21 funny quotes about age certain to amuse you


Does getting older bother you dear reader?

If you’re like me then it might just bother you a little bit.

The years go by so quickly, don’t they? Life goes by in the blink of an eye.

We all want to make the most of our time of course. However life usually gets in the way.

When we’re young, we have time and energy but no money and few skills.

As we get older, we have the demands of work and family eating up the time we have. And whilst we have some money, it mostly goes on paying bills.

Then in old age we have money if we’ve been lucky and we have fewer demands on our time but we have no energy and our bodies start to let us down.

Life can be like a cruel joke at times. However done right, life can be fun too. Well I think so anyway.

Live life whilst you can and don’t put anything off until someday because someday never comes. If you want to do it, do it now.

Here are 21 funny quotes about age certain to amuse you and certain to get you thinking about life too.

Funny quotes about age:

  1. Age is a very high price to pay for maturity. ~Tom Stoppard
  2. At my age “getting lucky” means walking into a room and remembering what I came in for. ~Author Unknown
  3. I don’t do drink or drugs. At my age I get the same effect just standing up too fast. ~Author Unknown
  4. Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese. ~Luis Buñuel
  5. Where does it say we have to act our age? As long as it makes me happy and I’m not hurting anyone, I will act whatever age I want to. ~Author Unknown
  6. Middle age is when a guy starts turning off lights for economic rather than romantic reasons. ~Eli Cass
  7. I don’t let my age define me but the side-effects are getting harder to ignore. ~Author Unknown
  8. Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. ~Benjamin Franklin
  9. Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you. ~Ogden Nash
  10. Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. ~Victor Hugo
  11. No one is so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. ~Henry David Thoreau
  12. We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. ~George Bernard Shaw
  13. Age is not how old you are but how many years of fun you’ve had. ~Matt Maldre
  14. I’ve reached the age where my brain went from “You probably shouldn’t say that” to “What the hell, let’s see what happens.” ~Author Unknown
  15. Don’t let ageing get you down. It’s too hard to get back up. ~John Wagner
  16. Age is just a number that changes depending on who’s asking. ~Author Unknown
  17. Old age is always ten years older than me. ~Author Unknown
  18. Today is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again. ~Author Unknown
  19. At my age I’ve heard it all; I’ve seen it all; and I’ve done it all. I just can’t remember it all. ~Author Unknown
  20. Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternative. ~Maurice Chevalier
  21. Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional. ~Walt Disney

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21 common 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.

Today I offer you 21 thought-provoking proverbs and common sayings with an explanation as to what they all mean.

You would do well to remember some 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 change

As the old saying goes,Change is inevitable except from a vending machine.”

We cannot avoid change because it’s going to happen whether we like it or not. Trying to stop it is like trying to hold back the tide. It can’t be done.

Change is simply a force of nature.

If you hate change, you’re not alone. Most people hate change. That’s perfectly natural.

Just when we think we have everything under control a significant change happens and suddenly we’re scrambling to get ourselves back to equilibrium.

Change can make life seem like a giant game of Snakes and Ladders at times.

So in today’s post I offer 21 thought-provoking quotes about change just to underline the point.

Quotes about change:

  1. There is nothing permanent except change. ~Heraclitus
  2. Change is the end result of all true learning. ~Leo Buscaglia
  3. Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. ~Stephen Hawking
  4. Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. ~Carol Burnett
  5. Just when I think I’ve learned the way to live, life changes. ~Hugh Prather
  6. To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often. ~Winston Churchill
  7. The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. ~Oprah Winfrey
  8. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Viktor E. Frankl
  9. The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~Nathaniel Branden
  10. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi
  11. No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. ~Robin Williams
  12. Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~Norman Vincent Peale
  13. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. ~Wayne Dyer
  14. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ~Jimmy Dean
  15. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. ~Maya Angelou
  16. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. ~Barack Obama
  17. Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~George Bernard Shaw
  18. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. ~William Arthur Ward
  19. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. ~John F. Kennedy
  20. Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. ~William Pollard
  21. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit. ~Christopher McCandless

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19 fun quotes that will make you think

Life is short and the years pass quickly. I can tell you that much from experience. One minute you’re 15 and the next you’re 50, or so it seems.

Having fun is essential. Every minute of life is to be enjoyed. Let’s face it, we’re all going to die and it’s not a rehearsal, so me must live life whilst we can.

Yes, life can be challenging and it’s never going to be easy. However we must all find some joy in each and every day of our lives.

We must treat every day as if it’s our last because one day it will be.

Above all we must make sure we find some fun in everything we do.

Here are 19 fun quotes with an emphasis on why having fun is so important.

Fun Quotes:

  1. If it ain’t fun, it ain’t worth it. ~Dennis Wilson
  2. Just play; have fun; enjoy the game. ~Michael Jordan
  3. I think that success is having fun. ~Bruno Mars
  4. There’s no fear when you’re having fun. ~Will Thomas
  5. Just keep taking chances and having fun. ~Garth Brooks
  6. I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun. ~Thomas A. Edison
  7. If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun. ~Katharine Hepburn
  8. Follow your dreams. Just make sure to have fun too. ~Chris Brown
  9. Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half. ~Bum Phillips
  10. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. ~Dale Carnegie
  11. There’s no need to dress like everyone else. It’s much more fun to create your own look. ~Twiggy
  12. We believe in working hard and having fun at the same time. It’s a way of life for me, and I feel tremendous. ~Robert Stigwood
  13. I feel confident imposing change on myself. It’s a lot more fun progressing than looking back. That’s why I need to throw curve balls. ~David Bowie
  14. When you start recognising that you’re having fun, life can be delightful. ~Jane Birkin
  15. Fun is one of the most important, and underrated, ingredients in any successful venture. If you’re not having fun then it’s probably time to call it quits and try something else. ~Richard Branson
  16. Have fun is my message. Be silly. You’re allowed to be silly. There’s nothing wrong with it. ~Jimmy Fallon
  17. Life is too short to not have fun; we are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that. ~Coolio
  18. There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. ~Andrew Jackson
  19. Flying might not be all plain sailing but the fun of it is worth the price. ~Amelia Earhart

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101 Tattoo Quotes: Make a statement about who you are

Tattoos have become highly fashionable and having quotes inscribed on your ribs, your back or your arms can be a great way to promote your own personal philosophy or simply make a personal statement.

The important thing is to find the right quote for you. So before you ink, think.

Which quote reflects the true you?

Find something original if you can. Don’t just go for the quote everyone else is using. Be an original not a copy.

So if you need some suggestions then here are 101 tattoo quotes which you might consider. 

