Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thought for the day-Mother of Mother

It's such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother - that's why the world calls her grandmother.

Friendship quotes-Comfortable

"True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable".
-Dave Tyson Gentry

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Short quotes-Wings of time

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

Thought for the day-Earned

Hearts are not had as a gift, But hearts are earned.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Famous people quotes-Dream world

"There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other."
~Douglas H. Everett

Philosophical quotes-Activity

There must then be a principle of such a kind that its substance is activity.
- Aristotle

Monday, June 27, 2011

Political quotes-Two great currents

There are only two great currents in the history of mankind: the baseness which makes conservatives and the envy which makes revolutionaries.
- Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt

Love quotes-If we could decide

Love isn’t a decision. It’s a feeling. If we could decide who we loved, it would be much simpler, but much less magical.
- Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Chef Aid, 1998

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thoughts on life-Cycle of song

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Romania.
- Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967), Not So Deep as a Well (1937)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Deep thoughts-Journey

"The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination."

Thought for the day-Maturity

Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Proverbs-Chase two rabbits

If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.
-Russian Proverb

Friendship quotes-Inclination

"Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another".
-Eustace Budgell

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Love our neighbors

"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people."

Thoughts on life-Who we really are

I think somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Famous people quotes-Not enough

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
- Bette Davis (1908 - 1989)

Philosophical quotes-Enough

You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough.
~William Blake, Proverbs of Hell

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Funny thoughts-Recognized friendship

Marriage is a sort of friendship recognized by the police.

Positive thoughts-Decision to try

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

Monday, June 20, 2011

Famous people quotes-Think for yourself

"Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself."
- Doris Lessing

Love quotes-Bandage

Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a bandage to cover wounds.
- Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog, February 16, 2004

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Thoughts-Spoiling Our Children

When you spoil your children with material goods, where is that motivation coming from, your own inner child?

One of the greatest things about children is that they have the ability to entertain themselves for long periods of time with something as simple as a cardboard box, a container, or a set of measuring spoons. It makes you wonder why we feel the need to buy them so many toys that they won't even have time to play with them all before they grow out of them. Often, if we take the time to question our compulsion to constantly give our children new toys and clothes, and to spoil them with food that is not even good for them, we will find that we are trying to fill up the space to avoid our own difficult feelings and pain. If you feel yourself wanting to spoil your child with material possessions, take a moment and see if you can feel where your motivation is coming from.

We may be inundating our children with things they don't need out of our own desire to create a feeling of abundance that was lacking in our own childhood, or out of a need to feel liked by our children. Both of these motives tend to be unconscious, stemming from unresolved issues from our own upbringing or even our adult life. These unresolved feelings naturally come up when we find ourselves in the role of a parent, often as our child reaches the age we were when these traumas were most pronounced. Spoiling your children will not save you or make your pain disappear, only acknowledging and working on your emotional issues can do that. What our children really need us to provide for them is both a sense of safety and a sense of freedom and love of which there can never be too much. If we are able to do this well, material possessions need not take center stage.

We all want to provide our children with a good and happy life, but most of us know deep down that material possessions play a very small role. We confuse our children when we seek to make them happy through buying them things. When we do this, they take our cue that happiness comes in the form of toys and treats, rather than in the joy of being alive, surrounded by love, and free to explore the world.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sexual quotes-Empty experience

"Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it's one of the best."
- Woody Allen.

Famous people quotes-Success of love

The success of love is in the loving - it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

Friday, June 17, 2011

Deep thoughts-A hurried Life

Life is a glass given to us to fill;
A busy life is filling it with as much as it can hold;
A hurried life has had more poured into it than it can contain.
- William Adams Brown

Humor quotes-Horsy rides

Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Grandfathers have only so many horsy rides in them.
~Gene Perret

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Political quotes-He didn't say that

"He didn't say that. He was reading what was given to him in a speech."
-Richard Darman, director of the Office of Management and Budget, explaining why President Bush wasn't following up on his campaign pledge that there would be no loss of wetlands

Famous philosophers quotes-Human beings

A human being is part of the whole called by us universe , a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
-Albert Einstein

