"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious 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."
"Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own."
"Leadership is not magnetic personality - that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people" -- that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations."
"If a person goes to his job with a firm determination to give of himself the best of which he is capable, that job-no matter what it is-takes on dignity and importance."
"Your enthusiasm will be infectious, stimulating and attractive to others. They will love you for it. They will go for you and with you."
"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship."
"Most of us can learn to live in perfect comfort on higher levels of power. Everyone knows that on any given day there are energies slumbering in him which the incitements of that day do not call forth. Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. It is evident that our organism has stored-up reserves of energy that are ordinarily not called upon - deeper and deeper strata of explosible material, ready for use by anyone who probes so deep. The human individual usually lives far within his limits."
"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."
"The secret of health for both the body and the mind is not to mourn the past or worry about the future, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."
"A leaf is supposed to grow is full of wrinkles and creases before it develops; if one doesn't have the patience and wants the leaf to be as smooth as a willow leaf from the start, then there is a problem."
"The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do."
"We live in a time of such rapid change and growth of knowledge that only he who is in a fundamental sense a scholar—that is, a person who continues to learn and inquire—can hope to keep pace, let alone play the role of guide."
Nathan M Pusey
Child To Parents -
"Don't be affraid to be firm with me. I prefer it : it makes me feel more secure.
Don't let me form bad habits. I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages.
Don't nag me , if you do so I shall have to protect myself by apprearing deaf.
Don't make me feel my mistakes are sins, it updates my sense of values.
Don't ever suggest that you are perfect or infallible. It gives me a great shock
when I discover that you are neither.
Don't ever think it beneath your dignity to apolozise to me. An honest
apology makes me feel surprisingly warm toward you."
"When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can't be cured."
"Nothing great will ever be achieved without great mean, and men are great only if they are determined to be so."
Charles De Gaulle
"You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing."
"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart…. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
"There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge."
"A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century."
"So long as the millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every man a traitor who, having been educated at their expense, pays least heed to them!"
"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."
"Imitate until you emulate; match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness."
Mark Victor Hansen
"Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress."
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."
"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much."
"We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings."
"The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory."
You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there."
Edwin Louis Cole
"Unwavering loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth, and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness and high achievement."
"Courage is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." Winston Churchill
"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of faith is to see what you believe." Saint Augustine
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." Socrates
"True prosperity is the result of well-placed confidence in ourselves and our fellow man." Robert Burton
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." Confucius
"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you lived and lived well." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The price of greatness is responsibility." Winston Churchill
"The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were." John Keats
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." E.E. Cummings
"Family is one of nature's masterpieces." George Bernard Shaw
Courtesy: Pradhan Singh