Friday, May 31, 2013

Thought for the day-Wasted

"The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed."
- Sebastian R. N. Chamfort

Famous people quotes-Computers

"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."
- Isaac Asimov

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hilarious quotes-Cantonese

If it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.
- Prince Philip at a 1986 World Wildlife Fund meeting.

Thoughts-Clothes and intellect

Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Winner in 2011 Tawakkul Karman, when asked about her Hijab by journalists and how it was not proportionate with her level of intellect and education, replied:

"Man in The early times was almost naked, and as his intellect evolved he started wearing clothes. What I am today and what I’m wearing represents the highest level of thought and civilization that man has achieved, and is not regressive. It’s the removal of clothes again that is regressive back to ancient times."

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Marriage quotes-Easy rule

To keep the fire burning brightly there's one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart - about a finger's breadth - for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.
- Marnie Reed Crowell

Famous people quotes-Going down

I know what every colored woman in this country is doing. Dying. Just like me. But the difference is they are dying like a stump. Me, I'm going down like one of those redwoods. I sure did live in this world.
- Toni Morrison, Author, Sula

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Motivational thoughts-Role model

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating. Youngsters need good models more than they need critics. It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Famous people quotes-Belong

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sarcastic quotes-Credit cards

"Credit cards? How can people dig themselves into such deep holes with such little pieces of plastic."
- Scott E. Roeben

Thought for the day-Failures

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Smile quotes-Tickle in brain

I have a tickle in my brain. And it keeps making the corners of my mouth point toward the heavens.
- Jeb Dickerson

Deep thoughts-Interpretation

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
- George Eliot

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Thought for the day-Defeat

Circumstances don't defeat you - you defeat yourself when you give up.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thoughts-Divine things

These are the things I hold divine:
A trusting child's hand laid in mine,
Rich brown earth and wind-tossed trees,
The taste of grapes and the drone of bees,
A rhythmic gallop, long June days,
A rose-hedged lane and lovers' lays,
The welcome smile on neighbors' faces,
Cool, wide hills and open places,
Breeze-blown fields of silver rye,
The wild, sweet note of the plover's cry,
Fresh spring showers and scent of box,
The soft, pale tint of the garden phlox,
Lilacs blooming, a drowsy noon,
A flight of geese and an autumn moon,
Rolling meadows and storm-washed heights,
A fountain murmur on summer nights,
A dappled fawn in the forest hush,
Simple words and the song of a thrush,
Rose-red dawns and a mate to share
With comrade soul my gypsy fare,
A waiting fire when the twilight ends,
A gallant heart and the voice of friends.
- Jean Brooks Burt

Friday, May 24, 2013

Deep thoughts-Stand on one leg

It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around.
- Nietzsche

Positive thoughts-Love and laughter

May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Short quotes-Gratitude

The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Movie quotes-Crush

“To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.”
- Conan the Barbarian

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Positive thoughts-Lemons

When life gives you lemons, make Lemonade.

Friendship quotes-Better players

Friends are helpful not only because they will listen to us,
but because they will laugh at us;
Through them we learn a little objectivity,
a little modesty, a little courtesy;
We learn the rules of life and become better players of the game.
- Will Durant

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Philosophical quotes-Forgiveness

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamso0n

Deep thoughts-Observe

To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Monday, May 20, 2013

Famous people quotes-Wings

Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
- George Eliot

Inspirational quotes-Riddles of life

Play with life,
laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life’s only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Positive quotes-Simple joys

Make a conscious effort to observe life objectively, and to avoid the natural tendency to see only what you are expecting to see. The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys.

Sexual quotes-Electric vibrator

If you use the electric vibrator near water, you will come and go at the same time.
- Louise Sammons

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Famous people quotes-Long perseverance

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
- George Eliot

Thoughts on Life-Simple

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Friday, May 17, 2013

Famous people quotes-Now!

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

Thought for the day-Satisfying life

To live a satisfying life requires two steps.
1. Plan your life goals.
2. Act on your plan - every day.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Inspirational quotes-Preparation

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

Thoughts-The Cab Ride

I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I walked to the door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.

After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940's movie.

By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.

There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware..

'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman.

She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.

She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I told her.. 'I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother to be treated.'

'Oh, you're such a good boy, she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, 'Could you drive through downtown?'

'It's not the shortest way,' I answered quickly..

'Oh, I don't mind,' she said. 'I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice.

I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. 'I don't have any family left,' she continued in a soft voice.. 'The doctor says I don't have very long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.

'What route would you like me to take?' I asked.

For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.

We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.

Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.

As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm tired. Let's go now'.

We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.

Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move. They must have been expecting her.

I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.

'How much do I owe you?' She asked, reaching into her purse.

'Nothing,' I said

'You have to make a living,' she answered.

'There are other passengers,' I responded.

Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly.

'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,' she said 'Thank you.'

I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light.. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life..

I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk. What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his shift?

What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?

On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life.

We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.

But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Positive quotes-Appreciation

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

Famous people quotes-Change their minds

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Philosophical quotes-Measure of darkness

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

Thought for the day-Recognize

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Monday, May 13, 2013

Deep thoughts-What really matters

How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
- Stephen Covey

Funny quotes-Music

"I hate music, especially when it's played."
- Jimmy Durante

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Positive quotes-Change

We cannot change anything until we accept it.
- Carl Jung

Thoughts-For those who grew up in the 1950's

For those who grew up in the 1950's

Long ago and far away,
in a land that time forgot,
Before the days of Dylan,
or the dawn of Camelot.
There lived a race of innocents,
and they were you and me,

For Ike was in the White House
in that land where we were born,
Where navels were for oranges,
and Peyton Place was porn.

