Monday, October 31, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Deep wounds

What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?
- George Gordon, Lord Byron, Child Harold's Pilgrimage

Marriage quotes-Young wife

"An old man who marries a young wife grows younger - but she grows older."
- Folk saying

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Famous philosophers quotes-Severe struggle

The difference between a man who is led by opinion or emotion and one who is led by reason. The former, whether he will or not, performs things of which he is entirely ignorant; the latter is subordinate to no one, and only does those things which he knows to be of primary importance in his life, and which on that account he desires the most; and therefore I call the former a slave, but the latter free.
- Spinoza, Ethics, 1673

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quotes-Three faithful friends

There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

Thought for the day-With the flow

Over prepare, then go with the flow.
- Regina Brett

Friday, October 28, 2011

Deep thoughts-Important moments in life

"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these."
- Susan B Anthony

Thought for the day-Credentials

Credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Famous people quotes-Subject of marriage

I pay very little regard…to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.
- Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Mansfield Park

Positive quotes-Search for the truth

Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.
- Madame de Stael

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Famous people quotes-Cool and unruffled

"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."
- Thomas Jefferson

Humor quotes-Doing it right

"Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule."
- (Plant Manager, Delco Corporation)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Deep thoughts-Faults of friends

Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.

Marriage quotes-Real thing

"Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing."
- Goethe

Monday, October 24, 2011

Famous people quotes-Rarer than ability

"There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability."
- Robert Half

Friendship quotes-Strengthens

"A friend is one who strengthens you with prayers, blesses you with love and encourages you with hope."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Not the truth

What if God were not exactly truth, and if this could be proved? And if he were instead the vanity, the desire for power, the ambitions, the fear, and the enraptured and terrified folly of mankind?
- Friedrich Nietzsche, 1890

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Famous people quotes-Sit awhile

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.
- Lorraine Hansberry

Thought for the day-Speak for themselves

And not too often, but every now and then, some things simply speak for themselves.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Proverbs-Dirty face

"Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty".
-Sicilian Proverb

Positive quotes-Every new beginning

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."
- Seneca

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Love quotes-No Honor

When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.
- Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC), Medea, 431 B.C.

Philosophical quotes-Stardust

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
- Alex Haley

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thought for the day-Liberation

Without community, there is no liberation.
- Audre Lorde

Deep thoughts-Ticket to change

"You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world."
- Tom Brokaw

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Famous people quotes-An idea

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
- Oscar Wilde

Deep thoughts-Lesson of worship

"The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, October 17, 2011

Patience quotes-Achieve more

"Our patience will achieve more than our force."
- Edmund Burke

Love quotes-Last throughout

Is love supposed to last throughout all time, or is it like trains changing at random stops. If I loved her, how could I leave her? If I felt that way then, how come I don’t feel anything now?
- Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Altered Egos, 1993

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Famous philosophers quotes-Severe struggle

We must not conceal from ourselves that no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle; for the handful of those who are really determined to do something is minute in comparison with the mass of the lukewarm and the misguided. And those who have an interest in keeping the machinery of war going are a very powerful body; they will stop at nothing to make public opinion subservient to their murderous ends.

-Albert Einstein, 1954

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Famous people quotes-Set adrift

"Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars."
- Richard Halliburton

Sexual quotes-Keynote

Sex-appeal is the keynote of our whole civilization.
- Henri Bergson.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friendship quotes-Tell you things

"A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself".
- Frances Ward Weller

Thought for the day-Started

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
- Jim Rohn

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Famous people quotes-The object of knowledge

The object of knowledge is what exists and its function to know about reality.
- Plato, 380BC

Philosophical quotes-Placebo

If a placebo has an effect, is it any less real than the real thing?
- Nathaniel LeTonnerre

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Deep thoughts-Creativity

"Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea."
- Lou Dorfsman


A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.
- Chinese proverb

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Famous people quotes-Courage

"There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow."
- Alfred Adler

Love quotes-Enthusiasm

The enthusiasm of a woman’s love is even beyond the biographer’s.
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Mansfield Park

Monday, October 10, 2011

Friendship quotes-Share troubles

"Friends always show their love. What are brothers for if not to share troubles?"
- Proverbs 17:17

Thought for the day-Next life

Man is the only animal who enjoys the consolation of believing in a next life; all other animals enjoy the consolation of not worrying about it.
-Robert Brault

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Motivational thoughts-Albert Einstein talking to school children

My dear children: I rejoice to see you before me today, happy youth of a sunny and fortunate land. Bear in mind that the wonderful things that you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labour in every country of the world. All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honour it, and add to it, and one day faithfully hand it on to your children. Thus do we mortals achieve immortality in the permanent things which we create in common. If you always keep that in mind you will find meaning in life and work and acquire the right attitude towards other nations and ages.
- Albert Einstein talking to a group of school children, 1934.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Inspirational quotes-Recognize an opportunity

"I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it... The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on."
- Samuel Goldwyn

Friendship quotes-Beyond price

"Faithful friends are beyond price: No amount can balance their worth"
- Bible ( Old Testament ) Sirach 6:15

Friday, October 7, 2011

Famous people quotes-Protection against wrongs

"Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind."
- Leonardo da Vinci

Movie quotes-Good at

"You just keep thinkin' Butch. That's what you're good at."
- Robert Redford (Sundance Kid) in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Quote by Steve Jobs-Dead soon

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."
-Steve Jobs

Philosophical quotes-Half full

One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem.
- Alexander Jodorowsky

Famous people quotes-Fun being a grandmother

If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it!
- Hannah Whithall Smith

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thought for the day-True hypocrite

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.
- Andre Gide

Short quotes-Messy

"Beginnings are always messy."
- John Galsworthy

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Famous people quotes-Beginnings and endings

You're searching, Joe, for things that don't exist; I mean beginnings. Ends and beginnings - there are no such things. There are only middles."
- Robert Lee Frost

Quotes-Nothing to work with

"We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings."
- Abraham Maslow

Monday, October 3, 2011

Thought for the day-Magic

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion.

Friendship quotes-New and old

"Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shall drink it with pleasure."
- Sirach 9:10

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Famous philosophers quotes-Scientific curiosity

When, after several hours reading, I came to myself again, I asked myself what it was that had so fascinated me. The answer is simple. The results were not presented as ready-made, but scientific curiosity was first aroused by presenting contrasting possibilities of conceiving matter. Only then the attempt was made to clarify the issue by thorough argument. The intellectual honesty of the author makes us share the inner struggle in his mind. It is this which is the mark of the born teacher. Knowledge exists in two forms - lifeless, stored in books, and alive, in the consciousness of men. The second form of existence is after all the essential one; the first, indispensable as it may be, occupies only an inferior position.
- Albert Einstein, 1954

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Deep thoughts-Patient man

"Beware the fury of a patient man."
- John Dryden

Famous people quotes-Educated mind

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
- Aristotle