Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hilarious quotes-New philosophy

I've developed a new philosophy...
I only dread one day at a time.
- the character Charlie Brown in Charles Schultz' Peanuts comic

Thought for the day-Overcoming fear

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone

Monday, April 29, 2013

Friendship quotes-Dare to risk

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

Famous people quotes-Same creation

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Positive quotes-Instrument of peace

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Philosophical quotes-Voyage of discovery

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Famous people quotes-Making decisions

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Deep thoughts-Simplest

The greatest truths are the simplest.
- Hosea Ballou

Friday, April 26, 2013

Thought for the day-Think Hear Listen

Think before acting.
Hear before judging.
Listen before speaking.

Motivational thoughts-Just smiling

Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life. And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thought for the day-Nature's messengers

Flowers are Nature's messengers - reminders of an unspeakable beauty.

Positive quotes-Thanksgiving

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sexual quotes-After death

There will be sex after death - we just won`t be able to feel it.
- Lily Tomlin

Famous people quotes-Biggest adventure

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
- Oprah Winfrey

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Inspirational quotes-Songs of beauty

Even from the darkest night songs of beauty can be born.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Proverbs-Small jumps

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Monday, April 22, 2013

Deep thoughts-Inner mystery

To know the whole world is nothing when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.
- Osho

Positive quotes-Laugh at Life

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hilarious quotes-Yoga instructor

"My yoga instructor said I need to be more 'centered.' I don't need a class for that. People have said I'm self-centered for years."
- Scott E. Roeben

Thought for the day-Writer

"A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."
- Thomas Mann

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Quotes-Breathe free

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Famous people quotes-Resistance to fear

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

Friday, April 19, 2013

Philosophical quotes-Book of life

The real lessons from the book of life are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thought for the day-Assumptions

The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are the truth.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Motivational thoughts-Five Ps

Protect your vision.
Prevail over adversity.
Persevere in the midst of turmoil.
Passionately act upon your convictions.
Purposely walk into the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Famous people quotes-Intimacy

But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with.
- George Eliot

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Famous people quotes-Completely

You either do it completely and utterly, or you should stop doing it.
- Bono

Story of a Great Man-Ignacy J. Paderewski

This is a true story that had happened in 1892 at Stanford University. Its moral will always be relevant.

A young, 18-year-old student was struggling to pay his fees. He was an orphan, and not knowing where to turn for money, he came up with a bright idea. A friend and he decided to host a musical concert on campus to raise money for their education.

They reached out to the great pianist Ignacy J. Paderewski. His manager demanded a guaranteed fee of $2000 for the piano recital. A deal was struck. And the boys began to work to make the concert a success.

The big day arrived. Paderewski performed at Stanford. But unfortunately, they had not managed to sell enough tickets. The total collection was only $1600.

Disappointed, they went to Paderewski and explained their plight. They gave him the entire $1600, plus a cheque for the balance $400. They promised to honour the cheque soonest possible.*

"No." said Paderewski. "This is not acceptable." He tore up the cheque, returned the $1600 and told the two boys "Here's the $1600. Please deduct whatever expenses you have incurred. Keep the money you need for your fees. And just give me whatever is left" The boys were surprised, and thanked him profusely.

It was a small act of kindness. But it clearly marked out Paderewski as a great human being.

Why should he help two people he did not even know? We all come across situations like these in our lives. And most of us only think "If I help them, what would happen to me?" The truly great people think, "If I don't help them, what will happen to them?" They don't do it expecting something in return. They do it because they feel it's the right thing to do.

Paderewski later went on to become the Prime Minister of Poland . He was a great leader, but unfortunately when the World War began, Poland was ravaged. There were over 1.5 million people starving in his country, and no money to feed them. Paderewski did not know where to turn for help. He reached out to the US Food and Relief Administration for help.

The head there was a man called Herbert Hoover - who later went on to become the US President. Hoover agreed to help and quickly shipped tons of food grains to feed the starving Polish people. A calamity was averted.

Paderewski was relieved. He decided to go across to meet Hoover and personally thank him.

When Paderewski began to thank Hoover for his noble gesture, Hoover quickly interjected and said, "You shouldn't be thanking me Mr. Prime Minister. You may not remember this, but several years ago, you helped two young students go through college in the US. I was one of them."

The world is a wonderful place. What goes around comes around! Sometimes we notice it, sometimes we don't.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Famous people quotes-Joy of achievement

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Inspirational quotes-Not from God

Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God.
It is a gift only we can give one another.
- Elie Wiesel

Monday, April 15, 2013

Thought for the day-Revenge

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.

Humor quotes-Red Flags

"They say that before you get into a relationship, you should look for red flags. With my girlfriend, it was like watching a military parade in Tiananmen Square."
- Scott E. Roeben

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Famous people quotes-Trapped

Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

Hilarious quotes-Drop dead

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Proverbs-Least deserve it

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Happiness quotes-Who you are

You can not find happiness by chasing after it. Happiness comes from doing what you love to do, and from being who you truly are.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thought for the day-Coincidence

A coincidence is a small miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous.

Positive quotes-Hand in hand

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.
That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
- Emily Kimbrough

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Love quotes-Apple and orange

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences - make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same - it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Quotes-Stimulus and Response

Between Stimulus and Response, we have the freedom to Response"
- Stephen R. Covey.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Deep thoughts-Invisible to the eye

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Inspirational quotes-Rough antagonist

Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty, remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.
- Epictetus

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Famous people quotes-Mad

When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

Thought for the day-Fallible human way

The world is not out to get you. It is very seldom that anyone intends to harm you. When the mail-order company sends you the wrong product, or your friend doesn't return your phone call, it is very unlikely to be malice. People are usually just doing the best they can - in their own fallible human way.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Famous people quotes-Fall together

Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Thoughtful quotes-Calm

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
- Publilius Syrus

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Famous people quotes-Treat children

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

Short quotes-Bold

Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Inspirational quotes-Forgiveness

I rest in the light of forgiveness.
I forgive myself and others for that
which is done (and better left undone)
and also that which is not done (and better if done).
I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt.
I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Positive quotes-Brother

If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

Friday, April 5, 2013

Deep thoughts-The tragedy

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin Mays

Sarcastic quotes-Only Ten

"Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them."
- HL Mencken

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Good quotes-Warmth of a smile

All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile.
- Chris Hart

Movie quotes-Jive

“Excuse me stewardess, I speak jive.”
- Airplane

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Deep thoughts-Lighting of a fire

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

Famous people quotes-Excellence

Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
- George Eliot

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Philosophical quotes-When it’s darkest

Wisdom is really just opening your eyes to the whole world and having perspective. When It’s Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love quotes-Count the ways

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Monday, April 1, 2013

Positive quotes-Celebrate

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

Famous people quotes-Easiest type of existence

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale