Thursday, September 30, 2010

Philosophical quotes-Seeking the truth

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
~Andre Gide

Love quotes-Scent

It’s your scent. It’s like a drug to me. It’s like you’re my own personal brand of heroin.
- From the movie "Twilight"

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sexual quotes-Know nothing

I know nothing about sex because I was always married.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Thoughts on Life-Doesn't matter

Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.
- Alice Walker

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thought for the day-God is answering

“When the solution is simple, God is answering.”
– Albert Einstein

Inspirational quotes-Leader

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”
– John C. Maxwell

Monday, September 27, 2010

Deep thoughts-Spend our days

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Oscar Wilde quotes-Fascinating

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Motivational thoughts-Be thankful

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy
I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don’t have more money
I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.

Today I can grumble about my health
I can rejoice that I am alive.

Today I can lament over all that my parents didn’t give me when I was growing up
I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns
I can celebrate that thorns have roses.

Today I can mourn my lack of friends
I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work
I can shout in joy because I have a job to do.

I can complain because I have to go to school
eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new pieces of knowledge.

Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework
I can feel honored because the Lord has provided shelter for my mind,
body and soul.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped.
And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.
What today will be like is up to me
I get to choose what kind of day I will have.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hilarious quotes-Act busy

"No one will believe you solved this problem in one day! We've been working on it for months. Now go act busy for a few weeks and I'll let you know when it's time to tell them."
(R&D supervisor, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing/ 3M Corp.)

Sarcastic quotes-Yielded

"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily."
- Charles, Count Talleyrand

Friday, September 24, 2010

Quotes-Memory of books

In his commerce with men I mean him to include- and that principally- those who live only in the memory of books. By means of history he will frequent those great souls of former years. If you want it to be so, history can be a waste of time; it can also be, if you want it to be so, a study bearing fruit beyond price.
(de Montaigne)

Famous quotes-Simplicity

"Simplicity is the key to brilliance.”
– Bruce Lee

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Funny quotes-Chairs for ladies

"The chairs in the cabin are for the ladies. Gentlemen are not to make use of them till the ladies are seated."
Instructions posted in a river cruise ship, Suir River, Ireland.

Friendship quotes-Weakest point

"If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world".
- Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chinese proverb-Smile

A smile will gain you ten more years of life.

Motivational thoughts-The discovery

Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.
- Tom Krause

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Philosophical quotes-Best life

The life of theoretical philosophy is the best and happiest a man can lead. Few men are capable of it. For the rest there is a second-best way of life, that of moral virtue and practical wisdom.
- Aristotle

Thoughts on Life-Deeply lived

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
- Anais Nin

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sexual quotes-Awful filthy thing

"Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
— Butch Hancock.

Love quotes-After the first attack

We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.
- Marie Ebner Von Eschenbach

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thoughts-To kill a child

A worried woman went to her Doctor and said :
'Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 yr. old and I'm pregnant again. I don't want kids so close together.'
So the doctor said: 'Ok, and what do you want me to do?'
She said: 'I want you to perform an abortion, and I'm counting on your help with this.'
The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady:
'I think I have a better solution for your problem. It's less dangerous for you too.'
She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.
Then he continued: 'You see, in order for you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time, let's kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we're going to kill one of them, it doesn't matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.
The lady was horrified and said: 'No doctor! How terrible! It's a crime to kill a child!
'I agree', the doctor replied. 'But you seemed to be ok with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution. The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.
He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that's already been born and one that's still in the womb. The crime is the same!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hilarious quotes-The Holocaust

"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century."
-- Vice President Al Gore, 9/15/95

Political quotes-Great Emancipator

I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.
- Barack Obama

Friday, September 17, 2010

Proverbs-Time spent laughing

"Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods."
-Japanese proverb.

Deep thoughts-Becomes

One does what one is; one becomes what one does.
~Robert von Musil, Kleine Prosa

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sarcastic quotes-Character assassination

Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.
~Charles Krauthammer

Thought for the day-Moral or immoral

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.
-Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Famous quotes by musicians-Rather be hated

"I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not."
- Kurt Cobain

Inspirational quotes-The good life

The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
- Bertrand Russell

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Philosophical quotes-When I die

When I die, I will not see myself die, for the first time.
~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Hilarious quotes-Routine items

"The exports include thumbscrews and cattle prods, just routine items for the police."
U.S. Commerce Department spokesman on a regulation allowing the export of various products abroad.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Famous quotes-Silence

"The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of good people!"
- Napoleon

Love quote

"Where there is love, there is life"
- Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thoughts-Today’s Irritation is Tomorrow’s Anger

You become a little irritated when you are not going to get where you want to be on time, or you are not going to complete your task, as you would want. If the seed of irritation is watered it grows into frustration. Unless you take some positive inner action to stop the growth of the frustration, it will grow into anger. And if you are not careful it will become a habit, a part of your
personality, which you will finally come to believe is a natural part of your nature. You will even convince yourself you were born with it. That it is ‘in the genes’. Every time you become angry you cause the production of certain chemicals in your body and you will become addicted to those chemicals – then you look for people and situations which will give you an excuse to generate the ‘anger emotion’ so that you can have your daily dose of chemicals. Not only do we become attached to things and people and ideas etc, we become attached to our emotions. Anger will finally kill the body (not you, but your body). Don’t kill your body. Accept that the anger is never ever productive, know that it is just not necessary to be angry with anyone or about anything, know that it is entirely your own creation and know that you can choose a different response. Know and accept that, and you will be free!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Political quotes-Deliver

I don't care whether you're driving a hybrid or an SUV. If you're headed for a cliff, you have to change direction. That's what the American people called for in November, and that's what we intend to deliver.
- Barack Obama

Motivational thoughts-Oppurtunities

"Opportunities are like Sunrises, if you wait too long you can miss them".
- William Arthur

Friday, September 10, 2010

Quotes-Alice in Wonderland

Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked.
"Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat.
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Deep thoughts-Remedies

There are some remedies worse than the disease.
~Publilius Syrus

Thursday, September 9, 2010

French proverb-Straw

It's the straw that breaks the camel's back.

Thoughts on Life-Constructed

Life is so constructed that an event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
- Charlotte Bronte

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Philosophical quotes-God

What if God were not exactly truth, and if this could be proved? And if he were instead the vanity, the desire for power, the ambitions, the fear, and the enraptured and terrified folly of mankind?
(Friedrich Nietzsche, 1890)

Inspirational quotes-Truer

Indeed in general I hold that there is nothing truer than happiness, and nothing happier and sweeter than truth.
-Leibniz, 1670

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Famous quotes-My religion

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
-Albert Einstein

Hilarious quotes-Bid farewell

Senator Joe Biden bid farewell on Thursday to his senate colleagues. He apparently forgot, as Vice-President, next week he'll be running the Senate. Or maybe he doesn't expect Cheney to leave. He has had access to the security briefings lately.
(Joe Hickman)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sexual quotes-Wonderful

"Sex between a man and a woman can be absolutely wonderful — provided you get between the right man and the right woman."
- Woody Allen.

Sarcastic quotes-Secondhand

Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.
~Robertson Davies

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Thoughts-Three Trees

Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, "Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty." Then the second tree said, "Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull." Finally the third tree said, "I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me."

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said, "This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter" ... and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest. At the second tree a woodsman said, "This looks like a strong tree, I should be able to sell it to the shipyard." The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship. When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. One of the woodsmen said, "I don't need anything special from my tree so I'll take this one", and he cut it down."

When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for. The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end. The third tree was cut into large pieces and left alone in the dark.

The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams. Then one day, a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time.

Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn't think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and he stood and said "Peace" and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because God had been crucified on it.

The moral of this story is that when things don't seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, He will give you great gifts. Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined. We don't always know what God's plans are for us. We just know that His ways are not our ways, but His ways are always best.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Love quotes from the movies-One touch

I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, then eternity without it.
-City Of Angels

Political quotes-Punished

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Albert Einstein quotes-Ethical axioms

Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.

Philosophical quotes-be a Man

Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.
- David Hume, 1737

Thursday, September 2, 2010

English proverb-A stumble

A stumble may prevent a fall.
~English Proverb

Deep thoughts-Bottom of a well

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hilarious quotes-Have a good one

"Sometimes guys will say to you, 'Have a good one'. I say, 'I already have a good one. Now I'm looking for a longer one'."
— George Carlin.

Thought for the day-Argue

Argue for your limitations and sure enough they are yours.
~ Richard Bach