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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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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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 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ .
Laziness / 203 Leader and leadership / 203 Learning / 84 Leisure / 205 Lending / 206 Liar / 207 Liberty / 207 Library / 209 Lie. Laughter / 198 Law / 201 Lawyer / 202 Lazy. 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 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ .xii K Kind (ness) / King / Kiss / Knowledge / 187 188 189 191 L Labour / 196 Language / 197 Laugh. lying / 209 Life / 211 Light / 216 Listening / 217 Literature / 218 Little / 219 Loneliness / 119 Loquacity / 219 Love / 219 Luck / 224 Mercy / Merit / Might / Milton.
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. Politician / 309 Population / 311 Positive / 311 Poverty / 312 Power. 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. Philosopher / 302 Please / 304 Pleasure / 304 Poem / 305 Poet / 306 Poetry / 307 Politeness / 308 Politics. Puritan / 333 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Q Quality / Quarrel / Question And Answer / Quotation / 335 335 336 336 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ R Rain and rainbow / 338 Reading / 339 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ .
Confidence / 368 Self .Reproach / 373 Self .Praise / 372 Self .Control / 368 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 .Concept / 368 Self .Actualization / Self .Satisfaction / 374 Senses / 374 Service / 375 Sex / 375 Shakespeare / 376 Shame / 122 Shelley.Awareness / 360 121 360 243 360 361 362 362 362 364 364 365 366 367 367 .Improvement / 370 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.Reliance / 372 Self.Sacrifice / 374 Self .Knowledge / 370 Self .Respect / 374 Self .Esteem / 369 Self .Love / 371 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.
. 6. .Cicero The man who can speak acceptable is usually given credit for ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses. 7. we learn the limits of our abilities. while others judge us by what we have already done. but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. . .Francis Bacon Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. . . Ability. 8. 4.Napoleon Bonaparte We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing. but it takes character to keep you there.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. . . Intelligence and Talent (A) Ability : 1. 9. .Mahatma Gandhi It is a fine thing to have ability.Book of Quotations # 01 A 1. 2.John Wooden 3.Elbert Hubbard Ability may get you to the top.James Froude Natural abilities are like natural plants that need pruning by study. Ability is of little account without opportunity.Longfellow As we advance in life. 5. .
Joseph Whitney 15. Intelligence is a quickness to apprehend as a distinct from ability.Samuel Johnson (B) Intelligence : 11. If an animal does something. .02 # Book of Quotations 10. This intelligence.Alfred North Whitehead 13.testing business reminds me the way they used to weigh hogs in Texas. . The intelligence is proved not by ease of learning but by understanding what we learn. 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. and somehow tie the hog on one end of the plank. . The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt. . Every child ought to be more intelligent than his parent. and who arrives at an end by the shortest route. .Clarence Darrow . .Bertrand Russell 17. An intelligent man never snubs anybody. . Then they guess the weight of the stone. if we do the same thing for the same reason. we call it intelligence. put it over a cross-bar.Frederic Amiel 16. What is an intelligent man ? A man who enters with case and completeness into the spirit of things and the intention of persons.Vauvenargues 18.John Dewey 14. which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended. A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything. . They would get a long plank. . we call it instinct.Willy Cuppy 12.
. That on talent which is death to hide.Benjamin Franklin 25. Work 23. he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it.Thomas Wolfe 26. but in the failure to use the one talent. .Goethe 21. If I cannot carry forests on my back.Emerson 20.William Hazlitt 22. If a man has talent and cannot use it. .Sir Joshna Reynolds 27. he has failed. and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever knew.Milton : Sonnet : On His Blindness . . Talent is developed in retirement : character is formed in the rush of the world. If you have but moderate abilities.Book of Quotations # 03 (C) Talent : 19. If he has talent and uses half of it.Holmes 28. Talents differ. Hide not your talents. . If you have great talents. . he has gloriously succeeded. Neither can you crack a nut.Erica Jong 24. Everyone has talent. all is well and wisely put. What’s a sundial in the shade? . What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. . . The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. industry will supply their deficiency. industry will improve them. Men of talent are men for occasions. The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent. They for use were made.Edgar W. .
H. Bayly Absence from whom we love is worse than death. 3. .Phillippe Destouches Absent in body. but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. .Helen Keller . Lawrence We cannot change anything until we accept it.04 # Book of Quotations 2.Brian Tracy 2. 2. They belong to us. 6. the tenderest love requires to be renewed by intervals of absence. . . 3. Accomplishment and Achievement 1. . 3. .Ouida The absent are always in the wrong. . . we must accept them and be at peace with them.William James It is no good casting out devils. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.Samuel Johnson The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity. I long to accomplish a great and noble task. 4. . 4.Old Testament 4.William Cowper The joy of life is variety. Acceptance 1.D.Carl Gustav Jung The greatest gift that yow can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.Thomas H. . Absent 1. 5. . Absence. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. but present in spirit.
.English Proverb The actions of men are like the index to a book.Bhagawad Gita Let not the fruits of action be the motive of your actions. Kennedy 3. 6. . they point out what is most remarkable in them.Rajneesh You should not measure your success by what you have accomplished. 4.Isa Upanishad 3. but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. Action and deeds 1. . .Book of Quotations # 05 2. prepare prayerfully. otherwise you might be disappointed and leave the path of right action. You must be able to attach something to yourself that you can claim as mine: my achievement. . . Through Achievement the ego is fulfilled. . with action overcomes death and with knowledge reaches immortality. . .Robert F. . so you must achieve something. 5. pursue persistently. 2. proceed positively.William Arthur Ward Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.Thomas Fuller Nobody can become perfect by merely ceasing to act. 4. Actions speak louder than words.Swami Dayanand He who knows both action and knowledge. 5.Cliare Staples Lewis Four steps to achievement: plan purposefully. . 5.Rig Veda Unrighteous deeds gradually undermine the very foundations of happiness.
Right action cannot come out of nothing. it must be preceded by thought.Tennyson : The Charge of the Light Brigade 13. the more busy we are. Toynbee 10. which does not go into action.Chinese Proverb . It is the last recourse of those who know not how to dream. . . Theirs but to do and die. that’s how I get to do them. .Emerson 11. . The basis of action is lack of imagination. Theirs not to reason why. is a failure. Lowell 15. the more we can do. 9.06 # Book of Quotations 7.Hazlitt 14 Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. . I am always doing things I can’t do. Theirs not to make reply. Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance. .J.R. . I hear and I forget.Thomas Henry Huxley Do what you can with what yow have where you are. An action is the perfection and publication of thought. . but action.Thomas Carlyle 18. 8. . The more we do.Pablo Picasso 12. but to do what lies clearly at hand. . the more leisure we have. . I do and I understand. The great end of life is not knowledge.Arnold J.Oscar Wilde 16.Jawaharlal Nehru 17. .Theodore Roosevelt A life. I see and I remember.
as much as we determine our deeds.W. . feels the noblest. Deeds are better.Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice 23. 3. He most lives who thinks most.Pascal 24. but the environment is constantly changing. than the hell of thinking and doubting. Adaptability 1. however cruel they may be. so perfection can never be more than transitory. The whole worth of a kind deed lies in the love that inspires it.George Eliot 20.Philip James Bailey 21. not figures on a dial. Somerset Maugham The undisciplined mind is far better adapted to the confused world in which we live today than the streamlined mind. in persuasion of divine ordained duties. Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed. in thoughts. . Our deeds determine us. . A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself the vessel that contains it.Chinese Prones Perfection seems to be nothing more than a complete adaptation to the environment. We should count time by heart throbs. . would one desire to live a hundred years.James Thurber 2. not years. . .Rig Veda 22. acts the best.Ravindra Nath Tagore 6.Book of Quotations # 07 Deeds : 19. .The Talmud 25. . We live in deeds. . Only for performing noble deeds. . How for that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. .
3.Francis Bacon Adversities strengthen the mind as labour does the body.T.Mahatma Gandhi 7. remember.Billy Graham Sweet are the uses of adversity. . . ugly and venomous.Addison : The Spectator To love is to admire with the heart. You mustn’t expect to have everything exactly to your taste.Washington Irving 4.08 # Book of Quotations 4. . 8. . excessive penance and blind adherence to truth lead to adversity. 6. . Adversity introduces a man to himself. . it’s the rubbing that brings out the shine. . . . 7. Which.Disraeli Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has. Wears yet a precious jewel in his head. 2. Admiration 1. like the toad. . 5.Anonymous There is no education like adversity. 8.Shakespeare: As yow like it He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. . Adversity and Prosperity (A) Adversity : 1. Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object. Gantier 2.Sukra Neeti When things get rough.Seneca Excessive charity. to admire is to love with the mind. .
. seeming clear. W. . If you can’t stand the heat. But seas do laugh.Francis Bacon 19.Anonymous . . Search for the seed of good in every adversity. When business is good it pays to advertise.Book of Quotations # 09 9. Truman 10. . Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.Shakespeare 12. .Og Mandino (B) Prosperity : 11. .La Rochefoucauld 16. In prosperity let us take great care to avoid pride. adversity tries them. Goethe 14.Harry S. .Euripides 15. when business is bad you’ve got to advertise. . In human life there is nothing which prospers to the end.La Rochefoucauld 18. . but adversity doth best discover virtue.Syrus 17. . get out of the kitchen. A jest’s prosperity lies in the ear. . scorn and arrogance. when rocks are near. Advertising 1.J. show white.Anonymous 9.John Webster 13. Prosperity makes friends. Prosperity doth bewitch men. Greater virtues are necessary in bearing good fortune than bad. Prosperity doth best discover vice. We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. .
. .Erica Jong If you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice.Sinclair Lewis It used to be that a fellow went on the police force after everything else failed. . 5. Advice is seldom welcome. 5. 6.Fred Allen Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods. Promise. .Earl of Chesterfield Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. 3. 7. the supply always exceeds the demand. 10. . you don’t need advice.Kin Hubbard You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements. is the soul of an advertisement. .Samuel Johnson Advertising is 85 per cant confusion and 15 per cent commission.Aldous Huxley 4.Josh Billings 2.Norman Douglas : South Wind The advertisement is one of the most interesting and difficult of modern literary forms. and those who want it the most always like it the least. large promise. Advice 1. . . 3. .Lord Halifax Advice is a drug in the market.Roger Devlin If a man loves to give advice. it is a sure sign that he himself wants it. 4. . . particularly if the goods are worthless.10 # Book of Quotations 2. . but today he goes in the advertising game.
Jawaharlal Nehru 16. Never give advice unless asked. do the job yourself. Advice is like snow. It is never of any use to oneself. Chesterton 14. . and then going away and doing the exact opposite. 7. . take each man’s censure. but reserve thy judgement. The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. but few thy voice. . . . the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.Shakespeare 15. Do it and others will follow. Write down the advice of him who loves you.K.Emerson .Ancient Proverb 13. . I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice.Book of Quotations # 11 6. . and you’re sure to be wise. Take it from me.Thomas Moore The worst men often give the best advice. though you like it not at present. and whatever she advises. Age and ageing 1. the softer it falls. Give help rather than advice.Vauvenargues 11. Baily We give advice. do not advise too much.G.Oscar wilde 11. but we do not inspire conduct. . We do not count a man’s years. do the very reverse. . Give every man thine ear. . . 8. until he has nothing else to count. .La Rochefoucauld 10.Phillip J. 9.German Proverb 12.Samuel Taylor Coleridge Ask a woman’s advice.
Youth is the time of getting.Aristophanes 3. As a white candle in a holy place.Edward Young 9. It pays.Shakespeare 11. . after she is thirty-five.Joseph Campbell : The Old Woman 13. and old authors to read. The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. .Old Testament 12.12 # Book of Quotations 2. The last of life for which the first was made. . .Francis Bacon . A man is as old as he’s feeling. 8. . A fool at forty is a fool indeed. but woman has only one age. Browning Old men are children for a second time. old wine to drink. the next thirty supply the commentary on it. .Mortimer Collins 10. 5. . A woman as old as she looks. . So is the beauty of an aged face. in old age the years are short and the days are long. 6.Schopenhauer In youth the days are short and the years are long. . 7. 4. . Your young men shall see visions. middle age of improving. . and old age of spending.Panin Grow up as soon as you can. Your old man shall dream dreams. old friends to trust.Hervey Allen Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. Man has seven ages. Old wood best to burn.R.Anne Bradstreet The first forty years of life give us the text. .
she needs good looks.George Burns 19. hours quickly.five. Forty is the old age of youth. . Jr. I have lived long enough. From eighteen to thirty-five. the yellow leaf.Malcolm De Chazal 17.Sophie Tucker 20.Abraham Lincoln . A woman. To grow older is a new venture in itself.Martin Luther King. . And in the end. would tell one anything. 3 22. The quality.five on. she needs a good personality. You only have to remember it. . It’s the life in your years.Oscar Wilde 23. By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. From fifty. Goethe 16. From thirty. From birth to age eighteen. . my way of life Is fall’n into the sear.Shakespeare : Macbeth V. . it’s not the years in your life that count. . One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. childhood chews hours and swallows minutes. Old age lives minutes slowly. not the longevity.Victor Hugo 15. . of one’s life is what is important. 24.W.aged suspect everything. the middle.Bob Hope 18. who would tell one that.Oscar Wilde 21. .J. the young know everything. . . she needs good cash. a girl needs good parents. Middle age is when you still believe you’ll feel better in the morning.Book of Quotations # 13 14. fifty is the youth of old age. . The old believe everything.five to fifty.
step by step. and your feet on the ground. . 10. All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.Vauvenargues 12.N. . I climbed and.Rev. . by which sin the angels fell. O Lord.Joseph Conrad : A Personal Record Peace begins where ambition ends. and after that to enjoy it. Edmund Young I had Ambition. 8.Theodore Roosevelt . .Robert Louis Stevenson There are two things to aim at in life : first to get what you want. An aim in life is the only fortune worth. Keep your eyes on the stars. .Henry G. .R. Weaver What is to be ended must be ended in this life. 9.14 # Book of Quotations 12. from youth onwards. (B) Ambition : 5.Logan Pearsall Smith One who thinks in terms of silver. 7. Tagore 3. cannot act in terms of gold. .H. . and reigns alone. 4. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. 2.W. . . . Ascended into Hell. Keen ambition banishes pleasure. Aim and Ambition (A) Aim : 1.John Milton : Paradise Lost If you wish to reach the highest. begin at the lowest. Davies : Ambition Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.Syrus 6.
but not a human being. . .G. 4. .N. . All that glitters is not gold. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. Tagore One may smile and smile and be a villian. .Bible : St.Machiavelli You may judge a flower or a butterfly by its looks. 7. but few have the gift of penetration.Aesop 5. .R.Anonymous Judge not according to the appearance. .Anonymous It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances.Book of Quotations # 15 11.Chesterfield Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. 3. . . 3.William Blake 13. Angel 1. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers. and not to the outward appearance. 8. for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 6. All men have eyes.Shakespeare: Hamlet In heaven an angel is nobody in particular. . And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! .Oscar wilde We should look to the mind. .B.New Testament: Hebrews 2. . John Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold. Shaw 14. Appearance 1. 2.
to utter.Lao Tzu Give the liberty to know. . and to argue freely according to conscience. . Disagreement and Compromise (A) Argument : 1. but our own is worth a hundred of it.Voltaire Flattery is from the teeth out.16 # Book of Quotations 15. 4. 2. . As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation. . 16.Dale Carnegie 2.John Milton 3. argument an exchange of ignorance. 4.Robert Quillen A good man does not argue. . .Jonathan Swift Discussion is an exchange of knowledge. Appreciation and Approval (A) Appreciation : 1. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out.Wayne Dyer We can secure other people’s approval if we do right and try hard. and no way has been found out of securing that. . By appreciation we make excellence in others our own property. Argument is the worst sort of conversation. .Hans Selye People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.Mark Twain 5. . He who argues is not a good man. Argument. . above all liberties. (B) Approval : 3.
Golda Meir . 10.Elbert Hubbard 15. but we can only persuade them by their own. . There is no greater nuisance in a country than an argumentative person.K. . 9.Richard Whately 6. Chesterton (B) Disagreement : 13. He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. . 7.Mahatma Gandhi (C) Compromise: 14.Book of Quotations # 17 5. 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.Rabindranath Tagore There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. . 8. .J. It is the weak man who urges compromise.Edward Gibbon Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause. .Victor Hugo Never argue at the dinner table.G. . We may convince other by our argument. Either you be or you don’t be. for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.R.Joseph Joubert 12. . . Lowell I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect. never the strong men. . The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion. .Michel de Montaigne 11.
keep me still unsatisfied. From compromise and things half done. 4. 8. 3. . . . thus your art must be. as far as it is able.18 # Book of Quotations 16.Ravindranath Tagore 7.Oscar Wilde Art is the tree of life. . Science is the tree of death. Art. . god’s grandchild.Jean Cocteau Fine art is that in which the hand. And when at last the fight is won. follows nature.Jawaharlal Nehru Abstract truth may belong to science and metaphysics.Jehn Ruskin Art is not a handicraft. 6. All great alterations in human affairs are produced by compromise. as it were.Jean Paul Richter Art is long and time is fleeting. . 5.William Blake.Sydney Smith 17. .Louis Untermeyer : Prayer 17.Longfellow Art is a marriage of the conscious and unconscious. . God. . . it is the transmission of feelings. Keep me with stern and stubborn pride. the head and the heart of man go together. as a pupil imitates his master. the artist has experienced. . Art and artist 1. The secret of life is an art.Leo Tolstoy Art is a faithful mirror of life and civilization of a period. 9. 10. .Dante . Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life. but the world of reality belongs to Art. 2.
Art is the reproduction of what the senses perceive in through the veil of the soul. Browning 2. God made the world as an artist and that is why the world must learn from its artists. . You can not demonstrate an ambition or prove an aspiration. but as he is. Aspiration 1. 19.Hans Selye Attitude is more important than the past. .Edgar Allan Poe 12.Patricia Neal Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. . therefore he is her slave and her master. giftedness.R. . than education. Great artists have no country.Ravindranath Tagore 18. . or skill. . . It is more important than appearance. than circumstances. .Charles Swindoll 2.Jhon Viscount Morley The scene changes but the aspirations of men of goodwill persist. than what people do or say. .Alfred De Musset 15.Book of Quotations # 19 11. than money. The artist does not see things as they are. 3. . . . Attitude 1. comforts me.Alfred Tonnelle 14. And was not. A strong positive mental altitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.Vannevar Bush What I aspired to be. 3.George Bernard Shaw 13. The artist is a lover of nature.
isn’t it? . but we can control the atmosphere of our minds. ✤✤✤ . Avarice 1. we try to choose and control things we cannot.20 # Book of Quotations 4. To understand what you see is a third. Too often. by changing the inner attitudes of their minds. you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.Brian Tracy 7.John W.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.William James 5. But to act on what you learn is all that really matters. Learn the art of being aware. . to observe and to know. 20. 2. can change the outer aspects of their lives. . Gardner 2.Joaquin Miller To look is one thing. our success depends upon our power to perceive.Samuel Johnson 21. To learn from what you understand is still something else. .Earl Nightingale 6. and in that. We cannot control the negative atmosphere of the world. Too seldom we choose to control what we can–our attitude. . . Human beings. . Awareness 1.John C. Poverty wants much. To see what you look at is another. We cannot control life’s difficult moments but we can choose to make life less difficult. . Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us. but avarice everything. Maxwell You can control your attitude toward what happens to you.
Beauty 1.Anonymous A bachelor’s life is a splendid breakfast. . . 3. . must not be hoarded. . 4. For all beauty is truth. and the good thereof Consists in mutual and partaken bliss. 3. But must be current..Lord Shaftesbury 2. 5. a tolerably flat dinner and a most miserable supper. . Bachelor 1. Mencken By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation. .John Keats Beauty is Nature’s Coin.Helen Rowland A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women. .L. A bachelor is souvenir of some woman who found a better one at the last minute..Helen Rowland 2. .Book of Quotations # 21 B 22.Oscar Wilde A bachelor feels terrible when sees many young girls in a time so little.Anonymous A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever. 6. 23. it will never Pass into nothingness.John Milton The most natural beauty in the world is honesty and moral truth. . and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.H. A thing of beauty is a joy for ever : Its loveliness increases. .
bereaking beauty Will remain when there is no heart to break for it. . . . The beauty of things was born before eyes and sufficient to itself. . “Beauty is truth. .The Mother 8.Mere 13.R.John Keats 5.Robinson Jeffers 10. and each mind perceives a different beauty. Browning . . then beauty is its own excuse for being. . .” . . .Thomas Campbell 9. a simile is its sword. Beauty is the first present Nature gives to women.22 # Book of Quotations 4. Beauty is power. Beauty is the homage which Nature renders to the Supreme Master of the universe. and all ye need to know. Beauty in things exists merely in the mind. the heart . You get about the best thing God invents. truth beauty. . .Confucious 15.David Hume 6. Beauty’s tears are lovelier than her smiles. the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. Beauty.Jane Seymour 12.Emerson 16. If you get simple beauty and naught else.Ambrose Bierce 11. Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. which contemplates them. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.that is all Ye know an earth. and the first it takes away. Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character. .Khalil Gibran 7. If eyes were made for seeing.Charles Reade 14.
Shelley 25. but that which is good is always beautiful. for example. Gandhi 21. . .Helen Keller 20. her beauty made The bright world dim.M. . . The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.Book of Quotations # 23 17.. and every thing beside Seemed like the fleeting image of a shade. peacocks and lilies.. Is she kind as she is fair? For beauty lives with kindness. They must be felt with the heart.Shakespeare 19. True beauty consists in purity of heart.Fronz Kafka 26. That which is striking and beautiful is not always good. and I will answer for the days that follow. . 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. Give me but one brief day of perfect beauty.Sappho 18.Ninon De L’ englos 24.K. . . .John Ruskin .Ravindranath Tagore 22.Pascal 23. . Remember that the most beantiful things in the world are the most useless. . What is beautiful is good and who is good will soon be beautiful. .
dear me. . 3. you most assuredly won’t. . You have to belive in yourself. Augustine 8. Benevolence 1. 5. . you probably can. Emerson Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear. We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know.Charlie Chaplin 25. It you believe.Dinah Mulock Craik If you believe you can.W. Seek not to understand that you may believe. . A man bears belief.24 # Book of Quotations 24.Bhagwad Gita We are born believing.Mencius .Samuel Johnson 9. For. Even when I was in the orphanage. 6. .Francis Bacon 2. Merely because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough. for so it goes. Benevolence is the tranquil habitation of man and righteousness is his straight path. Belief 1. 4. . . . I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world. . as a tree bears apples.St. you won’t.Robert Frost : The Black Cottage Man is made by his belief.Tertullian 10. As he believes. why abandon a belief. 7. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad. . but believe that you may understand. . and not a doubt It will turn true again. because they have never deceived us.Denis Waitley Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.R. I believe because it is impossible. so he is.
Emerson 3. . and naked shall I return thither.William Blake Birds of a feather will gather together. 2.Marcus Aurelius Naked came I out of my mother’s womb. . 28.Cervantes Biography is the most universally pleasant and profitable of all reading. Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself. 27. . . .W. . Birth 1. Birds 1. One bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.Bhagvad Gita Birth. nothing but biography for that is life without theory.Thomas Carlyle Read no history.George Meredith Doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.R. 26. . 3. is a secret of Nature.Book of Quotations # 25 2. . Therefore grieve not over that which is unavoidable.Disraeli There is properly no history.George Herbert 2. Biography 1. . and for the dead birth is certain. And we’dbe as happy as birds in the spring. . 3. but only biography.Old Testament 2. .Robert Burton. and drink and sing. like death. 3. For that which is born death is certain. . Then the Parson might preach.
New Testament : Matthew I had most need to blessing. . . 5. Blessed is he that eometh in the name of the Lord.Thomas Fuller It was a dream of perfect bliss.Alexander Pope For frantic boast and foolish word Thy mercy on Thy People. Bliss 1. In the country of the blind the one . . .Lao Tze 3. Blind 1. 31. And if the blind leads the blind.Wordsworth There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.Rudyard Kipling He who prides himself upon wealth and honour hastens his own downfall.eyed man is king. 32. 2.26 # Book of Quotations 4. Boast 1. Lord ! . .H.T. . Bayly It is folly to be wise where ignorance is a bliss. . Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. 2. . and “Amen’’ Stuck in my throat. .Erasmus They be blind leaders of the blind. both shall fall into the ditch. 2. Tap beautiful to last. Blessing 1.George Santayana 29. 2.New Testament : Matthew A blind man will not thank you for a looking glass. .Shakespeare : Macbeth 30. .
Dryden 3. the human body is sacred. O earth.Francis Bacon : The Advancement of Learning No knowledge can be more satisfactory to a man than that of his own frame. .Louis D. we must let our minds be bold. Bold (ness) 1. 4.Lin Yutang Every particle of human body is a symbol of universal existence. Where’er we roam. . their functions and actions. its parts. What ! alive. . Body 1.Oliver Goldsmith Where boasting ends. . . A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul.Reg Veda The body is like a tortoise that lies inactive in the pit of longings without making an effort for release. there dignity begins. 2. at home. 6. Brandeis Fortune befriends the bold. . . Edward Young 4.Book of Quotations # 27 3.Shri Ram 2. 5. 34. 33. . .Rev.Walt Whitman Any good practical philosophy must star out with the recognition of our having body. a sick body is a prison. His first.Shelley If we would guide by the light of reason.Jefferson If anything is scared. Such is the patriot’s boast. . 3. best country ever is. . and so bold. .
3. That is all. . but his books were read.Martin Tupper A book that furnishes no quotation is. the same today and for ever.Hilaire Belloc : On His Book A good book is the precious life .Oscar Wilde A good book is the best of friends. no book .Shakespeare : Macbeth By boldness great fears are cancealed. I hope it may be said : “His sins were scarlet. . and some few to be chewed and digested. . . Mc Carthy 35. Who dares do more is none. me judic.J.L. 7. .Livy All the known world. Books and Diaries 1. 6. . 4.John Milton There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. .blood of a master spirit. 9. excepting only savage nations. others to be swallowed. 2. 5. . Books are well written or badly written. 5.Horace I dare do all that may become a man. 8.Samuel Johnson A book is a success when people who haven’t read it pretend they have. .28 # Book of Quotations 4. 6.it is a plaything.Francis Bacon When I am dead. . . is governed by books. To have begun is half the job.T. . be bold and be sensible.Lucan In desperate matters the boldest counsels are the safest.Voltaire Some books are to be tasted. . Peacock Books without the knowledge of life are useless. 7. .
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. .Book of Quotations # 29 10.Benjamin Franklin . .Anatole France Diaries : 18. It’s the good girls who keep the diaries. It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young.H.Henry Ward Beecher 17. I am reading. When I am not walking.Thomas Carlyle 16.Cicero 12.J. . that never fail me. a party. My books are friends. .Thomas De Quincy 11. The only books I have in my library are those that other folks have lent me. All books are divisible into two classes. . . and the books of all time. 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. a counselor.Pablo Picasso 19. a multitude of counselors. Borrowing 1. Books think for me. . the books of the hour. an orchard.Charles Lamb 13.John Ruskin 14. Leigh Hunt 15. A book is a garden.Tallulah Bankhead 36. I love to lose myself in other men’s minds. and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old. the bad girls never have the time. for no one ever returns them. a company by the way. . . I cannot sit and think. Never lend books. He that goes on borrowing goes on sorrowing . . a storehouse. A room without books is a body without a soul.
Since brevity is the soul of wit.. The crest and crowning of all good. Brevity 1. Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing. the fewer words he takes to express them...... And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.. Life’s final star. ..... .. 39.. Brotherhood 1.Bruce Barton 2... 3. .. ....Ray The more ideas a man has. .. . 2..Shakespeare : Hamlet 37....La Rochefoucauld Physical bravery is an animal instinct......... they talk to save it. .. Wise men do not talk to kill time. In the brave days of old....Macaulay 2. . ..Edwin Markham The Romans were like brothers.Henrik Ibsen Neither borrower nor a lender be : For loan oft losses both itself and friend. 3. I will be brief. moral bravery is a much higher and truer courage.Wendell Phillips 3.... 38. .Samuel Johnson True bravely is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.30 # Book of Quotations 2.Shakespeare : Hamlet Few words are best... is Brotherhood. ... Bravery 1. . Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.
. 3. unless business needs government aid.Book of Quotations # 31 3. Hughes 40.Will Rogers 2. . 10. . Abbott Business has only two basic functions . 8. .Woodrow Wilson Business without profit is not business any more than a pickle is a candy. 5.marketing and innovations. Business 1.Izaak Walton Business is other people’s money. To have love of humanity without mere sentimentality. 7.Elbert Hubbard Business should be like religion and science.that is.Madame De Girardin Business is like oil. . . not taking things so seriously.J. 4. That which is everybody’s business is nobody’s business. it should know neither love nor hate. .Peter Drucker The business of government is to keep the government out of business . .Theodore Roosevelt ✤✤✤ . 9. We demand that big business give people a square deal. .Charles F.Samuel Butler Every great man of business has got somewhere a touch of the idealist in him.Charles E. . 6. Graham The art of winning in business is in working hard. . It won’t mix with anything but business.
And the night shall be filled with music. that infest the day. .Victor Hugo Drink nothing without seeing it. Capital. And the cares. .Voltaire To carry care to bed. 42. Chance 1. Shall fold their tents. 44. And as silently steal away. oppresses the worker by undermining the small proprietor and creating an army of the unemployed. Capitalism 1. . .Haliburton 2.Abraham Lincoln 2.Anatole France . . 2. 3. . created by labour of the worker. Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when He did not want to sign. 43.Longfellow : The Day is Done Providence has given us hope and sleep is a compensation for the many cares of life. Caution 1.Nikolai Lenin Capital is only the fruit of labour. and could never have existed if labour had not first existed.32 # Book of Quotations C 41. . . like the Arabs. sign nothing without reading it.Confucius 3. . is to sleep with a pack on your back.Spanish Proverb The cautious seldom err. Caution is the eldest child of wisdom. Care 1.
Change 1.La Rochefoucauld No fact in human nature is more characteristic than its willingness to live on a chance. And among that billion minus one Might have chanced to be Shakespeare. .Book of Quotations # 33 2. another Newton. 5. nothing can exist without a cause. . . . 3.Hal Stabbins 2. a new Doone – But the One was Me. Never lose a chance it doesn’t come every day. we change. We don’t think of what usually happens and what is also a happy solution : things do not change. . But you can channel them your way. 5.Tennyson Things do not change. The old order changeth. . . the next wish is to change again.Marcel Proust You can’t change people. Voltaire 3. yielding place to new And God fulfils himself in many ways.Thoreau The change itself is nothing when we have made it. 4. 6. . 45.George Bernard Shaw Chance is a word void of sense.M. by and by our wishes change. Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.Samuel Johnson We believe we can change things according to our wishes because that’s the only happy solution we can see.F.Aldous Huxley Chance makes us known to others and to ourselves. 4. . . .William James What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do.
. there would have been little of history to write. The wheel of change moves on. Change yourself if you wish to change the world.B.Mary Kay Ash 2.Mahatma Gandhi 8. There are many things in this world we would like to change. .Indira Gandhi 13.Goethe 12. . Progress is a nice word. We must always change.34 # Book of Quotations 6.Rabindranath Tagore 9. And if there had been no changes in the past. But change is its motivator and change has its enemies. .Travis White I am looking for a lot of men with infinite capacity for not knowing what cannot be done. . 3. but we can not shape the world to our will.Henry Ford Don’t limit yourself.G. What is history indeed but a record of change. . Progress is impossible without change. rejuvenate ourselves.Jawahar Lal Nehru 7. You can go as far as your mind lets you. Dreams can often become challenging but challenges are what we live for. Everything changes continually. . renew. Kennedy 10. Challenge 1.The Mother 46. Change is inevitable. and who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. . . . . and those who were down go up and those who were up go down. . Shaw 11. but it is in us to control its content and direction.Robert F. otherwise we harden.
. . 6. Chaos and Order (A) Chaos : 1.Confucius 8. Character and Personality (A) Character : 1. . Order is Heaven’s first law. they are matters of education. 7. . to put the family in order. And the earth was without form and void.Book of Quotations # 35 47. and like most great things. we must first set our hearts right. we must put the family in order. when order breeds habit. 48. . Sheen . we must cultivate our personal life. 5. Moody Character is not in the mind.George Santayana Chaos often breeds life.Alexander Pope A place for everything and everything in its place.Henry Brooks Adams 2. you must cultivate a taste for them. (B) Order : 4. It is in the will. 2.Samuel Smiles Beauty from order springs . . and to cultivate our personal life. 3. .Old Testament Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.Benjamin Disraeli To put the nation in order. .William King Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct. . and darkness was upon the face of the deep.Dwight L.Fulton J. Character is what you are in the dark.
Montaigne 11. not to compose books. Boardman 12.Alphonse Karr Fame is what you have taken. It is our duty to compose our character. are triumph and defeat. that which he has. and to win not battles and provinces. 6. Character is a diamond which scratches every other stone.36 # Book of Quotations 3.product. . Then you begin to live. the tree is the real thing.Bayard Taylor Not in the clamour of the crowded street. . . 4.Longfellow : The Poets 5. But in ourselves. It exercises a greater power than wealth and secures all the honour without the jealousies of fame. .Samuel Smiles .Barfoe Character is a by . . Sow an act and you reap a habit. 9. Character’s what you give. . Sow a character and you reap a destiny. 8.G. . and that which he thinks he has. 7. When to this truth you waken. 10. The crown and glory of life is character. . but order and tranquility for our conduct of life. . it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty. Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng.Abraham Lincoln Every man has three characters– that which he exhibits. The shadow is what we think of it. . Sow a habit and you reap a character.Eleanor Roosevelt Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.Woodrow Wilson Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death. It is noblest possession of man.
Character. A man of character will make himself worthy of position he is given.Helen Keller 15.Winston Churchill 20. . but the deterioration of character goes on with compound interest.J. The loans that we take from foreign countries carry simple interest.Herbert Spencer 21. 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. character is formed in the stormy billows of the world. .Rabindranath Tagore . Rajgopalachari 19.John Wooden 14.Goethe 16.C. . . . not trade. not brain.Mahatma Gandhi 23. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. will count at the crucial moment. ambition inspired.Mahatma Gandhi 17. Education for its object that is formation of charactrer. . Haliburton 18. character.Thomas C. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. There is no substitute for beauty of mind and strength of character. . and success achieved. not technicalities. . . Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened.Book of Quotations # 37 13. The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people rather than the form of its government. . Talent is nurtured in solitude. Allen 22. . The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom.
Thomas’s ideal John. Character must be kept bright as well as clean. When character is lost. . . .Jawaharlal Nehru 25. nor John’s John. never the real one.Emerson 30. In men whom men condemn as ill I find so much of goodness still. John’s ideal John. Personality is to man what perfume is to a flower. and often very unlike him. never the real John. Truthfulness is a corner stone of character and if it is not firmly laid in youth. does character develop? . indeed.O.W.Charles M. I am the owner of the sphere. . When health is lost.Jackson Davis 26. Of the seven stars and the solar year. . . but often very unlike either. There are three Johns : 1. nothing is lost. 3. Intellect without character is likely to be dangerous. I do not dare to draw a line Between the two. Of Lord Christ’s heart and Shakespeare’s strain. 2. In men whom men pronounce divine I find so much of sin and blot. where God has not.Anonymous 28. known only to his Maker.38 # Book of Quotations 24. The real John. Holmes 31.Joaquin Miller (B) Personality : 29. Schwab : Ten commandments of Success . but what is character without intellect? How. Of Caesar’s hand and Plato’s brain.Lord Chesterfield 27. something is lost. When wealth is lost. all lost ! . there will ever after be a weak spot in the foundation.
L. Charity 1. . a strange force that has power over the souls of men.Victor Hugo 5. 3. 2. Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.Carl Gustav Jung 35. Personality is a stable set of internal characteristics and tendencies that determine the psychological behaviour of people.Hutton As the purse is emptied the heart is filled. . .Sir Thomas Browne With malice toward none. 1865) Behold. ceases to be charity. . is the voice of the world. 4. I give myself. But which is the real one? All of them or none ? . both are transformed. 6. . Personality is indefinable thing. Nehru 49.Book of Quotations # 39 32. .William Somerset Maugham 34.Henry Ward Beechar Charity begins at home. 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. with charity for all. . March 4. .Salvador Maddi 33. .Walt Whitman : Song of Myself That charity which longs to publish itself. The meeting .Abraham Lincoln : (Second Inaugural Address. When I give. I do not give lectures or a little charity.J. .of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances : if there is any reaction.
The hours that make us cheerful make us wise.Councillor Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind. .Addison The charitable man is loved by all. . attains to merit.Mahabharata Charity is the perfection and ornament of religion.Lowell My religion of life is always to be cheerful. filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity. Let the man who has and doesn’t give Break his neck. 2. . . .Lord Buddha 8. his friendship is prized highly. fatigued by a long journey. . The canal loves to think that rivers exist solely to supply it with water. 3. . . 9. .Rabindranath Tagore 11. . 5. remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen. . He who offers good food to the unknown and weary travellers.George Meredith 4.Addison Let us be of good cheer. Humility and charity are the two main parts of the spiritual edifice.40 # Book of Quotations 7.Rig Veda 50. Cheerfulness 1. and cease to live! Let him who gives without a care Gather rubies from the air.James Stephens 12.Proverb Cheerfulness is the greatest lubricant of the wheels of life. . 10.
the poor devils are dying. . 7. who gives a child a home. There are seven million. Philip (1898) 51.R.John Masefield There are no severn wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. 6. I spoke as a child.Book of Quotations # 41 6.Capt. Childhood and Children 1. . Builds palaces in kingdom come. . . Child. Stevevson : The Whole Duty of Children He who gives a child a treat. but when I became a man. At least as far as he is able. Child is father of the man. Cheer up. Know you what it is to be a child? It is to believe in love. Makes joy . I understood as a child. 9. . to believe in loveliness.William Wordsworth : My Heart Leaps up When I was a child.R. I thought as a child. 7. but because he is my little child.New Testament How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is To have a thankless child ! . 8. . John W.l. the worst is yet to come.Anonymous 3. I put away childish things. . . .L. boys.Walt Streightiff I do not love him because he is good. 4.Philander Johnson Don’t Cheer. 2.Francis Thompson A child should always say what’s true And speak when he is spoken to.Shakespeare : King Lear.bells. to believe in belief. . . 5. ring in Heaven’s street. And he.N. And behave mannerly at table. Tagore : The Crescent Moon The child is wise that weeps being born.
So God acclaims Child is the father of man. Where once my careless childhood strayed.Milton : Paradise Regained 14. .Proverb 12. Child The heart of mother and future of father. . A stranger yet to pain. . Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.Mulk Raj Anand 16. so mild with purity in mind that he loves all. the meadow. . and enemies fall.tangled wild-wood. The childhood shows the man. . Is there any joy as pure and sorrow as fleeting as that of childhood? . the deep .Thomas Gray 13. Is so kind in nature that gives one flavour in thoughts and deeds for the universal creed. is innocent. and every mother has it.Edna Millay 15. He grows with smile rose a like. As morning shows the day.42 # Book of Quotations 10. When fond recollection recalls them to view The orchard.Samuel Wordsworth . . How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood. looks ever bright as the sunlight. And every loved spot which my infancy knew.Radharaman Agarwal : Poems 11. There’s only one pretty child in the world.
. you will have succeeded as a parent. youth ever. That is known as the Children’s Hour. .Joseph Joubert 24. Children have more need of models than of critics. Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.John Bradshaw 23. though as they grow they might very well underate us. When the night is beginning to lower. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous.Herbert Hoover . Children are curious and risk . . .Robert Henri 21. Do not feel superior to him. If your raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon. for your are not. 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.takers.Brian Tracy 26. Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to a man. .Mrs. We think our children a part of ourselves. Jameson 18. Between the dark and the daylight. Children are hopes. Feel the dignity of a child.Harry S.Book of Quotations # 43 17. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life. . Truman 25. They have lots of courage.Lord Halifax 20. . . Children are our most valuable natural resource. . Comes a pause in the day’s occupations.Jean de La Bruyere 22.Longfellow : The Children’s Hour 19. .
.Pythagoras 2. We lavish gifts upon them.George Moore The more alternatives. healthy. our personal association. . . custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.Mark Twain 31. 5. . and loving relationship. but the most precious gift. . Train up a child in the way he should go.Phyllis Diller 30. and when he is old. we give grudgingly. he will not depart from it. . which means so much to them. 3. 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. . the more difficult the choice. 4.Michel De Montaigne Choose always the way that seems the best. . Choice 1.Bernard Mannes Baruch The difficulty in life is the choice. We are here to make a choice between the quick and the dead. We are always too busy for our children.Abbe D’Allainval Sometimes it is a good choice not to choose at all.Old Testament : Proverbs 52. The greatest gift you and your partner can give your children is the example of an intimate.Barbara De Angelis 29. however rough it may be. . Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. . The old fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out. we never give them the time or interest they deserve.44 # Book of Quotations 27.Oscar Wilde 28. .
Civilization means a society based upon the opinion of civilians. but a brave man’s choice is danger.Oliver Goldsmith It is our relation to circumstances that determines their influence over us. .Benjamin Disraeli I am the very slave of circumstance And impulse – borne away with every breath ! . . . 53. Bovee 2. Circumstances are the rulers of the weak. .Euripides 7. coherent heterogeneity .Thomas Carlyle Civilisation is a progress from an indefinite. 5. 3. The same wind that carries one vessel into port. incoherent homogeneity toward a definite. . Printing and the Protestant Religion.Samuel Lover Man is not the creature of circumstances. Civilization 1. 54.C.Herbert Spencer 2.Lord Byron To a philosopher no circumstance. God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. may blow another off shore. however trifling is too minute .Book of Quotations # 45 6. . .N.Winston Churchill The three elements of modern civilization : Gun-powder. Circumstances are the creatures of man. 3. 4. they are but the instruments of the wise. . Circumstance 1.Emerson A coward turns away.
in the real sense of the term.Arthur Schnitzler Civilisation.Emerson Civilization is limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries. Tagore .R. . We think our civilisation near its meridian.Mahatma Gandhi 5. consists not in the multiplication. but in the deliberate and voluntary reduction of wants. an attitude of equal respect for all men. but we are yet only at the cock . .crowing and the morning star. . self . culture is the result of wisdom. 6.Shri Prakash 13.Mark Twain A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization. and increases the capacity of service. a voyage and not a harbour. Civilisation is a method of living. culture is the soul.N. While civilisation is the body.control and environment of leisure. while civilisation is the result of knowledge and great painful researches in diverse fields. 8. Civilisation begins with order.46 # Book of Quotations 4.Will Durant 12. grows with liberty and dies with chaos. This alone promotes real happiness and contentment. . .Jane Addams 11.Arnold Toynbee The aim of civilisation is to make politics superfluous and science and art indispensable. . . It requires for its perfection patience. . 9. .Samuel Johnson Civilization is a movement and not a condition. 10. . Civilisation is beauty of behaviour. 7.
but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.ending commitment to act until they achieve.Kurt Tucholsky Clever men are good. Clever 1.Anthony Robbins The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence. F. .Book of Quotations # 47 14. It is only an uncivilised world which would worship civilisation. 3.Vinc Lombardi 2. . Commitment 1.Dr. but they are not best. . . sweet maid. regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. Haskins 55. Common sense is not the result of education. 5.Rudyard Kipling If you can’t be clever. . The opposite is much more difficult. . 2. 4. be good. . I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment.Horace Greelay . 57. and let who can be clever. .Victor Hugo Common sense is very uncommon. Just try to be kind – a little kind. . . 56.J. The advantage of being clever is that it’s an easy to play the fool.Henry S. .Thomas Carlyle It’s no use trying to be clever – we are all clever here.Anonymous Be good. 6.Charles Kingsley 2. Foakes Jackson The silliest woman can manage a clever man. and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never . Common sense 1.
It means common understanding. . the practiced person relies on the language of the first. .Alfred North Whitehead 58. . Reading maketh a full man.Robert M. .The Bible 2. 3. I do not want to be told how many hair the horse has in his tail. . a common tradition. .Francis Bacon When I send a man to buy a horse.Peter Drucker To effectively communicate. .Ralph Waldo Emerson Tears are the noble language of the eye. 8. Reliable communication permits progress. Hutchins An unreliable message can cause a lot of trouble. . I wish only to know his points. . Common sense is genius homespun. Communication (verbal and non-verbal) 1.48 # Book of Quotations 3. . 9.Robert Herrick A world community can exist only with world communication.Anthony Robbins When the eyes say one thing and the tongue another.Anne Morrow Lindbergh The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. 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. 5. .Abraham Lincoln Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. comman ideas and common ideals. 4. 6. conference a ready man and writing an exact man. 7.
3. . .Anonymous Terribly alone is he who misses companionship in the midst of the multitudinousness of life. . When it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up. . Companionship 1. .N. .Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels What is a communist? One who hath yearnings For equal division or unequal earnings.R.Winston Churchill Communism is the outcome of widespread misery due to social conditions. the old familiar faces. in my joyful schooldays – All. The theory of communism may be summed up in one sentence : Abolish all private property. To fork out his copper and pocket your shilling. he is willing. S.Dr.Charles Lamb Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation.Book of Quotations # 49 59. and unless these conditions are improved. all are gone. 4.Syrus A man is better known by the company he keeps. 3. Idler or bungler. . I have had playmates. 4. Communism 1.Ebenezer Elliott A communist is like a crocodile.George Washington A pleasant companion reduces the length of the journey. . Radhakrishnan 2. . I have had companions. or both. In my days of childhood. for it’s better to be alone than in bad company. 60. 5. mere repressions can be no remedy. Tagore 2. .
Bits & Pieces Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far. Compliment And Praise (A) Compliment : 1. (B) PRAISE : 5. few know how to praise. 3. 7. .Aristotle Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing. It means that you’ve become a comfortable. .Dr.Thomas Moore Many men know how to flatter.Mark Twain A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. Those who are greedy of praise prove that they are poor in merit. Being taken for granted can be a compliment. 4. . . A refusal of priase is a desire to be praised twice. trusted person in another person’s life. . .50 # Book of Quotations 61.Greeks Proverb 6.La Rochefoucauld 11. 10.Will Rogers And hearts that once beat high for praise. . 9. 8.Victor Hugo 2. Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard. Now feel that pulse no more.Horatio Smitlh I can live for two months on a good compliment. . .Plutarch . Joyce Brothers A compliment is a thing often paid by people who pay nothing else. . .
. the more they will want to help you. The force that rules the world is conduct. Praise the wise man behind the back.O. . 3. but those who kindly reprove thy faults. . Conceit 1. He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. Is open disgrace. Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions.Brian Tracy 17. .V. . whether it be a moral or immoral.George Eliot Conceit to human bodies what salt is to the ocean. Holmes Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works. Lean 14. Self .Nicholas Murray .Shakespeare 2. .Book of Quotations # 51 12.Socrates 18. They that value not praise will never do anything worthy of praise.Welsh Proverb 15. The more credit you give away. 63.praise is no recommendation.Anonymous 62. Conduct 1.W. Kempis 16. .Thomas Fuller 13. the more will come back to you. Great tranquility of heart is his who cares neither for praise nor blame.S. . Praise to the face. . . The more you help others. . but a woman to her face.Thomas A.
As long as ever you can.Matthew Arnold Do all the good you can.Blake 5. that is all ye know on earth.John Wesley : Rules of Conduct 3.52 # Book of Quotations 2. It is the confession. .Junius Conduct is three . Confession and Truth (A) Confession : 1. . . In all the places you can.Byron : Don Juan A truth that’s told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent. Beauty is truth. . At all the times you can. 2. 4.Mahatma Gandhi 3. that gives us absolution. In all the ways you can. . is the purest type of repentance. truth is beauty. 64. not the priest. (B) Truth : 4. To all the people you can.Josh Billings A clean confession combined with a promise never to commit the sin again. 6. .John Keats ‘Tis strange but true. The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct. . for truth is always strange– Stranger than fiction.Oscar Wilde Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven. and all ye need to know. . .fourths of our life and its largest concern. not by their professions. . confess them to man and you will be laughed at.
Shaw 13. Well done ! well hast thou fought The better fight. Truth is mighty and will prevail. and I dare a little more as I grow older. but as much as I dare.Mark Twain 14.Joseph Joubert 8.La Rochefoucauld 15. 9.G.Book of Quotations # 53 7. . . . Against revolted multitudes the cause Of truth.Thomas Brooks (1662) 12.Milton : Paradise Lost .George Santayana 11. who single hast maintain’d. since so often we hide it from ourselves. Let us economise it. search it for a hidden truth. . courage. When a thing is funny. Truth is a jewel which should not be painted over. Truth is the most valuable thing we have. . We should not take offence when people hide the truth from us.John Masefield : Truth To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up. youth Of all but Truth. .Oscar Wilde What is true by lamplight is not always true in the sunshine.Montaigne 16. Servant of God. . . 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. not so much as I would.B. I speak truth. . 10. but it may be set to advantage and shown in goodlight. .
Truth is like the sun. It’s the funniest joke in the world. .K. know the physical first. No human being can ever look straight in its face without blinking or being dazed. My way of joking is to tell the truth. . and the truth shall make you free. Ye shall know the truth. Life is perennial search of truth.Rig Veda 24. A harmful truth is better than a useful lie. .54 # Book of Quotations 17. . To thine own self be true. Narayan 23. I must speak the truth even about falsehood.Guru Nanak 22. Truth is the greatest gift and the height of duty.R. Penetrate deeper to know the truth.R. and is manifested in truth.Yajur Veda 25. Radhakrishnan 26.N. . . Truth leads to righteousness and righteousness to heaven. Tagore 27. . Truth as systematic harmony means the reality of a divine experience.Shri Aurobindo 20. . We have heard that the master is true. Shaw 29. .Thomas Mann .Narada Smriti 28. . .G.Hadis 21.B. as the night the day Thou canst not then be false to any man. Truth is the foundation of real spirituality and courage is its soul.S.New Testament : John 18. . And it must follow. . then spiritual.Shakespeare : Hamlet 19.
1553) 65. L. . . . 3.Thomas Morel 2. It is always the best policy to speak the truth. 4. I conquered.Mark Twain 32. tell the truth.Julius Caesar See the conquering hero comes ! Sound the trumpets. . Jerome 34. Binder The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.Jerome K.Mahatma Gandhi 31. I saw. . . Tell the truth and shame the devil. Confidence is simply that quiet.Book of Quotations # 55 30.John Dryden I came. beat the drums! . .Martin Luther King. Confidence 1. by untruthfulness. One cannot reach truth. Jr. assured feeling you have just before you fall flat on your face. Conscience 1. When in doubt. . 66. Speaking truth is like writing fair and only comes by practice. Truthful conduct alone can reach truth. An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust. 5. unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar. is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. .Francois Rabelais : French Writer (1494 .La Rochefoucauld They conquer who believe they can. and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice.Dr. .John Ruskin 33. .
.Karl Marx . . 4. . Conscience is the voice of the soul as the passions are the voice of the body. If a man would be brave. 10.Luther 5.L. 6. The conscience of man does not determine his existence. No wonder they often contradict each other.E.56 # Book of Quotations 2.F.J. Conscience is thoroughly well bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it. let him obey his conscience. his tail. . rather his social existence determines his consciousness. his pointed ears.Sir Thomas Browne The only tyrant I accept in this world is the “still small voice” within me. There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. . which is God. I have within me the great Pope. 3. Clarke Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone may be looking. . Swednborg Conscience is the root of all courage. 7. .Rousseau 13.Mahatma Gandhi I am more afraid of my own heart than of the Pope and all his cardinals. 8. 9. . . Mencken I simply want to please my own conscience.Mahatma Gandhi There is another man within me that’s angry with me. Conscience was born when man had shed his fur.Sir Richard Burton 11. . self.H.Samuel Butler 12.French Proverb Conscience is God’s presence in man. . .
. luxury is artificial poverty.Socrates He is well paid that is well satisfied.Henry Home 67. Enough is a good as a feast. . .Cervantes True contentment is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. Conversation is the laboratory and workshop of the student. . we must like what we have. or wither like the flower of the field.La Rochefoucauld 2.Emerson Silence is one great art of conversation.Oscar Wilde 15.Condorcet 4.Isaac Bickerstaffe When we have not what we like. Conversation 1. . Contentment 1. 2. Conscience and cowardice are really the same thing.K.Bussy .name of the firm. .William Hazlitt Conceit causes more conversation. 7. . . Conscience is the trade .Book of Quotations # 57 14. 68. Chesterton Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another. Contentment is natural wealth. 3. . The shortest way to glory is to be guided by conscience. . .Rabutin All those who are contented with this life pass like a shadow and dream. .G. 6.Shakespeare : Henry VI But if I’m content with a little. . 3. 5.
. 3. 8.Aristotle Life is mostly froth and bubble. Temple 5. the third. And study of revenge. Courage is your own. 7.Adam Lindsay Gordon 2. Courage 1.Milton : Paradise Lost Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. The study of books is a drowsy and feeble exercise which does not warm you up. Two things stand like stone.Dorothy Nevill Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about. the fourth. . 6. . . What though the field be lost ? All is not lost. In my opinion the most fruitful and natural play of the mind is conversation.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.Montaigue That is the happiest conversation of which nothing is distinctly remembered.58 # Book of Quotations 4. good humour. but a general effect of pleasing impression. . .Sir W. And courage never to submit or yield. . 9. .Agnes Repplier The first ingredient in conversation is truth. but says what someone wants to remember. 69. good sense. the next. Kindness is another’s trouble. . th’ unconquerable will.Samuel Johnson A good conversationalist is one who remembers what was said. wit. immortal hate. .
Andrew Jackson 12.Bovee . . A man of courage is also full of faith. Fear is slavery. The small courtesies sweeten life. Without courage you cannot practise any other virtue.Book of Quotations # 59 4. 7. Those who merely live according to rule do not advance society. they only carry it along. One man with courage makes a majority.Indira Gandhi 11. 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.The Mother 13.Thomas Carlyle Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what one would be capable of doing before the whole world. . 10. .Terence 70. 9. the greater ennoble it.F. .James Mathew Barrie The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently but to live manfully. 8.Cicero 14.K. Fortune favours the brave. . . work is liberty. 6.La Rochefoucauld Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. .Mahatma Gandhi 5. .G. . courage is victory. It means a strong desire to live. taking the form of readiness to die. Courage is a virtue only in so far as it is directed by prudence. Courtesy 1. it is the master of it. Fenelon Courage is not the absence of fear. . . .
Emerson How beautiful is humble courtesy ! . and God the soul. Coward 1.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar He was a coward to the strong : He was a tyrant to the weak.Rig Veda Creation is service to God.Shelley Cowards can never be moral. 4. 3. Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. 2. 72. Tagore Be courteous. . . . 6. . .Emerson 2. Fear has its use but cowardice has none. . . . The valiant never taste of death but one.Rig Veda All are but parts of one stupendous whole Whose body Nature is. treat the other fellow as thought he is as important as he thinks he is. . and I cannot dream That this watch exists and has no watchmaker. 4. . Creation and Creator 1.R. Cowards die many times before their death. 5.60 # Book of Quotations 2. 71.Yajur Veda Let your creative soul radiate streams of rays for new forms.N.Anon. . 3. . 3.Voltarie All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.Pope The world embarrasses me.Gandhi Creation is the image of the creator.
F. .’ . . and then a few that punish them.Matthew Armold 3. One bears a cross for his crime. . blackface. Society prepares the crime.M. Voltaire And who are greater criminals – those who sell the instruments of death. The critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters. .Buckle Many commit the same crimes with a different result. ‘Get away. .G. . Shaw Poverty is the mother of crime.Tucker People have go so accustomed to having life seasoned with crime and poverty that they cannot contemplate a life without it. the criminal commits it.Cervantes Criticism is a disinterested endeavour to learn and propogate the best that is known and thought in the world. . Critic and criticism 1.Juvenal : Satires We enact many laws that manufacture criminals. 74.B. Sherwood 3. . . Longfellow The good critic is he who narrates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces. 2.Anatole France Said the pot to the kettle.Magnus Aurelius Great crimes are committed by great ignoramuses. or those who buy them and use them.Robert E. . 7. 6.H. 5. 4. . Crime 1.Book of Quotations # 61 73. 2. 4. another a crown.W.
Donald Rumsfield 12. . or the message and the messenger will be rejected. . 8. .Jean Sibelius . Mencken Criticism.L. Criticism is prejudice made plausible. .Mahatma Gandhi 16. .H.62 # Book of Quotations 5. . 9.Norman Vincent Peale 13. Pay no attention to what the critics say. 10. Reviewers are usually people who would have been poets. Coleridge (Lectures : Shakespeare and Milton) 14.Samuel Johnson Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. as it was first instituted by Aristotle. Whenever you have truth it must be given with love. To escape criticism . It keeps workers on the alert. biographers. 15. therefore they turn critics. 6.S. The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.do nothing.Jawaharlal Nehru Throughout my life I have gained more from my critic friends than from my admirers.Gandhi 7. If you are not being criticized you may not be doing much.Samuel Johnson Criticism of public men is a welcome sign of public awakening. A statue has never been erected in honour of a critic. .Elbert Hubbard. .Noel Coward 11. . say nothing. I love criticism just so long as it’s unqualified praise . be nothing. if they could : they have tried their talents at one or the other. . . historians. was meant as a standard of judging well.T. and have failed.
William Arthur Ward Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. Cicero 77. because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. 4. Knowledge that is divorced from justice should be called cunning rather than wisdom. . but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity. 2.Indira Gandhi 2. Augustine 3. 5.Norman Douglas A free curiosity has more efficiency in learning than a frightful enforcement.T.” .St. .M. opening new doors.Matthew Arnold A nation’s culture resides in the heart and in the soul of its people. . 76.Book of Quotations # 63 75.Walt Disney The secret of happiness is curiosity. he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. .Mahatma Gandhi Culture cannot be imposed from outside but must develop from the people themselves. . Cunning 1. 6. 3.Samuel Johnson You can teach a student a lesson for a day. Curiosity 1. . . . and doing new things. .Clay Bedford We keep moving forward. Culture 1. Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. Culture is “to know the best that has been said and thought in the world. .
5. . Custom is the great guide of human life. and deep almost as life! . 2.Shakespeare : Hamlet 3. though I am native here And to the manner born. Narayan 78. Heavy as frost. it is only through curiosity that science has progressed.R. Custom 1. ✤✤✤ . 4. It is only through curiosity that children learn to understand the world around them. . . it is a custom More honour’d in the breach than the observance.64 # Book of Quotations 7. Lest one good custom should not corrupt the world. .Tennyson But to my mind. .William Wordsworti There is no tyrant like custom and no freedom where its edicts are not restricted.David Hume And custom lie upon thee with a weight.K.Bovee And God fulfils himself in many ways.
the most moving.Byron : Childe Harold Dancing is the loftiest.Book of Quotations # 65 D 79. because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life. Of the dead speak nothing but good. . 2. Dance 1. Danger 1. . Never was anything great achieved without dauger. when Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet.Jean Paul Richter 3. it is life itself. . 5. . On the light fantastic toe.Milton 4. the most beautiful of the arts.Proverb . No sleep till morn.Havelock Ellis Come and trip it as ye go.John Dryden Dance is the child of music and love. 3. Dance is the poetry of the foot.Sir John David On with the dance! let joy be unconfin’d. . a coward during the time and a courageous person afterwards. . Dead 1. . 80.Niccolo Machiavelli We never triumph without glory when we conquer without danger. 2. . . 81.Corneille A timid person is frightened before a danger.
Like the bubble on the fountain. with impartial step. my body. 5. .Milton So we must part. 7.Burns Pale Death. ‘Tis sorry work to lose your company Who clove to me so close. around the sum we go : The moon goes round the earth. Death 1. Like the foam on the river. . knocks at the poor man’s cottage and the palaces of kings. .M. Now thou art gone and never must return ! .Christina Rossetti : Song One owes respect to the living. Sing no sad songs for me. 4. .66 # Book of Quotations 2. When I am dead. . . We do not die of death: We die of vertigo. you and I Who’ve spent so many pleasant years together. 82. . to the dead one owes only the birth. from whose bourn No traveller returns. Voltaire 3. 6. 8. . and unto dust shalt thou return. . 3.Walter Scott : The Lady of the Lake The undiscovered country. and for ever ! . O’ Death ! the poor man’s dearest friend – The kindest and the best.Archibald MacLeish But O the heavy change.Horace Around. Thou art gone.Cosmo Monkhouse : Any soul to Any Body For dust thou art.Shakespeare : Hamlet 2.F. now thou art gone. my dearest.Old Testament Like the dew on the mountain.
Raja Rao 16. 11. youth. what harm in dying? . 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. Without death there can be no life.P. 12. 13.Mahabharata 20.Lord Shri Krishna 18. so is the other. . Above is death . . .Edward Young 14.Sigmund Freud Death is the crown of life. .Francis Bacon . within. . It is the greatest miracle that knowing death to be inevitable. beneath. .P.Mahabharata 19. .B. and then our fears – and when These are dead. and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales. .Lord Shri Krishna 17.Walt Whitman The goal of life is death.B. 10. Death is busy every where. Death is as necessary for a man’s growth as life itself. Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark. Birth. . man never thinks of it. All round. If it is the greatest necessary to die in order to live like men. Dust claims dust – and we die too. Death is here and death is there. Death is our friend in that sense – life after life it faces us with the meaning of the ultimate. the debt is due.and we are death. .Mahatma Gandhi 15. Shelley : Death Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.Book of Quotations # 67 9.
Mahtma Gandhi 22. Debt is the slavery of the free.Anonymous 28. . the first is running into debt. you will find it a calamity. 3. Debt 1.Rig Veda 27. So a life well used brings happy death. Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity. .Samuel Johnson 4.Henrik Ibsen Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience. . . . . by medicine life may be prolonged. It’s not that I’m afraid to die. It is because we fear death so much for ourselves that we shed tears over the death of others. .Syrus The second vice is by lying. . Men do not die. As a well-spent day brings happy sleep.Seneca 24. .Woodey Allen 25. yet death will seize the doctor too. S. they kill themselves.68 # Book of Quotations 21. 2.Milton 23. . . Remember. I just don’t want to be there when it happens. May your death be a step to immortality! .Leonardo Da Vince 83.Benjamin Franklin There can be no freedom or beauty about a homelife that depends on borrowing and debt. Death is never an end or an obstacle but at most the beginning of new steps.Dr. . Radhakrishnan 26.
John Russell . and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Parkinson In delay we waste our lights in vain like lamps by day. . 3. and all of the people some of the time. 2. Deceit 1. . 3.Hugh Walpole 2. Delay 1.Demosthenes There are three persons you should never deceive your physician. .Book of Quotations # 69 84.1858 . . for the good or evil side. Decision 1. . Delay is the deadliest form of denial. Lowell In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true.Abraham Lincoln The easiest thing of all is to deceive one’s self’s. but it requires great strength to decide what to do.Elbert Hubbard 2. 86. What a tangled web we weave. O. 3. your confessor and your lawyer.1919) It does not take much strength to do things.J. 85. . .C.Shakespeare A good thing perpetually postponed is only a negative. the next best thing is the wrong thing.Theodore Roosevelt (26th US President .Walter Scott You can fool some of the people all of the time.R. Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide. 4. In the strife of Truth and Falsehood.N. When first we practice to deceive! . . but you can not fool all of the people all the time .
. .Robert Bridges Violent delights have violent ends. . by the people.Jawaharlal Nehru 2. for the people. because it permits criticism. . 88. .Theodore Parker Democracy means government by the uneducated. 7. tyrannical and destructive than one.” . . . Delight 1. 4. because it admits variety and two. Democracy 1. if he were a tyrant. that government of the people.William Shakespeare 3. . Energy is Eternal Delight.G. while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.Abraham Lincoln : Gettysburg Address Democracy is a kingless government regime infested by many kings who are sometimes more exclusive.70 # Book of Quotations 87. 3.M. Forster Democracy demands discipline. . tolerance and mutual regard. 6.E.Bentto Mussolini : Fascism Democracy means not “I am as good as you are”.. . . like two angels white In the gardens of the night. Chesterton Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extra ordinary possibilities in ordinary people.K. 2.Harry Emerson Fosdick Two cheers for democracy : one. shall not perish from the earth. but “You are as good as I am.William Blake My delight and thy delight Walking. 5. .
Samuel Johnson It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it. 3. Where there a people of gods. Desire 1.Bernard Shaw Our desires always increase with our possessions. . The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us. . 2. lies peace.Anonymous 2.Franklin D. 4. when public opinion is definite and decided.Jawahar Lal Nehru In democracy governments are strong.Franklin In moderating. a capricious man in chance. The other is to get it. their Government would be democratic. .Winston S. 1936 A consistent man believes in destiny. The generation of Americans has rendezvous with destiny. .Benjamin Disraeli It is a mistake to look too far ahead. . Churchill 3. 10. .Walter Begehot 9. One is not to get your heart’s desire. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. . Destiny 1. There are two tragedies in life. . not in satisfying desires. With all my admiration and love for democracy. Roosevelt : Address. I am not prepared to accept the statement that the largest member of people are always right. . . . 90.Book of Quotations # 71 8.Rousseau 89.
Matthew Prior The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.Beater 91. .Samuel Johnson . . what things mean to you. Peter 2. 5. 4. character.Anthony Robbins You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice The prince of darkness is a gentleman. 2. Do or Die is determination. 6. it’s your decisions about what to focus on. . . Forthwith the Devil did appear. habits decide purposes. Difficulty 1. and he’s always near. 3. For name him. Devil 1. . It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. .George Campbell Determination is the wake . . . who walketh about seeking whom he may be devour. actions form habits.Ignazio Silone Thoughts lead on to purposes.up call to the human will. go faith to action. Determination 1.I. .Anthony Robbins Destiny is an invention of the cowardly and the resigned.72 # Book of Quotations 4. Rather. and character fixes our destiny. .Margaret Thatcher 92. 3. 93. .Shakespeare : King Lear The devil is a roaring lion. and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny. Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.
. especially when speaking.N. . Tagore I sometimes suspect half our difficulties are imaginary and if we kept silent about them they would disappear. Do what is easy as if it were difficult and what is difficult as if it were easy. 3. . .Aristotle Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.Helen Keller 2.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 consists not in possessing honours but in the consciousness that we deserve them.Will and Arial Duran 2. . .Booker T. Look the world right in the eye. Always hold it high. 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. 95.Robert Lynd 3. Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest thing in the nicest way. .J. . 94. . Diplomacy 1. Washington Never bend your head. is half the art of diplomacy.Isaac Goldberg Diplomacy is the art of fishing tranquilly in troubled waters. 3. . Dignity 1. 4.Christopher Herold To say nothing.R. .Book of Quotations # 73 2.
. . 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.Warren Austin 11. Discipline 1. 7. . . . 6. including double .Gandhi 2.74 # Book of Quotations 4.talk. . but to secure a convenience. 10.Winston Churchill An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. when he says ‘perhaps’ he means ‘no’.Carey McWilliams 5.Tagore 12. It is better for aged diplomats to be bored than for young men to die. Ignorance and absence of discipline is the cause of man’s troubles. One thorn drives out another. .Henry Wotton When a diplomat says ‘yes’ he means ‘perhaps’. 9. .Kautilya Disregard of the law of discipline and restraint is suicide.Joseph Stalin In order to be a diplomat one must speak a number of languages. 8.Caskie Stinnett The reason for having diplomatic relations is not to confer a compliment. . . . . A diplomat is a man who remembers a lady’s birthday but forgets her age.Anonymous Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron.Anonymous 96. when he says ‘no’ he is no diplomate.
Shakespeare : Hamlet Wrong is wrong only when you are at liberty to choose. When you have got an elephant by the hind leg. . the word to the action.Emerson 98. It is weak will manifest. . Discontent 1. . 4. For me.Mahatma Gandhi If discipline is practised in every home.Abraham Lincoln Think what you like. . suit the action to the word. Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. juvenile delinquency would be reduced by 95%. Discretion 1. Smith Some people regard discipline as a choice.Book of Quotations # 75 3. . 6. .Shakespeare : Henry IV Let your own discretion be your tutor.Iulie Andrews Discipline is learnt in the school of adversity. . Discontent is the result of distrust in yourself.French Proverb The better part of valour is discretion. . 3. . .J. . . 5.Tagore 2. it’s best to let him run. 7. and he is trying to run away.Lord Tennyson 4. Edgar Hoover Ther’s not to make reply Ther’s not to reason why Ther’s but to do and die. 97.Roy L. say what you ought. 5. it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
3. . .Joussenell 2. . is divine. . A dog starved at his master’s gate Predicts the ruin of the state. but hating bribes brings happiness.Blake A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than himself. .Bible 100. And all.Bible Dishonest money brings grief to all the family. 2. . . the more one comes to admire the dog. . Divine 1.Josh Billings A living dog is better than a dead lion. he will not bite you.Old Testament If you pick up to starving dog and make him prosperous. Dishonest 1.Lord Byron Can any mortal mixture of earth’s mould Breath such divine enchanting ravishment? .Mark Twain The more one comes to know men. Dog 1. Great grief is a divine and terrible radiance which transfigures the wreteched. 5. . 4.76 # Book of Quotations 99. . That is the principal difference between a dog and a man.John Milton 2. 3. It is better to be poor than to be dishonest.Victor Hugo Where the virgins are soft as the roses they twine. 101. save the spirit of man.
. save my soul if I have a soul. next to that. 7. 8.Andre Maurois Positively.Goethe How many years you have to keep on doing. If you don’t earn. The cowardly dog barks more violently than it bites. the more we can do.Book of Quotations # 77 6. 6.Earnest Renan . the best thing a man can have to do is nothing and. perhaps. .Oscar Wilde 2. Doing and doing nothing 1. but he will make a fool of himself too. . . the most difficult. . 3. .Mark Twain’s Mother He who wants to do everything will never do anything.George Meredith Let me say to you that to do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world. the more leisure we have.Charles Lamb To do nothing is the wisdom of those who have seen fools perish. . .William Hazlitt Never learn to do anything. 5. good works. .Samuel Butler 102. 103. . 4.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. . you’ll always find someone else to do it for you. until you know what to do and how to do it. Doubt 1. O Lord – if there is a Lord.Goethe The more we do. more busy we are. 7. All our business in life is with doing : enjoyment and suffering come by themselves. and it most intellectual.
Christian Nestell Bovee He that knows nothing. . being poor. . 104. There lives more faith in honest doubt. . .George Santayana Wise men dream at night. 5. If there were dreams to sell. and the stars are shining bright. What would you buy ? .Melchior de santacruz 2. Merry and sad to tell. 3. . . doubts nothing.Shelley But I. 4. Tread softly. have only my dreams. but never doubt yourself.George Henry Doubt whom you will. .Franklin D.W.B. 5. for you tread on my dreams. 4. Believe me. . Yeats An artist is a dreamier consenting to dream of the actual world. When the winds are breathing low. Dream 1. . And the crier rung his bell.Tennyson Doubt is the beginning.78 # Book of Quotations 2. I have spread my dreams under your feet. 6. not the end of wisdom.George Herbert The only limit to our realization of tommorrow will be our doubts of today. Roosevelt 3.Thomas Lovell Beddoes I arise from dreams of thee In the first sweet sleep of night. than in half the creeds. . fools both day and night.
with joy.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat O God. but dress to please others. But not express ’d in fancy. . reveal and applause. . 10. 106. Kennedy 11.Benjamin Franklin 2. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy. Dreams are the children of idle brain. transform ourselves into beasts ! .Shakespeare : Othello 2. because then you are the God amidst your dreams. . sleep is husband who silently suffers. rich. facts may well be dreams.Book of Quotations # 79 6. Ripples of feelings stir through me and I dream.Robert F. 9. .Rajneesh 7. . . Radhakrishnan It is intoxicating to create dreams. 8. but there is art required to sort and understand them.Shakespeare : Hamlet Eat to please thyself.Anonymous 105. S. Tagore If dreams are facts.R. Dress 1. For the apparel oft proclaims the man. nor why. I dream things that never were and they say why not ? . Drink ! For you know not whence you came.N. Dreams are the true interpreters of our inclinations. that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steel away their brains! that we should. Drink ! For you know not why you go nor where. . Some people see things as they are and say why. It is your own world.Dr. not gaudy.Sasthi Brata 12. pleasance. .Michel De Montaigne Dream is the wife who must talk. . . Drinking 1.
. There are two reasons for drinking : one is. .80 # Book of Quotations 3. . when you are thirsty.Bertrand Russell Doing a thing from mere sense of duty is like eating when you are not hungry.Thomas Bacon Drink because you are happy. 2. 7. but never because you are miserable. . when you are not thirsty.K. to prevent in. .Wordsworth A sense of duty is useful in work. 5. Who art a light to guide. Chesterton Drunkenness is temporary suicide.Ellen S. 5.Bertrand Russell : The Conquest of Happiness I wish courtesy could invent some custom of entertainment other than wine. England expects every man to do his duty. I Woke. 8. the happiness that it brings is merely negative.Theodore Parker 3. . 107. 6. .Shakespeare 4. . but offensive in relations. a rod To check the erring and reprove. to cure it.Thomas Lone Peacock Water is the only drink for a wise man. . a momentary cessation of unhappiness.G. . the wit is out.Henry Thoreau When the wine is in. Duty 1. Hooper Stern Daughter of the voice of God ! O Duty ! if that name thou love. the other.Lord Nelson I slept and dreamed that life was beauty. and found that life was duty. . . 4.
. to the end. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.Tennyson Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t want to do. .Lincoln Not once or twice in our rough island story. ✤✤✤ . dare to do our duty as we understand it. 9. Let us have faith that right makes might.Mark Twain The never .ending cycle of duty and right goes on ceaselessly on. The path of duty was the way to glory. and in that faith let us.Book of Quotations # 81 6.Mahatma Gandhi 7. . 8. .
Henry Ward Beecher Education is a continuing process from the minute we are born until we die.Edmund Burke Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself.B. .82 # Book of Quotations E 108. eat twice as much as nature requires.Socrates The proof of the pudding is in the eating. 2. The love of economy is the root of all virture.G. 2. for tomorrow we shall die.Cervantes More people are killed by over . . 109. 110. . a small leak will sink a great ship. while I eat to live. Let us eat and drink.Confucius Beware of little expenses. Shaw He who will not economise will have to agonise.Benjamin Franklin 2. 3. Economy 1. 3.Sir William Osler In general. mankind.Indira Gandhi . Eating 1. . . . 4. Economy is the art of making the most of life. Education.eating and drinking than by the sword.Old Testament Other men live to eat. Education is the chief defence of nations. . .Benjamin Franklin 5. . Learning and Teaching (A) Education : 1. . 3. since the improvement of cookery. .
. . . . Education commences at the mother’s knee. 10.Ralph Waldo Emerson The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education. conversation completes him. but a method.G. it is not an object.K. Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. 7. 6.Hosea Ballou The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.Emerson Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self . but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.Mark Twain 11.Dr. .Robert Frost The main fact about education is that there is no such thing. . Education is an admirable thing. but the means of education.confidence. Tagore 13.Book of Quotations # 83 4. Chesterton It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneduected. Thomas Fuller 12. Education is a word like ‘transmission’ or ‘inheritance’.R. Education can’t make us all leaders.N.Alec Bourne 5. . 8. and every word spoken within the hearsay of little children tends towards the formation of character. 9. .Proverb .Oscar Wilde 14. . Education begins a gentleman. . . but it can teach us which leader to follow. The great task of education is not merely to collect facts but to know man and to make oneself known to man.
In doing we learn. the master appears. We must have life . suffering much. or taste not the Pierian spring.Swami Dayanand 22.Swami Vivekanand (B) Learning : 18. a refuse in adversity and a provision in old age. . . . man . Wear your learning like your watch. The three foundations of learning : Seeing much. .George Herbert 21. . with men and with affairs. Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and remains there. assimilating fine ideas and making them your life and character. Learning is an ornament in prosperity. in a private pocket. .building. . . When the student is ready. A little learning is a dangerous thing.The Talmud 20.Catherall 24.Edmund Burke 17. and do not pull it out and strike it. . .making. Learning makes a good man better and an ill man worse. undigested. you have more education than any man who has got by heart a whole library. merely to show that have one.Thomas Fuller 23. but intercourse with the world.84 # Book of Quotations 15.Aristolle .building.Chesterfield 25.Buddhist Proverb 16. and studying much. character .Pope 19. The treasure of learning is imperishable. What is education? A parcel of books? Not at all. all your life. . He who adds not to his learning diminishes it. Drink deep.
. . The brighter you are. . . . Men learn while they teach. . . .Don Herold 33.Edictetus 31. Learning without thought is labour lost : thought without learing is perilous. the more you have to learn.A. whether at twenty or eighty. The love of money and the love of learning rarely meet. .Confucius 29. makes owls blind. I am eager to learn. Learning.Henry Ford 32. instruct. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. an honour to the rich. Things which hurt. Learning is wealth to the poor.Benjamin Disraeli .Saadi 30.Winston Churchill 34.Book of Quotations # 85 26. . an aid to the young and a support and comfort to the aged. but I am not prepared to be taught. even as light that illumines the eye.The Mother 35. the destroyer of arrogance. When you feel that you know nothing then you are ready to learn. It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. He who learns and makes no use of his learning. begets arrogance in fools.L. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. is a beast of burden with a load of books. Seneca 37.George Herbert 36.Panchatantra 28. .Johaun Kaspar Lavater 27. . Anyone who stops learning is old.
The first principle of true teaching is that nothing can be taught.Galileo 48. The great art of learning is to undertake but little at a time. All wish to be learned. Learning is not a child’s play. Those having torches will pass them on to others.John Locke 42. . you’ll always find someone else to do it for you.Plato 49. . .Khalil Gibran 39. You cannot teach a man anything. I have learned silence from the talkative.Mark Twain 41. . . . . View life as a continuous learning experience.Juvenal 40. . I am ungrateful to those teachers. but no one is willing to pay the price. .Denis Waitley (C) Teaching : 46. and kindness from the unkind. we can not learn without pain. tolerance from the intolerant. We should not ask who is the most learned. Never learn to do anything : if you don’t learn. . you can only help him to find it within himself. . yet strange. In order to acquire learning. .Anonymous 44.86 # Book of Quotations 38.Montaigne 45. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.Shri Aurobindo 47.Aristotle 43.Mark Van Doren . but who is the best learned. we must first shake ourselves free of it.
. The man who can make hard things easy is the educator. In teaching.R.Henry Adams 51. The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher. I’ll eat every day. . The great teacher inspires.S.R. He who can. .G. .Mahatma Gandhi 53. does. One good school master is worth a thousand priests.. . He who cannot.. he can never tell where his influence stops. A teacher affects eternity. teaches. The mediocre teacher tells. I’ll eat today.Confucius 55.Mark Twain 56. . . To teach the young idea how to shoot.W. Radhakrishnan 61. Emerson 59. it is the method and not the content that is the message.the drawing out.B. . Ingersoll . . To be good is noble. .William Arthur Ward 54. If you give me rice. The good teacher explains. If you teach me how to grow rice. In teaching there should be not class distinctions.Book of Quotations # 87 50.G. A good teacher must know how to arouse the interest of the pupil in the field of study for which he is responsible .Elebert Hubbard 57. . The superior teacher demonstrates. Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought. not the pumping in.Thomson 52.Ashley Montagu 60. but to teach others how to be good is nobler – and less trouble. Shaw 58.
Waylane The reason why lovers are never weary of one another is this – they are always talking of themselves . . not without restraint of the senses.C.reliant and autonomous culture is an unshakeable egoism. 4. Egoism and Egotism 1.La Rochefoucauld Brevity is the charm of eloquence. I am indebted to my father for living.Thomson Eloquence is the mistress of all the arts. but to my teacher for living well. 113. Nothing is more to me than myself. not without complete renunciation does one find emancipation. . Devolving through the maze of Eloquence A roll of periods.Alexander of Macedon 111. Emancipation 1. 2. 112. .88 # Book of Quotations 62.Cicero 2.L. .Mahabharata . .H. . . Not without knowledge and asceticism. 3. . Eloquence 1. Mencken An egotist is a man who talks so much about himself that he gives me no time to talk about myself.La Rochefoucauld 3. 4. While listening senates hang upon thy tougue.H. Tacitus The eloquence consists in saying all that is proper and nothing more. .L. sweeter than her song.Stirner : The Ego and His Own The essence of a self .
and I may not believe you. 2. Criticize me.Ana Charsis It is impossible for any one not to have some enemies. . Encouragement 1.William Walsh 3. give him drink. . Every man is his own chief enemy.Charles Seymour Weeping may endure for a night. and I will not forget you.New Testament : Romans . 116. 4. . What can’t be cured must be endured.William Arthur Ward Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 115. feed him. .R. Ignore me. 3. .Francois Rabelais : French Writer There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. But not another’s hope.Seneca We seek the truth and will endure the consequences.Oprah Winfrey 2. 4. Enemy 1. if he thirst. Encourage me. . . 2. .Bible I can endure my – own despair. . . Endurance 1. . 5. Flatter me.Book of Quotations # 89 114. and I may not like you.N.Lord Chesterfield I admire a straightforward enemy. but joy cometh in the morning. Tagore If thine enemy hunger. and I may not forgive you.
3. . my acquaintances for their good characters.R. Equality 1. .Henry S. 118. . We have met the enemy and they are ours. . .Arnold Glasow Enthusiasm finds the opportunities and energy makes the most of them. With it. and my enemies for their good intellects. God hath made us all equal. . . Enthusiasm 1.Bnjamin Franklin 2. 6. when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. 6.Anonymous . Without it there are only alibis.Henry Ford If you can give your son only one gift. . . Emerson We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life. Haskins Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.W.Charles Kingsley Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. . let it be enthusiasm. 5. 7. Enthusiasm is energy that boils over and runs down the side of pot.90 # Book of Quotations 5.Oliver Hazard Perry I choose my friends for their good looks.Oscar Wilde A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. 4. .Bruce Barton If passion drives you. 117. there is accomplishment.Oscar Wilde 7. let reason hold the reins.
8.Walt Whitman Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.Book of Quotations # 91 2. 10. that among these are life. liberty and the pursuit of happiness. .Samuel Jhonson 9. the violet smells to him as it doth to me.Harold Wilson Equality of opportunity is an equal opportunity to prove unequal talents. . We hold these truths to be self . which would be the case in a general state of equalty. . 4.Sir Herbert Samuel It is better that some should be unhappy than that none should be happy.Thomas Jefferson I celebrate myself. .Raymond Moley 12. . . It cannot be given and it can not be forced.evident. . Destroy the inequality today. For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. 3. that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. 5. .W. 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. that all men are created equals.R. 7.Ashley Montagu 11.Honore de Balzac Some will always be above others. . Emerson Everybody should have an equal chance – but they shouldn’t have a flying start. And what I assume you shall assume. I think the king is but a man as I am . 6. and sing myself.Aristotle Equality may perhaps be a right. Real equality is not to be decreed by law. but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact. . .William Shakespear . and it will appear again tomorrow.
7. . . truth is communicated to men only by deeds of truth. To err is human.Mahatma Gandhi A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. . . . 8. 6. . . Can not alter human worth. Food or caste or place of birth. .Francis Bacon 2. We see men have equal birth. Equal in the sight of God the good. Error 1. but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future. .Plutarch Error is the force that welds men together. Massed in one general brotherhood. to forgive divine.92 # Book of Quotations 13.John Locke It is best to own the error. It is sure to add to our strength.B.Tolstoy Error is not a fault of our knowledge but a mistake of our judgment giving assent to that which is not true. 4. .Pope To make no mistakes is not in the power of man. Good nature and good sense must ever join. Shaw Sometimes we may learn more from a man’s errors than from his virtues.Arthur Guiterman Truth will sooner come out of error than from confusion.Longfellow Admitting error clears the score And proves you wiser than before.Swami Ramtirtha 119. 9. 3.G. If we look through the earth. 5. .
If there be one. Emerson 2.Brahma Kumaris : Just a Moment Little drops of water. There is a remedy.Henry Vaughan Nothing is there to come and nothing past. . .J. make the mighty age of eternity. Hazlitt : English Proverbs Evil is wrought by want of Thought As well as want of Heart.W. Events 1.W. To a new truth there is nothing more harmful than old error. 3. or there is none. humble though they. . 121. I lose. Goethe 120. I saw Eternity the other night Like a great ring of pure and endless light. . If there be none.Thomas Hood 2. . There is little peace or comfort in life if we are always anxious as to future events.Abraham Cowley Here are three eternal laws that won’t change and are worth remembering : whatever I sow I will reap. make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land. Evil 1. never mind it. so the little minutes. . little grains of sand. But an eternal now does always last. For every evil under the sun. whatever I don’t use. 4. Eternity 1.Julia Fletcher Carney A day is a miniature eternity. .W. 5. try and find it. . He that worries himself with the dread of possible contingencies will never be at rest. . .C.Samuel Johnson 122.R.Book of Quotations # 93 10. whatever is new will become old.
. The good is oft interred with their bones. . There are three modes of bearing the ills of life . their virtues we write in water. 8. leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time.Shakespeare 5. which is the most effectual.Mahatma Gandhi A person may cause evil to others not only by his action but by his inaction.Joseph Roux 123.Colton 11. . Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime. .Benjamin Franklin 2. . .Shakespeare : Julius Caesar A little is often necessary for obtaining a great good.by indifference.John Stuart Mill Men’s evil manners live in brass. 10.Edmund Burke Evil by itself has no legs to stand upon. . and by religion. departing. and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. 7.Longfellow A good example is the best sermon. . which is the more ostentatious. 9. And. . . 6. by philosophy. which is the most common.Voltaire The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. . Evil often triumphs.94 # Book of Quotations 3. Example 1. . 4. but never conquers. What is evil ? – Whatever springs from weakness.Nietzsche The evil that men do lives after them.
To throw a perfume on the violet. Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. 4. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want. and. . None preaches better than the ant.G. . or add another hue Unto the rainbow. is seldom good for anything else. if they can’t find them. Shaw To gild refined gold. 2. to paint the lily. make them. . . 3. . . Excuse 1. and she says nothing. To smooth the ice. . 125. An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie. for an excuse is a lie garded. Excess 1.Anonymous 124. The best things carried to excess are wrong. .Pope It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible. .B.William Blake 4. .La Rochefoucauld People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. or with taper-light.Shakespeare : King John The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.George Bernard Shaw He that is good at making excuses.Book of Quotations # 95 3.Franklin Example is better than percept.Benjamin Franklin 2. . I don’t believe in circumstances. 3. To seek the beauteous eyes of heaven to garnish. 4.Winston Churchill It is dangerous to be too good.
John Locke Experience is costly wisdom that is bought by experience – learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty. 9.Arthur Helps One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning. . 6. . 4. . Experience 1. if he deceives me twice. 5.Roger Ascham Experience is not what happens to a man.Voltaire 11.Dr. for it is often purchased at an infinite rate. If a man deceives me once. 7. a wise man from the experience of others. it is what a man does with what happens to him. shame to him.96 # Book of Quotations 126. .Lowell : Among My Books Life is a series of experience. . Joseph Collins Experience is the best of schoolmasters. . .Aldous Huxley 2. each one of which makes us bigger.Henry Ford Experience is a jewel. Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others ? . 10. 3. . shame to me. .Anon.Shakespeare No man’s knowledge can go beyond experience. A prudent person profits from personal experience of others.Thomas Carlyle Experience is the extract of suffering. only the school fees are heavy. . and it had need to be so. 8. .
Albert Einstein Her eyes are homes of silent prayer. . 4.Thomas Fuller 13.Judy Collins He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt is awe. . the ears believe other people. Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.George MacDonald I look in the mirror through the eyes of the. 3. 5.German Proverb 2. his eyes are closed. And I will pledge with mine. is as good as dead. child that was me. . Eyes 1. . . 7. Experience teaches fools. . Or leave a kiss but in the cup. .Robertson Davies The eyes believe themselves. ✤✤✤ . .Book of Quotations # 97 12.Oscar Wilde 14. . . 8. Drink to me only with thine eyes.Ben Jonson : To celia Where did you get your eyes so blue? Out of the sky as I came through. and he is great one that will not learn by it. . And I’ll not look for wine. A burnt child dreads the fire. 6.Alfred Lord Tennyson It needs no dictionary of quotation to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul.English Proverb 127.Max Beerbohm The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
J.Lord Tennyson 2.98 # Book of Quotations F 128. 3. .Shakespeare : Hamlet The worst of faces still is human.Shakespeare : Macbeth God has given you one face and you make yourselves another. .M. A heavenly paradise is that place. Whom we. . Where roses and white lilies grow. Faith 1. . embrace. Barrie : The Little White Bird We walk by faith. The reason why birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith. . . 129. for to have faith is to have wings. Face 1. . 3. that have not seen thy face. . . 6. 4. Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow.New Testament : James Strong son of God. . 5. immortal Love. By faith. and faith alone.Queen Elizabeth 2. but in your case I’m willing to make an exception. not by sight. There is a garden in her face.Lavater I never forget a face. Believing where we cannot prove.Groucho Marx A good face is the best letter of recommendation.Thomas Campion You face is as a book where men may read strange matters.
Buck 130. Robbins .H. 9.Mahatma Gandhi Faith is to believe what we do not see. it is something that is there before experience. . whose heart is free from suspicion and is filled with faith.Perl S. and attains to happiness. We make a name. . I want a faith that possesses me. 8.Charles Kingsley 12.F. . That man acquires strength of body and soul.Tolstoy If you have faith in the cause and means and in God. 6. 2. 5.Rig Veda 11. . I awoke one morning and found myself famous. We live on crusts.Shri Aurobindo Faith is the force of life.Book of Quotations # 99 4.N. . .St. . Then we are busts. 10. Fame 1. I do not want merely to possess a faith. I feel no need for any other fiath than my faith in human beings.R. . Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.L. . the hot sun will be cool for you. and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.Byron We toil for fame.L. . Holmes Faith does not depend upon experience. Tagore Faith is God at work. Augustine 7. .
Fame has also this great drawback. whereas nothing rises quicker than dust. avoiding what they dislike and seeking what is pleasing to them.Socrates Fame always goes with the principles.Edmund Burke 4. . that if we pursue it we must direct our lives in such a way as to please the fancy of men. . .R. 7. All happy families resemble one another. Family 1.Anonymous Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise. .N. 5. . No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labours which promote the happiness of mankind. good bringeth envy.Spinoza Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds. bad shame. . . .Leo Tolstoy .100 # Book of Quotations 3. 8. straw and feathers. 10. Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world. each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. All fame is dangerous. 6. 9.Proverb 13.Hare 12.Baltasar Gracian He lives in fame who dies in virtue’s cause. . Tagore Passion for fame : a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.John Milton Blessed is he whose fame does not outshine his truth. . Fame is a magnifying glass. . .Thomas Fuller 131.Charles Sumner 11.
Book of Quotations # 101 2. and it is in great measure within the circle of family life that the destiny of states is fostered. 6.Manu Maharaj 4.Jefferson The trouble with the family of today is that everybody wears the trousers. so that children have very little time for their parents. . .Shakespeare To bring up a child in the way he should go. .Josh Billings The family may be regarded as the cradle of civil society.Down Fraser It is a wise father that knows his own child.Proverb . travel that way yourself once in a while. . and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world. .Leo XIII The family is love doomed where women are in grief. 8. 10. 7. 9. . . Wife and children are a kind of discipline of humanity. Parents have very little time for each other. Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush. . .Winston Churchill The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. 5.Mother Teresa 11.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. . 3. The family that prays together stays together. anxious for greater development and greater riches and so on.
Fate and fatalism 1. . .Thomas Carlyte The fault. With a heart of any fate. be up and doing.G.Longfellow : The Builders Let us. . .Shakespeare : Julius Caesar 2. . that we are underlings. Fault and mistake (A) Fault : 1. .Anon. . E. Some with ornaments of rhyme.K. then. 5. . is to be conscious of none. 133.Longfellow : A Psalm of Life We make our fortunes and we call them fate. I should say. Henley All are architects of Fate. Working in these walls of Time. is not in our stars. but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. 7. The greatest of faults. It matters not how strait the gate.Disraeli Destiny has two ways of crushing us by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them. 3. dear Brutus.W. expect the best and take what comes. I am the master of my fate : I am the captain of my soul. 4.102 # Book of Quotations 132. How charged with punishments the scroll. 2. .Henri Amiel I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act. Some with massive deeds and great. . This is fatalism. 6. But in ourselves. Chesterton Prepare for the worst.
. Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun.Francis O’Walsh He who exhibits no fault is a fool or a hypocrite whom we should distrust.Jawaharlal Nehru The fault of others is easily perceived. Mencken 12. and silver fountains mud. . Don’t find fault with what you don’t understand. . .Book of Quotations # 103 3. In war there is no room for mistakes. .G. A man winnows his neighbour’s faults like chaff. Be to her faults a little blind. and loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.Lord Buddha Be to her virtues very kind.L. . . as a cheat hides the false.Joubert Roses have thorns. 10. but his own fault he hides.Anonymous One can seldom see the beam in one’s own eye. 7. but it shows infirmity of character to adhere to it when discovered.Oscar Wilde (B) Mistake : 11. 5. .French Proverb Some people find fault as if it were buried treasure. die from the gambler.Prior 6. It is only an error in judgement to make a mistake. . 8. Brouee . None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.H. . 4. 9.N. but that of oneself is difficult to perceive.
Mahatma Gandhi 134. We learn and profit through our mistakes and failures. The only complete mistake is the mistake from which we learn nothing. but none but a fool will continue in it. . big mistake. Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense. 18. Mistakes are painful when they happen.Anon. Wells 17.104 # Book of Quotations 13. Some people carry their hearts in their heads. .Denis Waitley 20.John Wooden 14.H. . No nation – perhaps no individual – has progressed without mistakes. If you’re not making mistakes. many carry their heads in their hearts. . Feelings and emotions General: 1. then you’re not doing anything. there will be no hope of improvement.Winston Churchill 16. .Sterne . but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes. . . To get maximum attention. .Cicero 15. If you simply take up the attitude of defending a mistake. .Oscar Wilde 19. The difficulty is to keep them apart and yet both actively working together. it’s hard to beat a good. and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.G. .Indira Gandhi 21. Any man may make a mistake.
6. 5.Syrus 10. 8. 7.Princess Diana If I feel depressed I will sing. . . . If I feel sad I will laugh.Og Mandino Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.Book of Quotations # 105 2. but it keeps them poor. and you will intensify its ecstasy. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. Some Specific (A) Anger 9. Jerome I wear my heart on my sleeve. . If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.Harry S. Anger is one letter short of danger.Bertrand Russell To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan. dear to you.Oscar Wilde I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes. but look when I will. 4. . If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. you should wear it inside. Anger makes a rich man hated and a poor scorned. Truman The degree of one’s emotion varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts – the less you know the hotter you get. . .Thomas Fuller . Anger makes dull men witty. If I feel ill I will double my labour. there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life. and it will become.Francis Bacon 11. .Margaret Thatcher 3. . Find an expression for joy. Find expression for a sorrow. where it functions best. .Jerome K.
fear. Anyone can become angry. grief and. so control your passion or it will control you. That is easy. I told my wrath. Whatever is begun in anger. .William Blake 22. Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding. Anger raises invention. I told it not.Barbara De Angelis 20. my wrath did grow. ends in shame. . Anger is momentary madness. but it overheats the oven. .Indira Gandhi 18.Horace 14. . . . . . for the right purpose and in the right way that is not easy. You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.106 # Book of Quotations 12.Benjamin Franklin 19. I was angry with my foe. the less capable you are of loving in the present. my wrath did end. The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart. But to be angry with the right person. Anger begins in folly and ends in repentance. Anger is a symptom. a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly .Joan Rivers 16.hurt.Mahatma Gandhi 17. bitterness. to the right degree. A man makes his inferiors his superiors by heat. at the right time.Aristotle 21. I was angry with my friend.Emerson 13. most of all.Pythagoras 15. . . .Lord Halifax .
Never answer a letter while you are angry. for then my whole temperament is quickened. an hundred. Anger it is that destroys one’s virtues.Martin Luther 24.Benjamin Franklin 31.Lord Shri Krishna 26. and preach well. I never work better than when I am inspired by anger. when I am angry.Confucius 28. and all mundane vexations and temptations depart.Shri Ram 25. . Keep in the sunlight. what we least expected generally happens. Do not anticipate trouble.Benjamin Disraeli . Anger indeed is Yama. . pray. if very angry. . you are the one getting burned. think of the consequences. I can write.Book of Quotations # 107 23. or worry about what may never happen. which results in loss of memory. From anger comes delusion. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else.Thomas Jefferson 29. . The loss of memory causes destruction of discrimination and from the ruin of discrimination the man perishes. When anger rises. So give up anger. .Chinese Proverb (B) Anticipation : 30. When angry.Buddha 27. . What we anticipate seldom occurs. count ten before you speak. . the great enemy. my understanding sharpened. . .
serenity. love anoints its eyes. love heals it. He who envies. The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. love sweetens it. It was fear that first made gods in the world. love releases it.Statius . Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time. Roosevelt 40.Jim Rohn 36. .Samuel Johnson 38. .Franklin D. admits his inferiority. Bitterness sours life. Envy is almost the only vice which is practicable at all times and in every place. Bitterness paralyzes life. An iron is eaten by rust. . Bitterness sickens life. . so are the envious consumed by envy.108 # Book of Quotations (C) Bitterness : 32. Bitterness blinds life. Bitterness imprisons life. .Karl Olsson (F) Fear : 39. To be envious is to turn eternally like a caged rat within the tight radius of malice.Lord Cadogan 35. that nothing is. .Thomas Szasz (E) Envy : 34.Harry Emerson Fosdick (D) Boredom : 33. .Antisthenes 37. 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.
The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear.Napolean 43. . . No passion so effectively robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.Edmund Burke 52. without anxiety or fear.Leon Blum 49. specifically the fear of change. Fear is the proof of a degenerate mind. that most brightens us. Half our fears are baseless and the other half discreditable.Mahatma Gandhi 48. losses all fear. and his own self in all beings.Thomas Carlyle 46.! .. Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. . . .I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says : turn back.. Let us fear God and we shall cease to fear man. I have accepted fear as a part of life.Bovee 44. There is great beauty in going through life. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. . .Emerson 42.Nelson Mandela .. It is our light.Virgil 45. .Isa Upanishad 47. not our darkness. The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought. . The first duty of man is that of subduing fear.Erica Zong 51.Book of Quotations # 109 41.W.R. . Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. . . Emerson 50. Fear always springs from ignorance. He who sees all beings in his own self.
It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It is not death that a man should fear. . As fear is a close companion to falsehood. what you fear is just the thing that is likely to come to you.Blake : Broken Love 62. Fear is always a feeling to be rejected.110 # Book of Quotations 53. “I can forgive. Dying. .Marcus Aurelius 58.Shakespeare (G) Forgiveness : 60. . We are more often frightened than hurt.Seneca 56. you forgive me.Jawaharlal Nehru 57. .” . . Gardner 55. We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. “I cannot forgive. and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.R. Best to forget ! Living. .Henry Ward Beecher 61. Fearless minds climb soonest upto crowns. because. is only another way of saying.Seneca 54. we live. Browning . but I cannot forget”.John W. And throughout all Eternity I forgive you. A man who is afraid will do anything. . we fret.Shri Aurobindo 59. for hope is accompanied by fear. If you want to keep on learning you must keep on risking failure– all your life. . but he should fear never beginning to live. Good to forgive. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. so truth follows fearlessness. You cease to be afraid when you cease to hope. .
The weak can never forgive. Shaw 70.Mahatma Gandhi 68. You can forgive an enemy.Thomas Hood 73.B.W. . It is harder to forgive yourself. Beecher 65. . . .Jessemyn West 69. for they know not what they do. . Forgiveness is the noblest revenge. to forgive divine. For words. Beware of the man who does not return your blow : he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself. half reveal And half conceal the soul within.New Testament 64.Sydney Smith . who kisses the offence into everlasting forgetfulness.Book of Quotations # 111 63. .H. . Father. Every substantial grief has twenty shadow and most of the shadows of your own making.Anonymous (H) Grief And Loss : 72. Without forgiveness life is governed by…an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation. . When you stand in prayer. To err is human. I sometimes hold it half a sin To put in words the grief I feel.Tennyson 74.Alexander Pope 66. No blessed leisure for love or hope But only time for grief.Jesus Christ 67. like Nature. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. forgive whatever you have against anybody. . God pardons like a mother. . forgive them. .Roberto Assagioli 71.G. .
.W. 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. .Samuel Johnson 77. as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. it deprives one of courage. The cheerful loser is a winner.Mark Twain 82. . and even of the wish for recovery. . We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.Samuel Johnson 80. It is dangerous to abandon oneself to the luxury of grief. Emerson 76.112 # Book of Quotations 75. Grief is a species of idleness. . . .Shakespeare (I) Gulit : 85. You must wait till grief be digested. The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. but cheerily seek how to redress their harms.Frederic Amiel 81.William Wordsworth . There is no grief which time does not lessen and soften.Cicero 79. and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it. . While grief is fresh. It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief.Sophocles 78.Elbert Hubbard 84. Wise men never sit and wait their loss. From the body of one guilty deed a thousand ghostly fears and haunting thoughts proceed. .R.James Matthew Barrie 83. . every attempt to divert only irritates. .
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind. Glad that I live am I. . . Secret guilt by silence is betrayed. Guilt : the gift that keeps on giving.Lao Tzu 92. .Francis Hutcheson 95. Life without industry is guilt.Book of Quotations # 113 86. . O. . . Guilt once harbored in the conscious breast.John Dryden 90. And the fall of dew.Erma Bombeck (J) Happiness : 94. Glad for the country lanes. how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes! . The action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers. . What hangs people. is the unfortunate circumstance of guilt.Syrus 88. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. industry without art is brutality.L.Lizette W.R.John Ruskin 91.Shakespeare : As You Like It . That the sky is blue. Reese : A Little Song of Life 96. Sevenson 93... the thief doth fear in each bush an officer.Shakespeare 87. . intimidates the brave and degrades the great. . He who flees from trial confesses the guilt .Samuel Johnson 89..
. Happiness is not in doing what you like.Anonymous 101. .product in the process of making something else. . not what you can get. . for there can be no true happiness without feeling that one is doing something worthwhile. . The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.Mahatma Gandhi 106. . . . .L.Bernard Shaw 98. in favour with his friends.J. Creative imagination is the core of happiness. The secret of happiness is this : let your interest be as wide as possible. Happiness depends on what you can give. . in love with his labours and in balance with his bank.William Ward 103.Erasmus 99.Aldous Leonard Huxley 104. Happiness has a habit of pursuing the person who feels grateful to his God.114 # Book of Quotations 97. Nehru 102. Happiness is like coke something you get as a by. The best secret of happiness is renunciation.Bertrand Russell 105. Happiness and work are really wedded together.Andrew Carnegie . and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. comfortable with his conscience.Proverb 100. but in liking what you do. You have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
.Dryden (K) Hate : 114. Tomorrow do thy worst for I have liv’d today. Now the heart is so full that a drop overfills it.John Stuart Mill 109.Hellen Keller 110. . but most of us look the other way and lose it. We are happy now because God wills it.Samuel Johnson . . and happy is he who has found the truth. . Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. . True happiness lies in the extinction of all emotions. . within can say.Book of Quotations # 115 107. Be that my motto and my fate.J. Lowell 113.it is there for all.R. . Hated by fools. Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. rather than in attempting to satisfy them. . Happy is he who has overcome all selfishness. I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires.Lord Buddha 111. and fools to hate. It is not attained through self. Men hate more steadily than they love. Happiness is a Swedish sunset .Jonathan Swift 116. happy is he who has attained peace. Happy the man. He who can call today his own. and happy he alone.Harry Emerson Fosdick 115.gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.Mark Twain 108. .Garuda Purana 112. He who secure. .
. . . loves all. This is an ancient law.Carl Gustav Jung 122. . He who feels for others as he feels for himself. Hate is the subtlest form of violence. . The love of the wicked is more dangerous than their hatred. Hatred paralyzes life.Lord Shri Krishna .Thomas Fuller 123. Hate is a prolonged form of suicide. love illuminates it. He who sees him in all and all in Him hates none. .Lord Buddha 127. as they love unreasonably. A man’s hatred is always concentrated upon that which makes him conscious of his bad qualities. In time we hate that we often fear. People hate.116 # Book of Quotations 117. nor injury for injury.Ishopanishad 128. An intellectual hatred is the worst.B.Shakespeare 121. Jr. you always find it strongest and most violent in the lowest degree of culture.Mahatma Gandhi 120. . . 126. By love alone they cease.W. Yeats 124. Goethe 125.J.Martin Luther King. . love harmonizes it. . .W. . Hatreds never cease by hatreds in this world. Hatred darkens life.Thackeray 118. lover releases it. National hatred is something peculiar. Hatred confuses life.Douglas Steere 119. Never return hatred for hatred.
hair grow grey.Italian Proverb 133. Where no hope is left. . Bunn 132. .Book of Quotations # 117 (L) Hope : 129. is left no fear. .Pindor 136. and perform according to our fears. We promise according to our hopes.Francis Bacon 134.” . Teeth fall out. . . To weakest hope will cling.N. While there’s is life. there’s is hope. .Roy Kemp . “There is no better or more blessed bondage than to be a prisoner of hope. but is bad supper. Yet man clings to hope that plays him false.English Proverb 135. . Hope is good breakfast. Hope for the best. though it is very good company by the way.R. He that leveth in hope dances without music. . but prepare for the worst.A. Hope is generally a wrong guide.Pope 131.John Gay 130. . Hopes are but the dreams of those who are awake.La Rochefoucauld 139. .George Herbert 137.John Milton 138. but always to be blest. The heart bowed down by weight of woe. .Lord Halifax 140. Hope is the poor man’s bread. Tagore 141. Hope springs eternal in the human breast : Man Never is. .
. The miserable have no other medicine. My hopes are not always realized.Norman Vincent Peale (M) Inferiority : 149. But I always hope. of jealousy. . I can endure my own despair.William Walsh : Song . you can achieve a permanent happy spirit.Mahatma Gandhi 143. . As hopefulness becomes a habit. The word which God has written on the brow of every man is hope. beware. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced. . O. Practice hope.Shakespeare : Othello 152.Ovid 148. .Goethe 144. . . No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. . my lord.118 # Book of Quotations 142. . If we had no faith in the ultimate God we would loss all hope. In all things it is better to hope than to despair. the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.Proverb 147.Shakespeare 146.eyed monster. But not another’s hope. which doth mock The meet it feeds on. but only hope. It is the green. You can’t live on hope nor you live without it. .Alfred Adler (N) Jealousy : 151.Victor Hugo 145. .Eleanor Roosevelt 150.
. Kennedy 158.Curt Goetz 155. . Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets. nothing is more frightful than laughter. Through the wide world he only is alone who lives not for another. Jealousy is the most radical. but does not always die with it.Wayne Dyer . . . suspects a great deal and fears everything.love than love in jealousy. Newton 160.Francoise Sagan (O) Loneliness : 159. . More men die of jealousy than of cancer. .J. .Robert Louis Stevenson 154. . Jealousy is always born with love. Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. .La Rochefoucauld 156. .admiration is war paint. People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.La Rochefoucauld 157.Book of Quotations # 119 153.Paul Tournier 163.Mother Teresa 162. To jealousy. You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.F.Thomas Wolfe 164.Joseph P. . There is more self. The jealous man knows nothing. primeval and naked form of admiration.Samuel Rogers 161. so to speak. .
Robert Burton 169. glorious.Shakespeare 168.Thomas Fuller 170. . .Geoffrey Chaucer (Q) Revenge : 174.120 # Book of Quotations (P) Pride : 165. . double. the more ought law to weed it out.Francis Bacon 175. . Revenge is a kind of wild justice. Small things make base men proud.Old Testament 166. pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes. and a haughty spirit before a fall.Juvenal . the more I think of it. . in general. All the other passions do occasional good. Revenge is the poor delight of little minds.W.Adrienne Rich 171. . .Benjamin Franklin 172. but whenever pride puts in its work. Pride : the general root of all harms. They are proud in humility. I have been more and more convinced. which the more man’s nature runs to. . everything goes wrong. . proud in that they are not proud.John Ruskin 173.H. that. for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. . A proud man is seldom a grateful man. Beecher 167. Pride goeth before destruction. . Proud men hate one another. Pride that dines on vanity sups on contempt. Pride is a tricky.edged feeling.
. for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. . A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.Book of Quotations # 121 176. .Christina Rossetti . Revenge is profitable. I will repay. Forgiveness is the noblest revenge. .Francis Bacon 177. Longfellow 186. . saith the Lord. . which otherwise would heal and do well.Anon. gratitude is expensive.H. spare yourself. Woman and elephant never forget an injury. Vengeance is mine.Anonymous 183. It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it. Better by far you should forget and smile Than that you should remember and be sad. He who injured you was either stronger or weaker.W. give him drink. .Anonymous 178. . Every heart has its secret sorrows.Francis Bacon 179.Edward Gibban 180. If he was weaker. . feed him. Vengeance is a dish that should be eaten cold.English Proverb (R) Sadness : 185. which the world knows not.New Testament: Romans 184. spare him. .Seneca 182. if he was stronger. Therefore if thine enemy hunger. . The most tolerable sort of revenge is for those wrongs which there is no law to remedy. 181. if he thirst.
Rod Steiger 191. above all from those nearest to them.Anton Chekhov . Seneea 195.L. .Edmund Burke 196. The old know what they want. . Our sincerest laughter With same pain is fraught. The only constant mourner o’er the dead! .122 # Book of Quotations 187. but I often wonder not to see them ashamed. I never wonder to see man wicked. .A. Shelley 189.Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet 193. The most important thing is to be whatever you are without shame.William Langland 192. While shame keeps the watch. Dark tree. .Swift 194. We look before and after And pine for what is not. still sad when others grief is fled. the young are sad and bewildered. Our sweetest songs are those That tell of saddest thought. . . There smites nothing so sharp. . When people are ashamed they hold aloof.B. .P. or smelleth so sour As Shame. He was not born to shame : Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit. value is not wholly extinguished in the heart. .Lord Byron 188.Logan Pearsall Smith (S) Shame : 190. Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.
Henry IV of France That flattery’s the food of tools. Hats off! Along the street there comes A blare of bugles. . 7. One catches more flies with a spoonful of honey than with twenty casks of vinegar. but not to flattery.Book of Quotations # 123 135. 3. Hats off! The flag is passing by. and be listner . . 6. . Flag 1. a ruffle of drums.Addison O ! that man’s ears should be deaf to counsel. A flash of colour beneath the sky. 8. Bennett : The Flag Goes By Off with your hat as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say. 5. .Wilhelm Raabe Men are like stone jugs – you may jug them where you like by the ears. You’re man enough for a tear in your eye That you will not wipe away. as wolves like dogs. 4.George Champman The most skilful flattery is to let a person talk on.Samuel Johnson Imitation is the sincerest (form) of flattery. . .Anonymous 2.H. Bunner : The Old Flag 2. .Colton Flatterers look like friends. .H.H. .C. 136. .Swift The punishment for vanity is flattery. Flattery 1.
Bishop Coxe : The Singing of Birds Say it with flowers.Napoleon Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.Patrick F. Full many a flower is born to blush unseen And waste its sweetness on the desert air. The flower that once has blown forever dies. . 2.Night’s Dream . O’keefe (Slogan for the Society of American Florists) 2.H. 3. . . 7.Herrick : To Blossoms Where flowers degenerate man cannot live. 138.W. 5.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. A fool always finds one still more foolish to admire him. . . Flower 1. 4. .Omar Khayyam Flowers are words Which even a babe may understand. . Beecher God made the flowers to beautify the art and cheer man’s careful mood. 6.Boileau What fools these mortals be! . .Shakespeare : A Midsummer. Fools 1. 8. .124 # Book of Quotations 137.William Wordsworth One thing is certain and the rest is lies.
. In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves. but old men know young men are the fools. 7. though he lives in the company of the wise.Rabelais 4. 5.Edward Young : Night Thoughts Wise men have more to learn of fools than fools of wise man. and reforms his plan.George Chapman : All Fools If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass.Samuel Butler 12.Old Testament Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. At fifty chides his infamous delay. . A fool can tell the truth. . understands nothing of the true doctrine.Lord Buddha 11.Pope At thirty man suspects himself a fool. but the fool walketh in darkness. 9.Book of Quotations # 125 3.resolves. . 8. . 10. Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve.Montaigne Young men think old men are fools. He who thinks himself wise. Knows it at forty.Voltaire . but it requires a man of sense to know how to tell a lie. then dies the same. O heavens! is a great fool. . Hain’t we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain’t that a big enough majority in any town? . A fool. 6. . . . as a spoon tastes not the flavor of the soup.Mark Twain The wise man’s eyes are in his head. and re.
If you are too unfortunate. . Let a fool be made serviceable according to his folly. Fortune. nobody will know you. 4. not wisdom. . . .Shakespeare : Julius Caesar Men are seldom blessed with good fortune and good sense at the same time. Fortune ! all men call the fickle. . .Thomas Fuller Of all the ways to make your fortune. 3. . the quickest and the best is to make people see clearly how much your success is in their interest.Lenin 15. you will not know yourself. Fortune 1.La Rochefoucauld Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.Cicero Every man is the architect of his own fortune. that rules man’s life. .Mark Twain 14. .Joseph Conrad : Under Western Eyes 139.126 # Book of Quotations 13. 8. 7. .Shakespeare It is fortune.La Bruyere 5. leads on to fortune.LIVY Fortune never seems so blind as to those upon whom she has bestowed no favours.Euripides If you are too fortunate. . Let us be thankful to the fools. One fool can ask more questions in a minute than twelve wise men can answer in an hour. taken at the flood. . 6. 9. . 2.Sallust There is a tide in the affairs of men Which. But for them rest of us could not succeed.
. . 2.James Oppenheim : The Slave We gain freedom when we have paid the full price for our right to live. .Book of Quotations # 127 10. And there is no need of that. Free men set themselves free. . .Moshe Dayan : Story of My Life Man is born free. 7. . .John Milton No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.R.. Tagore None can love freedom heartily but good men.. yet everywhere he is in chains. Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. And fend you with his wng. He shall cut pathways east and west. but misfortune has much more patience.Jean Jacques Rousseau My angle – his name is Freedom – Choose him to be your king.Confucius 12.N. . the rest love not freedom. . 3. I shall today be uppermost.Syrus 11. Fortune makes a fool of him whom she favours too much. .Emerson They can only set free men free.Lenin The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way.. Fortune knocks but once. 6. Freedom 1. . so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs or impede their efforts to obtain it. 5. 8.Anonymous 140.John Stuart Mill 4. The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly and who can say to himself. but licence .
Freedom is the right to one’s dignity as a man.Anonymous . If I have freedom in my love. Real freedom is of the mind and spirit. . Personal liberty is the paramount essential to human dignity and human happiness. E.Clarence Darrow 13.Mahatma Gandhi 12. . And in my soul am free. it can never come to us from outside. Tagore 14. That is why most man dread it. A hungry man is not a free man.128 # Book of Quotations 9. .R.Jawaharlal Nehru 11. 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. Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them.Lovelace : To Althea from prison 15.N. Freedom demands respect for the freedom of others. . Lord.A. Liberty means responsibility. . Stevenson 10. . . Shaw 17.Burton 16. Freedom comes from human beings rather than from laws and institutions. Angels alone that soar above Enjoy such liberty. . – Anonymous 141. . Friend and friendship 1.G.B.
Doing all we can to promote our friend’s happiness is better than to continually drink to his prosperity. Reprove your friends in secret. and all mine is thine. Thompson Love is only chatter. .Plautus Against a foe I can myself defend– But Heaven protect me from a blundering friend ! . . . and loves you just the same. I feel like one Who treads alone Some banquet. praise them openly. 7.Book of Quotations # 129 2. Friends are all that matter.Emerson Friends are like melons. 4.Moore The only way to have a friend is to be one . . 5. . 9. When I remember all The friends. though he had all other goods. I’ve seen around me fall.Gelett Burgess Without friends no one would choose to live.Syrus 11. 6. The best way to keep friends is to never borrow from them and never lend them anything. 10.Elbert Hubbard 3. . 8.hall deserted… . you must a hundred try.Aristotle A friend is someone who knows all about you.Claude Mermet What is thine is mine. .Paul de Kock 12.Minna Thomas Antrim . so link’d together.D’Arcy W. Shall I tell you why ? To find one good. Like leaves in wintry weather. .
. Be slow in choosing a friend.W. Emerson 21. ‘Stay’ is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.Woodrow Wilson (28th U. President) 20. . .Louisa May Alcott 14. The noble mind’s delight and pride. . God.Dale Carnegie 18.Samuel Johnson : Friendship 22.The Bible 16. 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. To all the lower world denied.R. Friendship.Oscar Wilde 19.130 # Book of Quotations 13. . send me a friend. Friendship is single soul dwelling in two bodies. True friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship. peculiar boon of Heav’n.Thomas Fuller 17. .S. The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand. . . slower in changing. . To men and angels only giv’n. A faithful friend is the medicine of life. 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 joy of companionship. . Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.Aristotle 23. nor the kindly smile. that will tell me of my faults.Benjamin Franklin 15.George Washington . .
It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It’s painful for both sides.M. Friendship is the shadow of the evening. for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. . Future 1. .born US philosopher) 25.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. A broken friendship may be soldered.Thomas Fuller 28. but will never be sound. 6.Longfellow 2. There was the Veil through which I might not see.Shakespeare : As You Like It 26.William Somerset Maugham 142.Thomas Fuller 27. .The Bible Trust no Future. people are friends in spots. howe’er pleasant ! Let the dead past bury its dead ! .Alfred Mercier I never think of the future. . There was the Door to which I found no key. 5. 4. Cicero Boast not thyself of tomorrow. 3. It comes soon enough. .T. . most loving mere folly. . Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another. The fact is. . and the only thing is to fact it. one grows out of people.Book of Quotations # 131 24. which strengthens with the setting sun of life. . Most friendship is feigning. .George Santayana (Spanish. .Albert Einstein Ignorance of future ills is a more useful thing than knowledge.
far as human eye could see. All but the page prescribed. . . The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we’re ready for it. their present state. .132 # Book of Quotations 7.Mahatma Gandhi 13. Heav’n from all creatures hides the Book of Fat. . The best we can do is to seize up the chances. . estimate our ability to deal with them. and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. The best way to predict the future is to create it.Confucius 17. . I have learned to live each day as it comes. When all else is lost.Pope : Essay on Man 12. The highest wisdom is never to worry about the future but to resign ourselves entirely to his will.English Saying Nothing can guarantee the future. . The future is purchased by the present. Saw the vision of the world and all the wonder that would be.Tennyson 15. .Peter Drucker ✤✤✤ . Bovee 16. will find sorrow at hand. For I dipt into the future. .Henry Ford II 9. 10. and then make our plans with confidence. 8.N. . calculate the risks involved. future still remains. Who heeds not the future.C.Dorothy Dix 11. .Samuel Johnson Take care of the present and the future will take care of itself.Arnold Glasow 14.
144. Garden 1. You can dig for him there. 145.Thomas Fuller 2. he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. And.S. wrong placed. . When we were young they taught us to respect our elders. .Maurice Seitter By the time a man realises that may be his father was right.Troy Gordon We are a generation not in revolt but in retreat. God Almighty first planted a garden. 3. . and now that we’re older they tell us to listen to youth.Francis Bacon The best place to seek God is in a garden. 4. becometh a vice. . a princely mind will undo a private family. 3. it is the purest of human pleasures. .Bernard Shaw We must cultivate our garden. Radhakrishnan 2. . . . Generosity 1.Book of Quotations # 133 G 143. . If a man be endowed with a generous mind this is the best kind of nobility. Our generation never had a chance.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. .Voltaire 2. Generation gap 1.Plato Generosity. indeed.
and more delight to give presents than to pay debts. Edison (Newspaper Interview. .Jonathan Swift : Thoughts on Various Subjects Genius is master of man. 7. 3. Genius consists of an infinite capacity for catching trains. Some are unwisely liberal. genius. . means only an infinite capacity for taking pains. you may know him by this sign.Jane Ellice Hopkins When a true genius appears in the world. .Georges – Louis Leclerc Buffon Genius is one percent inspiration and ninty. . genius. Doing easily what others find difficult is talent. . . 6.Amiel The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the crow. 10.Thomas A. .. .R.N.134 # Book of Quotations 3. . 8.Sir P. Genius does what it must. . doing what is impossible to talent is genius..Owen Meredith One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire. 4. Genius 1. it creates.John Waston Foster Genius does not argue. I often think.Christopher Morley . 9. . 1931) .nine percent perspiration. that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. 5. Sidney 146. Tagore 2..Blake Genius is merely a great aptitude for patience. and Talent does what it can.
. . . the opening of new frontiers. 4.New Testament. it can never be taught. .Aristotle 15. II Corinthians 3. which means never losing your enthusiasm. 2. Genius must be born. . The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth. but by himself. lendeth unto the Lord.Samuel Johnson 14. Matthew God loveth a cheerful giver. The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality. . critic] 12. .Book of Quotations # 135 11. He that hath pity upon the poor. He gives only the worthless gold Who gives from a sense of duty. The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age. The greatest genius is never so great as when it is chastised and subdued by the highest reason.Charles Caleb Cotton 17.Arthur Koestler 16.Aldous Huxley [English novelist. and give to the poor. and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.Proverb That is no true alms which the hand can hold. I have nothing to declare except my genius. . Giving and helping others (A) Giving : 1.New Testament. . . Lowell Go and sell that thou hast.J.R. A man of genius has been seldom ruined. .Dryden 13. . .Goethe 18.Oscar Wilde 147.
. . 8. I do not give lectures or a little charity.E. writer.Winston Churchill 14. . makes a life. Bulwer 15.Shakespeare . . But to support him after. XX. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. When I give I give myself.Arthur Ashe To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money. It is more blessed to give than to receive. . .136 # Book of Quotations 5. what we give. If you haven’t any charity in your heart. When a person is down in the world an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching. however. 9. . .Bob Hope 13.Khalil Gibran (Lebanese . 10. we can make a living. 35 From what we get. and that is sincerity and integrity.born US poet. . . Giving requires good sense. 6. you have the worst kind of heart trouble. acts. Only a life lived for others is the life worth while. philosopher) Behold.G.Douglas Adams You give but little when you give of your possessions.Walt Whitman 7. We make a living by what we get.Ovid (B) Helping Others : 11. .Albert Einstein 12.New Testament. Its not enough to help the feeble up. We make a life by what we give.
4.Socrates (Quoted by Cicero) The road to glory is not strewn with flowers.E.A. Mordaunt The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be. .Philip E. . 5. . . . Before you score.O. 5.H.Alfred Lord Tennyson Life is real ! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal. . . Goal. One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name. 2. keep your eyes upon the goal. 3. 6.Charles De Gaulle 2. . Housma On the journey to life’s highway. 149. Howard Oh! yet we trust that somehow good will be the final goal of ill.Proverb If we make it our first goal to please God.Thomas A Kempis For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her. 4. it solves many problems at once. . . .La Fontaine O how quickly passes away the glory of the earth.W.Book of Quotations # 137 148. Obstacles and Solution (A) Goal : 1. Glory 1.Anonymous 3. the keeper Stands up to keep the goal. you must have a goal.T. Objective. Longfellow The goal stands up. .
practical ideal : a goal.Denis Waitley 9. have a definite.Napoleon Hill First.. Goals are not absolutely necessary to motivate us. . Second. materials and methods. A goals is a dream with a deadline.322 B.Robert H. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone. set your goals high but take one step at a time.] Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. Don’t look too far up. .Don Marquis 16. Hitch your wagon to a star. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. Do not turn back when you are just at the goal. clear.Syrus 14.C. have the necessary means to achieve your ends : wisdom. No wind makes for him that hath no intended port to sail unto. . Third.Aristotle [Greek Philosopher. Ours is a world where people don’t know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it ? .138 # Book of Quotations 7.Michel De Montaigne . . Schuller 13.Proverb (B) Objective : 15. . That is what goals can do for us. 8. money. so realise the goal.Ralph Waldo Emerson 11. Goal is nothing but Godly order against laziness. . 384 B. they are essential to keep us alive.Donny Osmond 12. . . concentrate our energy. an objective. . 10. adjust all your means to that end.C.
He plants his footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm. 4. . 5.N. Tagore (D) Solution : 20.R.Joan Baez 150.Cowper : Hymn 3. . . . . Tagore If God did not exist. .Plato God shall be my hope. .N. When you come to roadblock.Samuel Butler God. can open the whole universe to our gaze in the narrow space of a single lane. the answers come.Voltaire God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform. the Great Giver. God 1. For what are obstacles to the lower creatures are opportunities to the higher life of man.Mary Kay Ash 19.R. it would be necessary to invent him.Henry Ford 18.Book of Quotations # 139 (C) Obstacles : 17. . 6. . Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. .Anonymous An honest God is the noblest work of man. take a detour. . As long as one keeps searching. God is truth and light his shadow. 2. my guide and lantern to my feet. my stay.
our help in ages past.Emerson 15. Principle.Mary Baker Eddy : Science and Health God is love. divine. 14. God is that indefinable something which we all feel but which we do not know. God is simply the stream of tendency by which all things seek to fulfil the law of their being. and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God. God is conscience.N. . God is incorporeal. not in the storm. Life. and God in him. Our shelter from the stormy blast. To me God is truth and love. supreme. . 12.Manilius God is our expression for all forces and powers which we do not understand or with which we are unfamiliar. And our eternal home. God is fearlessness. Tagore 17.New Testament O God. let people see what God can make you like.Matthew Arnold 9. 10.Isaac Watts Everyone is in a small way the image of God. . Spirit. Lichtenberg For science. Truth. He is even the atheism of the atheist . God is ethics and morality. God’s great power is in the gentle breeze. 13.G. . If God be with us. . If you want people believe in God. Love. Our hope for years to come.Samuel Butler Belief in God is an instinct as natural to man as walking on two legs.C. who can be against us? .R. . Soul. . . God is the source of light and life and yet he is above and beyond all these. 11. infinite Mind. 8.140 # Book of Quotations 7. .Mahatma Gandhi .Romans 16.
Rig Veda 24.Sri Aurobindo 22.E. He who knows the nature of my task and my holy birth is not reborn. Radhakrishnan 23.R. . It is God’s arrangement that they should be children of the past. . hatred.The Kuran 28. who serve His creatures. He comes to me. when he leaves this body. . possessors of the present. . but he loves me when I sing. The innermost being of God is perfect love which expands itself for others. The past is our foundation. but He has innumerable forms.Swami Vivekanand 20. .N. God is gracious to him who earneth his living by his own labour and not by begging. God respects me when I work. .C.Book of Quotations # 141 18. One cannot have the vision of God as long as one has these three– shame. They serve God well. .S. . . All that lives or moves on earth transient or permanent exists in the glory of God. the present our material the future our aim and smmit. . Tagore 29. The message is not new. and fear. .S.Prophet M|uhammad 26. .Guru Nanak 27.Sri Ramakrishna 25. all creation proclaims it : High above all is the Lord of glory supreme. sages call it by various names. Norton . That which exists is one.Lord Shrikrishna : Bhagwad Gita 21. Blessed is he who has dived into the ocean of the nectar of His name. God is one. creators of the future.Meera 19.
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
1. 2. The guts carry the feet, not the feet the guts. - Miguel De Cervantes The guts uphold the heart. - Thomas Fuller
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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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10. Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married ? - Barbra Streisand 11. The fox changes his skin but not his habits. - Suetonius 12. Habit is habit and not to be flunge out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. - Mark Twain
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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
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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
.. 7.. My heart is like a rainbow shell.. .Proverb The heart has its reasons which reason does not know. . . 5.tree . . A heart as sound and free As in the whole world thou canst find. . Because my love is come to me.Book of Quotations # 151 159. 10. . .. My heart is like an apple..and. but the mouth of the wise man is in his heart.Christina Rossetti The heart of the fool is in his mouth. ... 6. When I was one. The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious..Benjamin Franklin As he thinketh in his heart.Herrick A good heart is worth gold.twenty I heard a wise man say : “Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart away. Housman 11. 8.E. ..A.Shakespeare The heart has no language... Longfellow Where your treasure is there will your heart be also.. so he is. .H.Mahatma Gandhi My heart is like a singing bird .” .. 9. 3. it speaks to the heart.W.. That heart I’ll give to thee.Pascal Every heart has its secret which the world knows not. A heart as soft. a heart as kind.. 4. Heart and Head 1..Martin Luther .New Testament : Luke 2. My heart is gladder than all these..
use your heart. we are happy now because God wills it. . A good heart is better than all the heads in the world. There is a land of pure delight. To handle yourself. . . .Theodore Parker 14.Horace Walpole 18. Infinite day excludes the night.Edward Young 16.J. Lowell 160. to handle others. . Want and wealth equally harden the human heart. And pleasures banish pain. our heads are right in vain. Heaven and Hell 1.Samuel Rogers 19. . and gets his speeches by it. but no one dares to say it of his head.Lytton 15.G. .La Rochefoucauld 21. The head is always the dupe of the heart. as frost and fire are both alien to the human flesh. . . .C. .Isaac Watts : There Is a Land . . – He has a heart.Bulwer.The English Digest 22. Everyone speaks well of his heart. use your head. a tragedy to those that feel.152 # Book of Quotations 12.La Rochefoucauld 20. I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart. Lightenberg 17. Now the heart is so full that a drop overfills it. but I deny it.Theodore Roosevelt 13. Some people feel with their heads and think with their hearts. If wrong our hearts. Where saints immortal reign.R. they say. and that is softness of head. The world is a comedy to those that think. Ward has no heart.
than serve in Heav’n. The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell.Book of Quotations # 153 2. 9. 4.Francis Thompson : In No Strange Land I never spoke with God.P. and many there be which go in thereat.Confucius One who does not care for heaven. O world unknowable.H. . 6. he is already in heaven. we clutch thee. Nor visited in heaven. 5. a hell of heaven. 10. we view thee : O world intangible. Blavatsky Heaven lies about us in our infancy. .G. Inapprehensible. though in Hell : Better to reign in Hell. And Hell the Shadow from a Soul on fire. 8. . we touch thee. and in my choice To reign is worth ambition.J.William Wordsworth Heav’n but the Vision of fulfill’d Desire. . 7. O world Invisible.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat There is no Heaven. .John Milton 11. there is no Hell. IV Heaven is not reached by a single bound But we build the ladder by which we rise. Here we may reign secure. Yet certain am I of the spot As if the chart were given. Wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction. .Sir Richard Burton 3. we know thee. . . these be the dreams of baby minds. .New Testament : Matthew . Holland Heaven means to be one with God.Milton : Paradise Lost 12.Emily Dickinson : Poems. . .
Shaw 19. 2. . covetousness. . The gates of hell are open night and day. . which destroy the soul. .Oscar Wilde 17. No man is a hero to his valet.Madame De Cornuel Every hero at last becomes a bore. .W.B.desire. That’s the greatest torture souls feel in hell : In hell. Feinberg 161.Swedenborg 21.W. but he is brave five minutes longer. . 3. anger. .Abraham L. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Emerson . . that they must live and cannot die. . . Hell is an outrage on humanity. Smooth the decent and easy is the way.G. If you go to heaven without being naturally qualified for it. The gates of hell are three. . you will not enjoy yourself there. Self-love and the love of the world constitute hell. . I believe in heaven and hell– on earth.154 # Book of Quotations 13.Lord Shri Krishna 16. A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. Emerson A hero is no braver than an ordinary man.Victor Hugo 18. and we make this world our hell.George Bernard Shaw 22. Hero 1.Samuel Johnson 20.John Webster 14. .R. We are each our own devil.Virgil 15.R.
3. 8. . 162. contact withers them.Thomas Carlyle History can be well written only in a free country. . million a her.Anonymous 5. . .Henry Ford What is history but a fable agreed upon ? . . . 6. History 1.Edward Gibbon Human history is in essence a history of ideas. Cecil History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes. .G.worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom. . 9. 8. Van Loon : The Story of Mankind History of the world is but the biography of great men. 6. .F. . Amiel Self.H.Porteus Worship your heroes from a far. History is bunk.W.Book of Quotations # 155 4.H. 7.Napoleon Bonaparte : Sayings The history of the world is the record of a man in quest of his daily bread and butter.F. 2.R. follies and misfortunes of mankind. Voltaire History is only interesting as long as it is strictly true. Hero.Mad Neckar No man is a hero to his own wife : no woman is a wife to her own hero. Wells : The Outline of History 4.trust is the essence of heroism. Emerson One murder makes a villian.L.H.W. 7. 5.M. . . .Herbert Spencer Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over fear. .D.
Be it ever so humble. Mencken 12. Historian : An unsuccessful novelist. They have to take you in. .James Alberione Sanctity is made up of little things.156 # Book of Quotations 9. There is but a shallow stream of thought in history. Content to breathe his native air In his own ground. . 164.Oscar Wilde 163. . when you have to go there.H. little virtues and actions. .L. Holiness 1. . House and housework Home : 1. . . . 3.Oswald Chambers Just as a candle cannot burn without fire. only a great man can write it.Lord Buddha 2. 3. Sanctity is a stubbornness about fulfilling God’s will always. Anybody can make history. History is only a confused heap of facts. and inspite of any difficulty. men cannot live without spiritual life.Earl of Chesterfield 11. 4.Robert Frost Mid pleasures and palaces though we may raom.Samuel Johnson 10.Pope 2. .Anonymous The serene beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world next to power of God. Home is the place where. . . .John Howard Payne : Home Sweet Home Happy the man. whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound. there’s no place like home. Home.
who soar. 5. as for his repose. But if he goes abroad. 10. .Christian Morgenstern 11. A dog can make him pant.Panchatantra 12. not to look on. . be he king or peasant who finds peace in his home. 7.Francis Bacon . The house of everyone is to him his castle and fortress.Sir Edward Coke 14. A crocodile at home.Goethe A man who travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. .Book of Quotations # 157 4.Pliny The word ‘home’ means more than the word ‘house’. Can beat an elephant. as well for his defence against injury and violence. . Home is not where you live but where they understand you. . 9. 8. . therefore. .George Moore : The Brooke Kerith Home after all is the best place when life begins to wobble. let use be preferred before uniformity.Elizabeth Home is where the heart is. Home is the girl’s prison and the woman’s work house. 6.George Barnard Shaw House : 13. . Type of the wise. Houses are built to live in. .Anon. .Wordsworth : To a Skyland He is happiest. but never roam True to the kindred points of Heaven and Home. .
but honesty is its own defence. .Alexander Pope We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.Martial 4.The Brible An honest man is always a child. . . if the item doesn’t multiply. My theory on housework is. I hate housework! You make the beds. let it be.Joan Rivers 20. smell. . Set not your house on fire to be revenged of the moon. He that builds a fair house upon an ill seed committeth himself to prison. .Francis Bacon 17.Phyllis Diller 19. Honesty 1. . 6. .Thomas Fuller 16. 2. . Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. 5.Kautilya Lies will get any man into trouble.English Proverb Housework : 18.and six months later you have to start all over again. No one else ears.George Barnard Shaw Peace is dependent upon honesty and oath is immutable both in this world and in the other world. .158 # Book of Quotations 15.Erma Bombeck 165. catch fire or block the refrigerator door. . you do the dishes . Why should you? . . 3.Thomas Jefferson An honest man is the noblest work of God. He that lives in a glass house must not throw stone. . Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
Thomas Middleton Ay. 16. 8. . . . .S.Shakespeare There’s one way to find out if a man is honest– ask him.Pope When faith is lost. sir.Noel Coward To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. you know he is a crook. 15. to be honest. Honour and shame from no condition rise. . 12. . when honour dies. Gilbert It is discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. .Shakespeare : Hamlet Honesty with oneself is the condition of spiritual integrity.Book of Quotations # 159 7.The Mother Lock your door and keep your neighbour honest. 10.W. . . 13. If he says.S. there all the honour lies. Honesty once pawned is never redeemed.Whittier Honour lies in honest toil. 9. is to be one man picked out of ten thousand. . Honour 1. The man is dead. . as this world goes. . Radhakrishnan Corruption wins not more than honesty. 14. Act well your part.Grover Cleveland 2. .Croucho Marx And whether you’re an honest man or whether you’re a thief Depends on whose solicitor has given my brief. . 3. 11. “Yes”.Proverb 166.John Ruskin For the governments honesty lies not only in saying what they are doing but also in doing what they say.
Shakespeare Honour is simply the morality of superior man. I was a stranger. I am the most offending soul. and ye took me in. . . and often pulls down our house to build our monument. .R. 10.Aristotle Show me the man you honour and I will know what kind of man you are. for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 11. 13. . . the faster we counted our spoons. 12.H.160 # Book of Quotations 4. But when somebody awards a decoration to me.Harry S. I am out of words.Mahatma Gandhi 6. A man of honour knows no false pride. 7. . Emerson If somebody throws a brick at me. .Hebrews .Jean De La Bruyere If it be a sin to covet honour.New Testament : Matthew Be not forgetful to entertain strangers.C. She feeds us with air. 5.L. 9.Thomas Carlyle The louder he talked of his honour.C. I can catch it and throw it back. . Colton He that desires honour is not worth of honour. Truman Honour is most capricious in her rewards. . .Proverb We honour the illustrious dead best by following their examples. 2. 8. 167.W. but in deserving them. Hospitality 1. Mencken Dignity does not consist in possessing honours. . .
Humanity. The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation.Shri Aurobindo 5. . After all there is but one race– humanity. sustained enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.H. and this can only be achieved by utmost self.Terence 3. sad music of humanity. . God is more than humanity but in humanity too we have to find and serve him. But hearing oftentimes The still. The only real.sacrifice. .S. virtue and abiding love.Fenelon 4.Charles Sumner 9. knowledge. and nothing human can be of indifference to me. . dignified. I love my country better than my family but I love humanity better than my country.G. . I am a man.Wordsworth 10. human doctrine is the greatest good of all.W. . humanity only begins for man with self. Shaw 11. . beauty.Eric Hoffer . truth. Amiel 6. .Book of Quotations # 161 168.B.F.George Moore 2. human nature and human soul (A) Humanity : 1.surrender. Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory. It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbour. There is nothing on earth divine except humanity. Humanity is not the highest Godhead . . Self interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Landor 8. .Mahatma Gandhi 7. .
A person who is going to commit an inhuman act invariably excuses himself by saying. Humanity is an ocean. .Francis Bacon 17. ‘I’ am only human.S.G. . . but a citizen of the world. .Shakespeare 21. if a few drops of the ocean are dirty. It’s casier to understand human nature by bearing in mind that almost everybody thinks he’s an exception to most rules. You must not lost faith in humanity. .Socrates 15.162 # Book of Quotations 12. namely not to follow if but to amend it.Sydney Harris 18. after all. Shaw . Live and let live.Mahavir Swami (B) Human Nature : 16.John Keats 19.B.George Orwell 13. There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise. There is nothing that can be changed more completely than human nature when the job is taken in hand early enough. Mill 20. . . . One touch of nature makes the whole world ken.J. I am not an Athenian. the ocean does not become dirty.Mahatma Gandhi 14. . A humanitarian is always a hypocrite. The duty of man is the same in respect of his own nature as in respect of the nature of all other things. . nor a Greek.
Chrysostom I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility. Tagore The hour of the greatest triumph is the hour of the greatest humility. . .N. to in for pride. it tastes without tasting.Mahatma Gandhi Many people want to be devout. without being seen. . .Rig Veda 169. 3. One gets attached. 8.R. then humility is the way for thee. 2. the other remains detached but governs. Humility is the root of all virtues. . 7. the other is merely a witness.Book of Quotations # 163 (C) Human Soul and God : 22. 5. .John Ruskin Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people. .Kobir Pride changes angels into devils.William Temple The landscape painter must walk in the field with a humble mind. Augustine 4. 9. 6. sit on the tree of eternity. Humility 1. but no one wants to be humble.La Rochefoucauld It thou wishest to ride over the difficulties. One is God.Anonymous We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. If thou would not down thyself. the other is human soul. . . humility makes man into angels. . nor does it mean a low opinion of your own gifts. Two everloving gold feathered birds. all sees all.St. One eats delicious fruits. .
Mark Twain 2.Khalil Gibran 4. Good humour is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. A little commonsense. . and you don’t know how comfortable you can make yourself on this planet. Somerset Maugham 11. . W. humility ends in honour.H.Owen Meredith . .W.Washington Irving 10.Oscar Wilde 6. Humour 1.W. A sense of humour is a sense of proportion. . Good humaur is goodness and wisdom combined.Benjamin Franklin 170. To be humble to the superiors is duty. The only thing worth having in an earthly existence is a sense of humour. a little tolerance.164 # Book of Quotations 10. Pride ends in destruction. . Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humour in the woman. . The secret source of humour is not joy but sorrow. a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him.Lincoln Steffens 3. a little good humour. Beecher 7. . . . . W. Humour is an affirmation of dignity. . to inferiors nobleness.Romain Gary 9.The Bible 11. Humour is the salt of personality. Good humour makes all things tolerable. there is no humour in heaven. . to equals courtesy. Thackeray 8. . Honest humour is the oil and wine of a merry meeting.Charles Gow 5.
8.Pope A wife who says she can read her husband like a book rarely does. A wife is the peculiar gift of Heaven.French Proverb He knows little who will tell his wife all he knows. . . Is that I never yet had wife. They look so thoroughly unhappy.George Colman 11. she goes over and over it.Book of Quotations # 165 171. but a bachelor. Wife : 6.Helen Rowland A woman must be a genius to create a good husband. 10. 4.Francis Bacon All other goods by Fortune’s hand are given. . companions for middle age. What a pity it is that nobody knows how to manage a wife. A husband is what is left of a lover. 5.Honore de Balzac A good husband be deaf and good wife blind. . Instead of skipping what she doesn’t like.Oscar Wilde 2. than when his wife talks Greek. Wives are young men’s mistresses.Herrick . . . and old men’s nurses. . 3. after the nerve has been extracted. . Husband and Wife Husband : 1. The only comfort of my life. 9.Samuel Johnson 7. .Neal O’hara A man is in general better pleased when be has a good dinner upon table.Thomas Fuller One can always recognize women who trust their husbands. . .
. But be the serpent under’t...Samuel Johnson Hypocrisy is the homage. 7. look like innocent flower. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice To beguile the time. . 6. The wife is the source of salvation. When a wife sins the husband is never innocent. 2. .Robert Pollock The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. .Shakespeare : Macbeth He that speaketh me fair and loves me not. . . . 8. Is like a villian with a smiling cheek.Italian Proverb 172.. . .. 5. which vice pays to virtue. I will speak to him fair and trust him not.La Rochefoucauld With one hand he put A penny in the urn of poverty..John Ray The only vice which can not be forgiven is hypocrisy. An evil soul. Look like the time. No man is hypocrite in his pleasures. . ✤✤✤ . what a goodly outside falsehood hath! .Mahabharata 13. A goodly apple rotten at the heart: O.166 # Book of Quotations 12.William Hazlitt A man is at his worst when he pretends to be good. Hypocrisy 1. And with the other took a shilling out.Syrus 4. producing holy witness.. . 3.
.Victor Hugo Bring ideas in and entertain them royally. .Elbert Hubbard A man may die. . . but an idea lives on. Thoughts are mightier than armies. Paxton Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men. 7. 9. for one of them may be the king. 4.Alberto Moravia 2. 5.John F. or they are no better than dreams.W. An idea is a point of departure and no more. 6. but how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true. Ideas 1.Mark Van Doren To die for an idea : it is unquestionably noble. Ideas should be received like guests – in a friendly way.Anon. An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.Book of Quotations # 167 I 173. . . As soon as you elaborate it. . but with the reservation that they are not to tyrannies their host. . it becomes transformed by thought. Kennedy 3. Ideas have endurance without death.Emerson No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.M. nations may rise and fall. . .Pablo Picasso Ideas go booming through the world lounder than canon. 8.
.Oliver Wendell Holmes 13. Ideas shape the course of history.N. . Timid thoughts. on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage. 4. An idealist is one who helps other people to be prosperous.Leo Talstoy 11. idealists are apt to walk straight into the gutter. never goes back to its original dimensions. Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. . he becomes irresistible.R.Gandhi (Mahatma) 2. stretched by a new idea. It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. Man’s mind. Everybody lives and acts partly according to his own. . . 3.William James 15.L. concludes that it will also make better soup. . . . Mencken When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers. Tagore 16.H. do not be afraid of me. . Keynes 14.L. . Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you’re working on.John M.P. I am the poet. .five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.Henry Ford An idealist is one who. .Thomas Edison 12. Smith When a man works for an ideal. Idealist 1. The ideas gained by men before they are twenty.168 # Book of Quotations 10. partly according to other people’s ideas.Anatole France 174.
.do. .Nathiel Howe Idleness. .William Cowper 12. which is the wellspring and root of all nice. . He lived a life of going to. and leave him less his own master. He basked beneath the sun.Book of Quotations # 169 175.Thomas Bacon Idleness is the holiday of fools.F. 8. . Nietzsche To do nothing is the way to be nothing. We grow older more through indolence. . 4. He slept beneath the moon. but he is idle who might be better employed.Old Testament Perhaps man is the only being that can properly be called idle. .Chesterfield Too much idleness. Albery Their only labour was to kill time. than any sort of employment whatsoever. Idleness 1. 9. fills up a man’s time much more completely. . Absence of occupation is not rest. thou sluggard. . . 6. and be wise. than through age.J. . I have observed. 5.Thomson Go to the ant. 10. . A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.Christina of Sweden 11. 3. He is not only idle who does nothing.Socrates . 7.Edmund Burke 2. And died with nothing done.W.Samuel Johnson Idleness is the parent of all psychology. consider her ways.
R. 6.A. To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant. . . ‘Tis folly to be wise. . . 9.Schopenhauer Ignorance is the night of the mind. pride and arrogance. .B.Confucious The truest characters of ignorance are vanity.Prove 176. . why aren’t there more happy people? . Alcott I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know. . . 4.Cicero Where ignorance is bliss. An idle mind is devil’s workshop. Emerson 2. 8.S. White Ignorance is degrading only when found in company with riches.Swami Dayanand 14. . a night without moon or star.W. . 5.170 # Book of Quotations 13. Those who sit idly in the expectation for god’s help are great fools.Gray If ignorance is bliss. 3. Ignorance 1. Goethe There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.Samuel Butler There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance. 7.W. .J.
Shakespeare : A Midsummer Night’s Dream Imagination is more important than knowledge. Imagination 1.Anatole France 13. all our visions of fortune. 3. Ignorance is the condition necessary. . . all our dreams of coming peace.Albert Einstein : On Science The human race is governed by its imagination.F.Anonymous 15. touch it and the bloom is gone. .Oscar Wilde 17. I do not say for happiness. One of the best and fastest way of acquiring knowledge is to insist on remaining ignorant about things that aren’t worth knowing. and the poet Are of imagination all compact. . . All our loves. we could not endure life for an hour. the lover. . Voltaire 11. The lunatic. .Sydney Harris 16.worships.Book of Quotations # 171 10. Ignorance is the mother of research. Ignorance and error are necessary to life. If we knew all. That man must be tremendously ignorant who answers every question that is put to him. . .M.Hillaire Belloc 14. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit. all our hero. . .Anatole France 12. There is no darkness but ignorance.Napoleon 2. . are the fruits of ignorance.Shakespeare 177. like bread and butter. but for existence itself.
B.R. Tagore 7. Sun may rise and set. it exists only in our imagination just as we imagine the existence of a snake in the rope. when our short day has closed. 3. 5.Catullus .172 # Book of Quotations 4.N.Anonymous This world has no separate existence. .Austin Dobson We imitate only what we believe and admire. . 178.Voltaire No man ever yet became great by imitation.P.Lord Shri Rama He who has imagination without learning has wings but not feet.C. 4. 2. . Imitation 1. 8. Immortality 1. then you can allow your imagination complete freedom. 6. . 5. .Willmot A good imitation is the most perfect originality. Shelley Imagination is eye of the soul. .Samuel Johnson 179.C. . must sleep on during one perpetual night. . . The great instrument of moral good is the imagination. 9. Colton And the man who plants cabbages imitates too ! . we. .Raineesh Don’t give so much rein to your imagination – it does no good and only wastes your time. Imitation is the sincerest (form) of flattery. .Joubert If you can observe yourself.
Book of Quotations # 173 2. McCreery The nearer I approach the end. yet simple. No one could ever meet death for his country without the hope of immortality. . . 7.Sarojini Naidu From the unreal lead me too real.Arthur Schopenhauer Immortality is when man dies but his word live on in man. From darkness lead me to light.J. 4.L. .Lytton There is no birth. . the plainer. 6. but nearly all religions come from that hope. . .Upanishad To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of great mistake.G. 8. Unmeasured by the flight of years. 10. . 9. Ingersoll What is human is immortal.Samuel Butler 3. there is no death. . I hear around me the immortal symphonies of the world which invite me. And all that life is love. From death lead me to immortality. . 5. There is no death! The stars go down to rise upon some fairer shore. It is marvellous.Viclor Hugo Our hope of immortality does not come from any religion. .Bulwer .R. there is only the spirit seeking revolution in higher stages of life.John Keats 11.James Montgomery . Beyond the vale of tears There is a life above.
La Rochefoucauld By asking for the impossible.Anonymous 3. The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. We obtain the possible. . . 181.Napoleon Bonaparte To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so. we should have sufficient means.174 # Book of Quotations 180. There ways that lead to everything and we had sufficient will. 2. . . . .Scott The difficult is that which can be done immediately. . Impossible 1.Ibsen He travels the fastest who travels alone. . 5.Italin Proverb 3.Anon. 4. The first of earthly blessings. the impossible is that which takes a little longer. . independence. . 6. it is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible. 4. 2. ‘Impossible’! That is not good French.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. Independence 1.Samuel Johnson Nothing is impossible.George Santayana Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. .
. than to be crowded on a velvet cushion. . .W.Hawthorne Individuality is the basis of distinction.Cervantes It is better to rule in hell than to serve in heaven. and is important in some respect. . Whose armour is his honest thought. Individuality 1.Sir Henry Wotton 6.Thomas A. chances are that you’ll fall into someone else’s plan.Heury David Thoreau I never thrust my nose into other men’s porridge. how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking? .Jim Rohn Do not go where the path may lead.R. . Kempis If you don’t design your own life plan. . I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself. That serveth not another's will. 7. . . 5. 8.Michel de Montaign 2. 6.Anonymous How happy is he born and taught. Emerson The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. whether he chooses to be so or not. And simple truth his utmost skill.Swami Dayanand If you cannot mould yourself as you would wish. Every individual has a place to fill in the world.Book of Quotations # 175 5. go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. 4. . 3. It is no bread and butter of mine : Every man for himself and God for us all. And guess what they have planned for you ? Not much. . 182.
Enjoy the good things of life as gifts of God and covet not what belongs to another. 5. he will not bite you. 183.Yajurveda When individual interests become allied with public interests. 3. because there is much less generosity than we imagine. that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. dare to be what you are. and to believe in your own individuality. Thou art not so unkind As man’s ingratitude.La Rochefoucauld If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous.St. blow. 9. more strong than traitors’ arms.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar 2. and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. 6.Shakespeare : King Lear Ingratitude. and some definite work. . .Shakespeare : As you Like It How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is To have a thankless child ! .Nehru Learn to limit yourself.176 # Book of Quotations 7. then results are achieved.Mark Twain Blow. There is much ingratitude than we think. thou winter wind. . Ingratitude 1. Whatever moves in the moving world is enveloped by God. . . . . Evremond One’s over haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude. 4. . .Frederic Amiel 8. to content yourself with some definite things.
S.Ovid 2. The robe ye weave. .Plato The seed ye sow. 185.Anatole France Inspiration and genius– one and the same. 7.Ingersole A drop of ink may make a million think. 2.Byron No great thing is accomplished without some injustice being done. another keeps. Seneca 3. .A. it is a holy rapture. . Landor A kingdom founded on injustice never last. they demand immediate marriage to action. 4. The wealth ye find. .Shelley There is but one blasphemy and that is injustice. A writer is rarely so well inspired as when he talks about himself. . . . Inspiration and motivation Inspiration : 1. .W. The arms ye forge. 6. another wears. . 3.Brendan Behan The glow of inspiration warms us.Book of Quotations # 177 184. 5. . Injustice 1. . 4. To do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it.L.Victor Hugo Inspiration never go in for long engagements.Luis de Ulloa Delay in justice is injustice. . another reaps. another bears.
it’s always your choice.T. It’s the principle’. . Intellect (ual) 1. No one was great without a touch of divine inspiration. We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Do it without motivation. Cicero There is a deity within us who breathes that divine fire by which we are animated.M. Be miserable. Maxwell When someone says. 9. Just do it. .T.Anonymous 8.John C. 186. or whatever. .Wayne Dyer The whole idea of motivation is a trap. 6. Forget motivation. Alas! Our dried voices. Whatever has to be done. . or motivate yourself. . And then. guess what? After you start doing the thing.178 # Book of Quotations 5. when We whisper together Are quite and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats’ feet over broken glass In our dry cellar.Ovid Motivation : 7. loss weight. S. ‘it’s not the money. test your blood sugar. that’s when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it. Exercise. ELIOT : The Hollow Men . it’s the money ! .
Book of Quotations # 179 2. .S. .Dwight D. 6. 4. . 8. The intellect has only one failing. Eisenhower Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible. .Sigmund Freud All awakening in the world is only the manifestation of your supreme intellectual power. . It resents accident and disorder.Arthur Schopenhauer 12. Even the possible can be senseless.Bertrand Russell 11. but it does not rest till it has gained a hearing. The human intellect delights in inventing specious arguments in order to support injustice itself.Rig Veda 3. .R. Lowell An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. perhaps this makes me over value intellect against feelings. It has no conscience. is a very considerable one. 9. . . 5.Yajur Veda Our intellect is so made that it demands order and regularity in things. It is only intellect that keeps me sane. . 10.Albert Camus An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than se knows.Mahatma Gandhi . 7. Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.Max Born The voice of the intellect is a soft one. . . Radhakirshnan Give prominence to intellect over emotions.J. which to be sure. reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless.
3. but they have sought out many inventions.William Penn No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life. Beecher It were better to be of no church. Praed The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers and dreads nothing so much as their charity and patience.M. 189. . than to be bitter for any. . Invention 1. God hath made man upright.R. . Intolerance 1.K. 188.W. .La Rochefoucauld 2. 4.180 # Book of Quotations 187. as intolerance. 5.Old Testament . there are only uninterested people.H. It will not be improved by burning. . and gets less.J. . The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it. than intolerance.Giacomo Leopardi 2. Interest 1. so rallies so often. .Sir William Osler There are no uninteresting things. He held in spite of all his learning.G. . And when religious sects ran mad. . Lowell Nothing dies so hard. That if a man’s belief is bad.W. Chesterton The virtue and vices are all put in motion by interest. 3.
5. whilst inventions are a blessing and a benefit without injuring or afflicting any. . it seems strange that the world contains so many people in desperate circumstances.William Feather Nature has never invented a wheel.Francis Bacon It has been said that necessity as the mother of invention. 4. If true. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the wellbeing of mankind. . A tool is but the extension of a man’s hand.Book of Quotations # 181 2. .Henry Ward Beecher Civil reformation seldom is carried on without violence and confusion. ✤✤✤ . I rather suspect that relaxation is the mother of invention. and a machine is but a complex toll. .Sir Charles Sherrington 3.
. we know not how. That when you get an easy thing. .182 # Book of Quotations J 190.Byron All human joys are swift of wing.R. 2.Benjamin Franklin It is better to lose a new jest than an old friend. 4.R. 6. 3. . never in the tongue Of him that makes it. . 191. For heaven doth so allot it.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. grief goes. Sheridan : Speech Play with me and hurt me not.R. . Jest with me and shame me not. 4. Tagore 2.N. There’s not a joy the world can give like that it takes away.J. .Shelley Joy comes. but thou may’st a friend into an enemy. A jest’s prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it. Joy 1.B.Gabrial Harvey People resent a joke if there’s some truth in it. . . . 5. . Jest 1. You find you haven’t got it.Gabriel Harvey Thou can’t joke an enemy into a friend. And I will taste no other wine tonight. .Eugene Field I have drunken deep of joy. Lowell 3.
more reverend than plausible.Bacon How would you be. .Roman legal maxim Judges ought to be more learned than witty.Isa Upanishad 11. 10. 9. Wordsworth Great joys. . . One cannot recognise a joy if one has never tasted sorrow. Marmian You stand in spiritual bliss in a dumb joy. Tagore 12. find joy in the eternal. When the guilty is acquitted.Lord Shri Krishna 192. should But judge you as you are ? . the judge is condemned. . If He. Leaving the transient. Judge 1. . are silent. . .N.Shakespeare : Measure for Measure 3. Everything else can be kept tied except joy. .Raja Rao 6.R. and more advised than confident. Behold the universe in the glory of God. like griefs.Rig Veda Rejoice. .W. . because We have been glad of yore. which is the top of judgement.Sara Teasdale We wear a face of joy.S. Above all things integrity is their portion and proper virtue. 2. and all that lives and moves on earth. I found more joy in sorrow Than you could find in joy. rejoice in the rejoicing of others and know that you include the world as joy in the depth of your sleep.Book of Quotations # 183 5. 7. 8. .
Take each man’s censure. yet each believes his own. 6. .Patrick Henry 193. but for scars. 6.Woodrow Wilson One man’s word is no man’s word.Lord Mansfield One cool judgement is worth a thousand hasty councils. 7. 5. your reasons are sure to be wrong. we should quietly hear both sides.Johnson God will not look you over for medals. And men have lost their reason. . . . 9. none Go just alike.184 # Book of Quotations 4. . . 8. Judgment is not the knowledge of fundamental laws.Alexander Pope Give your decision. but few thy voice. Judgement 1. .Pope : The Rape of the Lock Be your own judge and you will be happy. .Elbert Hubbard O judgment ! thou art fled to brutish beasts.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar ‘Tis with our judgements as our watches. . degrees or diplomas. And hungry judges soon the sentence sign. . And wretches hang that jurymen may dine. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat. never your reason. . but reserve thy judgment.Goethe Give every man thine ear.Shakespeare : Hamlet 2. .Mahatma Gandhi I know of no way of judging the future but by the past. .Charles Gow Judgment is forced on us by experience. 5. 4. 3. it is knowing how to apply knowledge of them. your decisions may be right.
Judge a tree from its fruit : not from the leaves.Sir Roger L’ Estrange Let justice be done.Proverb Live and let live is the rule of common justice.Lord Mansfield Justice is truth in action. . 3.James Shirley Be just before you are generous. . Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in their dust. . .La Rochefoucauld 2. 9. That it hardly becomes any of us To talk about the rest of us.Gregory VII The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government. .Addison : The Guardian I have loved justice and hated iniquity. 8. . . There is so much good in the worst of us.Benjamin Disraeli There is no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice. . you have no time to love them.Book of Quotations # 185 10. Just and justice 1. . 4.Euripides 12. And so much bad in the best of us.Mother Teresa 194. If you judge people. 5. . 6. 7. therefore I die in exile.George Washington The love of justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering injustice. .Anonymous 11. though the heavens fall. . .
The sentiment of justice is so natural and universally accepted by all mankind that it seems to be independent of all law.J. Exact justice is commonly more merciful in the long run than pity.George Herbert ✤✤✤ . Justice without force is powerless.Blaise Pascal 11. The price of justice is eternal publicity. Voltaire 16. Lowell 13. lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all. Justice without generosity may easily become Shylock’s justice. but sure. . and any departure from it. .M.Joseph Addison 12.M. all religion. . Gandhi (Mahatma) 14. Cicero 15. .Landor 18. . .186 # Book of Quotations 10. . . for it tends to foster in man those stronger qualities which make them good citizens. force without justice is tyrannical. under any circumstance.T.R. Justice discards party. . The fundamentals of justice are that no one shall suffer wrong and that the public good be served.Edmund Burke 17.K. all party. Delay in justice is injustice. God’s mill grinds slow. . friendship and kindred and is therefore represented as blind.F. Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society.Arnold Bennett 19.M.
.. 6.R.. .. F... Little deeds of kindness. ..... Be the living expression of God’s kindness : kindness in your face. kindness in your smile.... .. Guest Yet do I bear thy nature. little words of love.....Book of Quotations # 187 K 195.Shakespeare : Macbeth Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear... 4.. kindness in your eyes.. and the blind can read. Help to make earth happy like the heaven above.Mother Teresa 2.... . .. 7.Sophocles Let me be a little kinder.. ‘Twas a thief said the last kind word to Christ : Christ took the kindness... 3.Edgar A........ ... and forgave the theft....... Let me be a little blinder To the faults of those around me. Kind (ness) 1..... Browning Little drops of water..William Arthur Ward Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier...... little grains of sand... . It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way. . 8.. Make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land . 5..Mark Twain A warm smile is the universal language of kindness....Julia A.. . Carney : Little Things Kindness is that brings forth kindness always..
Oscar Wilde A kind heart is a fountain of gladness. Two things stand like stone – Kindness in another’s trouble. . Every king springs from a race of slaves and every slave had kings among his ancestors. .Lord Tennyson Life is mostly froth and bubble. 15. .Plato Happy the kings whose thrones are founded on the people’s hearts. 13.Adam L.Henry Ford The right divine of kings to govern wrong. Simmons Kindness nobler ever than revenge.188 # Book of Quotations 9.H. 10. It disagrees with very proud stomachs. .Samuel Johnson One can always be kind to people. 14. . . Gordon Kindness is very indigestible. To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. .S. .Pope 2. 17.Shakespeare Kind hearts are more than coronets. If it had no effect on the recipient. 11. one cares nothing about. at least it benefits the bestower. . 12. 3. Goethe Kindness is never wasted. King 1. .Washington Irving Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. . . 16. making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. . Courage in our own.W.J.Thackeray 196.
5. than an old and foolish king. when subjects are rebels from principle. . . Rose kissed me today.Shakespeare : King Lear 6. “I am tired of kings. 8. The mother’s kiss first ! . . Kiss 1. 7.French form of Proclamation of a new king Ay. 2.Emerson The king is dead. . . Up to my ear the morning brings The outrage of the poor.Anonymous God said.Shelley An old Spanish saying is that a kiss without a moustache is like an egg without salt. Long Live the King! . 9. . ’tis a secret Told to the mouth instead of to the ear. 197.Austin Dobson A kiss. when all is said. That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English Constitution.Edmund Rostand Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips. every inch a king. . I suffer them no more. 4.Blackstone Kings will be tyrants from policy. 5.” . .Madison Julius Cawein 3. Will she kiss me tomorrow ? Let it be as it may. what is it ? … a rosy dot Placed on the ‘I’ in loving.Book of Quotations # 189 4.Anonymous Rose kissed me today. .Edmund Burke Better is a poor and wise child.
these are love’s pretty ingredients for a kiss. some call for the police. . but to a man it is the beginning of the end.Tennyson 13. Four sweet lips. Leave a kiss but in the cup. 7.Shelley : Love’s Philosophy . Some women blush when they are kissed. .C. No sister.Swift 8. . a kiss of youth. .190 # Book of Quotations 6.Lord Byron 11. A long. two pure souls and one undying affection. Stolen kisses are always sweetest.Ben Jonson 12. 9. some swear. but the worst are those who laugh. . . And the sunlight clasps the earth.Leigh Hunt A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.flower would be forgiven If it disdained its brother.N.Ingrid Bergman To a woman the first kiss is just the end of the beginning. 10.Anon 14.Helen Rowland Lord! I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing. . . If thou kiss not me ? . some bite. And the waves clasp one another. Bovee 15. long kiss. And the moonbeams kiss the sea : What is all this sweet work worth. . and love. And I’ll not look for wine. And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feign’d On lips that are for others. See the mountains kiss high Heaven. Dear as remembered kisses after death.
. . poor fool.Nietzsche A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. .Lao. And here. Medicine And even. Knowledge is power. . 9. . .M. 8. Knowledge and wisdom (A) Knowledge : 1. 2.J. 6.T.Socrates 11.Goethe With knowledge doubt increases. Palmer Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.Goethe Better know nothing than half know many things.Khalil Gibran All I know is what I read in the newspaper. To know one’s ignorance is the best part of knowledge.Tse . . Clark I have studied now Philosophy And Jurisprudence.W. alas.Emerson Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns.Hobbes Action is power and its highest manifestation is when it is directed by knowledge.Will Rogers 3. . . 10. 5. 7. . Theology From end to end with labour keen. 4.Book of Quotations # 191 198. with all my lore I stand no wiser than before. . I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
Shakespeare : Henry VI 19. just as the perception of things is impossible without light. than enquiry. or we know where we can find information upon it. And seeing ignorance is the curse of God. Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. Knowledge can not spring up by any other means.Lala Har Dayal 21. We know a subject ourselves. though a boy. . that is true knowledge.Sankaracharya 15. you will get as much as you can assimilate. . . . . . . Care should therefore be taken to purify the mind. .Mahabharata . Knowledge is of two kinds. The way of knowledge is superior to the way of action. Strange how much you’ve got to know Before you know how little you know. Learn from any who is wise.192 # Book of Quotations 12.Samuel Johnson 14.Disraeli 16.Sankaracharya 17.Anonymous 20. To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. It is knowledge that ultimately gives salvation. Knowledge is like a deep well fed by perennial springs. . To know that we know what we know. and your mind is the little bucket that you drop into it. When the mind becomes purified like a mirror.Mahatma Gandhi 18. .Panchatantra 22. knowledge is revealed in it. .Thoreau (Quoting Confucius) 13. and that we do not know what we do not know.
. Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.Winston Churchill 25. To know this only. .William Cowper 32.tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time. . To know That which before us lies in daily life. 1917) 31. Knowledge and wisdom. if you can. . Is the prime wisdom. In heads. Knowledge is not something to be packed away in some corner of our brain. Knowledge is proud he has learned so much. Nine . . but do not tell them so. Radhakrishnan 24.Theodore Roosevelt (Speech.Benjamin Franklin 30. . let others light their candles with it.John Milton 26. Have oft. .Book of Quotations # 193 23.S. knowledge dwells. Know thyself.Milton : Paradise Lost 28. . Knowledge comes.Socrates (B) Wisdom : 27.times no connexion. Wisdom in minds attentive to their own.Tennyson 29. The doors of wisdom are never shut. If you have knowledge. . The first and wisest of them all professed. Be wiser than other people. replete with thoughts of other men. . that he nothing knew. far from being on. what is more is fume. but wisdom lingers.Earl of Chesterfield .
194 # Book of Quotations 33. Those who wish to appear wise among fools.Sacha Guttry 40. Penny wise and pound foolish. In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare! . Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise. True wisdom of a spiritual kind is freedom from self esteem. Our wisdom comes from our experience.William Camden 35.Homer 38. .Oliver Wendell Holmes 44.Old Testament 41. and our experience comes from our foolishness. . . Wisdom can not be pass’d from one having it to another not having it. Wisdom is not finally tested by the schools. Wisdom is only found in truth.Francis Bacon . is its own proof. . is not susceptible of proof. A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. .Cato 39. . hypocrisy and injury to others. .Walt Whitman 42. Wisdom is of the soul. The price of wisdom is above rubies. A wise man sees as much as he ought. . . not as much as he can. . It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.Quintillian 34.Lord Shri Krishna 43. among the wise seem foolish.Goethe 37.Michel De Montaigne 36. .
. . Perfect wisdom has four partsWisdom. nor your humility without wisdom. not to their experience.St. the principle of subduing desires and living moderately. All human wisdom is summed up in two words. Shaw 46. but meeting it. Justice.Montaigne 49.wait and hope. .Samuel Taylor Coleridge 47. but to their capacity for experience. Augustine 50.B. 1802-70) ✤✤✤ .Plato 48. Fortitude.Alexandre Dumas (French Writer. the principle doing things a right. Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. the principle of not fleeing danger.G. . Men are wise in proportion. the principle of doing things equally in public and private. The most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness.Book of Quotations # 195 45. Neither your wisdom be with pride. Temperance. . .
2.Shelley Labour was the first price. that the world owes every man opportunity to make a living. 4. Ingersoll Give the labourer his wage before his perspiration be dry. . . . .196 # Book of Quotations L 199. . whether with head or hand. 6. and only by thought that labour can be made happy.Homer . Labour conquers everything. Labour 1. . . Lassalle There is no real wealth but the labour of man. the original purchase money that was paid for all things. .R.John Ruskin With the idea that labour is the basis of progress goes the thought that labour must be free. and better woe The fate of many. 8. Toil is the lot of all.Anonymous I believe in the dignity of labour. 3. 7. It is only by labour that thought can be made healthy.F. .Adam Smith : Wealth of Nations The labour of a human being is not a commodity or article of commerce. Rockefeller.Virgil Labour is the source of all wealth and all culture. 9. and the two cannot be separated with impunity. Jr. 10. .G.John D.Prophet Muhammad 5.
G. as the public stamp makes the current money. .W.B. Language is a city to building of which every human being brought a stone.Booker T. Washington 12. no matter if he occupies a throne. . . 5.’ .Ben Johnson The language of the individual is one of the qualities by which he is judged. He (God) is there where the tiller is tilling the hard ground and the path. it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking. Davy Custom is the most certain mistress of language.R. men of ordinary capacity can learn Sanskrit in less time than it takes me to buy a German dictionary.R.Noah Webster Language is not only the vehicle of thought. 6. . No race can prosper ‘till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling the field as in writing a poem. .Sir H.N.E. was the immediate gift of God. . .Anonymous 14. 3. 4. . Shaw 2. L. Language 1. .Thomas Dekkar 200. Honest labour bears a lovely face. Every man is dishonest who lives upon the unpaid labour of others. . Tagore 13. Muner I can not learn languages. He is with them in sun and shower.maker is breaking stones. Emerson Language.Book of Quotations # 197 11. as well as the faculty of speech.
close to the ground. it is like living skin itself. .John Wilson The chief virtue that language can have is clearness.J. Laugh. . tastes.Walt Whitman The language ranks highest which goes farthest in the art of accomplishing much with little means. Rousseau Languages are the pedigrees of nations.Thomas Fuller A languages is not an umbrella or an overcoat that can be borrowed by unconscious or deliberate mistake. 8. affections. 13.J. of long generations of humanity. or in other words. Laughter 1. and has its bases broad and low. .198 # Book of Quotations 7. or of dictionary makers. . . and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.Byron . it gives to it both feeling and truth. 12. Tagore Language is not an abstract construction of the learned. 10.Anonymous 11. .R.Otto Jespersen The individual’s whole experience is built upon the plan of his language. ‘Tis that I may not weep. joys.N. . 15.Samuel Johnson Music is the universal language.Hippocrates The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. If I laugh at any mortal thing. Accent is the soul of language. . needs. which is able to express the greatest amount of meaning with the simplest mechanism. 9. . ties. . 201. 14. but is something arising out of the work.
Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over.Proverb If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble. 7.George Herbert He laughs best who laughs last. .J.Proverb He who laughs last is usually the last to get the joke. Tagore . .Book of Quotations # 199 2.Giacomo Leopardi 12. . 3. . I’ve mickle time to grieve. and showing it principally in one spot. Laugh and grow fat. Weep. . . . the witty man laughs last.N. For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth. .Josh Billings 11. and the world laughs with you. .W. Men show their character in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable. 8.Thackeray 4. 10. 5. He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much the master of the world as he who is ready to die.John Keats Laugh not too much. .Terry Cohen Laugh. 6.Howe But let me laugh a while. .R. But has trouble enough of its own. and you weep alone. 9.Ella Wheeler Wilcox : Solitude (1883) A good laugh is sunshine in a house. you won’t have anything to laugh at when you grow old. The burden of self is lightened when I laugh at myself. Goethe 13. .
the surcease for pain. He who laughs most. Laughter is the tonic. And laughter oft is but an art To drown the outery of the heart. .Victor Borge 22. . On this hapless earth There’s small sincerity of mirth. the relief.Samuel Johnson . Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. . . I want to laugh at the hour of death To welcome the day.Shelley 21.La Bruyere 15.Victor Hugo 23.Balzac 24. We must laugh before we are happy for fear of dying without laughing at all.R. . but they have always laughed the same way. .Hartley Coleridge 20. . .Bill Cosby 19.200 # Book of Quotations 14. . You can turn painful situations around through laughter. Men have been wise in very different modes. learns best. Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught.A. If you can find humour in anything– even poverty– you can survive it. : Poems 16.John Cleese 17. To provoke laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.Charlie Chaplin 18. Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.R. . . to feel afresh.
.Arthur (Bugs) Baer Where law ends. . but laughter takes some learning. . .Book of Quotations # 201 25.Goldsmith 2. 3. Man knows how to cry from birth.W. my Lords.Max Pallenberg 202. but which man hath put as under.Franklin The English laws punish vice. thy reward virtue. . there tyranny begins.Jefferson It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.Michel De Montaigne Law and equity are two things which God hath joined. Colton The execution of the laws is more important than the making of them.C. 7.Nietzsche 26. And I. too severe. seldom executed.S.William Pitt Law too gentle are seldom obeyed. . . Gilbert Law has certain lawful fictions upon which it groundeth the truth of justice. embody the law. 8. It has no kind of fault or flaw. . 5. the Chinese laws do more. The Law is the true embodiment Of everything that’s excellent. . .C. 6. Law and lawyer (A) Law : 1. . 4. Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter.
.Goldsmith 10. the greater the number of thieves and brigades. L. and once when I lost one.Francis Bacon 14.K.John Barrymore 15. It must be based on knowledge. We do not get good laws to restrain bad people. Chesterton 16. We get good people to restrain bad laws.G. No law can be an “unchangeable law”.Samuel Butler 13. 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.J.202 # Book of Quotations 9.once when I gained a law. In law nothing is certain but the expenses.John Selden 12. Nehru 18. . laws are useless. He that goes to law. . . . The greater the number of statutes. Paper napkins never return from a laundry.Lao . it must grow with it. nor love from a trip to the law courts.Tse 17. .Benjamin Disraeli (B) Lawyer : 19. . and rich men rule the law. . . When men are pure. . Ignorance of the law excuses no man. holds a wolf by the ears. I never was ruined but twice.Robert Burton 11. Laws grind the poor. When men are corrupt.suit. . laws are broken. and as knowledge grows.Mahatma Gandhi .
Leader and leadership 1. 2. . A lawyer is a learned gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it himself.Benjamin Franklin 23. . . .James F.Marquis De Vauvenargues It looks as though the devil has deliberately put laziness on the frontiers of many a virtue.S. I will build a car for the great multitude…so low in price that no man will be unable to own one. .breakers.Henry Ford There are two kinds of leaders– those interested in the flock and those interested in the fleece.La Rochefoucauld 204.makers should not be law. unless paid for. Lazy persons are always wanting to do something. The true function of the lawyer is to unite parties driven as under. . . Lincoln 2.Henry Brougham 25. A lawyer’s opinion is worth nothing. Whether you’re an honest man or whether you a thief Depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief. Gilbert 24. . . . 3. Necessity has no law. Lazy. I know some attorneys of the same.Proverb 203.Book of Quotations # 203 20.Mahatma Gandhi 21. he will be stronger.Arnold H. Glasaw A strong leader knows if he develops his associates.W. . Law.English Proverb 22. . Laziness 1.
in fact. Glasaw . 8. .John C.Anonymous It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are. . . all we have to do is make sure we don’t put psychotics in high places and we’ve got the problem solved. 10.Thomas Wolfe Leaders must be close enough to relate to others. .Arnold H. That way. 9.Jim Rohn 13. Leadership is the art of getting some one else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it. . goes the way and shows the way. follow.204 # Book of Quotations 4. Maxwell Lead. spirit.John C.Margaret Thatcher Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.Eisenhower 12. .Anonymous 11. . 5. Maxwell 6. conscious of his men as well as to their intellect. 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. . but far enough ahead to motivate them. In this sense leadership is the projection of the leader’s personality. You may have to fight a battle more than once to win. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. A good leader sets the example and can appeal to the emotions.R. or get out of way ! . . 7. mad. Jarvik A leader is one who knows the way.
Dr. .Walter B. We have no time to stand and stare. William Russell I would not exchange my leisure hours for all the wealth in the world. .Comte De Mirabeau 3. The thing that I should wish to obtain from money would be leisure with security. and its quality determines you. . . In the new. 2.Bertrand Russell 11. You determine its quality. 4. The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure. It may be your greatest blessing or your greatest curse. . 9. In the old era. Leisure with dignity. 6. . Leisure 1. N. Howe The goal of war is peace and of business leisure. the job determined the worker. 5.Aristotle Leisure is the mother of philosophy.W.Cicero A poor life this if.H. Davies Leisure is the time for doing something useful. 8.The Bible .Dr. . 10.Samuel Johnson Leisure is what you make it.Thomas Hobbes An intellectual improvements arise from leisure. . . 7. full of care.Book of Quotations # 205 205. . Pitkin Leisure is the most challenging responsibility a man can be offered. . leisure determines the man.
if you refuse it.H.19th Century Proverb 15. 7. 5. Thovean 206.M. 4.Talmud 2. lend him money.H. . and he who invests money in the business of a poor man is the most worthy of all. . an open one.Benjamin Franklin Better give a shilling.crown. Spurgeon If you lend money. . you make a secret foe. machine. .James Howall Lady. never give to anyone. A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man’s life as in a book. 14. . . Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.206 # Book of Quotations 12. 6.Benjamin Disraeli 13. Lending 1. gun. The busiest men have the most leisure. Very often he that his money lends Loses both his gold and his friends. 3.Anon. . . Voltaire Neither a borrower nor a lender be : For loan loses both itself and friend. . The difference between existence and life is the intelligent use of leisure. .Shakespeare If you would lose a troublesome visitor.F. .Anonymous He who lends without interest is more worthy than he who gives charity.C. than lend a half. .D.
G. and second.James Montgomery 2.Babylonian Talmud A liar is a man who does not know how to deceive. . .Thomas Fuller Even a liar tells 100 truths to one lie. . 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.Vauvenargues ‘They say so’ is half a lie. .R. he has to.French Proverb 3. to make the lie good for anything. .H. . 4. . Made way for liberty. . 5. and died. Beecher Telling lies is a fault in a boy. 7. . 3. . an accomplishment in a bachelor. 6. 2. Liar 1.nature in a married man.Helen Rowland Great talkers are great liars. . 4. Ingersoll The God who gave us life. liberty is to the soul of man. .Bertrand Barere What light is to the eyes– what air is to the lungs– what love is to the heart.W.Book of Quotations # 207 207. Liberty 1. an art in a lover. gave us liberty at the same time. 208. A liar needs a good memory.Thomas Jefferson “Make way for liberty!’’ he cried.
. Liberty means responsibility. . but no frontiers.John Milton 9. when it begins to take root. 6. . to think. there is liberty. must be limited. .B. and to utter freely according to conscience. That is why most men dread it. Life grows insipid and has lost its relish. .Thomas Jefferson 12. Liberty is a boisterous sea. Too little liberty brings stagnation. Roosevelt Liberty. Where the Spirit of the Lord is. is a plant of rapid growth. to believe.Franklin D. and too much brings chaos. Liberty. above all other liberties. When liberty is gone.New Testament Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Liberty has restraints.Edmund Burke 15.Joseph Addison . Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.G. in order to be possessed. .William Allen White 11. Timid men prefer the calm of despotism. 8.George Washington Give me the liberty to know. too.Bertrand Russell 16. 10.Wendell Phillips We would rather die on our feat than live on our knees. . Shaw 13. . . .David Lloyd George 14. 7.208 # Book of Quotations 5. . .
.Lord Halifax 20. . Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood. Lie. 210. 3. Library 1. The true University of these days is a collection of books.W.Mark Twain 4. The only entrance requirement is interest. . . .Lady Bird Johnson A large library is apt to distract rather than to instruct the learner. . Lying 1.Thomas Carlyle A man’s library consists of the good books he has that no one wants to borrow. . . 3. When the people contend for their liberty. Ask me no question.Book of Quotations # 209 17.R.Mahatma Gandhi 209. Holmes One of the most startling differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. 4. Stevenson Sin has many tools.Seneca 2. .Oliver Goldsmith The cruellest lies are often told in silence. they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters. but a lie is the handle which fits them all. 2. and I’ll tell you no fibs. L. .O. . It is much better to confine to a few authors than to wander at random over many.Colton Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the public library.
.Francis Bacon He that tells a lie to save his credit. There is no greater lie than a truth misunderstood. beats all the lies you can invent. .Samuel Butler 13. Nature admits no lie.Alfred Tennyson 8. than a truth that hurts. for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one. He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. Any fool can tell the truth. 7.Czech Proverb A mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure. .Alexander Pope A lie which is half a truth is the blackest of lies.William James . . . . The only form of lying that is absolutely beyond reproach is lying for its own sake. Better a lie that soothes. . Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.Thomas Carlyle 11.William Blake 12.Oscar Wilde 15.Samuel Butler 14.Sir Thomas Overbury He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes. 6. . . 9. but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. A truth which is told with bad intent.Nietzsche 16. . . .210 # Book of Quotations 5. wipes his mouth with his sleeves to spare his napkin. 10.
