Saturday, December 31, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Kernel of corn

May your passion be the kernel of corn stuck between your molars, always reminding you there's something to tend to.
- Jeb Dickerson,

Famous people quotes-Procrastination

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
- Napoleon Hill

Friday, December 30, 2011

Proverbs-What is said

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
- Arab Proverb

Friendship quotes-Reflection

"A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses."

Random thoughts-Wind shield

Do you know why a Car's wind shield is so large & the rear view mirror is so small?
Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE...Look ahead and move on.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Deep thoughts-Real sacrifice

"The sacrifice which causes sorrow to the doer of the sacrifice is no sacrifice. Real sacrifice lightens the mind of the doer and gives him a sense of peace and joy. The Buddha gave up the pleasures of life because they had become painful to him."
- Dwight David Eisenhower

Movie quotes-True currency

The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”
- Almost Famous

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Love quotes-Cannot be earned

I don’t think anyone can do anything that would make him worthy of love. Love is a gift and cannot be earned. It can only be given.
- Real Live Preacher, Weblog, January 20, 2003

Thought for the day-Choose to be happy

You can choose to be happy or sad and whichever you choose that is what you get. No one is really responsible to make someone else happy, no matter what most people have been taught and accept as true.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Responsible

You become responsible forever for what you've tamed.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943, translated from French by Richard Howard

Famous people quotes-No sin

There is no sin except stupidity.
- Oscar Wilde

Monday, December 26, 2011

Friendship quotes-Ripened with age

I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial.


"Comfort ye, my people; speak ye peace, thus saith our God. Comfort those who sit in darkness, mourning 'neath their sorrow's load. For the glory of the Lord now o'er earth is shed abroad; and all flesh shall see the token that His word is never broken."
- Isaiah 40:1-8 The Bible

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thoughts-Learning from mistakes.

This is a story about a famous research scientist who had made several very important medical breakthroughs. He was being interviewed by a newspaper reporter who asked him why he thought he was able to be so much more creative than the average person. What set him so far apart from others ?

He responded that, in his opinion, it all came from an experience with his mother that occurred when he was about two years old. He had been trying to remove a bottle of milk from the refrigerator when he lost his grip on the slippery bottle and it fell, spilling its contents all over the kitchen floor — a veritable sea of milk !

When his mother came into the kitchen, instead of yelling at him, giving him a lecture, or punishing him, she said, “Robert, I have rarely seen such a huge puddle of milk. Well, the damage has already been done. Would you like to get down and play in the milk for a few minutes before we clean it up ?” Indeed, he did. After a few minutes, his mother said, “You know, Robert, whenever you make a mess like this, eventually you have to clean it up and restore everything to its proper order. So, how would you like to do that ? We could use a sponge, a towel, or a mop. Which do you prefer ?” He chose the sponge and together they cleaned up the spilled milk.

His mother then said, “You know, what we have here is a failed experiment in how to effectively carry a big milk bottle with two tiny hands. Let’s go out in the back yard and fill the bottle with water and see if you can discover a way to carry it without dropping it.” The little boy learned that if he grasped the bottle at the top near the lip with both hands, he could carry it without dropping it.

What a wonderful lesson ! This renowned scientist then remarked that it was at that moment that he knew he didn’t need to be afraid to make mistakes. Instead, he learned that mistakes were just opportunities for learning something new, which is, after all, what scientific experiments are all about.

Even if the experiment “doesn’t work,” we usually learn something valuable from it. Make mistakes, you learn from them . . . . but never repeat mistakes.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Deep thoughts-Worship something

"A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshiping we are becoming."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Movie quotes-Comic relief

Maybe you’re the plucky comic relief.”
- Galaxy Quest

Friday, December 23, 2011

Famous people quotes-Kinds of poverty

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
-Mother Teresa

Sexual quotes-A man's fantasies

"What a man enjoys most about a woman's clothes are his fantasies of how she would look without them."
- Brendan Francis.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Pain

When the pain is great enough, we will let anyone be doctor.
- Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Love quotes-Yourself

Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.
- Michael Masser and Linda Creed

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Famous people quotes-Empirical concept

Time is not an empirical concept. For neither co-existence nor succession would be perceived by us, if the representation of time did not exist as a foundation a priori.
-Immanuel Kant, 1781

Deep thoughts-When alive

Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thought for the day-Angry

Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.

Movie Quotes-Allo

No, I said ‘allo,’ but that’s close enough.”
- Labyrinth

Monday, December 19, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Nothing

Things are entirely what they appear to be and behind them... there is nothing.
-Jean Paul Sartre, Nausea

Famous people quotes-My own way

"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."
- Margaret Thatcher

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Friendship quotes-Born in a manger

"Does it make me a stranger that my best friend was born in a manger?"

Hilarious movie quotes-Behind the guy

"This is the guy behind the guy behind the guy.”
- Swingers

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Love quotes-Whispered

For twas not into my ear you whispered but into my heart
twas not my lips you kissed but my soul

- Judy Garland

Poetry by W.B. Yeats

If I make the lashes dark
And the eyes more bright
And the lips more scarlet,
Or ask if all be right
From mirror after mirror,
No vanity's displayed:
I'm looking for the face I had
Before the world was made.
~W.B. Yeats

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thoughts -A spider's life

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.
- Charlotte, "Charlotte's Web"

Thought for the day-To get divorced

"It is not uncommon for slight acquaintances to get married, but a couple really have to know each other to get divorced."

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Another man's table

Who depends on another man's table often dines late.
- John Ray

Famous people quotes-Open to hurt

To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.
Madonna, O Magazine, January 2004

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Friendship quotes-Kisses

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.

Movie quotes-Gangster

“Ever since I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster.”
- Goodfellas

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Famous people quotes-Divide time

Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
- Albert Einstein

Philosophical quotes-Stand an itch

It is easy to stand a pain, but difficult to stand an itch.
- Chang Ch'ao

Monday, December 12, 2011

Inspirational quotes-Small

"The beginnings of all things are small."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Thought for the day-Steering wheel

Prayer is not a "Spare Wheel " that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "Steering wheel " that directs the right path throughout.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thoughts-Resources belong to Society

Germany is a highly industrialized country. It produces top brands like Benz, BMW, Siemens etc. The nuclear reactor pump is made in a small town in this country.

In such a country, many will think its people lead a luxurious life. At least that was my impression before my study trip.

When I arrived at Hamburg , my colleagues who work in Hamburg arranged a welcome party for me in a restaurant. As we walked into the restaurant, we noticed that a lot of tables were empty. There was a table where a young couple was having their meal. There were only two dishes and two cans of beer on the table. I wondered if such simple meal could be romantic, and whether the girl will leave this stingy guy.

There were a few old ladies on another table. When a dish is served, the waiter would distribute the food for them, and they would finish every bit of the food on their plates.

We did not pay much attention to them, as we were looking forward to the dishes we ordered. As we were hungry, our local colleague ordered more food for us.

As the restaurant was quiet, the food came quite fast. Since there were other activities arranged for us, we did not spend much time dining. When we left, there was still about one third of unconsumed food on the table.

When we were leaving the restaurant, we heard someone calling us. We noticed the old ladies in the restaurant were talking about us to the restaurant owner.

When they spoke to us in English, we understood that they were unhappy about us wasting so much food. We immediately felt that they were really being too busybody. "We paid for our food, it is none of your business how much food we left behind," my colleague Gui told the old ladies.

The old ladies were furious. One of them immediately took her hand phone out and made a call to someone. After a while, a man in uniform claimed to be an officer from the Social Security organization arrived. Upon knowing what the dispute was, he issued us a 50 Mark fine. We all kept quiet. The local colleague took out a 50 Mark note and repeatedly apologized to the officer.


Our face turned red. We all agreed with him in our hearts. The mindset of people of this rich country put all of us to shame. WE REALLY NEED TO REFLECT ON THIS. We are from country which is not very rich in resources. To save face, we order large quantity and also waste food when we give others a treat. THIS LESSON TAUGHT US A LESSON TO THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT CHANGING OUR BAD HABITS.

My colleague Photostatted the fine ticket and gave a copy to each of us as a souvenir. All of us kept it and pasted on our wall to remind us that we shall never be wasteful.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Inspirational quotes-Celebrate like never before

"Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, "Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary."
- Anthony Robbins

Famous people quotes-Anxiety

"It is said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength."
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Friday, December 9, 2011

Deep thoughts=-Most toys

He who dies with the most toys is, nonetheless, still dead.

Short quotes-Life

Always choose life.
- Regina Brett

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Love quotes-Even trade

When you give each other everything, it becomes an even trade. Each wins all.
- Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign, 1999

Friendship quotes-Clarity

Friendship is the allay of our sorrows, the ease of our passions, the discharge of our oppressions, the sanctuary to our calamities, the counselor of our doubts, the clarity of our minds.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Sea

You can see a lot by just looking.
- Yogi Berra

Famous people quotes-Valuable result

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not."
- Walter Bagehot

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Inspirational quotes-Darkness

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Daily quotes-Envy

Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
- Regina Brett

Monday, December 5, 2011

Famous people quotes-Statistic

"One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic."
- Josef Stalin

Thought for the day-Worrying

Worrying does not take away tomorrows' troubles, it takes away today's peace.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Famous philosophers quotes-Living without certainty

To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralysed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.
- Bertrand Russell, The History of Western Philosophy

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Philosophical quotes-Glittering objects

Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
-Thomas Carlyle

Thought for the day-Knowing

It is not the knowing that is difficult, but the doing.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Famous people quotes-Lighter

"Patience makes lighter what sorrow may not heal."
- Horace

Friendship quotes-Honest answer

"An honest answer is the sign of true friendship."
- Proverbs 24:26

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Love quotes-Fatal

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is the most fatal.

Famous people quotes-Talents

"There are two kinds of talents, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while."
- Pearl Bailey