Thursday, March 31, 2011

Famous people quotes-Laughing faces

"Laughing faces do not mean that there is absence of sorrow!
But it means that they have the ability to deal with it".
- William Shakespeare

Love quotes-Pretend

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
- Alan Watts

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hilarious quotes-Shiver

He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.
- Paul Keating

Philosophical quotes-Dry nurse

Philosophy is life's dry-nurse, who can take care of us - but not suckle us.
-Soren Kierkegaard

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Motivational thoughts-10 things to learn from Japan

10 Things To Learn From Japan

Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.

Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.

The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.

People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.

No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding.

Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors. How will they ever be repaid?

Restaurants cut prices. An unguarded ATM is left alone. The strong cared for the weak.

The old and the children, everyone knew exactly what to do. And they did just that.

They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins. No silly reporters. Only calm reportage.

When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the shelves and left quietly

Famous people quotes-To lose a parent

To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
-Oscar Wilde

Sarcastic quotes-Six Phases of a Project

The Six Phases of a Project:
• Enthusiasm
• Disillusionment
• Panic
• Search for the Guilty
• Punishment of the Innocent
• Praise for non-participants

Monday, March 28, 2011

Deep thoughts-Broken

It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.

Thought for the day-Sow in tears

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thoughts-Three passions

Three passions have governed my life:
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].

Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.

Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.

This has been my life; I found it worth living.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friendship quotes-Big enough

Friendship is like a ship big enough to carry two in fair weather, but only one in foul.
- Ambrose Bierce

Famous people quotes-In the light

"When you are in the light, everything follows you,
but when you enter into the dark, even your own shadow doesn't follow you."

Friday, March 25, 2011

Daily quotes-Secret

If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

Love quotes-To fear

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
- Bertrzand Russell (1872 - 1970), Marriage and Morals (1929)

Thursday, March 24, 2011


You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
~Navajo Proverb

Deep thoughts-Quiet

One man's quiet is another man's din.
~Carrie Latet

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Famous people quotes-Science

A science must deal with a subject and its properties.

Sexual quotes-Perversion named

"I bet the people of Gomorrah felt like they got the short end of the stick. After all, they didn't get a perversion named after them."
— Mike Miles.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Inspirational quotes-Comfort Zone

If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.
- John Maxwell

Love quotes-In your Home

It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.
-Mother Teresa

Monday, March 21, 2011

Thought for the day-Complete

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.
~ Marcy DeMaree

Friendship quotes-Shadow

I don`t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thoughts-The school

The school has always been the most important means of transferring the wealth of tradition from one generation to the next. This applies today in an even higher degree than in former times, for through modern development of the economic life, the family as bearer of tradition and education has been weakened. The continuance and health of human society is therefore in a still higher degree dependent on the school than formerly.

Sometimes one sees in the school simply the instrument for transferring a certain maximum quantity of knowledge to the growing generation. But that is not right. Knowledge is dead; the school however, serves the living. It should develop in the young individuals those qualities and capabilities which are of value are of value for the welfare of the commonwealth. But that does not mean that individuality should be destroyed and the individual become a mere tool of the community, like a bee or an ant. For a community of standardised individuals without personal originality and personal aims would be a poor community without possibilities for development. On the contrary, the aim must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals, who, however, see in the service of the community their highest life problem.

To me the worst thing seems to be for a school principally to work with methods of fear, force and artificial authority. Such treatment destroys the sound sentiments, the sincerity, and the self-confidence of the pupil. It produces the submissive subject. it is no wonder that such schools are the rule in Germany and Russia.

The desire for the approval of one's fellow-man certainly is one of the most important binding powers of society. In this complex of feelings, constructive and destructive forces lie closely together. Desire for approval and recognition is a healthy motive; but the desire to be acknowledged as better, stronger, or more intelligent than a fellow being or scholar easily leads to an excessively egoistic psychological adjustment, which may become injurious for the individual and for the community. Therefore the school and the teacher must guard against employing the easy method of creating individual ambition, in order to induce the pupils to diligent work.

- Albert Einstein, 1954

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sarcastic quotes-Full of speeches

During a campaign the air is full of speeches - and vice versa.

Barack Obama quotes-Community colleges

Community colleges play an important role in helping people transition between careers by providing the retooling they need to take on a new career.
- Barack Obama

Friday, March 18, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Placebos

It requires a great deal of faith for a man to be cured by his own placebos.
~John L. McClenahan

Proverbs-On one branch

A bird can roost but on one branch, a mouse can drink not more than its fill from a river.
-Chinese proverb

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Famous people quotes-Luck with love

I am certainly not an authority on love because there are no authorities on love, just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
-Bill Cosby

Thought for the day-Suck

Just remember...if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Thoughts on Life-Read no history

Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
- Benjamin Disraeli:

Friendship quotes-Stupid and random

You know someone is a true friend when you are about to break down and cry, but they will say the stupidest and most random thing, just to see you smile.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Famous people quotes-Looking at the stars

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
-Oscar Wilde

Hilarious quotes-Specific unknown problems

"What I need is an exact list of specific unknown problems we might encounter."
- Lykes Lines Shipping

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sarcastic quotes-Development time

The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time.
- Tom Cargill

Motivational thoughts-Road bumps

Disappointments are like road bumps, they slow you down a bit but you enjoy the smooth road afterwards. Don't stay on the bumps too long. Move on!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Sensation of the mystical

The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.
- Albert Einstein,The Merging of Spirit and Science

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sexual quotes-Ten thousand

"I have made love to ten thousand women."
— Georges Simenon (1903-89), Belgian novelist.

Hilarious quotes-What makes a man feel old

Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge that he's married to a grandmother.
- G. Norman Collie

Friday, March 11, 2011

Famous people quotes-Biggest disease

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

Philosophical quotes-Propositions

It is a good thing to proceed in order and to establish propositions. This is the way to gain ground and to progress with certainty.
- Leibniz, 1670

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Funny thoughts-More complicated

They say golf is like life, but don't believe them. Golf is more complicated than that.
- Gardner Dickinson

Famous people quotes-Curiosity

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
-Albert Einstein

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Deep thoughts-Escape

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
~Ram Dass

Balanced Life

"Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some."
- Robert Fulghum.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Political quotes-Keys to the City

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
~Doug Larson

Humor quotes-Beautifully irrational

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

Monday, March 7, 2011

Proverbs-Labor light

Love makes labor light.
- Dutch Proverb

Famous people quotes-New questions

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old questions from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.
- Albert Einstein

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Old phrases-A lick and a promise

Old phrases

'I'll just give this a lick and a promise,' my mother said as she quickly mopped up a spill on the floor without moving any of the furniture.
'What is that supposed to mean,' I asked as in my young mind I envisioned someone licking the floor with his or her tongue.
'It means that I'm in a hurry and I'm busy canning tomatoes so I am going to just give it a lick with the mop and promise to come back and do the job right later.
'A lick and a promise' was just one of the many old phrases that our mothers, grandmothers, and others used that they probably heard from the generations before them. With the passing of time, many old phrases become obsolete or even disappear. This is unfortunate because some of them are very appropriate and humorous. Here is a list of some of those memorable old phrases:

1. Barking at a knot (meaning that your efforts were as useless as a dog barking at a knot.)

2. Barking up the wrong tree (talking about something that was completely the wrong issue with the wrong person

3. Bee in your bonnet (To have an idea that won't let loose )

4. Been through the mill (had a rough time of it)

5. Between hay and grass (Not a child or an adult)

6. Blinky (Between sweet and sour as in milk)

7. Calaboose (a jail)

8. Catawampus (Something that sits crooked such as a piece of furniture sitting at an angle)

9. Dicker (To barter or trade)

10. Feather in Your Cap (to accomplish a goal. This came from years ago in wartime when warriors might receive a feather they would put in their cap for defeating an enemy)

11. Hold your horses (Be patient!)

12. Hoosegow ( a jail)

13. I reckon (I suppose)

14. Jawing/Jawboning (Talking or arguing)

15. Kit and caboodle (The whole thing)

16. Madder than an wet hen (really angry)

17. Needs taken down a notch or two (like notches in a belt usually a young person who thinks too highly of himself and needs a lesson)

18. No Spring Chicken (Not young anymore)

19. Persnickety (overly particular or snobbish)

20. Pert-near (short for pretty near)

21. Pretty is a s pretty does (your actions are more important than your looks)

22. Red up (clean the house)

23. Scalawag (a rascal or unprincipled person)

24. Scarce as hen's teeth (something difficult to obtain)

25. Skedaddle (Get out of here quickly)

26. Sparking (courting)

27. Straight From the Horse's Mouth (privileged information from the one concerned)

28. Stringing around, gallivanting around, or piddling (Not doing anything of value)

29. Sunday go to meetin' dress (The best dress you had)

30. We wash up real fine (is another goodie)

31. Tie the Knot (to get married)

32. Too many irons in the fire (to be involved in too many things)

33. Tuckered out (tired and all worn out)

34. Under the weather (not feeling well this term came from going below deck on ships due to sea sickness thus you go below or under the weather)

35. Wearing your 'best bib and tucker' (Being all dressed up)

36. You ain't the only duck in the pond (It's not all about you) Well, if you hold your horses, I reckon I'll get this whole kit and caboodle done and sent off to you. Please don't be too persnickety and get a bee in your bonnet because I've been pretty tuckered out and at sea lately because I'm no spring chicken. I haven't been just stringin' around and I know I'm not the only duck in the pond, but I do have too many irons in the fire. I might just be barking at a knot, but I have tried to give this article more than just a lick and a promise.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Ghosts

Oh, Heaven, it is mysterious, it is awful to consider that we not only carry a future Ghost within us; but are, in very deed, Ghosts!
~Thomas Carlyle

Political quotes-Don't vote

Don't vote, it only encourages them.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sexual quotes-Lights on

My best birth control now is to leave the lights on.
- Joan Rivers

Thought for the day-Antique

Grandmothers are just 'antique' little girls.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Love quotes-Sign a Valentine

"Never sign a valentine with your own name."
- Charles Dickens (1812—70), British novelist.

Life-Not afraid

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
- Dorothy Thompson

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Famous people quotes-Disobedience

Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made.
- Oscar Wilde

Stupid quotes-Fellow astronauts

"My fellow astronauts..."
- Vice-President Dan Quayle, beginning a speech at an Apollo 11 anniversary celebration.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Daily quotes-Early risers

Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
- Robert Heinlein

Deep thoughts-Adventurous and exciting

“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”
- Alan Cohen