Quotes from Aristotle

1. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
2. “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
3. “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
4. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
5. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
6. “To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
7. “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
8. “The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.”
9. “There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.”
10. “What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.”
11. “We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.”
12. “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.”
13. “Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
14. “To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.”
15. “Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.”

Amazing tips

  • If you are coughing uncontrollably, raise your hand above your head and it will stop
  • The best revenge is to move on, get over it, and continue to succeed. Never give someone the satisfaction of watching you suffer.
  • When you have a crush on someone, your brain overlooks and ignores the flaws of that person causing them to appear “perfect”.
  • Psychology says, pain makes you stronger. Fear causes you to become braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser.
  • Doctors claim that having a cup of tea before bed time, wearing a comfortable pajamas and going to bed at 10 pm sharp is essential for a perfect night sleep.
  • Women pay more attention to guys who can make them laugh, this characteristics makes that person more attractive.
  • Dogs can see sadness in humans and often attempts to make their owners happy by initiating cuddling.
  • A person usually makes a lot of hand gestures when telling a true story. When telling a lie, a person’t hands will stay noticeably still.
  • If your girlfriend catches you looking at another women, turn to her and say “I’m glad you don’t dress like that”.
  • Pineapple juice is 5 times more effective than cough syrup. it also prevents colds and the flu.
  • Wait 4-6 months before becoming to attached, it is in this time in which a person’s true motives are revealed.
  • When you are at an event, always hold your drink in your left hand. That way your right hand won’t be cold and/or wet when you shake hands.
  • At a restaurant, wash your hands after ordering. the menu is generally the dirtiest thing you can touch!
  • If your dog gets out, don’t chase it. Instead, lie on the ground and pretend you are hurt. It will come back to see if you are okay.
  • The best way to get someone to confess to something? Remain silent. They’ll talk simply due to being uncomfortable.
  • To see if batteries are good, drop them on the floor. If they bounce once, they’re good. If they bounce more than once they are empty.
  • Make time for your mom on your birthday. It’s her special day too.
  • Listen carefully to how a person speaks about other people to you. This is how they will speak about you to others.

15 Reasons Behind Unexpected Behavior of Children !

  1. If your child is openly defiant, it is because you openly threaten to do something but dont follow through
  2. If your child intentionally disturbs you, it is because you are not physically affectionate enough
  3. If your child does not respect other people’s feelings, it is because instead of speaking to your child, you order and command them
  4. If your child is not taught to confide in you about their mistakes, you have lost them
  5. If your child is too quick to anger, it is because you give too much attention to misbehavior and you give little attention to good behavior
  6. If your child takes things that do not belong to them, it is because when you buy them things, you don’t let them chose what they want.
  7. If your child is excerssively jealous, it is because you are only congratulate them when they successfully complete something and not when they improve at something even inf they don’t successfully complete it
  8. If your child is cowardly, it is because you help them too quickly.
  9. If your child does not stand up for themselves , it is because from a young age you have disciplined them regularly in public.
  10. If your chiild is secretive, it is because they don’t trust that you won’t blow things out of propotion.
  11. If your child had poor self-esteem, it is because you advice them more than you encourage them.
  12. If your child rebels it is because they know you care more about what others think than what is right
  13. If your child doesn’t listen to you but listens to others, it is because you are too quick to make decisions.
  14. If your child lies to you often, it is because you over-react too harshly to their inappropriate behavior.
  15. If your child talks back to you, it is because they watch you do it to others and think its normal behavior.

7 HABITS OF HAPPY KIDS

Habit 1 — Be Proactive

You’re in Charge I am a responsible person.  I take initiative.  I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.  I do not blame others for my wrong actions.  I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind

Have a Plan I plan ahead and set goals.  I do things that have meaning and make a difference.  I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to  my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Habit 3 — Put First Things First

Work First, Then Play I spend my time on things that are most important.  This means I say no to things I know I should not do.  I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.  I am disciplined and organized.

Habit 4 — Think Win-Win

Everyone Can Win I balance courage for getting what I want with  consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’  Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise,  I look for third nkgernatives.

Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Listen Before You Talk I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.  I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others  without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas.  I look people in the eyes when talking.

Habit 6 — Synergize

Together Is Better I value other people’s strengths and learn from them.  I get along well with others, even people who are different than me.  I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve  problems because I know that by teaming with others we can  create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

AND FINALLY

Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw

Balance Feels Best I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep.  I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and  lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.

Detachment and Happyness (Inspiring Story)

A man who has gone out of his town comes back and finds that his house is on fire.

It was one of the most beautiful houses in the town, and the man loved the house the most! Many were ready to give double price for the house, but he had never agreed for any price and now it is just burning before his eyes.

And thousands of people have gathered, but nothing can be done, the fire has spread so far that even if you try to put it out, nothing will be saved. So he becomes very sad.

His son comes running and whispers something in his ear:

“Don’t be worried. I sold it yesterday and at a very good price ― three times.The offer was so good I could not wait for you. Forgive me.”

Father said, “thank God, it’s not ours now!” Then the father is relaxed and became a silent watcher, just like 1000s of other watchers.

Please think about it!
Just a moment before he was not a watcher, he was attached.

It is the same house….the same fire…. everything is the same…but now he is not concerned.
In fact started enjoying it just as everybody else in the crowd.

Then the second son comes running, and he says to the father, “What are you doing? You are smiling ― and the house is on fire?” The father said, “Don’t you know, your brother has sold it.”

He said, “we have taken only advance amount, not settled fully. I doubt now that the man is going to purchase it now.”

Again, everything changes!!

Tears which had disappeared, have come back to the father’s eyes, his smile is no more there, his heart is beating fast. The ‘watcher’ is gone. He is again attached.

And then the third son comes, and he says, “That man is a man of his word. I have just come from him. He said, ‘It doesn’t matter whether the house is burnt or not, it is mine. And I am going to pay the price that I have settled for. Neither you knew, nor I knew that the house would catch on fire.'”

Again the joy is back and family became ‘watchers’! The attachment is no more there.

Actually nothing is changing!

just the feeling that

“I am the owner! I am not the owner of the house!”

makes the whole difference.

This simple methodology of watching the mind, that you have nothing to do with it..Everything starts with a Thought !

Most of the thoughts are not yours but from your parents, your teachers, your friends, the books, the movies, the television, the newspapers.

Just count how many thoughts are your own, and you will be surprised that not a single thought is your own. All are from other sources, all are borrowed ― either dumped by others on you, or foolishly dumped by yourself upon yourself, but nothing is yours.

Sow a thought, you reap an action.
Sow an act, you reap a habit.
Sow a habit, you reap a character.
Sow a character, you reap a destiny..!

Intelligent

One night four college students were out partying late night and did’t study for the test which was scheduled for the next day.

In the morning they thought of a plan. They made themselves look dirty with grease and dirt. They then went up to the Dean and said that they had gone out to a wedding last night and on their return the tire of their car burst and they had to push the car all the way back and that they were in no condition to take the test.

So the Dean said they can have the re-test after 3 days. They thanked him and said they will be ready by that time.

On the third day they appeared before the Dean. The Dean said that as this was a Special Condition Test, all four were required to sit in separate classrooms for the test. They all agreed as they had prepared well in the last 3 days.

The Test consisted of 2 questions with the total of 100 Marks.

Q.1. Your Name…………………….( 2 MARKS )
Q.2. Which tire burst?……………( 98 MARKS )

a) Front Left
b) Front Right
c) Back Left
d) Back Right

This is intelligence.

Microwave Tips

Most people purchase a microwave to reheat meals or thaw frozen food, but this compact appliance has numerous other uses. You can use your microwave for all sorts of household tricks and cooking cheats. Here are 16 more ways in which you can use your microwave that you probably didn’t know about:

Clean the inside quickly

Microwaved food often overheats and explodes, creating a mess on the inside of the appliance. When this happens, place a glass bowl of water with a drop of vinegar in your microwave and heat for five minutes. The inside will steam up, making it easy for you to wipe away the gunk that has accumulated.

No more lumpy sugar

Brown sugar can sometimes become an intractable lump. If this happens, you can place a piece of dampened paper towel in the box and microwave it for 20-30 seconds on high heat. The sugar will come out soft.

Enjoy reheated sandwiches

If you usually use your microwave to reheat sandwiches or other baked goods, they become soggy. Avoid that by wrapping your food in a paper towel. The towel will absorb the extra moisture.

Make an instant hot compress

Instead of waiting for your hot water to run or your kettle to boil, place a wet hand towel or washcloth in the microwave on high for one minute. You’ll have an instant hot compress when the time’s up.

Dry out fresh herbs

Quickly dry out herbs like parsley using your microwave. Place one cup of herbs on a sheet of paper towel and heat on high for 2-4 minutes. Crumple the herbs in the paper towel after heating. This method results in less mess.

Restore crystallized honey to liquid

When honey begins to crystallize, your microwave can restore it to its liquid form. Remove the jar lid and using 50% of your microwave’s power, heat the jar for two minutes. The honey should liquidize once again.

Get extra lemon juice

Squeeze more juice out of your lemons or limes by zapping the fruit on high heat for 10-20 seconds. This will make the fruit juicier and easier to squeeze.

Tear-free onion experience

Avoid tearing up when chopping onions with this neat trick. Trim the ends and heat the onions on full power for 30 seconds. You won’t feel the sting anymore due to the heat.

Steam vegetables

Thick-skinned vegetables such as potatoes, squash and tomatoes can be cooked in the microwave, but often explode because steam gets trapped. To avoid this, pierce the skins with a toothpick or knife before you begin cooking so that the steam can escape and your food won’t explode.

Peel garlic, tomatoes and peaches easily

For a single garlic clove, heat the clove for 15 seconds. The heat removes the moisture that gets trapped between the skin. The moisture-free clove can be easily peeled. For tomatoes and peaches, heat the fruit for 30 seconds on high. Let the fruit sit for two minutes. After these two minutes, the peel should slip off without much effort.

Poach an egg

Quickly make perfect poached eggs with this method. Boil water in the kettle and pour it into a microwave-safe bowl. Add a dash of white vinegar and an egg into the bowl. Lightly pierce the yolk with a toothpick and then cover the bowl with cling wrap. Microwave this on full power for 30 seconds. Remove the bowl and gently turn the egg over. Cook for another 20 seconds on full power.

Save time soaking food overnight

If you spot a recipe you want to make but notice it calls for an overnight soaking, use the following shortcut. Place the beans in a bowl with a pinch of bicarbonate of soda and cover with water. Heat the beans for 10 minutes on high. Let it sit for 30 minutes, and you’ve saved yourself an overnight soaking.

Revitalize stale bread

Rehydrate stale bread by wrapping bread in a damp kitchen towel. Heat it on high for 10 seconds at a time until the bread is moist enough.

Damage free stamp removal

Easily remove a stamp from an envelope without ruining the stamp or the envelope by using your microwave. Put a few drops of water on the stamp and microwave the envelope for 20 seconds. The stamp should peel off without damage.

Make soggy chips crispy again

Potato chips get soft and lose their crunch after time, but you can use your microwave to make them crispy again. If you briefly heat them in paper towels, you can restore your chips’ former crispiness.