We learned to gut a muffler,
we washed our hair at dawn,
We spread our crinolines
to dry in circles on the lawn..

We longed for love and romance,
and waited for our Prince,
And Eddie Fisher married Liz,
and no one's seen him since.

We danced to 'Little Darlin,'
and sang to 'Stagger Lee'
And cried for Buddy Holly
in the Land That Made Me, Me.

Only girls wore earrings then,
and 3 was one too many,
And only boys wore flat-top cuts,
except for Jean McKinney.

And only in our wildest dreams
did we expect to see
A boy named George with Lipstick,
in the Land That Made Me, Me.

We fell for Frankie Avalon,
Annette was oh, so nice,
And when they made a movie,
they never made it twice..

We didn't have a Star Trek Five,
or Psycho Two and Three,
Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty
in the Land That Made Me, Me.

Miss Kitty had a heart of gold,
and Chester had a limp,
And Reagan was a Democrat
whose co-star was a chimp.

We had a Mr. Wizard,
but not a Mr. T,
And Oprah couldn't talk yet,
in the Land That Made Me, Me.
We had our share of heroes,
we never thought they'd go,
At least not Bobby Darin,
or Marilyn Monroe.

For youth was still eternal,
and life was yet to be,
And Elvis was forever
in the Land That Made Me, Me.

We'd never seen the rock band
that was Grateful to be Dead
And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson,
and Zeppelins were not Led.

And Beatles lived in gardens then,
and Monkees lived in trees,
Madonna was Mary
in the Land That Made Me, Me.

We'd never heard of microwaves,
or telephones in cars,
And babies might be bottle-fed,
but they were not grown in jars.

And pumping iron got wrinkles out,
and 'gay' meant fancy-free,
And dorms were never co-ed
in the Land That Made Me, Me.

We hadn't seen enough of jets
to talk about the lag,
And microchips were what was left
at the bottom of the bag.

And hardware was a box of nails,
and bytes came from a flea,
And rocket ships were fiction
in the Land That Made Me, Me.

Buicks came with portholes,
and side shows came with freaks,
And bathing suits came big enough
to cover both your cheeks.

And Coke came just in bottles,
and skirts below the knee,
And Castro came to power
near the Land That Made Me, Me.

We had no Crest with fluoride,
we had no Hill Street Blues,
We had no patterned pantyhose
or Lipton herbal tea
Or prime-time ads for those dysfunctions
in the Land That Made Me, Me.

There were no golden arches,
no Perrier to chill,
And fish were not called Wanda,
and cats were not called Bill.

And middle-aged was 35
and old was fifty-three,
And ancient were our parents
in the Land That Made Me, Me.

But all things have a season,
or so we've heard them say,
And now instead of Maybelline
we swear by Retin-A.
They send us invitations
to join AARP,
We've come a long way, baby,
from the Land That Made Me, Me.

So now we face a brave new world
in slightly larger jeans,
And wonder why they're using
smaller print in magazines.
And we tell our children's children
of the way it used to be,
Long ago and far away
in the Land That Made Me, Me.

If you didn't grow up in the fifties, you missed the greatest time in history.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Famous people quotes-End of labor

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle

Positive quotes-Tight place

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Friday, May 10, 2013

Deep thoughts-Restraint and courtesy

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength,
the latter becomes irresistible.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Thought for the day-Mystery

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Famous people quotes-Impose

Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius

Thought for the day-Stop it!

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Positive quotes-Regardless of circumstances

Every day is a day to have a positive attitude. Smile and keep positive regardless of the circumstances that attempt to beat you down.

Hilarious quotes-Hold water

"Experts now believe bedwetting is more mental than physical,
but as far as I'm concerned, that theory just doesn't hold water."
- Scott E. Roeben

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Divorce quotes-Towels

It's a nasty divorce when they can't agree on how to divvy up the His and Hers towels.
- Robert Brault

Famous people quotes-Mastered time

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
- Tony Robbins

Monday, May 6, 2013

Positive quotes-No regrets

Live life with no regrets and no resentments. Whatever happened in the past, forgive yourself and others. Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Funny thoughts-Cryogenetically frozen

Larry King says he wants to be cryogenetically frozen when he dies. Who knew he was still alive?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Famous people quotes-Vacation less class

By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacation-less class.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American aviator, Gift From the Sea

Thought for the day-Two sides

Fences and arguments always have two sides.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Philosophical quotes-From within

How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sarcastic quotes-No trick

"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you."
- Will Rogers

Friday, May 3, 2013

Deep thoughts-Felt

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Famous people quotes-Government

Government of the people,
by the people,
for the people,
shall not perish from the earth.
- Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - November 19, 1863

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thought for the day-True self

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humor quotes-Pluto

When I found out Pluto wasn't a planet, I had to relearn everything I knew about Pluto. Luckily, the only thing I knew about Pluto was that it was a planet.
- Craig Ferguson

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Philosophical quotes-Harvest

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds that you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Famous people quotes-Patience and fortitude

Patience and fortitude conquer all things.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson