A set of famous sayings together, quotes pictures
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions.
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
The only way to spend New Year's Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears.
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.
New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time
From New Year's on the outlook brightens; good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining
A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.
** Some of the Happy new year sms collection can be found here
Sunday, December 28, 2008
~ James T deKay and Sandy Huffaker from The World’s Greatest Left-Handers: Why Left-Handers are Just Plain Better than Everybody Else
Let not the right side of your brain know what the left side doeth.
~ George Bernard Shaw
Light is the left hand of darkness and darkness the right hand of light.
~ Ursula K Le Guin from The Left Hand of Darkness
It is often argued that left-handed batsmen have an advantage compared with the right-handers. I do not agree.
~ Frank Woolley
Now Some funny:
The right half of the brain controls the left half of the body. This means that only left handed people are in their right mind.
~ Author unknown
God made everyone right-handed, the truly gifted overcome it.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
~ Mohandas K. Gandhi
Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.
~ Mark Twain
Happiness does not depend on outward things,but on the way we see them."
~ Leo Tolstoy
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
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
~ Albert Schweitzer
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
~ Albert Schweitzer
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
~ Anne Frank
Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient
Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.
~ Lord Budha
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
~ John Barrymore
Independence is happiness.
~ Susan B. Anthony
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
For Christmas comes but once a year
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
~Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.
That love weighs more than gold!
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.
If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas?
The earth has grown old with its burden of care,
But at Christmas it always is young.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The family is a haven in a heartless world. ~Attributed to Christopher Lasch
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush
Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich. ~Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, "Identity Crisis," M*A*S*H
Sometimes our hearts get tangled
And our souls a little off-kilter
Friends and family can set us right
And help guide us back to the light.
In time of test, family is best. ~Burmese Proverb
What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. ~George Eliot
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ~Anthony Brandt
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future. ~Gail Lumet Buckley
Thursday, December 18, 2008
~ James Alan Hetfield , Metallica
"We're a rock group. we're noisy, rowdy, sensational and weird."
~ Angus Young, AC/DC
"I had a house in the middle of the woods, ... I stayed alone the whole time, and I tried always to be battling with the things I thought the character was battling with - seclusion, drug addiction, severe chronic depression and suicidal tendencies."
~ Michael Pitt
"We weren't kids, and not too many odds were in our favor, ... We didn't look the part of a rock group by any stretch. We played the Copa, and Walter Winchell said it was a good show but (that) we looked like two bookies, a jockey and a basketball player!"
~ Bob Gaudio
“Numbers from the Beast”
~ Iron Maiden
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
More of Mahatma Gandhi's quotes can be found here
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
- Brett Lee
Sachin Tendulkar is the hardest batsman I've ever had to bowl to because he judges the length a lot quicker than anyone else.
- Shane Warne
Cricket is basically baseball on valium.
- Robin Williams
That ball went so high it could have got an air hostess down with it.
The gap between bat and pad is so wide you could have driven a car through.
Cricket civilizes people and creates good gentlemen I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe; I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen.
- Robert Mugabe
Anybody can pilot a ship when the sea is calm.
Statistics are like miniskirts, they reveal more than what they hide.
The pitch is as dead as a dodo.
I have lost 10-12 kilos. The reason why I have lost weight is that I looked at the international schedule and thought that I wanted to play for another two years. It is a very hectic schedule and if I want to get through that then I have to be in the best shape that I can.
- Shane Warne
As a Test cricketer you expect that at times you’re going to be heckled, and you must have a thick skin.
- Brett Lee
One, who doesn’t throw the dice, can never expect to score a six.
Wickets are like wives - you never know which way they will turn!
Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game.
- George Mikes
The best way to get away from a crisis and yet hold on the reins without performance is to find a godfather who would save you at crisis and fool the entire world…This is how it has worked for me.
- Sourav Ganguly
Saturday, November 15, 2008
"Although water falls from a hill, it never thinks it had fallen;
It rises to run as an unstoppable river.
In Life too, if you fall, just rise and move on like the river."
"What will you do if one day the whole world will be on one side
and you on the opposite?
Simple just turn back and you will be the leader of the whole world.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Look at the design of a lot of consumer products—they’re really complicated surfaces. We tried make something much more holistic and simple. When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there. We believe that customers are smart, and want objects which are well thought through.
– Steve Jobs on the design lesson of the iPod in Newsweek, 2006-10-14
Friday, October 24, 2008
A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully and before it blossomed, he examined it.
He saw the bud that would soon blossom, but noticed thorns upon the stem and he thought, "How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns? Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and just before it was ready to bloom... it died.
So it is with many people. Within every soul there is a rose. The God-like qualities planted in us at birth, grow amid the thorns of our faults. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, the defects.
We despair, thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us. We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies. We never realize our potential. Some people do not see the rose within themselves; someone else must show it to them. One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns of another, and find the rose within them.
This is one of the characteristic of love... to look at a person, know their true faults and accepting that person into your life... all the while recognizing the nobility in their soul. Help others to realize they can overcome their faults. If we show them the "rose" within themselves, they will conquer their thorns. Only then will they blossom many times over.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Don't complain about others; change yourself if you want peace.
It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to cover the earth with carpet.
No one can go back and change a bad beginning, but anyone can start now and create a successful ending.
Easy is to judge the mistakes of others. Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes.
If a problem can be solved, no need to worry about it. If a problem cannot be solved what is the use of worrying?
'Changing the Face' can change nothing. But 'Facing the Change' can change everything.
Be bold when you loose and be calm when you win.
No one will manufacture a lock without a key. Trust that God created solutions for all problems we meet.
Every successful person has a painful story. Every painful story has a successful ending. Accept the pain and get ready for success.
Heated gold becomes ornament. Beaten copper becomes wires. Depleted stone becomes statue. So the more pain you get in life you become more valuable.
Mistakes are painful when they happen. But year's later collection of mistakes is called experience, which leads to success.
Life laughs at you when you are unhappy...
Life smiles at you when you are happy...
Life salutes you when you make others happy...
If you miss an opportunity don't fill your eyes with tears.
Tears may hide another better opportunity in front of you.
If you keep doing what you have always done, you will keep getting what you have always gotten.
For things to change, you have to change. For things to get better, you have to get better.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
- Ben Williams
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
- Josh Billings
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
- Andy Rooney
Dogs love their friends & bite their enemies, quite unlike people.
Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
- Franklin P. Jones
If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise .
My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3 a can. That's almost $21 in dog money.
- Joe Weinstein
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein
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
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
- Roger Caras
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
- Phil Pastoret
Saturday, September 20, 2008
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
"This is the way of peace: overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love."
"What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family."
"Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace."
"Peace is the altar of God, the condition in which happiness exists."
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
"I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed."
"If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace."
Thich Nhat Hanh
"I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there."
"The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us."
"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"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."
"When my heart is at peace, the world is at peace."
"There never was a good war or bad peace."
"Peace is always beautiful."
"If you yourself are at peace, then there is at least some peace in the world."
"If you scramble about in search of inner peace, you will lose your inner peace."
"It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace, and live in peace."
"Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace."
Bhagavad Gita 12:12
"If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work."
Thich Naht Hanh
Monday, August 25, 2008
You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If yo? drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls -? Family,Health,Friends and Spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these they will be irrevocably scuffed,marked, nicked,damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same.
You must understand that and strive for balance in your life. How ?
Don"t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us isspecial.
Don"t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.
Don"t take for
granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.
Don"t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the passt or for the future. By living your life one day at a time you live all the days of your life.
Don"t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
Don"t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us each together.
Don"t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don"t shut love out of your life by saying it"s impossible to find. The quickest way receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it
Don"t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been but also where you are going.
Don"t forget that a person"s greatest emotional need i? to feel appreciated
Don"t be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.
Don"t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved.
Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way.
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift ; That"s why we call it - THE PRESENT? !!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else;
And for everything that you gain, you lose something else.
It is about your outlook towards life. You can either regret or rejoice.
Have a wonderful day!!
Easy is to judge the mistakes of others
Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes
Easy is to talk without thinking
Difficult is to refrain the tongue
Easy is to hurt someone who loves us.
Difficult is to heal the wound...
Easy is to forgive others
Difficult is to ask for forgiveness
Easy is to set rules. Difficult is to follow them...
Easy is to dream every night.
Difficult is to fight for a dream...
Easy is to show victory.
Difficult is to assume defeat with dignity...
Easy is to admire a full moon.
Difficult to see the other side...
Easy is to stumble with a stone.
Difficult is to get up...
Easy is to enjoy life every day.
Difficult to give its real value...
Easy is to promise something to someone.
Difficult is to fulfill that promise...
Easy is to say we love.
Difficult is to show it every day...
Easy is to criticize others.
Difficult is to improve oneself...
Easy is to make mistakes.
Difficult is to learn from them...
Easy is to weep for a lost love.
Difficult is to take care of it so not to lose it.
Easy is to think about improving.
Difficult is to stop thinking it and put it into action...
Easy is to think bad of others
Difficult is to give them the benefit of the doubt...
Easy is to receive
Difficult is to give
Easy to read this
Difficult to follow
Easy is keep the friendship with words
Difficult is to keep it with meanings
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Amazing, acknowledge them.
Believable, trust them.
Child-like, allow them.
Divine, honor them.
Energetic, nourish them.
Fallible, embrace them.
Gifts, treasure them.
Here-now, be with them.
Innocent, delight with them.
Joyful, appreciate them.
Kind-hearted, learn from them.
Lovable, cherish them.
Magical, fly with them.
Noble, esteem them.
Open-minded, respect them.
Precious, value them.
Questioners, encourage them.
Resourceful, support them.
Spontaneous, enjoy them.
Talented, believe in them.
Unique, affirm them.
Vulnerable, protect them.
Whole, recognize them.
Xtra-special, celebrate them.
Yearning, notice them.
Zany, laugh with them.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Watch the clouds roll by, soak in a bath, or retreat to a solitary place
Take a deep breath through the nose and release the soft exhalation slowly through the mouth
Practice cooking, sports, driving or just put on music and allow your body to move with the flow
Breathe gently and work your way up to a strong belly laugh. Sit down to a 10-minute laughter session
GET RID OF STRESS:
Use those stressful moments to consciously face novel situations and create openness in your mind, body and emotions
Ask for regular massages from your partner or give yourself massages. Zoom in on what feels good. Explore new ways of savoring sex, be it with a partner or solo. Focus on the connection between letting go and sensual pleasure. Explore neglected senses, such as smell and hearing. Pick up an instrument you haven't played in years
TAKE PLEASURE IN NATURE:
Go for a walk, look around. Watch out for unnoticed sights and sounds, the chirping of a bird, the shapes in the clouds, the humming of a bee
Give pleasure to others. Be generous with hugs and expressions of affection.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
1) Have strong faith and devotion in GOD which inturn generates faith and confidence in yourself and that gives the power to speak and act with the courage of conviction.
2) God created human beings but not cast , creed or religion. Let's wipe off all the differences and live together in harmony
3) Different Gods are not separate, but it's the almighty that manifests itself according to our own thoughts and circumstances
4) All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.
5) Let my mind,heart,soul and body be yours . Let only be you,you and you Baba..
Some of the good sayings can be found here.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Two things to be Remembered in Life.
1. Don't take any Decision when you are Angry.
2. Don't make any Promise when you are Happy.
Friday, March 7, 2008
The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is to love and be loved in return.
From "Unforgettable with Love" by Natalie Cole
I'd like to run away
But if you didn't come
And find me ...
I would die.
by Shirley Bassey
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
by Alexandrea to Nicholas III
I would fly you to the moon and back if you'll be . . . if you'll be my baby.
Love is a many splendid thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!
from the movie Moulin Rouge
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Image source : http://lizrios.com/photos/2007/04/22/success_through_failure.jpg
"When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, he tried over 2000 experiments before he got it to work. A young reporter asked him how it felt to fail so many times. He said, "I never failed once. I invented the light bulb. It just happened to be a 2000-step process."
"In 1954, Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, Fired a singer after one performance. He told him, "You ain't goin' nowhere....son.You ought to go back to drivin' a truck." He went on to become the most popular singer in America named Elvis Presley."
"In 1944, Emmeline Snively, director of the Blue Book Modelling Agency,told modelling hopeful Norma Jean Baker, "You'd better learn secretarial work or else get married." She went on and became Marilyn Monroe."
"In the 1940s, another young inventor named Chester Carlson took his idea to 20 corporations, including some of the biggest in the country. They all turned him down. In 1947 - after seven long years of rejections! He finally got a tiny company in Rochester , New York , the Haloid Company, to purchase the rights to his invention an electrostatic paper-copying process. Haloid became Xerox Corporation we know today."
Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
"Failure is never quite so frightening as regret" - Movie "The Dish"
"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time" - Vince Lombardi
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently" - Henry Ford
"I have not failed. I've jut found 10,000 ways that won't work" - Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
"One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better" - Col. Harland Sanders
"Don't expect me to cry for all the reasons you had to die."
"Rather be dead than cool."
"I wanted to move to Seattle, sell my ass, and be a punk rocker, but I was too afraid."
"I wont eat anything green."
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not."
"We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers."
"If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to ask someone else first."
"A friend is nothing but a known enemy."