Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Advertising

Advertisers like to tell parents that they can always turn off the TV to protect their kids from any of the negative impact of advertising. This is like telling us that we can protect our children from air pollution by making sure they never breathe. Advertising is our environment. We swim in it as fish swim in water. We cannot escape it. Unless, of course, we keep our children home from school and blindfold them whenever they are outside of the house. And never let them play with other children. Even then, advertising's messages are inside our intimate relationships, our homes, our hearts, our heads. - Jean Kilbourne

Advertising, in fact, is the effort of business men to take charge of consumption as well as production. They are not content to supply a demand, as the text-books say; they educate the demand as well. In the end, advertising rests upon the fact that consumers are a fickle and superstitious mob, incapable of any real judgment as to what it wants or how it is to get what it thinks it would like. A bewildered child in a toy shop is nothing to the ultimate consumer in the world market of today. To say, then, that advertising is merely a way of calling attention to useful goods is a gorgeous piece of idealization. Advertising is in fact the weed that has grown up because the art of consumption is uncultivated. - Walter Lippmann

Good, careful advertising of the steady, never-let-up sort will positively win. It isn't the fisherman who goes thrashing along and fishes the whole length of a stream in an afternoon that gets the fish. It's the quiet chap who finds a likely looking hole and camps out right by it until he gets his fish and then tries another in the same careful way. More than that, this careful fisherman does not get discouraged because Mr. Fish fails to snap up the hook at the first cast. He tries the bait and he tries the flies, and he changes his lure and his point of view until he hits it right. If the business doesn't respond to the advertising, change the advertising. Don't lay it up to the public that your bait doesn't tempt them. - Frank Farrington

In contemporary society, advertising is everywhere. We cannot walk down the street, shop, watch television, go through our mail, log on to the Internet, read a newspaper or take a train without encountering it. Whether we are alone, with our friends or family, or in a crowd, advertising is always with us, if only on the label of something we are using. - Guy W. D. Cook

It is this emphasis on value which for many people excludes ads from admission into the canons of art. The value of art, moreover, especially in literature, is often associated with opposition to our detachment from the dominant values of society. In comparison with literature, ads accept and glorify the dominant ideology while literature often rejects and undermines it. The simple fact that ads answer the brief of their clients’ accounts for the common perception that while art is a vehicle of honesty, advertising is more likely to be a vehicle of deceit. - Guy W. D. Cook

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Experts

An expert is a person that has his ignorance organized. - Jim O’Bryon

An expert is someone who takes something you already know and makes it sound confusing. - Evan Esar

Experts often possess more data than judgment. - Colin Powell

If you would be an expert, keep company with experts. - Hindustani Proverb

In order to be a world-class expert in anything, be it audiology, drama, music, art, gymnastics, whatever, one needs to have a minimum of 10,000 hours of practice. Unfortunately, it doesn't mean that if you put in 10,000 hours that you will become an expert, but there aren't any cases where someone has achieved world-class mastery without it! So, the time spent at the activity is indeed the most important and influential factor. - Daniel J. Levitin

The only thing worse than an expert is someone who thinks he's an expert. - Aly A. Colon

There are as many opinions as there are experts. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Monday, 26 June 2017

Humorous Quotes

It’s useless to hold a person to anything they say when they are in love, drunk, or running for office. - Shirley MacLaine

The truth may not set you free, but used carefully, it can confuse the hell out of your enemies. - Laurel K. Hamilton

Truth hurts. Maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with a seat missing, but it hurts. - Lt. Frank Drebin

I tried to read the Bible, I did, but it always felt like a much less awesome Lord of the Rings. - Kevin Nealon

Pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty. - George Eliot

Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play. - William Congreve

I was brought up to respect my elders, so now I don’t have to respect anybody. - George Burns

The two most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. - Harlan Elison

My wife was in beauty saloon for two hours. That was only for the estimate. - Unknown

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart. - Saki

Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes. - Mae West

Trouble with modern children, they do not smart in right place. - Charlie Chan

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Happiness

If we are not happy, if we are not peaceful, we cannot share peace and happiness with others, even those we love, and those who live under the same roof. If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. - Thich Nhat Hanh

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. - Seneca

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile. - Earl Nightingale

Pain and illness, the deaths of that one love, and discomforts and disappointments mar the happy norm, but they do not alter the fact that happiness is the norm, nor affect the tendency of the continuum to restore it, to heal it, after any disturbance. - Jean Liedloff

Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you. - Ralph Marston

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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Quote Worthy

Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else. - Sara Blakely

Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on. - Criss Jami

Starting over is not a sign of failure, but a mark of courage, of the willingness to give yourself, and your life, another chance. - Unknown

Close some doors today, not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere. - Paulo Coelho

Try is a small word that makes a lot of difference. If we try, we only risk failure. But if we don’t even try we ensure it. - Unknown

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority. - Thomas Huxley

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. - Rumi

Maybe that is why young people make success. They don’t know enough. - Richard P. Feynman

Sometimes, there is nothing you can do but let it rain and wait for the sunshine. - Unknown

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. - Robert Louis Stevenson

The question is not what you look at, but what you see. - Henry David Thoreau

Set your goals, take the action, live your dreams. - Catherine Pulsifer

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Experience

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

All experience is an enrichment rather than an impoverishment. - Eudora Welty

As experience widens, one begins to see how much upon a level all human things are. - Joseph Farrell

Experience alone can decide on truth. - Albert Einstein

Experience is a pocket-compass that few think of consulting until they have lost their way. - Eliza Cook

Experience is a truer guide than the words of others. - Leonardo da Vinci

Experience is another word for mistakes. - Ken Alstad

Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue. - Henry James

Experience is retrospect knowledge. - Hosea Ballou

Experience is the best teacher. - Latin Proverb

Experience is the mother of wisdom. - Unknown

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. - Oscar Wilde

Experience is the only good 'tis safer to borrow than to buy. - Ivan Panin

Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get. - L. Frank Baum

Experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you. - Katherine Anne Porter

Experience teaches only the teachable. - Aldous Huxley

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes. - James Anthony Froude

Experience, if we only learn by it, is cheap at any price. - Ivan Panin

Experience, the universal Mother of Sciences. - Miquel de Cervantes

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Creativity

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things. - Theodore Levitt

Creativity is a characteristic given to all human beings at birth. - Abraham Maslow

Creativity is an area in which younger people have a tremendous advantage, since they have an endearing habit of always questioning past wisdom and authority. - Bill Hewlett

Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. In is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea. - Arthur C. Clarke

Creativity is more than mere imagination. It is imagination inseparably coupled with both intent and effort. - Alex Osborn

Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature. - Eric Hoffer

Creativity is the defeat of habit by imposing originality and change. - Andy Law

Creativity is the marvellous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition. - Max Ernst

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things. - Theodore Levitt

Creativity means learning where the rules exist, and then breaking them! Saying, "It's better this way." But you have to know the rules in order to break them with any grace. - Alan Arkin

Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. - Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

Creativity perpetually invents itself. - Paul Palnik

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. - Erich Fromm

Creativity varies inversely with the number of cooks involved in the broth. - Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. - George Kneller

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. - Leo Burnett

Diversity is a great force towards creativity. - Michael Eisner

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. - Isaac Bashevis Singer

Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction. - Pablo Picasso

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labour in freedom. - Albert Einstein

For creativity to flourish [requires] the embrace of loss, the oldest and most constant of human experiences. - Julie Burstein

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Beauty

Beauty itself soon fades, and when a woman has beauty and nothing else, well, it's like putting all the goods in the shop window, isn't it? And the moment she loses her good looks – poor creature! What is she? Just a mere bit of faded finery to be thrown aside. - Henry Arthur Jones

People who are always in praise and pursuit of the beautiful are an embarrassment, like people who make a constant display of their religious faith. Somehow, we feel such things should be kept for our exalted moments, and not paraded in company, or allowed to spill out over dinner. - Roger Scruton

Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, and profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, and chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference: beauty demands to be noticed; it speaks to us directly like the voice of an intimate friend. If there are people who are indifferent to beauty, then it is surely because they do not perceive it. - Roger Scruton

Monday, 19 June 2017

Humorous Quotes

I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up! - Mark Twain

I've finally reached the age where my Wild Oats have turned into All-Bran! - Tom Wilson

It's terribly hard to be married ... harder than anything else. I think you have to be an angel. - August Strindberg

I’m gonna go take a hot shower. It’s like a normal shower, but with me in it. - Unknown

In my dream, I was drowning my sorrows, but my sorrows they’d learned to swim. - U2

I’m not mean, I just give people a good reason to hate me. - Haresh Daswani

I’m so ugly my father carries around a picture of the kid who came with his wallet. - Rodney Dangerfield

I’ve given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can’t divorce a book. - Gloria Swanson

I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the police. - Keith Richards

I'm always diplomatic when heavily outnumbered by armed strangers. - S. M. Stirling

I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal. - Groucho Marx

The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right. - Mark Twain

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Love

We cannot hold anything back from love: there must be a willingness to offer all of ourselves into the fire – even if it breaks our hearts; even if we are devastated by the power and immensity of its beauty, there must be the willingness to allow love to ravage us. - Brandon Bays

Among men and women, those in love do not always announce themselves with declarations and vows. But they are the ones who weep when you’re gone. Who miss you every single night, especially when the sky is so deep and beautiful, and the ground so very cold. - Alice Hoffman

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. - Pearl S. Buck

The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment. - James E. Faust

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. - Ann Landers

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness – and call it love – true love. - Robert Fulghum

You can’t force love, I realized. It’s there or it isn’t. If it’s not there, you’ve got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you’ve got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love. - Richelle Mead

Don’t fall in love so easily; it’s best to take your time. Love is built on trust, and trust is built on acceptance. Acceptance is built on friendship and a strong friendship takes time to build. - Unknown

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Quote Worthy

To wish that others should learn by our experience, is sometimes as idle as to think that we can eat and they be filled; but when we find that we have eaten poison, it is doubtless mercy to warn others against the dish. - Eliza Cook

What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity. - J. Sidlow Baxter

However far modern science and technics have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson: Nothing is impossible. - Lewis Mumford

Now that we have learned to fly in the air like birds and dive in the sea like fish, only one thing remains – to learn to live on earth like humans. - George Bernard Shaw

Sometimes, you have to let go just to hold on to your sanity. There are people that have mastered making you believe you’re the crazy one. - Unknown

Whether or not you can never become great at something, you can always become better at it. - Unknown

The thing about chameleoning your way through life is that it gets to where nothing is real. - John Green

There is simply no polite way to tell people they’ve dedicated their lives to an illusion. - Daniel Dennett

It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. - Bruce Lee

If you have much, give your wealth. If you have little, give your heart. - Arab Proverb

There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go. - Jessica Hatchigan

Those who command themselves, command others. - William Hazlitt

The more you reason the less you create. - Raymond Chandler

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Friday, 16 June 2017

Exercise

Dispositions of the mind, like limbs of the body, acquire strength by exercise. - Thomas Jefferson

Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. - Andrew Solomon

Exercise ferments the humours, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigour, nor the soul act with cheerfulness. - Joseph Addison

Exercise is king and nutrition is queen: together, you have a kingdom. - Jack LaLanne

Exercise is the chief source of improvement in all our faculties. - Hugh Blair

Exercise raises body temperature and generates other forms of stress on cells throughout the body, causing them to increase their manufacture of certain heat shock proteins. Preliminary research suggests that these HSPs might contribute to the health benefits of exercise by mitigating damage inside cells and by alerting the immune system to boost overall immune responses. - Pramod K. Srivastave

Exercise till the mind feels delight in reposing from the fatigue. - Socrates

For, in the course of common life, a man must either often exercise, or fast, or take physic, or be sick; and the choice seems left to every one as he likes. - William Temple

He who has a weak constitution becomes stronger by manual exercise than a robust man without it. - Xenophon

Health is the vital principle of bliss, and exercise, of health. - James Thomson

Labour or exercise ferments the humours, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions without which the body cannot subsist in its vigour, nor the soul act with cheerfulness. - Joseph Addison

Physical fitness takes commitment to exercise just as it requires good nutrition. But it doesn't have to be painful. Just the opposite: Vigorous exercise actually is stimulating. It boosts your energy levels, invigorates your mind, and just feels good afterward. The hardest part, of course, is getting started. - Jack LaLanne

