Sunday, July 31, 2011

Famous people quotes-Chess

Chess permits freedom of permutations within a framework of set rules and prescribed movements. Because a chess player cannot move absolutely as he likes, either in terms of the rules or in terms of the exigencies of the particular game, has he no freedom of move? The separate games of chess I play with existence has different rules from your and every other game; the only similarity is that each of our games always has rules. The gifts, inherited and acquired, that are special to me are the rules of the game; and the situation I am in at any given moment is the situation of the game. My freedom is the choice of action and the power of enactment I have within the rules and situation of the game.
- Fowles, 1964, The Aristos

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Phantom

Each forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind.
- John Lancaster Spalding

Humor quotes-Speed of sound

If a jogger runs at the speed of sound, can he still hear his Walkman?
- George Carlin

Friday, July 29, 2011

Political quotes-You helped this happen

"I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen'."
- Jerry Falwell, said after the Sept 11th attacks.

Famous people quotes-Human health

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
-Albert Einstein

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Deep thoughts-Shaped by Education

Plants are shaped by cultivation and men by education. We are born weak, we need strength; we are born totally unprovided, we need aid; we are born stupid, we need judgement. Everything we do not have at our birth and which we need when we are grown is given us by education.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau, Emile

Proverbs-Journey of a thousand miles

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Chinese proverb

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Famous people quotes-My religion

“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.”
– Abraham Lincoln

Good quotes-Long on love

Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Famous people quotes-Reverence for Life

Reverence for Life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, assisting, and enhancing life and that to destroy, harm, or to hinder life is evil. Affirmation of the world -- that is affirmation of the will to live, which appears in phenomenal forms all around me -- is only possible for me in that I give myself out for other life.
- Albert Schweitzer

Philosophical quotes-Exact amount

Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount. The exact amount is no use to me.
-Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Monday, July 25, 2011

Love quotes-Finest balm

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
- Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Northanger Abbey

Thought for the day-Hurt you

They can’t hurt you unless you let them.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Famous philosophers quotes-Ordinary conversation

I don't know anything that gives me greater pleasure, or profit either, than talking or listening to philosophy. But when it comes to ordinary conversation, such as the stuff you talk about financiers and the money market, well, I find it pretty tiresome personally, and I feel sorry that my friends should think they're being very busy when they're really doing absolutely nothing. Of course, I know your idea of me: you think I'm just a poor unfortunate, and I shouldn't wonder if your right. But then I don't think that you're unfortunate - I know you are.
- Plato

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sarcastic quotes-Voting

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
- Emma Goldman

Famous people quotes-Hunger in the world

There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
-Mother Teresa

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friendship quotes-Beautiful discovery

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart".
-Elisabeth Foley

Humor quotes-Happy home

"A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it."
- Don Fraser

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Famous people quotes-Rich

"I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute"
- Warren Buffett

Thoughts-Childish infatuation

Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn’t all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you? Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity.
- Henry Bromel, Northern Exposure, The Big Kiss, 1991

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Motivational thoughts-Courageous enough

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
– Muhammed Ali

Thought for the day-The superior man

“The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.”

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Famous people quotes-Incomprehensible

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

Philosophical quotes-Yesterday

To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.
- John Burroughs

Monday, July 18, 2011

Love quotes-Endless forgiveness

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
- Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004)

Friendship quotes-Connection to life

"A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world".
- Lois Wyse

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Motivational thoughts-Braving the storm

One day a young lady was driving along with her father.

They came upon a storm, and the young lady asked her father, What should I do?"

He said "keep driving".

Cars began to pull over to the side, the storm was getting worse.

"What should I do." The young lady asked?

"Keep driving," her father replied.

On up a few feet, she noticed that eighteen wheelers were also pulling over.

She told her dad, "I must pull over, I can barely see ahead. It is terrible, and everyone is pulling over!"

Her father told her, "Don't give up, just keep driving!"

Now the storm was terrible, but she never stopped driving, and soon she could see a little more clearly. After a couple of miles she was again on dry land, and the sun came out.

Her father said, "Now you can pull over and get out."

She said "But why now?"

He said "When you get out, look back at all the people that gave up and are still in the storm, because you never gave up your storm is now over."

This is a testimony for anyone who is going through "hard times".

Just because everyone else, even the strongest, gives up. You don't have to...if you keep going, soon your storm will be over and the sun will shine upon your face again.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Love quotes-Madness

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900), “On Reading and Writing”

Famous people quotes-Smile

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
-Mother Teresa

Friday, July 15, 2011

Deep thoughts-Heaven itself

"Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend".

Hilarious quotes-Queerest folk

"The people people have for friends
Your common sense appall
But the people people marry
Are the queerest folk of all."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Political quotes-Masquerading

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
-Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary,1911

Famous people quotes-Too much time

"If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”
Bruce Lee

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Deep thoughts-A woman's feelings

I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman’s feelings; and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.
- Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Mansfield Park

Thoughts on Life-Gratefulness

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy - because we will always want to have something else or something more.
- Brother David Steindl Rast

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Famous people quotes-Win someone

"It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone"
- John Keats

Hilarious quotes-Prehistoric

Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.
~Pam Brown

Monday, July 11, 2011

Friendship quotes-Little things

"Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things".


A carpenter is known by his chips.
- French proverb

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thought Provoking Quotations of Benjamin Franklin

Some Amusing, Funny and Thought Provoking Quotations of Benjamin Franklin [1705-1790]
In the great tradition of American humor, the title of "First American Humorist" rightfully belongs to Benjamin Franklin. He was the beginning of a long line of writers who created a uniquely American form of humor filled with clever wit, folksy wisdom, and a generous portion of irreverence.

In his Poor Richard's Almanac, Franklin wrote many clever sayings which are still part of our cultural heritage today. At 26, Franklin published the first edition of Poor Richard's Almanac under the pseudonym Richard Saunders.

* Remember that time is money.
* A penny saved is a penny earned.
* Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
* Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
* Fish and visitors smell in three days.
* Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
* God helps them that help themselves.
* Haste makes waste.
* Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?
* It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
* Little strokes fell great oaks.
* Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day.
* Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
* Well done is better than well said.
* In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
* There never was a good war nor a bad peace.
* Never contradict anybody.
* A little neglect may breed mischief: for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Daily quotes-Self delusionment

There’s a lot to be said for self-delusionment when it comes to matters of the heart.
- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, First Snow, 1993

Love quotes-Mansion on Sand

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, O Magazine, February 2004

Friday, July 8, 2011

Political quotes-Midas touch

Midas, they say, possessed the art of old
Of turning whatsoe'er he touch'd to gold;
This modern statesmen can reverse with ease -
Touch them with gold, they'll turn to what you please.
- John Wolcot

Chinese proverb-Road ahead

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Philosophical quotes-What I am looking for

I stop wanting what I am looking for, looking for it.
~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Sexual quotes-Legalize

"The vote on a bill to legalize bisexuality could go either way."

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Famous people quotes-Barrenness

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life. “

Thought for the day-Blink of an eye

Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Deep thoughts-Inner spirit

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit".
-Albert Schweitzer

Inspirational quotes-Never give up

“Never, never, never, never give up.”
Winston Churchill

Monday, July 4, 2011

Famous people quotes-Dollar chasers

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
- Albert Einstein

Love quotes-Difficult realization

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Thoughts-Chinese wisdom

When without money, eat wild vegetables at home;
When have money, eat same wild vegetables in fine restaurant.

When without money, ride bicycle;
When have money, ride exercise machine.

When without money, wish to get married;
When have money, wish to get divorced.

When without money, wife becomes secretary;
When have money, secretary becomes wife.

When without money, act like rich man;
When with money, act like poor man.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Political quotes-Unqualified

I am working for the time when unqualified blacks, browns, and women join the unqualified men in running our government.
- Cissy Farenthold

Philosophical quotes-In reality

Life has the name of life, but in reality it is death.
~Heraclitus, Eustathius ad Iliad

Friday, July 1, 2011


Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

Famous people quotes-Kind

'One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing.'
-Oscar Wilde