Monday, February 28, 2011

Famous people quotes-Live forever

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”
– James Dean

Success quotes-Determined action

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”
– Tony Robbins

Sunday, February 27, 2011


by Kit McCallum

I sometimes find I'm drifting
Through this life without effect;
I often wonder if I'm truly
Worth what I've been blessed.

I search through days that have been hard,
To try to understand,
The many trials that I have known,
The life that I have had.

You see me in my daily grind,
So confident and strong;
Yet when I am alone, I question
Just where I belong.

I often try too hard I find,
To analyze and guess,
To scrutinize, investigate
My life I will confess.

For somewhere deeper, there must be
Some meaning to this life,
Some way to make a difference,
Give a reason for this strife.

Is there some hidden meaning?
Some agenda to be found?
A greater purpose waiting
If I care to hang around?

It teases and it taunts me,
Always slightly out of sight;
A hazy vision out of reach,
Where darkness hides the light.

I struggle to bring clarity
To what awaits me there,
And yet this weak illusion
Always fades before my stare.

It seems the harder that I try,
To focus through the haze,
Just serves to add more questions,
Through my endless, tired gaze.

Perhaps I'm trying just too hard,
To understand it all,
For can we ever truly know
Just what we have in store?

Each incident, each moment passed,
Just adds upon the next,
But in the end, will I find truth ...
Or will I be perplexed?

Perhaps I make it harder
Than it has to be sometimes,
But will my searching bring to me
My meaning over time?

Or will it leave me broken,
And confused as I feel now,
While questions bring no solitude,
To this, my wrinkled brow.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Political bloopers-Ever been

"Things are more like they are now than they have ever been."
- President Gerald Ford

Famous people quotes-Stumble

Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.”
– William Shakespeare

Friday, February 25, 2011

Positive thoughts-Chain of love

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

Thought for the day-What a bargain

What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.
~Gene Perret

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sarcastic quotes-Election Day

If the World Series runs until election day, the networks will run the first one-half inning and project the winner.
~Lindsey Nelson

Famous people quotes-Too much reading

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
-Albert Einstein

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Chinese proverb-Distant water

Distant water won't help to put out a fire close at hand.

Inspirational quotes-Gift

"Every problem has a gift for you in its hands."
- Richard Bach.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Deep thoughts-Come to be

By daily dying I have come to be.
- Theodore Roethke

Sarcastic quotes-Party of principle

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Monday, February 21, 2011

Famous people quotes-Many toubles

"I've seen many troubles in my time, only half of which ever came true."
- Mark Twain.

Short quotes-Grandchildren

Never have children, only grandchildren.
~Gore Vidal

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Motivational thoughts-Inner strength

When the veil of darkness has draped itself around your life and concealed the tears of your pain and despair, when the destiny you had envisaged has all but faded like water amongst the golden sands of the desert, when you stand alone in your hour of adversity and need and no-one is willing to stand beside you, when the battles within your life are on the verge of defeat and ruin, when you are in exile within your own mind, when your heart is empty and is merely watered by the tears of your agonized and anguished soul.

When you feel like a bird caged behind bars which once flew high above snow capped mountains free and unhindered and now reach out to touch the essence of your dreams, when tears and sorrow have embraced your soul, when the temples of your dreams lie in ashes like the ruins of an ancient age gone by and there are no traces of your footsteps within the valley of your dreams.

When the haunting silence of the darkness hangs like a shadow within the depths of your heart. When you cling like a child to the dreams of yesterday, when the light of dawn refuses to appear and the sun refuses to shine, when each day has become an eternal struggle to survive.

When there is no light amongst the darkness within your existence, when your wounds cry out to be healed, when fear has held courage ransom, when your soul stands in solitude and loneliness choking on its tears of isolation under a moon which no longer smiles and no longer yearns to gaze at his children; the stars, when all those around you have betrayed you, when love has left your heart and refuses to return.

When you no longer believe in yourself, when pain and grief are your constant companions, when there is no vision within the mists of your agony, when no one is willing to listen to and understand you, when peace seems to be in a distant world, when life no longer has the belief to run within your veins, when you have become a fugitive within your own mind and shackled like a slave within your own insanity, refuse with every last drop of sacred blood within your bruised and battered body, to surrender your soul to the pains of your existence.

You must believe in yourself-even if all those around you doubt you and in your ability to rise from within the insanity in which your life now finds itself and to stand tall against the obstacles and challenges within your life-and you will conquer all that you believe cannot be conquered and all that which you believed you had lost within your life.

It is from the darkest hours of our lives, from the depths of our despair and pain and in our greatest hour of adversity that we find an inner strength, an inner courage and an inner meaning so vast that it enables us to rise from our knees and stand tall and fight that which has made us weak.

Just as water runs from a stream, as the oak tree grows strong and upright, as snow-the softest and most peaceful of natures elements-covers the most fierce of mountains and tames its anger portraying it merely as a pawn within the hands of nature so new life and meaning will emerge from your own inner source.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Love quotes-Discovering

"Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock."
- John Barrymore.

Laughter quotes-Tranquilizer

"Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects."
- Arnold Glasow.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Famous people quotes-Hazy

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?
- Albert Einstein

Funny thoughts-Listen

No one is listening until you fart.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sexual quotes-Great novel

"France lost a great novel last night."
- Victor Hugo, the morning after sleeping with his mistress.

Philosophical quotes-Blame

And tell him it's quite true that the best of the philosophers are of no use to their fellows; but that he should blame, not the philosophers, but those who fail to make use of them.
- Plato, 380BC

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Motivational thoughts-Last key

Don't get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.

Sarcastic quotes-The Teacher

Let us have as few people as possible between the productive minds and the hungry and recipient minds! The middlemen almost unconsciously adulterate the food which they supply. It is because of teachers that so little is learned, and that so badly.
- Nietzsche, 1880

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Deep thoughts-Tiny hands

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.

Famous people quotes-Even the Rich

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
-Mother Teresa

Monday, February 14, 2011

Short quotes-Quest

Life is a quest and love a quarrel.
-Edna St. Vincent Millay:

Thought for the day-Conquer a mountain

"You never conquer a mountain. You stand on the summit a few moments. Then the wind blows your footprints away."

Sunday, February 13, 2011


What to appreciate, When and How:

One young academically excellent person went for an interview for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview; BUT in that Company, the director did the last interview, made the last decision.

The director discovered from the CV, that the youth's academic result was excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never was there a year he did not score. The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarship in school?" and the youth answered "no".

The director asked, " Did your father pay your school fees?". The youth answered, "my father passed away when I was one year old and it was my mother who paid my school fees".

The director asked, " Where did your mother work?" the youth answered, "my mother worked as cloth cleaner." The director requested the youth to show his hands and the youth showed a pair of hands that was smooth and perfect to the director.

The director asked, " Did you ever help your mother wash clothes before?" The youth answered, "never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books, furthermore, my mother could wash clothes faster than I could"

The director said, I have a request, when you go back today, go and help to clean your mother's hand, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that the chance of landing the job was high and when he went back, he happily wanted to clean his mother's hands. His mother felt strange. With happiness mixed with fear, she showed her hands to the kid.

The youth cleaned his mother's hands slowly and his tears fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother's hands were so wrinkled, and that there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that she shuddered when his mother's hands were cleaned with water.

This is the first time that the youth realized and experienced that it is this pair of hands that washed the clothes every day to earn him the school fees and that the bruises in the mother's hand were the price that the mother paid for his graduation and academic excellence and probably his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother's hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, the mother and son talked for a very long time. Next morning, the youth went to the director's office. The director noticed the tear in the youth's eye and asked: "Can you tell what you did and learnt yesterday in your house?"
The youth answered, "I cleaned my mother's hands and also finished washing all the remaining clothes".

The director asked, "Please tell me what you felt"

The youth said:

"Number 1, I know what appreciation is now'. Without my mother, I would not be successful today.

Number 2, Now I know how to work together with my mother. Only now do I realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done.

Number 3, I know the importance and value of family relationship."

The director said, "This is what I am asking, I want to recruit a person that can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the suffering of others to get things done, and a person that would not put money as his only goal in life to be my manager. You are hired."

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates, every employee worked diligently and as a team and the company improved tremendously.

The Lessons from this anecdote:
A child who has been protected and habitually given whatever he needs, develops "entitlement mentality"and always puts himself first. He is ignorant of his parents' efforts. When he starts work, he assumes every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the suffering of his employees and always blame others. These kinds of people, may/will achieve good results and may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel a sense of achievement or satisfaction.

If we happen to be this kind of (protective) parent, this is the time to ask the question

- whether we did/do love our kids or destroy them.

-You can let your kid live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn to play the piano, watch a big screen TV but when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it.

-After a meal, let them wash their plate and bowl together with their brothers and sisters.

-It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love and show them the correct way.

-You want them to understand that no matter how rich their parent are, one day they will grow old, become weak and that their hair too will grow grey.

-The most important thing is for your kid to learn how to appreciate, experience and learn the effort and ability needed to work with others to get things done. They should also value, appreciate what the parents have done and love them for who they are!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hilarious quotes-Tough to stay married

It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass!
- Rodney Dangerfield

Love quotes-Caution

"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."
- Bertrand Russell (1872—1970), British philosopher

Friday, February 11, 2011

Famous people quotes-Deceived

And isn't it a bad thing to be deceived about the truth, and a good thing to know what the truth is? For I assume that by knowing the truth you mean knowing things as they really are.
-Plato, 380BC

Daily quotes-Chocolate

When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sexual quotes-End to end

"If all the young ladies who attended the Yale promenade dance were laid end to end, no one would be the least surprised."
- Dorothy Parker (1893—1967), US writer.

Proverbs-Stand up

Fall seven times, Stand up eight.”
– Japanese Proverb

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stupid quotes-Pollution

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
-- Vice President Al Gore

Famous people quotes-Soon enough

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Donut

Don't miss the donut by looking through the hole.

Thought for the day-Refuge

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life:
music and cats.

- Albert Schweitzer

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hilarious quotes-Two baggar

I knew a girl so ugly that she was known as a two-bagger. That's when you put a bag over your head in case the bag over her head comes off.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Deep thoughts-Skeptical

Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: Great Minds are Skeptical.
- Friedrich Nietzsche, 1890

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Famous phrases by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s supreme dramatist. Over his course of life (dying at the age of 52), he left behind a lot of recognizable work including numerous collaborations, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, 38 plays, and several other poems.

Five centuries later, we still use many of his famous phrases, not knowing they belong to the English playwright. Let’s see what Shakespeare really left behind.

1. “Come what may”: appeared in Macbeth in 1605 meaning whatever events crop up, come to pass.

2. “Fair play”: introduced by Shakespeare in The Tempest in 1610. It usually pertains to fairness and justice in all situations.

3. “Fight fire with fire”: used in the 1500’s in King John, meaning respond to an attack using the same weapon of the attacker.

4. “Forever and a day”: of course this has no literal meaning but it refers to an indefinite amount of time. It was introduced in 1596 in William’s comedy Taming of the Shrew.

5. “Wear your heart on your sleeve”: to display your feelings openly for everyone to see. Used in Othello in 1604 despite many people think it’s an Arabic proverb.

6. “Love is blind”: at some point that wasn’t a fact. This phrase was Shakespeare’s favorite where he used it several times in his plays like: Two gentlemen of Verona, Henry V, and The merchant of Venice.

7. “Makes your hair stand on end”: this phrase was first found in hamlet in 1602. It pertains to being so scared, your hair rises a bit (much like goose bumps).

8. “Send packing”: appeared in Henry IV, part I, 1596, meaning send someone away ignominiously.

9. “To be or not to be, that is the question”: a lot of people know that Shakespeare coined that phrase. But what they don’t know is that the question is speculating about whether it is better to live or to die. It appeared in Hamlet where he compared between the pain of life and the fear of uncertainty of death.

10. “Vanish into thin air”: Shakespeare invented the term “thin air” in the 16th century and since then it has been widely used. To vanish in thin air means to disappear real quickly with no trace.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sexual quotes-Rock

"I may not be Fred Flintstone, but I can make your bed rock."

Love quotes-Single flower

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Famous people quotes-Time for each other

Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.
-Mother Teresa

Proverbs-Your Grandmother

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Short quotes-Smile

Peace begins with a smile.
- Mother Teresa

Political quotes-Until confirmed

In politics these days, a person is presumed innocent until confirmed.
- Gil Stern

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sarcastic quotes-Whenever they go

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
- Oscar Wilde

Humor quotes-Oldest thing in the world

My grandchildren believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.
~Gene Perret

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thoughts on Life-Sweetness

All men have a sweetness in their life. That is what helps them go on. It is towards that they turn when they feel too worn out.
- Albert Camus

Love and Hate

There's nothing in this world as sweet as love, and next to love the sweetest thing is hate.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow