1. “Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” -- Confucius 2. “As long as you’re going to be thinki...

1. “Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” -- Confucius

2. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” -- Donald Trump

3. “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't.” -- Student (unidentified) of Warren G. Tracy

4. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” -- John C. Maxwell

5. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” -- Napoleon Hill

6. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” -- Thomas Edison

7. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” -- Bill Gates

8. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” -- Mark Twain

9. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” -- Ralph Nader

10. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” -- Napoleon Hill

11. ”Genius is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent perspiration.” -- Thomas Edison

12. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” -- Winston Churchill

13. “What is not started will never get finished” -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

14. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” -- Jim Rohn

15. “When you cease to dream, you cease to live.” -- Malcolm Forbes

16. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” -- Bill Gates

17. "An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down." -- Reid Hoffman

18. “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” -- Vince Lombardi

19. "Everyone has ideas. They may be too busy or lack the confidence or technical ability to carry them out. But I want to carry them out. It is a matter of getting up and doing it." -- James Dyson

20. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” -- Steve Jobs

21. “Success is not what you have, but who you are.” -- Bo Bennett

22. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” -- Vince Lombardi

23. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” -- Warren Buffett

24. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” -- Albert Einstein

25. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -- Mark Twain

These 40+ carefully selected words of wisdom truly are some of the most powerful and wisest quotes ever written. Here they are… "A co...

These 40+ carefully selected words of wisdom truly are some of the most powerful and wisest quotes ever written. Here they are…
"A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there."
“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal.” — Author Unknown

1. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

2. “Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined.” — Andrew Hendrixson

3. “In seeking happiness for others, you will find it in yourself.” – Unknown

4. “Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is a fruit of love, the verb.” – Stephen Covey

5. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor Frankl

6. “He who fears he will suffer already suffers because he fears.” – Michel De Montaigne

7. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

8. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

9. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

10. “Challenges is what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

11. “If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a life time – help someone else.” – Chinese proverb

12. “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lacks of meaning and purpose.” – Viktor Frankl

13. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

14. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

15. “Many people are passionate, but because of their limiting beliefs about who they are and what they can do, they never take actions that could make their dream a reality” – Anthony Robins

16. “True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.” – Paul Sweeney

17. “The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way we can grow is if we change. The only way we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we are exposed is if we throw ourselves into the open.” – C. Joybell

18. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

19. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernhard Shaw

20. “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is an eternity.” – Henry Van Dyke

21. “I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” – Corazon Aquino

22. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

23. “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen Covey

24. “We sometimes think that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” – Mother Theresa

25. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” – Bil Keane

26. “Falling in love is not a choice. To stay in love is.” – Unknown

27. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

28. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein

29. “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” – Sigmund Freud

30. “Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” — Grace Coddington

“Take your dreams seriously.” — Author Unknown

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” — Billie Jean King

“Do it with passion, or not at all.” — Rosa Nouchette Carey

“Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

“Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.” – Antisthenes

“Opportunity is missed by people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” –Thomas Alva Edison

“As men grow old enough to look back on their lives, any pain they have does not come from the things at which they failed, but the things they never tried.” – Antwan McLean

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” – Albert Einstein

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” – Roy L. Goodman

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” –William Faulkner

“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” – Buddha

How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put th...

How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

1) Pay attention to the way a man loves his mother. That is the way he will love you.

2) You can do anything a man can do, including organic chemistry, unclogging toilets and assembling IKEA furniture.

3) Older women wear makeup so THEY can look like YOU. Less is more. A lot less is a lot more.

4) People will judge you by the way you look. It isn’t fair, but it’s the way the world works. Keep that in mind as you pick your outfit in the morning.

5) Never let anyone do your thinking for you. There are far too many people with far too much invested in you believing what they believe.

6) Liberal arts grow your mind. Science and business keep you fed. You will need both.

7) Nothing is more attractive than intelligence.

8) Learn to drive a stick-shift.

9) Get comfortable with power tools.

10) You don’t have to enjoy them, but have a working knowledge of the rules for football and baseball.

11) Know the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek, and they key players in both.

12) You don’t have to *DO* anything for someone to love you. The right person will cross a desert just for the chance to sit next to you at lunch.

13) Peer pressure is all about insecurity. Be confident in who you are, and you’ll never have to “fit in.” People will come to you.

14) The fastest way to strain a relationship with a man is to bring up old drama. We can’t remember to hang up the bath towel. What makes you think we remember that stupid thing we did 6 months ago?

15) If a man genuinely loves you, he will let you set the boundaries. Don’t let anyone take something they can’t give back. You adjust the tone for the sexual relationship.

16) Feminine hygiene products — Where our daughters are concerned, we would be pleased sticking our fingers in our ears and saying “lalalalalalalala.” Please respect our need to pretend they, and the reason for them, do not exist. The same goes for lacy underthings.

17) You were flawless the day you were born. If you must go get that first tattoo, please consider inviting your daddy to come and get his first tattoo with you.

18) You are perfect the way you roll out of bed. Let’s be clear: all that crap you do to “get out the door” is for everyone else’s benefit.

19) Though he may be smiling on the outside, when you leave for college your father is falling apart on the inside. Don’t forget to call him that first night to tell him you love him.

20) Compare every single boy you ever meet to your daddy. Nobody will love you like he does.

1.  Buffettology: The Proven Techniques for Investing Successfully in Changing Markets That Have Made Warren Buffett the World's Most...

1. Buffettology: The Proven Techniques for Investing Successfully in Changing Markets That Have Made Warren Buffett the World's Most Famous Investor

I NEVER buy books on stock markets. And neither should you. It's a waste of time. The only person you should listen to is Warren Buffett. After all, he is the richest investor in the world and the second-richest man after Bill Gates. Warren Buffett once said that he doesn't care about the price. He cares about value. If you never read Buffetology before, it'll be a real eye opener for you.

2. Words that Sell

Words That Sell lists the words and phrases that stimulate sales, grouping them in a logical, easy-to-find manner. The three basic sections of a sales presentation are the grabber, the description, and the clincher, and these sections comprise the core of Words That Sell. Once you find out that you can REALLY make a ton of money merely from an ability to put words down on paper, you'll want to know WHAT to say and HOW to do it. This book does an awesome job teaching that.

3. The Art of the Start

Guy Kawasaki wrote the best book on startups. This book is about starting a business, or a new branch of business within an existing one. And about what it takes to get the funding and momentum you need to be successful. It's about putting aside the ridiculous corporate culture of "mission statements", vision statements, binders and all the rest. Guy Kawasaki helps you to think about the most important aspects of your business and your personal motivation for starting it. In short, it's about why the world needs your product or service, why you need to sell it, and how to get there. Much of the content is focused on the mechanics (and pitfalls to avoid) of making formal pitches to venture capitalists, banks and the like. There is also some content dedicated to advertising, marketing, and PR, and how *not* to do those things as well. If you're not smart about it, advertising and marketing your new business will financially sink you, with no real profit to show for it, so pay attention to the advice given here! 

4. On Bullshit

This book is a fascinating journey into the meaning of truth, lies, and BS. It was surprisingly thoughtful and like anything thoughtful, it fertilized more thought. At least for me, it did. I think it was worth the investment in money and time.

5. The Millionaire Next Door

The title might sound cheesy, but the book really does share insights on what affluent, and successful really mean. It gives a great lesson on status symbols, and the proper attitudes towards work, and money to build wealth. What appealed to me the most, is that this is by no means a "get rich quick" book, or even a "get rich" book. It does, however, outline character traits of those among us that have become successful, and shows the many traps that most people, including high earners, commonly fall into.

6. Bootstrap: Lessons Learned Building a Successful Company from Scratch

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, for a multitude of reasons. Ken details the entrepreneur's issues when bootstrapping a company quite well (we bootstrapped our company also, and ran into many of the same problems). I enjoyed reading more about how Ken FELT while the company was growing. As an employee, you don't often know how the CEO feels about anything (Ken is good at controlling his emotions). Turns out he had similar feelings most entrepreneur's do when starting a company.

7. Little Red Book of Selling

If you’ve been a regular fan like I have of frenetic sales guru Jeffrey Gitomer’s columns in the Business Journal, you’ll want to grab his infamous power book on Selling, The Little Red Book of Selling. Like all of his stuff, it’s a straight ahead, well traveled, and often brilliant collection of practices on getting the advantage in selling, both over yourself and your competition. Like most of what Jeffrey writes, it holds the application for both the individual sales pro and the entrepreneur. Let me briefly show you how this little book is big on take away value.

8. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

I've read a lot of great books, but this one is the one is truly unique. The ideas found in this book are immeasurably valuable. In this book, you will find the secrets you need to live the life you dream of living. Tim is a gift to this world because he has been so generous in writing a book that candidly explains in great detail how to work less and make more. I've never seen any other book with more practical wisdom on the art of success. I've dog-eared most of this books since it's so full of great ideas. If you're an entrepreneur or want your life back, you must buy this book.

9. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind 

Eker's claim to fame is that he took a $2,000 credit card loan, opened "one of the first fitness stores in North America," turned it into a chain of 10 within two and a half years and sold it in 1987 for a cool (but now somewhat modest-seeming) $1.6 million. As you read through Eker's book, you realize that intuitively you might have "felt" some of these things all along but Didn't follow through. I very much enjoyed this book. It's certainly one of the better books about building wealth and I think that everyone can benefit from it regardless of their current level of income.

10. Street Smart Internet Marketing

Justin Michie is a successful business entrepreneur who made the life-changing decision to become a full-time internet marketer after he found himself frustrated with the long hours, excessive stress and constant employee management of his offline businesses. So he sold his businesses, left the employees, long hours and stress behind, for the freedom afforded by online marketing. He now makes more money in fewer hours and enjoys much more free time with his family. But the book is really valuable because of street smart internet marketing techniques that Justin shares in his book.

Someone asked a bunch of 50+ people about things they wished they had done in their younger years. The answers are incredibly smart, and in ...

Someone asked a bunch of 50+ people about things they wished they had done in their younger years. The answers are incredibly smart, and in most cases, simple. If you’ve recently hit the big 3-0, this is your homework. 


“If you could see me now, I’m down on my poor, crackling knees begging you to at least consider stopping smoking,” writes Quora user Cyndi Perlman Fink. It’s expensive, smells gross, and is 100% guaranteed to cause health problems. Want to be cancer-free at 50? Stop smoking.


“You can make a lot of money in the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s,…90s to buy the whole world when you are at age 50 or beyond,” writes Quora user Sireesha Chilakamarri.  “But, you cannot buy your health. Give up on fast food right now at age 30.”


“…Chances are you’ve come across ideas and changed in ways that mean you don’t see eye to eye with them on many issues. But then – that’s part of what a family can help with – to learn to get along with people you don’t agree with on many issues,” writes Quora user Robert Walker.”I come from a family which is very argumentative. If you didn’t understand the situation, you might at times think we hate each other. But it isn’t like that at all. Rather, we free to speak our minds because the family ties are so strong.”


“I was stupid. I didn’t listen. Do you want wrinkles and thin skin from sun damage like I have and do you want bruises from just lightly touching the side of a box and having your skin peel off? Go ahead, enjoy lying in the sun without sunblock,” writes Quora user Cyndi Perlman Fink.

20 Things To Do When You’re 30 That Will Make Life Better At 50

Build an active lifestyle now, and when you’re 50, you won’t be stuck in a Rascal. “Don’t gain weight. Exercise. Keep your weight at a reasonable level that’s good for your body,” continues Cyndi Perlman Fink. “Weight does all kinds of bad things for your body. I’ve been fat, I’ve been thin, thin is healthier.”


“Save money. I know this is a boring, trite, and unsexy suggestion, but it’s true,” writes Quora user Cliff Gilley. “In your 30s, the average person has a lot of disposable income, some of which can almost always quickly be set aside for use later in life.  Plus, building the habit of saving early means you’ll continue it further down the line.”


“…Happiness is what matters far more than worldly success,” writes Quora user Robert Walker. “If you are content with what you have, then you may be a bit less likely to end up a millionaire, but you will have a happier life.  And if you do become a wealthy person – is no reason why not, you’ll be a more happy, fulfilled and productive rich person.”


“Want to buy a house? Have kids? Write a book? Get a second degree or advanced degree? Change your career? Learn to play a new musical instrument? Learn to cook gourmet meals? Try scuba diving? Run for public office? Start a business and be self-employed? Then start today,” writes Quora user Bill Karwin. “It’s easy to put things off. “I’ll get to that someday.” But it’s really true that time starts accelerating as you enter your 30’s, and it keeps accelerating. The time that you’ll get around to those dreams should be now.”


“Use stellar sleep hygiene,” writes Quora user Nan Waldman. “A dark room or sleep shades will block out the light. No bright screens before bedtime. Go to sleep at the same time and wake up at the same time.”


“…Go to the freaking dentist already,” writes Quora user Caroline Zelonka. “Get your little cavities fixed as they come up. Unlike many body health issues, dental problems only get worse — and things like crowns and implants are uncomfortable, time-consuming and expensive (like close to five figures per tooth for an extraction, implant, and crown). If you have a real savings and income stream, the bills won’t be the painful thing — but there’s no getting around the pain and the time suck.”


You are the sum of your experiences. Don’t wake up when you’re 50 and realize that you’ve wasted life gathering possessions. Memories won’t depreciate and can’t be burned in a fire. (Inspired by Quora user Richard Careaga).


“Give to others, so you feel the goodness that service brings,” writes Quora user Nan Waldman. “However you give, do it with your full heart, soul, and effort. Expect nothing in return.”


“Get out of the house and have an honest-to-God adventure right now,” writes Quora user Mary Leek. “Make it as big as you can possibly manage, take lots of pictures, throw caution to the wind, assume the risk, grab the brass ring. If possible, include someone you’re close to – make a BIG memory. It has to be more than jumping out of an airplane – it needs to be measured in days, not hours or minutes. You’ll still be smiling about it when you’re old and creaky, I promise. I am.”


“Gee I wish I spent more time watching TV and playing video,” said no 50-year-old ever. Your brain neither stops growing nor exercise. 


“Traveling will change you like little else can. It will put you in places that will force you to care for issues that are bigger than you,” writes Jeff Goins. “It’s about experiencing true risk and adventure, so you don’t have to live in fear for the rest of your life. And…inspiring others to step out of that fear, too.”


“The list of benefits is endless, it only costs you a small amount of time a day, the change in your life and the people you love will be incredible,” writes Quora user Rens De Nobel. “And compared to ten years ago, there are long lists of scientific studies to back it up.”

17. DO YOU.

Trust me, the day your body starts to show the signs of wear & tear, you no longer see any fun in partying or trying to impress people around you,” writes Quora user Satish Kumar Grandhi. “You need to start your path of self-discovery right now to become stronger by the time you are 50.”


“You WILL forget more of your precious memories that you’ll remember,” writes Quora user Mark Crawley. “Your written records will entertain and endear in your future (wish I had). Your computer should make this archiving all the easier to implement and retain/recall. Put files on memory sticks with photos. Your kids (or surviving spouse) may someday love you for it.”


“Buy a house, it’ll be nearly paid for by the time you’re 50,” writes Quora user Liz Read.


“Choose people who make you feel like you already are your best self, who challenge you by their example, and who you genuinely enjoy,” explains Nan Waldman. “Nurture them. Laugh with them. Be silly too. Contribute to their survival and enjoyment of life. Take the time every week to be in touch.”

It’s easy to let stress, our emotions, and anxiety affect our sense of calm, especially during the hectic holiday season. But when we let ou...

It’s easy to let stress, our emotions, and anxiety affect our sense of calm, especially during the hectic holiday season. But when we let ourselves get carried away, we don’t just change our mind. This stress takes a toll on our body and causes a sense of imbalance in our lives. We then become unable to cope with situations that we normally would have the ability to handle.

How To Calm Down And Banish Anxiety For Good

The first thing to do is to start checking in with your body throughout the day. Notice how you are feeling. Many times our sense of calm can be upset without us even realizing it. The time to start with these practices is when you first notice that you aren’t feeling relaxed. Once you notice this, here are my suggestions on how to go easy.

1. Breathe

While meditating has tremendous benefits in helping to bring a sense of calm to one’s life, you don’t have to do a full mediation session to bring a sense of peace to each moment. Try to set time for regular breathing sessions during the day. Instead of mindlessly scrolling through the Facebook feed next time you have a few minutes of free time, take a few deep breaths. Just for a moment, keep your mind on your breath. You will find that you return to the moment much more relaxed and centered.

2. Spend Time In Solitude

Even extroverts need time alone. When we are around people, our energy is affected, and if we don’t take time alone to recharge our batteries, we can find ourselves stressed without knowing why. If you don’t live alone, go out in nature and spend time with yourself. When you spend time alone, especially in silence, you will find that you can hear yourself and access your intuition better as well.

3. Listen To Binaural Beats To Calm Down

Binaural Beats cause a hypnotic response in the brain and can do wonders to calm you down instantly. They work best when listened to with headphones, and there are many free ones for a variety of symptoms available on YouTube. I listen to them daily when I am working on my computer. They are also great to listen to as you drift off to sleep at night.

4. Dance

The majority of us live only in our heads. We have an entire body, but we spend most of our time in our minds. When we move our bodies, we lose some of our obsession with being in our minds, and we will notice an immediate sense of calm. You can get this effect with any activity or exercise which forces you to be in your body, but my favorite activity is dancing. You don’t need to go out to dance. You can have a dance party in your own living room. Freely express yourself and let yourself go.

5. Use Essential Oils To Help You Relax

Most of us know the soothing effects that lavender can have on the body, but many other scents can help with different types of anxiety. Frankincense is my favorite for calming a busy mind, while Jasmine is great for anxiety. Vetiver is perfect for sleeping and for relieving jet lag. I prefer to get the benefits of essential oils by using a diffuser, but you can also get their benefits by putting them in a foot bath or mixing them with a carrier oil and wearing them as perfume. One of the most relaxing things to do is to bring them in your bath water.

What ways do you use to calm down? Let me know in the comments below!

There are many things we can learn from classic literature. Our favorite books teach us lessons, deep lessons, lessons about the human condi...

There are many things we can learn from classic literature. Our favorite books teach us lessons, deep lessons, lessons about the human condition and the human heart. Also, how to pick up attractive people at bars, clubs, the grocery store. Here’s how to put your library to good use.

1. I’d never say “Farewell” to those Arms.

2. I’d love you in all the times, including* the Time of Cholera. (*but not limited to)

3. My Heart was a Lonely Hunter ’til I met you, girl.

4. Portnoy’s Complaint was that he didn’t get to see your fine behind.

5. You may not be Miss Jean Brodie, but I can tell you’re in your Prime.

6. Girl, you raise my temperature way past Fahrenheit 451.

7. Can I have The Way of All Flesh with you?

8. I’m no Jane, but I’d Eyre on the side of saying I think you’re beautiful.

9. I’d like to end your Age of Innocence.

10. Tender is the Night you let me take you home.

11. As I Lay Dying…my biggest regret was not telling you how beautiful you are.

12. Girl, we’re the Beautiful and the Damned, you’re beautiful and I’ll be damned if you don’t let me buy you a drink.

13. If you give me yo’ number, I’ll live up to all your Great Expectations.

14. Can you help me? I’m in Search of all the Lost Time I spent checkin’ you out.

15. Girl, it would be both a Crime and a Punishment if you don’t let me take you out.

16. I’d like to Catch 22 of you.

17. Girl, you’re my great white whale, and you make my dick be mo’.

18. I’d Revisit your Brideshead anytime.

19. I’d never be Misérables waking up to your face.

20. You’re the Lord of my Flies, and you can unzip them anytime.

21. If it was 1984, and I was Big Brother, I’d only watch you.

22. Hey lady, there’s nothing Second about your Sex.

23. I wanna do Wild Things wherever you Are.

24. I’d spend Tuesdays with Morrie, but baby, I’d spend every day with you.

25. Have you lost weight? Your Lightness is Unbearable, and it’s doing something to my Being.

26. The Sun isn’t the only thing around here that Also Rises.

27. Hey girl, can you say that one more time? I can’t hear you over the Sound and the Fury of my beating heart.

28. My love for you is Infinite, and I do not Jest.

29. I know For Whom the Bell Tolls, so why don’t you call me sometime?

30. Are you Five People? ’Cause I just met you, and I’m in Heaven.

31. Hey girl, don’t be The Stranger.

32. I want to take your body to Wuthering Heights.

33. We Need to Talk About Kevin. I’m Kevin, can I buy you a drink?

34. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues if you won’t give them your number, boy.

35. If you’d let me, baby, I’d Middlemarch you right on down the aisle.

Sometimes words aren’t enough to communicate with the object of your affection — English words, that is. In case you aren’t lucky enough to ...

Sometimes words aren’t enough to communicate with the object of your affection — English words, that is. In case you aren’t lucky enough to speak 12 languages fluently, we’ve compiled a love and dating-themed vocabulary list drawn from sources as varied as Tagalog, Dutch, and Inuit. Get over your Saudade, indulge in a little cafuné, and you’ll be questing in no time.

1. Mamihlapinatapai (Yaghan, Tierra del Fuego) – This term, which holds the Guinness World Record for “most succinct word,” means “looking at each other hoping that either will offer to do something which both parties desire but are unwilling to do.”

2. Saudade (Portuguese) – A melancholic nostalgia for someone or something from the past.

3. Tuqburni (Arabic) – The literal translation is “You bury me,” referring to a love so deep you can’t imagine living life without your partner.

4. Bakku-shan (Japanese) – A girl who’s only attractive when she’s viewed from behind.

5. Forelsket (Norwegian) – That intoxicatingly euphoric feeling you experience when you’re first falling in love.

6. Cafuné (Portuguese) – The act of running your fingers through your lover’s hair.

7. Paasa (Tagalog) – “A person who leads someone on (intentionally or not). Appearing as if they are genuinely interested romantically when they aren’t.”

8. Kummerspeck (German) – Literally translating to “grief bacon,” this delightful word refers to the less-than-delightful excess weight you gain from emotional overeating.

9. Onsra (Boro language of India) – That bittersweet feeling of loving for the last time — in other words, that feeling you get when you know a love won’t last.

10. Gretchenfrage (German) – A question asked for the purpose of finding out someone’s real intentions. First dates are overflowing with Gretchenfrages.

11. La douleur exquise (French) – The excruciating pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have.

12. Queesting (Dutch) – A whole verb dedicated to inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk.

13. Oodal (Tamil) – The fake-sulking you do after getting into a lovers’ tiff, usually over something inconsequential. Also see: crocodile tears.

14. Kilig (Tagalog) – The stupid-silly rush you feel immediately after something good happens, especially when it comes to love (like after accidentally bumping into your crush.)

15. Cavoli riscaldati (Italian) – When you attempt to start up a failed relationship or love affair. Also, literally, ‘reheated cabbage.’

16. Buksvåger (Swedish) – What you call someone who has had sex with someone you’ve already had sex with.

17. Koi no yokan (Japanese) – It does not quite love at first sight, but koi no yokan is nevertheless the feeling you get upon meeting someone that love will happen for the two of you, in time.

18. Gigil (Tagalog) – That indescribable, irresistible urge to grab or pinch something or someone super-adorable.

19. Iktsuarpok (Inuit) – The anticipation you feel when you’re waiting for someone to show up at your house.

20. Voorpret (Dutch) – That feeling of excitement you get even before an event actually takes place. Literally, translates to “pre-fun.”
21. Retrouvailles (French) – Retrouvailles, or “rediscovery,” refers to the happiness you feel upon reuniting with someone after you’ve been apart for a long time.

22. Razbliuto (Russian) – The (usually sentimental) feeling you have toward someone you used to love but no longer do.

23. Viraag (Hindi) – The emotional pain of being separated from a loved one.

24. Fensterln (German) – When you have to climb through someone’s window to have sex with them without their parents knowing about it.

25. Layogenic (Tagalog) – When someone looks attractive from far away, but, oh, they’re getting closer, oh, never mind. Also see: Total Monet