Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thought for the day-Today

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Famous people quotes-Wholeness

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

Monday, July 30, 2012

Deep thoughts-Mask

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Famous people quotes-Love life

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Thought for the day-Celebration

Music and dance add celebration to life.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Inspirational quotes-Preponderance of good

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.

My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

Friday, July 27, 2012

Sexual quotes-Thinking

Never let the little head do the thinking for the big head.
- Advice to teenage boys, quoted in Friendly Advice compiled by Jon Winokur

Humor quotes-Confident people

"Men are very confident people. Even a sixty-year-old man with no arms thinks he could play in the Super Bowl if he had to."
-Rita Rudner

Thursday, July 26, 2012


If you plant honesty, you will reap trust.

If you plant goodness, you will reap friends.

If you plant humility, you will reap greatness.

If you plant perseverance, you will reap victory.

If you plant consideration, you will reap harmony.

If you plant hard work, you will reap success.

If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation.

If you plant openness, you will reap intimacy.

If you plant patience, you will reap improvements.

If you plant faith, you will reap miracles.


If you plant dishonesty, you will reap distrust.

If you plant selfishness, you will reap loneliness.

If you plant pride, you will reap destruction.

If you plant envy, you will reap trouble.

If you plant laziness, you will reap stagnation.

If you plant bitterness, you will reap isolation.

If you plant greed, you will reap loss.

If you plant gossip, you will reap enemies.

If you plant worries, you will reap wrinkles.

If you plant sin, you will reap guilt.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Philosophical quotes-Just as they are

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

Movie quotes-Lead

“We deal in lead, friend.”
- The Magnificent Seven

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Motivational thoughts-Universal

A smile is the universal welcome.
- Max Eastman

Monday, July 23, 2012

Short quotes-Courage

From caring comes courage.
- Lao Tzu

Famous people quotes-Effective weapon

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Good quotes-First day

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Philosophical quotes-Stretched

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Thought for the day-Gentle

May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Famous people quotes-Failure

I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
- George Eliot

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Deep thoughts-Reputation and honor

Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold


No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Success quotes-Keep moving

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sexual quotes-The common thread

The common thread that binds nearly all animal species seems to be that males are willing to abandon all sense and decorum, even to risk their lives, in the frantic quest for sex.
-Randy Thornhill and Craig T. Palmer, A Natural History of Rape

Movie quotes-Mudflaps

Big bottoms, big bottoms, talk about mudflaps, my girls got ‘em.”
- Spinal Tap

Monday, July 16, 2012

Short quotes-Smile

Wear a smile - one size fits all.

Friendship quotes-A lifetime's not too long

"Friends are friends forever, if the Lord is the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never, cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands I know
That a lifetime's not too long... to live as friends."

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Famous philosophers quotes-No understanding

What use is knowledge if there is no understanding?
- Stobaeus

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Famous people quotes-New paths

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

Friday, July 13, 2012

Motivational thoughts-Rid

Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
- Regina Brett

Sexual quotes-Voracious appetite

What is commonly called love, namely the desire of satisfying a voracious appetite with a certain quantity of delicate white human flesh.
- Henry Fielding

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Inspirational story-John Glenn's true hero

John Glenn's true hero

For half a century, the world has applauded John Glenn as a heart-stirring American hero. He lifted the nation's spirits when, as one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, he was blasted alone into orbit around the Earth; the enduring affection for him is so powerful that even now people find themselves misting up at the sight of his face or the sound of his voice.

But for all these years, Glenn has had a hero of his own, someone who he has seen display endless courage of a different kind: Annie Glenn.

They have been married for 69 years.

He is 91; she is 92.

The news coverage of the 50th anniversary of Glenn's flight into orbit reminded Americans that, half a century down the line, he remains America's unforgettable hero.

He has never really bought that. Because the heroism he most cherishes is of a sort that is seldom cheered. It belongs to the person he has known longer than he has known anyone else in the world.

John Glenn and Annie Castor first knew each other when - literally - they shared a playpen.

In New Concord, Ohio, his parents and hers were friends. When the families got together, their children played.

John - the future Marine fighter pilot, the future test-pilot ace, the future astronaut - was pure gold from the start. He would end up having what it took to rise to the absolute pinnacle of American regard during the space race; imagine what it meant to be the young John Glenn in the small confines of New Concord.

Three-sport varsity athlete, most admired boy in town, Mr. Everything.

Annie Castor was bright, was caring, was talented, was generous of spirit. But she could talk only with the most excruciating of difficulty. It haunted her.

Her stuttering was so severe that it was categorized as an "85%" disability - 85% of the time, she could not manage to make words come out.

When she tried to recite a poem in elementary school, she was laughed at. She was not able to speak on the telephone. She could not have a regular conversation with a friend.

And John Glenn loved her.

Even as a boy he was wise enough to understand that people who could not see past her stutter were missing out on knowing a rare and wonderful girl.

They married on April 6, 1943. As a military wife, she found that life as she and John moved around the country could be quite hurtful. She has written: "I can remember some very painful experiences - especially the ridicule."

In department stores, she would wander unfamiliar aisles trying to find the right section, embarrassed to attempt to ask the salesclerks for help. In taxis, she would have to write requests to the driver, because she couldn't speak the destination out loud. In restaurants, she would point to the items on the menu.

A fine musician, Annie, in every community where she and John moved, would play the organ in church as a way to make new friends. She and John had two children; she has written: "Can you imagine living in the modern world and being afraid to use the telephone? 'Hello' used to be so hard for me to say. I worried that my children would be injured and need a doctor. Could I somehow find the words to get the information across on the phone?"

John, as a Marine aviator, flew 59 combat missions in World War II and 90 during the Korean War. Every time he was deployed, he and Annie said goodbye the same way. His last words to her before leaving were:

"I'm just going down to the corner store to get a pack of gum."

And, with just the two of them there, she was able to always reply:

"Don't be long."

On that February day in 1962 when the world held its breath and the Atlas rocket was about to propel him toward space, those were their words, once again. And in 1998, when, at 77, he went back to space aboard the shuttle Discovery, it was an understandably tense time for them. What if something happened to end their life together?

She knew what he would say to her before boarding the shuttle. He did - and this time he gave her a present to hold onto:

A pack of gum.

She carried it in a pocket next to her heart until he was safely home.

Many times in her life she attempted various treatments to cure her stutter. None worked.

But in 1973, she found a doctor in Virginia who ran an intensive program she and John hoped would help her. She traveled there to enroll and to give it her best effort. The miracle she and John had always waited for at last, as miracles will do, arrived. At age 53, she was able to talk fluidly, and not in brief, anxiety-ridden, agonizing bursts.

John has said that on the first day he heard her speak to him with confidence and clarity, he dropped to his knees to offer a prayer of gratitude.

He has written: "I saw Annie's perseverance and strength through the years and it just made me admire her and love her even more." He has heard roaring ovations in countries around the globe for his own valor, but his awe is reserved for Annie, and what she accomplished: "I don't know if I would have had the courage."

Her voice is so clear and steady now that she regularly gives public talks. If you are lucky enough to know the Glenns, the sight and sound of them bantering and joking with each other and playfully finishing each others' sentences is something that warms you and makes you thankful just to be in the same room.

But if you ever find yourself at an event where the Glenns are appearing, and you want to see someone so brimming with pride and love that you may feel your own tears start to well up, wait until the moment that Annie stands to say a few words to the audience.

And as she begins, take a look at her husband's eyes.

Philosophical quotes-Kindled

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Famous people quotes-Curiosity

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
- Samuel Johnson

Inspirational quotes-More we do

The more we do, the more we can do.
- William Hazlett

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hilarious quotes-Polite

The NYPD is apparently teaching its officers how to be more polite. It's true - last time I got frisked, the cop was like, "Have you lost weight?"
- Jimmy Fallon

Thought for the day-Dance floor

Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sarcastic quotes-Contemptible auxiliaries

Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
- George Eliot

Deep thoughts-Angers you

He who angers you conquers you.
- Elizabeth Kenny

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Famous people quotes-The right thing

Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Philosophical quotes-What I am

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Motivational thoughts-Day to dance

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hilarious quotes-Kicked out!

Over the weekend, a man in Tennessee was kicked out of a Kenny Chesney concert because he looked too much like Kenny Chesney. That actually happens a lot - in fact, my grandma was kicked out of an Aerosmith concert for looking too much like Steven Tyler.
- Jimmy Fallon

Short quotes-Persevere

Dream. Begin. Persevere.

Philosophical quotes-Snow goose

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Proverbs-Too busy

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

Truly free

We are free, truly free, when we don't need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths.
- Ricardo Flores Magon, speech, 31 May 1914

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day quotes-Land of the free

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
- Elmer Davis

Independence Day quotes-Never perish

Let freedom never perish in your hands.
- Joseph Addison

Famous people quotes-Bitterness

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The break-up

Rielle Hunter announced she and John Edwards have broken up. That's scary. When a lying cheater and his home-wrecking mistress can't work things out, what chance is there for the rest of us?
- Jay Leno

Deep thoughts-Beauty

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
- Charles Reade

Movie quotes-Fruit cup

Those who are tardy do not get fruit cup.”
- High Anxiety

Monday, July 2, 2012

Temporarily offline

Yesterday morning Facebook was temporarily offline, leaving millions of workers unable to do anything except their jobs.
- Jay Leno

Proverbs-Not Economical

It is not economical to go to bed early to save the candles if the result is twins.
- Chinese Proverb

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Love quotes-Painful

Love is painful that is true
not to love is painful too;
but there is a greater pain:
to love and not be loved again

Philosophical quotes-Truthfulness

Truthfulness. He will never willingly tolerate an untruth, but will hate it as much as he loves truth....And is there anything more closely connected with wisdom than truth?
- Plato, 380BC