The American College of Sports Medicine found that the productivity of people after exercise was an average of 65 percent higher than those who did not exercise. If I have something that's really bothering me, so much that it almost hurts my head to try to sort it out, I always find the solution in a puddle of sweat! Intense exercise is like taking a magic pill that gives you the ability to solve problems like a superhero. - Charlene Johnson

The best cares or provisions for life and health, that are left us, consist in the discreet and temperate government of diet and exercise. - William Temple

The body when over-laboured becomes heavy and jaded; but it is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigour. - Cicero

Typically, people who exercise, start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change. - Charles Duhigg

Walking is the very best exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. - Thomas Jefferson

Yes, exercise is the catalyst. That's what makes everything happen: your digestion, your elimination, your sex life, your skin, hair, everything about you depends on circulation. - Jack LaLanne

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Change

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. - Alan Cohen

Since changes are going on anyway, the great thing is to learn enough about them so that we will be able to lay hold of them and turn them in the direction of our desires. Conditions and events are neither to be fled from nor passively acquiesced in; they are to be utilized and directed. - John Dewey

The people who keep back change are often exasperating. But they have their work to perform, highly important work, too. Their very opposition, besides helping to weed out the weak ideas, gives the true ideas greater strength. For an idea is not worth much unless it can sturdily make its way through opposition and display toughness of fibre. - John Daniel Barry

The sad thing is that, even though we know our lives aren't working in certain areas, we are still afraid to change. We are locked into our comfort zone, no matter how self-destructive it may be. Yet, the only way to get out of our comfort zone and to be free of our problems and limitations is to get uncomfortable. - Robert Anthony

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Advice

Advice is not often asked of seeming idlers: it is most common to interrupt the busy by such requests; and naturally enough, since those who attend most carefully to their own concerns, are generally thought best qualified, by experience, to judge for others. - Unknown

Another problem with advice is that the advisor seldom understands the full implications of the problem. When people share their concerns with us, they often display only the ‘tip of the iceberg.’ The advisor is unaware of the complexities, feelings, and the many other factors that lie hidden beneath the surface. - Robert Bolton

Before you give advice, that is to say advice which you have not been asked to give, it is well to put to yourself two questions – namely, what is your motive for giving it, and what is it likely to be worth? If these questions were always asked, and honestly answered, there would be less advice given. - John William Mackail

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Expectations

A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment. - Douglas Adams

A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes. - Mark Twain

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. - Alexander Pope

Consciously or unconsciously, you always get what you expect. - Robert Anthony

Do a little more every day than you are expected to do, and soon you will be expected to do more. - Evan Esar

Expect everything so that nothing comes unexpected. - Norton Juster

Expectations are blossoms; few only mature in fruit. - Emperor Ye-Wang

Expectations are dangerous when they are both too high and unformed. - Lionel Shriver

Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack. - Brandon Sanderson

From lean meat do not expect fat broth. - Turkish Proverb

He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that. - Robert Jordon

If you expect to have it all, you will have nothing. Learn to be happy with nothing - and you will have it all! - Ernie J. Zelinski

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine. - Bruce Lee

In a little place is hid a great treasure, and in a small hope a boundless expectation. - J. Bodenham

In expectation there is happiness. - Shi-Ka-Shiu

Nothing in this world is so fatal to the development of the intellectual powers of the young, as what are commonly called expectations. - Arster

Positive expectations are the mark of the superior personality. - Brian Tracy

Promising is the very air o' the time; it opens the eyes of expectation. - William Shakespeare

The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations. - Eli Khamarov

The crane, hoping to eat dried fish when the sea dried up, wasted away in expectancy. - Indian Proverb

There is abundant reason to believe that optimism – big, little, and in between – is useful to a person because positive expectations can be self-fulfilling. - Christopher Peterson

There is only one kind of shock worse than the totally unexpected: the expected for which one has refused to prepare. - Mary Renault

To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect. - Oscar Wilde

We love to expect, and when expectation is disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting. - Samuel Johnson

Monday, 12 June 2017

Humorous Quotes

They ought to do away with divorce settlements. Instead, both parties should flip a coin. The winner gets to stay where he or she is and keep everything. The loser goes to Paraguay. - Suzanne Finnamore

In elementary school, in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower? - Warren Hutcherson

Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. - George Carlin

I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one's life, the foundation of happiness or misery. - George Washington

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable. - Oscar Wilde

The longer you go by yourself the weirder you get, and the weirder you get the longer you go by yourself. - Jim Shepard

One problem with being an expert on everything is that you cannot turn to anyone else for advice. - Gary W. Smith

You don’t need to know all the answers. No one is smart enough to ask you all the questions. - Unknown

An alcoholic is anyone you don't like who drinks more than you do. - Dylan Thomas

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. - Erma Bombeck

If you want to be different nowadays, just act normal. - Evan Esar

I’m so broke, I can’t even pay attention. - Unknown Click Here for more humorous quotes, or Here for the book ‘Of Wit ‘n’ Humour’

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Friends and Friendship

True friendship is an unconditional, unselfish, reciprocal service not by lips, but heart to never let its in-built trust to ever fall apart. - Anuj Somany

Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. - George Washington

Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends. - William Butler Yeats

When an intimate friend turns from us, we often find him the most inveterate enemy. - William Scott Downey

As the circle of friends is enlarged, the bonds of friendship are relaxed and weakened. - John Thornton

A real friendship ought to introduce each person to unexpected weirdness in the other. - Jaron Lanier

Whoever neglects old friends for the sake of new deserves what he gets if he loses both. - Aesop

We must make friends in prosperity, if we would have their help in adversity. - Aesop

A hungry cat will not acknowledge the friendship of a rat. - Edward Counse

A friendship that can be ended didn't ever start. - Mellin de Saint-Gelais

A friend is never known till a man have need. - John Heywood

Be a friend, and thou shalt have friends. - Ivan Panin

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Quote Worthy

A prudent man will always try to follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been truly outstanding, so that, if he is not quite as skillful as they, at least some of their ability may rub off on him. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Everything that is done in the present affects the future in the form of consequence and affects the past in the form of redemption. - Paulo Coelho

When we are present in each moment, the past gently rolls up behind us and the future slowly unravels before us. - Rev Richard Levy

To his whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning. - Henry David Thoreau

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have. - Norman Vincent Peale

They say that hens do cackle loudest when there is nothing vital in the eggs they have laid. - Ambrose Bierce

Possessing the ideal makes a person nervous: you sense the inevitable decline just ahead. - Garrison Keillor

If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. - Unknown

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche

We must take the current when it serves or lose our ventures. - William Shakespeare

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. - Albert Einstein

Sometimes, it is better to let the silence do the talking. - Unknown

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Books

One must always be careful of books ... and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us. - Cassandra Clare

One reads books in order to gain the privilege of living more than one life. People who don't read are trapped in a mine shaft, even if they think the sun is shining. - Garrison Keillor

One who believes all of a book would be better off without books. - Mencius

Parents should leave books lying around marked "forbidden" if they want their children to read. - Doris Lessing

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. - Henry David Thoreau

Reading useless books is like sowing bad seed – your trouble does not reward you. - Edward Counsel

Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack. - Virginia Woolf

Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered. - W.H. Auden

Sometimes you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read that book. - John Green

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit. - Amos Bronson Alcott

The best books are those which lift us to a higher plane where we breathe a purer atmosphere. - Orison Swett Marden

The Bible is the most obscure book in the world. He must be a great fool who thinks he understands the plainest chapter of it. - Coventry Patmore

The book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty – and vice versa. - Doris Dressing

The books that charmed us in youth recall the delight ever afterwards; we are hardly persuaded there are any like them, any deserving our equal affections. - Amos Bronson Alcott

The books that help you the most are the ones that make you think the most. - Theodore Parker

The greatest advantage of books does not always come from what we remember of them, but from their suggestiveness. A good book often serves as a match to light the dormant power within us. - Orison Swett Marden

The inspiration of a single book has made preachers, poets, philosophers, authors, and statesmen. On the other hand, the demoralization of a single book has sometimes made infidels, profligates, and criminals. - Orison Swett Marden

The majority of the books of our time give one the impression of having been manufactured in a day out of books read the day before. - Chamfort

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Food for Thought

Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something - and it is only such love that can know freedom. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Around us, life bursts forth with miracles – a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities – the political, the religious, the educational authorities – who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing – forming in our minds – their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself. - Timothy Leary

I believe in cultivating opposite, but complementary views of life, and I believe in meeting life’s challenges with contradictory strategies. I believe in reckoning with the ultimate meaninglessness of our existence, even as we fall in love with the miracle of being alive. I believe in working passionately to make our lives count while never losing sight of our insignificance. I believe in caring deeply and being beyond caring. It is by encompassing these opposites, by being involved and vulnerable, but simultaneously transcendent and detached, that our lives are graced by resilience and joy. - Fritz Williams

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Monday, 5 June 2017

Excuses

A bad excuse confirms a fault. - Al-Isfaraini

A private excuse will not atone for a public insult. - Hamid

An excuse has been defined as the skin of reason stuffed with a lie. - Michael Green

Any excuse will serve when one has not a mind to do a thing. - Guicciardini

Bad excuses are worse than none. - Thomas Fuller

Excuses are merely nails used to build a house of failure. - American Proverb

Excuses are your lack of faith in your own power. - Robert Anthony

Excuses, criticisms, and superstitions are vitamins for haters, but poison for the successful. Rise above! - Steve Maraboli

Good excuses rarely collect dust. We use them, and use them, and use them. - Andy Stanley

He who excuses himself accuses himself. - French Proverb

I have been thinking about the idea of excuses for some time now. They are like menacing demons that creep into our lives without us knowing. They are roadblocks, white lies to ourselves, a reason to set the bar lower, and self-justification for achieving less than our full potential. - Lorii Myers

If you don't like to make excuses or apologies, stop making promises. - Evan Esar

I've always wondered where explanations end and excuses begin. - Errol Morris

Nature has no compassion. Nature accepts no excuses. - Eric Hoffer

No one ever excused his way to success. - Dave Del Dotto

Petty and shuffling excuses, which satisfy vain and little minds, do but irritate generous ones still more than the fault which they would explain away; there is no valid repentance but that which is full and sincere. - Princess de Salm Dyck

Several excuses are always less convincing than one. - Aldous Huxley

The evildoer never lacks excuses. - Italian Proverb

The longer the excuse the less likely it's the truth. - Robert Half

The manly man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never for himself. - Henry Ward Beecher

The sincere intention of doing a good action, and a good excuse for not doing it, are equivalent to its performance. - Yahya Khalid

There are a great many excuses that are worse than the offense. - H. W. Shaw

There is hardly any man so strict as not to vary a little from truth when he is to make an excuse. - George Savile

There is no greater symphony of self-destruction than the beautifully poisonous melody found in our excuses. - Steve Maraboli

There is one excuse for every mistake a man can make, but only one. When a fellow makes the same mistake twice he's got to throw up both hands and own up to carelessness or cussedness. - George Horace Lorimer

When you're good at making excuses, it's hard to excel at anything else. - John L. Mason

Whoever wants to be a judge of human nature should first study people's excuses. - Hebbel

Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality, your whining, your blaming, and all of your excuses have NEVER gotten you even a single step closer to your goals or dreams. Let go of your nonsense. Let go of the delusion that you DESERVE better and go EARN it! - Steve Maraboli

Humorous Quotes

Good humour is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. - Grenville Kleiser


There's no such thing as good ideas and bad ideas. There are only your own ideas and other people's. If you want someone to like your idea, tell him he said it first last week and you just remembered it. - Scott Adams

You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is. - Ellen Degeneres

I have a strict policy. I will not and do not publicize unsubstantiated rumours about anyone – unless they're very funny. - Jimmy Kimmel

My husband and I married for better or worse!! He couldn’t have done better and I couldn’t have done worse! - Rhonda

Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it I wash my mouth out with chocolate. - Charles M. Schulz

Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them. - Bill Maher

The good news is, the stock market is closed and it can’t hurt us again until tomorrow. - Jay Leno

Gravitation can’t be held responsible for people falling in love. - Albert Einstein

It is easier to change a man's religion than to change his diet. - Margaret Mead

To "catch" a husband is an art; to "hold" him is a job. - Simone de Beauvoir

If the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital. - Horace Mann

I’m not anti-social. I’m just not social. - Woody Allen

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