30 Profound Quotes That Will Make You Think


Here are 30 profound quotes that will really make you think. These are wise quotes that will have you reflecting on the meaning of life itself. Some of the best quotes you will read anywhere:-

The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking. ~AA Milne

Education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think. ~Albert Einstein

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. ~Confucius

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are. ~Kurt Cobain.

We all make choices in life but in the end our choices make us. ~Author Unknown

We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever. The goal is to create something that will. ~Chuck Palahniuk

Those who play by the book will always be beaten by those who write their own. ~Author Unknown

The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. ~Mark Twain

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D Roosevelt

The grass is greener where you water it. ~Neil Barringham

The wise man knows that it’s better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world. ~Zhuangzi

You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you didn’t know. ~William Wilberforce

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Society in every state is a blessing but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one. ~Thomas Paine

We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. ~Charles Darwin

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamour of the bad people but the appalling silence of the good people. ~Martin Luther King Jr

People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don’t know is what they do does. ~Michel Foucault

Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. ~Dandemis

Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong. ~Thomas Jefferson

If a triangle could speak, it would say, in like manner, that God is eminently triangular, while a circle would say that the divine nature is eminently circular. Thus, each would ascribe to God its own attributes, would assume itself to be like God, and look on everything else as ill-shaped. ~Baruch Spinoza

The shield may be as important for victory as the sword or spear. ~Charles Darwin

Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess. ~Thomas Paine

Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. ~William Penn

Never was anything great achieved without danger. ~Niccolò Machiavelli

It is better to die upon your feet than to live upon your knees. ~Emiliano Zapata

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. ~Lao Tzu

We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. ~Marie Curie

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21 thought-provoking quotes about relationships

People; we can’t live with them, yet can’t live without them either. While they can be frustrating we are social animals, so we need relationships. So the more we understand the nature of relationships the more likely we’ll be in a position to form and sustain successful relationships. Hence today’s blog post with 21 thought-provoking quotes about relationships to help you ponder and improve your understanding of one of life’s trickiest aspects.

Now some people struggle to form successful relationships, whilst others seem to enjoy perfect relationships. Well don’t be fooled by appearances. All relationships can be tricky because we all have this romantic notion about what the perfect relationship should look like. The problem is perfect relationships don’t exist. Consequently relationships take both work and compromise.

Furthermore you must recognise that for a relationship to work it must be balanced. That’s because within any relationship both parties must feel their needs are being met. Where the dynamic within a relationship favours one side or the other this will breed resentment and frustration. As a result the relationship will experience friction and disharmony.

No one can have it all their own way all the time. Compromise is essential. However compromise shouldn’t be to the point whereby you’re actively working against your own interests. There must be something in the relationship for you too.

Anyway here are those 21 thought-provoking quotes about relationships, I hope they help you.

  1. A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up. ~Mae West
  2. When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said. ~Catherine Gilbert Murdock
  3. When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. ~Donald Miller
  4. The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much and forgetting that you are special too. ~Ernest Hemingway
  5. For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first. ~Suzanne Collins
  6. Cheating and lying aren’t struggles; they’re reasons to break up. ~Patti Callahan Henry
  7. I suffer from girl-next-door-itis where the guy is friends with you and that’s it. ~Taylor Swift
  8. I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me. ~Steve Maraboli
  9. Relationships don’t always make sense, especially from the outside. ~Sarah Dessen
  10. Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. ~JK Rowling
  11. It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favourite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party. ~Nick Hornby
  12. The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. ~CG Jung
  13. There is greatness in doing something you hate for the sake of someone you love. ~Shmuley Boteach
  14. Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys. ~Nicholas Sparks
  15. I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother. ~Martha Gellhorn
  16. People like to say love is unconditional, but it’s not, and even if it was unconditional, it’s still never free. There’s always an expectation attached. They always want something in return. Like they want you to be happy or whatever and that makes you automatically responsible for their happiness because they won’t be happy unless you are. I just don’t want that responsibility. ~Katja Millay
  17. To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect. ~Criss Jami
  18. Every couple have their ups and downs, every couple argues and that’s the thing; you’re a couple and couples can’t function without trust. ~Nicholas Sparks
  19. If a girl starts out all casual with a guy and she doesn’t tell him that she wants a relationship, it will never become a relationship. If you give the guy the impression that casual is okay with you, then that’s all he’ll ever want. Be straight with him from the start. If he gets scared and runs away, he wasn’t right for you. ~Susane Colasanti
  20. Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them. ~Bill Maher
  21. What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else. ~Stephanie Klein

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21 Very Corny Jokes

Life can be stressful for everyone so it’s important that we all laugh every day. To help you with that I’ve been collecting some very corny jokes. These all made me smile and I hope they will make you smile too.

Unfortunately, despite best efforts, it hasn’t been possible to identify the original authors of these very corny jokes, so for the moment they remain ‘Author Unknown’. However if you’re able to help with that, do let me know. My aim always is to acknowledge the work of others when it is possible.

1. What do you call a midget psychic who just escaped from prison?

A small medium at large.

2. What’s the difference between a cat and a complex sentence?

A cat has claws at the end of its paws. A complex sentence has a pause at the end of its clause.

3. What do you call two Mexicans playing basketball against each other?

Juan on Juan.

4. Why did the jaguar eat the tightrope walker?

It was craving a well-balanced meal.

5. What did the big bucket say to the smaller one?

You’re looking a little pail.

6. What did one hat say to the other?

You stay here and I’ll go on ahead.

7. How does a duck buy lipstick?

She just puts it on her bill.

8. What do you do when you see a spaceman?

Park your car, man.

9. What do you do with epileptic lettuce?

Make a seizure salad.

10. Why was the poor guy selling yeast?

To raise some dough.

11. Who does a pharaoh talk to when he’s sad?

His mummy.

12. How much does a pirate pay for corn?

A buccaneer.

13. How did Darth Vader know what Luke got him for Christmas?

He could feel his presents.

14. I just wrote a book on reverse psychology.

Do not read it!

15. Why can’t you trust an atom?

Because they make up literally everything.

16. What does a grape say after it’s stepped on?

Nothing. It just lets out a little wine.

17. What happens when a frog’s car breaks down?

It gets toad away.

18. How come oysters never donate to charity?

Because they’re shellfish.

19. Why did the pig leave the party early?

Because everyone thought he was a boar.

20. Why shouldn’t you write with a broken pencil?

Because there’s no point.

21. A man got hit in the head with a can of Coke.

Thank goodness it was a soft drink.

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21 Witty One Liners

Now do you fancy a bit of a laugh? Would you like something to make you smile? You’d love a laugh but you don’t have the time to enjoy anything too long? Well fear not. Here are 21 witty one liners guaranteed to make you smile. They made me smile and I’m confident that at least a few of them will brighten your day too.

If you enjoy a laugh which is concise and razor-sharp then this collection of witty one liners is just for you dear reader. So go on have a laugh right now and enjoy them all.

  1. I think the worst thing about driving a time machine will be your kids in the back always moaning ‘Are we then yet?‘ ~Paul F Taylor
  2. If you don’t know what introspection is, you need to take a long, hard look at yourself.” ~Ian Smith
  3. Crime in multi-storey car parks? That’s wrong on so many different levels. ~Tim Vine
  4. As a kid I was made to walk the plank. We couldn’t afford a dog. ~Gary Delaney
  5. I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting! ~Stewart Francis
  6. I heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar. Could be a Chinese Wispa. ~Rob Auton
  7. I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. ~Nick Helm
  8. I’m not a very muscular man; the strongest thing about me is my password. ~Rory O’Keeffe
  9. Is it possible to mistake schizophrenia for telepathy? I hear you ask. ~Jordan Brookes
  10. One thing you’ll never hear a Hindu say, ‘Ah well, you only live once’. ~Hardeep Singh Kohli
  11. My Dad told me to invest my money in bonds. So I bought 100 copies of Goldfinger. ~Nick Hall
  12. If you arrive fashionably late in Crocs, you’re just late. ~Joel Dommett
  13. People say I’ve got no willpower but I’ve quit smoking loads of times. ~Kai Humphries (2014)
  14. My friend got a personal trainer a year before his wedding. I thought: ‘Bloody hell, how long’s the aisle going to be’. ~Paul McCaffrey
  15. It all starts innocently, mixing chocolate and Rice Krispies but before you know it you’re adding raisins and marshmallows – it’s a rocky road. ~Olaf Falafel
  16. I was watching the London Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another runner dressed as an egg. I thought: ‘This could be interesting’. ~Paddy Lennox
  17. Whenever I see a man with a beard, moustache and glasses, I think, ‘There’s a man who has taken every precaution to avoid people doodling on photographs of him’. ~Carey Marx
  18. What’s a couple?’ I asked my mum. She said, ‘Two or three’. Which probably explains why her marriage collapsed ~Josie Long
  19. I think the bravest thing I’ve ever done is misjudge how much shopping I want to buy and still not go back to get a basket. ~Stuart Laws
  20. Jokes about white sugar are rare. Jokes about brown sugar, Demerara. ~Olaf Falafel
  21. Hedgehogs – why can’t they just share the hedge? ~Dan Antolpolski

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21 Clever One Liners

In my post ‘Here are 21 brilliant one liners’ I promised I would share more of the funny one liners I’d manage to collect over the past few weeks.

Again I haven’t been able to identify the original authors, so I must classify them all as Author Unknown. However I’d be happy to add acknowledgements to each individual quote where readers are able enlighten me accordingly.

So if you know who wrote them originally please do let me know.

Today I’m sharing what I think are some clever one liners. Again they all made me smile, so I hope at least some of them make you smile too.

Here are the 21 clever one liners and I hope they brighten your day. Assuming they do then please share the post on social media. Please share the fun. If it makes you smile pass it on.

  1. Education is important but other stuff is more importanter.
  2. Arguing with your wife is unwise. Even if you win you lose.
  3. I can keep secrets, of course. It’s the people I tell them to who can’t.
  4. Don’t you hate it when someone answers their own questions? I do.
  5. When I found out my toaster wasn’t waterproof, I was shocked.
  6. Refusing to go to the gym counts as resistance training, right?
  7. My mind’s made up, don’t confuse me with facts.
  8. Red meat is not bad for you. Fuzzy green meat is bad for you.
  9. You can’t make me do what you want me to do, you’re not my cat.
  10. Support bacteria. They’re the only culture some people have.
  11. The best way to get back on your feet is to miss a couple of car payments.
  12. If you take away looks, money, intelligence, charm and success, there’s no difference between me and George Clooney.
  13. I really hate it when people ask for likes on social media. Like if you agree!
  14. You know you’re fat when you step on a ‘speak your weight’ scale and it says “one at a time please“.
  15. When I was at school 52% of the class were good at maths. I was one of the other 38%.
  16. My resolution was to read more, so I put the subtitles on my television.
  17. I wonder what my parents did to fight boredom before the internet. I asked my 17 siblings but they didn’t know either.
  18. The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.
  19. I got called pretty yesterday and it felt really good. Well the full sentence was “You’re pretty annoying” but I like to focus on the positive.
  20. You can’t lose a homing pigeon. If your homing pigeon doesn’t return then what you’ve lost is a pigeon.
  21. My wife just found out I replaced our bed with a trampoline; she hit the roof.

I have yet another instalment of one liners to follow, so please be sure to check out tomorrow’s post when I will share them all with you.

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Here are 21 Brilliant One Liners

A few weeks ago I shared 21 funny one liners in a post which proved to be very popular with readers. So it seemed like a good idea to collect a few more. Since the original article was published I’ve been collecting more one liners and I will share with you all over the next few days.

Today I am sharing what I think are 21 brilliant one liners. They all made me smile and I hope at least one or two of them will make you smile too.

I must confess that though I’ve collected these from various sources I haven’t been able to identify the original authors. So I must classify all as Author Unknown.

However I would be happy to add acknowledgements to individual quotes where readers are able enlighten me accordingly.

In the meantime I hope these 21 brilliant one liners will brighten your day.

  1. I hate people who use big words just to make themselves look perspicacious.
  2. All those who believe in telekinesis raise my hand.
  3. What’s worse than raining cats and dogs? Hailing Taxis.
  4. Always give 100 %, unless you’re donating blood.
  5. I hate Russian dolls. They’re so full of themselves.
  6. The first time I got a universal remote control I thought to myself, “This changes everything“.
  7. I asked God for a bike but I know God doesn’t work that way so I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
  8. I refused to believe my road worker father was stealing from his job but when I got home all the signs were there.
  9. I recently decided to sell my vacuum cleaner as all it was doing was gathering dust.
  10. I want patience. AND I WANT IT NOW!!!!
  11. It’s a day for firm decisions! Or is it?
  12. Am I ambivalent? Well, yes and no.
  13. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
  14. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
  15. Being a hypochondriac is going to save my life one of these days
  16. I started with nothing and I’ve still got most of it.
  17. I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
  18. I once dated a girl with a twin. People asked me how I could tell them apart. It was easy really. Jill painted her nails purple and Bob had a beard.
  19. Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
  20. Talk is cheap. Until you hire a lawyer.
  21. I sent my photograph to a Lonely Hearts Club. They sent it back saying they weren’t that lonely.

If you enjoyed these brilliant one liners then be sure to check out tomorrow’s post when I will share some more with you.

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21 thought-provoking quotes about life

What is life really all about? That’s a question we all ask ourselves occasionally. In fact we’re all searching for meaning constantly it seems. That’s why quotes about life are so popular with people.

For some people life can be very hard, whilst others appear to lead a charmed life seemingly without any problems at all. However never judge a person’s situation by first appearances. In reality, everyone has problems and challenges.

No one goes through life without being tested from time to time. Just because people don’t appear to have problems doesn’t mean they live lives that are problem free. However it is through life’s challenges that our characters are formed. All you can do is take a philosophical approach and enjoy the ride.

If you’re searching for meaning today then here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about life to help you reflect and think about what matters most to you and yours:-

You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. ~Oscar Wilde

The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy, it’s all that matters. ~Audrey Hepburn

Monsters are real and ghosts are real too. They live inside us and sometimes they win. ~Stephen King

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. ~Margaret Mitchell

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. ~Sophia Loren

Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. ~Rita Mae Brown

Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. ~Steve Jobs

Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. ~Gordon B. Hinckley

The more I see, the less I know for sure. ~John Lennon

You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ~Michael Cunningham

May you live every day of your life. ~Jonathan Swift

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’ ~John Greenleaf Whittier

You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love. ~Author Unknown

I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it but by working for it. ~Estee Lauder

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something, but I cannot accept not trying. ~Michael Jordan

I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. ~Jimi Hendrix

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. ~Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed. ~Paulo Coelho

This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends; they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything; they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them, actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. ~Marilyn Monroe

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21 proverbs, sayings and what they all mean

Proverbs are simple sayings that express an essential truth based on common sense, experience or the wisdom of the ancients. Proverbs that describe a basic rule of conduct are particularly useful and well-worth remembering. So here are 21 very useful and thought-provoking proverbs, sayings and an indication of what they all mean. You will do well to remember all of these:-

1. Be contrary; be known

To be successful visibility matters. That means you must stand out in the crowd. And you can’t stand out in the crowd if you’re just like everyone else. You must be an original not a copy.

2. Man who chases two rabbits catches neither

Learn to keep the main thing the main thing. Focus matters if you want to be successful. Try to do too many things and you won’t do any of them very well. And if you fail to do anything well then you will not be successful.

3. Knowledge is power

Learning is a lifelong process and you should be educating yourself constantly. However there is a more important point here. When negotiating in business the more you know about the other side, their needs, the pressures their under, and what they’re willing to pay and/or concede, the more likely you are to get what you want. Never underestimate the power of information.

4. When in Rome do as the Romans do

If you want to be successful in business around the world then show some respect for other people and the way they do things. Culture is simply the way things are done around here. No one culture is better than another. They are just different that’s all. So just because something might appear odd relative to what is considered ‘normal’ in your culture doesn’t make it wrong. Embrace difference and enjoy every new cultural experience.

