Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thoughts on Life-Desire

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

Thoughts on marriage-Mousetrap

Marriage is like a mousetrap. Those on the outside are trying to get in. Those on the inside are trying to get out.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Funny thoughts-Getting old

"Getting old is when a narrow waist and a broad mind change places!"

Motivational thoughts-Ready

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman and Literary Figure

Friendship quotes-Step on your toes

A friend is a person who can step on your toes without messing up your shine.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sexual quotes-Admonishments

"The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision." - Lynn Lavner

Deep thoughts-Intellectual growth

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death”
-Albert Einstein

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Inspirational thoughts and quotes-Perfection

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
- Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American Football Coach

Thoughts-Encouraging words

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead.
The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died.
The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die.
He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?"
The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.
This story teaches two lessons:

1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day.

2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them.

Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. The power of words...
It is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way.
Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times. Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Love quotes-Miracle cure

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
--Louise Hay

Famous quotes-Love of reading

We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
-B. F. Skinner

Friday, September 25, 2009

Humor quotes-Self help

"I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose."
- George Carlin

Thought for the day-Your own

Deal with others faults as gently as if they were your own.

Thoughts on Life-Taxi

Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.
- Lou Erickso

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Funny definitions-Lawyer

A lawyer is a person who writes a 10,000-word document and calls it a "brief."
(Franz Kafka)

Sarcastic quotes-Golf and government

The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie.
-George Deukmejian

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Funny thoughts-Bargain

One of the most difficult things in the world is to convince a woman that even a bargain costs money.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Friendship quotes-Good of life

"Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil."
- Baltasar Gracian (1647)

Inspirational quotes-Challenge

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Quotes on marriage-Deaf & blind

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne

Famous quotes-Play

"What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn't have done it. Who was it who said, "Blessed is the man who has found his work"? Whoever it was he had the right idea in his mind. Mark you, he says his work--not somebody else's work. The work that is really a man's own work is play and not work at all. Cursed is the man who has found some other man's work and cannot lose it. When we talk about the great workers of the world we really mean the great players of the world. The fellows who groan and sweat under the weary load of toil that they bear never can hope to do anything great. How can they when their souls are in a ferment of revolt against the employment of their hands and brains? The product of slavery, intellectual or physical, can never be great."
- Mark Twain

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thought for the day-Tightrope

Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.
- Karl Wallenda

Motivational thoughts-Belief

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright

Humor quotes-Die peacefully

"When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep, not screaming like all the passengers in his car."

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Thoughts-A small church

A little girl stood near a small church from which she had been turned away because it was too crowded.
"I can't go to Sunday School,' she sobbed to the pastor as he walked by.
Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the pastor guessed the reason and, taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the Sunday school class. The child was so happy that they found room for her, and she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to worship Jesus.
Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings. Her parents called for the kindhearted pastor who had befriended their daughter to handle the final arrangements..
As her poor little body was being moved, a worn and crumpled red purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump.
Inside was found 57 cents and a note, scribbled in childish handwriting, which read: 'This is to help build the little church bigger so more children can go to Sunday School.'
For two years she had saved for this offering of love.
When the pastor tearfully read that note, he knew instantly what he would do. Carrying this note and the cracked, red pocketbook to the pulpit, he told the story of her unselfish love and devotion.
He challenged his deacons to get busy and raise enough money for the larger building.
But the story does not end there...
A newspaper learned of the story and published It. It was read by a wealthy realtor who offered them a parcel of land worth many thousands.
When told that the church could not pay so much, he offered to sell it to the little church for 57 cents.
Church members made large donations. Checks came from far and wide. Within five years the little girl's gift had increased to $250,000--a huge sum for that time (near the turn of the century). Her unselfish love had paid large dividends.
When you are in the city of Philadelphia , lo ok up Temple Baptist Church , with a seating capacity of 3,300. And be sure to visit Temple University , where thousands of students are educated.
Have a look, too, at the Good Samaritan Hospital and at a Sunday School building which houses hundreds of beautiful children, built so that no child in the area will ever need to be left outside during Sunday school time.
In one of the rooms of this building may be seen the picture of the sweet face of the little girl whose 57 cents, so sacrificially saved, made such remarkable history. Alongside of it is a portrait of her kind pastor, Dr. Russell H. Conwell, author of the book, 'Acres of Diamonds'.

This is a true story, which goes to show WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH 57 CENTS.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thoughtful quotes-True happiness

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
- Antoine de Saint Exupéry, 1900-1944, French Writer and Aviator

Humor quotes-Golf play

I'm hitting the woods just great; but having a terrible time getting out of them!
- Buddy Hackett

Funny thoughts-Plot

Always draw your curves, then plot your reading.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Inspirational thoughts-Gandhi's "Seven Blunders of the World" that Lead to Violence

The Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Mahatma Gandhi gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper, on their final day together, not too long before his assassination. In his final years, the elder Gandhi kept his grandson close at hand and set aside an hour every day to be alone with the boy.

Wealth without work

Pleasure without conscience

Knowledge without character

Commerce without morality

Science without humanity

Worship without sacrifice

Politics without principle

Love quotes-Discovery of oneself

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
-Alexander Smith

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Friendship quotes-Nothing

A friend is a person who listens attentively while you say nothing

Meaningful quotes-Education

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
- Anatole France, 1844-1924, French Author

Thoughts on Life-Spiritual

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
- Buddha

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Inspirational quotes-Monument

Death comes to all. But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
- George Fabricius

Funny thoughts-Mortgage payments

If you think nobody cares whether you're alive or dead,
try missing a couple of mortgage payments

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Deep thoughts-Art of living

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
- Bernard M. Baruch, 1870-1965, American Financier and Statesman

Thoughts on Marriage-Privilege

Marriage still confers one very special privilege - only a married person can get divorced.

Thought for the day-Today

If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Quotes on Life-More beginnings

The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings
- Dave Weinbaum

Famous quotes-Brevity

"Brevity is the soul of lingerie."
- Dorothy Parker

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Motivational thoughts-Badly enough

When you know what you want, and you want it badly enough, you'll find a way to get it.
~Jim Rohn

Thoughts-Journey of Life

A Long time ago, there was an Emperor who told his horseman that if he could ride on his horse and cover as much land area as he likes, then the Emperor would give him the area of land he has covered.
Sure enough, the horseman quickly jumped onto his horse and rode as fast as possible to cover as much land area as he could. He kept on riding and riding, whipping the horse to go as fast as possible.
When he was hungry, thirsty or tired, he did not stop because he wanted to cover as much area as possible. Came to a point when he had covered a substantial area and he was exhausted and was dying. Then he asked himself, "Why did I pushed myself so hard to cover so much land area? Now I am dying and I only need a very small area to bury myself."
The above story is similar with the journey of our Life. We push very hard everyday to make more money, to gain power and recognition. We neglect our health, time with our family and to appreciate the surrounding beauty and the hobbies we love to do.
One day when we look back, we will realize that we don't really need that much, but then we cannot turn back time for what we have missed.
Life is not about making money, acquiring power or recognition. Life is definitely not about work! Work is only necessary to keep us living so as to enjoy the beauty and pleasures of life.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Humor quotes-Survey

"USA Today has come out with a new survey. Apparently, three out of four people make up 75% of the population."
- (David Letterman)

Love quotes-Quicksilver

Love is like quicksilver in the hand.
Leave the fingers open and it stays.
Clutch it, and it darts away.
-Dorothy Parker

Friday, September 11, 2009

Deep quotes-Times of distress

Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you.
- Herbert Gasser, 1888-1963, American Physiologist

Funny thoughts-Stupid

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege

Friendship quotes-Nice things

If you cannot think of any nice things to say about your friends, then you have the wrong friends.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sexual quotes-Myself

"Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself."

Classic Golf quotes

Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.
- Grantland Rice

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Humor quotes-Eggs hatching

"I hope some animal never bores a hole in my head and lays its eggs in my brain, because later you might think you're having a good idea but it's just eggs hatching.”
-Jack Handy

Thought for the day-Melting

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Inspirational quotes-Be true


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Thoughts on Life-Bicycle

Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you plan to stop peddling.
- Claude Pepper

Funny thoughts-Bills

Cheer-up! Birds have bills and they're still singing.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Famous quotes-Reasoning

"From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man - the function of his reasoning mind."
-Howard Roark, The Fountainhead

Friendship quotes-Helping hand

Anyone can give advice, but a real friend will lend a helping hand.

Marriage quotes-Getting a dog

Getting a dog is like getting married. It teaches you to be less self-centered, to accept sudden, surprising outbursts of affection, and not to be upset by a few scratches on your car.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Thoughts-The new robe

One day, Buddha, was in deep thought about the worldly activities and the ways of instilling goodness in human beings. The following is the text of a conversation between him and his disciple.
One of his disciples approached him and said humbly, "Oh my teacher! While you are so much concerned about the world and others, why don't you also look into the welfare and needs of your own disciples?"
Buddha: "OK. Tell me how I can help you?"
Disciple: "Master! My attire is worn out and it is beyond decency to wear it. Can I get a new one, please?"
Buddha found that the robe indeed was in a bad condition and needed replacement. He asked the store keeper to give the disciple a new robe to wear. The disciple thanked Buddha and retired to his room.
Though he met his disciple's requirement, Buddha was not all that contended with on his decision. He started thinking whether he had missed out some point. A while later, he realized, what he should have asked the disciple. He went to his disciple's place and asked him, "Is your new attire comfortable? Do you need anything more?"
Disciple: "Thank you my Master. The attire is indeed very comfortable. I need nothing more."
Buddha: "Having got the new one, what did you do with your old attire?"
Disciple: "I am using it as my bed spread."
Buddha: "Then I hope you have disposed off your old bed spread."
Disciple: "No.. no.. Master. I am using my old bedspread as my window curtain."
Buddha: "What about your old Curtain?"
Disciple: "It is being used to handle hot utensils in the kitchen."
Buddha: "Oh.. I see.. Can you tell me what did they do with the old cloth they used in kitchen?"
Disciple: "They are being used to swab the floor."
Buddha: "Then, the old rug being used to swab the floor...???"
Disciple: "Master, since they were torn so much, we could not find any better use, but to use as wicks in oil lamps. One such wick is right now lit in your study room...."
Buddha smiled in contentment and left for his room.
If not to this degree of utilization, can we at least attempt to find the best use of all our resources - at home and at office .. ?
Treat the earth was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children. We did not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we have borrowed it from our children.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Meaningful quotes-Success

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
- Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish Dramatist/Novelist/Poet

Sarcastic quotes-Too big

Jimmy Carter as President is like Truman Capote marrying Dolly Parton. The job is just too big for him.
- Rich Little

Love quotes-Fruit

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand.
-Mother Theresa

Friday, September 4, 2009

Thoughtful quotes-Advice

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Thought for the day-Finished

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning."
-Louis L'Amour

Friendship quotes-With oneself


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thoughts on Life-Wait

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous

Funny thoughts-Bachelor

A bachelor is a selfish, undeserving guy who has cheated some woman out of a divorce.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Inspirational quotes-Applaud!

When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
- Samuel Goldwyn, 1879-1974, American Motion Picture Producer

Sexual quotes-Reincarnation

"Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant. "
- Henry Miller

Humor quotes-Graduate

Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh:
"I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes."

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Famous quotes-Rules

"If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere."
- Marilyn Monroe

Friendship quotes-Mirror

The best mirror is an old friend