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PREFACE Quotation is a phrase or passage from a book or speech etc., remembered and repeated, usually with an acknowledgment of its source. Quotations are wisdom in crystal form, as in the words of Benjamin Disraeli, “the wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.” Hence, we can happily call the quotation as an immortal saying that will enlighten, educate, entertain, support and encourage our personal growth.
Quotations are enjoyed not merely for own pleasure’s sake, but can be used to add sparkle to your articles, essays, book, speech, or even everyday talk. A well turned phrase or a striking wit can create ripples of enjoyment or laughter in an otherwise dull atmosphere or stale party. A good book of quotations is always a pleasure. This book contains a collection of nearly 5000 quotations and proverbs meticulously selected from the best possible sources, ancient as well as modern. These quotations include the most celebrated lines from Shakespeare and other literary classics, the Bible, the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Ramayana, and from the sayings and writings of the great men like Buddha, Guru Nanak, and besides these, of some unknown but thoughtful writers, too. I owe a large debt to many authors, writers and publishers, whose quotations I have freely used with their names, and to them my acknowledgments are still due. Finally, a special word of sincere thanks to my dear niece Priyanka Choudhry for her general assistance with proofreading. Should you discover any error in this book, please write to the publisher or contact at


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T his book has been planned and organised with much care to enhance effect in your self-worth, self-growth, self-confidence and, above all, self-improvement that will help you stay positive on all occasions.
A wide range of subjects are grouped together for quotes containing similar words, or themes – for example, Ability, intelligence and talent, action and deeds, appreciation and approval, character and personality, compliment and praise and so on. Each subject bears the code number. Quotations are arranged subject-wise (with code number) and the subjects arranged alphabetically. The subject index given at the beginning directs you to specific topic with the page numbers on which they appear. Now you can easily select an appropriate quotation for use on almost any subject.


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Subjects grouped together for quotes containing similar themes
Subject Code : 1. 4. 5. 12. 15. 16. 35. 47. 48. 61. 110. 133. 134. Ability, Intelligence and Talent Accomplishment and Achievement Action and deeds Aim and Ambition Appreciation and Approval Argument, Disagreement and Compromise Books and Diaries Chaos and Order Character and Personality Compliment And Praise Education, Learning and Teaching Fault and mistake Feelings and emotions - Some Specific (A) Anger (B) Anticipation (C) Bitterness (D) Boredom (E) Envy (F) Fear (G) Forgiveness (H) Grief and Loss (I) Guilt (J) Happiness (K) Hate (L) Hope (M) Inferiority (N) Jealousy (O) Loneliness (P) Pride (Q) Revenge (R) Sadness (S) Shame Page 01 04 05 14 16 16 28 35 35 50 82 102 105-122 105 107 108 108 108 108 110 111 112 113 115 117 118 118 119 120 120 121 122

147. 149. 164. 168. 185. 198. 204. 217. 218. 228. Giving and helping others Goal, Objective, Obstacles and Solution Home, House and housework Humanity, human nature and human soul Inspiration and motivation Knowledge and wisdom Leader and leadership Love and affection Luck and opportunity Mental health issues : (A) Anxiety (B) Breakdown (C) Depression (D) Neurosis and Psychosis (E) Sanity and Insanity Pain and suffering Self and selfishness Success and failure Writer and writing 135 139 156 161 177 191 203 219 224 241-243 241 242 242 243 243 285 366 397 439

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Subject Index
Ability / 01 Absence, Absent / 04 Acceptance / 04 Accomplishment / 04 Achievement / 04 Action / 05 Adaptability / 07 Admiration / 08 Adversity / 08 Advertising / 09 Advice / 10 Affection / 223 Age and ageing / 11 Aim / 14 Ambition / 14 Angel / 15 Anger / 105 Anticipation / 107 Anxiety / 241 Appearance / 15 Appreciation / 16 Approval / 16 Argument / 16 Art and artist / 18 Aspiration / 19 Attitude / 19 Avarice / 20 Awareness / 20 Blessing / 26 Blind / 26 Bliss / 26 Boast / 26 Body / 27 Bold (ness) / 27 Books / 28 Boredom / 108 Borrowing / 29 Bravery / 30 Breakdown / 242 Brevity / 30 Brotherhood / 30 Business / 31
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Capitalism / 32 Care / 32 Caution / 32 Chance / 32 Change / 33 Challenge / 34 Chaos / 35 Character / 35 Charity / 39 Cheerfulness / 40 Child, Childhood and children/41 Choice / 44 Circumstance / 45 Civilization / 45 Clever / 47 Commitment / 47 Common sense / 47 Communication / 48 Communism / 49 Companionship / 49 Compliment / 50 Compromise / 17 Conceit / 51 Conduct / 51

Bachelor / 21 Beauty / 21 Belief / 24 Benevolence / 24 Biography / 25 Birds / 25 Birth / 25 Bitterness / 108

x Confession / Confidence / Conscience / Contentment / Conversation / Courage / Courtesy / Coward / Creation and Creator / Crime / Critic and Criticism / Culture / Cunning / Curiosity / Custom / 52 55 55 57 57 58 59 60 60 61 61 63 63 63 64 Dog / Doing and doing nothing / Doubt / Dream / Dress / Drinking / Duty / 76 77 77 78 79 79 80 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ E Eating / 82 Economy / 82 Education / 82 Egoism and Egotism / 88 Eloquence / 88 Emancipation / 88 Encouragement / 89 Endurance / 89 Enemy / 89 Enthusiasm / 90 Envy / 108 Equality / 90 Error / 93 Eternity / 93 Events / 93 Evil / 93 Example / 94 Excess / 95 Excuse / 95 Experience / 96 Eyes / 97 D Dance / 65 Danger / 65 Dead / 65 Death / 66 Debt / 68 Deceit / 69 Decision / 69 Deeds / 105 Delay / 69 Delight / 70 Democracy / 70 Depression / 242 Desire / 71 Destiny / 71 Determination / 72 Devil / 72 Diaries / 29 Difficulty / 72 Dignity / 73 Diplomacy / 73 Disagreement / 17 Discipline / 74 Discontent / 75 Discretion / 75 Dishonest / 76 Divine / 76 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ F Face / 98 Failure / 396 Faith / 98 Fame / 99 Family / 100 Fate and fatalism / 102 Fault / 102 Fear / 108 Feelings and emotions – General / 104 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ .

xi – Some specific ‘A’ to ‘S’/105-122 Flag / 123 Flattery / 123 Flower / 124 Fools / 124 Forgiveness / 110 Fortune / 126 Freedom / 127 Friend and friendship / 128 Future / 131 Honesty / 158 Honour / 159 Hope / 117 Hospitality / 160 House / 157 Housework / 158 Humanity / 161 Human Nature / 162 Human Soul and God / 163 Humility / 163 Humour / 164 Husband / 165 Hypocrisy / 166 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ G Garden / 133 Generation gap / 133 Generosity / 133 Genius / 134 Giving / 135 Glory / 137 Goal / 137 God / 139 Good (ness) / 142 Government / 143 Gratitude / 144 Greatness / 145 Grief and loss / 111 Guest / 147 Guilt / 112 Guts / 147 I Ideas / 167 Idealist / 168 Idleness / 169 Ignorance / 170 Imagination / 171 Imitation / 172 Immortality / 172 Impossible / 174 Independence / 174 Individuality / 175 Inferiority / 118 Ingratitude / 176 Injustice / 177 Inspiration / 177 Intellect (ual) / 178 Intelligence / 02 Interest / 180 Intolerance / 180 Invention / 180 H Habit / 148 Happiness / 113 Hate / 115 Healing / 150 Health / 149 Heart and Head / 151 Heaven and Hell / 152 Helping others / 136 Hero / 154 History / 155 Holiness / 156 Home / 156 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ J Jealosy / 118 Jest / 182 Joy / 182 Judge / 183 Judgement / 184 Just and justice / 185 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ .

xii K Kind (ness) / King / Kiss / Knowledge / 187 188 189 191 L Labour / 196 Language / 197 Laugh. John / Mind / Minute / Miracle / Mirror / Miser / Misery / Misfortune / Mistake / Moderation / Modesty / Moment / Money / Moon / Morality / Morning / Mortality / Mother / Motivation / Motive / Music / Myself / Mystery / 244 244 245 245 245 249 249 250 250 250 250 103 251 252 253 254 257 257 259 259 260 178 261 262 264 264 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ N Name / 265 Nation / 266 Nature / 266 Necessity / 268 Neighbour / 268 Neurosis and psychosis / 243 New / 269 News / 269 Newspaper / 270 Night / 270 Nightingale / 271 Nobility / 272 Noise / 272 Nonsense / 273 Nose / 273 Novelty / 273 M Machine / Mad (ness) / Man / Manners / Marriage / Medicine Melancholy / Memories and memory / Men and women / Mental health issues / 227 227 228 232 233 236 237 238 240 241 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . Laughter / 198 Law / 201 Lawyer / 202 Lazy. lying / 209 Life / 211 Light / 216 Listening / 217 Literature / 218 Little / 219 Loneliness / 119 Loquacity / 219 Love / 219 Luck / 224 Mercy / Merit / Might / Milton. Laziness / 203 Leader and leadership / 203 Learning / 84 Leisure / 205 Lending / 206 Liar / 207 Liberty / 207 Library / 209 Lie.

Philosopher / 302 Please / 304 Pleasure / 304 Poem / 305 Poet / 306 Poetry / 307 Politeness / 308 Politics. Politician / 309 Population / 311 Positive / 311 Poverty / 312 Power. Puritan / 333 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Q Quality / Quarrel / Question And Answer / Quotation / 335 335 336 336 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ R Rain and rainbow / 338 Reading / 339 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . Power of Mind / 314 Practice / 316 Praise / 50 Prayer / 316 Preaching / 318 Prejudice / 319 Present / 320 Press / 320 Price / 321 Pride / 120 Principle / 321 Prison / 322 Problems / 323 Procrastination / 324 Progress / 325 Promise / 326 Property / 327 Prosperity / 109 Prudence / 328 Psychology / 329 Public and public opinion / 331 Publicity / 331 Pun / 332 Punctuality / 332 Punishment / 333 Pure.xiii O Oath / 274 Obedience / 274 Objective / 138 Obligation / 275 Obstacles / 139 Obstinacy / 275 Occupation / 275 Offence / 276 Office and Officer / 276 Old / 276 Open Mind / 278 Opinion / 278 Opportunity / 225 Optimism and Pessimism / 280 Oratory / 283 Order / 35 Originality / 283 Others / 284 P Pain and suffering / 285 Painting / 287 Paradise / 288 Parents / 288 Parting / 289 Passion / 290 Past / 291 Patience / 292 Patriotism / 294 Peace and peace of mind / 296 Pen / 298 People / 298 Perfection / 300 Perseverance / 301 Personality / 38 Pessimism / 282 Philosophy.

Improvement / 370 Self .Reproach / 373 Self .Confidence / 368 Self .Reliance / 372 Self.Control / 368 Self .Knowledge / 370 Self .Sacrifice / 374 Self .xiv Reality / 341 Reason / 342 Reform / 343 Refusal / 344 Regret / 345 Rejoice / 345 Relationship / 345 Religion / 346 Repentance / 349 Reputation / 350 Resolution / 351 Respect / 351 Responsibility / 351 Rest / 352 Result / 352 Revenge / 120 Revolution / 353 Reward / 354 Rich / 354 Right and Wrong / 356 Rights / 356 Risk / 357 Romance / 357 Rome / 357 Rose / 358 Rumour / 359 Self.Love / 371 Self.Respect / 374 Self .Awareness / 360 121 360 243 360 361 362 362 362 364 364 365 366 367 367 .Praise / 372 Self .Satisfaction / 374 Senses / 374 Service / 375 Sex / 375 Shakespeare / 376 Shame / 122 Shelley.Esteem / 369 Self .Concept / 368 Self .Actualization / Self . Percy Bysshe / 377 Silence / 377 Simplicity / 380 Sin / 380 Sincerity / 381 Sky : / 382 Slavery / 382 Sleep / 383 Smile / 383 Snow / 384 Socialism / 385 Solitude / 385 Solution / 139 Song / 386 Sorrow / 387 Soul / 388 Speech / 389 Stars / 391 Statesman / 392 Strength / 392 Struggle / 393 Style / 393 Success and failure / 393 Suicide / 397 Sun / 398 Sunday / 398 S Sacrifice / Sadness / Safety / Sanity and insanity / Saint / Salt / Salvation / Scholar / Science / Sea / Secret / Seeing / Self and Selfishness / Self .

Will-Power / Wind / Winner and Loser / Wisdom / Wise / Wish and wisher / Wit / Wit and humour / Wonder / Words / Work and workforce / World / Writer and writing / 423 423 425 425 426 427 427 427 165 428 428 429 193 429 429 430 431 432 433 435 436 437 U Ugliness / 414 Understanding / 414 Unhappiness / 414 Union / 415 Unity 415 Universe / 415 University / 416 Unknown / 416 Y Year / Yesterday / Young / Youth / 440 440 440 440 V Valentine / Value / Vanity / Verdict / Vice / 417 417 417 418 418 Z Zeal / 442 ✤✤✤ .xv Suspicion / 399 Swearing / 399 Sympathy / 399 Victory / Violence / Virtue / Vision / Voice / 419 419 420 421 422 T Tact / 400 Talent / 03 Talk / 400 Taste / 402 Taxes / 402 Teaching / 86 Tears / 402 Temptation / 403 Thinking / 404 Thoughts / 405 Time / 407 Time Management / 409 Today and Tomorrow / 409 Tolerance / 410 Tongue / 411 Travel / 411 Tree / 412 Trouble / 412 Trust / 413 Truth / 52 W Wants / War / Water / Weakness / Wealth / Weather / Wedding / Welcome / Wife / Will.

Intelligence and Talent (A) Ability : 1. . 2.Downloaded from www.James Froude Natural abilities are like natural plants that need pruning by Book of Quotations # 01 A 1.Cicero The man who can speak acceptable is usually given credit for ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses. .Napoleon Bonaparte We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing.blogspot. .Elbert Hubbard Ability may get you to the top. Ability is of little account without opportunity.John Wooden 3. 5. 9. 4. Ability. but it takes character to keep you there. 6. .Mahatma Gandhi It is a fine thing to have ability. . 8. . we learn the limits of our abilities. but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. . . while others judge us by what we have already done.Longfellow As we advance in life.Dale Carnegie The Difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. 7.lifebooks4all.Francis Bacon Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. . .

Clarence Darrow . and somehow tie the hog on one end of the plank. put it over a cross-bar.Joseph Whitney 15.John Dewey 14. An intelligent man never snubs anybody. . . .Bertrand Russell 17.testing business reminds me the way they used to weigh hogs in Texas.Alfred North Whitehead 13.Frederic Amiel 16. we call it intelligence.02 # Book of Quotations 10. They would get a long plank. .Samuel Johnson (B) Intelligence : 11. . . A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything. . They’d search all around till they found a stone that would balance the weight of the hog and they’d put that one the other end of the plank. we call it instinct.Willy Cuppy 12. The intelligence is proved not by ease of learning but by understanding what we learn. If an animal does something. which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended. What is an intelligent man ? A man who enters with case and completeness into the spirit of things and the intention of persons. Then they guess the weight of the stone. Every child ought to be more intelligent than his parent. . if we do the same thing for the same reason. Intelligence is a quickness to apprehend as a distinct from ability. and who arrives at an end by the shortest route. The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt.Vauvenargues 18. . This intelligence.

Thomas Wolfe 26. . If you have great talents. Hide not your talents. The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent. all is well and wisely put. Neither can you crack a nut. .Sir Joshna Reynolds 27. Talent is developed in retirement : character is formed in the rush of the world.Erica Jong 24. . but in the failure to use the one talent. he has gloriously succeeded. he has partly failed.Benjamin Franklin 25. . Everyone has talent. What’s a sundial in the shade? . and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever knew.Edgar W.Goethe 21. . Talents differ.Emerson 20. . . If I cannot carry forests on my back. Work 23. he has failed. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. If you have but moderate abilities. .William Hazlitt 22. industry will improve them. If he has talent and uses half of it. That on talent which is death to hide.Holmes 28. The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms.Milton : Sonnet : On His Blindness .Book of Quotations # 03 (C) Talent : 19. industry will supply their deficiency. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it. Men of talent are men for occasions. They for use were made. . If a man has talent and cannot use it.

Thomas H.Ouida The absent are always in the wrong. Acceptance 1. Lawrence We cannot change anything until we accept it. Accomplishment and Achievement 1. . Absent 1.Old Testament 4. . 3. 6. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. . Absence.Brian Tracy 2. but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. Bayly Absence from whom we love is worse than death.Helen Keller . we must accept them and be at peace with them. 3.04 # Book of Quotations 2. . I long to accomplish a great and noble task. .Phillippe Destouches Absent in body. 4. 3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. .H. but present in spirit. . They belong to us.Carl Gustav Jung The greatest gift that yow can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. .Samuel Johnson The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.William Cowper The joy of life is variety.D. .William James It is no good casting out devils. 2. 5. . 4. . the tenderest love requires to be renewed by intervals of absence.

they point out what is most remarkable in them. so you must achieve something.Bhagawad Gita Let not the fruits of action be the motive of your actions. otherwise you might be disappointed and leave the path of right action. . proceed positively.Rajneesh You should not measure your success by what you have accomplished.Isa Upanishad 3.Swami Dayanand He who knows both action and knowledge. but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. . .William Arthur Ward Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. You must be able to attach something to yourself that you can claim as mine: my achievement. pursue persistently. . . 5. . 2. . with action overcomes death and with knowledge reaches immortality. 5. 4. Action and deeds 1. 4. Kennedy 3.Book of Quotations # 05 2. Actions speak louder than words.Cliare Staples Lewis Four steps to achievement: plan purposefully.English Proverb The actions of men are like the index to a book. . . .Thomas Fuller Nobody can become perfect by merely ceasing to act. Through Achievement the ego is fulfilled. 6.Robert F. .Rig Veda Unrighteous deeds gradually undermine the very foundations of happiness. prepare prayerfully. 5.

I do and I understand. which does not go into action. It is the last recourse of those who know not how to dream.Tennyson : The Charge of the Light Brigade 13. The more we do. . it must be preceded by thought. . the more busy we are. Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance.R. 8. .Thomas Carlyle 18. Toynbee 10. .Thomas Henry Huxley Do what you can with what yow have where you are. but action. . The great end of life is not knowledge. the more we can do.Hazlitt 14 Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. . Right action cannot come out of nothing. An action is the perfection and publication of thought.Chinese Proverb . 9. . . that’s how I get to do them. . . Theirs but to do and die. Theirs not to make reply.Theodore Roosevelt A life. . is a failure. the more leisure we have. .Oscar Wilde 16.Emerson 11. I see and I remember.06 # Book of Quotations 7. I am always doing things I can’t do. Lowell 15.J. The basis of action is lack of imagination. I hear and I forget. but to do what lies clearly at hand. Theirs not to reason why.Jawaharlal Nehru 17.Pablo Picasso 12.Arnold J.

Only for performing noble deeds. Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed. but the environment is constantly changing.George Eliot 20.Rig Veda 22.Philip James Bailey 21. . .Chinese Prones Perfection seems to be nothing more than a complete adaptation to the environment. in persuasion of divine ordained duties. Adaptability 1. . Deeds are better. A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself the vessel that contains it.Book of Quotations # 07 Deeds : 19. Somerset Maugham The undisciplined mind is far better adapted to the confused world in which we live today than the streamlined mind. . than the hell of thinking and doubting. We should count time by heart throbs. . feels the noblest. not figures on a dial. . We live in deeds. in thoughts.W. Our deeds determine us. He most lives who thinks most. . The whole worth of a kind deed lies in the love that inspires it. as much as we determine our deeds. however cruel they may be. so perfection can never be more than transitory.James Thurber 2.Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice 23. . . would one desire to live a hundred years. acts the best. .Pascal 24.The Talmud 25. How for that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. . not years. 3.Ravindra Nath Tagore 6.

Addison : The Spectator To love is to admire with the heart. 6. . . 3. it’s the rubbing that brings out the shine. Adversity and Prosperity (A) Adversity : 1. 2.Francis Bacon Adversities strengthen the mind as labour does the body. Admiration 1.Mahatma Gandhi 7. . Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.Billy Graham Sweet are the uses of adversity. . Gantier 2. to admire is to love with the mind.Sukra Neeti When things get rough. 7. You mustn’t expect to have everything exactly to your taste. Which.Disraeli Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has. . like the toad. . . Adversity introduces a man to himself.Shakespeare: As yow like it He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.Washington Irving 4. . ugly and venomous. . 5.Anonymous There is no education like adversity. 8.08 # Book of Quotations 4.T. remember.Seneca Excessive charity. excessive penance and blind adherence to truth lead to adversity. Wears yet a precious jewel in his head. . . . 8.

Prosperity doth bewitch men. But seas do laugh. . If you can’t stand the heat.J.Francis Bacon 19. . seeming clear. when business is bad you’ve got to advertise. scorn and arrogance. Prosperity doth best discover vice. We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. Search for the seed of good in every adversity.Og Mandino (B) Prosperity : 11. When business is good it pays to advertise. but adversity doth best discover virtue.John Webster 13. . . when rocks are near. Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.Anonymous . Greater virtues are necessary in bearing good fortune than bad. . . A jest’s prosperity lies in the ear. . . get out of the kitchen.Shakespeare 12.Syrus 17. . Truman 10. Goethe 14. Advertising 1. adversity tries them.La Rochefoucauld 18. . . In human life there is nothing which prospers to the end.Book of Quotations # 09 9. W.La Rochefoucauld 16. .Euripides 15. Prosperity makes friends. In prosperity let us take great care to avoid pride.Anonymous 9.Harry S. show white.

Advice is seldom welcome. you don’t need advice. it is a sure sign that he himself wants it. . 6. 4. Advice 1.Erica Jong If you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice. .Kin Hubbard You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.Samuel Johnson Advertising is 85 per cant confusion and 15 per cent commission. the supply always exceeds the demand. but today he goes in the advertising game. large promise. . 5.10 # Book of Quotations 2. . . Promise. . and those who want it the most always like it the least. 7. . 10.Lord Halifax Advice is a drug in the market.Josh Billings 2.Sinclair Lewis It used to be that a fellow went on the police force after everything else failed.Earl of Chesterfield Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.Aldous Huxley 4.Fred Allen Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods. . . 3. . . 3.Roger Devlin If a man loves to give advice. is the soul of an advertisement. . particularly if the goods are worthless.Norman Douglas : South Wind The advertisement is one of the most interesting and difficult of modern literary forms. 5.

. The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. do the very reverse.Vauvenargues 11. the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind. 8. take each man’s censure.G.Shakespeare 15. Take it from me. Write down the advice of him who loves you.Jawaharlal Nehru 16. do the job yourself. Give help rather than advice. I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice. 7. the softer it falls.Samuel Taylor Coleridge Ask a woman’s advice. . and you’re sure to be wise. but reserve thy judgement. It is never of any use to oneself. . do not advise too much.Thomas Moore The worst men often give the best advice. but few thy voice. . Do it and others will follow. Chesterton 14. . We do not count a man’s years. . and whatever she advises. 9.German Proverb 12. Advice is like snow. until he has nothing else to count. . Baily We give advice.La Rochefoucauld 10.Oscar wilde 11. though you like it not at present. Never give advice unless asked. Age and ageing 1. . and then going away and doing the exact opposite.Phillip J. .Book of Quotations # 11 6.Ancient Proverb 13. but we do not inspire conduct.K. .Emerson . . . Give every man thine ear.

. in old age the years are short and the days are long.12 # Book of Quotations 2. . . old wine to drink. Your old man shall dream dreams. . A fool at forty is a fool indeed.Joseph Campbell : The Old Woman 13. the next thirty supply the commentary on it. . It pays. . and old age of spending. A man is as old as he’s feeling. . Old wood best to burn. .Anne Bradstreet The first forty years of life give us the text. 6. . middle age of improving. old friends to trust.Hervey Allen Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. 8. 7. and old authors to read. Man has seven ages. .Mortimer Collins 10. 4. The last of life for which the first was made.Schopenhauer In youth the days are short and the years are long.Panin Grow up as soon as you can. .Shakespeare 11. but woman has only one age.Aristophanes 3. . Youth is the time of getting. after she is thirty-five.Old Testament 12.Francis Bacon . Browning Old men are children for a second time. So is the beauty of an aged face. A woman as old as she looks.R. Your young men shall see visions.Edward Young 9. As a white candle in a holy place. The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. 5.

. From fifty.Malcolm De Chazal 17.Oscar Wilde 21. she needs a good personality. From eighteen to thirty-five. Goethe 16. From birth to age eighteen.aged suspect everything. 3 22. .Martin Luther King. I have lived long enough.Bob Hope 18.five to fifty. the yellow leaf.Shakespeare : Macbeth V. The quality. Jr. It’s the life in your years. . Forty is the old age of youth. she needs good looks. Old age lives minutes slowly. it’s not the years in your life that count.Sophie Tucker 20. who would tell one that. Middle age is when you still believe you’ll feel better in the morning. .Victor Hugo 15. . fifty is the youth of old age. the young know everything. . 24. .five. the middle. a girl needs good parents. By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age.W.Book of Quotations # 13 14. hours quickly. of one’s life is what is important. childhood chews hours and swallows minutes. The old believe everything. my way of life Is fall’n into the sear. And in the end. not the longevity. . .George Burns 19. she needs good cash. To grow older is a new venture in itself. would tell one anything.Abraham Lincoln . .J. .Oscar Wilde 23. From thirty. A woman. You only have to remember it.five on.

Aim and Ambition (A) Aim : 1. 8. . An aim in life is the only fortune worth. Tagore 3. . (B) Ambition : 5. by which sin the angels fell. . begin at the lowest. Edmund Young I had Ambition.John Milton : Paradise Lost If you wish to reach the highest. and your feet on the ground.N.Vauvenargues 12. .Rev. . Ascended into Hell. . and after that to enjoy it.14 # Book of Quotations 12. 2. . O Lord. cannot act in terms of gold. . Keep your eyes on the stars. All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. Davies : Ambition Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven. I climbed and. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.Theodore Roosevelt .R.Henry G. and reigns alone. from youth onwards.Joseph Conrad : A Personal Record Peace begins where ambition ends.H.Syrus 6. .Robert Louis Stevenson There are two things to aim at in life : first to get what you want.Logan Pearsall Smith One who thinks in terms of silver. Keen ambition banishes pleasure. Weaver What is to be ended must be ended in this life. 10. 4. .W. step by step. 9. 7. .

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers. 8.New Testament: Hebrews 2. . 3.Anonymous Judge not according to the appearance.Shakespeare: Hamlet In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.William Blake 13.Machiavelli You may judge a flower or a butterfly by its looks. . Angel 1. .G.R. 4. . .Book of Quotations # 15 11. Shaw 14.Oscar wilde We should look to the mind. .N. .B. but few have the gift of penetration. 3. 7.Anonymous It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. but not a human being. . John Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold.Bible : St. and not to the outward appearance. . . .Aesop 5. Appearance 1. . All men have eyes. for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 2. All that glitters is not gold. 6.Chesterfield Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! . Tagore One may smile and smile and be a villian.

argument an exchange of ignorance. As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.John Milton 3. . Disagreement and Compromise (A) Argument : 1. . Argument. 2. to utter. 16. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out. By appreciation we make excellence in others our own property. . .Wayne Dyer We can secure other people’s approval if we do right and try hard.Mark Twain 5. (B) Approval : 3. and to argue freely according to conscience.Jonathan Swift Discussion is an exchange of knowledge.Lao Tzu Give the liberty to know. . Argument is the worst sort of conversation. 4. He who argues is not a good man.Dale Carnegie 2. .Hans Selye People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.Robert Quillen A good man does not argue. Appreciation and Approval (A) Appreciation : 1. . . but our own is worth a hundred of it. .16 # Book of Quotations 15. . 4. above all liberties.Voltaire Flattery is from the teeth out. and no way has been found out of securing that.

8.Richard Whately 6. Either you be or you don’t be. .Victor Hugo Never argue at the dinner table.R. There is no greater nuisance in a country than an argumentative person. . but we can only persuade them by their own.Joseph Joubert 12.G. . never the strong men.Elbert Hubbard 15.Mahatma Gandhi (C) Compromise: 14. 10.J.Book of Quotations # 17 5.Michel de Montaigne 11. We may convince other by our argument.Edward Gibbon Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat. To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion. 9. He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. It is the weak man who urges compromise. .K. Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. .Golda Meir . 7. . . . . Lowell I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect. for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument. Chesterton (B) Disagreement : 13. .Rabindranath Tagore There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. .

William Blake. .Oscar Wilde Art is the tree of life.Leo Tolstoy Art is a faithful mirror of life and civilization of a period. All great alterations in human affairs are produced by compromise. Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life. 2.Ravindranath Tagore 7. thus your art must be.Sydney Smith 17. . 5.Jean Cocteau Fine art is that in which the hand. the head and the heart of man go together. . . the artist has experienced. . The secret of life is an art.Jawaharlal Nehru Abstract truth may belong to science and metaphysics.Louis Untermeyer : Prayer 17. .Jean Paul Richter Art is long and time is fleeting. .Jehn Ruskin Art is not a handicraft. 4. as a pupil imitates his master. follows nature. 10. keep me still unsatisfied. . . Art and artist 1. Art. . .18 # Book of Quotations 16. Science is the tree of death. as far as it is able. From compromise and things half done. it is the transmission of feelings. God. 9. 8. 3. And when at last the fight is won. 6.Longfellow Art is a marriage of the conscious and unconscious. god’s grandchild. . but the world of reality belongs to Art. as it were. Keep me with stern and stubborn pride.Dante .

.R. comforts me.Hans Selye Attitude is more important than the past. Great artists have no country. God made the world as an artist and that is why the world must learn from its artists. And was not. 3. giftedness. but as he is.Alfred Tonnelle 14. Browning 2. The artist does not see things as they are. . than education. or skill. It is more important than appearance. 19. . . 3. .Ravindranath Tagore 18. than circumstances.Vannevar Bush What I aspired to be. . than money. You can not demonstrate an ambition or prove an aspiration. . .Charles Swindoll 2. Attitude 1. . A strong positive mental altitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.Book of Quotations # 19 11. Aspiration 1. therefore he is her slave and her master. Art is the reproduction of what the senses perceive in through the veil of the soul. The artist is a lover of nature. than what people do or say. . .Patricia Neal Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.Edgar Allan Poe 12.George Bernard Shaw 13.Alfred De Musset 15. .Jhon Viscount Morley The scene changes but the aspirations of men of goodwill persist.

Awareness 1. our success depends upon our power to perceive. Gardner 2. Avarice 1.Earl Nightingale 6. but avarice everything. . and in that. you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. Poverty wants much.Syrus Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure and the second devoted to ambition. We cannot control the negative atmosphere of the world. . but we can control the atmosphere of our minds. . Human beings.John W. . to observe and to know. To learn from what you understand is still something else. Maxwell You can control your attitude toward what happens to you.Brian Tracy 7. . To understand what you see is a third. Too often.John C. we try to choose and control things we cannot. 2. by changing the inner attitudes of their minds. To see what you look at is another. Learn the art of being aware. . . ✤✤✤ . But to act on what you learn is all that really matters.Samuel Johnson 21. We cannot control life’s difficult moments but we can choose to make life less difficult. Too seldom we choose to control what we can–our attitude. 20.William James 5.20 # Book of Quotations 4. can change the outer aspects of their lives.Joaquin Miller To look is one thing. isn’t it? . Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.

Mencken By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation. 23. a tolerably flat dinner and a most miserable supper.Anonymous A bachelor’s life is a splendid breakfast. it will never Pass into nothingness.Oscar Wilde A bachelor feels terrible when sees many young girls in a time so little.Helen Rowland A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women. . But must be current. Beauty 1.L. A thing of beauty is a joy for ever : Its loveliness increases.John Keats Beauty is Nature’s Coin. . and the good thereof Consists in mutual and partaken bliss. 5. A bachelor is souvenir of some woman who found a better one at the last minute.. 3.Anonymous A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.John Milton The most natural beauty in the world is honesty and moral truth. . . Bachelor 1. . For all beauty is truth. 4. .. .Helen Rowland 2. 3.H. . . and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.Book of Quotations # 21 B 22. must not be hoarded.Lord Shaftesbury 2. . 6.

then beauty is its own excuse for being.Mere 13. Beauty in things exists merely in the mind. . Beauty is the first present Nature gives to women. Beauty’s tears are lovelier than her smiles. which contemplates them. . . .The Mother 8.R.” . Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. a simile is its sword. the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. . Beauty is the homage which Nature renders to the Supreme Master of the universe. .Emerson 16.Confucious 15.Jane Seymour 12. You get about the best thing God invents. .Charles Reade 14.John Keats 5.that is all Ye know an earth. .David Hume 6. and the first it takes away. “Beauty is truth. Browning .Robinson Jeffers 10. . truth beauty. Beauty is power. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. .Ambrose Bierce 11. and each mind perceives a different beauty. the heart . Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character. The beauty of things was born before eyes and sufficient to itself. .bereaking beauty Will remain when there is no heart to break for it.Thomas Campbell 9. . . If eyes were made for seeing. If you get simple beauty and naught else. and all ye need to know.22 # Book of Quotations 4. Beauty.Khalil Gibran 7.

.K. True beauty consists in purity of heart.Helen Keller 20. Give me but one brief day of perfect beauty.Shakespeare 19.Ravindranath Tagore 22.Ninon De L’ englos 24. . for example. . and every thing beside Seemed like the fleeting image of a shade. . . . That which is striking and beautiful is not always good. peacocks and lilies.Book of Quotations # 23 17. Is she kind as she is fair? For beauty lives with kindness. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. What is beautiful is good and who is good will soon be beautiful. . We are conscious of beauty when there is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.John Ruskin .Pascal 23. . but that which is good is always beautiful. her beauty made The bright world dim. They must be felt with the heart. Remember that the most beantiful things in the world are the most useless.Sappho 18. Gandhi 21.Shelley 25. . . The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.Fronz Kafka 26. ..M. . and I will answer for the days that follow.

Augustine 8. you probably can.Robert Frost : The Black Cottage Man is made by his belief.Bhagwad Gita We are born believing. We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know. . A man bears belief. For.W. .St. As he believes. . 3. .Francis Bacon 2. . 5. . for so it goes. dear me. 4. Emerson Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear. and not a doubt It will turn true again.Mencius . so he is. . why abandon a belief. Even when I was in the orphanage.Charlie Chaplin 25. You have to belive in yourself. you won’t.24 # Book of Quotations 24. 6. . . as a tree bears apples. I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world. Benevolence is the tranquil habitation of man and righteousness is his straight path. Merely because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough. 7. . because they have never deceived us. Benevolence 1. Belief 1.Dinah Mulock Craik If you believe you can. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.Tertullian 10. I believe because it is impossible. Seek not to understand that you may believe.Denis Waitley Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true. It you believe.Samuel Johnson 9. . but believe that you may understand. you most assuredly won’t.R.

27. 3. . . Birth 1. nothing but biography for that is life without theory.W. and naked shall I return thither. 3.Disraeli There is properly no history.Marcus Aurelius Naked came I out of my mother’s womb. 3. 26. And we’dbe as happy as birds in the spring. and for the dead birth is certain. 28.William Blake Birds of a feather will gather together.George Herbert 2.Bhagvad Gita Birth. .Thomas Carlyle Read no history. . .George Meredith Doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea. . 2. Emerson 3.R.Robert Burton. is a secret of Nature. Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself.Book of Quotations # 25 2. For that which is born death is certain. like death. but only biography. . .Cervantes Biography is the most universally pleasant and profitable of all reading. One bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.Old Testament 2. Biography 1. . and drink and sing. . . Then the Parson might preach. Birds 1. . Therefore grieve not over that which is unavoidable.

New Testament : Matthew I had most need to blessing. . In the country of the blind the one . Blind 1.H. .26 # Book of Quotations 4. . Blessed is he that eometh in the name of the Lord. .Lao Tze 3. 5. . And if the blind leads the blind. 2. both shall fall into the ditch. . and “Amen’’ Stuck in my throat.Thomas Fuller It was a dream of perfect bliss. Tap beautiful to last. .Rudyard Kipling He who prides himself upon wealth and honour hastens his own downfall. . .eyed man is king. 2.Erasmus They be blind leaders of the blind. Boast 1. Bliss 1.New Testament : Matthew A blind man will not thank you for a looking glass. 2. Blessing 1. Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. . 32.George Santayana 29.Shakespeare : Macbeth 30. 31. Bayly It is folly to be wise where ignorance is a bliss. Lord ! . 2.Wordsworth There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. .T.Alexander Pope For frantic boast and foolish word Thy mercy on Thy People.

Rev. . 3. Such is the patriot’s boast.Oliver Goldsmith Where boasting ends. and so bold. O earth. Edward Young 4. . 4. A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul. 34. Bold (ness) 1. we must let our minds be bold. . 6. . . .Reg Veda The body is like a tortoise that lies inactive in the pit of longings without making an effort for release. . 2. there dignity begins. their functions and actions.Lin Yutang Every particle of human body is a symbol of universal existence. a sick body is a prison. 5. Brandeis Fortune befriends the bold. His first. 33. the human body is sacred. best country ever is.Dryden 3. .Louis D.Shelley If we would guide by the light of reason. its parts.Shri Ram 2. .Francis Bacon : The Advancement of Learning No knowledge can be more satisfactory to a man than that of his own frame. Where’er we roam.Book of Quotations # 27 3. .Jefferson If anything is scared. . .Walt Whitman Any good practical philosophy must star out with the recognition of our having body. Body 1. What ! alive. at home.

.28 # Book of Quotations 4. .Hilaire Belloc : On His Book A good book is the precious life . I hope it may be said : “His sins were scarlet. is governed by books.John Milton There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. That is all. Books and Diaries 1. .Lucan In desperate matters the boldest counsels are the safest. Peacock Books without the knowledge of life are useless. no book .Horace I dare do all that may become a man. 8. . To have begun is half the job. 6.Voltaire Some books are to be tasted. 7. .blood of a master spirit. 3. me judic. .L. 5. 9.Samuel Johnson A book is a success when people who haven’t read it pretend they have. Books are well written or badly written. the same today and for ever.Oscar Wilde A good book is the best of friends. .Livy All the known world.Martin Tupper A book that furnishes no quotation is. . 2. 5. . . Who dares do more is none. . excepting only savage nations.Francis Bacon When I am dead. Mc Carthy 35. embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. be bold and be sensible.T. . 6.J.Shakespeare : Macbeth By boldness great fears are cancealed. but his books were is a plaything. 7. . others to be swallowed. 4. and some few to be chewed and digested. .

It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young. .John Ruskin 14. Never lend books. an orchard. It’s the good girls who keep the diaries. All books are divisible into two classes.Tallulah Bankhead 36.Benjamin Franklin .Thomas De Quincy 11. . . My books are friends. I am reading. A room without books is a body without a soul. and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old. I love to lose myself in other men’s minds. a storehouse. for no one ever returns them. He that goes on borrowing goes on sorrowing . The only books I have in my library are those that other folks have lent me. I cannot sit and think. a multitude of counselors.Charles Lamb 13. a counselor.Henry Ward Beecher 17. . Borrowing 1. Books think for me.Pablo Picasso 19.Thomas Carlyle 16. and the books of all time.J. .H. . Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. When I am not walking. A book is a garden. the bad girls never have the time. . . . a company by the way. the books of the hour.Anatole France Diaries : 18. a party. that never fail me. . It is one of the misfortunes of life that one must read thousands of books only to discover that one need not have read them.Book of Quotations # 29 10.Cicero 12. Leigh Hunt 15.

.... Brevity 1. . moral bravery is a much higher and truer courage..Bruce Barton 2.Samuel Johnson True bravely is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.. Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing. And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. Since brevity is the soul of wit. .. ..Shakespeare : Hamlet 37.Edwin Markham The Romans were like brothers.... . .. the fewer words he takes to express them. The crest and crowning of all good..... 2. they talk to save it... Brotherhood 1...... Bravery 1.. .Ray The more ideas a man has..La Rochefoucauld Physical bravery is an animal instinct.. is Brotherhood. ..Macaulay 2. . .Shakespeare : Hamlet Few words are best. Wise men do not talk to kill time..... Life’s final star. . 39. Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt...... In the brave days of old... I will be brief.. .Henrik Ibsen Neither borrower nor a lender be : For loan oft losses both itself and friend. 3.. 3..... 38. .30 # Book of Quotations 2.Wendell Phillips 3.

marketing and innovations. . 10. To have love of humanity without mere sentimentality.Charles E.Elbert Hubbard Business should be like religion and science.Madame De Girardin Business is like oil. We demand that big business give people a square deal. Graham The art of winning in business is in working hard. not taking things so seriously. . 9.Izaak Walton Business is other people’s money. .Book of Quotations # 31 3. . unless business needs government aid. . 6. . . .Peter Drucker The business of government is to keep the government out of business .Charles F. 5.Theodore Roosevelt ✤✤✤ . .Will Rogers 2. Hughes 40. . 4. Abbott Business has only two basic functions .that is. it should know neither love nor hate. That which is everybody’s business is nobody’s business. Business 1. 3. 8. It won’t mix with anything but business. 7. .Samuel Butler Every great man of business has got somewhere a touch of the idealist in him.Woodrow Wilson Business without profit is not business any more than a pickle is a candy.J.

Caution is the eldest child of wisdom. . created by labour of the worker. Capital. like the Arabs. Capitalism 1. .Spanish Proverb The cautious seldom err. And as silently steal away.Nikolai Lenin Capital is only the fruit of labour.Haliburton 2. Care 1. 42. Chance 1. 43.Confucius 3. . 44.Voltaire To carry care to bed. Caution 1. that infest the day.32 # Book of Quotations C 41. oppresses the worker by undermining the small proprietor and creating an army of the unemployed.Abraham Lincoln 2. . sign nothing without reading it. And the night shall be filled with music.Anatole France . Shall fold their tents. . 2. And the cares.Longfellow : The Day is Done Providence has given us hope and sleep is a compensation for the many cares of life. . . 3. .Victor Hugo Drink nothing without seeing it. Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when He did not want to sign. is to sleep with a pack on your back. and could never have existed if labour had not first existed. .

The old order changeth. And among that billion minus one Might have chanced to be Shakespeare. . .Aldous Huxley Chance makes us known to others and to ourselves. 45.Hal Stabbins 2. Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.Book of Quotations # 33 2.Thoreau The change itself is nothing when we have made it. nothing can exist without a cause. . the next wish is to change again. But you can channel them your way.La Rochefoucauld No fact in human nature is more characteristic than its willingness to live on a chance. Never lose a chance it doesn’t come every day.F.Marcel Proust You can’t change people.Samuel Johnson We believe we can change things according to our wishes because that’s the only happy solution we can see. .George Bernard Shaw Chance is a word void of sense. another Newton. We don’t think of what usually happens and what is also a happy solution : things do not change. . 5. Change 1. a new Doone – But the One was Me. yielding place to new And God fulfils himself in many ways. by and by our wishes change. . Voltaire 3. 4. we change. 3. . . . 5.William James What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. . 6.Tennyson Things do not change. . 4.M.

. Change yourself if you wish to change the world.Mary Kay Ash 2. .Goethe 12.Travis White I am looking for a lot of men with infinite capacity for not knowing what cannot be done. but we can not shape the world to our will. . Progress is impossible without change.Henry Ford Don’t limit yourself.Jawahar Lal Nehru 7. Challenge 1.Rabindranath Tagore 9. . And if there had been no changes in the past.Robert F. There are many things in this world we would like to change. But change is its motivator and change has its enemies. . . Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. Everything changes continually. Dreams can often become challenging but challenges are what we live for. but it is in us to control its content and direction. otherwise we harden. and who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. What is history indeed but a record of change. and those who were down go up and those who were up go down.B.Indira Gandhi 13. . .The Mother 46. Change is inevitable. rejuvenate ourselves. Kennedy 10. You can go as far as your mind lets you. We must always change. . Progress is a nice word. Shaw 11. . .G. renew. The wheel of change moves on. .34 # Book of Quotations 6. there would have been little of history to write.Mahatma Gandhi 8. 3.

And the earth was without form and void. Character and Personality (A) Character : 1.William King Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct.Fulton J. . Chaos and Order (A) Chaos : 1. when order breeds habit. . 7. 3. .Book of Quotations # 35 47. and darkness was upon the face of the deep. 2. . they are matters of education. . . 6.Old Testament Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds. . Moody Character is not in the mind. and like most great things. we must put the family in order. and to cultivate our personal life.Benjamin Disraeli To put the nation in order.Henry Brooks Adams 2.George Santayana Chaos often breeds life.Alexander Pope A place for everything and everything in its place. Character is what you are in the dark. . . 5. Sheen . (B) Order : 4. we must cultivate our personal life.Dwight L.Confucius 8. to put the family in order. you must cultivate a taste for them. we must first set our hearts right.Samuel Smiles Beauty from order springs . Order is Heaven’s first law. It is in the will. 48.

G. .Eleanor Roosevelt Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. not to compose books. The shadow is what we think of it. Sow an act and you reap a habit.product.36 # Book of Quotations 3. . it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty. Character’s what you give. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. 7. and that which he thinks he has. But in ourselves. Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng. 9. . . . . the tree is the real thing.Samuel Smiles .Abraham Lincoln Every man has three characters– that which he exhibits.Barfoe Character is a by . The crown and glory of life is character. 4. It is our duty to compose our character. Character is a diamond which scratches every other stone. It exercises a greater power than wealth and secures all the honour without the jealousies of fame. Boardman 12. Sow a habit and you reap a character. It is noblest possession of man. but order and tranquility for our conduct of life. that which he has. 10.Montaigne 11. and to win not battles and provinces. .Alphonse Karr Fame is what you have taken.Woodrow Wilson Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death. When to this truth you waken. are triumph and defeat. 8. Then you begin to live. .Bayard Taylor Not in the clamour of the crowded street. . 6.Longfellow : The Poets 5. .

. . . will count at the crucial moment. . but the deterioration of character goes on with compound interest. .Herbert Spencer 21. . Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened. There is no substitute for beauty of mind and strength of character.Rabindranath Tagore . not trade. not brain.Goethe 16. The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people rather than the form of its government.J.C.John Wooden 14. .Mahatma Gandhi 23. Haliburton 18.Winston Churchill 20.Helen Keller 15. The loans that we take from foreign countries carry simple interest. . All your scholarship would be in vain it at the same time you do not build your character and attain mastery over your thoughts and actions. A man of character will make himself worthy of position he is given. Rajgopalachari 19. character is formed in the stormy billows of the world. character. . not technicalities. ambition inspired. . The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom.Thomas C. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. and success achieved. Education for its object that is formation of charactrer. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. Allen 22.Mahatma Gandhi 17. Talent is nurtured in solitude.Book of Quotations # 37 13. Character. .

Of Lord Christ’s heart and Shakespeare’s strain. Personality is to man what perfume is to a flower. does character develop? .38 # Book of Quotations 24.Joaquin Miller (B) Personality : 29. Of the seven stars and the solar year. Intellect without character is likely to be dangerous. Truthfulness is a corner stone of character and if it is not firmly laid in youth. . Holmes 31. indeed. Of Caesar’s hand and Plato’s brain. John’s ideal John. nor John’s John.Jackson Davis 26. . nothing is lost. . .Anonymous 28. In men whom men condemn as ill I find so much of goodness still.Jawaharlal Nehru 25. Schwab : Ten commandments of Success . but often very unlike either. The real John. known only to his Maker. never the real John. all lost ! . something is lost. In men whom men pronounce divine I find so much of sin and blot.W. When wealth is lost. and often very unlike him. but what is character without intellect? How. . I do not dare to draw a line Between the two. there will ever after be a weak spot in the foundation. I am the owner of the sphere.Charles M. never the real one.O. where God has not. 3.Emerson 30. Thomas’s ideal John.Lord Chesterfield 27. When character is lost. Character must be kept bright as well as clean. 2. There are three Johns : 1. . When health is lost.

Book of Quotations # 39 32. with charity for all.Abraham Lincoln : (Second Inaugural Address. . I give myself. a strange force that has power over the souls of men. . But which is the real one? All of them or none ? . .J. When I give.Victor Hugo 5. .Salvador Maddi 33. 3.Carl Gustav Jung 35. .of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances : if there is any reaction.Walt Whitman : Song of Myself That charity which longs to publish itself. I do not give lectures or a little charity. . both are transformed. 4.William Somerset Maugham 34. . ceases to be charity. . 2. Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.L. Personality is a stable set of internal characteristics and tendencies that determine the psychological behaviour of people. . The meeting .Sir Thomas Browne With malice toward none. Personality is indefinable thing. March 4. Nehru 49.Hutton As the purse is emptied the heart is filled. 1865) Behold. I recognize that I am made up of several persons and that the person that at the moment has the upper hand will inevitably give place to another. is the voice of the world. 6.Henry Ward Beechar Charity begins at home. Charity 1. .

Lord Buddha 8. The hours that make us cheerful make us wise. his friendship is prized highly.George Meredith 4. The canal loves to think that rivers exist solely to supply it with water.Proverb Cheerfulness is the greatest lubricant of the wheels of life.Councillor Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind. 3. 2. . . Humility and charity are the two main parts of the spiritual edifice. 10. . filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity. . .Lowell My religion of life is always to be cheerful. . Cheerfulness 1.Rabindranath Tagore 11. . attains to merit. He who offers good food to the unknown and weary travellers. and cease to live! Let him who gives without a care Gather rubies from the air. . remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.Addison Let us be of good cheer. 9. .40 # Book of Quotations 7. 5.James Stephens 12. . Let the man who has and doesn’t give Break his neck. fatigued by a long journey.Addison The charitable man is loved by all. .Rig Veda 50.Mahabharata Charity is the perfection and ornament of religion. .

. And he. 6. 2.Walt Streightiff I do not love him because he is good. 8.L. .Capt.Francis Thompson A child should always say what’s true And speak when he is spoken to.Philander Johnson Don’t Cheer. I put away childish things. I understood as a child. Stevevson : The Whole Duty of Children He who gives a child a treat. . to believe in belief. 4.l. 9.N. Cheer up. There are seven million. . . .New Testament How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is To have a thankless child ! . John W.R. . Know you what it is to be a child? It is to believe in love. . I spoke as a child. but because he is my little child. boys. 5. Child.Anonymous 3. who gives a child a home. 7. Childhood and Children 1. Child is father of the man.bells. . 7.Shakespeare : King Lear.William Wordsworth : My Heart Leaps up When I was a child.Book of Quotations # 41 6. Makes joy . Builds palaces in kingdom come. . .John Masefield There are no severn wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. Philip (1898) 51. but when I became a man. to believe in loveliness.R. I thought as a child. the poor devils are dying. And behave mannerly at table. the worst is yet to come. Tagore : The Crescent Moon The child is wise that weeps being born. At least as far as he is able. ring in Heaven’s street.

Proverb 12. Child The heart of mother and future of father. And every loved spot which my infancy knew.Milton : Paradise Regained 14. . . so mild with purity in mind that he loves all. the meadow. . How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood. is innocent. Is there any joy as pure and sorrow as fleeting as that of childhood? . So God acclaims Child is the father of man. . As morning shows the day. the deep .tangled wild-wood. and every mother has it.Thomas Gray 13.Radharaman Agarwal : Poems 11. He grows with smile rose a like.42 # Book of Quotations 10. When fond recollection recalls them to view The orchard. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. . A stranger yet to pain. looks ever bright as the sunlight. Is so kind in nature that gives one flavour in thoughts and deeds for the universal creed. There’s only one pretty child in the world.Mulk Raj Anand 16. The childhood shows the man. and enemies fall. Where once my careless childhood strayed.Edna Millay 15.Samuel Wordsworth . .

Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.Longfellow : The Children’s Hour 19.Harry S. for your are not.Mrs. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life. .Jean de La Bruyere 22. Between the dark and the daylight. . .Herbert Hoover . That is known as the Children’s Hour.Brian Tracy 26. Feel the dignity of a child. . Do not feel superior to him. When the night is beginning to lower. .John Bradshaw 23. We think our children a part of ourselves. Children are hopes. . Jameson 18. Children are curious and risk . Children have more need of models than of critics. though as they grow they might very well underate us. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous. Truman 25.Lord Halifax 20. Comes a pause in the day’s occupations. . .Robert Henri 21. youth ever.Joseph Joubert 24. . If your raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon. Children are our most valuable natural resource. They have lots of courage. Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to a man.takers.Book of Quotations # 43 17. I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advice them to do it. . you will have succeeded as a parent.

Abbe D’Allainval Sometimes it is a good choice not to choose at all.Oscar Wilde 28. we give grudgingly. 3. he will not depart from it.44 # Book of Quotations 27. . . healthy. We are always too busy for our children. We are here to make a choice between the quick and the dead.George Moore The more alternatives. . . but the most precious gift. Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. which means so much to them. The old fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.Bernard Mannes Baruch The difficulty in life is the choice. custom will soon render it easy and agreeable. 5. . We lavish gifts upon them. Train up a child in the way he should go. . however rough it may be.Mark Twain 31. the more difficult the choice. Choice 1. we never give them the time or interest they deserve.Old Testament : Proverbs 52. our personal association.Pythagoras 2.Phyllis Diller 30.Barbara De Angelis 29. We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.Michel De Montaigne Choose always the way that seems the best. . . . . and when he is old. The greatest gift you and your partner can give your children is the example of an intimate. 4. and loving relationship. .

.Lord Byron To a philosopher no circumstance. 3.Herbert Spencer 2. 3. incoherent homogeneity toward a definite. The same wind that carries one vessel into port.Samuel Lover Man is not the creature of circumstances. . Circumstances are the rulers of the weak. . . 4.Winston Churchill The three elements of modern civilization : Gun-powder. Circumstance 1. however trifling is too minute . Bovee 2. Printing and the Protestant Religion. but a brave man’s choice is danger. . 54.Euripides 7. may blow another off shore. Circumstances are the creatures of man.Benjamin Disraeli I am the very slave of circumstance And impulse – borne away with every breath ! . . .Book of Quotations # 45 6. 53.Thomas Carlyle Civilisation is a progress from an indefinite. coherent heterogeneity .C.Emerson A coward turns away. Civilization 1. Civilization means a society based upon the opinion of civilians.N.Oliver Goldsmith It is our relation to circumstances that determines their influence over us. 5. they are but the instruments of the wise. God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. .

while civilisation is the result of knowledge and great painful researches in diverse fields. culture is the result of wisdom. . 8. Civilisation is beauty of behaviour. Tagore .Jane Addams 11. a voyage and not a harbour. grows with liberty and dies with chaos.46 # Book of Quotations 4. . Civilisation is a method of living. 7.Arthur Schnitzler Civilisation. We think our civilisation near its meridian. . . consists not in the multiplication.Mark Twain A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization. . but we are yet only at the cock . and increases the capacity of service. .Samuel Johnson Civilization is a movement and not a condition. an attitude of equal respect for all men. 9. culture is the soul. .crowing and the morning star.R. in the real sense of the term. 10.control and environment of leisure. This alone promotes real happiness and contentment. self . It requires for its perfection patience. . but in the deliberate and voluntary reduction of wants. .Mahatma Gandhi 5.N.Emerson Civilization is limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries.Will Durant 12. .Shri Prakash 13.Arnold Toynbee The aim of civilisation is to make politics superfluous and science and art indispensable. While civilisation is the body. 6. Civilisation begins with order.

2. Clever 1.Charles Kingsley 2. .Anthony Robbins The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence. 5. F. and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never . Commitment 1. 57.Thomas Carlyle It’s no use trying to be clever – we are all clever here. 56. . .Anonymous Be good. The advantage of being clever is that it’s an easy to play the fool.Horace Greelay . It is only an uncivilised world which would worship civilisation.Kurt Tucholsky Clever men are good.Rudyard Kipling If you can’t be clever. . I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment. regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.Book of Quotations # 47 14.Dr.J. .Victor Hugo Common sense is very uncommon. The opposite is much more difficult. Common sense is not the result of education. but they are not best. Common sense 1. . but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. be good. and let who can be clever. . Foakes Jackson The silliest woman can manage a clever man. 6. .Vinc Lombardi 2. .ending commitment to act until they achieve. Just try to be kind – a little kind. Haskins 55. . . 4. 3. sweet maid.Henry S.

Robert M. a common tradition. conference a ready man and writing an exact man. Reliable communication permits progress. 7. Common sense is genius homespun.Alfred North Whitehead 58. 5. . I do not want to be told how many hair the horse has in his tail. . I wish only to know his points.Anne Morrow Lindbergh The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. Hutchins An unreliable message can cause a lot of trouble. . the practiced person relies on the language of the first.Anthony Robbins When the eyes say one thing and the tongue another. comman ideas and common ideals. . . 6. 3. .48 # Book of Quotations 3. . 4. . . we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. 8.Ralph Waldo Emerson Tears are the noble language of the eye. .Robert Herrick A world community can exist only with world communication. It means common understanding. 9.Abraham Lincoln Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. Communication (verbal and non-verbal) 1.Peter Drucker To effectively communicate. Reading maketh a full man. .Francis Bacon When I send a man to buy a horse.The Bible 2.

Syrus A man is better known by the company he keeps.Book of Quotations # 49 59. I have had companions. .George Washington A pleasant companion reduces the length of the journey. Communism 1. 60.Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels What is a communist? One who hath yearnings For equal division or unequal earnings. Idler or bungler. . the old familiar faces.Winston Churchill Communism is the outcome of widespread misery due to social conditions. or both.R. Companionship 1. . Radhakrishnan 2. mere repressions can be no remedy. To fork out his copper and pocket your shilling. and unless these conditions are improved. 5. he is willing. In my days of childhood. . for it’s better to be alone than in bad company. .Charles Lamb Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. . 3. . . The theory of communism may be summed up in one sentence : Abolish all private property. 4.N. in my joyful schooldays – All. . 4. S. all are gone. 3. When it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up.Dr.Anonymous Terribly alone is he who misses companionship in the midst of the multitudinousness of life. . I have had playmates.Ebenezer Elliott A communist is like a crocodile. Tagore 2.

. 7. It means that you’ve become a comfortable. .Greeks Proverb 6. few know how to praise. . Joyce Brothers A compliment is a thing often paid by people who pay nothing else.Bits & Pieces Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.Dr. .Plutarch . 9. A refusal of priase is a desire to be praised twice.Victor Hugo 2.Mark Twain A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. 4. Those who are greedy of praise prove that they are poor in merit. . 10. trusted person in another person’s life. . .La Rochefoucauld 11.Thomas Moore Many men know how to flatter.Will Rogers And hearts that once beat high for praise. Being taken for granted can be a compliment. (B) PRAISE : 5. 3. . . 8. Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.Horatio Smitlh I can live for two months on a good compliment. .Aristotle Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.50 # Book of Quotations 61. Now feel that pulse no more. . Compliment And Praise (A) Compliment : 1.

63. Conceit 1. Praise to the face. . . .W. Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions. . .Anonymous 62.Socrates 18.praise is no recommendation. The more credit you give away.Thomas Fuller 13.Brian Tracy 17.V. . He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. Kempis 16. Self .S. Conduct 1. . Lean 14.Welsh Proverb 15. . . Holmes Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works. Is open disgrace.George Eliot Conceit to human bodies what salt is to the ocean. .Thomas A. the more they will want to help you. whether it be a moral or immoral.Shakespeare 2. The more you help others. Great tranquility of heart is his who cares neither for praise nor blame. The force that rules the world is conduct.Book of Quotations # 51 12. 3. Praise the wise man behind the back.O.Nicholas Murray . the more will come back to you. but those who kindly reprove thy faults. but a woman to her face. . They that value not praise will never do anything worthy of praise.

Beauty is truth.Byron : Don Juan A truth that’s told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.fourths of our life and its largest concern. not the priest.52 # Book of Quotations 2. . The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct. In all the ways you can. confess them to man and you will be laughed at. . 64. 4. that is all ye know on earth. . 6. . .Josh Billings A clean confession combined with a promise never to commit the sin again. truth is beauty. that gives us absolution. . Confession and Truth (A) Confession : 1. 2. . To all the people you can.Oscar Wilde Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven.John Wesley : Rules of Conduct 3. In all the places you can. (B) Truth : 4. . and all ye need to know. for truth is always strange– Stranger than fiction. not by their professions. is the purest type of repentance.Mahatma Gandhi 3.Matthew Arnold Do all the good you can. It is the confession.Blake 5. As long as ever you can.John Keats ‘Tis strange but true. . .Junius Conduct is three . At all the times you can.

. I speak truth. . .Thomas Brooks (1662) 12. since so often we hide it from ourselves. . Servant of God.G. youth Of all but Truth.La Rochefoucauld 15. . Shaw 13. Man with his burning soul Has but an hour of breath To build a ship of Truth In which his soul may sail Sail on the sea of death For death takes toll Of beauty. Let us economise it. Well done ! well hast thou fought The better fight. Truth is a jewel which should not be painted over.George Santayana 11. . who single hast maintain’d.Joseph Joubert 8. but as much as I dare. but it may be set to advantage and shown in goodlight. 9. search it for a hidden truth. Truth is mighty and will prevail. Against revolted multitudes the cause Of truth.Milton : Paradise Lost .Montaigne 16. not so much as I would. We should not take offence when people hide the truth from us. When a thing is funny. courage. .B. 10.Book of Quotations # 53 7. . Truth is the most valuable thing we have. and I dare a little more as I grow older.Mark Twain 14.John Masefield : Truth To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up. . .Oscar Wilde What is true by lamplight is not always true in the sunshine.

No human being can ever look straight in its face without blinking or being dazed. . Truth leads to righteousness and righteousness to heaven.Hadis 21. Ye shall know the truth.New Testament : John 18.54 # Book of Quotations 17. . .R. as the night the day Thou canst not then be false to any man. Truth is the greatest gift and the height of duty.Yajur Veda 25.R. . and is manifested in truth.Guru Nanak 22. . . Truth is like the sun.Thomas Mann . . I must speak the truth even about falsehood. Tagore 27.K. Life is perennial search of truth.S. And it must follow. A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.B. . . Truth is the foundation of real spirituality and courage is its soul. and the truth shall make you free. It’s the funniest joke in the world. Shaw 29. We have heard that the master is true. . Radhakrishnan 26. Truth as systematic harmony means the reality of a divine experience.N.Narada Smriti 28. then spiritual.Rig Veda 24. Narayan 23. My way of joking is to tell the truth. . Penetrate deeper to know the truth. . To thine own self be true. know the physical first. .Shakespeare : Hamlet 19.G.Shri Aurobindo 20.

. I conquered. I saw. . . . Tell the truth and shame the devil. Conscience 1. by untruthfulness. 4. Binder The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.La Rochefoucauld They conquer who believe they can. 66. beat the drums! .Martin Luther King.John Dryden I came. .Francois Rabelais : French Writer (1494 . unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar. is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. . Truthful conduct alone can reach truth. Jerome 34. It is always the best policy to speak the truth.Book of Quotations # 55 30.1553) 65. assured feeling you have just before you fall flat on your face.Julius Caesar See the conquering hero comes ! Sound the trumpets. 3. and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice. Jr.John Ruskin 33. One cannot reach truth.Jerome K. Speaking truth is like writing fair and only comes by practice.Dr. . 5. Confidence 1. Confidence is simply that quiet. L. .Mahatma Gandhi 31. An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust.Mark Twain 32. .Thomas Morel 2. . . tell the truth. When in doubt.

9.E. . . 8. Conscience was born when man had shed his fur. 7.Mahatma Gandhi I am more afraid of my own heart than of the Pope and all his cardinals. Clarke Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone may be looking.Karl Marx . No wonder they often contradict each other. 3.Rousseau 13. . . let him obey his conscience.H. There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. his tail.J. 4. .French Proverb Conscience is God’s presence in man.Sir Richard Burton 11. which is God. I have within me the great Pope.F. 10.L. Mencken I simply want to please my own conscience. his pointed ears. . rather his social existence determines his consciousness. . Conscience is thoroughly well bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it. . . The conscience of man does not determine his existence. Conscience is the voice of the soul as the passions are the voice of the body. If a man would be brave.Samuel Butler 12. . 6.56 # Book of Quotations 2.Sir Thomas Browne The only tyrant I accept in this world is the “still small voice” within me. Swednborg Conscience is the root of all courage. .Mahatma Gandhi There is another man within me that’s angry with me.Luther 5. self. .

. 3. Conscience and cowardice are really the same thing. 68.Isaac Bickerstaffe When we have not what we like. Contentment 1.Henry Home 67. . . Enough is a good as a feast.Book of Quotations # 57 14.Emerson Silence is one great art of conversation.Socrates He is well paid that is well satisfied.Cervantes True contentment is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. Contentment is natural wealth.Bussy . . Chesterton Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.Oscar Wilde 15. 3. . . 6. . . . 2. . Conversation is the laboratory and workshop of the student. . . 7.Condorcet 4. Conscience is the trade . we must like what we have.K. . The shortest way to glory is to be guided by of the firm.La Rochefoucauld 2.G.Rabutin All those who are contented with this life pass like a shadow and dream. 5.Shakespeare : Henry VI But if I’m content with a little. Conversation 1.William Hazlitt Conceit causes more conversation. luxury is artificial poverty. or wither like the flower of the field.

. Temple 5.Sir W. And courage never to submit or yield. 69.Aristotle Life is mostly froth and bubble. but a general effect of pleasing impression. Courage 1. . th’ unconquerable will.Montaigue That is the happiest conversation of which nothing is distinctly remembered.Agnes Repplier The first ingredient in conversation is truth. Courage is your own. but says what someone wants to remember. In my opinion the most fruitful and natural play of the mind is conversation. good sense. . immortal hate. good humour. . What though the field be lost ? All is not lost. 9. The study of books is a drowsy and feeble exercise which does not warm you up.Adam Lindsay Gordon 2. Kindness is another’s trouble. 3. the third. 8.Milton : Paradise Lost Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.Samuel Johnson A good conversationalist is one who remembers what was said.John Mason Brown The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. 7. Two things stand like stone. the next. . wit.58 # Book of Quotations 4. 6. . . the fourth.Dorothy Nevill Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about. . . And study of revenge. .

One man with courage makes a majority. work is liberty. 9.Cicero 14. Courage is a virtue only in so far as it is directed by prudence. . 8. A man of courage is also full of faith. they only carry it along. . The small courtesies sweeten life.Bovee . .G. Fenelon Courage is not the absence of fear. 6. Fortune favours the brave.Book of Quotations # 59 4.F. Those who merely live according to rule do not advance society. . Chesterton Those in this world who have the courage to try and solve in their own lives new problems of life are the ones who raise society to greatness.Andrew Jackson 12. it is the master of it.The Mother 13. . .Terence 70. . Courtesy 1. Fear is slavery. . the greater ennoble it. 10.K. 7.Mahatma Gandhi 5.Thomas Carlyle Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what one would be capable of doing before the whole world.Indira Gandhi 11. Without courage you cannot practise any other virtue. . . . .La Rochefoucauld Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.James Mathew Barrie The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently but to live manfully. courage is victory. It means a strong desire to live. taking the form of readiness to die.

The valiant never taste of death but one. 71.Gandhi Creation is the image of the creator. . Tagore Be courteous.Voltarie All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen. .Emerson 2. . .Rig Veda All are but parts of one stupendous whole Whose body Nature is.Rig Veda Creation is service to God. Fear has its use but cowardice has none. 4. 3. 3. . 2.Anon. Creation and Creator 1. .Shelley Cowards can never be moral.Pope The world embarrasses me. . . . and God the soul. Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. Cowards die many times before their death. Coward 1. . 72.Yajur Veda Let your creative soul radiate streams of rays for new forms.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar He was a coward to the strong : He was a tyrant to the weak. . 3.Emerson How beautiful is humble courtesy ! .N. 4. 6. 5.R. treat the other fellow as thought he is as important as he thinks he is.60 # Book of Quotations 2. . and I cannot dream That this watch exists and has no watchmaker.

’ . Longfellow The good critic is he who narrates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces. . or those who buy them and use them.Cervantes Criticism is a disinterested endeavour to learn and propogate the best that is known and thought in the world. . . .Buckle Many commit the same crimes with a different result.Juvenal : Satires We enact many laws that manufacture criminals.F. . . . another a crown. blackface. Sherwood 3.Robert E. .G. . Society prepares the crime. . 5. 4. Crime 1. One bears a cross for his crime. . Voltaire And who are greater criminals – those who sell the instruments of death.Anatole France Said the pot to the kettle. Critic and criticism 1. ‘Get away.Tucker People have go so accustomed to having life seasoned with crime and poverty that they cannot contemplate a life without it. and then a few that punish them.Matthew Armold 3.B. 7. The critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters.M. the criminal commits it. Shaw Poverty is the mother of crime. 4. 6.W.Book of Quotations # 61 73.Magnus Aurelius Great crimes are committed by great ignoramuses. 2. 2. 74.H.

9. . . If you are not being criticized you may not be doing much. if they could : they have tried their talents at one or the other.Gandhi 7. Mencken Criticism.Samuel Johnson Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense.T.Elbert Hubbard.Norman Vincent Peale 13.Samuel Johnson Criticism of public men is a welcome sign of public awakening. 15. .S. Pay no attention to what the critics say.62 # Book of Quotations 5. It keeps workers on the alert. . A statue has never been erected in honour of a critic. To escape criticism . Whenever you have truth it must be given with love. . or the message and the messenger will be rejected.Jean Sibelius . be nothing. I love criticism just so long as it’s unqualified praise . . 10. The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.Noel Coward 11. . was meant as a standard of judging well. . 6.Jawaharlal Nehru Throughout my life I have gained more from my critic friends than from my admirers.L. Reviewers are usually people who would have been poets. and have failed. Coleridge (Lectures : Shakespeare and Milton) 14. 8. . biographers. Criticism is prejudice made plausible. therefore they turn critics.H. .Donald Rumsfield 12. . historians. as it was first instituted by Aristotle.Mahatma Gandhi 16. say nothing.

Augustine 3. . . Culture 1.Samuel Johnson You can teach a student a lesson for a day. 4. opening new doors. and doing new things. .M.Clay Bedford We keep moving forward. 2. Knowledge that is divorced from justice should be called cunning rather than wisdom.St. because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.Mahatma Gandhi Culture cannot be imposed from outside but must develop from the people themselves.Norman Douglas A free curiosity has more efficiency in learning than a frightful enforcement. 6. Curiosity 1.Walt Disney The secret of happiness is curiosity. .Book of Quotations # 63 75. 5.Indira Gandhi 2. Culture is “to know the best that has been said and thought in the world.William Arthur Ward Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. . 76. .T. Cunning 1. .” . Cicero 77. Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. . he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. .Matthew Arnold A nation’s culture resides in the heart and in the soul of its people. . 3. but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity.

it is a custom More honour’d in the breach than the observance. 2.Tennyson But to my mind. Lest one good custom should not corrupt the world. 5.David Hume And custom lie upon thee with a weight. Custom is the great guide of human life.William Wordsworti There is no tyrant like custom and no freedom where its edicts are not restricted. 4. . It is only through curiosity that children learn to understand the world around them. and deep almost as life! . it is only through curiosity that science has progressed. . .R. .K.Bovee And God fulfils himself in many ways. Custom 1. . Narayan 78. though I am native here And to the manner born.64 # Book of Quotations 7. Heavy as frost.Shakespeare : Hamlet 3. ✤✤✤ .

Never was anything great achieved without dauger. . a coward during the time and a courageous person afterwards.Byron : Childe Harold Dancing is the loftiest. .Corneille A timid person is frightened before a danger. Dance 1. Danger 1.Jean Paul Richter 3. 80. 2. 3. it is life itself. the most beautiful of the arts.John Dryden Dance is the child of music and love. 2.Milton 4. Of the dead speak nothing but good. . because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life. On the light fantastic toe. 81.Sir John David On with the dance! let joy be unconfin’d. .Niccolo Machiavelli We never triumph without glory when we conquer without danger. Dead 1.Proverb . No sleep till morn. the most moving. . 5. . .Havelock Ellis Come and trip it as ye go. when Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet. . Dance is the poetry of the foot. .Book of Quotations # 65 D 79.

3. 4. my body. and unto dust shalt thou return. . 8. . now thou art gone.M. 5. Like the bubble on the fountain. 82. . to the dead one owes only the birth.Christina Rossetti : Song One owes respect to the living. . . Now thou art gone and never must return ! .F.66 # Book of Quotations 2. . knocks at the poor man’s cottage and the palaces of kings. We do not die of death: We die of vertigo. O’ Death ! the poor man’s dearest friend – The kindest and the best.Milton So we must part. ‘Tis sorry work to lose your company Who clove to me so close.Walter Scott : The Lady of the Lake The undiscovered country.Shakespeare : Hamlet 2. . 6. . Sing no sad songs for me. from whose bourn No traveller returns. around the sum we go : The moon goes round the earth. Voltaire 3. When I am dead. with impartial step.Old Testament Like the dew on the mountain.Horace Around.Archibald MacLeish But O the heavy change.Cosmo Monkhouse : Any soul to Any Body For dust thou art. 7. Thou art gone. you and I Who’ve spent so many pleasant years together.Burns Pale Death. Like the foam on the river. . and for ever ! . my dearest. Death 1.

Birth. Death is our friend in that sense – life after life it faces us with the meaning of the ultimate. Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark. what harm in dying? . If it is the greatest necessary to die in order to live like men. within. Death is busy every where. All round. .Edward Young 14.Mahabharata 19. old age and death are fixed points for all and none can escape this cage. Shelley : Death First our pleasures die – and then Our hopes.Mahabharata 20. It is the greatest miracle that knowing death to be inevitable. beneath. Without death there can be no life. .B.P.Mahatma Gandhi 15. . .Book of Quotations # 67 9. . . 12.Lord Shri Krishna 18. . and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales. and then our fears – and when These are dead. 13. .Lord Shri Krishna 17.Sigmund Freud Death is the crown of life. man never thinks of it. 11.B.and we are death. Above is death .Francis Bacon . 10. so is the other. Shelley : Death Nothing can happen more beautiful than death. the debt is due. Death is here and death is there. Death is as necessary for a man’s growth as life itself.Raja Rao 16. Dust claims dust – and we die too. . . .Walt Whitman The goal of life is death.P. youth.

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep. Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity. . by medicine life may be prolonged. . Debt is the slavery of the free.Leonardo Da Vince 83. .Seneca 24. they kill themselves. .Rig Veda 27.Woodey Allen 25. Death is never an end or an obstacle but at most the beginning of new steps. you will find it a calamity.Dr. S. It is because we fear death so much for ourselves that we shed tears over the death of others. Remember.Mahtma Gandhi 22. 3. I just don’t want to be there when it happens. . . So a life well used brings happy death.Anonymous 28. May your death be a step to immortality! .Henrik Ibsen Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience.Milton 23. yet death will seize the doctor too. .Benjamin Franklin There can be no freedom or beauty about a homelife that depends on borrowing and debt. .Syrus The second vice is by lying. . Debt 1. 2.68 # Book of Quotations 21. Radhakrishnan 26. .Samuel Johnson 4. It’s not that I’m afraid to die. Men do not die. . . the first is running into debt.

C.Theodore Roosevelt (26th US President .1919) It does not take much strength to do things.Demosthenes There are three persons you should never deceive your physician. .Hugh Walpole 2. Decision 1. . . When first we practice to deceive! . and the worst thing you can do is nothing. O. . your confessor and your lawyer.R. 3. 3. 86. Deceit 1. but it requires great strength to decide what to do. for the good or evil side. 4. . Lowell In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing.John Russell . .Elbert Hubbard 2.Walter Scott You can fool some of the people all of the time. Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide. . 85.1858 . Delay is the deadliest form of denial.J. What a tangled web we weave. for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true. the next best thing is the wrong thing.Book of Quotations # 69 84. 2.Shakespeare A good thing perpetually postponed is only a negative. Parkinson In delay we waste our lights in vain like lamps by day.N. 3. In the strife of Truth and Falsehood. Delay 1. .Abraham Lincoln The easiest thing of all is to deceive one’s self’s. but you can not fool all of the people all the time . and all of the people some of the time.

Robert Bridges Violent delights have violent ends. but “You are as good as I am. Delight 1.Theodore Parker Democracy means government by the uneducated. . that government of the people. tyrannical and destructive than one. while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.Jawaharlal Nehru 2. by the people. .M. 3. shall not perish from the earth. for the people. . . tolerance and mutual regard. .William Shakespeare 3.. like two angels white In the gardens of the night.Bentto Mussolini : Fascism Democracy means not “I am as good as you are”. if he were a tyrant. 4. . 88.” .. .70 # Book of Quotations 87.K.E.William Blake My delight and thy delight Walking.Abraham Lincoln : Gettysburg Address Democracy is a kingless government regime infested by many kings who are sometimes more exclusive. .G. Energy is Eternal Delight. because it admits variety and two. because it permits criticism. 2. 5. Chesterton Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extra ordinary possibilities in ordinary people. Democracy 1. . Forster Democracy demands discipline. .Harry Emerson Fosdick Two cheers for democracy : one. . 7. 6.

With all my admiration and love for democracy. .Samuel Johnson It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it. 1936 A consistent man believes in destiny. .Rousseau 89. a capricious man in chance. One is not to get your heart’s desire. 10. 90.Jawahar Lal Nehru In democracy governments are strong. .Book of Quotations # 71 8.Anonymous 2. Churchill 3. . There are two tragedies in life. Roosevelt : Address.Bernard Shaw Our desires always increase with our possessions. . Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. Where there a people of gods. . 3. . 2.Benjamin Disraeli It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Desire 1.Walter Begehot 9. The other is to get it. The generation of Americans has rendezvous with destiny.Winston S. Destiny 1. their Government would be democratic. I am not prepared to accept the statement that the largest member of people are always right. . . lies peace.Franklin In moderating. 4.Franklin D. . not in satisfying desires. . The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us. when public opinion is definite and decided.

Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance. . and character fixes our destiny. Devil 1. 3. character. 6. actions form habits.Shakespeare : King Lear The devil is a roaring lion.72 # Book of Quotations 4. . what things mean to you.George Campbell Determination is the wake . 5.Ignazio Silone Thoughts lead on to purposes. it’s your decisions about what to focus on. .Anthony Robbins Destiny is an invention of the cowardly and the resigned.Samuel Johnson . 2. Difficulty 1. It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become.up call to the human will. . . 3. 93. .Matthew Prior The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny. 4.Margaret Thatcher 92. and he’s always near. . Peter 2. . Rather. Do or Die is determination. who walketh about seeking whom he may be devour. Forthwith the Devil did appear. .Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice The prince of darkness is a gentleman. For name him.I. Determination 1.Beater 91. . go faith to action. habits decide purposes. .Anthony Robbins You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Christopher Herold To say nothing.Baltasar Gracian Life would be dull and colourless but for the obstacles that we have to overcome and the fights that we have to win. Dignity 1. 3. . Do what is easy as if it were difficult and what is difficult as if it were easy. 94. Always hold it high. . Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest thing in the nicest way. .Robert Lynd 3. . especially when speaking. . 4. . Dignity consists not in possessing honours but in the consciousness that we deserve them. 95.Booker T.J. .Isaac Goldberg Diplomacy is the art of fishing tranquilly in troubled waters.Will and Arial Duran 2.Aristotle Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself. .Helen Keller 2.Book of Quotations # 73 2. Look the world right in the eye. Tagore I sometimes suspect half our difficulties are imaginary and if we kept silent about them they would disappear.R.N. 4.George Santayana No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. Diplomacy 1. 3. is half the art of diplomacy. . . . Washington Never bend your head.

7. but to secure a convenience. .74 # Book of Quotations 4.Gandhi 2.Carey McWilliams 5. 9.Joseph Stalin In order to be a diplomat one must speak a number of Stinnett The reason for having diplomatic relations is not to confer a compliment. 6.Anonymous 96.Tagore 12.Henry Wotton When a diplomat says ‘yes’ he means ‘perhaps’. . A diplomat is a man who remembers a lady’s birthday but forgets her age. . . . . when he says ‘no’ he is no diplomate. 10. One thorn drives out another. when he says ‘perhaps’ he means ‘no’. .Warren Austin 11. including double .Anonymous Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron. Ignorance and absence of discipline is the cause of man’s troubles. . It is better for aged diplomats to be bored than for young men to die. 8. A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. . . Discipline 1. .Kautilya Disregard of the law of discipline and restraint is suicide.Winston Churchill An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. .

Smith Some people regard discipline as a choice. It is weak will manifest. suit the action to the word.Mahatma Gandhi If discipline is practised in every home. Edgar Hoover Ther’s not to make reply Ther’s not to reason why Ther’s but to do and die. and he is trying to run away. 6. Discretion 1. it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.Book of Quotations # 75 3. 7. .Lord Tennyson 4. .Iulie Andrews Discipline is learnt in the school of adversity. .J. .Tagore 2. . . juvenile delinquency would be reduced by 95%. say what you ought. For me. .Abraham Lincoln Think what you like. 4.Shakespeare : Hamlet Wrong is wrong only when you are at liberty to choose. . . When you have got an elephant by the hind leg.Roy L.Shakespeare : Henry IV Let your own discretion be your tutor. . 5. Discontent is the result of distrust in yourself. . 5. the word to the action. 3. 97.Emerson 98. . Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. Discontent 1. it’s best to let him run.French Proverb The better part of valour is discretion.

. the more one comes to admire the dog. .Mark Twain The more one comes to know men.Bible 100.Josh Billings A living dog is better than a dead lion. save the spirit of man.Blake A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than himself. . . . 101. . he will not bite you.76 # Book of Quotations 99. That is the principal difference between a dog and a man.Joussenell 2. And all. is divine. 3.John Milton 2.Old Testament If you pick up to starving dog and make him prosperous. . but hating bribes brings happiness.Lord Byron Can any mortal mixture of earth’s mould Breath such divine enchanting ravishment? . Divine 1. 3. A dog starved at his master’s gate Predicts the ruin of the state.Victor Hugo Where the virgins are soft as the roses they twine. 5. . 2. Great grief is a divine and terrible radiance which transfigures the wreteched. . Dog 1. 4. It is better to be poor than to be dishonest.Bible Dishonest money brings grief to all the family. . Dishonest 1.

Charles Lamb To do nothing is the wisdom of those who have seen fools perish. .William Hazlitt Never learn to do anything.Samuel Butler 102. until you know what to do and how to do it. .Mark Twain’s Mother He who wants to do everything will never do anything.Goethe The more we do. the more we can do. . 3. 8. . save my soul if I have a soul. 103. next to that. more busy we are. .Book of Quotations # 77 6. . 7. . All our business in life is with doing : enjoyment and suffering come by themselves. . .Earnest Renan .Quintus Curtius Rufus The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you. 5. . the more leisure we have. Doing and doing nothing 1. the best thing a man can have to do is nothing and. but he will make a fool of himself too. O Lord – if there is a Lord. the most difficult.Goethe How many years you have to keep on doing. If you don’t earn. and it most intellectual.Oscar Wilde 2. 4.George Meredith Let me say to you that to do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world. . Doubt 1. perhaps. good works.Andre Maurois Positively. you’ll always find someone else to do it for you. 6. The cowardly dog barks more violently than it bites. 7.

Dream 1. . doubts nothing. . . If there were dreams to sell. 4. fools both day and night.Shelley But I. .B. have only my dreams.W. When the winds are breathing low.Franklin D.Christian Nestell Bovee He that knows nothing. 4. 5. being poor. than in half the creeds. . Roosevelt 3. Merry and sad to tell. . I have spread my dreams under your feet. for you tread on my dreams.George Henry Doubt whom you will.Thomas Lovell Beddoes I arise from dreams of thee In the first sweet sleep of night. . 5. Believe me. What would you buy ? . and the stars are shining bright. but never doubt yourself. Yeats An artist is a dreamier consenting to dream of the actual world. .George Santayana Wise men dream at night. Tread softly. 6. . 3.George Herbert The only limit to our realization of tommorrow will be our doubts of today. not the end of wisdom. And the crier rung his bell.Tennyson Doubt is the beginning. 104.78 # Book of Quotations 2. There lives more faith in honest doubt. .Melchior de santacruz 2.

Dreams are the true interpreters of our inclinations. Kennedy 11.Shakespeare : Hamlet Eat to please thyself. . I dream things that never were and they say why not ? . sleep is husband who silently suffers.R.Rajneesh 7. .Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat O God.Shakespeare : Othello 2.Book of Quotations # 79 6. . transform ourselves into beasts ! . Drink ! For you know not whence you came.Dr.Benjamin Franklin 2. Ripples of feelings stir through me and I dream. Some people see things as they are and say why. 10. that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steel away their brains! that we should.Anonymous 105. Dress 1. Dreams are the children of idle brain. . . 106. reveal and applause. . . with joy. . . 9. but dress to please others. It is your own world. S.Michel De Montaigne Dream is the wife who must talk. But not express ’d in fancy. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy.Robert F. Radhakrishnan It is intoxicating to create dreams. not gaudy. Drink ! For you know not why you go nor where. Drinking 1.N. Tagore If dreams are facts. 8. facts may well be dreams. . For the apparel oft proclaims the man. nor why.Sasthi Brata 12. pleasance. but there is art required to sort and understand them. rich. because then you are the God amidst your dreams.

Hooper Stern Daughter of the voice of God ! O Duty ! if that name thou love.Thomas Bacon Drink because you are happy. . the wit is out. . Chesterton Drunkenness is temporary suicide. the happiness that it brings is merely negative.K. 8. but offensive in relations.Lord Nelson I slept and dreamed that life was beauty. when you are thirsty. 107.Ellen S.80 # Book of Quotations 3. . . .Shakespeare 4. 6. and found that life was duty. There are two reasons for drinking : one is. when you are not thirsty.Henry Thoreau When the wine is in. a rod To check the erring and reprove. 5.Bertrand Russell : The Conquest of Happiness I wish courtesy could invent some custom of entertainment other than wine.Wordsworth A sense of duty is useful in work. 4. England expects every man to do his duty. a momentary cessation of unhappiness. .Thomas Lone Peacock Water is the only drink for a wise man. . 2. to cure it. but never because you are miserable. 5. . . to prevent in. Duty 1. Who art a light to guide.Bertrand Russell Doing a thing from mere sense of duty is like eating when you are not hungry. 7.Theodore Parker 3. I Woke. the other. . .G. .

Lincoln Not once or twice in our rough island story. The path of duty was the way to glory. . . 9. dare to do our duty as we understand it. . Let us have faith that right makes might. and in that faith let us.Tennyson Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t want to do.Mark Twain The never . to the end. .Book of Quotations # 81 6.Mahatma Gandhi 7. ✤✤✤ .ending cycle of duty and right goes on ceaselessly on. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. 8.

110.eating and drinking than by the sword. a small leak will sink a great ship. .Benjamin Franklin 5. while I eat to live.Confucius Beware of little expenses. 2. Economy 1. 3. . eat twice as much as nature requires.Socrates The proof of the pudding is in the eating.Sir William Osler In general. . Learning and Teaching (A) Education : 1.G. Eating 1.Indira Gandhi . The love of economy is the root of all virture.Benjamin Franklin 2. 109.Henry Ward Beecher Education is a continuing process from the minute we are born until we die. 3. . .Old Testament Other men live to eat. 2. mankind.82 # Book of Quotations E 108. . . 3. . for tomorrow we shall die. Let us eat and drink. 4. Education. since the improvement of cookery.Cervantes More people are killed by over .B. .Edmund Burke Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. Education is the chief defence of nations. . Economy is the art of making the most of life. Shaw He who will not economise will have to agonise. .

Oscar Wilde 14.R. . Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.Robert Frost The main fact about education is that there is no such thing. .K. . . Chesterton It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneduected. 8.confidence.Ralph Waldo Emerson The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education. but a method. conversation completes him. . it is not an object. 9. 10. . Education can’t make us all leaders.Hosea Ballou The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. Thomas Fuller 12. Education commences at the mother’s knee. The great task of education is not merely to collect facts but to know man and to make oneself known to man. Education is a word like ‘transmission’ or ‘inheritance’.Alec Bourne 5.Emerson Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self . .G. .N. . but the means of education. . Education is an admirable thing. 6. Tagore 13. but it can teach us which leader to follow.Book of Quotations # 83 4. Education begins a gentleman. . 7.Dr. and every word spoken within the hearsay of little children tends towards the formation of character.Proverb .Mark Twain 11. but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Thomas Fuller 23.Catherall 24. . in a private pocket.building.Edmund Burke 17. and studying much.Swami Dayanand 22.Buddhist Proverb 16. . undigested. assimilating fine ideas and making them your life and character.The Talmud 20. but intercourse with the world. The treasure of learning is imperishable. In doing we learn. you have more education than any man who has got by heart a whole library.84 # Book of Quotations 15. Learning makes a good man better and an ill man worse. all your life. . suffering much. .Chesterfield 25. a refuse in adversity and a provision in old age.building. What is education? A parcel of books? Not at all.Pope 19. We must have life . and do not pull it out and strike it. The three foundations of learning : Seeing much.making. character . . Wear your learning like your watch. A little learning is a dangerous thing. When the student is ready.Aristolle . merely to show that have one. Drink deep. Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and remains there. . .Swami Vivekanand (B) Learning : 18. with men and with affairs. . or taste not the Pierian spring. .George Herbert 21. Learning is an ornament in prosperity. man . . . He who adds not to his learning diminishes it. the master appears.

. begets arrogance in fools. the more you have to learn.Saadi 30. . . When you feel that you know nothing then you are ready to learn. He who learns and makes no use of his learning.Johaun Kaspar Lavater 27. . Seneca 37. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.Book of Quotations # 85 26. . but I am not prepared to be taught. . an aid to the young and a support and comfort to the aged. Learning is wealth to the poor. The brighter you are. makes owls blind. . instruct. even as light that illumines the eye. whether at twenty or eighty.Edictetus 31.Panchatantra 28.Confucius 29. The love of money and the love of learning rarely meet. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.The Mother 35. Learning. Learning without thought is labour lost : thought without learing is perilous. . Things which hurt. an honour to the rich. . . Anyone who stops learning is old. I am eager to learn. . It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. .Don Herold 33.A.L. is a beast of burden with a load of books. Men learn while they teach.George Herbert 36.Benjamin Disraeli .Winston Churchill 34. the destroyer of arrogance.Henry Ford 32.

.Galileo 48.Montaigne 45.Aristotle 43. Those having torches will pass them on to others. yet strange.Denis Waitley (C) Teaching : 46.86 # Book of Quotations 38. . . . The first principle of true teaching is that nothing can be taught. I have learned silence from the talkative. we must first shake ourselves free of it. Never learn to do anything : if you don’t learn. You cannot teach a man anything. you can only help him to find it within himself. tolerance from the intolerant. We should not ask who is the most learned. . but no one is willing to pay the price. .Plato 49. we can not learn without pain.Mark Twain 41. you’ll always find someone else to do it for you. and kindness from the unkind.Mark Van Doren . All wish to be learned. The great art of learning is to undertake but little at a time.Shri Aurobindo 47. I am ungrateful to those teachers. . View life as a continuous learning experience. .John Locke 42. but who is the best learned.Juvenal 40. Learning is not a child’s play. .Anonymous 44. In order to acquire learning. . The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.Khalil Gibran 39. . .

R. but to teach others how to be good is nobler – and less trouble..Thomson 52.Mark Twain 56. . The good teacher explains. it is the method and not the content that is the message. In teaching there should be not class distinctions.R. One good school master is worth a thousand priests. . he can never tell where his influence stops.Elebert Hubbard 57. The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher. . If you give me rice. I’ll eat every day.G. He who cannot.S. He who can.Mahatma Gandhi 53. .Ashley Montagu 60. Shaw 58. To teach the young idea how to shoot.Henry Adams 51.William Arthur Ward 54. . not the pumping in. A teacher affects eternity. I’ll eat today. . .Book of Quotations # 87 50. The superior teacher demonstrates. does. A good teacher must know how to arouse the interest of the pupil in the field of study for which he is responsible . . In teaching.W.the drawing out.G. Emerson 59. The great teacher inspires.. . The man who can make hard things easy is the educator. Ingersoll . Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought. teaches.B. To be good is noble. Radhakrishnan 61. The mediocre teacher tells. . .Confucius 55. If you teach me how to grow rice.

Alexander of Macedon 111. .La Rochefoucauld 3. Nothing is more to me than myself. 2.Stirner : The Ego and His Own The essence of a self .H. . Emancipation 1. . .Thomson Eloquence is the mistress of all the arts. . .reliant and autonomous culture is an unshakeable egoism. not without restraint of the senses.La Rochefoucauld Brevity is the charm of eloquence. Mencken An egotist is a man who talks so much about himself that he gives me no time to talk about myself.H. 112. 4. Waylane The reason why lovers are never weary of one another is this – they are always talking of themselves . but to my teacher for living well. 4. . While listening senates hang upon thy tougue.L.Cicero 2.88 # Book of Quotations 62.L.C. Egoism and Egotism 1. . I am indebted to my father for living. Devolving through the maze of Eloquence A roll of periods. 3. Eloquence 1. Not without knowledge and asceticism.Mahabharata . . sweeter than her song. 113. Tacitus The eloquence consists in saying all that is proper and nothing more. not without complete renunciation does one find emancipation.

N. . for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Endurance 1. .Ana Charsis It is impossible for any one not to have some enemies.New Testament : Romans . give him drink.Book of Quotations # 89 114.Lord Chesterfield I admire a straightforward enemy. Encouragement 1. Criticize me. But not another’s hope.Oprah Winfrey 2. if he thirst. . 4.William Walsh 3. .Bible I can endure my – own despair.Francois Rabelais : French Writer There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. Encourage me. 5. Flatter me.Charles Seymour Weeping may endure for a night.R. 3. and I may not like you.William Arthur Ward Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. . 2. 2. . 115. and I may not believe you. What can’t be cured must be endured. .Seneca We seek the truth and will endure the consequences. but joy cometh in the morning. . feed him. . and I may not forgive you. . Ignore me. 116. and I will not forget you. Tagore If thine enemy hunger. Every man is his own chief enemy. . Enemy 1. 4.

Enthusiasm 1. let reason hold the reins. . .Henry Ford If you can give your son only one gift.Oscar Wilde 7. . 4. when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. 3. Enthusiasm is energy that boils over and runs down the side of pot.Oliver Hazard Perry I choose my friends for their good looks. .Bnjamin Franklin 2. Without it there are only alibis.W. . let it be enthusiasm. 117. Equality 1. With it.Bruce Barton If passion drives you. .Charles Kingsley Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. my acquaintances for their good characters. there is accomplishment. and my enemies for their good intellects. 7.R. 118. Haskins Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. God hath made us all equal. 5. We have met the enemy and they are ours. . .90 # Book of Quotations 5. Emerson We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life.Arnold Glasow Enthusiasm finds the opportunities and energy makes the most of them.Henry S.Oscar Wilde A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. 6. . . 6.Anonymous . .

Aristotle Equality may perhaps be a right. . 5.Book of Quotations # 91 2.Samuel Jhonson 9.Harold Wilson Equality of opportunity is an equal opportunity to prove unequal talents.W. .Thomas Jefferson I celebrate myself. It cannot be given and it can not be forced. . Real equality is not to be decreed by law. that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. and it will appear again tomorrow. 8. .Sir Herbert Samuel It is better that some should be unhappy than that none should be happy. We hold these truths to be self .Ashley Montagu 11. Destroy the inequality today. which would be the case in a general state of equalty. that among these are life. .William Shakespear . . And what I assume you shall assume. 6.Walt Whitman Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.Honore de Balzac Some will always be above others. 4. that all men are created equals. For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. 3. I think the king is but a man as I am . It is the mark of the cultured man that he is aware of the fact that equality is an ethical and not a biological principle. . .R. Emerson Everybody should have an equal chance – but they shouldn’t have a flying start. 7. but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact. 10. . . and sing myself.evident. the violet smells to him as it doth to me. .Raymond Moley 12. liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

. Food or caste or place of birth.John Locke It is best to own the error.G. . . 4. . . 3.Tolstoy Error is not a fault of our knowledge but a mistake of our judgment giving assent to that which is not true.Pope To make no mistakes is not in the power of man. To err is human. to forgive divine. It is sure to add to our strength.Longfellow Admitting error clears the score And proves you wiser than before. truth is communicated to men only by deeds of truth. Massed in one general brotherhood. but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.Arthur Guiterman Truth will sooner come out of error than from confusion. Good nature and good sense must ever join. . .Swami Ramtirtha 119. 6. 5.Mahatma Gandhi A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. 8. 9.Francis Bacon 2.B. . We see men have equal birth. Shaw Sometimes we may learn more from a man’s errors than from his virtues. .92 # Book of Quotations 13. 7. . Equal in the sight of God the good. Error 1. Can not alter human worth.Plutarch Error is the force that welds men together. If we look through the earth. .

whatever I don’t use. 3.Thomas Hood 2. make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land. .Julia Fletcher Carney A day is a miniature eternity. .W.Abraham Cowley Here are three eternal laws that won’t change and are worth remembering : whatever I sow I will reap. For every evil under the sun.Book of Quotations # 93 10. 4. I lose. There is little peace or comfort in life if we are always anxious as to future events. .Samuel Johnson 122. Hazlitt : English Proverbs Evil is wrought by want of Thought As well as want of Heart. . so the little minutes. But an eternal now does always last. never mind it.J.R. . 121.C.Brahma Kumaris : Just a Moment Little drops of water. To a new truth there is nothing more harmful than old error. whatever is new will become old. . . There is a remedy. try and find it. . Events 1. I saw Eternity the other night Like a great ring of pure and endless light. Emerson 2. make the mighty age of eternity. If there be one. . humble though they. little grains of sand. Goethe 120. If there be none. He that worries himself with the dread of possible contingencies will never be at rest. Eternity 1. . or there is none.W. Evil 1. 5.W.Henry Vaughan Nothing is there to come and nothing past.

What is evil ? – Whatever springs from weakness. which is the most effectual. . And. departing. Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime.94 # Book of Quotations 3. 9.Colton 11. The good is oft interred with their bones. Evil often triumphs. There are three modes of bearing the ills of life .Shakespeare 5. Example 1. .John Stuart Mill Men’s evil manners live in brass. which is the more ostentatious. 10. 6. . .Edmund Burke Evil by itself has no legs to stand upon. 4. indifference.Benjamin Franklin 2.Voltaire The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.Nietzsche The evil that men do lives after them. and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. . but never conquers. . leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time.Mahatma Gandhi A person may cause evil to others not only by his action but by his inaction. by philosophy.Joseph Roux 123.Longfellow A good example is the best sermon.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar A little is often necessary for obtaining a great good. and by religion. which is the most common. . their virtues we write in water. . . . 7. . .

4.George Bernard Shaw He that is good at making excuses. To smooth the ice. . . I don’t believe in circumstances. .Pope It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.Anonymous 124. . 3. .La Rochefoucauld People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. .Winston Churchill It is dangerous to be too good.G. make them. To throw a perfume on the violet.Shakespeare : King John The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. 3. An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie. for an excuse is a lie garded. . or with taper-light. to paint the lily. Excuse 1. The best things carried to excess are wrong.Franklin Example is better than percept. . Excess 1.B.Book of Quotations # 95 3. 4. and. or add another hue Unto the rainbow. and she says nothing.Benjamin Franklin 2. Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. . To seek the beauteous eyes of heaven to garnish. if they can’t find them. . 2. None preaches better than the ant.William Blake 4. . is seldom good for anything else. Shaw To gild refined gold. 125. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want.

. . 8. .Roger Ascham Experience is not what happens to a man.Thomas Carlyle Experience is the extract of suffering. . 3. and it had need to be so. 9. if he deceives me twice.Henry Ford Experience is a jewel. .Voltaire 11.Shakespeare No man’s knowledge can go beyond experience.Dr.Aldous Huxley 2. shame to me.John Locke Experience is costly wisdom that is bought by experience – learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty. A prudent person profits from personal experience of others. . shame to him. each one of which makes us bigger. 7. it is what a man does with what happens to him. a wise man from the experience of others. . only the school fees are heavy. 4. If a man deceives me once.96 # Book of Quotations 126. . .Arthur Helps One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning. . Joseph Collins Experience is the best of schoolmasters. for it is often purchased at an infinite rate. Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others ? . 10. 6.Anon. Experience 1.Lowell : Among My Books Life is a series of experience. . 5.

English Proverb 127. 7.Ben Jonson : To celia Where did you get your eyes so blue? Out of the sky as I came through. . . Eyes 1. A burnt child dreads the fire. And I will pledge with mine. 3. his eyes are closed. Experience is the name we give to our mistakes. Or leave a kiss but in the cup. Drink to me only with thine eyes. Experience teaches fools. .Book of Quotations # 97 12. the ears believe other people. and he is great one that will not learn by it.German Proverb 2. . is as good as dead.Albert Einstein Her eyes are homes of silent prayer. And I’ll not look for wine.George MacDonald I look in the mirror through the eyes of the. . .Oscar Wilde 14. 5. 4.Thomas Fuller 13.Max Beerbohm The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. .Alfred Lord Tennyson It needs no dictionary of quotation to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul. ✤✤✤ . . child that was me. .Robertson Davies The eyes believe themselves. 6. 8. . .Judy Collins He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt is awe.

embrace. Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow. Believing where we cannot prove. . that have not seen thy face.98 # Book of Quotations F 128. A heavenly paradise is that place. 3. for to have faith is to have wings. . Faith 1. The reason why birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith. . 4. and faith alone. . 5. 129. .Lavater I never forget a face. Face 1. Where roses and white lilies grow. 6.Thomas Campion You face is as a book where men may read strange matters.Queen Elizabeth 2. .J.Lord Tennyson 2. By faith. immortal Love.Groucho Marx A good face is the best letter of recommendation. Barrie : The Little White Bird We walk by faith. Whom we.Shakespeare : Hamlet The worst of faces still is human. . 3. not by sight.Shakespeare : Macbeth God has given you one face and you make yourselves another. . .New Testament : James Strong son of God. . There is a garden in her face. but in your case I’m willing to make an exception.M.

.Shri Aurobindo Faith is the force of life.L.Byron We toil for fame. Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.Book of Quotations # 99 4.Tolstoy If you have faith in the cause and means and in God. .F.L. We make a name. I feel no need for any other fiath than my faith in human beings. Tagore Faith is God at work. . Robbins .R. .Perl S. 9. it is something that is there before experience. Buck 130. I want a faith that possesses me. .St. I awoke one morning and found myself famous. That man acquires strength of body and soul. . .Mahatma Gandhi Faith is to believe what we do not see. 2. 8. 10. Then we are busts. and attains to happiness. .H. . whose heart is free from suspicion and is filled with faith. We live on crusts. 5. Fame 1.N. . and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe. the hot sun will be cool for you. 6.Charles Kingsley 12. Augustine 7. .Rig Veda 11. I do not want merely to possess a faith. Holmes Faith does not depend upon experience.

Charles Sumner 11.100 # Book of Quotations 3. . . 10.Baltasar Gracian He lives in fame who dies in virtue’s cause. 7. . that if we pursue it we must direct our lives in such a way as to please the fancy of men. 5.N.Spinoza Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds. 6.Proverb 13.Hare 12. . Family 1. . . All fame is dangerous. Fame is a magnifying glass. . 9. straw and feathers. Fame has also this great drawback. . . avoiding what they dislike and seeking what is pleasing to them. good bringeth envy. . each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.Edmund Burke 4.Socrates Fame always goes with the principles.R. . whereas nothing rises quicker than dust. Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world.Leo Tolstoy . Tagore Passion for fame : a passion which is the instinct of all great souls. bad shame. All happy families resemble one another.Thomas Fuller 131.John Milton Blessed is he whose fame does not outshine his truth.Anonymous Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise. No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labours which promote the happiness of mankind. . 8.

Manu Maharaj 4.Down Fraser It is a wise father that knows his own child.Leo XIII The family is love doomed where women are in grief. Wife and children are a kind of discipline of humanity. .Francis Bacon Where does the family start ? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl – no superior alternative has yet been found. 5. The family that prays together stays together. 3. 7. 9. . and it is in great measure within the circle of family life that the destiny of states is fostered.Mother Teresa 11. travel that way yourself once in a while. . . Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush. . Parents have very little time for each other. anxious for greater development and greater riches and so on. so that children have very little time for their parents. .Josh Billings The family may be regarded as the cradle of civil society.Winston Churchill The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. . .Shakespeare To bring up a child in the way he should go. . and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world. 6. 10. 8. .Proverb .Book of Quotations # 101 2.Jefferson The trouble with the family of today is that everybody wears the trousers.

. .Shakespeare : Julius Caesar 2. . . 2. I am the master of my fate : I am the captain of my soul.Henri Amiel I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act.Longfellow : A Psalm of Life We make our fortunes and we call them fate. . but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. . It matters not how strait the gate. But in ourselves. E.102 # Book of Quotations 132.G. Fault and mistake (A) Fault : 1. Henley All are architects of Fate. This is fatalism. then. Working in these walls of Time. Fate and fatalism 1.W. . 6. 3.Disraeli Destiny has two ways of crushing us by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them. that we are underlings. expect the best and take what comes.Thomas Carlyte The fault. is to be conscious of none. 133.Longfellow : The Builders Let us. dear Brutus. . 7.K. The greatest of faults. . be up and doing. I should say. 5. is not in our stars. Some with massive deeds and great. Some with ornaments of rhyme. With a heart of any fate. 4. How charged with punishments the scroll.Anon. . Chesterton Prepare for the worst.

and loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.Prior 6. Be to her faults a little blind. but his own fault he hides. . . . It is only an error in judgement to make a mistake.G. 7. die from the gambler. Brouee .Anonymous One can seldom see the beam in one’s own eye. . . and silver fountains mud.Joubert Roses have thorns. . Don’t find fault with what you don’t understand. In war there is no room for mistakes. Mencken 12. .Lord Buddha Be to her virtues very kind. 8. as a cheat hides the false. A man winnows his neighbour’s faults like chaff. 9. Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun. but that of oneself is difficult to perceive. 5. None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. . 4.Jawaharlal Nehru The fault of others is easily perceived.N.H.Francis O’Walsh He who exhibits no fault is a fool or a hypocrite whom we should distrust.L.Book of Quotations # 103 3. 10. .French Proverb Some people find fault as if it were buried treasure. but it shows infirmity of character to adhere to it when discovered.Oscar Wilde (B) Mistake : 11. .

Feelings and emotions General: 1. The only complete mistake is the mistake from which we learn nothing. Wells 17.Oscar Wilde 19. . Any man may make a mistake. .Winston Churchill 16. Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense. and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes. . then you’re not doing anything.Sterne . .Anon. but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience. many carry their heads in their hearts.G. To get maximum attention. . Some people carry their hearts in their heads. Mistakes are painful when they happen. The difficulty is to keep them apart and yet both actively working together. If you’re not making mistakes. . I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.104 # Book of Quotations 13.Denis Waitley 20. We learn and profit through our mistakes and failures. . .H.Indira Gandhi 21. but none but a fool will continue in it. No nation – perhaps no individual – has progressed without mistakes. big mistake. .Mahatma Gandhi 134. there will be no hope of improvement.Cicero 15. . 18. If you simply take up the attitude of defending a mistake.John Wooden 14. it’s hard to beat a good.

but it keeps them poor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel sad I will laugh. . .Og Mandino Intense feeling too often obscures the truth. . there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life. Anger is one letter short of danger. . 4.Bertrand Russell To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. Anger makes a rich man hated and a poor scorned. 8. Some Specific (A) Anger 9. .Margaret Thatcher 3. If I feel ill I will double my labour.Harry S. where it functions best. and you will intensify its ecstasy. . .Jerome K.Book of Quotations # 105 2. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.Princess Diana If I feel depressed I will sing. Anger makes dull men witty. Jerome I wear my heart on my sleeve. Truman The degree of one’s emotion varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts – the less you know the hotter you get. . . 7. 6.Oscar Wilde I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes. you should wear it inside.Francis Bacon 11. and it will become. Find an expression for joy. but look when I will. 5. dear to you. .Syrus 10.Thomas Fuller . Find expression for a sorrow.

Pythagoras 15. .Benjamin Franklin 19. . . . fear.Horace 14. for the right purpose and in the right way that is not easy. That is easy. Anger is momentary madness. I told my wrath. The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart. Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.Indira Gandhi 18. You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.Mahatma Gandhi 17.Lord Halifax . Anger raises invention. . A man makes his inferiors his superiors by heat. Whatever is begun in anger.106 # Book of Quotations 12. so control your passion or it will control you. I was angry with my friend. Anger begins in folly and ends in repentance. a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly .Aristotle 21. my wrath did grow. my wrath did end. bitterness. at the right time. .William Blake 22. . but it overheats the oven.Barbara De Angelis 20. Anyone can become angry. But to be angry with the right person. I was angry with my foe. . .hurt. ends in shame. most of all. .Joan Rivers 16. Anger is a symptom. grief and. I told it not. to the right degree. . the less capable you are of loving in the present.Emerson 13.

you are the one getting burned. The loss of memory causes destruction of discrimination and from the ruin of discrimination the man perishes. Do not anticipate trouble. .Book of Quotations # 107 23. . What we anticipate seldom occurs. From anger comes delusion. Anger indeed is Yama. and preach well. which results in loss of memory. Anger it is that destroys one’s virtues. . what we least expected generally happens. Never answer a letter while you are angry. or worry about what may never happen. . .Buddha 27.Thomas Jefferson 29.Confucius 28. I never work better than when I am inspired by anger. and all mundane vexations and temptations depart. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else.Lord Shri Krishna 26. the great enemy. . count ten before you speak. pray. .Chinese Proverb (B) Anticipation : 30. . for then my whole temperament is quickened. when I am angry.Benjamin Disraeli . an hundred.Benjamin Franklin 31. my understanding sharpened. When anger rises. if very angry. So give up anger. Keep in the sunlight. . When angry.Shri Ram 25.Martin Luther 24. I can write. think of the consequences.

love sweetens it. Bitterness imprisons life. so are the envious consumed by envy.Jim Rohn 36. love releases it. Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time. . . . It was fear that first made gods in the world.Harry Emerson Fosdick (D) Boredom : 33. The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. Bitterness blinds life. that nothing is. Envy is almost the only vice which is practicable at all times and in every place.Statius .Karl Olsson (F) Fear : 39. Roosevelt 40.Lord Cadogan 35. .Thomas Szasz (E) Envy : 34. He who envies. serenity. An iron is eaten by rust. . Bitterness sours life. . . One of the saddest things about envy is its smallness: the narrow compass within which it lives. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. love empowers it. .Samuel Johnson 38.Antisthenes 37. To be envious is to turn eternally like a caged rat within the tight radius of malice. love heals it. love anoints its eyes. . Bitterness paralyzes life. admits his inferiority.108 # Book of Quotations (C) Bitterness : 32. Bitterness sickens life.Franklin D.

. .I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says : turn back.Nelson Mandela .Book of Quotations # 109 41... The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought. . . Fear always springs from ignorance. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.! .Emerson 42.Isa Upanishad 47. .Bovee 44. The first duty of man is that of subduing fear.Edmund Burke 52. Fear is the proof of a degenerate mind. .R.Leon Blum 49. .Thomas Carlyle 46. There is great beauty in going through life. Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. Half our fears are baseless and the other half discreditable.Mahatma Gandhi 48. The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear.Erica Zong 51. . It is our light. .Napolean 43. not our darkness. and his own self in all beings. losses all fear. specifically the fear of change. Emerson 50. . . Let us fear God and we shall cease to fear man. . Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. No passion so effectively robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. .Virgil 45. I have accepted fear as a part of life. without anxiety or fear. that most brightens us. He who sees all beings in his own self.W.

A man who is afraid will do anything.John W. It is not death that a man should fear. Fear is always a feeling to be rejected.Seneca 56. Gardner 55.Blake : Broken Love 62. . Browning . We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. We are more often frightened than hurt. . we fret. because. is only another way of saying.Shakespeare (G) Forgiveness : 60. And throughout all Eternity I forgive you. .Jawaharlal Nehru 57. As fear is a close companion to falsehood. . You cease to be afraid when you cease to hope. Dying. Fearless minds climb soonest upto crowns. but I cannot forget”. for hope is accompanied by fear. If you want to keep on learning you must keep on risking failure– all your life.110 # Book of Quotations 53. “I cannot forgive.Marcus Aurelius 58. so truth follows fearlessness.” . It is a powerful obstacle to growth. “I can forgive. Good to forgive. you forgive me.Seneca 54. . we live.Shri Aurobindo 59. . but he should fear never beginning to live. what you fear is just the thing that is likely to come to you.R. .Henry Ward Beecher 61. . Best to forget ! Living. . There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.

Beware of the man who does not return your blow : he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself. .Mahatma Gandhi 68. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. .Thomas Hood 73. For words. . half reveal And half conceal the soul within. . . . You can forgive an enemy. . . to forgive divine.Tennyson 74. Forgiveness is the noblest revenge.Roberto Assagioli 71. Father. When you stand in prayer.New Testament 64.Alexander Pope 66. The weak can never forgive. I sometimes hold it half a sin To put in words the grief I feel. for they know not what they do.Sydney Smith .H. Without forgiveness life is governed by…an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.W. Beecher 65. Every substantial grief has twenty shadow and most of the shadows of your own making.Jessemyn West 69. forgive whatever you have against anybody. To err is human.B. . . forgive them. like Nature.G. Shaw 70. . who kisses the offence into everlasting forgetfulness. . God pardons like a mother. No blessed leisure for love or hope But only time for grief. It is harder to forgive yourself.Book of Quotations # 111 63.Anonymous (H) Grief And Loss : 72.Jesus Christ 67.

112 # Book of Quotations 75. . .Samuel Johnson 80. but cheerily seek how to redress their harms. You must wait till grief be digested.Samuel Johnson 77.R. The cheerful loser is a winner.W. It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief. We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it. . . Wise men never sit and wait their loss. and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.William Wordsworth . . . There is no grief which time does not lessen and soften. While grief is fresh. and even of the wish for recovery. . From the body of one guilty deed a thousand ghostly fears and haunting thoughts proceed.Mark Twain 82. The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. .James Matthew Barrie 83.Elbert Hubbard 84.Shakespeare (I) Gulit : 85. Grief is a species of idleness.Sophocles 78. .Cicero 79. Nothing that grieves us can be called little : by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size. every attempt to divert only irritates. it deprives one of courage. .Frederic Amiel 81. . Emerson 76. as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. It is dangerous to abandon oneself to the luxury of grief.

Glad that I live am I. Reese : A Little Song of Life 96.Francis Hutcheson 95. ..Erma Bombeck (J) Happiness : 94. What hangs people. Guilt : the gift that keeps on giving. . .Shakespeare : As You Like It .Syrus 88.John Dryden 90. how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes! . He who flees from trial confesses the guilt . O. . Life without industry is guilt. .John Ruskin 91.Book of Quotations # 113 86.Lizette W. is the unfortunate circumstance of guilt.. . the thief doth fear in each bush an officer. That the sky is blue. Guilt once harbored in the conscious breast..R.Shakespeare 87. Glad for the country lanes. Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind. intimidates the brave and degrades the great. industry without art is brutality. . And the fall of dew.L.Samuel Johnson 89. .Lao Tzu 92. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. Sevenson 93. The action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers. Secret guilt by silence is betrayed. .

The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is. in love with his labours and in balance with his bank.Aldous Leonard Huxley 104. Happiness and work are really wedded together. in favour with his friends.Anonymous 101. . .William Ward 103. Happiness has a habit of pursuing the person who feels grateful to his God. Nehru 102. not what you can get.114 # Book of Quotations 97.Erasmus 99. . Happiness is like coke something you get as a by. The best secret of happiness is renunciation.L. The secret of happiness is this : let your interest be as wide as possible. Happiness is not in doing what you like. but in liking what you do.product in the process of making something else. comfortable with his conscience.Mahatma Gandhi 106. . .Bertrand Russell 105.Proverb 100. . . . . You have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. for there can be no true happiness without feeling that one is doing something worthwhile. Happiness depends on what you can give.J. . Creative imagination is the core of happiness.Andrew Carnegie .Bernard Shaw 98.

Happiness is a Swedish sunset . He who secure. Happy the man.Lord Buddha 111. . Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.Dryden (K) Hate : 114.J. .R. He who can call today his own. .Garuda Purana 112. .Samuel Johnson . happy is he who has attained peace. I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires. Now the heart is so full that a drop overfills it. True happiness lies in the extinction of all emotions.Mark Twain 108. . Happy is he who has overcome all selfishness.gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.Harry Emerson Fosdick 115. within can say. and happy is he who has found the truth. Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.Book of Quotations # 115 107. rather than in attempting to satisfy them. and fools to hate.Jonathan Swift 116. . Men hate more steadily than they love. Be that my motto and my fate. It is not attained through self. . We are happy now because God wills it. .John Stuart Mill 109. . Lowell 113. . Hated by fools. Tomorrow do thy worst for I have liv’d today. and happy he is there for all. but most of us look the other way and lose it.Hellen Keller 110.

Hatred confuses life. Hate is a prolonged form of suicide. Goethe 125. Hatred darkens life.116 # Book of Quotations 117. loves all.Thackeray 118. This is an ancient law. Never return hatred for hatred. Hatred paralyzes life. Hate is the subtlest form of violence. A man’s hatred is always concentrated upon that which makes him conscious of his bad qualities.J.Martin Luther King. . love harmonizes it. An intellectual hatred is the worst. By love alone they cease.B. 126. In time we hate that we often fear. .Mahatma Gandhi 120.Ishopanishad 128.Lord Buddha 127. Hatreds never cease by hatreds in this world. . . People hate. nor injury for injury.Carl Gustav Jung 122. Yeats 124.Douglas Steere 119. . . lover releases it. The love of the wicked is more dangerous than their hatred. He who feels for others as he feels for himself. . Jr. .W. . you always find it strongest and most violent in the lowest degree of culture. . He who sees him in all and all in Him hates none. . . as they love unreasonably. National hatred is something peculiar.Lord Shri Krishna .Thomas Fuller 123.Shakespeare 121.W. love illuminates it.

Pindor 136.George Herbert 137. He that leveth in hope dances without music. there’s is hope.English Proverb 135. We promise according to our hopes. . Hope is the poor man’s bread. . . Hope is good breakfast. . . While there’s is life. . Teeth fall out. . The heart bowed down by weight of woe.La Rochefoucauld 139. but prepare for the worst.” .Pope 131.Roy Kemp .John Milton 138.John Gay 130. “There is no better or more blessed bondage than to be a prisoner of hope. and perform according to our fears. . .Lord Halifax 140.A. Yet man clings to hope that plays him false. Hope springs eternal in the human breast : Man Never is. Tagore 141. . but always to be blest. Hope for the best.Italian Proverb 133. though it is very good company by the way. but is bad supper.R.Book of Quotations # 117 (L) Hope : 129. Bunn 132. . hair grow grey. . Where no hope is left. To weakest hope will cling.N. is left no fear.Francis Bacon 134. Hope is generally a wrong guide. Hopes are but the dreams of those who are awake.

the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.William Walsh : Song . But I always hope.Alfred Adler (N) Jealousy : 151. . Practice hope. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced.Goethe 144. of jealousy.Norman Vincent Peale (M) Inferiority : 149.Ovid 148. which doth mock The meet it feeds on. In all things it is better to hope than to despair. O. As hopefulness becomes a habit.Mahatma Gandhi 143. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. .118 # Book of Quotations 142. The miserable have no other medicine.Victor Hugo 145. . .Shakespeare 146. but only hope.Shakespeare : Othello 152. If we had no faith in the ultimate God we would loss all hope. . my lord. The word which God has written on the brow of every man is hope. My hopes are not always realized.Proverb 147. . .Eleanor Roosevelt 150. . You can’t live on hope nor you live without it. .eyed monster. But not another’s hope. you can achieve a permanent happy spirit. beware. I can endure my own despair. . It is the green. .

The jealous man knows nothing. . nothing is more frightful than laughter.F. so to speak.La Rochefoucauld 156.Francoise Sagan (O) Loneliness : 159.Samuel Rogers 161.Thomas Wolfe 164. . There is more self. . . .Paul Tournier 163.admiration is war paint. Through the wide world he only is alone who lives not for another. Kennedy 158. Jealousy is the most radical. . Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets. . Jealousy is always born with love. To jealousy. You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. . Newton 160. The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.Book of Quotations # 119 153.La Rochefoucauld 157. More men die of jealousy than of cancer.Robert Louis Stevenson 154. People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. .Mother Teresa 162.Wayne Dyer . .J. but does not always die with it. primeval and naked form of admiration. . .Joseph P.Curt Goetz than love in jealousy. suspects a great deal and fears everything. Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

. Pride : the general root of all harms. glorious.John Ruskin 173. A proud man is seldom a grateful man.Francis Bacon 175. which the more man’s nature runs to. . . proud in that they are not proud. . I have been more and more convinced. and a haughty spirit before a fall. Beecher 167. .edged feeling. Revenge is a kind of wild justice. . double. .Geoffrey Chaucer (Q) Revenge : 174. Revenge is the poor delight of little minds. Pride is a tricky.Adrienne Rich 171. in general.Robert Burton 169. pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.Benjamin Franklin 172. Small things make base men proud. Proud men hate one another. Pride that dines on vanity sups on contempt.H.Shakespeare 168.Thomas Fuller 170. . the more I think of it. .Old Testament 166. the more ought law to weed it out.120 # Book of Quotations (P) Pride : 165. but whenever pride puts in its work. . for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.Juvenal . Pride goeth before destruction. that. They are proud in humility.W. All the other passions do occasional good. . everything goes wrong.

Anon. Therefore if thine enemy hunger. Vengeance is a dish that should be eaten cold.New Testament: Romans 184. which otherwise would heal and do well. .W. .Francis Bacon 179. . Woman and elephant never forget an injury. . for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.Anonymous 183. Every heart has its secret sorrows. The most tolerable sort of revenge is for those wrongs which there is no law to remedy. I will repay. . .Seneca 182. 181. give him drink. .English Proverb (R) Sadness : 185. saith the Lord. Longfellow 186. if he was stronger. It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.Christina Rossetti . Forgiveness is the noblest revenge. gratitude is expensive. .Edward Gibban 180.Francis Bacon 177. which the world knows not. Revenge is profitable. He who injured you was either stronger or weaker. Better by far you should forget and smile Than that you should remember and be sad. spare yourself. . feed him.Book of Quotations # 121 176. If he was weaker.Anonymous 178. if he thirst. A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green. Vengeance is mine.H. . . spare him.

the young are sad and bewildered. still sad when others grief is fled.A.Logan Pearsall Smith (S) Shame : 190. .B.Lord Byron 188. above all from those nearest to them. . There smites nothing so sharp. I never wonder to see man wicked.L. . The only constant mourner o’er the dead! . Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit. The old know what they want.Edmund Burke 196. Seneea 195.Anton Chekhov .Rod Steiger 191. Our sincerest laughter With same pain is fraught. The most important thing is to be whatever you are without shame.122 # Book of Quotations 187. value is not wholly extinguished in the heart. . Dark tree. or smelleth so sour As Shame.Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet 193. . . While shame keeps the watch.P. He was not born to shame : Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit. . . Our sweetest songs are those That tell of saddest thought.Swift 194. . When people are ashamed they hold aloof. We look before and after And pine for what is not.William Langland 192. but I often wonder not to see them ashamed. Shelley 189.

and be listner . 3.H. . Flag 1. .Samuel Johnson Imitation is the sincerest (form) of flattery.Wilhelm Raabe Men are like stone jugs – you may jug them where you like by the ears.George Champman The most skilful flattery is to let a person talk on. . .Book of Quotations # 123 135. a ruffle of drums. .H. 4.Henry IV of France That flattery’s the food of tools. but not to flattery. Hats off! Along the street there comes A blare of bugles. 6. 7. . One catches more flies with a spoonful of honey than with twenty casks of vinegar. . 8. Flattery 1. A flash of colour beneath the sky. .Swift The punishment for vanity is flattery. 136.Anonymous 2. Bennett : The Flag Goes By Off with your hat as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say.H. . You’re man enough for a tear in your eye That you will not wipe away.C. as wolves like dogs.Colton Flatterers look like friends. 5. Hats off! The flag is passing by. . Bunner : The Old Flag 2.Addison O ! that man’s ears should be deaf to counsel.

4. .Boileau What fools these mortals be! . . . Flower 1.William Wordsworth One thing is certain and the rest is lies.Night’s Dream . 7. The flower that once has blown forever dies. Fools 1. 138. . Beecher God made the flowers to beautify the art and cheer man’s careful mood. Full many a flower is born to blush unseen And waste its sweetness on the desert air. . 8.Napoleon Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.Patrick F.Bishop Coxe : The Singing of Birds Say it with flowers. A fool always finds one still more foolish to admire him.Gray Fair pledges of the fruitful tree Why do ye fall so fast ? Your date is not so past But you may stay yet there awhile To blush and gently smile And go at last. . 3.Herrick : To Blossoms Where flowers degenerate man cannot live. O’keefe (Slogan for the Society of American Florists) 2.124 # Book of Quotations 137. .Omar Khayyam Flowers are words Which even a babe may understand. 5. .Shakespeare : A Midsummer.H. 6. 2.W. .

Pope At thirty man suspects himself a fool. A fool can tell the truth. . . . 6. but old men know young men are the fools.Samuel Butler 12.resolves. 9. He who thinks himself wise. as a spoon tastes not the flavor of the soup. then dies the same. though he lives in the company of the wise. In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves.Voltaire . but it requires a man of sense to know how to tell a lie. . O heavens! is a great fool. 7. Knows it at forty. . and re.Edward Young : Night Thoughts Wise men have more to learn of fools than fools of wise man. and reforms his plan. understands nothing of the true doctrine. 8.Old Testament Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. . 5.Rabelais 4. .Mark Twain The wise man’s eyes are in his head.Lord Buddha 11. Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve. 10.Book of Quotations # 125 3.Montaigne Young men think old men are fools. . but the fool walketh in darkness. At fifty chides his infamous delay. .George Chapman : All Fools If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass. A fool. Hain’t we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain’t that a big enough majority in any town? .

Shakespeare It is fortune.Joseph Conrad : Under Western Eyes 139.Lenin 15.Sallust There is a tide in the affairs of men Which. . . . the quickest and the best is to make people see clearly how much your success is in their interest. Fortune 1. But for them rest of us could not succeed. . Let us be thankful to the fools. . .LIVY Fortune never seems so blind as to those upon whom she has bestowed no favours.Mark Twain 14.126 # Book of Quotations 13. 8. . Fortune ! all men call the fickle.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar Men are seldom blessed with good fortune and good sense at the same time.Euripides If you are too fortunate. 9. you will not know yourself. . . .La Rochefoucauld Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment. taken at the flood. leads on to fortune. not wisdom. . One fool can ask more questions in a minute than twelve wise men can answer in an hour. 6. . 2. . 3.Cicero Every man is the architect of his own fortune. nobody will know you. Let a fool be made serviceable according to his folly. 7. If you are too unfortunate.Thomas Fuller Of all the ways to make your fortune. that rules man’s life. Fortune. 4.La Bruyere 5.

I shall today be uppermost. ...John Milton No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses. He shall cut pathways east and west. 7. . The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly and who can say to himself.Syrus 11.R. . . And fend you with his wng.James Oppenheim : The Slave We gain freedom when we have paid the full price for our right to live. And there is no need of that. 8. 3. yet everywhere he is in chains. . Free men set themselves free. Fortune knocks but once.. Tagore None can love freedom heartily but good men. . but misfortune has much more patience.Moshe Dayan : Story of My Life Man is born free. Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.Anonymous 140.N. . 6.Book of Quotations # 127 10. so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs or impede their efforts to obtain it.John Stuart Mill 4. . the rest love not freedom. . Freedom 1. Fortune makes a fool of him whom she favours too much. . 2.Confucius 12. 5.Lenin The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way.Jean Jacques Rousseau My angle – his name is Freedom – Choose him to be your king.Emerson They can only set free men free. . but licence .

Anonymous .G.Mahatma Gandhi 12. . Stevenson 10.Lovelace : To Althea from prison 15.A. Friend and friendship 1.Burton 16. .128 # Book of Quotations 9. A hungry man is not a free man. Angels alone that soar above Enjoy such liberty. make me free – from fear of the future – from anxiety of the morrow – from bitterness towards anyone – from cowardice in face of danger – from failure before opportunity – from laziness in face of work. Lord. . Freedom is the right to one’s dignity as a man. Freedom demands respect for the freedom of others. Tagore 14. Shaw 17. Real freedom is of the mind and spirit. Personal liberty is the paramount essential to human dignity and human happiness. Freedom comes from human beings rather than from laws and institutions. And in my soul am free. Liberty means responsibility. That is why most man dread it. . . If I have freedom in my love.R.Clarence Darrow 13. E.Jawaharlal Nehru 11. Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them.N. it can never come to us from outside.B. . . – Anonymous 141. . .

Claude Mermet What is thine is mine. 4. and all mine is thine.D’Arcy W.Gelett Burgess Without friends no one would choose to live. Doing all we can to promote our friend’s happiness is better than to continually drink to his prosperity. 9. . I feel like one Who treads alone Some banquet. . praise them openly. 5. 10.Moore The only way to have a friend is to be one . Shall I tell you why ? To find one good. .Elbert Hubbard 3. The best way to keep friends is to never borrow from them and never lend them anything. though he had all other goods. so link’d together. .Paul de Kock 12. . .Book of Quotations # 129 2. When I remember all The friends.Aristotle A friend is someone who knows all about you. .Plautus Against a foe I can myself defend– But Heaven protect me from a blundering friend ! . Friends are all that matter.Emerson Friends are like melons.hall deserted… .Minna Thomas Antrim . you must a hundred try. . 6. Like leaves in wintry weather.Syrus 11. Thompson Love is only chatter. and loves you just the same. Reprove your friends in secret. I’ve seen around me fall. 8. 7.

To men and angels only giv’n.Oscar Wilde 19. slower in changing. President) 20.Thomas Fuller 17. Emerson 21. The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand. God. peculiar boon of Heav’n. that will tell me of my faults. An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship. . it’s 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.Woodrow Wilson (28th U. A faithful friend is the medicine of life. To all the lower world denied.Samuel Johnson : Friendship 22.George Washington .130 # Book of Quotations 13.R. send me a friend. True friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. The noble mind’s delight and pride. nor the joy of companionship.Benjamin Franklin 15. . . . . . Friendship is single soul dwelling in two bodies.Louisa May Alcott 14. ‘Stay’ is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary. Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together. Be slow in choosing a friend. . You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. nor the kindly smile.Dale Carnegie 18. .Aristotle 23.W. .The Bible 16. . .S. Friendship.

.T. It comes soon enough.M. It’s painful for both sides.William Somerset Maugham 142. A broken friendship may be soldered. . . . Cicero Boast not thyself of tomorrow. . howe’er pleasant ! Let the dead past bury its dead ! .George Santayana (Spanish.Albert Einstein Ignorance of future ills is a more useful thing than knowledge. The fact is.Longfellow 2. Most friendship is feigning. 4.Thomas Fuller 27.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat There was a wise man in the East whose constant prayer was that he might see today with the eyes of tomorrow. but will never be sound. Future 1.born US philosopher) 25. 6. for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships. Friendship is the shadow of the evening. . .Book of Quotations # 131 24. There was the Door to which I found no key. most loving mere folly. 5. There was the Veil through which I might not see. . which strengthens with the setting sun of life.Thomas Fuller 28. and the only thing is to fact it. Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another. .Alfred Mercier I never think of the future. people are friends in spots. .Shakespeare : As You Like It 26. one grows out of people. 3. .The Bible Trust no Future.

estimate our ability to deal with them. . . The best way to predict the future is to create it. When all else is lost. .Peter Drucker ✤✤✤ . Bovee 16.Arnold Glasow 14. 10.Samuel Johnson Take care of the present and the future will take care of itself. 8. Who heeds not the future.Pope : Essay on Man 12.132 # Book of Quotations 7. The future is purchased by the present.Mahatma Gandhi 13.Confucius 17.C. . The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we’re ready for it.Tennyson 15.Dorothy Dix 11.Henry Ford II 9. and then make our plans with confidence. . . future still remains. The best we can do is to seize up the chances. All but the page prescribed. The highest wisdom is never to worry about the future but to resign ourselves entirely to his will. . . For I dipt into the future. far as human eye could see. Saw the vision of the world and all the wonder that would be. . their present state. and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow.English Saying Nothing can guarantee the future. . I have learned to live each day as it comes. .N. calculate the risks involved. Heav’n from all creatures hides the Book of Fat. will find sorrow at hand.

You can dig for him there. 3.Thomas Fuller 2. .Bernard Shaw We must cultivate our garden.Charles Wadsworth Most of us don’t expect to be admired by our children but we wouldn’t mind a slight closing of the generation gap. becometh a vice. .Voltaire 2. Our generation never had a chance. it is the purest of human pleasures. 144. . indeed. .Plato Generosity. . Garden 1. God Almighty first planted a garden. 3. When we were young they taught us to respect our elders. wrong placed. . 145. Generation gap 1.Troy Gordon We are a generation not in revolt but in retreat. .Book of Quotations # 133 G 143. he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. Radhakrishnan 2. .Maurice Seitter By the time a man realises that may be his father was right. and now that we’re older they tell us to listen to youth. 4.S.Francis Bacon The best place to seek God is in a garden. . . If a man be endowed with a generous mind this is the best kind of nobility. a princely mind will undo a private family. And. Generosity 1.

Jane Ellice Hopkins When a true genius appears in the world.R. doing what is impossible to talent is genius. Genius does what it must. it creates. Genius consists of an infinite capacity for catching trains.. means only an infinite capacity for taking pains.134 # Book of Quotations 3. . genius. 6. 10. you may know him by this sign. .Georges – Louis Leclerc Buffon Genius is one percent inspiration and ninty. 9.N. that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. . Edison (Newspaper Interview. 8.Amiel The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the crow. .Christopher Morley . .. .Jonathan Swift : Thoughts on Various Subjects Genius is master of man. .Thomas A. Sidney 146. 4. 5.. genius.nine percent perspiration. 7.Blake Genius is merely a great aptitude for patience. 1931) . .Owen Meredith One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.John Waston Foster Genius does not argue. . . and more delight to give presents than to pay debts. Some are unwisely liberal. . Doing easily what others find difficult is talent. Genius 1. Tagore 2.Sir P. 3. and Talent does what it can. I often think.

. Matthew God loveth a cheerful giver. critic] 12. .New Testament.New Testament. . . The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age. .Samuel Johnson 14. 4. He gives only the worthless gold Who gives from a sense of duty. it can never be taught. lendeth unto the Lord.Arthur Koestler 16. The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth. I have nothing to declare except my genius.Book of Quotations # 135 11. There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. Lowell Go and sell that thou hast. . A man of genius has been seldom ruined. . which means never losing your enthusiasm.Oscar Wilde 147. .Dryden 13. Giving and helping others (A) Giving : 1. and thou shalt have treasure in heaven.Aristotle 15. and give to the poor.Proverb That is no true alms which the hand can hold.Charles Caleb Cotton 17. . 2. The greatest genius is never so great as when it is chastised and subdued by the highest reason. . The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality. . Genius must be born. He that hath pity upon the poor.R. but by himself. . .Goethe 18. the opening of new frontiers. II Corinthians 3.Aldous Huxley [English novelist.J.

acts. Giving requires good sense. 9.G. When I give I give myself. XX.Albert Einstein 12. . I do not give lectures or a little charity. 10. But to support him after.born US poet. We make a living by what we get. 8. . . Its not enough to help the feeble up. 6. We make a life by what we give. writer. If you haven’t any charity in your heart. philosopher) Behold. . and that is sincerity and integrity. Only a life lived for others is the life worth while.Shakespeare . .136 # Book of Quotations 5. It is more blessed to give than to receive. When a person is down in the world an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching. . 35 From what we get.E. what we give. . Bulwer 15. . It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. we can make a living.New Testament.Khalil Gibran (Lebanese . makes a life.Arthur Ashe To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money. however.Douglas Adams You give but little when you give of your possessions.Bob Hope 13. .Winston Churchill 14.Ovid (B) Helping Others : 11. .Walt Whitman 7. you have the worst kind of heart trouble. .

4. Objective.Socrates (Quoted by Cicero) The road to glory is not strewn with flowers. Mordaunt The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be. Before you score. 2. . keep your eyes upon the goal.Philip E. . . Housma On the journey to life’s highway. 6. Longfellow The goal stands up. the keeper Stands up to keep the goal. 3. 149. .H.Thomas A Kempis For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.T. . 5. .Charles De Gaulle 2.O.Proverb If we make it our first goal to please God.Anonymous 3. Obstacles and Solution (A) Goal : 1. .Book of Quotations # 137 148.Alfred Lord Tennyson Life is real ! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal. One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name. . 4. Howard Oh! yet we trust that somehow good will be the final goal of ill.W. . .A. . you must have a goal.E. Glory 1.La Fontaine O how quickly passes away the glory of the earth. it solves many problems at once. Goal. . 5.

they are essential to keep us alive. .Don Marquis 16. . A goals is a dream with a deadline. . practical ideal : a goal. Goal is nothing but Godly order against laziness. . Ours is a world where people don’t know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it ? . an objective.Ralph Waldo Emerson 11. so realise the goal.] Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone. . have a definite. 384 B. Goals are not absolutely necessary to motivate us. 8. . Third.Aristotle [Greek Philosopher.322 B.Napoleon Hill First.Proverb (B) Objective : 15.C. concentrate our energy.Syrus 14..Donny Osmond 12. Hitch your wagon to a star.Denis Waitley 9. .Michel De Montaigne . Don’t look too far up. 10. That is what goals can do for us. . materials and methods. Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.Robert H. . clear. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. Schuller 13. money. have the necessary means to achieve your ends : wisdom. Second.138 # Book of Quotations 7.C. No wind makes for him that hath no intended port to sail unto. adjust all your means to that end.

. . can open the whole universe to our gaze in the narrow space of a single lane. take a detour.R. He plants his footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm. God 1.Joan Baez 150.Cowper : Hymn 3. 2. 4. God is truth and light his shadow. When you come to roadblock.R. 6.Samuel Butler God. For what are obstacles to the lower creatures are opportunities to the higher life of man.Henry Ford 18. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.N. the Great Giver. .Voltaire God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform. .Mary Kay Ash 19.Book of Quotations # 139 (C) Obstacles : 17. . . As long as one keeps searching. . .Anonymous An honest God is the noblest work of man. 5. my stay. . it would be necessary to invent him. . the answers come.Plato God shall be my hope. my guide and lantern to my feet. Tagore (D) Solution : 20. . Tagore If God did not exist.N.

God is fearlessness. Principle. . Lichtenberg For science. God is the source of light and life and yet he is above and beyond all these. Tagore 17. Soul. 12.140 # Book of Quotations 7. . supreme. He is even the atheism of the atheist .Mahatma Gandhi . . Truth. infinite Mind. 11. 13. who can be against us? . God is that indefinable something which we all feel but which we do not know.Isaac Watts Everyone is in a small way the image of God. To me God is truth and love. divine. 8.C. If God be with us.Samuel Butler Belief in God is an instinct as natural to man as walking on two legs. and God in him.Romans 16. not in the storm. God is ethics and morality. our help in ages past. God is simply the stream of tendency by which all things seek to fulfil the law of their being. Life.G. let people see what God can make you like.Matthew Arnold 9. and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God.R. Our hope for years to come.New Testament O God. And our eternal home. . . . . 14. 10. Love. Our shelter from the stormy blast.Emerson 15. . If you want people believe in God. Spirit.Manilius God is our expression for all forces and powers which we do not understand or with which we are unfamiliar.N. God is conscience. .Mary Baker Eddy : Science and Health God is love. God is incorporeal. God’s great power is in the gentle breeze.

That which exists is one.S. God respects me when I work. It is God’s arrangement that they should be children of the past. . They serve God well.Lord Shrikrishna : Bhagwad Gita 21. but he loves me when I sing.E. All that lives or moves on earth transient or permanent exists in the glory of God.The Kuran 28. .Meera 19. . possessors of the present. Tagore 29. God is gracious to him who earneth his living by his own labour and not by begging.Book of Quotations # 141 18. all creation proclaims it : High above all is the Lord of glory supreme. . sages call it by various names. God is one. Norton . . Radhakrishnan 23. .C.N. but He has innumerable forms. . . The innermost being of God is perfect love which expands itself for others. One cannot have the vision of God as long as one has these three– shame.S. creators of the future.Guru Nanak 27. The message is not new. He who knows the nature of my task and my holy birth is not reborn. and fear. .Swami Vivekanand 20. when he leaves this body. . the present our material the future our aim and smmit.Rig Veda 24. The past is our foundation. He comes to me. who serve His creatures.R. hatred. Blessed is he who has dived into the ocean of the nectar of His name. .Prophet M|uhammad 26.Sri Aurobindo 22.Sri Ramakrishna 25. .

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30. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning one song shall rise to Thee; Holy, Holy, Holy, Merciful and Mighty! God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity! - Reginald Heber

151. Good (ness)
1. 2. God acts are the saviors of man. - Proverb A good man is covered with blessings from head to foot, but an evil man inwardly curses his luck. - The Bible There is no Good, there is no Bad; these be the whims of mortal will: That works me weal that I call ‘good’, what harms and hurts me I hold as ‘ill’. - Siri Richard Burton The best is the enemy of the good. - Voltaire Be good and you will be lonesome. - Mark Twain There is some soul of goodness in things evil, Would men observingly distil it out. - Shakespear : Henry V. Roaming in thought over the Universe, I saw the little That is Good steadily hastening towards immortality, And the vast all that is called Evil I saw hastening to merge itself and become lost and dead. - Walt Whitman Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. - John Wesley


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There are two perfectly good men: one dead, and the unborn. - Chinese Proverb

10. May we follow the path of goodness as the sun and the moon follow their path. - Rig Veda

152. Government
1. The whole of Government consists in the art of being honest. - Thomas Jefferson The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of Government. - George Washington Every country has the government it deserves. - Joseph De Maistre No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. - Abraham Lincoln Government is necessary, not because man is naturally bad…but because man is by nature more individualistic than social. - Thomas Hobbes Government is a trust and the officers of the government are trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people. - Henry Clay For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed, is the very definition of slavery. - Jonathan Swift The state is meant for man, not man for the state. - Albert Einstein [Germen - born US physicist] That Government is the best, which governs the best. - Mahtama Gandhi


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10. Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection– they have many friends and few enemies. - Wendell Phillips 11. Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. - Edmund Burke 12. The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded. - Charles Luisde Secondat 13. All oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. - Confucius 14. When any of the four pillars of government – religion, justice, counsel and treasure – are mainly shaken or weakened, men had need to pray for fair weather. - Francis Bacon

153. Gratitude
1. Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation, you do not find it among gross people. - Samuel Johnson Gratitude is the memory of the heart. - J.B. Massieu Two kinds of gratitude: the sudden kind We feel for what we take, the larger kind We feel for what we give. - E.A. Robinson Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect. - Rousseau He who receives a benefit should never forget, he who bestows should never remember it. - Charron

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I believe the best definition of man is the ungrateful biped. - Feodor Dostoevski Do you think that every debt can be paid off with money? - R.N. Tagore

154. Greatness
1. The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. - Longfellow That man is great, and he alone, Who serves a greatness not his own, For neither praise nor pelf; Content to know and be unknown: Whole in himself. - Owen Meredith : A Great Man The great are only great because we are on our knees. Let us rise! - P.J. Proudhon But be not afraid of greatness : some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon ’em. - Shakespeare : Twelfth Night A really great man is known by three signs : generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success. - Bismark All great men come out of the middle class. - Emerson No man ever yet became great by imitation. - Samuel Johnson Great and good are seldom the same men. - Thomas Fuller





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To be simple is to be great, - R.W. Emerson

10. Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength. - H.W. Beecher 11. There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great. - G.K. Chesterton 12. A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child. - Chinese Proverb 13. No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men. - Thomas Carlyle 14. Great men are the true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. - Frederick C. Amiel 15. The price of greatness is responsibility. - Winston Churchill 16. Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them. - Colton 17. The world can not do without great men, but great men are troublesome to the world. - Goethe 18. If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness, and ask for truth, and he will find both. - Horace 19. How very weak the very wise, How very small the very great are ! - Thackeray 20. Great men are not always wise. - Anonymous

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21. The great are only great because we carry them on our shoulders; when we throw them off they sprawl on the ground. - Montandre

155. Guest
1. 2. Fish and visitors smell in three days. - Benjamin Franklin The first day, a guest; the second day a burden; the third, a pest. - Plautus For I, who hold sage Homer’s rule the best, Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest. - Pope


156. Guts
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157. Habit
1. 2. A habit is a shirt made of iron. - Czeck Proverb Habit is the enormous flywheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. - William James : Psychology Habits are first cobwebs, then cables. - Spanish Proverb Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. - St. Augustine Habit is either the best servants, or the worst of masters. - Emmous Good habits result from resisting temptation. - Ancient Proverb Great is the force of habit; it teaches us to bear labour and to scorn injury and pain. - M.T. Cicero An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. - William Somerset Maugham It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. - Benjamin Franklin

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158. Health and Healing
(A) Health :
1. A healthy body is the guest- chamber of the soul; a sick its prison. - Francis Bacon Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind; nor can the material senses bear reliable testimony on the subject of health. - Mary Baker Eddy O health ! health ! the blessing of the rich! the riches of the poor ! who can buy thee at too dear a rate, since there is no enjoying this world without thee ? - Ben Jonson The preservation of health is duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality. - Herbert Spencer He has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everyting. - Arabian Proverb A sound mind is a sound body. - Greek Proverb Health and cheerfulness mutually begets each other. - Joseph Addison Health lies in laobur, and there is no royal road to it but through toil. - Wendell Phillips The fate of a nation has often depended on the good or bad digestion of a prime minister. - Voltaire





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11. God made our bodies temples of our souls, and they (atma) should be kept strong and clean, to be worthy of the deity that occupies them. - Khalil Gibran 12. May all my limbs remain unimpaired and my soul unconquered. - Rig Ved 13. The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results. - Anthony Robbins 14. The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. - Mark Twain 15. It is healthy to be sick sometimes. - Henry David Thoreau 16. I went to my doctor and asked for persistent wind. He gave me a kite. - Les Dawson 17. Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. - Benjamin Franklin

(B) Healing :
17. What wound did ever heal but by degrees? - Shakespeare 18. There are hurts so deep that one cannot reach them or heal them with words. - Kate Seredy 19. When you can’t remember why you’re hurt, that’s when you’re healed. - Jane Fonda

A heart as sound and free As in the whole world thou canst find. it speaks to the heart. 3. Longfellow Where your treasure is there will your heart be also. a heart as kind.tree ....Martin Luther .. . 8.Herrick A good heart is worth gold. . .. That heart I’ll give to thee. A heart as soft. 5. .Shakespeare The heart has no language.. When I was one.twenty I heard a wise man say : “Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart away. .. ..Proverb The heart has its reasons which reason does not know. . but the mouth of the wise man is in his heart. 10.Pascal Every heart has its secret which the world knows not.Benjamin Franklin As he thinketh in his heart. The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious. My heart is like an apple. My heart is gladder than all these. Heart and Head 1.. 7.. Because my love is come to me. 6. . .Book of Quotations # 151 159. ..E.. 9..” .A..New Testament : Luke 2..and. so he is.H.W. My heart is like a rainbow shell.. Housman 11. 4..Mahatma Gandhi My heart is like a singing bird ..Christina Rossetti The heart of the fool is in his mouth.

a tragedy to those that feel. To handle yourself. to handle others. . – He has a heart.R.Horace Walpole 18. . And pleasures banish pain. as frost and fire are both alien to the human flesh.The English Digest 22.Theodore Roosevelt 13.Edward Young 16. I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart. . . and that is softness of head.G. Some people feel with their heads and think with their hearts.J. If wrong our hearts. . . we are happy now because God wills it. . The world is a comedy to those that think. Everyone speaks well of his heart. Lightenberg 17. A good heart is better than all the heads in the world. Want and wealth equally harden the human heart. but no one dares to say it of his head. . Ward has no heart.Lytton 15. Lowell 160. Where saints immortal reign. but I deny it.Isaac Watts : There Is a Land . .La Rochefoucauld 21. and gets his speeches by it. Heaven and Hell 1. our heads are right in vain. Now the heart is so full that a drop overfills it. . The head is always the dupe of the heart.C.Bulwer. use your heart. There is a land of pure delight. use your head.Samuel Rogers 19. Infinite day excludes the night.152 # Book of Quotations 12. they say.Theodore Parker 14. . .La Rochefoucauld 20.

Blavatsky Heaven lies about us in our infancy. . 5. . . than serve in Heav’n. these be the dreams of baby minds.Francis Thompson : In No Strange Land I never spoke with God. .G.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat There is no Heaven. we view thee : O world intangible. IV Heaven is not reached by a single bound But we build the ladder by which we rise.P.Emily Dickinson : Poems. . 6. 8. and many there be which go in thereat. . O world Invisible. we know thee. O world unknowable. . Inapprehensible.Milton : Paradise Lost 12. The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell. Here we may reign secure. 9. 10.H. we clutch thee. 4.Sir Richard Burton 3. Yet certain am I of the spot As if the chart were given.Confucius One who does not care for heaven. . 7. Wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction. though in Hell : Better to reign in Hell. and in my choice To reign is worth ambition. a hell of heaven. there is no Hell. . he is already in heaven.Book of Quotations # 153 2. Holland Heaven means to be one with God.William Wordsworth Heav’n but the Vision of fulfill’d Desire. .John Milton 11. we touch thee. And Hell the Shadow from a Soul on fire.J. . Nor visited in heaven.New Testament : Matthew .

. . . .Virgil 15. .R. 3. .Oscar Wilde 17. . The gates of hell are open night and day. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.W.154 # Book of Quotations 13. you will not enjoy yourself there.Swedenborg 21. Feinberg 161.R.G. If you go to heaven without being naturally qualified for it. Hero 1. . No man is a hero to his valet.B. That’s the greatest torture souls feel in hell : In hell.George Bernard Shaw 22. and we make this world our hell.desire. .Madame De Cornuel Every hero at last becomes a bore. .Abraham L.Victor Hugo 18. Emerson . but he is brave five minutes longer. 2. A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. Hell is an outrage on humanity. that they must live and cannot die. The gates of hell are three. anger. Self-love and the love of the world constitute hell.Lord Shri Krishna 16. Shaw 19. . . covetousness. Smooth the decent and easy is the way. which destroy the soul. Emerson A hero is no braver than an ordinary man.John Webster 14.Samuel Johnson 20. We are each our own devil.W. . I believe in heaven and hell– on earth.

Thomas Carlyle History can be well written only in a free country. History 1. 162. Van Loon : The Story of Mankind History of the world is but the biography of great men.F. 7.Henry Ford What is history but a fable agreed upon ? . 5. 8. Wells : The Outline of History 4. 6.Mad Neckar No man is a hero to his own wife : no woman is a wife to her own hero. . .worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.Book of Quotations # 155 4. .M.W. .H.D.H.G. 9. History is bunk. Emerson One murder makes a villian. Cecil History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes. . . 8. . Hero.Edward Gibbon Human history is in essence a history of ideas. 2.H. 7. Voltaire History is only interesting as long as it is strictly true. Amiel is the essence of heroism. 6.Herbert Spencer Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over fear. contact withers them. million a her.R.Porteus Worship your heroes from a far.L. .W. . . .Napoleon Bonaparte : Sayings The history of the world is the record of a man in quest of his daily bread and butter. 3. . follies and misfortunes of mankind.Anonymous 5. .F. .

.Earl of Chesterfield 11. . Holiness 1. .Oswald Chambers Just as a candle cannot burn without fire. . . Content to breathe his native air In his own ground. little virtues and actions. 3. They have to take you in.Lord Buddha 2. when you have to go there.Pope 2.156 # Book of Quotations 9.Anonymous The serene beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world next to power of God. .John Howard Payne : Home Sweet Home Happy the man. men cannot live without spiritual life. History is only a confused heap of facts. Home. 164. and inspite of any difficulty. . Historian : An unsuccessful novelist.L. .H.James Alberione Sanctity is made up of little things. whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound.Robert Frost Mid pleasures and palaces though we may raom. . 4. Mencken 12. Home is the place where. there’s no place like home. Sanctity is a stubbornness about fulfilling God’s will always. . House and housework Home : 1. Be it ever so humble. . 3.Samuel Johnson 10. . There is but a shallow stream of thought in history.Oscar Wilde 163. only a great man can write it. Anybody can make history.

but never roam True to the kindred points of Heaven and Home.Pliny The word ‘home’ means more than the word ‘house’. 9. . as well for his defence against injury and violence.Christian Morgenstern 11.George Barnard Shaw House : 13. therefore. 8. who soar. . . . 10. . be he king or peasant who finds peace in his home. The house of everyone is to him his castle and fortress. as for his repose.Wordsworth : To a Skyland He is happiest. 6.Elizabeth Home is where the heart is.Anon.Book of Quotations # 157 4. But if he goes abroad. .Sir Edward Coke 14. Home is the girl’s prison and the woman’s work house. Houses are built to live in.George Moore : The Brooke Kerith Home after all is the best place when life begins to wobble. Can beat an elephant. .Francis Bacon . not to look on. 5. Type of the wise. A dog can make him pant. 7. let use be preferred before uniformity.Goethe A man who travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. . . A crocodile at home. Home is not where you live but where they understand you. .Panchatantra 12. .

. smell.English Proverb Housework : 18. . .and six months later you have to start all over again. catch fire or block the refrigerator door. Set not your house on fire to be revenged of the moon.The Brible An honest man is always a child. .Martial 4. . but honesty is its own defence.Kautilya Lies will get any man into trouble. 3. . let it be. .Phyllis Diller 19.Alexander Pope We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy. . .Thomas Fuller 16. Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. Honesty 1.Thomas Jefferson An honest man is the noblest work of God. He that lives in a glass house must not throw stone. 5.Erma Bombeck 165. 6. if the item doesn’t multiply. you do the dishes . 2.Joan Rivers 20. No one else ears. . Why should you? . He that builds a fair house upon an ill seed committeth himself to prison. My theory on housework is. .George Barnard Shaw Peace is dependent upon honesty and oath is immutable both in this world and in the other world. I hate housework! You make the beds.Francis Bacon 17. .158 # Book of Quotations 15. Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

Whittier Honour lies in honest toil. Honesty once pawned is never redeemed. 16. is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.Noel Coward To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. sir. . The man is dead. . .Croucho Marx And whether you’re an honest man or whether you’re a thief Depends on whose solicitor has given my brief. to be honest. 3. Honour and shame from no condition rise.Thomas Middleton Ay. when honour dies. Gilbert It is discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. Honour 1. 9. . If he says. 8.Shakespeare : Hamlet Honesty with oneself is the condition of spiritual integrity. 11. Radhakrishnan Corruption wins not more than honesty. you know he is a crook. . . 13.John Ruskin For the governments honesty lies not only in saying what they are doing but also in doing what they say. “Yes”.Shakespeare There’s one way to find out if a man is honest– ask him. 10.S. Act well your part. as this world goes.Pope When faith is lost. . 12. . . .Grover Cleveland 2.Book of Quotations # 159 7. 14.S. . 15. there all the honour lies.Proverb 166.The Mother Lock your door and keep your neighbour honest. . .W. .

but in deserving them. .Shakespeare Honour is simply the morality of superior man.R. Colton He that desires honour is not worth of honour. and often pulls down our house to build our monument. 2. Mencken Dignity does not consist in possessing honours.H. 8. .C. A man of honour knows no false pride. for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.Harry S. 167. 10. . .Proverb We honour the illustrious dead best by following their examples. . the faster we counted our spoons. . . I was a stranger.Aristotle Show me the man you honour and I will know what kind of man you are.New Testament : Matthew Be not forgetful to entertain strangers. 12.L.Jean De La Bruyere If it be a sin to covet honour. 11.W. Emerson If somebody throws a brick at me. Truman Honour is most capricious in her rewards. I am the most offending soul. I am out of words. 9. 5. But when somebody awards a decoration to me.C.Mahatma Gandhi 6.160 # Book of Quotations 4. 7. 13. Hospitality 1. She feeds us with air. and ye took me in.Hebrews .Thomas Carlyle The louder he talked of his honour. . I can catch it and throw it back. . . . .

Amiel 6. Humanity. The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation. . God is more than humanity but in humanity too we have to find and serve him.W.George Moore 2. .surrender. There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.Wordsworth 10. .G. virtue and abiding love. I love my country better than my family but I love humanity better than my country. human nature and human soul (A) Humanity : 1. Self interest is but the survival of the animal in us.Charles Sumner 9. . .Shri Aurobindo 5.Book of Quotations # 161 168. . . sustained enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man. .S.H. human doctrine is the greatest good of all. Landor 8.Terence 3.Mahatma Gandhi 7.Eric Hoffer . After all there is but one race– humanity. . Shaw 11. .B.sacrifice. truth. beauty. dignified. . knowledge. It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbour.F. and nothing human can be of indifference to me. Humanity is not the highest Godhead . sad music of humanity. and this can only be achieved by utmost self. But hearing oftentimes The still. humanity only begins for man with self. Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory.Fenelon 4. I am a man. The only real.

nor a Greek. ‘I’ am only human. . You must not lost faith in humanity. A humanitarian is always a hypocrite. It’s casier to understand human nature by bearing in mind that almost everybody thinks he’s an exception to most rules. Mill 20. Live and let live. .Francis Bacon 17.J. . but a citizen of the world. Humanity is an ocean. . .162 # Book of Quotations 12.George Orwell 13. Shaw .Sydney Harris 18. One touch of nature makes the whole world ken. if a few drops of the ocean are dirty. . namely not to follow if but to amend it. There is nothing that can be changed more completely than human nature when the job is taken in hand early enough.Socrates 15. .G.S.Mahatma Gandhi 14.John Keats 19. The duty of man is the same in respect of his own nature as in respect of the nature of all other things.Shakespeare 21. There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise. A person who is going to commit an inhuman act invariably excuses himself by saying. . the ocean does not become dirty. I am not an Athenian.B.Mahavir Swami (B) Human Nature : 16. . after all. .

5. If thou would not down thyself. . sit on the tree of eternity.Book of Quotations # 163 (C) Human Soul and God : 22. the other is human soul. it tastes without tasting. . . all sees all.Mahatma Gandhi Many people want to be devout. . One gets attached.Chrysostom I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility.La Rochefoucauld It thou wishest to ride over the difficulties. nor does it mean a low opinion of your own gifts. Humility 1. . the other remains detached but governs.Kobir Pride changes angels into devils. . Tagore The hour of the greatest triumph is the hour of the greatest humility. humility makes man into angels.John Ruskin Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people. then humility is the way for thee. Two everloving gold feathered birds. One eats delicious fruits. 9. to in for pride. Augustine 4.Anonymous We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. 8. . without being seen. 6.William Temple The landscape painter must walk in the field with a humble mind.St. . 7. the other is merely a witness.N. 3.Rig Veda 169.R. . 2. but no one wants to be humble. . . Humility is the root of all virtues. One is God.

. Good humaur is goodness and wisdom combined. A little commonsense.Owen Meredith . Good humour is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. .Romain Gary 9. A sense of humour is a sense of proportion.W. a little good humour. The secret source of humour is not joy but sorrow. .Khalil Gibran 4. Humour is the salt of personality. to equals courtesy. . a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him. .W. Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humour in the woman. Somerset Maugham 11. .The Bible 11.Washington Irving 10. To be humble to the superiors is duty. there is no humour in heaven.Charles Gow 5.H. The only thing worth having in an earthly existence is a sense of humour. humility ends in honour. Good humour makes all things tolerable.Oscar Wilde 6.Benjamin Franklin 170. a little tolerance. Pride ends in destruction.Mark Twain 2.Lincoln Steffens 3. to inferiors nobleness. Honest humour is the oil and wine of a merry meeting. . Humour is an affirmation of dignity.164 # Book of Quotations 10. . and you don’t know how comfortable you can make yourself on this planet. Thackeray 8. Beecher 7. . . . . W. . Humour 1. W.

Instead of skipping what she doesn’t like. . after the nerve has been extracted. . 10. A wife is the peculiar gift of Heaven. .Neal O’hara A man is in general better pleased when be has a good dinner upon table.Herrick . . . The only comfort of my life. Wife : 6. A husband is what is left of a lover. 4. Wives are young men’s mistresses. than when his wife talks Greek. Is that I never yet had wife. 5. 9. What a pity it is that nobody knows how to manage a wife.Francis Bacon All other goods by Fortune’s hand are given. she goes over and over it.Book of Quotations # 165 171.French Proverb He knows little who will tell his wife all he knows.Pope A wife who says she can read her husband like a book rarely does.Helen Rowland A woman must be a genius to create a good husband. but a bachelor. Husband and Wife Husband : 1. 8.George Colman 11. They look so thoroughly unhappy.Samuel Johnson 7. . . . 3. . companions for middle age. .Thomas Fuller One can always recognize women who trust their husbands. and old men’s nurses. .Honore de Balzac A good husband be deaf and good wife blind.Oscar Wilde 2.

And with the other took a shilling out. .Robert Pollock The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. . . When a wife sins the husband is never innocent.Samuel Johnson Hypocrisy is the homage.Mahabharata 13. producing holy witness. 8..William Hazlitt A man is at his worst when he pretends to be good. The wife is the source of salvation. what a goodly outside falsehood hath! .Shakespeare : Macbeth He that speaketh me fair and loves me not.. . Hypocrisy 1. look like innocent flower. . But be the serpent under’t.La Rochefoucauld With one hand he put A penny in the urn of poverty.. . .. Is like a villian with a smiling cheek. No man is hypocrite in his pleasures. Look like the time. 7. . 6. 3. An evil soul. 5.Italian Proverb 172. .. which vice pays to virtue. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy. . I will speak to him fair and trust him not. ✤✤✤ .Syrus 4.Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice To beguile the time..166 # Book of Quotations 12.John Ray The only vice which can not be forgiven is hypocrisy. 2. A goodly apple rotten at the heart: O. .

Emerson No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. Ideas should be received like guests – in a friendly way. .M. An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. nations may rise and fall. Ideas 1. but how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true. 5. .Mark Van Doren To die for an idea : it is unquestionably noble. . . or they are no better than dreams. but an idea lives on.Elbert Hubbard A man may die. Ideas have endurance without death. 6. As soon as you elaborate it. 9. . .W. . Paxton Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men. Thoughts are mightier than armies. 8.Pablo Picasso Ideas go booming through the world lounder than canon.Book of Quotations # 167 I 173.John F. it becomes transformed by thought. 7.Alberto Moravia 2. An idea is a point of departure and no more. . .Anon. Kennedy 3.Victor Hugo Bring ideas in and entertain them royally. 4. . but with the reservation that they are not to tyrannies their host. for one of them may be the king.

. Man’s mind. idealists are apt to walk straight into the gutter. .Leo Talstoy 11. Mencken When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers. . Everybody lives and acts partly according to his own.William James 15. The ideas gained by men before they are twenty. . Smith When a man works for an ideal.Henry Ford An idealist is one who. .Oliver Wendell Holmes 13.R. I am the poet. he becomes irresistible. An idealist is one who helps other people to be prosperous. It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.Thomas Edison 12. Timid thoughts. . 3. do not be afraid of me. .Anatole France 174.L. Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. . concludes that it will also make better soup. Keynes 14. 4.168 # Book of Quotations 10. partly according to other people’s ideas. never goes back to its original dimensions. .N. . on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage. .L. Idealist 1.John M. Ideas shape the course of history. stretched by a new idea.H. Tagore 16. .five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.Gandhi (Mahatma) 2. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you’re working on.P.

6. .Thomson Go to the ant. . . and leave him less his own master. . . Idleness 1. .Chesterfield Too much idleness. thou sluggard. He slept beneath the moon. I have observed. . .Samuel Johnson Idleness is the parent of all psychology. fills up a man’s time much more completely.Socrates . .Old Testament Perhaps man is the only being that can properly be called idle. 9. 5. . . than any sort of employment whatsoever.W.Thomas Bacon Idleness is the holiday of fools. and be wise. Nietzsche To do nothing is the way to be nothing.William Cowper 12.Nathiel Howe Idleness. He basked beneath the sun. 4. He lived a life of going to. consider her ways. Absence of occupation is not rest. He is not only idle who does nothing. Albery Their only labour was to kill time. We grow older more through indolence.F. 10. 3.Edmund Burke 2.Book of Quotations # 169 175. 8.Christina of Sweden 11. A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.J. And died with nothing done. . which is the wellspring and root of all nice. but he is idle who might be better employed. than through age.

W. . .A. 3. Those who sit idly in the expectation for god’s help are great fools. To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.170 # Book of Quotations 13. .J. ‘Tis folly to be wise. An idle mind is devil’s workshop. .Schopenhauer Ignorance is the night of the mind. . White Ignorance is degrading only when found in company with riches. 5.S. pride and arrogance. 9.Confucious The truest characters of ignorance are vanity. why aren’t there more happy people? .Samuel Butler There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance. a night without moon or star. . Goethe There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant. 7. . .R. . Emerson 2. .Cicero Where ignorance is bliss.Gray If ignorance is bliss. 8.Prove 176.Swami Dayanand 14. Alcott I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know. 6. .W.B. 4. Ignorance 1.

Oscar Wilde 17. touch it and the bloom is gone. . All our loves.worships. all our visions of fortune.Anonymous 15. like bread and butter. Ignorance and error are necessary to life. There is no darkness but ignorance.M. . but for existence itself. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit. 3. all our hero. . we could not endure life for an hour. One of the best and fastest way of acquiring knowledge is to insist on remaining ignorant about things that aren’t worth knowing. I do not say for happiness. . . the lover. .Albert Einstein : On Science The human race is governed by its imagination.Shakespeare : A Midsummer Night’s Dream Imagination is more important than knowledge.Anatole France 13.Hillaire Belloc 14. . all our dreams of coming peace. and the poet Are of imagination all compact.Shakespeare 177.Napoleon 2. The lunatic. are the fruits of ignorance. Ignorance is the condition necessary.Book of Quotations # 171 10. Imagination 1. If we knew all. Voltaire 11.Anatole France 12. . Ignorance is the mother of research. .Sydney Harris 16. . That man must be tremendously ignorant who answers every question that is put to him. . .F.

Voltaire No man ever yet became great by imitation. Imitation is the sincerest (form) of flattery. . 2. 3.Catullus . 8.C. . we. must sleep on during one perpetual night. then you can allow your imagination complete freedom. . Colton And the man who plants cabbages imitates too ! .Austin Dobson We imitate only what we believe and admire.Raineesh Don’t give so much rein to your imagination – it does no good and only wastes your time. 5. Sun may rise and set.P. . when our short day has closed.B. Imitation 1.Anonymous This world has no separate existence. 6. Shelley Imagination is eye of the soul.Willmot A good imitation is the most perfect originality.172 # Book of Quotations 4. . 4. .C.R. The great instrument of moral good is the imagination. Immortality 1. 9.Samuel Johnson 179.Lord Shri Rama He who has imagination without learning has wings but not feet.N. Tagore 7. 5.Joubert If you can observe yourself. it exists only in our imagination just as we imagine the existence of a snake in the rope. . . . . . 178.

. 10.L.Viclor Hugo Our hope of immortality does not come from any religion. No one could ever meet death for his country without the hope of immortality.J. . . I hear around me the immortal symphonies of the world which invite me.Book of Quotations # 173 2. Ingersoll What is human is immortal. 7. Beyond the vale of tears There is a life above. 9.Sarojini Naidu From the unreal lead me too real. the plainer. 4. . . From darkness lead me to light. . From death lead me to immortality.R. Unmeasured by the flight of years. yet simple. It is marvellous.Lytton There is no birth.James Montgomery . . McCreery The nearer I approach the end.John Keats 11. . there is only the spirit seeking revolution in higher stages of life. . but nearly all religions come from that hope.Arthur Schopenhauer Immortality is when man dies but his word live on in man.G. And all that life is love. 6.Samuel Butler 3. there is no death. 5.Bulwer . 8. . There is no death! The stars go down to rise upon some fairer shore.Upanishad To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of great mistake.

Ibsen He travels the fastest who travels alone. Independence 1. The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. Impossible 1.Samuel Johnson Nothing is impossible. 5. 181. The first of earthly blessings. . ‘Impossible’! That is not good French. . 2. . 2. . . .La Rochefoucauld By asking for the impossible.Anon. 6. We obtain the possible. . . There ways that lead to everything and we had sufficient will. it is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible. the impossible is that which takes a little longer. 4.Italin Proverb 3.Edward Gibbon If you want to get rich I’ll tell you what to do : Never sit down with a tear or a frown And paddle your own canoe.Napoleon Bonaparte To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.174 # Book of Quotations 180. 4.Anonymous 3.Scott The difficult is that which can be done immediately. . we should have sufficient means. . .George Santayana Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. independence.

Hawthorne Individuality is the basis of distinction. than to be crowded on a velvet cushion. Whose armour is his honest thought. 8. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself. . . .Heury David Thoreau I never thrust my nose into other men’s porridge. .Book of Quotations # 175 5. Individuality 1. chances are that you’ll fall into someone else’s plan.Thomas A. and is important in some respect. That serveth not another's will. . It is no bread and butter of mine : Every man for himself and God for us all. 5. Emerson The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. 7. . . And simple truth his utmost skill. Every individual has a place to fill in the world.Michel de Montaign 2.Anonymous How happy is he born and taught. And guess what they have planned for you ? Not much.Swami Dayanand If you cannot mould yourself as you would wish. .Sir Henry Wotton 6. .W. 4. 6. how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking? .Jim Rohn Do not go where the path may lead. 3. whether he chooses to be so or not.Cervantes It is better to rule in hell than to serve in heaven. 182. . Kempis If you don’t design your own life plan.R. go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

5.Nehru Learn to limit yourself. he will not bite you. and to believe in your own individuality. 183. and some definite work. 9. . . . that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.Mark Twain Blow.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar 2. Whatever moves in the moving world is enveloped by God.Yajurveda When individual interests become allied with public interests. . and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. 6.La Rochefoucauld If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous. Thou art not so unkind As man’s ingratitude.Frederic Amiel 8. . 3. . Ingratitude 1. then results are achieved. blow. There is much ingratitude than we think. to content yourself with some definite things. Evremond One’s over haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude. dare to be what you are. .St. 4.Shakespeare : As you Like It How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is To have a thankless child ! . because there is much less generosity than we imagine.Shakespeare : King Lear Ingratitude. thou winter wind.176 # Book of Quotations 7. Enjoy the good things of life as gifts of God and covet not what belongs to another. . more strong than traitors’ arms. .

. . Injustice 1.Ovid 2.A.S. .Shelley There is but one blasphemy and that is injustice.W. . . 7.Victor Hugo Inspiration never go in for long engagements. 4. 185. 3. . 4. another reaps. .L.Brendan Behan The glow of inspiration warms us.Plato The seed ye sow. 2. 6. another keeps. The robe ye weave. The arms ye forge. Seneca 3. 5.Anatole France Inspiration and genius– one and the same. it is a holy rapture. another wears. A writer is rarely so well inspired as when he talks about himself. .Byron No great thing is accomplished without some injustice being done. another bears. they demand immediate marriage to action. . Inspiration and motivation Inspiration : 1. .Luis de Ulloa Delay in justice is injustice.Book of Quotations # 177 184.Ingersole A drop of ink may make a million think. . Landor A kingdom founded on injustice never last. To do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it. . The wealth ye find.

Just do it. Do it without motivation. Exercise.178 # Book of Quotations 5. Whatever has to be done.T. test your blood sugar. 186. . Alas! Our dried voices. . No one was great without a touch of divine inspiration. .Wayne Dyer The whole idea of motivation is a trap. 6. . 9. .Ovid Motivation : 7. loss weight. it’s always your choice. or motivate yourself. that’s when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it. Be miserable. ELIOT : The Hollow Men . And then. or whatever.T. It’s the principle’. ‘it’s not the money. when We whisper together Are quite and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats’ feet over broken glass In our dry cellar.M. Forget motivation. We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. S. guess what? After you start doing the thing.John C.Anonymous 8. it’s the money ! . Intellect (ual) 1. Cicero There is a deity within us who breathes that divine fire by which we are animated. Maxwell When someone says.

. Eisenhower Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible.S. reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless.Book of Quotations # 179 2. 10.Dwight D. .J. Radhakirshnan Give prominence to intellect over emotions.Sigmund Freud All awakening in the world is only the manifestation of your supreme intellectual power.Arthur Schopenhauer 12. It resents accident and disorder. .Bertrand Russell 11. . 6. perhaps this makes me over value intellect against feelings. but it does not rest till it has gained a hearing. . Lowell An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.R.Albert Camus An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than se knows. 8. is a very considerable one. . . It is only intellect that keeps me sane. Even the possible can be senseless. 7. . Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.Mahatma Gandhi . The intellect has only one failing. It has no conscience. . . .Max Born The voice of the intellect is a soft one.Yajur Veda Our intellect is so made that it demands order and regularity in things.Rig Veda 3. 5. 9. 4. which to be sure. The human intellect delights in inventing specious arguments in order to support injustice itself.

. . . And when religious sects ran mad. than intolerance. than to be bitter for any. 4. 189. Chesterton The virtue and vices are all put in motion by interest.W.W. Lowell Nothing dies so hard.J.Giacomo Leopardi 2. so rallies so often. and gets less.G.H. 3. Intolerance 1.La Rochefoucauld 2. . there are only uninterested people.180 # Book of Quotations 187.R.William Penn No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life. Praed The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers and dreads nothing so much as their charity and patience. The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.Sir William Osler There are no uninteresting things. .Old Testament .K. . . but they have sought out many inventions. as intolerance. Interest 1. God hath made man upright. It will not be improved by burning. 3. .M. He held in spite of all his learning. 188. That if a man’s belief is bad. Beecher It were better to be of no church. Invention 1. . 5.

4. . And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the wellbeing of mankind. and a machine is but a complex toll. ✤✤✤ . A tool is but the extension of a man’s hand.Sir Charles Sherrington 3.Henry Ward Beecher Civil reformation seldom is carried on without violence and confusion.William Feather Nature has never invented a wheel. . I rather suspect that relaxation is the mother of invention. . it seems strange that the world contains so many people in desperate circumstances. . 5. whilst inventions are a blessing and a benefit without injuring or afflicting any.Book of Quotations # 181 2.Francis Bacon It has been said that necessity as the mother of invention. If true.

. Jest 1.B.R. 191. . but thou may’st a friend into an enemy. . There’s not a joy the world can give like that it takes away. . For heaven doth so allot it. 5. .R. . Jest with me and shame me not.Eugene Field I have drunken deep of joy. 3. 4. Joy 1. Sheridan : Speech Play with me and hurt me not. Tagore 2.R. You find you haven’t got it.Byron All human joys are swift of wing. . A jest’s prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it. we know not how. Lowell 3.182 # Book of Quotations J 190.N. .Benjamin Franklin It is better to lose a new jest than an old friend. grief goes. 6. .Shelley Joy comes. never in the tongue Of him that makes it. 4.J. And I will taste no other wine tonight.Gabriel Harvey Thou can’t joke an enemy into a friend. .Shakespeare : Love’s Labour’s Lost The right honourable gentleman is indebted to his memory for the jests and to his imagination for his facts. .Gabrial Harvey People resent a joke if there’s some truth in it. That when you get an easy thing. 2.

. One cannot recognise a joy if one has never tasted sorrow. If He.Book of Quotations # 183 5. 7. . 9. like griefs. Leaving the transient. . rejoice in the rejoicing of others and know that you include the world as joy in the depth of your sleep. which is the top of judgement. are silent. . find joy in the eternal. Wordsworth Great joys. Judge 1. . 10. 2. and more advised than confident. and all that lives and moves on earth. .W. Behold the universe in the glory of God.Shakespeare : Measure for Measure 3. Marmian You stand in spiritual bliss in a dumb joy. . the judge is condemned. should But judge you as you are ? .S.R. When the guilty is acquitted.Bacon How would you be. more reverend than plausible. .Rig Veda Rejoice. because We have been glad of yore. .Lord Shri Krishna 192. I found more joy in sorrow Than you could find in joy. . Above all things integrity is their portion and proper virtue.Sara Teasdale We wear a face of joy.Raja Rao 6. Everything else can be kept tied except joy.Roman legal maxim Judges ought to be more learned than witty. Tagore 12.N. 8.Isa Upanishad 11. .

Johnson God will not look you over for medals. . never your reason. 5. And men have lost their reason. Judgement 1. And wretches hang that jurymen may dine. .Pope : The Rape of the Lock Be your own judge and you will be happy. 3. none Go just alike. .184 # Book of Quotations 4.Woodrow Wilson One man’s word is no man’s word.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar ‘Tis with our judgements as our watches. your reasons are sure to be wrong. it is knowing how to apply knowledge of them. . 8. 9.Goethe Give every man thine ear. but for scars. 6.Mahatma Gandhi I know of no way of judging the future but by the past. . . . . The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.Elbert Hubbard O judgment ! thou art fled to brutish beasts. yet each believes his own. we should quietly hear both sides. but reserve thy judgment.Lord Mansfield One cool judgement is worth a thousand hasty councils. degrees or diplomas. 4.Alexander Pope Give your decision. Judgment is not the knowledge of fundamental laws. . but few thy voice.Charles Gow Judgment is forced on us by experience. your decisions may be right. 6. 7. . .Shakespeare : Hamlet 2. 5. And hungry judges soon the sentence sign. .Patrick Henry 193. . Take each man’s censure.

. 3. 8. .James Shirley Be just before you are generous. If you judge people. .Proverb Live and let live is the rule of common justice. .George Washington The love of justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering injustice.Lord Mansfield Justice is truth in action.Euripides 12. Just and justice 1. . you have no time to love them. 5. 9. 7. .Gregory VII The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government. . There is so much good in the worst of us.Sir Roger L’ Estrange Let justice be done. Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in their dust. 6.La Rochefoucauld 2. And so much bad in the best of us. Judge a tree from its fruit : not from the leaves.Mother Teresa 194.Addison : The Guardian I have loved justice and hated iniquity. though the heavens fall.Book of Quotations # 185 10. . . 4. .Anonymous 11. . therefore I die in exile. .Benjamin Disraeli There is no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice. That it hardly becomes any of us To talk about the rest of us. .

M. The price of justice is eternal publicity. . Lowell 13. Delay in justice is injustice. God’s mill grinds slow. Gandhi (Mahatma) 14.M. all religion. Exact justice is commonly more merciful in the long run than pity. .Landor 18.186 # Book of Quotations 10. all party. .Edmund Burke 17. Justice without force is powerless. . lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all. The sentiment of justice is so natural and universally accepted by all mankind that it seems to be independent of all law. Cicero 15.Joseph Addison 12. force without justice is tyrannical. for it tends to foster in man those stronger qualities which make them good citizens. and any departure from it. . The fundamentals of justice are that no one shall suffer wrong and that the public good be served.K.Blaise Pascal 11. friendship and kindred and is therefore represented as blind.T. Voltaire 16. Justice without generosity may easily become Shylock’s justice. Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society.Arnold Bennett 19. . but sure. under any circumstance. .R. . . Justice discards party.George Herbert ✤✤✤ . .F.J.M.

Guest Yet do I bear thy nature. ‘Twas a thief said the last kind word to Christ : Christ took the kindness..Shakespeare : Macbeth Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear. 7. kindness in your smile. .. .... 3..... and the blind can read.. . little grains of sand...... and forgave the theft. Kind (ness) 1.. 8..Mark Twain A warm smile is the universal language of kindness...Julia A.. kindness in your eyes.. Help to make earth happy like the heaven above... little words of love.Book of Quotations # 187 K 195. Be the living expression of God’s kindness : kindness in your face...Edgar A... . Carney : Little Things Kindness is that brings forth kindness always... ...Mother Teresa 2.. 4.... 5.. ... Browning Little drops of water.. . Little deeds of kindness. It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way. F...... ..William Arthur Ward Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier..R.... Let me be a little blinder To the faults of those around me..... 6... Make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land ........ ..Sophocles Let me be a little kinder.

. at least it benefits the bestower.Pope 2. 12. . . 16.Oscar Wilde A kind heart is a fountain of gladness. Gordon Kindness is very indigestible. King 1.Shakespeare Kind hearts are more than coronets. 13.Thackeray 196. Goethe Kindness is never wasted.H. Every king springs from a race of slaves and every slave had kings among his ancestors. .188 # Book of Quotations 9.Lord Tennyson Life is mostly froth and bubble. .Washington Irving Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. 14. one cares nothing about.S. Simmons Kindness nobler ever than revenge. making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. 10. .Samuel Johnson One can always be kind to people. Two things stand like stone – Kindness in another’s trouble. . It disagrees with very proud stomachs.J. Courage in our own. 17. If it had no effect on the recipient. . .Plato Happy the kings whose thrones are founded on the people’s hearts. . . .Henry Ford The right divine of kings to govern wrong.W. 11. 3. . 15. To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.Adam L.

Shakespeare : King Lear 6. 4.Madison Julius Cawein 3. I suffer them no more.Blackstone Kings will be tyrants from policy. Kiss 1. when all is said. 5. Rose kissed me today. Long Live the King! . every inch a king. . 5.Edmund Rostand Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.Book of Quotations # 189 4. 7.” . Up to my ear the morning brings The outrage of the poor.Anonymous Rose kissed me today. . . . . 9. 197. Will she kiss me tomorrow ? Let it be as it may.French form of Proclamation of a new king Ay. 8. . . when subjects are rebels from principle. 2. The mother’s kiss first ! .Shelley An old Spanish saying is that a kiss without a moustache is like an egg without salt. . than an old and foolish king.Edmund Burke Better is a poor and wise child. ’tis a secret Told to the mouth instead of to the ear.Emerson The king is dead. That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English Constitution. what is it ? … a rosy dot Placed on the ‘I’ in loving.Anonymous God said. “I am tired of kings. .Austin Dobson A kiss.

Helen Rowland Lord! I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.Anon 14. No sister. Stolen kisses are always sweetest. And I’ll not look for wine. Dear as remembered kisses after death.N. See the mountains kiss high Heaven. 9. And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feign’d On lips that are for others. And the sunlight clasps the earth. . And the moonbeams kiss the sea : What is all this sweet work worth. Bovee 15. Some women blush when they are kissed. Leave a kiss but in the cup.Leigh Hunt A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.Ben Jonson 12.C. And the waves clasp one another. . . 7. some bite.Shelley : Love’s Philosophy . .flower would be forgiven If it disdained its brother. some swear. some call for the police. 10. . . but the worst are those who laugh. If thou kiss not me ? . long kiss. these are love’s pretty ingredients for a kiss. . A long.Ingrid Bergman To a woman the first kiss is just the end of the beginning. a kiss of youth.Tennyson 13. . two pure souls and one undying affection. Four sweet lips.Swift 8. and love. but to a man it is the beginning of the end.Lord Byron 11. .190 # Book of Quotations 6.

. with all my lore I stand no wiser than before. .Goethe With knowledge doubt increases. . Medicine And even.Tse . .Hobbes Action is power and its highest manifestation is when it is directed by knowledge. 7. 6. poor fool. Theology From end to end with labour keen.Khalil Gibran All I know is what I read in the newspaper. alas.Lao.W. . Knowledge is power. .Goethe Better know nothing than half know many things.Socrates 11. To know one’s ignorance is the best part of knowledge. 5.T. .Book of Quotations # 191 198. I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. 8. . . . 2. 4. Knowledge and wisdom (A) Knowledge : 1. Palmer Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds. .M.Nietzsche A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.Emerson Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns.J. 10. Clark I have studied now Philosophy And Jurisprudence. 9. And here.Will Rogers 3.

Thoreau (Quoting Confucius) 13. Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. And seeing ignorance is the curse of God.Mahatma Gandhi 18. . that is true knowledge. Knowledge can not spring up by any other means.Panchatantra 22. or we know where we can find information upon it. . . We know a subject ourselves. The way of knowledge is superior to the way of action. Learn from any who is wise.Lala Har Dayal 21. Strange how much you’ve got to know Before you know how little you know. Care should therefore be taken to purify the mind. knowledge is revealed in it. .Samuel Johnson 14. you will get as much as you can assimilate. It is knowledge that ultimately gives salvation.192 # Book of Quotations 12. though a boy. To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.Disraeli 16.Anonymous 20. Knowledge is like a deep well fed by perennial springs. . To know that we know what we know. . Knowledge is of two kinds. When the mind becomes purified like a mirror.Sankaracharya 15. . just as the perception of things is impossible without light. . .Shakespeare : Henry VI 19. and that we do not know what we do not know. . . and your mind is the little bucket that you drop into it.Mahabharata . than enquiry.Sankaracharya 17.

Milton : Paradise Lost 28.Socrates (B) Wisdom : 27. replete with thoughts of other men. . Is the prime wisdom. To know this only. .Benjamin Franklin 30. .John Milton 26. Knowledge is not something to be packed away in some corner of our brain.Earl of Chesterfield . The doors of wisdom are never shut. . Radhakrishnan 24.times no connexion. Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. Have oft.tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time. . To know That which before us lies in daily life. but do not tell them so. The first and wisest of them all professed. . . let others light their candles with it. Nine .William Cowper 32.S. Knowledge and wisdom. If you have knowledge. that he nothing knew. Knowledge comes. Knowledge is proud he has learned so much. far from being on. what is more is fume.Winston Churchill 25. 1917) 31. Be wiser than other people. In heads. Know thyself. .Theodore Roosevelt (Speech.Book of Quotations # 193 23.Tennyson 29. . but wisdom lingers. if you can. knowledge dwells. Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. .

Oliver Wendell Holmes 44. .Walt Whitman 42. Wisdom is of the soul. Wisdom is only found in truth.Michel De Montaigne 36. True wisdom of a spiritual kind is freedom from self esteem. Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise. .Sacha Guttry 40.Old Testament 41.William Camden 35.Lord Shri Krishna 43.Quintillian 34. among the wise seem foolish. . is not susceptible of proof. is its own proof. . The price of wisdom is above rubies.Cato 39. A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. . . . . Wisdom can not be pass’d from one having it to another not having it. . Those who wish to appear wise among fools. not as much as he can.Francis Bacon .194 # Book of Quotations 33.Homer 38. It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. Penny wise and pound foolish.Goethe 37. A wise man sees as much as he ought. . hypocrisy and injury to others. In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare! . . Wisdom is not finally tested by the schools. Our wisdom comes from our experience. and our experience comes from our foolishness.

the principle of doing things equally in public and private. . nor your humility without wisdom.Samuel Taylor Coleridge 47.St. Shaw 46. The most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness. 1802-70) ✤✤✤ . All human wisdom is summed up in two words. the principle of subduing desires and living moderately. the principle doing things a right. Perfect wisdom has four partsWisdom. Men are wise in proportion. Augustine 50.G.Plato 48. . . .Book of Quotations # 195 45. Temperance. Justice. but to their capacity for experience. not to their experience. but meeting it. Neither your wisdom be with pride.Alexandre Dumas (French Writer. Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.B.Montaigne 49. . the principle of not fleeing danger. Fortitude. .wait and hope.

and the two cannot be separated with impunity. the original purchase money that was paid for all things. Lassalle There is no real wealth but the labour of man. Jr. . . 4.Adam Smith : Wealth of Nations The labour of a human being is not a commodity or article of commerce.Anonymous I believe in the dignity of labour. . . 9. whether with head or hand. Labour 1.196 # Book of Quotations L 199. and only by thought that labour can be made happy.John Ruskin With the idea that labour is the basis of progress goes the thought that labour must be free. Toil is the lot of all. 2. . It is only by labour that thought can be made healthy. Ingersoll Give the labourer his wage before his perspiration be dry. 10. . Rockefeller.Shelley Labour was the first price.Virgil Labour is the source of all wealth and all culture. 3. .F.John D.G.R. that the world owes every man opportunity to make a living. Labour conquers everything. 8. 7. . . .Prophet Muhammad 5. and better woe The fate of many. 6.Homer .

R.Anonymous 14. no matter if he occupies a throne.Noah Webster Language is not only the vehicle of thought. it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.Thomas Dekkar 200.Booker T.maker is breaking stones. 6. Shaw 2. .G. as the public stamp makes the current money. Davy Custom is the most certain mistress of language. . He (God) is there where the tiller is tilling the hard ground and the path.N. men of ordinary capacity can learn Sanskrit in less time than it takes me to buy a German dictionary. 5.R. . Washington 12. was the immediate gift of God. No race can prosper ‘till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling the field as in writing a poem. L. 3. . Honest labour bears a lovely face. Language 1. Language is a city to building of which every human being brought a stone. .W. .Book of Quotations # 197 11. Every man is dishonest who lives upon the unpaid labour of others. . as well as the faculty of speech. . Tagore 13. He is with them in sun and shower. Emerson Language.Sir H.E. .B.’ . Muner I can not learn languages. .Ben Johnson The language of the individual is one of the qualities by which he is judged. 4.

. Laughter 1. If I laugh at any mortal thing. .Walt Whitman The language ranks highest which goes farthest in the art of accomplishing much with little means.198 # Book of Quotations 7. 15. of long generations of humanity.J. 9. Tagore Language is not an abstract construction of the learned. tastes.N. .Anonymous 11.Samuel Johnson Music is the universal language.Thomas Fuller A languages is not an umbrella or an overcoat that can be borrowed by unconscious or deliberate mistake. needs. 8. 14. joys. Accent is the soul of language. .Byron . close to the ground.J. but is something arising out of the work. . and has its bases broad and low. .Hippocrates The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. or of dictionary makers.John Wilson The chief virtue that language can have is clearness. . which is able to express the greatest amount of meaning with the simplest mechanism.Otto Jespersen The individual’s whole experience is built upon the plan of his language. ties. . 10.R. it is like living skin itself. it gives to it both feeling and truth. 13. 201. . . Rousseau Languages are the pedigrees of nations. or in other words. 12. ‘Tis that I may not weep. and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words. Laugh. affections.

the witty man laughs last. 6. Goethe 13. .John Keats Laugh not too much. 8. . Weep. . 9.N.Giacomo Leopardi 12.Josh Billings 11. . But has trouble enough of its own. Laugh and grow fat. . and showing it principally in one spot.J. and you weep alone. . . 3. .Terry Cohen Laugh. 5. Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over.George Herbert He laughs best who laughs last. 10. .Ella Wheeler Wilcox : Solitude (1883) A good laugh is sunshine in a house. and the world laughs with you.Proverb He who laughs last is usually the last to get the joke. 7. . The burden of self is lightened when I laugh at myself. Tagore . you won’t have anything to laugh at when you grow old. Men show their character in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.Proverb If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble. .Thackeray 4. . I’ve mickle time to grieve.R.Book of Quotations # 199 2.W. For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth. He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much the master of the world as he who is ready to die.Howe But let me laugh a while.

Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught.Victor Hugo 23.R.Charlie Chaplin 18. .A. Men have been wise in very different modes. .La Bruyere 15. Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.R.Shelley 21.Hartley Coleridge 20. the surcease for pain. And laughter oft is but an art To drown the outery of the heart. On this hapless earth There’s small sincerity of mirth. . .Balzac 24.Victor Borge 22. .Bill Cosby 19. We must laugh before we are happy for fear of dying without laughing at all. to feel afresh. To provoke laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect. If you can find humour in anything– even poverty– you can survive it. He who laughs most. . : Poems 16. Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. You can turn painful situations around through laughter. .Samuel Johnson . the relief. I want to laugh at the hour of death To welcome the day. but they have always laughed the same way. . .John Cleese 17. . . learns best. Laughter is the tonic.200 # Book of Quotations 14.

Max Pallenberg 202. 4. The Law is the true embodiment Of everything that’s excellent. .W. embody the law.William Pitt Law too gentle are seldom obeyed. .Book of Quotations # 201 25. .Goldsmith 2. seldom executed. 7. Man knows how to cry from birth. Colton The execution of the laws is more important than the making of them.Jefferson It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins. 3. . too severe. 5. but which man hath put as under. . .C. And I. . It has no kind of fault or flaw. thy reward virtue.Nietzsche 26. .Michel De Montaigne Law and equity are two things which God hath joined. but laughter takes some learning. Gilbert Law has certain lawful fictions upon which it groundeth the truth of justice.Franklin The English laws punish vice. Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter.Arthur (Bugs) Baer Where law ends. . 8. Law and lawyer (A) Law : 1. . my Lords. 6. the Chinese laws do more.C.S. . there tyranny begins.

Benjamin Disraeli (B) Lawyer : 19.Mahatma Gandhi . .John Barrymore 15. A true lawyer is one who places truth and service in the first place and the emoluments of the profession in the next place only.suit. In law nothing is certain but the expenses.202 # Book of Quotations 9. . . and rich men rule the law. nor love from a trip to the law courts.John Selden 12. . We do not get good laws to restrain bad people. I never was ruined but twice.Francis Bacon 14. it must grow with it. holds a wolf by the ears. laws are useless.Robert Burton 11.Goldsmith 10.once when I gained a law. The greater the number of statutes. Nehru 18. the greater the number of thieves and brigades. He that goes to law. laws are broken. . . . We get good people to restrain bad laws. Paper napkins never return from a laundry. and once when I lost one.Lao . . Laws grind the poor.J. It must be based on knowledge. L.Samuel Butler 13. No law can be an “unchangeable law”. Ignorance of the law excuses no man. Chesterton 16.K. . . . and as knowledge grows. When men are pure.Tse 17.G. When men are corrupt.

English Proverb 22. . Leader and leadership 1. . The true function of the lawyer is to unite parties driven as under. 2. . I will build a car for the great multitude…so low in price that no man will be unable to own one.Henry Ford There are two kinds of leaders– those interested in the flock and those interested in the fleece.S. . Necessity has no law.Marquis De Vauvenargues It looks as though the devil has deliberately put laziness on the frontiers of many a virtue.Proverb 203. Lazy persons are always wanting to do something.W. Law. I know some attorneys of the same.Mahatma Gandhi 21. Lincoln 2.Arnold H.Benjamin Franklin 23.makers should not be law.Book of Quotations # 203 20. . Lazy. unless paid for. Glasaw A strong leader knows if he develops his associates.Henry Brougham 25.breakers. . 3. . . Laziness 1. he will be stronger. . A lawyer’s opinion is worth nothing.La Rochefoucauld 204. Gilbert 24. A lawyer is a learned gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it himself. . Whether you’re an honest man or whether you a thief Depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.James F. . .

204 # Book of Quotations 4. .Anonymous 11.R.John C. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. spirit.Arnold H.Thomas Wolfe Leaders must be close enough to relate to others. . Leadership is the art of getting some one else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it. That way. 5. or get out of way ! .Anonymous It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are. Glasaw . goes the way and shows the way. but far enough ahead to motivate them. A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. .Jim Rohn 13. mad. 8. . . follow. 9. Jarvik A leader is one who knows the way. . 10. Maxwell Lead. You may have to fight a battle more than once to win. . in fact. Maxwell 6. . 7. A good leader sets the example and can appeal to the emotions. all we have to do is make sure we don’t put psychotics in high places and we’ve got the problem solved.Eisenhower 12.John C. conscious of his men as well as to their intellect. .Margaret Thatcher Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. In this sense leadership is the projection of the leader’s personality.

Comte De Mirabeau 3. Davies Leisure is the time for doing something useful. and its quality determines you.Dr. . . 4.Dr. The thing that I should wish to obtain from money would be leisure with security. 6. 5. . .Book of Quotations # 205 205. . N. 8. leisure determines the man. full of care. the job determined the worker.Cicero A poor life this if.The Bible . 2.Samuel Johnson Leisure is what you make it. In the new. It may be your greatest blessing or your greatest curse. 7.H. Leisure 1. 10. Howe The goal of war is peace and of business leisure.Walter B. . The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure. In the old era.Thomas Hobbes An intellectual improvements arise from leisure. Leisure with dignity. You determine its quality.Bertrand Russell 11. Pitkin Leisure is the most challenging responsibility a man can be offered. . . William Russell I would not exchange my leisure hours for all the wealth in the world. 9. We have no time to stand and stare. . .W. .Aristotle Leisure is the mother of philosophy.

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man. . and he who invests money in the business of a poor man is the most worthy of all. . if you refuse it.D. gun. 14. The busiest men have the most leisure.Anonymous He who lends without interest is more worthy than he who gives charity.H. than lend a half.Shakespeare If you would lose a troublesome visitor.19th Century Proverb 15. . Thovean 206. Lending 1. 3.Benjamin Disraeli 13.F. . machine.C. Voltaire Neither a borrower nor a lender be : For loan loses both itself and friend.Anon. .James Howall Lady. an open one.Talmud 2.M. you make a secret . 7. lend him money. Spurgeon If you lend money.H. 4. never give to anyone. . . 5. The difference between existence and life is the intelligent use of leisure.206 # Book of Quotations 12. A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man’s life as in a book. 6. .Benjamin Franklin Better give a shilling. . Very often he that his money lends Loses both his gold and his friends. . .

and died. . and second.W. .G. an accomplishment in a bachelor.Babylonian Talmud A liar is a man who does not know how to deceive. 208. Liar 1. liberty is to the soul of man. 2.Bertrand Barere What light is to the eyes– what air is to the lungs– what love is to the heart. . A liar needs a good memory. .H.James Montgomery 2. .French Proverb 3. 3. 4.Thomas Jefferson “Make way for liberty!’’ he cried. 7.nature in a married man.Helen Rowland Great talkers are great liars. 5. 4. The tree of liberty grows only when watered by the blood of tyrants.Quintilian This is the punishment of a liar : He is not believed even when he speaks the truth. . Beecher Telling lies is a fault in a boy. 6. . Ingersoll The God who gave us life.Vauvenargues ‘They say so’ is half a lie. gave us liberty at the same time.Book of Quotations # 207 207.R. an art in a lover. Made way for liberty. . . .Thomas Fuller Even a liar tells 100 truths to one lie. to make the lie good for anything. . . he has to. Liberty 1.

That is why most men dread it. . and too much brings chaos. there is liberty. Liberty has restraints.Franklin D. must be limited. .B. Liberty. Too little liberty brings stagnation. but no frontiers. too. when it begins to take root. 7. .208 # Book of Quotations 5. Liberty means responsibility. 10. .George Washington Give me the liberty to know. Life grows insipid and has lost its relish. When liberty is gone. . Liberty is a boisterous sea. .Joseph Addison . to believe. . and to utter freely according to conscience. Timid men prefer the calm of despotism. .Wendell Phillips We would rather die on our feat than live on our knees. Where the Spirit of the Lord is. is a plant of rapid growth.G. to think. 8. .Edmund Burke 15.John Milton 9. . in order to be possessed.David Lloyd George 14. . above all other liberties. Shaw 13.Thomas Jefferson 12. Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others. .William Allen White 11.New Testament Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.Bertrand Russell 16. 6. Roosevelt Liberty.

The true University of these days is a collection of books. .R.Thomas Carlyle A man’s library consists of the good books he has that no one wants to borrow. and I’ll tell you no fibs. 4. . It is much better to confine to a few authors than to wander at random over many. they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters. . .Lady Bird Johnson A large library is apt to distract rather than to instruct the learner. but a lie is the handle which fits them all. The only entrance requirement is interest. Ask me no question. 2.Seneca 2. 3. . Lying 1.O.Lord Halifax 20. . Stevenson Sin has many tools. L.Colton Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the public library. Holmes One of the most startling differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. . .Book of Quotations # 209 17.W. Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood. .Oliver Goldsmith The cruellest lies are often told in silence. Library 1. When the people contend for their liberty. . 3. . Lie. 210.Mark Twain 4.Mahatma Gandhi 209.

Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. 7.Samuel Butler 14. 9. wipes his mouth with his sleeves to spare his napkin. . He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.Alfred Tennyson 8.Sir Thomas Overbury He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes.Thomas Carlyle 11. .Samuel Butler 13.Alexander Pope A lie which is half a truth is the blackest of lies. .Francis Bacon He that tells a lie to save his credit. than a truth that hurts. but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.210 # Book of Quotations 5. A truth which is told with bad intent. Any fool can tell the truth.Czech Proverb A mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure. for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one. The only form of lying that is absolutely beyond reproach is lying for its own sake.Nietzsche 16. . . There is no greater lie than a truth misunderstood. . Better a lie that soothes. . beats all the lies you can invent. . . 10. . Nature admits no lie.William James . 6. .William Blake 12.Oscar Wilde 15. .

Then steal away. . The web of our life is of a mingled yarn good and ill together.Anonymous Life can be bitter to the very bone When one is poor.Anonymous Life is but a walking shadow.Anna L. full of sound and fury signifying nothing.Proverb 211. hard to part when friends are dear– Perhaps ‘t will cost a sigh. it is a tale Told by an idiot.John Arbuthnot 18. .Anatole France 19.Eric Hoffer 22. .Book of Quotations # 211 17. . A liar is worse than a thief. . ‘Tis.’’ . will not to believe that others tell them. . . and woman. and alone. Barbauld : Life 2. All the historical books which contain no lies are extremely tedius. Say not “Good Night. a tear. he can not break the connection between words and things. 4. . He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying. From old habit. We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.John Masefield : The widow in the Bye Street Life! we’ve been long together Through pleasant and through cloudy weather. All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies. 3.Montaigne 20.William Hazlitt 21. A person who does not tell lies. . . Life 1.morning.’’ but in some brighter clime Bid me “Good . give little warning Choose thine own time.

but now I know it. and happy he alone.Yajur Veda 12. Each day is a little life. . Mortal is fear Of Being. All things must end that have begun.John Gay : My Own Epitaph Tomorrow will I live. and all things show it.212 # Book of Quotations 5. 9. every waking and rising a little birth. III. for I have liv’d today. every fresh morning a little youth. .John Payne The are not long. .R. can say : ‘To . 10. 8. .R.morrow’ do thy worst. I thought so once. Life is infinite Unlike the death. Then no more gazing upon the sun. He who.Horace : Odes. A little pain.H. Life is real ! Life is earnest ! And the grave is not its goal. : Poems 13. 29 (Dryden trans) 7. .self. The mysteries of life are revealed to one who keeps his mind vigilant all the time of life. A little heaping up of treasure. the fool does say : Today itself’s too late.Martial : Epigrams (Cowley trans) Happy the man.W.A. Longfellow : A Psalm of Life 11. the wise lived yesterday. the weeping and the laughter Love and desire and hate : I think they have no portion in us after We pas the gate.Arthur Schopenhauer . 6. He who can call to day his own. . every going to rest and sleep a little death. .Earnest Dowson Life is a jest. secure within. . a little pleasure. .

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14. Every man’s life is a fairy- tale written by God’s fingers. - Hans Christian Andersen 15. Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think. - La Bruyere 16. Life is a tragedy when seen in a close- up, but a comedy in a long- shot. - Charlie Chaplin 17. Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. - Samuel Butler 18. Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you do hold well. - Josh Billings 19. Life is a flower of which love is the honey. - Victor Hugo 20. Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us. - Sir Thomas Browne 21. One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name. - Walter Scott 22. Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. - Mark Twain 23. Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. - R.N. Tagore 24. One life– a little gleam of Time between two Eternities. - Thomas Carlyle 25. For life in general, there is but one decree : youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret. - Disraeli

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26. Life like a dome of many- coloured glass Stains the white radiance of Eternity. - Shelley 27. Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can. - Danny Kaye 28. Life is a great school in which you are constantly learning how better to work, plan and achieve. - Grenville Klliser 29. Life is like an onion, you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. - Carl Sandburg 30. There are only three events in man’s life- birth, life and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain and he forgets to live. - Jean de La Bruyere 31. As long as you live, keep learning how to live. - Seneca 32. Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it. - Proverb 33. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kierkegaard 34. Don’t thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin 35. A useless life is an early death. - Goethe 36. We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed. - Thomas Fuller 37. There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. - George Santayana

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38. To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. - R.L. Stevenson 39. Life demands from you only the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible– not to have run away. - Dag Hammarskjold 40. Life is a matter about which we are lost if we reason either too much or too little. - Samuel Butler 41. Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. - Samuel Butler 42. Life is but an endess of experiments. - Mahatma Gandhi 43. An aimless life is always a miserable life. - The Mother 44. It matters not how long we live, but how. - Bailey 45. We are here to add what we can do, not to get what we can from life. - Sir William Osler 46. The value of life lies, not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long, yet live very little. - Michel de Montaigne 47. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. - Oscar Wilde 48. The good life is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good. - Bertrand Russell 49. May you live all the days of your life. - Swift

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50. “Life’’ Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realise it. Life is a challenge, meet it Life is duty, complete it. Life is love, enjoy it. Life is mystery, know it. Life is a promise, fulfil it. Life is a sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is an adventure, dares it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it. - MotherTeresa 51. Life is a river, Virtue is the bathing place, Truth is its water, Moral convictions are its banks, Mercy is its waves, In such a river bathe. - Mary S. Wollschlager

212. Light
1. 2. 3. Hail holy light, offspring of Heav’n firstborn! - Milton : Paradise lost And God said, Let there he light : and there was light. - Old Testament And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - New Testament : John The true light, which lighteth every man that cometh in to the world. - St. John


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Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun. - Ecclesiastes Light is the shadow of God. - Pluto The eye’s is the noble gift of heaven. - Friedrich Schiller Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead Thou me on ! The night is dark, and I am far from home – Lead Thou me on! Lead Thou my feet; I do not ask to see The distant scene- one step enough for me. - John Henry Newman

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213. Listening
1. Good listening is the key to skilful communication. It is one of the most priceless gifts we can offer other people. When a person feels listened to they feel accepted, valued, respected, heard and understood. - Jan Sutton It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. - O.W. Holmes Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. - Plutarch Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. - Karl A. Menninger To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation. - Francois La Rochefoucauld You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time. - M. Scott Peck






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I like to listen, I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. - Earnest Hemingway

214. Literature
1. There is first the literature of knowledge, and secondly, the literature of power. The function of the first is– to teach; the function of the second is– to move. - De Quincey Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the ultimate possible degree. - Ezra Pound Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose. - Oscar Wilde Literature is the thought of thinking souls. - Thomas Carlyle Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice. - Cyrh Connolly What is written without effort, is read without pleasure. - R.W. Emerson Classics are the noblest recorded thoughts of man. - H.D. Thoreau The chief glory of every people arises from its authors. - Samuel Johnson The only sensible ends of literature are first, the pleasurable toil of writing, second, the gratification of one’s family and friends, and lastly, the solid cash. - Hawthorne



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10. The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read. - Oscar Wilde

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215. Little
1. Little drops of water, little grains of sand make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land. - Julia A.F. Carvey Those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things. - La Rochefoucauld Little minds are wounded by the smallest things. - La Rochefoucauld Life is a great bundle of little things. - O.W. Holmes Nothing can be done except little by little. - Charles Baudelaire


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216. Loquacity
1. 2. Loquacity and lying are cousins. - German Proverb Speaking much is a sign of vanity, for he that is lavish in words is a niggard indeed. - Sir W. Rayleigh They always talk, who never think, and who have the least to say. - Mathew Prior Garrulity is a sign of stupidity. - Proverb



217. Love and affection
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O Happy race of men, if love, which rules Heaven, rule your minds. - Boethius The mind has a thousand eyes, And the heart but one; Yet the light of a whole life dies When love is done. - F.W. Bourdillon Perhaps they were right in putting love into books... Perhaps it could not live anywhere else. - William Faulkner There are many people who would never have been in love, if they had never heard love spoken of. - La Rochefoucauld Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes; Being vex’d, a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears: What is it else ? a madness most discreet, A chocking gall and persevering sweet. - Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet But love is blind, and lovers cannot see The petty follies that themselves commit. - Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice Men have died from time to time and worms have eaten them, but not for love. - Shakespeare : As You Like It







10. The fountains mingle with the river, And the rivers with the ocean; The winds of heaven mix forever With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single; All things, by a law divine, In one another’s being mingleWhy not I with thine ? - P.B. Shelley : Love’s Philosophy

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11. Across the gateway of my heart I wrote “No Thoroughfare,’’ But love came laughing by, and cried : “I enter everywhere.’’ - Herbert Shipman 12. If love were what the rose is, And I were like the leaf, Our lives would grow together In sad or singing weather. - Swinburne : A Match 13. All thoughts, all passions, all delights, Whatever stirs the mortal frame, Are but the ministers of Love, And feed his sacred flame. - S.T. Coleridge : Love 14. O, Hidden love ! Embracing all in oneness May each, who knows himself As one with thee Know, he is, also, One with every other. - A Prayer 15. Love is the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. - Helen Hayes 16. The first sigh of love is the last of wisdom. - Antoine Bre 17. To say that you can love one person all your life is just like saying that one candle will continue burning as long as you live. - Tolstoy 18. Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove That hills and valleys, dale and field, Or woods, or sleepy mountains yield. - Marlowe

Love ceases to be a pleasure. when it ceases to be a secret.N.222 # Book of Quotations 19. . True love’s the gift of which God has given to man alone beneath the heaven. 21. A mother’s love overflows at the false step of the child whom she is teaching to walk. The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. . . Love begets love. Those who have courage to love. discords. Love has the power to derive pleasure from mistakes.Rig Veda 28. Respect reciprocates. Mutual love.Proverb 20.Jerrod 26. It is a beautiful necessity of our nature to love something. and those who fear life are already three pasts dead. should have courage to suffer.Sir Walter Scott 27. the crown of all our bliss. incapacity.A. . or rather loved in spite of ourselves.Milton 30. Two hearts that beat as one. Tagore .R.Anthony Trollope 24. . Lovell trans 22.Maria A.R. Two souls with but a single thought. .Bertrand Russell 25. . . True lover never grows old.R.Aphra Behn 29. To fear love is to fear life. .Victor Hugo 23. . . . it never receders. loved for ourselves. Love is an ocean of emotions.

Where there is affection there is misery. Pain has its roots in love or affection.John Dryden 34. To love someone means to see him as God intended him. Menotti 35. Love is therefore the only law of life. Every gift. he who is selfish is dying. Or water but the desert.Mahatma Gandhi 33.R. it ever gives. . it is the only law of life. therefore I hurt. Love is love’s reward. . all selfishness is contraction. Love is an act of endless forgiveness. God says to man. love you therefore punish. never revenges itself. Apprehension is where affection is. Love ever suffers. . . Renounce affection and you shall be happy. is in reality great if given with affection.G. love for love’s sake. Love never claims.N. A woman’s whole life is a history of the affections. .Swami Vivekananda 36. . Tagore (B) Affection : 38.Garuda Purana . a tender look which becomes a habit. Love is space and time measured by the heart.Washington Irving 40. .Book of Quotations # 223 31. Because.Peter Vstinove 32. Alas! Our young affections run to waste.C.Lord Byron 41. All love is expansion. though it be small. never resents.’’ . lives. . Therefore. “I heal you.Feodor Dostoevsky 37.Pindar 39. . . He who loves.

7. wise and strong men in cause and effect. .Stephen Leacock A pound of pluck is a worth a ton of luck. 3. . For at thy birth The fairy ladies danced upon the heath.John Hay Good luck befriend thee. Little is the luck I’ve had. . the more I have of it. Son. .J. 9. ‘tis comfort small To think that many another lad Has had no luck at all. 4. 5. Harold I am a great believer in luck. 6. .Oprah Winfrey .Emerson Diligence is the mother of good luck.James A Garfield What we call luck is the inner man externalized. Luck and opportunity (A) Luck : 1. . We make things happen to us. Housman : Last Poem True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table : Luckliest he who knows just when to rise and go home. And oh. 10. .John Mitton Shallow men believe in luck. and I find the harder I work. .Benjamin Franklin Those who mistake their good luck for their merit are inevitably bound for disaster.224 # Book of Quotations 218. .Robertson Davies 2. Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. 8.E. .C.A.

behind there is a bald head.Bayard Taylor 18. . Which.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar 16.Walter Malone : Opportunity 13. . O. . taken at the flood. and rise to fight and win. Opportunities are like sunrises. . and a wise men will never let it go by him. The other fellow takes those you miss. An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity.Chamfort 19.Anon.Proverb .William Arthur Ward 15.Anonymous 14. Opportunity is rare. And wit to seize the witting guest Need never hunger more. at least. Good luck knocks at his door.Book of Quotations # 225 (B) Opportunity : 11. a pessimist sees calamity in every opportunity. They do me wrong who say I come no more When once I knock and fail to find you in. Catch the opportunity by the forelock.Francis Bacon 20. . . . Do not suppose opportunity will knock twice at your door. Bates : Good Luck 12. once in each man’s life. .J.L. If you wait too long you miss them. A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. leads on to fortune. Opportunities are never lost. There is a tide in the affairs of men. . . 17. For every day I stand outside your door And bid you wake.

The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day.F.John Dryden 23. . To be a great man it is necessary to turn to account all opportunities.Vauvenargues 26. and of doing good once in a year. Opportunity has hair in front but is bald behind.R. . Emerson 24. Voltaire 25. If a window of opportunity appears. . . Beat the iron while it is hot. . No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.226 # Book of Quotations 21. . . The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live upto one’s opportunities and make the most of one’s resources.W.La Rochefoucauld 27. don’t pull down the shade.Robert Burton 22.Tom Peters ✤✤✤ .M. . Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.Hugh Allen 28. but we may polish it at leisure.

220. 5. Machine 1.W.Matthew Arnold 2. Mad (ness) 1. there still will be two kinds of people : those who let the machines do their thinking.ordinary man. yet there is method in’t. 3. 4. . .William Hazlitt Whom the gods destroy. which none but madmen know.Book of Quotations # 227 M 219. 4. . .Pascal There is a pleasure in madness. sloppy and brilliant thinker. and those who tell the machines what to think about. 5. for them.Shakespeare : Hamlet 2. Lewis The mystery of mysteries is to view machines making machines. . One machine can do the wark of fifty ordinary men.C. No machine can do the work of one extra. . the machine is fast.Elbert Hubbard Man is a slow. . 3.J. Men are so necessarily mad.M. they first make mad. accurate and stupid. .Shakespeare : Macbeth Though this be madness. Kelly No matter how sophisticated or powerful our thinking machines become.Euripides Have we eaten on the insane root That takes the reason prisoner ? .Benjamin Disraeli Faith in machinery is our besetting danger. . that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. .

. 221.La Rochefoucauld When we remember we are all mad. There are ways of curing madness. . . .Anonymous Man is Heaven’s masterpiece.Sophocles The true science and study of mankind is man.Stephen Crane Man. biologically considered. 5.Francis Quarles There are many wonderful things in nature..William James O man. ‘The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation. and.228 # Book of Quotations 6.’ . Man 1. 6. indeed the only one that preys systematically on its own species. . replied the universe. but the most wonderful of all is man. . .Mark Twain 7. 3.headed. 4. the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. .…is the most formidable of all the beasts of prey. I exist !’ ‘However’. 7. strange composite of heaven and earth! Majesty dwarf’d to baseness ! fragrant flower Running to poisonous seed ! and seeming worth Cloaking corruption .John Henry Newman 2.Pierre Charron A man said to the universe : ‘Sir. What a piece of work is a man ! How noble in reason ! How infinite in faculty ! In form and moving how express and admirable ! In action how like an angel ! In apprehension how like a God! . but none of righting the wrong. ..

All that a man has made! . Man is the only animal that blushes. .. Nehru 12.Nietzsche 9. . in the image of God created he him. . . . but he is a thinking reed. Neihardt : Cry of the People Man is a rope connecting animal and superman – a rope over a precipice . Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels.Pascal 17. Man– a creature made at the end of the week’s work when God was tired. Indeed it is intelligence that separates man from the other animals. Or needs to. 10. and what they ought to be. .Old Testament 11. Man is the measure of all things. .J.Old Testament 15. What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal. .William Hazlitt 13. Man is the highest animal. We are the miracle of miracles. .L.Pythagoras 18.Mark Twain 16.Mark Twain 14.. the great inscrutable mystery of God. for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are.Thomas Carlylc . So God created man in his own image. Down with your pride of birth And your golden gods of trade ! A man is worth to his mother Earth.G. the weakest in nature. Man is a reed. .Book of Quotations # 229 8.J. Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps.

His life was gentle. too full of themselves to hold anything else. . As make the angels weep. . And say to all the world “This was a man !’ .Swinburne 23. Every man is a volume. There came to the making of man Time with a gift of tears. Most ignorant of what he’s most assur’d. Man is a thinker. lives complaining.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar 22.William Ellery Channing 25. Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven. But man. Grief with a glass that ran. And man is a creative lover. Man is a wealth grubber.seeker. Most men are like eggs.Josh Billings 26.wielder.Alexander Graham Bell . . Drest in a little brief authority.Shakespeare : Measure for Measure 21.Sir William Temple 20. Man is a pleasure . Man is a power. I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability. and dies disappointed. .230 # Book of Quotations 19. . if you know how to read him. like an angry ape. His glassy essence. .Oscar Wilde 27. It is more important to study men than books. Before the beginning of years. and the elements So mix’d in him that Nature might stand up.La Rochefoucauld 24. . . Man alone is born crying. proud man.

he is very small. nor how we may have fallen. Not ‘How did he die ?’ but ‘how did he live ?’ Not ‘what did he get ?’ but ‘what did he give ?’ These are the units to measure the worth of a man as a man.Aristotle 34. if he is interested in his community.Anonymous 35. Man will become better only when you will make him see what he is like.Swami Dayanand . . . No matter how ill we may be. His divine status is something to be built up by good thoughts. it is their habits that separate them. and dark forces pent up within him. we should not change identity with any other person. . Man is not divine.Emerson 30. . . And much it grieved my heart to think What Man has made of Man. and good deeds. Man’s chief enemy is his own unruly nature. . . . The nature of men is the same.Samuel Butler 37. he is larger still. . he is larger. If a man is interested in himself only.Wordsworth 38.Anton Chekhov 33. Man is a piece of the universe made alive. He is a poor creature who does not believe himself to be better than the whole world else.Book of Quotations # 231 28. Emerson 32. . .Confucius 31. regardless of birth.Menander 36.R. Every man is a consumer and ought to be a producer. Man is undoubtedly an artist and creator. if he is interested in his family.W.Mahatma Gandhi 29. good words.

What times! What manners! (O temporal ! O mores !) . Be always in time. . like doors.Emerson Good manners are the blossom of good sense and good feeling. Mend your clothes.Rig Veda 40. 7. 5. Both were lovers. .travelers since eternity.Cicero Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. . Too late is a crime.Anonymous 4. What’s man’s first duty ? The answer is brief– To be himself. Whoever makes the fewest persons uneasy.Proverb 2. Manners are of more importance than laws. . Hearts.M. is the best bred man in company.Henrik Ibsen 222. 3.’ .232 # Book of Quotations 39.Jonathan Swift Hold up your head. . . will open with ease To very very little keys. And don’t forget that two of these Are ‘I thank you’ and ‘if you please. full of divinity. . Belly Good manners brighten the personality. 6. Manners 1. . Turn out your toes.A. Speak when you’re spoken to. Man and God have been fellow.Edmund Burke Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.

Cyrus Ching 223. . .Arab Proverb A successful marriage requires falling in love many times.Anon. The great secret is not having bad manners or good manners. Nursery Rhyme Marriage is like life in this – that it is a field of battle. 10.Anonymous It is better for a woman to marry a man who loves her than a man she loves. the pig likes it. . always with the same person. but we can always speak obligingly.Book of Quotations # 233 8. . . We cannot always oblige. Marriage 1. 3. .. . 4. 5.Mignon McLaughlin 2. . You get dirty and besides.Voltaire 11.B. I learned a long time ago never to wrestle with a pig. Needles and pins.Robert Louis Stevenson Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter. . Shaw 12. Manners are the ornament of action and there is a way of speaking a kind word or doing a kind thing which greatly enhances its value. Emerson 9.Samuel Smiles Manners– a contrivance of wise men to keep fools at a distance.G.R. and not a bed of roses. needles and pins. but having the same manners for all the human souls. . When a man marries his trouble begins.W. .

Old Testament 13. but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.234 # Book of Quotations 6. 8. .Elayne Boosler 14. that makes marriage last. everything goes like silk. . 10. . not body. That is what marriage really means : helping one another to reach the full status of being persons.Rose Pastor Stokes : My Prayer 12. . . .Paul Tournier Marriage is neither heaven nor hell. . It is a lovely thing to have a husband and wife developing together and having the feeling of falling in love again. Quillon 7. companions for middle age and old men’s nurses. Wives are young men’s mistresses.Book of Common Prayer 11.Abraham Lincoln It is mind.Syrus A happy marriage is the union of too good forgivers. with my body I thee worship and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.Francis Bacon 15. responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life. We all have a childhood dream that when there is love. .R. Some pray to marry the man they love. It is simply purgatory. but I tell people I’m divorced so they won’t think something’s wrong with me. .Raquel Welch . 9. My prayer will somewhat vary : I humbly pray to Heaven above That I love the man I marry. It is not good that man should be alone. I’ve never been married. . With this ring I thee wed.

you’d want to try even harder to make it work. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring. I think like any marriage.Princess Diana : English Princess (1961. .1997) 18. .Rodney Dangerfield 17. A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. Married in haste. Deceive not thyself by overexpecting happiness in the married estate. .Book of Quotations # 235 16. . we have dinner apart. we may repent at leisure. There is a French saying : “Love is the dawn of marriage and marriage is the sunset of love. especially when you’ve had divorced parents like myself.Montaigne 23.” .Benjamin Franklin 24. Where there’s marriage without love. Marriage is a framework to preserve friendship. .De Finod .William Congreve 20. We sleep in separate rooms.Nietzsche 21. . we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together. . It is not lack of love but lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.Robertson Davies 22. but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs. It provides a base from which a person can work at understanding himself and another person. .Thomas Fuller : Of Marriage 19. It is valuable because it gives much more room to develop than just living together. there will be love without marriage.

the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented. To marry once is a duty. twice a folly.Heine 27. . . .Mme De Rieux 31. . . .English Proverb The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. and woman their happiness.Dutch Proverb 29. . .F. Better be an old man’s darling than a young man’s slave. . . .Shakespeare : All’s Well That Ends Well 26.Oscar Wilde 34. Voltaire 2. and half shut afterward. women because they are curious : both are disappointed. Keep the eyes wide open before marriage. the man afterward.Bacon 30. A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage. A young man married is a man that’s married. . Like cures like (Similia similibus curantur) . Medicine 1.Hahnemann : Motto for homeopathy An apple a day keeps the doctor away.Thomas Fuller 28. Matrimony .Proverb 32. When the ego is dead is marriage true. Men marry because they are tired.Raja Rao 224. . The woman cries before the wedding.236 # Book of Quotations 25. Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty.Polish Proverb 33.M. thrice is madness. 3.

Collins A feeling of sadness and longing That is not akin to pain. to cure diseases of which they know less. as one inspir’d. .Burton With eyes up-rais’d. pale melancholy sate retir’d. .Benjamin Franklin Nature.Rev. which distinguishes man from animals. .W.Longfellow : The Day is Done It is impious in a good man to be sad. . . . 3. God heals and doctor takes the fee. time. Bohn He is the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most medicines. . 9. 5. 4.Latin Proverb 225.Diderot Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little.Book of Quotations # 237 4. And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain. Edward Young 2. There is no medicine against death. . 6.Voltaire The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature. .G. and patience are the three great physicians. Melancholy 1. 10. in human beings of whom they know nothing. It there be a hell upon earth it is to be found in a melancholy man’s heart. . . 8.H. .Franklin The best doctor is the one you run for and can’t find.William Osler 7.

Shelley : (Music. when the rose is dead. 4. .Campbell 2. . .238 # Book of Quotations 5. But the scent of the roses will hang round it still. Love itself shall slumber on. Rose. thou Goddess. Hail. I remember. . Through many a weary year.Thomas Hood : I Remember. 226. Is not to die. .Ellen C. I remember The house where I was born. Howarth Long. divinest melancholy. The little window where the sun Came peeping in at morn. . long be my heart with such memories fill’d ! Like the vase in which roses have once been distille’d : You may break. Melancholy. 5.leaves. Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the Sense of human sight.. When Soft Voices Die) This is the truth the poet sings That sorrow’s crown of sorrow is remembering happier things. you may shatter the vase if you will. indeed should be diverted by everything but drinking.Milton 6. how fondly dear ! ‘Twill bring me back one golden hour. But oh. sage and holy. 3. . Are heaped for the beloved’s bed.Samuel Johnson But hail.. I Remember ‘Tis but a little faded flower.Thomas Moore : Farewell ! But Whenever. . Memories and memory 1. 6. . when thou art gone.Tennyson To live in hearts we leave behind. And so thy thoughts.

.. . we remember moments. the time when we were happy. . in misery.. Memory is what makes you wonder what you’ve forgotten. the warder of the brain.Shakespeare 8. .Cesare Pavese 16.Anonymous 17.Louis L’Amour 14. and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. . . Than that you should remember and be sad. 9.Dante Memory. .Joseph Conard 18. The memory strengths as you lay burdens upon it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds.Christina Rossetti There is no greater sorrow than to recall. .Book of Quotations # 239 7. 10. Memory is the scribe of the soul. .Aristotle 13. .Clifton Fadiman 19. We do not remember days. Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.Don Quincey 12.Oscar Wilde 15.Thomas Fuller 11. a dozen trails that each have their own associations. . . The secret of a good memory is attracting. A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial. Better by far you should forget and smile. it’s at the end of a trail of memories. . No memory is ever alone.Tryon Edwards . That which is bitter to endure may be sweet to remember. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten. is the diary that we all carry about with us. Memory.

ask a woman.William Feather Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. .Dr. . and communication between them is a science still in its infancy. Men and women 1.Anonymous 25.Friedrich Nietzsche 26. The man with a clear conscience probably has a poor memory. . 5. . .Mario Rocco 21. Men and women belong to different species. . 4. .Margaret Thatcher Women lie about their age. ask a man. . Johnson 24.Samuel Johnson 22. . The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.Bill Cosby Man has his will. . . . but woman has her way. Memory is what tells a man that his wife’s birthday was yesterday. If you want something done. The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.Thomas fuller 23.240 # Book of Quotations 20. men about their income.La Rochefoucauld 227. 3. Everyone complains of his lack of memory but nobody of his want of judgement. .James Stephens 2. Method is the mother of memory.Oliver Wendell Holmes If you want anything said. The time art of memory is the art of attention.

When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.G. . woman the neck. 9. it is only in their conclusions. Shaw Think what cowards men would be if they had to bear children. . Women are an altogether superior species. their reasons are always different. . .Minna Thomas Antrim 7. . Mental health issues (A) Anxiety : 1. When men and women agree. .William Somerset Maugham 2. It is the neck that moves the head. Man is the head.John Gray 12. and a man’s to keep unmarried as long as he can. . .H. 10. Cats do not like prudent rates. . .George Barnard Shaw Women do not like timid men.Sigmund Freud Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind.George Santayana 11. “Fear” requires a definite object of which to be afraid. as the constant anxiety about one’s means of livelihood. even though it may be an unknown one.Book of Quotations # 241 6. it cuts a channel into whicn all other thoughts are drained.Anonymous 228. 8.B.Robert Albert Bloch There is nothing so degrading. “Anxiety” describes a particular state of expecting the danger or preparing for it. Mencken To control a man a woman must first control herself. 3. If encouraged. . It is a woman’s business to get married as soon as possible.L.

you will only raise the dust about yourself. . When women are depressed. those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself.Rollo May 13. 9.Elayne Boosler .Aesop Do not push forward a wagon. . Truman 12. Depression is rage spread thin. If we admit our depression openly and freely. .Anonymous At the rider’s back sits dark Anxiety.Horace Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure. Laing The world breaks everyone.242 # Book of Quotations 4.Disraeli 5. 6. and afterward many are strong at the broken places. A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. 7. It’s a recession when your neighbour loses his job. . . it’s a depression when you lose yours. . they either eat or go shopping.George Santayana 11. Do not think of all your anxieties. .D. (B) Breakdown : 8. you will only make yourself ill.Harry S. . . . Madness need not be all breakdown.Ernest Hemingway (C) Depression : 10.R.

Carl Gustav Jung 16. Though this is madness. . The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. these are the basics. .Book of Quotations # 243 (D) Neurosis and Psychosis : 14. Neurosis is no worse than a bad cold. then it’s you. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things. Think of your three best friends.Thomas Szasz 15. Holmes 20. .Mignon McLaughlin 17.Rita Mae Brown 22. we’re said to be praying– but when God talks to us. In short. Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. Why is it when we talk to God. Without them there is neurosis.Lily Tomlin . . 19.W. . If they’re okay. we’re schizophrenic? . Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. yet there is method in’t.Shakespeare 21. Work and love. Sanity is madness put to good uses. the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them.Theodor Reik (E) Sanity and Insanity : 18. . . . Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed. the neurotic has problems.O. the psychotic has solutions. All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity.Anon.

........ It blesseth him that gives and him that takes: ‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest : it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown...Legal Maxim 3.... Merit 1.... although they are of God. although they are all equal.. like a river..Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice Among the attributes of God. the less noise it makes... 2..La Rochefoucauld True Merit.... 4. 230... To hide the fault I see.Robert Lynd In case of doubt it is best to lean to the side of mercy.. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath : it is twice blest. That mercy show to me. .. ... Merit can exist without dignity. ... Mercy 1.Cervantes Teach me to feel another’s woe...244 # Book of Quotations 229... .. .. That mercy I to other show...... for they shall obtain mercy.... 5... . 6.. .. the deeper it is. .New Testament : Matthew The quality of mercy is not strain’d....... mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice..Pope : Universal Prayer A miscarriage of mercy is as much to be guarded against as a miscarriage of justice.. .... Blessed are the merciful.Halifax 2. but there is no dignity without some merit..... And earthly power doth then show likest God’s When mercy seasons justice... ...

Might 1. Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea : Pure as the naked heavens. a name to resound for ages. The first in loftiness of thought surpass’d. and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it. The next in majesty. Milton.H.Plato 2. . Furnivall) . . in both the last : The force of nature could no farther go. .Alexander Pope If you wish your merit to be known. Milton. Let us have faith that right makes might.. 3. Three poets. 1860 I proclaim that might is right.Tennyson : Milton The soul was like a Star. 232. So didst thou travel on life’s common way. What is mind? No matter. . . Feb. Mind 1.Wordsworth 2.Dryden : Lines Under the Portrait of Mitton God . but merit wins the soul. 4. John 1. majestic.T. What is matter? Never mind. In cheerful godliness. justice the interest of the stronger.gifted organ-voice of England. free.Book of Quotations # 245 3.Lincoln : Address. Key (Quoted by F.Oriental Proverb 231. Charms strike the sight. and dwelt apart. . . and England did adorn. 233. in three distant Ages born. acknowledge that of other people. Italy.J. To make the third she join’d the former two. Greece. and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay. .

We shall never get straight till we leave off trying to separate these two things...Juvenal 11. 5.. ! that noble and most sovereign reason.. It is a function of body... When the mind is free. .. Mind is not a thing at all or.Joseph Addison 9...Samuel Butler 8...... ... The true.. and God is infinite...Abraham Lincoln 10... . Diseases of the mind impair the power of the body......... ..Shakespeare 7. hence all is mind. strong. Your prayer must be that you have a sound mind in a sound body. ... .. and sound mind is the mind that can embrace equally great things and small... if it is.Edward Dyer O what a noble mind is here o’erthrown ! . ...Mary Baker Eddy : Seience and Health My mind to me a kingdom is. we know nothing about it.. Such present joys therein I find. It is a function of mind. 4. . Body is not a thing at all or...Shakespeare : Hamlet 3. 6.. ... .. the body is delicate. Body and mind..Samuel Johnson God is mind.. A person will be just about as happy as he makes up his mind to be.246 # Book of Quotations 2... out of tune and harsh. Yet still my mind forbids to crave. Like sweet bells jangled.... if it is...Lucretius .. A contended mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.. we know nothing about it. That it excels all other bliss That earth affords or grows by kind : Though much I want which most would have.. ..

.. Most of the time we think we’re sick. It receives but does not keep. . . It grasps nothing.The Mother 20. Nurture your mind with great thoughts. it refuses nothing. When the mind becomes purified like a mirror. Care should therefore he taken to purify the mind. otherwise it will stagnate in indolence. knowledge is revealed in it. happiness abides with him as his own shadow.Lord Buddha 16. they illumine. .Lord Chesterfield 15. The mind must have some wordly objects to excite its attention. All objectified consciousness has its origin in the mind.. or rise into visions and enthusiasm. . which can either be intelligently cultivated or be allowed to run wild. mind is the most subtle of all elements in the phenomenal universe.K. The perfect man uses his mind like a mirror. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.. Our mind is like a garden. . The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun dissipated. when they are concentrated.Chuang Tse 17.Book of Quotations # 247 12. sink into melancholy.Shri Shankaracharya 19. Rather see your own faults. It’s all in the mind.Thomas Wolfe 13. . Murti 21. .Disraeli 14.Anonymous 18. One who speaks or acts with a pure mind.Swami Vivekananda . do not find fault with others. . . Empty mind is a devil’s workshop. .R. If you want peace of mind.

Minds are like parachutes. The mind is its own place. . On earth there is nothing great but man. Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands. they only function when open.Grenville Kleiser .S.Seneca 24. plant in your mind seeds of constructive power that will yield fruitful results. Great minds have purpose.Maitri Upanishad 28. . . .Sir William Hamilton 25. others have wishes. . . All the good qualities of different organs of the body are the ornaments of the mind. . but great minds rise above them.248 # Book of Quotations 22. Truth. To get the most out of your life. Radhakrishnan 32.Thomes Robert Dewar 23.Disraeli 26. The mind is a search for meaning and a search for immortality. and in itself can make a heaven of hell and a hell of heaven. .Washington Irving 27. beauty and purification speak to us of a primal mind in whose experience they are eternally realised. Impure by connection with desire. .Anonymous 29. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune. The mind is said to be two fold : The pure and also the impure. Little things affect little minds.John Milton 30. in man there is nothing great but mind.Rajneesh 31. . Purity separation from desire. .

6. . But is it no miracle that it falls to the ground? . for example. except in the imaginations of the faithful.Adelaide A. Minute 1. . Nehru 2. . . if I dropped a stone and it rose upwards.Montaigne Miracles happen to those who believe in them. . some are going : Do not strive to grasp them all. One by one the moments fall. .W. . Goethe It would be a miracle.R. .Shakespeare Mireales seldom occur. not from nature itself. 3. Porter 2. Miracles arise from our ignorance of nature. . we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or in the life of another. 7. 235. Proctor : One by One How long a minute is. 4.Alain When we do the best that we can. 8.J. 5. Miracle 1.Alfred Polage They say miracles are past. Some are coming. One by one the sands are flowing.Helen Keller Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.Book of Quotations # 249 234. which side of the bathroom door you happen to be.J. . depends on.Bernard Berenson The true miracles are those of man.L.

they come not single spies. : Written on a Looking. the mirror up to nature. A mere Madness .250 # Book of Quotations 236. which women never do. and so do women too. 5. and reason with despair.Thoreau The mind is its own place. Misfortune 1.Shakespeare : The Tempest If misery loves company. Beecher Stowe Misery acquaints a man with strange bed . Miser 1. . 4. . . a hell of heaven. . Bangs : Face to Face To hold as ‘twere. White 2. that he may die rich. But tell not Misery’s son that life is fair.K. and in itself Can make a heaven of hell.Glass Be sure to keep a mirror always nigh In some live like a wretch. But I reflect. . 237.H. And with thyself keep ever face to face. When sorrows come. And now and then look squarely in thine eye. Half the misery in the world comes of want of courage to speak and to hear the truth plainly.Shakespeare : Hamlet 2.Burton 238. misery has company enough. handy sort of place. 239. Mirror 1.Anon.fellows. . . But in battalions. and in a spirit of love. .H.John K. Misery 1.Milton : Paradise Lost Preach to the storm. 3. 3.Shakespeare : Hamlet . I change. . .

Heaven.Goethe He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little. . .Horace 2. More than enough for nature’s ends.Aristotle The moderation of fortunate people comes from the calm which good fortune gives to their tempers. Misfortunes always come in by a door that has been left open for them. .La Rochefoucauld Misfortunes test friends and detect enemies. . . . 5. they constitute our bank of fortitude. they are accidents. . 4. 3. But to suffer for one’s own faults – oh! here is the sting of life. .Book of Quotations # 251 2. Moderation 1.Eric Hoffer 3.Oscar Wilde It is well to treasure the memories of past misfortunes. O grant me. . 240. 6. 5.David Mallet : Imitation of Horace It is best to rise from life as from a banquet neither thirsty nor drunken. .La Rochefoucauld A responsible man needs only to practise moderation to find happiness.Czech Proverb We have all of us sufficient fortitude to bear the misfortunes of others. 4. With something left to treat my friends.Epictetus Misfortunes one can endure – they come form side. . Neither too humble nor too great. a middle state.

Donne Modesty is to merit what shade is to figures in a picture. . .252 # Book of Quotations 6. but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I have never made one.Proverb 241.Hall 7. 4. 10.Pierre Veron I have done one braver thing Than all the Worthies did. 2. physically and mentally. 8. Live within your means financially. .Jean De La Bruyere Modesty is the clothing of talent. . both human and divine– meet. Which is. . 9.Dr. .Livy To live long it is necessary to live slowly. Moderation is the secret of survival. to keep that hid. . and in prosperity moderate the temper and desires.James Garton Bennett Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies. . Kapphan 12. Modesty is the clothing of talent.Tupper 11. and you stand the best chances there is of having both a happy life and plenty of years to enjoy it. it gives strength and makes it stand out.Pierre Veron 3. In adversity assume the countenance of prosperity.Cicero I have made mistakes. . Modesty 1. The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation. . And yet a braver thence did spring. . .

Mark Twain 7.Proverb 242. . 8. but with those who possess great talent.La Bruyere With people of only moderate ability. . . . It is a lie. . . Moment 1. do not speak well of yourself. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others. A think of moment Is beauty of glory. it is hypocrisy. When moment is mine. It makes my future. but like him not. modesty is mere honesty. Though modesty be a virtue. . . and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. yet bashfulness is a vice. .R. If you want people to think well of you.A. I never look back In the mind of nature. Am all the time in flowers’ valley.Thomas Fuller Modesty is the lowest of the virtues. The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.James Agree 12. : Poems .William Hazlitt A false modesty is the refinement of vanity. 9.Arthur Schopenhauer Modesty died when clothes were born.R.Book of Quotations # 253 5. Women command a modest man. 10. 6.Blaise Pascal 11.

use it or lose it. . . .Y. Times. Money 1. O. Brown : The Doctor Never ask of money spent Where the spender thinks it went. 6. 9.Shakespeare : The Merry Wives of Windsor 11. 10. . .Khalil Gibran 3. look at the people He gives it to.254 # Book of Quotations 243. . 8. 7.Anonymous Money is honey. it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it.Benjamin Franklin If you pay peanuts. 5.E. N.Dorothy Parker Money is like love. . 2.Shakespeare : Othello .T.Robert Frost When I had money everyone called me brother.) Money cannot buy health. and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man. 4. you get monkeys. what a world of vile ill. And a rich man’s joke is always funny. multiplies cares.James Goldsmith (Attrib. . . 8.Polish Proverb He who multiplies riches. . Who steals my purse steals trash. . Money is like an arm or a leg . 1931 If you want to know what God thinks of money.Henry Ford : Interview. Nov. my little sonny. Nobody was ever meant To remember or invent What he did with every cent.favoured faults Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year. but I’d settle for a diamond studded wheelchair.

but you can get a better class of enemy.New Testament 16. .Spike Millingan 21. Make all you can. . Money can’t buy friends.William Somerville : Ready Money 13. Taking it all in all. Money is a good servant but a bad master. I find it is more trouble to watch after money than to get. . Wesley .Chuang . . ‘Tis ready money makes the man. to have more than enough is harmful. A man who both spends and saves money is the happiest man because he has both enjoyments. and when they grow older they know it. imagine that money is everything.Quoted by Bacon 15.Montaigne 19.Voltaire 14. but especially of money. . give all you can. . . save all you can.J. . Money may not buy happiness.Samuel Johnson 22. nowadays. Young people.Book of Quotations # 255 12. For the love of money is the root of all evil.Tse 18. When it is a question of money. . everybody is of the same religion. Let all the learned say what they can. .Anonymous 17. To have enough is good luck. This is true of all things. but with it you can be miserable in comfort.Oscar Wilde 20. .

Emerson 28. but hating bribes brings happiness.B. No one can earn a million dollars honestly.256 # Book of Quotations 23. Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce? . . Money is power. . . Money is security. .W.R. Riches are not from abundance of wordly goods. .Lord Halifax 26.W. A heavy purse makes a light heart. Put not your trust in money.Henry Fielding 25. It is the difference between living on the slope of a volcano and being safe in the garden of hesperides.Thomas Fuller 24. Show 29. but from a contented mind.G. . . Dishonest money brings grief to all the family.they have to be earned here on earth.Proverb . Money is freedom.Prophet Muhammad 32.William Jennings Bryan 27. . . . They who are of opinion that money will do everything may very well be suspected to do everything for money.O.The Bible 31. Money will say more in one moment that the most eloquent love can in years. Holmes 33. Pennies do not come from heaven . but put your money in trust. A man without money is like a bow without an arrow.Margaret Thatcher 30.

. And a star or two beside.Blake : Night The moving moon went up the sky. Moon 1. for the love of God. 4.Henry Adams .S.George Croly You meaner beauties of the night. Morality 1.T. Lend me thy pen to write a word.Book of Quotations # 257 244. That poorly satisfy our eyes More by your number than your light You common people of the skies – What are you when the moon shall rise? . I’ve no more fire. Morality is a private and costly luxury. like a flower.Anonymous (French Song) The moon. Coleridge How like a queen comes forth the lonely moon From the slow opening curtains of the clouds Walking in beauty to her midnight throne! . 6. And no where did abide : Softly she was going up. 3. My friend Pierrot. . . In Heaven’s high bower With silent delight Sits and smile on the night.Sir Henry Wotton : On His Mistress The moon has her light all over the sky.N. Tagore 2. 5. her dark spots to herself. 245. . My candle is out. Open your door to me.R. By the light of the moon. .

Aristotle 7. . All sects are different because they come from men. Cannibalism is moral in a cannibal country. be good for something. Huxley 8. Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy.Ernest Hemingway 4.Thoreau . Verocity is the heart of morality.Mahatma Gandhi 11. . Do not be too moral. Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose. temperate by doing temperate acts. . Love would turn to poison unless it is strictly limited by moral consideration..Samuel Butler 5. We become just by doing just acts. morality is everywhere the same because it comes from God. . Aim above morality.M. but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after..T. What we call ‘morals’ is simply blind obedience to words of command. Absolute morality is the regulation of conduct that pain shall not be inflicted...Immanuel Kant 10. . Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. brave by doing brave acts. . .F. . . you may cheat yourself out of much life so. Morality is the custom of one’s country and the current feeling of one’s peers. . .Havelock Ellis 3.. Voltaire 12. .Herbert Spencer 9.258 # Book of Quotations 2.H. Be not simply good.Nietzsche 6.

Shakespeare : Henry VI The grey – eyed morn smiles on the frowning night. . . 5.Book of Quotations # 259 13. Morning 1. Chequering the eastern clouds with streaks of light. All that’s bright must fade The brightest still the fleetest. Full many a glorious morning have I seen Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye. Its golden glory on the air.Rousseau 246. . 3. .’ . . Longfellow Pastime. Mortality 1.Anonymous The morning pouring everywhere. like wine.Anonymous 2. is poison in the morning.Christina Rossetti There is nothing serious in mortality.Thomas Franklin 2. All that’s sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.Shakespeare : Sonnets See how the morning opes her golden gates.Thomas Moore Consider The lilies of the field whose bloom is brief – We are as they. . . All is but toys. And takes her farewell of the glorious sun ! . Like them we fade away As doth a leaf. The only moral lesson which is suited for a child – the most important lesson for every time of life – is this : ‘Never hurt anybody. 247.W. 3.H. . 4.

And heard in Mother. Mother o’mine..G. Can find among their burning terms of love. 5. Ross Who ran to help me when I fell.W. All men think all men mortal but themselves.. . 3.260 # Book of Quotations 4. O mother o’ mine! I know whose love would follow me still. Home and Heaven. Mother 1. . 7.Jewish Proverb The sweetest sounds to mortals given.Alice Hawthorne If I were hanged on the highest hill. Brown What is home without a mother? . And would some pretty story tell.W. O mother o’ mine! . Mother o’mine. . Or kiss the place to make it well? My Mother . Thackeray The future distiny of the child is always the work of the mother. 6. None so devotional as that of “mother”. Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. .Ann Taylor : My Mother 2. .Napoleon Bonaparte God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. singing unto one another.W. . 8.Poe : To My Mother For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world. . .Edward Young 248.M.S.Kipling : Mother O’Mine The angels. 9. 4.

. I owe to my angel mother. Spend at least one Mother’s Day with your respective (Mother .Washington Irving 14. You’re going to get it anyway. . Coleridge 12. A mother is a mother still. . Nobody can misunderstand a boy like his own mother. A mother is the truest friend we have.Samuel Johnson . Her children arise and call her blessed. .T.Erma Bombeck 16.R. Mother are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. . When your mother asks. . . fall upon us. .Aristotle 15.Manu 18. .in .Norman Douglas 17. Men are what there mothers made them.Erma Bombeck 249.R.Old Testament 19. or hope to be. Emerson 11. a mother’s knee. That best academy.Abraham Lincoln 20. ..S. ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ It’s a mere formality. . heavy and sudden. The holiest thing alive.W. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. The two great movers of the human mind are the desire of good.. and the fear of before you decide on marriage. Motive 1. .. A mother exceedeth a thousand fathers in the right to reverence. All that I am.J. Lowell 13. when trials.Book of Quotations # 261 10.

stratagems and spoils. . God alone knows men’s hearts. 3. or bend a knotted oak. 4. ye soft pipes. more endear’d. Lichtenberg 4. . the greatest good that mortals know.Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast.Samuel Johnson When anyone takes great pleasure in doing a thing it is almost always from some motive other than the ostensible one. .Congreve There’s music in the sighing of a reed. 3.C. but God your motives. . . . Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone. 5.Mahatma Gandhi The morality of an action depends upon the motive from which we act. Man sees your action. but. but those unheard Are sweeter. Music 1. 5. There’s music in all things. if man had ears : Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.Thomsa A. Not to the sensual ear. play on. therefore.Byron Heard melodies are sweet. And all of heaven we have below.262 # Book of Quotations 2. .Thomas Carlyle The man that hath no music in himself. There’s music in the gushing of a rill. Is fit for treasons. 250. To soften rocks.Keats 2. not by the motives prompting them.G. Music. Kempis A man must be judged by his actions. . Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds. . .

. when soft voices die. Music is the shorthand of emotion. .Shakespeare : Twelfth Night Music is the language of the spirit. Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. .Khalil Gibran Music should strike fire from the heart of man. . .Bhartrihari 14. .Samuel Johnson 15.N. and not in a noise.R. .Confucius 12.Beethoven 9. The hills are alive with the sound of music With the songs they have sung For a thousand years. Music. 8.Anonymous 16. 10.Oscar Hammerstein . it opens the secret of life bringing peace. . Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice. play on.Leo Tolstoy 11. and bring tears from the eye of woman. In sweet music is such art. . killing care and grief of heart.Anonymous 17. . even though he may not possess horns and a tail. abolishing strife. . Vibrates in the memory.Book of Quotations # 263 6. 7. In music man is revealed. Tagore 13. The man who cannot appreciate music and literature is exactly like the lower animals. Virtue is the strong stem of man’s nature. Our hearts will break if we do not sing. . and music is the blossoming of virtue.Shelley If music be the food of love.

In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain.264 # Book of Quotations 18. .Walt Whitman : Song of Myself I fnid no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones.Chesterfield Mystery magnifies danger as the fog of the sun. ✤✤✤ . .Walt Whitman 2. I celebrate myself. 6. . If we were omniscient. all world be perfectly plain. .Mathew Arnold A proper secrecy is the only mystery of able men. 5.Kin Hubbard 251.C. And what I assume you shall assume. a mystery.D. Mystery 1. 3. Myself 1. . .George Szell 19. and sing myself.William Wordworth Beauty is a mystery. . .H. For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. .C. Classic music is the kind that we keep thinking will turn into a tune. Colton Mystery is that but another name for our ignorance. 4. Lawrence In mystery our soul abides. . mystery is the only secrecy of weak and cunning ones. 252.Tyron Edwards 2. No bird but an invisible thing A voice.

English Proverb A good name lost is seldom regained. . A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man.New Testament : Mark Sticks and stones will break my bones. . 8. 6. Name 1. at which the world grew pale.Old Proverb Fool’s names. 9. but names will never hurt me. 10. To point a moral or adorn a tale. .John Gay No better heritage can a father bequeath to his children than a good name. 4.Quoted by Hazlitt . . all is gone. .Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet He left a name. 3. . Howes A person with a bad name is already half. .Thomas Fuller Hate the man who builds his name on ruins of another’s fame. 5. .Book of Quotations # 265 N 253.Johnson My name is Legion : for we are many. and one of the richest Jewels of life is lost forever. 7.hanged. When character is gone.John Hamilton 2. are often seen in public places. like fool’s places.J. What’s in a name ? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. . .

.S. Bryant There is a pleasure in the pathless woods.N. There is rapture on the lonely shore. . 5. depends on the opinions of its young men under five and twenty. I love not Man the less. like individuals.Edmund Burke Nations.Mahatma Gandhi A nation does not die. . Nature is the art of God. but the nation goes on. . to be commanded. Nature 1. Goethe 2. and music in its roar. A nation without means of reform is a nation without means of survival. . By the deep sea. 3. but Nature more. From these our interviews.William C.R. . are made.J. 2. .Byron 4.W. must be obeyed. .Dante Nature. 3. Men and women come and go. . Radhakrishnan Nations are born of travail and suffering. There is society where none intrudes. 4. . not only by what they acquire but by what they resign. Tagore The destiny of any nation at any given time. she speaks A various language.266 # Book of Quotations 254. 255. Nation 1.Francis Bacon To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms.

.Emerson All are but parts of one stupendous Whole.Anonymous 13.Shakespeare Nature never did betray The heart that loved her.Victor Hugo 11.Proverb 14. Nature never breaks her own laws. Living Nature. How many apples fell on Newton’s head before he took the hint ? Nature is always hinting at us. . Nature creates ability. It hints over and over again. . 9. . Wordsworth Nature is a volume of which God is the author. . to our dreams and cherishes our fancies.Pope One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. Shall plan my ways and rule my heart.Carolus Linnaeus 15. . Nature. 8. And suddenly we take the hint. and God the soul. .Book of Quotations # 267 5. Nature has always had more force than education. Like God it useth me.W. not dull Art. .Robert Lee Frost 16. . bends herself. Luck provides it with opportunity. The forest is my loyal friend. Nature does not proceed by leaps. Whose body Nature is. I do not count the hours I spend In wandering by the sea. .John Henry Newman .Harvey 6.Voltaire 12. . . like a kind and smiling mother. 10. 7.

the sculptor. Roosevelt (First Inaugural Address. Nature. Than all the sages can.H. and the poet each in his own way. 5.master and teacheth strange lessons.Goelthe 256. . . derives his inspiration from nature. Of moral.Anon. . visible garment of God. One impulse from vernal wood May teach you more of man.Montaigne 4. . (From Latin Proverb) Necessity knows no law. . Necessity is the mother of invention.Franklin D. time and patience are the three great physicians. .Benjamin Franklin If it be bad to live in necessity. . Bohns 20. Raman 19.268 # Book of Quotations 17. . 257. the architect.V. evil and of good. The painter. Nature is the living.St. . Necessity 1.William Wordsworth 18. Neighbour 1. 2.Michel De Montaigne There is no virtue like necessity. 6.J. 3.Shakespeare Necessity never made a good bargain.C. In the field of world policy I would dedicate this nation to the policy of the good neighbour. at least there is no necessity to live in necessity. . . Augustine Necessity is a violent school.1933) .

