Wednesday, 29 March 2017
This plant kills 14 types of cancer and 13 different infections. Click on the link to read all about it. Click on the link to read the article. http://awaytohealthylife.com/plant-kills-14-types-cancer-13-different-infections/
Man is not willingly a political animal. The human male associates with his fellows less by desire than by habit, imitation, and the compulsion of circumstance; he does not love society so much as he fears solitude. He combines with other men because isolation endangers him, and because there are many things that can be done better together than alone; in his heart he is a solitary individual, pitted heroically against the world. - Will Durant
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy-the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. - Brené Brown
Some men of a secluded and studious life, have sent forth from their closet or their cloister, rays of intellectual light that have agitated courts, and revolutionized kingdoms; like the moon, that far removed from the ocean, and shining upon it with a serene and sober light, is the chief cause of all those ebbings and flowings which incessantly disturb that world of waters. - Charles Caleb Colton
The brave man is intelligent; he faces danger because he understands it and is prepared to meet it. The drunkard who runs, in the delirium of intoxication, into a burning house is not brave; he is only stupid. But the clear-eyed hero who makes his way, with every sense alert and every nerve strung, into the hell of flames to rescue some little child, proves his courage. - Henry van Dyke
Monday, 27 March 2017
The socially redeeming aspect of golf lies in the vast number of lawyers and bankers and managers who play it, and when you think of the damage they would do if they were at the job instead, you can see why golf courses are a wise investment for any municipality. - Garrison Keillor
I was depressed ... I was suicidal. As a matter of fact, I would have killed myself but I was in analysis with a strict Freudian and if you kill yourself they make you pay for the sessions you miss. - Woody Allen
I never met anyone who didn't have a very smart child. What happens to these children, you wonder, when they reach adulthood? - Fran Lebowitz
My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That's what happens when you haven't been home in eighteen years. - Lee Trevino
There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won’t, and that’s a wife who can’t cook and will. - Robert Frost
If I told you I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at, I’d be lying, because I have no idea where I am right now. - Jarod Kintz
A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view. - Sophia Loren
I decided as long as I was going to hell, I might as well do it thoroughly. - Edward Cullen
Money Can’t Buy Happiness but It Beats the Hell out of Poverty. - Sharon Law Tucker
Twins are so practical … it's always so nice to have a spare! - Liza Prescott
The family that stays together probably has only one car. - Knofel Staton
The past is always tense, the future perfect. - Zadie Smith
Sunday, 26 March 2017
In life, friendships change, divorces happen, people move on, others die. Money and jobs will come and go. Live long enough and your health and body will change. It goes with the territory of being human. The fact that you are still here gives you an advantage. Don’t look back. Look straight ahead! Decide to use all of your knowledge, skills, experiences and your life lessons from your mistakes, defeats and setbacks to start over again. Life changes. You may not have the same life as before, but you can still enjoy your life. - Les Brown
You create everything that happens to you.... If you want to be really successful, and I know you do, then you will have to give up blaming and complaining and take total responsibility for your life – that means all your results, both your successes and your failures. That is the prerequisite for creating a life of success. It is only by acknowledging that you have created everything up until now that you can take charge of creating the future you want. - Jack Canfield
Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favour by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil. - Walt Disney
Saturday, 25 March 2017
You’re never going to be 100% ready and it’s never going to be just the right time, but that’s the point. It means that EVERY MOMENT is also the RIGHT MOMENT. If you want it, you just have to do it. - Unknown
We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. - Orson Welles
There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming. - Søren Kierkegaard
When we're young we have faith in what is seen, but when we're old we know that what is seen is traced in air and built on water. - Maxwell Anderson
We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. - Voltaire
These days, the problem isn't how to innovate; it's how to get society to adopt the good ideas that already exist. - Douglas Engelhard
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles. - Doug Larson
At any given moment you have the power to say this is NOT how the story is going to end. - Unknown
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
The present is pregnant with the future. - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up. - Unknown
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Laughter is what makes a home warm, and what makes a work place human. - Catherine Pulsifer
Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living. - Sean O'Casey
Laughter rises out of tragedy when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage. - Erma Bombeck
Laughter would appear to be a physical reflex, although even if it is, this still leaves unanswered the question of why the human response to humour is a convulsive spasm of the respiratory mechanism rather than a crossing of the eyes or a waving of the arms. - Steve Allen
Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it. - Lucy Maud Montgomery
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be. - William Hazlitt
No one is ever more him/herself than when they really laugh. Their defences are down. It's very Zen-like, that moment. They are completely open. - George Carlin
Nothing is more silly than silly laughter. - Catullus
Social laughter is momentary, soon burns itself out and passes away like the fire and smokes of straw, but genius shakes the very skies with its lasting, inextinguishable laughter. - Boris Sidis
Take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away, but do not take from me your laughter. - Pablo Neruda
The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. - Carl Sagan
The joke loses everything when the joker laughs himself. - Friedrich Schiller
The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms – hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal. - James Thurber
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
We’re constantly changing facts, rewriting history to make things easier, to make them fit in with our preferred version of events. We do it automatically. We invent memories. Without thinking. If we tell ourselves something happened often enough we start to believe it, and then we can actually remember it. - S.J. Watson
What we have to remember is that we can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over. Get a post-bac or try writing for the first time. The notion that it’s too late is comical. It’s hilarious. We’re graduating from college. We’re so young. We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have. - Marina Keegan
When we consider the incidents of former days, and perceive, while reviewing the long line of causes, how the most important events of our lives originated in the most trifling circumstances; how the beginning of our greatest happiness or greatest misery is to be attributed to a delay, to an accident, to a mistake; we learn a lesson of profound humility. - Arthur Helps
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny. - Paulo Coelho
Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children’s approach to life. They’re people who don’t give a hang what the Jones’s do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought – sometimes it isn’t much, either. - Walt Disney
Monday, 20 March 2017
It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party. - Nick Hornby
There are too many stupid people in the world. I’m not saying we should kill them all or anything. Just take the warning labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself. - Unknown
I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she’s having her own way. And second, let her have it. - Lyndon B. Johnson
Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night. - Charles M. Schulz
An expert is a man who tells you a simple thing in a confused way in such a fashion as to make you think the confusion is your own fault. - William Castle
If I saw you hitchhiking, I’d smile and return your thumb’s up, just for you doing such a great job of being a positive roadside influence. - Jarod Kintz
They tell you that you’ll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don’t tell you is that you won’t miss it very much. - Malcolm Cowley
A woman will always cherish the memory of the man who wanted to marry her. A man, of the woman who he didn't. - Grenville Kleiser
I could study all my life and not think up half the amount of funny things they can think of in one Session of Congress. - Will Rogers
Dear life, when I asked if my day could get any worse, it was a rhetorical question, not a challenge. - Unknown
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before. - Mae West
The older I got, the smarter my teachers became. - Ally Carter
Sunday, 19 March 2017
When the mind goes beyond the thought of ‘the me,’ the experiencer, the observer, the thinker, then there is a possibility of a happiness that is incorruptible. - Jiddu Krishnamurti
You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words. - Elizabeth Gilbert
Happiness means loving yourself and being less concerned with the approval of others. - Owen Campbell. Jr
Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness. - Pear S. Buck
Money is Numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end. - Bob Marley
Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital. - The Dalai Lama
The happiest people in life are able to be themselves. But you cannot be yourself, until you accept yourself. - Jeff Moore
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. - Marcus Aurelius
The only true happiness lies in knowing who you are ... and making peace with it. - Laurell K. Hamilton
The secret if happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles. - Unknown
The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. - Carl Jung
There is only one happiness in life – to love and to be loved. - George Sand
Saturday, 18 March 2017
Awareness is fire; it burns all that is wrong in you. It burns your ego. It burns your greed, it burns your possessiveness, it burns your jealousy – it burns all that is wrong and negative, and it enhances all that is beautiful, graceful, divine. - Osho
In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. - Hunter S. Thompson
It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward. - Old Chinese Proverb
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. - C.G. Jung
This miracle of me is mine to own and keep, and mine to guard, and mine to use, and mine to kneel before. - Ayn Rand
Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. - Jim Rohn
You will regret many things in life, but you will never regret being too kind or too fair. - Unknown
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Visionaries and dreamers have always been dusted with a little oddity. - Trevor Baylis
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. - Anatole France
One lie is enough to question all truths. - Unknown
Be the difference that make the difference. - Unknown
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Famous Failures. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of all the points. :-)
Beethoven’s music teacher once told him that as a composer, he was hopeless.
Winston Churchill failed the 6th grade.
John Creasy, the English novelist who wrote 564 books, was rejected 753 times before he became established.
Charles Darwin’s father told him he would amount to nothing and would be a disgrace to himself and his family.
Walt Disney was fired by the editor of a newspaper because he, Disney, had "no good ideas".
When Thomas Edison was a boy his teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything.
Einstein was four-years-old before he spoke. He spoke haltingly until nine years of age. He was advised to drop out of High School. And his teachers told him he would never amount to much.
Henry Ford’s first two automobile businesses failed.
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard’s early failed products included a lettuce-picking machine and an electric weight-loss machine.
Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team.
Ray Krok failed as a real estate salesperson before discovering the McDonald’s idea.
R.H. Macy failed 7 times before his store in New York caught on.
Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka sold only 100 of an automatic rice cooker which burned the rice. Later, they built a cheap tape recorder for Japanese schools. This was the foundation of Sony Corp.
Isaac Newton failed at running the family farm and did poorly in school.
Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times (but he also hit 714 home runs).
Steven Spielberg dropped out of high school in his sophomore year. He was persuaded to come back and placed in a learning disabled class. He lasted a month.
The artist Whistler failed chemistry, failed at West Point and failed at engineering before turning his hand to art.
F. W. Woolworth got a job in a dry good store when he was 21, but his employer would not let him wait on customers because he "didn’t have enough sense."
The great baseball pitcher Cy Young lost almost as many games as he won.
More Trivia Here
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
There's just something unsettling about studying your reflection. It's not a matter of being dissatisfied with your face or of being embarrassed by your vanity. Maybe it's that when you gaze into your own eyes, you don't see what you wish to see--or glimpse something that you wish weren't there. - Dean Koontz
Think Positive. Life is good. Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting pure gold. Positive thinking isn’t about expecting the best to always happen, but accepting that whatever happens is the best for the moment. So keep smiling and keep staying true to your heart. Someday the negative voice inside you will have nothing left to say. - Unknown
Truth is, I’ll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour. - Tom Hanks
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
We know that the outcasts and misfits are the children most likely to become violent, so it only follows that we must pull them into the arms of love and/or acceptance, and find a place where they fit. If our system doesn't have a place where a child fits, there's something wrong with the system, not the child. - William G. Defoore
Monday, 13 March 2017
I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night. - Marie Corelli
The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. - Charles Caleb Colton
When kids hit 1 year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit. - Johnny Depp
Failure is regarded in Hollywood as practically a contagious disease; people will literally cross the road to avoid someone who is tainted with it. - Barry Norman
The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one. - Erma Bombeck
Growing up is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher
You can’t judge the ability of a doctor by the amount of praise the undertakers give him. - Evan Esar
They're all mistakes, children! Filthy, nasty things. Glad I never was one. - Agatha Trunchbull
A woman likes a strong, silent man because she thinks he is listening. - Croft M. Pentz
If I was as ugly as you were, I wouldn’t say Hi to folks, I’d say BOO! - Unknown
I can read lips. Especially if they have words tattooed on them. - Jarod Kintz
Sunday, 12 March 2017
The truth about love is that it is ever changing. Throughout the life of a relationship, individuals change and life itself changes. Love has to be flexible enough to accommodate new information, new roles, and new ways of loving one another. - Patricia Love
There are many kinds of love, as many kinds of light, and every kind of love makes a glory in the night. There is love that stirs the heart, and love that gives it rest, but the love that leads life upward is the noblest and the best. - Henry van Dyke
There is nothing like young love. It is exciting, it is stimulating, and it is often the most complicated. Why? Because the two of you are still on a path of self-discovery, defining yourselves and trying to define a combined relationship at the same time. - Zane
To love is for the Soul to choose a companion, and travel with it along the perilous defiles and winding ways of life; mutually sustaining, when it is rugged with obstructions, and mutually rejoicing, when rich broad plains and sunny slopes make journeying delight. - George Henry Lewes
Maybe I was destined to forever fall in love with people I couldn’t have. Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them. Waiting to make me feel the same impossibility over and over again. - Carol Rifka Brunt
Saturday, 11 March 2017
An emotion is only an emotion. It’s just a small part of your whole being. You are much more than your emotion. An emotion comes, stays for a while, and goes away, just like a storm. If you’re aware of that, you won’t be afraid of your emotions. - Thich Nhat Hanh
There are indeed times when one should trust blindly, just as there are times when one should not. Wisdom consists in being able to tell one from the other. - Daniel Quinn
This is my country, that is your country; these are the conceptions of narrow souls – to the liberal minded the whole world is a family. - Virchand Gandhi
They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who’s content with his lot. - Dutch Proverb
We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies. - Roderick Thorp
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. - Anais Nin
If our words are not consistent with our actions, they will never be heard above the thunder of our deeds. - H. Burke Peterson
You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass. - Timber Hawkeye
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. - Tommy Lasorda
All doubt, despair and fear become insignificant once the intention of life becomes love. - Rumi
It is difficult to esteem a man as highly as he would wish. - Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues
Until you spread your wings, you’ll never know how far you can fly. - Unknown
Thursday, 9 March 2017
Definitions You Won’t See In The Dictionary
Man: an animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be. - Ambrose Bierce
Marriage: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. - Ambrose Bierce
Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery. - John Ralston Saul
Philosophy: a route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. - Ambrose Bierce
Politics: a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. - Ambrose Bierce
Politics: the art of appearing candid and completely open while concealing as much as possible. - Frank Herbert
Quotation: the act of repeating erroneously the words of another. - Ambrose Bierce
Sailing - the fine art of slowly going nowhere at great expense while being cold, wet and miserable. - Irv Heller
Science: the creation of dilemmas by the solution of mysteries. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together. - Sam Levenson
Spouse: someone who’ll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn’t have had if you’d stayed single. - Unknown
Tennis: a racquet sport in which two players compete to see who has the shortest temper, the worst memory, the poorest eyesight, and the slowest watch. - Unknown
Tomorrow: a mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored. - Unknown
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
‘The Light of Love’ is the third in a series of five books – the other two being, ‘The Mystery of Life’ and ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’.
It is a compilation of quotes on Love. In this book, poets, writers, philosophers, and sages share their thoughts on love, true love and what it means to love. Read all about it here.
The mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with similar energy. It would not perhaps be too fanciful to say that a new idea is the most quickly acting antigen known to science. If we watch ourselves honestly we shall often find that we have begun to argue against a new idea even before it has been completely stated. - Wilfred Batten Lewis Trotter
The reality is that we don’t forget, move on, and have closure, but rather we honour, we remember, and incorporate our deceased children and siblings into our lives in a new way. In fact, keeping memories of your loved one alive in your mind and heart is an important part of your healing journey. - Harriet Schiff
There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways. - Mother Teresa
There is a reason for all things. We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one. - Dean Koontz
There is an elasticity in the human mind, capable of bearing much, but which will not show itself, until a certain weight of affliction be put upon it; its powers may be compared to those vehicles whose springs are so contrived that they get on smoothly enough when loaded, but jolt confoundedly when they have nothing to bear. - Charles Caleb Colton
Monday, 6 March 2017
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it. - Mark Twain
My mom said she learned how to swim. Someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. That’s how she learned how to swim. I said, ‘Mom, they weren’t trying to teach you how to swim.’ - Paula Poundstone
There's lotion for your face, for your hands, for your feet, for your body. Why? What would happen if you put hand lotion on your feet? Would your feet get confused and start clapping? - Ellen DeGeneres
There is no point in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later. - Douglas Adams
I came from a real tough neighborhood. Why, every time I shut the window I hurt somebody’s fingers. - Rodney Dangerfield
A woman is always ready to describe another woman as charming, but only if the other woman is not charming. - Evan Esar
The mouth is made for communication, and nothing is more articulate than a kiss. - Jarod Kintz
If you want breakfast in bed, you have to consider sleeping in the kitchen. - Unknown
Any fool can tell the truth. It requires a man of some sense to lie well. - Unknown
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. - Oscar Wilde
Some minds are so unclothed that they are indecent. - Austin O’Malley
Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. - Ernestine Ulmer
Sunday, 5 March 2017
Friends are the fruitcake of our lives. Some are nutty, some are soaked in alcohol, some firm, some sweet, but altogether, they are great to have in your life. - Unknown
Friendship is not about finding the right person but, creating the right relation. It’s not how much we care in the beginning but how much we care till the end. - Unknown
Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends. - Henry Ward Beecher
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. - Henry David Thoreau
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other. - Honoré de Balzac
Remember, you don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of. - Unknown
Strangers can become best friends just as easy as best friends can become strangers. - Unknown
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected. - Charles Lamb
Few delights can equal the mere presence of someone we utterly trust. - George MacDonald
Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff. - Jon Katz
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. - Khalil Gibran
More quotes on Friends and Friendship Here
Saturday, 4 March 2017
If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go. - Steve Maraboli
Every human has four endowments: self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom – The power to choose, to respond, to change. - Steven Covey
The mind that is too ready at contempt and reprobation is, I may say, as a clenched fist that can give blows, but is shut up from receiving and holding ought that is precious. - George Eliot
It seems to me that the more ignorant you are, the smarter you think you are, and the smarter you are, the more you realize how ignorant you are. - Don Freeman
It's a hard talk for a man to say I don't know; it hurts his pride: but should not the pretending he does, hurt it much more? - Fulke Greville
An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage concludes it will also make a better soup. - H. L. Mencken
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering. - Unknown
When I was a child I was afraid of ghosts. As I grew up I realized people are more scary! - Susban R Sharma
To bear failure with courage is the best proof of character that anyone can give. - W. Somerset Maugham
No two persons can learn something and experience it in the same way. - Shannon L. Alder
If you can neither accept it or change it, try to laugh at it. - Ashleigh Brilliant
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. - Hubert H. Humphrey
Thursday, 2 March 2017
There once was a boy with a very bad temper. The boy’s father wanted to teach him a lesson, so he gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper he must hammer a nail into their wooden fence.
On the first day of this lesson, the little boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. He was really mad!
Over the course of the next few weeks, the little boy began to control his temper, so the number of nails that were hammered into the fence dramatically decreased.
It wasn’t long before the little boy discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Then, the day finally came when the little boy didn’t lose his temper even once, and he became so proud of himself, he couldn’t wait to tell his father.
Pleased, his father suggested that he now pull out one nail for each day that he could hold his temper.
Several weeks went b and the day finally came when the young boy was able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
Very gently, the father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.
“You have done very well, my son,” he smiled, “but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same.”
The little boy listened carefully as his father continued to speak.
“When you say things in anger, they leave permanent scars just like these. And no matter how many times you say you’re sorry, the wounds will still be there.”
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress. - Viggo Mortensen
People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also… but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop. - Steve Maraboli
Perhaps the only thing that saves science from invalid conventional wisdom that becomes effectively permanent is the presence of mavericks in every generation – people who keep challenging convention and thinking up new ideas for the sheer hell of it or from an innate contrariness. - D. M. Raup
Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. - Rumi
The issues that confront us may seem so huge, so complicated, so difficult to deal with that it's hard to believe that anything we can do will have a meaningful impact. But there are a lot of us in the world. A lot of people doing a lot of little things could have a huge impact. And by doing something, we are also demonstrating that lots of people really do care. - Michael Norton