15 Quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist and scholar whose work has exerted significant influence on Western philosophy and cultural thinking. Here are 15 Quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche which made me pause to reflect and they will make you think a little too I suspect.

  1. Everything matters. Nothing’s important. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  2. Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  3. Call me whatever you like; I am who I must be. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  4. Loneliness is one thing, solitude another. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  5. 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
  6. Without music life would be a mistake. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  7. It is not a lack of love but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  8. The real question is, how much truth can I stand? ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  9. There are two different types of people in the world, those who want to know and those who want to believe. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  11. Do you want to have an easy life? Then always stay with the herd and lose yourself in the herd. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  12. And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  13. The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  14. There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  15. I’m not upset that you lied to me. I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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10 Shocking Quotes

There are many categories of quotes. One category I’ve not explored until now is shocking quotes. These are quotes where authors refer to something which to them is shocking. Well here are 10 shocking quotes. What do you think? Are the authors right to be shocked?

  1. The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own. ~Aldous Huxley
  2. The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking and scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels. ~Simone de Beauvoir
  3. A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more and amid the passive acquiescence of all. ~Tacitus
  4. To me, the most shocking thing about grit is how little we know, how little science knows, about building it. Every day, parents and teachers ask me, ‘How do I build grit in kids? What do I do to teach kids a solid work ethic? How do I keep them motivated for the long run?’ The honest answer is, I don’t know. ~Angela Duckworth
  5. The way we allow children to be advertised to is shocking. Eating is a learned behaviour, and we’ve made these kids sitting ducks for all the bad messages about industrialized food. The fact that we allow that to go on is horrifying. ~Ruth Reichl
  6. The poverty one still sees in America today is more shocking to me than anything I have seen in Ethiopia or Calcutta or Manila, and has made me, as someone living in a society of great wealth and someone who’s never had to worry about the next meal, think seriously about what universal responsibility really means. ~Pico Iyer
  7. It’s very shocking, I think, for people caring for the dying to realise how unsaintly they feel, how much anger is mixed up with their grief. In fact, often I think the anger that they feel is a form of grief; it’s a kind of raging against what’s happening. ~Helen Garner
  8. It’s shocking to me that it’s easier to buy a gun at Wal-Mart than it is to buy my record. ~Marilyn Manson
  9. I’d rather get a good clean laugh with good material, than an easy laugh by swearing or shocking. That’s not clever or comedic, anybody can get a laugh that way, it’s too easy. ~Jim Dale
  10. I think it is shocking that 15- and 16-year-olds leave school unable to add up and with the reading ability of a four-year-old. ~Joan Collins

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21 thought-provoking quotes about happiness

You’ll be as happy as you choose to be. Yes, life’s challenging. Yes, life’s full of frustrations and disappointments. Yes, people do drive you nuts occasionally. No one’s life is perfect, despite any outward signs to the contrary. And it is a fact that everyone has problems. Personal happiness depends on how we choose to look at life. It’s that simple. Happiness is not a destination it’s a state of being. So if you’re not currently in that state, here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about happiness to help you.

You can let life’s challenges make you feel miserable or you can refuse to let anything get you down. Focus on the good things in your life, however few and small they may be. Just say to yourself, I’m going to be happy and nothing is going to stop me. You will find that being happy isn’t as hard as it might appear to be.

Enjoy these 21 thought-provoking quotes about happiness and I hope they help to increase your sense of personal happiness and make your life much more fulfilling:-

  1. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. ~Omar Khayyam
  2. No medicine cures what happiness cannot. ~Gabriel García Márquez
  3. One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. ~Rita Mae Brown
  4. Whoever is happy will make others happy. ~Anne Frank
  5. We forge the chains we wear in life. ~Charles Dickens
  6. Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. ~Ernest Hemingway
  7. People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. ~Anton Chekhov
  8. The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy, it’s all that matters. Audrey Hepburn
  9. Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. ~St Augustine
  10. It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes happiness. ~Charles Spurgeon
  11. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. ~James Oppenheim
  12. Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
  13. Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. ~Abraham Lincoln
  14. Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. ~Robert Brault 
  15. I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve. ~Jane Austen
  16. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more. ~Roy T. Bennett 
  17. Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? ~Hunter S. Thompson
  18. If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes. ~Andrew Carnegie
  19. For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  20. 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
  21. Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for. ~Joseph Addison

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10 Silly Jokes

If jokes that are just a little bit silly appeal to you, here are 10 silly jokes guaranteed to make you smile. These are the sort of jokes you’d find in Christmas crackers. Corny but you just can’t help laughing at them. Well groaning anyway.

  • What do you call an alligator in a vest?
  • An investigator.
  • What kind of car does Mickey Mouse’s wife drive?
  • A Minnie van!
  • What do you get when you cross a dog with an antenna?
  • A Golden Receiver.
  • Where should a 600 pound gorilla go?
  • On a diet
  • What has one head, one foot and four legs?
  • A bed.
  • What did the stamp say to the envelope?
  • Stick with me and we’ll go places!
  • What would happen if you threw yellow sneakers into the Red Sea?
  • They’d get wet.
  • Why did the photograph go to jail?
  • Because it was framed.
  • What would Bears become without Bees?
  • Ears.
  • Why can’t your nose be 12 inches long?
  • Because then it would be a foot!
  • What is green and smells like blue paint?
  • Green paint.

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15 Black Humor Jokes

Do you enjoy black humor? That is, humor with a slightly darker edge? Some people find this type of humor a little distasteful but it can be very funny I think. Here are 15 black humor jokes which I hope will make you smile. None of these are too distasteful, so I hope they will appeal to everyone.

  • Doctor: I have some good news and some bad news. Which one would you like to hear first?
  • Patient: The good news please.
  • Doctor: I’ve got the diagnosis for your illness. Unfortunately it suggests you have only two days to live.
  • Patient: So what’s the bad news then?”
  • Doctor: I’ve been trying to contact you for two days.


  • Today really has been a terrible day.
  • First my wife gets hit by a bus.
  • Then I lose my job as a bus driver.


  • The doctor gave me one year to live.
  • So in the heat of the moment, I shot him.
  • The judge gave me 15 years. Problem solved.


  • Wow, honey, I never thought our son would go that far.
  • Yes, isn’t this catapult is amazing. Quick get our daughter!


  • Girl: So, what do you do?
  • Boy: I work with animals every day.
  • Girl: Oh that’s so sweet! What exactly do you do?
  • Boy: I’m a butcher.


  • What do you call a dog with no legs?
  • Doesn’t matter what you call him, he won’t come to you anyway.


  • Fred walks into a shop and sees a nice looking dog.
  • Does your dog bite? Fred says to the shop assistant.
  • No, my dog doesn’t bite, said the assistant.
  • Fred starts petting the dog but it attacks him viciously.
  • You said your dog doesn’t bite, said Fred.
  • He doesn’t. That isn’t my dog, said the assistant.


  • I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father did.
  • Not screaming and yelling like the passengers on his bus.


  • They say the quickest way to a man’s heart is through the stomach.
  • Personally, I find a knife through the ribcage a lot quicker.


  • Finally I got one of those roof-top boxes for the car.
  • It’s very practical. I can barely hear my kids now.


  • I took my wife out for tea and biscuits. 
  • She wasn’t very happy about having to donate blood though.


  • Mom, I’m still having those sharp headaches!
  • Then don’t stand in front of the dart board!


  • Q: Why did the one-armed man cross the road?
  • A: To get to the second hand shop.


  • A man awakens from a coma.
  • His wife is irritated and changes out of her black clothing.
  • I really can’t depend on you for anything, can I?


  • If I’m smiling, I’m probably thinking of doing something evil. 
  • If I’m laughing, I’ve already done it.

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15 Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr

Synonymous with the civil rights movement in the United States, Martin Luther King Jr was its most visible spokesperson and leader. One of the most influential figures of all time his dignity and philosophy are all the more impressive given the unjust treatment people like him experienced at the time. Here are 15 quotes by Martin Luther King Jr which are guaranteed to make you think. Certainly they made me think. 

  1. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  2. He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  3. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  4. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  5. Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  6. You know, a lot of people don’t love themselves. And they go through life with deep and haunting emotional conflicts. So the length of life means that you must love yourself. And you know what loving yourself also means? It means that you’ve got to accept yourself. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  7. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  8. The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  9. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  10. Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  11. Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  12. That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  13. One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  14. There is nothing more majestic than the determined courage of individuals willing to suffer and sacrifice for their freedom and dignity. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  15. I came to the conclusion that there is an existential moment in your life when you must decide to speak for yourself; nobody else can speak for you. ~Martin Luther King Jr

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10 Hilarious Jokes

Jokes are always popular with readers, so once again I’ve been searching the Internet for stuff to make you smile. Here are 10 hilarious jokes that really made me laugh and I hope they brighten your day too.

They are all classified as ‘Author Unknown’ as I’ve have been unable to confirm the identity of the original authors. However I’d be happy to add appropriate writing credits to each and every joke if anyone can advise me as to their origin.

  • A naked woman robbed a bank.
  • Nobody could remember her face.


  • Patient: Doctor I’m so nervous, this is my first operation.
  • Doctor: Oh don’t worry. It’s mine too.


  • Don’t be sad when a bird craps on your head.
  • Be happy that dogs can’t fly.


  • My girlfriend isn’t talking to me. She said I ruined her birthday.
  • I’m not sure how. I didn’t even know it was her birthday.


  • My girlfriend says I’m hopeless at fixing appliances.
  • Well she’s in for a shock.


  • What do you call a Mexican bodybuilder who’s run out of protein?
  • No whey Jose.


  • My girlfriend has her own taser.
  • She’s a real stunner.


  • I bought a dog off a blacksmith recently.
  • As soon as I got it home it made a bolt for the door.


  • What do you do with an epileptic lettuce?
  • You make a seizure salad.


  • A man walks into a zoo and the only animal they have is a dog
  • It’s a Shih Tzu.

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15 Quotes by Plato

Plato was another of the great philosophers of Classical Greece. He was taught by Socrates and his most famous student was Aristotle. Plato is widely considered to be the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, so he was both important and influential. Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, his entire work is believed to have survived intact for over 2,400 years. The quotes attributed to Plato are certainly words of wisdom, so consider them carefully whenever you have the time. To help you, here are 15 quotes by Plato guaranteed to make you think.

  1. Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. ~Plato
  2. The measure of a man is what he does with power. ~Plato
  3. Only the dead have seen the end of the war. ~Plato
  4. The greatest wealth is to live content with little. ~Plato
  5. He who is not a good servant will not be a good master. ~Plato
  6. If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life. ~Plato
  7. Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. ~Plato
  8. Human behaviour flows from three main sources; desire, emotion and knowledge. ~Plato
  9. No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education. ~Plato
  10. You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. ~Plato
  11. Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. ~Plato
  12. Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. ~Plato
  13. Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the law. ~Plato
  14. One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by inferiors. ~Plato
  15. There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honour, and lovers of gain. ~Plato

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Rules for Business Success Simply Explained

Anyone can start their own business. You don’t need any special qualifications. You just need the desire and determination to succeed and a little appreciation of the basic rules for business success.

There are many attractions of running your own business too. When you make a profit it’s all yours. You will be building your own dream rather than helping someone else build their dream. And you will be calling the shots, rather than having to work with someone for whom you have little or no respect.

Now running your own business is not easy of course. However it’s the best chance you’re ever going to have to make some serious money. Look at any self-made millionaire and in all probably they’ve made their money by starting their own company. The chances of you getting rich as a salaried employee are slim to non-existent, unless you work on Wall Street perhaps.

Let me be honest here. There’s no easy formula for success in business; there’s no magic bullet. Business involves some risk and it also involves a lot hard work. You have to be prepared to work hard that’s for sure. Anyone suggesting there are easy ways to make money in business is either dishonest or deluded.

Nevertheless plenty of people do succeed in business, so why not you? If they can succeed then you can too with a little self-belief, surely? Believe you can and you will.

However there are some basic rules you should bear in mind. Here are 12 rules for business success that you must always bear in mind:-

  1. Always have target customers and their problems in mind
  2. Solve a problem for your customer
  3. Create a product around the solution to that problem
  4. You don’t have to be first, just build a ‘better mousetrap’
  5. Remember: Your customer is your boss
  6. Until money is coming in, spend as little as possible
  7. Money in must exceed money out to make a profit
  8. Success depends on making a profit consistently
  9. Your profit margin should be worth the risks you’re taking
  10. Use the skills and resources you’ve got
  11. Be flexible and adapt when necessary
  12. Go for activities where you can add the highest value

With self-belief and determination you can be as successful in business as anyone else. Don’t let negative talk by others put you off. Just go for it, if you think you have what it takes.

Even if you’re not quite sure whether you’ve got what it takes, it’s better to have a go and fail than to spend your life wondering what might have been. Life is too short to look back with regrets.

Business success can be achieved; people do and you can too.

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21 thought-provoking quotes about love

We all need to feel loved and we all crave affection. However love is an emotion, so it’s more complex than we’d prefer. It’s complex enough to be beyond the comprehension of most people most of the time. Mostly love is one of life’s great mysteries. Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about love to help you reflect on the great mystery of love.

If you’re in love then I hope it’s reciprocated. If you’d like to be in love then I hope you find that special someone some time very soon.

  1. Where there is love there is life. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. Euripides
  3. Forgiveness is the final form of love. Reinhold Niebuhr
  4. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu
  5. Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own. H. Jackson Brown Jr
  6. The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. Hubert H. Humphrey
  7. Money can buy you a fine dog but only love can make him wag his tail. Kinky Friedman
  8. The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh
  9. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. Audrey Hepburn
  10. Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa
  11. The most important thing in the world is family and love. John Wooden
  12. Faith makes all things possible and love makes all things easy. Dwight L. Moody
  13. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Rumi
  14. If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were. Richard Bach
  15. Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Ann Landers
  16. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. William Shakespeare
  17. Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you. Loretta Young
  18. I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else. John Keats
  19. They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything. Bil Keane
  20. Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love. Mario Teguh
  21. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr

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