He who has no ill will to any being, who is friendly and compassionate, free from egoism, and self sense, even-minded in pain and pleasure and patient, who is ever content, self controlled, unshakable in determination, with mind and understanding given upto Me – he is dear to me.
“He who shrinks not from action which does not bring lasting happiness, nor gets attached to that which is conducive to blessedness imbued with the quality of goodness, he has all his doubts resolved, is intelligent and a man of true renunciation.”
– Bhagvad Gita
“You need to practice to get to your greatness.Sure practice takes discipline. But the price of discipline is always less than pain of regret.”
“In Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other opportunity. Most people experience turbulence at some point in their lives. We need to train ourselves to believe every crisis brings with it the opprtunity to become stronger and better, if we do the right thing. Knowing your strengths helps you identify and capitalise on opportunites. Being aware of your weakness and threats can help preempt crisis. The danger in a crisis is giving up too soon with little or no effort. ”
“Do not believe in anything simple because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious text books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations, But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it”
“I may not agree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” – Voltaire
“Outwit, Outplay, Outlast” – Mark Burnett
“Nobody has the truth – truth so true that you know it is true, and know that what you know is bound be right.” – Orson Scott Card
“Never let schooling interfere with your education.” – Mark Twain
“I think, therefore I am.” – René Descartes
“All who wander are not lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds” – Albert Einstein
“It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style. And here’s my own concoction:
I also feel like praying that the Gods save me from their followers….namely…the humans.” – Oscar Wilde
“A religious war is like children fighting over who has the strongest imaginary friend.” – Anon
“Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.” – Douglas Adams
“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” – Oscar Wilde
“Veni, Vedi, Veci.” (I came, I saw, I conquered.) – Julius Caesar
“Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?” – Peter McWilliams
“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time. ” – Anna Freud
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy” – Norman Vincent Peale
“Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.” – Sophia Loren
“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” – Eddie Rickenbacker
“Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.” – Thomas A. Edison
“Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.” – Eugene S. Wilson
“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ” – Christopher Reeve
“Victory belongs to the most persevering.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
Small people talk about OTHER PEOPLE. Average people talk about THINGS. Great people talk about IDEAS.
You are the same today that you’ll be five years from now except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read. – Mac Mc Millan
Take up one idea. Make that idea your life. Think of it, dream of it. Live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea & just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to “SUCCESS”.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
-St. Francis of Assisi
Winning doesn’t always mean beaing first, Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.
When you know what you want, and you want it badly enough, you’ll find a way to get it.
Success is when skill meets opportunity. Failure is when fantasy meets reality.
Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.
“Advice is like snow — the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.”
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There are some people, who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
-Douglas Everett, American Hockey Player
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.
“We all have time either to spend or to waste and it is our decision what to do with it. But once passed, it is gone forever.”
My “perfect” reader is not a scholar but neither is he an ignoramus; he does not read because he has to, nor as a pastime, nor to make a splash in society, but because he is curious about many things, wishes to choose among them and does not wish to delegate this choice to anyone; he knows the limits of his competence and education, and directs his choices accordingly.
— Primo Levi, “This Above All: Be Clear”, New York Times, November 20, 1988
“the ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
– Hans Hofmann
“Films have a certain place in a certain time period. Technology is forever.”
– Hedy Lamarr