Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thoughts-What A Dog Teaches

A dog teaches us a lot of things, but we never seem to take notice. These are some of the lessons you might learn…
· When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

· Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

· Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

· When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience.

· Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory.

· Take naps and stretch before rising.

· Run romp and play daily.

· Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

· Avoid biting, when a simple growl will do.

· On warm days stop to lie on your back on the grass. On hot days drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.

· When you’re happy dance around and wag your entire body.

· No matter how often you’re scolded don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout. Run right back and make friends.

· Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

· Eat with gusto and enthusiasm, stop when you have had enough.

· Be loyal.

· Never pretend to be something you’re not.

· If what you want lies buried dig until you find it.

· When someone is having a bad day be silent, sit close by… and nuzzle them gently.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Thought for the day-Place

You can't make a place for yourself under the sun if you keep sitting in the shade of the family tree.

Inspirational quotes-Constantly

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
- Peter F. Drucker, 1909-2005, Austrian-born Management Consultant and Author

Funny thoughts-Watching

I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it is the government.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sarcastic quotes-Second oldest profession

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
~Ronald Reagan

Love quotes-With the same woman

I've been in love with the same woman for forty-one years. If my wife finds out, she'll kill me.
- Henry Youngman

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Deep thoughts-Education

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

Motivational thoughts-Break records

Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.

Friendship quotes-Arguments

The more arguments you win, the fewer friends you'll have.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Great thinkers quote-Ballots

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
- Abraham Lincoln

Famous quotes-Noise

Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
- Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769-1821, French General and Politician

Humor quotes-Fears and prejudices

“I hope that someday we will be able to put away our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people.”
-Jack Handy

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Political quotes-Too serious a matter

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle

Thought for the day-Argument

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge;
argument is an exchange of ignorance.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Funny thoughts-From Earth

Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.


In love, there is always one who kisses
And one who offers the cheek.
(French Proverb.)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thoughts-Acres of diamonds

There was a farmer in Africa who was happy and content. He was happy because he was content. He was content because he was happy.
One day a wise man came to him and told him about the glory of diamonds and the power that goes along with them. The wise man said, "If you had a diamond the size of your thumb, you could have your own city. If you had a diamond the size of your fist, you could probably own your own country." And then he went away.
That night the farmer couldn't sleep. He was unhappy and he was discontent. He was unhappy because he was discontent and discontent because he was unhappy.
The next morning he made arrangements to sell off his farm, took care of his family and went in search of diamonds. He looked all over Africa and couldn't find any. He looked all through Europe and couldn't find any. When he got to Spain, he was emotionally, physically and financially broke. He got so disheartened that he threw himself into the Barcelona River and committed suicide.
Back home, the person who had bought his farm was watering the camels at a stream that ran through the farm. Across the stream, the rays of the morning sun hit a stone and made it sparkle like a rainbow. He thought it would look good on the mantle piece. He picked up the stone and put it in the living room.
That afternoon the wise man came and saw the stone sparkling. He asked, "Is Hafiz back?"
The new owner said, "No, why do you ask?"
The wise man said, "Because that is a diamond. I recognize one when I see one."
The man said, no, that's just a stone I picked up from the stream. Come, I'll show you. There are many more.
They went and picked some samples and sent them for analysis. Sure enough, the stones were diamonds. They found that the farm was indeed covered with acres and acres of diamonds.
What is the moral of this story?

There are five morals:

1. When our attitude is right, we realize that we are all walking on acres and acres of diamonds. Opportunity is always under our feet. We don't have to go anywhere. All we need to do is recognize it.

2. The grass on the other side always looks greener.

3. While we are dyeing the grass on the other side, there are others who are dyeing the grass on our side. They would be happy to trade places with us.

4. When people don't know how to recognize opportunity, they complain of noise when it knocks.

5. The same opportunity never knocks twice. The next one may be better or worse, but it is never the same one.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Deep quotes-Instinct

Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet and Essayist

Inspirational thoughts and quotes-Knowledge

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.
- Peter F. Drucker, 1909-2005, Austrian-born Management Consultant and Author

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thought for the day-Sixty five

Sixty-five is the age when one acquires sufficient experience to loose his job.

Sexual quotes-Never want to see a man again

If you never want to see a man again, say, "I love you, I want to marry you, I want to have children..." - they leave skid marks.
- Rita Rudner

Thoughtful quotes-Darkness

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
- Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English Philosopher/Essayist/Statesman

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sarcastic quotes-Yoyo

Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize.
~Saul Bellow

Friendship quotes-Worth knowing

Don't worry about knowing people just make yourself worth knowing.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Love quotes-In the heart

You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well.
~Author Unknown

Meaningful quotes-Passion

“Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion
– Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Political quotes-Liberal

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.
~Leonard Bernstein, The New York Times

Thought for the day-Age

Age is what makes furniture worth more and people worth less.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Deep thoughts-Rise above

"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it."
~ Washington Irving

Humor quotes-Wrong ball

If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
-Jack Lemmon

Sunday, February 14, 2010


An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice... "Let me tell you a story."
"I too, at times, have felt great hate for those who have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It's like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times. "
"It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way."
"But...the other wolf... Ah! The littlest thing will send him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all of the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing."
"Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit."
The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked, "Which one wins, Grandfather ?"
The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, "The one I feed."

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Funny thughts-Financial security

Some girls get married for financial security; others get divorced for the same reason.

Famous quotes-Focused

"Focused will is incredible. If you have a dream and you don't give up no matter what obstacles come up, then life's problems will fall away and you will get what you want. It happens. It works."
- Yanni

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thought for the day-Laugh

A man isn't really poor if he can still laugh.

Short quotes-Over with

Start every day with a smile and get it over with.
- W.C. Fields

Inspirational quotes-Gave

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, 30th President of the United States

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Humor quotes-Warning label

The British chocolate maker Cadbury is being forced to put a new warning label on candy bars informing consumers that there's milk in milk chocolate. The label also warns that if you want to avoid nuts, stay away from people who need to be told that there's milk in milk chocolate.
(Paul Seaburn)


"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are."
~ Bernice Johnson Reagon

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sexual quotes-Civilized people

“Civilized people cannot fully satisfy their sexual instinct without love”
- Bertrand Russell (English Logician and Philosopher 1872-1970)

Political quotes-War

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.
~Mao Zedong

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Meaningful quotes-Hard road

Someone once asked me why do you always insist on taking the hard road? And I replied why do you assume I see two roads?

Thoughtful quotes-All challenges

"To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like."
~ Mike Gafka

Monday, February 8, 2010

Funny marriage quotes-Good of God

It was very good of God to let Carlyle and Mrs Carlyle marry one another and so make only two people miserable instead of four, besides being very amusing.

Sarcastic quotes-Inducement

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
~Will Rogers

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Motivational thoughts-Visualize your Goal

The Catalina Island is twenty-one miles away from the coast of California, and many people have taken the challenge to swim across it.
On July 4th 1952, Florence Chadwick stepped into the water off Catalina Island to swim across to the California coast. She started well and on course, but later fatigue set in, and the weather became cold.
She persisted, but fifteen hours later, numb and cold, she asked to be taken out of the water.
After she recovered, she was told that she had been pulled out only half a mile away from the coast. She commented that she could have made it, if the fog had not affected her vision and she would have just seen the land.
She promised that this would be the only time that she would ever quit.
She went back to her rigorous training. And two months later she swam that same channel. The same thing happened. The fatigue set in, and the fog obscured her view, but this time she swam with faith and vision of the land in her mind. She knew that somewhere behind the fog was land.
She succeeded and became the first woman to swim the Catalina Channel. She even broke the men's record by two hours.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thought fo the day-Ages faster

Which do you suppose ages faster - whiskey or the man who drinks it ?

Famous quotes-Nature

How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886, American Poet

Friday, February 5, 2010

Humor quotes-After we die

“My young son asked me what happens after we die. I told him we get buried under a bunch of dirt and worms eat our bodies. I guess I should have told him the truth - that most of us go to Hell and burn eternally - but I didn't want to upset him.”
- Jack Handy

Inspirational thoughts and quotes-Youth

Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old.
- Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867-1959, American Architect

Thoughtul quotes-Possessions

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."
- Kalil Gibran

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Deep thoughts-Without ambition

Ability without ambition is like a car without a motor.

Thoghts on life-Broke

Life isn't worth living unless you're willing to take some big chances and go for broke.
- Eliot Wiggington

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Meaningful quotes-Faith

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
- Voltaire, 1694-1778, French Writer and Philosopher

Funny thoughts-Greatest lover

Many a wife thinks her husband is the world's greatest lover. But she can never catch him at it.

Love quotes-With our hearts

Sometimes we make love with our eyes. Sometimes we make love with our hands. Sometimes we make love with our bodies. Always we make love with our hearts.
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Political quotes-Bridge

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where they is no river.
~Nikita Khrushchev

Sarcastic quotes-Anybody

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
~Clarence Darrow

Monday, February 1, 2010

Humor quotes-Go to work

I only go to work on days that don't end in a 'y'.
- Robert Paul

Friendship quotes-Overlook

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!
- Doug Larson

Famous quotes-Failure

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
- Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889-1964, Indian Nationalist and Statesman