Saturday, December 31, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Kernel of corn

May your passion be the kernel of corn stuck between your molars, always reminding you there's something to tend to.
- Jeb Dickerson,

Famous people quotes-Procrastination

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
- Napoleon Hill

Friday, December 30, 2011

Proverbs-What is said

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
- Arab Proverb

Friendship quotes-Reflection

"A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses."

Random thoughts-Wind shield

Do you know why a Car's wind shield is so large & the rear view mirror is so small?
Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE...Look ahead and move on.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Deep thoughts-Real sacrifice

"The sacrifice which causes sorrow to the doer of the sacrifice is no sacrifice. Real sacrifice lightens the mind of the doer and gives him a sense of peace and joy. The Buddha gave up the pleasures of life because they had become painful to him."
- Dwight David Eisenhower

Movie quotes-True currency

The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”
- Almost Famous

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Love quotes-Cannot be earned

I don’t think anyone can do anything that would make him worthy of love. Love is a gift and cannot be earned. It can only be given.
- Real Live Preacher, Weblog, January 20, 2003

Thought for the day-Choose to be happy

You can choose to be happy or sad and whichever you choose that is what you get. No one is really responsible to make someone else happy, no matter what most people have been taught and accept as true.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Responsible

You become responsible forever for what you've tamed.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943, translated from French by Richard Howard

Famous people quotes-No sin

There is no sin except stupidity.
- Oscar Wilde

Monday, December 26, 2011

Friendship quotes-Ripened with age

I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial.


"Comfort ye, my people; speak ye peace, thus saith our God. Comfort those who sit in darkness, mourning 'neath their sorrow's load. For the glory of the Lord now o'er earth is shed abroad; and all flesh shall see the token that His word is never broken."
- Isaiah 40:1-8 The Bible

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thoughts-Learning from mistakes.

This is a story about a famous research scientist who had made several very important medical breakthroughs. He was being interviewed by a newspaper reporter who asked him why he thought he was able to be so much more creative than the average person. What set him so far apart from others ?

He responded that, in his opinion, it all came from an experience with his mother that occurred when he was about two years old. He had been trying to remove a bottle of milk from the refrigerator when he lost his grip on the slippery bottle and it fell, spilling its contents all over the kitchen floor — a veritable sea of milk !

When his mother came into the kitchen, instead of yelling at him, giving him a lecture, or punishing him, she said, “Robert, I have rarely seen such a huge puddle of milk. Well, the damage has already been done. Would you like to get down and play in the milk for a few minutes before we clean it up ?” Indeed, he did. After a few minutes, his mother said, “You know, Robert, whenever you make a mess like this, eventually you have to clean it up and restore everything to its proper order. So, how would you like to do that ? We could use a sponge, a towel, or a mop. Which do you prefer ?” He chose the sponge and together they cleaned up the spilled milk.

His mother then said, “You know, what we have here is a failed experiment in how to effectively carry a big milk bottle with two tiny hands. Let’s go out in the back yard and fill the bottle with water and see if you can discover a way to carry it without dropping it.” The little boy learned that if he grasped the bottle at the top near the lip with both hands, he could carry it without dropping it.

What a wonderful lesson ! This renowned scientist then remarked that it was at that moment that he knew he didn’t need to be afraid to make mistakes. Instead, he learned that mistakes were just opportunities for learning something new, which is, after all, what scientific experiments are all about.

Even if the experiment “doesn’t work,” we usually learn something valuable from it. Make mistakes, you learn from them . . . . but never repeat mistakes.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Deep thoughts-Worship something

"A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshiping we are becoming."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Movie quotes-Comic relief

Maybe you’re the plucky comic relief.”
- Galaxy Quest

Friday, December 23, 2011

Famous people quotes-Kinds of poverty

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
-Mother Teresa

Sexual quotes-A man's fantasies

"What a man enjoys most about a woman's clothes are his fantasies of how she would look without them."
- Brendan Francis.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Pain

When the pain is great enough, we will let anyone be doctor.
- Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Love quotes-Yourself

Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.
- Michael Masser and Linda Creed

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Famous people quotes-Empirical concept

Time is not an empirical concept. For neither co-existence nor succession would be perceived by us, if the representation of time did not exist as a foundation a priori.
-Immanuel Kant, 1781

Deep thoughts-When alive

Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thought for the day-Angry

Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.

Movie Quotes-Allo

No, I said ‘allo,’ but that’s close enough.”
- Labyrinth

Monday, December 19, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Nothing

Things are entirely what they appear to be and behind them... there is nothing.
-Jean Paul Sartre, Nausea

Famous people quotes-My own way

"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."
- Margaret Thatcher

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Friendship quotes-Born in a manger

"Does it make me a stranger that my best friend was born in a manger?"

Hilarious movie quotes-Behind the guy

"This is the guy behind the guy behind the guy.”
- Swingers

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Love quotes-Whispered

For twas not into my ear you whispered but into my heart
twas not my lips you kissed but my soul

- Judy Garland

Poetry by W.B. Yeats

If I make the lashes dark
And the eyes more bright
And the lips more scarlet,
Or ask if all be right
From mirror after mirror,
No vanity's displayed:
I'm looking for the face I had
Before the world was made.
~W.B. Yeats

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thoughts -A spider's life

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.
- Charlotte, "Charlotte's Web"

Thought for the day-To get divorced

"It is not uncommon for slight acquaintances to get married, but a couple really have to know each other to get divorced."

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Another man's table

Who depends on another man's table often dines late.
- John Ray

Famous people quotes-Open to hurt

To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.
Madonna, O Magazine, January 2004

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Friendship quotes-Kisses

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.

Movie quotes-Gangster

“Ever since I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster.”
- Goodfellas

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Famous people quotes-Divide time

Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
- Albert Einstein

Philosophical quotes-Stand an itch

It is easy to stand a pain, but difficult to stand an itch.
- Chang Ch'ao

Monday, December 12, 2011

Inspirational quotes-Small

"The beginnings of all things are small."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Thought for the day-Steering wheel

Prayer is not a "Spare Wheel " that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "Steering wheel " that directs the right path throughout.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thoughts-Resources belong to Society

Germany is a highly industrialized country. It produces top brands like Benz, BMW, Siemens etc. The nuclear reactor pump is made in a small town in this country.

In such a country, many will think its people lead a luxurious life. At least that was my impression before my study trip.

When I arrived at Hamburg , my colleagues who work in Hamburg arranged a welcome party for me in a restaurant. As we walked into the restaurant, we noticed that a lot of tables were empty. There was a table where a young couple was having their meal. There were only two dishes and two cans of beer on the table. I wondered if such simple meal could be romantic, and whether the girl will leave this stingy guy.

There were a few old ladies on another table. When a dish is served, the waiter would distribute the food for them, and they would finish every bit of the food on their plates.

We did not pay much attention to them, as we were looking forward to the dishes we ordered. As we were hungry, our local colleague ordered more food for us.

As the restaurant was quiet, the food came quite fast. Since there were other activities arranged for us, we did not spend much time dining. When we left, there was still about one third of unconsumed food on the table.

When we were leaving the restaurant, we heard someone calling us. We noticed the old ladies in the restaurant were talking about us to the restaurant owner.

When they spoke to us in English, we understood that they were unhappy about us wasting so much food. We immediately felt that they were really being too busybody. "We paid for our food, it is none of your business how much food we left behind," my colleague Gui told the old ladies.

The old ladies were furious. One of them immediately took her hand phone out and made a call to someone. After a while, a man in uniform claimed to be an officer from the Social Security organization arrived. Upon knowing what the dispute was, he issued us a 50 Mark fine. We all kept quiet. The local colleague took out a 50 Mark note and repeatedly apologized to the officer.


Our face turned red. We all agreed with him in our hearts. The mindset of people of this rich country put all of us to shame. WE REALLY NEED TO REFLECT ON THIS. We are from country which is not very rich in resources. To save face, we order large quantity and also waste food when we give others a treat. THIS LESSON TAUGHT US A LESSON TO THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT CHANGING OUR BAD HABITS.

My colleague Photostatted the fine ticket and gave a copy to each of us as a souvenir. All of us kept it and pasted on our wall to remind us that we shall never be wasteful.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Inspirational quotes-Celebrate like never before

"Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, "Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary."
- Anthony Robbins

Famous people quotes-Anxiety

"It is said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength."
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Friday, December 9, 2011

Deep thoughts=-Most toys

He who dies with the most toys is, nonetheless, still dead.

Short quotes-Life

Always choose life.
- Regina Brett

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Love quotes-Even trade

When you give each other everything, it becomes an even trade. Each wins all.
- Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign, 1999

Friendship quotes-Clarity

Friendship is the allay of our sorrows, the ease of our passions, the discharge of our oppressions, the sanctuary to our calamities, the counselor of our doubts, the clarity of our minds.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Sea

You can see a lot by just looking.
- Yogi Berra

Famous people quotes-Valuable result

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not."
- Walter Bagehot

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Inspirational quotes-Darkness

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Daily quotes-Envy

Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
- Regina Brett

Monday, December 5, 2011

Famous people quotes-Statistic

"One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic."
- Josef Stalin

Thought for the day-Worrying

Worrying does not take away tomorrows' troubles, it takes away today's peace.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Famous philosophers quotes-Living without certainty

To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralysed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.
- Bertrand Russell, The History of Western Philosophy

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Glittering objects

Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
-Thomas Carlyle

Thought for the day-Knowing

It is not the knowing that is difficult, but the doing.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Famous people quotes-Lighter

"Patience makes lighter what sorrow may not heal."
- Horace

Friendship quotes-Honest answer

"An honest answer is the sign of true friendship."
- Proverbs 24:26

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Love quotes-Fatal

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is the most fatal.

Famous people quotes-Talents

"There are two kinds of talents, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while."
- Pearl Bailey

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Motivational thoughts-Small beginnings

From small beginnings come great things.

Sexual quotes-Nothing

"A terrible thing happened to me last night again - Nothing."
- Phyllis Diller

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Repeat

We often repent the good we have done as well as the ill.
- William Hazlitt, Characteristics, 1823

Famous people quotes-Commencement exercise

"There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises." Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning."
- Orrin Hatch

Monday, November 28, 2011

Love quotes-Rooted to the ground

Gravity. It keeps you rooted to the ground. In space, there’s not any gravity. You just kind of leave your feet and go floating around. Is that what being in love is like?
Josh Brand and John Falsey, Northern Exposure, The Pilot, 1990

Thought for the day-Fool's paradise

Travelling is a fool`s paradise. I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea and at last wake up in Naples, and there besides me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thoughts-What has the army given you?


I was all of 48 yrs when I was superseded in my present rank. At a social-do, I was asked by this pretty girl, ‘Just 48, and the end of the road for you! What has Army really given you? You’ve never been paid well in the Army. And see what they have done to you now!’

I appraised her from top to bottom. I must confess she was a pretty sight. What I told her was this.

Army, my dear, is a way of life. It is not about making a living. As far as supersession is concerned, lady, that is way of army life. You can’t complain just because your personal interest, as you perceive it, has not been looked after. Army has wonderful, time-tested evolved systems. You don’t fight personal battles for the heck of it. And it is about selfishness, dear – Service Before Self is our motto.

Remember it is a Service (Khidmat). There are no expectations of rewards in Khidmat, for Khidmat is considered its own reward. ‘What has Army given me?’, you asked. It has given me a glimpse and understanding of dimensions you, in the civil sector, can only wonder and feel over-awed about. Have you any idea of camaraderie?

When you see a soldier brave the shower of artillery shrapnels to rush to rescue his bleeding colleague just wounded in the shelling you KNOW the meaning of the word ‘camaraderie’. When you are lying in a hospital on a DI List, and there are 20 blood donors of your blood-group spending the cold night in the verandah of the hospital, just so that any emergency call for blood to save your life may be attended to, that is camaraderie. Camaraderie implies selfless help and support to someone who is not necessarily a friend.

You have to cross Burzal, my dear, to understand all this.

Do you know the holy significance of the word ‘command’? It is a sacred word. And who can know the meaning of it other than a person in uniform? Even the CEO of a Fortune 500 company can’t comprehend the significance of this sacred word. When you are in ‘command’ you are God. Can you comprehend what being God can be like? It is not about the authority, it is about responsibility. The authority comes into play after you have rendered your part of the deal of unflinching loyalty displayed towards your subordinates.

Now when you signal him - not ask him or tell him or order him - to dash-down-crawl- observe- fire, and in the process subject himself to imminent death, he does so without a second thought. This is when you REALIZE what is so sacred about command. Even before you can move your hand to the door of the car / jeep, the driver jumps from his seat and beats you to the door, your door, is what command gets you. Such are the rewards of command.

Do you know the meaning of ‘being a gentleman’? In the last thirty years in uniform one has witnessed a proliferation of designations in the civil environment. There have been Executive Officers, and there have been Managers - General Mangers, Assistant Managers, and a whole spectrum of them. There are CEOs and Vice Presidents. In the Army we have only ‘Officers’. Some are General Officers and some just Company Officers. Even at the induction level we have Young Officers. What it means to be an ‘Officer’ is something you can’t comprehend. Hollywood tried to bring about a differentiation, calling the phenomenon, ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’, little knowing that being a gentleman is inherent when you are an OFFICER.

Being a gentleman is his primary nature, not second-nature. Army imbibes this peculiar quality in us when we are as young as 17 to 20 years only. I’ll explain with an example. An officer once held the door open for a particular lady. She, trying to be smartly polite said, ‘You don’t have to hold the door open for me just because I’m a lady.’ He replied, ‘Ma’am, I’m not holding it for you because you are a lady, but because I’m a gentleman.’ We may appear to be ruthless egoists, but we are Enlightened Egoists.

In the corporate world have you ever come across the word ‘honour’? In uniform we serve only for honour, not the ‘package’. Naam, Namak, Nishan – are alien words in the corporate world. You know what it means to serve for honour? When a subordinate, who already has a bad ankle, is told of a mission which entails 12 hours of walk in the most rugged terrain; and when he expresses reservation on account of his current physical condition, is told that if we can’t do it, it will be a smudge on the regiment; AND THERE IS NO ONE TO REPLACE HIM. He says he’ll do his bit. He climbs 10 ropes ahead of everyone else only to find that there is no one behind him and the mission is thus called off. He reports from the top, only 5840m (nearly 20000 ft!), that he with two others of his team are on top and no one is in sight, either behind him or ahead (enemy). He comes back to the base two days later – and what an ankle he has! A swollen ankle with 10-inch girth!!! That is working for the honour.

Army has commanders at every level – langar commander, section commander/ detachment commander, platoon commander/troop commander, and up the chain to Brigade Commanders, and General Officers Commanding. The General Officers in command of field forces are the best in their league.

What is implied by the term ‘commander’? Maybe something you in the corporate world will never get to know. To be a commander implies responsibility, complete responsibility. As a commander you are responsible for every dimension of your command – right from his morning cup of tea, his toilet facilities, his professional training, his mental makeup, his family’ well being and his spiritual requirements. In the Army we first train young boys, and now even young girls like you, to be an Officer and then to be a Commander, in that order. Can you get an idea, even an iota of it, Lady? Can you get a feel of why we feel distinctly proud, and display it, when we say, ‘We in the Army ….’.

Post Script

‘I am already 25 year old. I suppose I can’t get enrolled to be an officer. What can I do now?, she asked me at a later get-together.

‘The best option for you now is to become an Army Wife!’, I suggested.

Two years later this girl married a young Major. Now I only hope and pray that the Army Officers of the future do not belittle this young Army Wife’ perception of our Army as I experienced during ‘my times’.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Be content

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
– Lao Tzu

Hilarious quotes-Funerals

"Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours."

Friday, November 25, 2011

Deep thoughts-Search for happiness

“People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.”
– Romana L. Anderson

Thought for the day-Not for me

When I see you smile and know that it is not for me, that is when I will miss you the most.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Famous people quotes-Eloquent prayer

"The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless. The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless."
- Billy Graham

Success quotes-Sacrifice

Your success is determined by what you are willing to sacrifice for it.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Love quotes-One human to another

For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
- Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Sexual quotes-Good lover

"I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own."
- Woody Allen

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Famous people quotes-The opposite

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Friendship quotes-Hard to find

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Simple answers

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
- Dr Seuss

Marriage quotes-Aristocrat and peasant

"Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant."
- John Updike

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thoughts-The Unclassified Laws Of Etiquette

It’s a list of different rules of etiquette written over 100 years ago and some of the suggestions are a bit archaic and random, the advice is still strikingly resonant. It manages to cover many, many of the gaps in etiquette which have transformed society into a veritable Swiss cheese of incivility. If a man puts these suggestions into practice, he will definitely set himself apart for the other knuckleheads out there trying to land a job or catch the eye of a good looking gal.

Here’s to becoming more refined ladies and gentlemen.

Never exaggerate.
Never point at another.
Never betray a confidence.
Never leave home with unkind words.
Never neglect to call upon your friends.
Never laugh at the misfortunes of others.
Never give a promise that you do not fulfill.
Never send a present, hoping for one in return.
Never speak much of your own performances.
Never fail to be punctual at the time appointed.
Never make yourself the hero of your own story.
Never pick the teeth or clean the nails in company.
Never fail to give a polite answer to a civil question.
Never question a child about family matters.
Never present a gift saying that it is of no use to yourself.
Never read letters which you may find addressed to others.
Never fail, if a gentleman, of being civil and polite to ladies.
Never call attention to the features or form of anyone present.
Never refer to a gift you have made, or favor you have rendered.
Never associate with bad company. Have good company, or none.
Never look over the shoulder of another who is reading or writing.
Never appear to notice a scar, deformity, or defect of anyone present.
Never arrest the attention of an acquaintance by touch. Speak to him.
Never punish your child for a fault to which you are addicted yourself.
Never answer questions in general company that have been put to others.
Never, when traveling abroad, be over boastful in praise of your own country.
Never call a new acquaintance by their first name unless requested.
Never lend an article you have borrowed, unless you have permission to do so.
Never attempt to draw the attention of the company constantly upon yourself.
Never exhibit anger, impatience or excitement, when an accident happens.
Never pass between two persons who are talking together, without an apology.
Never enter a room noisily; never fail to close the door after you, and never slam it.
Never forget that, if you are faithful in a few things, you may be ruler over many.
Never exhibit too great familiarity with the new acquaintance, you may give offense.
Never will a gentleman allude to conquests which he may have made with ladies.
Never be guilty of the contemptible meanness of opening a private letter addressed to another.
Never fail to offer the easiest and best seat in the room to an invalid, an elderly person, or a lady.
Never neglect to perform the commission which the friend entrusted to you. You must not forget.
Never send your guest, who is accustomed to a warm room, off into a cold, damp, spare bed, to sleep.
Never enter a room filled with people, without a slight bow to the general company when first entering.
Never fail to answer an invitation, either personally or by letter, within a week after the invitation is received.
Never accept of favors and hospitality without rendering an exchange of civilities when opportunity offers.
Never cross the leg and put one foot in the street-car, or places where it will trouble others when passing by.
Never fail to tell the truth. If truthful, you get your reward. You will get your punishment if you deceive.
Never borrow money and neglect to pay. If you do, you will soon be known as a person of no business integrity.
Never write to another asking for information, or a favor of any kind, without enclosing a postage stamp for the reply.
Never fail to say kind and encouraging words to those whom you meet in distress. Your kindness may lift them out of their despair.
Never refuse to receive an apology. You may not receive friendship, but courtesy will require, when a apology is offered, that you accept it.
Never examine the cards in the card-basket. While they may be exposed in the drawing room, you are not expected to turn them over unless invited to do so.
Never, when walking arm in arm with a lady, be continually changing and going to the other side, because of change of corners. It shows too much attention to form.
Never insult another with harsh words when applied to for a favor. Kind words do not cost much, and yet they may carry untold happiness to the one to whom they are spoken.
Never fail to speak kindly. If a merchant, and you address your clerk; if an overseer, and you address your workman; if in any position where you exercise authority, you show yourself to be a gentleman by your pleasant mode of address.
Never attempt to convey the impression that you are a genius, by imitating the faults of distinguished men. Because certain great men were poor penmen, wore long hair, or had other peculiarities, it does not follow that you will be great by imitating their eccentricities.
Never give all your pleasant words and smile to strangers. The kindest words and the sweetest smiles should be reserved for home. Home should be our heaven.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Famous people quotes-Science we are after

The science we are after is not about mathematicals either.
- Aristotle

Thought for the day-Be close

Do not only be close with someone who makes you happy. Be close with someone who can not be happy without you. It may make a lot difference to him at least.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Love quotes-Snowmobile

Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
Matt Groening, “Life in Hell”

Friendship quotes-Permanent job

"You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job".
-Laurence J. Peter

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Famous quotes-Well begun

"What's well begun, is half done."
- Horace

Sexual quotes-Draw the line

I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats though."
- Elton John.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Reason

You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into.

Famous people quotes-Reform

"Do not marry a man to reform him. That is what reform schools are for."
- Mae West

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Short quotes-Discovery

"Discovery is poetry to genius"
- William Mocca

Thought for the day-Self destruct

"There will be a time when loud-mouthed, incompetent people seem to be getting the best of you. When that happens, you only have to be patient and wait for them to self destruct. It never fails."
- Richard Rybolt

Monday, November 14, 2011

Deep thoughts-Carpet the earth

Do not complain about others. Change yourself if you want peace. It is easier to protect our feet with shoes than to carpet the earth.

Inspirational quotes-Eliciting talents

"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant."
- Horace

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Famous people quotes-Severe struggle

We must not conceal from ourselves that no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle; for the handful of those who are really determined to do something is minute in comparison with the mass of the lukewarm and the misguided. And those who have an interest in keeping the machinery of war going are a very powerful body; they will stop at nothing to make public opinion subservient to their murderous ends.

- Albert Einstein, 1954

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Short quotes-Strength

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Philosophical quotes-Slept with faith

I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
- Aleister Crowley, Book of Lies

Friday, November 11, 2011

Famous people quotes-Convinced

Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885), Les Miserables, 1862

Thought for the day-Teach

It is not what you do for your children that is important. It is what you teach them to do for themselves.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Standing still

We waste a lot of time running after people we could have caught by just standing still.
- Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Friendship quotes-Estate

"My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them. They tell me those who were poor early have different views of gold. I don't know how that is. God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thought for the day-Questions

You can tell whether a man is intelligent by his answers. But you can tell a man is wise by his questions.

Sexual quotes-So long

"It's so long since I've had sex, I've forgotten who ties up whom."
- Joan Rivers

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Philosophical quotes-The same place

It takes all the running you can do just to keep in the same place.
- Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, 1872

Inspirational quotes-Extraordinary people

Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
- Robertson Davies

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sarcastic quotes-Political jokes

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
- Henry Cate, VII

Famous people quotes-Civilization

Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thoughts-President Abraham Lincoln

On his first day in office, as President Abraham Lincoln entered to give his inaugural address, one man stood up. He was a rich aristocrat. He said, “Mr. Lincoln, you should not forget that your father used to make shoes for my family.”

And the whole Senate laughed; they thought they had made a fool of Lincoln.But certain people are made of a totally different mettle. Lincoln looked at the man directly in the eye and said, “Sir, I know that my father used to make shoes for your family, and there will be many others here, because he made shoes the way nobody else can. He was a creator. His shoes were not just shoes; he poured his whole soul into them.

I want to ask you, have you any complaint? Because I know how to make shoes myself. If you have any complaint I can make you another pair of shoes. But as far as I know, nobody has ever complained about my father’s shoes. He was a genius, a great creator and I am proud of my father”.

The whole Senate was struck dumb. They could not understand what kind of man Abraham Lincoln was. He was proud because his father did his job so well that not even a single complaint had ever been heard.

Remember: “No one can hurt us without our consent.”

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Inspirational quotes-Seek him

"The lord is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him."
- Lamentations 3:25
The Bible

Motivational thoughts-Melt away

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Famous people quotes-Contempt for authority

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
- Albert Einstein

Inspirational quotes-Most important part

"The beginning is the most important part of the work."
- Plato

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Born into chaos

Among creatures born into chaos, a majority will imagine an order, a minority will question the order, and the rest will be pronounced insane.
- Robert Brault

Love quotes-Rejoicing

What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do.
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thought for the day-A wonderful mother

Grandmother - a wonderful mother with lots of practice.

Friendship quotes-More loyal than brothers

"Some friendships do not last, but some friends are more loyal than brothers."
- Proverbs 18:24

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sarcastic quotes-Commencement speeches

"Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated."
- Garry Trudeau

Quotes from the movies-Picking a husband

"Most women use more brains picking a horse in the third at Belmont than they do picking a husband."
- Lauren Bacall (Schatze) in How to Marry a Millionaire(1953)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Deep wounds

What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?
- George Gordon, Lord Byron, Child Harold's Pilgrimage

Marriage quotes-Young wife

"An old man who marries a young wife grows younger - but she grows older."
- Folk saying

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Famous philosophers quotes-Severe struggle

The difference between a man who is led by opinion or emotion and one who is led by reason. The former, whether he will or not, performs things of which he is entirely ignorant; the latter is subordinate to no one, and only does those things which he knows to be of primary importance in his life, and which on that account he desires the most; and therefore I call the former a slave, but the latter free.
- Spinoza, Ethics, 1673

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quotes-Three faithful friends

There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

Thought for the day-With the flow

Over prepare, then go with the flow.
- Regina Brett

Friday, October 28, 2011

Deep thoughts-Important moments in life

"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these."
- Susan B Anthony

Thought for the day-Credentials

Credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Famous people quotes-Subject of marriage

I pay very little regard…to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.
- Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Mansfield Park

Positive quotes-Search for the truth

Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.
- Madame de Stael

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Famous people quotes-Cool and unruffled

"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."
- Thomas Jefferson

Humor quotes-Doing it right

"Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule."
- (Plant Manager, Delco Corporation)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Deep thoughts-Faults of friends

Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.

Marriage quotes-Real thing

"Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing."
- Goethe

Monday, October 24, 2011

Famous people quotes-Rarer than ability

"There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability."
- Robert Half

Friendship quotes-Strengthens

"A friend is one who strengthens you with prayers, blesses you with love and encourages you with hope."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Not the truth

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

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Famous people quotes-Sit awhile

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.
- Lorraine Hansberry

Thought for the day-Speak for themselves

And not too often, but every now and then, some things simply speak for themselves.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Proverbs-Dirty face

"Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty".
-Sicilian Proverb

Positive quotes-Every new beginning

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."
- Seneca

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Love quotes-No Honor

When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.
- Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC), Medea, 431 B.C.

Philosophical quotes-Stardust

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
- Alex Haley

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thought for the day-Liberation

Without community, there is no liberation.
- Audre Lorde

Deep thoughts-Ticket to change

"You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world."
- Tom Brokaw

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Famous people quotes-An idea

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
- Oscar Wilde

Deep thoughts-Lesson of worship

"The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, October 17, 2011

Patience quotes-Achieve more

"Our patience will achieve more than our force."
- Edmund Burke

Love quotes-Last throughout

Is love supposed to last throughout all time, or is it like trains changing at random stops. If I loved her, how could I leave her? If I felt that way then, how come I don’t feel anything now?
- Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Altered Egos, 1993

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Famous philosophers quotes-Severe struggle

We must not conceal from ourselves that no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle; for the handful of those who are really determined to do something is minute in comparison with the mass of the lukewarm and the misguided. And those who have an interest in keeping the machinery of war going are a very powerful body; they will stop at nothing to make public opinion subservient to their murderous ends.

-Albert Einstein, 1954

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Famous people quotes-Set adrift

"Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars."
- Richard Halliburton

Sexual quotes-Keynote

Sex-appeal is the keynote of our whole civilization.
- Henri Bergson.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friendship quotes-Tell you things

"A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself".
- Frances Ward Weller

Thought for the day-Started

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
- Jim Rohn

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Famous people quotes-The object of knowledge

The object of knowledge is what exists and its function to know about reality.
- Plato, 380BC

Philosophical quotes-Placebo

If a placebo has an effect, is it any less real than the real thing?
- Nathaniel LeTonnerre

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Deep thoughts-Creativity

"Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea."
- Lou Dorfsman


A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.
- Chinese proverb

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Famous people quotes-Courage

"There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow."
- Alfred Adler

Love quotes-Enthusiasm

The enthusiasm of a woman’s love is even beyond the biographer’s.
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Mansfield Park

Monday, October 10, 2011

Friendship quotes-Share troubles

"Friends always show their love. What are brothers for if not to share troubles?"
- Proverbs 17:17

Thought for the day-Next life

Man is the only animal who enjoys the consolation of believing in a next life; all other animals enjoy the consolation of not worrying about it.
-Robert Brault

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Motivational thoughts-Albert Einstein talking to school children

My dear children: I rejoice to see you before me today, happy youth of a sunny and fortunate land. Bear in mind that the wonderful things that you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labour in every country of the world. All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honour it, and add to it, and one day faithfully hand it on to your children. Thus do we mortals achieve immortality in the permanent things which we create in common. If you always keep that in mind you will find meaning in life and work and acquire the right attitude towards other nations and ages.
- Albert Einstein talking to a group of school children, 1934.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Inspirational quotes-Recognize an opportunity

"I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it... The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on."
- Samuel Goldwyn

Friendship quotes-Beyond price

"Faithful friends are beyond price: No amount can balance their worth"
- Bible ( Old Testament ) Sirach 6:15

Friday, October 7, 2011

Famous people quotes-Protection against wrongs

"Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind."
- Leonardo da Vinci

Movie quotes-Good at

"You just keep thinkin' Butch. That's what you're good at."
- Robert Redford (Sundance Kid) in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Quote by Steve Jobs-Dead soon

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."
-Steve Jobs

Philosophical quotes-Half full

One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem.
- Alexander Jodorowsky

Famous people quotes-Fun being a grandmother

If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it!
- Hannah Whithall Smith

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thought for the day-True hypocrite

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.
- Andre Gide

Short quotes-Messy

"Beginnings are always messy."
- John Galsworthy

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Famous people quotes-Beginnings and endings

You're searching, Joe, for things that don't exist; I mean beginnings. Ends and beginnings - there are no such things. There are only middles."
- Robert Lee Frost

Quotes-Nothing to work with

"We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings."
- Abraham Maslow

Monday, October 3, 2011

Thought for the day-Magic

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion.

Friendship quotes-New and old

"Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shall drink it with pleasure."
- Sirach 9:10

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Famous philosophers quotes-Scientific curiosity

When, after several hours reading, I came to myself again, I asked myself what it was that had so fascinated me. The answer is simple. The results were not presented as ready-made, but scientific curiosity was first aroused by presenting contrasting possibilities of conceiving matter. Only then the attempt was made to clarify the issue by thorough argument. The intellectual honesty of the author makes us share the inner struggle in his mind. It is this which is the mark of the born teacher. Knowledge exists in two forms - lifeless, stored in books, and alive, in the consciousness of men. The second form of existence is after all the essential one; the first, indispensable as it may be, occupies only an inferior position.
- Albert Einstein, 1954

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Deep thoughts-Patient man

"Beware the fury of a patient man."
- John Dryden

Famous people quotes-Educated mind

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
- Aristotle

Friday, September 30, 2011

Motivational thoughts-Overcoming destructive emotions

The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop opposing, positive emotions that are stronger and more powerful.”
– Dalai Lama

Love quotes-Worth fighting for

Love is everything it’s cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Erica Jong, O Magazine, February 2004

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Famous people quotes-Sing away sorrow

"Sing away sorrow, cast away care."
- George W. Bush

Friendship quotes-Better class

Money couldn't buy friends but you got a better class of enemy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Inspirational quotes-A good teacher

The most extraordinary thing about a really good teacher is that he or she transcends accepted educational methods. Such methods are designed to help average teachers approximate the performance of good teachers.
- Margaret Mead

Qoutes from the movies-Infinity

"To infinity, and beyond!"
- Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear) in Toy Story

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Proverbs-Without smiling face

A man without a smiling face must not open shop.
- Chinese proverb

Inspirational quotes-A gentle word

"A gentle word is never lost...It cheers the heart when sorrow-tossed, And lulls the cares that bruise it."
- Hastings

Monday, September 26, 2011

Famous people quotes-Cease to be funny

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."
- George Bernard Shaw

Short quotes-Wonder

"Wonder is the basis of worship."
- Thomas Carlyle

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thoughts-10 Deadly Sins of Negative Thinking

Life could be so much better for many people, if they would just spot their negative thinking habits and replace them with positive ones.

Negative thinking, in all its many-splendored forms, has a way of creeping into conversations and our thinking without our noticing them. The key to success, in my humble opinion, is learning to spot these thoughts and squash them like little bugs. Then replace them with positive ones. You’ll notice a huge difference in everything you do.

Let’s take a look at 10 common ways that negative thinking emerges — get good at spotting these patterns, and practice replacing them with positive thinking patterns. It has made all the difference in the world for me.

10 Deadly Sins of Negative Thinking

1. I will be happy once I have _____ (or once I earn X).

Problem: If you think you can’t be happy until you reach a certain point, or until you reach a certain income, or have a certain type of house or car or computer setup, you’ll never be happy. That elusive goal is always just out of reach. Once we reach those goals, we are not satisfied — we want more.

Solution: Learn to be happy with what you have, where you are, and who you are, right at this moment. Happiness doesn’t have to be some state that we want to get to eventually — it can be found right now. Learn to count your blessings, and see the positive in your situation. This might sound simplistic, but it works.

2. I wish I were as ____ (a celebrity, friend, co-worker).

Problem: We’ll never be as pretty, as talented, as rich, as sculpted, as cool, as everyone else. There will always be someone better, if you look hard enough. Therefore, if we compare ourselves to others like this, we will always pale, and will always fail, and will always feel bad about ourselves. This is no way to be happy.

Solution: Stop comparing yourself to others, and look instead at yourself — what are your strengths, your accomplishments, your successes, however small? What do you love about yourself? Learn to love who you are, right now, not who you want to become. There is good in each of us, love in each of us, and a wonderful human spirit in every one of us.

3. Seeing others becoming successful makes me jealous and resentful.

Problem: First, this assumes that only a small number of people can be successful. In truth, many, many people can be successful — in different ways.

Solution: Learn to admire the success of others, and learn from it, and be happy for them, by empathizing with them and understanding what it must be like to be them. And then turn away from them, and look at yourself — you can be successful too, in whatever you choose to do. And even more, you already are successful. Look not at those above you in the social ladder, but those below you — there are always millions of people worse off than you, people who couldn’t even read this article or afford a computer. In that light, you are a huge success.

4. I am a miserable failure — I can’t seem to do anything right.

Problem: Everyone is a failure, if you look at it in certain ways. Everyone has failed, many times, at different things. I have certainly failed so many times I cannot count them — and I continue to fail, daily. However, looking at your failures as failures only makes you feel bad about yourself. By thinking in this way, we will have a negative self-image and never move on from here.

Solution: See your successes and ignore your failures. Look back on your life, in the last month, or year, or 5 years. And try to remember your successes. If you have trouble with this, start documenting them — keep a success journal, either in a notebook or online. Document your success each day, or each week. When you look back at what you’ve accomplished, over a year, you will be amazed. It’s an incredibly positive feeling.

5. I’m going to beat so-and-so no matter what — I’m better than him. And there’s no way I’ll help him succeed — he might beat me.

Problem: Competitiveness assumes that there is a small amount of gold to be had, and I need to get it before he does. It makes us into greedy, back-stabbing, hurtful people. We try to claw our way over people to get to success, because of our competitive feelings. For example, if a blogger wants to have more subscribers than another blogger, he may never link to or mention that other blogger. However, who is to say that my subscribers can’t also be yours? People can read and subscribe to more than one blog.

Solution: Learn to see success as something that can be shared, and learn that if we help each other out, we can each have a better chance to be successful. Two people working towards a common goal are better than two people trying to beat each other up to get to that goal. There is more than enough success to go around. Learn to think in terms of abundance rather than scarcity.

6. Dammit! Why do these bad things always happen to me?

Problem: Bad things happen to everybody. If we dwell on them, they will frustrate us and bring us down.

Solution: See bad things as a part of the ebb and flow of life. Suffering is a part of the human condition — but it passes. All pain goes away, eventually. Meanwhile, don’t let it hold you back. Don’t dwell on bad things, but look forward towards something good in your future. And learn to take the bad things in stride, and learn from them. Bad things are actually opportunities to grow and learn and get stronger, in disguise.

7. You can’t do anything right! Why can’t you be like ____ ?

Problem: This can be said to your child or your subordinate or your sibling. The problem? Comparing two people, first of all, is always a fallacy. People are different, with different ways of doing things, different strengths and weaknesses, different human characteristics. If we were all the same, we’d be robots. Second, saying negative things like this to another person never helps the situation. It might make you feel better, and more powerful, but in truth, it hurts your relationship, it will actually make you feel negative, and it will certainly make the other person feel negative and more likely to continue negative behavior. Everyone loses.

Solution: Take the mistakes or bad behavior of others as an opportunity to teach. Show them how to do something. Second, praise them for their positive behavior, and encourage their success. Last, and most important, love them for who they are, and celebrate their differences.

8. Your work sucks. It’s super lame. You are a moron and I hope you never reproduce.

Problem: I’ve actually gotten this comment before. It feels wonderful. However, let’s look at it not from the perspective of the person receiving this kind of comment but from the perspective of the person giving it. How does saying something negative like this help you? I guess it might feel good to vent if you feel like your time has been wasted. But really, how much of your time has been wasted? A few minutes? And whose fault is that? The bloggers or yours? In truth, making negative comments just keeps you in a negative mindset. It’s also not a good way to make friends.

Solution: Learn to offer constructive solutions, first of all. Instead of telling someone their blog sucks, or that a post is lame, offer some specific suggestions for improvement. Help them get better. If you are going to take the time to make a comment, make it worth your time. Second, learn to interact with people in a more positive way — it makes others feel good and it makes you feel better about yourself. And you can make some great friends this way. That’s a good thing.

9. Insulting People Back

Problem: If someone insults you or angers you in some way, insulting them back and continuing your anger only transfers their problem to you. This person was probably having a bad day (or a bad year) and took it out on you for some reason. If you reciprocate, you are now having a bad day too. His problem has become yours. Not only that, but the cycle of insults can get worse and worse until it results in violence or other negative consequences — for both of you.

Solution: Let the insults or negative comments of others slide off you like Teflon. Don’t let their problem become yours. In fact, try to understand their problem more — why would someone say something like that? What problems are they going through? Having a little empathy for someone not only makes you understand that their comment is not about you, but it can make you feel and act in a positive manner towards them — and make you feel better about yourself in the process.

10. I don’t think I can do this — I don’t have enough discipline. Maybe some other time.

Problem: If you don’t think you can do something, you probably won’t. Especially for the big stuff. Discipline has nothing to do with it — motivation and focus has everything to do with it. And if you put stuff off for “some other time”, you’ll never get it done. Negative thinking like this inhibits us from accomplishing anything.

Solution: Turn your thinking around: you can do this! You don’t need discipline. Find ways to make yourself a success at your goal. If you fail, learn from your mistakes, and try again. Instead of putting a goal off for later, start now. And focus on one goal at a time, putting all of your energy into it, and getting as much help from others as you can. You can really move mountains if you start with positive thinking.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Obstacle

The obstacle is the path.
- Zen Proverb

Thought for the day-Price for Peace

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
- Amelia Earhart

Friday, September 23, 2011

Famous people quotes-In sorrow

"Who never ate his bread in sorrow, who never spent the darksome hours weeping, and watching for the morrow - He knows ye not, ye gloomy Powers."
- Kahlil Gibran

Quotes from the Movies-All for Nothing

"And in the end you wind up dyin' all alone on some dusty street. For what? For a tin star. It's all for nothin', Will. It's all for nothin'."
- Lon Chaney Jr (Martin Howe) in High Noon(1952)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Friendship quotes-Language

"The language of friendship is not words but meanings".
- Henry David Thoreau

Famous people quotes-Valuable discoveries

"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent."
- Isaac Newton

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thought for the day-The last thing

"The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first."
- Blaise Pascal

Love quotes-A choice

I believe love is primarily a choice and only sometimes a feeling. If you want to feel love, choose to love and be patient.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Famous people quotes-Gift of fantasy

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."
- Albert Einstein

Deep thoughts-Our wishes

"We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified."
- Aesop

Monday, September 19, 2011

Short quotes-How?

"How could they tell? " (upon hearing that President Coolidge had died)
- Dorothy Parker

Motivational thoughts-Vitality

"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over."
- F Scott Fitzgerald

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thoughts-Educational systems

Our present educational systems are all paramilitary. Their aim is to produce servants or soldiers who obey without question and who accepts their training as the best possible training. Those who are most successful in the state are those who have the most interest in prolonging the state as it is; they are also those who have the most say in the educational system, and in particular by ensuring that the educational product they want is the most highly rewarded.
- Fowles, 1964. The Aristos

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Famous people quotes-Steak

I don't like to discuss my marriage, but I will tell you something which may sound corny but which happens to be true. I have steak at home. Why should I go out for hamburger?
- Paul Newman

Thought for the day-Young inside

A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Fastened

You are fastened to them and cannot understand how, because they are not fastened to you.
- Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Motivational thoughts-Patience with yourself

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Famous people quotes-The Infinite Father

"I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that he is even infinitely above it.”
- Benjamin Franklin

Sarcastic quotes-Form of worship

Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.”
- Henry Louis Mencken

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Famous quotes from the movies-Vision

"I have vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals."
- Paul Newman (Butch Cassidy) in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Hilarious quotes-Burial service

"Everything is drive-through. In California, they even have a burial service called Jump-In-The-Box."
- Wil Shriner

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Proverbs-Able man

"Behind an able man there are always other able men."
- Chinese Proverb

Famous people quotes-Sick and tired

I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.
- Fannie Lou Hamer

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thoughts on Life-Graduate

"Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!"
- Louisa May Alcott

Deep thoughts-City without walls

"It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls."
- Epicurus

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Famous philosophers quotes-A few enlightened people

Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else. And what a person thinks on his own without being stimulated by the thoughts and experiences of other people is even in the best case rather paltry and monotonous.

There are only a few enlightened people with a lucid mind and style and with good taste within a century. What has been preserved of their work belongs among the most precious possessions of mankind. We owe it to a few writers of antiquity (Plato, Aristotle, etc.) that the people in the Middle Ages could slowly extricate themselves from the superstitions and ignorance that had darkened life for more than half a millennium. Nothing is more needed to overcome the modernist's snobbishness.
- Einstein, 1954