Montaigne 20. Barbauld : Life 2.John Arbuthnot 18.’’ .William Hazlitt 21. ‘Tis.morning. All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.Anna L.’’ but in some brighter clime Bid me “Good . he can not break the connection between words and things. We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.Anonymous Life is but a walking shadow. Say not “Good Night. A person who does not tell lies. .Proverb 211.Anatole France 19. give little warning Choose thine own time. . Life 1. Then steal away. . will not to believe that others tell them. full of sound and fury signifying nothing. . 3.Anonymous Life can be bitter to the very bone When one is poor.Eric Hoffer 22.Book of Quotations # 211 17. 4. A liar is worse than a thief. The web of our life is of a mingled yarn good and ill together. From old habit. and woman. and alone. . . hard to part when friends are dear– Perhaps ‘t will cost a sigh. . a tear. . All the historical books which contain no lies are extremely tedius. He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying. . .John Masefield : The widow in the Bye Street Life! we’ve been long together Through pleasant and through cloudy weather. it is a tale Told by an idiot.
. Longfellow : A Psalm of Life 11.John Payne The are not long. . .Earnest Dowson Life is a jest. every waking and rising a little birth.Yajur Veda 12. 29 (Dryden trans) 7. I thought so once. every going to rest and sleep a little death. 10. the weeping and the laughter Love and desire and hate : I think they have no portion in us after We pas the gate. He who can call to day his own. 6. III.212 # Book of Quotations 5. . A little heaping up of treasure. . but now I know it.Arthur Schopenhauer . 8. every fresh morning a little youth. Life is infinite Unlike the death.John Gay : My Own Epitaph Tomorrow will I live. for I have liv’d today. the fool does say : Today itself’s too late. the wise lived yesterday.morrow’ do thy worst. Then no more gazing upon the sun. A little pain.R. . All things must end that have begun. secure within.A.Horace : Odes. and happy he alone. He who. The mysteries of life are revealed to one who keeps his mind vigilant all the time of life. 9.Martial : Epigrams (Cowley trans) Happy the man. can say : ‘To .self. . . a little pleasure. Each day is a little life. Mortal is fear Of Being. : Poems 13.H.W. Life is real ! Life is earnest ! And the grave is not its goal.R. and all things show it. .
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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
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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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
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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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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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
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1. We are all born for love…It is the principle of existence and its only end. - Disreli It’s love, it’s love that makes the world go round. - Anon. (used by W.S. Gilbert)
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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
True lover never grows old. Lovell trans 22. incapacity. . Mutual love. . . . The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. A mother’s love overflows at the false step of the child whom she is teaching to walk. the crown of all our bliss.N. It is a beautiful necessity of our nature to love something.Proverb 20. it never receders. .Sir Walter Scott 27.R.Rig Veda 28. and those who fear life are already three pasts dead.R. . .Bertrand Russell 25.R. discords.A.222 # Book of Quotations 19. Love has the power to derive pleasure from mistakes. Love begets love.Milton 30. 21. Love ceases to be a pleasure. should have courage to suffer.Aphra Behn 29. Respect reciprocates. . . Tagore . Two hearts that beat as one.Jerrod 26. Love is an ocean of emotions. True love’s the gift of which God has given to man alone beneath the heaven. To fear love is to fear life. . when it ceases to be a secret.Anthony Trollope 24. . . loved for ourselves. Those who have courage to love. or rather loved in spite of ourselves.Victor Hugo 23. Two souls with but a single thought.Maria A.
.R. Pain has its roots in love or affection. To love someone means to see him as God intended him.Book of Quotations # 223 31. it ever gives. Alas! Our young affections run to waste. love for love’s sake. though it be small. Love never claims. therefore I hurt.Swami Vivekananda 36. . . Menotti 35. Every gift. A woman’s whole life is a history of the affections.Lord Byron 41. it is the only law of life.’’ . . love you therefore punish. a tender look which becomes a habit. Or water but the desert.Pindar 39. .Garuda Purana .Mahatma Gandhi 33. Where there is affection there is misery.C.Peter Vstinove 32.John Dryden 34. Love is space and time measured by the heart. Love ever suffers. . . All love is expansion.N. Because. He who loves. never revenges itself. Tagore (B) Affection : 38. “I heal you. Love is therefore the only law of life. Renounce affection and you shall be happy. Love is love’s reward. God says to man. Therefore. never resents. . Apprehension is where affection is. lives.G. Love is an act of endless forgiveness. . he who is selfish is dying. all selfishness is contraction. . is in reality great if given with affection.Feodor Dostoevsky 37.Washington Irving 40.
6. 4. the more I have of it.James A Garfield What we call luck is the inner man externalized. 7. Harold I am a great believer in luck. Luck and opportunity (A) Luck : 1. .C. . . . and I find the harder I work.Emerson Diligence is the mother of good luck. Little is the luck I’ve had. For at thy birth The fairy ladies danced upon the heath.224 # Book of Quotations 218. 8. .J. 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. Son.John Hay Good luck befriend thee. Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. . .Benjamin Franklin Those who mistake their good luck for their merit are inevitably bound for disaster.John Mitton Shallow men believe in luck. 10.E. .Robertson Davies 2. And oh. . wise and strong men in cause and effect. We make things happen to us.Oprah Winfrey . . 9.Stephen Leacock A pound of pluck is a worth a ton of luck.A. 5. ‘tis comfort small To think that many another lad Has had no luck at all. 3.
Opportunities are never lost. A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. and rise to fight and win. For every day I stand outside your door And bid you wake. 17. Good luck knocks at his door. Do not suppose opportunity will knock twice at your door. .L.Book of Quotations # 225 (B) Opportunity : 11. O. . If you wait too long you miss them. leads on to fortune. Opportunities are like sunrises.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar 16. .Anonymous 14. Bates : Good Luck 12. and a wise men will never let it go by him. Catch the opportunity by the forelock. There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which. . behind there is a bald head. .Proverb .Bayard Taylor 18. An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity. . .Chamfort 19. taken at the flood. The other fellow takes those you miss.Anon. Opportunity is rare. at least.William Arthur Ward 15.Francis Bacon 20. . And wit to seize the witting guest Need never hunger more.J. once in each man’s life. .Walter Malone : Opportunity 13. They do me wrong who say I come no more When once I knock and fail to find you in. a pessimist sees calamity in every opportunity. .
.226 # Book of Quotations 21.M. but we may polish it at leisure. Voltaire 25. Beat the iron while it is hot. . .Robert Burton 22. No great man ever complains of want of opportunity. . To be a great man it is necessary to turn to account all opportunities. Emerson 24.Hugh Allen 28.Vauvenargues 26.R. Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along. If a window of opportunity appears.John Dryden 23. . The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live upto one’s opportunities and make the most of one’s resources. The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day.W. Opportunity has hair in front but is bald behind. don’t pull down the shade.La Rochefoucauld 27.F. and of doing good once in a year. .Tom Peters ✤✤✤ . . .
. 4.M. sloppy and brilliant thinker. 3. that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. accurate and stupid. .C.Shakespeare : Macbeth Though this be madness. 3. 4. 220. and those who tell the machines what to think about. .Euripides Have we eaten on the insane root That takes the reason prisoner ? . . for them. . . which none but madmen know. . 5.W.Benjamin Disraeli Faith in machinery is our besetting danger. Mad (ness) 1. they first make mad.Pascal There is a pleasure in madness. yet there is method in’t.Shakespeare : Hamlet 2. .William Hazlitt Whom the gods destroy. Machine 1. the machine is fast. there still will be two kinds of people : those who let the machines do their thinking. No machine can do the work of one extra. One machine can do the wark of fifty ordinary men. . Men are so necessarily mad. . 5.Book of Quotations # 227 M 219.Matthew Arnold 2. Lewis The mystery of mysteries is to view machines making machines.ordinary man. Kelly No matter how sophisticated or powerful our thinking machines become.J.Elbert Hubbard Man is a slow.
3. the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.Pierre Charron A man said to the universe : ‘Sir. There are ways of curing madness..Francis Quarles There are many wonderful things in nature.228 # Book of Quotations 6. .. . indeed the only one that preys systematically on its own species. I exist !’ ‘However’. 4. but none of righting the wrong. biologically considered. . 7. .’ . 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! . . Man 1. . 5.Sophocles The true science and study of mankind is man.Mark Twain 7. and. 6. but the most wonderful of all is man.…is the most formidable of all the beasts of prey.headed.Anonymous Man is Heaven’s masterpiece. 221.William James O man. strange composite of heaven and earth! Majesty dwarf’d to baseness ! fragrant flower Running to poisonous seed ! and seeming worth Cloaking corruption ..La Rochefoucauld When we remember we are all mad. . replied the universe. ‘The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation.John Henry Newman 2. .Stephen Crane Man.
. Neihardt : Cry of the People Man is a rope connecting animal and superman – a rope over a precipice .Pascal 17. Or needs to.Mark Twain 14. . and what they ought to be.. in the image of God created he him.Nietzsche 9.Mark Twain 16. the great inscrutable mystery of God. but he is a thinking reed.Old Testament 11. .Book of Quotations # 229 8. . Nehru 12. All that a man has made! . Man is the highest animal..G. Down with your pride of birth And your golden gods of trade ! A man is worth to his mother Earth.L. . .Pythagoras 18. for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are. We are the miracle of miracles.J. . Man is the measure of all things.William Hazlitt 13. Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels. What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.J. Indeed it is intelligence that separates man from the other animals. 10.Old Testament 15.Thomas Carlylc . So God created man in his own image. Man is the only animal that blushes. . Man– a creature made at the end of the week’s work when God was tired. . Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps. . the weakest in nature. Man is a reed.
But man.Shakespeare : Measure for Measure 21. Most ignorant of what he’s most assur’d. . . . and dies disappointed.230 # Book of Quotations 19.Josh Billings 26.Alexander Graham Bell . There came to the making of man Time with a gift of tears.Oscar Wilde 27. And say to all the world “This was a man !’ .William Ellery Channing 25.Sir William Temple 20. and the elements So mix’d in him that Nature might stand up. Every man is a volume. Drest in a little brief authority. Man is a thinker. It is more important to study men than books. His life was gentle. Grief with a glass that ran.seeker.Swinburne 23. like an angry ape. too full of themselves to hold anything else. As make the angels weep. His glassy essence.wielder. if you know how to read him. proud man. And man is a creative lover. . Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven. lives complaining. . . Man alone is born crying. I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability. Man is a power. Most men are like eggs. Before the beginning of years. . Man is a pleasure .Shakespeare : Julius Caesar 22.La Rochefoucauld 24. Man is a wealth grubber. .
Book of Quotations # 231 28. . .R. Man is a piece of the universe made alive. . If a man is interested in himself only. .Anonymous 35. Every man is a consumer and ought to be a producer.W. he is larger. Emerson 32. Man will become better only when you will make him see what he is like. he is larger still.Mahatma Gandhi 29.Menander 36. if he is interested in his community. He is a poor creature who does not believe himself to be better than the whole world else. he is very small. Man is not divine. No matter how ill we may be. .Samuel Butler 37. And much it grieved my heart to think What Man has made of Man. .Aristotle 34. it is their habits that separate them. . .Anton Chekhov 33. The nature of men is the same. .Emerson 30. . Man is undoubtedly an artist and creator.Confucius 31. we should not change identity with any other person. His divine status is something to be built up by good thoughts. . good words. regardless of birth. if he is interested in his family. and good deeds.Wordsworth 38. Man’s chief enemy is his own unruly nature. and dark forces pent up within him.Swami Dayanand . 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.
What times! What manners! (O temporal ! O mores !) .Anonymous 4. 5. Man and God have been fellow. . Whoever makes the fewest persons uneasy. . Hearts.Proverb 2. Speak when you’re spoken to.A. .232 # Book of Quotations 39. 6. is the best bred man in company. . Both were lovers. Too late is a crime. 7.Jonathan Swift Hold up your head. Manners 1. .Henrik Ibsen 222. Be always in time. 3.M. What’s man’s first duty ? The answer is brief– To be himself. And don’t forget that two of these Are ‘I thank you’ and ‘if you please. . Belly Good manners brighten the personality. will open with ease To very very little keys. Manners are of more importance than laws. . .Rig Veda 40. full of divinity.travelers since eternity. Turn out your toes.Emerson Good manners are the blossom of good sense and good feeling.’ . like doors.Edmund Burke Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.Cicero Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Mend your clothes.
.Mignon McLaughlin 2. the pig likes it.Robert Louis Stevenson Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter. . ..W.Cyrus Ching 223. Emerson 9. When a man marries his trouble begins. I learned a long time ago never to wrestle with a pig. needles and pins. . .Anon.R. 4. . 3. Nursery Rhyme Marriage is like life in this – that it is a field of battle.G. and not a bed of roses. Marriage 1. 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. 5. We cannot always oblige. . . .Book of Quotations # 233 8. Shaw 12.Samuel Smiles Manners– a contrivance of wise men to keep fools at a distance. The great secret is not having bad manners or good manners. You get dirty and besides.Anonymous It is better for a woman to marry a man who loves her than a man she loves. but having the same manners for all the human souls. always with the same person. but we can always speak obligingly. .Arab Proverb A successful marriage requires falling in love many times.B. 10. Needles and pins.Voltaire 11. .
Quillon 7.Francis Bacon 15.Abraham Lincoln It is mind. . . . 9. . . .R. with my body I thee worship and with all my worldly goods I thee endow. everything goes like silk. With this ring I thee wed.Syrus A happy marriage is the union of too good forgivers.234 # Book of Quotations 6. Some pray to marry the man they love.Elayne Boosler 14. but I tell people I’m divorced so they won’t think something’s wrong with me.Old Testament 13. .Rose Pastor Stokes : My Prayer 12. but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise. It is a lovely thing to have a husband and wife developing together and having the feeling of falling in love again. responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life. that makes marriage last.Raquel Welch . . companions for middle age and old men’s nurses.Book of Common Prayer 11. . . 8. My prayer will somewhat vary : I humbly pray to Heaven above That I love the man I marry. Wives are young men’s mistresses. That is what marriage really means : helping one another to reach the full status of being persons. We all have a childhood dream that when there is love. not body. 10. It is simply purgatory.Paul Tournier Marriage is neither heaven nor hell. I’ve never been married. It is not good that man should be alone.
Nietzsche 21. Married in haste. A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.De Finod . .Thomas Fuller : Of Marriage 19.Benjamin Franklin 24. we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together. we have dinner apart. It is valuable because it gives much more room to develop than just living together. Marriage is a framework to preserve friendship. we may repent at leisure. there will be love without marriage.Montaigne 23. .Book of Quotations # 235 16.William Congreve 20. . Where there’s marriage without love. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring.Rodney Dangerfield 17. but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs.Princess Diana : English Princess (1961. you’d want to try even harder to make it work. .1997) 18. . . . I think like any marriage. Deceive not thyself by overexpecting happiness in the married estate. It is not lack of love but lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. We sleep in separate rooms. especially when you’ve had divorced parents like myself.Robertson Davies 22. It provides a base from which a person can work at understanding himself and another person. There is a French saying : “Love is the dawn of marriage and marriage is the sunset of love. .” .
Oscar Wilde 34. Voltaire 2.Raja Rao 224. . To marry once is a duty. Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty. and half shut afterward.Heine 27. .236 # Book of Quotations 25.F. . . A young man married is a man that’s married. . Men marry because they are tired. Keep the eyes wide open before marriage. .Proverb 32. Better be an old man’s darling than a young man’s slave. the man afterward.Shakespeare : All’s Well That Ends Well 26. The woman cries before the wedding. .the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented. . When the ego is dead is marriage true.English Proverb The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.Bacon 30. Matrimony . . twice a folly. Like cures like (Similia similibus curantur) .Hahnemann : Motto for homeopathy An apple a day keeps the doctor away.M. . Medicine 1. women because they are curious : both are disappointed. 3. A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage. thrice is madness. . and woman their happiness.Dutch Proverb 29. .Polish Proverb 33. .Thomas Fuller 28.Mme De Rieux 31.
. .William Osler 7.Longfellow : The Day is Done It is impious in a good man to be sad.Book of Quotations # 237 4.Voltaire The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature. time. 10.Burton With eyes up-rais’d.Diderot Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little. . .Latin Proverb 225. Collins A feeling of sadness and longing That is not akin to pain. and patience are the three great physicians. . pale melancholy sate retir’d. which distinguishes man from animals. 9. .W.H. Bohn He is the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most medicines. . 8. 3. It there be a hell upon earth it is to be found in a melancholy man’s heart. God heals and doctor takes the fee. 4. as one inspir’d. Edward Young 2. to cure diseases of which they know less. in human beings of whom they know nothing. .Benjamin Franklin Nature. Melancholy 1. .G. . And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain. There is no medicine against death. . .Franklin The best doctor is the one you run for and can’t find. 6. 5.Rev.
6. 3. thou Goddess.Thomas Hood : I Remember. But the scent of the roses will hang round it still. 226. Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the Sense of human sight. .Milton 6. Hail. And so thy thoughts. you may shatter the vase if you will. long be my heart with such memories fill’d ! Like the vase in which roses have once been distille’d : You may break.Campbell 2.leaves. When Soft Voices Die) This is the truth the poet sings That sorrow’s crown of sorrow is remembering happier things.238 # Book of Quotations 5. But oh. . Memories and memory 1.Tennyson To live in hearts we leave behind. I remember The house where I was born. how fondly dear ! ‘Twill bring me back one golden hour. Rose. when the rose is dead. when thou art gone. I remember. indeed should be diverted by everything but drinking. . .Samuel Johnson But hail. divinest melancholy. . Through many a weary year. sage and holy.Shelley : (Music.Ellen C. . 4. Howarth Long. The little window where the sun Came peeping in at morn. . . Is not to die. I Remember ‘Tis but a little faded flower. 5..Thomas Moore : Farewell ! But Whenever.. Love itself shall slumber on. . Are heaped for the beloved’s bed. Melancholy.
We do not remember days. Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory. Than that you should remember and be sad. and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it.Don Quincey 12..Dante Memory. in misery.Oscar Wilde 15. . Memory. ..Christina Rossetti There is no greater sorrow than to recall.Cesare Pavese 16.Anonymous 17. No memory is ever alone. .Book of Quotations # 239 7. we remember moments.Tryon Edwards .Shakespeare 8. . . .Aristotle 13. A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial. 9. . We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds.Thomas Fuller 11. . the time when we were happy.Louis L’Amour 14. The memory strengths as you lay burdens upon it. . a dozen trails that each have their own associations. it’s at the end of a trail of memories. Memory is what makes you wonder what you’ve forgotten. the warder of the brain. 10. The secret of a good memory is attracting.Joseph Conard 18. . . Memory is the scribe of the soul.Clifton Fadiman 19. 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. . Better by far you should forget and smile.
Anonymous 25. . The two offices of memory are collection and distribution. . Memory is what tells a man that his wife’s birthday was yesterday. Johnson 24. 3. 5.William Feather Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. . If you want something done. The time art of memory is the art of attention.Margaret Thatcher Women lie about their age. . .Thomas fuller 23. .La Rochefoucauld 227.Bill Cosby Man has his will. ask a woman. . .Samuel Johnson 22. men about their income. . The man with a clear conscience probably has a poor memory. Men and women belong to different species. . 4.Friedrich Nietzsche 26.Oliver Wendell Holmes If you want anything said. and communication between them is a science still in its infancy. . Everyone complains of his lack of memory but nobody of his want of judgement. Method is the mother of memory. . The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.Dr.240 # Book of Quotations 20. . Men and women 1.Mario Rocco 21. ask a man.James Stephens 2. but woman has her way.
9. When men and women agree. . . . When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom. .G. Mencken To control a man a woman must first control herself. Women are an altogether superior species.Robert Albert Bloch There is nothing so degrading. . Man is the head.George Santayana 11. .George Barnard Shaw Women do not like timid men.Sigmund Freud Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind.Book of Quotations # 241 6. even though it may be an unknown one. and a man’s to keep unmarried as long as he can. . . it cuts a channel into whicn all other thoughts are drained. it is only in their conclusions. . woman the neck. If encouraged.H. 3. It is a woman’s business to get married as soon as possible. .William Somerset Maugham 2. “Fear” requires a definite object of which to be afraid. “Anxiety” describes a particular state of expecting the danger or preparing for it. Mental health issues (A) Anxiety : 1. 8. 10.L. as the constant anxiety about one’s means of livelihood. their reasons are always different.Anonymous 228.Minna Thomas Antrim 7.John Gray 12. Shaw Think what cowards men would be if they had to bear children. . Cats do not like prudent rates.B. It is the neck that moves the head.
Anonymous At the rider’s back sits dark Anxiety. It’s a recession when your neighbour loses his job. you will only make yourself ill.Elayne Boosler . Depression is rage spread thin. . .242 # Book of Quotations 4. .Rollo May 13. Laing The world breaks everyone.George Santayana 11. Do not think of all your anxieties. .R.Horace Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure.Disraeli 5.Aesop Do not push forward a wagon. Truman 12. 6. . it’s a depression when you lose yours. When women are depressed. If we admit our depression openly and freely. .Harry S. (B) Breakdown : 8. 9. . you will only raise the dust about yourself. they either eat or go shopping. . 7. .D. Madness need not be all breakdown. and afterward many are strong at the broken places.Ernest Hemingway (C) Depression : 10. A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself. .
Thomas Szasz 15. If they’re okay. . the psychotic has solutions.Lily Tomlin . Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. we’re said to be praying– but when God talks to us.Book of Quotations # 243 (D) Neurosis and Psychosis : 14. In short. . Neurosis is no worse than a bad cold.O. Think of your three best friends. . Holmes 20. yet there is method in’t. Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed. Sanity is madness put to good uses. . The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Though this is madness. .Mignon McLaughlin 17.Shakespeare 21.Theodor Reik (E) Sanity and Insanity : 18. All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity. these are the basics.Anon. . The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things. . we’re schizophrenic? . Work and love. .Carl Gustav Jung 16. Without them there is neurosis. Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them.Rita Mae Brown 22. then it’s you. the neurotic has problems.W. Why is it when we talk to God. 19.
. Merit 1. ......... .... Mercy 1.. . That mercy show to me..Legal Maxim 3.. the less noise it makes.Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice Among the attributes of God. for they shall obtain mercy.... although they are of God.... It blesseth him that gives and him that takes: ‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest : it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown.... 230.. 5. 2... And earthly power doth then show likest God’s When mercy seasons justice. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath : it is twice blest.. .......... like a river.New Testament : Matthew The quality of mercy is not strain’d.. That mercy I to other show. . .. the deeper it is.. . .Robert Lynd In case of doubt it is best to lean to the side of mercy. although they are all equal...Cervantes Teach me to feel another’s woe.La Rochefoucauld True Merit.. ....Halifax 2. To hide the fault I see. mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice. 6.......... but there is no dignity without some merit... Merit can exist without dignity.. 4.....244 # Book of Quotations 229. ..... Blessed are the merciful..Pope : Universal Prayer A miscarriage of mercy is as much to be guarded against as a miscarriage of justice...
Mind 1. acknowledge that of other people. .T. in three distant Ages born. and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it. and dwelt apart. The next in majesty. . . 3. Italy. John 1. and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay. Let us have faith that right makes might. What is matter? Never mind. Milton.Tennyson : Milton The soul was like a Star. Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea : Pure as the naked heavens.gifted organ-voice of England.Alexander Pope If you wish your merit to be known.Lincoln : Address. but merit wins the soul. Charms strike the sight. 4. Three poets.Dryden : Lines Under the Portrait of Mitton God . 1860 I proclaim that might is right. . Furnivall) .Wordsworth 2.Oriental Proverb 231. The first in loftiness of thought surpass’d. . a name to resound for ages. Milton. in both the last : The force of nature could no farther go. justice the interest of the stronger. Key (Quoted by F. . .H. ..J. majestic. 233. Greece. 232. So didst thou travel on life’s common way. In cheerful godliness.Book of Quotations # 245 3. To make the third she join’d the former two. free. and England did adorn. Feb. What is mind? No matter.Plato 2. Might 1.
.... Body and mind. ! that noble and most sovereign reason.. if it is.. we know nothing about it. It is a function of body. we know nothing about it. .. 4.. . The true.... Such present joys therein I find. 5... Mind is not a thing at all or. ... and sound mind is the mind that can embrace equally great things and small.. . Yet still my mind forbids to crave.. strong... .Edward Dyer O what a noble mind is here o’erthrown ! ......Joseph Addison 9.Samuel Johnson God is mind..Shakespeare : Hamlet 3........ We shall never get straight till we leave off trying to separate these two things.Samuel Butler 8..Mary Baker Eddy : Seience and Health My mind to me a kingdom is. Body is not a thing at all or.... .Shakespeare 7. .Abraham Lincoln 10. the body is delicate. out of tune and harsh.... .. It is a function of mind. and God is infinite........ A person will be just about as happy as he makes up his mind to be. ... hence all is mind.Juvenal 11...Lucretius . Diseases of the mind impair the power of the body. Like sweet bells jangled. .. Your prayer must be that you have a sound mind in a sound body.. When the mind is free.... A contended mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.246 # Book of Quotations 2. 6. That it excels all other bliss That earth affords or grows by kind : Though much I want which most would have. .. if it is.
Empty mind is a devil’s workshop.Disraeli 14.Lord Buddha 16. If you want peace of mind. The perfect man uses his mind like a mirror. sink into melancholy. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. One who speaks or acts with a pure mind. happiness abides with him as his own shadow.Book of Quotations # 247 12. . . It grasps nothing. . .Anonymous 18. The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun dissipated. It’s all in the mind.K. Nurture your mind with great thoughts.Shri Shankaracharya 19. mind is the most subtle of all elements in the phenomenal universe. Our mind is like a garden. they illumine.Thomas Wolfe 13. which can either be intelligently cultivated or be allowed to run wild. The mind must have some wordly objects to excite its attention. .Lord Chesterfield 15. . . . . otherwise it will stagnate in indolence. Most of the time we think we’re sick.The Mother 20.Chuang Tse 17.. .R. Rather see your own faults. or rise into visions and enthusiasm. knowledge is revealed in it.. Care should therefore he taken to purify the mind. . Murti 21. It receives but does not keep.Swami Vivekananda . when they are concentrated.. it refuses nothing. do not find fault with others. When the mind becomes purified like a mirror. All objectified consciousness has its origin in the mind.
others have wishes. .Thomes Robert Dewar 23. Minds are like parachutes. . Radhakrishnan 32.Grenville Kleiser . Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands. The mind is said to be two fold : The pure and also the impure. On earth there is nothing great but man. . Little things affect little minds. The mind is its own place. .S. .Rajneesh 31.Maitri Upanishad 28. and in itself can make a heaven of hell and a hell of heaven.Washington Irving 27. they only function when open. plant in your mind seeds of constructive power that will yield fruitful results. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune. in man there is nothing great but mind.Seneca 24. beauty and purification speak to us of a primal mind in whose experience they are eternally realised. . . Impure by connection with desire.Sir William Hamilton 25. . .Anonymous 29. . To get the most out of your life. The mind is a search for meaning and a search for immortality. Great minds have purpose. .John Milton 30.248 # Book of Quotations 22. Truth. All the good qualities of different organs of the body are the ornaments of the mind. but great minds rise above them. Purity separation from desire.Disraeli 26.
except in the imaginations of the faithful. .W. .Shakespeare Mireales seldom occur. 3. Porter 2. . . .Book of Quotations # 249 234. But is it no miracle that it falls to the ground? . Goethe It would be a miracle. which side of the bathroom door you happen to be. One by one the sands are flowing. .Helen Keller Mysteries are not necessarily miracles. Some are coming. Nehru 2. 8. some are going : Do not strive to grasp them all. Minute 1. Miracles arise from our ignorance of nature.Alain When we do the best that we can. if I dropped a stone and it rose upwards. 4. .J. 235.R.Bernard Berenson The true miracles are those of man. Miracle 1. depends on. not from nature itself. 6.J. we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or in the life of another. Proctor : One by One How long a minute is. 7. . 5. for example. One by one the moments fall.Montaigne Miracles happen to those who believe in them.Adelaide A.L.Alfred Polage They say miracles are past. . .
Milton : Paradise Lost Preach to the storm. Half the misery in the world comes of want of courage to speak and to hear the truth plainly.Shakespeare : Hamlet . Beecher Stowe Misery acquaints a man with strange bed . 237. .250 # Book of Quotations 236. But tell not Misery’s son that life is fair.Glass Be sure to keep a mirror always nigh In some convenient. 239. And with thyself keep ever face to face. . And now and then look squarely in thine eye. . : Written on a Looking. . . When sorrows come. a hell of heaven. 3. and in a spirit of love. 4.K. Misery 1. White 2. A mere Madness .to live like a wretch. But in battalions. . that he may die rich.Anon. and so do women too. handy sort of place.H.fellows. .Burton 238. 5. Miser 1. misery has company enough.Thoreau The mind is its own place. 3. Mirror 1.Shakespeare : Hamlet 2. and reason with despair. which women never do. the mirror up to nature.Shakespeare : The Tempest If misery loves company. Misfortune 1.H. . they come not single spies. But I reflect.John K. . Bangs : Face to Face To hold as ‘twere. and in itself Can make a heaven of hell. I change. .
3. . . a middle state. .Oscar Wilde It is well to treasure the memories of past misfortunes. . Heaven. With something left to treat my friends. More than enough for nature’s ends. they constitute our bank of fortitude.Book of Quotations # 251 2. . 5. Misfortunes always come in by a door that has been left open for them. .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. 4. 5.La Rochefoucauld Misfortunes test friends and detect enemies. . O grant me. Moderation 1.Eric Hoffer 3. 4. . . 6. they are accidents.Horace 2. Neither too humble nor too great.Czech Proverb We have all of us sufficient fortitude to bear the misfortunes of others.Goethe He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little. .Aristotle The moderation of fortunate people comes from the calm which good fortune gives to their tempers. But to suffer for one’s own faults – oh! here is the sting of life. 240.Epictetus Misfortunes one can endure – they come form side.
Tupper 11. Modesty 1. . . .Livy To live long it is necessary to live slowly. Kapphan 12.Pierre Veron 3. Moderation is the secret of survival. .Pierre Veron I have done one braver thing Than all the Worthies did. 2. Which is. . Live within your means financially.Jean De La Bruyere Modesty is the clothing of talent. 9. it gives strength and makes it stand out. The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation. And yet a braver thence did spring. . Modesty is the clothing of talent. to keep that hid.Proverb 241. 4. . .252 # Book of Quotations 6. 8.Dr. . and in prosperity moderate the temper and desires. but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I have never made one.Hall 7. both human and divine– meet.Donne Modesty is to merit what shade is to figures in a picture.Cicero I have made mistakes. . 10. . and you stand the best chances there is of having both a happy life and plenty of years to enjoy it. . physically and mentally. In adversity assume the countenance of prosperity.James Garton Bennett Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies.
10. . It is a lie. and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates.Proverb 242. .Thomas Fuller Modesty is the lowest of the virtues. Though modesty be a virtue. Moment 1. . He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others. 6. : Poems . but with those who possess great talent.R. it is hypocrisy. It makes my future.R. 9. modesty is mere honesty.A. but like him not. The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it. do not speak well of yourself.Mark Twain 7.La Bruyere With people of only moderate ability.William Hazlitt A false modesty is the refinement of vanity. . . . Women command a modest man. Am all the time in flowers’ valley.Blaise Pascal 11. I never look back In the mind of nature. . .Book of Quotations # 253 5. .James Agree 12.Arthur Schopenhauer Modesty died when clothes were born. When moment is mine. A think of moment Is beauty of glory. 8. yet bashfulness is a vice. If you want people to think well of you.
my little sonny.Shakespeare : The Merry Wives of Windsor 11. Brown : The Doctor Never ask of money spent Where the spender thinks it went. . but I’d settle for a diamond studded wheelchair.James Goldsmith (Attrib.Robert Frost When I had money everyone called me brother. N. what a world of vile ill. 7. 2. . . .Polish Proverb He who multiplies riches. And a rich man’s joke is always funny. . 6. . and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man. Who steals my purse steals trash. 8.Shakespeare : Othello . you get monkeys. . 1931 If you want to know what God thinks of money. 8. . Money 1.Khalil Gibran 3. Nobody was ever meant To remember or invent What he did with every cent. Times. look at the people He gives it to. Nov.) Money cannot buy health. multiplies cares.favoured faults Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year.Benjamin Franklin If you pay peanuts. it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it. 10.E. .Dorothy Parker Money is like love.T. 9. O. . 5.Henry Ford : Interview. . 4. Money is like an arm or a leg .Y.254 # Book of Quotations 243.Anonymous Money is honey.use it or lose it.
Montaigne 19.Samuel Johnson 22. save all you can. Make all you can. .William Somerville : Ready Money 13. This is true of all things. Let all the learned say what they can.Chuang . . When it is a question of money. .Voltaire 14. but especially of money. nowadays. . I find it is more trouble to watch after money than to get.Spike Millingan 21. but with it you can be miserable in comfort.New Testament 16. Young people. give all you can.J. and when they grow older they know it. ‘Tis ready money makes the man.Anonymous 17. . but you can get a better class of enemy. Money is a good servant but a bad master.Book of Quotations # 255 12. To have enough is good luck. For the love of money is the root of all evil. Taking it all in all. everybody is of the same religion.Tse 18. . imagine that money is everything. . . A man who both spends and saves money is the happiest man because he has both enjoyments. Money can’t buy friends. .Quoted by Bacon 15.Oscar Wilde 20. Wesley . . to have more than enough is harmful. Money may not buy happiness. .
Lord Halifax 26.Henry Fielding 25. Put not your trust in money.G. Riches are not from abundance of wordly goods.O. .W. Dishonest money brings grief to all the family. Show 29. Pennies do not come from heaven . They who are of opinion that money will do everything may very well be suspected to do everything for money.Proverb . A heavy purse makes a light heart.Margaret Thatcher 30.B. Money is security. . Money is power. . but hating bribes brings happiness. Money will say more in one moment that the most eloquent love can in years.they have to be earned here on earth. but from a contented mind.R. . . . It is the difference between living on the slope of a volcano and being safe in the garden of hesperides. Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce? . No one can earn a million dollars honestly.Thomas Fuller 24.William Jennings Bryan 27. .Prophet Muhammad 32.W. Money is freedom. .The Bible 31.256 # Book of Quotations 23. Emerson 28. but put your money in trust. . A man without money is like a bow without an arrow. Holmes 33. .
Tagore 2. . Morality 1. 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. . In Heaven’s high bower With silent delight Sits and smile on the night. Morality is a private and costly luxury. . for the love of God. like a flower.S. Moon 1.George Croly You meaner beauties of the night. . Lend me thy pen to write a word. 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! .Henry Adams .R.Book of Quotations # 257 244. 6.T. And no where did abide : Softly she was going up. . By the light of the moon.Sir Henry Wotton : On His Mistress The moon has her light all over the sky. 5. her dark spots to herself. My candle is out. And a star or two beside. Open your door to me.N. 3. 245. 4.Blake : Night The moving moon went up the sky. My friend Pierrot.Anonymous (French Song) The moon.
Aim above morality.M. morality is everywhere the same because it comes from God.T. We become just by doing just acts. Do not be too moral. . Absolute morality is the regulation of conduct that pain shall not be inflicted. What we call ‘morals’ is simply blind obedience to words of command.. temperate by doing temperate acts. What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after. .Nietzsche 6. Love would turn to poison unless it is strictly limited by moral consideration. Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. . . Be not simply good. . 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. be good for something. Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy.Immanuel Kant 10.Aristotle 7.Havelock Ellis 3. . brave by doing brave acts.258 # Book of Quotations 2. Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose. Verocity is the heart of morality.F. but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. All sects are different because they come from men.. Huxley 8. Voltaire 12. . .Thoreau . . . Cannibalism is moral in a cannibal country.Herbert Spencer 9.Ernest Hemingway 4. . ....Mahatma Gandhi 11.Samuel Butler 5.H.
Book of Quotations # 259 13. . . All that’s sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.Shakespeare : Henry VI The grey – eyed morn smiles on the frowning night. .H. All is but toys.Rousseau 246. Mortality 1. Its golden glory on the air.Thomas Moore Consider The lilies of the field whose bloom is brief – We are as they. 3. is poison in the morning.W. Morning 1.Thomas Franklin 2.Christina Rossetti There is nothing serious in mortality. . Like them we fade away As doth a leaf.Anonymous The morning pouring everywhere. 5. The only moral lesson which is suited for a child – the most important lesson for every time of life – is this : ‘Never hurt anybody. like wine. 3. 247. Full many a glorious morning have I seen Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye. All that’s bright must fade The brightest still the fleetest. And takes her farewell of the glorious sun ! . Chequering the eastern clouds with streaks of light. Longfellow Pastime. 4. .Shakespeare : Sonnets See how the morning opes her golden gates.Anonymous 2. . . .’ .
. . Brown What is home without a mother? . 4. 3.Edward Young 248. All men think all men mortal but themselves. Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.W. 8. singing unto one another. Mother o’mine.M. . O mother o’ mine! .Napoleon Bonaparte God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. 5..W. O mother o’ mine! I know whose love would follow me still. And heard in Mother. And would some pretty story tell.Alice Hawthorne If I were hanged on the highest hill. . Or kiss the place to make it well? My Mother . 7.Jewish Proverb The sweetest sounds to mortals given. 6. Can find among their burning terms of love. . . Mother 1. None so devotional as that of “mother”. . Ross Who ran to help me when I fell.260 # Book of Quotations 4.Kipling : Mother O’Mine The angels.Poe : To My Mother For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world.G. Home and Heaven..S. Mother o’mine. . Thackeray The future distiny of the child is always the work of the mother.W.Ann Taylor : My Mother 2. 9.
or hope to be. That best academy.. .T. . . The holiest thing alive. .S.law) before you decide on marriage. Her children arise and call her blessed. when trials.. Coleridge 12. Mother are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. The two great movers of the human mind are the desire of good.Aristotle 15. fall upon us. . When your mother asks. A mother is a mother still.Norman Douglas 17.Abraham Lincoln 20.W. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no.Washington Irving 14.Manu 18.Old Testament 19. . and the fear of evil. Nobody can misunderstand a boy like his own mother. Lowell 13.in . .Samuel Johnson . All that I am.R. A mother exceedeth a thousand fathers in the right to reverence.Erma Bombeck 16. I owe to my angel mother.Erma Bombeck 249. Emerson 11. . . .. . ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ It’s a mere formality. A mother is the truest friend we have. Spend at least one Mother’s Day with your respective (Mother . heavy and sudden.Book of Quotations # 261 10.R. You’re going to get it anyway. .J. Motive 1. a mother’s knee. Men are what there mothers made them.
Mahatma Gandhi The morality of an action depends upon the motive from which we act. the greatest good that mortals know.Thomsa A.262 # Book of Quotations 2.Keats 2. but God your motives. There’s music in all things. . . Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds. Not to the sensual ear. more endear’d.Congreve There’s music in the sighing of a reed. but. play on. . 5.Samuel Johnson When anyone takes great pleasure in doing a thing it is almost always from some motive other than the ostensible one. stratagems and spoils. 3. To soften rocks. not by the motives prompting them. but those unheard Are sweeter. Music 1.Thomas Carlyle The man that hath no music in himself. There’s music in the gushing of a rill.C. Music. or bend a knotted oak.G. 3. . Is fit for treasons. therefore. Lichtenberg 4. if man had ears : Their earth is but an echo of the spheres. .Byron Heard melodies are sweet. 5. Kempis A man must be judged by his actions. . . 250. 4. Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone. ye soft pipes. . God alone knows men’s hearts. Man sees your action.Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast. And all of heaven we have below. . .
Tagore 13. 8. In music man is revealed. Vibrates in the memory.Samuel Johnson 15.Shakespeare : Twelfth Night Music is the language of the spirit. when soft voices die.Oscar Hammerstein .Shelley If music be the food of love. . and not in a noise.Anonymous 17. .N.R. . .Book of Quotations # 263 6.Confucius 12. .Beethoven 9. it opens the secret of life bringing peace. The hills are alive with the sound of music With the songs they have sung For a thousand years. 10. abolishing strife. . 7. Music. . Music is the shorthand of emotion. and music is the blossoming of virtue. . and bring tears from the eye of woman. killing care and grief of heart. Our hearts will break if we do not sing. The man who cannot appreciate music and literature is exactly like the lower animals. .Leo Tolstoy 11. Virtue is the strong stem of man’s nature. Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice. Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.Anonymous 16. even though he may not possess horns and a tail. play on. .Khalil Gibran Music should strike fire from the heart of man. . .Bhartrihari 14. In sweet music is such art.
George Szell 19. . 4. In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain. .Tyron Edwards 2. a mystery. I celebrate myself. . .Walt Whitman 2.C. No bird but an invisible thing A voice.D. 252. . mystery is the only secrecy of weak and cunning ones. and sing myself.Mathew Arnold A proper secrecy is the only mystery of able men. And what I assume you shall assume. 6. For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.Chesterfield Mystery magnifies danger as the fog of the sun. .264 # Book of Quotations 18.Walt Whitman : Song of Myself I fnid no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones. Colton Mystery is that but another name for our ignorance. 3. .Kin Hubbard 251. Mystery 1. Myself 1. Lawrence In mystery our soul abides. 5. . .William Wordworth Beauty is a mystery. If we were omniscient. all world be perfectly plain. ✤✤✤ .H. Classic music is the kind that we keep thinking will turn into a tune. .C.
Book of Quotations # 265 N 253. 6. 3. .English Proverb A good name lost is seldom regained. To point a moral or adorn a tale. Name 1.Thomas Fuller Hate the man who builds his name on ruins of another’s fame. 5.Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet He left a name.Johnson My name is Legion : for we are many.Old Proverb Fool’s names.New Testament : Mark Sticks and stones will break my bones. . A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man.J.John Hamilton 2. and one of the richest Jewels of life is lost forever. 8. When character is gone.John Gay No better heritage can a father bequeath to his children than a good name. but names will never hurt me. . 10.hanged. . 9. . What’s in a name ? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. at which the world grew pale. 4.Quoted by Hazlitt . 7. are often seen in public places. like fool’s places. . . . . all is gone. . Howes A person with a bad name is already half.
Men and women come and go. . 5.Byron 4. 3.N. A nation without means of reform is a nation without means of survival.S. to be commanded. .Edmund Burke Nations. . 255. 3. depends on the opinions of its young men under five and twenty.Mahatma Gandhi A nation does not die. I love not Man the less.J. Nature is the art of God. Radhakrishnan Nations are born of travail and suffering.R. . . she speaks A various language. There is society where none intrudes. By the deep sea. From these our interviews.William C. but Nature more. . like individuals. Tagore The destiny of any nation at any given time. There is rapture on the lonely shore. and music in its roar.W.Francis Bacon To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms. but the nation goes on. . Goethe 2. Nature 1. 2. 4. must be obeyed. Bryant There is a pleasure in the pathless woods. . .Dante Nature. . not only by what they acquire but by what they resign. Nation 1. are made.266 # Book of Quotations 254.
10. . And suddenly we take the hint. Nature creates ability. Nature never breaks her own laws. . to our dreams and cherishes our fancies.Pope One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. Nature.W. It hints over and over again. .Shakespeare Nature never did betray The heart that loved her. . Living Nature. Shall plan my ways and rule my heart.Proverb 14.Robert Lee Frost 16. not dull Art. Like God it useth me.Carolus Linnaeus 15.Victor Hugo 11.Emerson All are but parts of one stupendous Whole.Voltaire 12.Anonymous 13. . bends herself. 7. I do not count the hours I spend In wandering by the sea. and God the soul. Whose body Nature is.Book of Quotations # 267 5. The forest is my loyal friend. How many apples fell on Newton’s head before he took the hint ? Nature is always hinting at us. . like a kind and smiling mother. . Luck provides it with opportunity. Wordsworth Nature is a volume of which God is the author. . Nature has always had more force than education. 8. .Harvey 6. 9. Nature does not proceed by leaps.John Henry Newman . . . .
3. . derives his inspiration from nature.William Wordsworth 18. Nature. Of moral. Raman 19. and the poet each in his own way.Benjamin Franklin If it be bad to live in necessity.268 # Book of Quotations 17.Anon. the architect.V.Michel De Montaigne There is no virtue like necessity. . visible garment of God. evil and of good. .J.Franklin D.Shakespeare Necessity never made a good bargain. Bohns 20. Nature is the living. One impulse from vernal wood May teach you more of man. . Necessity is the mother of invention. . .Montaigne 4.1933) . .master and teacheth strange lessons. Roosevelt (First Inaugural Address. time and patience are the three great physicians. Neighbour 1. 257. Necessity 1. 2. .H. . . 5. . Augustine Necessity is a violent school. the sculptor. Than all the sages can.St.C. In the field of world policy I would dedicate this nation to the policy of the good neighbour. The painter. (From Latin Proverb) Necessity knows no law.Goelthe 256. 6. at least there is no necessity to live in necessity.
. .E. so is good news from a far country. We can live without our friends but not without our neighbours. 259. Bogart The nature of bad news infects the teller. but God makes our next door neighbour.Book of Quotations # 269 2. 4. keep it to yourself. New 1. Howf There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know. .Harry S.‘There is nothing new under the sun’. .Friedrich Nietzsche As cold water to a thirsty soul. . 4.G. . .George Herbert We make our friends. News 1. we make our enemies.Thomas Fuller Love your neighbour.Zimmermon 3.W. . 5. When a dog bites a man that is not news. 5. Chesterton When ill news comes too late to be serviceable to your neighbour. . but when a man bites a dog that is news. yet there is something new every day.John B.Proverb 2. Truman 2. . 258. 3. . How people love an old saying : They are always quoting. yet pull not down your hedges.K.Thomas Hardy Nobody knows what news is important until a hundred years after wards. .Shakespeare The dull period in the life of an event is when it ceases to be news and has not begun to be history.
6. Night 1. . .Thomas Carlyle Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers.Voltaire All I know is what I see in the papers. . 7.B. I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.La Fontaine 261. . 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. O comfort killing Night. and newspapers are our fortresses. image of hell ! Black stage for tragedies and murders fell ! . but to make people angry enough to do something about it. . . 8.W. 10.James Ellis A newspaper is not just for reporting the news as it is.Mark Twain In these days we fight for our ideas.J. . 9.Thomas Jefferson 4.Heine When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation. 3. . 2. .F. or newspapers without government. Gitt Newspapers are the world’s mirrors.270 # Book of Quotations 260.Anonymous . 5. Every editor of newspapers pays tribute to the devil. Newspapers 1. A newspaper is a public servant.
8.Leigh Hunt Mysterious Night ! When our first parent knew Thee from report divine. With thy black mantle. 3. Longfellow Tender is the night And happily the Queen Moon is on her throne Clustered around by all her starry Fays.T.Book of Quotations # 271 2.Byron And the night shall be filled with music And the eares. and the crow Makes wings to the rooky wood. all in black….Light thickens. For the night Shows stars and women in a better light.suited matron.S. The nightingales are singing near The Convent of the sacred Heart And sang within the bloody wood When Agamemnon cried aloud. . And as silently steal away.Shakespeare : Macbeth Night’s deepest gloom is but a calm. . The comfort of mankind. 7. Thou sober.John Keats Come. . Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day. . This glorious canopy of light and blue ? .W. Did he not tremble for this lovely frame. 6.Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet Come seeling night. Blanco White : Sonnet : Night 4. .J. 5. The laboured day’s restoring balm. Nightingale 1. . that infest the day Shall fold their tents.H. 262. …. Eliot . That soothes the wearied mind. . like the Arabs. and heard thy name. civil night.
Milton Last night the nightingale woke me. oft.souled people as with narrow.Plato 2. 263. . the less they have in them.Pope . .necked bottles. the more noise they make in pouring it out.Milton Sweet bird that shunn’st the noise of folly. I woo. . that on your bloomy spray Warblest at eve. . 4. Winther 3. most melancholy ! Thee. Last night. when all the woods are still.272 # Book of Quotations 2.Goldonl It is not wealth. It sang in the golden moonlight.Thomas Fuller Noble blood is an accident of fortune. the woods among. . O nightingale. . It is with narrow. There is One great society alone on earth : The noble Living and the noble Dead. Noise 1. . Most musical. Nobility 1. From out the woodland hill. 5. to hear thy even song. 3. nor ancestry. but honourable conduct and a noble disposition that make men great. 264. . noble actions characterise the great.Wordsworth Send your noble blood to market and see what it will bring. chauntress. . 4.Ovid If a man be endowed with a generous mind. this is the best kind of nobility.C. when all was still.
who is not.Book of Quotations # 273 2. Cleopatra’s nose had it been shorter. . Cry not when his father dies.Pascal 267. and one.Anonymous He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils. . If the man who turnips cries. Is relished by the best of men. 266. . . the whole aspect of the world would have been altered. .Anon.Anon. Novelty 1. we see. 4.Proverb 265. And all the sea were ink. ‘Tis proof that he had rather Have a turnip than a father. is. A little nonsense now and then.Samuel Johnson If all the world were paper. Nonsense 1.Francis Bacon ✤✤✤ . whom we see not. Human nature is greedy of novelty.Swinburne 2. And the trees were bread and cheese What should we do for drink? . 3. . One. Empty vessel makes much noise. 2. Nose 1. .
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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
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
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
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
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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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
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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
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
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
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
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
the hole. . Wilson 30.McL. . Aldrich Originality. .Adolf Hitler In oratory the greatest art is to conceal art. 3.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. How happy are the pessimists! What joy is theirs when they have proved there is no joy.T.S.Smith An orator or author is never successful till he has learned to make his words smaller than his ideas.Voltaire 2.Dean W. Since Eden’s freshness and man’s fall No rose has been original. Oratory 1. . 4. is too often only undetected and frequently unconscious plagiarism. .Marie Ebner Eschenbach 279. . 3. The pessimist. Inge Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. .R. The optimist sees the doughnut. 280. Pessimism means that life on earth is not worth living unless it be in purity and detachment. Radhakrishnan 31. All epoch – making revolutionary events have been produced not by the written but by the spoken word. Originality 1. . I fear. . . No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird’s throat.B.Book of Quotations # 283 29. .Swift 2.
I rediscover. Stephen All good things which exist are the fruits of originality. Others 1.K. For I fear I have nothing original in me– excepting the Original Sin. .Joshua Reynolds 5.The Bible 11. .Tse He who does not live in some degree for others. Originality does not consist in saying what one has ever said before. .Franklin Jones 12. 6. . 9. Mencken I invent nothing. He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.Montaigne How happy many people would be if they cared about other people’s affair as little as about their own.Thomas Campbell 281.284 # Book of Quotations 4.H. .Anonymous My guess is that well over 80 per cent of the human race goes through life without having a single original thought. Mill Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.G.S. 2. .L. ✤✤✤ . . Originality is the art of concealing your source. but in saying exactly. Lichtenberg 3. .J. 8.J. . . . 10.Lao. 7. . what you think yourself. hardly lives for himself. There is nothing new under the sun.Auguste Rodin A mere copier of nature can never produce anything great.C.
Syrus The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness then the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings. . and can wisely extract the good from the evil. For we are born in other’s pain. like light and darkness. . 6. succeed each other. .Francis Thompson Sweet is pleasure after pain. One pain is lessen’d by another’s anguish.Book of Quotations # 285 P 282. 9. For all the happiness mankind can gain Is not in pleasure. .Dryden : The Indian Emperor One fire burns out another’s burning. and nothing ends. 3. . 5. And perish is our own. knows how to live. .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. . and he only who knows how to accommodate himself in their returns. but in rest from pain. Pain and Suffering (A) Pain : 1. 4. 7. 8.Thomas Jefferson Pain and pleasure. .Sterne 2.Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet Nothing begins. . That is not paid with moan. .William Hazlitt Pain is the outcome of sin.
patience. . I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. everything that depends on oneself gives pleaser. It requires more courage to suffer than to die. All these things. If suffering alone taught. To suffering must be added mourning. Suffering is the badge of human race.Marcel Proust : The Sweet Cheat Gone 14. We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.Napoleon Bonaparte 15. .286 # Book of Quotations 10.Mahatama Gandhi 16. . understanding. God had one son on earth without sin. Old age is suffering. but never one without suffering. . not the sword.Manu (B) Suffering : 12.Oscar Wilde . . Disease is suffering.Khalil Gibran 11. .Anonymus 17. love. Everything that depends on others gives pain. Sorrow and misery are suffering. Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Death is suffering. O brethren are suffering. . all the world would be wise.Anne Morrow Lindbergh 18. openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. Augustine 13. Birth is suffering. since everyone suffers. To have become a deepest man is the privilege of those who have suffered. . .St.
If you leave out the scars and wrinkles.R. . A room with pictures and a room without pictures. 4.B.Sir Joshua Reynolds A picture has been said to be something between a thing and a thought. Emerson Style in painting is the same as in writing. 5. 7. transform a yellow spot into the sun. differ nearly as much as a room with windows and a room without windows. .T. .Horace Paint me as I am. 8. .Pablo Picasso Pictures must not be too picturesque.Samuel Palmer 6. ‘What do you mix your paints with? 3. thanks to their art and intelligence.Oliver Cromwell A flattering painter who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be. .Book of Quotations # 287 19. who.John Opie (in reply to the question. whether words or colours. .Karl Marx 283. but there are others. . . 2. . 10. Painting 1. by which conceptions or sentiments are conveyed. The best portraits are those in which there is a slight mixture of caricature. 9. not as they are.John Gilbert . The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain. as power over materials. sir. Macaulay There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot. . A picture is a poem without words.W. I will not pay you a shilling.Goldsmith I mix them with my brains. .
Parents 1.Pablo Picasso 11. .Old Testament Next to God. . Honour thy father and thy mother. If I like it.288 # Book of Quotations 11. 4. Coleridge O Paradise ! O Paradise ! Who doth not crave for rest ? Who would not seek the happy land Where they that love are blest ? . . Where sin and death abound. Paradise 1. beyond compare. A Flask of wine. And drunk the milk of paradise.W. I say it’s mine.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat For he on honey dew hath fed.James Montgomery Here with a loaf of Bread beneath the Bough. If I don’t. . If God hath made this world so fair.Christina Rossetti 2. a book of Verse– and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness– And Wilderness is Paradise now. How beautiful. 285. thy parents. .John Singer Sargent 284.S. . . And Paradise hath room for you and me and all.T. Will paradise be found ? . Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.F. I say it’s a fake. 3.Penu 2. Faber The loves that meet in Paradise shall cast out fear. . that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth them. 5.
Parting 1. to love– and then to part. sometimes they forgive them.Oscar Wilde There is no friendship. mad.Book of Quotations # 289 3. as they grow older they judge them’.T. . 7. 8.Bertrand Russell There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you. . you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings. . To meet. like that of the parent for the child.Brian Tracy 286. and so are their griefs and fears. The joys of parents are secret. Coleridge . . no love. 5. .W.Peter De Vries Children when they are little make parents fools. The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children. 9. . Is the sad tale of many a human heart.Samuel Richardson Even an ugly child is the most beautiful to its parents.Proverb 4. . Darrow 11. when great. Beecher Speaking personally. 6. . . .Clarence S.H. to know.Francis Bacon Children begin by loving their parents.S. If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon. I have found the happiness of parenthood greater than any other that I have experienced. 10.
George Eliot Parting is all we know of heaven. And all we need of hell. Passion 1. . would be useless.Balzac Knowledge of mankind is a knowledge of their passions. . Pale grew thy cheek and cold Colder thy kiss… .John Gay Since there’s no help.Disraeli The natural man has only two primal passions – to get and to beget.Thomas Hobbes Where passion rules.hearted To sever for years. . 4. 287. then! You know my heart. let us kiss and part. But dearest friends. When we two parted In silence and tears. alas ! must part. how weak does reason prove ? .John Dryden 2.Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet In every parting.Emily Dickinson 3. Half broken.Michael Drayton Good night. . Without it religion – history. good night ! parting is such sweet sorrow. . there is an image of death. Come. That I shall say good night till it be morrow. 6. . 5. 7. 3. .290 # Book of Quotations 2. .Byron : Whe We Two Parted Excuse me. 4. 5. romance and art. .. ..Sir William Osler Passions unguided are for the most part more madness. Passion is universal humanity. .
Shakespeare : Hamlet 288. 7. should be past grief. . Johnson The past is for us. . 8. What is gone and past help.Anonymous 9. .Book of Quotations # 291 6. and I will wear him In my heart’s core.Thomas Carlyle 10. In my heart of heart.Brooke Give me that man That is not passion’s slave. . as it is with fire and water. You can never plan the future by the past. But the tender grace of a day that is dead Will never come back to me. Past 1.George Santayana 3.Longfellow Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. 2. . . . 4. .W. . but the sole terms on which it can become ours are the subordination to the present. .Shakespeare 7.Edmund Burke 8.G. It is with our passions. .Tennyson . .Sir Roger L’ Estrange The worst of slaves is he whom passion rules. Nothing changes more constantly than the past. 6. they are good servants but bad masters. . ay. 5. We are tomorrow’s past. The present is the living sum total of the past.Emerson Not heaven itself upon the past has power.Dryden Let the dead Past bury its dead.
modesty to a woman. The past is a good place to visit. .Edward Thomas 17. The past at least is secure.J. . 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 ? .Samuel Butler 15. Smiling at grief.Baruch Spinoza 16.Hitopadesa Patience is so like fortitude that she seems either her sister or her daughter. .Carl Sandburg 13.Shakespeare : Othello She sat like patience on a movement. but I wouldn’t want to live there. . Nehru 289. . Patience 1. . .Daniel Webster 18.Aristotle 2.292 # Book of Quotations 11. . Sweet memories of the past remembered in the sad present give no joy but pain. I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.Anonymous 12. study the past. 4. God cannot alter the past but historians can. 3.Shakespeare . . . The burden of the past pursues us. for it drags us down and at the same time pushes us on. . and it is both a burden and an inspiration.Thomas Jefferson 14.Twelfth Night Patience is an ornament to a man.L. If you want the present to be different from the past.
The bud may have a bitter taste. Our patience will achieve more than our force. A man without patience is a lamp without oil.Lord Halifax The principal part of faith is patience. There is one form of hope.Thomas Hardy 17. A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.William Cowper 14. . Maistre 16. that blending of moral courage with physical timidity. . .Book of Quotations # 293 5. . her secret is patience. . and which certainly does not diminish with the increase of knowledge.Dr.Benjamin Franklin Adopt the pace of nature. . 8. In that form it changes its name. But sweet will be the flower.Emerson A man who is master of patience is master of everything else. . . . and we call it patience. .Bulwer He that can have patience can have what he will. how to wait is the secret of success. They also serve who only stand and wait.Dutch Proverb 11.George Macdonald 6.Milton 15. .Edmund Burke 12. . Patience.Mahatma Gandhi 13. . Patience and perseverance overcome mountains. 7. To know. 9. which is never unwise. 10.Andres Segovia .
3. Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy country’s. Patriotism 1. . . Be patient. Wait. 4.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar The patriot’s blood’s the seed of Freedom’s tree.Thomas Campbell The world is my country. . . every day begin the task anew. Francis De Sales 19. Thou fallest a blessed martyr. and truth’s. all mankind are my brethern and to do good is my religion. . .St. Thy God’s.Mahatma Gandhi 22.Anonymous One drop of blood drawn from the country’s bosom Should grieve thee more than streams of foreign gore. . Have patience with all things. Patience is bearing the burden of life cheerfully. . Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods.Shakespeare : Henry VI Who is here so vile that will not love his country ? . Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. Never cut a tree down in the wintertime.Thomas Paine : Rights of Man 2. . but chiefly have patience with yourself. Then if thou fallest. I’m extraordinary patient provided I get my own way in the end. To lose patience is to lose the battle. 5. but instantly set about remedying them.294 # Book of Quotations 18.Robert Schuller 21.Margaret Thatcher 20. The spring will come.Bhagwat Purana 290. Never make a negative decision in the low time. The storm will pass. .
our country. ask what you can do for your country. We call our language Mother Tongue. We call our country Father Land. This is my own.Homer You will never have a quite world. . . with charity for all….Lord Byron A glorious death is his who for his country falls. .Mahatma Gandhi . Breathes there a man with soul so dead.J. . my native land ? . . For us.B.let us finish the work we are in. 10. Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country. can love nothing. And they who for their country die Shall fill an honoured grave. 7.Abraham Lincoln 15. Who never to himself hath said.R. . . For glory lights the soldier’s tomb. to bind up the nation’s wounds.G.Book of Quotations # 295 6. Shaw Ask not what your country can do for you. He who loves not his country. Let our object be.John F. and nothing but our country. . And beauty weeps the brave. till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. Kennedy 9. With malice towards none.. Drake 11.Bertrand Russell 16.Samuel Lover 12.Daniel Webster (Address in 1825) 14. . 8.Walter Scott 13. . patriotism is the same as the love of humanity. our whole country.
.U.296 # Book of Quotations 17. Patriotism is not enough.Cicero It must be peace without victory.Woodrow Wilson Peace can not be kept by force. there is no limit of suffering.Albert Einstein Where there is no peace. 8. . . I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone. . . Peace and peace of mind 1.Emerson If we have not peace within ourselves.Gautama Buddha Since wars begain in the minds of men.N. . 7.La Rochefoucauld Perfect peace can dwell only where all vanity has disappeared. it can only be achieved by understanding. : Constitution of the UNESCO 2. . Peace hath her victories No less renown’d than war. it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.W.Milton I prefer the most unjust peace to the justest war that was ever waged. our country ought to be lovely. . . To make us love our country. 4. 3. 9.C. No man can be a patriot on any empty stomach. 5. . . 6. Brann 18.Swami Dayanand Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.Edith Cavell (in 1915) 291.Edmund Burke 19. . . it is in vain to seek it from outside sources.
Peace won by compromise is usually a short. And this was the truth of peace. preserve the force of nature– physical. .R. Thus peace found in total self.Spinoza 20.Harry S. .. Our goal must be – not peace in our time– but peace for all time. nations should avoid the pin.Atharva Veda 16. Who so forsaketh all desires and goeth onwards free from yearnings. .Book of Quotations # 297 10.Srimadbhagwad Gita 17. when he preached the oneness of the father with the brothers who are so many. selfless and without egoism. a state of mind. a disposition for benevolence.lived achievement. . . he goes to peace.Napoleon 13. justice. Truman 15.Winfield Scott 11.Lin Yutang . If they want peace. Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst. . .N. . Peace is not absence of war. If peace cannot be maintained with honour. it is no longer peace. is altogether pure and spotless. Those who love and keep peace.shots. it is a virtue.Henry Van Dyke 14. Tagore 19.pricks that precede canon. .Lord Russell 12.surrender to God. . confidence. mental and spiritual within themselves. Christ preached peace when he preached love. . and destroyeth all the troubles mankind endureth. A peace which depends upon fear is nothing but a suppressed war.Goswami Tulsidass 18.
minded about new things– as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.John Taylor A pen becomes a clarion. more sharp by odds. .Oscar Wilde There are three types of people in this world : those who make things happen.Charles Kettering The two kinds of people on earth that I mean Are the people who lift and the people who lean. There is no greater peace than that of a pure mind. Pen is mightier than the sword. 293.Bulwer. All the people like us are we. 4. 5. . . 3. 2. . Than swords. .298 # Book of Quotations 21. . their passions a quotation.Longfellow 3. And everyone else is They. Their thoughts are some one else’s opinions.Rudyard Kipling Most people are other people. their lives a mimicry. . . Blessed are the peacemakers. . People 1.The Mother 22.Lytton Pens are most dangerous tools. The Bible 292. Pen 1. . .Mary Kay Ash People are very open.Alcuin 2.Ella Wheeler Wilcox The voice of the people is the voice of God. those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. and cut more keen than whips or rods. 6. I have chosen yo be in the first group. You can decide which type of person you want to be.
Shenstone 12. . . When dealing with people. .Book of Quotations # 299 7. people that think and fox hunters.E. the most valuable and most decisive is people. That is the reason He made so many of them. You can fool some of the people all the time. we are not dealing with creatures of logic. It is time to realize that of all the valuable capital the world possesses.W.Abraham Lincoln 14. slow to believe in actualities. . and wisdom shall die with you.Mao . The Lord prefers common. let us remember. or by their fortune.Dale Carnegie 17. .M. The world may be divided into people that read. 9. What people say behind your back is your standing in the community in which you live. but you can’t fool all of the people all the time. Voltaire 16.Old Testament Most people judge others either by the company they keep.Tse. All great people are conservatives.Tung 15. people that write. . . We are dealing with creatures of emotion.looking people.Lincoln (quoted by J. Howe 11. Morgan) No doubt but ye are the people. .F. 10.Joseph Stalin .La Rochefaucauld 8. . creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.Thomas Carlyle 13.Robert Zend 18. . People have one thing in common : they are all different. . When the people undertake to reason all is lost. The people are like water and the army is the fish. .
is the pursuit of sweetness and light. . while their companions slept.J. Colton) The pursuit of perfection. Rousseau Aim at perfection in everything– though in most things it is unattained.Lord Chesterfield The heights by great men reached and kept. 5. .300 # Book of Quotations 19. Most of the men and women today are not free and wise. 4.Lawrence J. . When there is no vision.Bishop Joseph Hall The intellect of man is forced to choose Perfection of the life. . .B.H. . When people suddenly become prosperous.The Bible 294. and perfection is no trifle.Michelangelo (quoted by C.W. 2. Perfection 1. Were not attained by sudden flight. Were toiling upward in the night. then. 6. .W.C. or of the work. the people perish. 8.Matthew Arnold And has this simile a like perfection ? The mind is like a bat. But they. 7.Har Dayal 21. they are like kites flown by the priests and the politicians who hold the string. . Longfellow 3. . . Trifles make perfection. Peter 20.Richard Purdy Wilbur Perfection is the child of Time. . . they also become preposterous.J. Yeats Take away the idea of perfection and you take away enthusiasm.
4. but by perseverance. .Henry Ward Beecher No road is too long to the man who advances deliberately and without haste. . try again.Bruyere 2. and the other from a strong won’t. If at first you don’t succeed Try.W. Have no fear of perfection. .E. By ye therefore perfect even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. . Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. ‘Sail on! Sail on ! Sail on ! and on !’ .New Testament : Matthew 10.Samuel Johnson The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is.you’ll never reach it.Book of Quotations # 301 9. Hickson ‘Brave admiral.J. Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world. Perseverance 1. . say but one good word : What shall we do when hope is gone ?’ The words leapt like a leaping sword. ‘Tis a lesson you should heed : Try.Joaquin Miller : Columbus Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth. . that one often comes from a strong will. 6. try again.Salvador Dali 11. 3. . try. . Goethe 12.Robert Hillyer 295. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks. try. .Julie Andrews Great works are performed not by strength. 5. and no honours are too distant for the man who prepares himself for them with patience. .W.
Josh Billings Perseverance opens up treasures which bring perennial joy.Francis Bacon Philosophy. . 7. 2.Santayana For there was never yet philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently. Then are dreamt of in your philosophy. Consider the postage stamp. .Shakespeare There are more things in heaven and earth. Philosopher 1.Plato It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true. Philosophy. . . . And there you have our difference : to be in hell is to drift : to be in heaven is to steer. .Panchatantra 8.Mahatma Gandhi God befriends the man who climbs determination’s height. 9. 4. 5. . . 296.B.G. its usefulness consists in sticking to one thing till it gets there. . Shaw A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism. is nothing but the love of wisdom. Horatio. if rightly defined.Cicero 3.Shakespeare : Hamlet The philosopher is Nature’s pilot. my son. Philosophy is the highest music.302 # Book of Quotations 7. but depth in philosophy bringeth man’s minds about to religion. 6. . .
H.Plutarch 12. . Philosophy is the science which considers truth.A. Philosophy asks the simple question : What is it all about ? .Book of Quotations # 303 8. .N. .Aristotle Science is what you know. . Philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.S.Michel De Montaigne 11.Plato 19. 9. Higher education results in philosophy and philosophy is a guide to action. The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good are the two most important objects of philosophy. Philosophy is thinking about reality speculatively. . Philosophy as a general rule is like the stirring mud or not letting a sleeping dog lie. . . .W.Samuel Butler 18. . . Whitehead 16. philosophy is what you don’t know. Beecher 13. Philosophy is nothing but a sophisticated poetry.Henry Adams 15. . Radhakrishnan 17. Philosophy is the art of living. Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher. and philosophy begins in wonder.Rajneesh . Philosophy : unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.Voltaire 14.Bertrand Russell 10.
2. learn to please.Proverb He who is pleased with nobody is much more unhappy than he with whom nobody is pleased. . . Pleasure 1. Cicero The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure.La Bruyere The greatest pleasure I know.M. . is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident. Pleasure is the absence of pain. . . 5. 5. 2. 4. . .Charles Churchill 3.Charles Lamb 3. . and pleasure my business. Please 1.La Rochefoucauld My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfies us both. They are to say what they please. our play is done. Sweet is pleasure after pain. . And we’ll strive to please you everyday.304 # Book of Quotations 297.Dryden The most delicate.Shakespeare If you mean to profit. 4. the most sensible of all pleasures consists in promoting the pleasure of others. . Sweet the pleasure. 298.T. It is hard to please everyone. and I am to do what I please.Aaron Burr Rich the treasure. .Frederick The Great But that’s all one.
. Pleasure is frail like a dewdrop. . Poet and Poetry (A) Poem : 1.Robert Frost 2.Lord Sri Krishna 11.William Wordsworth 13. Poem. Petit. that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically. A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language.William Hazlitt Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure. .Garuda Puran 299. 8. . . and they come into being with the self of a man. . . and then enjoys pleasures. when he is really selling himself a slave to it. He whose heart is not attached to the objects of sense finds pleasures within himself. and then suffers pain. the knave takes pleasure. but never of those we give.Diane Ackerman It (poem) begins in delight and ends in wisdom. The human body is a theatre of pleasure and pain. while it laughs it dies. . .Benjamin Franklin We tire of those pleasures we take. 10.Senn The honest man takes pains. Pleasures newly found are sweet When they lie about our feet.Book of Quotations # 305 6. . 9. The last pleasure in life is the sense of discharging our duty.Benjamin Franklin 7.Ravindra Nath Tagore 12.J. .
without at the same time being a profound philosopher.P. . All men are poets at heart.Anon. Or tears from the eyelids start.306 # Book of Quotations 3. Every man is a poet when he is in love. . A poet is born.Emerson 12. B. No man was ever yet a great poet. 10. 6.Michel De Montaigne A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.Oscar Wilde 14. . (Old Latin phrase) Read from some humble poet. Whose songs gushed from his heart. It is easier to write a mediocre poem than to understand a good poem. (B) Poet : 7. . . 5. .Coleridge 11. not made. Shelley 9.Plato 13. . . A poet can survive everything but a misprint.Robert Frost 4.Archibald Macleish Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.William Wordsworth .B. The poet is the rock of defence for human nature.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. . . Shelley A poem should not mean But be. . .P. As showers from the clouds of summer. 8.
Aristotle 22. Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history. .Tennyson : The Princess 25. Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.George Moore 23. .William Morris (C) Poetry : 19.W.Thomas Carlyle 18.Book of Quotations # 307 15. . There is a pleasure in poetic pains which only poets know. My definition of pure poetry. One merit of poetry few persons will deny : it says more and in fewer words than prose. I pray. Whose distant footsteps echo Through the corridors of time. The bards sublime.William Cowper 17. .words long That on the stretch’d finger of all Time Sparkle for ever. . . for poetry expresses the universal. . Remember me a little then.Horace 15.Voltaire .Longfellow : The Day is Done 24. Poets are the first teachers of mankind. something that the poet creates outside of his own personality. and history only the particular. We are all poets when we read a poem well. Wordsworth 21. The idle singer of an empty day. . . Jewels five. . Wordsworth 20. Poetry is the wisdom married to immoral verse.W. .
John Keats 29. . . Politeness is the art of selecting among one’s real thoughts. .Madame De Stael A polite man is one who listens with interest to things he knows all about.Shakespeare : Henry V 27. Politeness 1. . Poetry is truth dwelling in beauty. . Poetry is at bottom a criticism of life.Voltaire 35. The poetry of earth is never dead. Shelley 34. 2.De Mormay Politeness is fictitious benevolence. . . Verses which do not teach men new and moving truths do not deserve to be read. .Edgar Allan Poe 31. that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention.P. Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. All that is worth remembering of life is the poetry of it. Poetry is the intellect coloured by feelings. O for a muse of fire. when they are told to him by a person who knows nothing about them. Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds. . . . .Gilfillan 30.Samuel Johnson 32. .Samuel Johnson 3. B.Matthew Arnold 28.Wilson 33.William Hazlitt 300. Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.308 # Book of Quotations 26. .
You cannot adopt politics as a profession and remain honest.Proverb 5. 301. . 6. Politeness and good breeding are absolutely necessary to adorn any or all other qualities or talents. 17. Arbuthnot In politics if thou wouldest mix And mean thy fortunes be. .Dr.Lord Chesterfield If you bow at all. . even in declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness. write diplomatically. . 7. 6. . Politician Politics : 1.Bismark To be over polite is to be rude. 4. .Rutherford B.Henry George : Social Problems He serves his party best who serves the country best. . Let great folks hear and see. . or political economy to college professors. .Adolf Hitler : Mein Kampf 2. 5. Jan. 3.Book of Quotations # 309 4. bow low. Politics. Bear this in mind : Be deaf and blind. 7. Hayes If you wish the sympathy of broad masses. .Louis McHenry Howe : (Address.Chinese Proverb Be polite. 1933) Man is a political animal. then you must tell them the crudest and most stupid things.Aristotle All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies. .Burns We cannot safely leave politics to politicians. .
A politician : One who would circumvent God.Benjamin Franklin 14.Simon Cameron 20. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.Shakespeare .Edward Herriat 11. . . .Robert Louis Stevenson 18. .Proverb 15. There is no gambling like politics. Real politics is the possession and distribution of power. . when he is bought.Henry Adam 16. Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.horse. Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.Disraeli 17. An honest politician is one who. .Ambrose Bierce 13. as the word is commonly understood. I tell you folks.Will Rogers Politics is the science of exigencies.Jonathan Swift 12. . Politics.310 # Book of Quotations 8. . . Politics is like a race. 9. .Theodore Parker 10. . Politics : The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. Hudson Politician : 19. Politics is a business of profound promises. .W. is nothing but corruption.C. Public office is a public trust. all politics is Apple Sauce. will stay bought. .
The only difference. Population 1.Nikita Khrushchev 27.Charles Churchill 22. if there is work for everyone. To be positive : to be mistaken at the top of one’s voice. . . Malthus No country can be over populated.Book of Quotations # 311 21.Anonymous 25. I’m not a politician and my other habits are good.J. subsistence only increases in an arithmetic ratio. . R. Men who have greatness within them don’t go in for politics. increases in a geometrical ratio. .Artemus Ward 24.L. . after all their rout. Positive 1.T. . 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. Nehru 2. 303. Population when unchecked. the other out. Politicians are the same everywhere. A politician is an animal who can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground. .Ambrose Bierce .F. They promise to build bridges even where there are no rivers. . .J. Here lies beneath this mossy stone A politician who Touched a live issue without gloves And never did come to. Is that the one is in. Clarke 26.Keith Preston 23.Albert Camus 302. .
. . we will do anything for the poor man. .312 # Book of Quotations 2.John Florio To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility.Henry Ward Beecher Poverty of goods is easily cured. 3. . 4.Henry Ford 304. If you think you can or if you can’t. but to the injustice of man. very good in maxims and sermons. Slow rises worth. . There are only two families in the world. anything but get off his back.Cervantes Poverty is no vice. but very bad in the house.William Cobbett That amid our highest civilisation men faint and die with want is not due to the niggardliness of nature. 6.A. by poverty depress’d. 9. impossible. but very bad in practical life. . Poverty 1. but poverty of soul. .Leo Tolstoy Poverty is very good in poems.Montaigne It is not the man who has little. the Haves and the Have Nots. 5. . . you are right.Samuel Johnson : London 2.L. but an inconvenience. Seneca This mournful truth is everywhere confess’d. . that is poor. 8.Henry George Yes. but he who desires more. 7. .
ignorant.New Testament : Luke 11. Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.Anonymous 17.Old Testament 12. . A good poor man is better than a good rich man because he has to resist more temptations. . .William Cowper .George Bernard Shaw 19. And flesh and blood so cheap ! . The greatest man in history was the poorest.Aristotle 13. .W. and what troubles the rich is the money they can’t keep. .W. Kennedy 16. O God ! That bread should be so dear. my God ! forget me not. mean? It means let him be weak. Livingstone 18.R. it cannot save the few who are rich. Now what does this. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor. forgot. .James Baldwin 15. He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord. Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor. let him be a standing exhibition and example of ugliness and dirt. .John F.Hood 20. . Blessed be ye poor : for yours is the Kingdom of God. What troubles the poor is the money they can’t get. let him become a nucleus of diseases.R. . Emerson 14.Book of Quotations # 313 10. yet God. Poor though I am. despised. let him be poor. .
.Erich Fromm 11. there I found the will to power.Alfred Tennyson 2. Power of Mind 1. Byrnes Lust of power is the most fragrant of all the passions. 5.L. the more dangerous the abuse. he seldom recovers. Power. these three lead life to sovereign power.knowledge. .reverence.William Pitt The greater the power. he can recover. who possess it. 8. 10. The lust for power is not rooted in strength but in weakness. .Nietzsche Power tends to corrupt. dazzles the beholder and also the wearer. but when intoxicated by power. 3. 9.Edmund Burke Power.J.James F.Colton Power intoxicates men. like the diamond. self.Lord Acton Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those.314 # Book of Quotations 305. Power. and absolute power corrupts absolutely. 7.Tacitus Self. Pollutes what’re it touches. . When a man is intoxicated by alcohol. Nehru . self– control. . 6. 4. . . The appetite for unrestrained power grows with use. . like a desolating pestilence. . .Shelley Wherever I found a living creature. .
I think education is power. 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.T. but fools. 2. Practice 1. Our opportunities are great but let me warn you that when power outstrips ability. The powers of the mind are the rays of the sun dissipated. they illumine. Power comes from sincere service. .M. . . One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves.B. Where love rules. if they get into a position of power. . . Constant practice often excels even talent.Swami Vivekanand 306.Robert Greene : The 48 Laws of Power 15. The one is the shadow of the other. and where power predominates.Mahatma Gandhi 14.Carl Gustav Jung Power of Mind : 19. Radhakrishnan 13. we will fall on evil days. . there love is lacking. When they are concentrated.S. Cicero We must practice what we preach.Anonymous . Shaw 16. He who has great power should use it lightly. I think that being able to communicate with people is power.Book of Quotations # 315 12.Oprah Winfrey 18. . . corrupt power.G.Seneca 17. Power does not corrupt men. . . there is no will to power.
Emily Dickinson In prayer the lips ne’er act the winning part Without the sweet concurrence of the heart. 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 !” .G. they only beg.Proverb 307. . 6. For the dear God.Charles M. . . Prayer 1.Burns Who so will pray. 2.Tennyson When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.Oscar Wilde Common people do not pray. And fat his soul. he must fast and be clean. They never sought in vain that sought the Lord alright ! . 4. Coleridge Ah ! a seraph may pray for a sinner But a sinner must pray for himself. .S. 5. 7. make his body lean.Herrick : The Heart More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of. He made and loveth all. Practice makes a man perfect.B. Shaw 3. .Chaucer He prayeth best who loveth best All things both great and small. . . 8. 9.T. who loveth us.316 # Book of Quotations 3. . .
. for God knows best what is good for us. the second what is right. would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. in the same way do I fulfil their desires. You pray in your distress and in your need. .John Bunyan 19.Martin Luther . his prayer is answered. the fourth good intentions. .The first should be truth.Socrates 15.Khalil Gibran 11.Anon. . Who rises from Prayer a better man. Prayer is the voice of faith. . The answer to our prayer may be the echo of our resolve.Lord Samuel 17. is merely a wish turned heavenward. It changes people and they change things. Our prayer should be for blessings in general. . Prayer doesn’t change things. the fifth the praise and glory of God. . Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.Mahatma Gandhi 13. .Phillips Brooks 12. in its simplest definition. . A prayer. . 16. .Bhagwat Gita 18.Book of Quotations # 317 10. In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. In whatever way men invoke upon me. the third charity in God’s name. There are five prayers. five times for prayers and five names of them .George Meredith 14.Guru Nanak 20.
He preaches well who lives well. . Preaching 1.Plautus It is a good divine that follows his own instructions : I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done. 5.Samuel Johnson 3.Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice Sir. . but you are surprised to find it done at all. than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teachings. . + + + + + + + You cannot stumble if you are on your knees.Anonymous 308. It is not done well. . .Richard Whateley Practice yourself what you preach. but because you have something to say. . 4. 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. A Prayer – O Lord. . a woman preaching is like a dog walking on his hind legs.318 # Book of Quotations 21.Cervantes Preach not because you have to say something. 2.
4. I’m interested in the fact that the less secure a man is.William Hazlitt Prejudice not being founded on reason cannot be removed by argument.Samuel Johnson 7. .Martin Luther King’Jr.Ambrose Bierce Prejudice is an opinion without judgment.F. . . A prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.Thoreau .Albert Einstein 9. . It is never too late to give up your prejudices.Book of Quotations # 319 309. 6.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. . .M. 2. Voltaire Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence. 3. . 5. Prejudice 1. . . the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice. . Prejudice is the reasoning of the stupid. Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.Clint Eastwood 8. Prejudice is the child of ignorance.Voltaire 10.
. We have only to day. .Winston Churchill Yesterday is gone.320 # Book of Quotations 310. Freedom of the press is the staff of life for any vital democracy. .Shakespeare Devote each day to the object this time. . and let the credit go. Tomorrow has not yet come.Horace The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness. 311.Thomas Jefferson 2. trusting the tomorrow as little as uou can. however pleasant ! Let the dead Past bury its dead ! Act. Willkie Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press.act in the living Present ! Heart within. . and that cannot be limited without being lost. 3. 8.Longfellow : A Psalm of Life Ah. .Mother Teresa 2. Nor head the rumble of a distant dream! . and God o’erhead ! . . Trust no Future. Present 1. .Abraham Maslow If we open a quarrel between the past and present. 7. 6. Press 1. . we shall find we have lost the future. 4. Let us begin.Wendell L. take the cash. and every evening we find something done.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat Every present joy or sorrow seems the chief. 5.Goethe Seize the present day.
J. Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold. .Sir Henry Wotton 4.arm of justice! bright sunbeam of truth! . . a news-writer is a man without virtue who lies at home for himself. 6. . . . . At the devil’s booth are all things sold.R.Anonymous An Ambassador is a man of virtue sent to lie abroad for his country. Principle 1.Sir R. 4. It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them. not Christ.Alfred Adler . men by themselves are priced – For thirty pieces Judas sold himself. . Price 1.Adam Smith 2. Walpole The real price of everything is the toil and trouble of acquiring it. Lowell All those men have their price. The priest hath his fees. 312. . 3.Macaulay The press is more powerful than the sword. who comes and shrives us.Hester H. We bargain for the graves we lie in. Still as of old. 5. Then hail to the Press ! chosen guardian of freedom! Strong sword. The beggar is taxed for a corner to die in. 313. Cholmondeley Earth gets price for what Earth gives us.Horace Greeley The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a fourth estate of the realm.Book of Quotations # 321 3.
. If I have freedom in my love. that soar above. . And in my soul am free. . . 3.David Hume Moderation in temper is always a virtue but moderation in principle is always a vice. Enjoy such liberty. 3.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. Brothels with bricks of Religion. . . 4. 314.Bismarck Greater principles seldom escape working injustice in particular things.Thoreau Stone walls do not a prison make. Prisons are built with stones of Law.F. .J. the true place for a just man is also a prison. Cooper The slaving poor are incapable of any principles. .Thomas Paine 4. Principle is a passion for truth. Nor iron bars a cage. .Bernard Shaw 2. Minds innocent and quite take That for an hermitage. Angels alone.322 # Book of Quotations 2.Lovelace Whilst we have prisons it matters little which of us occupies the cells. Prison 1. 5. 6.William Blake Under a government which imprisons any unjustly. .
The only people without problems are in cemeteries. who could I ask ? . To solve any problem. Scott Peck 5. . Good news weakens me. . And that each day is like a year.Charles Kettering A problem well stated is a problem half solved. A year whose days are long. I know not whether Laws be right. . they toughen and make strong. 3. . Problems are the price of progress.B. .M. Don’t bring me anything but trouble.Charles Kettering If we can really understand the problem. Problems 1. 7. here are three questions to ask yourself : First. .Jim Rohn . what could I do ? Second. . People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.Anthony Robbins Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles. 2.Norman Vincent Peale 8. because the answer is not separate from the problem.Jiddu Krishnamurti It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. what could I read ? And third.Book of Quotations # 323 5. Shaw 6.G. . Or whether Laws be wrong : All that we know who lie in gaol Is that the wall is strong. 5. the answer will come out of it.Oscar Wilde 315.
Because success is heavy. .Denis Waitley While we are postponing. .Billings .Shakespeare : The Rape of Lucrece Procrastination is the thief of time. 6. 10. 8.Donald Marquis Even if you are on the right track. 3. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. 5. . Procrastination 1. .C. Justice is feasting while the widow weeps.324 # Book of Quotations 316. you’ll get run over if you just sit there. . Avarice is sporting while infection breeds.Will Rogers Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.Wayne Dyer Procrastination is the fear of success. .Mark Twain One of these days is none of these days.H. . The patient dies while the physician sleeps. life speeds by. 9. Bohn Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. carries a responsibility with it. 7. 4.Seneca 2. . . it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “some day I’ll ” philsophy. . Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. The orphan pines while the oppressor feeds.Edward Young Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Otherwise the world would begin to turn the other way round.Havelock Ellis So long as all the increased wealth which modern progress brings. 9. Browning Nature knows no pause in progress and development.Adlai Stevenson 4. Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold and from stake to stake. progress is not real and cannot be permanent. and make sharper the contest between the House of Have and the House of Want. Is our destined end or way. . What we call progress is the exchange of one Nuisance for another Nuisance.Herbert Spencer The people who live in the past must yield to the people who live in the future.J. .R. Goethe Progress is not an accident but a necessity. .Longfellow : A Psalm of Life Progress is the law of life. . goes but to build up great fortunes. 2. . . But to act. .Book of Quotations # 325 317. Progress 1. 5.W. 7. to increase luxury. . 8. .Wendell Phillips Not enjoyment. and not sorrow. that each tomorrow Brings us farther than today. . it is a part of nature. 6. man is not man as yet.Arnold Bennett All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular position.Henry George : Progress and Poverty 3.
Promise 1.. Lowell 16. my brothers. Men. Wells 18. Without the idea of progress life is a corrupting mash. men. Intellectually.G.J. . .It happens in the lives of individuals. it is the best way of making the others’ progress.F.326 # Book of Quotations 10. as well as politically. it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. is Nature’s text . From lower to the higher next. .The Mother 318. .H. the workers. .Disraeli 14. Bovee 15.N. . Could have been solved when it was small.D. . . two steps back…. .Tennyson 17. he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilization.. Let us progress ourselves. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much. One step forward.Lenin 13. ever reaping something new : That which they have done but earnest of the things that they should do. The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries. The biggest problem in the world.Witter Bynner 12. Roosevelt 11. and it happens in the history of nations. Not to the top. and perform according to our fears. .C. the direction of all true progress is toward greater freedom.La Rochefoucauld .R. We promise according to our hopes.
.James Howell He who is the most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it. . . .H. And break it to our hope. 5.R. there will be struggle between the rich and the poor. 4. 6. 4. .is that their capital should be dear and human beings cheap.Samuel Johnson 3. .has a much higher interest in the government than the man who has little or no property. . it is a positive good. 319. where property exists. is a promise. . Washington Promise. Property 1.John Adams 3.. 5. Tawney The man who has half a million dollars in property…. That keep the word of promise to our ear. . And be these juggling fiends no more believ’d. 2. .Rousseau Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise. .B.Shakespeare : Macbeth An acre of performance is worth the whole world of promise. is the soul of an advertisement.Book of Quotations # 327 2.T. That patter with us in a double sense. The magic of property turns sand to gold.Jeremy Benthan Property is the fruit of labour : property is desirable.Noah Webster In every society.Abraham Lincoln The interest of those who own the property used in industry….
Display no learning. not a deity to be worshipped. . and have certain inherent rights…. .Whittier A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them.Voltaire Aristotle is praised for naming fortitude as the first of the virtues. 3. . with the means of acquiring and possessing property.The Bible (of Jesus) What’s man’s first duty ? The answer is brief – To be himself. with propriety. 5. since without prudence fortitude is madness. nothing they assume. could have placed prudence before it. . All men are created equally free and independent. Prudence is a universal virtue. .S.George Herbert Property is only instrument to be used. Crabbe : Tales . .among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty.George Mason Property destroys the fools and endangers the wise. .Anonymous 7. which enters into the composition of all the rest. Goodrich Observe the prudent. 6. Prudence 1. the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.328 # Book of Quotations 6.Henrik Ibsen 2. and affect no wit. they in silence sit.The Patron Who never wins can rarely lose. . 4. . Who never climbs as rarely falls. .G. 8. 320. but he right.G. They hazard nothing. But know the useful art of acting dumb.
. There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence. Annie Bhanl 13. It is not good to wake a sleeping hound. The wiseman will scent danger before. . when a beautiful girl enters the room.Proverb 321. my boys. Augustine 12. . Prudence is the knowledge of what is to be sought and what is to be avoided. Put your trust in God. . Psychologist : A man who. watches everybody else. .Emerson 14. . .Mahatma Gandhi 16.St.Anatole France Prudent man walks warily under all circumstances. personality. .hand. . not only external.Bruce Patterson . and keep your powder dry. Psychology 1.Mahabharata 11.Oliver Cromwell The man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears. . A man is undoubtedly an artist and creator.Colton 17.Dr. .Anonymous 9. Never neglect the opportunity of keeping your mouth shut. and holds his mind from wavering when danger comes. True prudence lies in total development of inner.Book of Quotations # 329 7. 10. 8. . for anything from the uncertain events of the future. The one prudence in life is concentration. the evil is dissipation.Geoffrey Chaucer 15.
.Rodney Dangerfield Psychiatrists say girls tend to marry men like their fathers. I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist. press 1 repeatedly.S. That is probably the reason mothers cry at weddings. 6. 8. No one will answer. .Tammy Faye Bakker I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. 10. If you are co. . . If you are manic. If you are paranoid. Makes quite simple people feel they’re complex. If you are obsessive . 7.Joey Adams Hello. please ask someone to press 2 If you have multiple personalities. 4. it doesn’t matter which number you press. 5 and 6.330 # Book of Quotations 2.Sigmund Freud 3. Behrman The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy.depressive. 5. . 9. welcome to the psychiatric hotline. catching on opinion like a cold.dependent. 4.Anonymous Psychoanalysis : A wonderful discovery. .Anonymous A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing. He said I was being ridiculous– everyone hasn’t met me yet. Psychic Infection : He thinks by infection. press 3. Psychiatry must be the only business where the customer is always wrong. Just stay on the line so we can trace the call.Anon.John Ruskin . . . we know who you are and what you want.N. .delusional.compulsive.
H.J. 8.E. . Public and public opinion Public : 1. . Rousseau 3.Book of Quotations # 331 322. 4.William Hazlitt The miscellaneous collection of a few wise and many foolish individuals.Elbert Hubbard When the people have no tyrant. . 323. .J. but public opinion is almost omnipotent.Thomas Caryle Laws that do not embody public opinion can never be enforced.Hazlitt : Table Talk Nothing is more dangerous than the influence of private interests on public affairs. 2. 6. pitiless. . Public Opinion : 5. spiteful.S. Publicity 1. selfish. ungrateful animal than the public. . Bulwer .J.Joseph Publizer . . . called the public.B.G. .Lytton Private opinion is weak. their own public opinion becomes one. stupid. What we all public opinion is generally public sentiment. Publicity is the greatest moral factor and force in our public life. The public has neither shame nor gratitude. envious. Stowe 7. dastardly. Mill There is not a more mean.
and though they may be subdued by reason. .Lord Nelson 4.Benjamin Franklin 324. 2. But could not hear its peak. 3. . . and it has made a man of me. .Louis XVIII It is a good rule to be early. . .Cecil I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time. . . 5. 325. Pun 1. so that if you are late you’ll be on time.Charles Lamb Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike are least able to utter them.Poe My sense of sight is very keen. One time I saw a mountain pass.Oliver Herford The seeds of punning are in the minds of all men. . 4. Punctuality 1. -Joseph Addison 3.Anonymous Punctuality is the politeness of kings. My sense of hearing weak.Noah Webster I never knew an enemy to puns who was not an ill-natured man. . 2. they will be very apt to shoot up in the greatest genius. Without publicity there can be no public support and without public support every nation must decay. Punning is the low species of wit.332 # Book of Quotations 2. Punctuality is a sign of great men. reflection and good sense.
Book of Quotations # 333 326. 9. 5. 6. Punishment 1. . Blessed are the pure in heart : for they shall see God. Pure. when a man is hanged he is good for nothing.S.Aristotle To whole world is kept in order by punishment. 4.Plato Punishment is a sort of medicine. and smite no more.Voltaire My object all sublime I shall achieve in timeTo let the punishment fit the crime – The punishment fit the crime. .Manu 2. .handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once.Aristotle The fear of punishment may be necessary to suppression of vice. . Punishment brings wisdom. Gilbert We withdraw our wrath from the man who admits that he is justly punished. .New Testament : Matthew . . 8. it is the healing art of wickedness.Lord Halifax But that two. through fear of world punishment the whole yields the enjoyments which it owes. Puritan 1.W.Milton The punishment of criminals should be of use. . 7. 3.William Hazlitt Men are not hanged for stealing horses. for a guiltless man is hard to find. but it also suspends the finer motives to virtue. . . . 327. but that horses may not be stolen.
Mencken 3. .K. 4. ✤✤✤ . . 5. .334 # Book of Quotations 2.Titus A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things. My strength is as the strength of ten.H.L.G. 6. Because my heart is pure. . Chesterton The great artists of the world are never puritans. and seldom even ordinarily respectable.Blaise Pascal Unto the pure all things are pure. .Tennyson The stream is always pure at its source.
. .Indira Gandhi 4. 329.La Rochefoucauld Popularity is not a guarantee of quality. everything is beautiful when they have passed.Book of Quotations # 335 Q 328. . Quarrel 1. Sheridan Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only one side.Anonymous 2. . 5. Quality 1. Must often wipe a bloody nose. 5. .R. but being in.B. 3. 2.La Rochefoucauld The quarrels of lovers are like summer storms. . . . we must also have the management of them.Walt Whitman : Leaves of Grass The quality of an individual is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.Shakespeare : Hamlet In quarrelling the truth is always lost. 4. we should only spoil it by trying to explain it. Those who in quarrels interpose.Syrus The quarrel is a very pretty quarrel as it stands. It is quality rather than quantity that counts. . Bear’t that the opposed may beware of thee. 6. .John Gay : Fables Beware Of entrance to a quarrel. .Seneca Nothing endures but personal qualities.Ray Kroc It is not enough to have great qualities. 3. .
. And think they grow immortal as they quote.Anthony Robbins It is not every question that deserves an answer. Some for renown. 3.Edward Young : Love of Fame Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author. . A prudent question is one. Quotation 1. Quarrelling dogs come limping home. 5. Question And Answer 1. .336 # Book of Quotations 7. and as a result.English Proverb Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential. 331. Successful people ask better questions. .Rudyard Kipling (following the story ‘Elephant’s Child’ in ‘Just So Stories’) 3. Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.Francis Bacon I keep six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew).Proverb 330. . . . 2. Quality questions create a quality life. It speaks with authority.Samuel Johnson A quotation in a speech.Anthony Robbins A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years. article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. . 4. on scraps of learning dote.half of wisdom.Syrus 6. they get better answers. . .Brendan Francis 2. .
E. .W. .Michel De Montaigne It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.Anatole France Good word. good deeds and beautiful expressions A wise man culls from every quarter.Clifford Odets Many excelled me : I know it. .Ovid To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim. or where the wife quotes the husband. . may be preserved by quotation. 9.Samuel Johnson When a thing has been said and well. 14. 5. . . beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.I. Take it and copy it. 10. . and the experience of ages. 8.Book of Quotations # 337 4.Marlene Dietrich I quote others in order to better express myself.Winston Churchill The wisdom of the wise.Mahabharata There are two kinds of marriages– where the husband quotes the wife.Clifton Fadiman ✤✤✤ . Yet I am quoted as much as they. .W. . Alger I think we must…. 7. 12. . 15. . 13. E’en as a gleaner gathers ears of corn. Gates Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.R.Benjamin Franklin Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come. 11. I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have.quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing. requires a genius. have no scruple. . 6.
. . 2. but it pours. Yet she is more convincing Than philosophy. . ho.Disraeli 3.Wordsworth : My Heart Leaps up The rainbow never tells me That gust and storm are by. 4. . Rainbow : 1. the wind and the rain. .Thomson Nature. With hey. like man. . and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. and the wind is never weary. Rain and rainbow Rain : 1. and dreary.Old Testament 2. sometimes weeps for gladness.New Testament : Matthew When that I was and a little tiny boy. My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky. . . 3.Longfellow : The Rainy Day It never rains.Shakespeare : Twelfth Night The day is cold. A foolish thing was but a toy. . 6. . and dark. He sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For the rain it raineth every day.Emily Dickinson I do set my bow in the clouds. 5. It rains.338 # Book of Quotations R 332.Thomas Gray Rain : The kind refresher of the summer heat.
. . . Is like the greedy eater of much food. Colton There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm.Emerson The art of reading is to skip judiciously. 8. Vincent After fifteen minutes nobody looks at a rainbow.Book of Quotations # 339 4. . 2. . Macaulay Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.Goethe 333.Jeremy Collier The three practical rules. Though the room be poor indeed. which I have to offer. and never meditates. . Rainbow. And his home is bright with a calm delight. . 4. Never read any but the famed books.R.H. 3. . are1. Never read any book that is not a year old.C. .P. Reading maketh a full man.James Thomson A page digested is better than a volume hurriedly read.Joshua Sylvester Give a man a pipe he can smoke. 3.C. Reading 1. Never read any but what you like.G. . Give a man a book he can read. 5. 5. then. 7. 6. .Addison : The Tatler 2.S. 6. 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. conference a ready man.T. and writing an exact man. . Hamerton Who readeth much.
that you can boast about it. .G.340 # Book of Quotations 9. I love to lose myself in other men’s minds. perhaps. . . Colton 17. it is the great readers rather than the great writers who are entirely to be envied.C.Swift 11.C.Samuel Johnson 18. some to writethese are common. They pluck the fruits. . Read.Emmons 14. . the other. Some people read only because they are too lazy to think. Some read to think– these are rare. and these form the great majority. On the whole. Lichtenberg 16.Charles Lamb 19. learn and inwardly digest.Ralph Waldo Emerson 13. for what he reads as a task will do him little good. or you may not have a chance to read them at all.Bertrand Russell 15. it seems to me to be alive and talking to me. . and are spared the trouble of rearing them. mark. . whether wise or silly. some to talk. .C.Henry David Thoreau 12. Books think for me.Book of Common Prayer 10. . When I am not walking.Alexander Smith . . Read the best books first. Reading should be in proportion to thinking and thinking in proportion to reading. I can’t sit and think. A man ought to read just as inclination leads him. There are two motives for reading a book : one that you enjoy it. I am reading. When I am reading a book. . We often read with as much talent as we write.
.Logan Pearsall Smith 334. . 7. 4. . 8. 9. With a firm enough commitment you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before. Jr. Reality 1.Book of Quotations # 341 20. The madness of TV is the madness of human life. 5.Camille Paglia 3.Salman Rushdie Reality is above all else a variable.Jawaharlal Nehru I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.Iris Murdoch Human kind can not bear very much reality. The great task in life is to find reality. temporarily defeated. is stronger than evil triumphant. . and become more useful than the facts. 6.Martin Luther King. . . The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.Hermann Hesse We cast away priceless time in dreams. That’s why so many people live an unreal life.T. but I prefer reading. Eliot Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. . . . That is why right. a world of illusion. and put to death by reality.Thomas Jefferson 21. Sometimes legends make reality. . People say that life is the thing. 2. born of imagination. .S. A theory must be tempered with reality. .Judy Garland We live in a fantasy world.Margaret Halsey There’s no reality except the one contained within us. fed upon illusion.
of all good gifts the highest. Reason 1. .Fletcher Strong reasons make strong actions. and he who dares not is a slave.Sydney Harris 335. . 5.Blaise Pascal Reason can in general do more than blind force.Gallus Great acts thrive when reason guides the will. . Radhakrishnan 13. Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality.S. he is preparing to do something he is secretly ashamed of doing. 8. . You may be sure that when a man begins to call himself a ‘realist’. .Henry George 2. 7. . .Sir William Drummond The heart has reasons of which reason has no knowledge. The gods plant reason in mankind. . but an animal plus something more– the divine sparks differentiating him from all other animals.Aesop 11.Shakespeare Man must not check reason by tradition. 4. Reality depends on the state of our mind.Sophocles He who will not reason. .Brian Tracy 12. .342 # Book of Quotations 10. Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.Tolstoy Man is an animal. 3. he who cannot is a fool. . . which enables him to become a maker. and which we call reason. 6. is a bigot. . but must check tradition by reason.
I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.Rig Veda 18. As sight is in the body.Aristotle 10. The man who listens to reason is lost. Shaw 13. . not from without.Mahatma Gandhi 17.Alexander Pope 12. It is common for men to give pretended reasons instead of one real one.Benjamin Franklin 11. Reform must come from within. 1909 . lies. . Reason is not the path of religion because reason creates division. Reform 1.A. . . . Sencca 14. Reason and intellectuality cannot make you see the Divine.B. when it is not on our side. . Who reasons wisely. reason enslaves all those whose minds are not strong enough to master her. not in acting.Cardinal Gibbons : Address. . so reason in the soul. The place of reason is higher than the place of heart.Lord Halifax 336.Sri Aurobindo 15. .L. . it is the soul that sees. is not wise. his pride in reasoning.G. Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason. . You cannot legislate for virtue.Rajneesh 16.Book of Quotations # 343 9. Time heals what reason cannot. .
Baltasar Gracian It is kindness to refuse immediately what you intend to deny.Syrus A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please. . or what is worse. 3. . 3.Thomas Carlyle Injustice.Mahatma Gandhi One.Josh Billings He who refuses nothing will soon have nothing to refuse. poverty. 5. a revolution is a transfer of power. .Oscar Wilde 4.Sir Isaiah Berlin To innovate is not to reform. Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe. .Martial 2. 337. 5.half the trouble of this life can be traced to saying ‘Yes’ too quickly and not saying ‘no’ soon enough. . to avoid trouble. .Lytton Reform like charity must begin at home. Refusal 1.Bulwer. 7. . . slavery. To know how to refuse is as important as to know how to consent. 4. . 6. . .Theodore Roosevelt A reform is a correction of abuses.344 # Book of Quotations 2. .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. ignorance– these may be cured by reform or revolution.
2. 3. The saddest are these : “It might have been. 339. The hardest is with one.Joan Baez . 4. …men rejoice when they divide the spoil. where’re your spirits dwell. Relationship 1. Regret 1. . 5.Robert Bridges Let us then rejoice While we are young.” . The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships. If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.Anthony Robbins The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people.Helen Rowland I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. . .Bible Rejoice ye dead. . . Rejoice that yet on earth your fame is bright. .Book of Quotations # 345 338. Rejoice 1.Thoreau 2.Anonymous 3.Nathan Hale For of all sad words of tongue or pen. 340.Winston S. . To regret deeply is to live afresh. . Churchill Make the most of your regrets. The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity.Whittier If you destroy a free market you create a black market. . 2.
write for it. 5. die for it. 9.Swami Vivekananda . It is a man.. 4. thank God we can choose our friends. 341.Anon. There is no religion higher than truth. .R. ..G. .Karl Marx Religion is nothing else but love to God and man. 6.organ and Ireland to exile. 8.William James A good life is the only religion.Bertrand Russell : Bertrand Russell Speaks His Mind We have just enough religion to make us hate. Ingersoll Religion. fight for it.. Radhakrishnan Religion is a man’s total reaction upon life.S. is the opium of the people.Thomas Fuller 3. . . God give us relatives. . anything but live not for it.Colton Religion has reduceds Spain to a guitar. . Religion is a matter of speculation. . 10.William Penn Religion is behaviour and not mere belief.made religion that we want.Veda 11. .Addison Mizner One trouble that jet planes have got us into is that there are no longer any distant relatives. 7. .346 # Book of Quotations 3. but not enough to make us love one another. The highest truth is this : God is present in all beings.Jonathan Swift Men will wrangle for religion. . Religion 1. 4. . . 2. They are his multiple forms. Italy to a hand.
One religion is as true as another. . 2. Goodwill towards all beings is the true religion. There are many faiths. all religions are almost as dear to me as my own Hinduism. Men of sense are really all of one religion. .Shri Aurobindo 17.Book of Quotations # 347 12. .Mahatma Gandhi .Mahatma Gandhi 16. .Frederick The Great 13. all religions have some error in them. that – 1. My country is the world. and every religion in the world shows one of these ways. in me. and in every man. cherish in your hearts boundless goodwill to all that lives. . All religions are approaches to a single Truth. 3. . . . . After long study and experience I have come to these conclusions. so diverse are the ways and means to approach God.Lord Buddha 18. All religions must be tolerated…for…every man must get to heaven his own way. What cannot be followed out in day today practice cannot be religion. . and my religion is to do good. all religions are true.Ramakrishna 15. in you.Thomas Paine 19.Earl of Shaftesbury 20. As one can ascend to the top of a house by means of a ladder or a bamboo or a staircase or a rope. But men of sense never tell what it is.Robert Burton 14. but the spirit is one.Leo Tolstoy 21.
. . never by quarrels with those of other faiths. Religion can be defended by the purity of its adherents and their good deeds. . It is said that a man without religion is like a horse without a bridle. .Guru Nanak 31.Matthew Arnold 25. Voltaire 26. Religions die when they are proved true.Mahatma Gandhi . Religion should be the rule of life. not a casual incident in it. Religion has its origin in the depths of the soul. .M. . The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reasoning. religion without science is blind. Science without religion is lame.Albert Einstein 28. Abide pure. thus shall thou find the way to true religion.Benjamin Disraeli 27. science is the record of dead religions. A little philosophy inclineth men’s minds to atheism.S.F. Radhakrishnan 23. . amid the impurities of the world. . .Oscar Wilde 29. . Religion is morality touched by emotions.Francis Bacon 24.348 # Book of Quotations 22. but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.C. Dawson 30. and it can be understood only by those who are prepared to take the plunge.
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32. Belonging to a particular religion creates an unreligious world. - Rajneesh
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
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
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
1. The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. - G.B. Shaw : Man and Superman
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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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.
2. 3. 4. Rest, rest, perturbed spirit!
- 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
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.
2. Work done with anxiety about results is far inferior to work done, without such anxiety. - Bhagwadgita
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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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10. It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws. But when it comes, it moves irresistibly. - Lenin, 1918 11. Be not deceived. Revolutions do not go backward. - Abraham Lincoln
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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
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
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
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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
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
1. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. - Leo Buscaglia
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
1. 2. I found Rome brick and left it marble. - Caesar Augustus Butchered to make a Roman holiday. - Byron
George Eliot Sweet as the rose that died last year is the rose that is born to day.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar Nero was fiddling while Rome was burning. 4. 3. Richards A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. . proud Rose.Robert Herrick 2.Shakespeare 7.W. they do there as they see done. 356. Yeats But there isn’t the rose without the thorn. When they are in Rome. . 5. but that I loved Rome more. . 5. . sad Rose of all my days! Come near me.Cosmo Monkhouse As rich and purposeless as is the rose : The simple doom is to be beautiful. It never will rain roses : when we want To have more roses we must plant more trees. 6.Gertrude Stein Red Rose.358 # Book of Quotations 3.Cervantes All roads lead to Rome. . ‘Oh! What a pity I’ve only one nose!’ .Burton Rome was not built in a day. . . Rose 1. . . . .Stephen Phillips Baby said When she smelt the rose.Laura E. 7. while I sing the ancient ways. 6.La Fontaine Not that I loved Caesar less. .B. 4.
4. any rumour is believed. ✤✤✤ . you may shatter a rose.Thomas Moore 357. .Shakespeare : Henry V What some invent the rest enlarge. He repents in thorns. .Francis Quarles 11. . But the scent of the roses will hand round still. .Ovid 9. conjectures. jealousies.Jane Porter 2. if you will.Book of Quotations # 359 8. Rumour 1. Rumour is a pipe Blown by surmises. that sleeps in beds of roses. 3. That which we call a rose. .Swift In times of calamity. the thorn is left behind. . 10. By any other name would smell as sweet. .Syrus He that easily believes rumours has the principle within him to augment rumours. . You may break.Shakespeare When the rose dies.
we pluck this flower. . no thorns . Saint 1.J.Virgil In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed. 359.360 # Book of Quotations S 358. . Emerson 360. . and to join compliance with reason. Sacrifice 1. The universe is so vast and so ageless that the life of one man can only be justified by the measure of his sacrifice.Edmund Burke No sacrifice is worth the name unless it is a joy. but to make sacrifices in little things is what we are seldom equal to. 2. 3. Safety 1. 5. . .V. safety.W.no throne. . 4.no crown. no cross . .R. danger. 6.Mahatma Gandhi 2. Goethe No pain . .Ambrose Bierce .A. Saint : a dead sinner revised and edited. Rosewarne A life of sacrifice is the pinnacle of art and is full of true joy.William Penn Every politician ought to sacrifice to the graces. . … out of this nettle. .Mahatma Gandhi We can offer up much in the large.W. 3.no balm. no jail no glory.Shakespeare : Henry IV The only safety for the conquered is to expect no safety.
5. . … a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him. wherewith shall it be salted? . and to know what be ought to do. 4. Salt 1.Ralph Venning 3. 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.Book of Quotations # 361 2. just so should saint pass through the world. to know what be ought to desire.St.St. . The tears of Saints more sweet by far Than all the songs of sinners are. 361. Salvation is the name of absolute annihilation of pain. . . .Oscar Wilde It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig. Thomas Aquinas 3.George Santayana Some rivers pass through others without mingling with them.Kipling Ye are the salt of the earth : but if the salt have lost his savour. . . Salvation 1. 3. . 362.Herrick The only difference between the saint and sinner is that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.Cervantes I have eaten your bread and salt.New Testament : Matthew 2.Swami Dayanand Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truth surpassing reason. The deaths ye have died I have watched beside And the lives that ye led were mine. . 2.
Miguel De Unamuno Science and art belong to the whole world. Science 1. A mere scholar. . to think in solitude. Goethe The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. Go. vanish the barriers of nationality. 6. Go. 3. . 3. and before them. wondrous creature! mount where Science guides. Huxley 2. 364.Samuel Johnson The world’s great men have not commonly been great scholars. 5. ……………………………………….. Haldane True science teaches. .O.T. . to doubt and to be ignorant.J..W. 4. . who knows nothing but books must be ignorant even of them.W.Pope Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than are the classics.J. Holmes 2.S. and merciless to fallacy in logic. to inquire and to answer inquiries.362 # Book of Quotations 363.Albert Einstein Science is simply commonsense at its best – that is. to read and to hear. Scholar 1. rigidly accurate in observation. . teach Eternal wisdom how to rule – Then drop into thyself. .. nor its great scholars great men.. is the business of scholar.William Hazlitt To talk in public. . .H. above all.B. and be a fool! .
.W. . . . it is knowledge. and with the criticism of myths.John Dewey Science is the key which unlocks for mankind the storehouse of nature.George Santayana : The Life of Reason Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. .S. Science at best is not wisdom.V. Each scientific discovery increases man’s ability to predict the consequences of his actions and thus his ability to control future events. Huxley 12. . religion without science is blind. .H.Lord Richie 15. 8.Lawrence J. The man of science has learned to believe in justification. 9. Emerson 11. Samuel 10. Men love to wonder and that is the seed of science. not by faith. Science has achieved more for the emancipation of masses than the wisdom of sages. Radhakrishnan 14. but by verification. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgement. Peter 13. .Karl Popper 16. .R. Science must begin with myths. Science without religion is lame.Albert Einstein . .Book of Quotations # 363 7.T. Science is nothing but developed perception. interpreted intent. All science is concerned with the relationship of cause and effect. common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
366.W.Epes Sargent All the rivers run into the sea. .364 # Book of Quotations 17. . It can never be absolute. Sea 1. . 4. . thou deep and dark – blue Ocean. let him go to sea. but it is put to better use. Secret 1.Emerson 365. not knowledge. A home on the rolling deep. .B. . the fresh. yet the sea is not full. Man makes the earth with ruin. the ever free! . 6. 3. … .Herbert Praise the sea but keep on land The murderous innocence of the sea. And the winds their revels keep! . Steam is no stronger now than it was a hundred years ago. roll! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Science is acquaintance. The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue.Old Testament He that will learn to pray. A secret is what one tells to everybody saying not to tell anybody else. Where the scattered waters rave.Byron A life on the ocean wave. Procter : The Sea Roll on.Anonymous . his control Stops with the shore. 5.Rajneesh 18.William Butler Yeats 2.
Perhaps more has been effected by concealing our own intentions than by discovering those of our enemies. . . 8.Dryden The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested. 7. Stolen waters are sweet and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. . .William Dean Howells When a secret is revealed. . Bruyere If you would wish another to keep your secret. first keep it yourself. .La. .Seneca 6. but great men succeed in both. Seeing is believing.Proverb 367.Thomas Carlyle He who trusts secrets to his servant. excepting twain – that he is drunk. 9. . 3.Montaigne 5. Seeing 1. but hide that he has it to hide.Colton 4. . 10. it is fault of the man who confided it. . He that has a secret should not only hide it. and that he in love.Book of Quotations # 365 2.George Farquhar . not by obligation. To be perfectly secret one must be so by nature. A man can hide all things. makes him his master.Antiphanes Secrecy has been well termed the soul of all great designs.
H. 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. Self and selfishness (A) Self : 1. Unselfishness is an accomplishment.La Rochefoucauld .Thomas Szasz Selfishness is a gift of nature. If we do it too often and it becomes a habit.Montaigne 368. (B) Selfishness : 5. Every man has a mob self and an individual self in varying proportions. he makes a pretty small package. but he is not. .Henry Ward Beecher 8. he is thinking of himself. . . we are apt to lose confidence in ourselves. and in our own judgement. . The virtues are lost in self–interest as rivers are in the sea.Charles Reade When a man is wrapped up in himself. 6. Lawrance We go on fancying that each man is thinking of us. he is like us.D.John Ruskin Self – analysis can be harmful. 4.366 # Book of Quotations 2. and not as much he can.Joseph Mayer 7. . A wise man sees as he ought to. 3. .John Ruskin 2. you are considered selfish. .
to observe and to know. . . . This need we call self. what you do. and trust it.Abraham Maslow 370. Self-actualization 1.William Hazlitt : Works 11. 3.actualization. . you have got to discover you. A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.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. .beings. . Learn the art of being aware. The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness. What a man can be..Abraham Maslow 5. .Oscar Wilde 369. Selfishness always aims at uniformity of type. he must be. The world is governed only by self-interest. Self-awareness 1. .Joaquin Miller . .Schiller 10.Book of Quotations # 367 9.. our success depends upon our power to perceive.Norman Vincent Peale 4. than the destruction of millions of our fellow. What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.Barbra Streisand 2. A human being is only interesting if he’s in contact with himself .
Rochefoucauld The way to develop self. Self-confidence 1. Until you value your time. . The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself – Prove that you can control yourself.W. . . Joyce Brothers Until you value yourself.Dr.Samuel Johnson Trust thyself.concept is the core of his personality. A man who is aware.368 # Book of Quotations 6. . you won’t value your time.R.M.image is the best possible preparation for success in life. Self – confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. the capacity to grow and change. An individual’s self. Emerson The confidence which we have in ourselves engenders the greatest part of that we have in others. . .William Jennings Bryan 2. It affects every aspect of human behaviorur : the ability to learn. A strong. 373. …………………….confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experience behind you. . . Scott Peck 2. you will not do anything with it. 4.Anon. 372. positive self. . He sees the path the Lord trod And grips the hand of God. Self-control 1.Thorton Wilder 371.La. 3. Self-concept 1.
Seneca No man is free who can not command himself. 4. 5.Jan Sutton If rejection destroys your self – esteem.Brian Tracy It is easy for every man. .St.William Hazlitt 2. . . .Samuel Johnson We talk little. if we do not talk about ourselves. Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. whatever be his character with others. which brings an inexpressible silent inner joy which becomes the dominant love of life. grounded on what is just and right. . 3. 8. to find reason for esteeming himself. 7. you’re letting others hold you as an emotional hostage. .Pythagoras Self – discipline is always rewarded by strength. 3. . . . Often times nothing profits more than self – esteem.Proverb Self – control means controlling the tongue. 4.Alexis Carvol He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty. .Mahatma Gandhi No one can be saved without self–control. . A quick retort can ruin everything. Self-esteem 1. 6.Book of Quotations # 369 2. . Bernard 5.John Milton Self – esteem is the quality of the relations we have with ourselves.The Bible Complete extinction of impure thought is impossible without ceaseless penance. 374. .
Larson If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life.Alfred Lord Tennyson Promise yourself – to give so much time. self – knowledge. 376. Just stand aside and watch yourself go by. . .Strickland Gillilan : Watch Yourself Go By . that you have no time to criticise others. you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.Benjamin Franklin The best rules to form a young man.Sir W. . . Think of yourself as ‘he’ instead of ‘I’. . Temple Self – reverence.Christian D. Self-improvement 1.Brian Tracy 3. to reflect alone upon what has passed in company. to the improvement of yourself.Anonymous 7. He that teaches himself has a fool for his master. . 5. to distrust one’s own opinions. self – control. 375.Samuel Butler Never does a man look as small as when he is trying to look big. and value others that deserve it.370 # Book of Quotations 6. . 6. are : to talk little. Self-knowledge 1. These three alone lead life to sovereign power. 2. 4. . He is a poor creature who does not believe himself to be the better than the whole world else.Proverb Each year. to hear much. . one vicious habit rooted out in time ought to make the worst man good.
T.long romance.love is the greatest of all flatterers. . and you will soon discover of what stuff you are made.W.Matthew Arnold Self – knowledge is best learned not by contemplation. we must be made sensible of our failings. 6. . He that falls in love with himself. Always to look myself straight in the eye.H. 377. Guest : Myself Thales was asked what was most difficult to man.La Rochefoucauld To love oneself is the beginning of a life.J. Bohn Resolve to be thyself.Diogenes 3. 5. .Oscar Wilde He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. .George Eliot . Self-love 1. I want to be able as days go by.’ . 4. either by the admonitions of friends.G. or the invectives of enemies. Cicero He who knows himself best esteems himself least. . . and know that he who finds himself. 2. Goethe To reach perfection.M. . but actions.Edgar A. Strive to do your duty. and so I want to be fit for myself to know.Book of Quotations # 371 2. will have no rivals.Diogenes A man is least known to himself. loses his misery. . he answered : ‘ To know one’s self.Franklin Self . I have to live with myself. 8. . 7. . 4. 3.
I would be rich of myself and not by borrowing.love is not so vile and sin as self neglecting. 5.W.Euripides I can not care so much what I am in the opinion of others as what I am in my own. . the devil for all.Blaise Pascal It is equally a mistake to hold one’s self too high or to rate one’s self too cheap. 378. Mathew Hale Nature knows best. Self-reliance 1.J.Bruyere Every man for himself. . 2.Montaigne .St. 2. . Clement If you want people to think well of you. .praise is no praise. Goethe It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking if your own tongue must praise you. . God helps him who helps himself.La Rochefoucauld 4.Proverb God hates those who praise themselves. do not speak well of yourself. 6. Self. . . 6.372 # Book of Quotations 5. 379.St. Self-praise 1. 3.Robert Burton 7. Self. she hasn’t arranged your anatomy so as to make it easy for you to pat yourself on the back. .love of others.Shakespeare The most amiable people are those who least wound the self. . . .
respect when outside help is not forthcoming or it is refused. 8. . It is in order to show how much he can spare.Book of Quotations # 373 3.W. . A man should be careful never to tell tales of himself to his own disadvantage.Samuel Johnson 2. . Emerson Every tub must stand on its own bottom.La Fountaine The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself and not upon other men.Benjamin Franklin Self. .help is the capacity to stand on one’s legs without anybody’s help. .Plato Discontent is the want of self.Samuel Johnson All censure of a man’s self is oblique praise. 10. to preserve one’s self. 6. Self-reproach 1.reliance.R. . Emerson 380. it is a common proverb. . The basis of good manners is self.Charles Mechlen Serve yourself. it is infirmity of the will. has adopted the very best plan for living happily.R. It means the capacity to be at peace with oneself. .Mahatma Gandhi Friends will help only if they are convinced that we are doing our best to help ourselves.W. . .reliance.Indira Gandhi 5. This is the man of character and wisdom. Rely only on yourself. 4. 7. . 9.
.Chaung .George Bernard Shaw 383. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. Successful enough. as yet. . is self – satisfaction. 4. Menchen He that respects himself is safe from others. . Rich enough. . Self-sacrifice 1.Montaigne Of the five vices. . Thin enough. Socially responsible enough. Self-satisfaction 1.374 # Book of Quotations 381. 382. is suspicious. just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul. Senses 1. Self . the vice of mind. . The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be self. Nothing can cure the soul but the senses. infame is worse than death. When you have self – respect you have enough…. Good enough.Tse 2. Self-respect 1. Self .Gail Sheehy For a self – respecting man. 384. 5.sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. which is the worst. .L.Anonymous 3.Oscar Wilde . .Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough.H.respect is the corner stone of all virtue.respect – the secure feeling that no one.sufficient.Sir John Herschel Self . 2. .
4.Milton : On His Blindness They also serve who do not harm anyone. . Sex 1. .W.Helen Keller Our sight is the most perfect and most delightful of all our senses.Wordsworth : To a child They also serve who only stand and wait. he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies. .Samuel Hoffenstein . . our judgement does. 386. 4.Shakespeare : Henry VIII Small service is true service while it lasts… . 5. . .Book of Quotations # 375 2. 3.Edmund Burke 2. converses with its objects at the greatest distance. Nothing recalls the past so potently as a smell. 385. It fills the mind with the largest variety of ides. Service 1.Winston Churchill Of all the senses. 3.Anonymous There never was a bad man that had ability for good service. . and continues the longest in action without being tired or satiated. Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king.J.Joseph Addison Our senses don’t deceive us. . sight must be the most delightful. Goethe 5. Breathes there a man with soul so tough Who says two sexes aren’t enough? .
C.H. men are emotionally weaker than women..376 # Book of Quotations 2.. .. . women.Sydney Smith .Woody Allen 4. Men. Men. 5. Women bend more easily and are more resilient.Groucho Marx Remember. Browning Shake was a dramatist of note. . Saints. Shakespeare! – to such names sounding. Bunner But Shakespeare’s magic touch could not copied be.Michel De Montaigne Sexual pleasure. may prove the stimulus and liberator of our finest and most exalted activities.Leonard Bacon 3.J. women and clergymen. Though women are more emotional than men.. . . 3. 6. if you smoke after sex you’re doing it too fast. which shine in a dreadful darkness of night. men break more easily under emotional strain than women do. that is.. sinners and Beechers... . what succeeds Fitly as silence? . .. . 4. Within that circle none durst walk but he.E. .Dryden Shakespeare is a savage with sparks of genius.Havelock Ellis I remember the first time I had sex – I kept the receipt. wisely used and not abused. . . and professors. He lived by writing things to quote. Spingarn .. Shakespeare 1. .R. 387.Voltaire 2.
Thomas Carlyle . And did you speak to him again? How strange it seems and new! . . Silence 1.. Browning Shelley. 389. There is a time of speaking and a time of being still. “…. . . 3. a beautiful and ineffectual” angel. 388.William Hazlitt 7.Swinburne 2.Book of Quotations # 377 5. . and power to outsoar the sunward – soaring bird. if we wish to see the insignificance of human learning. . He was not of an age but for all time. we must study his commentators. here first heard Ring from lips of poets crowned and dead the Promethean word Whence his soul took fire.John Keats If we wish to know the force of human genius. lyric lord of England’s lordliest singers. beating in the void his luminous wings in vain.Ben Johnson Shakespeare led life of Allegory.William Caxton Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves. 2. we should read Shakespeare. Shelley. his works are the comments on it. did you once see Shelley plain. 6. Percy Bysshe 1. . . And did he stop and speak to you.Matthew Arnold Ah.R.
. . as you by their faces see. Blessed are they who have nothing to say. 9. . .Shakespeare : Henry VI 4. .La Bruyere . Lowell 11. silence is golden.Thomas Carlyle Speech is silver.John Seldon 13. and who can not be persuaded to say it.R.J. . But.Wordsworth Silence is more eloquent than words. . .William Hazlitt 14. Wise men say nothing in dangerous times. It is better either to be silent or to say things of more value than silence. 7. . some sipping tea. Silence is the wit of fools.Pythagoras 12. . 5.German Proverb Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. 10. . 8.Adelaide Crapsey The rest is silence. All silent and all damn’d ! . 6. These be Three silent things The falling snow … the hour Before the dawn … the mouth of one Just dead.Shakespeare : Hamlet He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.Oscar Wilde Some sipping punch. Silence is one great art of conversation.378 # Book of Quotations 3.
Syrus 25. Tagore 21.Mahatma Gandhi 17. if you are unsure of yourself.R. But there is a world preaching in silence. . as perhaps nothing else does. The secret of silence is to be able to listen to the still small voice which is always speaking within us. Silence is the safest policy. The fruit of silence is prayer The fruit of prayer is faith The fruit of faith is love. . God speaks. and from the fullness of our hearts we speak. and The fruit of love is service. Keep quiet and people will think you are a philosopher. .Mahatma Gandhi 23. Silence helps one to suppress one’s anger. . A man of few words will not really be thoughtless in his speech. . Speech is shallow as Time. In the silence of our hearts.Latin Proverb 24. say little. . .La Rochefoucauld 22. I regret often that I have spoken.N. . . he will measure every word. .Book of Quotations # 379 15. Silence is a great help to a seeker after truth.Mother Teresa 20. Silence is deep as Eternity. If you would pass for more than your value. 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.Mahatma Gandhi 19.Mother Teresa .Thomas Carlyle 16.La Bruyere 18. never that I have been silent. .
380 # Book of Quotations 390.William Hazlitt Simplicity means – to become childlike. Chesterton Nothing is more simple than greatness. . Emerson Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought. .Proverb 3. .Rudyard Kipling He that is without sin among you. 3.K. in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity. 7. without heeding human respect or our own interests. 6.W. Owning her weakness.H. Simplicity 1. 2. . Her evil behavior. to be simple is to be great.Thomas Hood The sins ye do by two and two. Her Sins to her Saviour! .Thomas Finch A simple life is its own reward. . 5. Longfellow The function of simplicity is to lead us directly to God.W. .R.G.St. . Sin 1. . Vincent de Paul Simplicity is the badge of distinction. The only simplicity that matters is the simplicity of the heart. Indeed.George Santayana In character. in style. . let him cast the first stone. . .New Testament : John 2. 391. ye must pay for one by one. in manners. And leaving with meekness. 4. 8.
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. . Sin brings disgrace. .New Testament : Romans Few love to hear the sins they love to act. 8. . It is the breaking of one’s integrity.L. but according to our advantage and self. .A.interest. but a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. Lawrence Other men’s sins are before our eyes. 5. 3.Shakespeare Every sin is the result of a collaboration.Alfred Wilson 9. Seneca Sin is an offence against society as well as against God. . The wages of sin is death.Shakespeare The sincere alone can recognize sincerity. Radhakrishnan 12. We estimate vices and weigh sins not according to their nature. .H.La.Montaigne 11. . 6. Sincerity 1. . 10.Stephen Crane Sin is a queer thing. . .Oscar Wilde 4. 7.D. . 2. Rochefoucauld A little sincerity is a dangerous thing.Proverb 392. . our own sins are behind our back. Man should be what they seem. .S. While hating sin we must be gentle to the sinner.Book of Quotations # 381 4. .
For the fallen and the weak. .B. Hodges – 1864) If you put a chain around the neck of a slave. In the right with two or three.James Russell Lowell If slavery is not wrong. Springfield. .G. . .” I believe this government cannot endure permanently half – slave and half – free. .G. . . And at every drifting cloud that went With sails of silver by. . 3. 1858) 2. Shaw 393.Garnice “A house divided against itself cannot stand. .382 # Book of Quotations 5. nothing is wrong.Lincoln (Speech. 5. It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid. Slavery 1. They are slaves who dare not to be. Sky 1. 4. 394. They are slaves who fear to speak. The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary.Abraham Lincoln (Letter to A.W.Oscar Wilde 2. Emerson Corrupted free man are the worst of slaves.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. the other end fastens itself around your own.R.
Sleep 1. Sleep.Shakespeare : Henry IV Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles.Cervantes O sleep! It is a gentle thing. . 2. 6.Keats If you can’t sleep. sleep.T.Cervantes O magic sleep! O comfortable bird. 5. in thy sleep Little sorrows sit and weep. beauty bright. . That broodest O’er the troubled sea of the mind Till it is hush’d and smooth! . 3. Coleridge O sleep. then get up and do something instead of lying and worrying.Talmud . O gentle sleep. Nature’s soft nurse. . Sleep.Anonymous Better is he who shows smiling countenance than he who offers milk to drink. Beloved from pole to pole! To Mary Queen the praise be given! She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven That slid into my soul. . 396.Book of Quotations # 383 395. Smile 1.Blake : Cradle Song Blessings on him that first invented sleep! . 7. . It’s the worry that gets you. not the loss of sleep. . Dreaming In the joys of night. A face that cannot smile is never good. . 4.S.Dale Carnegie 2. sleep.
E.T. 10.Denis Waitley 4. . the beautiful snow. 9. a cold smile.by.by! Good. I started smiling too. Whenever a snowflake leaves the sky. . As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. . You catch it like the flu. 6.384 # Book of Quotations 3. .Byron A smiles is the shortest distance between two people. and be a villian. Eternal smiles his emptiness betray. sharing person inside.Shakespeare : Hamlet There is a vacant smile. . .J. dear clouds. a smile of love.W. It turns and turns to say “Good. .Mary Mapes Dodge Oh! The snow. Haliburton ‘Tis easy enough to be pleasant. but above all. 5. .Victor Borge A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring. 8.Ella Wheeler Wilcox Smiles form the channels of a future tear. so cool and grey!” Then lightly travels on its way.Pope One may smile. . . a smile. When someone smiled at me today. Watson 2. But the man worth while is the one who will smile When everything goes dead wrong.Anonymous 397. Filling the sky and the earth below. Smiling is infectious. When life flows along like a song. and smile. Snow 1. 7. .
. a comedy.S. 3.Benito Mussolini (1919) You can be social minded without being a socialist. Shaw Socialism is not only a way of life. . . Wells Socialism is a fraud. a phantom. but a certain scientific approach to social and ecomic problems. Alone on a wide wide sea! . all alone.Leon Blum Socialism made a man of me. .L.H.G.J. 7. Alone. And all but he departed! . Wilson 2. . to each according to his need. 6. alone. all. Socialism 1.Charles E. 5. .Thomas Moore I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. 8.B. . Socialism from each according to his abilities. 4.Karl Marx Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes. Nehru Socialism… ceased to be a creative movement and it become an outlet of passionate expression for the inferiority complex of the disinherited. .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. .Book of Quotations # 385 398. a blackmail.G. . whose garlands dead. Whose lights are fled.T.Thoreau 2. Solitude 1. 399. Coleridge I feel like one who treads alone Some banquet hall deserted. 3.
386 # Book of Quotations 4. . . That they might touch the hearts of men.John Barrymore Solitude : A good place to visit. .B. 7.T. long ago. . . . 3. Barnard Sing me the songs I delighted to hear Long. but delicious in the years of maturity.Swift Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat I live in that solitude which is painful in youth.Josh Billings 6. long ago. 9. Bayly Our sweetest songs are those which tell of saddest thought. Shelley : To a Skylark God sent his singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth. 5. 4. . but a poor place to stay. And bring them back to heaven again. . . 8.Albert Einstein In genesis it says that it is not good for a man to be alone – but sometimes it is a great relief. For heart and voice would fail me And foolish tears would flow. Song 1.Longfellow : The Singers 2. . .Lowell The thoughtful Soul to solitude retries. 400.H. I cannot sing the old songs I sang long years ago.P. A wise man is never less alone than when he is alone.Charlotte A.
S. 5. .J.Longfellow : The Rainy Day To sorrow I bade good morrow. . . . 7.Book of Quotations # 387 5. cheerly. She loves me dearly. And thought to leave her far away behind. they come not single spies. Into each life some rain must fall. .Talmud The busy bee has no time for sorrow. . She is so constant to me. But cheerly. Heavy the sorrow that bows the head When love is alive and hope is dead.P. . 9. Sorrow 1. .Keats 3. . Richter The deeper the sorrow.Thomas Moore Sorrows are like thunder clouds.William Blake I Walked a mile with Sorrow And never a word said she. oh. Some days must be dark and dreary. and so kind. but directly over us merely gray. Lips only sing when they cannot kiss. . but be sure of this.James Thomson 401. the less tongue it has.Shakespeare : Hamlet Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. . Gilbert When sorrows come. the things I learned from her When Sorrow walked with me.W. Singing is sweet. But in battalions.Robert Browning 2. But. Far off they look black. 4. 8. 6.
.Rig Veda The soul pervades the body and God pervades the soul.Swami Dayanand 3.Mahatma Gandhi The eyes are the windows of the soul. so the living soul.life to spell. And by and by my soul returned to me. 6. Soul 1.388 # Book of Quotations 402. which is the gross physical garment. O Lord. May your inner soul be the fountainhead of divine light.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat Let the sacred flame of divine fire shine bright in your soul. 8. As we throw away our old worn. .” .Bhagwadgita 11. and lose his own soul? . 9. if I have a soul. . save my soul.Joseph Erenest Rehan For what is a man profited.out garments and put on new ones. if he shall gain the whole world.Yajur Veda The restless swan – the human soul – is on the journey infinite to find out the truth. 10.Rag Veda May your soul attain fulfilment before it leaves earthly body. 4. 5. Some letter of that After. . . throws it away when it is worn out and dons a new one. .Yajur Veda . 2.Proverb I sent my Soul through the invisible. . 7. if there is a Lord. . after using the body. And answered “I Myself am Heaven and Hell.New Testament : Matthew Real beauty is the beauty of soul. .
trippingly on the tongue. And fit it for the sky.Samuel Butler 2. Look upon all the animate beings as your bosom friends. to which the name of ‘soul’ is given. preserves contact – it is silence which isolates. . Speech 1. as I pronounce it to you.New Testament : Matthew And ’tis remarkable that they Talk most who have the least to say. 5.Lord Mancroft Speech is civilization itself.Book of Quotations # 389 12. I pray you.Charles Wesley 14. . 3. The word. . A charge to keep I have. .Prior Speak the speech. Radhakrishnan 15.Shakespeare : Hamlet He is considered the most graceful speaker. . 4. even the most contradictory word.Thomas Mann Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.Rig Veda 403. 6. . who can say nothing in most words. A never – dying soul to save. . . .Whittier 13. for in all of them there resides one soul. but to end it tidily requires considerable skill. A God to glorify. A speech is like a love affair. Any fool can start one. . The windows of my soul I throw Wide open to the sun. All organic beings have a principle of self – determination.S. .
and to speak well.Mahatma Gandhi 13.Ben Jonson Speech is power : speech is to persuade. to convert.390 # Book of Quotations 7.W. to compel. Think all you speak. to get into your subject.Shakespeare 17. your words are so no more. and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. a fool speaks and then reflects on what he has uttered.Samuel Johnson 8. . are two different things. A wise man reflects before he speaks. Discretion of speech is more than eloquence.French Proverb 11. 10. Speech is the index of the mind. .Thomas Carlyle 12. . and lastly. Speech is of time. Emerson Every man has a right to utter what he thinks to be the truth. but speak not all you think – Thoughts are your own. There are there things to aim at in public speaking : first. .Anonymous 18. to get your subject into your hearers.Seneca . 9.Francis Bacon 15. . Speech without the backing of experience based on action will lack chastity and refinement. Talking and eloquence are not the same : to speak. then to get your subject into yourself. Speaking without thinking is shooting without taking aim. . . .Alexander Gregg 14. Men of few words are the best men. . . silence is of eternity. . .Ancient Proverb 16.R.
Kant The stars That Nature hung in Heaven. abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. Like a diamond in the sky! . no scars. No trace of age. Leaving on space no shade. Twinkle.Book of Quotations # 391 19. O patient stars! Who climb each night the ancient sky. Up above the world so high.Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice Twinkle. 3. . little star ! How I wonder what you are. . 5. but exceeds in his actions.George Eliot 20. .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. and filled their lamps With everlasting oil.Old Testament These blessed candles of the night. and carry a big stick. having nothing to say. and all the sons of God shouted for joy.Theodore Roosevelt 404.Confucius 21. . 6. Teach me your mood. . Speak softly. . . to give due light To the misled and lonely traveller. .Milton : Comus The morning stars sang together. . you will go far.Ann Taylor : The Star 2. Stars 1. 4. no fear to die. Blessed is the man who. A superior man is modest in his speech.
406. . . Why aren’t you near. Much I wonder. but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. 2.Mark Twain 4. . . A statesman is a successful politician who is dead. Strength 1. O. I feel proud.Thomas B.R.James Freeman Clarke In statesmanship get the formalities right. little child! Like a rose ever you grow.Hermann Hagedorn 405. . Like the sunlight be ever bright On the earth all through life Shall win race you all in round. (Poems) We are such little men when the stars come out. Far is near.A.John Milton 2. . what you are ! Twinkle you in blue sky. Remain as pure as white snow.392 # Book of Quotations 7. 3.Shakespeare : Measure for Measure What is strength. it is excellent ! To have a giant’s strength. a statesman of the next generation. Believe me baby. without a double share of wisdom. O. 8. . . never mind about the moralities. . Reed A statesman’s heart should always be in his head.R. so I cry ! Save the tears of your eyes. Statesman 1.Napoleon Banaparte A politician thinks of the next election. O. you live so far. little star.
is style. . Men are born to succeed. Voltaire 5. 4. . not to fail.Jonathan Swift An author can have nothing truly his own but his style. Seneca All styles are good except the tiresome. .Victor Hugo The struggle to the top alone will make a human heart swell. 3. . Struggle 1. There are no gains without pains. 2. 2. .Adalli Stevenson The ones who live are the ones who struggle. never the same for any length of time.Emily Dickinson 3.F.Disraeli Style has no fixed laws.M. Style 1. 3. we’re damned if we’re going to show.Buffon Proper words in proper places. . .Albert Herbert Success is counted sweetest By those who ne’er succeed.Mignon McLaughlin 407. .Book of Quotations # 393 3. The style is the man himself. Our strength is often composed of the weakness. . It is changed by the usage of the people.Albert Camus 408. Success and failure (A) Success : 1.Henry David Thoreau Success is the realization of the estimate you place upon yourself. .L. 409. . . . 2.A.
5.394 # Book of Quotations 4. .Charles Luckman 13.W. . Success doesn’t mean the absence of failures. .Mark Twain 8. Nothing succeeds like success. You should not measure your success by what you have accomplished. An intelligent plan is the first step to success. . . Success is the old ABC – ability.Adolf Hitler : Mein Kampf I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool. . . but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right. . 6. Success depends upon a person’s getting along with some people and ahead of them. not every battle.Cliare Staple Lewis 15.Dumas Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong. breaks and courage. Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal. Bendte . Bliss 10.Basil Walsh 9.Earl Nightingale 14. it means the attainment of ultimate objective. All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence and then success is sure. .Edward Summons 11.Montesquieu 7.Winston Churchill 12. . Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. . . but be wise.C. Success in life is a matter of not so much of talent or opportunity as of concentration and perseverance. It means winning the war.Edwin C.
. make perseverance your bosom friend. To become an able and successful man in any profession.Joseph Addison 23. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him. . To climb steep hills Requires slow pace at first. wisdom.Jawaharlal Nehru 22. experience your wise counselor.Thomas Wolfe 24. If you wish success in life. caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius. life controls you.Book of Quotations # 395 16.Albert Einstein . it seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of consequences. . . . . Six essential qualities that are the key to success : sincerity. . humility.William Menninger 19. . three things are necessary – nature. Success often comes to those who dare and act. . .Helan Keller 18.Shakespeare 20. If you don’t.Anthony Robbins 21. You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money.David Brinkley 25. you’re in control of your life. We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough. courtesy. personal integrity. compliments or publicity. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.Walt Mason 17. The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that. study and practice. charity.
. A failure only establishes this. that our determination to succeed was not strong enough. Patton 36.T. A failure is a man who has blundered. Failure is delay. saying.George S. I don’t fear failure.Joaquin Miller 28. it is a sign of emotional failure. why not you?’ . . Failure is not fatal. Failure is often God’s own tool for carving some of the finest outlines in the character of his children. Only failure to get back up is. I give great honour and glory and tears. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is pounding. Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. but you are doomed if you don’t try. someone must be on top. . He that fails in his endeavors after wealth and power.Bertrand Russell 30. .Samuel Johnson 33. But to him who tries and fails and dies.Elbert Hubbard 32.John C. . not defeat. Hodgkin 27. and is not able to cash in on the experience. It is a temporary detour. . will not long retain either honesty or courage. Maxwell 34.William Saroyan 29. ‘keep going. Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness.Bovee 31. not a dead end.Beverly Sills . . . . You may be disappointed if you fail.Denis Waitley 35.396 # Book of Quotations (B) Failure : 26. .
Suicide 1. . I’ve just found 10. . They never fail who die in a great cause. but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Gone to her death ! .000 ways that won’t work. 5.Aristotle 2. but suicide. and suicide is confession. One more Unfortunate. . But Mother bought it for the sink And drinking it would waste it.Byron 38. 4.Thomas Alva Edison 39. while it is true the suicide braves death. Rashly importunate. And by opposing end them. he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill. .Edna St. Or to take arms against a sea of troubles.Book of Quotations # 397 37.Shakespeare : Hamlet There is no refuge from confession. . .Daniel Webster To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and. 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. 3.Bill Cosby 40. . I have not failed. Weary of breath.Mary Kay Ash 410. . . I don’t know the key to success.Thomas Hood I know some poison I could drink. People fail forward to success. I’ve often thought I’d taste it.
Sunday 1. And the day but one.George Herbert 2. . 412. Yet the light of one bright world dies with the dying sun. 6.F.Proverb 3. The sun shines even on the wicked. can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. a bridegroom gay.Galileo As a giant strong. Blessings are plentiful and rife More plentiful than hope. . . 7.Henry Carey On Sunday heaven’s gate stands ope. 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 . .Seneca The sun. The sun comes through the gates of day. with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it. Turning with splendor of his precious eye The meagre cloddy earth to glittering gold. .J. 5. . Bourdillon The glorious sun Stays in his course and plays the alchemist. Sun 1.P. .Broome The night has a thousand eyes. Richter Make hay while the sun shines. . .Shakespeare : King John More joyful eyes look at the setting sun than at the rising sun. 2. 4.W.398 # Book of Quotations 411.
Old Testament 415. 414. .Thomas Fuller When a man tells me he’s going to put all his cards on the table. 3. . . more than to know little. The man who melts With social sympathy. Is of more worth than a thousand kinsmen. but must keep out of sight. Suspicion 1. . but nobody wants people feeling sorry for them. Nothing makes a man suspect much.Euripides And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. though not allied. ✤✤✤ . Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. but showing it may be a great one.Beryl Pfizer 2.Thomas Fuller 2.Book of Quotations # 399 413.Walt Whitman Everybody wants sympathy. . Sympathy 1. I always look up his sleeves. 4. .Francis Bacon Distrust is the mother of safety. 3. . . Swearing 1.Leslie Hore – Belisha Suspicion may be no fault.
They never taste who always drink. in these are the elements of what is called tact. 5.Disraeli Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends are arguing and you know both of then are wrong. . 2. 6. 417.Proverb A quick and sound judgment. . . and an instinctive perception of character.Prior : On a Passage “The time has come. . . good common sense.” .Hugh Allen Tact consists in knowing how far we may go too far. Tact 1. Talk 1. being weak. . are distinguished by superior tact.Jean Cocteau Tact does not remove difficulties.400 # Book of Quotations T 416.Lewis Carroll 2. kind feeling.Bierce Tact is specialisation in doing what you can’t.Edward Simmons 3.Disraeli Woman and foxes. . “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. . 7. 4. . Without tact you can learn nothing.” the Walrus said. but difficulties melt a way under tact. They always talk who never think.
7.Khalil Gibbran Great talkers are leaky vessels. .Christopher Morley 13. 5.Darryl E.Lisa Birck I don’t mind how much my ministers talk – as long as they do what I say. as my case is hereditary. I must indeed. but I have met many human beings who talked like asses. but leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.Heinrich Heine The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place. Zanuck In much of your talking. . 8. Tagore . For God’s sake. . for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds. . . thinking is half murdered.Anne Frank 12. .Sir Walter Raleigh 11. 4. try to control the talking habit. 9. is fond of chatting. Talking much is a sign of vanity.Simmons I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being. a bore is one who talks to you about himself. Talking is easy with three. . 10.N. .Margaret Thatcher 6.Book of Quotations # 401 3. . and has handed this weakness down to me. too. a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself. everything runs out of them.Dorothy Nevile A gossip is one who talks to you about others. . My mother.R. . There is only one rule for being a good talker : learn to listen. but I’m afraid that little can be done. when it is hard for two. don’t say yes until I’ve finished talking.
. .Attributed to J. Holmes Jr. Love half regrets to kiss it dry.S.Anon. … in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.Blake So bright the tear in Beauty’s eye. 3. Colbert Taxes are the price we pay for civilized society. 2. 2. 3. . that shed tears when they would devour. It is the wisdom of crocodiles. as the woman said when she kissed her cow. .Philippine Proverb 418. 4. .Franklin Taxes are the sinews of the state. . . .Byron 2. Into the closed mouth the fly does not get.T. 419. There can be no disputing about taste.M. . .402 # Book of Quotations 14.J.Francis Bacon Every tear form every eye Becomes a babe in eternity. .B. Taste 1. Mill 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.O. 420. (Old Latin Proverb) Every one to his taste.W. Taxes 1. Tears 1. .Rabelais A person’s taste is as much his own peculiar concern as his opinion or his own purse.
there is a certain degree of temptation which will overcome any virtue. .Shakespeare : Julius Caesar Tears are summer shower to the soul. Nothing dries sooner than a tear.B.Swami Vavekananda For Beauty’s tears are lovelier than her smile.Book of Quotations # 403 4. . . . prepare to shed them now. humanly speaking. 6. 5. . 2. . If you have tears. . grief is satisfied and carried of by tears.Oscar Wilde Honest bread is very well – it’s the butter that makes the temptation. 5. . Shaw 3. . but the surest is cowardice.Alfred Austin Tears are the silent language of the grief.Shakespeare You know. I can resist everything except temptation.Douglas Jerrold Tempt not a desperate man.Campbell It is some relief to weep. 7. 6. . hold fast that which is good. Temptation 1. 8. .Latin Proverb 421.G. . 9.Samuel Johnson There are several good protections against temptation. 4. .Voltaire It is the tears of the earth that keep her smiles in bloom.Mark Twain Never resist temptation. . prove all things.Ovid 10.
2. . and learning without thinking is disaster. . Experience of wise men testifies to the truth of the aphorism.John Keats If you make people think they are thinking they’ll love you. 9. and accepting both of them. 8. The world will thus become what its wise men think.Walter Durante Thinking without learning makes one flightly.Descartes : Principles of Philosophy There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. therefore I am. The man who has never been tempted doesn’t know how dishonest he is. . . . . 5. 6.Plato ‘A man becomes what he thinks’.Josh Billings 422. says an Upanishad mantra. . Thinking 1.Donald Marquis The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears rather than with their minds. .Shakespeare : Hamlet Man is but a reed. I think. . the weakest in nature. 7.Confucius ‘Double think’ means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously.404 # Book of Quotations 7. .George Orwell 3. they’ll hate you. 4. If you really make them think.Pascal Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. . but he is a thinking reed.
Thoughts 1. what he thinks. happiness doesn’t depend upon what you are or what you have. And too strong to be suppressed. 3. . Thinking is the hardest work there is. .Bertrand Russell 11. .Henry Ford 13. Remember.W. it depends solely upon what you think.M.Book of Quotations # 405 10. . the other fellow gets in his joke first. . . To think is to live. If you think before you speak. Howe 423.George Wither To me the meanest flower that blows can give Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears. . 5.Norman Vincent Peale 12. The ‘how’ thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ‘ifs’. . . Cicero 15. Most people would rather die than think. . in fact. which is the probable reason why so few engage in it. be up and stirring Night and day : Sow and seed – withdraw the curtain – Clear the way.T.Dale Carnegie 14. they do so. that he becomes. . .Charles Mackay Give thy thoughts no tongue Nor any unproportion’d thought his act. 4.Wordsworth 2.Shakespeare : Hamlet Thoughts too deep to be expressed. A man is but a product of his thoughts.E.Mahatma Gandhi Men of thought.
. and thought only that elevates or degrades human deeds and desires.Jawaharlal Nehrue 18.George Moore Great thought come from the heart. and to put one’s thought into action is the most difficult thing in the world. action the fruit behind it. 7.Browning 11. second thoughts are the wisest. A thought is only a sign just as a world is only a sign of a thought.Friedrich Nietzsche . Change your thoughts.Euripides 10. acting is difficult. and you change your world.Rig Veda 12. Thinking is easy. Let noble thoughts come to us from all sides. .W. Thought is the soul of act. . The power of thought will be a real power which will make them stronger than the biggest and fiercest animals. 8. . .Ralph Waldo Emerson 16. . .Aristotle 15. . . It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. 9. .Marquis De Vauvenargues Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts. Goethe 17. language the bud. Learning without thought is labour lost.Confucius 14.406 # Book of Quotations 6. .J.Norman Vincent Peale 13. that divides right from wrong. . and thought alone. Thought is the blossom. It is thought. It is thought.William Hazlitt Among mortals. .
Time and tide wait for no man. .Old Testament A wonderful stream is the River Time. .R. Put up your caravan Just for one day. . 9. You Old Gipsy Man To every thing there is a season. 2. . for the hours will take care of themselves.English Proverb Catch then.Ben Hecht I recommend you to take care of the minutes. Time stays. we go. 8. . 7. .Austin Dobson : The Paradox of Time Seize time by the forelock. . a time to plant. oh catch the transient hour. He dies – alas! How soon he dies. 4. you say? Ah no! Alas.B. and a time to pluck up that which is planted.Chesterfield 3.Pittacus of Mitylene Time.F. you old gipsy man. 6. Will you not stay. and a musical rhyme And a broader sweep. With a faultless rhythm. . .Book of Quotations # 407 424. . As it blends with the Ocean of Years. Time 1. Taylor : The Long Ago Time is a circus always packing up and moving away.Samuel Johnson : Winter : An ode Time goes. Hodgson : Time. and a time to die. and a surge sublime. As it runs through the realm of Tears. man a flower. 5. Improve each moment as it flies! Life’s a short summer. and a time to every purpose under the heaven : A time to be born.
.J. which even he has who has nothing else. .Benjamin Franklin 20.Swami Shivanand 12. Mason 13. . sparing nothing. . a man of intellect tries to use it.R.swallowing Time. Its only object is pastime. . God gave you a gift of 86. I wasted time and now doth time waste me. Time is a rat that slowly cuts the thread of life. Time is very terrible.Omar Khayyam 17. Tagore 18.408 # Book of Quotations 10. As every thread of gold is valuable.400 seconds to day. Time itself is play. Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of. and are willing to work. Time swallows up everything that is visible.Shri Rama 19.Samuel Smiles 15.Baltasar Gracian 11. It does not spare even outstanding personalities. . Those who have most to do.William Arthur Ward . Nothing really belongs to us but time.N. The bird of time has but a little way To flutter – and the bird is on the wing.Arthur Schopenhauer 14. .Shakespeare 16. . Have you used one to say ‘Thank you’? . will find the most time. Ordinary people think merely how they will spend their time. . so is every moment of time. . There is no entity in this world which does not fall a prey to this all .
live today.Carl Sandburg Time will change for the better when you change. . Into eternity at night will return. Today and Tomorrow (A) To Day : 1. . not to-day Here the lazy people say. . Laramore To morrow. . tomorrow.Anthony Robbins Time is the coin you have in life.Pitman Once you have mastered time.Franklin 2. . 3. 426. 3. 4. 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! . Time Management 1.Anonymous 2. Out of Eternity the new Day is born.Martial One day is worth two tomorrows. . Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind. . and only you can determine how it will be spent. .Vivian Y. It is the only coin you have.Weisse Tomorrow life is too late. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. 5.Carlyle : To day I’ve shut the door on yesterday And thrown the key away – To morrow holds no fear for me.Book of Quotations # 409 425. Since I have found today. 4. .
Alexis Carrel No body is wholly tolerant. To morrow. To morrow is falser than the former day.George Bernard Shaw Tolerance of evil is a dangerous evil.Proverb 3. Trust on. Tomorrow never comes.Samuel Johnson 7. and his cheat never goes sale. men favour the deceit. and think tomorrow will repay. . Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow just as well. To the last syllable of recorded time. and to morrow. 9. . . 5. the less you can tolerate the intolerant.John Dryden There is a budding morrow in midnight. it is all a cheat.Proverb 427. 4.Keats Tomorrow is an old deceiver. . . 10. The more you believe in tolerance. for no one is free to behave just as he pleases.Shakespeare : Macbeth When I consider life. . 8.410 # Book of Quotations (B) Tomorrow : 6. Yet fooled with hope. . 2. . Creeps in this petty pace from day to day. and tomorrow. All improvement is founded on tolerance. . . . Tolerance 1.Arthur Helps Tolerance starts when you practise it. .Robert Quillen Tolerance is the only real test of civilization.Mark Twain 11.
Man may hold all sorts of posts If he’ll only hold his tongue.Rudyard Kipling Keep thy tongue from evil.L.Old Testament : Psalms A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. feel. to see them as they are. and thy lips from speaking guile. . is a part of education. 3. Travel 1. . . . 4. in the younger sort. 3.Thomas Fuller 2.William Hazlitt The use of travelling is to regulate imaginations by reality and instead of thinking how things may be. Tongue 1.Samuel Johnson Travel only with thy equals or by betters. . The soul of journey is liberty.Francis Bacon 2. in the elder part of experience. . .Book of Quotations # 411 428. if there are none. perfect liberty to think.Washington Irving Birds are entangled by their feet and men by their tongues.Franklin ‘They are fools who kiss and tell’ – Wisely has the poet sung. . A Slip of the Foot you may soon recover. Mencken Travel. . . do just as one pleases. 4. 429.H. But a Slip of the Tongue you may never get over. 5. travel alone.
. Tree 1. The world is a country which nobody ever yet know by description. .Mathew Arnold 2. one must travel through it one’s self to be acquainted with it.Shakespeare : Hamlet Though life Is made up of mere bubbles. 430.Thoreau 6. The most of them never occur. What does he plant who plants a tree? He plants the friend of sun and sky. . 3. 4. .David Keppel Man is born unto trouble.Old Testamant To take arms against a sea of troubles. For you only make your trouble Double .Henry C.trouble when you do. 431. . as the sparks fly upwards. For while we’ve a whole lot of troubles.Nixon Waterman 2.Lord Chesterfield Every change of scene is a delight. Trouble 1. He plants the flag of breezes free. Better never trouble Trouble Until Trouble troubles you. . ‘Tis better than many aver. .Seneca It is not worthwhile to go around the world to count the cats in Zanzibar.412 # Book of Quotations 5. 7. Bunner The tree is known by its fruit. . . . The shaft of beauty towearing high.
. 6. . ✤✤✤ . 2.St. he should consider himself as public property. a boy’s love. or a whore’s oath. 4. . And this be our motto.Bertrand Russell The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.Francis Scott Key When a man assumes a public trust. once it is gone. Francis De sales The wise man thinks about his troubles only when there is some purpose in doing so.” . .Thomas Jefferson He’s mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf. “In God is our trust. . 5. W. Trouble that is easily recognized is half-cured.Samuel Johnson Trust like the soul never returns. 432.Shakespeare : King Lear It is an equal failing to trust everybody and trust nobody. 6. . a horse’s health.Syrus 3. at other times he thinks about other things.Thomas Fuller It is happier to be cheated than not to trust. Trust 1. Howe 7.Book of Quotations # 413 5. .E. .
.Blaise Pascal . be disturbed rather at not being understood.Anatole France Be not disturbed at being misunderstood. . .N. Tagore 2. . . 435. is only skin deep. that they cannot stay quiet in their own chamber. 3. Ugliness 1. Unhappiness 1. 2.R. . 5.Walter Parkes 434. I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart which shall not be put out.? . like beauty.Chinese Proverb He who does not understand your silence will prabalely not understand your words. It is better not to be than to be unhappy.Elbert Hubbard At certain ages one does not need to understand everything. Understanding 1. . 4.James Ellis Did you ever know of anyone who remarked that ugliness. .John Dryden I have discovered that all the unhappiness of men arises from one single fact. Better an ugly face than an ugly mind. 2.Apocrypha It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.414 # Book of Quotations U 433.
O universe.Marcus Aurelius One God. . . The universe is one of God’s thoughts. 438. one and inseparable. Unity 1. one land. . All for one. now and forever. 4. is in tune with me! . one heart. . 1830 All your strength is in your union. And one far. one law. evermore! .Dumas One flag.Longfellow 3.Motto of the State of Kentucky Liberty and Union. 2. one element.O. Union 1. United we stand. One nation. Universe 1. 437. To which the whole creation moves.Yajur Veda 3. one for all.Rig Veda 3.W. . one hand.Yajur Veda See unity in diversity. 2.Tennyson : The Twho Voices The whole universe is an atom in the whole.off divine event. .Daniel Webster : Speech. 4. Holmes The experience of unity is the fulfilment of human efforts. All your danger is in discord.Book of Quotations # 415 436. . . . divided we fall.Schiller All that is in tune with thee. 2. .
And yet it is the unknown with all its disappointments and surprises that is the most enriching. . University 1.416 # Book of Quotations 439.Disraeli 2.Anne Morrow Lindberg Everything unknown is magnified. .Comelius Tacitus 2. . 440. of liberty and of learning. Unknown 1.Thomas Carlyle A university should be a place of light. The true University of these days is a Collection of Books. We tend not to choose the unknown. . ✤✤✤ . which might be a shock or a disappointment or simply a little difficult to cope with.
V. . Roses are red.Philomena Aqudo Your highest value is no ‘god’ but yourself. Riches adorn the dwelling. Desai 3.Roy .Leo Tolstoy .Anonymous To morrow is Saint Valentine’s day. . .Proverb Too many men who know about financial values. All in the morning betime.Book of Quotations # 417 V 441. And I a maid at your window. 443. Vanity 1. Value 1. 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. To be your valentine. . Life without vanity is almost impossible.G. Valentine 1. . . values adorn the person.Shakespeare : Hamlet 2. 2. Ant so are you. And violets are blue. 4. Sugar is sweet. Smith Values are the norms. you are your own highest value. know nothing about human values. 442. .
.Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet The greatest part of human gratification opproach nearly to vice. . and at the town there is a fair kept.George Moore Nothing so credulous as vanity.Shakespeare Most men are like eggs. called Vanity Fair. 5. No! No! Sentence first – verdict afterwords. And the name of that town is Vanity. too full of themselves to hold anything else.Pope Virtue itself turns vice. Vice 1.St. . Vanity is that of the modern world. Vanity is the last disease. . As to be hated needs but to be seen. . .Samuel Johnson 2.Lewis Carroll The verdict of the world is conclusive.Josh Billings 3. Verdict 1. How very small the very great are! . 2. Vice is a monster of so frightful mien. 444. .Thackeray Cruelty was the vice of the ancient. 6. 3.418 # Book of Quotations 2.Bunyan Oh. . Augustine 445. being misapplied. . ‘And vice sometimes by action dignified. . 4. How very weak the very wise. Vanity of Vanities! How wayward the decrees of Fate are.
Bulwer We do not despise all those who have vices. 6. He marks – not that you won or lost – But how you played the game.La Rochefoucauld 446. . Seneca Once vice worn out makes us wiser than fifty tutors. . . Violence 1.William Hazlitt .Henry Ward Beecher For when the One Great Scorer comes To write against your name.L.Proverb A victory is twice itself when the achiever brings home full members. but we do despise those who have not a single virtue.Shakespeare 2. . 5. . 447. Violence defeats its own ends. . 4. .Grantland Rice There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. Victories that are easy are cheap.Vince Lombardi Without victory there is no survival. 3. 5. .Montaigne Winning isn’t everything. . 6.Book of Quotations # 419 4. .Winston Churchill Better a lean peace than a fat victory. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting. but wanting to win is.A. . What were once vices are now the manners of the day. 7. Victory 1.
that makes us noble. Virtue alone is happiness below. . . too. . and not birth. are significant. . to defend their self-image. she alone is free. 2.Milton When we are planning for posterity.420 # Book of Quotations 2. Love virtue. . .esteem.Pope 3. we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary. 448.Thomas Paine Know then this truth (enough for men to know). . .Mahatma Gandhi 4. Violence is the sign of temporary weakness. . 6. 5. She can teach you how to climb….Jean Jaures Deeds of violence in own society are performed largely by those trying to establish their self. and to demonstrate that they. 3. 4. Virtue 1.Johm Fletcher Mortals that would follow me.Cicero ‘Tis virtue. . and such should govern.Rollo May Violence arises not out of superfluity of power but out of powerlessness.Rollo May Violent delights have violent ends. Great actions speak great minds. . Virtue is its own reward. 5.Shakespeare What is gained by violence must be lost before superior violence.
Proverb. You cannot legislate for virtue. 449. but its citizens.Keats Reason may fail you. .. .performance of base ones. 8.Anonymous Virtue is learned at the mother’s knee. . virtues.Anonymous The greatest offence against virtue is to speak ill of it.Book of Quotations # 421 6. . Vision 1.do I wake or sleep? .. 10.Bede Jarrett 2.Shakespeare : Macbeth Virtue is more clearly shown in the performance of fine actions than in the non . .Aristotle Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.. .Mark Twain A thanful heart is the parent of all virtues. vice at other joints. . 14. If you are going to do anything with life. . 9. His virtues Will plead like angels . 15. . . You must follow sometimes visions and dreams.Izaak Walton Be virtuous. . .William Hazlitt Virtues and sins are eternally bound together in human body.James Gibbons What makes a nation strong is not brigades. and you will be eccentric. 13.Rig Veda 7. Was it a vision or a waking dream? Fled is that music : . 11. 12. you have sometimes to move away from it beyond all measurements.
Jonathan Swift Where there is no vision. . and low. . 4. Liberty! .422 # Book of Quotations 3. They were thy chosen music. . Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. 6.La Bruyere All the intelligence and talent in the world can’t make a singer. the people perish. . One of the mountains.Wordsworth The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love. . . an excellent thing in woman. 4.New Testament Her voice was ever soft.Old Testment : Proverbs 450. each a mighty Voice. 3.Villa Cather 2.Shakespeare : King Lear Two voices are there : one is of the sea. Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony. Gentle. . ✤✤✤ .Milton His voice is as the sound of many waters. 5. The voice is a mild thing. Voice 1. It can’t be bred in captivity. In both from age to age thou didst rejoice. The melting voice through mazes running.
. and no man is wanted much. this explains it all. 7.B. the nearer we resemble the gods. Moderation in war is imbecility. 5. Tagore 2. .B. no patience for anything else but fulfilment of purpose. . War is the statesman’s game. and how vast our imaginary ones! .P. 452.Mark Twain Every man is wanted.G. I have a reason to live. How few our real wants. the priest’s delight. 3. They rush and hustle. the lawyer’s jest. . 4. he wanted it only because it was forbidden.R. . 6. satisfaction is death.Samuel Johnson Our needs are always in a hurry.W.Socrates As long as I have a want.Attributed To Lord Fisher 2.Lavater The fewer our wants. . . War 1.Proverb Life is a progress from want to want.N. . .R. Wants 1. He did not want the apple for apple’s sake. .Book of Quotations # 423 W 451. the hired assassin’s trade. Shaw Adam was but human. not from enjoyment to enjoyment. Shelley The essence of war is violence. 8. Emerson Worth of a thing is best known by its wants.
. . and in war the fathers bury their sons.Charles Sumner By war’s great sacrifices. Lec 14. Cicero 12. the murderous hand of man. An unjust peace is better than a just war. In a war of ideas. 11. . . he sung.Dryden There is no such thing as an inevitable war.William Ellery Channing War.Sallust . What millions died – That Caesar might be great ! . If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom. all that is God. all happiness. 6.424 # Book of Quotations 3.T. the injustice. .Campbell What distinguishes war is not that man is slain. it is people who get killed. is toil and trouble.M. War must be for the sake of peace. that he is slain. but very difficult to stop one. spoiled. In peace the sons bury their fathers.Bonar Law (Speech before World War I) Force and frand are in war the two cardinal virtues. .J. but.Francis Bacon 13. 10. It is always easy to begin a war. Honour but an empty bubble.John Davidson 5. . . with bloody heel. the world reduces itself. . the treachery.like in man. .Thomas Hobbes War crushes. crushed by the cruelty. . 7. 4.Aristotle. 9. The laws are silent in time of war. all justice.S. 8.
and dreadful so.S. but he connot make him drink. .Proverb 2. for in every war they kill you a new way.Julia Carney Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land. with the passions of the body. . . and to speak when it is proper to be silent.Hiram Johnson 18. .Lucretius Little drops of water. You can’t say that civilizations don’t advance.Pythagoras 453. 3. . It is only necessary to make war with five things – with the maladies of the body. 4. . with the sedition of the city and the disorder of families.Persion Proverb . Two things indicate weakness – to be silent when it is proper to speak.Shakespeare : Henry VI A man may lead a horse to the water. .Thomas Fuller The fall of dropping water wears away the stone. Water 1. it will certainly end human society. 5.Will Rogers 17. War is a horrible thing and constantly more terrible. . water every where. the ignorance of the mind. that unless it is ended. 454. Weakness 1. Coleridge We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.Book of Quotations # 425 15.T.Herbert George Wells 16. 6. little grains of sand. . Water. . Not any drop to drink. The first causality when war comes is truth. .
7. but his that enjoys it.426 # Book of Quotations 2. .Andrew Carnegie Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul. 9. .Shri Ram 2. . 5. Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community. 3. .Benjamin Franklin Riches either serve or govern the possessor. We that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak.Richard Hovey When wealth is neither enjoyed by oneself nor given to deserving persons.New Testament 455. 6. 4. not sik. . Wealth 1. and cotton and gold. the possessor becomes a disease to the society.Thoreau No man can serve two masters – ye cannot serve God and Mammon. . . . 10.Horace The wealth of nations is men. . . 8.Bible Wealth is not his that has it. .Locke . All wealth is the product of labour.Percy Bysshe Shelley Just as a river produces a series of swirling waves during the rains. wealth too whirls the foolish men into eddies of pride and haughtiness.Kural Wealth is a power usurped by the few to compel the many to labour for their benefit.
Wedding 1. . 3. 457. The love of money is the root of all evil. .Anonymous 458. .Benjamin Franklin Change of weather is the discourse of fools.William Godwin 12.Thomas Fuller 456.Charles Mackin A constant guest is never welcome. Welcome 1.Thomas Fuller . some are otherwise. but marriage is an achievement. A good wife and health are a man’s best wealth.K. . not possessors. . .Charles D. To he clear enough to get all the money. 3.Sri Aurobindo 14. Warner Some are weather wise. Chesteron 15. 2.G. A wedding is an event.The Bible 13. All wealth belongs to the Divine and those who hold it are trustees. Weather 1.Book of Quotations # 427 11. . Hereditary wealth is in reality a premium paid to idleness. Everybody talks about the weather. . but nobody does anything about it. one must be stupid enough to want it.Shakespeare You are as welcome as flowers in May. . His worth is warrant for his welcome.Thomas Fuller 2. . . .
Cesare Pavese 5. and they shall reap the whirlwind. . . 3. Will. ’Tis sweet to hear the watchdog’s honest bark Bay deep mouth of welcome as we draw near home. I hear the wind among the trees Playing celestial symphonies. sweet and low. 460.Old Testament 2. low.Thomas Mann The limit of man’s achievement is his will. .Victor Hugo Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate. they lack will.Tennyson For they have sown the wind. Low. Wind of the western sea.Goethe People do not lack strength. 6. . Wind of the western sea. there is a way. . I see the branches downward bent. Wind 1. 3. Where there’s a will.Anonymous Will. . . One can not increase it by a single ounce.Byron 459. and she is fate. Like keys of some great instrument. .English Proverb He who is firm in will moulds the world to himself. Will-Power 1. 4. . . .power is only the tensile strength of one’s own disposition. breathe and blow. 2.428 # Book of Quotations 4.Longfellow : A Day of Summer Sweet and low.
star.Proverb Where ignorance is bliss. I will. I wish That life was like the movies are. No man is born wise.The Bible 463. The Devil sends the wicked wind To blow our skirts knee high. . I wish I was a movie. You never really cancel the fear of losing.P. . . I wish a lot of things. . . .Anonymous 461. Herbert Leave something to wish for. Wise 1. Wish and wisher 1. and I am. . 2. . .Denis Waitley 2.A. Every time you win. so as not to be miserable from very happiness. concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done. 3. They rarely enjoy doing what they’re doing.Arthur Ash Losers spend time explaining why they lost. you keep.Book of Quotations # 429 4. But God is just and sends the dust To blind the bad man’s eyes. or what they can’t do. 462. 3. Winner and loser 1.Eric Berne The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can. on the other hand. I wish I hadn’t broke that dish. Losers spend their lives thinking about what they’re going to do.Thomas Gray A wise son maketh a glad father. Losers. . ‘tis folly to be wise. it diminishes the fear a little bit.Baltasar Gracian 2. You challenging it.
George Meredith 3.C. . 7.Arrowsmith The more wit. .Shakespeare : Twelfth Night Sharp wits. .Benjamin Franklin 464. . Wit is the salt of conversation.Mark Twain A witty woman is a treasure. Lewis If a man could have half his wishes. and the most common among the educated.Noel Coward Wit is the rarest quality to be met with among people of education.430 # Book of Quotations 3. . he would double his troubles. 6. express’d. 4. .William Hazlitt Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their marriage were not perceived to have any relation. .Thomas Fuller Wit ought to be glorious treat. 2.S. . 9. like sharp knives. do often cut their owner’s fingers. What oft as thought. not the food.Pope Better a witty fool than a foolish wit. . but ne’er so well. . 5. .William Hazlitt True wit is nature to advantage dress’d. . It is well that we know not all our wishes. never spread it about like marmalade. the less courage. 8. . 5. like caviare. Wit 1.La Rochefoucauld There is wisheful thinking in hell as well as on the earth. a witty beauty is a power. 4.
but one is vivid and can do damage – the other fools along and enjoys elaboration. . .Holmes It is God who makes woman beautiful. 7. Some material apparently.Oscar Wilde 11.Balzac I have always thought that every woman should marry. A man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing. One kind of happiness is to know exactly at what point to be miserable. . . Shaw 10. .Oscar Wilde .B. Wit and humour 1. In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular. and no man.Book of Quotations # 431 465.G. 3.Remy de Gourmont 8. 6. . 5. . Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter in every six months.Disraeli A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy. and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes. it is the devil who makes her pretty. Wit an Humour – if any difference it is in duration of lightning and electric light.Mark Twain Man has his will – but woman has her way.La Rochefoucauld 9. Woman would be more charming if one could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.Frost 2. . . . . 4.Victor Hugo The man who enters his wife’s dressing room is either a philosopher or a fool.
Wonder 1. There is no load heavier than a light woman. and philosophy begins in wonder. they’d never marry.J. take them seriously.Sydney Harris 22. .Cervantes 14. The only way to understand a woman is to love her and then it isn’t necessary to understand her. . . Henry 18. .432 # Book of Quotations 12. like idiots. Holmes 13. There is not room for a pin to go. She would rather talk to a man than a angel.W. Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher. A woman never forgets her sex. .O.Consented. Most women like small children enjoy saying ‘no’. Women love the simpler things in life–men.William Feather 17.Byron 466.Mignon McLaughlin 15. I expect that woman will be the last thing civilized by man. . . And whispering.Samuel Johnson 16. Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little. “I will never consent . and most men.O.George Meredith 19.Cervantes 21. . . Between a woman’s ‘Yes’ and ‘No’. . and much repented. Few women are dump enough to listen to reason.Socrates . A little while she strove. If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone. Fineger 20. . .
and where they most abound.Pope Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind. . .Charles Moeghan 467. . 4. Longfellow Kind words can be short and easy to speak.R. .Thomas Jefferson A word to the wise is sufficient. But made not any thing at all So beautiful as words.Thomas Carlyle Men love to wonder and that is the seed of our science. 5. 7.New Testament : Matthew A torn jacket is soon mended. 3.Terence 2.W. Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. .Winston Churchill The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. but hard words bruise the heart of a child. 9. Words 1. . God wove a web of loveliness Of clouds and stars and birds. wonder deepens. . .Mother Teresa Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.Book of Quotations # 433 2. 8. Wonder is the basis of worship. 6.W. 4. .Rudyard Kipling By the words thou shalt be condemend. . Emerson As knowledge increases. . but their echoes are truly endless. . Branch Words are like leaves. .H. 3.Anna H.
Old English Rhym . . Sticks and stones may break my bones. but words once spoken never die.Stuart Chase 17. But words can never harm me. . Beecher 20.Mark Twain 21. . .434 # Book of Quotations 10. Words fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Good words are worth much and cost little.Shakespeare 18.Edmund Burke 12.H. .Shakespeare : Hamlet 11. A very great part of the mischiefs that vex this world arise from words.George Herbert 15. All words are pegs to hang ideas on. My words fly up. The oldest. . .African Proverb 16. Men of few words are the best men. Words are what hold society together. obscure everything. . .Joseph Joubert 14. shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.Proverb 19.W. they do not make clear. Words. Quarrels ends.Pythagoras 13. like grasses. . . The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. . my thoughts remain below : Words without thoughts never arise to heaven go.
whether it be to make baskets. or canals. let him ask no other blessedness. Work and workforce 1. . Work – work – work Till the eyes are heavy and dim. 3. . . . If one does not love work. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. or broadswords. something done. .Jerome K. 5.Albert Einstein Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. . . . 6. 8. Something attempted.Book of Quotations # 435 468. to each according to his need. Jerome 3. or status.Aristotle I like work : it fascinates me. Each evening sees it close.Thomas Hood Each morning sees some task begun. . 7. 4. Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. 9. I can sit and look at it for hours.Carlyle The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness. I love to keep it by me : the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart. one is always unhappy in life.Karl Marx : The German Ideology Blessed is he who has found his work. . or songs.The Mother Work – work – work Till the brain begins to swim. Has earned a night’s repose. 2. 2.Ralph Waldo Emerson Einstein’s Three Rules of Work : 1.Longfellow From each according to his abilities.
5. . give them enough time to play. And all the men and women merely players. but he loves me when I sing. they will honour and serve you. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes. but of little use to him who cannot read it. . 3.Shakespeare : As you Like It 2. and round into the square. . 4.R.436 # Book of Quotations 10.Mary Kay Ash 469. If you want creative workers.Horace Walpole All the world’s a stage. The world is a beautiful book. .Rabelais This world is a comedy to those who think. but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. .Helen Keller 14.Goldoni This world is like a board with holes in it. a tragedy to those who feel. Happiness I have discovered is nearly always a rebound from hard work. God respects me when I work. Tagore Workforce : 12. . . If you honour and serve the people who work for you.John Cleese 13. . World 1.David Grayson 11. .N. . .Bishop Berkeley Half the world does not know how the other half lives. and the square men have got into the round holes. We treat our people like royalty.
lights and shades. Death is an end of every worldly sore. Changes.Ludwig Wittgenstein 470.R. 10. Good. Lichtenberg. Where tears are hung on every tree.Chaucer But in this world nothing is sure but death and taxes. However you’re a man.Book of Quotations # 437 6.W.Walter Bagehot Bad writers are those who try to express their own feeble ideas in the language of good ones. 8. proud world! I’m going home. you’ve seen the world – The beauty and the wonder and the power. . Emerson 11. .G. . . their colours. surprises – and God made it all! . Bosomed in yon green hills alone – . 2. .R. .C. The world is whatever is the case. Writers seldom write the things they think. I am going to my own hearth – stone. And we but pilgrims passing to and fro. The shape of things. .Elbert Hubbard The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything. 3. . Writer and writing 1.bye. You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. Browning The world is but a thoroughfare full of woe. They simply write the things they think other folks think they think.George Bernard Shaw 12. .Franklin The world! – it is a wilderness. 9.Thomas Hood 7.
B. . The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself.J.Cervantes 11. the critics of the next. . and the schoolmasters of ever afterwards. 8. It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing. but because they put what they have to say as if it had never been said before. but couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous. . True ease in writing comes from art. 10.M. .Disraeli 5.W. Goethe The author who speaks about own looks is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.Robertson Davies Creative writers are always greater than the cause that they represent. .W. . Somerset Maugham An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation. But easy writing’s curst hard reading. .Pope 13. It is also his most difficult task. 6. E. Sheridan . 7. The pen is the tongue of the mind. As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.438 # Book of Quotations 4.F.R. You write with ease to show your breeding. not chance. Scott Fitzerald The most original authors are not so because they advance what is new. . 9.Robert Benchley Writing : 12. Forster The trouble with our younger authors is that they are all in the sixties. .
Winston Churchill 20. Thoreau 18.B. . I can’t understand how anyone can write without rewriting everything over and over again. and writing an exact man. To begin with. or whose attitude is patronizing. conference a ready man. then it becomes a master. . then it become a tyrant. it is a toy and an amusement.Francis Bacon 16. .D. ….H.Book of Quotations # 439 14. you kill the monster and fling him to the public. Biting my truant pen. we may be sure was thought twice.Epictetus ✤✤✤ . Reading maketh a full man.Leo Tolstoy 19.Sir Philip Sidney 15. look in thy heart and write. White 17. Whatever sentence will bear to be read twice. . The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude. write.E. Writing is an adventure. . Then it becomes a mistress. beating myself for spite : Fool! Said my Muse to me. No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader’s intelligence. . . If you wish to be a writer.
Ring out the false. .Juvenal Young men have more virtue than old men. If all the year were playing holidays. Emerson Ring out the old. . they have more generous sentiments in every respect. Housman 3. .440 # Book of Quotations Y 471. ‘Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart away. . Be gentle with the young. .Tennyson 2. 3. Yesterday 1. ring in the true.Shakespeare All sorts of things and weather Must be taken in together.W. Ring happy bells. .E. ring in the new. 2. . ..A. let him go. 472.Samuel Johnson The glory of young men is their strength.and – twenty I heard a wise man say. To sport would be as tedious as to work. .Shakespeare : Macbeth 473.. Year 1.R. Youth 1.Proverb When I was one . Young 1. 474. across the snow : The year is going. To make up a year And a sphere. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death.
has a brilliance of its own.Benjamine Disraeli Youth.Franklin D.Lord Byron How beautiful is youth! how bright it With its illusions.Scottish Proverb Flaming youth has become flaming question. aspirations. Go not so lightly by. Roosevelt .A.Victor Hugo Rule youth well.Longfellow Ah! Happy years! Once more who would not be a boy! . dreams … . even in its sorrows. And youth comes to us wanting to know what we may propose to do about a society that hurts so many of them. the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. . for age will rule itself. 13. . 12. .Book of Quotations # 441 2. in thy youth. 11. O young man. 3. .Southey The days of our youth are the days of our glory. . Rejoice.Byron Youth comes but once in a lifetime. . Peach We think our fathers fools. 4. 14. . so wise we grow : Our wiser sons. . 6. To be young is to be one of the immortal gods. 8.Walt Kelly Live as long as you may.Pope Youth is looking for new answer – so thy can question them. and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth. . Have pity – and remember How soon thy roses die.W. 9. .Old Testament O youth with song and laughter. 5. 10. . no doubt will think us so. 7.Longfellow There is a feeling of eternity in youth.
It is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing. . or badly regulated. Zeal 1.R.Galations IV Zeal is fit only for wise men.Quesnel Blind zeal can only do harm.Thomas Fuller Zeal is very blind. but is mostly found in fools. . 7.G. . 3. mercy and goodness. ✤✤✤ .Proverb All true zeal for God is zeal also for love.Thomas Fuller Zeal without knowledge is fire without light. . Thompson 2.M. . Lightwer Zeal without tolerance is fanaticism. . 4. 6. 5.E.442 # Book of Quotations Z 475. when it encroaches upon the rights of others. .
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