Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jalal al-Din Rumi Quotes

Knowest thou not the beauty of thine own face? Quit this temper that leals thee to war thyself.

People of the world don't look at themselves, and so they blame one another.

The intelligent want self-control; children want candy.

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.

Hangovers come with love, yet love's the cure for hangovers.

Every object, every being, is a jar full of delight.

Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going bally.

Friends are enemies sometimes, and enemies friends.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.

Most people guard against going into the fire, and so end up in it.

I look into your eyes and see the universe not yet born.

Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Khalil Gibran Quotes

Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.

What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you?

If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.

It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked.

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.

Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream.

All that spirits desire, spirits attain.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Faith is knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.

Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.

Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.

To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, though the sword hidden amon his pinions may wound you.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


"The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them." - Ralph Nichols

"Effective listeners remember that 'words have no meaning - people have meaning.'. The assignment of meaning to a term is an internal process; meaning comes from inside us. And although our experiences, knowledge and attributes differ, we often misinterpret each other's messages while under the ilusion that a common understanding has been achieved." - Lary Barker

"Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen." - Ambrose Bierce

"It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear." - Dick Cavett

"One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody's listening." - Franklin P. Jones

"There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation." - James Nathan Miller

"Listening looks easy, but it's not simple. Every head is a world." - Cuban Proverb

"To Listen fully means to pay close attention to what is being said beneath the words. You listen not only to the 'music', but to the essence of the person speaking. You listen not only for what someone knowws, but for what he or she is. Ears operate at the speed of sound, which is far slower than the speed of light the eyes take in. Generative listening is the art of developing deeper silences in yourself, so you can slow our mind's hearing to your ears' natural speed, and hear beneath the words to their meaning." - Peter Senge

"Big egos have little ears." - Robert Schuller

"Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery." - Dr. Joyce Brothers

"The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust." - Josh Billings

"There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves." - Albert Guinon

"Seek first to understand, then to be understood." - Stephen R. Covey

"You learn when you listen. You earn when you listen-not just money, but respect." - Harvey Mackay


Friday, October 8, 2010


She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child.- Barbara Alpert

A sister smiles when one tells one's stories - for she knows where the decoration has been added. - Chris Montaigne

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. - Marion C Garretty

Husbands come and go; children come and eventually they go. Friends grow up and move away. But the one thing that's never lost is your sister. - Gail Sheeny

A younger sister is someone to use as a guinea pig in trying sledges and experimental go-carts. Someone to send on messages to Mum. But someone who needs you -- who comes to you with bumped heads, grazed knees, tales of persecution. Someone who trusts you to defend her. Someone who thinks you know the answers to almost everything. - Pam Brown

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there. - Amy Li

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. - Marion C. Garretty

You can kid the world. But not your sister. - Charlotte Gray

What's the good of news if you haven't a sister to share it? - Jenny DeVries

If sisters were free to express how they really feel, parents would hear this: "Give me all the attention and all the toys and send Rebecca to live with Grandma." - Linda Sunshine

I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones. - Author unknown, attributed to a 4-year-old named Lauren

When mom and dad don't understand, a sister always will. - Author Unknown

To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. - Clara Ortega

Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk. - Susan Scarf Merrell

Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks. Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom. Are always underfoot. But if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there. Defending you against all comers. - Pam Brown

One of the best things about being an adult is the realization that you can share with your sister and still have plenty for yourself. - Betsy Cohen

We may look old and wise to the outside world. But to each other, we are still in junior school. - Charlotte Gray

Whatever you do they will love you; even if they don't love you they are connected to you till you die. You can be boring and tedious with sisters, whereas you have to put on a good face with friends. - Deborah Moggach

You keep your past by having sisters. As you get older, they're the only ones who don't get bored if you talk about your memories. - Deborah Moggach

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Love is what you've been through with somebody!

There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Honesty is the only way with anyone, when you'll be so close as to be living inside each other's skins.

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


If you think there's a solution, you're part of the problem.

The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.

There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives.

For every problem there is a solution which is simple, clean and wrong.- Henry Louis Mencken (American humorous Journalist and Critic of American life who influenced US fiction through the 1920s, 1880-1956)

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.

Answer them [critics] with silence and indifference. It works better, I assure you, than anger and argument.

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. - Frank A. Clark

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.

The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions.

We may need to solve problems not by removing the cause but by designing the way forward even if the cause remains in place.

When you confront a problem you begin to solve it.

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


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

Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

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.

My biggest problem is what to do about all the things I can't do anything about. - Ashleigh Brilliant

The important thing about a problem is not its solution, but the strength we gain in finding the solution.

If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

The solution of every problem is another problem. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. - Richard Bach

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.

Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems. - Scott Adams

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...