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Quote of the day| When music hits you | 27.09.2017

When music hits you quote

Bob Marley, Quote

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain“-

Heres a great interview with the legend Bob Marley:



Robert Nesta MarleyOM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim,[1][2] blending mostly reggaeska and rocksteady in his compositions. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee “Scratch” Perry.[3]

After the Wailers disbanded in 1974,[4] Marley pursued a solo career upon his relocation to England that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and elevated his status as one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records.[5][6] Exodus stayed on the British album charts for 56 consecutive weeks. It included four UK hit singles: “Exodus”, “Waiting in Vain“, “Jamming“, and “One Love“. In 1978, he released the album Kaya, which included the hit singles “Is This Love” and “Satisfy My Soul”. The greatest hits album, Legend, was released in 1984, three years after Marley died. It subsequently became the best-selling reggae album of all time.

Diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma in 1977, Marley died on 11 May 1981 in Miami at age 36. He was a committed Rastafariwho infused his music with a sense of spirituality.[7]:242[8] He is credited with popularising reggae music around the world and served as a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity. Marley has also evolved into a global symbol and inspired numerous items of merchandise.

He was born on the farm of his maternal grandfather in Nine MileSaint Ann ParishJamaica, to Norval Sinclair Marley (1885–1955) and Cedella Booker (1926–2008).[9] Norval Marley was a white Jamaican originally from Sussex, England, whose family claimed Syrian Jewish origins.[10][11][12] Norval claimed to have been a captain in the Royal Marines;[13] at the time of his marriage to Cedella Booker, an Afro-Jamaican then 18 years old, he was employed as a plantation overseer.[13][14] Bob Marley’s full name is Robert Nesta Marley, though some sources give his birth name as Nesta Robert Marley, with a story that when Marley was still a boy a Jamaican passport official reversed his first and middle names because Nesta sounded like a girl’s name.[15][16] Norval provided financial support for his wife and child but seldom saw them as he was often away. Bob Marley attended Stepney Primary and Junior High School which serves the catchment area of Saint Ann.[17][18] In 1955, when Bob Marley was 10 years old, his father died of a heart attack at the age of 70.[19] Marley’s mother went on to marry Edward Booker, an American civil servant. The relationship brought Marley two American brothers: Richard and Anthony.[20][21]

Marley and Neville Livingston (later known as Bunny Wailer) had been childhood friends in Nine Mile. They had started to play music together while at Stepney Primary and Junior High School.[22] Marley left Nine Mile with his mother when he was 12 and moved to Trenchtown, Kingston. Cedella Booker and Thadeus Livingston (Bunny Wailer’s father) had a daughter together whom they named Claudette Pearl,[23] who was a younger sister to both Bob and Bunny. Now that Marley and Livingston were living together in the same house in Trenchtown, their musical explorations deepened to include the latest R&B from American radio stations whose broadcasts reached Jamaica, and the new Ska music.[24] The move to Trenchtown was proving to be fortuitous, and Marley soon found himself in a vocal group with Bunny Wailer, Peter ToshBeverley Kelso and Junior BraithwaiteJoe Higgs, who was part of the successful vocal act Higgs and Wilson, resided on 3rd St., and his singing partner Roy Wilson had been raised by the grandmother of Junior Braithwaite. Higgs and Wilson would rehearse at the back of the houses between 2nd and 3rd Streets, and it wasn’t long before Marley (now residing on 2nd St), Junior Braithwaite and the others were congregating around this successful duo.[25] Marley and the others didn’t play any instruments at this time, and were more interested in being a vocal harmony group. Higgs was glad to help them develop their vocal harmonies, although more importantly, he had started to teach Marley how to play guitar—thereby creating the bedrock that would later allow Marley to construct some of the biggest-selling reggae songs in the history of the genre.[26][27]

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Quote of the day | Faith in humanity quote 22/09/2017

Faith in humanity quote

 

Humanity

‘You must not loose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty’

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahātmā Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (/ˈɡɑːndiˈɡæn-/;[3] Hindustani: [ˈmoːɦənd̪aːs ˈkərəmtʃənd̪ ˈɡaːnd̪ʱi]; 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā (Sanskrit: “high-souled”, “venerable”)[4]—applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa[5]—is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu ji (Gujarati: endearment for father,[6] papa[6][7]) and Gandhi ji. He is unofficially called the Father of the Nation[8][9]

Born and raised in a Hindu merchant caste family in coastal Gujaratwestern India, and trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, Gandhi first employed nonviolent civil disobedience as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, in the resident Indian community’s struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he set about organising peasants, farmers, and urban labourers to protest against excessive land-tax and discrimination. Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for various social causes and for achieving Swaraj or self-rule.

Gandhi famously led Indians in challenging the British-imposed salt tax with the 400 km (250 mi) Dandi Salt March in 1930, and later in calling for the British to Quit India in 1942. He was imprisoned for many years, upon many occasions, in both South Africa and India. He lived modestly in a self-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn hand-spun on a charkha. He ate simple vegetarian food, and also undertook long fasts as a means of both self-purification and political protest.

Gandhi’s vision of an independent India based on religious pluralism, however, was challenged in the early 1940s by a new Muslim nationalism which was demanding a separate Muslim homeland carved out of India.[10] Eventually, in August 1947, Britain granted independence, but the British Indian Empire[10] was partitioned into two dominions, a Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan.[11]As many displaced Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs made their way to their new lands, religious violence broke out, especially in the Punjab and Bengal. Eschewing the official celebration of independence in Delhi, Gandhi visited the affected areas, attempting to provide solace. In the months following, he undertook several fasts unto death to stop religious violence. The last of these, undertaken on 12 January 1948 when he was 78,[12] also had the indirect goal of pressuring India to pay out some cash assets owed to Pakistan.[12] Some Indians thought Gandhi was too accommodating.[12][13] Among them was Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist, who assassinated Gandhi on 30 January 1948 by firing three bullets into his chest.[13]

Gandhi’s birthday, 2 October, is commemorated in India as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Nonviolence.

Heres a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

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Perfection

Perfection

perfection



If life was perfect

Wouldn’t thy beauty linger on forever?

Why do leaves fall off trees? Nay and cover the empty cracks on the floor…

perfection

If life was perfect

Why do the echoes of sinners run throughout the world?

Why do we feel hurt at the expense of one’s happiness

Why does the howling loneliness sweep the nice people first? 

perfection

If life was perfect

Why does crimson embers clutch the air in excitement?

Pull you so close you feel so happy and burn you when you’re too close…

 

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Poet stories| Three things you did not know about poets| Infographics

Poet stories- Which one of these surprises you the most?

poet stories, did not know about poets


Li Bai (Li Po) |Poet stories

Li Bai (701–762), also known as Li Bo, was a Chinese poet acclaimed from his own day to the present as a genius and a romantic figure who took traditional poetic forms to new heights. He and his friend Du Fu (712–770) were the two most prominent figures in the flourishing of Chinese poetry in the Tang dynasty, which is often called the “Golden Age of Chinese Poetry“. The expression “Three Wonders” referred to Li Bai’s poetry, Pei Min‘s swordplay, and Zhang Xu‘s calligraphy.[1]

Around a thousand poems attributed to him are extant. His poems have been collected into the most important Tang dynasty poetry anthology Heyue yingling ji,[2] compiled in 753 by Yin Fan, and thirty-four of his poems are included in the anthology Three Hundred Tang Poems, which was first published in the 18th century. In the same century, translations of his poems began to appear in Europe. The poems were models for celebrating the pleasures of friendship, the depth of nature, solitude, and the joys of drinking wine. Among the most famous are “Waking from Drunkenness on a Spring Day”, “The Hard Road to Shu”, and “Quiet Night Thought“, which still appear in school texts in China. In the West, multi-lingual translations of Li’s poems continue to be made. His life has even taken on a legendary aspect, including tales of drunkenness, chivalry, and the well-known fable that Li drowned when he reached from his boat to grasp the moon’s reflection in the river.

