Sunday, 26 February 2017

Creativity

Creative thinking – in terms of idea creativity – is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured. - Edward de Bono

Creative people are all there, totally immersed, fascinated and absorbed in the present, in the current situation, in the here-now, with the matter-in-hand. - Abraham Maslow

Creative thinking may simply mean the realization that there is no particular virtue in doing things the way they have always been done. - Rudolph Flesch

Creativity ... consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. - George Kneller

Creativity ... is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea. - Lou Dorfsman

Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties. - Gail Sheehy

Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas. - Donatella Versace

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. - Rita Mae Brown

Creativity does not derive from order but from the attempt to impose order where it does not exist, to make new connections. - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Creativity flourishes when we have a sense of safety and self-acceptance. - Julie Cameron

Creativity follows its own rules. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J Anderson

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. - Edward de Bono

Creativity is a conceptual, abstracted system. It is not tangible, but many of its products are. Creative people work in the tangible world, producing real products. - William G. Covington, Jr

Creativity is a condition of our species. We invent procedures, alter behaviours, develop new systems, and create new knowledge to increase our likelihood of survival and fulfilment. Human creativity is an extension or another expression of our biological imperative to procreate. - Marci Segal

Creativity is a consequence of action, not its motivation. Do what needs to be done and then ask whether it was possible. - Wade Davis

Creativity is a matter of life and death for any society. - Arnold Toynbee

Creativity is a potent element of individual life experience and is the soil at the root of much of human progress and endeavour. - Michael A. West

Creativity is a stimulant to growth. - Danny Cox

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Quote Worthy

If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, “He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone. - Epictetus

The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it – so fine that we often are on the line and do not know it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality. - Walt Disney

To believe is very dull. To doubt is intensely engrossing. To be on the alert is to live, to be lulled into security is to die. - Oscar Wilde

In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best. - Eric Liddell

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. - George R.R. Martin

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. - Marcel Proust

Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something. - Henry David Thoreau

Wit must be foiled by wit, cut a diamond with a diamond. - William Congreve

We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. - Rick Warren

The covetous man is ever in want. - Horace

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Friday, 24 February 2017

Dictators

A dictator's chief problem is keeping the stomachs of his subjects full while keeping their heads empty. - Evan Esar

Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry. - Winston Churchill

Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back! - J. K. Rowling

Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens. - William Henry Beveridge

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own. - Herbert Hoover

No form of government can survive that excludes dictatorship when the life of the nation is at stake. - Clinton Rossiter

The true essence of a dictatorship is in fact not its regularity but its unpredictability and caprice; those who live under it must never be able to relax, must never be quite sure if they have followed the rules correctly or not. - Christopher Hitchins

To be sure, dictators are crafty, evil geniuses with awesome firepower at their disposal. They are also brutally efficient at intimidation, terrorism, and mass slaughter. However, a force is able to dominate because the counterforce is either non-existent or weak. - George B. N. Ayittey

You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home – all the more powerful because forbidden – terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic. - Winston Churchill

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Jokes

Man came home, saw his wife with his friend in bed. He shoots his friend. Wife says, “If you behave like this, you will lose all your friends.”

When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, ‘Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?’ He answered, ‘If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.' - Jerry Lewis

“Please keep your dog beside you, sir,” a woman said crossly to the man sitting opposite to her on the bench at the part. “I can feel a flea in my shoe.”
“Midnight, come here,” replied the man. “This woman has fleas.”

A: Do you ever think if people heard our conversations they’d lock us up?” B: All the time.

Sardar: Doctor, my wife is pregnant. She is having pain right now.
Doctor: Is this her first child?
Sardar: No this is her husband speaking.

I asked my wife, “Where do you want to go for our anniversary?”
She said, “Somewhere I have never been!”
I told her, “How about the kitchen?”

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Food for Thought

We are all going through shit. Each one of us, in our own way. Let’s remember that, when we see each other on the street, in the stores, at work, and at home. Everywhere. Being human comes with lots of complications, and probably too many hardships. We all struggle. So let’s be good to one another, and cut each other some slack. - Unknown

Many people value criticism in the early stage of a relationship, but become allergic to it over time. Remember this: No one can survive in a marriage (at least not happily) if they feel more judged than admired. Your partner won't make use of your constructive criticism if there's not a surrounding climate of admiration and respect. - Harriet Lerner

Most private traders on a losing streak keep trying to trade their way out of a hole. A loser thinks a successful trade is just around the corner, and that his luck is about to turn. He keeps putting on more trades and increases his size, all the while digging himself a deeper hole in the ice. The sensible thing to do would be to reduce your trading size and then stop and review your system. - Alexander Elder

Never hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength and idiotic to replicate your weakness. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom. - Dee Hock

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. - Martin Luther King Jr.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Diamonds

A diamond on a dunghill is a precious diamond still. - American Proverb

A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections. - Chinese Proverb

A diamond, incarcerated in its subterraneous prison, rough and unpolished, differs not from a common stone. - Charles Caleb Colton

Great virtues may draw attention from defects, they cannot sanctify them. A pebble surrounded by diamonds remains a common stone, and a diamond surrounded by pebbles is still a gem. - Robert G. Ingersoll

It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all. - Mark Twain

No pressure, no diamonds. - Thomas Carlyle

Monday, 20 February 2017

Humorous Quotes

I consider conversations with people to be mind exercises, but I don’t want to pull a muscle, so I stretch a lot. That’s why I’m constantly either rolling my eyes or yawning. - Jarod Kintz

In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men’s underwear. - Julia Child

The hunter never hates his quarry; it's a thing which he wants to get, to reduce into possession, so how could he hate it? - K. J. Parker

If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them! - Friedrich Nietzsche

There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say. - Cyril Connolly

When a couple is arguing over who loves who more, the one that gives up is the real winner. - Unknown

A wedding is the formality a man has to go through before going to work for a new boss. - Evan Esar

I am sorry for those that disagree with me because I know that they are wrong. - Woodrow Wilson

The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting. - Gloria Leonard

Sex is only a three-letter word so how can it be dirty? - Erma Bombeck

Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser. - Vince Lombardi

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Change - Quotes

Everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays fixed... Cool things become warm, the warm grows cool; the moist dries, the parched becomes moist... It is in changing that things find repose. - Heraclitus

Fear of change is a part of the state of fear man has ever lived in but out of which he has begun to escape. Civilization might be defined indeed as the steps in his escape. - Elsie Clews Parsons

I’ve learned that for many people, change is uncomfortable. Maybe they want to go through it, and they can see the benefit of it, but at a gut level, change is uncomfortable. - Mitchell Baker

In order to learn one must change one’s mind. - Orson Scott Card

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy. - J. Paul Getty

In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. - Eric Hoffer

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. - Steve Maraboli

It is an age of stir and change, a season of new wine and old bottles. Yet, assuredly, in spite of breakages and waste, a wine worth the drinking is all the time being made. - John Galsworthy

Keep constantly in mind in how many things you yourself have witnessed changes already. The universe is change, life is understanding. -Marcus Aurelius

Lasting change can only come from within. - Ahsoka Tano

Many people have ideas on how others should change; few people have ideas on how they should change. - Tolstoy

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass. - John Steinbeck

Nothing we can do can change the past, but everything we do changes the future. - Ashleigh Brilliant

Off with the old and on with the new. - Unknown

One cause of misery is the inability to change. - Edward Counsel

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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Quote Worthy

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. - Frederic Bastiat

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them. - Francis Bacon, Sr.

In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People. - Eugene Victor Debs

Everyone has a history. What you do with it is up to you. Some repeat it, some learn from it. The really special ones use it to help others. - JM Green

Accept everything about yourself, I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end, no apologies, no regrets. - Clark Moustakas

Freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men’s minds, which follows form the advance of science. - Darwin

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes, you might find, you get what you need. - The Rolling Stones

To stimulate life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself, that is the first duty of the educator. - Maria Montessori

If a man has directed his course to great ends there is compensation even in ruin. - Arthur Lynch

Sometimes, you get the best light from a burning bridge. - Don Henley

Desire is half of life, indifference is half of death. - Kahlil Gibran

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. - Stephen Hawkins

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Devils

An apology for the Devil: It must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case. God has written all the books. - Samuel Butler

Do not be dismayed to learn there is a bit of the devil in you. There is a bit of the devil in us all. - Arthur Bryon Cover

If you scratch some saints you will find the devil. - Austin O’Malley

In every man's heart there is a devil, but we do not know the man as bad until the devil is roused. - James Oliver Curwood

It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them. - John Steinbeck

Man creates both his god and his devil in his own image. His god is himself at his best, and his devil himself at his worst. - Elbert Hubbard

Many human beings need no supernatural mentoring to commit acts of savagery; some people are devils in their own right, their tell-tale horns having grown inward to facilitate their disguise. - Dean Koontz

Most men would gladly give their souls to the Devil, were he willing to accept them. - Abraham Miller

Satan was a blunderer ... who made a stupendous failure. If he had succeeded, we should all have been worshipping him, and his portrait would have been more flattering. - George Eliot

The Devil hardly ever made anyone do anything. He didn’t have to. That was what some humans found hard to understand. Hell wasn’t a major reservoir of evil, any more than Heaven ... was a fountain of goodness; they were just sides in the great cosmic chess game. Where you found the real McCoy, the real grace and the real heart-stopping evil, was right inside the human mind. - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

The fiend in his own shape is less hideous than when he rages in the breast of man. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

The world is, was, will always be filled with good and evil, because good and evil is the yin and yang of the human condition. - Philip Zimbardo

We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. - William Ralph Inge

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Puns

What is a Pun?

A Pun is a joke or type of wordplay in which similar senses or sounds of two words or phrases, or different senses of the same word, are deliberately confused.


I have kleptomania. But when it gets bad, I take something for it. - Unknown

I relish the fact that you’ve mustard the strength to ketchup to me. - Unknown

I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest. - Unknown

I used to be addicted to soap, but I'm clean now. - Unknown

I used to be afraid of purchasing residential property for the purpose of renting, but now I have an apartment complex. - Unknown

I’m inclined to be laid back. - Unknown

I’ve failed the mathematics test so many times, I lost count. - Unknown

If you cut too many corners, you'll be going in circles. - Todd Reaker

If you don't pay your exorcist, you can get repossessed. - Unknown

If you take a laptop computer for a run, you could jog your memory. - Unknown

It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road. - Unknown

Leopards! Be ready for a spot check! - Graffiti

Men do make passes at girls who wear glasses, it depends on their frames. - Dorothy Parker

My brother wishes he could compose smutty verse as good as mine. Is this scribbling ribaldry? - Unknown

Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won’t have a leg to stand on. - Unknown

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My Idol. I wish I could look that good, and active at that age. Click on the name to watch the video.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Food for Thought

It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects. - Nikola Tesla

It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us. - William J. Clinton

Life is all about evolution. What looks like a mistake to others has been a milestone in my life. Even if people have betrayed me, even if my heart was broken, even if people misunderstood or judged me, I have learned from these incidents. We are human and we make mistakes, but learning from them is what makes the difference. - Amisha Patel

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. - Mahatma Gandhi

Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence – whether much that is glorious – whether all that is profound – does not spring from disease of thought – from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect. - Edgar Allan Poe

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

The Pursuit of Happiness

My latest project The Pursuit of Happiness is out on Amazon.

‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ is a collection of quotes on Happiness. In it, people, sages, philosophers, mystics, and religious leaders share their thoughts and views on happiness. This is the second in a series of five books – the first book being ‘The Mystery of Life’. Look out for the rest of the books in the series – quotes on Life, Love, Friends and Success.


Preview of the Book

            People around us laugh and look happy, but if you were to observe closely, you would discover that most of the laughter is less than hearty. The laughter sounds faked and the happiness – even if it is real – is ‘of the moment’. Once the ‘moment’ is over, they are no longer happy. Are you one of those people?

            We should all take time to think about this concept called happiness. What is the definition of happiness? How can one be happy? Why are some people happier than others? What is their secret? Why is happiness so elusive? Or is it really? Where can happiness be found?

            It is difficult to say what makes a person happy. Some people, with their millions of dollars are no happier than those who have to scrape for a living. The successful career-man is not necessarily happier than the labourer digging by the side of the road under the hot sun. The man feasting on a sumptuous buffet is not necessarily happier than the man eating a simple sustenance. In fact, in some cases, these earthly gains are the cause of one’s unhappiness.

            There is no doubt that of all the human pursuits, nothing seems to be stronger than the pursuit of happiness. All men seek happiness as a constant and ultimate goal so that the unpleasant and painful experiences can be forgotten. Some pay dearly for a few moments of an emotional high. It is tragic. It need not be so.

            ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ is a compilation of quotes on happiness. Hopefully, by the end of the book, you will have a clearer picture of what happiness is, and how to achieve your happiness.

            Best wishes in your pursuit of happiness!

Determination

A determined heart takes no counsel. - Quiros

Determination is the weapon with which I challenge all my challenges. - Sam Ade

Determination is winning by long strides and easy stages, preparing an advance for each march forward. It is knowledge of the existence of all good; the power that confidence gives. Knowing in advance that no problem evolved by mind cannot be solved by mind, it is that which presses us onward and upward toward that which we desire to accomplish, and which eventually lands us exactly where we wished to be. Often it follows a different route than we mapped out. Often we win by methods never before presented to us, but with full knowledge that we have within us that which can accomplish all things and solve all problems if we persist and follow. - Wesley A. Stanger

Enclose your heart in times of need with the steel of your determination and your strength. In doing this, all things will be bearable. - Lora Leigh

We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history. - Sonia Johnson

Monday, 13 February 2017

Humorous Quotes

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. - Rebecca West

What’s the use you learning to do right, when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same? - Mark Twain

If the people were a little more ignorant, astrology would flourish – if a little more enlightened, religion would perish. - Robert Green Ingersoll

I am in favour of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible. - Milton Friedman

When a man talks dirty to a woman, it’s sexual harassment. When a woman talks dirty to a man, it’s $3.9 a minute. - Unknown

The difference between us and other people is that their money looks bigger and their troubles smaller. - Evan Esar

Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community. - Brigham Young

Setting a good example for your children does nothing but increase their embarrassment. - Doug Larson

A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking. - Earl Wilson

It’s better for people to miss you than to have seen too much of you. - Edward Norton

Patience: what you have when there are too many witnesses. - Unknown

I like my relationships like I like my eggs. Over easy. - Jarod Kintz

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Books - Quotes

Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life. - Christopher Paolini

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. - Barbara Tuchman

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation, as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn. - Joseph Addidson

Books are the liberated spirits of men. - Mark Twain

Books are the mirrors of the soul. - Virginia Woolfe

Books are the training weights of the mind. - Epictetus

Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can. - William Feather

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all. - Abraham Lincoln

Every novel is an ideal plane inserted into the realm of reality. - Jorge Luis Borges

Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a dangerous enemy indeed. - Anne Rice

He who possesses good books without gaining any profit from them, is like an ass that carries a rich burden and feeds upon thistles. - John Thorton

How many good books suffer neglect through the inefficiency of their beginnings! - Edgar Allan Poe

I always assume that a good book is more intelligent than its author. It can say things that the writer is not aware of. - Umberto Eco

I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once. - C. S. Lewis

I feel that books, just like people, have a destiny. Some invite sorrow, others joy, some both. - Elie Wiesel

I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Quote Worthy

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day. - The Dalai Lama

Yield and overcome, empty and be full. Have little and gain, have much and be confused. Not putting on a display, not justifying, not boasting, not bragging. Be really whole and all things will come to you. - Lao Tzu

The greatest piece of folly is that every man thinks himself compelled to hand down what people think they have known. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful. - Edward R. Murrow

It’s better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than at the top of the one you don’t. - Stephen Kellogg

We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. - Abigail Adams

No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself. - Anthony Trollope

Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own. - Bruce Lee

If you are afraid of something, you give it power over you. - Moroccan Proverb

You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him. - Lou Holtz

We tend to become like the worst in those we oppose. - Frank Herbert

The field of possibility has its own timetable. - Michael Jones

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Destiny

Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs? - Marcus Aurelius

All that is called Destiny or Fate is none other than the result of our thoughtlessness and our mistrust of ourselves; we should know that all that is created on earth is created by its sole Master and Labourer – Man. - Maxim Gorky

An individual's destiny belongs to him in much the same way as the ground, which fetters him by its gravity, but without which walking would be impossible. We must accept our destiny as we accept the ground on which we stand--a ground which is the springboard for our freedom. - Viktor Emil Frankl

Betimes I have heard people bewail the fact that our destinies are shrouded in mystery; I think, though, that it is a blessing of sorts. Surely if we knew what bitterness fate held in store, we would shrink back in fear and let the cup of life pass us untasted. - Jacqueline Carey

Change your perception and you change your destiny. - Takudzwa Mash

Destiny guides us towards a specific goal, but without our wilful participation we will not achieve our destiny. - Lee Bladon

Destiny is not a strange power which determines what shall happen to me. It is myself as given, formed by nature, history, and myself. My destiny is the basis of my freedom; my freedom participates in shaping my destiny. - Paul Tillich

Destiny is not preordained. Destiny is ordained totally by you. Every single moment of your NOW existence is the result of your previous thought. The idea that everything is already laid out for you in advance is a hallucination. You can and do manifest your own destiny. - Wayne W. Dyer

Destiny is not the path given to us, but the path we choose for ourselves. - Megamind

Destiny is not the same as fate. The word refers not to anything terrible or even to anything inevitable, in the usual sense of the word, but to the temporal and free unfolding of a person's essential being. A destiny is a spiritual drama. - Gregory Wolfe

Destiny is something we make for ourselves. - Kouga Gennosuke

Destiny is the course of events which is followed by those who are content to go with the tide. - Arthur Edward Waite

Destiny leads the willing, but drags the unwilling. - American Proverb

Destiny will show when it's time. - Eric Harvey

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Food for Thought

I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that. - Kevin Bacon

I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking. - Carl Sagan

I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that? - Soledad O’Brien

If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days. - Kris Carr

If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don’t work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again! - Sarah Dessen

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Monday, 6 February 2017

Humorous Quotes

A smile is a sign of joy, a hug is a sign of love, a laugh is a sign of happiness and a friend like me… well… that’s a sign of good taste. - Unknown

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road. - Stephen Hawking

Shopping is better than sex. If you're not satisfied after shopping, you can exchange it for something you really like. - Adrienne Gusoff

I am determined my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is. - Charles Lamb

The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall. - Mitch Hedberg

No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut. - Channing Pollock

Wouldn’t it be nice if the world was flat? That way we could just push off the people we don’t like. - Unknown

There are some with brains and some without. It makes for a better division of labour. - Bertolt Brecht

You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone. - Al Capone

Monday is great if I can spend it in bed. I'm a man of simple pleasures, really. - Arthur Darvill

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. - Groucho Marx

When life gives you lemons, chunk it right back. - Bill Watterson

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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Death

Death doesn't take her eyes off us for a minute, so much so that even those who are not yet due to die feel her gaze pursuing them constantly. - Jose Saramago

Death ends at last the fear of it. - Edward Counsel

Death was the only kept promise out of all life's false starts and switchbacks, all there was at the end of the dusty road. - William Gay

Everything that has a beginning has an end. - The Oracle

Fear not death, for the sooner we die the longer we shall be immortal. - Benjamin Franklin

I don't mean to imply that I'm afraid of Death. I'm just not ready to go out on a date with him. - Dean Koontz

I said to Life, I would hear Death speak. And Life raised her voice a little higher and said, you hear him now. - Kahlil Gibran

It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. - J. k. Rowling

It's death, that's what I'm suffering from. The systematic encroachment of the big D. - John Le Carre

Let us endeavour so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. - Mark Twain

Shun death, is my advice. - Robert Browning

Some men are like oak leaves – they don't know when they're dead, but still hang right on; and there are others who let go before anything has really touched them. - George Horace Lorimer

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