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"A pun, or paronomasia, is a form of word play that deliberately exploits an ambiguity between similar-sounding words for humorous or rhetorical effect. Such ambiguity may arise from the intentional misuse of homophonical, homographical, homonymic, polysemic, metonymic, or metaphorical language."
"A Pun is a joke or type of wordplay in which similar senses or sounds of two words or phrases, or different senses of the same word, are deliberately confused; To tell a pun, to make a play on words."
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1001. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. ~ Jim Rohn.
1002. Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. ~ George Bernard Shaw.
1003. Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment. ~ Lao Tzu.
1004. Honesty is the best policy. ~ Benjamin Franklin.
1005. As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. ~ Ben Hogan.
1006. From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. ~ Publilius Syrus.
1007. It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. ~ Elizabeth Kenny.
1008. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. ~ William James.
1009. A bicycle can't stand alone. It's two tired. ~ Unknown.
1010. Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you. ~ Joey Adams.
1011. The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes.
1012. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. ~ Alan Kay.
1013. Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. ~ Anton Chekhov.
1014. The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease. ~ Josh Billings, American Humorist, 1818-1885.
1015. The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. ~ John Burroughs.
1016. Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. ~ Tobias Smollett.
1017. Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you. ~ Tom Hopkins.
1018. Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think. ~ Alfred Austin.
1019. If you want to be found, stand where the seeker seeks. ~ Sidney Lanier.
1020. Every silver lining has a cloud. ~ Mary Kay Ash.
1021. The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense. ~ Dean Inge.
1022. Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
1023. Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. ~ Jimi Hendrix.
1024. There are three classes of men: lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. ~ Plato.
1025. Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. ~ H. L. Mencken.
1026. In the long-run, every Government is the exact symbol of its People with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government. ~ Thomas Carlyle.
1027. What do the following 7 words have in common?
If you cannot figure it out, go to #1127 to see the answer.
1028. Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are "XL"? ~ Unknown.
1029. We can produce more wealth, but we cannot produce more time. When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back. ~ Unknown.
1030. The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become. ~ Mandy Hale.
1031. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Meade.
1032. A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs. A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but is on sale. ~ Unknown.
1033. Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed. Women somehow deteriorate during the night. ~ Unknown.
1034. Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content. ~ Louis L'Amour.
1035. Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get. ~ Bernard Meltzer.
1036. He has the most who is most content with the least. ~ Diogenes.
1037. The greatest wealth is to live content with little. ~ Plato.
1038. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~ Lao Tzu.
My Shoes. YouTube video, 3:54 min. A fable of life's appearances by Nima Raoofi. A MAPS Film School Production of Adelaide Australia 2012.
1039. Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it. ~ Marcus Aurelius.
1040. He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. ~ Elbert Hubbard.
1041. God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars. ~ Elbert Hubbard.
1042. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~ Elbert Hubbard.
1043. Positive anything is better than negative nothing. ~ Elbert Hubbard.
1044. The funny English language:
● There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
● English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France.
● Quicksand can work slowly.
● Boxing rings are square.
● A guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
● "Ass" Doesn't Just Mean "Butt". Finnish comedian Ismo Leikola thinks "ass" is the most complicated word in the English language.
1045. Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. ~ Thomas Paine.
1046. If you want to be happy, be. ~ Leo Tolstoy.
1047. The best vitamin to take to become a happy person is B1. ~ Unknown.
1048. What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner. ~ Colette.
1049. Be happy. It's one way of being wise. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette.
1050. It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed. ~ Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard.
1051. And in the end, it is not the years in your life that count, it is the life in your years. ~ Abraham Lincoln.
1052. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. ~ Berke Breathed.
1053. If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the world is round and will lead you back to your door. ~ Robert Brault.
1054. Be happy, and a reason will come along. ~ Robert Brault.
1055. We never give up wanting things for ourselves, but there comes a day when what we want for ourselves is someone else's happiness. ~ Robert Brault.
1056. The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. ~ Eric Hoffer.
1057. There is no way to happiness - happiness is the way. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh.
1058. Happiness is an inside job. ~ William Arthur Ward.
1059. Happiness is a function of accepting what is. ~ Werner Erhard.
1060. Jumping for joy is good exercise. ~ Unknown.
1061. One joy scatters a hundred griefs. ~ Chinese proverb.
1062. The happy have whole days, and those they choose.
The unhappy have but hours, and those they lose. ~ Colley Cibber.
1063. A man's as miserable as he thinks he is. ~ Seneca.
1064. If you are not happy here and now, you never will be. ~ Taisen Deshimaru.
1065. Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ~ Joseph Addison.
1066. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
1067. It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
1068. Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. ~ Denis Waitley.
1069. Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. ~ Thomas Jefferson.
1070. Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. ~ Hosea Ballou.
1071. You need to learn to be happy by nature, because you'll seldom have the chance to be happy by circumstance. ~ Lavetta Sue Wegman.
1072. You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~ Albert Camus.
1073. If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time. ~ Josh Billings.
1074. The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash. ~ Unknown.
1075. The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. ~ C.P. Snow.
1076. We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier. ~ Walter Savage Landor.
10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science ~ Blog posted by Belle Beth Cooper
1077. There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book. ~ Josh Jameson.
1078. The rights of the minority must be protected, and the rich are always fewer in number than the poor. ~ John A. Macdonald, 1865.
1079. Believe everything happens for a reason. ~ Unknown.
1080. If you get a chance, take it; and if it changes your life, let it. ~ Unknown.
1081. Geteiltes Leid ist halbes Leid. ~ German proverb. (Translation: A problem shared is a problem halved.)
See also German Proverbs A-Z and Ä from Wikiquote.
1082. Failure is success if you learn from it. ~ Malcolm Forbes.
1083. Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~ Malcolm Forbes.
1084. Keep an open mind, but not an empty head. ~ Justice Andrew Goodman, Judge in Bosma Trial, Toronto, June 2016.
1085. The pen is the tongue of the mind. ~ Horace.
1086. Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always make you less than you are. ~ Malcolm Forbes.
1087. Leadership is action, not position. ~ Donald H. McGannon.
1088. Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home. ~ Bill William Henry Cosby.
1089. We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. ~ George Bernard Shaw.
1090. Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
1091. Play is work that you enjoy doing for nothing. ~ Esvan Esar.
1092. A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps. ~ James Thurber.
1093. If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you will find an excuse. ~ Anonymous.
1094. If you are going through hell, keep going. ~ Sir Winston Churchill.
1095. The happiest couples are those who spell "us" with a capital "you." ~ Klare Provine.
1096. All wars are civil wars because all men are brothers. ~ François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon.
1097. My Job Search:
● My first job was working in an Orange Juice Factory, but I got canned. Couldn't concentrate.
● Then I worked in the woods as a Lumberjack, but just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe.
● After that, I tried being a Tailor, but wasn't suited for it --- mainly because it was a sew-sew job.
● Next, I tried working in a Muffler Factory, but that was too exhausting.
● Then I tried being a Chef - figured it would add a little spice to my life, but just didn't have the thyme.
● Next, I attempted being a Deli Worker, but any way I sliced it, I couldn't cut the mustard.
● My best job was a Musician, but eventually found I wasn't noteworthy.
● I studied a long time to become a Doctor, but didn't have any patience.
● Next, was a job in a Shoe Factory. I tried hard but just didn't fit in.
● I became a Professional Fisherman, but discovered I couldn't live on my net income.
● I managed to get a good job working for a Pool Maintenance Company, but the work was just too draining.
● So then I got a job in a Workout Center, but they said I wasn't fit for the job.
● After many years of trying to find steady work, I finally got a job as a Historian - until I realized there was no future in it.
● My last job was working in Starbucks, but had to quit because it was the same old grind.
● Finally, I tried Retirement and found that I'm perfert for the job! ~ Author unknown.
1098. If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel. ~ Benjamin Netanyahu.
1099. Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. ~ John F. Kennedy.
1100. If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, then doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed? ~ Maxine.
1101. "Dammit I'm mad" is "Dammit I'm mad" spelled backwards. ~ Unknown.
1102. The fact that there is a highway to hell and only a stairway to heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers. ~ Unknown.
1103. Spending time with children is more important than spending money on children. ~ Anthony Douglas Williams - "Inside the Divine Pattern".
1104. Whoever said that "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" never owned a dog. ~ Pinterest.
1105. When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~ Attributed to Jimi Hendrix.
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~ William Gladstone (1809-1898).
1106. Time is an illusion. ~ Albert Einstein.
1107. Did you ever notice: When you put the two words 'The' and 'IRS' together, it spells 'Theirs'? ~ Unknown.
1108. It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full, there is clearly room for more wine. ~ Unknown.
1109. Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them. ~ Lou Holtz.
1110. If you burn your neighbor's house down, it doesn't make your house look any better. ~ Lou Holtz.
1111. Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by. ~ Lou Holtz.
1112. It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. ~ Lou Holtz.
1113. You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him. ~ Lou Holtz.
1114. When you see a married couple walking down the street, the one that's a few steps ahead is the one that's mad. ~ Helen Rowland.
1115. Marriage should be like a workshop where the husband works and the wife shops. ~ Aunty Acid.
1116. Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth. ~ Aunty Acid.
1117. Dealing with stupid people is like playing soccer. You can use your head but a swift kick is more effective. ~ Aunty Acid.
1118. The easiest thing to find is fault. ~ Anonymous.
1119. I took a cab the other day and the driver said to me,
"I love my job, I own this car.
I've got my own business, I'm my own boss,
and NO ONE tells me what to do ..."
I said, "Turn left here." ~ Aunty Acid.
1120. Today's housekeeping tip: Always keep several "Get Well" cards on the mantlepiece. That way, if unexpected guests arrive, they'll think you've been sick and unable to clean. ~ Aunty Acid.
1121. I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception. ~ Groucho Marx.
1122. An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her. ~ Agatha Christie.
1123. Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law. ~ Hubert Humphrey.
1124. Committee - a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours. ~ Milton Berle.
1125. I don't find it hard to meet expenses. They're everywhere. ~ Unknown.
1126. If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is surely not meant for you. ~ Unknown.
1127. Answer to #1027: If you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word. Back to #1027
1128. A jealous woman does better research than the FBI. ~ Anonymous.
1129. What has been seen cannot be unseen. ~ Internet axiom.
Possible origin of axiom: Once a profound truth has been seen, it cannot be "unseen". ~ David Victor Sim, Canadian cartoonist.
Some images, once seen, cannot be unseen. ~ Joey deVilla.
1130. The Pessimist complains about the wind;
The Optimist expects it to change;
The Realist adjusts the sails. ~ William A. Ward.
1131. Be tough, yet gentle. Humble, yet bold. Swayed always by beauty and truth. ~ Kurt Hahn: The Celebration of Life for Bob Couchman.
1132. The essential sadness is to go through life without loving. But it would be almost equally sad to go through life and leave this world without ever telling those you loved that you had loved them. ~ Rev. John Powell, Professor, Loyola University, Chicago. (Circulating email. Not verified).
1133. All's fair in love and war. ~ Francis Edward Smedley.
1134. A man loses his sense of direction after four drinks;
A woman loses hers after four kisses. ~ H. L. Mencken.
1135. You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved,
And you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it. ~ Unknown.
1136. No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT saying. ~ Unknown.
1137. Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~ Oscar Ameringer.
1138. A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~ Mary Louise Cecilia "Texas" Guinan.
1139. Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~ Nikita Khrushchev.
1140. The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.
1141. At Christmas, many of us sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of our socks.
1142. On buy-one-get-one-free deals: If you don't need any of that stuff in the first place, you'll actually have two things you don't need. ~ Golden Girl Finance.
1143. Every morning is the dawn of a new error. ~ Unknown.
1144. The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. ~ Albert Einstein.
1145. For evil to flourish, all that is needed is for good people to do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke.
● Advertisement in a Long Island Shop:
Guitar, for sale ... Cheap ... no strings attached.
● Ad in a Hospital Waiting Room:
Smoking Helps You Lose Weight ... One Lung at a Time!
● Seen on a bulletin board:
Success Is Relative. More the Success, More the Relatives.
● When I Read About the Evils of Drinking ... I Gave Up Reading.
● My Grandfather Is Eighty and Still Doesn't Need Glasses ...
He Drinks Straight Out of the Bottle.
● Sign in a Bar:
Those of You Who Are Drinking to Forget, Please Pay in Advance.
● Sign in Driving School:
If Your Wife Wants to Learn to Drive, Don't Stand in Her Way.
● The Reason Men Lie Is Because Women Ask So Many Questions.
● Sign in a shop corner introducing new products:
Getting Caught Is the Mother of Invention.
● Sign in a Hospital ward:
Laugh and the World Laughs with You, Snore and You Sleep Alone.
● The Surest Sign That Intelligent Life Exists Elsewhere in the Universe Is the Fact That It Has Never Tried to Contact Us.
● Sign at a Barber's Saloon: We Need Your Heads to Run Our Business.
● A Traffic Slogan: Don't Let Your Kids Drive If They Are Not Old Enough, Or Else They Will Never Be.
● Sign in a Restaurant:
All Drinking Water in This Establishment Has Been Personally Passed by the Manager.
1147. Alter Hass und moderne Waffen wird des Menschens Untergang sein. ~ Unknown. (Translated from German: Old hatreds and modern weapons will be humanity's undoing).
1148. The greatest gift you can give anyone is your undivided attention. ~ Will Schwalbe.
1149. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ~ Mark Twain.
1150. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French Novelist.
1151. A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. ~ Edward R. Murrow.
A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves. ~ David Ben Moshe.
1152. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. ~ Unknown.
1153. Develop clutter free habits in every aspect of your life, and you will enjoy an easier flow through life on a continuous basis. ~ Hilda Carroll.
1154. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Meaning: When you receive a gift from someone, do not be ungrateful. ~ KnowYourPhrase.com.
● German: Einem geschenkten Gaul schaut man nicht ins Maul.
● Latin origin from St. Jerome: Equi donati dentes non inspiciuntur. Meaning: A given horse's teeth are not inspected.
1155. To each his own. German: Jedem das Seine. Latin: Suum cuique. ~ Cicero. Meaning of Suum cuique: "To each what he deserves." It has been significant in the history of philosophy and as a motto. ~ Wikipedia.
1156. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. ~ Hippocrates.
1157. A life not lived for others is not a life. ~ Mother Teresa.
1158. Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it. ~ Mother Teresa.
1159. Live simply so others may simply live. ~ Mother Teresa.
1160. I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. ~ Mother Teresa.
1161. Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. ~ Mother Teresa.
1162. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~ Mother Teresa.
1163. If all the insects were to disappear from the Earth, within fifty years all life on Earth would end. ~ German-Flashcards.com. (From German: Würden alle Insekten von der Erdoberfläche verschwinden, gäbe es innerhalb von fünfzig Jahren kein Leben mehr auf der Erde).
1164. Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year. ~ Unknown.
1165. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
1166. Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. ~ Lao Tzu (6th century BC).
1167. Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words;
Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviour;
Keep you behaviour positive because your behaviour becomes your habits;
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values;
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. ~ Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948).
1168. Whatever good things we build end up building us. ~ Jim Rohn.
1169. The adventure of life is to learn.
The purpose of life is to grow.
The nature of life is to change.
The challenge of life is to overcome.
The essence of life is to care.
The opportunity of life is to serve.
The secret of life is to dare.
The spice of life is to befriend.
The beauty of life is to give. ~ William Arthur Ward.
1170. You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. ~ Nancy D. Solomon.
1171. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~ William Arthur Ward.
1172. Your outlook affects your outcome. ~ John Paul Warren.
1173. The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. ~ Paulo Coelho.
1174. Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. ~ Albert Schweitzer.
1175. Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. ~ Oprah Winfrey.
1176. Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. ~ Peter Marshall.
1177. You become what your believe. ~ Oprah Wimfrey.
1178. The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humour, but without folly. ~ Jim Rohn.
1179. I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep. ~ Talleyrand.
1180. If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything. ~ Tom Rath, Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow.
1181. I define my life not by the things I have done, but by the people I have loved. ~ John Paul Warren.
1182. One person with commitment accomplishes more than a thousand with an opinion. ~ Orrin Woodward, L.I.F.E. Living Intentionally for Excellence.
1183. If you can't swallow your pride, you can't lead. Even the highest mountain had animals that step on it. ~ Jack Weatherford, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World.
1184. A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them. ~ M.D. Arnold.
1185. Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. ~ John F. Kennedy.
1186. God uses imperfect people for impossible tasks. ~ John Paul Warren.
1187. He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command. ~ Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince.
1188. The greatest mistake we can make is to stay on the ground after falling. ~ Victor Manuel Rivera, In Search of True Freedom.
1189. Leadership is being the first egg in the omelet. ~ Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?
1190. Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity. ~ Reed Markham.
1191. Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. ~ John Lennon.
1192. Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get. ~ W.P. Kinsella.
1193. I'd far rather be happy than right any day. ~ Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
1194. Love is the absence of judgment. ~ Dalai Lama XIV.
1195. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. ~ Mark Twain.
1196. Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate. ~ Sigmund Freud.
1197. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
1198. Every society is judged by how it treats its least fortunate amongst them. ~ Unknown.
● The King will answer them, 'Most assuredly I tell you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.' ~ Matthew 25:40.
1199. Ordnung muss sein. ~ German saying. Meaning: There must be order. / Tidiness is necessary. (Proverbial expression describing German culture).
1200. You can always get a facelift, tummy tuck, breast implants, etc. but you can't fix stupid. ~ Ron White in the Blue Collar Tour.
1201. Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile. ~ Unknown.
1202. If you are willing to admit you are wrong when you are wrong, you are all right. ~ "Mickey".
1203. More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying that they made them. ~ "Mickey".
1204. No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich. ~ Louis Sabin.
1205. We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare, and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made. ~ M. Facklam.
1206. A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. ~ Josh Billings.
1207. The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~ Flora Whittemore.
1208. Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise. ~ Alice Walker.
1209. Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. ~ Boyd K. Packer.
1210. There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation: One is by sword, the other is by debt. ~ John Adams 1826.
1211. If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we'd be happy with more? ~ Ritu Ghatourey.
1212. Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. ~ Frank Tyger.
1213. Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate. ~ Ross Enamait.
1214. The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. ~ Aldous Huxley.
1215. There is no better feeling than going to bed at night and not having to set an alarm for tomorrow morning. ~ Unknown.
1216. No one can depress you. No one can make you anxious. No one can hurt your feelings. No one can make you anything other than what you allow inside. ~ Ritu Ghatourey.
1217. Don't be someone's down-time, spare-time, part-time or some-time. If they can't be there for you all the time, they're not worth your time. ~ Unknown.
1218. A Polish immigrant went to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to apply for a driver's licence. First, of course, he had to take an eyesight test. The optician showed him a card with the letters: C Z W I X N O S T A C Z.
"Can you read this?" the optician asked.
"Read it?" the Polish guy replied, "I know the guy."
1219. Here are various 'the whole' expressions which derive from America - 'the whole ball of wax', 'the whole nine yards', 'the whole box of dice', 'the whole shooting match', 'the whole enchilada', 'the whole kit and caboodle', 'the whole shebang" ... (If you know a whole heap more, please send me an email.) ~ The Phrase Finder.
1220. There is a race between mankind and the universe. Mankind is trying to build bigger, better, faster, and more foolproof machines. The universe is trying to build bigger, better, and faster fools. So far the universe is winning. ~ Albert Einstein.
1221. Remember this: Love is at the center of your life. The things that you do should be things that you love, and things that you love should be the things that you do. ~ Ray Bradbury.
1222. Work smarter, not harder. ~ PayPal ad.
1223. 40 Pieces of Advice. YouTube video, 4:30 min. PowerPoint Presentation uploaded by Bruce Needhammer, 21 Mar. 2012.
1224. Do you ever wonder why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin? ~ Unknown.
1225. Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour? ~ Unknown.
1226. Confucius sayings:
● It's okay to let a fool kiss you, but don't let a kiss fool you.
● It is better to lose a lover than love a loser.
● A drunken man's words are a sober man's thoughts.
● It is much better to want the mate you do not have than to have the mate you do not want. ~ Unknown.
1227. Advice from a Tree:
● Stand tall and proud.
● Go out on a limb.
● Remember your roots.
● Drink plenty of water.
● Be content with your natural beauty.
● Enjoy the view. ~ Joanne Raptis. View Joanne Raptis artwork.
1228. Every time I look at the keyboard, I see that U and I are always together. ~ Unknown.
1229. When you're stressed, you eat ice cream, cake, chocolate and sweets. Why? Because STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS.
1230. Punctuation Is Powerful:
An English professor wrote the following sentence on the chalkboard:
"A woman without her man is nothing."
He asked his students to punctuate it correctly.
All the MALES in the class wrote: "A woman, without her man, is nothing."
All the FEMALES in the class wrote: "A woman: without her, man is nothing."
1231. History is not what you thought. It is what you can remember. ~ From 1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England by W.C. Sellar and R.J. Yeatman.
1232. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. ~ Unknown.
1233. Don't let your ears witness what your eyes didn't see, and don't let your mouth speak what your heart doesn't feel. ~ Unknown.
1234. 37 Things You'll Regret When You're Old ~ Mike Spohr, BuzzFeed Staff, 17 Dec. 2013.
1235. Holding on to a grudge is letting someone live rent-free in your head. ~ Jeremy Cowart (23 Mar. 2012?)
1236. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. ~ English proverb.
1237. Don't worry about what people think, they don't do it very often. ~ Jacqueline Delisle.
1238. You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. ~ Charlaine Harris.
1239. The one who drives
When he's been drinking
Depends on you
To do his thinking. ~ Burma Shave.
"Burma-Shave was an American brand of brushless shaving cream, famous for its advertising gimmick of posting humorous rhyming poems on small sequential highway roadside signs." ~ Wikipedia.
1240. No matter the price
No matter how new
The best safety device
In the car is you. ~ Burma Shave.
1241. A man, a miss
A car, a curve
He kissed the miss
And missed the curve. ~ Burma Shave.
1242. Don't lose your head
To gain a minute
You need your head
Your brains are in it. ~ Burma Shave.
1243. I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills. ~ Unknown 52-year-old.
1244. If two evils contradict each other, then the lesser of them should be done to avoid the greater of them. ~ www.saaid.net/Doat/Najeeb/e/1.htm
1245. A little boy went up to his father and asked, "Dad, where did my intelligence come from?"
The father replied, "Well, son, you must have got it from your mother, 'cause I still have mine." ~ Unknown.
1246. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. ~ Aristotle.
1247. The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up. ~ Steven Wright.
1248. I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize. ~ Steven Wright.
1248. If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain. ~ Steven Wright.
1248. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm. ~ Steven Wright.
1248. Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now. ~ Steven Wright.
1249. If you lose sight of your keys for the better part of 20 seconds, you should consider them lost. If you find them later, consider them a souvenir. ~ Jos Weyers, a Dutch lockpicking guru and security consultant.
In reference to apps like KeyMe, KeysDuplicated, projects like Sneakey, tools like 3D printers, and the insecurity of showing photos of keys on television or allowing them to be photographed, as it only takes seconds to duplicate a key. ~ The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor's Home by Andy Greenberg.
1250. Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it! ~ Unknown.
1251. Be the type of person you want to meet. ~ Unknown.
1252. Time is precious. Waste it wisely. ~ Nordstrom Wasll Art.
1253. There's power in looking silly and not caring that you do. ~ Amy Poehler.
1254. It's better to be late than to arrive ugly. ~ Makeup Artists Meet.
1255. Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got. ~ Unknown.
1256. You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1257. Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself. ~ Sukhraj S. Dhillon.
1258. Leaving a legacy is far more important than leaving an inheritance. ~ Hazel McCallion at age 92.
1259. A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door. ~ Confucius.
1260. Do your homework! ~ Hazel McCallion (Born 14 February 1921, in office as Mayor of City of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada for 36 years, 1978-2014).
1261. Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. ~ Winston Churchill.
1262. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ~ Winston Churchill.
1263. Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. ~ Winston Churchill.
1264. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston Churchill.
1265. A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. ~ Winston Churchill.
1266. I am easily satisfied with the very best. ~ Winston Churchill.
1267. Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about. ~ Benjamin Lee Whorf.
1268. Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. ~ Oscar Wilde.
1269. Es ist nicht genug zu wissen, man muss auch anwenden. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Translation from German: Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
1270. Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
1271. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~ Melody Beattie.
1272. Worrying, obsessing, and controlling are illusions. They are tricks we play on ourselves. ~ Melody Beattie.
1273. We don't have to take rejection as a reflection of our self-worth ... Even if the most important person in your world rejects you, you are still real, and you are still okay ... But don't reject yourself, and don't give so much power to other people's rejection of you. It isn't necessary. ~ Melody Beattie.
1274. To be beautiful means to be yourself.Y ou don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don't try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself. ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh, The Art of Power.
1275. Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Don't strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt. ~ Unknown.
1276. Nobody can teach me who I am. ~ Chinua Achebe.
1277. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. ~ Corrie Ten Boom.
1278. Did you know "listen" and "silent" use the same letters?
1279. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. ~ Unknown.
1280. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. ~ Albert Einstein.
1281. Reading is associated with our ability to understand what other people are thinking and feeling. It is theoretically possible that socially awkward people might become more socially adept it they just read more. ~ Raymond Mar, York University.
1282. The effects of being charitable to others leads to a measurable increase in happiness. ~ Myriam Mongrain, Practicing compassion increases happiness and self-esteem, York University.
1283. Bilingual patients were diagnosed with Alzheimer's symptoms four to five years later than those who spoke only one language. Exercising your brain throughout life contributes to what's called "cognitive reserve," the overall ability to withstand the declines of aging and disease. Brain exercise is one important tool in healthy aging, along with exercise, diet and other lifestyle choices. ~ Ellen Bialystok, York University.
1284. Self-regulation is the ability to stay calmly focused and alert. Self-regulation nurtures the ability to cope with increasing challenges. ~ Stuart Shanker, York University.
The Marshmallow Test. YouTube video, 3:27 min.
1285. The children who were able to wait had higher academic achievements later in life, lower antisocial behaviour and reduced susceptibility to drug use. ~ Walter Mischel, The Marshmallow Experiment. Walter Mischel Marshmallow experiment. YouTube video, 2:55 min.
See also: Don't! The secret of self-control by Jonah Lehrer. Dept. of Science, New Yorker, May 18, 2009.
The Secrets of Self-Control: The Marshmallow Test 40 Years Later by Maia Szalavitz, Sept. 06, 2011.
1286. Instant gratification is not soon enough. ~ Meryl Streep.
1287. We live in a world of instant gratification, the world of the quick fix.~ Rachael Taylor.
1288. Years of happiness can be lost in the foolish gratification of a momentary desire for pleasure. ~ Ezra Taft Benson.
1289. I need instant gratification. ~ Barbra Streisand.
1290. Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind. ~ Unknown.
1291. We boil at different degrees. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude.
1292. Anger is a choice, as well as a habit. It is a learned reaction to frustration, in which you behave in ways that you would rather not. In fact, severe anger is a form of insanity. You are insane whenever you are not in control of your behavior. Therefore, when you are angry and out of control, you are temporarily insane. ~ Wayne W. Dyer, Your Erroneous Zones.
1293. Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.
1294. Anger is not the opposite of love, for the opposite of love is indifference. To be angry is to care tremendously. It is a signal that your caring extends beyond polite conversation, and that you are willing to risk a confrontation to share how you feel. ~ Doris Moreland Jones, God's Gift of Anger.
1295. To be angry is to revenge the fault of others upon ourselves. ~ Alexander Pope, Thoughts on Various Subjects.
1296. Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one. ~ Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1753.
1297. The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath. ~ Gautama Buddha.
1298. When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand, nor can your hand pick up anything. ~ Alex Haley, attributed, Guys, Let's Keep It Real!.
1299. Pent-up anger will either explode uncontrollably or eat away at our hearts and souls until it takes up all of our interior space. Unless and until we deal with our anger, there is no room in us for anything else. ~ G. Porter Taylor, From Anger to Zion.
1300. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves. ~ Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
1301. A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. ~ Proverbs 29:11.
1302. An angry man is always a stupid man. ~ Chinua Achebe, Anthills of the Savannah.
1303. Anger is one of the commonest causes of murder and it often leads to the infliction of blows, mental or physical, that might easily occasion murder. Oftener still it commits murder without loss of life, by doing to minds and souls mischief irreparable ... There are some people who, when they have once yielded to anger, lose all control. They snatch any weapon within reach. If they cannot strike with things they will strike with words, often far more terrible in their effect. ~ John Daniel Barry, Anger.
1304. Anger is most constructive when it is used to solve a problem, rather than merely to prove a point or vent your feelings. ~ Beverly Engel, Honor Your Anger.
1305. Anger is our reaction to the violation of our boundaries. ~ Kathleen Dowling Singh, The Grace in Dying.
1306. A mild answer calms wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. ~ Proberbs 15:1.
1307. British humour: All stand please for the MINI horn section. Video, 1:14 min.
1308. Measure twice and cut once. ~ English proverb (for carpenters).
1309. No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. ~ Alice Walker.
1310. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, "I'm possible!" ~ Audrey Hepburn.
1311. When the wind of change blows, some build walls, while others build windmills. ~ Chinese proverb.
1312. Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. ~ Confucius.
1313. Anybody who can think clearly can write clearly, about any subject at all. ~ William Zinsser, On Writing Well.
1314. The year is 1914 - One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1914:
● Fuel for cars such as the 1914 Ford Model T above was sold in drug stores only.
● There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
● The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
● The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
● The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
● Only 14% of the homes had a bathtub.
● Only 8% of the homes had a telephone.
● The average US wage in 1914 was 22 cents per hour.
● The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
● An accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year. A dentist made $2,500 per year. A mechanical engineer $5,000 per year.
● More than 95% of all births took place at home.
● 90% of all doctors had no college education! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard."
● Sugar cost 4 cents a pound.
● Eggs were 14 cents a dozen.
● Coffee was 15 cents a pound.
● There was no such thing as toothpaste or deodorant.
● Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
● Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
● The five leading causes of death were: 1. Pneumonia and influenza. 2. Tuberculosis. 3. Diarrhea. 4. Heart disease. 5. Stroke.
● The American flag had 45 stars.
● The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!
● Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
● There was neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day.
● 2 out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6% of all Americans had graduated from high school.
● Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.
● 18% of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
● There were about 230 reported murders in the entire USA!
Can you imagine what it may be like in the year 2114?
1315. Unless you hear it from the horse's mouth, don't listen to a jackass. ~ Unknown.
1316. Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth - A sense of humor. ~ Unknown.
1317. About Marriages:
● If you're wrong and you shut up, you're wise. If you're right and you shut up, you're married.
● Never laugh at your wife's choices, you are one of them. ~ Unknown.
● The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. ~ Henny Youngman.
● A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. ~ Robert Quillen.
● Whether a man winds up with a nest egg, or a goose egg, depends a lot on the kind of chick he marries. ~ Unknown.
● Trouble in marriage often starts when a man gets so busy earning his salt, he forgets his sugar. ~ Unknown.
● Too many couples marry for better, or for worse, but not for good. ~ Unknown.
● When a man marries a woman, they become one. The trouble starts, when they try to decide which one. ~ Unknown.
● On anniversaries, the wise husband always forgets the past, but never the presents. ~ Unknown.
● Many girls like to marry a military man. He can cook, sew, make beds, is in good health and already used to taking orders. ~ Unknown.
● The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters. ~ Harold Nicolson.
1318. Nun essiri duci sinno ti mancianu, nun essiri amaru sinno ti futanu. Translation: Do not be sweet lest you be eaten, do not be sour, lest you be shunned. Meaning: Strike the proper balance between assertiveness and accommodation. ~ Sicillian proverbs.
1319. Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. ~ Salvador Dali.
1320. Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. ~ Vince Lombardi.
1321. Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. ~ Earl Wilson.
1322. The harder I work, the luckier I get.~ Sam Goldwyn.
1323. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success. ~ Diana Rankin.
1324. Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing. ~ Peter F. Drucker.
1325. One must, however, not just work hard. One must work smart. As the saying goes, the efficient person gets the job done right, the effective person gets the right job done. ~ John-Roger (Roger Delano Hinkins) and Peter Alexander McWilliams (Do It! Let's Get Off Our Buts)
1326. The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.- ~ Robert Frost.
1327. The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure is occupaton. ~ George Bernard Shaw.
1328. There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. ~ Indira Gandhi.
1329. The three horrors of modern life: talk without meaning, desire without love, work without satisfaction. ~ Mignon McLaughlin.
1330. Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. ~ Victor Borge.
1331. Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery. ~ Spike Milligan.
1332. Marriage is the number one cause of divorce. ~ Red Skelton.
1333. New definitions for words:
● ADULT: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.
● BEAUTY PARLOR: A place where women curl up and dye.
● CHICKENS: The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead.
● COMMITTEE: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
● EGOTIST: Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.
● INFLATION: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.
● POSTHERPECTIC NEURALGIA (PHN): Pain that is like the pain of cancer but without the relief of death. ~ Unknown doctor.
● SECRET: Something you tell to one person at a time.
● TOOTHACHE: The pain that drives you to extraction.
1334. Act like a lady, think like a man, work like a dog. Be committed in whatever you do. ~ Mayor Hazel McCallion, City of Mississauga, Mayor for 36 years, 1987-2014. Nicknamed "Hurricane Hazel". See Biography of Mayor Hazel McCallion.
1335. "Financial planner Tom Corley spent five years observing more than 350 'rich' and 'poor' people, how they live, work and even sleep and captured them all in his book, Rich Habits - The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals." Info from Do you want to be Rich? WrkInProg (Work in Progress), July 21, 2013.
1336. Rules of Thumb:
● Total student loan borrowings shouldn't exceed your expected first year salary.
● Your net worth should equal your age times your salary divided by ten.
● Follow the 20/4/10 rule when buying a car. (From Michael Kling at Wise Bread:
● Put down at least 20%
● Finance the vehicle for no more than four years
● Keep total monthly vehicle expense - including principal, interest, and insurance - under 10% of gross income)
● You shouldn't spend more than 2.5 times your household income on a house.
● Your budget should be 50% fixed expenses, 30% discretionary, 20% savings and debt repayment.
● The percentage allocation to bonds in your portfolio should equal your age.
● Your emergency fund should cover X months of expenses, where X is the national unemployment percentage rate.
~ Joey Fehrman (Creator of the Ten Times Test and author of Pirates of Financial Freedom). Article.
1337. Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. ~ George Orwell.
1338. Keep challenging yourself at all times. Have a full plate of things that you want to accomplish every single day and try and do them as well as you can. ~ Chris Hatfield.
1339. Not all dreamers are winners, but all winners are dreamers. ~ Mark Gorman.
1340. Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear. ~ George Adair.
1341. Here are 26 activities that do not require strenuous physical exercise:
● 1. Beating around the bush
● 2. Jumping to conclusions
● 3. Climbing the walls
● 4. Swallowing your pride
● 5. Passing the buck
● 6. Throwing your weight around
● 7. Dragging your heels
● 8. Pushing your luck
● 9. Making mountains out of molehills
● 10. Hitting the nail on the head
● 11. Wading through paperwork
● 12. Bending over backwards
● 13. Jumping on the bandwagon
● 14. Balancing the books
● 15. Running around in circles
● 16. Eating crow
● 17. Tooting your own horn
● 18. Climbing the ladder of success
● 19. Pulling out all the stops
● 20. Adding fuel to the fire
● 21. Opening a can of worms
● 22. Putting your foot in your mouth
● 23. Starting the ball rolling
● 24. Going over the edge
● 25. Picking up the pieces
● 26. Exercising caution! ~ Unknown.
1342. If you're not confused, you're not paying attention. ~ Tom Peters, Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution.
1343. I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail, than to attempt nothing and succeed. ~ Robert H. Schuller.
1344. Only I can change my life. No one else can do it for me. ~ Carol Burnett.
1345. The more we do the more we can do. ~ William Hazlitt.
1346. Leadership is an action, not a position. ~ Donald McGannon.
1347. Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999 follow women. ~ Groucho Marx.
1348. Phenomenal Women: The Power of One. YouTube video, 3:55 min. Uploaded by MuskokaDreamscape, Apr 15, 2008. "A tribute to women and the power of a single individual to change the world. Each of us has something we can contribute; to others and oursevles."
1349. All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.
1350. There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. ~ C.S. Lewis.
1351. If you can't be kind, be quiet. ~ Unknown.
1352. Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside. ~ Unknown.
1353. Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace. ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie.
1354. Do what is right, not what is easy. ~ Unknown.
1355. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. ~ Unknown.
1356. Things money can't buy:
5. Common sense
10. Love. ~ Unknown.
1357. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~ Confucius.
1358. Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. ~ Sholom Aleichem.
1359. The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference. ~ Elie Wiesel.
1360. Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten. ~ Unknown.
1361. The most confused we ever get is when we try to convince our heads of something our hearts know is a lie. ~ Karen Moning.
1362. Be a good person, but don't waste time to prove it. ~ Unknown.
1363. We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. ~ Max de Pree.
1364. To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. ~ Winston Churchill.
1365. Life always offers you a second chance. It's called tomorrow. ~ Nicholas Sparks.
1366. People learn how to treat you based on what you accept from them. ~ Unknown.
1367. Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't. ~ Bill Nye.
1368. If the Earth gets hit by an asteroid, it's game over. It's control-alt-delete for civilization. ~ Bill Nye.
1369. The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem. ~ Captain Jack Sparrow.
1370. Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms. ~ Alyssa Knight, age 12.
1371. Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. ~ Marilyn Monroe.
1372. A smart girl leaves before she is left. ~ Marilyn Monroe.
1373. The word LISTEN contains the same letters as the word SILENT. ~ Alfred Brendel.
1374. Better to be the one who smiled than the one who didn't smile back. ~ Mari Gayatri Stein, The Buddha Smiles dharmatoons.
1375. Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
1376. The first wealth is health. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
1377. It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. ~ Unknown.
1378. When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can't eat money. ~ Alanis Obomsawin.
1379. The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained. ~ Unknown.
1380. Don't let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big. ~ Unknown.
1381. Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. ~ Unknown.
1382. Never blame anyone in life. The good people give you happiness. The worst people give you a lesson. The best people give you memories. ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour.
1383. Always remember ... Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots. ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics.
1384. Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betrayal of any one of those is to lose all three. ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour.
1385. There are no mistakes in life, just lessons. ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour.
1386. Don't promise when you're happy, don't reply when you're angry, and don't decide when you're sad. ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour.
1387. I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because he will find an easy way to do it. ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour.
1388. Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it. ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour.
1389. One fake friend can do more harm than 10 enemies ... Be smart choosing your friends. ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour.
1390. Admit when you're wrong. Shut up when you're right. ~ John Gottman.
1391. Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it is impossible. ~ Stephen Hawking.
1392. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. ~ William Shakespeare, Helena: A Midsummer Night's Dream (I, i, 234).
1393. Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all. ~ Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam.
1394. Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary. ~ Oscar Wilde.
1395. What's meant to be will always find a way. ~ Trisha Yearwood.
1396. Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love. ~ William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
1397. Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ~ Robert Frost.
1398. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
1399. The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it's over. ~ Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe.
1400. The more one judges, the less one loves. ~ Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie Du Mariage.
1401. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. ~ Albert Camus.
1402. A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success! ~ Doug Larson.
1403. There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. ~ William Butler Yeats.
1404. A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. ~ Arnold H. Glasow.
1405. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. ~ Walter Winchell.
1406. What was God doing before the divine creation? ~ Stephen Hawking.
1407. God is the name people give to the reason we are here. ~ Stephen Hawking.
1408. Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
1409. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. ~ Mark Twain.
1410. It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. ~ Mark Twain.
1411. Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. ~ Francis of Assisi.
1412. The biggest miracle: According to the Bible, Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in Palestine. Palestine is a country full of people called Mohammed, Abdul, Mounir, Aziz, Ashad, Ahmed, Farid, Faroukh, Omar, Isha, Musa, Youssouf, Mouloud, etc. And yet, Jesus managed to find 12 friends called Matthew, Mark, Peter, John, James, Bartholomew, Phillip, Thomas, Luke, Andrew, Simon and Judas Iscariot - who all drank wine! You don't think that's a miracle? ~ Unknown. [From email received Dec. 16, 2014].
1413. Discrimination will lose its power when we all end up beige. ~ Unknown. (See article: 'Skin colour' paint reported as racist from The Local, Sweden's News in English. Published 10 Nov 2013.
1414. Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well. ~ Josh Billings.
It's not important to hold all the good cards in life, but it's important how well you play with the cards you hold. ~ Unknown.
1415. The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way. ~ Josh Billings.
1416. Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. ~ Josh Billings.
1417. Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go. ~ Josh Billings.
1418. Knowledge is like money: the more one gets, the more one craves. ~ Josh Billings.
1419. Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail. ~ Josh Billings.
1420. The less we know the more we suspect. ~ Josh Billings.
1421. When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice. ~ William James, American Philosopher and Psychologist, 1842-1910.
1422. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. ~ William James.
1423. The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. ~ William James.
1424. Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice. ~ William James.
1425. Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James.
1426. I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying. ~ Oscar Wilde.
1427. The heart was made to be broken. ~ Oscar Wilde.
1428. Information is the currency of democracy. ~ Thomas Jefferson.
1429. When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred. ~ Thomas Jefferson.
1430. Never spend your money before you have earned it. ~ Thomas Jefferson.
1431. I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another. ~ Thomas Jefferson.
1432. An injured friend is the bitterest of foes. ~ Thomas Jefferson.
1433. You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, German classical Scholar, Philosopher and Critic of culture, 1844-1900.
1434. I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.
1435. I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.
1436. We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.
1437. This is what is hardest: to close the open hand because one loves. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.
1438. He who has a why can endure any how. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.
1439. Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders? ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.
1440. The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.
1441. Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
1442. You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
1443. The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
1444. An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
1445. Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
1446. Doubt grows with knowledge. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
1447. Our senses don't deceive us: our judgment does. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
1448. If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay as he is; but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
1449. To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war. ~ Winston Churchill.
1450. We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it. ~ Winston Churchill.
1451. There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion. ~ Winston Churchill.
1452. Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security. ~ Benjamin Franklin, American Statesman, Scientist, Philosopher, Printer, Writer and Inventor, 1706-1790.
1453. To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. ~ Benjamin Franklin.
1454. To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly. ~ Benjamin Franklin.
1455. We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. ~ Benjamin Franklin.
1456. To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. ~ Benjamin Franklin.
1457. It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. ~ Benjamin Franklin.
1458. When in doubt, don't. ~ Benjamin Franklin.
1459. Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. ~ Benjamin Franklin.
1460. Fatigue is the best pillow. ~ Benjamin Franklin.
1461. When you're finished changing, you're finished. ~ Benjamin Franklin.
1462. Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble. ~ Benjamin Franklin.
1463. God helps those who help themselves. ~ Benjamin Franklin.
1464. A small leak can sink a great ship. ~ Benjamin Franklin.
1465. The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become. ~ Mark Twain.
1466. It is easier to stay out than get out. ~ Mark Twain.
1467. When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain. ~ Mark Twain.
1468. When angry, count to four. When very angry, swear. ~ Mark Twain.
1469. Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary. ~ Mark Twain.
1470. When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not. ~ Mark Twain.
1471. It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them. ~ Mark Twain.
1472. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. ~ Mark Twain.
1473. Buy land, they're not making it anymore. ~ Mark Twain.
1474. It's better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. ~ Diane Grant.
1475. You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a postive life. ~ Unknown.
1476. Be thankful for the bad things in life for they opened your eyes to the good things you weren't paying attention to before! ~ Unknown.
1477. The mind replays what the heart can't delete. ~ www.trueactivist.com.
1478. Be someone that makes you happy. ~ Unknown.
1479. When nothing goes right ... go left. ~ Unknown.
1480. One of the hardest decisions you will ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder. ~ Unknown.
1481. Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that humans created. ~ Unknown.
1482. A pretty face is nothing if you have an ugly heart. ~ Unknown.
1483. Dear Algebra:
Please stop asking us to find your X.
She's never coming back, and don't ask Y. ~ Unknown.
1484. The best is yet to come. ~ William Shakespeare, As You Like It (I, ii, 5).
1485. Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come. ~ Unknown.
1486. Take risks: If you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise. ~ Anonymous.
1487. A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. ~ Bruce Lee.
1488. The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. ~ Thomas Szasz.
1489. From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. ~ Publilius Syrus.
1490. The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions. ~ Claude Levi-Strauss.
1491. It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. ~ Eugene Ionesco.
1492. Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. ~ William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor , (II ii).
1493. To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. ~ George MacDonald.
1494. Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
1495. It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. ~ Mark Twain.
1496. We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know. ~ W. H. Auden.
1497. When you are courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder, a second seems like an hour. That's relativity. ~ Albert Einstein.
1498. Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. ~ Don Marquis.
1499. My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. ~ Mitch Hedberg.
1500. My dear, you are ugly, but tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be ugly. ~ Winston Churchill to Bessie Braddock. Origin of quote: "Churchill quotation expert Richard Langworth claims that one of the Prime Minister's bodyguards confirmed the exchange had taken place with Bessie Braddock after the MP had said: 'Winston, you are drunk, and what's more you are disgustingly drunk.'" Independent, 13 Oct. 2013
1501. I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way. ~ Carl Sandburg.
1502. Too much agreement kills a chat. ~ Eldridge Cleaver.
1503. Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively. ~ Laurence J. Peter.
1504. No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. ~ Abraham Lincoln.
1505. It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. ~ Thomas Sowell.
1506. Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse. ~ Thomas Szasz.
1507. If two wrongs don't make a right, try three. ~ Laurence J. Peter.
1508. When we talk to God, we're praying. When God talks to us, we're schizophrenic. ~ Jane Wagner.
1509. Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves? ~ Robin Williams.
1510. As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. ~ Buddy Hackett.
1511. I have never been hurt by what I have not said. ~ Calvin Coolidge.
1512. I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time. ~ Charles M. Schulz.
1513. In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first. ~ George Carlin.
1514. If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age. ~ George Burns.
1515. Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else. ~ Will Rogers
1516. Success occurs when your dreams get bigger than your excuses. ~ Unknown.
1517. The worst distance between two people is misunderstanding. ~ Unknown.
1518. If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? ~ Albert Einstein.
1519. Here are a few lost words and expressions that have gone obsolete with time passing: Don't touch that dial, carbon copy, you sound like a broken record, hung out to dry, candy cigarettes, not for all the tea in China, an organ grinder's monkey, the milkman did it, Iron Curtain.
1520. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
1521. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are - or, as we are conditioned to see it. When we open our mouths to describe what we see, we in effect describe ourselves, our perceptions, our paradigms. ~ Stephen R. Covey.
1522. I get more cleaning done in the ten minutes before someone comes over than I do in a week. ~ eCard.
1523. The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.~ Eldridge Cleaver.
1524. If you want to walk fast, walk alone. But if you want to walk far, walk together. ~ Ratan Tata.
1525. Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
1526. The one who loves you will never leave you, because even if there are 100 reasons to give up, he will find one reason to hold on. ~ Unknown.
1527. There is a big difference between "Human Being" and "Being Human", but few understand it. ~ Unknown.
1528. If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons? ~ From MIStupid.com.
1529. If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough. ~ Oprah Winfrey.
1530. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. ~ Stephen Covey.
1531. The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. ~ Ayn Rand.
1532. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy." They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life. ~ John Lennon.
1533. There is only one law: do not initiate violence. Any other "law" is a violation of that one, since all laws are enforced violently. A state is a monopoly on crime, because only they are allowed to initiate violence. ~ Mike Sampat, Toronto. Letters to the Editors, Toronto Star, "Time to End Carding." Oct. 5, 2013.
1534. There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. ~ Ernest Hemingway.
1535. Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. ~ Khalil Gibran.
1536. Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. ~ Jane Austen.
1537. Early in my career, I had to choose between an honest arrogance and a hypercritical humility. I deliberately choose an honest arrogance, and I've never been sorry. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.
1538. Humility can build you a castle and your pride can destroy that castle. ~ Quoted by David Baazov.
1539. On Optimism and Confidence: Once you believe you can succeed in doing something, you've already done it. ~ David Baazov, CEO of Amaya Inc.
From: The Worlds Largest Online Gaming Company - David Baazov. YouTube video, 9:20 min. Cambridge House Live. Published 28 Jan 2015.
1540. No society has ever taxed or borrowed its way to prosperity. ~ Derek Fildebrandt.
1541. There's no confidence like the confidence that comes from having confronted something you feared. ~ Arlene Dickinson in All In.
1542. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ~ Les Brown.
1543. It's never too late to change your life. But the hardest person to sell on the idea of your potential is almost always yourself. ~ Arlene Dickinson in Persuasion.
1544. Knowing that you have what it takes - a desire and will to be successful - is essential. ~ Arlene Dickinson.
1545. Ultimately, you have to live life fully and push yourself to achieve whatever you are capable of. ~ Arlene Dickinson.
1546. There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. ~ Freya Stark.
1547. Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. ~ W. Clement Stone.
1548. If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
1549. A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
1550. Life is about making an impact, not making an income. ~ Kevin Kruse.
1551. Life isn't about getting and having, it's about giving and being. ~ Kevin Kruse.
1552. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ~ Confucius.
1553. Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. ~ Grandma Moses.
1554. Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~ Norman Vincent Peale.
1555. Jealousy comes from counting others' blessings instead of our own. ~ Unknown.
1556. Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1557. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1558. Remember that failure is an event, not a person. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1559 The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it does exist. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1560. A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1561. If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1562. You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1563. You don't drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1564. Every obnoxious act is a cry for help. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1565. Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1566. Being productive gives people a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that loafing never can. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1567. If you want to earn more, learn more. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1568. You've got to be before you can do and do before you can have. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1569. If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1570. Timid salesmen have skinny kids. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1571. Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. ~ Zig Ziglar.
1572. The government cannot bestow dignity, and it cannot take it away. ~ Justice Clarence Thomas.
1573. A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy. ~ Justice Antonin Scalia.
1574. Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy. ~ Joseph Campbell.
1575. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. ~ Tony Robbins.
1576. It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know. ~ Tony Robbins.
1577. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular. ~ Tony Robbins.
1578. There's always a way - if you're committed. ~ Tony Robbins.
1579. When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. ~ Edward Abbey.
1580. Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. ~ Elizabeth Bibesco.
1581. In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis.
1582. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C. S. Lewis.
1583. Quality is not an act, it is a habit. ~ Aristotle.
1584. Love is a reciprocal torture. ~ Marcel Proust.
1585. Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them. ~ Marcel Proust.
1586. Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way. ~ Marcel Proust.
1587. People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
1588. I say to people who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and want to help them, be with them when their end comes close. Sit with them - you don't even have to talk. You don't have to do anything but really be there with them. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
The Kübler-Ross model: Five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance). The model was first introduced by Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying.
1589. People after death become complete again. The blind can see, the deaf can hear, cripples are no longer crippled after all their vital signs have ceased to exist. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
1590. It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
1591. I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
1592. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
1593. Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
1594. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~ Lao Tzu.
1595. Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "'I need you because I love you." ~ Erich Fromm.
1596. The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots. ~ Erich Fromm.
1597. Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules. ~ Wayne Dyer.
1598. When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. ~ Wayne Dyer.
1599. The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about. ~ Wayne Dyer.
1600. The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. ~ Benjamin Franklin.
1601. You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time. ~ M. Scott Peck.
1602. If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse. ~ Unknown.
Wo ein Wille ist, ist auch ein Weg. (Translated from German: Where there's a will there's a way). ~ Old English proverb.
1603. You can do anything, but not everything. ~ David Allen.
1604. Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. ~ J.K. Rowling [Joanne "Jo" Rowling], Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
1605. What do Alexander the Great and Winnie the Pooh have in common? Same middle name. ~ Laughter: The Best Medicine, Reader's Digest, Dec. 2015, p. 20.
1606. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. ~ Jim Rohn.
1607. There is nothing permanent except change. ~ Heraclitus.
1608. It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go. ~ Jim Rohn.
1609. Time is of more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. ~ Jim Rohn.
See also: 532. An inch of time is an inch of gold, but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold. ~ Chinese proverb.
1610. If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. ~ Derek Bok.
1611. Ignorance is always afraid of change. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru.
1612. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. ~ George Orwell. Slogans from novel 1984, written by George Orwell in 1948. Read meanings of these slogans from eNotes, Sparknotes, or everything2.
1612. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~ Vince Lombardi.
1613. For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. ~ Henry David Thoreau.
1614. Be kind and be truthful, and your life will be fruitful. ~ Unknown.
1615. Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving. ~ Warren Buffet.
1616. There is no diet that will do what eating healthy does. ~ Unknown.
1617. A man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. ~ Oscar Wilde.
1618. Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless. ~ Sherry Anderson.
1619. When in charge, ponder; when in trouble, delegate; when in doubt, mumble. ~ James H. Boren.
1620. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. ~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616), All's Well that Ends Well, 1.1.
● Love for all, hatred of none is the fruit and manifestation of love for God - peace and satisfaction. ~ Thomas Merton (1915-1968).
● Love for All; Hatred for None. ~ Mirza Nasir Ahmad (1909-1982), Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
1621. We buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like ~ Dave Ramsey.
1622. Act your wage. ~ Dave Ramsey.
1623. You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you. ~ Dave Ramsey.
1624. Measure your wealth not by the things you have, but by the things for which you would not take money. ~ Dave Ramsey.
1625. In a time when crazy mortgages, car loans, student loans, and credit cards make you believe anyone can purchase anything at any time with no consequences, it's easy to forget that money has limits. ~ Dave Ramsey.
1626. Humpty Dumpty is hard to put back together, and so is trust. ~ Dave Ramsey.
1627. Never reach out your hand unless you're willing to extend an arm. ~ Pope Paul VI.
1628. A budget is telling your money where to go intead of wondering where it went. ~ John Maxwell.
1629. Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. ~ Albert Einstein.
1630. No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness. ~ Pope Francis.
1631. Indifference is dangerous, whether innocent or not. ~ Pope Francis.
1632. Wretched are those who are vindictive and spiteful. ~ Pope Francis.
1633. Forgiveness is vital to our emotional health and spiritual survival. He who does not forgive sickens physically, emotionally and spiritually. ~ Pope Francis.
1634. Forgiveness is the sterilization of the soul, the cleansing of the mind, and the liberation of the heart. ~ Pope Francis.
1635. The family is a great training ground for the mutual giving and forgiving without which no love can last for long. ~ Pope Francis.
1636. We have to care in a special way for children and for grandparents. Children and young people are the future; they are our strength; they are what keep us moving forward. They are the ones in whom we put our hope. Grandparents are a family's memory. ~ Pope Francis.
1637. A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. ~ Pope Francis.
1638. Mercy overcomes every wall, every barrier, and leads you to always seek the face of the man, of the person. ~ Pope Francis.
1639. Hunger is criminal; nourishment is an inalienable right. ~ Pope Francis.
1640. Human dignity is the same for all human beings: when I trample on the dignity of another, I am trampling on my own. ~ Pope Francis.
1641. Service is the sign of true love. Those who love know how to serve others. ~ Pope Francis.
1642. When power, luxury and money become idols, they take priority over the need for a fair distribution of wealth. Our consciences thus need to be converted to justice, equality, simplicity and sharing. ~ Pope Francis.
1643. The economy accepts every advance in technology with a view to profit, without concern for its potentially negative impact on human beings ... The first task is to put the economy at the service of peoples. ~ Pope Francis.
1644. Money has to serve, not to rule. ~ Pope Francis.
1645. Work is fundamental to the dignity of a person ... Where there is no work there is no dignity! ~ Pope Francis.
1646. Working for a just distribution of the fruits of the earth and human labor is not mere philanthropy. It is a moral obligation. ~ Pope Francis.
1647. In a word, if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities. The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us. ~ Pope Francis.
1648. War is madness ... War ruins everything, even the bonds between brothers. War is irrational; its only plan is to bring destruction: it seeks to grow by destroying. ~ Pope Francis.
1649. All of us want peace ... Building peace is difficult, but living without peace is a constant torment. ~ Pope Francis.
1650. Peace is not simply the absence of war, but a general condition in which the human person is in harmony with him/herself, in harmony with nature and in harmony with others. This is peace. ~ Pope Francis.
1651. Being kind is more important than being right. ~ Andy Rooney.
1652. You should never say no to a gift from a child. ~ Andy Rooney.
1653. Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. ~ Andy Rooney.
1654. Money doesn't buy class. ~ Andy Rooney.
1655. Love, not time, heals all wounds. ~ Andy Rooney.
1656. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. ~ Andy Rooney.
1657. The less time I have to work with, the more things I get done. ~ Andy Rooney.
1658. You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald.
1659. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe. ~ 1898 English folklore, or as early as 1871 in "Marriage Superstitions, and the Miseries of a Bride Elect" short story published in The St. James's Magazine, Great Britain.
1660. Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker. ~ Unknown.
1661. Life is not about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship. It's not how we care in the beginning, but how much we care till the very end. ~ Unknown.
1662. Search for a good heart, but don't search for a beautiful face, because beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful. ~ Unknown.
1663. People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for. ~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird.
1664. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience. ~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird.
1665. Rearrange letters to form new words:
● PRESBYTERIAN: BEST IN PRAYER
● ASTRONOMER: MOON STARER
● DESPERATION: A ROPE ENDS IT
● THE EYES: THEY SEE
● GEORGE BUSH: HE BUGS GORE
● THE MORSE CODE: HERE COME DOTS
● DORMITORY: DIRTY ROOM
● SLOT MACHINES: CASH LOST IN ME
● ELECTION RESULTS: LIES - LET'S RECOUNT
● SNOOZE ALARMS: ALAS! NO MORE Z'S
● A DECIMAL POINT: I'M A DOT IN PLACE
● THE EARTHQUAKES: THAT QUEER SHAKE
● ELEVEN PLUS TWO: TWELVE PLUS ONE
1665. What's the difference between a cat and a comma? One has claws at the end of its paws, and the other is a pause at the end of a clause. ~ Unknown.
1666. Don't fiddle with the middle, go straight to the top! ~ Unknown.
1667. After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. ~ Nelson Mandela.
1668. A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. ~ Nelson Mandela.
1669. It always seems impossible until its done. ~ Nelson Mandela.
1670. There is no such thing as part freedom. ~ Nelson Mandela.
1671. Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. ~ Nelson Mandela.
1672. No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated. ~ Nelson Mandela.
1673. Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace. ~ Nelson Mandela.
1674. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. ~ Nelson Mandela.
1675. It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea. ~ Nelson Mandela.
1676. As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest. ~ Nelson Mandela.
1677. When things are done with love and dedication, they transcend time and space. ~ Luis Soriano, Biblioburro.
1678. Things are more valuable when they can't be bought. ~ Luis Soriano, Four-Legged Library.
1679. Just Say No. ~ Nancy Reagan. (Advertising campaign slogan created by First Lady Nancy Reagan during Ronald Reagan's presidency, 1986 War on Drugs).
1680. There is a time in every life when the road ahead of us becomes shorter than the road behind. ~ Michael Gurian.
1681. I offended a lot of people and all I can do is apologize and say sorry. I cannot change the past. ~ Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014.
1682. Again, I'm not perfect ... I used unforgivable language and again I apologize. ~ Rob Ford, July 2014.
1683. I have a disease. I have a chronic disease. I was born with blond hair and I'm going to die with blond hair. I was born with this disease. I'm going to die with this disease. Rob Ford, July 2014. Rob Ford passed away on March 22, 2016 at age 46.
1684. To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. ~ Winston Churchill.
1685. I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I'm here, than a whole truck load when I'm gone. ~ Unknown.
1686. The most unselfish act one can ever do is paying forward all the kindness one has received. ~ Unknown.
1687. People often forget that kindness is free. ~ Unknown.
1688. Bravery is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it. ~ John Berridge.
1689. Be everything to everybody and you'll be nothing for yourself. ~ John Rushton.
1690. The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe.
1691. Procrastinate now, don't put it off. ~ Ellen DeGeneres.
1692. Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles. ~ Charlie Chaplin.
1693. Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. ~ Ernesto Cortazar, A New Day.
1694. Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day. ~ Ernesto Cortazar, A New Day.
1695. Don't start your day with broken pieces from yesterday. Today is a new day, a day to start afresh. ~ Ernesto Cortazar, A New Day.
1696. Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once. ~ Norman Vincent Peale.
1697. The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. ~ Norman Vincent Peale.
1698. Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. ~ Norman Vincent Peale.
1699. We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities. ~ Norman Vincent Peale.
1700. When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. ~ Billy Graham.
1701. Only those who want everything done for them are bored. ~ Billy Graham.
1702. Every human being is under construction from conception to death. ~ Billy Graham.
1703. You're born. You suffer. You die. Fortunately, there's a loophole. ~ Billy Graham.
1704. There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men. ~ Billy Graham.
1705. Give me five minutes with a person's checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is. ~ Billy Graham.
1706. Freedom is relative. ~ Billy Graham.
1707. When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. ~ William Shakespeare.
1708. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte.
1709. A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. ~ John C. Maxwell.
1710. Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best. ~ John C. Maxwell.
1711. People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life. ~ John C. Maxwell.
1712. In the end, people are persuaded not by what we say, but by what they understand. ~ John C. Maxwell.
1713. Live to learn, and you will really learn to live. ~ John C. Maxwell.
1714. Your attitude towards failure determines your altitude after failure. ~ John C. Maxwell.
1715. Without failure there is no achievement. ~ John C. Maxwell.
1716. As you get older, time speeds up but life slows down. ~ John C. Maxwell.
1717. All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full. ~ King Solomon.
1718. Keeping score is for games, not friendships. ~ John C. Maxwell.
1719. Good executives never put off until tomorrow what they can get someone else to do today. ~ John C. Maxwell.
1720. A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants. ~ Joseph Addison.
1721. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. ~ Robert H. Schuller.
1722. It takes guts to get out of the ruts. ~ Robert H. Schuller.
1723. Winning starts with beginning. ~ Robert H. Schuller.
1724. Today's accomplishments were yesterday's impossibilities. ~ Robert H. Schuller.
1725. In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
1726. Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly. ~ Robert H. Schuller.
1727. If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless. ~ Robert H. Schuller.
1728. Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison? ~ Unknown.
1729. Brain cells come and brain cells go, but FAT cells live forever. ~ Unknown.
1730. Blowing out someone else's candle doesn't make yours shine any brighter. ~ Unknown.
1731. If you see someone wearing camouflage, make sure to walk right into them so they know it's working. ~ Unknown.
1732. Life is better when you are happy, but life is best when other people are happy because of you. ~ Unknown.
1733. Do not educate your child to be rich. Educate him to be happy, so that when he grows up he knows the value of things, not the price. ~ Unknown.
1734. People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. ~ John C. Maxwell.
1735. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ~ John C. Maxwell.
1736. A minute of thought is greater than an hour of talk. ~ John C. Maxwell.
1737. To add value to others, one must first value others. ~ John C. Maxwell.
1738. Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. ~ Leo Buscaglia.
1739. Anybody who succeeds is helping people. The secret to success is find a need and fill it; find a hurt and heal it; find a problem and solve it. ~ Robert H. Schuller.
1740. A man has reached old age when he is cautioned to slow down by his Doctor instead of by the Police. ~ Unknown.
1741. Little by little, through osmosis, you can learn [a] language. ~ Cendikiawan (Diki) Suryaatmadja, 12-year-old from West Java, Indonesia, New University of Waterloo Honours Physics Student. "Taught himself English by watching comedies and action movies with subtitles" by Andrea Bellemare, CBC News, 5 Sep 2016.
1742. Now I'm back to looking on line for Dream Miles merchandise and will probably opt for a vacuum cleaner or a set of knives so I can clean up and cut ties with this program. ~ Ed. Boomer & Echo Forum: An Open Letter to Air Miles, 6 Sep 2016.
1742. It always looks darkest just before it gets totally black. ~ Charles Schulz.
1743. Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know. ~ John Keats.
1744. In a world where you can be anything, be kind. ~ Unknown.
1745. When you make a commitment, you build hope. When you keep it, you build trust. ~ Unknown.
1746. When you've had cancer, every day is a gift. ~ Chris Taylor.
1747. I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees. ~ As quoted in Liberation Theologies in North America and Europe (1979) by Gerald H. Anderson and Thomas F. Stransky, p. 281. In Spanish: Prefiero morir de pie quie vivir de rodillas. See: Emiliano Zapata in Wikiquote.
1748. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose. ~ Meryl Streep at 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 8 Jan. 2017.
1749. Violence, whether spiritual or physical, is a quest for identity and the meaningful. The less identity, the more violence. ~ Marshall McLuhan.
1750. Our actions shape our identity, and in turn, our identity shapes our actions. ~ Reid Hoffman.
1751. Your identity is your vector; it is a path defined by what you do and why you do it. ~ Reid Hoffman.
1752. Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. ~ Warren Buffett.
1753. Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. ~ Warren Buffett.
1754. Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing. ~ Warren Buffett.
1755. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. ~ Bill Gates.
1756. Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. ~ Jim Rohn.
1757. Make measurable progress in reasonable time. ~ Jim Rohn.
1758. Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. ~ Jim Rohn.
1759. The more you know the less you need to say. ~ Jim Rohn.
1760. There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; it's what we do with them that's important. ~ Jim Rohn.
1761. Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. ~ Les Brown.
1762. Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them. ~ Les Brown.
1763. Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty. ~ Henry Ford.
1764. Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it. ~ John D. Rockefeller.
1765. Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply. ~ Stephen Covey.
1766. The deepest desire of the human spirit is to be acknowledged. ~ Stephen Covey.
1767. Listen with your eyes for feelings. ~ Stephen Covey.
1768. Begin with the end in mind. ~ Stephen Covey.
1769. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. ~ Stephen Covey.
1770. We become what we repeatedly do. ~ Stephen Covey.
1771. Positive anything is better than negative nothing. ~ Elbert Hubbard.
1772. Everybody makes mistakes. Never regret them, but correct them. ~ His Highness Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims (Nizari Ismailism), also referred to as Mawlana Hazar Imam (honorable present Imam), at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, May 26, 1996.
1773. Odd Definitions:
● CIGARETTE: A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other!
● MARRIAGE: It's an agreement wherein a man loses his bachelors degree and a woman gains her masters.
● LECTURE: An art of transmitting information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of students without passing through the minds of either.
● CONFERENCE: The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.
● COMPROMISE: The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.
● SMILE: A curve that can set a lot of things straight.
● EXPERIENCE: The name men give to their mistakes.
● MISER: A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.
● DOCTOR: A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you by his bills.
● VEGETARIAN: An old Indian word for "bad hunter".
1774. Sad. Fake news. "Congressional investigators are paying attention and watching Donald Trump dig his political grave 140 characters at a time." ~ politicususa.com, 2 Apr. 2017.
1775. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. ~ Winston Churchill.
1776. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. ~ George Bernard Shaw.
1777. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. ~ P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian.
1778. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. ~ Frederic Bastiat, French economist (1801-1850).
1779. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. ~ Voltaire (1764).
1780. Talk is cheap, except when the government does it. ~ Anonymous.
1781. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. ~ Ronald Reagan.
1782. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. ~ Mark Twain (1866).
1783. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. ~ Thomas Jefferson.
1784. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~ Aesop (Ancient Greek fabulist, circa 620 - 564 BCE).
1785. Gender-Neutral Pronouns:
● 1. Ne/nem/nir/nirs/nemself
● 2. Ve/ver/vis/vis/verself
● 3. Spivak (ey/em/eir/eirs/eirself)
● 4. Ze/Hir and its derivatives - (ze/hir/hir/hirs/hirself) (ze/zir/zir/zirs/zirself)
Note: "Ze and hir" are the most popular form of gender-free pronoun in the online genderqueer community, derived from the earlier "sie and hir," which were considered too feminine/female-sounding since "sie" is German for "she", and "hir" was a feminine pronoun in Middle English.
● 5. Xe/xem/xyr/xyrs/xemself
~ Info from The Need for a Gender-Neutral Pronoun. Blog at WordPress.com.
1786. Manche Dinge ändern sich nie. ~ German saying.
Translation: Some things never change.
1787. Geld alleine macht nicht glücklich. ~ German saying.
Translation: Money alone does not bring happiness.
1788. Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big. ~ Erica Jong.
1789. What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~ Helen Keller.
1790. The man who rolls up his sleeves seldom loses his shirt. ~ Thomas Cowan.
1791. When we think of those companions who travelled by our side down life's road, let us not say with sadness that they left us behind, but rather say with gentle gratitude that they once were with us. ~ Unknown.
1792. No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys. ~ Douglas Horton.
1793. I'm on a nut free diet, I avoid people who drive me nuts. ~ Aunty Acid.
1794. When I get a headache, I take 2 aspirins and keep away from children just like it says on the bottle. ~ Aunty Acid.
1795. If life is a journey, mine is between the fridge and the computer. ~ Aunty Acid.
1796. I try to avoid things that make me fat ... like scales, mirrors and photographs. ~ Aunty Acid.
1797. Food and Drink in the 1950s and 1960s:
● Pasta was not eaten in the UK.
● Curry was a surname.
● A takeaway was a mathematical problem.
● A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.
● All potato crisps were plain; choice was whether to put the salt on or not.
● Rice was only eaten as a milk pudding.
● Calamari was called squid and we used it as fish bait.
● Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
● Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.
● A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
● Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.
● Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.
● Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
● Fish didn't have fingers in those days.
● Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.
● None of us had ever heard of yoghurt or yogurt.
● Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
● People who didn't peel potatoes were regarded as lazy.
● Indian restaurants were found only in India.
● Cooking outside was called camping.
● Seaweed was not a recognized food.
● "Kebab" or "Kabob" was not even a word, never mind a food.
● Prunes were medicinal.
● Surprisingly, muesli was readily available, it was called cattle feed.
● Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than petrol (gasoline) for it, they would have become a laughing stock.
● The two things that we never had on our table in the 1960s were Elbows and Phones. ~ Author unknown, likely from UK.
1798. Interesting Photos from YesEmails.com:
1799. STRESSED in reverse Spelling - DESSERTS. ~ Unknown.
1800. Alphabetic advice for you:
● A B C : Avoid Boring Company.
● D E F : Don't Entertain Fools.
● G H I : Go for High Ideas.
● J K L M : Just Keep a friend Like ME.
● N O P : Never Overlook the Poor in suffering.
● Q R S : Quit Reacting to Silly tales.
● T U V : Tune Urself for ur Victory.
● W X Y Z : We Xpect You to Zoom ahead in life. ~ Unknown.
1801. The middle class reads novels, tabloids, and entertainment magazines. Rich people would rather be educated than entertained.
● Average people have a lottery mentality. Rich people have an action mentality.
● Average people focus on saving. Rich people focus on earning.
● Average people play it safe with money. Rich people know when to take risks. ~ Steve Siebold.
1802. Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act. ~ André Malraux.
1803. Stud, dud, thud - the three stages of a man's life. ~ Rob Carrick, article from Globe and Mail 19 May 2017. "[Canadian] Census data from 2016 shows us that among seniors aged 85 to 99, there were 54 men for every 100 women. Among people aged 100 and up, there were 19 men for every 100 women."
1804. Why do writers constantly feel cold? Because they are surrounded by drafts. ~ Unknown.
1805. What happened when the Verb asked the Nown to conjugate? The Noun declined. ~ Unknown.
1806. Which Dinosaur knows a lot of synonyms? The Thesaurus.~ Unknown.
1807. What happened when Past, Present, and Future walked into a bar? It was Tense.~ Unknown.
1808. How do you make a copy editor ill? Show him a typo and that will make him [sic]. ~ Unknown.
1809. Why did Shakespeare only write with a pen? Because pencils confused him. 2B or not 2B. ~ Unknown.
1810. Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart. ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo.
1811. Show respect even to people who don't deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours. ~ Dave Willis.
1812. Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest. ~ Pope Paul VI.
1813. The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present. ~ Barbara De Angelis.
1814. Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. ~ James Thurber.
1815. You're guilty until proven innocent. Perception is reality, that's the way that it is in this world. ~ Chris Webber.
1816. Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful. ~ Warren Buffett.
1817. The best way to predict the future is to create it. ~ Peter Drucker / Abraham Lincoln.
1818. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. ~ Peter Drucker.
1819. The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said. ~ Peter Drucker.
1820. Listen with your eyes for feelings. ~ Stephen Covey.
1821. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. ~ Peter Drucker.
1822. Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. ~ Peter Drucker.
1823. Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level. ~ Peter Drucker.
1824. The purpose of a business is to create a customer. ~ Peter Drucker.
1825. It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. ~ Warren Buffett.
1826. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. ~ Stephen Covey.
1827. Synergy is better than my way or your way. It's our way. ~ Stephen Covey.
1828. He [Bill Cosby] walked out but the bars were all around him. He's mobile, but the jail goes with him wherever he goes. ~ Jewel Allison, 17 June 2017.
1829. Zu viele Köche verderben den Brei. (Translated from German: Too many cooks spoil the broth). ~ Common saying.
1830. A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it
A song's not a song 'til you sing it
Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay
Love isn't love 'til you give it away! ~ Oscar Hammerstein II.
1831. Communication - The way you address others: Never talk people down. Never use words that hurt and demean people. Communicate excellently with others without destroying their self-image or making them feel sorry for themselves. Talk to people in a way that they never forget the excellence of your words. ~ Chris Oyakhilome.
1832. Respect other people's feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1833. Don't say, "Lord, you promised to make me fruitful; you promised to multiply me"; rather, say, "Lord, I thank you for making me fruitful and productive. You've multiplied me! I'm flourishing on every side! ~ Chris Oyakhilome.
1834. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1835. If you have a tumour in your body, say, "Tumour, in the Name of Jesus, you can't stay in this body; I command you to die and pass out of my body!" And it'll go. ~ Chris Oyakhilome.
1836. Don't let others tell you what you can't do. Don't let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1837. If you have a problem with your heart, use the Name of Jesus as an instrument against that infirmity. Say, "Heart, I command you to function normally, in the Name of Jesus," and there'll be a change. ~ Chris Oyakhilome.
1838. Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1839. Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1840. Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours. ~ Tom Hopkins.
1841. Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1842. Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. ~ Groucho Marx.
1843. Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
1844. If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. ~ Roald Dahl.
1845. A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else's life. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1846. Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1847. The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1848. Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1849. Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don't listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don't listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what's behind the words. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1850. You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1851. Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1852. It is difficult to make the right choice if you fear choosing wrongly. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1853. Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1854. Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons of life are meant to make you better, not bitter. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1855. Discipline your mind to think positively: Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1856. The level of success you achieve will be in direct proportion to the depth of your commitment. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1857. One of the best ways to influence people is to make them feel important. Most people enjoy those rare moments when others make them feel important. It is one of the deepest human desires. ~ Roy T. Bennett.
1858. No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion ... People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. ~ Barack Obama, Tweet, Aug. 12, 2017.
1859. Art is a lie that tells the truth. ~ Harvey Dunnerstein. "The Artist with Thirty Eyes" by Milene Fernandez, Epoch Times [Toronto] 10-16 Aug. 2017, B1-B2.
1860. The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. ~ Pearl Buck.
1861. My head is bloody, but unbowed ...
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul. ~ English poet William Ernest Henley - from "Invictus", a short Victorian poem written in 1875 and published in 1888. Invictus is Latin for "unconquered, unsubdued, invincible". The speaker in the poem proclaims his strength in the face of adversity. ~ Wikipedia.
1862. The bones tell their story, if we but listen. ~ Jerry Melbye, Forensic Anthropologist.
1863. Stupid is not illegal. ~ Dave Ramsey.
1864. Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. ~ Khalil Gibran.
1865. True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically. ~ Unknown.
1866. Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.
1867. A friendship that can end never really began. ~ Publilius Syrus.1868. In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends. ~ John Churton Collins.
1869. It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. ~ Confucius.
1870. Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one. ~ Robert E. Lee.
1871. Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something. ~ Anton Chekhov.
1872. Definition of a friend: Someone who says nice things about you when you aren't around. ~ Unknown.
1873. A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. ~ Irish proverb.
1874. Guilt is anger directed at ourselves - at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others - at what they did or did not do. ~ Peter McWilliams.
1875. Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. ~ Lawrence J. Peter.
1876. The greatest remedy for anger is delay. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
1877. Keep your temper. A decision made in anger is never sound. ~ Ford Frick.
1878. We boil at different degrees. ~ Clint Eastwoord.
1879. I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him. ~ Booker T. Washington.
1. Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I'm working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said, "Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile."
2. Today, after my 72-hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn't recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, "On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center ..."
3. Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died; he licked the tears off my face.
4. Today at 7 am, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I went into work. At 3 pm, I got laid off. On my drive home, I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too. A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job starting tomorrow.
5. Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother's hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. She simply said, "I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often."
6. Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.
7. Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, "Why?" She replied, "So you can help me save the planet." I chuckled again and asked, "And why do you want to save the planet?" Because that's where I keep all my stuff," she said.
8. Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter's antics, I suddenly realized that, I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.
9. Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said, "I hope you feel better soon."
10. Today, I was feeling down because the results of a biopsy came back malignant. When I got home, I opened an e-mail that said, "Thinking of you today. If you need me, I'm a phone call away." It was from a high school friend I hadn't seen in 10 years.
11. Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe ... He said he hadn't eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, "We can share it."
1881. A day without laughter is a day wasted. ~ Charlie Chaplin.
1882. Remedy your deficiencies, and your merits will take care of themselves. ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
1883. The 3 C's in life: Choice, Chance, Change.
You make the Choice to take the Chance if you want anything in life to Change. ~ Unknown.
1884. Explain your anger instead of expressing it, and you will find solutions instead of arguments. ~ Ritu Ghatourey.
1885. It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not. ~ Denis Waitley.
1886. The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It is focused attention. ~ Rick Warren.
1887. Don't let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. ~ Dalai Lama.
1888. The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. ~ Albert Einstein.
1889. A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself. ~ Unknown.
1890. Apologizing does not always mean that you're wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego. ~ Michael Josephson, Positive Outlooks.
1891. Measure your impact on humanity not in likes, but in the lives you touch; not in popularity, but in the people you serve. ~ Tim Cook, Apple CEO.
1892. Being brave doesn't mean you're not scared. It just means you do it anyway. ~ Rose McGowan.
1893. If you're not living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space. ~ Anonymous.
1894. No one ever achieved greatness by playing it safe. ~ Harry Gray.
1895. Only skydivers know why the birds sing. They never have to pack a parachute. ~ Anonymous.
1896. For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return. ~ Leonardo Da Vinci.
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