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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Friday, 17 November 2017


All men of honour are alone. - F. Paul Wilson

Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honour is a private station. - Joseph Addison

Dishonour is like a gash on a tree trunk – instead of disappearing with age, it enlarges. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Every post is honourable in which a man can serve his country. - George Washington

Honour – it was transitory and subjective, and often directly opposed to practicality. - Amanda Downum

Honour appears to me to be an object of great importance, since men submit to every kind of labour, and undergo every sort of danger, with the desire of attaining it. - Xenophon

Honour is a luxury for aristocrats, but it is a necessity for hall-porters. - G. K. Chesterton

Honour is infinitely more valuable than positions of honour. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Honour is self-esteem made visible in action. - Ayn Rand

Honour is unstable and seldom the same; for she feeds upon opinion, and is as fickle as her food. - Charles Caleb Colton

In whom the love of honour and praise is innate, are those who are elevated most above the brutes, and who are justly named men, and not merely human beings. - Xenophon

Men honour men who honour their fellow men. - Ken Alstad

Next to living with honour is to die with honour. - Christian Nestell Bovee

One cannot seek to uphold honour in a being that has none. - Charles de Lint

The greatest way to live with honour in this world is to be what we pretend to be. - Socrates

The more honour, the more danger. - Aesop

The nearest way to Honour is for a man so to live that he may be found to be that in truth he would be thought to be. - Wellins Calcott

There are no perfectly honourable men; but every true man has one main point of honour and a few minor ones. - George Bernard Shaw

What good is honour when you are starving. - Yiddish Proverb

When honour comes to you, be ready to take it; but reach not to seize it before it is near. - John Boyle O’Reilly


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


Wednesday, 15 November 2017


I think it’s unfortunate to have critics for friends. Suppose you write something that stinks, what are they going to say in a review? Say it stinks? So, if they’re honest, they do, and if you were friends you’re still friends, but the knowledge of your lousy writing and their articulate admission of it will be always something between the two of you, like the knowledge between a man and his wife of some shady adultery. - William Styron

On the whole, however, the critic is far less of a professional faultfinder than is sometimes imagined. He is first of all a virtue-finder, a singer of praise. He is not concerned with getting rid of dross except in so far as it hides the gold. In other words, the destructive side of criticism is purely a subsidiary affair. None of the best critics have been men of destructive minds. They are like gardeners whose business is more with the flowers than with the weeds. - Robert Wilson Lynd

You find very few critics who approach their job with a combination of information and enthusiasm and humility that makes for a good critic. But there is nothing wrong with critics as long as people don't pay any attention to them. I mean, nobody wants to put them out of a job and a good critic is not necessarily a dead critic. It's just that people take what a critic says as a fact rather than an opinion, and you have to know whether the opinion of the critic is informed or uninformed, intelligent of stupid – but most people don't take the trouble. - Edward Albee

You worthy critics, or whatever you may call yourselves, are ashamed or afraid of the momentary and passing madness which is found in all real creators, the longer or shorter duration of which distinguishes the thinking artist from the dreamer. Hence your complaints of unfruitfulness, for you reject too soon and discriminate too severely. - Friedrich von Schiller

A true critic ought to dwell rather upon excellencies than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation. - Joseph Addison

All the critics who could not make their reputations by discovering you are hoping to make them by predicting hopefully your approaching impotence, failure and general drying up of natural juices. - Ernest Hemingway

An author, whether good or bad, or between both, is an animal whom everybody is privileged to attack: for though all are not able to write books, all conceive themselves able to judge them. - Matthew Gregory Lewis

Many critics are like woodpeckers, who, instead of enjoying the fruit and shadow of a tree, hop incessantly around the trunk, pecking holes in the bark to discover some little worm or other. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Tuesday, 14 November 2017


A nod of an honest man is enough. - English Proverb

An honest man is believed without an oath, for his reputation swears for him. - Eliza Cook

An honest man is the man who keeps his own counsel, and will not divide the plunder. - Honore de Balzac

An honest man lives not to the world, but to himself. - Wellins Calcott

An honest man will continue to be so though surrounded on all sides by rogues. - Charles Caleb Colton

An honest man's word is as good as the king's. - Portuguese Proverb

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. - Sigmund Freud

Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them. - Christian Nevell Bovee

Every act of dishonesty has at least two victims: the one we think of as the victim, and the perpetrator as well. Each little dishonesty makes another little rotten spot somewhere in the perpetrator’s psyche. - Lesley Conger

Expressions of affection, like putting your arm around someone’s shoulder, holding hands, or giving a kiss good night, involve the principle of honesty. - John Bytheway

He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, is himself a knave. - George Berkeley

Honest hearts produce honest actions. - Brigham Young

Honest men are the soft easy cushions on which knaves repose and fatten. - Thomas Otway

Honest people are never touchy about the matter of being trusted. - Ayn Rand

Honest people don't hide their deeds. - Emily Bronte

Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control. - Don Marquis

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity. - Stephen Vincent Benet

Honesty is like an icicle – if once it melts that is the end of it. - American Proverb


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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Friday, 10 November 2017


A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience. - Sydney Smith

A happy home is the single spot of rest which a man has upon this earth for the cultivation of his noblest sensibilities. - Frederick William Robertson

A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met. - David A. Bednar

A house is made with walls and beams. A home is made with love and dreams. - Unknown

A man's house is his castle. - Edward Coke

All exiles carry a map within them that points the way homeward. - Jacqueline Carey

An empty house is like a stray dog or a body from which life has departed. - Samuel Butler

At home, the very walls lend you strength. - Sergei Lukyanenko

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need. - Sarah Ban Breathnach

From a misgoverned and disordered home, many go forth to make other homes unhappy and miserable. - Walter Matthews

Good food and a warm kitchen are what make a house a home. - Rachael Ray

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration. - Charles Dickens

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to. - John Ed Pearce

Home is an invention on which no one has yet improved. - Ann Douglas

Home is like a bee-hive; there may be much toil, there must be much order, but there will always be a honeyed sweetness. - Ebenezer Coloham Brewer

Home is like a garden, and the elder is the master landscaper, knowledgeable of the seasons, times for planting and pruning, and ritual significance and medicinal properties of flowers, herbs, fruits and leaves. - Graham D. Rowles

Home is the first and most important school of character. It is there that every human being receives his best moral training, or his worst; for it is there that he imbibes those principles of conduct which endure through manhood, and cease only with life. - Samuel Smiles

Home is the place that goes where you go, yet it welcomes you upon your return. Like a dog overjoyed at the door. We've missed you is what you hear, no matter how long you've been gone. - Michael J. Rosen

Home is the place where you are most thoroughly yourself, with no pretences. - Victoria Moran

Thursday, 9 November 2017


Information is not knowledge. - Albert Einstein

Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge. - Aristotle

It does not make much difference what a person studies – all knowledge is related, and the man who studies anything, if he keeps at it, will be learned. - Elbert Hubbard

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. - Thomas Sowell

Knowledge acquired too rapidly and without being personally supplemented is never very productive. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Knowledge alone doth not amount to Virtue; but certainly, there is no Virtue without Knowledge. - Benjamin Whichcote

Knowledge grows exponentially. The more we know, the greater our ability to learn, and the faster we expand our knowledge base. - Dan Brown

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. - Peter Drucker

Knowledge is a tool, and like all tools, its impact is in the hands of the user. - Dan Brown

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. - Frank Herbert

Knowledge is but an instrument, which the profligate and the flagitious may use as well as the brave and the just. - Horace Mann

Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness. - George Washington

Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well. On the other hand, when they split up knowledge, concentrate on their own field, and scorn and ignore other fields, they grow less wise – even in their own field. - Isaac Asimov

Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility. - Robin Morgan

Knowledge is, indeed, that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another. - Joseph Addison

Knowledge itself is power. - Francis Bacon

Knowledge of the world depends on the power of drawing general inferences from individual examples; and he is the most likely to be correct who has the greatest number of facts at his command. - Charles William Day

Knowledge often cuts the root that supports it. - Edward Counsel

Knowledge once gained casts a faint light beyond its own immediate boundaries. There is no discovery so limited as not to illuminate something beyond itself. - John Tyndall

Knowledge shuts a man's mouth. - Erwin Sylvanus

Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference. - Claire Fagin

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. - James Madison

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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Tuesday, 7 November 2017


A generation which ignores history has no past and no future. - Robert A. Heinlein

A good knowledge of things past is an armour against events to come. - Edward Counsel

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. - Mahatma Gandhi

All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut. - Anne Bronte

All you have learned from history is old ways of making mistakes. There is nothing that history can tell you about what we must do tomorrow. Only what we must not do. - Edwin H. Land

Anyone can look for history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store. - Robert Wieder

Construed as a means instead of an end, history is the weapon with which we defend the future against the past. - Lewis H. Lapham

Each day is a little bit of history. - Jose Saramago

Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and unique. But some stand out as moments of beginning, in which courses are set that shape decades or centuries. - Richard Nixon

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. - Robert Kennedy

Happy nations have no history. - Belgian Proverb

Historians exercise great power and some of them know it. They recreate the past, changing it to fit their own interpretations. Thus, they change the future as well. - Frank Herbert

History ... is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. - Edward Gibbon

History allows us to see the obvious – but unfortunately, not until it is too late. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

History can come in handy. If you were born yesterday, with no knowledge of the past, you might easily accept whatever the government tells you. But knowing a bit of history – while it would not absolutely prove the government was lying in a given instance – might make you sceptical, lead you to ask questions, make it more likely that you would find out the truth. - Howard Zinn

History does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads. - Charles de Gaulle

History fades into fable; fact becomes clouded with doubt and controversy; the inscription molders from the tablet: the statue falls from the pedestal. Columns, arches, pyramids, what are they but heaps of sand; and their epitaphs, but characters written in the dust? - Washington Irving

History gets reinterpreted as time goes on. Many times, the participants are lost in the retelling of the story. - Buzz Aldrin

History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors and issues. - T. S. Eliot

History is a constant race between invention and catastrophe. - Frank Herbert

History is a relay of revolutions. - Saul Alinsky

History is a vast dust-heap of falsehood with a few pennies of truth scattered through it. - Austin O’Malley

History is full of surprises. - Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

History is instructive. And what it suggests to people is that even if they do little things, if they walk on the picket line, if they join a vigil, if they write a letter to their local newspaper. Anything they do, however small, becomes part of a much, much larger sort of flow of energy. And when enough people do enough things, however small they are, then change takes place. - Howard Zinn

History is mainly a record of wars, and it has bequeathed the sorry fact that still nations devote more money to armies and navies than they do to education or the arts. - James Platt

History is more or less bunk. - Henry Ford

History is not a suicide note – it is a record of our survival. - Jeanette Winterson

History is not like some individual person, which uses men to achieve its ends. History is nothing but the actions of men in pursuit of their ends. - Karl Marx

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


Wednesday, 1 November 2017


A crime arising from a sudden passion is not so great as when the same ariseth from long meditation. For in the former case, there is a place for extenuation, in the common infirmity of human nature, but he that doth it with premeditation, has used circumspection and cast his eye on the law, on the punishment, and on the consequence thereof to human society. - Thomas Hobbes

Crime is naught but misdirected energy. So long as every institution of today, economic, political, social, and moral, conspires to misdirect human energy into wrong channels; so long as most people are out of place doing the things they hate to do, living a life they loathe to live, crime will be inevitable, and all the laws on the statutes can only increase, but never do away with, crime. - Emma Goldman

Many writers claim that nearly all crime is caused by economic conditions, or in other words that poverty is practically the whole cause of crime. Endless statistics have been gathered on this subject which seem to show conclusively that property crimes are largely the result of the unequal distribution of wealth. But crime of any class cannot be safely ascribed to a single cause. Life is too complex, heredity is too variant and imperfect, too many separate things contribute to human behaviour, to make it possible to trace all actions to a single cause. - Clarence Darrow

The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation. - Emma Goldman


Tuesday, 31 October 2017


A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. - Bob Dylan

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. - Joseph Campbell

A real hero is someone who gets up even when he can't. - Jared Leto

A hero is someone who does what must be done, and needs no other reason. - Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder

Alongside the statement about one man's poison being another man's high, one might as well add that one man's saint can be another man's sore and one man's hero can turn out to be that man's biggest hangup. - Ken Kesey

He who says, "I know no fear," is no hero. No man knows courage unless he does know fear, and has that in him which is superior to fear, and conquers it. - Lyman Abbott

Heroism is endurance for one moment more. - George Kennan

Heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage. - Henri-Frederic Amiel

I would describe a hero as a person who has no fear of life, who can face life squarely. - Alexander Lowen

If everyone is a hero, then disasters and atrocities lose their meaning. It's only when certain people are heroes and others are not that these tragedies and disasters that mankind faces take on meaning. - Gao XingJian

In the heat of battle, heroes emerge, sometimes from the most unlikely of sources. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Perhaps the heroic element in our natures is exhibited to the best advantage, not in going from success to success, and so on through a series of triumphs, but in gathering, on the very field of defeat itself, the materials for renewed efforts, and in proceeding, with no abatement of heart or energy, to form fresh designs upon the very ruins and ashes of blasted hopes. Yes, it is this indomitable persistence in a purpose, continued alike through defeat and success, that makes, more than aught else, the hero. - Christian Nestell Boveee

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. - Umberto Eco

Those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look. - Ronald Reagan

Unhappy the land that needs heroes. - Bertolt, Brecht

We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up ... discovering we have the strength to stare it down. - Eleanor Roosevelt


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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Friday, 27 October 2017


A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. - Washington Irving

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. - Nelson Mandela

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being. - James E. Faust

A heart filled with anger has no room for love. - Unknown

Ah, nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. - Albert Camus

Don’t tie your heart to a person that has nothing left to offer you. Let it go. It might hurt for a while, but when you get over it, you’ll see that it’s better. - Unknown

Faint heart never won fair lady. - W. S. Gilbert

Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people’s souls. - Melody Beattie

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. - Paulo Coelho

The heart at rest sees a feast in everything. - Hindu Proverb

The heart is a strange beast and not ruled by logic. - Maria V. Snyder

The heart that knows how to bow down and say SORRY is the heart that loves the most. - Unknown

The heart wants what it wants, or else it does not care. - Emily Dickinson

The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever. - Carroll Bryant

To know another's heart, you must first know your own. - Laurel K. Hamilton

What is uttered from the heart alone, will win the hearts of others to your own. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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


Wednesday, 25 October 2017


Courage is finding the inner strength and bravery required when confronting danger, difficulty, or opposition. Courage is the energy current behind all great actions and the spark that ignites the initial baby steps of growth. It resides deep within each of us, ready to be accessed in those moments when you need to forge ahead or break through seemingly insurmountable barriers. It is the intangible force that propels you forward on your journey. - Cherie Carter-Scott

Courage is a terribly important value. It means you don't run away when things are tough. It means you don't turn away from a friend when he or she is in trouble. It means standing up against the majority opinion … There's a lot of people who won't wear it on their sleeve, or display it through some heroic act. But courage is having the strength to do what's honourable and decent. - George H.W. Bush

Courage is worthy of respect when displayed in the maintenance of legitimate claims and in the repelling of aggressions, bodily or other. Courage is worthy of yet higher respect when danger is faced in defence of claims common to self and others, as in resistance to invasion. Courage is worthy of the highest respect when risk to life or limb is dared in defence of others. - Herbert Spencer

Many people wrongly exclude fear from the definition of courage, believing that courage is the absence of fear. Every time such people feel afraid, they assume that they aren't courageous. The reality, though, is that courage is fearful. When we are acting courageously, we are, most typically, very afraid. But we don't allow the fear we're carrying to stop us. Instead, we press on. This is the signature feature of courage: to carry on despite being fearful. Fear, thus, is an essential element in the definition of courage. You can't be courageous unless you are afraid. - Bill Treasurer

'Tis said that courage is common, but the immense esteem in which it is held proves it to be rare. Animal resistance, the instinct of the male animal when cornered, is no doubt common; but the pure article, courage with eyes, courage with conduct, self-possession at the cannon's mouth, cheerfulness in lonely adherence to the right, is the endowment of elevated characters. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men … have lived. The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality… In whatever arena of life, one may meet the challenge of courage, whatever may be the sacrifices he faces if he follows his conscience – the loss of his friends, his fortune, his contentment, even the esteem of his fellow men – each man must decide for himself the course he will follow. The stories of past courage can define that ingredient – they can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul. - John F. Kennedy


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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Friday, 20 October 2017


As the best wine doth make the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turneth to the deadliest hate. - John Lyly

Folks never understand the folks they hate. - James Russell Lowell

Hate is crystallized fear, fear's dividend, fear objectivized. We hate what we fear and so where hate is, fear will be lurking. - Cyril Connolly

Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate; a child who fears noises becomes the man who hates them. - Cyril Connolly

Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated. - Coretta Scott King

I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding. - Tennessee Williams

If you must hate a man for the many things about which you disagree, remember that you should also love him for the many things about which you agree. - Ivan Panin

If you want to forget something or someone, never hate. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart. If you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate. - C. Joybell C.

In any society, fanatics who hate don't hate only me – they hate you too. They hate everybody. Someone who hates one group will end up hating everyone – and, ultimately, hating himself or herself. They need hate in order to feel superior. - Elie Wiesel

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Next to meeting somebody who admires someone we admire, we all like to meet somebody who hates someone we hate. - Robert Elliott Gonzales

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. - Nelson Mandela

Others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win, unless you hate them. And then, you destroy yourself. - Richard Nixon

The fiercest fire is hatred. - Gautama Buddha

We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them, because we hate them. - Charles Caleb Colton


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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Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires, makes a wise and a happy purchase. We shall more easily obtain it, if we consider, that no other than moderate enjoyments are to be expected in this life: that this is not our home, not our place of abode; but a state of pilgrimage: and that therefore we ought to be satisfied with tolerable accommodations. - John Balguy

Contentment is one of the greatest gifts or blessings that can be bestowed upon us, if you are contented, there are no likes or dislikes. There is nothing to get or gain and there is nothing to lose. With contentment, we experience supreme joy; we no longer have to look outside ourselves for happiness. Contentment is greater than happiness as there is no opposite waiting around the corner. Contentment makes our life simple. Contentment is accepting what is. - Sumuki Finney

If you're an average person trying to get ahead in the world, contentment is probably the last thing you're striving for, yet there's a good chance that you long for it. Why? Because at its core, contentment is peace of mind. Contentment is happiness. The person who is content has little or no stress. Yet we forge ahead like a soldier going into battle. We dive headlong into society's raging river and get caught up in a cycle of over-spending, over-committing, and overworking. And all for what? - Unknown


Tuesday, 17 October 2017


A habit is a choice that we deliberately make at some point and then stop thinking about, but continue doing, often every day. - Charles Duhigg

A habit is a formula our brain automatically follows: When I see CUE, I will do ROUTINE in order to get a REWARD. - Charles Duigg

As our acts vary, our habits will follow in their course. - Aristotle

Bad habits are overcome by good habits. - Lucas Remmerswaal

Bad habits: easy to develop and hard to live with. Good habits: hard to develop and easy to live with. - Orrin Woodward

Each year one vicious habit rooted out, in time might make the worst Man good throughout. - Benjamin Franklin

Everything you are used to, once done long enough, starts to seem natural, even though it might not be. - Julien Smith

Habit is a cable. We weave a thread of it every day, and at last we cannot break it. - Horace Mann

Habit is a cruel jailer, yet how well-beloved. - Nellie Seelye Evans

Habit is a great swamp wherein men are turned to fossils. - Abraham Miller

Habit is the denial of creativity and the negation of freedom; a self-imposed straitjacket of which the wearer is unaware. - Arthur Koestler

Habit is thus the enormous fly-wheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance. - William James

Habit is, of all the plants of human growth, the one that has the least need of nutritious soil in order to live, and is the first to appear on the most seemingly barren rock. - Marcel Proust

Habit will reconcile us to everything but change. - Charles Caleb Colton

Habits are either the best of servants or the worst of masters. - Croft M. Pentz

Habits influence the character pretty much as undercurrents influence a vessel, and whether they speed us on the way of our wishes, or retard our progress, their influence is not the less important because imperceptible. - Christian Nestell Bovee

Ill habits gather by unseen degrees – as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas. - John Dryden

In time, action becomes habit, and habit can wear reason away, leaving no traces. - Bernard Beckett

It is easier to prevent thistles and habits than to uproot them. - Austin O’Malley

It’s a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it. - John Steinbeck

Most men are prisoners at best, who some strong habit every drag about like chain and ball. - Henry Abbey

Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life. Each lapse is like the letting fall of a ball of string which one is carefully winding up; a single slip undoes more than a great many turns will wind again. - William James

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. - Vince Lomardi

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. - Samuel Johnson

To learn new habits is everything, for it is to reach the substance of life. Life is but a tissue of habits. - Henri-Frederic Amiel

Virtually everything we do in life is a matter of habit. Habits make us who we are. Why not change your habits to better your life? - Jack LaLanne

We talk of acquiring a habit; we should rather say being acquired by it. - Eliza Cook

When habit clutches a man, he becomes a limp mass of nerveless meat. - Abraham Miller


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

More Quotes Here - And the book Quote Worthy

Friday, 13 October 2017


Grief and guilt. A powerful combination. Guilt like a liquid, a thin liquor, seeping everywhere, informing everything, saturating the whole – corrosive, like seawater, scented with the rich stench of ordure and corruption, and carrying with it hard, abrasive shards of grief. - Simon Mawer

Guilt is a useless feeling. It's never enough to make you change direction – only enough to make you useless. - Daniel Naveri

Guilt is always present to the mind (of the guilty). - Edward Counsel

Guilt is the source of sorrows; 'tis the fiend, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings. - Nicholas Rowe

He who helps the guilty, shares the crime. - Publilius Syrus

Innocence is the weakest defense. Innocence has a single voice that can only say over and over again, "I didn't do it." Guilt has a thousand voices, all of them lies. - Leonard F. Peltier

No guilt is forgotten so long as the conscience still knows of it. - Stefan Zweig

No love or pity, pardon or excuse should soften the sharp pang of reparation for the guilty man. - Louisa May ALcott

None seem to bear the imputation of supposed guilt with greater intolerance than such as are, on other occasions, obviously culpable of vice or crime. - Norman MacDonald

Shame is closely related to guilt, but there is a key qualitative difference. No audience is needed for feelings of guilt, no one else need know, for the guilty person is his own judge. Not so for shame. The humiliation of shame requires disapproval or ridicule by others. If no one ever learns of a misdeed there will be no shame, but there still might be guilt. Of course, there may be both. The distinction between shame and guilt is very important, since these two emotions may tear a person in opposite directions. The wish to relieve guilt may motivate a confession, but the wish to avoid the humiliation of shame may prevent it. - Paul Ekman

The difference between guilt and shame is very clear – in theory. We feel guilty for what we do. We feel shame for what we are. - Lewis B. Smedes

The guilty think all talk is of themselves. - Geoffrey Chaucer

The hands of the guilty don't necessarily tremble; only in stories does a dropped glass betray agitation. Tension is more often shown in the studied action. - Graham Greene

The problem with guilt is that it cements you to the past. - Kevin Leman

To spare the guilty is to injure the innocent. - Publilius Syrus

Women are raised to feel guilty if they don't do everything they should do. Men are more likely to feel guilty if they do something they shouldn't. - Georgia Witkin-Lanoil

Thursday, 12 October 2017


People must know that their ideas will be listened to and, if they have merit, acted upon. If they do, it is possible to mobilize individual creativity on a very broad scale. - James Champy

That which is creative must create itself. - John Keats

The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in an odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline. - George J. Seidel

The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense. - Pablo Picasso

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with objects it loves. - Carl Gustav Jung

The creative consequences of man’s imaginative strivings may never make him whole; but they constitute his deepest consolations and his greatest glories. - Anthony Storr

The creative habit is like a drug. - Henry Moore

The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself. - Alan Alda

The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person. - Frank Barron

The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity. He doesn't need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right ideas. - Abe Tannenbaum

The creative person pays close attention to what appears discordant and contradictory and is challenged by such irregularities. - Frank Barron

The creative person prefers the richness of the disordered to the stark barrenness of the simple. - Donald W. MacKinnon

The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living. - Marion Woodman

The creative habit is like a drug. - Henry Moore

The creative mind doesn’t have to have the whole pattern – it can have just a little piece and be able to envision the whole picture in completion. - Art Fry

The fear of being wrong is the prime inhibitor of the creative process. - Roberta Jean Bryant

The genuine creator creates something that has a life of its own, something that can exist and function without him. - Eric Hoffer

The great successful men of the world have used their imagination ... they think ahead and create their mental picture, and then go to work materializing that picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building, steadily building. - Robert Collier

The important thing is to create. Nothing else matters; creation is all. - Pablo Picasso

The legs are the wheels of creativity. - Albert Einstein

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

Tuesday, 10 October 2017


All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. - Henry Miller

Grow within the flow. - Timothy Leary

Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. - James Cash Penney

If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone. - John C Maxwell

Just because I liked something at one point in time doesn’t mean I’ll always like it, or that I have to go on liking it at all points in time as an unthinking act of loyalty to who I am as a person, based solely on who I was as a person. To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change, and challenge who I am and what I think. The only thing I am for sure is unsure, and this means I’m growing, and not stagnant or shrinking. - Jarod Kintz

Optimism works in conjunction with your life energy, strengthening your roots and keeping you grounded, stimulating the growth of new shoots and the development of new branches that form your life, energizing the creation that is you. - Dana Lightman

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. - Lao Tzu

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. - Ronald Reagan

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. - Dr. Wayne W Dyer

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. - Benjamin Franklin

You can't force a thing to grow. You can't interfere with it. It's all hidden. It's all unseen. You just got to wait till it pops up out of the ground. Tiny little shoot. Tiny little white shoot. All hairy and fragile. Strong enough. Strong enough to break the earth even. It's a miracle. - Sam Shepard

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

More Quotes Here - And the book Quote Worthy

Friday, 6 October 2017


All the joys of earth will not assuage our thirst for happiness, while a single grief suffices to shroud life in a sombre veil, and smite it with nothingness at all points. - Madame Swetchine

Compare your griefs with other men's, and they will seem less. - Eliza Cook

Concealed griefs are the most consuming, as secret maladies are the most fatal. - Eliza Cook

Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope. - Elizabeth Gilbert

Grief chants, or, if violent or sudden, its utterance is exactly like that of physical pain. - Austin O’Malley

Grief does not change you.... It reveals you. - John Green

Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it. - Arthur Golden

Grief is itself a medicine. - William Cowper

Grief is like a physical pain which must be allowed to subside somewhat on its own before medical treatment is applied. - Plutarch

Grief is like the wake behind a boat. It starts out as a huge wave that follows close behind you and is big enough to swamp and drown you if you suddenly stop moving forward. But if you do keep moving, the big wake will eventually dissipate. And after a long time, the waters of your life get calm again, and that is when the memories of those who have left begin to shine as bright and as enduring as the stars above. - Jimmy Buffett

Grief is not just a series of events, stages, or timelines. Our society places enormous pressure on us to get over loss, to get through grief. But how long do you grieve for a husband of fifty years, a teenager killed in a car accident, a four-year-old child: a year? Five years? Forever? The loss happens in time, in fact in a moment, but its aftermath lasts a lifetime. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Grief is real because loss is real. Each grief has its own imprint, as distinctive and as unique as the person we lost. The pain of loss is so intense, so heart-breaking, because in loving we deeply connect with another human being, and grief is the reflection of the connection that has been lost. We think we want to avoid the grief, but really it is the pain of the loss we want to avoid. Grief is the healing process that ultimately brings us comfort in our pain. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it. - Joan Didion

Grief, a type of sadness that most often occurs when you have lost someone you love, is a sneaky thing, because it can disappear for a long time, and then pop back up when you least expect it. - Daniel Handler

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

Tuesday, 3 October 2017


Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness but it is greatness. - George Bernard Shaw

Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent. It depends in part upon the myth-making imagination of humankind. The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. - Frank Herbert

If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission. - Unknown

Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought. - Blaise Pascal

Somewhere in the world there is a defeat for everyone. Some are destroyed by defeat, and some made small and mean by victory. Greatness lives in one who triumphs equally over defeat and victory. - John Steinbeck

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. - Bob Marley

There are countless ways of attaining greatness, but any road to reaching one’s maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity. - Buck Rodgers

There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet. - William F. Halsey

To be great is to be misunderstood. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

We all carry the seeds of greatness within us, but we need an image as a point of focus in order that they may sprout. - Epictetus