Tuesday, 23 May 2017


A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both. - Milton Friedman

All men are born equal, but some of them outgrow it. - Evan Esar

All men are equal: it is not birth, but virtue alone, that makes the difference. - Voltaire

Equality before the law is probably forever unattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges. - H. L. Mencken

Equality begins in the grave. - American Proverb

Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently. - Tom Robbins

Equality lies only in human moral dignity... Let there be brothers first, then there will be brotherhood, and only then will there be a fair sharing of goods among brothers. - Fyodor Dostoevsky

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbour’s rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. - Carl Shurz

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

If all things were equally in all men, nothing would be prized. - Thomas Hobbes

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave. - John James Ingalls

It is not true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has made nothing equal; her sovereign law is subordination and dependence. - Luc de Clapiers

Men are made by nature unequal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal. - James Anthony Froude

Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias. For freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, and when one prevails the other dies. - Will Durant

No one enjoys being equal. - David Mamet

Nothing is so unequal as equality. - Pliny The Elder

So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other. - Samuel Johnson

The only place where you can find equality is in the cemetery. - Evan Esar

The true meaning of the word "Equality" is – "No one better off than I am." - Eliza Cook

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. - Aristotle

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their colour. - Maya Angelou

We live in a system that espouses merit, equality, and a level playing field, but exalts those with wealth, power, and celebrity, however gained. - Derrick A. Bell

Were all men equal to-night, some would get the start by rising an hour earlier to-morrow. - Elizabeth Gaskell

Monday, 22 May 2017

Humorous Quotes

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

Some men are like a church-organ – you can play on them for a lifetime and always find new harmonies; others are like a music-box – they have four or five thin jingles. - Austin O’Malley

You can't argue with all of the fools in the world. It's easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they're not paying attention. - Christopher Paolini

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven today, and we don't know where the hell she is. - Ellen Degeneres

All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. - Erma Bombeck

The problem with winter sports is that – follow me closely here – they generally take place in winter. - Dave Barry

It's the perfect marriage. There's nothing to fight about if you never talk about anything. - Dr. Eric Foreman

Where there is a will to conquer a man, there is a way to conquer a man. - Delilah Marvelle

If sex were shoes, I’d wear you out. But I wouldn’t wear you out in public. - Jarod Kintz

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love. - Charlie Brown

I guess if everybody went crazy together nobody would notice. - Cormac McCarthy

There are no good girls gone wrong – just bad girls found out. - Mae West

The only people who like change are wet babies. - Unknown

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Sunday, 21 May 2017


Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You never know which footstep will bring a good twist in life. So keep on walking. Happiness comes when it is most unexpected. That’s life! - Unknown

Your attitude to life is far more important in determining your happiness than your money, appearance, social status or talent. - Stephanie Dowrick

Thousands of happiness can’t remove one pain in heart. But one pain can remove thousands of happiness in heart. That’s life. - Unknown

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

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is. - Mandy Hale

To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness. - Robert Brault

The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day. - Unknown

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations. - Jodi Picoult

When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment. - Oscar Wilde

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Be happy, and a reason will come along. - Robert Brault

Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness. - Buddha

Being happy never goes out of style. - Lilly Pulitzer

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Quote Worthy

Whenever we give up, leave behind, and forget too much, there is always the danger that the things we have neglected will return with added force. - Carl Jung

We need to make the world safe for creativity and intuition, for it is creativity and intuition that will make the world safe for us. - Edgar Mitchell

Truth is so obscured nowadays and lies so well established that unless we love the truth we shall never recognize it. - Blaise Pascal

The standard of success in life isn’t the things. It isn’t the money or the stuff – it is absolutely the amount of joy you feel. - Abrahams Hicks

In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do. - Dorothea Dix

It is easier to make our wishes conform to our means than to make our means conform to our wishes. - Robert E. Lee

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. - William Faulkner

Sometimes, what you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are. - John Green

There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable. - Mark Twain

That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees. - Marcus Aurelius

If you put good apples into a bad situation, you'll get bad apples. - Philip Zimbardo

Humanity is on the march, earth itself is left behind. - David Ehrenfeld

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Friday, 19 May 2017


A weak mind is ambitious of envy, a strong one of respect. - E. Wigglesworth

As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man. - Chrysostom

Certainly, envy is no monopoly of the poor; it makes itself felt in all sections of society; it haunts the court, the library, the barrack-room, even the sanctuary; it is provoked in some unhappy souls by the near neighbourhood of any superior rank or excellence whatever. - Henry Parry Liddon

Envy and jealousy, twin sisters, come with the cunning of the fox to steal away our peace and happiness. - Nicias Ballard Cooksey

Envy does not allow humanity to sleep. - Carl Jung

Envy does not enter an empty house. - Danish Proverb

Envy eats nothing but its own heart. - German Proverb

Envy generally admires and abhors out of proportion. - Edward Counsel

Envy is a gun with a faulty breech-lock which flares back and burns the gunner. - Austin O’Malley

Envy is a kind of praise. - John Gay

Envy is a littleness of soul, which cannot see beyond a certain point, and if it does not occupy the whole space, feels itself excluded. - William Hazlitt

Envy is its own tormentor. - Andrada

Envy is one of the great enemies of active spirituality. It keeps us from loving our neighbours, from functioning with others in community, and from affirming people’s unique worth. It also steals contentment from the heart. - Charles R. Swindoll

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own. - Harold Coffin

Envy is the coward side of Hate, and all her ways are bleak and desolate. - Henry Abbey

Envy like fire always makes for the highest points. - Livy

Envy nobody. It is the true secret of happiness, or at least the only one I know. - Peter S. Beagle

Envy ought in strict truth to have no place whatever allowed it in the heart of man; for the goods of this present world, are so vile and low, that they are beneath it; and those of the future world, are so vast and exalted, that they are above it. - Charles Caleb Colton

Envy was a treasure-hoarding dragon, dainty and diabolical. - Holly Cupala

Envy, among other ingredients, has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune. - William Hazlitt

Envy, like a false mirror, distorts the symmetry of the sweetest form. - Norman MacDonald

Envy’s a coal comes hissing hot from hell. - Philip James Bailey

Hatred is active displeasure, envy passive. We need not wonder that envy turns too soon to hatred. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He who envies me, makes my virtue his vice, and my happiness his torment. - H. Hooker

If envy is rankling in your bosom, declare war against it at once; a war of extermination; no truce, no treaty, no compromise. Like the pirate on the high seas, it is an outlaw, an enemy to all mankind, and should be hung up at the yard arm until it is dead. - Levi Carroll Judson

If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang. - Charley Reese

In particular, it is absurd to hope to banish envy of other people's possessions or fortunes, if only because the spirit of envy can lead to emulation and ambition and have positive consequences. - Christopher Hitchens

In the sea of malice envy frequently gets out of her depth; and whilst she is expecting to see another drowned, she is either drowned herself or dashed against a rock. - Giovanni Battista Basile

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. - Baltasar Gracián

The only thing more certain than the hatred of enemies is the envy of friends. - Evan Esar

There is no disappointment so numbing ... as someone no better than you achieving more. - Joseph Heller

There was never envy that was not bloody: for if it eat not another's heart, it will eat our own. - Joseph Hall

What a day it is when we must envy the men in their graves. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thursday, 18 May 2017


Even though you have ten thousand fields, you can eat but one measure of rice a day. - Chinese Proverb

Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter. - African proverb

The price of your hat is not always the measure of your brain. - African American Proverb

May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. - Irish Blessing

If you neglect the pot, it boils over and extinguishes the fire. - Nigerian Proverb

The afternoon knows what the morning never expected. - Swedish Proverb

Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake. - Sara Raasch

Talkin' 'bout fire doesn't boil the pot. - African American Proverb

The person with burnt fingers asks for tongs. - Samoan Proverb

He that fears not future may enjoy the present. - Thomas Fuller

The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune. - English Proverb

The continuous drip polishes the stone. - Peruvian Proverb

Better late than never, but never late is better. - Unknown

Anything with scales counts as a fish. - Malay Proverb

No man fears what he has seen grow. - African Proverb

Take it straight from the horse's mouth. - Francis Iles

A little bait catches a large fish. - John Taylor Wood

Hasty climbers have sudden falls. - Robert Greene

The blind see what they want to see. - Dan Brown

Anything cracked will shatter at a touch. - Ovid

A grudge is a heavy thing to carry. - Unknown

The belly rules the mind. - Spanish Proverb

A false tale often betrays itself. - Aesop

Time discovers truth. - Lucius Seneca

Strike while the iron is hot. - Chaucer

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Food for Thought

Round about what is, lies a whole mysterious world of might be, - a psychological romance of possibilities and things that do not happen. By going out a few minutes sooner or later, by stopping to speak with a friend at a corner, by meeting this man or that, or by turning down this street instead of the other, we may let slip some great occasion of good, or avoid some impending evil, by which the whole current of our lives would have been changed. There is no possible solution to the dark enigma but the one word, "Providence." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Negativity sucks away energy. If part of the negativity stems from your attitude or perspective, commit yourself at the beginning of each day and each activity to find something positive in yourself and in others around you. If the people around you are negative and you can't change that, either remove yourself from the situation or view it simply as one obstacle you face in pursuing your own potential. Stay focused on your own goals and make the best of the situation. - Terry Orlick

Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities. - Fred Rogers

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Environment - Quotes

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children. - John James Audubon

All our efforts to defeat poverty and pursue sustainable development will be in vain if environmental degradation and natural resource depletion continue unabated. - Kofi Annan

Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority. - Bill Gates

Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us. - Bill Nye

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land. - Aldo Leopold

Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented. - Barry Commoner

Even when the pioneer didn't rape Nature, he divorced her a little too easily: he missed the great lesson that both ecology and medicine teach - that Man's great mission is not to conquer nature by main force but to cooperate with her intelligently but lovingly for his own purposes. - Lewis Mumford

If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live. - Maurice Maeterlinck

If the environment permits it, anyone can learn whatever he chooses to learn; and if the individual permits it, the environment will teach him everything it has to teach. - Viola Spolin

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace. - Wangari Maathai

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. - Ansel Adams

It is time for a sustainable energy policy which puts consumers, the environment, human health, and peace first. - Dennis Kucinich

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now, he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined, and the land grows poorer and uglier. - Anton Chekhov

People ‘over-produce’ pollution because they are not paying for the costs of dealing with it. - Ha-Joon Chang

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. - Stewart Udall

Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever. - Leonardo DiCaprio

The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations. I urge you to be sensitive to the many issues affecting the land and the whole environment, and to unite with each other to seek the best solutions to these pressing problems. - Pope John Paul II

The environment is the infrastructure of our communities. As a nation, as a civilization, it's our obligation to create communities for our children that provide them with opportunities for dignity and good health. When we destroy nature, we diminish ourselves and impoverish our children. We ignore that at our own peril. - Bobby Kennedy

The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. - Lady Bird Johnson

The magnificence of mountains, the serenity of nature – nothing is safe from the idiot marks of man's passing. - Loudon Wainwright

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved. - Richard Rogers

We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment. - Margaret Mead

What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another. - Mahatma Gandhi

When environment changes, there must be a corresponding change in life. - Charles Lindbergh

When the last tree is cut and the last fish killed, the last river poisoned, then you will see that you can't eat money. - John May

Monday, 15 May 2017

Humorous Quotes

People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you’ll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow. - Erma Bombeck

You can’t be a Real Country unless you have a BEER and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER. - Frank Zappa

Where there's a doctor it's always a bad sign. Even when they are not doing the killing themselves it means a death is close, and in that way they are like ravens or crows. - Margaret Atwood

Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle. - Paulo Coelho

She looked like the kind of woman I could fall in love with. Trouble is, she was standing next to the kind of woman I’d like to make love to. - Jarod Kintz

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

The girl who is chaste is probably a virgin; the girl who is chased is probably not. - Evan Esar

Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him. - Groucho Marx

If anyone calls you old, hit them with your cane and throw your teeth at them! - Unknown

I get my exercise running to the funerals of my friends who exercise. - Barry Gray

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. - George Bernard Shaw

You'll never catch a nudist with his pants down. - David Letterman

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Sunday, 14 May 2017


The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories that it has come to be disbelieved. Few people daresay nowadays that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet that is the way love begins, and only that way. - Victor Hugo

True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding. - Ellen G. Whit

Unrequited love does not die; it’s only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded. For some unfortunates, it turns bitter and mean, and those who come after pay the price for the hurt done by the one who came before. - Elle Newmark

Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. - Margaret Atwood

Love is basically for teenagers, and when it comes to real life for grown-ups, you're far better off with someone who's moderately pleased to see you when you're around, but leaves you in peace when you've got things to do. - K. J. Parker

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Quote Worthy

By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own. - Mark Victor Hansen

You are a piece of the puzzle of someone Else’s life. You may never know where you fit, but others will fill the holes in their lives with pieces of you. - Bonnie Arbon

We often add to our pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally. - Dalai Lama

The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown. - Albert Einstein

We waste our whole life preparing for the future, not realizing that the only way to be happy is to embrace each moment. - Unknown

The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they come when the mind is still. - Unknown

Anyone can stand adversity but to test a person’s character, give them power. - Abraham Lincoln

It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top. - Arnold Bennett

Sometimes, the best therapy is to be silent … and away from everyone. - Unknown

If you’ve got nothing to dance about, find a reason to sing. - Melody Carstairs

Those who do not complain are never pitied. - Jane Austen

He who limps is still walking. - Stanislaw Lec

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Friday, 12 May 2017


A conquered foe should be watched. - Edgar Watson Howe

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him. - Aesop

A man falling off a cliff to certain death will stretch out a hand even to his worst enemy. - Robert Jordan

A man with no enemies is a man with no character. - Paul Newman

An enemy will train us in watchfulness; for if he be wary to seize on every error and trip us, we shall be more heedful to expose nothing, and this will drive us to prudence and thoughtfulness. - James Vila Blake

Beware of meat twice boil'd, and an old foe reconcil'd. - Benjamin Franklin

By a few soft words and pleasant looks enemies have been made friends, and old attachments renewed that had been annulled for years. - Nicias Ballard Cooksey

Enemies don't fight with such determined passion. That kind of focus is reserved for friends at odds with one another. - Heather Brewer

Enemies make us watchful of ourselves and induce self-examination; for we must argue thus: our foe hates us with reason or without reason; if without reason, then he not really hates us, but some other sort of person for whom he mistakes us; but if with reason, then it is plain we should improve, and remove the reason. - James Vila Blake

Enemies were teachers in disguise. - Eiji Yoshikawa

Every man is his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner. - Sir Thomas Browne

Fear not, too much, an open enemy; he is consistent – always at his post; But watchful be of him who holds the key of your own heart, and flatters you the most. - Andrew Downing

Fear of an enemy can often blind men to other hazards, not least the shape which they themselves make in the world. - Cormac McCarthy

He makes no friends who never made a foe. - Alfred Tennyson

He who has his enemy's love and trust is in a far better position to attack, later, when the time is right. - K. J. Parker

I have only one real and true enemy on earth, and that is myself. - Christian Morgenstern

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is easy to crush an enemy outside oneself but impossible to defeat an enemy within. - Eiji Yoshikawa

It is noteworthy that in Japanese pop culture, enemies are not always villains. It is acknowledged that an enemy is simply the person fighting for the other side of the conflict and that if the story were told from his point of view, he would be the hero of the tale. - Robin E. Brenner

It's great to have an enemy. Sharpens your senses. - John Updike

Love your enemies but keep your gun oiled. - Ken Alstad

Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears. - Laird Hamilton

Thursday, 11 May 2017


I cannot guarantee the accuracy of all the points.

A sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Fingernails grow nearly four times faster than toenails.

About one third of the human race has 20-20 vision. (Excluding those who had cataract surgeries).

All polar bears are left handed.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

At 188 decibels, the whistle of the blue whale is the loudest sound produced by any animal.

At Japan's Yunessun Spa Resort, visitors can go for a swim in their favorite beverage, such as in the Japanese Sake Spa, Green Tea Spa, Coffee Spa and Wine Spa. A massive 2 meter tall teapot with real green tea, real coffee made with hot spring water, a huge 3.6 meter tall wine bottle with real red wine, a huge cask filled with real Japanese sake, pours out the desired rejuvenating elixirs into the spa.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

Because it takes so long for their light to reach Earth, many of the stars you see at night are long gone.

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world.

Brass doorknobs automatically disinfect themselves in about 8 hours.

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w the film down so you could see his moves.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

By 60 years of age, 60% of men and 40% of women will snore.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

Cheetahs are the fastest land animal and can reach speeds up to 72 mph.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Food for Thought

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget. - Arundhati Roy

We all experience many freakish and unexpected events – you have to be open to suffering a little. The philosopher Schopenhauer talked about how out of the randomness, there is an apparent intention in the fate of an individual that can be glimpsed later on. When you are an old guy, you can look back, and maybe this rambling life has some through-line. Others can see it better sometimes. But when you glimpse it yourself, you see it more clearly than anyone. - Viggo Mortensen

Smart people underestimate themselves; ignorant people think they’re brilliant. It’s a cognitive bias called the Dunning-Kruger effect, where the highly skilled assume that things they find easy are also easy for others, and the unskilled are so incompetent that they can’t recognize their own stupidity. - Unknown

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017


Endurance is a much better test of character than any single act of heroism, however noble. - John Lubbock

Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory. - Philip Yancey

Endurance is the queen of all virtues. - Chrysostom

Endurance: It is the spirit which can bear things, not simply with resignation, but with blazing hope. It is the quality which keeps a man on his feet with his face to the wind. It is the virtue which can transmute the hardest trial into glory because beyond the pain it sees the goal. - Unknown

For it is in our nature to endure patiently the decrees of fate, but not the ill-will of others. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

He conquers who endures. - Persius

He that endures is not overcome. - George Herbert

Heroism is endurance for one moment more. - George Kennan

No matter how much falls on us, we keep ploughing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear. - Greg Kincaid

Sometimes you just wait for the night to be over and endure. - Kaya Mclaren

Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Suffering produces the very endurance that will enable you to reach the finish line of the race set before you. - Catherine Marin

To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have most need to know. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

What cannot be cured must be endured. - Francois Rabelais

Monday, 8 May 2017

The Road to Success

Dear Friends,

The eBook / Kindle version of ’The Road to Success, is now available for free download on Amazon.com till the 10th of May 20017. Feel free to go and download a copy. A preview of the book would be greatly appreciated if you find it worthy of your time.

’The Road to Success, is a compilation of quotes on, or pertaining to success. It is the last of five books in the series called “Essence of Life’. The other four being The Mystery of Life, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Light of Love, and Friends Indeed.

