Monday, June 23, 2008

I Hate Tuesdays........

I felt depressed, trapped, and alone today. So this post has some of my utmost favourite inspiring quotes.
Blue = My absolute favourites

Beautiful Quotes

The best index to a person's character is
(a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and
(b) how he treats people who can't fight back. -- Abigail Van Buren

The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I
knew it as such without a single doubt. -- Rene Descartes, 'Le Discours de la Methode,' 1637

Throw out an alarming alarm clock. If the ring is loud and
strident, you're waking up to instant stress. You shouldn't
be bullied out of bed, just reminded that it's time to start
your day. -- Sharon Gold

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously
about. -- Oscar Wilde

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it
is useless to seek it elsewhere. -- François La Rochefoucauld

"All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your
life they will say you're not good enough or strong enough
or talented enough; they will say you're the wrong height
or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be
this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a
thousand times no, until all the no's become meaningless.
All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very
-- Nike

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but
by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings
to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive
attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts,
events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates
extraordinary results. -- Anon

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's
blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make
big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a
noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long
after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with
ever-growing insistence. -- Daniel Hudson Burnham

Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others
can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they
can't prevent you from acting, from taking the situation
you're presented with and moving on. No matter where
you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can
always do something. You always have a choice and the
choice can be power. -- Blaine Lee

How do I change?
If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labour.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions. -- Og Mandino

I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will
repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until
the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and
the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the
blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition
my mind to perform every action necessary for my
success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and
again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I
will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is
all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of
the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the
failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now.
Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed
to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is
the place. I am the person. -- Og Mandino

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I
think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible,
to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to
stand for something, to have made some difference that
you lived at all.
-- Leo Rosten

Let's assume that each person has an equal opportunity,
not to become equal, but to become different. To realize
whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or
she possesses. -- John Fischer

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the
end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
its when you had everything to do, and you've done it. -- Margaret Thatcher

"You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but
she is beautiful because you love her." -- Anon

"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to
get, it's what you are expected to give -- which is
everything." -- Katharine Hepburn

Being always overavid, I demand from those I love a love
equal to mine, which, being balanced people, they cannot
supply. -- Sylvia Plath

"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt" -- Sylvia Plath

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again. Sylvia Plath

Ah, how skilful grows the hand
That obeyeth Love's command!
It is the heart, and not the brain,
That to the highest doth attain,
And he who followeth Love's behest
Far excelleth all the rest! -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." -- Plato

"It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the
majority. By definition, there are already enough people to

do that." --
G. H. Hardy

It can be hard to separate the things you like from the things you're impressed with. One trick is to ignore presentation. Whenever I see a painting impressively hung in a museum, I ask myself: how much would I pay for this if I found it at a garage sale, dirty and frameless, and with no idea who painted it? -- Paul Graham

"Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do. The
best way to predict the future is to invent it." -- Alan Kay

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points. Alan Kay

"But the audience is right. They're always, always right.
You hear directors complain that the advertising was
lousy, the distribution is no good, the date was wrong to
open the film. I don't believe that. The audience is never
wrong. Never." -- William Friedkin, in a NYT interview

"The imagination of nature is far, far greater than the
imagination of man." -- Richard Feynman

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief
requirements of life, when all that we need to make us
happy is something to be enthusiastic about." -- Albert Einstein

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. -- Albert Einstein

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations. -- Albert Einstein

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. -- Albert Einstein

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. -- Albert Einstein

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. -- Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. -- Albert Einstein

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them! -- Albert

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. -- Albert

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. -- Albert

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. -- Albert

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. -- Albert

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same. -- Albert

In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself. -- Albert

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. -- Albert

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. -- Albert

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -- Albert

it's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. -- Albert

Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. -- Albert

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it. -- Albert

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. -- Albert

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -- Albert

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while. -- Albert

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. -- Albert

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once. -- Albert

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. -- Albert

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. -- Albert

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. -- Albert

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. -- Albert

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. -- Albert

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

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. -- Albert

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. --Albert Einstein

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your
ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really
great make you feel that you, too, can become great." -- Mark Twain

"Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong
word." -- Stephen King

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside. -- Stephen King

People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk. -- Stephen King

"Get the important things right." -- N. P. Collingwood

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing. -- Socrates

NEVER change your poem for what other people think, because then it becomes THEIR poem. -- Daboy1414 (a person I met on Yahoo Answers)

Sometimes people need to see how lame your own life is to feel better about theirs. That's why I'm such a successful therapist. - Dr. Robert Dobrenski~ Psychologist

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy.How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that's never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?We make tools for these kinds of people. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. - Anon

“Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and a need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.”~ Abraham Maslow

The things you own end up owning you.
- Tyler Durden

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

If we don’t take charge of life’s direction, our life will be controlled by the outside to serve the purpose of some other agency.
~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible — and achieve it, generation after generation.
~ Pearl S. Buck

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
~ Elbert Hubbard

For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
~ Mary Kay Ash

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
~ Conrad Hilton

Great people know how to take care of their people. For a great person does not become great by themselves.
- John Maeda

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success.
~ Lao Tzu

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
~ James Allen

“It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting.” ~Epictetus

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” ~ Anthony Robbins

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” ~ Swedish Proverb

There's always someone left to blame ~ Anon

Before you finalize any of your creations (drawings, writing, designs, or otherwise) Make sure that you were not trying to be anything other then yourself, or an improved version of yourself. People can always see when you have created something for the sheer sake of giving of a certain preconcieved image. But when you genuinelly feel that you absolutely must do what you have done, and genuinely fear what others will think of this genuine side of YOU - that is about to be shown through your creation, that is when you know you have created something beautiful.

Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.” ~ Aesop

So much complaining and negativity that people put out into the world is about how they feel about themselves and their lives. The problem is just that we are often so focused on own lives that we take every negative thing said to us personally. But the world doesn’t revolve around me or you. ~ Aesop

“A man interrupted one of the Buddha’s lectures with a flood of abuse. Buddha waited until he had finished and then asked him, “If a man offered a gift to another but the gift was declined, to whom would the gift belong?”
“To the one who offered it,” said the man.
“Then,” said the Buddha, “I decline to accept your abuse and request you to keep it for yourself.” ~ Buddha

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.
Oscar Wilde

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Oscar Wilde

The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated.
Oscar Wilde

Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing.
Oscar Wilde

There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
Oscar Wilde

Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made.
Oscar Wilde

“Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most. Let go of the need for approval” ~ Wayne Dyer

The more you judge people, the more you judge yourself. What you see in other people is often what you see in yourself. So if you judge them all the time for their looks or intelligence then you probably judge yourself often about these things too. To let go of judging others can lead you to letting go of judging yourself too. As you lift the limitations you put on others, you lift the limitations you put on yourself. ~ The Positivity Blog

“Though I might travel afar, I will meet only what I carry with me,for every man is a mirror.We see only ourselves reflected in those around us.Their attitudes and actions are only a reflection of our own.The whole world and its condition has its counterparts within us all.Turn the gaze inward. Correct yourself and your world will change.”- Kirsten Zambucka

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ~ Paulo Coelho

"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important."~ Bertrand Russell

"Plato was a bore."~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts."~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"Wit is educated insolence."- Aristotle

"Science is the record of dead religions."- Oscar Wilde

"The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins."~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo." ~ H. G. Wells

"Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’."~ Yoda

"It’s easier to seek forgiveness than ask for permission."~ Proverb

"Become who you are."~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."~ Napoleon Bonaparte

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."~ Mark Twain

» The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. ~ George Bernard Shaw

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends. ~ Oscar Wilde

I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.” ~ Oscar Wilde

"One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.” ~ Oscar Wilde

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.” ~
Oscar Wilde

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.” ~
Evelyn Waugh

Whatever you say, say it with conviction” ~ Mark Twain

Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.” ~ Anon

To live you have to experiment, to have the ability to experiment you have to have confidence, to have confidence you have to be loved, to be loved you have to love” ~ Anon

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.” ~
Arnold H. Glasgow

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” ~

In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.” ~
Oscar Wilde

“People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When you rise in the morning, give thankis for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself." ~ Tecumseh


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