Saturday, April 30, 2011

Famous people quotes-What is

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

Hilarious quotes-With a vowel

Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.
-Bill Cosby

Friday, April 29, 2011

Proverbs-House of gold

A book holds a house of gold.

Philosophical quotes-Spiritual sight

With the strength of his spiritual sight and insight the distance, and as it were the space, around man continually expands: his world grows deeper, ever new stars, ever new images and enigmas come into view.
- Friedrich Nietzsche, 1890

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Life-Main argument

A good life is a main argument.
- Ben Jonson

Deep thoughts-The road less traveled

Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason”.
– Jerry Seinfeld

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Famous people quotes-Love begins at home

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do…but how much love we put in that action.
- Mother Teresa

Quotes-Light fuse

‘Light fuse and get away’ may work for a Roman candle, but not so much for the wrath of a woman scorned.
- J. Jacques, Questionable Content webcomic, #678, 08-02-06

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thought for the day-A dog

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.

Friendship quotes-Closed eyes

"Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes".

Monday, April 25, 2011

Proverbs-Love rules

Love rules without rules.
- Italian Proverb

Famous people quotes-Locksmith

If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.
- Albert Einstein

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Deep thoughts-Stability of a civilisation

Every serious student of the subject knows that the stability of a civilisation depends finally on the wisdom with which it distributes its wealth and allots its burdens of labour, and on the veracity of the instruction it provides for its children. We do not distribute the wealth at all: we throw it into the streets to be scrambled for by the strongest and the greediest who will stoop to such scrambling, after handing the lion’s share to the professional robbers politely called owners. We cram our children with lies, and punish anyone who tries to enlighten them. Our remedies for the consequences of our folly are tariffs, inflation, wars, vivisections and inoculations – vengeances, violences, black magic.
- George Bernard Shaw

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Inspirational quotes-Goal in Life

"If you have a goal in life that takes a lot of energy, that requires a lot of work, that incurs a great deal of interest and that is a challenge to you, you will always look forward to waking up to see what the new day brings."
- Susan Polis Schultz.

Random thoughts-Hugs or cookies

Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Famous people quotes-Fatherhood

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
- Bill Cosby

Thought for the day-Forgive us

We ask God to forgive us for our evil thoughts and evil temper, but rarely, if ever ask Him to forgive us for our sadness.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hilarious quotes-Teaching them

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
- Phyllis Diller

Thoughts on life-Yet I'm happy

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?
- Charles Schulz

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Famous people quotes-Within their means

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
-Oscar Wilde

Motivational thoughts-Committed

"There’s always a way – if you’re committed.”
– Tony Robbins

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Deep thoughts-Minds

Minds are conquered not by arms, but by love and magnanimity.
- Spinoza, Ethics, 1673

Love quotes-First duty

The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich (1886 - 1965), O Magazine, February 2004

Monday, April 18, 2011

Famous people quotes-Language

We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.
-Oscar Wilde


A little impatience will spoil great plans.
- Chinese proverbs

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Classic Exercises on Lateral Thinking

Complete Answers: Classic Exercises On Lateral Thinking

1. There is a man who lives on the top floor of a very tall building. Everyday he gets the elevator down to the ground floor to leave the building to go to work. Upon returning from work though, he can only travel half way up in the lift and has to walk the rest of the way unless it's raining! Why?

This is probably the best known and most celebrated of all lateral thinking puzzles. It is a true classic. Although there are many possible solutions which fit the initial conditions, only the canonical answer is truly satisfying.

2. A man and his son are in a car accident. The father dies on the scene, but the child is rushed to the hospital. When he arrives the surgeon says, "I can't operate on this boy, he is my son!" How can this be?

3. A man is wearing black. Black shoes, socks, trousers, coat, gloves and ski mask. He is walking down a back street with all the street lamps off. A black car is coming towards him with its light off but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man?

4. One day Kerry celebrated her birthday. Two days later her older twin brother, Terry, celebrated his birthday. How?

5.. Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square ones? This is logical rather than lateral, but it is a good puzzle that can be solved by lateral thinking techniques. It is supposedly used by a very well-known software company as an interview question for prospective employees.

6. A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early. Everyone else at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of poisoning. Why did the man not die?

7. A man died and went to Heaven. There were thousands of other people there. They were all naked and all looked as they did at the age of 21. He looked around to see if there was anyone he recognized. He saw a couple and he knew immediately that they were Adam and Eve. How did he know?

8. A woman had two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year. But they were not twins. How could this be so?

9. A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The barman pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The man says 'Thank you' and walks out. This puzzle claims to be the best of the genre. It is simple in its statement, absolutely baffling and yet with a completely satisfying solution. Most people struggle very hard to solve this one yet they like the answer when they hear it or have the satisfaction of figuring it out.

10. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?

11. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

12. There are two plastic jugs filled with water. How could you put all of this water into a barrel, without using the jugs or any dividers, and still tell which water came from which jug?

13. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

14. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? (or day names in any other language)

15. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out.


1. The man is very, very short and can only reach halfway up the elevator buttons. However, if it is raining then he will have his umbrella with him and can press the higher buttons with it.

2. The surgeon was his mother.

3. It was day time.

4. At the time she went into labor, the mother of the twins was traveling by ship. The older twin, Terry, was born first early on March 1st. The ship then crossed a time zone and Kerry, the younger twin, was born on February the 28th. Therefore, the younger twin celebrates her birthday two days before her older brother.

5. A square manhole cover can be turned and dropped down the diagonal of the manhole. A round manhole cannot be dropped down the manhole. So for safety and practicality, all manhole covers should be round.

6. The poison in the punch came from the ice cubes. When the man drank the punch, the ice was fully frozen. Gradually it melted, poisoning the punch.

7. He recognized Adam and Eve as the only people without navels. Because they were not born of women, they had never had umbilical cords and therefore they never had navels. This one seems perfectly logical but it can sometimes spark fierce theological arguments. (Just what a HUMOR list needs!!) ;

8. They were two of a set of triplets (or quadruplets, etc.). This puzzle stumps many people. They try outlandish solutions involving test-tube babies or surrogate mothers. Why does the brain search for complex solutions when there is a much simpler one available?

9.. The man had hiccups. The barman recognized this from his speech and drew the gun in order to give him a shock. It worked and cured the hiccups--so the man no longer needed the water. The is a simple puzzle to state but a difficult one to solve. It is a perfect example of a seemingly irrational and incongruous situation having a simple and complete explanation. Amazingly this classic puzzle seems to work in different cultures and languages.

10. The third. Lions that haven't eaten in three years are dead.

11. The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.

12. Freeze them first. Take them out of the jugs and put the ice in the barrel. You will be able to tell which water came from which jug.

13. The answer is Charcoal.

14.. Sure you can: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!

15. The letter "e," which is the most common letter in the English language, does not appear once in the long paragraph...

Alternate Solutions

4. Because one of them did not necessarily celebrate their birthday on the day they were born, but celebrated later or earlier. Much simpler than having Mom giving birth while crossing the International Date Line and tossing in a Leap Year and the like. Needlessly complicated.

6. Because he was the one who put the poison in the punch. Of course he wouldn't drink any *after* he poisoned it. Who goes to the effort of making poison ice cubes, except Bond villains and those bad guys in the "Encyclopedia Brown" mystery stories we read in elementary school?

8. Because they were adopted. It's a coincidence they were born on the same exact day. OK, so Occam's Razor could be applied equally to both solutions...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sexual quotes-Invade

"My husband's German. Every night I get dressed up as Poland and he invades me."
- Bette Midler.

Funny thoughts-Gossip

If only women gossip, how do guys and their buddies keep track of "Who's easy?"

Friday, April 15, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Learning

Learning is a good medicine: but no medicine is powerful enough to preserve itself from taint and corruption independently of defects in the jar that it is kept in. One man sees clearly but does not see straight: consequently he sees what is good but fails to follow it; he sees knowledge and does not use it.
- de Montaigne

Friendship quotes-Like a Melon

"Friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why? To find one good a hundred you must try."

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Famous people quotes-Want it

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

Love quotes-Cigar

Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
- Lynda Barry

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Funny thoughts-UFO

Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they use to?

Good quotes-Great haste

“Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste. “
– Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Famous people quotes-Obsessive love

When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.
- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005

Sarcastic quotes-Obituaries

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
- Clarence Darrow

Monday, April 11, 2011

Deep thoughts-Change direction

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
– Lao Tzu


"Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend's countenance."
-Proverbs 27:17

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Heraclitus was proud; and if it comes to pride with a philosopher then it is a great pride. His work never refers him to a public, the applause of the masses, and the hailing chorus of contemporaries. To wander lonely along his path belongs to the nature of the philosopher. His talents are the most rare, in a certain sense the most unnatural and at the same time exclusive and hostile even to kindred talents. The wall of his self sufficiency must be of diamond, if it is not to be demolished and broken, for everything is in motion against him. His journey to immortality is more cumbersome and impeded than any other and yet nobody can believe more firmly than the philosopher that he will attain the goal by that journey. He has truth; the wheel of time may roll whither it pleases, never can it escape from truth. It is important to hear that such men have lived.
- Friedrich Nietzsche, 1890

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Famous people quotes-Spread love

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

Stupid quotes-Overseas places

"I get to go to lots of overseas places, like Canada."
- Britney Spears, Pop Singer

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hilarious quotes-Like fire

A husband is like a fire, he goes out when unattended.
- Evan Esar

Daily quotes-Frosting

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Famous people quotes-Allow the president

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
- Abraham Lincoln

Sexual quotes-Omnipresent process

"The omnipresent process of sex, as it is woven into the whole texture of a man's or woman's body, is the pattern of all the process of all our life."
-Havelock Ellis

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Central truth

Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.
~Henry David Thoreau

Friendship quotes-Help you move

An old friend will help you move. A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Famous people quotes-Freedom of expression

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
-Albert Einstein

Thoughts on Life-Genuine happiness

What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness.
- Baruch Spinoza:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sarcastic quotes-Reader to the dictionary

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

Thought for the day-Moving on

Moving on is simple, what you leave behind that makes it difficult.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Deep thoughts-The chief deficiency of active people

The chief deficiency of active people

Active people are usually deficient in the higher activity, I mean the individual activity. They are active as officials, merchants, scholars, that is, as a species, but not as quite distinct separate and SINGLE individuals; in this respect they are idle. It is the misfortune of the active that their activity is almost always a little senseless. For instance, we must not ask the money making banker the reason for his restless activity, it is foolish. The active roll as the stone rolls, according to the stupidity of mechanics. All mankind is divided, as it was at all times, and is still, into slaves and free men; for whoever has NOT two thirds of his day for himself is a slave, be he otherwise whatever he likes, statesmen, merchant ...
- Friedrich Nietzsche, 1890

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Famous people quotes-Comma

I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.
- Oscar Wilde

Motivational quotes-Started

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
– Jim Rohn

Friday, April 1, 2011

Proverbs-Perfect love

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
- Welsh Proverb

Friendship quotes-Like a football

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh