Thursday, 23 March 2017

About Laughter

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

Food for Thought

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

More Food for Thought Here and the book Food for Thought

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Discoveries

A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars. - Henry Brooks Adams

Who never walks save where he sees men’s tracks makes no discoveries. - J. G. Holland

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

A single discovery within a lifetime is a very remarkable thing. Two over the course of a career – why, you’d be very lucky indeed. - Alan Toomre

All we discover has been with us since the sun began to roll; and much we discover, is not worth the discovering. - Herman Melville

Although there are discoveries which are said to have been made by accident, if carefully inquired into, it will be found that there has really been very little that was accidental about them. For the most part, these so-called accidents have only been opportunities, carefully improved by genius. As time goes on, new and remoter aspects of truth are discovered, which can seldom or never be fitted into creeds that are changeless. - Clarence Day

Discovery follows discovery, each both raising and answering questions, each enduring a long search, and each providing the new instruments for a new search. - Robert Oppenheimer

Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things. - Noam Chomsky

Everything that we call Invention or Discovery in the higher sense of the word is the serious exercise and activity of an original feeling for truth, which, after a long course of silent cultivation, suddenly flashes out into fruitful knowledge. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Fertility of imagination and abundance of guesses at the truth are among the first requisites of discovery. - William Jevons

Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than myself. - Alexander Graham Bell

History shows that new discoveries are always just over the horizon. - Harry Levine

I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking. - Albert Einstein

I invent nothing. I rediscover. - Auguste Rodin

It is a mortifying truth, and ought to teach the wisest of us humility, that many of the most valuable discoveries have been the result of chance, rather than of contemplation, and of accident rather than of design. - Charles Caleb Colton

It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple. - Georg C. Lichtenberg

Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed. - Stanislaw Lem

Monday, 20 March 2017

Humorous Quotes

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

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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Happiness Quotes

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

More on Happiness Here
The book The Pursuit of Happiness

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Quote Worthy

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

More Quotes Here And the book Quote Worthy

Friday, 17 March 2017

Disappointment

All that weak people learn from disappointment, is less confidence in future enterprise. - Norman MacDonald

Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy – the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation. - Eric Hoffer

Disappointment is to a noble soul what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys. - Eliza Stephenson

Disappointment or misfortune don't last long among us, the poor; we can't live if we brood on them the whole time. - Viramma Racine

Mean spirits under disappointment, like small beer in a thunderstorm, ever turn sour. - William West

Most things disappoint till you look deeper. - Graham Greene

Rigid beliefs make disappointments seem unbearable, whereas realistic beliefs help us to accept disappointment and go on from there. - Eileen Kennedy-Moore

See your disappointments as good fortune. One plan's deflation is another's inflation. - Jean Cocteau

Those who never philosophized until they met with disappointments, have mostly become disappointed philosophers. - Arthur Helps

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Trivia

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.

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Food for Thought

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

More Food for Thought Here and the book Food for Thought

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Discipline

A person without discipline is like a ship without a rudder in the storm of life. - Robert Elias Najemy

A person's attitude toward discipline is the measure of that person's own orientation to order. - Max van Manen

A sense of discipline is like the earth itself. It is the ground from which all good qualities can grow forth. - Tsoknyi Rinpoche

All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. - Hebrews 12:11

Always remember that discipline is like a two-edged sword; it is not only to correct children when they are wrong, but to direct them to a way that is right. - James Merritt

Corrective discipline is like surgery – it corrects something that's gone wrong in the body so that more serious injury doesn't result. - Mark Dever & Paul Alenxander

Discipline in its highest notion is not punishment or self-punishment. It is rather something seminal to the self. It is our foundation. It is our architecture. It gives us structure. It allows us to steer our energies and pull our wagon. - Noah Benshea

Discipline is a moral, mental, and physical state in which all ranks respond to the will of the leader. - Unknown

Discipline is a necessity, as a regulator of society, so that those who break its rules may be taught the necessity of obeying them. - Engineer Lockhart

Discipline is important simply because we live in an organized society where, if you have not learned life's requirements at early age, you will be taught later, not by those whose love tempers the lesson but by strangers who could not care less about the harm they do to your personality. - William E. Homan

Discipline is just doing the same thing the right way whether anyone’s watching or not. - Michael J. Fox

Discipline is learning what to do, when to do it and in what manner it should be done. - Unknown

Discipline is like a vaccine. It inflicts lesser pain now to avoid greater pain later. - Dan Doriani

Discipline is like sandpaper. It feels rough and abrasive when it's in motion, but the final result is a smooth and polished surface. - Jerry L. Parks

Discipline is like spinach. We may not care for it ourselves but feel sure it would be good for everybody else. - Unknown

Discipline is like the helm of a ship; it gives direction. - Zester Hatfield

Discipline is necessary to curb the mind, otherwise there is no peace. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Discipline is something we despise for the moment.... We all look for a place to run, an excuse with which to stall. No one enjoys it. Yet those of us who have endured it know that the fruit it produces and the pain from which it ultimately spares us makes it worth the agony. - Charles F. Stanley

Discipline is the duty and the hope of all who would enjoy the benefits of society and of instruction. - John H. A. Bomberger

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak and esteem to all. - George Washington

Monday, 13 March 2017

Humorous Quotes

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

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Love

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

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

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Quote Worthy

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

More Quotes Here And the book Quote Worthy

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Humour

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

‘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.

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Food for Thought

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

More Food for Thought Here and the book Food for Thought

Monday, 6 March 2017

Videos

I have been playing around with the video creator on YouTube. Still finding my way around. Here are two of my initial efforts - quotes related, of course.

The quotes in the video are taken from the eBooks. If you like them, check out my eBooks at Amazon.com

The Mystery of Life

The Pursuit of Happiness

Humorous Quotes

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

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Sunday, 5 March 2017

Friends

What men call friendship is only social intercourse, an exchange of favours and good offices; it comes down to a commercial dealing in which self-esteem always expects to profit. - Andre Maurois

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

Quote Worthy

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

More quotes Here And the book Quote Worthy

Friday, 3 March 2017

Differences

A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavour. - Sean Covey

As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed. - James Madison

But every little difference may become a big one if it is insisted on. - Vladimir Lenin

Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another. - Desmond Tutu

Differences don't just threaten and divide us. They also inform, enrich, and enliven us. - Harriet Lerner

Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique. - D.B. Harrop

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. - Mahatma Gandhi

I refuse to allow any man-made differences to separate me from any other human beings. - Maya Angelou

If men would once consider one another reasonably, they would either reconcile their differences, or more amicably maintain them. - William Penn

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. - John F. Kennedy

If you hate difference, you’ll be bored to death. - Toba Beta

In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different. - Coco Chanel

In places where men are used to differences they inevitably become tolerant. - Walter Lippmann

In the end we are all separate: our stories, no matter how similar, come to a fork and diverge. We are drawn to each other because of our similarities, but it is our differences we must learn to respect. - Unknown

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. - Audre Lorde

Thursday, 2 March 2017

A Bag of Nails

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.”

More Parables Here - and the book Here

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Food for Thought

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

More Food for Thought Here and the book Food for Thought