Sunday, 31 December 2017


The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well; and doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way. - Robert Kiyosaki

The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent. - Smiley Blanton

Those who succeed can't forgive a fellow for being a failure, and those who fail can't forgive him for being a success. - George Horace Lorimer

To attain ‘success’ without attaining positive self-esteem is to be condemned to feeling like an impostor anxiously awaiting exposure. - Nathaniel Branden

Today we define success by publicity and bank accounts. But that's not really success at all. Don't believe the hype. Success is ephemeral. You have to define it yourself. - Chris Noth

Trees are bowed down with weight of fruit, clouds big with rain hang low. So good men humbly bear success, nor overweening grow. - Bhartrhari

True success is the experience of the miraculous. It is the unfolding of the divinity within us. - Deepak Chopra

Unless you have courage, a courage that keeps you going, always going, no matter what happens, there is no certainty of success. It is really an endurance race. - Henry Ford

Yet there seemed to be some truth in the law of probability, according to which the chance of success is directly proportionate to the number of repetitions. - Kobo Abe

Success is not measured by how well you fulfil the expectations of others, but y how honestly you live up to your own expectations. - Linda Principle

The vast majority of things are distractions, and very few really matter to your success. - Evan Williams

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Saturday, 30 December 2017

Quote Worthy

It is fatal to know too much at the outset: boredom comes as quickly to the traveller who knows his route as to the novelist who is over certain of his plot. - Paul Theroux

Sometimes the easiest way to get through today, is to simply have something to look forward to tomorrow. - Tyconis D. Allison Ty

We do not become righteous by doing righteous deed but, having been made righteous, we do righteous deeds. - Martin Luther

Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another. - Anatole France

Perspective is everything. You only paint the picture what your mind chooses to see. - Unknown

With every civil right there has to be a corresponding civil obligation. - Edison Haines

Nothing is as it seems, but something is everything it is made out to be. - Carroll Bryant

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible. - Frank L. Gaines

Sometimes, I just agree with people so that they can stop talking. - Unknown

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder. - M. C. Escher

Mediocrity bears but one flower – ENVY. - Charles William Day

Sometimes, pain helps you to rise up even stronger. - Unknown

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Monday, 25 December 2017


In a way, I was incredibly proud of her - not that I had any intention of letting it show while I was beating the crap out of her. - Meg Cabot

Stupidity isn't punishable by death. If it was, there would be a hell of a population drop. - Laurell K. Hamilton

How we all want so badly to divorce reality, but that bitch just won’t sign the papers. - Christopher Poindexter

No matter how big a hammer you use, you can’t pound common sense into stupid people. - Unknown

Sometimes, I wonder what happened to people who ask me for directions. - Unknown

Flirting is a woman’s trade, one must keep in practice. - Charlotte Brontë

Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts. - Unknown

Children go through life with same tact as tornado. - Charlie Chan

Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. - Albert Einstein

Few men are admired by their servants. - Michel de Montaigne

Clever as the Devil and twice as pretty. - Holly Black

Reality continues to ruin my life. - Bill Watterson

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Sunday, 24 December 2017

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Life quotes

Once in a while, it really hits people that they don’t have to experience life in the way they have been told to. - Unknown

One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. - Simone de Beauvoir

People meet; that is well. They part; that is well, too. Life is life. - Octave Mirbeau

Pursue whatever it is that you want to do with your life. It is the only secret to happiness that I know except for maybe true love. - Lewis Black

The day you realize that complaining will not get you anywhere, that will be the day your life will begin to look better. - E. Broome

The most important things in life are your friends, family, health, good humour and a positive attitude towards life. If you have these then you have everything! - Unknown

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. - Albert Schweitzer

The quality of a man’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavour. - Sherman Alexie

To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals. - Benjamin Franklin

We all go through life bristling at our external limitations, but the most difficult chains to break are inside us. - Bradley Whitford

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. - Thornton Wilder

We live counterfeit lives in order to resemble the idea we first had of ourselves. - Andre Gide

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Saturday, 23 December 2017

Quote Worthy

Civilization is in a race between education and catastrophe. Let us learn the truth and spread it as far and wide as our circumstances allow. For the truth is the greatest weapon we have. - H.G. Wells

The most beautiful experience is the mysterious. He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe is as good as dead. His eyes are closed. - Albert Einstein

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. - Arthur Koestler

Sometimes the best thing to do is be silent and watch how things play out … saves you from unnecessary arguments. - Unknown

The danger from lightning is gone when the thunder is heard, and the worst is over when misfortune has arrived. - Ivan Panin

However bad a man, he will have some friends: however good, he will have some enemies. - Ivan Panin

A man's enemies are those he should endeavour first to make his friends. - Norman MacDonald

The longer you live in the past, the less future you have to enjoy. - Unknown

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool. - Edward Bulwer Lytton

Sometimes the greatest adventure is simply a conversation. - Amadeus Wolfe

Destroy your enemy by making him your friend. - Abraham Lincoln

Storms make trees take deeper roots. - Dolly Parton

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017


A good smile is the sunshine of wisdom. - Hosea Ballou

A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is the countersign of friendship. - Unknown

A smile means a lot more than laughter because it is a true reflection of emotions. Laughter is just a by-product of humour. - Tiela Selepe

A smile is so sexy, yet so warm. When someone genuinely smiles at you, it’s the greatest feeling in the world. - Mandy Moore

All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile. - Chris Hart

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray. - Lord Byron

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. - Charles Reade

Everyone should smile. Life really isn’t that serious. We make it hard. The sun rises. The sun sets. We just tend to complicate the process. - Arian Foster

If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. - Thich Nhat Hanh

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers. - Maya Angelou

If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. - Andy Rooney

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life. - Yoko Ono

Smile, even if it’s a sad smile, because sadder than a sad smile is the sadness of not knowing how to smile. - Unknown

Smiling has the power of relaxing the mind, delighting the heart, boosting the immune system, slowing the heartbeat and breathing rate. - Dr T.P.Chia

Smiling speaks to people charmingly without saying a word. - Dr T.P.Chia

Sometimes when you smile, it's not because you're happy. It's because you're strong. - Pamela Anderson

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. - Mother Teresa

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. - Carmelo Anthony

Monday, 18 December 2017

Oxymoronic Quotes

Having, then, once introduced an element of inconsistency into his system, he was far too consistent not to be inconsistent consistently, and he lapsed ere long into an amiable indifferentism which to outward appearance differed but little from the indifferentism. - Samuel Butler

Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room. - Dr. Strangelove

He hasn't a single redeeming vice. - Oscar Wilde

Health food makes me sick. - Calvin Trillin

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? - Satchel Paige

I did my best to go in a circle, hoping in this way to go in a straight line. - Samuel Beckett

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. - Blaise Pascal

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing. - Socrates

I made a wrong mistake. - Yogi Berra

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

If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered. - Edgar Allan Poe

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. - Yogi Berra

Sunday, 17 December 2017


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

My friends’ happiness forms part of my own. - Pedro Alexis Tabensky

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. Acceptance is the key to everything. - Michael J. Fox

Neither rejoice nor lament prematurely; for whatever may happen, all will be well if we only have health; for happiness exists – merely in the imagination. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. - Andre Gide

One cannot divine nor forecast the conditions that will make happiness; one only stumbles upon them by chance, in a lucky hour, at the world's end somewhere. - Daniel Gilbert

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. - Rita Mae Brown

Our happiness depends chiefly upon the estimate we form of life, and the efforts we make to bring ourselves into harmony with its laws. - Christian Nestell Bovee

Past happiness augments present wretchedness. - Publilius Syrus

Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. - Leo Tolstoy

That is the secret of happiness and virtue – liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their un-escapable social destiny. - Aldous Huxley

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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Quote Worthy

A baby has brains, but it doesn’t know much. Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get. - L. Frank Baum

A man who is ready to converse but has nothing to say worth hearing, is a well without water; he that is rich in knowledge but reserved is a well without a bucket. - John Thornton

In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity – it is a pre-requisite. - Barak Obama

If we want good work from others or wish to accomplish anything ourselves, it will never do to harbour a doubt as to the result of an enterprise. - Nellie Bly

Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance. - William Ellery Channing

Don’t wait for things in your life to change before you feel better. Feel better now and watch the things in your life change. - Unknown

You need power when you want to do something harmful. Otherwise love is enough to get things done. - Charlie Chaplin

The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates. - Oscar Wilde

Speak with honesty, think with sincerity, act with integrity. - Unknown

Sometimes the eyes can say more than the mouth. - Unknown

Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom. - Horace

To be great is to be misunderstood. - Oscar Wilde

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Food for Thought

There is a sad propensity in our fallen nature to listen to the retailers of petty scandal. With many, it is the spice of conversation, the exhilarating gas of their minds. Without any intention of doing essential injury to a neighbor, a careless remark, relative to some minor fault of his, may be seized by a babbler, and, as it passes through the babbling tribe, each one adds to its bulk, and gives its color a darker hue, until it assumes the magnitude and blackness of base slander. Few are without visible faults – most persons are sometimes inconsistent. Upon these faults and mistakes petty scandal delights to feast. - Henry F. Kletzing & Elmer L. Kletzing

Our world is one of terrible contradictions. Plenty of food, but one billion people go hungry. Lavish lifestyles for a few, but poverty for too many others. Huge advances in medicine while mothers die every day in childbirth, and children die every day from drinking dirty water. Billions spent on weapons to kill people instead of keeping them safe. - Ban Ki-moon

I've seen weapons of mass destruction in our cities. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction, homelessness, a weapon of mass destruction, racism, a weapon of mass destruction, fear, a weapon of mass destruction. We must disarm these weapons. - Dennis Kucinich

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Monday, 11 December 2017


It’s not that diabetes, heart disease and obesity runs in your family. It’s that no one runs in your family. - Unknown

Beds last on an average much longer than marriages. - Michel Houellebecq

Get at least eight hours of beauty sleep, nine if you’re ugly. - Betty White

Never use a big word when a little filthy one will do. - Johnny Carson

Marriage does not unite two people; it entangles them. - Abraham Miller

Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves. - Phyllis Diller

One hundred percent of divorces start with a marriage. - Mark Gungor

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile. - Lee Mildon

Just remember, if the world didn’t suck, we’d all fall off. - Unknown

Lawyers are fleas on the hide of human nature. - Stephen King

I am certain there is too much certainty in the world. - Michael Crichton

Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway. - Unknown

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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Love Quotes

Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means. - Leo Buscaglia

If you have love in you, it's a strength. But if you are in love, it's a weakness. - Sergei Lukyanenko

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. - Morrie Schwartz

The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person. - Chuck Palahniuk

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it … - Nicholas Sparks

Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love. - Mahatma Gandhi

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love. - Sophocles

Love is a master key which opens the gate of happiness. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life without Love is as a flower without fragrance. - Richard Garnett

Love does not dominate; it cultivates. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love doesn’t need to be perfect; it just needs to be true. - Unknown

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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Quote Worthy

Let your anger, hurt, and problems of the day go down with the sun each evening. Let joy, happiness and hope rise in your heart with the sun each morning. Be at peace with yourself. Be at peace with the world. - Unknown

Nobody ever really knows how much anyone else is hurting. You could be standing next to somebody who is completely broken and you wouldn’t even know it. That’s why you should always try to be kind. - Unknown

Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. You are you. I am I. - Osho

The foolish reject what they see, not what they think. The wise reject what they think, not what they see. - Huang Po

Sometimes you just have to turn around, give a smile, throw the match, and burn that freaking bridge. - Unknown

Even in the midst of life’s many storms. We have the capacity to stand in the centre of our own peace. - Unknown

The wise man learns more from his enemies than the fool does from his friends. - Benjamin Franklin   

A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant. - Unknown

Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

The wise and the brave dares own that he was wrong. - Benjamin Franklin

Make no judgement where you have no compassion. - Anne McCaffrey

Sometimes, you have to love people from a distance. - Robert Tew

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Monday, 4 December 2017

Oxymoronic Quotes

A best friend is someone who, when they don't understand, they still understand. - Nancy Werlin

