5 entertaining jokes guaranteed to raise a laugh or two

entertaining-jokesIf you enjoy entertaining jokes then here are five that I’m confident will make you smile.

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Entertaining jokes:

1. Softball fanatics:

Two 90-year-old women, Mabel and Lily, had been the best of friends all of their lives.

Now Mabel had been in poor health for a couple of years and it was clear that her last days were not too far away. Naturally, her good friend Lily visited her every single day.

One day as they were chatting, Lily said, “Mabel, we’ve both enjoyed playing softball all our lives. All through high school and ever since we really enjoyed playing the game we both love. So, do me a great favour. When you get to Heaven, please find a way to let me know whether I’ll be able to play softball with you when we’re both there.

Mabel looked up from her deathbed and said, “Lily, you’ve been my best friend since we were children. If it’s at all possible, I will do this favour for you.”

They were to be Mabel’s last words because, sadly, she passed away silently in her sleep that very night.

The following night, Lily was awakened suddenly from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light, and a voice calling out to her, “Lily, Lily!

Who is it?” said Lily.

Lily,” said the voice, “it’s me, your friend Mabel.”

You can’t be Mabel,” said Lily. “Mabel passed away yesterday.”

Lily, it is me, Mabel,” insisted the voice.

Mabel, where are you then?” asked Lily.

I’m in Heaven,” said Mabel. “I’ve got some good news for you and a little bad news too.

What’s the good news?” asked Lily.

Well, the good news is that women’s softball is played in Heaven,” said Mabel.

Oh, that’s wonderful,” said Lily.

Better still,” said Mabel, “all of our old buddies who died before me are here to play with too.”

“Really?” said Lily.

Yes,” Mabel responded. “And even better than that, we’re all young again, it’s always springtime up here, and it never rains or snows. We can play softball whenever we want, and we never get tired.”

Wow,” said Lily “that’s fantastic. So, what’s the bad news?

You’ll be pitching next Tuesday?” Mabel responded.

2. Married bliss:

Jim and Jean had been married for over 30 years and, in all that time, they’d never fought, not even once.

One day, Jim and his friend Bill were talking and Bill was impressed to hear about what sounded like such a harmonious relationship.

How is that even possible?” Bill asked.

Well,” said Jim, “when we got married, we stayed at my late uncle’s Texas ranch for our honeymoon. On the first day we went out horse riding and we hadn’t gone far before Jean’s horse jumped and she fell off.

Really?” Bill exclaimed. “So, what happened then?

Well, as cool as you like,” said Jim, “Jean just got up, patted the horse and then said, ‘This is your first time!’.

Wow!” said Bill.

After a while,” Jim continued, “it happened again. And again, Jean just got up, patted the horse and said, ‘This is your second time!’.”

I’m guessing that’s not the end of the story,” said Bill.

No,” said Jim. “It happened again, and this time she pulled out a gun and shot the horse.

No!” said a very surprised Bill. “What happened then?

I shouted at her,” said Jim. “Are you crazy? You’ve just killed a perfectly innocent animal!

Jim paused momentarily and then continued, “She gave me a menacing look and then said, ‘This is your first time!’.

3. Smart sheepdog:

A farmer wants to check how many sheep he has in his field.

So he decides to ask his sheepdog to count them all.

The dog runs into the field, counts them all and runs back to the farmer.

How many?” the farmer asks.

Forty,” says the dog.

How can there be forty,” the farmer asks, “I only bought thirty-eight.”

I rounded them up,” the dog responded.

4. Caring son:

Hello,” said the voice. “Is this the Police?

Yes,” said the operator, “How can we help you?

I’m calling to report Jim Brown,” said the voice.

Why?” said the operator, “What’s he done?

He’s hiding drugs inside his wood store,” said the voice.

That very evening, after dark, the police swooped on the house of Jim Brown.

They search his wood store thoroughly and then, with sharp axes, they chop up every log, reducing them all to pieces of firewood.

The Police find absolutely nothing and so they leave empty-handed.

The next day, Jim Brown receives a telephone call from his son.

Hi Dad, I’m sorry I wasn’t able to come over to help you yesterday but did the Police arrive?” asked his son.

Yes,” Jim responded.

Did they chop up all your firewood?” his son asks.

Yes, they did,” says Jim.

That’s great Dad,” says his son, “Happy birthday!

entertaining-jokes5. The trip to Rome:

Jane was at her hairdresser’s getting her hair styled ready for a trip to Rome with her husband.

Naturally, Jane is talking with her hairdresser and she mentions how excited she is to be going on her forthcoming trip to the Eternal City.

Rome?” said the hairdresser. “Why would anyone want to go there? It’s crowded and dirty. You’re crazy to go to Rome. So, how are you getting there?

Well,” said Jane, “we’re flying American Airlines and we got a really great deal on the tickets!

Oh, I just hate American Airlines,” said the hairdresser. “Their planes are old, their inflight service is terrible and they’re always late. So, where are you staying in Rome?

We’ll be staying at this exclusive little place called the Hotel Splendide Royal,” Jane responded. “Oh, I just can’t wait.”

Stop right there,” said the hairdresser. “I’ve heard about that place. Everybody thinks it’s special, but my friend told me it’s actually a real dump. So, what will you do whilst you’re there?

We’re going to see the Vatican,” said Jane, “and maybe we might even get to see the Pope.

The hairdresser laughed, “You and a million other people will be trying to see the Pope and, even if you do, he’ll look the size of an ant, you’ll be so far away. Sounds like a lousy trip. I wish you luck because you’re going to need it.

Six weeks later, Jane’s back from her trip and sitting in the same hairdresser’s having her hair styled once again.

Naturally, the hairdresser is interested to hear all about Jane’s trip to Rome.

Oh, it was wonderful,” said Jane, “the best vacation ever.”

Really!” said the hairdresser. “In what way was it so great?

Well, first off, the brand new plane we travelled on was overbooked and so American Airlines very kindly upgraded us to First Class at no charge,” said Jane. “The inflight service was terrific, the food and wine were just wonderful, we arrived bang on time, and the cabin crew couldn’t have been more attentive throughout the journey.

So, you got lucky with the flight,” said the hairdresser sarcastically. “How was the hotel?

Oh, my goodness, it couldn’t have been better,” said Jane. “It had recently had a major makeover, and because it was overbooked, we got upgraded to a suite, at no charge. Best hotel experience ever.

Well, lucky you,” muttered the hairdresser. “I’ll bet you didn’t get to see the Pope though.

Actually, we were very lucky,” said Jane. “We were walking around the Vatican when a Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder and said that the Pope would like to speak with me.

Oh, really!” said the hairdresser. “And what did the Pope have to say when you met him?

He said, my God woman, who made such a terrible mess of your hair?” said Jane with a smile.

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25 laser-sharp quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte to inspire you

Quotes-by-Napoleon-BonaparteFor any readers unfamiliar with European history, Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

Ultimately defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, he was subsequently exiled by the British to the remote island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic, where he died in 1821 at the age of 51.

Nevertheless, he was a major influence on European history and many of the quotations for which he is credited are certainly thought-provoking.

Here are 25 quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte to illustrate my point. They’re definitely worth reading and my personal favourite is the first one. However, Number 5 is also a pretty accurate reflection of what most of us now know to be true.

Quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte (1-12):

  1. A leader is a dealer in hope.
  2. Imagination rules the world.
  3. An army marches on its stomach.
  4. History is a set of lies agreed upon.
  5. In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
  6. Victory belongs to the most persevering.
  7. Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
  8. The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
  9. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
  10. The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
  11. There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.
  12. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte (13-25):

  1. Quote-by-Napoleon-BonaparteMen are moved by two levers only: fear and self-interest.
  2. Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
  3. A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon.
  4. Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
  5. Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
  6. I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.
  7. Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
  8. If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
  9. History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
  10. Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious than to be able to decide.
  11. You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
  12. There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run, the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
  13. Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.

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30 Sarcastic quotes about love to make you smile

Sarcastic-quotes-about-loveIf you enjoy sarcasm and sarcastic quotes then you might just appreciate these sarcastic quotes about love. They made me smile and I hope they make you smile too.

Sarcastic quotes about love (1-15):

  1. You’ll do.
  2. You can’t be wise and in love.
  3. Where there’s love there are lies.
  4. Nothing says “I love you” like sarcasm.
  5. True love comes from the heart, not the mouth.
  6. Love is temporary insanity curable by marriage.
  7. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
  8. A relationship is a test for which you’ve never studied.
  9. Deceiving others. That’s what the world calls a romance.
  10. Some people are like clouds. When they disappear it’s a beautiful day.
  11. I’m no one’s backup option. Choose me or lose me. The choice is yours.
  12. If love’s the answer then you probably didn’t understand the question.
  13. You don’t stop loving someone. Either you always will or you never did in the first place.
  14. Apparently, if you treat people the way they treat you they’ll get offended. Who knew?
  15. All you need is love. And an IQ low enough to believe that.

Sarcastic quotes about love (16-30):

  1. If you don’t love yourself then no one else is going to love you.
  2. Relationships don’t die a natural death. They’re murdered by attitude.
  3. Yes of course you were my cup of tea but now I’m drinking champagne.
  4. No, I’m not afraid to love. My fear is in not being loved back.
  5. Everything happens for a reason. So if I punch you in the face, remember it was for a reason.
  6. Love may be important to the sustaining of life but let’s get real, money and oxygen are more important.
  7. Marriage is a legal contract through which you can annoy that one special person for the rest of your life.
  8. Don’t worry about hurting my feelings because I can guarantee there’s no link between my self-esteem and your acceptance of me.
  9. I never reach out to people if there’s little or no chance of it being reciprocated.
  10. Hating people consumes far too much energy. So I’ll just pretend you don’t exist.
  11. I don’t need anyone to hold my hand. I can put my hands in my pockets and just keep walking.
  12. You may show me that you don’t give a s*** but I can show you that I’m much better at it.
  13. Of all the lies I’ve heard, “I love you” is the best.
  14. There’s a difference between somebody who wants you and somebody who would do anything you. Remember that.
  15. Happily ever after is so once upon a time.

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21 thought-provoking quotes about happiness to inspire you

Quotes-about-HappinessYou’ll be as happy as you choose to be.

Yes, life’s challenging. Yes, life’s full of frustrations and disappointments. And 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:-

Quotes about happinessQuotes about happiness:

  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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15 Quotes by George Orwell guaranteed to make you think

Quotes-by-George-OrwellGeorge Orwell was the pen name of the late author Eric Arthur Blair.

His reputation is built on his pen name and the late George Orwell is widely respected as a novelist, essayist, journalist and critic.

In fact, he was arguably one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century, certainly in the English-speaking world.

George Orwell’s best-known novels Animal Farm and 1984 are still essential reading for anyone with a desire to be considered well-read.

So here are 15 quotes by George Orwell that are I think guaranteed to make you think dear reader.

Quotes by George Orwell:

  1. Big Brother is watching you. ~George Orwell
  2. At fifty everyone has the face he deserves. ~George Orwell
  3. No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy. ~George Orwell
  4. If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. ~George Orwell
  5. In our age there is no such thing as keeping out of politics. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. ~George Orwell
  6. Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ~George Orwell
  7. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. ~George Orwell
  8. Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. ~George Orwell
  9. People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. ~George Orwell
  10. But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. ~George Orwell
  11. So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot. ~George Orwell
  12. All the war propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting. ~George Orwell
  13. Society has always to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice. ~George Orwell
  14. Early in life, I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper. ~George Orwell
  15. Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting. ~George Orwell

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10 truly inspirational quotes that are thoughtful and deep

truly-inspirational-quotesWe can all use a little inspiration occasionally, I’m sure you’ll agree dear reader. So here are what I believe to be 10 truly inspirational quotes.

Truly Inspirational Quotes (1-5):

  1. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead
  2. If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down. ~Mary Pickford
  3. It’s really important for children to have good morals and good manners, and that they’re thoughtful of other people and that they learn the consequences of their actions. ~Jerry Hall
  4. Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time, all they’ve ever been is kicked. ~Little Richard
  5. Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid. ~Bernard Meltzer

Truly Inspirational Quotes (6-10):

  1. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ~Helen Keller
  2. We must protect the very things that make America so special – most certainly including our civil liberties. But we cannot do so without strong national security and thoughtful and informed discourse. ~Mike Pompeo
  3. truly-inspirational-quotesHave patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them and every day begin the task anew. ~Saint Francis de Sales
  4. I used to hear on the radio people like Jack Benny or Bob Hope, but I never had any interest in their type of humour. I thought that I could do something more substantially meaningful with significant, thoughtful, analytical reflections on real-life situations. ~Jackie Mason
  5. In a president, character is everything. A president doesn’t have to be brilliant. He doesn’t have to be clever; you can hire clever. You can hire pragmatic, and you can buy and bring in policy wonks. But you can’t buy courage and decency. You can’t rent a strong moral sense. A president must bring those things with him. He needs to have, in that much-maligned word, but a good one nonetheless, a vision of the future he wishes to create. But a vision is worth little if a president doesn’t have the character – the courage and heart – to see it through.  ~Peggy Noonan

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101 Proverbs that everyone should know

ProverbsThere are literally thousands of proverbs. These are simple sayings that 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.

101 Proverbs (1-25):

  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

101 Proverbs (26-50):

  1. Give credit where credit’s due
  2. Children and fools tell the truth
  3. Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face
  4. He who sups with the Devil should have a long spoon
  5. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
  6. Once a thief, always a thief
  7. Hindsight is always twenty-twenty
  8. If anything can go wrong, it will
  9. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
  10. Into every life, a little rain must fall
  11. It never rains but it pours
  12. There are none so blind as those that will not see
  13. There’s an exception to every rule
  14. It’s better to travel hopefully than to arrive
  15. The early bird catches the worm
  16. Once bitten, twice shy
  17. It’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease
  18. Judge not, that ye be not judged
  19. Least said, soonest mended
  20. Let the buyer beware
  21. Lightning never strikes twice in the same place
  22. Many a true word is spoken in jest
  23. Many are called but few are chosen
  24. Marry in haste, repent at leisure
  25. Necessity is the mother of invention

101 Proverbs (51-75):

  1. No pain, no gain
  2. Nothing is certain but death and taxes
  3. Oil and water don’t mix
  4. Old soldiers never die, they just fade away
  5. One good turn deserves another
  6. One volunteer is worth ten pressed men
  7. Prevention is better than cure
  8. Procrastination is the thief of time
  9. Rome wasn’t built in a day
  10. Still waters run deep
  11. Stupid is as stupid does
  12. Talk is cheap
  13. The apple never falls far from the tree
  14. The customer’s always right
  15. Revenge is a dish best served cold
  16. The Devil finds work for idle hands
  17. When in Rome, do as the Romans do
  18. Where there’s muck there’s brass
  19. You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family
  20. You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs
  21. The darkest hour is just before the dawn
  22. You can’t win them all
  23. You’ll catch more flies with sugar than you will with vinegar
  24. Never give a sucker an even break
  25. You reap what you sow

101 Proverbs (76-101):

  1. The Devil is in the details
  2. The end justifies the means
  3. To the victor go the spoils
  4. The exception which proves the rule
  5. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself
  6. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
  7. In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king
  8. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts
  9. There’s no such thing as a free lunch
  10. There’s no such thing as bad publicity
  11. Familiarity breeds contempt
  12. There’s nowt so queer as folk
  13. There’s one born every minute
  14. Time is money
  15. There’s safety in numbers
  16. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it
  17. Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones
  18. The pen is mightier than the sword
  19. Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas
  20. Time and tide wait for no man
  21. Tomorrow never comes
  22. Truth is stranger than fiction
  23. There’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle
  24. There’s many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip
  25. You win some, you lose some
  26. Youth is wasted on the young

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21 quotes by Martin Luther King Jr that’ll make you think

Quotes-by-Martin-Luther-King-JrSynonymous with the civil rights movement in the United States, the late Martin Luther King Jr was its most visible spokesperson and leader.

He was one of the most influential figures of all time, I would argue, and his dignity and philosophy are all the more impressive given the unjust treatment people like him experienced at that time, and often still do.

Here are 21 quotes by Martin Luther King Jr which are guaranteed to make you think. Certainly, they made me think. 

Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr (1-11):

  1. A right delayed is a right denied.
  2. One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
  3. Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.
  4. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
  5. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
  6. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.
  7. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
  8. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
  9. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
  10. Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
  11. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr (12-21):

  1. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
  2. That old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
  3. Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
  4. There is nothing more majestic than the determined courage of individuals willing to suffer and sacrifice for their freedom and dignity.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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 colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.
  8. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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5 short inspirational quotes that’ll really make you think

Short-Inspirational-QuotesToday I offer you 5 short inspirational quotes which I’m confident will get you thinking about your life and what you want out of it.

Short inspirational quotes:

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

On days when I don’t work, I am working on maintaining my image, just like an athlete. ~Linda Evangelista

I would perceive three years at university as a waste of time. I would have made £200,000 by then. ~Lord Sugar

You have to rule the money. Don’t let the money rule you. ~Fil Adams-Mercer

Marriage is an investment that pays dividends if you pay interest. ~Bob Monkhouse

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65 facts about life that few people ever mention

Facts-About-LifeLooking for some facts about life, dear reader? Well, here are some facts which rarely, if ever get a mention.

Some will argue they’re subjective and they could be right. However, in my experience the facts I offer you today are all true.

Take a look at them all and see what you think.

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Facts about life (1-20):

  1. There’s no such thing as easy money.
  2. If you don’t go for it, you won’t get it.
  3. You cannot debate with those who despise you.
  4. Your opinion is just as valid as the next person’s.
  5. In wanting to appeal to everyone you’ll appeal to no one.
  6. Sometimes the road less travelled is less travelled for a reason.
  7. You’ll be remembered not for what you got but for what you gave.
  8. Create your own job and you’ll never be threatened by layoffs again.
  9. Life’s tough for everyone and for many people it’s very tough indeed.
  10. Free speech is the right to express opinions to which others may object.
  11. Rarely do people appreciate what they had, until they no longer have it.
  12. A lie is repeated often enough eventually becomes accepted as the truth.
  13. Just because it matters to you, it doesn’t mean it must matter to me too.
  14. People should be judged by their character and the contribution they make.
  15. The public will get what it tolerates. An easy life comes at a significant price.
  16. We live on in the hearts we touch and within the people for whom we mattered.
  17. You don’t decide your future. You make choices and your choices decide your future.
  18. By definition, a fact is a fact, and ignoring a fact doesn’t mean it ceases to exist.
  19. You won’t find true happiness in material things. Happiness lies in love and laughter.
  20. Blessed are the young, and those not born yet, for they shall inherit the national debt.

Facts about life (21-35):

  1. The unquestioning acceptance of fashionable dogma is not the mark of great intellect.
  2. To believe is to accept unquestionably as fact that which cannot be demonstrated to be fact.
  3. People will believe what they want to believe, regardless of whether they can be sure it’s true.
  4. People who demand tolerance from others are frequently the most intolerant people themselves.
  5. You’ll be judged not on what you say but on what you do. Talk is cheap but only results matter.
  6. We’re not defined by the circumstances into which we were born. Life can be better if we make it so.
  7. Your years on this earth will teach you far more than you could possibly learn in any university or college.
  8. All good ideas are eventually infiltrated and ruined by the attention-seeking few with their own agenda.
  9. In the po-faced, new-puritanical era in which we now live, we’re losing the ability to laugh at ourselves.
  10. With gambling, there’s only one winner consistently and that’s the casino. That’s why they’re in business.
  11. It doesn’t matter what you do, or how well you do it, there’ll always be someone who will criticise you.
  12. Success is enjoying what you do, whilst having sufficient money to live your preferred lifestyle comfortably.
  13. Being too nice is not virtuous, it’s naive, bordering on foolishness, and it creates more problems than it solves.
  14. As long as we’re not hurting anyone else then how we choose to live our lives is no one’s business but our own.
  15. If something cannot be subjected to scrutiny and criticism then it’s probably not a good idea in the first place.

Facts about life (36-45):

  1. People will always have problems in need of a solution. If you can be that solution you can make a good living.
  2. When your opinions run counter to the fashionable dogma of the day you’re unlikely to get a fair hearing in the media.
  3. Past wrongs cannot be righted. All we can do is learn from any mistakes made and endeavour to do better next time.
  4. No job is more important than being a good parent because parents nurture the next generation and children are the future.
  5. A promotion at work is not a reward for what you’ve done in the past it’s an opportunity to show what you can do in the future.
  6. When everything’s going well and you’re feeling like you can do no wrong, think twice. You’re more vulnerable than you realise.
  7. We live in a world of Orwellian ‘newspeak’ where we’re expected to accept as fact that which everyone knows is complete nonsense.
  8. The world is full of Charlatans and con artists all claiming to know what’s best for the rest of us. They should all be challenged constantly.
  9. Having a fancy job title doesn’t mean you’re more important than someone else. A job is just a job and we all add value in our own way.
  10. We have to deal with reality as it is and not how we like it to be. So, we must protect ourselves and our interests because no one will do it for us.

Facts about life (46-54):

  1. Extreme political movements are usually a lot of useful idiots led by a few sinister people with an agenda that’s in no one’s interests but theirs.
  2. We’ll keep making the same mistake until we learn the lesson the mistake was intended to teach us. Life is a classroom and the lessons never stop.
  3. A question asked comes with no obligation to provide anything other than a polite response. Remember that should you ever be grilled by the media.
  4. Remaining loyal to the circumstances into which you were born is not a noble act. Just because you were born poor doesn’t mean you have to remain poor.
  5. We live in an age when a lack of knowledge or expertise doesn’t mean people will not have an opinion on a given issue that they expect to be taken seriously.
  6. It’s for us to give our lives meaning. To leave a legacy by doing something that’ll add a little value to the lives of others and make the world a slightly better place.
  7. If you don’t tend your own garden regularly it will be attacked quickly by noxious weeds. Life’s like that too. We must all take good care of that which is precious to us.
  8. An employer will replace you in a heartbeat, should you pass away, but to your loved ones you can never be replaced. That should tell you where your priority should be.
  9. History serves as a series of lessons to us all. We cannot be selective about what we include in our history, otherwise, we risk forgetting the lessons and making the same mistakes again.

Facts about life (55-60):

  1. Drawing attention to injustices, wherever they are, really can make a difference. So don’t be afraid to call out those who seek to harm others for doing nothing other than expressing an opinion.
  2. To remain silent is to be irrelevant. A quiet life will come at a cost to you. The cost is people with louder voices moving the world in a direction you may not like. Speak up or live with the consequences.
  3. In a totalitarian world dissenting voices must be crushed ruthlessly or they might influence others to express dissent too. Political ideologues demand subservience and dogma accepted without question.
  4. If your job can be done from anywhere, then someone anywhere can do your job? So, if a company is looking to reduce costs, in order to increase their profits, jobs will be moved to wherever in the world labour is cheapest.
  5. Extreme ideology can pass into the mainstream and take hold if we’re all too complacent to stay on top of what’s going on. If we’re asleep at the wheel, life can quickly become a car crash and we’ll only have ourselves to blame.
  6. If we judge previous generations through the prism of modern sensibilities, they’ll always look bad. They lived in their time and we live in ours. We cannot know what their lives were really like, so we cannot judge them fairly, nor should we try.

Facts about life (61-65):

  1. It doesn’t matter how good a job you do, others will take credit for your contribution long after you’ve gone, but you’ll be the person responsible for any problems, regardless of whether you actually had anything to do with any of them or not.
  2. Celebrities are nothing more than skilled media manipulators who profit from the public’s gullibility by constantly maintaining an image with the aim of creating the illusion that they’re something special when in fact they’re nothing special at all.
  3. The problem with social media today is that far too many people feel the need to express opinions consistent with the latest fashionable dogma currently trending regardless of whether they actually have any significant knowledge of the subject at all.
  4. Unless your ambition is to secure a job for which having a degree is mandatory, then you’re probably wasting three years of your life and $75,000 of debt by going to university nowadays. You’re unlikely to get a return on the debt you incur, so consider your options carefully.
  5. They say that those with the gold make the rules. Well, if you’re not being served in the way you feel you should be, then whoever’s providing you with that service can be reminded of the purchasing power you hold in your hands by a simple boycott. You don’t have to accept the unacceptable.

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