Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sexual quotes-Terrible

“My love life is terrible. The last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty.”
- Woody Allen

Thoughts on Life-Series of Crosses

Life is nothing but a series of crosses for us mothers.
- Colette

Monday, August 30, 2010

Funny thoughts-Between two evils

If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.

Philosophical quotes-Obscure

The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.
~Edward R. Murrow

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thoughts-The Ripple

A man was sitting by a lake. He was throwing small pebbles into it from time to time. A young boy happened to cross by. He was intrigued to see that after every few minutes or so, the man would toss a pebble into the lake.

The boy went up to the man and said, "Good pastime, this stone throwing, he?" "Hmmm," said the man. He seemed to be deep in thought and obviously did not wish to be disturbed.

Sometime later, the man said softly, "Look at the water, it is absolutely still."

The boy said, "Yeah, it is."

The man tossed a pebble into the water and continued, "Only till I toss a pebble into it now do you see the ripples?"

"Yeah," said the boy, "they spread further and further."

"And soon, the water is still again," offered the man.

The boy said, "Sure, it becomes quiet, after a while."

The man continued, "What if we want to stop the ripples? The root cause of the ripples is the stone. Lets take the stone out. Go ahead and look for it." The boy put his hand into the water and tried to take the stone out.

But he only succeeded in making more ripples. He was able to take the stone out, but the number of ripples that were made in the process were a lot more than before.

The wise man said, "It is not possible to stop the movement of the water once a pebble has been thrown into it. But if we can stop ourselves from throwing the pebble in the first place, the ripples can be avoided altogether! So too, it is with our minds. If a thought enters into it, it creates ripples. The only way to save the mind from getting disturbed is to block and ban the entry of every superfluous thought that could be a potential cause for disturbance. If a disturbance has entered into the mind, it will take its own time to die down. Too many conflicting thoughts just cause more and more disturbances. Once the disturbance has been caused it takes time to ebb out. Even trying to forcibly remove the thought may further increase the turmoil in the mind. Time surely is a great healer, but prevention is always better than cure."

Before you allow a thought or a piece of information to enter your mind, put it through the triple filter test of authenticity, goodness and value.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Inspirational quotes-Way to Success

You always pass failure on the way to success.
~Mickey Rooney

Famous quotes-True religion

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.
- Albert Einstein

Friday, August 27, 2010

Political quotes-President

I think it is important for Europe to understand that even though I am president and George Bush is not president, Al Qaeda is still a threat.
- Barack Obama

Sarcastic quotes-Enamored

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Encouraging quotes-Permanent

Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles!
-Charles Chaplin

Really good quotes-Regulate

When a watch goes ill, it is not enough to move the hands; you must set the regulator. When a man does ill, it is not enough to alter his handiwork, you must regulate his heart.
~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Deep thoughts-Miracle of a single flower

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

Humor quotes-Hambone and Flippy

“If you saw two guys named Hambone and Flippy, which one would you think liked dolphins most? I'd say Flippy, wouldn't you? You'd be wrong though. It's Hambone.”
-Jack Handy

Success quotes-Too busy

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sexual quotes-Experimenting with positions

"My wife used to like experimenting with all kinds of different sexual positions — until eventually she found one where she can see the TV."
— Bob Van Voris.

Thoughts on Life-Startling

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
- Emily Dickinson

Monday, August 23, 2010

Thought for the day-Joy

"Joy is the serious business of heaven."
C.S. Lewis.

Hilarious quotes-A case of beer

A California man has been arrested for selling his 14-year-old daughter into marriage in return for a case of beer. Actually the beer was just a bonus, the money he saved on the monthly phone bill was the big payoff.

(Jake Novak)

Famous quotes-Wisdom is knowledge

It is clear, then, that wisdom is knowledge having to do with certain principles and causes. But now, since it is this knowledge that we are seeking, we must consider the following point: of what kind of principles and of what kind of causes is wisdom the knowledge?
- Aristotle

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thoughts-The Tao Of Forgiveness

One day, the sage gave the disciple an empty sack and a basket of potatoes. "Think of all the people who have done or said something against you in the recent past, especially those you cannot forgive.

For each of them, inscribe the name on a potato and put it in the sack."

The disciple came up quite a few names, and soon his sack was heavy with potatoes.

"Carry the sack with you wherever you go for a week," said the sage. "We'll talk after that."

At first, the disciple thought nothing of it. Carrying the sack was not particularly difficult. But after a while, it became more of a burden. It sometimes got in the way, and it seemed to require more effort to carry as time went on, even though its weight remained the same.

After a few days, the sack began to smell. The carved potatoes gave off a ripe odor. Not only were they increasingly inconvenient to carry around, they were also becoming rather unpleasant.

Finally, the week was over. The sage summoned the disciple. "Any thoughts about all this?"

"Yes, Master," the disciple replied. "When we are unable to forgive others, we carry negative feelings with us everywhere, much like these potatoes. That negativity becomes a burden to us and, after a while, it festers."

"Yes, that is exactly what happens when one holds a grudge. So, how can we lighten the load?"

"We must strive to forgive."

"Forgiving someone is the equivalent of removing the corresponding potato from the sack. How many of your transgressors are you able to forgive?"

"I've thought about it quite a bit, Master," the disciple said. "It required much effort, but I have decided to forgive all of them."

"Very well, we can remove all the potatoes. Were there any more people who transgressed against you this last week?"

The disciple thought for a while and admitted there were. Then he felt panic when he realized his empty sack was about to get filled up again.

"Master," he asked, "if we continue like this, wouldn't there always be potatoes in the sack week after week?"

"Yes, as long as people speak or act against you in some way, you will always have potatoes."

"But Master, we can never control what others do. So what good is the Tao in this case?"

"We're not at the realm of the Tao yet. Everything we have talked about so far is the conventional approach to forgiveness. It is the same thing that many philosophies and most religions preach - we must constantly strive to forgive, for it is an important virtue. This is not the Tao because there is no striving in the Tao."

"Then what is the Tao, Master?"

"You can figure it out. If the potatoes are negative feelings, then what is the sack?"

"The sack is... That which allows me to hold on to the negativity. It is something within us that makes us dwell on feeling offended.... Ah, it is my inflated sense of self-importance. "

"And what will happen if you let go of it?"

"Then... The things that people do or say against me no longer seem like such a major issue."

"In that case, you won't have any names to inscribe on potatoes. That means no more weight to carry around, and no more bad smells.

The Tao of forgiveness is the conscious decision to not just to remove some potatoes... But to relinquish the entire sack."

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Deep thoughts-One watch

A man with one watch knows what time it is;
a man with two watches is never quite sure.
~Lee Segall

Sarcastic quotes-Diapers

Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
~Author Unknown

Friday, August 20, 2010

Philosophical quotes-Footsteps of the wise

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
~Matsuo Basho

Love quotes-Tree

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.
-Khalil Gibran

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Humor quotes-Teamwork

Quote from the boss: "Teamwork is a lot of people doing what
I say."

(Marketing executive, Citrix Corporation)

Political quotes-Admires Radicals

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
~Leo Rosten

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Buddhist Proverb-Ready

When the student is ready, the master appears.
~Buddhist Proverb

Sexual quotes-More organs

"If God had meant us to have group sex, he'd have given us more organs."
- Malcolm Bradbury.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thought for the day-Walking the path

"There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path!"

Thoughts on Life-In Vain

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

- Emily Dickinson

Monday, August 16, 2010

Motivational thoughts-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?

Famous quotes-Hidden truth

George Bernard Shaw once said, "When you find something funny search it for hidden truth."

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thoughts-Faith enables solution

Thoughts-Faith enables one to bring solutions to problems.

When problems come, we tend to overreact to it or exaggerate it to such an extent that it becomes a trap for us. Instead of working on the problem we fall prey to it making all our thoughts negative.Once we are caught up in negativity we will neither look for, nor find solutions.

Each thought of ours is important when working on a problem. Instead of making our thoughts negative, we need to remind ourselves that what we are going through is a test which we must
pass with honour. When we have this thought, all our energy will be focussed on working to bring a solution.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Deep thoughts-Which is me

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.
~Baba Ram Dass

Love quotes-Crawl out

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sarcastic quotes-Stork

"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."
- Mae West

inspirational quotes-The only limits

The only limits are, as always, those of vision.
~James Broughton

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Short quotes-Avoid popularity

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
- Abraham Lincoln

Political quotes-Favorability ratings

Caroline Kennedy's favorability ratings among New York voters slipped Thursday as she lobbied to be appointed to the U. S. Senate. If she's appointed, she will be seated without question. It's not like in Illinois where you have to show the receipt.
(Argus Hamilton)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sexual quotes-Like art

Sex is like art. Most of it is pretty bad, and the good stuff is out of your price range.
- Scott Roeben

Humor quotes-Driving

"Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?"
- George Carlin

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thought for the day-More to the truth

There's more to the truth than just the facts.

Thoughts on Life-Honestly and courageously

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, August 9, 2010

Famous quotes-Inner and outer life

Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.
-Albert Einstein

Deep quotes-A long distance

Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.
~Edward Albee

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Thoughts-Forgive and Feel the Strength

Weakness in another person can be contagious. One very good way to catch that weakness for yourself is with resentment.

And the best way to avoid taking on the weakness of others is with forgiveness. Forgiveness frees you to be strong and to look forward.

What others may have said or done or failed to do cannot be changed now. What you can do now is to begin moving beyond the pain with sincere forgiveness.

With forgiveness, you are no longer a victim. With Forgiveness, you take control of your own destiny.

Forgiveness does not mean that you support or endorse what happened. Forgiveness means that you are bigger than what happened, and confident enough to move on past it.

Forgive, and stop poisoning your own life with the pastTransgressions of others. Forgive, and feel the strength of your own integrity.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sarcastic quotes-In spite

"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him."
- Forrest Tucker

Funny thoughts-Learn to swear

You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Inspirational quotes-Matter of choice

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it's a matter of choice;
It's not a thing to be waited for, it's a thing to be achieved.
~William Jennings Bryan

Love quotes-Finding someone

Love is not finding someone to live with; it's finding someone you can't live without
- Rafael Ortiz

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Chinese proverb-An inch of time

An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.

Political quotes-Marriage Act

I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
- Barack Obama

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sex drive

"I have an incredible sex drive...my girlfriend lives 200 miles away !"

Motivational thoughts-No better time

There is no better time than right now to be happy.
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
So work like you don't need money.
Love like you've never been hurt, and, Dance like no one's watching.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Famous quotes-Whole religion

Be Simple, Sincere and Pure, that's the whole religion.
- Warren Buffet

Thought for the day-Conquer a mountain

"You never conquer a mountain. You stand on the summit a few moments, then the wind blows your footprints away."
- Arlene Blum

Monday, August 2, 2010

Celebrity humor quotes-Alaska Governor

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says the media is going easy on Caroline Kennedy because of her social status. Although in Alaska, Sarah Palin is considered one of the social elite because she lives in a house that doesn't have wheels.
-Jim Barach

Deep thoughts-Hitched

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
~John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, 1911

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Thoughts-The Last post

If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which The Last Post was played; This brings out a new meaning of it.

Here is something everyone should know. Until I read this, I didn't know, But I checked it out and it's true:

We have all heard the haunting song, 'The Last Post.' It's the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes.

But, do you know the story behind the song? If not, I think you will be interested to find out about its humble beginnings.

Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the American Civil War, when Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison's Landing in Virginia . The Confederate Army was on the other side of the narrow strip of land.

During the night, Captain Ellicombe heard the moans of a soldier who lay severely wounded on the field. Not knowing if it was a Union or Confederate soldier, the Captain decided to risk his life and bring the stricken man back for medical attention. Crawling on his stomach through the gunfire, the Captain reached the stricken soldier and began pulling him toward his encampment.

When the Captain finally reached his own lines, he discovered it was actually a Confederate soldier, but the soldier was dead.

The Captain lit a lantern and suddenly caught his breath and went numb with shock. In the dim light, he saw the face of the soldier. It was his own son.

The boy had been studying music in the South when the war broke out. Without telling his father, the boy enlisted in the Confederate Army.

The following morning, heartbroken, the father asked permission of his superiors to give his son a full military burial, despite his enemy status. His request was only partially granted.

The Captain had asked if he could have a group of Army band members play a funeral dirge for his son at the funeral.

The request was turned down since the soldier was a Confederate.

But, out of respect for the father, they did say they could give him only one musician.

The Captain chose a bugler. He asked the bugler to play a series of musical notes he had found on a piece of paper in the pocket of the dead youth's uniform.

This wish was granted.

The haunting melody, we now know as 'The Last Post' used at military funerals was born.

The words are:

Day is done.
Gone the sun.
From the lakes
From the hills.
From the sky.
All is well..
Safely rest.
God is nigh.

Fading light.
Dims the sight.
And a star.
Gems the sky.
Gleaming bright.
From afar.
Drawing nigh.
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise.
For our days.
Neath the sun
Neath the stars.
Neath the sky
As we go.
This we know.
God is nigh

I too have felt the chills while listening to 'The Last Post' But I have never seen all the words to the song until now.

I didn't even know there was more than one verse .

I also never knew the story behind the song and I didn't know if You had either so I thought I'd pass it along.

I now have an even deeper respect for the song than I did before.

Remember Those Lost and Harmed While Serving Their Country.

Also Remember Those Who Have Served And Returned; And for those presently serving in the Armed Forces.