George MacDonald  |Poet stories

George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. AudenC. S. LewisJ. R. R. Tolkien,[1] Walter de la Mare,[2] E. Nesbit and Madeleine L’Engle.[1] C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his “master”: “Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later,” said Lewis, “I knew that I had crossed a great frontier.” G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had “made a difference to my whole existence”.[3]

Elizabeth Yates wrote of Sir Gibbie, “It moved me the way books did when, as a child, the great gates of literature began to open and first encounters with noble thoughts and utterances were unspeakably thrilling.”[4]

Even Mark Twain, who initially disliked MacDonald, became friends with him, and there is some evidence that Twain was influenced by MacDonald.[citation needed] Christian author Oswald Chambers wrote in his Christian Disciplines that “it is a striking indication of the trend and shallowness of the modern reading public that George MacDonald’s books have been so neglected”.[5]

Gottlob Wilhelm Burmann |Poet stories

Gottlob Wilhelm Burmann (18 May 1737 – 5 January 1805) was a German Romantic poet and lipogrammatist. He is best known for his dislike of the letter R. The letter does not appear in any of his 130 poems.[1] He is even said to have eliminated it from his daily speech, refusing to say his last name for over seventeen years.[2]

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The Flower- Poem

The Flower


A poem:

white flower

White Purity stainless to many

Stained through puberty

Innocent at heart, heart of the bud



Pleasant at first glance, Stings when you’re on the wrongside of it

Why so beautiful, if im only about to be pushed away?

Deceptive, beautiful, elegant, bittersweet

Yes that’s my Diocia.

‘I have something to tell you’

‘Yes’

Close your eyes‘.

red flower

Last walk to freedom, blinded by darkness

Peerless purity, corruption continuum

Deceptive, like the women in the black dress

Tenebrous, beware, angel of darkness stares

Into your eyes, makes you see none

Death makes you see black? Or the heavenly white?

Black cards, black cards, lifes a game

Gamble right and you may get a black,

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Life- Poem

Descriptive writing– Life


life, poem

What makes life valuable is that it doesn’t last forever. What makes it

precious is that it ends. I know that now more than ever. And I say it

today, out of all days, to remind us that time is luck. So, don’t waste it

living someone else’s life. Make yours count for something; fight

for what matters to you no matter what because even if we fall

short, what better way is there to live? It’s easy to feel hopeful

on a beautiful day like today, but there will be dark days

ahead of us, too.

life, poem

There will be days when you feel alone,

and that is when hope is needed most. No matter how

buried it gets or how lost you feel, you must promise me

that you will hold onto hope. Keep it alive. We have to be

greater than what we suffer. My wish for you is to

become hope – people need that. And even if we

fail, what better way is there to live? As we

look around here today, at all the people

who helped make us who we are,

I know it feels like we are saying

goodbye, but we will carry a

piece of each other into

everything that we do

next, to remind us of

who we are and

who we are

meant to

be?

 

 

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Quote of the day – Never give up 16/09/2017

Never give up on your problems quote



albert einstein, hard work, never give up, quote, problems

‘It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.’

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, in the Kingdom of Württemberg in the German Empire, on 14 March 1879.[5] His parents were Hermann Einstein, a salesman and engineer, and Pauline Koch. In 1880, the family moved to Munich, where Einstein’s father and his uncle Jakob founded Elektrotechnische Fabrik J. Einstein & Cie, a company that manufactured electrical equipment based on direct current.[5]

The Einsteins were non-observant Ashkenazi Jews, and Albert attended a Catholic elementary school in Munich from the age of 5 for three years. At the age of 8, he was transferred to the Luitpold Gymnasium (now known as the Albert Einstein Gymnasium), where he received advanced primary and secondary school education until he left the German Empire seven years later.[16]

In 1894, Hermann and Jakob’s company lost a bid to supply the city of Munich with electrical lighting because they lacked the capital to convert their equipment from the direct current (DC) standard to the more efficient alternating current (AC) standard.[17] The loss forced the sale of the Munich factory. In search of business, the Einstein family moved to Italy, first to Milan and a few months later to Pavia. When the family moved to Pavia, Einstein stayed in Munich to finish his studies at the Luitpold Gymnasium. His father intended for him to pursue electrical engineering, but Einstein clashed with authorities and resented the school’s regimen and teaching method. He later wrote that the spirit of learning and creative thought was lost in strict rote learning. At the end of December 1894, he travelled to Italy to join his family in Pavia, convincing the school to let him go by using a doctor’s note.[18] During his time in Italy he wrote a short essay with the title “On the Investigation of the State of the Ether in a Magnetic Field”.[19][20]

Here is a tribute to Albert Einstein:

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Quote of the day- Man’s best friend 14/09/2017

Man's best friend



Man's best friend

– Anonymous

 

Here is a tribute to dogs:

Ever heard of this remarkable story? Man’s best friend

Hachikō (ハチ公, November 10, 1923 – March 8, 1935) was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of ŌdateAkita Prefecture,[2] Japan. He is remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, for whom he continued to wait for over nine years following his death.[3] Hachikō is known in Japanese as chūken Hachikō (忠犬ハチ公) “faithful dog Hachikō”, hachi meaning “eight” and  meaning “affection.”[4] During his lifetime, the dog was held up in Japanese culture as an example of loyalty and fidelity. Well after his death, he continues to be remembered in worldwide popular culture, with statues, movies, books, and appearances in various media.

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Quote of the day -perseverance 13/09/2017

Perseverance quote

do it, perseverance, elon musk, quote




“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.”= Elon Musk

Musk was born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa,[29] the son of Maye Musk (née Haldeman), a model and dietician from ReginaSaskatchewan, Canada;[30] and Errol Musk, a South African electromechanical engineer, pilot and sailor. He has a younger brother, Kimbal (born 1972), and a younger sister, Tosca (born 1974).[34] His paternal grandmother was British, and he also has Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry.[35][36] His maternal grandfather was American, from Minnesota.[37] After his parents divorced in 1980, Musk lived mostly with his father in the suburbs of Pretoria.[35]

During his childhood he was an avid reader.[38]

At age 10, he developed an interest in computing with the Commodore VIC-20.[39] He taught himself computer programming at the age of 12, sold the code for a BASIC-based video game he created called Blastar, to a magazine called PC and Office Technology, for approximately $500.[40][41] A web version of the game is available online.[40][42]

Musk was severely bullied throughout his childhood, and was once hospitalized when a group of boys threw him down a flight of stairs and then beat him until he lost consciousness.[38]

Musk was initially educated at private schools, attending the English-speaking Waterkloof House Preparatory School. Musk later graduated from Pretoria Boys High School and moved to Canada in June 1989, just before his 18th birthday,[43] after obtaining Canadian citizenship through his Canadian-born mother.[44][45]`

Here is a tribute to Elon Musk:

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Water

water poem natureWater

Water, can you hear it? Gleaming eyes

The waterfall leaving a chasm in your heart

Fill my inky heart, with your soft trickling twilight

Smothering my fiery flamed hear, with your prismatic stance

Fissuring my chintzy taste buds, baptising my tongue

Whirlpool of deliberate destruction

Clear as day, opaque as the rocks under the sun

Fake as the reflection you see, of radiant stars

Is she flowing too, or will she flow through the fall line?

The power of volition, will she be unwavering?

Aqua in her purest, little stain of blood

Big stain of blood, responsive to change

I can sometimes feel your heat but not see it

But will my life flow like water, or will heart fissure

Conductive to life, peevish downfall

But she is non organic, because water does not decay

 

 

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Reason to smile ? A poem about the struggles in the world

IMG_0154 smileReason to smile ? A poem about the struggles in the world

If we are meant to be the civilised beings, why do we smile away from our problems?

Why do we kill our own, disregard the poor and kill the planet as we speak?

Are we protecting our untainted young from the enticing light

That deceives us as corrupted purity?

Are we setting a pathway for younglings to prosper bliss

When all our goals are oriented around money, sex and power?

Why do we blame murderers and rapists

When we should look at ourselves for despoiling the innocence from children these outlaws once were, how can we smile?



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Being happy poem

Being happy

happy, smiling, dog, bulldog, grey




Steal the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.
Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.
The shortest distance between two people is a smile.
One smile can’t change the world, but your smile changes mine.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.

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Ambition

Just remember the only thing screwed up is the picture in people’s head of how things are supposed to be

Yesterday is today’s gain

Tomorrow is today’s to tame

The past shall not take too much of today

and the future shall teach you who you really are and what you really want

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Finding beauty in the most “unlikely” places

People can’t see themselves,
this is why we look into people’s eyes as if they were mirrors,
but their eyes talk about themselves,
not you,
so find beauty inside of you
and let what you do reflect it.

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The Wilderness

Lost in the forest, I broke off a dark twig

and lifted its whisper to my thirsty lips;

maybe it was the voice of the rain crying,

a cracked bell, or a torn heart.

Something from far off it seemed

deep and secret to me, hidden by the earth,

a shout muffled by huge autumns,

by the moist half-open darkness of the leaves.

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The Path

Sometimes your heart tells you to help someone find their way, but your mind tells you that someone needs to find their path on their own to grow.

Sometimes your heart tells you to love someone who is not on the same page as you, but your mind tells you your differences will end up pulling you both a part.

Sometimes your heart tells you to endure the cheating and abuse with the hope of change, but your mind says you know you deserve better.

Your heart and mind sometimes disagree; your fate will depend on whose advice you follow.

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A Star

Tell a man there are an infinite and one stars in the universe and he’ll believe you.

Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he’ll have to touch it to be certain of it.

We need to find the one, cannot be found in noise and restlessness.

The one is the friend of silence.

The one envisages how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…

We need silence to be able to touch souls.

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The Time-Portal

Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.

Imagine your mind as a door and make sure never open that door to any low feelings or sad thoughts.

You have control over the door of your mind so only allow those thoughts that deserve room in your mind and your life.

Only allow happiness, love, peace and joy to come through that door.

Quote of the day- CAT QUOTE 16/9/2017

CAT TO A TIGER QUOTE

cat, quoteGod made the cat to give man the pleasure of stroking a tiger.

—Joseph Méry

What you may not have known about the common cat… ?

The 41 known cat species in the world today are all descended from a common ancestor.[9] Cats originated in Asia and spread across continents by crossing land bridges. Testing of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA revealed that the ancient cats evolved into eight main lineages that diverged in the course of at least 10 migrations (in both directions) from continent to continent via the Bering land bridge and the Isthmus of Panama, with the Panthera genus being the oldest and the Felis genus being the youngest. About 60% of the modern cat species are estimated to have developed within the last million years.[10]

Felidaes (cat families):

The biological family Felidae is a lineage of carnivorans that includes the cats. A member of this family is also called a felid.[3][4][5][6] The characteristic features of cats have evolved to support a carnivorous lifestyle, with adaptations for ambush or stalking and short pursuit hunting. They have gracile and muscular bodies, strong flexible forelimbs and retractable claws for holding prey, dental and cranial adaptations for a strong bite, and often have characteristic striped or spotted coat patterns for camouflage. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they are dependent on nutrients in animal flesh for survival, and because of the large proportion of meat in their diet are sometimes referred to as hypercarnivores. Of the 13 terrestrial families in the order Carnivora, they are the strictest carnivores.[7]

Living cats belong to two subfamilies, the Pantherinae and Felinae. The former comprises the “big cats” (the tigerlionjaguarleopardsnow leopardclouded leopard and Sunda clouded leopard).[5] Felinae comprises all the non-pantherine cats,[8] which range in size from the small rusty-spotted cat to the big cat-sized puma and includes such diverse forms as the lynxocelotserval and cheetah, as well as the domestic cat.

Felidae’s closest relatives are thought to be the Asiatic linsangs.[11] Together with the Viverridaehyenasmongooses, and Madagascar carnivores, they form the suborder Feliformia.[12]

Most cat species share a genetic anomaly that prevents them from tasting sweetness.[13]

Most cat species have a haploid number of 18 or 19. New World cats (those in Central and South America) have a haploid number of 18, possibly due to the combination of two smaller chromosomes into a larger one.[14]

Domestic cats may either have a long or short tail. At one point, biologists had to consider whether the short tail also found in the lynx was the ancestral or derived trait. Without looking at the fossil record, researchers were able to look at the character states found in their outgroups. Because all animals belonging to Felidae’s sister taxa, Viverridae, have long tails, scientists could infer that this character state represents the ancestral trait.[12]

Some domestic cats display a rosette pattern on their coats. This character state, however, is not related to the rosettes found on big cats. Domestic cats and big cats underwent convergent evolution for this trait. The most common ancestor to all cats had a flecked coat. Lynxes display this character state. The jaguarundi lost this character state secondarily. The most common recent ancestor of snow leopards, tigers, jaguars, lions, and leopards developed a coat with rosette patterns from the flecked patterns. Tigers and lions, however, do not display rosettes as adults. They both have lost this ancestral character state over time. Adult tigers actually display elongated rosettes that now appear as stripes. Adult lions seem to lack any distinctive markings altogether. Both juvenile tigers and lions, however, display partial rosettes. This ancestral character state appears only during these early stages, supporting the notion that ontogeny reflects phylogeny. The rosette patterns found on snow leopards, jaguars, and leopards all have a common origin.[15]

Carnivores compete against each other. There is fossil evidence that felids have been more successful than canids in North America.[16][17]