Thoughts on Life, Friendship and Love




Beautiful Quotes on Life, Friendship and Love.




“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” ― Albert Camus was an Algerian-born French author, philosopher, and journalist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.


Famous Quotes about Life


  1. Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. – Unknown

  2. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. ― Oscar Wilde

  3. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West

  4. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha

  5. Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. – Sholom Aleichem

  6. If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. – Bruce Lee

  7. Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it. – Irving Berlin

  8. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ― Mahatma Gandhi

  9. “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You (have) just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” ― Bob Marley


Famous Quotes about Friendship


  1. A stranger stabs you in the front; a friend stabs you in the back; a boyfriend / girlfriend stabs you in the heart, but best friends only poke each other with straws. – Unknown

  2. A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else. – Unknown

  3. Never explain yourself. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it. – Unknown

  4. Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest… It’s about who came, and never left your side. – Unknown

  5. Friends vs Best Friends: Friend: calls your parents by Mr. and Mrs. Best friend: calls your parents by their first names. Friend: has never seen you cry Best friend: has always had the best shoulder to cry on Friend: never asks for anything to eat or drink Best friend: opens the fridge and makes herself at home Friend: asks you to write down your number. Best friend: they ask you for their number Friend: borrows your stuff for a few days then gives it back. Best friend: has a closet full of your stuff Friend: only knows a few things about you Best friend: could write a biography on your life story Friend: will leave you behind if that is what the crowd is doing Best friend: will always go with you. – Unknown

  6. Best friends are people you know you don’t need to talk to every single day. You don’t even need to talk to each other for weeks, but when you do, it’s like you never stopped talking. – Unknown

  7. Best friends: the ones you can only be mad at for so long because you have important things to tell them. – Unknown

  8. Friends are like stars, they come and go, but the ones that stay are the ones that glow. – Unknown

  9. A friend is someone who understand your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are. – Unknown


Famous Quotes about love


  1. Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  2. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss

  3. A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. – Max Muller

  4. “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe

  5. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball

  6. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu



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Thoughts for the day

12 original, empowering thoughts to get any day off to a great start, a new beginning, or a fantastic finish. YouTube Video (2:09 minutes)


 Remember your sense of humor.

 1. A day without sunshine is like night.
2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
3. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
4. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
6. He who laughs last; thinks slowest.
7. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
8. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.
9. Support bacteria. They’re the only culture most people have.
10. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
11. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
12. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
13. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand.
14. OK, so what’s the speed of dark?
15. When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
16. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
17. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
18. Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.
19. What happens if you get scared half to death, twice?
20. Why do psychics have to ask you your name?
21. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, ‘What the heck happened?’
22. Just remember — if the world didn’t suck, we would all fall off.
23. Light travels faster than sound. That’s why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
24. Life isn’t like a box of chocolates. It’s more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow.

  And, be wise: Some of the Best 15 Quotes of Wisdom YouTube Video (1:44 minutes)

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Is There Anything More Beautiful Than This?

She’s Alive… Beautiful… Finite… Hurting… Worth Dying for.

Uploaded on Jun 26, 2011

This is a non-commercial attempt from and…, to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless ‘consumers’ are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today. The cut was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network (

Content credit: The principal source for the footage was Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s incredible film HOME The music was by ArmandAmar. Thank you too Greenpeace and

Socrates on Self-Confidence 1 of 6 – Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” ~ Francis Bacon

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Socrates on Self-Confidence 1 of 6 – Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness

Published on May 23, 2012

This six part series on philosophy is presented by popular British philosopher Alain de Botton, featuring six thinkers who have influenced history, and their ideas about the pursuit of the happy life.

Episode 1: Socrates on Self-Confidence – Why do so many people go along with the crowd and fail to stand up for what they truly believe? Partly because they are too easily swayed by other people’s opinions and partly because they don’t know when to have confidence in their own.

A few other references:

  1. Guide to Philosophy by Peter Suber was an Internet resource – now defunct as it had not been updated since 2003 – Mr. Suber now recommends Tom Stone’s EpistemeLinks, EpistemeLinks was started in 1997 and later grew to include over 19,000 categorized links to philosophy resources on the Internet and had several additional features. After becoming increasingly out of date, the site was taken down in 2011. This page now provides selected links to some outstanding resources for philosophy. I hope you find this listing helpful. – Thomas Stone
  2. Internet Encylopedia of Philosophy (IEP) A Peer-Reviewed Academic Resource
  3. Online Philosophy Club The Online Philosophy Club is a great website about philosophy. It is very informative. It contains many articles about various philosophical topics.
  4. Philosophy | Oxford University Department for Continuing Education . Online coursesshort courses online course icon Online courses > short courses > Philosophy. illustration. The questions of philosophy are the oldest (and possibly the hardest) there are.
  5. Philosophy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
  6. Philosophy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
  7. Department of Philosophy – Tufts University For information on how to apply to our programs, or to access philosophy resources at Tufts, in the Boston area, and online, please visit our Online Resources.

The Information Age Has Dawned; and a Reminder Warning

Redux for some of you, my faithful followers. HOWEVER, IT IS IMPORTANT!

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(A variation of this article was posted in Dark Ages 2.0© under Internet Security on May 5, 2013. In my website Dark Ages 2.0+© I was examining the effects of negative impacts on life on this earth. Computer hackers, disease, ecological, environmental, electromagnetic energy, overpopulation, pesticides, solar activity, viral, etc. Don’t worry, I also had many articles and websites, elsewhere, that examined positive impacts of on life on this earth. (Since my retirement, I have stopped posting on all of those).

Everyone in the world has, or at least is talking about cellphones, computers and other digital equipment and applications. Programs exist (from the UN and other sources) to supply computers to young people in school, and to low-income members of society, world-wide. Banks have already converted most of their business and customer accounts to digital, including bank statements. Now, some banks want to save a few pennies by not mailing out a ‘hard copy‘; in fact some banks will charge an additional service fee for doing so.

Nobody talks much about the collapse of the digital world, nor how or when it might occur. Yet, it will collapse. Does human kind not remembered the burning of The Library of Alexandria. The movie Agora (2009) – IMDb, suggests that the library was burned by Christian religious zealots (an excessively zealous person; fanatic). The movie starred Rachel Weisz as “the character Hypatia of Alexandria (ca. AD 360-415), the famous female philosophy and mathematics professor; a Platonist scholar and teacher in Roman Egypt early in the Christian era. It was believed that she was the cause of the prolonged tensions between the Imperial Prefect Orestes and the Bishop Cyril. The Christian population wished to see these two reconciled and therefor Hypatia attracted their enmity. In March of 415, she was attacked by a mob of Christians who dragged her into a church, where she was brutally murdered”.

In my opinion such a collapse will see the end of The Information Age (also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age), nay, it may see the world, as we know it.

This rush to ‘soft copy‘ is affecting everything: eBooks are replacing archives and books containing the sum of human knowledge (IE: Google Books Library Project is an effort by Google to scan and make search-able the collections of several major research libraries, cultural, historic, religious, scientific and others world-wide. Wikibooks; Wikipedia; Wikiversity; Wiktionary; Wikiquote; Wikimedia; Wikisource; Wikinews; Wikivoyage; Wikimedia Commonsa database; Wikidata is a free knowledge base that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike. Those things are increasingly in multiple languages:

Arabic  • ‎Belarusian  • ‎Bengali  • ‎Bosnian  • ‎Catalan  • ‎Czech  • ‎Danish  • ‎German  • ‎Lower Sorbian  • ‎Greek  • ‎Emiliano-Romagnolo  • ‎English  • ‎Esperanto  • ‎Spanish  • ‎Estonian  • ‎Persian  • ‎Finnish  • ‎Faroese  • ‎French  • ‎Galician  • ‎Gujarati  • ‎Hindi  • ‎Croatian  • ‎Upper Sorbian  • ‎Hungarian  • ‎Indonesian  • ‎Iloko  • ‎Icelandic  • ‎Italian  • ‎Japanese  • ‎Georgian  • ‎Kazakh  • ‎Korean  • ‎Colognian  • ‎Kurdish (Latin script)  • ‎Luxembourgish  • ‎Latvian  • ‎Minangkabau  • ‎Macedonian  • ‎Malay  • ‎Norwegian Bokmål  • ‎Dutch  • ‎Polish  • ‎Portuguese  • ‎Brazilian Portuguese  • ‎Romanian  • ‎Russian  • ‎Serbian  • ‎Swedish  • ‎Tamil  • ‎Thai  • ‎Ukrainian  • ‎Vietnamese  • ‎Chinese  • ‎Simplified Chinese 

, etc. And, there are many other websites; many providing different points of view.

Even The Vatican has a site which includes “The Holy See

It has always been hard to come by any facts about how many, and what kind of digital tools are getting popular, and out into the world at large. So here we go. Of the total world’s human population, about 1/3 (33%) were computer dependent. (From Social, Digital, Mobile Worldwide (2013) by Simon Kemp in News on 6 February 2013 at 16:29, Slide 3 of 16).

Digital Penetration – February, 2013


7,018,000,000 (IE. over 7 billion) 52%48%

INTERNET USERS (Internet Penetration) URBAN

2,330,000,000 33%


1,720,000,000 24%


6,400,000,000 91%

Reference: We Are Social Singapore, a conversation agency with offices in Singapore, London, Paris, Milan, Munich Sydney and São Paulo. They help brands to listen, understand and engage in conversations in social media. Future Factors 2013 (a slide show).

I am concerned that with all of our total current and future reliance on digital techniques and technology humankind is ‘putting its eggs in one basket’. Indeed, we are relying more on digitization every day, and moving inexorably to convert most everything else to digital.

If something catastrophic happens to our digital systems, that will affect civilization and all of mankind immediately, and for a long, long time into the future.

Catastrophes a can quite easily be brought about with cyber war, electrical grid failure, solar flares striking satellites (and earth), the illness of technologists, sub-contracting much of our digital work to the lowest cost suppliers, sub-contracting much of our digital work to a not friendly country, and a host of other factors. I have covered some of those in Dark Ages 2.0© – An examination of negative impacts on life on this earth. Computer hackers, disease, ecological, environmental, electromagnetic energy, overpopulation, pesticides, solar activity, viral, etc. previously.

Category: Philosophical Thursday

Happiest Man In the World

Redux for some of you, my faithful followers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mini-008

“Once a French Biochemist Matthieu Ricard gave up his western lifestyle to become a practicing Buddhist monk in the Himalayas. He is sometimes called the “happiest man in the world” and this is evident in this inspirational presentation on the “Habits of Happiness” at Matthieu observers that happiness is a very vague term; a more definable word is well-being. In this presentation Matthieu outlines how we can train our minds in the habits of well-being to obtain serenity and fulfillment in life.” – as quoted from ExcitedByLife … [ ]:

Matthieu Ricard: The habits of happiness

Uploaded on Apr 15, 2008 What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Buddhist monk, photographer and author Matthieu Ricard has devoted his life to these questions, and his answer is influenced by his faith as well as by his scientific turn of mind: We can train our minds in habits of happiness. Interwoven with his talk are stunning photographs of the Himalayas and of his spiritual community.

see also, From – The Mindfulness Guide for the Super Busy: How to Live Life to the Fullest … [ ] … at … [ ]
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