5. Fortune favours the brave

If you want to live life to the full then it starts outside your comfort zone. Go for the low hanging fruit and the easy tasks and you won’t grow. Fail to take any risks and you’re unlikely to experience any significant rewards either. You can only be successful if you go after what you really want and that means you must take a few risks along the way. Remember this; risk and reward go together.

6. Hope for the best; prepare for the worst

If you want to be successful then be prepared for the rain because occasionally it will rain. Hope for permanent sunshine by all means but make sure you’re ready for the days when the sun refuses to shine and you need an umbrella.

7. A picture’s worth a thousand words

To be successful being able to communicate effectively is an important skill to develop. That means you need to know how to get a message across and often the most powerful way to deliver a message and make a point is often with a picture.

8. There’s no such thing as a free lunch

Everything comes with a price tag. There will always be a cost somewhere even if it’s not immediately apparent. The cost may not be financial but there will be a cost. Make sure you know what it is and make sure you’re willing to pray the price before you agree to anything.

9. Actions speak louder than words

Talk is cheap. It’s not what you say; it’s what you do and what you deliver that will make a difference. And if you want to be successful then you will need to make a difference.

10. Practice makes perfect

Every master began as a complete beginner. Mastery is achieved by becoming a student of your craft and practising constantly until you are the best at what you do. And if you want to be successful then you will need to be amongst the best at what you do.

11. Easy come; easy go

You will only truly appreciate that which has cost you in blood, sweat and tears. Success obtained easily is difficult to sustain. Easy money is easily squandered. It’s almost like you feel you’re not entitled to it, if it all came too easy to you.

12. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

As they say in the north of England, ‘There’s brass in muck’. Meaning just because something appears to be no longer of use doesn’t mean it can’t be put to good use and can’t represent an excellent business opportunity. Old furniture can be restored. An old bicycle frame can be used in the making of some other item. Money can be made from the oddest things.

13. Familiarity breeds contempt

If your career is starting to gain traction and you’ve been promoted to management then remember this; there must always be a little bit of distance between you and the troops you manage. You cannot be too familiar with people you manage if you want their respect. Yes, take an interest in people. Yes, show them you care occasionally. However you can’t be their buddy. That doesn’t work.

14. Don’t judge a book by its cover

First impressions can be powerful and often they can be accurate too. However they’re not always accurate so it is dangerous to form an opinion based on your first impression alone.

15. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

When it comes to money and savings, diversity is the name of the game. As you become successful, a good income should follow. Make sure you start building some capital and make sure you spread it around a bit. Put all you financial eggs in one basket and calamity could follow.

16. The squeaky wheel gets the most oil

Don’t be afraid to complain when things aren’t right. If you want something resolved be prepared to make a noise. Wait patiently and you’re unlikely to find anyone keen to help you. They’re all too busy.

17. Honesty is the best policy

The problem with telling lies is that you need to have a very good memory and it’s very easy to get caught out. Tell the truth and you don’t need to remember anything. All you have to do is say exactly what happened or what you said, et cetera. Being honest makes life easier and it also makes life less stressful.

18. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink

There is only so much you can do for people. Offer to help them by all means but if they choose not to accept your offer then just leave it there. You can’t force someone to do something nor can you force them to accept your help or advice.

19. Keep friends close and enemies closer

There’s no point in fighting with your enemy. That won’t get you very far. It’s better to adopt cordial relations to keep them close. Keep them close and you can keep an eye on them. That way you’ll know what they’re up to and know what they’re planning too. Use your head not your heart in these matters.

20. Two heads are better than one

It is a fact that when people get their heads together the results are usually much better than one person’s thinking alone. Particularly with creative work, ideas bounce off each other and as those ideas come together the results can be exceptional.

21. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

Treat other people in the way you’d prefer them to treat you. Show them respect and you’re much more likely to get their respect. Don’t be mean with people. You wouldn’t like it and neither will they. People will respond warmly to you if you are warm and kind to them.

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21 thought-provoking quotes about being different

Anyone who has ever tried to be different will know how hard it can be to be accepted by others. The human condition has a fundamental need to feel secure and people who are not a reflection of ourselves can make us feel insecure. So being different is a tough gig. However there’s a lot to be said for standing out in the crowd. As the Arab proverb suggests, “be contrary; be known.” For every reader who likes to stand out in the crowd, here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about being different:-

  1. Never be afraid to be different. An original is more valuable than a copy. ~Roy Sutton
  2. When you’re the only sane person, you look like the only insane person. ~Criss Jami
  3. So you’re a little weird? Work it! A little different? Own it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd! ~Mandy Hale
  4. To be successful one has to be one of three bees; the queen bee, the hardest working bee, or the bee that does not fit in. ~Suzy Kassem
  5. When you do something different, you are either blessed or cursed. ~Mehmet Murat ildan
  6. Everybody wants to make a difference, but nobody is willing to be different. ~Andy Andrews
  7. Tell them a lie big enough and they’ll worship you as a sage. Tell them a truth big enough and they’ll mock you. ~Abhijit Naskar
  8. The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before. ~Albert Einstein
  9. We spend so long trying to be what other people want, that when we look in the mirror, we see a stranger. ~Anthony T. Hincks
  10. We must never be afraid to be a sign of contradiction for the world. ~Mother Teresa
  11. Ordinary people are products of their environment and fit in. Artists transcend their environment and stand out. ~Oliver Gaspirtz
  12. Being different and thinking different makes a person unforgettable. History does not remember the forgettable. ~Suzy Kassem
  13. A person who is truly cool is a work of art. And remember, original works of art cost exponentially higher than imitations. Just take a look at the coolest people in history. They will always be a part of history for being extremely original individuals, not imitations. ~Suzy Kassem
  14. Go ahead and be ordinary. Eccentricity is extraordinary. ~ JT Sanz
  15. When you want to do something that isn’t the ‘norm’ you will be made to feel like you have a problem and if you hear it often enough then you start to believe it too. ~Radhika Vaz
  16. Strategy is about making choices; it’s about deliberately choosing to be different. ~Michael Porter
  17. I’m different than everyone else because everyone else is not me. ~ Julian Aguilar
  18. The psychology of individual creativity is about at least three different things. First, creativity is about thinking differently. Second, creativity is about feeling differently. Third, creativity is about focusing, or committing, differently. ~Max McKeown
  19. The beauty of life is to be different. Set yourself apart from the crowd, and flourish into the person you were meant to be. ~Julian Aguilar
  20. Originality is the key to being memorable. ~Suzy Kassem
  21. About Differences: Those who would believe in a higher power by whatever name must also believe that same higher power made all things. On that basis, people of good character will recognize that some people are different from ourselves, in colour, gender, speech, opinion, lifestyle, and in other ways. Different is not an evaluation. As I taught my children while they were growing up, “Different is only different.” Celebrate differences for therein lies the basis for much of what we learn in life. ~James Osborne

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21 thought-provoking quotes about strength

Life can be overwhelming sometimes. We all experience pressures and problems. If that is you, you’re not alone. In times of trial it’s easy to feel you’re not strong enough to cope. However it is through life’s challenges that character is formed. If you can keep going through your most difficult times then you will become stronger as a result.

Remember this; you’re stronger than you think. You have enormous strength within you so dig deep. Keep going and never let anything beat you. And to help you keep it all in perspective here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about strength:-

Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it. ~Joel Osteen

Tough times never last but tough people do. ~Robert H. Schuller

There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher. ~Usain Bolt

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. ~Napoleon Hill

Be very strong and be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion. ~Alberto Juantorena

A single arrow is easily broken; a bundle of ten is not. ~Japanese Proverb

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. ~Arnold Schwarzenegger

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. ~Walt Disney

There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. ~Booker T. Washington

A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. ~Vernon Howard

Little strokes fell great oaks. ~Ben Franklin

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. ~Hermann Hesse

We gain strength and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. ~Mahatma Gandhi

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

You have power over your mind; not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength. ~Marcus Aurelius

Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness. ~Susan Gale

Anyone can give up it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength. ~Author Unknown

Fall down seven times, get up eight. ~Japanese Proverb

The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Strong people don’t put people down. They lift them up! ~Author Unknown

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