A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can’t. - Unknown

A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere. - Charles F. Kettering

All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance. - T. S. Eliot

Always look beyond what you can see - Mark A. Cooper

Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else. - Alison Boulter

An original artist is unable to copy. So, he has only to copy in order to be original. - Jean Cocteau

An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them. - Stephen Fry

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. - Pablo Picasso

Being uncool is being pretty much the coolest you can be. - Rufus Wainwright

Book publishing would be so much easier without the authors. - Dan Brown

Free advice is often overpriced. - E. C McKenzie

Sunday, 3 December 2017


Success is a cooperative effort; it’s dependent upon those who stand beside you. - Jon M. Huntsman

To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well. - Isaac Asimov

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you. - Bette Midler

There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it. - Mario Cuomo

The truth is, everybody I've ever met who's successful is a workaholic. - ICE-T

The worst use that can be made of success is to boast of it. - Arthur Helps

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

True success requires passion and a vision. Not just dollars and sense. - Jack Garrison

The key to success is not through achievement, but through enthusiasm. - Malcolm Forbes

The successful draw us up to their level; the unsuccessful down to theirs. - Charles Edward Jerningham

Overnight success happens only in fairy tales, trashy novels, and bad movies. - Ernie J. Zelinski

The greater success a man has made, the more he fears a climb down. - Lin YuTang

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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Quote Worthy

The difference between a wise and foolish man is this – the former sees much, thinks much, and speaks little; but the latter speaks more than he either sees or thinks. - William Scot Downey

The freedom to fail is vital if you’re going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success. - Michael Korda

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. - Kofi Annan

Sometimes tears are a sign of unspoken happiness … and a smile is a sign of silent pain. - Unknown

Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule. - Charles Dickens

Understand that the tongue can conceal the truth, but the eyes – never! - Mikhail Bulgakov

The conquest of learning is achieved through the knowledge of languages. - Roger Bacon

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. - Les Brown

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note. - Doug Floyd

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived. - Abraham Lincoln

You have to have a darkness for the dawn to come. - Harrison Ford

Optimism is life – Pessimism, slow suicide. - William Crosbie Hunter

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Thursday, 30 November 2017


A few drops of science will often disinfect an entire barrel full of ignorance and prejudice. - Hendrik Willem van Loon

A physicist is an atom’s way of knowing about atoms. - George Wald

All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking. - Albert Einstein

All our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike – and yet it is the most precious thing we have. - Albert Einstein

An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer. - Max Planck

Any physical theory is always provisional, in the sense that it is only a hypothesis: you can never prove it. No matter how many times the results of experiments agree with some theory, you can never be sure that the next time the result will not contradict the theory. On the other hand, you can disprove a theory by finding even a single observation that disagrees with the predictions of the theory. As philosopher of science Karl Popper has emphasized, a good theory is characterized by the fact that it makes a number of predictions that could in principle be disproved or falsified by observation. Each time new experiments are observed to agree with the predictions the theory survives, and our confidence in it is increased; but if ever a new observation is found to disagree, we have to abandon or modify the theory. - Stephen Hawking

As long as men are free to ask what they must – free to say what they think – free to think what they will – freedom can never be lost and science can never regress. - J. Robert Oppenheimer

By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox. - Galileo Galilei

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. - Edwin Powell Hubble

Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver … in the end, the fresh air brings vigour, and the great spaces have a splendour of their own. - Bertrand Russell

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. - John Dewey

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often long endure; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, as everyone takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this is done, one path towards error is closed and the road to truth is often at the same time opened. - Charles Darwin

However far modern science and technics have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson: Nothing is impossible. - Lewis Mumford

I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true. - Carl Sagan

I venture to define science as a series of interconnected concepts and conceptual schemes arising from experiment and observation and fruitful of further experiments and observations. The test of a scientific theory is, I suggest, its fruitfulness. - James Bryant Conant

In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last. - Hugh Walpole

In essence, science is a perpetual search for an intelligent and integrated comprehension of the world we live in. - Cornelius Bernardus Van Neil

In science one achieves the greatest impact (and often the greatest headlines) not by going along with the herd, but by bucking against it. - Lawrence M Krauss

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. - Paul Dirac

It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science. - Carl Sagan

It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover. - Henri Poincaré

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

A Shadow of the Light

It has been written that, “A glass of wine once lost a kingdom; a nail turned the tide of a mighty battle, and a woman’s smile once destroyed the homes of a million people.” So, It happens that little things have at times changed the course of human events. And a legend also relates that the untiring determination of a tiny spider spinning a web in an old barn gave Robert Bruce of Scotland renewed courage to return to battle and thus succeed in his mission.

But the majority of us are not marked for such historical destinies and the role we play upon the stage of life may make little impression upon the tides of a nation’s progress. Yet who can say how much the little things we do today may deeply affect the tomorrow of someone we may never know?

Greatness does not always mean fame, wealth, or power. Greatness requires more than these trappings. It is that subtle something in the innermost recesses of the self which glows like a ray from an invisible candle shedding the light of illumination into the dark night, and leaving in its wake an unforgettable essence only the heart can comprehend.

- Merle A Allison

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Monday, 27 November 2017

Humorous Quotes

The happiest marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Advice to children crossing the street: damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain’t never killed nobody. - Moms Mabley

Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. - Robert A. Heinlein

Home is where you can say anything you please, because nobody pays any attention to you anyway. - Joe Moore

They love their hair because they’re not smart enough to love something more interesting. - John Green

Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction. - Ken Alstad

I meditate. I burn candles. I drink green tea. And I still want to smack some people. - Unknown

You know “that look” women get when they want sex? Me neither. - Steve Martin

My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch. - Jack Nicholson

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. - Albert Einstein

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

Sometimes, too much to drink is barely enough. - Mark Twain

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Sunday, 26 November 2017

Life Quotes

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln

As the spokes of a wheel are attached to the hub, so all things are attached to life. - Sanskrit Proverb

Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious. - Phillips Brooks

Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful. - Amit Ray

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. - Simone de Beauvoir

Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it. - Brian Tracy

Do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? - Rumi

Every day of your life is a page of your history. - Arabic Proverb

Every single second is an opportunity to change your life, because in any moment you can change the way you feel. - Rhonda Byrne

Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do. - Thomas Carlyle

Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret. - Robert E. Lee

Give yourself the freedom to explore the possibility of life without limits. Goals are dreams with deadlines, a means to an end but not the ultimate purpose of life. - Glynis Nunn

More on Life Here, and the book The Mystery of Life - a collection of quotes on and pertaining to life.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

The Road to Success

It is always pleasing to have a favourable review, to know that someone appreciates my book, enjoys it, and cares enough to take the time to review it.

The Road to Sucess

"This is a book which is guaranteed to make you re-evaluate your life, to think where you're going and to plan achievements, whereas Vincent Thnay's recent collections make you think about how to treat friends and develop decent values and a moral compass.

The strongest theme, for me, in this collection of quotations is that it's wise to have a life plan- an aim which will lead to self-actualisation; in other words, start with deciding what you enjoy the most and what your talents are, and set yourself targets, and your own perseverance will see you through the hard times. Given a strong resolve, all the setbacks, mistakes, wrong decisions and the criticisms from others which you'll inevitably encounter will simply be part of the learning process on your road to your own personal success- it's your determination which counts and pulls you through the bad times.

Have a target, an aim in life, have tenacity and steadfastness and success will come. The quotes will make you think (a lot!) and re-evaluate your life, and we're never too old to do this!"

Quote Worthy

Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. - Robert T. Kiyosaki

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have laboured hard for. - Socrates

Sometimes ,you have to experience the bad, so that you can learn to appreciate the good things that enter your life. - Unknown

Look at the optimism of Nature. Nothing can stop it. Only the ego makes humans pessimistic, and this causes suffering. - Amma

Poverty devastates families, communities and nations. It causes instability and political unrest and fuels conflict. - Kofi Annan

Do you want to know who you are?  Don’t ask.  Act!  Action will delineate and define you. - Thomas Jefferson

Tell me with whom you associate, and I will tell you who you are. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill

Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it. - Richard Whately

Never be a prisoner of you past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence. - Unknown

Wickedness disrobes any man of his excellency. - Benjamin Whichcote

Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults. - Benjamin Franklin

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Thursday, 23 November 2017


Any decent society must generate a feeling of community. Community offsets loneliness. It gives people a vitally necessary sense of belonging. Yet today the institutions on which community depends are crumbling in all the techno-societies. The result is a spreading plague of loneliness. - Alvin Toffler

Don’t feel alone, because there is always someone out there who loves you more than you can imagine. - Anurag Prakash Ray

Friends will keep you sane, love could fill your heart, a lover can warm your bed. But lonely is the soul without a mate. - Unknown

How dear to the mind of the sage are the thoughts that are bred in loneliness; for there is as it were music at his heart, and he talketh within him as with friends. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self; but my books were always my friends, let fail all else. - Joshua Slocum

I think it’s good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone. - Amy Sedaris

If one's different, one's bound to be lonely. - Aldous Huxley

If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company. - Jean-Paul Sartre

Is it really possible to avoid loneliness, or to keep it in control? Surely. The matter is wholly personal. The way to begin is, oddly enough, by learning how to be impersonal, to stop the eternal concern for oneself, in caring more and more for the things of interest outside. For loneliness, though it may seem unselfish, is really a kind of selfishness. It is emphasis of self even while being a depreciation of self. If the lonely people would only stop thinking about themselves they would cease to be lonely. - John Daniel Barry

It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This is as true of men as of dogs. - Eric Hoffer

It is strange how the presence of additional people can make you feel more alone. - James Alan Gardner

It’s beautiful to be alone. To be alone does not mean to be lonely. It means the mind is not influenced and contaminated by society. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Labour in loneliness is irksome. - Mark Twain

Loneliness doesn’t have much to do with where you are. - Unknown

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. - Paul Tillich

Loneliness is a prerequisite for freedom. Freedom depends on the ability to reflect, and reflection can only begin when one is alone. - Gao XingJian

Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man. - Thomas Wolfe

Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close proximity with someone who has ceased to communicate. - Germaine Greer

Loneliness is one of the bugbears of mankind. With some people, it is a constant source of unhappiness. They make plans, sometimes exceedingly complex, to keep it at bay. They think that it lies outside. It really lies within their own consciousness. - John Daniel Barry

Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you'll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way. - Janet Fitch

Monday, 20 November 2017


Some days you meet someone and you immediately know you want to spend the rest of your days without them. - Unknown

He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot. - Groucho Marx

It’s absolutely unfair for women to say that guys only want one thing: sex. We also want food. - Jarod Kintz

I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself. - Oscar Wilde

It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly. - Oscar Wilde

I didn’t find out what happiness means until I got married… and then it was too late. - Unknown

I wasn’t planning on going for a run today … but those cops came of nowhere. - Unknown

I don’t like people who take drugs, customs men for example. - Mick Miller

He who laughs last has not yet heard the bad news. - Bertolt Brecht

I’d like to help you out. Which way did you come in? - Unknown

Knowledge isn’t free. You have to pay attention. - Bob Marley

If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it. - Unknown

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Sunday, 19 November 2017


The effects of being charitable to others leads to a measurable increase in happiness. - Myriam Mongrain

The happiest people are the people with the best attitudes, not the best lives. - Bob Lonsberry

The happiness of life, like the light of day, consists not in one brilliant flash, but in a series of mild, serene rays. - Eliza Cook

The happy have whole days, and those they choose. The unhappy have but hours, and those they lose. - Colley Cibber

The happy should not insist too much upon their happiness in the presence of the unhappy. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The only true happiness lies in knowing who you are ... and making peace with it. - Laurel K Hamilton

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. - Marcel Pagnol

The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There is no truth more thoroughly established than that there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness. - George Washington

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. - George Sand

To be happy you must be your own sunshine. - Charles Edward Jerningham

To while away the day contemplating evils that might have been is to poison the happiness we already have. - Christopher Paolini

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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Quote Worthy

Sometimes, being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. - Octavia Butler

You know you’ve achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity. - Yoko Ono

When you hold a grudge, you want someone else’s sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet. - Steve Maraboli

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. - Christopher Morley

Kites rise against, not with the wind. No man has ever worked his passage anywhere in a dead calm. - John Neal

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. - Bob Marley

By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little, you gain the great. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

For solitude is sometimes best society, and short retirement urges sweet return. - John Milton

Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. - Samuel Johnson

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one. - Voltaire

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan

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Thursday, 16 November 2017


If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one. - Robert Brault

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. - William Blake

It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on. - Steve Maraboli

Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace. - Leo Tolstoy

Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don’t want the other person to forget that we forgave. - Ivern Ball

Never forgive an injury or an insult so long as the offending parties have it in their power to make reparation; since, if they are able to do so, and will not, whatever they may pretend to others, they, up to that time, are only laughing at you, and triumphing in secret. If, however, they have not the power to neutralize an impertinence by explanation, or a fraud by restitution, forgive and forget either – as soon as you can. - Charles William Day

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on. - Bill Cosby

People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than for being right. - Joanne Kathleen Rowling

Sincere forgiveness isn’t coloured with expectations that the other person apologizes or change. Don’t worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time. - Sara Paddison

The freedom to be at peace in our own skins – that’s what forgiveness allows. We relinquish this freedom when we hold onto anger and resentment. Enormous amounts of energy are wasted when we hold back our love, hold onto hate, and harbour acrimonious feelings. The only remedy is letting go, and being willing to forgive. - Naomi Drew

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

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma Gandhi

To forgive and not to forget is like burying the hatchet with the handle sticking out. - Unknown

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness. - Robert Muller

True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment. - David Ridge

We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies. - Voltaire

We are all on a life long journey and the core of its meaning, the terrible demand of its centrality is forgiving and being forgiven. - Martha Kilpatrick

We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends. - Sir. Francis Bacon

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. - Katherine Ponder


Monday, 13 November 2017

Humorous Quotes

Can officially confirm that the way to a man’s heart these days is not through beauty, food, sex, or alluringness of character, but merely the ability to seem not very interested in him. - Helen Fielding

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. - Unknown

I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better. - Samuel Butler

You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit. - Oscar Wilde

Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day. - Glen Cook

Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman. - Coco Chanel

The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy – give one and take ten. - Mark Twain

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings. - Robert Benchley

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. - Mark Twain

Vegetarianism - You are what you eat, and who wants to be a lettuce? - Peter Burns

Love... a dangerous disease instantly cured by marriage. - Unknown

Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it. - Unknown

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Friends and Friendship

An injured friend is the bitterest of foes. - Thomas Jefferson

Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life. - Unknown

Friendship should be more than biting Time can sever. - T.S Eliot

Friendship's eye is often blind. - Edward Counsel

Lonesomeness creates diseases that friendship cures. - Ken Alstad

Friendship must never be buried under the weight of misunderstanding. - Sri Chinmoy

Give me one friend, just one, who meets the needs of all my varying moods. - Esther M. Clark

If your friends don't make fun of you, they're not really your friends. - Unknown

It is by chance that we met, by choice that we became friends. - Unknown

Just because you stopped calling me your friend, doesn't mean I stopped calling you mine. - Unknown

One best book is equal to equal to hundred good friends, a good friend is equal to a library. - Chris Bradford

The courts of kings are full of men, empty of friends. - Seneca

These days flattery wins friends, truth begets hatred. - Terence

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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Quote Worthy

Sometimes a wind comes up, blows you off course. You’re not ready for it, but if you’re lucky, you end up in a more interesting place than you’d planned. - Nora Roberts

Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature. - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime. - Mark Twain

When you come right down to it, all you have is yourself. Your self is a sun with a thousand rays in your belly. The rest is nothing. - Pablo Picasso

Positive people also have negative thoughts, they just don’t let those thoughts grow and destroy them. - Unknown

You have to stop worrying about looking foolish, 'cause fear of being humiliated really limits you. - Dean Koontz

Misunderstandings and neglect occasion more mischief in the world than even malice and wickedness. - Goethe

The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. - Edward Kennedy

Nature has left this tincture in the blood, that all men would be tyrants if they could. - Daniel Defoe

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four-hour days. - Zig Ziglar

No matter how dirty your past is, your future is spotless. - Unknown

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. - William Blake

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Food for Thought

'Soul mates’ are fiction and an illusion; and while every young man and young woman will seek with all diligence and prayerfulness to find a mate with whom life can be most compatible and beautiful, yet it is certain that almost any good man and any good woman can have happiness and a successful marriage if both are willing to pay the price. - Spencer W. Kimballc

A good, finished scandal, fully armed and equipped, such as circulates in the world, is rarely the production of a single individual, or even of a single coterie. It sees the light in one; is rocked and nurtured in another; is petted, developed, and attains its growth in a third; and receives its finishing touches only after passing through a multitude of hands. It is a child that can count a host of fathers – all ready to disown it. - Madame Swetchine

We can choose to function at a lower level of awareness and simply exist, caring for our possessions, eating, drinking, sleeping and managing in the world as pawns of the elements, or we can soar to new and higher levels of awareness allowing ourselves to transcend our environment and literally create a world of our own – a world of real magic. - Wayne W. Dyer

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Monday, 6 November 2017


If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. - Albert Einstein

The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness and kindness, can be trained to do most things. - Jilly Cooper

All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays. - Cathy Ladman

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement. - Unknown

Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time. - Howard Nemerov

Laughter is the best medicine since you don't have health insurance. - Unknown

Never believe anything until it has been officially denied. - Claud Cockburn

When angry, count to four. When very angry, swear. - Mark Twain

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. - Tom Peters

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. - Mae West

Every morning is the dawn of a new error. - Unknown

There’s a price on your head? Take it! - Unknown

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Sunday, 5 November 2017


Love easily confuses us because it is always in flux between illusion and substance, between memory and wish, between contentment and need. - Tom Robbins

Of the affairs of love ... my only advice is to be honest. That's your most powerful tool to unlock a heart or gain forgiveness. - Christopher Paolini

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love. - Erich Fromm

True love is not the number of kisses, or how often you get them, true love is the feeling that still lingers long after the kiss is over. - Unknown

The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that. - Woody Allen

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. - Maya Angelou

Someone who really loves you sees what a mess you can be, how moody you can get, how hard you are to handle, but still wants you in their life. - Unknown

Loving someone who doesn’t love you back is like hugging a cactus; the tighter you hold on, the more it hurts. - Unknown

Laugh until your body aches, cry until you start to shake, live like the world is yours to take and love as though your heart won’t break. - Unknown

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. - Helen Keller

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. - Aristotle

A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love. - Yeats

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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Quote Worthy

Just because your world is falling apart doesn’t mean you have to fall apart. When everything seems crazy, you be calm. Don’t let the outer chaos you are facing get inside of you. - Bryant McGill

Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then, where are you? - Fanny Brice

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

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. - Albert Einstein

The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so. - Plato

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. - Spencer Johnson

Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love. - Leo Buscaglia

Sometimes a little heartbreak is a lesson, and the best thing to do is just learn the lesson. - Jon Voight

The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing. - Voltaire

The world will never starve for wonders; but only for want of wonder. - G. K. Chesterton

You have enough. You do enough. You are enough. Relax. - Unknown

You always pass failure on the way to success. - Mickey Rooney

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Thursday, 2 November 2017


Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other. - Joseph Addison

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open. - B.K.S. Iyengar

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. - Heave

Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it. - Josh Billings

Health is not valued till sickness comes. - Dr. Thomas Fuller

Health is the vital principle of bliss, and exercise, of health. - James Thomson

Health will generally attend thee well if thou attend it well. - Edward Counsel

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have. - Winston S. Churchill

I wish more and more that health were studied half as much as disease is. Why, with all the endowment of research against cancer is no study made of those who are free from cancer? Why not inquire what foods they eat, what habits of body and mind they cultivate? And why never study animals in health and natural surroundings? why always sickened and in an environment of strangeness and artificiality? - Sarah N. Cleghorn

If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with. - Deepak Chopra

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. - Hippocrates

If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end. - Julius Erving

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. - Elbert Hubbard

If you keep on eating unhealthy food then no matter how many weight loss tips you follow, you are likely to retain weight and become obese. If only you start eating healthy food, you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to lose weight. - Subodh Gupta

If you need medical advice, let these three things be your physicians; a cheerful mind, relaxation from business, and a moderate diet. - Schola Salern

Ill-health of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone is victory. Let all men, if they can manage it, contrive to be healthy! - Thomas Carlyle

Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy. - Unknown

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. - Plato


Monday, 30 October 2017

Humorous Quotes

Don’t wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty. Chocolate isn’t like premarital sex. It will not make you pregnant. And it always feels good. - Lora Brody

I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof. - Rodney Dangerfield

Bullfighting can be an art. Boxing can be an art. Loving can be an art. Opening a can of sardines can be an art. - Charles Bukowski

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. - John G. Pollard

High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead. - Christopher Morley

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex. - Aldous Huxley

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. - Oscar Wilde

Between two evils, I always like to take the one I've never tried before. - Mae West

The problem with a life spent reading is you know too much. - Josh Lanyon

My photographs don't do me justice – they just look like me. - Phyllis Diller

Marriage is not a word, it's a sentence – a life sentence. - David Minkoff

I think sex is better than logic, but I can’t prove it. - Unknown

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Sunday, 29 October 2017


The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents. - Salvador Dali

There is no success without hardship. - Sophocles

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. - Benjamin Disraeli

To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. - Tony Dorsett

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success. - Henry David Thoreau

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period. - Lou Holtz

You have to believe in yourself. That’s the secret of success. - Unknown

You can't lean on the success of your parents. That's their success. And don't be held back by their failures. - Dr. Selden

Your success and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them. - Albert Camus

You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play. - Warren Beatty

Just and noble minds rejoice in other men's success. - William Penn

Many a man can make a success of everything but himself. - Edgar Guest

Nothing recedes like success. - Sidney Bruhl

Many give way when success is assured, and rapidly fall back into failure. - James Allen

Success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square. - Michelle Obama

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Saturday, 28 October 2017

Quote Worthy

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. - Eckhart Tolle

Looking back over a lifetime, we describe what happened as if it had a plan. To fully understand how accidental and random life is – how vast the odds are against any single event taking place – would be humbling. - Roger Ebert

Some people’s idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage. - Sir Winston Churchill

Sometimes you need to step out, get some air and remind yourself of who you are and where you want to be. - Unknown

He had only one vanity, he thought he could give advice better than any other person. - Mark Twain

Sometimes, you have to stop thinking too much and just go where your heart takes you. - Unknown

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder. - Albert Einstein

Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying. - Baba Ram Dass

When you walk in purpose, you collide with destiny. - Ralph Buchanan

You can’t study the darkness by flooding it with light. - Edward Abbey

Sometimes, music speaks what you feel inside. – Unknown

Worry is a total waste of imagination. - Unknown

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Proverbs, Maxims, idioms ...

Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak. - Turkish Proverb

He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors. - Chinese Proverb

A dragon stranded in shallow water provides amusement to the shrimps. - Chinese Proverb

A new broom sweeps clean but an old broom knows the corners. - Virgin Islander Proverb

A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind. - Iranian Proverb

It is better to suffer for truth than to prosper by falsehood. - Danish Proverb

Where you were born is less important than how you live. - Turkish Proverb

Bury the hatchet beneath the root of the tree. - Native American Saying

Deal with the faults of others as gently as your own. - Chinese Proverb

A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a hair. - Iranian Proverb

A goose quill is more dangerous than a lion's claw. - English Proverb

At high tide, fish eat ants; at low tide, ants eat fish. - Thai Proverb

A turtle travels only when it sticks its neck out. - Korean Proverb

An old error has more friends than a new truth. - Danish Proverb

All food is fit to eat but not all words are fit to speak. - Unknown

Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt. - African Saying

A hand ready to hit, may cause you great trouble. - Maori Proverb

Dally not with other folk's spouses or money. - Benjamin Franklin

An hour may destroy what an age was building. - English Proverb

However long the night, the dawn will break. - African Proverb

A year from now you'll wish you had started today. - Unknown

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head. - German Proverb

Eggs have no business dancing with stones. - Haitian Proverb

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. - Benjamin Franklin

Worthless people blame their karma. - Burmese Proverb


Monday, 23 October 2017


People are always asking couples whose marriage has endured at least a quarter of a century for their secret for success. Actually, it's no secret at all. I am a forgiving woman. Long ago, I forgave my husband for not being Paul Newman. - Erma Bombeck

Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers. - Simpsons

Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me. - Anatole France

It’s always darkest before dawn. So, if you’re going to steal your neighbour’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it. - Unknown

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch? - A.A. Milne

Sometimes I step outside and look up at the stars and think to myself … Damn I love pissing outside. - Unknown

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. - Doug Larson

It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas. - George Santayana

Many people will laugh at the drop of a hat, especially if the man is still in it. - Evan Esar

Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry – and the world laughs harder. - Evan Esar

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tire. - Unknown

To err is human, to blame it on somebody else shows management potential. - Unknown

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Sunday, 22 October 2017


We are buried when we're born. The world is a place of graves occupied and graves potential. Life is what happens while we wait for our appointment with the mortician. - Dean Koontz

Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it. - Marcus Aurelius

They say there is nothing new under any sun. But if each life is not new, each single life, then why are we born? - Ursula K. Le Guin

This life ought to be used as a thing lent. - Spanish Proverb

To withhold from living is to die ... the more you give of yourself to life the more life nourishes you. - Anais Nin

We cannot change life! We can only change the way we live life. Any moment is the best moment, and any place is the best place. - Tishan

We cross the stream of life at different places. Some wade through the shallows in a drought, others have to swim across deep waters in a storm. - Charles Edward Jerningham

What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable? - John Green

When life looks like it’s falling apart, it may just be falling in place. - Beverly Solomon

While there’s life, there’s hope. - English Proverb

Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? - Hunter S. Thompson

You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love. - Nicholas Sparks

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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Quote Worthy

It is easy to judge. It’s more difficult to understand. Understanding requires compassion, patience, and a willingness to believe that good harts sometimes choose poor methods. Through judging, we separate. Through understanding, we grow. - Doe Zantamata

Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it … This will miraculously transform your whole life. - Eckhart Tolle

It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

If you can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem. - Krishnamurti

Sometimes a heartbreak shakes you awake, and helps you see that you are worth more than what you were settling for. - Unknown

Don’t judge people for the choices they make when you don’t know the options they had to choose from. - Unknown

The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your love, and your attention. - Unknown

You should hammer your iron when it is glowing hot. - Publilius Syrus

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. - William Shakespeare

Our handicaps exist only in our minds. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great. - Kenny Rogers

Sometime, it’s not ego, it’s self-respect. - Unknown

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Thursday, 19 October 2017


I cannot guarantee the accuracy of all the points.

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. 

Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however, when a person reaches adulthood, he or she only has 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone. 

If a part of your body "falls asleep", you can almost always "wake it up" by shaking your head. 

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. 

The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armour raised their visors to reveal their identity. 

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. 

If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it. 

If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day. 

If you started working for a penny a day with the stipulation that your pay doubled each day, you'd be a millionaire in less than a month. (On the 21st day, you would be making $1,048,576.00). 

If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. 

If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?

In 1391, China began producing toilet paper for use by its Emperors. 

In 1631, two London bible printers accidentally left the word "not" out of the seventh commandment, which then read, "Thou shalt commit adultery." This legendary book is now known as the "Wicked Bible."

In 1819, the USA purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of a $5 million debt. 

In Canada, polar bear swims take place on New Year's Day to celebrate the new year. People of all ages don bathing suits and plunge into the icy-cold lake water. 

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase: "Goodnight, sleep tight." 

In the English language, this word has only one vowel, which occurs five times: "indivisibility." 

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. 

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Monday, 16 October 2017

Humorous Quotes

Despite a lifetime of service to the cause of sexual liberation, I have never caught venereal disease, which makes me feel rather like an Arctic explorer who has never had frostbite. - Germaine Greer

I think all toys should be invisible. Not only would they improve children's imaginations, but they'd also be really affordable. - Jarod Kintz

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair. - Sam Ewing

You know… There is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time… Husband! - Bill Maher

The rarest thing in the world is a woman who is pleased with photographs of herself. - Elizabeth Metcalf

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you. - Oscar Wilde

Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start. - Edgar Watson Howe

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem. - A. A. Milne

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid. - Hedy Lamarr

Oozing charm from every pore, he oiled his way around the floor. - Alan Jay Lerner

Natural beauty takes at least two hours in front of a mirror. - Pamela Anderson

My mind is a bad neighbourhood that I try not to go into alone. - Anne Lamott

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Sunday, 15 October 2017


You can be happy even if you had a painful past, and even if the future doesn’t go as planned. Happiness is available right now, if you choose to stop clinging to anger, regret, and fear and appreciate what’s right in front of you. - Lori Deschene

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. - Martha Washington

Happiness. Peace of mind. Satisfaction. But we're only kidding ourselves. Striving, consuming, and accumulating will never bring happiness. What they bring is anxiety, worry, unhappiness, and – in the long run – ineffectiveness. - Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz

Happiness was different in childhood. It was so much then a matter simply of accumulation, of taking things – new experiences, new emotions – and applying them like so many polished tiles to what would someday be the marvellously finished pavilion of the self. - John Banville

Repose, leisure, peace, belong among the elements of happiness. If we have not escaped from harried rush, from mad pursuit, from unrest, from the necessity of care, we are not happy. - Josef Pieper

Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you. - Ralph Marston

Happiness, or unhappiness, depends to some extent on external conditions, but also, and in most cases chiefly, on our own physical and mental powers. Some people would be discontented in Paradise, others ... are cheerful in a graveyard. - Arthur Lynch

Surely happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven; and every countenance, bright with smiles, and glowing with innocent enjoyment, is a mirror transmitting to others the rays of a supreme and ever-shining benevolence. - Washington Irving

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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Quote Worthy

Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. You will be certain to find something you have never seen before. - Alexander Graham Bell