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Humorous Quotes

There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. - Aldo Leopold

I’m glad I don’t have any foreskin, because at a nude beach I’d feel overdressed. (It’d be the only time I could feel overdressed by showing too much skin). - Jarod Kintz

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more. - Mark Twain

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. - Albert Einstein

Tomorrow night I'm giving a lecture on silence and invisibility. Don't be surprised if I don't show up. - Jarod Kintz

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead. - Erma Bombeck

I don't understand men. I don't even understand what I don't understand about men. - Maureen Dowd

You can say what you like about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins. - Mae West

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for the envious with erasers. - Evan Esar

The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity. - Unknown

The three chief causes of divorce are men, women, and marriage. - Evan Esar

Think before you speak, unless it’s urgent. - Benny Bellamacina

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Sunday, 7 May 2017


Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art … It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C. S. Lewis

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. - Washington Irving

If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere. - Zig Ziglar

Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks. - Waqar Ahmed

Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with. - Robert Brault

My friends are my ‘estate’. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them. - Emily Dickinson

New friends ... can often have a better time together than old friends. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. -Thomas Aquinas

Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies. - Richelle Mead

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. - Hubert H. Humphrey

Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend. - Bill Watterson

No better relation than a prudent and faithful friend. - Benjamin Franklin

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Quote worthy

The truth is that the way other people treat us isn’t about us – it’s about them and their own struggles, insecurities, and limitations. You don’t have to allow their judgment to become your truth. - Daniell Koepke

Wickedness goes to great lengths and depths where it is not checked and restrained by the free and continuous expression of the indignation of good men. - Henry Ward Beecher

The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur. - Vince Lombardi

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see. - Henry David Thoreau

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it. - William Hazlitt

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator. - Francis Bacon

Sometimes, the bad times in our life put us on a direct path to the very best times in our life. - Unknown

Not everyone that fights you is your enemy. Not everyone that helps you is your friend. - Unknown

Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. - Charles F. Kettering

We are all so desperate to be understood, we forget to be understanding. - Unknown

When you let go, you create space for something better. - Unknown

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. - George Washington

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Church Bulletins

English Church Bulletins as they actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services (Adapted from a variety of sources including Funny Church Bulletin Board Notices):

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.

The sermon this morning: ‘Jesus Walks on Water.’ The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus.’

Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.

The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled due to a conflict.

Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say ‘Hello’ to someone who doesn’t care much about you.

Don’t let worry kill you off – let the Church help.

Miss Charlene Mason sang ‘I will not pass this way again,’ giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

The Rector will preach his farewell message after which the choir will sing: ‘Break Forth Into Joy.’

Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October Tewenty-four in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be ‘What Is Hell?’ Come early and listen to our choir practice.

Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.

Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.

Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 p.m. – prayer and medication to follow.

The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

This evening at 7 p.m. there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. is done. Source unknown

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Food for Thought

For me, it is as though at every moment the actual world had completely lost its actuality. As though there was nothing there; as though there were no foundations for anything or as though it escaped us. Only one thing, however, is vividly present: the constant tearing of the veil of appearances; the constant destruction of everything in construction. Nothing holds together, everything falls apart. - Eugene Ionesco

I have approximate answers and possible beliefs in different degrees of certainty about different things, but I'm not absolutely sure of anything, and of many things I don't know anything about, but I don't have to know an answer. I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in the mysterious universe without having any purpose which is the way it really is as far as I can tell. - Richard Feynman

I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. - Ben Franklin

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Monday, 1 May 2017

Humorous Quotes

Somebody knocked, and I’m glad it wasn’t her. I mean I want her to come, but I thought it was him, so I ignored the knock and that’s why I’m glad it wasn’t her. I wouldn’t want to have ignored the very person I wanted to show up. - Jarod Kintz

You can say this for ready-mixes – the next generation isn’t going to have any trouble making pies exactly like mother used to make. - Earl Wilson

Choose a degree in something you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life, because that field probably isn’t hiring. - Unknown

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. - Jane Austen

Listen to your elders’ advice. Not because they are always right but because they have more experience of being wrong. - Unknown

If you don’t read the newspapers you are uninformed, if you do read the newspapers, you are misinformed. - Mark Twain

Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet. - Robin Williams

The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left. - Jerry M. Wright

When some men dance they’re all feet, and when they stop they’re all hands. - Evan Easr

I told my girlfriend she drew her eyebrows too high. She seemed surprised. - Unknown

There's a new wine I want to try. I heard about it through the grapevine. - Jarod Kintz

The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off. - Abe Lemons

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