Sunday, October 31, 2010

Motivational thoughts-The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle,
When 24 hours in a day is not enough;
remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and started to fill it with golf balls .

He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else He asked once more if the jar was full.

The students responded with an unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand.
The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided,
'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things - Family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions.
Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else --
The small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life..

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.


Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play with your children.
Take time to get medical checkups..
Take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time
to clean the house and fix the dripping tap.

'Take care of the golf balls first --
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand
and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled.

'I'm glad you asked'.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Love quotes-Reason

"The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know."

Deep thoughts-See over

What you see, yet can not see over, is as good as infinite.
~Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, Book II, chapter 1

Friday, October 29, 2010

Friendship quotes-Beat as one

True friends have hearts that beat as one.

Thoughts on Life-Paradox

How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one's culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light.
- Barry Lopez:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

French proverb-Hunger

Hunger is the best spice.

Philosophical quotes-God alone

Thus God alone is the primary Unity, or original simple substance, from which all monads, created and derived, are produced.
(Leibniz, 1670)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hilarious quotes-Can eat anything

I am proud to be an American. Because an American can eat anything on the face of this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.
- Bill Cosby

Famous quotes-Elegance

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Inspirational quotes-Motivation

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”

Stupid quotes-Injuries and deaths

"Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing -- but none of them serious."
- Alan Minter, Boxer

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sexual quotes-On Phone

Humans are the only animal who can have sex over the phone.”
- Dave Letterman

Sarcastic quotes-Race with the Universe

Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs. The Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. So far the Universe is winning. -Anonymous

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Motivational thoughts-The Power of Three Little Words

Some of the most significant messages people deliver to one another often come in just three words. When spoken or conveyed, those statements have the power to forge new friendships, deepen old ones and restore relationships that have cooled. The following three-word phrases can enrich every relationship.

I'LL BE THERE - Being there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. When we are truly present for other people, important things happen to them and to us. We are renewed in love and friendship. We are restored emotionally and spiritually. 'Being there' is at the very very core of civility.

I MISS YOU - Perhaps more marriages could be salvaged and strengthened if couples simply and sincerely said to each other, "I miss you." This powerful affirmation tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired and loved.

I RESPECT YOU - Respect is another way of showing love. Respect conveys the feeling that
another person is a true equal. It is a powerful way to affirm the importance of a relationship.

MAYBE YOU'RE RIGHT - This phrase is highly effective in diffusing an argument and restoring frayed emotions. The flip side of "maybe you're right" is the humility of admitting "maybe I'm wrong."

PLEASE FORGIVE ME - Many broken relationships could be restored and healed if people would admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. All of us are vulnerable to faults, foibles and failures. A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.

I THANK YOU - Gratitude is an exquisite form of courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of good, close friends are those who don't take daily courtesies for granted. They are quick to thank their friends for their many expressions of kindness. On the other hand, people whose circle of friends is severely constricted often do not have the attitude of gratitude.

COUNT ON ME - "A friend is one who walks in when others walk out," Loyalty is an essential ingredient for true friendship; it is the emotional glue that bonds people. Those who are rich in their relationships tend to be steady and true friends. When troubles come, a good friend is there, indicating "you can count on me."

LET ME HELP - The best of friends see a need and try to fill it. When they spot a hurt they do what they can to heal it. Without being asked, they pitch in and help.

I UNDERSTAND YOU - People become closer and enjoy each other more if they feel the other person accepts and understands them. Letting others know in so many little ways that you understand him or her is one of the most powerful tools for healing your relationship.

GO FOR IT - Some of your friends may be non conformists, have unique projects and unusual hobbies. Support them in pursuing their interests. Rather than urging your loved ones to conform, encourage their uniqueness-everyone has dreams that no one else has.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thought for the day-Be Me

All I can do is be me, whoever that is.
- Bob Dylan

Deep thoughts-Reason and Faith

Reason and faith are both banks of the same river.
~Doménico Cieri Estrada

Friday, October 22, 2010

Humor quotes-Measuring progress

Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
- Bill Gates

Political quotes-Only President

George Washington is the only president who didn't blame the previous administration for his troubles.
~Author Unknown

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Philosophical quotes-Same old tree

We are all but recent leaves on the same old tree of life and if this life has adapted itself to new functions and conditions, it uses the same old basic principles over and over again. There is no real difference between the grass and the man who mows it.
~Albert Szent-Györgyi

Love quotes-Just a girl

I’m just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her.
- Notting Hill

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Famous quotes-Empty stomach

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
-Albert Einstein

Thoughts on Life-Beyond understanding

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.

-Dorothy Thompson

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Daily quotes-Good judgement

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
- Fred Brooks

Hilarious quotes-Political bloopers

"China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese."
- Charles de Gaulle, ex-French President

"This is a great day for France!"
- President Richard Nixon while attending Charles De Gaulle's funeral.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Positive quotes-Trust

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
– Benjamin Spock

Success quotes-Fear of failure

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.”
– Sven Goran Eriksson

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thoughts-What goes around, comes around

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

"I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life."

"No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer.

At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel.
"Is that your son?" the nobleman asked.

"Yes," the farmer replied proudly.

"I'll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll grow to a man you can be proud of."

And that he did. In time, Farmer Fleming's son graduated from St.Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known. Throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the nobleman's son was stricken with pneumonia. What saved him? Penicillin.

The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Political quotes-Majority vote

Truth is not determined by majority vote.
~Doug Gwyn

Thought for the day-Duct tape

"Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.... "
- Carl Zwanzig.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Chinese proverb-Standing still

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

Philosophical quotes-Supposition

The supposition that the future resembles the past, is not founded on arguments of any kind, but is derived entirely from habit.

(David Hume, 1737)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Deep thoughts-Do not stop

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
– Confucius

Humor quotes-Error free

It's hard enough to find an error in your code when you're looking for it;
It's even harder when you've assumed your code is error-free.
- Steve McConnell

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Funny thoughts-Too old

The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it.
(Ann Bancroft)

Sarcastic quotes-Full of doubt

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are sure, and the intelligent are full of doubt.
- Bertrand Russell

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Love quotes-Penicillin

"It is better to be on penicillin, than never to have loved at all."

Sexual quotes-Stopped pretending

"My wife stopped pretending to have orgasms years ago. That's all right with me, though, because it allowed me to stop pretending that I cared."
— Mike Ranston.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Famous quotes-Ability

“There is far more opportunity than there is ability. “
– Thomas A. Edison

Inspirational quotes-Courage to continue

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston Churchill

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thoughts-The secret to Happiness

This story is about a beautiful, expensively dressed lady who complained to her psychiatrist that she felt that her whole life was empty, it had no meaning.

So, the lady went to visit a counselor to seek out happiness. The counselor called over the old lady who cleaned the office floors.
The counselor then said to the rich lady "I'm going to ask Mary here to tell you how she found happiness. All I want you to do is listen to her."

So the old lady put down her broom and sat on a chair and told her story:
"Well, my husband died of malaria and three months later my only son was killed by a car. I had nobody... I had nothing left. I couldn't sleep, I couldn't eat, I never smiled at anyone, I even thought of taking my own life.

Then one evening a little kitten followed me home from work. Somehow I felt sorry for that kitten. It was cold outside, so I decided to let the kitten in. I got it some milk, and the kitten licked the plate clean.

Then it purred and rubbed against my leg and for the first time in months, I smiled.
Then I stopped to think, if helping a little kitten could make me smile, maybe doing something for people could make me happy.
So the next day I baked some biscuits and took them to a neighbor who was sick in bed.

Every day I tried to do something nice for someone. It made me so happy to see them happy.
Today, I don't know of anybody who sleeps and eats better than I do.
I've found happiness, by giving it to others."

When she heard that the rich lady cried.
She had everything that money could buy, but she had lost the things which money cannot buy.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Political quotes-Looking for trouble

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
~Ernest Benn

Thoughts on Life-Fundamental principle

Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. This is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil.
- Albert Schweitzer

Friday, October 8, 2010

Hilarious quotes-Men with pierced ear

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewellery.
-Rita Rudner

Motivational thoughts-Uncomfortable

The more comfortable I get with being uncomfortable, the faster I grow. When you’re moving forward and making progress, you will feel uncomfortable, and that’s okay.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Philosophical quotes-Lucky

If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?
~Stanislaw J. Lec

Sarcastic quotes-Only one

The best thing about this group of candidates is that only one of them can win.
~Will Rogers

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Deep thoughts-Fishing

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
~Henry David Thoreau

Thought for the day-Error free

There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third works.
- Alan J. Perlis

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sexual quotes-Risk of getting caught

"My wife only likes to have sex in places where there is a risk of getting caught. Well, I have caught her numerous times, in fact."
-Brad Osberg

Love quotes-Never too late

"It is never too late to fall in love"
- Sandy Wilson

Monday, October 4, 2010

Famous quotes-Expressing with equanimity

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

Chinese proverb-Bow low

If you bow at all, bow low.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Great day quotes

By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a hair.

Go and wake up your luck.

If fortune turns against you, even jelly breaks your tooth.

Thought of day quotes - Questioning

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

--Albert Einstein

Thoughts by George Carlin

Isn't it amazing that George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent...and so very appropriate..
A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side..

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent..

Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hilarious quotes-Defining Liquidity

Define the financial term "liquidity": When you look at your pension plans performance in 2008, and wet your pants.
(Stan Kegel)

Political quotes-Life story

Barack Obama startled his own party Monday by revealing he will offer huge tax cuts to businesses and individuals. His life story is such an inspiration. Where else but in America could a poor black Democrat grow up to be a rich white Republican.
(Argus Hamilton)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Interesting quotes-Simple

UNIX is simple. But It just needs a genius to understand its simplicity.
- Dennis Ritchie

Sarcastic quotes-Astounded

"I'm astounded by people who want to `know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown."
- Woody Allen.