Book of Quotations # 269 2.G. 5.Thomas Fuller Love your neighbour.‘There is nothing new under the sun’. . . .John B.Shakespeare The dull period in the life of an event is when it ceases to be news and has not begun to be history.Zimmermon 3.E. . . . 259. we make our enemies. but God makes our next door neighbour.Proverb 2.Harry S. 3.George Herbert We make our friends.K. keep it to yourself. News 1. so is good news from a far country. but when a man bites a dog that is news. . How people love an old saying : They are always quoting. 258. 5. . . Howf There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know. . 4. We can live without our friends but not without our neighbours. Bogart The nature of bad news infects the teller. . . Chesterton When ill news comes too late to be serviceable to your neighbour. 4. yet pull not down your hedges. When a dog bites a man that is not news.Thomas Hardy Nobody knows what news is important until a hundred years after wards.Friedrich Nietzsche As cold water to a thirsty soul. New 1. yet there is something new every day.W. Truman 2.

Thomas Carlyle Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers. but to make people angry enough to do something about it. .Voltaire All I know is what I see in the papers.B. 9. Newspapers 1. Sanborn Histories are a kind of distilled newspapers.Will Rogers The careful reader of a few good newspapers can learn more in a year than most scholars do in their great libraries.270 # Book of Quotations 260. 6. .Anonymous .Mark Twain In these days we fight for our ideas. Night 1.F. O comfort killing Night. or newspapers without government. . . I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.James Ellis A newspaper is not just for reporting the news as it is. 8. Gitt Newspapers are the world’s mirrors. . .Heine When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation. image of hell ! Black stage for tragedies and murders fell ! .Thomas Jefferson 4.W. . . 7. A newspaper is a public servant. . .La Fontaine 261. and newspapers are our fortresses. 3. Every editor of newspapers pays tribute to the devil. 2. 5.J. 10.

. . .H. That soothes the wearied mind. 7. The nightingales are singing near The Convent of the sacred Heart And sang within the bloody wood When Agamemnon cried aloud. Did he not tremble for this lovely frame. like the Arabs. all in black…. Nightingale 1.S.Byron And the night shall be filled with music And the eares. Eliot .W. With thy black mantle. 3. For the night Shows stars and women in a better light. The comfort of mankind. . Thou sober. and heard thy name.Book of Quotations # 271 2. Blanco White : Sonnet : Night 4. And as silently steal away. .Light thickens. Longfellow Tender is the night And happily the Queen Moon is on her throne Clustered around by all her starry Fays.suited matron. that infest the day Shall fold their tents. 5.T.Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet Come seeling night. civil night. . The laboured day’s restoring balm. This glorious canopy of light and blue ? . 8.John Keats Come. Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day. ….J.Shakespeare : Macbeth Night’s deepest gloom is but a calm. 262.Leigh Hunt Mysterious Night ! When our first parent knew Thee from report divine. . and the crow Makes wings to the rooky wood. 6.

3.souled people as with narrow.Milton Last night the nightingale woke me.Ovid If a man be endowed with a generous mind. . that on your bloomy spray Warblest at eve. the woods among. 4. . Most musical. From out the woodland hill.Plato 2. .C.Pope . It sang in the golden moonlight. 5. There is One great society alone on earth : The noble Living and the noble Dead. 263. Nobility 1. noble actions characterise the great. the less they have in them. . 4. . to hear thy even song. the more noise they make in pouring it out. . when all was still. It is with narrow. 264. nor ancestry. . Noise 1.Goldonl It is not wealth.necked bottles.272 # Book of Quotations 2.Wordsworth Send your noble blood to market and see what it will bring. O nightingale.Milton Sweet bird that shunn’st the noise of folly. . I woo. Winther 3. Last night. this is the best kind of nobility. oft. chauntress. but honourable conduct and a noble disposition that make men great.Thomas Fuller Noble blood is an accident of fortune. most melancholy ! Thee. . when all the woods are still.

3.Pascal 267. Is relished by the best of men. A little nonsense now and then. Cry not when his father dies.Anon. Nonsense 1.Book of Quotations # 273 2.Anonymous He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils. .Proverb 265. who is not. 266. Nose 1. 4. And all the sea were ink. the whole aspect of the world would have been altered.Anon.Samuel Johnson If all the world were paper. Cleopatra’s nose had it been shorter. we see. And the trees were bread and cheese What should we do for drink? . and one. One. If the man who turnips cries. Empty vessel makes much noise. . ‘Tis proof that he had rather Have a turnip than a father. . Novelty 1. is. . whom we see not.Francis Bacon ✤✤✤ . . . Human nature is greedy of novelty. 2.Swinburne 2. .

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268. Oath
1. Let my right hand forget her cunning…. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth. - Old Testament : Psalms Oaths are crutches upon which lies go. - Thomas Dekker You can have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while I shall have the most solemn one to “preserve, protect and defend” it. - Linclon (First Inaugural Address) ‘Tis not the many oaths that makes the truth. But the plain single vow that is vow’d true. - Shakespeare : All’s well that Ends Well

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269. Obedience
1. Obedience is mother of success and is wedded to safety. - Anon. Let them obey that know not how to rule. - Shakespeare Learn to obey if you want to command. - Anonymous Let thy child’s first lesson be obedience and second will be what thou wilt. - Benjamin Franklin The way of obedience at last brings to the door of salvation. - Guru Nanak You can not train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper. - Dagober Runes

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Good men must not obey the laws too well. - R.W. Emerson

270. Obligation
1. An extraordinary haste to discharge an obligation is a sort of ingratitude. - La Rochefoucanld It is well known to all great men, that by conferring an obligation they do not always procure a friend, but are certain of creating many enemies. - Henry Fielding Do not oblige to make debtors. - Anonymous



271. Obstinacy
1. 2. 3. Obstinacy and heat in argument are surest proofs of folly. - Montaigne The obstinate man does not hold opinions, they hold him. - Samuel Butler Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth. - Joseph Joubert Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good cause. - Sir Thomas Browne


272. Occupation
1. Absence of occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distress’d. - William Cowper The busy have no time for tears. - Byron Occupation is the scythe of time. - Napoleon Bonaparte

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273. Offence
1. 2. O, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven. - Shakespeare : Hamlet Time to me this truth has taught, More offend from want of thought Than from any want of feeling. - Charles Swain Who fears to attend takes the first step to please. - Cibber


274. Office And Officer
1. The very essence of a free government consists in considering offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of the country, and not for the benefit of an individual or a party. - Calhoun (Speech, 1835) Public office is the last refuge of the incompetent. - Attributed to Boise Penrose Five things are requisite to a good officer : ability, clean hands, despatch, patience, and impartiality. - W. Penn High office is like a pyramid : only two kinds of animals reach the summit, reptiles and eagles. - D. Alambert

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1. 2. Old is gold. - Anonymous To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. - Amiel Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. - Quoted by Bacon


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There is nothing more remarkable in the life of Socrates than that he found time in his old age to learn to dance and play on instruments, and thought it was time well spent. - Montaigne We can’t reach old age by another man’s road. - Mark Twain The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young. - Oscar Wilde No man is really old until his mother stops worrying about him. - William Ryan The old order changeth, yielding place to new. - Alfred Tennyson Old age plants more wrinkles in the mind than in the face. - Alfred Tennyson

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10. I love everything that is old : old friends, old times, old manners, old books and wine. - Oliver Goldsmith 11. Old men are dangerous; it does not matter to them what is going to happen to the world. - George Bernard Shaw 12. Old men are twice children. - Greek Proverb 13. Old bees yield no honey. - Proverb 14. When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old. - Mark Twain 15. Few know how to be old. - La Rochefoucauld 16. The evening of life brings with it its lamp. - Joseph Joubert

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17. There is nothing more beautiful in this world than a healthy wise old man. - Lin Yutang

276. Open Mind
1. His mind is open. Yes, it is so open that nothing is retained; ideas simply pass through him. - Francis Herbert Bradlers …but it ought not to be so open that there is no keeping anything in or out of it. It should be capable of shutting its doors sometimes, or it may be found a little draughty. - Samuel Butler


277. Opinion
1. 2. As our inclinations, so our opinions. - Goethe He that complies against his will, Is of his own opinion still, Which he may adhere to, yet disown, For reasons to himself best known. - Butler Some praise at morning what they blame at night, But always think the last opinion right. - Pope The world is governed by opinion. - Thomas Hobbes It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse- races. - Mark Twain It requires ages to destroy a popular opinion. - F.M. Voltaire We are all of us, more or less, the slaves of opinion. - Thomas Hobbes The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skilful direct it. - Mme Jeanne Roland


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It is more true to say that our opinions depend upon our lives and habits, than to say that our lives and habits depend on our opinions. - F.W. Robertson

10. The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. - Blake 11. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions. - James Russell Lowell 12. It is rare that the public sentiment decides immorally or unwisely, and the individual who differs from it ought to distrust and examine well his own opinion. - Jefferson 13. The superior man does not set his mind either for anything or against anything. - Confucius 14. When a man talks on any subject, he rather expresses the opinions of his garb or his fraternity, than his own, and will change them as of ten as he changes his situation and circumstances. - Rousseau 15. How do we spend our old age ? In defending opinions, not because we believe them to be true, but simply because we once said that we thought they were. - G.C. Lichtenberg 16. Opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making. - John Milton 17. Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John F. Kennedy 18. Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. - Albert Einstein

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19. Laws that do not embody public opinion can never be enforced. - Elbert Hubbard 20. The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one’s opinion but rather to know it. - Andre Maurois 21. Opinions can not survive if one has no chance to fight for them. - Thomas Mann

278. Optimism and pessimism
(A) Optimism :
1. God’s in his Heaven – All’s right with the world. - R. Browning One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake. - R. Browning He who, from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless sky thy certain fight, In the long way what I must tread alone, Will lead my steps aright. - William C. Bryant The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. - Havelock Ellis Who brought me hither Will bring me hence; no other guide I seek. - Milton : Paradise Regained One truth is clear, whatever is, is right. - Pope






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All is for the best in the best of possible worlds. - Voltaire Optimism : A cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing though in hot water up to its nose. - Anonymous Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. - Helen Keller Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. - Helen Keller Strong will and optimism are the greatest capital of man. This is the best day the world has ever seen. - Proverb Behold, we know not everything; I can but trust that good shall fall At last – far off – at last, to all, And every winter change to spring. - Lord A. Tennyson I am an optimist, but I’m an optimist who carries a raincot. - Harold Wilson Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love repulsed, but it returneth ! - Percy Bysshe Shelley An optimist is one who makes the best of it when he gets the worst of it. - Anonymous A frog caught by a serpent, while sitting in the latter’s mouth with half its body already swallowed, puts out its tongue and tries to catch hold of the small flies that happen to come near it. - Sri Rama





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17. Optimism : The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly. - Ambrose Bierce

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18. The latest definition of an optimist is one who fills up his crossword puzzle in ink. - Clement King Shorter

(B) Pessimism :
19. Pessimism : – When every thing is bad, it must be good to know the worst. - Francis Herbert Bradley 20. A pessimist ? A man who thinks everybody as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. - George Bernard Shaw 21. I hate the Pollyauna pest Who says that All is for the Best. - Franklin P. Adams 22. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. - James Branch Cabell 23. Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one the stars. - F. Langbridge 24. A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them. - D.O. Elynn 25. There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist. - Mark Twain 26. A pessimist is one who feels bad when he feels good for fear, he’ll feel worse when he feels better. - Anonymous 27. The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose. - Khalil Gibran 28. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill

. Inge Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. the hole. . No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird’s throat. 4. How happy are the pessimists! What joy is theirs when they have proved there is no joy. 3.Book of Quotations # 283 29. .S. . . is too often only undetected and frequently unconscious plagiarism. The pessimist.Adolf Hitler In oratory the greatest art is to conceal art. 3. Radhakrishnan 31. Since Eden’s freshness and man’s fall No rose has been original. Aldrich Originality. .R.T.Voltaire 2.Marie Ebner Eschenbach 279. All epoch – making revolutionary events have been produced not by the written but by the spoken word. .Swift 2. I fear.B.McL. Originality 1. The optimist sees the doughnut.Emerson It is the first rule in oratory that a man must appear such as he would persuade others to be and that can be accomplished only by the force of his life.Smith An orator or author is never successful till he has learned to make his words smaller than his ideas. . .Dean W. 280. Wilson 30. Oratory 1. . . Pessimism means that life on earth is not worth living unless it be in purity and detachment.

what you think yourself. . Originality is the art of concealing your source.Joshua Reynolds 5.J. 10. . 7.C.Anonymous My guess is that well over 80 per cent of the human race goes through life without having a single original thought.Auguste Rodin A mere copier of nature can never produce anything great. . . .G. Stephen All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.H. .S.Montaigne How happy many people would be if they cared about other people’s affair as little as about their own. . . For I fear I have nothing original in me– excepting the Original Sin. Mencken I invent nothing. I rediscover.J.Franklin Jones 12. Others 1. Originality does not consist in saying what one has ever said before. . . There is nothing new under the sun. 9.Tse He who does not live in some degree for others.Thomas Campbell 281.284 # Book of Quotations 4. 2. ✤✤✤ . 6. Mill Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it. . .Lao. Lichtenberg 3. 8. but in saying exactly.The Bible 11.K.L. He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them. hardly lives for himself.

and can wisely extract the good from the evil.Francis Thompson Sweet is pleasure after pain. .Thomas Jefferson Pain and pleasure. . .Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet Nothing begins. . and nothing ends. knows how to live. For all the happiness mankind can gain Is not in pleasure. 3. . like light and darkness. 6.William Hazlitt Pain is the outcome of sin. That is not paid with moan. 9. 8.John Dryden The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.Gautam Buddha The art of life is the avoiding of the pain. . . 5.Book of Quotations # 285 P 282. 7. .Syrus The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness then the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings. And perish is our own.Sterne 2. .Dryden : The Indian Emperor One fire burns out another’s burning. 4. One pain is lessen’d by another’s anguish. For we are born in other’s pain. and he only who knows how to accommodate himself in their returns. Pain and Suffering (A) Pain : 1. succeed each other. . but in rest from pain.

All these things. . .Khalil Gibran 11. Death is suffering. everything that depends on oneself gives pleaser. but never one without suffering. To have become a deepest man is the privilege of those who have suffered. patience.Anonymus 17. . I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. O brethren are suffering. God had one son on earth without sin.Anne Morrow Lindbergh 18.St.Mahatama Gandhi 16. . . Suffering is the badge of human race. Sorrow and misery are suffering.Napoleon Bonaparte 15. It requires more courage to suffer than to die. understanding. love. not the sword. openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. Disease is suffering. We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full. all the world would be wise. Augustine 13.Oscar Wilde . . To suffering must be added mourning. . If suffering alone taught. Everything that depends on others gives pain. Old age is suffering. . since everyone suffers. Birth is suffering.286 # Book of Quotations 10.Manu (B) Suffering : 12. Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. .Marcel Proust : The Sweet Cheat Gone 14.

Horace Paint me as I am.John Opie (in reply to the question. . I will not pay you a shilling. . transform a yellow spot into the sun. . 2. 8. . 9.Book of Quotations # 287 19. The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.Samuel Palmer 6. . differ nearly as much as a room with windows and a room without windows.Pablo Picasso Pictures must not be too picturesque. who. by which conceptions or sentiments are conveyed. sir. whether words or colours. If you leave out the scars and wrinkles. . A picture is a poem without words. 10. as power over materials. 4.Goldsmith I mix them with my brains. Macaulay There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot. not as they are.John Gilbert .Karl Marx 283. Painting 1.T. . but there are others. . Emerson Style in painting is the same as in writing. . 5. The best portraits are those in which there is a slight mixture of caricature. A room with pictures and a room without pictures. thanks to their art and intelligence. . .W. 7. ‘What do you mix your paints with? 3.B.Sir Joshua Reynolds A picture has been said to be something between a thing and a thought.R.Oliver Cromwell A flattering painter who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be.

Pablo Picasso 11. I say it’s mine. If I like it. Coleridge O Paradise ! O Paradise ! Who doth not crave for rest ? Who would not seek the happy land Where they that love are blest ? . 3. .T. . thy parents.Old Testament Next to God. Faber The loves that meet in Paradise shall cast out fear. 5. Honour thy father and thy mother.S. If God hath made this world so fair. . . Where sin and death abound. A Flask of wine. And drunk the milk of paradise. . that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth them. If I don’t.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat For he on honey dew hath fed. a book of Verse– and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness– And Wilderness is Paradise now. I say it’s a fake.John Singer Sargent 284. How beautiful. 285. Parents 1. beyond compare. . 4. . Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.Christina Rossetti 2. .James Montgomery Here with a loaf of Bread beneath the Bough.W.F. And Paradise hath room for you and me and all.288 # Book of Quotations 11.Penu 2. Paradise 1. Will paradise be found ? .

Proverb 4. like that of the parent for the child. . If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon. as they grow older they judge them’. sometimes they forgive them. . To meet.H. you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings. Parting 1.Book of Quotations # 289 3. mad. 8. The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.Oscar Wilde There is no friendship. The joys of parents are secret. to love– and then to part. 5. 6. 9. Beecher Speaking personally.Bertrand Russell There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.Francis Bacon Children begin by loving their parents. Coleridge .Peter De Vries Children when they are little make parents fools. Darrow 11. Is the sad tale of many a human heart. when great.Clarence S. . no love. to know. .T.Brian Tracy 286. and so are their griefs and fears. . . 10. 7. .Samuel Richardson Even an ugly child is the most beautiful to its parents.W. .S. I have found the happiness of parenthood greater than any other that I have experienced. . .

6..Balzac Knowledge of mankind is a knowledge of their passions. 4. . . 287. Passion 1. . . .Michael Drayton Good night. 4.290 # Book of Quotations 2. Come.Byron : Whe We Two Parted Excuse me. . When we two parted In silence and tears.John Gay Since there’s no help. 5. . Half broken. And all we need of hell.George Eliot Parting is all we know of heaven.Thomas Hobbes Where passion rules. 3. there is an image of death. 7.Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet In every parting. Passion is universal humanity. . how weak does reason prove ? . That I shall say good night till it be morrow. .Emily Dickinson 3.Sir William Osler Passions unguided are for the most part more madness. Pale grew thy cheek and cold Colder thy kiss… .Disraeli The natural man has only two primal passions – to get and to beget. good night ! parting is such sweet sorrow. 5. alas ! must part. would be useless. Without it religion – history. . romance and art. .hearted To sever for years. let us kiss and part.. then! You know my heart.John Dryden 2. But dearest friends.

they are good servants but bad masters.Anonymous 9. 6. It is with our passions.G. What is gone and past help. . 4. .Sir Roger L’ Estrange The worst of slaves is he whom passion rules. Past 1.Tennyson . Johnson The past is for us. You can never plan the future by the past. 5. 7. should be past grief.Book of Quotations # 291 6.Shakespeare : Hamlet 288. .Brooke Give me that man That is not passion’s slave.W. .Emerson Not heaven itself upon the past has power. as it is with fire and water.Dryden Let the dead Past bury its dead. .Thomas Carlyle 10. but the sole terms on which it can become ours are the subordination to the present. We are tomorrow’s past. But the tender grace of a day that is dead Will never come back to me. . . ay. 2.Shakespeare 7.Longfellow Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. . Nothing changes more constantly than the past. .Edmund Burke 8. The present is the living sum total of the past. . . . In my heart of heart. 8. . and I will wear him In my heart’s core.George Santayana 3.

292 # Book of Quotations 11. . 4. . . . .Twelfth Night Patience is an ornament to a man.Shakespeare : Othello She sat like patience on a movement. .L. .Samuel Butler 15. modesty to a woman. The past is a good place to visit. Smiling at grief. Patience 1. for it drags us down and at the same time pushes us on.Thomas Jefferson 14. The past at least is secure. The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet. How poor are they that have not patience ! What wound did ever heal but by degrees ? .Daniel Webster 18.Baruch Spinoza 16. . . study the past.Edward Thomas 17. If you want the present to be different from the past. Sweet memories of the past remembered in the sad present give no joy but pain.Carl Sandburg 13. God cannot alter the past but historians can. .Shakespeare . The burden of the past pursues us. .Aristotle 2. 3.Hitopadesa Patience is so like fortitude that she seems either her sister or her daughter. Nehru 289. .J. I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.Anonymous 12. but I wouldn’t want to live there. and it is both a burden and an inspiration.

To know. .Book of Quotations # 293 5. .Mahatma Gandhi 13.Edmund Burke 12. There is one form of hope. how to wait is the secret of success. . . 9.Andres Segovia . 10.Emerson A man who is master of patience is master of everything else.Bulwer He that can have patience can have what he will. A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.George Macdonald 6. that blending of moral courage with physical timidity. . The bud may have a bitter taste. In that form it changes its name.Lord Halifax The principal part of faith is patience. A man without patience is a lamp without oil. . Maistre 16. and which certainly does not diminish with the increase of knowledge.Dutch Proverb 11. . . 7.Benjamin Franklin Adopt the pace of nature.Milton 15. her secret is patience. 8. . .Thomas Hardy 17. and we call it patience. . Patience and perseverance overcome mountains.William Cowper 14. which is never unwise. But sweet will be the flower. . They also serve who only stand and wait. . Our patience will achieve more than our force. Patience.Dr.

4. Thou fallest a blessed martyr.Robert Schuller 21. . . and truth’s. .Thomas Campbell The world is my country. Be patient. Patriotism 1. . Patience is bearing the burden of life cheerfully. To lose patience is to lose the battle. . . 3. . I’m extraordinary patient provided I get my own way in the end. .Mahatma Gandhi 22. Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Wait. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. .St.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar The patriot’s blood’s the seed of Freedom’s tree. . Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy country’s. Never make a negative decision in the low time.Thomas Paine : Rights of Man 2. The spring will come. Then if thou fallest. Have patience with all things. 5.294 # Book of Quotations 18. Thy God’s.Margaret Thatcher 20. The storm will pass.Shakespeare : Henry VI Who is here so vile that will not love his country ? .Anonymous One drop of blood drawn from the country’s bosom Should grieve thee more than streams of foreign gore. Francis De Sales 19. all mankind are my brethern and to do good is my religion. but chiefly have patience with yourself. but instantly set about remedying them. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.Bhagwat Purana 290. every day begin the task anew.

our country.Daniel Webster (Address in 1825) 14.Lord Byron A glorious death is his who for his country falls. .Bertrand Russell 16. Drake 11.Samuel Lover 12. And they who for their country die Shall fill an honoured grave. Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.B. with charity for all….R. till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. 10.Book of Quotations # 295 6. He who loves not his country. can love nothing. .Homer You will never have a quite world.Abraham Lincoln 15. For glory lights the soldier’s tomb. And beauty weeps the brave. Kennedy 9.let us finish the work we are in. .Mahatma Gandhi . ask what you can do for your country. Let our object be. . We call our language Mother Tongue.G. . . to bind up the nation’s wounds.J. . This is my own. With malice towards none.John F. . my native land ? . patriotism is the same as the love of humanity. our whole country.. . Shaw Ask not what your country can do for you. Breathes there a man with soul so dead. For us.Walter Scott 13. and nothing but our country. . 8. 7. Who never to himself hath said. We call our country Father Land.

Woodrow Wilson Peace can not be kept by force. .296 # Book of Quotations 17.La Rochefoucauld Perfect peace can dwell only where all vanity has disappeared. . . Peace and peace of mind 1. there is no limit of suffering. . Peace hath her victories No less renown’d than war. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone. 5. .U.Cicero It must be peace without victory. it can only be achieved by understanding. it is in vain to seek it from outside sources. To make us love our country.W. : Constitution of the UNESCO 2. . Brann 18. . . 4.C.Albert Einstein Where there is no peace. 6. 3. 8.Swami Dayanand Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.Edith Cavell (in 1915) 291.Emerson If we have not peace within ourselves. Patriotism is not enough. it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed. 9. . .Edmund Burke 19. .Gautama Buddha Since wars begain in the minds of men. . 7.N. No man can be a patriot on any empty stomach.Milton I prefer the most unjust peace to the justest war that was ever waged. . our country ought to be lovely.

Atharva Veda 16. justice. selfless and without egoism.R.Srimadbhagwad Gita 17. If they want peace. Thus peace found in total self.Harry S. mental and spiritual within themselves.pricks that precede canon. it is a virtue. If peace cannot be maintained with honour.Henry Van Dyke 14. preserve the force of nature– physical. Peace is not absence of war. when he preached the oneness of the father with the brothers who are so many. A peace which depends upon fear is nothing but a suppressed war. Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst. a disposition for benevolence. . is altogether pure and spotless.shots. a state of mind. Christ preached peace when he preached love. Tagore 19.surrender to God. . . Who so forsaketh all desires and goeth onwards free from yearnings. And this was the truth of peace..lived achievement.Lord Russell 12. Our goal must be – not peace in our time– but peace for all time.Winfield Scott 11. and destroyeth all the troubles mankind endureth.Lin Yutang . .N. . . . .Spinoza 20. . confidence. it is no longer peace. Those who love and keep peace. nations should avoid the pin. .Book of Quotations # 297 10.Goswami Tulsidass 18. he goes to peace. Peace won by compromise is usually a short. Truman 15.Napoleon 13. .

. their lives a mimicry.298 # Book of Quotations 21. .Bulwer.Alcuin 2. . 4.Mary Kay Ash People are very open.Ella Wheeler Wilcox The voice of the people is the voice of God. . Blessed are the peacemakers. Pen is mightier than the sword. 2. I have chosen yo be in the first group. . You can decide which type of person you want to be. . Their thoughts are some one else’s opinions. People 1. their passions a quotation.minded about new things– as long as they’re exactly like the old ones. 6. . Than swords. more sharp by odds. . . And everyone else is They.Charles Kettering The two kinds of people on earth that I mean Are the people who lift and the people who lean. and cut more keen than whips or rods. those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. All the people like us are we. There is no greater peace than that of a pure mind.Lytton Pens are most dangerous tools.Longfellow 3. . The Bible 292.The Mother 22. Pen 1. 293. .Oscar Wilde There are three types of people in this world : those who make things happen. 5.Rudyard Kipling Most people are other people.John Taylor A pen becomes a clarion. 3.

When the people undertake to reason all is lost.Tse. The world may be divided into people that read.Joseph Stalin . . Morgan) No doubt but ye are the people. or by their fortune. . the most valuable and most decisive is people.W. . Voltaire 16.Lincoln (quoted by J. people that write. . creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.Dale Carnegie 17. .Old Testament Most people judge others either by the company they keep. slow to believe in actualities.Robert Zend 18. .Tung 15. That is the reason He made so many of them. let us remember. It is time to realize that of all the valuable capital the world possesses. people that think and fox hunters.La Rochefaucauld 8. and wisdom shall die with you.looking people. You can fool some of the people all the time. When dealing with people. All great people are conservatives. .E. but you can’t fool all of the people all the time. The Lord prefers common. .Abraham Lincoln 14. .Mao .F. People have one thing in common : they are all different. We are dealing with creatures of emotion. . . The people are like water and the army is the fish. we are not dealing with creatures of logic.Book of Quotations # 299 7.Shenstone 12. 10.M. . 9. What people say behind your back is your standing in the community in which you live. Howe 11.Thomas Carlyle 13.

Trifles make perfection.H. .J.J.Lawrence J. Perfection 1. 4. they also become preposterous.W. .Richard Purdy Wilbur Perfection is the child of Time.Matthew Arnold And has this simile a like perfection ? The mind is like a bat. Colton) The pursuit of perfection. or of the work.Michelangelo (quoted by C.W. .Lord Chesterfield The heights by great men reached and kept. Yeats Take away the idea of perfection and you take away enthusiasm. 8. 2. . Longfellow 3. 6.300 # Book of Quotations 19. Rousseau Aim at perfection in everything– though in most things it is unattained.B. Peter 20.Har Dayal 21. When there is no vision. . 7. . and perfection is no trifle. Most of the men and women today are not free and wise. Were not attained by sudden flight. while their companions slept. . Were toiling upward in the night. But they. . then. . 5.C.Bishop Joseph Hall The intellect of man is forced to choose Perfection of the life. . the people perish. is the pursuit of sweetness and light. . When people suddenly become prosperous. they are like kites flown by the priests and the politicians who hold the string. .The Bible 294.

. If at first you don’t succeed Try. and no honours are too distant for the man who prepares himself for them with patience. 6. By ye therefore perfect even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.Robert Hillyer’ll never reach it.Book of Quotations # 301 9. 4. Goethe 12. Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks. . .J. 5. . . . try again.W. ‘Sail on! Sail on ! Sail on ! and on !’ . .W. say but one good word : What shall we do when hope is gone ?’ The words leapt like a leaping sword.Salvador Dali 11. 3. Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world. but by perseverance.Julie Andrews Great works are performed not by strength. that one often comes from a strong will.Bruyere 2. and the other from a strong won’t. Perseverance 1. Hickson ‘Brave admiral.Joaquin Miller : Columbus Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.Henry Ward Beecher No road is too long to the man who advances deliberately and without haste.Samuel Johnson The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is. . . Have no fear of perfection. ‘Tis a lesson you should heed : Try.E. try again. try. . try.New Testament : Matthew 10.

B. . .Santayana For there was never yet philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently.Francis Bacon Philosophy.Cicero 3. .Shakespeare : Hamlet The philosopher is Nature’s pilot. is nothing but the love of wisdom. my son.Shakespeare There are more things in heaven and earth. .Panchatantra 8. . . if rightly defined. Philosopher 1. Then are dreamt of in your philosophy. .Plato It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true. 5. .G. And there you have our difference : to be in hell is to drift : to be in heaven is to steer. 6. 4. 7. Shaw A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism. . Consider the postage stamp. 9. 2.302 # Book of Quotations 7. . Philosophy. Horatio. 296. but depth in philosophy bringeth man’s minds about to religion. Philosophy is the highest music.Josh Billings Perseverance opens up treasures which bring perennial joy.Mahatma Gandhi God befriends the man who climbs determination’s height. . its usefulness consists in sticking to one thing till it gets there.

Henry Adams 15. .Rajneesh . Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher. Philosophy asks the simple question : What is it all about ? . 9. Higher education results in philosophy and philosophy is a guide to action. Beecher 13. .H.Plutarch 12. Whitehead 16.N. .Samuel Butler 18. .Voltaire 14. Philosophy is the art of living.A. Philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. . . philosophy is what you don’t know.Book of Quotations # 303 8.Plato 19. and philosophy begins in wonder. Philosophy is the science which considers truth. . . . .Michel De Montaigne 11. Radhakrishnan 17.Aristotle Science is what you know.W. Philosophy is thinking about reality speculatively. Philosophy as a general rule is like the stirring mud or not letting a sleeping dog lie.Bertrand Russell 10. The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good are the two most important objects of philosophy.S. . Philosophy is nothing but a sophisticated poetry. Philosophy : unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.

. the most sensible of all pleasures consists in promoting the pleasure of others. 2. . .Frederick The Great But that’s all one. . Pleasure is the absence of pain.Dryden The most delicate. . And we’ll strive to please you everyday. 4.Aaron Burr Rich the treasure. . our play is done. Sweet the pleasure.La Bruyere The greatest pleasure I know.M. 5.La Rochefoucauld My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfies us both. .Charles Churchill 3. . and pleasure my business. Pleasure 1. .Proverb He who is pleased with nobody is much more unhappy than he with whom nobody is pleased. 4.T.304 # Book of Quotations 297. Sweet is pleasure after pain. is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.Charles Lamb 3. and I am to do what I please. . 5. 2. 298. learn to please. . Cicero The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure. Please 1. It is hard to please everyone. They are to say what they please.Shakespeare If you mean to profit.

. . . . and then enjoys pleasures.Robert Frost 2.Diane Ackerman It (poem) begins in delight and ends in wisdom. .Ravindra Nath Tagore 12. A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language. Poem.Lord Sri Krishna 11. Pleasures newly found are sweet When they lie about our feet. . .William Hazlitt Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure. He whose heart is not attached to the objects of sense finds pleasures within himself. .Benjamin Franklin We tire of those pleasures we take. that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically. 10. and then suffers pain.J. Pleasure is frail like a dewdrop. while it laughs it dies. The last pleasure in life is the sense of discharging our duty.Senn The honest man takes pains. 8. the knave takes pleasure. when he is really selling himself a slave to it. The human body is a theatre of pleasure and pain. but never of those we give.Book of Quotations # 305 6.Garuda Puran 299. . and they come into being with the self of a man. 9.Benjamin Franklin 7. . . Poet and Poetry (A) Poem : 1.William Wordsworth 13. Petit.

.Coleridge 11. . . . .B. Whose songs gushed from his heart. No man was ever yet a great poet. Every man is a poet when he is in love.William Wordsworth . .P. All men are poets at heart. 5. .Longfellow : The Day Is Done A poet is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer it’s own solitude with sweet sounds. . (B) Poet : 7. It is easier to write a mediocre poem than to understand a good poem. The poet is the rock of defence for human nature.P. As showers from the clouds of summer. A poet can survive everything but a misprint. 6.Michel De Montaigne A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth. Shelley A poem should not mean But be.Archibald Macleish Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down. B. 8. .Oscar Wilde 14.Emerson 12. .Robert Frost 4.306 # Book of Quotations 3. . not made. . Shelley 9. Or tears from the eyelids start. A poet is born. 10.Anon.Plato 13. (Old Latin phrase) Read from some humble poet. without at the same time being a profound philosopher.

and history only the particular. . Whose distant footsteps echo Through the corridors of time.William Cowper 17.Longfellow : The Day is Done 24. . Poets are the first teachers of mankind.George Moore 23. . . I pray.words long That on the stretch’d finger of all Time Sparkle for ever. We are all poets when we read a poem well. . .W. The idle singer of an empty day.Tennyson : The Princess 25. for poetry expresses the universal. Poetry is the wisdom married to immoral verse. There is a pleasure in poetic pains which only poets know. . Remember me a little then.William Morris (C) Poetry : 19. .W. .Aristotle 22. something that the poet creates outside of his own personality. Wordsworth 20. Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history. One merit of poetry few persons will deny : it says more and in fewer words than prose. Jewels five.Book of Quotations # 307 15. .Horace 15. My definition of pure poetry. Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.Voltaire . . Wordsworth 21.Thomas Carlyle 18. The bards sublime.

Politeness 1. . when they are told to him by a person who knows nothing about them.Matthew Arnold 28.Madame De Stael A polite man is one who listens with interest to things he knows all about. Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.Edgar Allan Poe 31. . B. Politeness is the art of selecting among one’s real thoughts.John Keats 29. Poetry is truth dwelling in beauty. Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds. . Poetry is the intellect coloured by feelings. 2. . . . Poetry is at bottom a criticism of life. .Voltaire 35.P. . Shelley 34. .Shakespeare : Henry V 27.William Hazlitt 300. O for a muse of fire. . .Gilfillan 30. The poetry of earth is never dead.De Mormay Politeness is fictitious benevolence. .Samuel Johnson 32. . .Wilson 33. Verses which do not teach men new and moving truths do not deserve to be read.308 # Book of Quotations 26. Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth. that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention. All that is worth remembering of life is the poetry of it.Samuel Johnson 3.

You cannot adopt politics as a profession and remain honest. Politics.Chinese Proverb Be polite. . 301. . 5. even in declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness. . or political economy to college professors. 17. . 6.Rutherford B. 4.Bismark To be over polite is to be rude. 7.Burns We cannot safely leave politics to politicians. 3.Henry George : Social Problems He serves his party best who serves the country best. Politician Politics : 1.Dr. Let great folks hear and see. . write diplomatically. Jan. Hayes If you wish the sympathy of broad masses.Lord Chesterfield If you bow at all. .Proverb 5. . 6. .Aristotle All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies. .Louis McHenry Howe : (Address. bow low. .Adolf Hitler : Mein Kampf 2. 7.Book of Quotations # 309 4. Arbuthnot In politics if thou wouldest mix And mean thy fortunes be. . . Politeness and good breeding are absolutely necessary to adorn any or all other qualities or talents. 1933) Man is a political animal. Bear this in mind : Be deaf and blind. then you must tell them the crudest and most stupid things.

as the word is commonly understood.Disraeli 17.Robert Louis Stevenson 18.Theodore Parker 10.Henry Adam 16. Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary. Politics : The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.Edward Herriat 11.310 # Book of Quotations 8. There is no gambling like politics. . Real politics is the possession and distribution of power. . . . when he is bought. .Simon Cameron 20. I tell you folks.Ambrose Bierce .Shakespeare . A politician : One who would circumvent God. .Jonathan Swift 12.Will Rogers Politics is the science of exigencies. . .Benjamin Franklin 14. . Politics is like a race. Public office is a public trust.W.C. . . is nothing but corruption. Politics. Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. . all politics is Apple Sauce. will stay bought. An honest politician is one who. Hudson Politician : 19.Proverb 15. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage. Politics is a business of profound promises. 9.

L.Charles Churchill 22. Population 1.Book of Quotations # 311 21.F.Artemus Ward 24. Malthus No country can be over populated. Men who have greatness within them don’t go in for politics. Clarke 26. subsistence only increases in an arithmetic ratio. Politicians are the same everywhere. Here lies beneath this mossy stone A politician who Touched a live issue without gloves And never did come to. The only difference. R.Anonymous 25. . increases in a geometrical ratio. Nehru 2. They promise to build bridges even where there are no rivers.T. . Is that the one is in. A politician is an animal who can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground. . The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks of the next election and a statesman thinks of the next generation. . . after all their rout. .Ambrose Bierce .J. To be positive : to be mistaken at the top of one’s voice. Positive 1. . the other out. . Population when unchecked. 303. I’m not a politician and my other habits are good.J.Keith Preston 23. if there is work for everyone.Nikita Khrushchev 27.Albert Camus 302. . .

impossible. but to the injustice of man. . but he who desires more. . 5.A. . Poverty 1.Leo Tolstoy Poverty is very good in poems. 7.Montaigne It is not the man who has little. but poverty of soul.John Florio To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility. . If you think you can or if you can’t. but very bad in the house. you are right. the Haves and the Have Nots.Henry Ford 304.Cervantes Poverty is no vice.Samuel Johnson : London 2. . . . we will do anything for the poor man. Seneca This mournful truth is everywhere confess’d. very good in maxims and sermons. 9.L. that is poor. . by poverty depress’d. . 4. Slow rises worth. 3. 6.William Cobbett That amid our highest civilisation men faint and die with want is not due to the niggardliness of nature.Henry George Yes. but very bad in practical life. .312 # Book of Quotations 2. but an inconvenience. 8. anything but get off his back.Henry Ward Beecher Poverty of goods is easily cured. . There are only two families in the world.

let him be a standing exhibition and example of ugliness and dirt. . Blessed be ye poor : for yours is the Kingdom of God. .Old Testament 12. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor.James Baldwin 15.R. Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.Hood 20. and what troubles the rich is the money they can’t keep.John F. mean? It means let him be weak.George Bernard Shaw 19. yet God.R.Anonymous 17. Emerson 14. ignorant. . And flesh and blood so cheap ! .New Testament : Luke 11.W.Book of Quotations # 313 10. What troubles the poor is the money they can’t get. . . O God ! That bread should be so dear. my God ! forget me not. He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord. forgot. . A good poor man is better than a good rich man because he has to resist more temptations. . . Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Livingstone 18.William Cowper . despised. The greatest man in history was the poorest.Aristotle 13. Kennedy 16. Now what does this. let him be poor. Poor though I am. . it cannot save the few who are rich. let him become a nucleus of diseases.W. .

7. . . .Lord Acton Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those.Erich Fromm 11. . self.Edmund Burke Power.L. Byrnes Lust of power is the most fragrant of all the passions. like the diamond. . there I found the will to power.Alfred Tennyson 2. 4.Colton Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol. and absolute power corrupts absolutely. . self– control. the more dangerous the abuse.Tacitus Self. but when intoxicated by power.reverence. dazzles the beholder and also the wearer.Nietzsche Power tends to corrupt. Power. 3.knowledge. Power of Mind 1.William Pitt The greater the power.J.314 # Book of Quotations 305. The lust for power is not rooted in strength but in weakness. 5. 8. . 6.Shelley Wherever I found a living creature. The appetite for unrestrained power grows with use. . he seldom recovers. 9. who possess it. he can recover. Power. 10. like a desolating pestilence.James F. these three lead life to sovereign power. Nehru . Pollutes what’re it touches. . . .

.Seneca 17.Oprah Winfrey 18.T. . there is no will to power. He who has great power should use it lightly.Robert Greene : The 48 Laws of Power 15. and where power predominates. Radhakrishnan 13.S. if they get into a position of power. . Cicero We must practice what we preach. . Constant practice often excels even talent. we will fall on evil days. . 2. The one is the shadow of the other. . .Mahatma Gandhi 14. there love is lacking.Carl Gustav Jung Power of Mind : 19. Power is essentially a moral and one of the most important skills to acquire is the ability to see circumstances rather than good or evil.Swami Vivekanand 306. I think that being able to communicate with people is power.M. .Book of Quotations # 315 12. corrupt power.G.Anonymous . Our opportunities are great but let me warn you that when power outstrips ability. Shaw 16. but fools. Power does not corrupt men. Where love rules. The powers of the mind are the rays of the sun dissipated.B. Power comes from sincere service. they illumine. Practice 1. When they are concentrated. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves. . . I think education is power.

They never sought in vain that sought the Lord alright ! .B. they only beg. 6.Emily Dickinson In prayer the lips ne’er act the winning part Without the sweet concurrence of the heart. 7. . 4.G. .Burns Who so will pray. 2. 9. . .Chaucer He prayeth best who loveth best All things both great and small. . Dickinson Of course I prayed – And did God Care ? He cared as much As on the air A bird had stamped her foot And cried “Give me !” . Prayer 1. make his body lean.316 # Book of Quotations 3. .Herrick : The Heart More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of.Proverb 307.Charles M. Practice makes a man perfect.S.Oscar Wilde Common people do not pray. Coleridge Ah ! a seraph may pray for a sinner But a sinner must pray for himself. Shaw 3. . he must fast and be clean. .Tennyson When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. who loveth us. . And fat his soul. 8. For the dear God. 5.T. He made and loveth all.

Anon. There are five prayers. in the same way do I fulfil their desires.Phillips Brooks 12.Bhagwat Gita 18.Martin Luther . in its simplest definition. the second what is right.Guru Nanak 20. his prayer is answered.Book of Quotations # 317 10. Prayer is the voice of faith. .Lord Samuel 17. In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. The answer to our prayer may be the echo of our resolve. . Our prayer should be for blessings in general. the third charity in God’s name.Khalil Gibran 11.The first should be truth.George Meredith 14. . You pray in your distress and in your need. In whatever way men invoke upon me.Socrates 15. . five times for prayers and five names of them . for God knows best what is good for us. 16. A prayer. . . the fourth good intentions. would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. . Who rises from Prayer a better man. the fifth the praise and glory of God. .John Bunyan 19. . Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.Mahatma Gandhi 13. . Prayer doesn’t change things. It changes people and they change things. . is merely a wish turned heavenward.

a woman preaching is like a dog walking on his hind legs.318 # Book of Quotations 21. . 4.Cervantes Preach not because you have to say something. but you are surprised to find it done at all. It is not done well. 2. . . + + + + + + + You cannot stumble if you are on your knees.Richard Whateley Practice yourself what you preach. than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teachings. . He preaches well who lives well. A Prayer – O Lord. 5. .Samuel Johnson 3. Give me work to do Give me health Give me joy in simple things Give me an eye for beauty A tongue for truth A heart that loves A mind that reasons A simpathy that understands Give me neither malice nor envy But a true kindness And a noble common sense At the close of each day Give me a lrok ! And a friend with whom I can be silent.Anonymous 308. .Plautus It is a good divine that follows his own instructions : I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done. but because you have something to say. Preaching 1. .Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice Sir.

Prejudice is the reasoning of the stupid. . I’m interested in the fact that the less secure a man is. A prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support. 6.Albert Einstein 9. Prejudice is the child of ignorance. Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.F. . . . .Book of Quotations # 319 309.Martin Luther King’Jr.Ambrose Bierce Prejudice is an opinion without judgment. 5.Clint Eastwood 8.Thoreau .Jefferey I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character. 2.William Hazlitt Prejudice not being founded on reason cannot be removed by argument.M.Voltaire 10. . 4. 3. Voltaire Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.Samuel Johnson 7. It is never too late to give up your prejudices. . . Prejudice 1. . the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice. .

7. .Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat Every present joy or sorrow seems the chief. . Present 1.Mother Teresa 2. trusting the tomorrow as little as uou can. We have only to day. . Freedom of the press is the staff of life for any vital democracy. 3.320 # Book of Quotations 310.Shakespeare Devote each day to the object this time. we shall find we have lost the future. and every evening we find something done. Trust no Future. and God o’erhead ! . and let the credit go. . . . 6. . . 5. take the cash. Tomorrow has not yet come. Let us begin.Winston Churchill Yesterday is gone.Thomas Jefferson 2.Wendell L. Willkie Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press. 4. Nor head the rumble of a distant dream! . Press 1.Horace The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness. . 8.Goethe Seize the present day. and that cannot be limited without being lost. 311.Abraham Maslow If we open a quarrel between the past and present.act in the living Present ! Heart within.Longfellow : A Psalm of Life Ah. however pleasant ! Let the dead Past bury its dead ! Act.

It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them. . .Sir R. . Walpole The real price of everything is the toil and trouble of acquiring it. 4. 6.Horace Greeley The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a fourth estate of the realm. who comes and shrives us. 3. Lowell All those men have their price. not Christ.Macaulay The press is more powerful than the sword. Price 1.Hester H. We bargain for the graves we lie in.arm of justice! bright sunbeam of truth! . .R. 312. . At the devil’s booth are all things sold. 5. a news-writer is a man without virtue who lies at home for himself. The priest hath his fees. .Anonymous An Ambassador is a man of virtue sent to lie abroad for his country. Principle 1.Alfred Adler . Cholmondeley Earth gets price for what Earth gives us. Still as of old. men by themselves are priced – For thirty pieces Judas sold himself.Adam Smith 2. The beggar is taxed for a corner to die in.J. 313.Book of Quotations # 321 3. . Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold. .Sir Henry Wotton 4. Then hail to the Press ! chosen guardian of freedom! Strong sword.

William Blake Under a government which imprisons any unjustly.David Hume Moderation in temper is always a virtue but moderation in principle is always a vice. 3. . If I have freedom in my love.Thoreau Stone walls do not a prison make. 5. . And in my soul am free. . . the true place for a just man is also a prison. Principle is a passion for truth.F. .J. 4. Prison 1. 3. 314. that soar above. Prisons are built with stones of Law.Bismarck Greater principles seldom escape working injustice in particular things.William Hazlitt When you say that you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out.Lovelace Whilst we have prisons it matters little which of us occupies the cells. . 6. . Minds innocent and quite take That for an hermitage. Angels alone. Enjoy such liberty. .Thomas Paine 4. Brothels with bricks of Religion. Cooper The slaving poor are incapable of any principles. Nor iron bars a cage.322 # Book of Quotations 2.Bernard Shaw 2. . .

G. The only people without problems are in cemeteries. 5.Book of Quotations # 323 5. . Scott Peck 5. . 2. Problems 1. they toughen and make strong.Norman Vincent Peale 8.Jim Rohn . Don’t bring me anything but trouble.Charles Kettering A problem well stated is a problem half solved. To solve any problem. 7. . And that each day is like a year. because the answer is not separate from the problem. A year whose days are long. I know not whether Laws be right. what could I read ? And third. Problems are the price of progress. .Oscar Wilde 315. what could I do ? Second. here are three questions to ask yourself : First. . the answer will come out of it. . 3.Jiddu Krishnamurti It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.Charles Kettering If we can really understand the problem. . who could I ask ? . Good news weakens me. . Shaw 6. Or whether Laws be wrong : All that we know who lie in gaol Is that the wall is strong.Anthony Robbins Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles.M.B.

Denis Waitley While we are postponing. . it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “some day I’ll ” philsophy. 5.324 # Book of Quotations 316. 6. you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. The patient dies while the physician sleeps. 4. 3. .H. . . 8. Bohn Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. .Will Rogers Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well. .Mark Twain One of these days is none of these days. .Donald Marquis Even if you are on the right track. Procrastination 1.Billings . 7. 9.C. . Avarice is sporting while infection breeds. 10. . carries a responsibility with it.Shakespeare : The Rape of Lucrece Procrastination is the thief of time. Justice is feasting while the widow weeps. life speeds by. The orphan pines while the oppressor feeds.Wayne Dyer Procrastination is the fear of success. . Because success is heavy.Edward Young Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.Seneca 2.

J. . and not sorrow.Wendell Phillips Not enjoyment. . . to increase luxury.Book of Quotations # 325 317.Havelock Ellis So long as all the increased wealth which modern progress brings. 8. .Herbert Spencer The people who live in the past must yield to the people who live in the future. 7. But to act. man is not man as yet. . . .Longfellow : A Psalm of Life Progress is the law of life.Henry George : Progress and Poverty 3. 6. . Otherwise the world would begin to turn the other way round. . progress is not real and cannot be permanent. 9. it is a part of nature.W. Progress 1. Is our destined end or way. What we call progress is the exchange of one Nuisance for another Nuisance.Adlai Stevenson 4.R. Goethe Progress is not an accident but a necessity. 2. Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold and from stake to stake.Arnold Bennett All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular position. . Browning Nature knows no pause in progress and development. 5. and make sharper the contest between the House of Have and the House of Want. that each tomorrow Brings us farther than today. goes but to build up great fortunes.

. two steps back….Tennyson 17.Disraeli 14. it is the best way of making the others’ progress. From lower to the higher next.G.D.. is Nature’s text .N.C. We promise according to our hopes. The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries. and perform according to our fears. the workers. my brothers. Let us progress ourselves. .The Mother 318. Without the idea of progress life is a corrupting mash.It happens in the lives of individuals.R. Wells 18. .326 # Book of Quotations 10. he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilization. ever reaping something new : That which they have done but earnest of the things that they should do. Promise 1.. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much. Intellectually.F.Lenin 13. the direction of all true progress is toward greater freedom. . it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.La Rochefoucauld . . Not to the top. The biggest problem in the world. . .Witter Bynner 12. Bovee 15. One step forward.H. . Roosevelt 11. Could have been solved when it was small. men.J. . Lowell 16. as well as politically. Men. . and it happens in the history of nations.

. it is a positive good.R. . 6. And break it to our hope. there will be struggle between the rich and the poor. That patter with us in a double sense. 319. Property 1. And be these juggling fiends no more believ’d. is the soul of an advertisement.B. . where property exists. is a promise.Samuel Johnson 3. . 4. 2. 5. Tawney The man who has half a million dollars in property…. . The magic of property turns sand to gold.H. . 4. .Jeremy Benthan Property is the fruit of labour : property is desirable.Shakespeare : Macbeth An acre of performance is worth the whole world of promise.T. . 5. That keep the word of promise to our ear. .has a much higher interest in the government than the man who has little or no that their capital should be dear and human beings cheap. .James Howell He who is the most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it.Rousseau Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.John Adams 3. .Noah Webster In every society. Washington Promise.Book of Quotations # 327 2.Abraham Lincoln The interest of those who own the property used in industry….

with propriety. the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.Henrik Ibsen 2. Crabbe : Tales .Voltaire Aristotle is praised for naming fortitude as the first of the virtues.328 # Book of Quotations 6. 320. . .G.George Mason Property destroys the fools and endangers the wise. with the means of acquiring and possessing property. . . and have certain inherent rights…. . Goodrich Observe the prudent.Anonymous 7. nothing they assume. not a deity to be worshipped.George Herbert Property is only instrument to be used. .Whittier A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them. but he right. All men are created equally free and independent. Display no learning. Prudence 1. which enters into the composition of all the rest. 4. .S. Prudence is a universal virtue. 5. 3. .among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty. 8. Who never climbs as rarely falls. .The Patron Who never wins can rarely lose.The Bible (of Jesus) What’s man’s first duty ? The answer is brief – To be himself. they in silence sit. since without prudence fortitude is madness.G. 6. and affect no wit. could have placed prudence before it. But know the useful art of acting dumb. They hazard nothing. .

. Augustine 12. . . Never neglect the opportunity of keeping your mouth shut.Dr. Psychologist : A man who. . personality.Mahabharata 11.Anonymous 9.Book of Quotations # 329 7. . Annie Bhanl 13. 10. There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence. Put your trust in God. watches everybody else. .Colton 17. . . The one prudence in life is concentration. True prudence lies in total development of inner.hand. the evil is dissipation. The wiseman will scent danger before. Psychology 1. A man is undoubtedly an artist and creator. 8. and holds his mind from wavering when danger comes. Prudence is the knowledge of what is to be sought and what is to be avoided.St.Proverb 321. . my boys.Mahatma Gandhi 16. not only external. when a beautiful girl enters the room. for anything from the uncertain events of the future.Emerson 14.Anatole France Prudent man walks warily under all circumstances. and keep your powder dry.Oliver Cromwell The man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears.Bruce Patterson . . .Geoffrey Chaucer 15. . It is not good to wake a sleeping hound.

Psychic Infection : He thinks by infection.delusional. .Anon.N. we know who you are and what you want. Psychiatry must be the only business where the customer is always wrong.330 # Book of Quotations 2. please ask someone to press 2 If you have multiple personalities. .Anonymous Psychoanalysis : A wonderful discovery.compulsive. 7. 10. Behrman The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy. 9. 4.S. 4. That is probably the reason mothers cry at weddings. catching on opinion like a cold.depressive. . If you are obsessive . Makes quite simple people feel they’re complex. If you are co. I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist. Just stay on the line so we can trace the call. . welcome to the psychiatric hotline. 8. No one will answer. .John Ruskin .Anonymous A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing. If you are paranoid.dependent.Tammy Faye Bakker I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. press 1 repeatedly. If you are manic. . He said I was being ridiculous– everyone hasn’t met me yet. 5. 6. . it doesn’t matter which number you press. . press 3.Joey Adams Hello.Sigmund Freud 3.Rodney Dangerfield Psychiatrists say girls tend to marry men like their fathers. 5 and 6. .

pitiless. Mill There is not a more mean. Publicity is the greatest moral factor and force in our public life. . Publicity 1.Lytton Private opinion is weak. 323. . their own public opinion becomes one. Public Opinion : 5.S. 4.Hazlitt : Table Talk Nothing is more dangerous than the influence of private interests on public affairs. dastardly. Public and public opinion Public : 1. 8.J.B. Rousseau 3. . . What we all public opinion is generally public sentiment.William Hazlitt The miscellaneous collection of a few wise and many foolish individuals. called the public.E. Stowe 7.Book of Quotations # 331 322. The public has neither shame nor gratitude.H.J. . but public opinion is almost omnipotent. selfish. Bulwer .G. . 2. stupid.Elbert Hubbard When the people have no tyrant.Thomas Caryle Laws that do not embody public opinion can never be enforced. . 6. envious.Joseph Publizer . .J. spiteful. ungrateful animal than the public. .

2. so that if you are late you’ll be on time. they will be very apt to shoot up in the greatest genius. . . Punctuality is a sign of great men. . But could not hear its peak.Lord Nelson 4. . 325. . 3. reflection and good sense. . Pun 1. and it has made a man of me. Punning is the low species of wit.Louis XVIII It is a good rule to be early.Benjamin Franklin 324. and though they may be subdued by reason.332 # Book of Quotations 2. Without publicity there can be no public support and without public support every nation must decay. 2.Anonymous Punctuality is the politeness of kings.Charles Lamb Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike are least able to utter them. My sense of hearing weak. . One time I saw a mountain pass. 4.Cecil I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time.Noah Webster I never knew an enemy to puns who was not an ill-natured man.Oliver Herford The seeds of punning are in the minds of all men. -Joseph Addison 3. . Punctuality 1. 5. . .Poe My sense of sight is very keen.

but it also suspends the finer motives to virtue.Plato Punishment is a sort of medicine. 4.W. .Lord Halifax But that two.New Testament : Matthew . Gilbert We withdraw our wrath from the man who admits that he is justly punished. Punishment brings wisdom.Voltaire My object all sublime I shall achieve in timeTo let the punishment fit the crime – The punishment fit the crime. when a man is hanged he is good for nothing. 3. 6. . through fear of world punishment the whole yields the enjoyments which it owes. and smite no more. 7.S. 9. 327. Blessed are the pure in heart : for they shall see God.Milton The punishment of criminals should be of use. Puritan 1. 8.William Hazlitt Men are not hanged for stealing horses. .Manu 2. . .Book of Quotations # 333 326. it is the healing art of wickedness.handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once.Aristotle The fear of punishment may be necessary to suppression of vice. for a guiltless man is hard to find. . but that horses may not be stolen. 5. Punishment 1.Aristotle To whole world is kept in order by punishment. . . Pure. . .

334 # Book of Quotations 2.G. Because my heart is pure. My strength is as the strength of ten. .Blaise Pascal Unto the pure all things are pure. 5. ✤✤✤ . and seldom even ordinarily respectable. . Mencken 3.L. . . 4. Chesterton The great artists of the world are never puritans.Tennyson The stream is always pure at its source.K. .H. 6.Titus A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.

Anonymous 2.Shakespeare : Hamlet In quarrelling the truth is always lost. . everything is beautiful when they have passed.Walt Whitman : Leaves of Grass The quality of an individual is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. Must often wipe a bloody nose. . we should only spoil it by trying to explain it. .Indira Gandhi 4.B. . . 3. 329.Ray Kroc It is not enough to have great qualities.Seneca Nothing endures but personal qualities. Bear’t that the opposed may beware of thee. 6. .Book of Quotations # 335 Q 328. . Quality 1.R. .John Gay : Fables Beware Of entrance to a quarrel. Those who in quarrels interpose. It is quality rather than quantity that counts. . we must also have the management of them. 5.La Rochefoucauld The quarrels of lovers are like summer storms. . but being in. . 5.La Rochefoucauld Popularity is not a guarantee of quality. 2.Syrus The quarrel is a very pretty quarrel as it stands. . 3. 4. Quarrel 1. Sheridan Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only one side.

. Quarrelling dogs come limping home.Anthony Robbins It is not every question that deserves an answer.Proverb 330.Brendan Francis 2. .336 # Book of Quotations 7. 4. Some for renown. It speaks with authority. article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. .English Proverb Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential. Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. . 3.half of wisdom.Francis Bacon I keep six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew). A prudent question is one. And think they grow immortal as they quote. and as a result.Syrus 6. . . . 5.Edward Young : Love of Fame Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author. Successful people ask better questions. Question And Answer 1. .Anthony Robbins A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years. 331. . Quotation 1. . they get better answers. on scraps of learning dote.Samuel Johnson A quotation in a speech. .Rudyard Kipling (following the story ‘Elephant’s Child’ in ‘Just So Stories’) 3. 2. Quality questions create a quality life.

Clifford Odets Many excelled me : I know it. 5. beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself. . . and the experience of ages.Book of Quotations # 337 4. . 10. . or where the wife quotes the husband. 6.Ovid To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim. Take it and copy it. requires a genius.W. Yet I am quoted as much as they. good deeds and beautiful expressions A wise man culls from every quarter.Samuel Johnson When a thing has been said and well. 9.E. 12. . 8. . 13.Michel De Montaigne It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. . 14.W. . 7. Gates Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language. .quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.Benjamin Franklin Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come.R.Marlene Dietrich I quote others in order to better express myself.Winston Churchill The wisdom of the wise. . Alger I think we must….Mahabharata There are two kinds of marriages– where the husband quotes the wife. I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have. E’en as a gleaner gathers ears of corn. . 11. . 15.Anatole France Good word.I.Clifton Fadiman ✤✤✤ . may be preserved by quotation. have no scruple.

Disraeli 3. Yet she is more convincing Than philosophy. ho. like man. My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky. and the wind is never weary. . 6. 4. and dark. and dreary. the wind and the rain. With hey. 3. It rains.Thomas Gray Rain : The kind refresher of the summer heat. and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. .Wordsworth : My Heart Leaps up The rainbow never tells me That gust and storm are by.Shakespeare : Twelfth Night The day is cold. . He sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. . Rainbow : 1. but it pours. .338 # Book of Quotations R 332. .Old Testament 2. 2. . Rain and rainbow Rain : 1. A foolish thing was but a toy.Thomson Nature. . sometimes weeps for gladness. For the rain it raineth every day.Emily Dickinson I do set my bow in the clouds.Longfellow : The Rainy Day It never rains. .New Testament : Matthew When that I was and a little tiny boy. 5. .

Reading 1.Joshua Sylvester Give a man a pipe he can smoke.Addison : The Tatler 2. Is like the greedy eater of much food. .James Thomson A page digested is better than a volume hurriedly read. 3. 3. 7.S. 8. 5. .C. . Never read any book that is not a year old. .H. .R. 4. Though the room be poor indeed. which I have to offer. are1. Give a man a book he can read. Never read any but the famed books. Hamerton Who readeth much. . the smiling daughter of the storm.Francis Bacon A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Macaulay Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. And his home is bright with a calm delight. then. conference a ready man. and writing an exact man.Emerson The art of reading is to skip judiciously.C. 2. and never meditates. . Vincent After fifteen minutes nobody looks at a rainbow.P.T. . Rainbow. .Book of Quotations # 339 4.Jeremy Collier The three practical rules. 6. 5. . Reading maketh a full man. Colton There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm. .Goethe 333.G. Never read any but what you like. . 6.

Swift 11. When I am not walking. A man ought to read just as inclination leads him.Emmons 14.C. that you can boast about it. There are two motives for reading a book : one that you enjoy it. I am reading. the other. I can’t sit and think. When I am reading a book. .G. mark.C. . and these form the great majority.Ralph Waldo Emerson 13.340 # Book of Quotations 9. I love to lose myself in other men’s minds. .Alexander Smith . it is the great readers rather than the great writers who are entirely to be envied. Read the best books first. Reading should be in proportion to thinking and thinking in proportion to reading. Books think for me. Some people read only because they are too lazy to think. learn and inwardly digest.C. .Bertrand Russell 15. Lichtenberg 16. They pluck the fruits. . it seems to me to be alive and talking to me. some to talk. Some read to think– these are rare. . perhaps. .Book of Common Prayer 10. On the whole. Colton 17. or you may not have a chance to read them at all. . . and are spared the trouble of rearing them. whether wise or silly. . for what he reads as a task will do him little good. .Henry David Thoreau 12. We often read with as much talent as we write.Samuel Johnson 18. Read.Charles Lamb 19. some to writethese are common.

Book of Quotations # 341 20.Judy Garland We live in a fantasy world.Salman Rushdie Reality is above all else a variable. That is why right. is stronger than evil triumphant. a world of illusion. Jr.Hermann Hesse We cast away priceless time in dreams. That’s why so many people live an unreal life. People say that life is the thing. and become more useful than the facts. Reality 1. born of imagination.Martin Luther King.Margaret Halsey There’s no reality except the one contained within us.T. 5. .Jawaharlal Nehru I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. Sometimes legends make reality. and put to death by reality. . .Camille Paglia 3. 6. temporarily defeated. 2. . The great task in life is to find reality. . 9. . A theory must be tempered with reality.Iris Murdoch Human kind can not bear very much reality. 7. . but I prefer reading. With a firm enough commitment you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before. . Eliot Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life.Logan Pearsall Smith 334. 4. . fed upon illusion. 8. .Thomas Jefferson 21. The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. .S. .

Shakespeare Man must not check reason by tradition. Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. . which enables him to become a maker. Reality depends on the state of our mind. of all good gifts the highest.342 # Book of Quotations 10. Reason 1.Gallus Great acts thrive when reason guides the will. .Aesop 11. .S.Sydney Harris 335. .Blaise Pascal Reason can in general do more than blind force.Brian Tracy 12. he is preparing to do something he is secretly ashamed of doing. 8. but must check tradition by reason. and he who dares not is a slave. The gods plant reason in mankind. . . 3. . . 4. but an animal plus something more– the divine sparks differentiating him from all other animals.Henry George 2.Sir William Drummond The heart has reasons of which reason has no knowledge. .Sophocles He who will not reason.Fletcher Strong reasons make strong actions. 6. . he who cannot is a fool. You may be sure that when a man begins to call himself a ‘realist’. .Tolstoy Man is an animal. is a bigot. Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality. and which we call reason. 5. Radhakrishnan 13. . 7. .

Rajneesh 16.Aristotle 10.Alexander Pope 12. It is common for men to give pretended reasons instead of one real one. is not wise.Sri Aurobindo 15. 1909 . Reform 1.G. .Mahatma Gandhi 17. lies. Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason.Benjamin Franklin 11. . not in acting. I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality. . reason enslaves all those whose minds are not strong enough to master her.B.Rig Veda 18. Reason is not the path of religion because reason creates division.Lord Halifax 336. You cannot legislate for virtue. .Cardinal Gibbons : Address. . . As sight is in the body. The man who listens to reason is lost. his pride in reasoning. Time heals what reason cannot. .A. . Reason and intellectuality cannot make you see the Divine. when it is not on our side. The place of reason is higher than the place of heart. not from without. Reform must come from within. .Book of Quotations # 343 9. . Who reasons wisely.L. it is the soul that sees. Shaw 13. so reason in the soul. . Sencca 14.

Theodore Roosevelt A reform is a correction of abuses.half the trouble of this life can be traced to saying ‘Yes’ too quickly and not saying ‘no’ soon enough.Martial 2.Syrus A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please. a revolution is a transfer of power. .Josh Billings He who refuses nothing will soon have nothing to refuse. . poverty. . 4. or what is worse. 5. .Bulwer. .Thomas Carlyle Injustice. 7. . slavery. ignorance– these may be cured by reform or revolution. To know how to refuse is as important as to know how to consent.Lytton Reform like charity must begin at home.Sir Isaiah Berlin To innovate is not to reform. . 3. Refusal 1. 337. 5. .344 # Book of Quotations 2. .Mahatma Gandhi One. to avoid trouble. .Edmund Burke The only way a woman can reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life. .Baltasar Gracian It is kindness to refuse immediately what you intend to deny. 6. 3. . Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.Oscar Wilde 4.

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. Churchill Make the most of your regrets. . To regret deeply is to live afresh. 2. The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity. Relationship 1.Helen Rowland I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. 339. Rejoice that yet on earth your fame is bright. . . .Nathan Hale For of all sad words of tongue or pen. The saddest are these : “It might have been. .” . The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.Whittier If you destroy a free market you create a black market. . 2.Robert Bridges Let us then rejoice While we are young. Rejoice 1.Joan Baez .Book of Quotations # 345 338. 3.Bible Rejoice ye dead. . . …men rejoice when they divide the spoil.Winston S.Anthony Robbins The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. 5.Thoreau 2.Anonymous 3. 340. . Regret 1. The hardest is with one. where’re your spirits dwell. 4.

Religion is a matter of speculation. .Thomas Fuller 3. anything but live not for it... 10. die for it. Italy to a hand.William James A good life is the only religion. .. 2. . 6. . 8.Anon.Karl Marx Religion is nothing else but love to God and man.Jonathan Swift Men will wrangle for religion. God give us relatives. It is a man. write for it. 4.Swami Vivekananda . 9. Religion 1. . Radhakrishnan Religion is a man’s total reaction upon life.Colton Religion has reduceds Spain to a guitar.346 # Book of Quotations 3.G. thank God we can choose our friends. 4.Veda 11. They are his multiple forms.organ and Ireland to exile.William Penn Religion is behaviour and not mere belief.R. . . is the opium of the people. . . . There is no religion higher than truth. . 7.Addison Mizner One trouble that jet planes have got us into is that there are no longer any distant relatives.S. Ingersoll Religion.Bertrand Russell : Bertrand Russell Speaks His Mind We have just enough religion to make us hate. fight for it. The highest truth is this : God is present in all beings. 341. but not enough to make us love one another. . 5.made religion that we want. .

Mahatma Gandhi 16.Lord Buddha 18. All religions are approaches to a single Truth. . in me. 3.Thomas Paine 19. After long study and experience I have come to these conclusions. . so diverse are the ways and means to approach God. . As one can ascend to the top of a house by means of a ladder or a bamboo or a staircase or a rope. What cannot be followed out in day today practice cannot be religion. My country is the world. All religions must be tolerated…for…every man must get to heaven his own way.Leo Tolstoy 21.Shri Aurobindo 17. and every religion in the world shows one of these ways. . .Ramakrishna 15. cherish in your hearts boundless goodwill to all that lives. all religions are true. . all religions have some error in them. 2. But men of sense never tell what it is. . that – 1. and in every man. all religions are almost as dear to me as my own Hinduism.Mahatma Gandhi . in you. Men of sense are really all of one religion. . One religion is as true as another. and my religion is to do good. .Frederick The Great 13.Earl of Shaftesbury 20.Book of Quotations # 347 12. but the spirit is one.Robert Burton 14. . Goodwill towards all beings is the true religion. There are many faiths.

Religion has its origin in the depths of the soul.Mahatma Gandhi .F.Oscar Wilde 29. Abide pure.Albert Einstein 28. not a casual incident in it.Matthew Arnold 25. .Francis Bacon 24. Religion should be the rule of life. Voltaire 26. Science without religion is lame.Benjamin Disraeli 27.Guru Nanak 31. Radhakrishnan 23. Religion is morality touched by emotions.M. but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion. . . Dawson 30. religion without science is blind. and it can be understood only by those who are prepared to take the plunge. never by quarrels with those of other faiths. . . thus shall thou find the way to true religion. Religions die when they are proved true.C. It is said that a man without religion is like a horse without a bridle. .S. . amid the impurities of the world. A little philosophy inclineth men’s minds to atheism. . The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reasoning. Religion can be defended by the purity of its adherents and their good deeds. . science is the record of dead religions.348 # Book of Quotations 22. .

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342. Repentance
1. Joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninty and ninty just persons, which need no repentance. - New Testament : Luke A wise man will dispense with repentance. - Henry David Thoreau To many people virtue consists mainly in repenting sins, not avoiding them. - G.C. Lichtenberg Repentance is the virtue of weak minds. - John Dryden Repentance does not heal past bruises. - H.P. Blavatsky True repentance cleanse the maligned heart. - Proverb The moment we repent and ask God for forgiveness for our lapse, we are purged of our sin and new life begins for us. Repentance is an essential prerequisite of prayer. - Mahatma Gandhi A Christian is a man who feels Repentance on Sunday For what he did on Saturday And is going to do on Monday. - Thomas Russell Whatever offence we have committed against the heavenly host, through feebleness of understanding, or through pride or through human nature, O God, take from us this sin. - Rig Veda

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10. The best repentance is to up and act for righteousness and forget that you ever had relations with sin. - William James

343. Reputation
1. 2. A good name is better than precious ointment. - Old Testament Good name in men and women, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls. - Shakespeare : Othello Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon’s mouth. - Shakespeare : As You Like It When I did well, I heard it never; When I did ill, I heard it ever. - Old English Proverb Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. - Booker T. Washington The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Henry Ford There are two modes of establishing our reputation : to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former. - Colton Whatever ignominy or disgrace we have incurred, it is almost in our power to re- establish our reputation. - La Rochefoucauld








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10. Reputation has one advantage, it allows us to have confidence in ourselves and to declare our thoughts frankly. - Alfred de Vigny

344. Resolution
1. Resolutions are like eels – easy to catch but hard to hang on. - Alexander Dumas Good resolutions are simply checks (cheques) that men draw on a bank where they have no account. - Oscar Wilde A good resolution is like an old horse which is often saddled but rarely ridden. - Mexican Proverb He who is firm and resolute in will moulds the world to himself. - Goethe Never tell your resolution beforehand. - John Seldon





345. Respect
1. The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. - G.B. Shaw : Man and Superman

346. Responsibility
1. Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power. - J.G. Holland Liberty means responsibility, that’s why most men dread it. - G.B. Shaw


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347. Rest
1. When earth’s last picture is painted and the tubes are twisted and dried, When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died, We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it – lie down for an aeon or two.

- Kipling
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- Shakespeare : Hamlet
Men are themselves in pursuit of rest. - Laurence Sterne Absence of occupation is not rest, a mind quite vacant is a mind distressed. - William Cowper ‘All work and no rest’ – takes the spring and bound out of the most vigorous life. Time spent in judicious resting is not time wasted, but time gained. - M.B. Grier He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities. - Benjamin Franklin



348. Result
1. Everything we do has a result. But that which is right and prudent does not always lead to good, not the contrary to what is bad; frequently the reverse takes place.

- Bhagwadgita
2. Work done with anxiety about results is far inferior to work done, without such anxiety. - Bhagwadgita

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349. Revolution
1. Arise, ye prisoners of starvation, Arise, ye wretched of the earth, For justice thunders condemnation – A better world’s in birth. - Anon. Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind. - Emerson Sire, it is not a revolt, - It is a revolution. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in any moral point of view, justify revolution. - Abraham Lincoln Revolutions are not about trifles, but spring from trifles. - Aristotle : Politics The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of all countries unite! - Karl Marx and Friedich Engels : The communist Manifesto Revolutions are not made, they come. - Wendell Phillips You can not make a revolution with silk gloves. - Joseph Stalin A revolution is legality on vocation. - Leon Blum

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12. The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end. - Adlai Stevenson 13. Revolutionary movements attract the best and worst elements in a given society. - George Bernard Shaw 14. Every revolutionary ends by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic. - Anonymous

350. Reward
1. 2. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. - R.W. Emerson Reward of good work is more work. - Dr. Annie Besant

351. Rich
1. He is richest who is content, with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. - Socrates That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. - Henry David Thoreau A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles. - Bacon Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments. - Samuel Johnson Riches amassed in haste will diminish, but those collected by little and little will multiply. - Goethe Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar. - Emerson






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Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is. - St. John Chrysostom He frivols through the livelong day, He knows not Poverty, her pinch. His lot seems light, his heart seems gay; He has a cinch. - Franklin P. Adams. The man who dies rich dies disgraced. - Andrew Carnegie : The Gospel of Wealth


10. It is easier for a camel to go through the eyes of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. - New Testament : Matthew 11. Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want. - Swift 12. The pleasures of the rich are bought with the tears of the poor. - Thomas Fuller 13. There are two things needed in these days : first, for rich man to find out how poor men live, and second for poor men to know how rich men work. - F. Atkinson 14. No man is rich who wants any more than he has got. - Josh Billings 15. No man is rich enough to buy back his past. - Oscar Wilde 16. The ways to enrich are many, most of them foul. - Francis Bacon 17. Riches certainly make themselves wings, they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. - Proverb

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18. The best condition in life is not to be so rich as to be envied nor so poor as to be damned. - Josh Billings

352. Right and Wrong
1. I see the right, and I approve it too, Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue. - Ovid If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago. - William Hazlitt No one knows what he is doing while he acts right; but of what is wrong we are always conscious. - Goethe Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong. - Adolf Hitler He that will do right in gross must do wrong by retail. - Michel De Montaigne



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1. No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility. - G.W. Johnson Everyone has as much right as he has might. - Benedict Spinoza It is regrettable that among the Rights of Man, the right of contradicting oneself has been forgotten. - Baudelaire Wherever there is a human being, I see God- given rights inherent in that being whatever may be the sex or complexion. - William Lloyd Garrison Equal rights for all, special privileges for none. - Jefferson

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Every man has by the law of nature a right to such a waste portion of the earth as is necessary for his subsistence. - Sir Thomas Moore There is no such thing as natural rights, there are only adjustments of conflicting claims. - Aldous Huxley


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354. Romance
1. When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. - Oscar Wilde Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humour in the woman. - Oscar Wilde Romance is the poetry of literature. - Madame Neckers The essential elements of the romantic spirit are curiosity and the love of beauty. - Walter Pater


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1. 2. I found Rome brick and left it marble. - Caesar Augustus Butchered to make a Roman holiday. - Byron

Stephen Phillips Baby said When she smelt the rose.358 # Book of Quotations 3. proud Rose.W. . . . .Shakespeare 7. . . 5. . . Richards A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.Cosmo Monkhouse As rich and purposeless as is the rose : The simple doom is to be beautiful. they do there as they see done.Cervantes All roads lead to Rome. Yeats But there isn’t the rose without the thorn. but that I loved Rome more. 3. 4. ‘Oh! What a pity I’ve only one nose!’ . When they are in Rome. 6. 5. 4.Gertrude Stein Red Rose.Robert Herrick 2. 6. .Shakespeare : Julius Caesar Nero was fiddling while Rome was burning. 356.B. .George Eliot Sweet as the rose that died last year is the rose that is born to day. It never will rain roses : when we want To have more roses we must plant more trees.Burton Rome was not built in a day.Laura E. Rose 1.La Fontaine Not that I loved Caesar less. . while I sing the ancient ways. . sad Rose of all my days! Come near me. 7.

conjectures.Ovid 9. But the scent of the roses will hand round still. .Swift In times of calamity.Jane Porter 2. Rumour 1. . . He repents in thorns. jealousies. . that sleeps in beds of roses. if you will.Shakespeare : Henry V What some invent the rest enlarge. You may break. 3. By any other name would smell as sweet. ✤✤✤ . any rumour is believed. .Shakespeare When the rose dies. 4. 10. . .Book of Quotations # 359 8. the thorn is left behind.Syrus He that easily believes rumours has the principle within him to augment rumours. .Francis Quarles 11. That which we call a rose. Rumour is a pipe Blown by surmises. you may shatter a rose.Thomas Moore 357.

360 # Book of Quotations S 358.William Penn Every politician ought to sacrifice to the graces.V.Shakespeare : Henry IV The only safety for the conquered is to expect no safety. 4. . Emerson 360.Edmund Burke No sacrifice is worth the name unless it is a joy. danger.A. Saint 1.W. . . . Goethe No pain . . Rosewarne A life of sacrifice is the pinnacle of art and is full of true joy. 2. .R. 3.W. 359. Sacrifice 1. we pluck this balm. 5. . no cross .Mahatma Gandhi We can offer up much in the large.Ambrose Bierce .no throne. no thorns . Saint : a dead sinner revised and edited. no jail no glory.Virgil In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.J. 3. 6. and to join compliance with reason. but to make sacrifices in little things is what we are seldom equal to. The universe is so vast and so ageless that the life of one man can only be justified by the measure of his sacrifice. Safety 1.Mahatma Gandhi 2. .no crown. … out of this nettle. safety. . .

Oscar Wilde It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig. The deaths ye have died I have watched beside And the lives that ye led were mine.Swami Dayanand Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truth surpassing reason.New Testament : Matthew 2. . just so should saint pass through the world. . . Thomas Aquinas 3. Salvation 1.Kipling Ye are the salt of the earth : but if the salt have lost his savour. wherewith shall it be salted? . to know what be ought to desire.St. . Salt 1.Herrick The only difference between the saint and sinner is that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. . 5. 2.Ralph Venning 3. . .George Santayana Some rivers pass through others without mingling with them. 361. Thomas Aquinas Three things are necessary for the salvation of man : to know what be ought to believe. I have drunk your water and wine. . . … a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him. 3. 4. and to know what be ought to do. The tears of Saints more sweet by far Than all the songs of sinners are.Book of Quotations # 361 2. 362. .Cervantes I have eaten your bread and salt. Salvation is the name of absolute annihilation of pain.St.

. .J. Huxley 2. to think in solitude. 3. Haldane True science teaches. . Scholar 1. and be a fool! .O.S. and merciless to fallacy in logic. rigidly accurate in observation. to inquire and to answer inquiries.J.W.H. Go. . above all.Albert Einstein Science is simply commonsense at its best – that is.362 # Book of Quotations 363. . Go. nor its great scholars great men. Science 1. A mere scholar..Pope Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than are the classics.Samuel Johnson The world’s great men have not commonly been great scholars. ………………………………………. 4. teach Eternal wisdom how to rule – Then drop into thyself.B. to read and to hear..W. 3. 6.William Hazlitt To talk in public. and before them. 5. 364. wondrous creature! mount where Science guides.. . . .Miguel De Unamuno Science and art belong to the whole world. Goethe The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. to doubt and to be ignorant. . who knows nothing but books must be ignorant even of them.. vanish the barriers of nationality. is the business of scholar. Holmes 2.T.

9. Science is nothing but developed perception. .W. Each scientific discovery increases man’s ability to predict the consequences of his actions and thus his ability to control future events. it is knowledge. religion without science is blind.Albert Einstein . Huxley 12. common sense rounded out and minutely articulated. All science is concerned with the relationship of cause and effect. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgement. Men love to wonder and that is the seed of science.John Dewey Science is the key which unlocks for mankind the storehouse of nature.S.Lord Richie 15. Peter 13.R. but by verification. The man of science has learned to believe in justification. . .H. . Science at best is not wisdom.George Santayana : The Life of Reason Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.V. . 8.Karl Popper 16. Science without religion is lame. Emerson 11. . . Science has achieved more for the emancipation of masses than the wisdom of sages. interpreted intent. Radhakrishnan 14. . .Lawrence J. Science must begin with myths. . and with the criticism of myths. Samuel 10. not by faith.T.Book of Quotations # 363 7.

Rajneesh 18. the fresh.Emerson 365.W. 4.B. . And the winds their revels keep! . 3. 5. Where the scattered waters rave. not knowledge. A home on the rolling deep. 6. The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue. Science is acquaintance. yet the sea is not full. Sea 1.Old Testament He that will learn to pray. .Byron A life on the ocean wave. … . . A secret is what one tells to everybody saying not to tell anybody else. . the ever free! . Procter : The Sea Roll on.William Butler Yeats 2. let him go to sea.Herbert Praise the sea but keep on land The murderous innocence of the sea.364 # Book of Quotations 17. Steam is no stronger now than it was a hundred years ago. Secret 1.Epes Sargent All the rivers run into the sea. . It can never be absolute. Man makes the earth with ruin. but it is put to better use. roll! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. thou deep and dark – blue Ocean.Anonymous . 366. . his control Stops with the shore.

Antiphanes Secrecy has been well termed the soul of all great designs. makes him his master. 8. excepting twain – that he is drunk. but hide that he has it to hide. .Dryden The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested. . . 3. . not by obligation. Seeing 1. Perhaps more has been effected by concealing our own intentions than by discovering those of our enemies.Colton 4.Montaigne 5. and that he in love. He that has a secret should not only hide it.George Farquhar . 10. 7. first keep it yourself. Stolen waters are sweet and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. .La. it is fault of the man who confided it.Book of Quotations # 365 2. . Bruyere If you would wish another to keep your secret.William Dean Howells When a secret is revealed.Thomas Carlyle He who trusts secrets to his servant. .Seneca 6. . 9.Proverb 367. Seeing is believing. . A man can hide all things. To be perfectly secret one must be so by nature. but great men succeed in both. .

.Henry Ward Beecher 8. you are considered selfish. . . 4. . Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others and no one is without in himself. If you do your duty to yourself. he is thinking of himself. and in our own judgement. 3. .H. .John Ruskin 2. .Montaigne 368. (B) Selfishness : 5.Joseph Mayer 7. he makes a pretty small package. Self and selfishness (A) Self : 1. Every man has a mob self and an individual self in varying proportions. A wise man sees as he ought to. and not as much he can. he is like us.Thomas Szasz Selfishness is a gift of nature. The virtues are lost in self–interest as rivers are in the sea.D. we are apt to lose confidence in ourselves. Lawrance We go on fancying that each man is thinking of us.John Ruskin Self – analysis can be harmful.Charles Reade When a man is wrapped up in himself.La Rochefoucauld . . 6. Unselfishness is an accomplishment.366 # Book of Quotations 2. . but he is not. If we do it too often and it becomes a habit.

beings. This need we call self.Abraham Maslow 370. . . Learn the art of being aware.Joaquin Miller . 3.Book of Quotations # 367 9. Selfishness always aims at uniformity of type.actualization. The world is governed only by self-interest. .Norman Vincent Peale 4. . and trust it. What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness. Self-actualization 1. than the destruction of millions of our fellow. you have got to discover you.William Hazlitt : Works 11. our success depends upon our power to perceive.. .Barbra Streisand 2. A human being is only interesting if he’s in contact with himself . . . . What a man can be.Abraham Maslow 5. he must be.Oliver Wendell Holmes One of the greatest moments in anybody’s developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is. Self-awareness 1. to observe and to know.Oscar Wilde 369. . what you do.. A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.Schiller 10.

373. . Joyce Brothers Until you value yourself. Self-control 1. . 372. . A man who is aware. Rochefoucauld The way to develop self. you won’t value your time.Anon.W. . .William Jennings Bryan 2. the capacity to grow and change.M. Scott Peck 2. Until you value your time. Emerson The confidence which we have in ourselves engenders the greatest part of that we have in others.368 # Book of Quotations 6. The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself – Prove that you can control yourself.confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experience behind you. . Self-confidence 1. you will not do anything with it. He sees the path the Lord trod And grips the hand of God. 3. Self-concept 1.Thorton Wilder 371. positive self.La. It affects every aspect of human behaviorur : the ability to learn. . Self – confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. A strong. An individual’s self.R.concept is the core of his personality. . .Samuel Johnson Trust thyself.image is the best possible preparation for success in life.Dr. 4. …………………….

.Book of Quotations # 369 2. . . A quick retort can ruin everything. you’re letting others hold you as an emotional hostage. . .William Hazlitt 2. to find reason for esteeming himself. 4. . 3. 7. grounded on what is just and right.Pythagoras Self – discipline is always rewarded by strength. .Seneca No man is free who can not command himself. Often times nothing profits more than self – esteem. whatever be his character with others. 374. which brings an inexpressible silent inner joy which becomes the dominant love of life. . 4. . Self-esteem 1.Brian Tracy It is easy for every man.John Milton Self – esteem is the quality of the relations we have with ourselves. Bernard 5.Mahatma Gandhi No one can be saved without self–control. .Alexis Carvol He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty. . 8. Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. . .Jan Sutton If rejection destroys your self – esteem. 6.Samuel Johnson We talk little. 5.The Bible Complete extinction of impure thought is impossible without ceaseless penance. 3.Proverb Self – control means controlling the tongue.St. if we do not talk about ourselves.

375. These three alone lead life to sovereign power. . .Christian D. Self-improvement 1. . He that teaches himself has a fool for his master. one vicious habit rooted out in time ought to make the worst man good. 5.Sir W. to reflect alone upon what has passed in company. 6. that you have no time to criticise others. . you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development. Larson If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life. self – knowledge. He is a poor creature who does not believe himself to be the better than the whole world else. Temple Self – reverence. to distrust one’s own opinions.Strickland Gillilan : Watch Yourself Go By . and value others that deserve it.370 # Book of Quotations 6. . are : to talk little. Self-knowledge 1. to hear much.Alfred Lord Tennyson Promise yourself – to give so much time. . self – control.Samuel Butler Never does a man look as small as when he is trying to look big. 4.Anonymous 7. Think of yourself as ‘he’ instead of ‘I’. Just stand aside and watch yourself go by.Proverb Each year. .Benjamin Franklin The best rules to form a young man. 2.Brian Tracy 3. 376. . . to the improvement of yourself.

Edgar A. 4. he answered : ‘ To know one’s self.’ . 3.George Eliot . .La Rochefoucauld To love oneself is the beginning of a life. I want to be able as days go by.J. and you will soon discover of what stuff you are made.Matthew Arnold Self – knowledge is best learned not by contemplation. .H. He that falls in love with himself.T. 4. Strive to do your duty.G. . .Book of Quotations # 371 2. Guest : Myself Thales was asked what was most difficult to man. and so I want to be fit for myself to know. loses his misery.Diogenes 3. 7. . 2. we must be made sensible of our failings. .Oscar Wilde He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers. but actions. 5.Franklin Self . and know that he who finds himself. or the invectives of enemies. either by the admonitions of friends. I have to live with myself. Goethe To reach perfection.W. 8. . Always to look myself straight in the eye. 6. Bohn Resolve to be thyself. 377. .Diogenes A man is least known to himself. will have no rivals.M. .long romance. Cicero He who knows himself best esteems himself least. .

5. 3.Blaise Pascal It is equally a mistake to hold one’s self too high or to rate one’s self too cheap. she hasn’t arranged your anatomy so as to make it easy for you to pat yourself on the of others. .St. .St.praise is no praise. Self-praise 1. . God helps him who helps himself. . .372 # Book of Quotations 5. Self. . Goethe It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking if your own tongue must praise you. . 2. . 2. .Robert Burton 7.Montaigne . Self.La Rochefoucauld 4. Mathew Hale Nature knows best. Self-reliance 1. the devil for all.Bruyere Every man for himself. do not speak well of yourself.Shakespeare The most amiable people are those who least wound the self.J. 6. .Euripides I can not care so much what I am in the opinion of others as what I am in my own. Clement If you want people to think well of you. 379.Proverb God hates those who praise themselves. . 6. is not so vile and sin as self neglecting.W. I would be rich of myself and not by borrowing.

Indira Gandhi 5.Samuel Johnson 2.La Fountaine The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself and not upon other men. . It is in order to show how much he can .respect when outside help is not forthcoming or it is refused.Mahatma Gandhi Friends will help only if they are convinced that we are doing our best to help ourselves. .Charles Mechlen Serve yourself. Rely only on yourself. Self-reproach 1. Emerson Every tub must stand on its own bottom. It means the capacity to be at peace with oneself. .Book of Quotations # 373 3. . 7. 6. 10. Emerson 380. has adopted the very best plan for living happily.R. it is infirmity of the is the capacity to stand on one’s legs without anybody’s help.W. it is a common proverb.Benjamin Franklin Self. to preserve one’s self. This is the man of character and wisdom. . . . 9.Plato Discontent is the want of self. The basis of good manners is self. . 8. 4. . A man should be careful never to tell tales of himself to his own disadvantage.Samuel Johnson All censure of a man’s self is oblique praise.

which is the worst. Rich enough. 384. the vice of mind. Menchen He that respects himself is safe from others. Self-respect 1.sufficient. Self-sacrifice 1.Sir John Herschel Self .respect is the corner stone of all virtue. Self . 5. Self . 382.Anonymous 3. Self-satisfaction 1.sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. . . is suspicious.H. 2. is self – satisfaction.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.George Bernard Shaw 383. Senses 1.Tse 2.Oscar Wilde . .Gail Sheehy For a self – respecting man. infame is worse than death.Montaigne Of the five vices. Socially responsible enough.Chaung .respect – the secure feeling that no one. . The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be self. Thin enough. .L. . . . Nothing can cure the soul but the senses. as yet. . Successful enough. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. 4. When you have self – respect you have enough….374 # Book of Quotations 381. Good enough.

converses with its objects at the greatest distance. . 385.Anonymous There never was a bad man that had ability for good service. 3. 3. Service 1.J.Edmund Burke 2. Breathes there a man with soul so tough Who says two sexes aren’t enough? .Winston Churchill Of all the senses. .Milton : On His Blindness They also serve who do not harm anyone. Nothing recalls the past so potently as a smell. . Goethe 5. and continues the longest in action without being tired or satiated. . It fills the mind with the largest variety of ides. .Wordsworth : To a child They also serve who only stand and wait. sight must be the most delightful.Book of Quotations # 375 2. Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king.Shakespeare : Henry VIII Small service is true service while it lasts… . 5. . . he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies.Joseph Addison Our senses don’t deceive us.Helen Keller Our sight is the most perfect and most delightful of all our senses.W. our judgement does. 4. 386. . Sex 1. 4.Samuel Hoffenstein .

what succeeds Fitly as silence? .C. sinners and Beechers.Leonard Bacon 3. .Groucho Marx Remember.. 5.Dryden Shakespeare is a savage with sparks of genius. Within that circle none durst walk but he. may prove the stimulus and liberator of our finest and most exalted activities. . 3. if you smoke after sex you’re doing it too fast.H.. Spingarn .R.Havelock Ellis I remember the first time I had sex – I kept the receipt.. . Though women are more emotional than men. Saints.376 # Book of Quotations 2. Shakespeare 1.. ..E. men break more easily under emotional strain than women do.. women and clergymen. . . . 6. . which shine in a dreadful darkness of night. 387.. women. .Voltaire 2. . Men. Bunner But Shakespeare’s magic touch could not copied be. He lived by writing things to quote. . .Sydney Smith . that is.J. Women bend more easily and are more resilient. wisely used and not abused. and professors.Woody Allen 4. Men. 4.. Shakespeare! – to such names sounding.Michel De Montaigne Sexual pleasure. Browning Shake was a dramatist of note. men are emotionally weaker than women..

“….Book of Quotations # 377 5. 388. And did he stop and speak to you.. here first heard Ring from lips of poets crowned and dead the Promethean word Whence his soul took fire. . 3.John Keats If we wish to know the force of human genius.R. Shelley. we must study his commentators. his works are the comments on it. . lyric lord of England’s lordliest singers. Percy Bysshe 1.Ben Johnson Shakespeare led life of Allegory. if we wish to see the insignificance of human learning.William Caxton Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves. He was not of an age but for all time. a beautiful and ineffectual” angel. . There is a time of speaking and a time of being still. .Swinburne 2. and power to outsoar the sunward – soaring bird. beating in the void his luminous wings in vain.William Hazlitt 7. And did you speak to him again? How strange it seems and new! . . Browning Shelley. .Thomas Carlyle . we should read Shakespeare. did you once see Shelley plain. . 389.Matthew Arnold Ah. Silence 1. 6. 2.

5.Pythagoras 12.Thomas Carlyle Speech is silver.Adelaide Crapsey The rest is silence.La Bruyere . silence is golden. . All silent and all damn’d ! . .German Proverb Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. 8. Blessed are they who have nothing to say. some sipping tea.Shakespeare : Hamlet He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.Shakespeare : Henry VI 4. . It is better either to be silent or to say things of more value than silence.J.John Seldon 13. Silence is the wit of fools. . as you by their faces see. Lowell 11. . . . But. Wise men say nothing in dangerous times. 7. . These be Three silent things The falling snow … the hour Before the dawn … the mouth of one Just dead. 6. .Oscar Wilde Some sipping punch.William Hazlitt 14. .Wordsworth Silence is more eloquent than words.378 # Book of Quotations 3. 9. and who can not be persuaded to say it. 10.R. Silence is one great art of conversation. .

La Rochefoucauld 22.Book of Quotations # 379 15. . In the silence of our hearts. as perhaps nothing else does. if you are unsure of yourself. The fruit of silence is prayer The fruit of prayer is faith The fruit of faith is love. he will measure every word. Silence is the safest policy. I regret often that I have spoken. . Silence helps one to suppress one’s anger. Silence is deep as Eternity.Syrus 25. It is a great misfortune neither to have enough wit to talk well nor enough judgement to be silent. It is easier to look wise than to talk wisely.Mother Teresa . .R. . Keep quiet and people will think you are a philosopher. . and The fruit of love is service. say little.Mahatma Gandhi 17. Tagore 21.Thomas Carlyle 16. and from the fullness of our hearts we speak. Silence is a great help to a seeker after truth. If you would pass for more than your value.La Bruyere 18. The secret of silence is to be able to listen to the still small voice which is always speaking within us. . . . A man of few words will not really be thoughtless in his speech. .Mother Teresa 20. . .N. never that I have been silent. Speech is shallow as Time. But there is a world preaching in silence.Mahatma Gandhi 23.Mahatma Gandhi 19. God speaks.Latin Proverb 24.

let him cast the first stone.St. 3. 7. 4.Thomas Finch A simple life is its own reward. .H.G. . in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.K. .Rudyard Kipling He that is without sin among you. 8.W. . The only simplicity that matters is the simplicity of the heart. in manners. without heeding human respect or our own interests. Chesterton Nothing is more simple than greatness.George Santayana In character. in style. Sin 1. . . Her Sins to her Saviour! . Emerson Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought. Her evil behavior.W. Longfellow The function of simplicity is to lead us directly to God. ye must pay for one by one. 6.380 # Book of Quotations 390.New Testament : John 2. . 5. Simplicity 1. .Thomas Hood The sins ye do by two and two. And leaving with meekness.William Hazlitt Simplicity means – to become childlike.R. Indeed. . 391. Vincent de Paul Simplicity is the badge of distinction. Owning her weakness. 2.Proverb 3. . . to be simple is to be great.

H.Proverb 392. .Stephen Crane Sin is a queer thing.Thomas Carlyle Love of talking about ourselves and displaying our faults in the light in which we wish them to be seen is the chief element of our sincerity. 8. but a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. 10. . . The wages of sin is death.S.La. our own sins are behind our back. Sincerity 1.New Testament : Romans Few love to hear the sins they love to act.L.interest.A. but according to our advantage and self.Book of Quotations # 381 4. 3. We estimate vices and weigh sins not according to their nature. . It is the breaking of one’s integrity. Radhakrishnan 12.Shakespeare The sincere alone can recognize sincerity. . .D. .Oscar Wilde 4. 5. Seneca Sin is an offence against society as well as against God.Alfred Wilson 9. . Sin brings disgrace. . .Shakespeare Every sin is the result of a collaboration. . 6. .Montaigne 11. 7. Lawrence Other men’s sins are before our eyes. 2. While hating sin we must be gentle to the sinner. . Man should be what they seem. . Rochefoucauld A little sincerity is a dangerous thing.

” I believe this government cannot endure permanently half – slave and half – free. And at every drifting cloud that went With sails of silver by. In the right with two or three. It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid. They are slaves who dare not to be. nothing is wrong. . Shaw 393. . . 394. . .382 # Book of Quotations 5. 5.W. . The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary.B.Lincoln (Speech. Springfield.Oscar Wilde 2. Sky 1.Alfred Kreymborg I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.R. the other end fastens itself around your own.James Russell Lowell If slavery is not wrong.G. Emerson Corrupted free man are the worst of slaves. . . Hodges – 1864) If you put a chain around the neck of a slave. . Slavery 1.Garnice “A house divided against itself cannot stand. 4. For the fallen and the weak.Abraham Lincoln (Letter to A. They are slaves who fear to speak. 1858) 2. 3.G.

It’s the worry that gets you.Cervantes O sleep! It is a gentle thing. 3.Talmud . then get up and do something instead of lying and worrying. Nature’s soft nurse. Coleridge O sleep. Beloved from pole to pole! To Mary Queen the praise be given! She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven That slid into my soul.T.Keats If you can’t sleep. .Book of Quotations # 383 395. 6. Dreaming In the joys of night. A face that cannot smile is never good. O gentle sleep. Sleep.Dale Carnegie 2. .Blake : Cradle Song Blessings on him that first invented sleep! . That broodest O’er the troubled sea of the mind Till it is hush’d and smooth! .Shakespeare : Henry IV Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles. . . 4. Sleep. in thy sleep Little sorrows sit and weep.S. 7. . 396.Cervantes O magic sleep! O comfortable bird.Anonymous Better is he who shows smiling countenance than he who offers milk to drink. 5. Smile 1. . . sleep. Sleep 1. 2. beauty bright. sleep. not the loss of sleep.

It turns and turns to say “Good. . . and smile. .Shakespeare : Hamlet There is a vacant smile.Anonymous 397. but above all. sharing person inside.384 # Book of Quotations 3. a cold smile. . a smile of love. dear clouds. so cool and grey!” Then lightly travels on its way. Snow 1. . . As shallow streams run dimpling all the way.Mary Mapes Dodge Oh! The snow. . I started smiling too. .T. 8. Haliburton ‘Tis easy enough to be pleasant. .by. 10. Whenever a snowflake leaves the sky. Eternal smiles his emptiness betray. . You catch it like the flu.W. Watson 2.Denis Waitley 4. the beautiful snow.J. 5. and be a villian.Pope One may smile. .Victor Borge A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring. 6. But the man worth while is the one who will smile When everything goes dead wrong.Byron A smiles is the shortest distance between two people. 7. a smile. When life flows along like a song. 9.Ella Wheeler Wilcox Smiles form the channels of a future! Good. When someone smiled at me today. Smiling is infectious.E. Filling the sky and the earth below.

.Oscar Wilde The aim of socialism is to set up universal society founded on equal justice for all men and equal peace for all nations. 5.B. Socialism from each according to his abilities.L.S. Alone on a wide wide sea! . 399.J. . 6. . . Coleridge I feel like one who treads alone Some banquet hall deserted. Alone. . And all but he departed! . Socialism 1.Thomas Moore I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. a comedy. . all. Solitude 1. Wells Socialism is a fraud. 4.Benito Mussolini (1919) You can be social minded without being a socialist.Karl Marx Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes.T. Wilson 2. . all alone. Whose lights are fled. to each according to his need.H. . a blackmail. .Charles E. but a certain scientific approach to social and ecomic problems. 3.G. 8.Book of Quotations # 385 398.Leon Blum Socialism made a man of me. Shaw Socialism is not only a way of life. 3. whose garlands dead.G. 7. . a phantom.Thoreau 2. Nehru Socialism… ceased to be a creative movement and it become an outlet of passionate expression for the inferiority complex of the disinherited. alone.

long ago. .Charlotte A.Albert Einstein In genesis it says that it is not good for a man to be alone – but sometimes it is a great relief. but a poor place to stay. 400. Bayly Our sweetest songs are those which tell of saddest thought. but delicious in the years of maturity.H. Song 1. Barnard Sing me the songs I delighted to hear Long. 9.386 # Book of Quotations 4. A wise man is never less alone than when he is alone.Lowell The thoughtful Soul to solitude retries.P.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat I live in that solitude which is painful in youth. Shelley : To a Skylark God sent his singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth. . I cannot sing the old songs I sang long years ago. . . long ago.John Barrymore Solitude : A good place to visit. .Longfellow : The Singers 2. That they might touch the hearts of men. For heart and voice would fail me And foolish tears would flow.T.Swift Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character. 5.Josh Billings 6. 4. . . And bring them back to heaven again. 8. . . .B. 3. 7. .

Richter The deeper the sorrow. the things I learned from her When Sorrow walked with me. 9. . . And thought to leave her far away behind. Lips only sing when they cannot kiss.S.James Thomson 401. but directly over us merely gray. . . cheerly.P. . and so kind. Singing is sweet. the less tongue it has. . Sorrow 1. 8.Thomas Moore Sorrows are like thunder clouds.Longfellow : The Rainy Day To sorrow I bade good morrow. . Heavy the sorrow that bows the head When love is alive and hope is dead.William Blake I Walked a mile with Sorrow And never a word said she. She loves me dearly. 7. . She is so constant to me. 4.W. oh.Keats 3. But cheerly. Gilbert When sorrows come. But. . but be sure of this. Far off they look black. Into each life some rain must fall. . But in battalions. they come not single spies. 6. . 5.J. Some days must be dark and dreary.Robert Browning 2.Shakespeare : Hamlet Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.Book of Quotations # 387 5.Talmud The busy bee has no time for sorrow.

May your inner soul be the fountainhead of divine light. And answered “I Myself am Heaven and Hell.Joseph Erenest Rehan For what is a man profited. if there is a Lord. O Lord.Bhagwadgita 11.out garments and put on new ones.Rag Veda May your soul attain fulfilment before it leaves earthly body.New Testament : Matthew Real beauty is the beauty of soul.Yajur Veda .Yajur Veda The restless swan – the human soul – is on the journey infinite to find out the truth. 8.Mahatma Gandhi The eyes are the windows of the soul. 2. 9. 5. throws it away when it is worn out and dons a new one. so the living to spell. which is the gross physical garment.Proverb I sent my Soul through the invisible. . .Rig Veda The soul pervades the body and God pervades the soul. save my soul. . And by and by my soul returned to me. 7. .388 # Book of Quotations 402. 10. Soul 1. . 6. As we throw away our old worn. if he shall gain the whole world. after using the body. . . if I have a soul.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat Let the sacred flame of divine fire shine bright in your soul. Some letter of that After. 4.Swami Dayanand 3. and lose his own soul? .” . . .

to which the name of ‘soul’ is given. 3. A speech is like a love affair. Radhakrishnan 15. as I pronounce it to you. even the most contradictory word. 5. And fit it for the sky.Rig Veda 403. Speech 1. . .Whittier 13. The word. The windows of my soul I throw Wide open to the sun. A never – dying soul to save. . A charge to keep I have. . A God to glorify. All organic beings have a principle of self – determination.Shakespeare : Hamlet He is considered the most graceful speaker. .Lord Mancroft Speech is civilization itself.Charles Wesley 14.Book of Quotations # 389 12. 6. . . Look upon all the animate beings as your bosom friends.Prior Speak the speech.S.Thomas Mann Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. I pray you.New Testament : Matthew And ’tis remarkable that they Talk most who have the least to say. preserves contact – it is silence which isolates. trippingly on the tongue. . but to end it tidily requires considerable skill.Samuel Butler 2. . 4. . for in all of them there resides one soul. . who can say nothing in most words. Any fool can start one.

. There are there things to aim at in public speaking : first. . Emerson Every man has a right to utter what he thinks to be the truth. . to get your subject into your hearers. Speech is the index of the mind. 10. but speak not all you think – Thoughts are your own. .Alexander Gregg 14.Samuel Johnson 8. A wise man reflects before he speaks.Francis Bacon 15. to convert. . to get into your subject.French Proverb 11. . Discretion of speech is more than eloquence. Speaking without thinking is shooting without taking aim. a fool speaks and then reflects on what he has uttered. and lastly.W. Speech is of time.Shakespeare 17. Speech without the backing of experience based on action will lack chastity and refinement. .R. your words are so no more.Mahatma Gandhi 13. then to get your subject into yourself. silence is of eternity. . Think all you speak. 9. are two different things. Talking and eloquence are not the same : to speak. and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. .Ben Jonson Speech is power : speech is to persuade. . and to speak well. .390 # Book of Quotations 7.Anonymous 18. to compel. Men of few words are the best men.Thomas Carlyle 12. .Ancient Proverb 16.Seneca .

Theodore Roosevelt 404. . . having nothing to say. abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. Blessed is the man who. . Up above the world so high. and carry a big stick. no scars. little star ! How I wonder what you are. .Book of Quotations # 391 19.Confucius 21.Kant The stars That Nature hung in Heaven. A superior man is modest in his speech. 6. .Emerson : The Poet Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe – the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. but exceeds in his actions. O patient stars! Who climb each night the ancient sky. no fear to die. Like a diamond in the sky! .Old Testament These blessed candles of the night. Leaving on space no shade.Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice Twinkle. Speak softly. you will go far.Ann Taylor : The Star 2. 3. No trace of age. . and all the sons of God shouted for joy. Twinkle. Stars 1. Teach me your mood. . 5. to give due light To the misled and lonely traveller. .Milton : Comus The morning stars sang together. and filled their lamps With everlasting oil. .George Eliot 20. 4.

but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.Thomas B. 8. what you are ! Twinkle you in blue sky. it is excellent ! To have a giant’s strength. I feel proud.Napoleon Banaparte A politician thinks of the next election. .R. Why aren’t you near. 3.A. 2.John Milton 2. O. Much I wonder. Statesman 1. Reed A statesman’s heart should always be in his head.Hermann Hagedorn 405. A statesman is a successful politician who is dead. . . little star. Strength 1. little child! Like a rose ever you grow. Remain as pure as white snow. O. . 406. (Poems) We are such little men when the stars come out. . O. . .Mark Twain 4.R.James Freeman Clarke In statesmanship get the formalities right. .Shakespeare : Measure for Measure What is strength. Like the sunlight be ever bright On the earth all through life Shall win race you all in round. never mind about the moralities. you live so far. .392 # Book of Quotations 7. without a double share of wisdom. Believe me baby. a statesman of the next generation. so I cry ! Save the tears of your eyes. Far is near.

2. There are no gains without pains. .Buffon Proper words in proper places. . Style 1.Adalli Stevenson The ones who live are the ones who struggle. .Emily Dickinson 3.L. . never the same for any length of time.A. . . we’re damned if we’re going to show. The style is the man himself. Seneca All styles are good except the tiresome. Success and failure (A) Success : 1.F. 3. . not to fail. 3. 409.Disraeli Style has no fixed laws.Book of Quotations # 393 3. Men are born to succeed. Struggle 1. . 2. . . 4.Victor Hugo The struggle to the top alone will make a human heart swell. .M.Albert Camus 408.Jonathan Swift An author can have nothing truly his own but his style. . It is changed by the usage of the people. Our strength is often composed of the weakness. 2. Voltaire 5.Henry David Thoreau Success is the realization of the estimate you place upon yourself.Mignon McLaughlin 407. .Albert Herbert Success is counted sweetest By those who ne’er succeed. is style.

An intelligent plan is the first step to success.Basil Walsh 9. .Dumas Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong. breaks and courage. . Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. .Adolf Hitler : Mein Kampf I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool. 6.Edwin C.Earl Nightingale 14.Cliare Staple Lewis 15. All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence and then success is sure.Winston Churchill 12. Success depends upon a person’s getting along with some people and ahead of them. It means winning the war. Nothing succeeds like success. 5. You should not measure your success by what you have accomplished. but be wise. . .Mark Twain 8. . Bendte .W. . .Edward Summons 11. Success is the old ABC – ability. Success in life is a matter of not so much of talent or opportunity as of concentration and perseverance. Success doesn’t mean the absence of failures. not every battle. it means the attainment of ultimate objective. . but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. .Charles Luckman 13.394 # Book of Quotations 4.C. . . The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right. Bliss 10. Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.Montesquieu 7.

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.Walt Mason 17. . three things are necessary – nature.Albert Einstein .Book of Quotations # 395 16. To become an able and successful man in any profession. .David Brinkley 25. .Helan Keller 18. caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius. . The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you wish success in life. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.Shakespeare 20. wisdom. humility. make perseverance your bosom friend. You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money. Six essential qualities that are the key to success : sincerity. . it seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of consequences. courtesy. .Jawaharlal Nehru 22. you’re in control of your life.Anthony Robbins 21. If you do that. Success often comes to those who dare and act. . We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough. study and practice. life controls you. . compliments or publicity.Thomas Wolfe 24. experience your wise counselor.Joseph Addison 23.William Menninger 19. If you don’t. charity. To climb steep hills Requires slow pace at first. . personal integrity. .

will not long retain either honesty or courage.Samuel Johnson 33. You may be disappointed if you fail. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is pounding. . . ‘keep going.John C. Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness. A failure only establishes this. But to him who tries and fails and dies. I give great honour and glory and tears. not a dead end.George S. Only failure to get back up is. .Beverly Sills . . Failure is often God’s own tool for carving some of the finest outlines in the character of his children. . It is a temporary detour.Bertrand Russell 30. Hodgkin 27.Elbert Hubbard 32. I don’t fear failure.396 # Book of Quotations (B) Failure : 26.Denis Waitley 35. not defeat. someone must be on top. . . .T. . . Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.Bovee 31.William Saroyan 29. why not you?’ . saying. and is not able to cash in on the experience. that our determination to succeed was not strong enough. Failure is not fatal. He that fails in his endeavors after wealth and power. Patton 36. A failure is a man who has blundered. Maxwell 34. but you are doomed if you don’t try. it is a sign of emotional failure.Joaquin Miller 28. Failure is delay.

he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.Thomas Hood I know some poison I could drink. I have not failed. . . Rashly importunate. But Mother bought it for the sink And drinking it would waste it. but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. .Mary Kay Ash 410.Byron 38. . . Weary of breath. Suicide 1. And by opposing end them. Or to take arms against a sea of troubles. while it is true the suicide braves death.Aristotle 2.Book of Quotations # 397 37. Gone to her death ! .Edna St. I’ve often thought I’d taste it.Shakespeare : Hamlet There is no refuge from confession. .Thomas Alva Edison 39. . but suicide. I’ve just found 10. They never fail who die in a great cause.Daniel Webster To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and. One more Unfortunate. . 3. and suicide is confession. People fail forward to success. 5.000 ways that won’t work. .Bill Cosby 40. Vincent Millay To be or not to be : that is the question : Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. I don’t know the key to success. 4.

F. . The sun comes through the gates of day. . . . 6. .George Herbert 2. Turning with splendor of his precious eye The meagre cloddy earth to glittering gold. The sun shines even on the wicked. . 7. with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it. 412.J.Broome The night has a thousand eyes. 5. Of all the days that’s in the week I dearly love but one day – And that’s the day that comes betwixt A Saturday and Monday .Proverb 3. Bourdillon The glorious sun Stays in his course and plays the alchemist.Seneca The sun.W. can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. Sun 1. Blessings are plentiful and rife More plentiful than hope. . Richter Make hay while the sun shines. Yet the light of one bright world dies with the dying sun. 4. .Shakespeare : King John More joyful eyes look at the setting sun than at the rising sun.Henry Carey On Sunday heaven’s gate stands ope.P. And the day but one. a bridegroom gay.398 # Book of Quotations 411. Sunday 1. .Galileo As a giant strong. 2.

Nothing makes a man suspect much.Francis Bacon Distrust is the mother of safety. 3.Old Testament 415. but nobody wants people feeling sorry for them. .Euripides And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. . The man who melts With social sympathy.Beryl Pfizer 2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. . . . .Thomas Fuller 2. though not allied. Suspicion 1.Walt Whitman Everybody wants sympathy. 414.Leslie Hore – Belisha Suspicion may be no fault. . 4.Book of Quotations # 399 413. Swearing 1. I always look up his sleeves. more than to know little. 3. ✤✤✤ . . but showing it may be a great one. Is of more worth than a thousand kinsmen. Sympathy 1.Thomas Fuller When a man tells me he’s going to put all his cards on the table. but must keep out of sight.

4.” . They always talk who never think.Disraeli Woman and foxes.Proverb A quick and sound judgment. Talk 1. . Tact 1. They never taste who always drink. . are distinguished by superior tact. kind feeling.Lewis Carroll 2. . Without tact you can learn nothing.Bierce Tact is specialisation in doing what you can’t. 6.Jean Cocteau Tact does not remove difficulties. . “To talk of many things : Of shoes – and ships – and sealing wax – Of cabbages – and kings – And why the sea is boiling hot – And whether pigs have wings.Hugh Allen Tact consists in knowing how far we may go too far. and an instinctive perception of character. good common sense. 7. .Edward Simmons 3. 5. being weak. .” the Walrus said. in these are the elements of what is called tact.Prior : On a Passage “The time has come. .400 # Book of Quotations T 416. 2. but difficulties melt a way under tact. . .Disraeli Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends are arguing and you know both of then are wrong. 417.

Talking much is a sign of vanity. 9. 7. There is only one rule for being a good talker : learn to listen. . Talking is easy with three. a bore is one who talks to you about himself. is fond of chatting.Darryl E. . as my case is hereditary. .Sir Walter Raleigh 11. but I have met many human beings who talked like asses. don’t say yes until I’ve finished talking. try to control the talking habit. but I’m afraid that little can be done. 4.R. . Zanuck In much of your talking.Khalil Gibbran Great talkers are leaky vessels. a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself. Tagore .Simmons I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being. My mother. but leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. 10. For God’s sake.Lisa Birck I don’t mind how much my ministers talk – as long as they do what I say. . . 8.N. everything runs out of them. .Anne Frank 12. too. when it is hard for two.Margaret Thatcher 6. 5.Book of Quotations # 401 3. . I must indeed. and has handed this weakness down to me.Dorothy Nevile A gossip is one who talks to you about others. . for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds. . thinking is half murdered.Christopher Morley 13. .Heinrich Heine The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place.

.M. . 419. 4.B.T. Mill 3. Holmes Jr. . . Taste 1. . .Blake So bright the tear in Beauty’s eye. 420. 2. 2.Attributed to J. Colbert Taxes are the price we pay for civilized society. . There can be no disputing about taste. 3. Cicero The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.W. Taxes 1. .402 # Book of Quotations 14.Francis Bacon Every tear form every eye Becomes a babe in eternity. … in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. as the woman said when she kissed her cow.J.Rabelais A person’s taste is as much his own peculiar concern as his opinion or his own purse.S.Philippine Proverb 418.Anon.O. Tears 1. Into the closed mouth the fly does not get.Franklin Taxes are the sinews of the state. . . It is the wisdom of crocodiles.Byron 2. Love half regrets to kiss it dry. 3. (Old Latin Proverb) Every one to his taste. that shed tears when they would devour. . .

Shakespeare : Julius Caesar Tears are summer shower to the soul. If you have tears. .Douglas Jerrold Tempt not a desperate man. . 7. 8. 4. . . . I can resist everything except temptation. . .Latin Proverb 421. prepare to shed them now.Samuel Johnson There are several good protections against temptation. Temptation 1. 6.Campbell It is some relief to weep.Swami Vavekananda For Beauty’s tears are lovelier than her smile. hold fast that which is good. . . .Shakespeare You know. 6. .Ovid 10.Mark Twain Never resist temptation. humanly speaking. prove all things. 5. . 9.B.Book of Quotations # 403 4. there is a certain degree of temptation which will overcome any virtue.Voltaire It is the tears of the earth that keep her smiles in bloom. Shaw 3.G. grief is satisfied and carried of by tears.Oscar Wilde Honest bread is very well – it’s the butter that makes the temptation. . Nothing dries sooner than a tear. . but the surest is cowardice. 5.Alfred Austin Tears are the silent language of the grief. 2.

.Josh Billings 422. 4. .Pascal Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. . but he is a thinking reed. I think. the weakest in nature. 8.Walter Durante Thinking without learning makes one flightly. . 2. .Shakespeare : Hamlet Man is but a reed.Plato ‘A man becomes what he thinks’.Confucius ‘Double think’ means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously. 7. . 6. 5. and accepting both of them.Descartes : Principles of Philosophy There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. If you really make them think. they’ll hate you.404 # Book of Quotations 7. 9. The world will thus become what its wise men think. therefore I am. Thinking 1. The man who has never been tempted doesn’t know how dishonest he is.George Orwell 3.Donald Marquis The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears rather than with their minds. says an Upanishad mantra. . . .John Keats If you make people think they are thinking they’ll love you. . . and learning without thinking is disaster. Experience of wise men testifies to the truth of the aphorism.

which is the probable reason why so few engage in it. To think is to live.Shakespeare : Hamlet Thoughts too deep to be expressed. . the other fellow gets in his joke first. Thinking is the hardest work there is.T. Thoughts 1. . .George Wither To me the meanest flower that blows can give Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears. And too strong to be suppressed. 3.Norman Vincent Peale 12. . . in fact. The ‘how’ thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ‘ifs’.Book of Quotations # 405 10.W.Bertrand Russell 11. . Cicero 15. happiness doesn’t depend upon what you are or what you have.Dale Carnegie 14. Howe 423. 4. . Remember. they do so. If you think before you speak. what he thinks. .Wordsworth 2.M. that he becomes. A man is but a product of his thoughts. 5.Charles Mackay Give thy thoughts no tongue Nor any unproportion’d thought his act. .Mahatma Gandhi Men of thought. . Most people would rather die than think.Henry Ford 13. be up and stirring Night and day : Sow and seed – withdraw the curtain – Clear the way. .E. . it depends solely upon what you think.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. acting is difficult.Euripides 10. It is thought.William Hazlitt Among mortals. . . . .W. .Browning 11. 7. . Thinking is easy. language the bud.Norman Vincent Peale 13.406 # Book of Quotations 6.Jawaharlal Nehrue 18.Friedrich Nietzsche . The power of thought will be a real power which will make them stronger than the biggest and fiercest animals. . and you change your world. It is thought. . and thought alone. . that divides right from wrong.Ralph Waldo Emerson 16. and to put one’s thought into action is the most difficult thing in the world. Learning without thought is labour lost.George Moore Great thought come from the heart. A thought is only a sign just as a world is only a sign of a thought. Let noble thoughts come to us from all sides.Rig Veda 12. 8. Change your thoughts. . and thought only that elevates or degrades human deeds and desires. Thought is the blossom.Confucius 14.J. . Thought is the soul of act. . Goethe 17. second thoughts are the wisest. action the fruit behind it. . 9.Aristotle 15.Marquis De Vauvenargues Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.

English Proverb Catch then. . for the hours will take care of themselves.Old Testament A wonderful stream is the River Time. 6. 2.Pittacus of Mitylene Time. .R. 7. 4. . Hodgson : Time. . . we go. As it runs through the realm of Tears. 5.Samuel Johnson : Winter : An ode Time goes. Will you not stay. . man a flower. Improve each moment as it flies! Life’s a short summer. and a surge sublime. Time stays. . Put up your caravan Just for one day. and a time to pluck up that which is planted. and a musical rhyme And a broader sweep. .B.Chesterfield 3.Ben Hecht I recommend you to take care of the minutes. Taylor : The Long Ago Time is a circus always packing up and moving away. With a faultless rhythm. you old gipsy man. you say? Ah no! Alas. oh catch the transient hour. . a time to plant.Book of Quotations # 407 424. and a time to die. 8. .Austin Dobson : The Paradox of Time Seize time by the forelock. You Old Gipsy Man To every thing there is a season. Time 1. He dies – alas! How soon he dies. and a time to every purpose under the heaven : A time to be born. Time and tide wait for no man.F. 9. As it blends with the Ocean of Years.

. a man of intellect tries to use it.swallowing Time. Those who have most to do. Ordinary people think merely how they will spend their time. Time swallows up everything that is visible. . It does not spare even outstanding personalities. . Time is very terrible. As every thread of gold is valuable.J. which even he has who has nothing else. . The bird of time has but a little way To flutter – and the bird is on the wing. so is every moment of time.Omar Khayyam 17. sparing nothing.Swami Shivanand 12. Nothing really belongs to us but time. . will find the most time.N. God gave you a gift of 86. Time itself is play. Tagore 18. . Mason 13.Shakespeare 16.William Arthur Ward .408 # Book of Quotations 10. .Baltasar Gracian 11. Time is a rat that slowly cuts the thread of life.Benjamin Franklin 20. and are willing to work. Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.Arthur Schopenhauer 14. Its only object is pastime. There is no entity in this world which does not fall a prey to this all .Samuel Smiles 15. .R. Have you used one to say ‘Thank you’? . I wasted time and now doth time waste me. .400 seconds to day.Shri Rama 19. .

426. not to-day Here the lazy people say. live today. . tomorrow. Time Management 1. and only you can determine how it will be spent. Out of Eternity the new Day is born. . Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind. .Pitman Once you have mastered time. Laramore To morrow. 4. . 4.Anthony Robbins Time is the coin you have in life.Book of Quotations # 409 425.Martial One day is worth two tomorrows. 5. Since I have found today. . . 3.Carlyle : To day I’ve shut the door on yesterday And thrown the key away – To morrow holds no fear for me. you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade! .Vivian Y.Carl Sandburg Time will change for the better when you change. Into eternity at night will return. 3. Today and Tomorrow (A) To Day : 1. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. It is the only coin you have.Weisse Tomorrow life is too late.Anonymous 2. . .Franklin 2. .

4. All improvement is founded on tolerance. 9. Tolerance 1.John Dryden There is a budding morrow in midnight. men favour the deceit. Yet fooled with hope. . and tomorrow. Creeps in this petty pace from day to day. The more you believe in tolerance. and his cheat never goes sale. Trust on. . . 5. To morrow. 8. and to morrow.Proverb 3. and think tomorrow will repay. for no one is free to behave just as he pleases. .Robert Quillen Tolerance is the only real test of civilization.Keats Tomorrow is an old deceiver. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow just as well.Shakespeare : Macbeth When I consider life. .Alexis Carrel No body is wholly tolerant.George Bernard Shaw Tolerance of evil is a dangerous evil. .Arthur Helps Tolerance starts when you practise it. . 10. To the last syllable of recorded time. .Samuel Johnson 7. .410 # Book of Quotations (B) Tomorrow : 6. Tomorrow never comes.Mark Twain 11. . 2. To morrow is falser than the former day.Proverb 427. it is all a cheat. the less you can tolerate the intolerant. . .

William Hazlitt The use of travelling is to regulate imaginations by reality and instead of thinking how things may be. and thy lips from speaking guile. 429. . .Thomas Fuller 2.Samuel Johnson Travel only with thy equals or by betters. do just as one pleases.Franklin ‘They are fools who kiss and tell’ – Wisely has the poet sung. 3. A Slip of the Foot you may soon recover. if there are none. . in the elder part of experience. The soul of journey is liberty. . Mencken Travel. feel. perfect liberty to think. . . . 4. . in the younger sort. 5. . travel alone.Washington Irving Birds are entangled by their feet and men by their tongues.Rudyard Kipling Keep thy tongue from evil. to see them as they are. But a Slip of the Tongue you may never get over.H.Book of Quotations # 411 428.Old Testament : Psalms A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.Francis Bacon 2. Man may hold all sorts of posts If he’ll only hold his tongue. Travel 1. 4. Tongue 1.L. 3. is a part of education. .

. For while we’ve a whole lot of troubles.trouble when you do. . .David Keppel Man is born unto trouble. 431.Shakespeare : Hamlet Though life Is made up of mere bubbles. Bunner The tree is known by its fruit. The most of them never occur. The shaft of beauty towearing high.Seneca It is not worthwhile to go around the world to count the cats in Zanzibar. He plants the flag of breezes free. Tree 1.Mathew Arnold 2. 4.Henry C. ‘Tis better than many aver. The world is a country which nobody ever yet know by description. 430. 3.412 # Book of Quotations 5. . . 7. What does he plant who plants a tree? He plants the friend of sun and sky. as the sparks fly upwards.Lord Chesterfield Every change of scene is a delight. For you only make your trouble Double . . Trouble 1. one must travel through it one’s self to be acquainted with it.Thoreau 6. . . Better never trouble Trouble Until Trouble troubles you.Old Testamant To take arms against a sea of troubles. .Nixon Waterman 2. .

Francis De sales The wise man thinks about his troubles only when there is some purpose in doing so. ✤✤✤ . Howe 7.Syrus 3. . .” . Trouble that is easily recognized is half-cured.Book of Quotations # 413 5. .Thomas Jefferson He’s mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf. . 4.Shakespeare : King Lear It is an equal failing to trust everybody and trust nobody.Samuel Johnson Trust like the soul never returns. . . And this be our motto. W. or a whore’s oath. Trust 1. “In God is our trust. 6. 2. at other times he thinks about other things.Thomas Fuller It is happier to be cheated than not to trust. 432. a boy’s love. .E. . once it is gone.Francis Scott Key When a man assumes a public trust. 6. 5. a horse’s health.Bertrand Russell The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.St. he should consider himself as public property.

like beauty. .John Dryden I have discovered that all the unhappiness of men arises from one single fact.N.Anatole France Be not disturbed at being misunderstood. 2.414 # Book of Quotations U 433.James Ellis Did you ever know of anyone who remarked that ugliness. . .Blaise Pascal . Unhappiness 1. Tagore 2. . that they cannot stay quiet in their own chamber.Elbert Hubbard At certain ages one does not need to understand everything. .R. It is better not to be than to be unhappy. be disturbed rather at not being understood.Apocrypha It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.Walter Parkes 434.? .Chinese Proverb He who does not understand your silence will prabalely not understand your words. Ugliness 1. Understanding 1. 435. . is only skin deep. . . Better an ugly face than an ugly mind. 3. 4. 2. I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart which shall not be put out. 5.

Holmes The experience of unity is the fulfilment of human efforts.W. divided we fall. To which the whole creation moves.Marcus Aurelius One God. one for all. one land. one and inseparable. evermore! . . United we stand. one hand. . 2.Yajur Veda 3. Union 1. All your danger is in discord. 1830 All your strength is in your union.Daniel Webster : Speech. The universe is one of God’s thoughts. O universe.Schiller All that is in tune with thee. 4. . one heart. one law.Tennyson : The Twho Voices The whole universe is an atom in the whole.Motto of the State of Kentucky Liberty and Union. is in tune with me! . One nation. .O.Rig Veda 3.Yajur Veda See unity in diversity. 438. now and forever. . 2.Book of Quotations # 415 436. . one element. And one far. Universe 1. Unity divine event. 437. . 2. 4.Longfellow 3.Dumas One flag. . . . All for one.

We tend not to choose the unknown.Disraeli 2.Comelius Tacitus 2. And yet it is the unknown with all its disappointments and surprises that is the most enriching.Anne Morrow Lindberg Everything unknown is magnified. Unknown 1. .416 # Book of Quotations 439. . of liberty and of learning.Thomas Carlyle A university should be a place of light. University 1. ✤✤✤ . . The true University of these days is a Collection of Books. 440. which might be a shock or a disappointment or simply a little difficult to cope with. .

Value 1. Vanity 1. Ant so are you. . Roses are red. . Smith Values are the norms. you are your own highest value. . And I a maid at your window. 2.Anonymous To morrow is Saint Valentine’s day.Philomena Aqudo Your highest value is no ‘god’ but yourself. 443. . All in the morning betime. 442.Proverb Too many men who know about financial values. 4. To be your valentine.G.Book of Quotations # 417 V 441.Shakespeare : Hamlet 2. know nothing about human values. Riches adorn the dwelling.Roy . values adorn the person.Leo Tolstoy . .V. Life without vanity is almost impossible. And violets are blue. . goals or purposes that one chooses in order to give a sense of direction and meaning to one’s life : They are the integrative forces that bring about knowledge in one’s personality. Valentine 1. Desai 3. Sugar is sweet. .

and at the town there is a fair kept. 3. . . Vanity of Vanities! How wayward the decrees of Fate are.Lewis Carroll The verdict of the world is conclusive. How very weak the very wise. . Vanity is the last disease. 4.Samuel Johnson 2. .Josh Billings 3. 6.Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet The greatest part of human gratification opproach nearly to vice. . How very small the very great are! .Bunyan Oh.Shakespeare Most men are like eggs. 2.Thackeray Cruelty was the vice of the ancient. .Pope Virtue itself turns vice. too full of themselves to hold anything else. . Vice is a monster of so frightful mien. Augustine 445. As to be hated needs but to be seen. 5.George Moore Nothing so credulous as vanity. And the name of that town is Vanity. called Vanity Fair.St. ‘And vice sometimes by action dignified. . Vanity is that of the modern world. .418 # Book of Quotations 2. 444. No! No! Sentence first – verdict afterwords. . Verdict 1. Vice 1. being misapplied.

Proverb A victory is twice itself when the achiever brings home full members. .Shakespeare 2.William Hazlitt . .Bulwer We do not despise all those who have vices. 6. but we do despise those who have not a single virtue. 5. 7. . Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.Book of Quotations # 419 4. 4. Violence 1. . He marks – not that you won or lost – But how you played the game.Montaigne Winning isn’t everything.A. . 3.Henry Ward Beecher For when the One Great Scorer comes To write against your name. . Violence defeats its own ends.Grantland Rice There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. Seneca Once vice worn out makes us wiser than fifty tutors. Victory 1. . . . . 447.Winston Churchill Better a lean peace than a fat victory. 6. What were once vices are now the manners of the day. but wanting to win is.Vince Lombardi Without victory there is no survival.L. 5. .La Rochefoucauld 446.

Virtue alone is happiness below. 5.420 # Book of Quotations 2. . too. . 448. .Rollo May Violent delights have violent ends.Thomas Paine Know then this truth (enough for men to know). . and such should govern.Pope 3.Rollo May Violence arises not out of superfluity of power but out of powerlessness. 6. that makes us noble. Violence is the sign of temporary weakness.Milton When we are planning for posterity. she alone is free.Shakespeare What is gained by violence must be lost before superior violence. 5.Johm Fletcher Mortals that would follow me. Great actions speak great minds. and not birth. . . .Jean Jaures Deeds of violence in own society are performed largely by those trying to establish their self. we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary. She can teach you how to climb….Cicero ‘Tis virtue. Virtue is its own reward.esteem. . 2. Love virtue. . and to demonstrate that they. 4. to defend their self-image. . are significant.Mahatma Gandhi 4. Virtue 1. . 3.

.Anonymous The greatest offence against virtue is to speak ill of it. . .Proverb.. 9. His virtues Will plead like angels . 12. . 11. If you are going to do anything with I wake or sleep? . 15.Keats Reason may fail you. 13.Izaak Walton Be virtuous.Rig Veda 7. You cannot legislate for virtue. but its citizens. and you will be eccentric. . 449.performance of base ones. 14. .Mark Twain A thanful heart is the parent of all virtues.. Vision 1. . . Was it a vision or a waking dream? Fled is that music : . vice at other joints.. . virtues. you have sometimes to move away from it beyond all measurements. 10. . .Book of Quotations # 421 6. . 8.James Gibbons What makes a nation strong is not brigades. You must follow sometimes visions and dreams.Bede Jarrett 2.Anonymous Virtue is learned at the mother’s knee.William Hazlitt Virtues and sins are eternally bound together in human body.Aristotle Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.Shakespeare : Macbeth Virtue is more clearly shown in the performance of fine actions than in the non .

Wordsworth The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love. One of the mountains. The voice is a mild thing. each a mighty Voice. Gentle. Voice 1. . an excellent thing in woman. . Liberty! .Villa Cather 2. In both from age to age thou didst rejoice. 3.Old Testment : Proverbs 450.La Bruyere All the intelligence and talent in the world can’t make a singer. They were thy chosen music. . .Shakespeare : King Lear Two voices are there : one is of the sea. Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony. . Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. 5. 6. It can’t be bred in captivity. the people perish.422 # Book of Quotations 3. and low. . The melting voice through mazes running.New Testament Her voice was ever soft.Milton His voice is as the sound of many waters. ✤✤✤ . 4. .Jonathan Swift Where there is no vision. 4.

5. War is the statesman’s game.Book of Quotations # 423 W 451. . . I have a reason to live.P. 7. . How few our real wants. 4. the nearer we resemble the gods. They rush and hustle. . 3. . this explains it all. Moderation in war is imbecility.Samuel Johnson Our needs are always in a hurry. War 1. .R. he wanted it only because it was forbidden. Shaw Adam was but human.G. 6.Mark Twain Every man is wanted.Socrates As long as I have a want.W. . .Lavater The fewer our wants. and no man is wanted much. the priest’s delight.Attributed To Lord Fisher 2. 452.N. 8.B. Tagore 2. no patience for anything else but fulfilment of purpose.R. not from enjoyment to enjoyment. . He did not want the apple for apple’s sake. satisfaction is death. Wants 1.B. . the lawyer’s jest. Shelley The essence of war is violence. Emerson Worth of a thing is best known by its wants. the hired assassin’s trade.Proverb Life is a progress from want to want. and how vast our imaginary ones! .

War must be for the sake of peace.Thomas Hobbes War crushes. crushed by the cruelty. . . The laws are silent in time of war. 11.S. the world reduces itself.Charles Sumner By war’s great sacrifices. all that is God. .424 # Book of Quotations 3. . 4. It is always easy to begin a war. the murderous hand of man. spoiled. but very difficult to stop one. What millions died – That Caesar might be great ! . 9. 6. 7. he sung. 10. all happiness.William Ellery Channing War.T. An unjust peace is better than a just war. but. . the in man. the treachery. .Francis Bacon 13.John Davidson 5. . If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom.Aristotle. Honour but an empty bubble. it is people who get killed.Sallust . with bloody heel. . . and in war the fathers bury their sons.J.M. . Lec 14. In a war of ideas.Bonar Law (Speech before World War I) Force and frand are in war the two cardinal virtues. all justice. In peace the sons bury their fathers. is toil and trouble. that he is slain. Cicero 12.Dryden There is no such thing as an inevitable war. 8.Campbell What distinguishes war is not that man is slain. .

Two things indicate weakness – to be silent when it is proper to speak. War is a horrible thing and constantly more terrible. . You can’t say that civilizations don’t advance. 4.Shakespeare : Henry VI A man may lead a horse to the water. . . it will certainly end human society. Water. It is only necessary to make war with five things – with the maladies of the body. with the passions of the body. Weakness 1. .Lucretius Little drops of water. 6. and to speak when it is proper to be silent. little grains of sand.Thomas Fuller The fall of dropping water wears away the stone. . water every where. the ignorance of the mind.S.T. and dreadful so. 5. 3. but he connot make him drink. . .Julia Carney Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. .Hiram Johnson 18. with the sedition of the city and the disorder of families.Persion Proverb . . 454.Herbert George Wells 16.Will Rogers 17. for in every war they kill you a new way. . make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land. . Water 1.Proverb 2. that unless it is ended. Not any drop to drink. The first causality when war comes is truth.Pythagoras 453. Coleridge We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.Book of Quotations # 425 15.

but his that enjoys it.Shri Ram 2. . . 9.426 # Book of Quotations 2.Bible Wealth is not his that has it. 7. We that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak. 3. and cotton and gold. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul. .Andrew Carnegie Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. . . . Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community. the possessor becomes a disease to the society.Percy Bysshe Shelley Just as a river produces a series of swirling waves during the rains.Benjamin Franklin Riches either serve or govern the possessor. not sik.Thoreau No man can serve two masters – ye cannot serve God and Mammon. 5. 6. .Richard Hovey When wealth is neither enjoyed by oneself nor given to deserving persons. 10. . .New Testament 455. . All wealth is the product of labour.Kural Wealth is a power usurped by the few to compel the many to labour for their benefit.Locke . . 4. 8. wealth too whirls the foolish men into eddies of pride and haughtiness.Horace The wealth of nations is men. Wealth 1.

G.Shakespeare You are as welcome as flowers in May. A wedding is an event. Everybody talks about the weather. 2. one must be stupid enough to want it. . not possessors.Thomas Fuller . Hereditary wealth is in reality a premium paid to idleness. Wedding 1.Benjamin Franklin Change of weather is the discourse of fools. . 3.The Bible 13. All wealth belongs to the Divine and those who hold it are trustees.Anonymous 458. Weather 1. The love of money is the root of all evil.Thomas Fuller 456. 3. .Thomas Fuller 2.Sri Aurobindo 14.Book of Quotations # 427 11.Charles D. .Charles Mackin A constant guest is never welcome. .K. Welcome 1. some are otherwise. Chesteron 15. Warner Some are weather wise.William Godwin 12. . . but marriage is an achievement. . To he clear enough to get all the money. . . 457. but nobody does anything about it. . . His worth is warrant for his welcome. A good wife and health are a man’s best wealth.

Low.Old Testament 2. and they shall reap the whirlwind. Will. . there is a way. 2. . . Will-Power 1. they lack will. . . .English Proverb He who is firm in will moulds the world to himself. One can not increase it by a single ounce.Cesare Pavese 5.Anonymous Will. . . 460. ’Tis sweet to hear the watchdog’s honest bark Bay deep mouth of welcome as we draw near home.428 # Book of Quotations 4. .Tennyson For they have sown the wind. and she is fate. 3.Victor Hugo Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate. breathe and blow. Wind 1. 3. Wind of the western sea. .Goethe People do not lack strength. low. sweet and low. I hear the wind among the trees Playing celestial symphonies. .power is only the tensile strength of one’s own disposition. I see the branches downward bent.Thomas Mann The limit of man’s achievement is his will. 6.Longfellow : A Day of Summer Sweet and low.Byron 459. Like keys of some great instrument. 4. Wind of the western sea. Where there’s a will.

Baltasar Gracian 2. . Wise 1. Losers spend their lives thinking about what they’re going to do.P.Denis Waitley 2. . Herbert Leave something to wish for.The Bible 463.Eric Berne The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can. and I am. But God is just and sends the dust To blind the bad man’s eyes. . .A. ‘tis folly to be wise. I wish That life was like the movies are. .Book of Quotations # 429 4. Winner and loser 1. so as not to be miserable from very happiness.Proverb Where ignorance is bliss. Wish and wisher 1.Thomas Gray A wise son maketh a glad father. You never really cancel the fear of losing. You challenging it. .Arthur Ash Losers spend time explaining why they lost. it diminishes the fear a little bit. I wish I hadn’t broke that dish. concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done. The Devil sends the wicked wind To blow our skirts knee high. 3. you keep. I wish I was a movie. I wish a lot of things. Every time you win. . . . . No man is born Losers. 3. on the other hand. They rarely enjoy doing what they’re doing. 462. 2.Anonymous 461. I will. or what they can’t do.

What oft as thought. 4. but ne’er so well. Wit is the salt of conversation. 8. . 2. . 5. .C.Benjamin Franklin 464. . . . Wit 1.Mark Twain A witty woman is a treasure. . never spread it about like marmalade. he would double his troubles. 7. the less courage.Thomas Fuller Wit ought to be glorious treat. 4. like sharp knives. 6. It is well that we know not all our wishes. express’d. .George Meredith 3. do often cut their owner’s fingers. . .430 # Book of Quotations 3.La Rochefoucauld There is wisheful thinking in hell as well as on the earth. 5. not the food. and the most common among the educated. Lewis If a man could have half his wishes. a witty beauty is a power. .Arrowsmith The more wit.William Hazlitt Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their marriage were not perceived to have any relation.William Hazlitt True wit is nature to advantage dress’d. like caviare.Shakespeare : Twelfth Night Sharp wits.S.Noel Coward Wit is the rarest quality to be met with among people of education. . 9. .Pope Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

Woman would be more charming if one could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.Balzac I have always thought that every woman should marry. . .Disraeli A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy.Holmes It is God who makes woman beautiful. Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter in every six months. .G. and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes. 6. 4. One kind of happiness is to know exactly at what point to be miserable. . . 3.Victor Hugo The man who enters his wife’s dressing room is either a philosopher or a fool. Shaw 10. .Remy de Gourmont 8. 5. A man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing.Book of Quotations # 431 465.La Rochefoucauld 9.Frost 2. . Wit and humour 1. . In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular. . 7.Mark Twain Man has his will – but woman has her way. .Oscar Wilde 11.Oscar Wilde . Some material apparently. and no man. but one is vivid and can do damage – the other fools along and enjoys elaboration. it is the devil who makes her pretty. Wit an Humour – if any difference it is in duration of lightning and electric light. .B.

W. and most men. .O.O. Few women are dump enough to listen to reason. I expect that woman will be the last thing civilized by man. . There is not room for a pin to go. Women love the simpler things in life–men. A woman never forgets her sex.Cervantes 21. Holmes 13.Samuel Johnson 16. And whispering. . .J. .William Feather 17. . The only way to understand a woman is to love her and then it isn’t necessary to understand her.Mignon McLaughlin 15. .Socrates . Fineger 20. . Henry 18. take them seriously.Consented.432 # Book of Quotations 12.Sydney Harris 22.George Meredith 19. . Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little. If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone. . She would rather talk to a man than a angel. Most women like small children enjoy saying ‘no’.Byron 466. A little while she strove. and much repented. Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher. . they’d never marry. Wonder 1. like idiots. .Cervantes 14. and philosophy begins in wonder. “I will never consent . Between a woman’s ‘Yes’ and ‘No’. There is no load heavier than a light woman.

9. 7.Thomas Jefferson A word to the wise is sufficient. . God wove a web of loveliness Of clouds and stars and birds. But made not any thing at all So beautiful as words.New Testament : Matthew A torn jacket is soon mended. . 4. Words 1.W. 4. . wonder deepens. .W. .Rudyard Kipling By the words thou shalt be condemend.Terence 2.H. .Charles Moeghan 467. but hard words bruise the heart of a child. Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.Book of Quotations # 433 2. 3. .Thomas Carlyle Men love to wonder and that is the seed of our science. 5. Emerson As knowledge increases. . Wonder is the basis of worship. but their echoes are truly endless.Anna H. 8. Longfellow Kind words can be short and easy to speak. . .Mother Teresa Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all. . Branch Words are like leaves.Pope Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.R. 3. . 6.Winston Churchill The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. and where they most abound. .

. . . Men of few words are the best men. .Edmund Burke 12. Good words are worth much and cost little. My words fly up.Stuart Chase 17. . . like grasses. my thoughts remain below : Words without thoughts never arise to heaven go. . shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought. Quarrels ends.Proverb 19.George Herbert 15.Shakespeare 18. . .H. Beecher 20. But words can never harm me.Shakespeare : Hamlet 11. .W. Words are what hold society together.Mark Twain 21. Sticks and stones may break my bones.434 # Book of Quotations 10.Joseph Joubert 14. but words once spoken never die.African Proverb 16. . they do not make clear. The oldest. A very great part of the mischiefs that vex this world arise from words. Words fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. obscure everything. Words.Pythagoras 13. The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. All words are pegs to hang ideas on.Old English Rhym . .

Jerome 3. something done. . let him ask no other blessedness.Albert Einstein Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Has earned a night’s repose.Longfellow From each according to his abilities. 5. one is always unhappy in life. Work – work – work Till the eyes are heavy and dim. 8. . Work and workforce 1.Jerome K. 9. From discord find harmony. or broadswords. .Aristotle I like work : it fascinates me. whether it be to make baskets. .Karl Marx : The German Ideology Blessed is he who has found his work.Thomas Hood Each morning sees some task begun.Book of Quotations # 435 468.Ralph Waldo Emerson Einstein’s Three Rules of Work : 1. 2. Something attempted. 2. I love to keep it by me : the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart. 6. I can sit and look at it for hours. or status. . If one does not love work. 4. Each evening sees it close.The Mother Work – work – work Till the brain begins to swim. to each according to his need. 3. .Carlyle The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Out of clutter find simplicity. . or songs. . . 7. or canals. .

but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.Horace Walpole All the world’s a stage. . .David Grayson 11. . . World 1. .N. . Tagore Workforce : 12. . 3. give them enough time to play.Helen Keller 14. . And all the men and women merely players.Shakespeare : As you Like It 2. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes. We treat our people like royalty. The world is a beautiful book. 5.Mary Kay Ash 469. . and the square men have got into the round holes.Goldoni This world is like a board with holes in it. and round into the square. God respects me when I work. If you want creative workers. 4. . but of little use to him who cannot read it.436 # Book of Quotations 10.John Cleese 13. a tragedy to those who feel. .Bishop Berkeley Half the world does not know how the other half lives. but he loves me when I sing.Rabelais This world is a comedy to those who think. Happiness I have discovered is nearly always a rebound from hard work. they will honour and serve you. If you honour and serve the people who work for you.R.

I am going to my own hearth – stone. Emerson 11.bye. Changes.Thomas Hood 7.Walter Bagehot Bad writers are those who try to express their own feeble ideas in the language of good ones. . The shape of things. However you’re a man. their colours.C. 8. .Franklin The world! – it is a wilderness.R. The world is whatever is the case. surprises – and God made it all! . . . Lichtenberg. 2. And we but pilgrims passing to and fro. They simply write the things they think other folks think they think. . proud world! I’m going home. 9. . Browning The world is but a thoroughfare full of woe. Death is an end of every worldly sore.Ludwig Wittgenstein 470.Book of Quotations # 437 6. Bosomed in yon green hills alone – . 10. You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. . 3. .G. lights and shades.R.W. .Chaucer But in this world nothing is sure but death and taxes. Writers seldom write the things they think.Elbert Hubbard The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything. Writer and writing 1. Good. Where tears are hung on every tree.George Bernard Shaw 12. you’ve seen the world – The beauty and the wonder and the power.

Robert Benchley Writing : 12. and the schoolmasters of ever afterwards. E. but because they put what they have to say as if it had never been said before. .M. but couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous. .R. The pen is the tongue of the mind. Goethe The author who speaks about own looks is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children. The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. 7. . True ease in writing comes from art. It is also his most difficult task. Sheridan . the critics of the next. It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing.Pope 13.Disraeli 5. . You write with ease to show your breeding. As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance. 8. .Cervantes 11. . 10. Somerset Maugham An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation. But easy writing’s curst hard reading.W.F.B.438 # Book of Quotations 4. Scott Fitzerald The most original authors are not so because they advance what is new.Robertson Davies Creative writers are always greater than the cause that they represent. . 9. . not chance. 6.W.J. . Forster The trouble with our younger authors is that they are all in the sixties.

conference a ready man. . Biting my truant pen. .Sir Philip Sidney 15.H. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude. I can’t understand how anyone can write without rewriting everything over and over again.Winston Churchill 20. then it becomes a master.Francis Bacon 16. look in thy heart and write. you kill the monster and fling him to the public. and writing an exact man. Thoreau 18. If you wish to be a writer.B. it is a toy and an amusement. No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader’s intelligence.D. write. .Epictetus ✤✤✤ . Then it becomes a mistress. Whatever sentence will bear to be read twice. . …. . White 17. beating myself for spite : Fool! Said my Muse to me. Writing is an adventure. Reading maketh a full man. .Book of Quotations # 439 14.Leo Tolstoy 19. . To begin with. or whose attitude is patronizing.E. then it become a tyrant. we may be sure was thought twice.

If all the year were playing holidays. . Young 1.E. 472. ‘Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart away.Proverb When I was one . Ring happy bells. Yesterday 1. Ring out the false. . Emerson Ring out the old. 2.. To make up a year And a sphere.Shakespeare All sorts of things and weather Must be taken in together. Housman 3. ring in the true. 474. .. Year 1. . they have more generous sentiments in every respect. ring in the new.A.Samuel Johnson The glory of young men is their strength. 3. . Be gentle with the young. To sport would be as tedious as to work. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Youth 1. .Tennyson 2.R. across the snow : The year is going. .Juvenal Young men have more virtue than old men. .Shakespeare : Macbeth 473. . let him go.440 # Book of Quotations Y 471.and – twenty I heard a wise man say.W.

has a brilliance of its own. so wise we grow : Our wiser sons.Longfellow Ah! Happy years! Once more who would not be a boy! .Pope Youth is looking for new answer – so thy can question them. 3. And youth comes to us wanting to know what we may propose to do about a society that hurts so many of them. 9. 14.W. 6. . and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth. even in its sorrows. 11. .Scottish Proverb Flaming youth has become flaming question. 12. the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. 10. in thy youth.A. . Roosevelt . Have pity – and remember How soon thy roses die. 13.Old Testament O youth with song and laughter. To be young is to be one of the immortal gods.Lord Byron How beautiful is youth! how bright it With its illusions. O young man. . . no doubt will think us so. .Franklin D. Go not so lightly by. Rejoice.Byron Youth comes but once in a lifetime. . 5.Walt Kelly Live as long as you may. . for age will rule itself. . dreams … . 4.Longfellow There is a feeling of eternity in youth.Southey The days of our youth are the days of our glory.Benjamine Disraeli Youth. aspirations. . 7.Book of Quotations # 441 2. . 8. Peach We think our fathers fools.Victor Hugo Rule youth well.

. It is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing. 5.M.442 # Book of Quotations Z 475. . Thompson 2.E.Thomas Fuller Zeal is very blind. 7. 4. mercy and goodness. 3. Lightwer Zeal without tolerance is fanaticism. when it encroaches upon the rights of others. .R.Galations IV Zeal is fit only for wise men. but is mostly found in fools. Zeal 1. . . 6.Quesnel Blind zeal can only do harm. . .Thomas Fuller Zeal without knowledge is fire without light. ✤✤✤ .Proverb All true zeal for God is zeal also for love. or badly regulated.G.

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