Experience does not err, it is only your judgment that errs in promising itself results that are not caused by your experiments. - Leonardo Da Vinci

When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves. Viciousness is suffering. - Bryant McGill

The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face. - Napoleon Hill

Don’t do anything that you wouldn’t feel comfortable reading about in the newspaper the next day. - Joel Osteen

Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavour and human creations. - Albert Einstein

Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation. - Mason Cooley

The value of moving slowly is that one can always clearly see the way ahead. - Master Suway

Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future. - Lil Wayne

Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your calling. - Aristotle

Genius is only a great aptitude for patience. - Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon

Make your lives a masterpiece, you only get one canvas. - E.A. Bucchianeri

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Food for Thought

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day. - Albert Einstein

We don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring, and the only thing we really have is right now. So, don’t stay angry for too long and learn to forgive. Love your friends and family with all your heart. Have fun and live your life the way you want to live it. Most of all, don’t worry about people that don’t like you and enjoy the ones who do. - Unknown

Too many of us wait to do the perfect thing, with the result we do nothing. The way to get ahead is to start now. While many of us are waiting until conditions are ‘just right’ before we go ahead, others are stumbling along, fortunately ignorant of the dangers that beset them. By the time we have, in our superior wisdom, decided to make a start, we discover that those who have gone fearlessly on before, have, in their blundering way, travelled a considerable distance. If you start now, you will know a lot next year that you don’t know now, and that you will not know next year, if you wait. - William Feather

More Food for Thought Here and the book Food for Thought

Monday, 9 October 2017


Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective. - P.J. O’Rourke

Alcohol is a very effective dissolving agent. It dissolves families, marriages, friendships, jobs, bank accounts and neurons, but never problems. - Unknown

All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband someday. - Franklin P. Jones

Although it gets me in trouble I always speak my mind because it hurts too much to bite my tongue. - Unknown

Don't do drugs, because you will go to prison, and drugs are really expensive in prison. - John Harwick

My grandfather is eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. He drinks straight out of the bottle. - Unknown

Do not put off till tomorrow what can be put off till day-after-tomorrow just as well. - Mark Twain

Every day I hear stupid people say things that are not stupid. - Michel de Montaigne

Always look on the bright side of life. Otherwise it’ll be too dark to read. - Unknown

After exercising I always eat a pizza… Just kidding I never exercise. - Unknown

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. - Oscar Wilde

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch. - Orson Welles

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Sunday, 8 October 2017


It's a cliché, but also a deep truth (as cliché's tend to be), that you can't love another person very well if you don't love yourself. - Harriet Lerner

I've found out that falling in love doesn't have anything to do with time. It can take a year or an instant. It happens when it's ready to happen. - Nora Roberts

If you think love makes you happy, you've either never been in love, or never been in love long enough to have to start compromising. - Laurel K. hanilton

I'm beginning to think that maybe it's not just how much you love someone. Maybe what matters is who you are when you're with them. - Macon Leary

I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed. - Sarah Dessen

I was thinking what a curious thing love is; only a sentiment, and yet it has power to make fools of men and slaves of women. - Louisa May Alcott

If I'm meant to love people, I should love everyone. What kind of tide can an ocean bestow if it picks and chooses the rocks it's willing to touch? - Sarah Lindsay

You may fall in love with the beauty of someone, but remember that finally you have to live with the character, not the beauty. - Unknown

True love in this differs from gold and clay, that to divide is not to take away. Love is like understanding that grows bright, gazing on many truths. - Percy Bysse Shelley

Giving and receiving love is vital to human existence. It is the glue that binds couples, families, communities, cultures, and nations. - Frank Lawlis

More on Love Here, and the book The Light of Love

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Quote Worthy

The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it. - Seneca

Look beyond the naked eye and you will see the beauty of one’s soul, and the true essence of who they really are. - Unknown

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. - Dr. Suess

Today's all the treasure poor mortals can boast, for tomorrow's not gain'd, and yesterday's lost. - William Collins

Complete success alienates a man from his fellows, but suffering makes kinsmen of us all. - Elbert Hubbard

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. - Ernest Hemingway

Nor eye in a letter, nor hand in a purse, nor ear in the secret of another. - Benjamin Franklin

When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake. - P.D. Ouspensky

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. - J.K. Rowling

Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks. - Unknown

The more I learn, the less I understand. – Unknown

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Thursday, 5 October 2017


Everything changes: situation, people, time, place and feelings too. There is no solution in complaining, but rather it is wise to accept the changes occurring around us and within us. When life keeps no options for us, it’s better to move on. - Purba Chakraborty

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favour. - Robert Frost

Nothing gives a sadder sense of decay than this loss or suspension of the power to deal with unaccustomed things, and to keep up with the swiftness of the passing moment. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nothing is permanent. This is the central teaching of the Buddha. Not a career, not an institution, not a wife, not a tree ... All is change; change is the only truth. - Paolo PBacigalupi

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. - Mary Shelley

Nothing remains constant except change itself. - Unknown

Nothing remains the same from one moment to the next, you can't step into the same river twice. Life – evolution – the whole universe of space/time, matter/energy – existence itself – is essentially change. - Ursula K. le Guin

One change always leaves the door open for the establishment of others. - Niccolò Machiavelli

One moment the world is as it is. The next, it is something entirely different. Something it has never been before. - Anne Rice

One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up instead of what they have to gain. - Rick Godwin

Only out of stir and change is born new salvation. To deny that is to deny belief in man, to turn our backs on courage! - John Galsworthy

People who wait for changes to occur on the outside before they commit to making changes on the inside will never make any changes at all. - Unknown

Profound and powerful forces are shaking and remaking our world. And the urgent question of our time is whether we can make change our friend and not our enemy. - Bill Clinton

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator and change has its enemies. - Robert Kennedy

Societies as well as people become afraid of change as they grow older. It's human nature. The young have adventures while the old sit at home and nurture their memories. - Paul McCauley

Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. - Eckhart Tolle

The capacity of the human mind for invention far outstrips its ability to assimilate the changes that inventions produce. - Darryl Conner

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. - Nathaniel Branden