursday, 8 September 2016


Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded. - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Ah, Judge Miller. Your reputation precedes you. I would say it’s a pleasure but my mother taught me never to lie. - Nolan

Ah yes, the Hamptons. If you don’t pretend to forgive everyone that you hate, you never get invited everywhere. - Nolan

And she’s got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need. - P.G. Wodehouse

Blows are sarcasms turned stupid. - George Eliot

He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more. - P.G. Wodehouse

My husband and I have never considered divorce… murder sometimes, but never divorce. - Joyce Brothers

Now there’s a man with an open mind – you can feel the breeze from here! - Groucho Marx

Sarcasm helps me overcome the harshness of the reality we live, eases the pain of scars and makes people smile. - Mahmoud Darwish

The man is as useless as nipples on a breastplate. - George R.R. Martin

Wednesday, 7 September 2016


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Monday, 5 September 2016

About Humour

Humour is associated with intelligence and honesty. This is why we are more attracted to people who can make us laugh. - Unknown

By his provocations to good-natured merriment, a humourist of the first water contributes as much to the sum of happiness as the gravest philosopher. - Christian Nestell Bovee

Good humour may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society. - William Makepeace Thackeray

Humour is a reminder that no matter how high the throne one sits on, one sits on one’s bottom. - Taki

Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. - Edward de Bono

Humour is essentially a comforter, reconciling us to things as they are in contrast to things as they might be. - Stephen Leacock

Humour is really one of the hardest things to define, very hard. And it's very ambiguous. You have it or you don't. You can't attain it. - Heinrich Boll

Humour is the kindly contemplation of the incongruities of life. - Stephen Leacock

Humour keeps us alive. Humour and food. Don’t forget food. You can go a week without laughing. - Joss Whedon

Humour results when society says you can’t scratch certain things in public, but they itch in public. - Tom Walsh

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments. - Isaac Asimov

The humorous story is told gravely; the teller does his best to conceal the fact that he even dimly suspects that there is anything funny about it. - Mark Twain

There are few advantages, I'll tell you, that profit a man more than humour. Humour will draw a crowd. Humour will calm a mob or reassure a nursery school. - Gene Wolfe

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humour: to change the character of our thought. - Lin YuTang

When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth. - George Bernard Shaw

When Humour goes, there goes civilization. - Erma Bombeck

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humour in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. - Bill Cosby

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Sunday, 4 September 2016

Love - Quotes

That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable. - Deb Caletti

The best time to love with your whole heart is always now, in this moment, because no breath beyond the current is promised. - Fawn Weaver

The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much. - Unknown

The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children. - Karl Lagerfeld

There are some people who come in your life pretending that they love you only because they need you. - Uzair Lallmamod

There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment. - Sarah Dessen

To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous. - Elizabeth Gilbert

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. - David Viscott

Together forever, never apart. Sometimes in distance, but never in heart. - Unknown

True love doesn’t mean being inseparable; it means being separated and nothing changes. - Unknown

True love is about growing as a couple, learning about each other, and never giving up on one another. - Unknown

True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning. - Nicholas Sparks

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Saturday, 3 September 2016

Quote Worthy

You are so young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as judge of the highest matters. - Plato

Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world. - John Burroughs

In today’s rush, we all think too much, seek too much, want too much, and forget about the joy of just being. - Eckhart Tole

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done. - Aaron Burr

Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty. - John D. Rockefeller

One never goes so far as when one doesn’t know where one is going. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are. - Ara Paraeghian

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

I don’t regret my past. I just regret the time I’ve wasted with the wrong people. - Unknown

He who cannot stand the heat should stay out of the kitchen. - Harry S. Truman

Be silent, or let thy words be worth more than silence. - Pythagoras

Clean your finger before you point at my spots. - Benjamin Franklin

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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Food For Thought

When you are completely absorbed or caught up in something, you become oblivious to things around you, or to the passage of time. It is this absorption in what you are doing that frees your unconscious and releases your creative imagination. - Rollo May

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. - Henri Nouwen

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life – to strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting? - George Eliot

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