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Famous people quotes-The whole aim

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
- Aristotle

Friendship quotes-Great life

"My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, you've had a great life".
-Lee Iacocca

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Zen

The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.”
–Robert Pirsig

Hilarious quotes-Sharing a locker

In high school I got no respect. I shared a locker with a mop.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Monday, June 13, 2011

Famous people quotes-Naturally fitted

There are some who are naturally fitted for philosophy and political leadership, while the rest should follow their lead and let philosophy alone.
- Plato, 380BC

Love quotes-Self enlarging

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
- M. Scott Peck, O Magazine, February 2004

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thoughts-Made to fly

In olden days, a king who was fond of hunting birds received a gift of two magnificent falcons from another king. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained.

Months passed and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky. But, the other bird had not moved from the single branch of a dried up tree since the day it had arrived.

The king summoned experts from all the land to tend to the falcon, but no one could make the bird fly from its perch. Having tried everything else, the king thought to himself, "May be I need someone more familiar with the countryside to understand the nature of this problem." So he cried out to his court, "Go and get a farmer."

In the morning, the king was thrilled to see the falcon soaring high above the palace gardens.

The king asked the farmer "How did you make the falcon fly?"

With a bow, he replied “I cut the branch which this falcon had come to like and preferred sitting on it, rather than fly. Moreso, as he was getting good food to eat and fresh water to drink through courtesy of the royal attendants.”

We are all made to fly -- to realize our incredible potential as human beings. But instead of doing that, we sit on our branches, clinging to the things that are easier or become familiar to us. The possibilities are endless, but for most of us, they remain undiscovered. We conform to the familiar, the comfortable, the mundane. So for the most part, our lives are mediocre instead of exciting, thrilling and fulfilling.

So let us learn to destroy the branch of fear we cling to and free ourselves to the glory of flight.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Famous people quotes-A habit

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
– Aristotle

Funny thoughts-Professor

A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thoughts on life-Squander time

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Proverbs-My friends

"God save me from my friends - I can protect myself from my enemies".

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Famous people quotes-Optimism

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
-Oscar Wilde

Inspirational quotes-Familiar

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”
- Raymond Lindquist

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Deep thoughts-Taking leave

Distance of time and place generally cure what they seem to aggravate; and taking leave of our friends resembles taking leave of the world, of which it has been said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible.

Hilarious quotes-An hour

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.
~Gene Perret

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Thoughts on life-Exponent of Earth

Love - is anterior to Life
Posterior - to Death
Initial of Creation, and
The Exponent of Earth
- Emily Dickinson

Sad quotes-Balanced

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Famous people quotes-Your beauty

"To me, fair friend, you never can be old
For as you were when first your eye I eyed,
Such seems your beauty still".
-William Shakespeare

Meaningful quotes-Wait to do it right

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything."
- Win Borden

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thoughts-Life's Truisms

Life's Truisms

Someone has written these beautiful words. One must read and try to understand the deep meanings in them. They are like the Ten Commandments to follow in life all the time.

1] Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble; it is a "steering wheel" that directs us in the right path throughout life.

2] Do you know why a car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the rear view mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look ahead and move on.

3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

4] All things in life are temporary. If going well enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong don’t worry, they can't last long either.

5] Old friends are like Gold! New friends are Diamonds! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a base of Gold!

6] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!

7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

8] A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision."

9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES; it takes away today’s PEACE.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Famous people quotes-Hunger for love

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
-Mother Teresa

Friendship quotes-Between men and women

"Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship".
-Oscar Wilde

Friday, June 3, 2011

Famous people quotes-Follow the guidance

The most difficult thing I have ever had to do is follow the guidance I prayed for.
-Albert Schweitzer

Deep thoughts-One at a time

Never bear more than one trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds - all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.
- Edward Everett Hale

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Love quotes-Both sides

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
- David Viscott, How to Live with Another Person, 1974

Political quotes-Republican't

He's not a Republican, he's a Republican't

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Genuine tragedies

Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.
~Georg Hegel

Chinese proverbs-Talk

Talk does not cook rice.