  1. I believe in me.
  2. My life my way.
  3. I can and I will. Watch me.
  4. Think less. Live more.
  5. You’re playing with fire.
  6. Kind words touch hearts.
  7. In my story I’m the hero.
  8. I need love not judgement.
  9. Life’s short so enjoy the ride.
  10. I’m not a copy, I’m an original.
  11. I may forgive but I don’t forget.
  12. Life is a journey to infinity by bus.
  13. I’m a free spirit. No one owns me.
  14. Smooth seas don’t make skilled sailors.
  15. It’s better to wait long than marry wrong.
  16. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone.
  17. I’m as good as anyone and better than most.
  18. I’m an emotional being not a thing to be used.
  19. Things end and people change but life goes on.
  20. I am who I am and I don’t need your approval.
  21. Follow your heart but take your brains with you.
  22. I just want to spend the rest of my life laughing.
  23. Tomorrow is promised to no one. Live today.
  24. Are you big enough to take this tiger for a ride?
  25. Love given will be reflected. That goes for crap too.
  26. The choices you make will dictate the life you lead.
  27. I’m stronger than I look and smarter than you think.
  28. I can’t change the past but I can influence the future.
  29. I’m old enough to know better but young enough not to care.
  30. There’s your way and there’s my way but there’s no right way.
  31. You won’t get to second base without showing some commitment first.
  32. I will trust you until you give me reason not to trust you and then I will never trust you again.
  33. Making the right choices today will improve your tomorrow.
  34. You may be doing better than me but that doesn’t mean you are better than me.
  35. I wasn’t born just to go to work and pay bills until I die.
  36. I may be a work in progress but I’m getting better every day.
  37. You never really know someone until you say no to them.
  38. It’s pointless arguing with people. They’ll believe what they want to believe.
  39. Givers have to set limits because takers don’t have any.
  40. I am valuable and irreplaceable.
  41. Enjoy today for life is short and one day it will be your last.
  42. Dare to do something that scares you.
  43. Look back only to see how far you’ve come.
  44. Like me, love me. Take me, leave me. Just don’t hurt me or use me.
  45. When trust is broken, sorry means nothing.
  46. Being alone is better than being with a liar or a cheat.
  47. Don’t judge me until you’ve walked a mile in my shoes.
  48. If your vibe isn’t positive I don’t need the drama.
  49. You’re never too important to be nice to people.
  50. Don’t trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar.
  51. There’s no such thing as failure, only feedback.
  52. You’ll never have today again, so enjoy it.
  53. Nothing will work unless you do.
  54. If you have nothing in life but a good friend, you’re rich.
  55. Loneliness doesn’t come from being alone. It comes from feeling that no one cares.
  56. My past was a series of lessons not a life sentence.
  57. Don’t try to change that which can’t be changed.
  58. Enjoy each moment because life is fleeting.
  59. People will take everything you give and a bit more too but rarely is it truly appreciated.
  60. Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget.
  61. Man who chases two rabbits catches neither.
  62. Happiness is enjoying the little things in life.
  63. Maybe I can; maybe I can’t. I won’t know unless I try.
  64. I’m too fabulous to fit in.
  65. I don’t want a perfect life I just want a happy life.
  66. Respect me and I’ll respect you.
  67. While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
  68. Attitude is a behaviour we choose for ourselves.
  69. The most precious jewels I’ll ever have around my neck are the arms of my children.
  70. Embrace who your children are and not who you’d like them to be.
  71. The best thing about the worst of times is that you get to see everyone’s true colours.
  72. You never know when it will be the last time, so make every time a good time.
  73. Never allow someone else to hold the key to your happiness.
  74. The quality of your life will depend on the degree to which you can tolerate life outside your comfort zone.
  75. It’s not about being the best. It’s about doing your best.
  76. Every ending is also a beginning. Embrace the next chapter in your story.
  77. Good things may go to those who wait but the best things go to those who hustle.
  78. I win or I learn a lesson but either way I gain.
  79. Don’t lie to me. It’s not worth it and I don’t deserve it.
  80. A positive mind finds opportunity in everything. A negative mind finds fault in everything.
  81. I need encouragement more than I need critics.
  82. The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
  83. Marry the right person and you’ll be happy. Marry the wrong one and you’ll be a philosopher.
  84. There’s no such thing as failure only feedback.
  85. Life may be hard but it’s harder if you’re stupid.
  86. You can’t change people they must change themselves.
  87. One good friend is worth a thousand fake ones.
  88. I can only be myself. Anything else would be a fake.
  89. I am unique just like everyone else.
  90. It doesn’t matter whether you believe I can, as long as I believe I can.
  91. If you can only be one thing, be kind.
  92. Life is what you make it, so make it great.
  93. Real life starts outside your comfort zone.
  94. Know your why and you’ll find a way.
  95. Every day is a new opportunity to start again.
  96. Nothing matters much and few things really matter at all.
  97. If you’re thinking anyway, you might as well think big.
  98. Life is an adventure or it is nothing at all.
  99. You become the people you surround yourself with.
  100. I live life through the windshield not the rear view mirror.
  101. Words have power, use them wisely.

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101 Proverbs everyone should know

There are literally thousands of proverbs. These are simple sayings which express essential truths and they exist in every language.

Most have become clichés but they’re based on common sense and centuries of experience and they’re no less valid for their overuse.

Here are 101 proverbs that everyone should know.

These proverbs can be very useful when your aim is to emphasise a point. So see how many of them you can work into your conversations today.

  1. There’s no place like home
  2. Beggars can’t be choosers
  3. Opportunity never knocks twice at any man’s door
  4. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones
  5. Possession is nine tenths of the law
  6. A nod’s as good as a wink to a blind horse
  7. A volunteer is worth twenty pressed men
  8. Adversity makes for strange bedfellows
  9. There’s honour among thieves
  10. There’s no fool like an old fool
  11. Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion
  12. Don’t get mad, get even
  13. The road to hell is paved with good intentions
  14. Give a man enough rope and he’ll hang himself
  15. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
  16. East, west, home is best
  17. Every picture tells a story
  18. Everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die
  19. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance
  20. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link
  21. A change is as good as a rest
  22. The proof of the pudding is in the eating
  23. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach
  24. Faint heart never won fair lady
  25. Fortune favours the brave
  26. Give credit where credit’s due
  27. Children and fools tell the truth
  28. Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face
  29. He who sups with the Devil should have a long spoon
  30. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
  31. Once a thief, always a thief
  32. Hindsight is always twenty-twenty
  33. If anything can go wrong, it will
  34. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
  35. Into every life a little rain must fall
  36. It never rains but it pours
  37. There are none so blind as those that will not see
  38. There’s an exception to every rule
  39. It’s better to travel hopefully than to arrive
  40. The early bird that catches the worm
  41. Once bitten, twice shy
  42. It’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease
  43. Judge not, that ye be not judged
  44. Least said, soonest mended
  45. Let the buyer beware
  46. Lightning never strikes twice in the same place
  47. Many a true word is spoken in jest
  48. Many are called but few are chosen
  49. Marry in haste, repent at leisure
  50. Necessity is the mother of invention
  51. Never give a sucker an even break
  52. No pain, no gain
  53. Nothing is certain but death and taxes
  54. Oil and water don’t mix
  55. Old soldiers never die, they just fade away
  56. One good turn deserves another
  57. One volunteer is worth ten pressed men
  58. Prevention is better than cure
  59. Procrastination is the thief of time
  60. Revenge is a dish best served cold
  61. Rome wasn’t built in a day
  62. Still waters run deep
  63. Stupid is as stupid does
  64. Talk is cheap
  65. The apple never falls far from the tree
  66. The customer’s always right
  67. The darkest hour is just before the dawn
  68. The Devil finds work for idle hands
  69. When in Rome, do as the Romans do
  70. Where there’s muck there’s brass
  71. You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family
  72. You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs
  73. You can’t win them all
  74. You’ll catch more flies with sugar than with vinegar
  75. You reap what you sow
  76. The Devil is in the details
  77. The end justifies the means
  78. The exception which proves the rule
  79. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself
  80. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
  81. In the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man is king
  82. The pen is mightier than sword
  83. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts
  84. There’s no such thing as a free lunch
  85. There’s no such thing as bad publicity
  86. Familiarity breeds contempt
  87. There’s nowt so queer as folk
  88. There’s one born every minute
  89. There’s safety in numbers
  90. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it
  91. Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones
  92. Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas
  93. Time and tide wait for no man
  94. Time is money
  95. To the victor go the spoils
  96. Tomorrow never comes
  97. Truth is stranger than fiction
  98. There’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle
  99. There’s many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip
  100. You win some, you lose some
  101. Youth is wasted on the young

Would you consider this list to be definitive? Perhaps you feel that there are some better ones which should be on this list? If so, what are they? Please share your thoughts with our community. Your observations would be very welcome.

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21 thought-provoking quotes about fake friends

How often do you hear people say, “Oh, I have loads of friends?

For a very lucky few that may be true. However mostly it’s not true at all. Almost always, real friends can be counted on the fingers of one hand with fingers to spare.

For me a real friend is someone I could phone at 2am if I was in serious trouble and be absolutely confident that they would be out to help me in a heartbeat.

Yes there will be a wider circle of people with whom we socialise occasionally but most of these people will be quick to distance themselves from us when they think we’re in trouble.

Such people might be categorized as ‘fair weather friends‘ but some of them will be genuinely fake. There when it suits them but otherwise they care little for us at all.

So we have to learn to differentiate the real from the not so real when it comes to friends.

Here are 21 thought provoking quotes about fake friends to help you with that process.

  1. You don’t lose when you lose fake friends. ~Joan Jett
  2. A fake friend is an enemy in disguise. ~Ellen J. Barrier 
  3. Pay close attention to the people who don’t clap when you win. ~Author Unknown
  4. Better an honest enemy than a false friend. ~German Proverb
  5. Sometimes it’s not the people who change it’s the mask that falls off. ~Author Unknown
  6. Make sure the lions you roll with aren’t snakes in disguise.  ~Genereux Philip
  7. I didn’t lose a friend; I just realized I never had one. ~Author Unknown
  8. Everybody isn’t your friend. Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn’t mean they’re your friends. People pretend well. At the end of the day, real situations expose fake people. So pay attention. ~Author Unknown
  9. A true friend cares about what’s going on in your life. A fake friend will make their problems sound bigger. Be a true friend. ~Author Unknown
  10. You never lose friends. Real ones will always stay, no matter what and the fakes, you don’t need them anyway. ~Drishti Bablani
  11. I’ve got more respect for someone who comes out and says they don’t like me than for the ones who act like they do but talk bad about me when I’m not around. ~Mitchell Perry
  12. An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. ~Buddha
  13. As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have a ton of friends and more important to have real ones. ~Author Unknown
  14. True friends will always find a way to help you. Fake friends will always find an excuse. ~Author Unknown
  15. You don’t lose friends because real friends can never be lost. You lose people masquerading as friends and you’re better for it. ~Mandy Hale
  16. True friends cry when you leave. Fake friends leave when you cry. ~Author Unknown
  17. False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports. ~Richard Burton
  18. The same person that speaks highly of you will be the same person that downs you. Be careful who you call friends. ~Author Unknown
  19. Growing up means realizing a lot of your friends aren’t really your friends. ~Author Unknown
  20. Fake friends: once they stop talking to you, they start talking about you. ~Author Unknown
  21. The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies. ~Author Unknown

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15 Quotes by Buddha

Personal philosophy matters. How we view the world matters too. And how we view ourselves has an impact on our lives and our ability to achieve success.

In developing our personal philosophy we must consider our own experiences, as well as what we want from life.

Above all we must harness what we’ve learned from life so far.

Then we must listen to what others have to say too and learn from their experiences.

Today’s quotes by Buddha illustrate his teaching and his philosophy and there is much to be gained by reflecting on what he had to say.

Buddha was wise indeed and what he had to say can guide us to a better way of living.

So here are 15 quotes by Buddha which will enlighten you and guide you through the toughest of times. 

  1. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. ~Buddha
  2. Doubt everything. Find your own light. ~Buddha
  3. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. ~Buddha
  4. The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha
  5. If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another. ~Buddha
  6. Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. ~Buddha
  7. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. ~Buddha
  8. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. ~Buddha
  9. Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth. ~Buddha
  10. Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. ~Buddha
  11. Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future; concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~Buddha
  12. An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea. ~Buddha
  13. A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker. ~Buddha
  14. When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow. ~Buddha
  15. Nothing is permanent. Everything is subject to change. Being is always becoming. ~Buddha

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Finally, were you inspired by these quotes by Buddha? If so, did they whet your appetite to read more about the teachings of Buddha? Perhaps you would like to have your own reference book to thumb through in your quieter moments? Now that’s always a good idea, wouldn’t you agree?

There are many excellent books on the subject. One you should consider buying is Teachings of the Buddha by Jack Kornfield.

Have your own reference text on your desk because it’s always useful to have a book readily to hand when you’re in need of a little inspiration. And we all need a little inspiration occasionally.

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21 thought-provoking quotes about success

Many people say they want to be successful but few achieve success in any meaningful way. That said one person’s success is another person’s failure.

We all have different ideas about what constitutes success. For some people it’s all about owning a million dollar mansion, whereas for others just being happy and contented would be their measure of success.

So, what does success mean to you?

In today’s post there are 21 thought-provoking quotes about success to help you reflect on what success actually means to you.

However you choose to define success it is possible to get to where you’d like to be with effort and determination.

Just decide where you want to go and don’t stop until you get there; though not before you’ve read today’s thought-provoking quotes about success.

Not only are they thought-provoking, I hope you’ll find them motivating and inspirational too dear reader.

  1. Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. ~Stephen King
  2. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. ~Herman Cain
  3. Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. ~Richard Branson
  4. Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat. ~Malcolm S. Forbes
  5. The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. ~Albert Ellis
  6. You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. ~George Lorimer
  7. If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. ~Olin Miller
  8. The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do. ~Roy L. Smith
  9. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. ~Lucille Ball
  10. Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. ~Orison Swett Marden
  11. You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. ~Albert Einstein
  12. Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Abraham Lincoln
  13. Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~John R. Wooden
  14. Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday. ~Brian Tracy
  15. Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. ~George Sheehan
  16. The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. ~Benjamin Disraeli
  17. There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. ~Ray Goforth
  18. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. ~Napoleon Hill
  19. You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. ~Clay P. Bedford
  20. The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. ~Mark Caine
  21. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out. ~Robert Collier

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10 powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaning

Life if for living and we live it just once. If we put off until someday those items on our bucket list then we’ll never experience them at all because someday never comes. Sadly, that is a fact.

In your old age your memories will not revolve around the size of your house or the model of the car you had. Your memories will be of the people you knew and the experiences you had and how they all made you feel.

Family and friends matter more than material possessions and no experience is worth foregoing for the sake of an extra couple of years in a care home at the end of our lives.

Work hard of course and pursue your dreams too. However don’t trade money and material possessions for a life well-lived. That would be a poor trade and one you’ll regret.

Here are 10 powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaning.

Powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaning:

  1. One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today. ~Dale Carnegie
  2. Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don’t look at it and wish you had painted something different. ~Author Unknown
  3. All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~Albert Einstein
  4. 20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~Mark Twain
  5. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. ~Barbara Bush
  6. Being vulnerable doesn’t have to be threatening. Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication all around. It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life. Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us. These secrets are what make us sick or fearful. Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives. ~Sara Paddison
  7. Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. ~Groucho Marx
  8. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
  10. The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ~Lady Dorothy Nevill

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